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Those who voted in the affirmative, were Messrs. Barber, Crocker, Dewey, Heath, Hugunin, Newland, Rountree, White and Martin, (Pres't,)—9.
Those who voted in the negative, were Messrs. La Chapelle, Strong and Whiton-3. - Mr. Strong moved for leave to be absent for the remainder of the session;
On which motion, the ayes and noes having been called, it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:
Those who voted in the affirmative, were
Messrs. Baker, Barber, Crocker, Dewey, Heath, Rountree, White and Martin, (Pres't,)-8.
Those who voted in the negative, were
A petition from citizens of the town of Southport, and a petition from citizens of town one, range twenty-three, for the addi. tion of town one, range twenty-three, to the town of Southport; · Which were referred to the committee on incorporations. Mr. La Chapelle offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the president and secretary of the council be authorized to issue a certificate to Robert L. Ream for twelve days service in engrossing bills for the council at the session commencing on the 6th and ending on the 25th March, 1843. Also, a certificate for twenty-two days service at the present session, commencing on the 27th day of March, and ending on the 17th day of April, 1843, at three dollars per day.
Mr. Whiton, from the committee on incorporations, reported the following entitled bills, viz:
No. 55, “A bill to organize the town of Pike Grove, in the county of Racine;"
No.56, “A bill relative to taxes in the county of Milwaukee;"
No. 57, "A bill to amend the act authorizing Samuel H. Farnsworih to build and inaintain a dam on the Menomonee river," Which were severally read the first and second time.
On motion of Mr. Whiton,
The 30 rule of the council was suspended in relation to bill No.55.
Mr. Whiton, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported the following entitled bills and joint resolution as correctly enrolled:
No. 30, “A bill to repeal the fourth section of an act to organize the county of St. Croix,' and to legalize the acts of certain officers in said county, and for other purposes;">
No. 32, "An act to change the name of certain towns in Walworth county;"
No. 35, "A bill relative to Dodge county;">
No. 37, “A bill to alter the boundaries of certain towns in the counties of Racine and Rock;" and .
“Joint resolution relative to wood furnished for the legislative assembly."
Mr. Newland, from the committee on territorial expenditures, reported the following entiiled bill, viz:
No. 58, “A bill to provide for the payment of certain territorial debts therein named;" Which was read the first and second time.
On motion of Mr. Newland, The 30th rule of the council was suspended in relation to said bill No. 58.
Mr. Crocker, from the committee of conference to whom the subject was referred, made the following report, viz: .
“The committee of conference on the disagreeing vote of the two houses upon bill No. 26, 'A bill to amend an act of the statutes of Wisconsin, relating to the militia,' recomiend that the amendments of the house of representatives be adopted as far as the word “excepting,' in the second section, and by adding, after the word “repealed, the words, “and no expenses now authorized by any of the laws of this territory relating to the militia, shall be paid out of the territorial treasury."".
Bill No. 34, "A bill to amend an act concerning costs and fees," was then taken up, read the third time,'.
And the question being on the passage of the same,
The ayes and noes were called, and it was determined in the affirmative, as follows:
Those who voted in the affirmative, were
Messrs. Baker, Heath, Hugunin, La Chapelle, Newland, Rountree, and Whiton—7.
Those who voted in the negative, were Messrs. Barber, Crocker, Dewey, Strong, White and Martin (Pres't.)-6.
The title thereof was then agreed to. Mr. Baker, from the joint select committee on township government, to which had been referred bill No. 3, entitled “ A bill relative to taxes for school purposes,” reparted back to the council said bill, and recommended the indefinite postponement of the same, and asked that the committee be discharged from its further consideration.
On motion of Mr. Hugunin, The rule of the council which requires one day's notice before the introduction of a bill, was suspended so far as the bill he proposed to introduce was concerned; · And, on leave, he introduced the following entitled bill:
No. 59, “ A bill to authorize the erection of a bridge across Pike Creek;" Which was read the first and second time.
On motion of Mr. Hugunin,
The 30th rule of the council was suspended in relation bill No. 59.
Mr. Strong, from the committee on the judiciary, to which had been referred certain communications from the president of the Milwaukee and Rock river canal company, reported “ Joint resolutions relative to making a settlement with the Milwaukee and Rock river canal company;"
Which were read the first and second time.
Mr. Newland, pursuant to previous notice, asked and obtained leave to introduce the following entitled bill, viz:
No. 50, “A bill to authorize the election of an additional aumber of justices of the peace in certain towns;" Which was read the first and second time.
On motion of Mr. Strong, The vote by which the “ Resolution relative to postage” was adopted, on the 8th inst., was reconsidered; And the question then being on its adoption,
On motion of Mr. Strong,
The same was amended in the 6th line, by inserting after the word "papers," the words “sent or;" And then the resolution was adopted.
On motion of Mr. La Chapelle, Bill No. 44, “A bill relative to the assessors of Crawford county;" was taken up;
Said bill was then read the third time, and passed, And the title thereof agreed to. “ Resolutions relative to the bonds issued for the completion of the capitol," were taken up for consideration; and,
Mr. Strong moved, that a committee of conference be appointed on the part of the council, in relation to the disagreement with the house on said resolutions.
The motion was agreed to, and
6 Joint resolutions relative to the debt of the territory, on account of the Milwaukee and Rock river canal company,” were taken up for consideration;
And the question being on concurring in the amendments of the house of representatives thereto,
It was determined in the negative,
Bill No. 8, (II. of R.) “A bill to establish a territorial road from Prairie du Chien to Lake Superior," was then taken up, and
Mr. La Chapelle moved, that a committee of conference on the part af the council, in relation to the disagreement with the house of representatives on said bill, be appointed;
Which motion was agreed to, and Messrs. La Chapelle and Barber were appointed said committee.
Mr. Barber moved that he be excused from serving on said committee;
And the motion was agreed to.
6 Joint resolutions relative to the distributive share of Wisconsin in the net proceeds of the public lands," were taken up, and,
On motion of Mr. Strong,
On motion of Mr. Strong, The council resolved itself into a committee of the whole, for the consideration of bill No. 48, “A bill to provide for the manner of levying and collecting a terrtorial revenue;"
Mr. Baker in the chair.
After some time, the committee rose and reported that they had made progress therein, and asked leave to sit again;
And leave was granted.
The following message from the governor was delivered by his private secretary, Mr. Charles Doty, viz: “To the Legislative Council:
On the 20th day of July last, a suit was commenced in the district court for the county of Dane, against the “ Territory of Wisconsin,” by Wliliam Doughty, to recover the interest due on two bonds issued by the hon. Henry Dodge, as governor of this territory, for the sum of one thousand dollars each, dated the 15th day of March, 1841.
The summons which was served upon me as the executive of the territory, is herewith submitted, that such steps may be taken on the part of the territory as to you may appear necessary, either for the payment of the demand, or for the defence of the suit.
The question is thus presented, whether the people of the territory can, by the name of “ the Territory of Wisconsin,” sue and be sued.
J. D. DOTY. Executive Department,
Madison, April 10, 1843.") On motion of Mr. Strong, The foregoing message and accompanying documents were referred to the committee on the judiciary.
The following message from the house of representatives was delivered by the clerk thereof, viz:
Mr. President: I am directed to present the following bills and resolution for your signature, which have been signed by the hon. George H. Walker, elected speaker pro tem. of the house of representatives, to wit:
"An act to repeal the fourth section of an act to organize the county of St. Croix,' and to legalize the acts of certain officers in said county, and for other purposes;'