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The question then being put on ordering the said bill to a third reading, It passed in the affirnative.

On motion of Mr. Hopkins, Ordered, that so much of the sixteenth rule of the house as prohibits bills &c. from being read the second and third times on the same day, be suspended in reference to said bill No. 8. .

Which was then read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to.

Mr. Hunkins, by leave, offered the following resolution, to wit:

"Resolved, That Thomas H. Olin have leave of absence from this house from the 24th to the 31st inst.”

The question being put on the adoption thereof,
It passed in the affirmative.

And the ayes and noes having been called for by Mr. Messersmith,

Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Agry, Barilett, Birchard, Capron, Crossman, Grant, Hicks, Hopkins, Masters, Messersmith, Platt, Price, and Trowbridge-13.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Ellis, Hunkins, Parsons, Thompson, and Walker, (speaker)-5.

On motion of Mr. Crossman, The undermentioned bill was committed to the committee of the whole house, to wit:

No. 10, (H.) “A bill to organize the county of Sauk for county, judicial and other purposes."

Thereupon the house resolved itself into the committee of the whole house for the consideration of said bill,

Mr. Birchard in the chair.

And after some time spent therein, the committee rose, and by their chairman reported that they had made some progress in the bill, and desired leave to sit again thereon.

Leave was granted. A message from the council by their secretary, to wit: “Mr. Speaker: The council have passed No. 12, (C.) " Joint resolution in relation to amending the 14th joint rule of the two houses,”

In which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house:

"And have indefinitely postponed memorial

No. 2, (of this house,)• Memorial to congress asking an amendment to the act of congress of 29th of August, 1812, and for other purposes.'

Mr. Capron, by leave, offered the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, That the Ilon. William A. Bartlett have leave of absence from this house from the 26th inst, to the 2d day of January next, both days inclusive."

And the question being put on the adoption thereof,
It passed in the affirmative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for by Mr. Ellis,
Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Birchard, Capron, Crossman, Grant, Hicks, Masters, Messersmith, Olin, Price, and Trowbridge-10.

Those who voted in the negative were, Messrs. Darling, Ellis, Ilopkins, Hunkins, Parsons, Plalt, Thompson, and Walker, (speaker) —8.

Mr. Ellis, by leave, offered the following resolution, 10 wit:

Resolred, That the excusing of members of the house from attendance, for a longer term than three days at any one time, to such an extent as to leave the house without a quorum for the transaction of business, is a violation of the 15th joint rule of the two houses, and would be a breach of faith towards the council."

Mr. Platt moved to amend the resolution by striking out all atier the word "resolved,” and inserting in lieu thereof the following, to wit:

" That members of this house who ask for leave of absence for a longer time than three days at any one time, 10 such an extent as to leave the house without a quorum for the transaction of business, do violate the 15th joint rule of the two houses, and that it is a breach of faith towards the council.

And the question being put on the said amendment,
It passed in the negative.

The question then recurred on the adoption of the resolution, when,

On motion of Mr. Platt, A call of the house was made, and the sergeant-at-arms sent to notify Messrs. Agry and Birchard that their attendance was desired in the house.

Mr. Agry having appeared in his seat,

On motion of Mr. Darling, . Further proceedings in the call of the house were dispensed with.

The question was then put on the adoption of the resolution offered by Mr. Ellis,

And it passed in the affirmative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for by Mr. Platt,
Those who voted in the affirmative were,
Messrs. Agry, Bartlett, Capron, Crossman, Darling, Ellis, Grant,
Hopkins, Hunkins, Olin, Palmer, Parsons, Thompson, Trowbridge
and Walker, (speaker) — 15.

Those who voted in the negative were,
Messis. Hicks, Masters, Messersinith, Platt, and Price_5.

On motion of Mr. Messersmith, The house resolved itself into the committee of the whole house, having under consideration the undermentioned bill, to wit:

No. 13, (C.) “A bill to incorporate the trustees of the village of Mineral Point."

Mr. Thompson in the chair.

And after some tine spent iherein, the committee rose, and by their chairman reported said bill back to the house with amend. ments;

In which the house concurred, and the bill was then ordered to the third reading.

On motion of Mr. Hopkins,
The house adjourned un:il half past two o'clock, P. M.

HALF PAST TWO O'CLOCK, P. M.

On motion of Mr. Darling, The house resolved itself into the committee of the whole house for the consideration of the undermentioned memorial and joint resolution, 10 wit:

No.3, (C.) “ Memorial of the council and house of representatives of the territory of Wisconsin, 10 congress, asking an appropriation to defray the expenses of the legislative assembly of said territory for their sessions held in December and January last.”

No. 11, (C.) “Resolution relative to the selection of se ninary lands."

Mr. Platt in the chair.

After a short time spent therein the committee rose, and by their chairman reported back to the house said resolution and memorial without amendment.

On motion of Mr. Hicks,
Ordered, that the said resolution do lie on the table.
And then the memorial was ordered to the third reading.

The house took up the message from the council, when the undermentioned joint resolution was read, 10 wit:

No. 12, (C.) “ Joint resolution in relation to amending the 14th rule of the two houses;" which is as follows, to wit:

Resolved, by the council and house of representatives, that the joint select comniittee appointed by the two houses to prepare joint rules and orders of the two houses, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the 14th joint rule as to prohibit the printing of any communicatian presented 10 ile legislative assembly, or any report of either house, more than the usual number, without the concurrence of both houses."

And the question being put on the adoption thereof,
It passed in the negative.

Mr. Darling gave notice that on some future day he should move to amend the 16th rule of the house, by striking out me words following, 10 wit: “without special order of the heuse

On motion of Mr. Palmer, The house resumed its session in committee of the wao house for the consideration of bill

No. 10, (H.) "A bill to organize the county of Sauk for countyy judicial, and other purposes,"

Mr. Thompson in the chair.

And after some time spent therein, the committee tos by their chairman reported the bill back to the house with an ments;

In which the house concurred, and ordered the bill to grossed for a third reading.

Mr. Palmer moved that the said bill be now read the by the special order of the house.

And the question being put thereon,
It passed in the negative.

On motion of Mr. Grant,
Ordered, that bill No. 4, (H.) entitled "A bill to celem

be now read the third time time of holding the annual meetings of the several boards of county supervisors,” be now considered in the committee of the whole house.

The house then resolved itself into the committee of the whole house on said bill, · Mr. Palmer in the chair;

And after some time spent therein, the committee reported that they had made some progress in the bill, and desired leave to sit again thereon,

Which was granted.

Mr. Palmer, a minority of the select committee to which the subject was referred, made the following report, to wit:

“ Your committee have carefully examined the contract made with Mr. Baxter, together with the account connected there with, and the minority of said committee has arrived at the following conclusion, to wit:

The minority of your committee finds that by a contract, entered into between Mr. Baxter and the territory, that Mr. Baxter, in consideration of the sum of seven thousand dollars, underlook to compleie the capitol according to a plan therein specified, within a certain time, and that he was to receive payment for his work as it progressed; that said contract was not coniplied with by Mr. Baxter in the manner agreed upon in said contract; that Mr. Baxter has received the surn of six thousand dollars, while the amount of unfinished work on his contract amounts to two thousand ibree hundred and sixteen dollars. The following is the estimate of the unfinished work on the capitol: Dome and piazza, per contract by county commissioners of Dane with Mr. Van Bergen,

$185 00 Billustrade, per estimate of Mr. Hoadly,

350 00 Various items of unfinished work, as estimated by the superintendent of public buildings,

1481 00

2316 00

Total amount of unfinished work,
Total amount to have been paid for completion of capi-

tol according to contract,
From which should be deducted for unfinished work,

7000 00 2316 00

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