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Mr. Whiton of the committee on enrolled bills, submitted the following report:

“The committee on enrollment report, that they did, on the first day of April, 1843, present to his excellency the governor, for his approval,

A bill entitled 'an act to legalize certain township elections, and the official acts of township officers elected in April, 1842;' also,

A bill entitled an act to provide for punishing the crime of embezzling by public officers;' also,

A bill entitled 'an act to change the boundaries of certain towns therein named; also,

A bill entitled an act to authorize the construction of certain dams across the Ruck river;' also,

A bill entitled “an act to regulate the fees of clerks in cases of naturalization;' also,

A bill entitled 'an act to provide for the election of a territorial printer.

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." Bill No. 20, (H. of R.) "A bill for the collection of certain taxes in the county of Milwaukee,”

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

On motion of Mr. La Chapelle, So much of the 20th rule of the council as requires one day's notice before the introduction of a bill, was suspended so far as the bill he proposed to introduce was concerned.

Mr. La Chapelle, by leave, then introduced the following entitled bill, to wit:

No. 44, "A bill relative to the assessors of Crawford county;" Which was read the first and second time.

The “Resolution relative to levying and collecting taxes in certain counties;"

Was then taken up and adopted.

"Joint resolution relative to the distribution of American State Papers;"

Was then taken up, and read the first and second time.
On motion of Mr. Strong,

All the rules of the council which would prevent said resolution from being read the third time now, were suspended, so far as said resolution was concerned;

And the resolution was then read the third time and passed. On motion of Mr. Strong,

Bill No. 27, “A bill to alter the territorial road from Beloit to Madison," :

Was re-committed to the committee of the whole. · On motion of Mr. Newland,

The council considered the following entitled bills in committee of the whole:

Mr. Newland in the chair:

No. 27, “A bill to alter the territorial road from Beloit to Madison;"

No. 40, “A bill to lay out a territorial road from Racine to Burlington, in Racine county;"

No. 8, (H. of R.) “A bill to establish a territorial road from Prairie du Chien to Lake Superior."

After some time, the committee rose and reported back to the council bill No. 8, with amendments;

And recommended that bills No. 40 and 27 be rejected.
The question being on adopting the report of the committee,

Mr. White moved to amend the amendment of the committee of the whole to bill No. 8, by striking out the name of “A. L. Castleman," in said bill, and inserting in lieu thereof, the name of "J. T. Kimball;"

Which was disagreed to;

And, on motion, said bill was then laid on the table, and the amendments thereto ordered to be engrossed.

The report of the committee of the whole, recommending the rejection of bills No. 40 and 27,

Was then concurred in by the council.

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 a bill entitled "An act to legalize certain township elections, and the official acts of township officers elected in April, 1842;' also, a bill entitled "An act to change the boundaries of certain towns therein named; also, a bill entitled 'An act to regulate the fees of clerks in cases of naiuralization;' and, also, a bill entitled "An act to authorize the construction of certain dams acioss the Rock river;' and deposited the same in the office of the secretary of the territory.

J. D. DOTY. 'Executive Department,

Madison, April 1, 1843.""}
On motion of Mr. Strong,
The council adjourned to 3 o'clock, P. M.

THREE O'CLOCK, P. M.

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

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 on said lands, approved January 4th, 1840;" and

No. 17, “A bill to incorporate the Prairieville Manufacturing Company."

Bill No. 28, “A bill to repeal an act incorporating the Bank of Wisconsin,"

Was then taken up, and read the first and second time.

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 relative to the bonds issued for the completion of the capitol, and have appointed Messrs. Walker and Meeker, a committee on their part, under the same, in which the concurrence of this house is asked.

The governor has notified the house of representatives, that he did, on the first day of April instant, approve “An act to provide for punishing the crime of embezzlement by public officers.' The house of representatives have adopted the joint report of the committee of conference relative to bill No.6, '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.""

On motion of Mr. La Chapelle, The 30th rule of the council was suspended, so far as bill No. 44, "A bill relative to the assessors of Crawford county,” was concerned; and

On motion of Mr. La Chapelle, The council considered said bill No. 44, in committee of the whole,

Mr. Rountree in the chair.

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

And, on motion, the bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Rountree, The council considered bill No. 43, “A bill to provide for the arrearages of the expenses of the legislative assembly," in committee of the whole; · Mr. La Chapelle 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 council concurred in the amendments of the committee of the whole; and

On motion, the bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Strong presented an account of John Y. Smith;

Which was referred to the committee on legislative expenditures.

On motion of Mr. Strong,
A call of the council was ordered, and

Messrs. Baker, Barber, Crocker and Hugunin were reported absent. · On motion of Mr. Whiton,

Mr. Barber was excused from attendance,

The sergeant-at-arms was despatched for Messrs. Baker, Crocker and Hugunin, . ; On motion of Mr. Whiton,

Further proceedings under the call of the council were dispensed with.

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

No. 45, "A bill to provide for the payment of the expenses of the legislative assembly, from 1st January, 1843, to 6th March, 1843;" :

No. 46, “A bill to provide for the payment of the expenses of the legislative assembly, exclusive of arrearages, prior to January 1st, 1843;"

No 47, “A bill to provide for the payment of the expenses of the legislative assembly, commencing March 6th and ending March 25, 1843.” · On motion of Mr. Baker, Said bills Nos. 45, 46, and 47, were laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Baker, Bill No. 39, “A bill to amend an act to provide for the governmen of the several towns in this territory, and for the revision of county government,” was taken up for consideration;

And, on motion, so much of the 30th rule of the council as requires all bills, after being printed, to remain on the table one day before being considered, was suspended so far as said bill No. 39 was concerned. . On motion of Mr. Baker,

The council resolved itself into a committee of the whole for the consideration of said bill No. 39;

Mr. Dewey in the chair.

Pending the consideration thereof, 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: I am directed to present for your signature 'An act to incorporate the Prairieville Manufacturing Company, and "An act to amend an act to prevent trespass and other injuries being done to the possessions of settlers on public lands, and to de

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