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appropriations for expenses of the legislative assembly, reported

No. 65, "A bill to provide for the payment of the expenses of the legislative assembly;""

Which was read the first and second time.

Mr. Crocker, from the committee on territorial affairs, to whom was referred the message of the governor, relating to estimates furnished the secretary of the treasury of the United States, for the expenses of the legislative assembly, reported

“A memorial to the congress of the United States relative to the estimates of the 'expenses of the legislative assenibly of the territory of Wisconsin;" Which was read the first and second time; and,

On motion of Mr. Rountree, · The council went into committee of the whole for the consideration of said memorial, and of said bill No. 65;

Mr. La Chapelle in the chair.

Pending the consideration of bill No. 65, the clerk of the house of representatives was announced, when the president took the chair, and the following message from the house of representatives was delivered:

6 Mr. President: I am directed to present the following bills and resolutions for your signature, to wit:

"An act to authorize the election of an additional justice of the peace in certain towns;' "An act to abolish certain offices therein named;'

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

The President signed the bills and resolutions referred to in said message.

The council then resumed, in committee of the whole, the consideration of bill No. 65;

And pending the consideration thereof, the chief clerk of the house of representatives was announced. The president took the chair, and the following message was delivered by the clerk of the house, viz:

“Mr. President: The house of representatives have concurred in all the amendments of this house to the following bills of the house of representatives, to wit:

*No. 10, “A bill concerning removals from office;'

No. 18, 'A bill to provide for laying out the several territorial roads therein named;

No. 31, ‘A bill to provide for laying out and establishing territorial roads therein named;' and

No, 41, “A bill to make valid the official acts of Frederick Borcherdt, a justice of the peace,"

The council then resumed, in committee of the whole, the consideration of said bill No. 65;

And after some time, the committee rose and reported said bill No. 65, with amendments, and the memorial without amendment.

On motion, said memorial was then ordered to be engrossed for a third reading. • The amendments made in committee of the whole to bill No. 65, were then concurred in; and

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

Mr. Strong moved that the bill be amended by adding thereto the following, viz:

“To the publishers of the several newspapers in the territory, who have published the laws of the legislative assembly, which commenced December 6, 1841, the sum of fifty dollars each, to be paid by the Secretary to the said publishers respectively, upon their furnishing him with satisfactory proof of such publication;"

The question being on agreeing to said amendment,

The ayes and noes were called, and the question was determined in the negative, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative, were
Messrs. Crocker, La Chapelle, Newland, Strong and White-5.

Those who voted in the negative, were Messrs. Dewey, Heath, Hugunin, Rountree, Whiton and Martin, (Pres't,)-6.

Mr. Crocker then moved, that the council reconsider the vote by which the amendments made to said bill No. 65, in committee of the whole, were concurred in; The motion was agreed to; and

On motion of Mr. Whiton,
Said bill was then laid upon the table.

Mr. Strong moved that the council reconsider its vote refusing to order for engrossment and third reading, bill No. 58, (C.)“A bill to provide for the payment of certain territorial debts therein named;"

And the motion was agreed to.

The question then recurring on ordering said bill No. 58 to be engrossed for a third reading; when,

Mr. Whiton, from the committee on enrolled bills, made the following report:

“The committee on enrollment report, that they did, on the 12th day of April, A. D. 1843, present to his excellency, the governor, for his approval, a bill entitled 'An act to repeal a part of an act therein mentioned; also, a bill entitled 'An act authorizing the erection of a bridge across Pike Creek;' also, a bill entitled

An act relative to the assessors of Crawford county;' also, a bill entitled An act to repeal certain parts of the several acts concerning the militia, and for other purposes; also, a bill entitled An act to provide for laying out certain territorial roads;' also, a bill entitled •An act to authorize the election of an additional justice of the peace in certain towns; also, a bill entitled 'An act to abolish certain offices therein named.'

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." · Mr. Rountree, by leave, submitted a certain account of E. Starr, which had been referred to the committee on legislative expendi

tures; Per And, on motion, said account was referred to the committee on territorial expenditures.

The question recurring on ordering bill No. 58 to a third reading; when, on motion,

The bill was laid on the table. Mr. Dewey, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported the following to be correctly engrossed, to wit:

No.57, “A bill to amend an act authorizing Samuel H. Farnsworth to build and maintain a dam on the Manitouwoc river."

On motion of Mr. Crocker,

The council went into committee of the whole for the consideration of bill No. 64, "A bill to amend the statutes of the territory, relative to the sales of land under execution or mortgage, and to legalize certain conveyances;"

Mr. Barber in the chair.

And after some time, the committee rose and reported the bill to the council without amendment;

And said bill was then ordered to be engrossed for a third read

ing.

On motion of Mr. White,
The council took a recess till 7 o'clock, P. M.

SEVEN O'CLOCK, P. M.

Bill No. 65, "A bill to provide for the payment of the expenses of the legislative assembly," was taken up.

Mr. Strong moved to strike out of said bill the following items, to wit:

“To David Lambert, for printing done for the executive office, from April 4th, 1842, to January 1st, 1843, fifty-seven dollars and seventy-five cents.”

“To David Lambert, for printing done for the executive office as per bill, from 1st of January, 1843, to 8th of April, 1843, thirty dollars."

Upon which motion the ayes and noes were called, and it was determined in the affirmative, as follows, viz:

Those who voted in the affirmative, were Messrs. Barber, Crocker, La Chapelle, Newland, Strong, White, and Whiton—7.

Those who voted in the negative,swere Messrs. Dewey, Heath, Hugunin, Rountree, and Martin (President,)-5.

Mr. Barber moved to amend said bill by adding the following item thereto, to wit:

"To David Lambert, for printing proclamation of the governor, calling a special session of the legislative assembly, five dollars; publishing said proclamation, nine dollars; printing proclamation

for apportionment of members of the legislative assembly, three dollars; advertizing said proclamation, six dollars."

Mr. Strong moved to amend the amendment, by inserting before the word “proclaination," the words "for the use of the governor;"

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

Those who voted in the affirmative, were
Messrs. Dewey, La Chapelle, Newland, and Strong—4.
Those who voted in the negative, were

Messrs. Barber, Crocker, Heath, Hugunin, Rountree, White, Whiton, and Martin (Pres't,)-8.

The question then recurring on the motion of Mr. Barber to amend,

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

Mr. Newland moved further to amend the bill, by striking out the following item, viz: .

“For the purchase of books for the library, to be purchased under the direction of such person as the legislature may by joint resolution appoint, five hundred dollars."

On which motion the ayes and does were called, and it was determined in the negative, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative, were
Messrs. Barber, Hugunin, Newland, Rountree, and Whiton-5.
Those who voted in the negative, were

Messrs. Crocker, Dewey, Heath, La Chapelle, Strong, White and Martin, (Pres't,)—7. • Mr. Newland moved to further amend the bill by striking out

the words “five dollars," and inserting in lieu thereof, the following, to wit: “seven dollars and fifty cents,” in that part of the bill making an appropriation for John Y. Smith;

Which was disagreed to.

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

The ayes and noes were called, and it was decided in the af. firmative, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative, were

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