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The council resolved itself into a committee of the whole for the consideration of said bill;

Mr. Crocker in the chair.

After some time spent therein, the committee rose, and reported back to the council said bill with amendments, 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. Crocker, Bill No. 26, “A bill to amend an act of the statutes of Wisconconsin, relating to the militia;"

Was taken up for consideration;
And the question being, “Shall the bill be read the third time?".

Mr. La Chapelle moved to amend said bill, in the second section, by striking out the words the same," before the word“gov. ernor;"

Which was agreed to.

Mr. Crocker moved to fill the blank in said bill, with the words, “Monday of August;: Which was agreed to. The bill was then read the third time and passed; And the question being on agreeing to the title,

Mr. La Chapelle moved to amend the same, by striking out all after the words, “A bill,” and inserting the following, sto repeal the several acts concerning the militia, and for other purposes," Which was decided in the affirmative, And the title, as amended, was agreed to.

Bill No. 6, “A bill to authorize the register of deeds of Wash ington county to procure copies of certain records in the office of the register of deeds of Milwaukee county;"

Was taken up;

And the question being on concurring in the amendments of the house of representatives to said bill,

It was decided in the negative,
And the amendments were not concurred in.

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

“Mr. President: The house of representatives have passed the

following resolution, in which the concurrence of this house is asked, to wit:

"Resolved, That the committee appointed to revise the laws relative to township government, be instructed to provide by law for creating new towns, and for altering town boundaries.""

On motion of Mr. Crocker, The above resolution, accompanying the message from the house of representatives, was taken up and concurred in by the council.

On motion of Mr. Crocker, The council adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, March 29, 1843.

The council met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Clark.
The journal of the previous day having been read,

Mr. Heath presented the following petitions, and, on his motion, they were referred to committees, as follows, viz:

A petition from citizens of the village of Racine, praying for the laying out and establishing of a territorial road from Racine to Burlington;

Referred to the committee on territorial roads.

A petition from citizens of Racine county, praying for a change of the corporate limits of the town of Racine;

Referred to the committee on incorporations.

A petition from the citizens of the towns of Paris and Mount Pleasant, praying that a certain portion of the town of Paris be set off and added to the town of Mount Pleasant;

Referred to the committee on incorporations.

A petition from the citizens of the town of Mount Pleasant, praying for the legalizing of the assessment of taxes in said town;

Referred to the committee on the judiciary.

A message from the governor, on executive business, was delivered by his private secretary, Mr. Charles Loty; . · Which was read, and,

On motion of Mr. Crocker, The message was referred to the committee on the judiciary. Mr. La Chapelle, from the committee on engrossment, reported the following entitled bills as correctly engrossed, to wit: · 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 stream;" and

No. 29, “ A bill relative to certain elections in the county of Jefferson."

Bill No. 12, " A bill to amend 'an act to prevent trespass and other injuries being done to the possessions of settlers on public lands, and to define the right of possession to said lands,' approved January 4th, 1840,"

Was then taken up and read the third time.

Mr. Barber obtained the unanimous consent of the council to amend said bill as follows: strike out section 5, and insert the following:

6 Section 5. Section thirteen of an act entitled 'an act supplementary to the several acts relating to the Milwaukee and Rock river canal,' approved 12th February, 1841, shall not apply to, or be enforced against, any settlers on the lands appropriated by congress to aid in the construction of said canal, agreeably to the provisions of this act."

The bill was then passed, and the title thereof agreed to.

Bill No. 24,"A bill to authorize Clauden Stoughton and Luke Stoughton to build and maintain a dam across Rock river, and also to authorize Anson W. Pope and Virgil Pope to build and maintain a dam across said stream.” was then taken up;

And the question being, “Shall the bill be read a third time?"

Mr. Whiton moved that said bill be recommitted to the committee on engrossment;

Which was agreed to.

Bill No. 29, “ A bill relative to certain elections in the county of Jefferson," was taken up;

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And, on motion, said bill was read the third time and passed;
And the question being on agreeing to the title of the same,

On motion of Mr. Barber,
The title was amended by striking out the words, “in the coun-
ty of Jefferson."
And then the title, as amended, was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Newland,
The following entitled bill was considered in committee of the
whole;

No. 9, (H. of R.) “A bill to amend an act to provide for the printing and distribution of the laws of Wisconsin;" Mr. Barber in the chair.

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After some time spent therein, the committee rose and report-
ed said bill back to the council with amendments, in which they
asked the concurrence of the council;
The amendments were concurred in by the council.

On molion of Mr. Barber,
The bill was then referred to the committee on the judiciary.
Mr. La Chapelle, from the committee on engrossed bills, re-
ported the following entitled bill as correctly engrossed:

No. 24, “A bill to authorize Clauden Stoughton and Luke Stoughton to build and maintain a dam across Rock river; and, also, to authorize Anson W. Pope and Virgil Pope to build and maintain a dam across said stream."

The bill was then read the third time,
And the question being on the passage of the same,

Mr. Whiton obtained the unanimous consent of the council to add the following section, to wit:

“Section 7, This act may at any time be amended or repealed
by the legislature.”
The bill was then passed, and the title thereof agreed to.

On motion of Mr. White, ,
The following entitled bill was taken up for consideration:
No. 28, “A bill to legalize the official acts of James H. Lock-
wood;"

And the question being on ordering the bill to be engrossed for a third reading;

Mr. Whiton moved to amend the first section of said bill, by inserting the word “heretofore," between the words "Lockwood," and performed," in the second line,

Which was agreed to.
The bill was then ordered to be engrossed for a third reading,

On motion of Mr. Whiton, The committee on the judiciary, to which had been referred the message of the governor on executive nominations, were discharged from the further consideration of said message.

On motion of Mr. Whiton, The council proceeded to the consideration of executive business.

The executive business having been disposed of,

Mr. Crocker, in accordance with previous notice given, introduced the following entitled bill:

No. 36, “A bill to repeal an act entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to prescribe the mode of proceeding in chancery, and for other purposes, approved 13th January, 1840;" Which was read the first and second time.

On motion of Mr. Crocker, The 30th rule of the council was suspended, so far as the bill just introduced was concerned.

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

“Mr. President: The house of representatives have concurred in the amendments of this house to the amendment of the house of representatives to bill No. 25, (C.) .A bill to authorize the construction of certain dams across the Rock river;'

“And in the amendment of this house to bill No. 16, H. of R. file) 'A bill to authorize Levi Godfrey, Philo Belden, and Hiland S. Hulbert, to build ard maintain a dam on Fox river;' and in bill No. 35, (of this house) 'A bill relating to Dodge county," with an amendment, in which the concurrence of the council is asked.

“ The house of representatives have also concurred in the amendments of this house to bill No. 13, (H. of R. file) 'A bill in relation to the duties of certain territorial officers;' and in a resolution of this house, directing the committee on legislative expenditures to report an apprapriation bill, including the expenses of the last session; and have insisted on their amendment to bill

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