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for the subdivision of sections of land into half sections and quar. ter sections;"

No. 4, (H. of R.) “A bill concerning road taxes;”

No. 18, (H. of R.) “A bill to provide for laying out the several roads therein named;" .

No. 32, (H. of R.) “A bill for an act to amend (an act entitled an act for opening and vacating public highways, and the act amendatory thereto;"

No. 41, (H. of R.) “A bill for an act to make valid the official acts of Frederick Borcherdt, a justice of the peace;"

No. 50, (H. of R.) “Resolution to rescind a resolution to provide an office for the auditor and treasurer of the territory;" :

No. 1, (H. of R.} “ Memorial to congress relative to the canal lands."

After some time spent therein, the committee rose and reported the following bills and memorial with amendments, in which they asked the concurrence of the council, to wit:

Bills Nos. 10, 42, 2, 36, 18, 32, (H. of R.) and No. 36, (C.), And the following bills and resolution without amendment, viz:

No. 4,31,41, (H. of R.) and No. 57, (C.) and resolution No. 5, (H. of R.),

And that they recommend the indefinite postponement of bill No. 38, and memorial No. 1, (H. of R.).

The question being on agreeing to the amendments reported by the committee of the whole,

A division thereof was called for, and the question was taken on each bill separately;

And to bills Nos. 10, 52, 2, 36, 18, 32, (H. of R.) and to No. 36, (C.) the amendments were concurred ir;

And on the question to agree to the recommendation of the committee as to bill No. 38, (H. of R.) entitled “A bill to repeal an act concerning the admission of attorneys at law, and for other purposes,"

The ayes and noes were called, and it was determined in the affirmative, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative, were.

Messrs. Barber, Crocker, Dewey, Heath, Newland, Strong, White, Whiton, and Martin (Pres’t,)-9,

Those who voted in the negative, were
Messrs. Hugunin, La Chapelle, and Rountree-3.
And said bill was indefinitely postponed.

The question then being on agreeing to the recommendation of the committee relative to memorial No. 1 (H. of R.) entitled “Memorial to congress relative to canal lands;"

On motion of Mr. Newland, The memorial was laid on the table. Mr. Barber moved to amend bill No. 31, (H. of R.) entitled "A bill to provide for laying out and establishing territorial roads therein named,” by striking out the second section thereof,

Which motion was agreed to.

Mr. Strong moved to amend bill No. 2, (H. of R.) entitled “A bill supplementary to an act to amend an act for assessing and col. lecting county revenue,” by striking out the word "one," before the word "hundred,” in the 5th section thereof, and inserting in lieu thereof the word “wo;" ;

Which was disagreed to.

Mr. Strong then moved to amend said bill by striking out the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th sections thereof;

And the ayes and noes having been called, the motion was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative, were

Messrs. Barber, Crocker, Dewey, Newland, Strong, Whiton, and Martin (Pres't,)-7.

Those who voted in the negative, were
Messrs. Heath, Hugunin, La Chapelle, Rountree, and White--5.
Mr. Dewey then moved, that the bill be indefinitely postponed;
The motion was agreed to,
And said bill was indefinitely postponed.

On motion of Mr. Whiton, Bill No. 36, (C.) entitled “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 amended by inserting the following, to stand as the 5th section, viz: .

“ Sec. 5, All mortgages of lands may be foreclosed in chancery whenever the sum secured by a mortgage amounts to the sum of fifty dollars or upwards."

The question then being on ordering to a third reading the following entitled bills, to wit: No. 36, (H. of R.) "A bill to provide for laying out the several territorial roads therein named," bill No. 32, (H. of R.) “A bill for an act to amend an act entitled an act for opening or vacating public highways, and the act amendatory the reto," and bill No. 4, "A bill concerning road taxes;"

Said bills were, on motion, indefinitely postponed.

Bills Nos. 10, 42, 31, 18, 41, and memorial No. 5, (all of H. of R.) were then ordered to a third reading.

Bills Nos. 57 and 36, (C.) were ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Newland presented an account of J. & A. Boyles;

Which was referred to the committee on legislative expenditures.

Mr. Crocker, from the committee on the judiciary, to which had been referred communications from A. Finch, jr, and Thomas Wright, had leave to report, and he thereupon reported bill

No. 64, “A bill to amend the statutes of this territory, relative to the sale of land under execution or mortgage, and to legalize certain conveyances;" : Which was read the first and second time.

On motion of Mr. Crocker,
The 30th rule of the council was suspended as lo said bill.

Mr. Dewey, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed, the following entitled joint resolutions, viz:

"Joint resolutions relative to the distributive share of Wisconsin in the nett proceeds of the public lands."

The following entitled bills and joint resolution were then taken up, severally read the third time, passed, and the titles thereof agreed to, viz:

No. 10, (H. of R.) “A bill concerning removals from office;"

No. 31, (H. of R.) “A bill to provide for laying out and establishing territorial roads therein named;"

No. 18, “A bill to provide for laying out the several territorial roads therein mentioned;">

No. 41, (H. of R.) “A bill for an act to make valid the official acts of Frederick Borcherdt, a justice of the peace;"

No. 36, (C.) "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 15th January, 1840;"

and

Resolution No. 9, (H. of R.)“Resolution to rescind a resolution to provide an office for the auditor and treasurer of the territory."

The following resolution was then taken up and read the third time, viz:

"Joint resolution relative to the distributive share of Wisconsin in the net proceeds of the public lands;"

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. Crocker, Dewey, Heath, Hugunin, White and Whiton -6.

Those who voted in the negative, were Messis. Barber, La Chapelle, Rountree and Martin, (Pres't,) 4. i On motion of Mr. Dewey,

The following entitled bill was indefinitely postponed, to wit: No. 51, “A bill relative to the sale of lands for taxes."

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 for your signature, viz: · "An act to provide for laying out certain territorial roads;"

"An act to repeal certain parts of the several acts concerning the militia, and for other purposes;' ? "An act to authorize the erection of a bridge across Pike Creek;'

and

"An act relative to the assessors of Crawford county.'

And to inform the council that the house of representatives have concurred in bill No. 60, (of this house,) 'A bill to authorize the election of an additional justice of the peace in certain towns.' 1. And have concurred in all the amendments of this house to the amendments of the house of representatives to bill No. 39, (C.) 6A bill to amend an act entitled an act to provide for the government of the several towns in this territory, and for the revision of county government;' and have receded from their amendments to

bills numbered 4 and 8, in which this house refused to concur.

The house of representatives have indefinitely postponed bill No.53, (of this house,) 'A bill to amend an act entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to change the corporate limits and powers of the town of Milwaukee, approved 11th January, 1840.""

The President signed the acts requiring his signature, referred to in the above message.

On motion of Mr. Dewey, The committee of the whole were discharged from the further consideration of the following entitled bills, viz:

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 January, 1843, to 6th March, 1843;"

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

No. 47, “A bill to provide for the payment of the expenses of the session o. the legislative assembly, commencing March 6th and ending March 25th, 1843;"

And, on motion, the same were referred to the committee on legislative expenditures. ;

On motion of Mr. Whiton,
The council took a recess till 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, viz:

No. 60, (C.) “A bill to authorize the election of an additional justice of the peace in certain towns;"

No. 31, (C.)“A bill to abolish certain offices therein named;": and

"Joint resolutions relative to a settlement with the Milwaukee and Rock river canal company."

Mr. Rountree, from the committee on legislative expenditures, to whom were referred bills numbered 43, 45, 46, and 47, making

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