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In which amendments the concurrence of the council is asked.

I am directed to present for the signature of the president of the council, the following bills, which have been signed by the speaker of the house of representatives:

"An act to change the boundaries of certain towns therein named;

"An act to authorize the construction of certain dams across the Rock river;'

And for the concurrence of this house, to the following, viz:

No. 20, 'A bill for the collection of certain taxes in the county of Milwaukee;

No. 8, 'A bill to establish a territorial road from Prairie du Chien to Lake Superior;' and

No. 11, •A bill for an act to amend an act entitled an act regulating taverns and groceries.'

I am further direcied to inform this house, that the governor has notified the house of representatives that he did on the 29th inst. approve An act to authorize Levi Godfrey, Phiło Belden, and Hiland S. Hulburt, to build and maintain a dam on Fox river;' and that he did on the 30th inst. approve 'An act in relation to the duties of certain territorial officers,' and 'An act to authorize the village of Racine to raise money, and for other purposes;'

And that the house of representatives have indefinitely postponed bill No. 20, (C.) entitled A bill for the preservation of deer in certain counties.""

The president signed the bills referred to in the above message as requiring his signature.

The council then resumed its session in committee of the whole, and after some time the committee rose and reported said bill back to the council, and asked to be discharged from the further consideration thereof;

And the committee were discharged. Mr. La Chapelle moved that said bill be referred to a select committee;

Mr. Rountree moved to amend the motion, by striking out the words "select committee,” and inserting in lieu thereof, the words “judiciary committee."

The question being taken on the motion to amend,

The same was disagreed to.

The question then recurring on the motion to refer said bill to a select committee,

It was decided in the affirmative; and

Messrs. La Chapelle, Rountree and Crocker were appointed said committee.

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

“Mr. President: The house of representatives have passed a resolution with the following title, to wit:

No. 4, “A resolution relative to furnishing the governor's and secretary's office with wood;"

In which the concurrence of this house is asked;

And have concurred in a resolution of this house directing the superintendent of territorial property not to receive certain stationery now in the library.”

Resolution No. 4, referred to in the above message, was then taken up for consideration; and,

On motion of Mr. Baker, It was laid on the table.

Bill No. 15, “A bill to regulate the fees of clerks in cases of naturalization,”

Was then taken up; and,

The question being on concurring in the amendments of the house of representatives to said bill;

Mr. Crocker moved to amend the amendments of the house of representatives, by striking out the word “third,” in the second line of the ninth section, and inserting in lieu thereof, the word "fifth;

Which was agreed to;

And then the amendments of the house of representatives, as amended, were concurred in.

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

THREE O'CLOCK, P. M.

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;") Was then taken up for consideration; and,

On motion of Mr. Crocker, The bill was laid on the table.

Mr. Crocker presented an account of Josiah A. Noonan, for printing proposals for completing the capitol;

Which was referred to the committee on territorial expenditures.

Mr. Crocker, from the committee on the judiciary, to which had been referred the governor's message and accompanying estimates for the legislative expenses, submitted a report; Which was read; and

On motion of Mr. Whiton, The report was laid upon the table, and two hundred copies ordered to be printed. [SEE APPENDIX.]

Mr. Baker, from the committee on legislative expenditures, reported the following entitled bills, to wit:

No. 41, “A bill to provide for the payment of the expenses of the legislative assembly therein named;" and

No. 42, "A bill to provide for the payment of the expenses of the legislative assembly, ending the 25th March, 1843."

On motion of Mr. Baker, The above bills were severally read the first and second time by their titles.

On motion of Mr. Baker, The 30th rule of the council was suspended, so far as said bills were concerned.

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

Mr. Baker in the chair.

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

Mr. Crocker offered the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That the appropriation bills reported by the committee on legislative expenditures, be recommitted to said committee, and that they be instructed to report the following bills, viz:

“A bill to provide for the payment of the expenses of the legislative assembly, previous to the first day of January last;" also,

"A bill to provide for the payment of the expenses of the legislative assembly, from 1st of January to the 6th of March;" also,

"A bill to provide for the payment of the expenses of the legislative assembly, from the 6th to the 25th of March, inclusive."

On motion of Mr. Baker, The resolution was amended, by inserting after the word “viz:” the following: “A bill for the payment of the arrearages of the expenses of the legislative assembly, provided for by the act of congress, dated 29th August, 1842; also,"

The question then recurring on adopting the resolution as amended;

It was determined in the affirmative, and the resolution was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Barber, The council adjourned.

SATURDAY, April 1, 1843. The council met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Clark. The journal of the previous day having been read,

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 amendment of this house to their amendment to bill No. 18, (C.) entitled 'A bill to provide for the election of a territorial printer.'

I am directed to present for your signature, the following bills, which have been signed by the speaker of the house of reprosentatives, to wit:

"An act to provide for punishing the crime of embezzlement by public officers;' and

An act to legalize certain township elections, and the official acts of township officers, elected in April, 1842.'”

The president signed the bills referred in the above message as requiring his signature.

Mr. Newland presented a letter from Le Grand Rockwell, clerk of the district court of Walworth county, relative to the fees of certain witnesses, who attended said court at the April term, in behalf of the territory;

Which was read, and referred to the committee on territorial expenditures.

Mr. Baker offered the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, by the council and house of representatives, that hereafter, no wood, furnished for the use of the legislative assembly, shall be used for the auditor's or supreme court clerk's office, and that such wood shall be used in the governor's and secreta. ry's offices during the actual sitting of the legislature only; that no allowance shall be made for carrying wood to the library room, except during such actual sitting; and that the firemen of the council and house of representatives shall furnish the wood used in the halls of the respective houses, from the steps of the capitol.

Mr. Whiton, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported the following bills as correctly enrolled, to wit:

No. 18, “A bill to provide for the election of a territorial printer;" and

No. 15, “A bill to regulate the fees of clerk's in cases of naturalization."

Mr. Baker, from the committee on legislative expenditures, reported the following entitled bill, to wit:

No. 43, "A bill to provide for the arrearages of expenses of the legislative assembly;"

Which was read the first and second time.

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

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