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amend an act entitled (an act to incorporate the village of Racine,'" has not passed the council, and that the return of said bill to the house of representatives was in consequence of a mistake;

Which was adopted.
Mr. Hugunin presented

A petition from the citizens of the town of Southport, in the county of Racine, praying for a division of said town;

And moved its reference to the committee on incorporations.

The motion was agreed to, and reference was made accordingly.

Mr. Rountree, in accordance with previous notice, by leave, introduced the following entitled bill, to wit:

No. 34, “A bill to amend an act concerning costs and fees;" Which was read the first and second time.

On motion of Mr. Barber, The 26th rule of the council was suspended, which requires one day's previous notice to be given before the introduction of any bill, so far as the bill he proposed to introduce was concerned:

And then, by leave, introduced the following entitled bill, viz:
No. 35, “A bill relating to Dodge county;"
Which was read the first and second time.

On motion of Mr. Barber, The 30th rule of the council, so far as bill No. 35 was concerned was suspended.

Mr. Whiton offered the following resolution: 'Resolved, That all matters which were referred, at the last session, to select committees, and from the consideration of which the said committees have not been discharged, be still considered by said committees, and that the said committees remain the same as at the last session;

Which was adopted.

Bill No. 26, “A bill to amend an act of the statutes of Wisconsin, relating to the militia;"

Was taken up for consideration.

The council resolved itself into a committee of the whole for the consideration of said bill No. 26;

Mr. Hugunin in the chair.
After some time, the committee rose and reported back to

the council said bill with an amendment, in which they asked the concurrence of the council. - The amendments were concurred in by the council, And the bill ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Baker, The secretary of the council was directed to transmit all petitions relative to a division of the town of Troy, in Walworth county, to the house of representatives, agreeably to their request.

Bill No. 35, “A bill relative to Dodge county;"
Was then taken up for consideration.

On motion of Mr. Barber,
The council resolved itself into a committee of the whole for
the consideration of said bill;
Mr. White in the chair.

After some time spent therein, the committee rose and reported back to the council said bill without amendment.

On motion of Mr. Barber, All rules that would prevent the reading of said bill the third time now, were suspended, so far as said bill was concerned.

The bill was then read the third time and passed,
And the title thereof agreed to
Bill No. 31, “A bill to provide for the election of county attor-

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Was then taken up for consideration,

On motion of Mr. La Chapelle, The council resolved itself into a committee of the whole for the consideration of said bill; Mr. Newland in the chair.

Pending the consideration of the same, the chief clerk of the house of representatives was announced; when the president resumed the chair, and the following message was received, viz:

“Mr. President: The house of representatives have reconsidered its vote, by which the amendments of this house to bill No. 15, entitled “A bill to amend an act to incorporate the village of Racine,' were concurred in, and I have been directed, in accordance with a request of this house, to return the said bill for the consideration of the council."

The council then resumed its session in committee of the whole. After some time, the committee rose and by their chairman reported said bill with an amendment, in which they asked the concurrence of the council.

The question then being, “ Will the council concur in the amendment of the committee of the whole ?"

Mr. White moved that the bill be laid upon the table, and the amendment printed;

Which was disagreed to.

Mr. Crocker moved that the council reconsider its vote, by which the council refused to lay said bill upon the table, and order the amendment printed; Which was agreed to.

The question then recurred on the motion of Mr. White, to lay the bill upon the table, and order the amendment to be printed; Which was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Hugunin,
The council adjourned to 3 o'clock, P. M.

THREE O'CLOCK, P. M.

Mr. Whiton, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported · Bill No. 9, "A bill to legalize the proceedings of the inhabitants of Winnebago county, in the organization of said county;" As correctly enrolled.

On motion of Mr. Whiton, Bill No. 21, “A bill to authorize the construction of a dam across the Rock river:

Was then taken up for consideration,

The question then being, “Will the council concur in the amendments of the house of representatives ?”

Mr. Whiton moved to amend the last amendment of the house of representatives, by striking out the following words: sthirtysix, or within eighty rods of said section thirty-six,” and inserting in lieu thereof the following words: “within eighty rods of the north line of said section thirty-six,” and between the words “or” and “thirty-five,” inserting the following words: "and said secs tion;" Which amendments were adopted.

The question then recurred on concurring in the amendments of the house of representatives, as amended by the council;

It was determined in the affirmative, and the amendments concurred in. .

On motion of Mr. Hugunin, Bill No. 15, (H. of R.) "A bill to amend an act incorporating the village of Racine;"> Was taken up for consideration.

On motion of Mr. Hugunin, The council resolved itself into a committee of the whole for the consideration of said bill;

Mr. Rountree in the chair.

After some time spent therein, the committee rose and reported back to the council said bill with an amendment, in which they asked the concurrence of the council.

The council concurred in the amendment,
And the bill was then ordered to a third reading. ::

The following message from the house of representatives was delivered by the clerk thereof, viz:

"Mr. President: I am directed to present for your signature, An act to legalize the proceedings of the inhabitants of Winnebago county, in the organization of said county;' which has been signed by the speaker of the house of representatives."

The president then placed his signature to the act mentioned in the above message.

On motion of Mr. Hugunin, Bill No. 15, (H. of R.) “A bill to amend an act incorporating the village of Racine;"

Was taken up; and said bill was then read the third time and passed;

And the question being on agreeing to the title of the same,

Mr. Whiton moved to amend the title, by striking out all after the words “A bill to," and inserting the following: “authorize the village of Racine to raise money, and for other purposes;"" Which was decided in the affirmative, And the title, as amended, was agreed to.

Bill No. 13, (H. of R.) “A bill in relation to the duties of certain territorial officers;">

Was then taken up for consideration.

On motion of Mr. Newland, The council resolved itself into a committee of the whole, for the consideration of said bill; Mr. Heath in the chair.

And after some time the committee rose and reported the bill back to the council with amendments, in which they asked the concurrence of the council;.

The amendments were concurred in by the council,
And the bill, on motion, ordered to a third reading.
Mr. Newland moved that the bill be read the third time now;
The motion was agreed to; and
The bill was then read the third time and passed,
And the title thereof agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Hugunin,
Bill No. 16, (H. of R.) “A bill to authorize Levi Godfrey, Philo
Belden and Hiland S. Hu!burt, to build and maintain a dam on
Fox river;" .

Was taken up; and, on motion,
The bill was then read the third time and passed,
And the title thereof agreed to.

Mr. La Chapelle, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported the following entitled bill as correctly engrossed, to wit:

Bill No. 26, “A bill to amend an act of the statutes of Wisconsin, relating to the militia." Mr. Rountree offered the following resolution:

Resolved, by the council, the house of representatives concurring herein, that the committee on legislative expenditures be directed to report an appropriation bill for the expenses of the session of the assembly, closing on the 25th instant; Which was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Whiton, Bill No. 24, “A bill to authorize Clauden Stoughton and Luke Stoughton, to build and maintain a dam across the Rock river; and also, to authorize Anson W. Pope and Virgil Pope to build and maintain a dam across said river;"'. Was then taken up.

On motion of Mr. Whiton,

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