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And the ayes and noes being called for, the result was as follows, viz:

Those who voted in the affirmative, were
Messrs. Heath, Newland, Rountree, and Martin, (Pres't,)-4.

Those who voted in the negative, were
Messrs. Barber, Crocker, Hugunin, La Chapelle, White, and
Whiton—6.

So the council refused to order the bill to a third reading.

The following message from the governor, was delivered by his private secretary, Mr. Charles Doty, viz: To the Legislative Council:

In compliance with a resolution of the council of this day, a copy of the estimates submitted to the Treasury Department, by the governor of this territory, for the support of government in Wisconsin, for the half year ending June 30th, 1843, is herewith submitted.

J. D. DOTY. Executive Departinent,

Madison, March 30, 1843.")

On motion of Mr. Crocker, The message and accompanying documents were referred to the committee on territorial affairs.

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

THREE O'CLOCK, P. M.

The president laid before the council a communication from the superintendent of territorial property; · Which was read; and,

On motion of Mr. Crocker,
Was referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Crocker, from the committee on territorial affairs, to which had been referred the communication of the governor, of this day, relative to the estimate of expenses of the legislative assembly, submitted the following resolution: ... Resolved, That the committee on territorial affairs, to whom was referred the communication of the governor, containing copies of certain estimates by him submitted to the Treasury Department, be instructed to report the amount contained in said communication of its estimated expenses of the legislative assembly for the years 1842 and 1843; whether said estimates are correct, and if not, what measures should be adopted by the legislative assembly to present a proper estimate of the expenses to the Treasury Department; logether with such other measures, appertaining to the subject submitted to them, as they may think pro

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Which resolution, or motion, was adopted.

Mr. Crocker moved, that a committee of conference be appointed on the part of the council, on the disagreement of the two houses relative to bill No. 6, “ A bill to authorize the register of deeds of Washington county to procure copies of certain records in the office of register of deeds of Milwaukee county."

The motion was agreed to, and

Messrs. Crocker and Newland were appoinsed to be of said committee.

Mr. Whiton, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported as follows:

“ The committee on enrollment report, that they did on this day present to his excellency the governor, for his approval, a bill entitled "An act in relation to the duties of certain territorial officers;" also, a bill entitled 'An act to authorize the village of Racine to raise money, and for other purposes.""

On motion of Mr. Whiton, Bill No. 29, (C.)“A bill to legalize certain township elections, and the official acts of township officers elected in April, 1842," was taken up,

And the amendments of the house of representatives were concurred in by the council

Mr. Crocker, from the committee of conference, to which was referred the disagreenient of the two houses on bill No. 6, (C.) reported as follows:

“ The committee of conference on the disagreeing vote of the two houses on council bill No. 6, recommend that the house recede from their amendment, and that between the word “him” and“ the,” in section five, be inserted, “ and for arranging and

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preparing an alphabetical index to the records by him copied;" »

Which report was concurred in by the council.

Mr. Whiton, from the committee on the judiciary, to which had been referred the communication of the superintendent of territorial property, submitted a report from said committee.

On motion of Mr. Whiton, The council resolved itself into a committee of the whole, for the consideration of bill No. 37,"A bill to annex certain lands to the town of Mount Pleasant;" Mr. White in the chair.

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

The question being on concurring in the amendments of the committee of the whole,

Mr. Whiton moved to amend the amendment of the committee, by inserting the word “shall,” between the words “river” and “be."

Which was agreed to.

The amendments of the committee of the whole, as amendedwere concurred in by the council.

On motion of Mr. Hugunin, The bill was laid on the table. Mr. La Chapelle, from the committee on territorial roads, reported

Bill No. 40, "A bill to authorize the laying out and establishing a territorial road from Racine to Burlington, in Racine county;">

Which was read the first and second time.
Mr. Baker had leave to introduce the following resolution:

Resolved, by the council and house of representatives, that the superintendent of territorial property be directed not to receive the stationery, &c., in the library, which Messrs. J. & L. Ward claim to have been purchased of them by Almon Lull, late librarian, for the use of the legislature; Which was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Whiton, The council resolved itself into a committee of the whole, for the consideration of bill No. 38, entitled "A bill to vacate the City of the Four Lakes;" :

Mr. Barber in the chair.

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

The question then being--"Shall the bill be engrossed for a third reading ?

Mr. Barber moved to amend said bill by striking out the word sivacant,” and inserting in lieu thereof, “vacated,” in the third line of the first section; Which was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. La Chapelle, The bill was laid upon the table. .

On motion of Mr. Hugunin, Bill No. 37, entitled "A bill to annex certain lands to the town of Mount Pleasant, in the county of Racine;"!

Was taken up for consideration;

On motion, said bill was then ordered to be engrossed for a third reading

On motion of Mr. White, The council adjourned.

FRIDAY, March 31, 1843.

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

The President laid before the council a communication from John V, Ingersoll, secretary of the council, containing his resignation of said office.

On motion of Mr. Newland,
The resignation of Mr. Ingersoll was accepted.

Mr. Newland offered the following resolution, which was adopted, viz :. Resolved, That John P. Sheldon is hereby appointed secretary of the council for the remainder of the present session of the legislative assembly, unless otherwise ordered by the council.

The sergeant-at-arms was directed to inform Mr. Sheldon of his appointment;

Thereupon Mr. Sheldon appeared, and was duly sworn by the President as socretary of the council.

Mr. Newland presented the accounts of Josiah A. Noonan, Lester H. Cotton, and Jefferson Kinney, for witness fees in attending suits in Walworth county, in behalf of the territory;

Also, an account of Josiah A. Noonan, for printing military notices;

Which were referred to the committee on territorial expenditures.

Mr. Barber presented a petition of citizens of Manitouwoc county, praying the amendment of the existing laws relative to milldams on the Manitouwoc river;

Which was referred to the committee on incorporations. ..

Mr. Crocker presented a memorial from the president and trustees of the town of Milwaukee, praying for the alteration af their charter;

Which was referred to the committee on incorporations.

Bill No. 34,“A bill to amend an act concerning costs and fees," was taken up for consideration.

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

Mr. Newland in the chair.

Pending the consideration thereof, the clerk of the house of representatives being announced, the president resumed the chair, and the following message was received, to wit:

“Mr. President: The house of representatives have concurred in all the amendments of this house to bill No. 9, (H. of R.) 'A bill to provide for the punishment of embezzling public money;

And in bills of this house, with an amendment to each, as follows:

No. 15, 'A bill to regulate the fees of clerks in cases of naturalization;' and

No. 18, ‘A bill to provide for the election of a territorial printer;'

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