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No. 6, (C. file,) 'A bill to authorize the register of deeds of Washington county to procure copies of certain records from the office of register of deeds of Milwaukee county,' and appointed Messrs. Walker and Hunkins a committee of conference, to act with a similar committee which may be appointed by this house, to which it is proposed to refer the said disagreement. A conference therefore is requested.
“I am directed to present for the signature of the President, An act to authorize Levi Godfrey, Philo Belden and Hiland S. Hulburt, to build and maintain a dam on Fox river."
The President then signed the act requiring his signature, referred to in the above message.
Bill No. 35, accompanying the message from the house of representatives, just received, was then taken up;
And the amendments of the house of representatives to the amendments of the council, were concurred in.
On motion of Mr. Hugunin, The council adjourned.
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 1843. On motion of Mr. Whiton, Ordered, That the council advise and consent to the appointment of James H. Knowlton, to be a Justice of the Peace, for the county of Rock.
On motion of Mr. Rountree, Ordered, That the council advise and consent to the appointment of Moses W. Darnell and Edward Sprague, to be Justices of the Peace, and Britton Bushee, to be an Auctioneer, for the county of Grant.
On motion of Mr. Barber, Ordered, That the council ac rise and consent to the appointment of George F. Markley, to be i Supreme Court Commissioner, for the county of Jefferson.'
THURSDAY, March 30, 1843.
The council met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by the Rev. Mr, Clark. The journal of the previous day having been read, Mr. Whiton presented a petition from John Stark and others, praying for the annexation of certain lots to the town of Janesville;
Which, on motion, was referred to the committee on incorpo rations.
Mr. Crocker offered the following resolution, which was adopted, to wit:
Resolved, That his excellency, the governor, be requested to communicate to the council copies of estimates submitted to the Treasury Department for the support of the government of the territory of Wisconsin, for the half year ensuing 30th June, 1843, and also for the half year ending 30th June, 1844.
Mr. Whiton, from the committee on incorporations, to which had been referred certain petitions, reported the following entitled bills, to wit:
No. 37, “A bill to annex certain lands to the town of Mount Pleasant;"
No. 38, "A bill to vacate the City of the Four Lakes;"
On motion of Mr. Whiton, The 30th rule of the council was suspended so far as said bills were concerned.
Mr. Whiton, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported the following as correctly enrolled, to wit:
6 An act to change the boundaries of certain towns therein named;" and, .“ An to authorize the construction of certain dams across the Rock river."
Mr. La Chapelle, from the committee on engrossment, reported the following entitled bill as correctly engrossed, viz.
No. 28, “ A bill to legalize the official acts of James H. Lock
Mr. Newland, from the committee on legislative expenditures, to which had been referred certain petitions of the sheriffs of the counties of Brown and Crawford, submitted a report; .
And then moved to be discharged from the further consideration of certain accounts of Robert Douglass and I. W. Bird, which had been referred to said committee.
The motion was agreed to, and the committee discharged.
The following message from the governor was delivered by his private secretary, Mr. Charles Doty, viz: “To the Legislative Council: · I have this day approved and signed 'An act to legalize the proceedings of the inhabitants of Winnebago county, in the organization of said county,' and deposited it in the office of the secretary of the territory.
J. D. DOTY. Executive Department,
Madison, March 29, 1843.") No. 28, “A bill to legalize the official acts of James H. Lockwood,” was taken up;
On motion, said bill was read the third time and passed;
On motion of Mr. La Chapelle, ... Bill No. 33, “A bill to remove the seat of territorial government, and for other purposes,” was taken up for consideration.
On motion of Mr. Barber, The bill was laid upon the table, and made the special order for Tuesday next, and each succeeding day until the same be disposed of.
Mr. Baker, from the joint select committee on township government, had leave to report the following entitled bill, viz:
No. 39, “A bill to amend an act to provide for the government of the several towns in this territory, and for the revision of the county government;"
Which was read the first and second time.
Mr. Whiton of the committee on enrolled bills, submitted the following report:
“The committee on enrollment report, that they did, on yesterday, present to his excellency the governor, for his approval, a bill entitled "An act to legalize the proceedings of the inhabitants
of Winnebago county, in the organization of said county; also, a bill entitled 'An act to authorize Levi Godfrey, Philo Belden and Hiland S. Hulburt, to build and maintain a dam on Fox river.'
EDWARD V. WHITON, Chairman of the committee on the part of the council.
ROBERT M. LONG, Chairman of the committee on the part of the house." The following entitled bill was then taken up for consideration, viz:
Bill No. 27,“ A bill to alter the territorial road from Beloit to Madison;"
On motion of Mr. Rountree, The bill was laid on the table.
On motion of Mr. Crocker, Bill No. 31, entitled “A bill to provide for the election of county attorneys;" Was then taken up for consideration;
And the question being on concurring in the amendments of the committee of the whole to said bill,
On motion of Mr. La Chapelle, The amendment of the committee of the whole was amended, by striking out the word “revised,” in the first line of the second section of said bill.
Mr. Barber moved to amend the amendment of the committee of the whole, by adding, as follows:
“Section 3. The second and third sections of the act of the statutes, entitled 'An act concerning the attorney general and district attorneys,' are hereby repealed, and the compensation of the attorney general shall be such as the legislative assembly may from time to time allow.”
And the ayes and noes being called, the result was as follows,
Those who voted in the affirmative, were
Messrs. Crocker, La Chapelle, Newland, White, Whiton, and Martin, (Pres't,)-6.
So the amendmora una lost.
Mr. Hugunin moved to further amend the amendment of the committee of the whole, by inserting in the eighth line of the first section, after the word “determine," the following: "provided that the amount allowed by any board of county commissioners or supervisors to such attorney or attorneys, shall not exceed the fees allowed by law for similar services;" also, in the same section, by striking out the word "provided,” and inserting the words, "and provided further;"
Which amendment was disagreed to.
The amendments of the committee of the whole, as amended, were then concurred in by the council.
And the question then being on ordering the bill to be engrossed for a third reading;
And the ages and nues being called, the result was as follows, viz:
Those who voted in the affirmative, were Messrs. Baker, Crocker, La Chapelle, Newland, White, Whiton, and Martin, (Pres't,)-7.
Those who voted in the negative, were
Bill No. 12, (H. of R.) “A bill supplementary to an act entitled an act concerning judgments and executions;) Was then taken up.
On motion of Mr. Crocker, The council resolved itself into a committee of the whole for the consideration of said bill;
Mr. Whiton in the chair.
And after some time the committee rose and reported the bill back to the council with an amendment, in which they asked the concurrence of the council.
Mr. Rountree moved to amend the amendment of the committee of the whole, by striking out the word "provided;"
Which was agreed to.
The amendments of the committee of the whole, as amended, were concurred in by the council.
The question then being on ordering the bill to be engrossed for a third reading,