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Insurance Company, be authorized (if they deem it necessary) to summons witnesses and to administer oaths;

Which was adopted.

Mr. Elmore, at the request of Mr. Hicks, moved to reconsider the vote by which the house refused on yesterday to amend the journal.

The speaker decided that the hour devoted to morning business not having expired, the motion would not be strictly in order at this time.

Mr. Crossman, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed,

No. 9, (H.) "A bill for an act respecting the office of the register of deeds of Brown county."

Mr. Darling, from the committee on territorial affairs, to whonr was referred a petition of citizens of Washington county, praying for the passage of a law, authorizing them to hold a special election to elect a clerk of the board of commissioners, a register of deeds, and one school commissioner; to fill vacancies in those seva eral offices, made the following report, to wit: “That from a careful examination of the law, it

appears

that the county commissioners already have authority to fill the vacancies of clerk and register until the next annual election; and that a majority of school commissioners can perform all duties of that board. Your committee, therefore, are of the opinion that the granting of the prayer of the petitioners would be subjecting the county to unnecessary expense, and they therefore report, that it is inexpedient to legislate upon the subject, and ask to be discharged from its further consideration. Respectfully submitted, by order of the committee,

M. C. DARLING, Chairman." Which report,

On motion of Mr. Darling, Was laid on the table.

Mr. Darling, from the same comunittee, to which a petition on the subject had been referred, reported the following bill, to wit:

No. 24, (H.) "A bill in relatior to the qualification of voters for state government and for the election of delegates to form a state constitution;"

Which was read the first and second time.
Mr. Platt gave notice that he would at the proper time, offer

amendments to the said bill as reported by the committee on ter ritorial affairs, which shall authorize the people of this territory, including all free white male inhabitants, wherever born, to vote at the next general election, for or against the formation of a state government.

Mr. Long, from the committee on enrolment, reported the undermentioned bills to be correctly enrolled, to wit:

No. 4, (H.) “A bill to change the time of holding the annual meeting of the several boards of county supervisors;">

No. 5, (C.) “A bill to provide for the election of a printer to the legislative assembly;".

Which were then signed by the speaker.

The speaker laid before the house a communication from Alexander Mitchell, secretary of the Wisconsin Marine and Fire Insurance Company, which was read; and

On motion of Mr. Darling,
Referred to the comınittee on corporations. [SEE APPENDIX.]

Bills, &c.on their third reading being announced by the speaker, when mernorial

No. 5, (C.) was read the third time, passed, and the title agreed to, to wit:

“Memorial to congress for a donation of land to improve the Grant river slough." The undermentioned bill was read the third time, and

On motion of Mr. Ellis, Ordered, to lie on the table, and be made the special order of the day, for Tuesday next, to wit:

No.9, (H.) “A bill respecting the office of the register of deeds for the county of Brown.".

Mr. Hicks, by leave, introduced the following memorial, which was read the first and second times, 10 wit:

No. 3, (H.) “Memorial to congress asking for a reduction on letter postage, and for the abolishment of the franking privilege."

The message from the council was taken up; When the undermentioned bill' and memorial were severally read the first and second time, to wit:

No, 32, (C.) “A bill to amend an act entitled an act concerning notaries public;"

No. 4, (C.) “Memorial to congress, praying for the avacuation of Fort Crawford;"

No. 15, (H.)“Resolution relative to the adjournment of the present session of the assembly," and the amendment there to made by the council, were read;

When Mr. Olin moved i hat the same do lie on the table;
And the question being put,
It passed in the affirmative.

And a division being called, there were ayes 15, noes not counted.

Mr. Long from the committee on enrollment, reported as correctly enrolled the following entitled bill, which was signed by the speaker, to wit:

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

The hour devoted to morning business having expired,

Mr. Elmore renewed the motion made by him this morning, to reconsider the vote by which the house refused on yesterday to amend the journal at the instance of Mr. Hicks.

And the question being put thereon,
It passed in the negative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for by Mr. Hicks,
Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Agry, Hopkins, Masters, Palmer, Platt, Price, and Thompson—7.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Bartlett, Birchard, Capron, Darling, Ellis, Elmore, Grant, Hunkins, Long, Manahan, Meeker, Olin, Parsons, Tripp, Trowbridge, and Walker (speaker)—16. Mr. Hicks, by leave, offered the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, That no motion or question not entertained by the house, or any remarks of any member in debate, be entered upon or make any part of the journal;"

And the question being put, on the adoption thereof,
It passed in the negative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for by Mr. Hicks,
Those who voted in the affirmative were,
Messrs. Elmore, Hicks, Palıner, Platt, and Thompson-5.

Those who voted in the negative were,
Messrs. Agry, Bartlett, Capron, Darling, Ellis, Grant, Hopkins,
Hunkins, Long, Manahan, Masters, Meeker, Olin, Parsons, Price,
Tripp, Trowbridge, and Walker, (speaker)--18.

Mr. Crossman, by leave, and agreeably to previous notice given, introduced the following entitled bill, which was read the first and second times, and

On motion of Mr. Darling,
Was referred to the committee on the judiciary, to wit:

No. 25, (H.) "A bill to incorporate the first congregationalist church and society in Madison.”

On motion of Mr. Palmer, Ordered, that the undermentioned resolution be taken up, to wit:

Resolved, that the committee on the judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of repealing the act concerning the City of the Four Lakes, approved April 15th, 1843."

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

On motion of Mr. Palmer, Ordered, that the undermentioned bill, be referred to the committee of the whole house, to wit:

No. 22, (H.)“A bill to authorize the register of deeds of the county of Green to procure certain copies of records in the office of the register of deeds of Milwaukee and lowa counties,"

On motion of Mr. Ellis, Ordered, that the undermentioned bill be re-committed to the committee of the whole house, to wit:

No. 13, (H.) "A bill to set off the town of Howard, in the county of Brown.”

On motion of Mr. Agry, Ordered, that the undermentioned bill be referred to the committee of the whole house, to wit:

No. 15, (H.)“A bill for an act for the preservation of timber upon rivers and streams."

Thereupon, the house resolved itself into the committee of the whole house, for the consideration of the aforementioned bills;

Mr. Price in the chair;

And after some time spent therein, the committee rose, and by their chairman reported bill No. 13 with, and No. 22 without amendment, and that they had made some progress on bill No. 15, and desired leave to sit again thereon.

Leave was accordingly granted to sit again for the consideration of bill No. 15, when the amendment to bill No. 13 was con

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curred in, and the bill together with bill No. 22, were severally ordered to be engrossed.

On notion of Mr. Agry, The house adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, January 10, 1844. The undermentioned petitions were severally presented and referred, to wit:

By Mr. Crossman: the petition of the county commissioners of the county of Dane, praying that the expenses of the prosecution of James R. Vineyard be paid by the territory;

Referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By Mr. Darling: the petition of citizens of Calumet county, praying that the county may be detached from the county of Brown, and attached to some other county more conveniently situated, :0 be organized for judicial purposes. Also,

The petition of citizens of Calumet county, praying for the passage of a law requiring the county of Brown to refund to the county of Calumet certain school moneys;

Which were severally referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By Mr. Thompson: the petition of inhabitants of Wisconsin territory, praying for the passage of a law permitting David Metrill and others to build a bridge across Milwaukee river at Walker's Point;

Referred to the committee on internal improvements.

Mr. Crossman, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed

No. 13, (H.) “A bill to set off the town of Howard, in the county of Brown;" and

No. 22, (H.)“A bill to authorize the register of deeds of the county of Green to procure certain copies of records in the office of register of deeds of Milwaukee and Iowa counties.".

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