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Those who voted in the affirmative, were

Messrs. Baker, Barber, Crocker, Dewey, Heath, Hugunin, Newland, Rountree, White, Whiton, and Martin, (Pres't)--11.

Those who voted in the negative, were Messrs. La Chapelle and Strong—2. So the report was adopted.

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

"Mr. President: Iam directed by the governor to return to the legislative council a bill entitled 'An act to amend an act to prevent trespass and other injuries being done to the possessions of settlers on the public lands, and to define the right of possession to said lands, approved January 4th, 1840,' together with a message in writing.”

Mr. Strong gave notice, that he should, on to-morrow, ask leave to introduce a bill to repeal “An act authorizing Webster Stanley to maintain a ferry on the Fox river."

On motion of Mr. Strong, The following entitled bills were taken up and considered in committee of the whole,

Mr. Newland in the chair:

No. 43, “A bill to provide for the payment of the arrearages of the expenses of the legislative assembly;" : · No. 45, “A bill to provide for the payment of the legislative assembly, from 1st of 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 session of the legislative assembly, commencing March 6th and ending March 25th, 1843,?

Pending the consideration of the committee of said bills, a message from the governor being announced, the president took the chair, when a message from the governor, by the hands of his private secretary, Mr. Charles Doty, was received.

The committee then resumed its session, and the clerk of the house of representatives being announced, the president took the chair, when the following message was received, viz:

“Mr. President: I am directed to present for your signature A resolution in relation to renting a certain room in the capitol to the county of Dane;'

And to inform this house that the house of representatives have concurred in bill No. 30, (C.) entitled “A bill to repeal the fourth section of an act entiiled an act to organize the county of St. Croix, and to legalize the acts of certain officers in said county, and for other purposes;’and have passed memorial No. 1, entitled 'Memorial to congress relative to the canal lands,' in which

"I am further directed to inform this house, that the house of representatives have refused to concur in the amendments of the council to a 'Resolution relative to the bonds issued for the completion of the capitol;' and have insisted on their amendments to resolution No. 1, Joint resolution relative to the distribution of American State Papers;' Messrs. Platt and Darling have been appointed a committee of conference on the said disagreeing vote of the two houses: a committee of conference is requested.

And also, that the governor has informed the house of representatives that he did, on this day, April 6th, 1843, approve and sign “An act for the collection of certain taxes in the county of Milwaukee."

The resolution presented for the signature of the president, referred to in the above message, was then signed by him. :::

The committee then resumed its session, and after some time rose, reported progress, and asked leave to sit again; And leave was granted.

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

THREE O'CLOCK, P. M.

The president laid before the council a message from the governor on executive business; also, the following, viz: “To the Legislative Council:

I return to the council a bill entitled "An act to amend an act to prevent trespass and other injuries being done to the posses

sions of settlers on public lands, and to define the right of posses

sion to said lands, approved January 4th, 1840.' • My objections to said bill, are, that the occupancy and disposal

of the public domain are not subjects upon which the sssembly are allowed by law to legislate.

They have been legislated upon by congress, and are under its exclusive control. No legal rights can be acquired or created in or over the public lands otherwise than by the laws of the United States. Its provisions particularly conflict with the sct entitled “ an act to appropriate the proceeds of the sales of the public lands, and to grant pre-emption rights,” approved September 4th, 1841. The tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, and fifteenth sections of this act prescribe the manner and regulate abe terms upon which settlers may occupy the public lands.

I do not perceive that the provisions of this, for of the act to which this is amondatory, correspond with the title.

J. 2. DOTY. Executive Department,

Madison, April 5, 1843.") .
Mr. Strong moved a call of the council;
Whereupon Mr. Newland was reported absent.

The sergeant-at-arms was despatched for Mr. Newland, and having reported him in his seat, further proceedings under the call were suspended.

On motion of Mr. Strong, The council proceeded to consider the following entitled bill, which had been returned by the governor without his signature, and with his objections thereto, to wit: “An act to amendran 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."

The question being, "Will the house, on reconsideration, pass said bill ?”

It was determined in the affirmative by the unanimous Tote of the council.

Mr. Dewey, from the committee on engrossment, had leave to make a report, and he reported the following entitled bill as correctly engrossed, to wit:

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 county government."

On motion of Mr. Hugunin, The council proceeded to the consideration of executive business; And having disposed thereof;

On motion of Mr. Biker, Bill 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 county government,"

Was taken up, read the third time, and passed; , - And the title thereof was then agreed to. . On motion of Mr. Baker,

The council resumed iis session in committee of the whole on the following entitled bills;

Mr. Newland in the chair: - No, 43,“A bill to provide for the payment of the arrearages of expenses of the legislative assembly;">

No. 45, “A bill to provide for the payment of the expenses of the legislative assembly from 1st of January, 1843, to 6th of 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 session of the legislative assembly commencing March 6th, and ending March 25th, 1843.”

Afier some time, the committee rose and reported progress on said bills, and asked leave to sit again; :. And leave was granted.

On motion of Mr. Rountree, The council resolved itself into a committee of the whole for the consideration of the following entitled bill and the amendments thereto; .

Mr. White in the chair:
No, 34, "A bill to amend an act concerning costs and fees."

After some time spent therein, the committee rose and reported back to the council said bill with amendments,

The question being on concurring in the amendments reported by the committee of the whole;

On motion of Mr. Rountree, The bill was laid upon the table, and the amendments ordered to be engrossed.

On motion of Mr. Baker, The council proceeded to consider the following entitled bills in committee of the whole,

Mr. Barber in the chair:

No. 28, (H. of R.) “ A bill to repeal an act incorporating the State Bank of Wisconsin;"

No. 30, (H. of R.) “A bill to authorize Silas Peck and David L. Wells to construct a dam across the Fox river;"!

No. 49, “A bill to revive an act entitled 'an act to incorporate the Michigan and Rock river Railroad Company;" and,

No. 52, "A bill in relation 10 dams on the Manitouwoc river."

After some time, the coinmittee rose and reported back to the council said bills without amendment; and,

Bills Nos. 49 and 52, were ordered to be engrossed for a third reading; and,

Bills Nos. 28 and 30, were ordered to a third reading,

Mr. Dewey, from the committee on engrossment, bad leave to report; and he thereupon reported,

Bill No. 50, “A bill concerning the City of the Four Lakes," as correctly engrossed.

On motion of Mr. La Chapelle,
Bill No. 50 was taken up and read the third time; and,
On motion,

The council proceeded to consider said bill in committee of the whole;

Mr. Heath in the chair.

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

The question being on ordering said bill to be engrossed for a third reading,

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