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On motion of Mr. White, The council adjourned.
WEDNESDAY, April 12, 1843. On motion of Mr. Dewey, The council advised and consented to the appointment of J. Allen Barber, to be District Attorney for the county of Grant.
On motion of Mr. Strong, The council advised and consented to the appointment of Satterlee Clark, junior, to be a Supreme Court Commissioner for the county of Portage.
On motion of Mr. White, The council advised and consented to the appointment of Malachi T. White and Luther Parker, to be Justices of the Peace for the county of Milwaukee.
On motion of Mr. Rountree, The council advised and consented to the appointment of Lorain T. Pease, to be a Supreme Court Commissioner, for the county of Brown.
THURSDAY, April 13, 1843.
The council met pursuant to adjournment.
Bill No, 42, (H. of R.) “A bill for an act authorizing the gov. ernor to offer rewards for the apprehension of criminals, in certain cases,"
Was taken up, read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to.
Bill No. 57, (C.) "A bill to amend the act authorizing Samuel H. Farnsworth to build and maintain a dam on the Manitouwoc river,”
Was read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to.
Mr. Dewey, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported the following to be correctly engrossed, to wit: · Bill No. 64, (C.) “A bill to amend the statutes of the territory. relative to the sales of land under execution or mortgage, and to legalize certain conveyances;": Which bill was taken up, and read the third time; and,
On motion of Mr. Dewey,
Said bill was then amended, by striking out the third section, and inserting in lieu thereof the following, viz:
"Sec. 3. That all the conveyances of land heretofore made under and by virtue of any law that now is, or has been heretofore in force in this territory, to the assignee or assignees of any purchaser or purchasers, of any lands or real estate, sold on execution, or under the judgment or decree of any court of record, or by virtue of any mortgage, agreeably to the provisions of any such law, shall vest in the assignee or assignees of such purchase, such title to the premises described in such conveyance, as would have been vested in the purchaser had such conveyance been made to him; and such conveyance shall not be impaired or affected by means of the same having been made to the assignee of such purchaser."
The bill was then passed, and the title thereof agreed to. Mr. Strong, from the committee on the judiciary, to which the several subjects had been referred, made a report, as follows.
“The committee recommend, that bill No. 9, (H. of R.) 'A bill to amend an act entitled an act to provide for the printing and distribution of the laws of Wisconsin;' be indefinitely postponed.
The committee report bill No. 11, (H. of R.) 'A bill for an act to amend an act entitled an act regulating taverns and groceries, without amendment.
The committee report "An act to provide for the election of a territorial printer;" without amendment, and recommend that the same be passed.
On the memorial of La Fayette Kellogg, the committee report by resolution, as follows:
Resolved, by the council, if the house concur, that the superin. tendent of territoral property be instructed to provide wood for the office of clerk of the supreme court.
And on the petition of certain citizens of Milwaukee, praying for the repeal of the act to amend an act concerning the time of cominencing actions;' the committee deem no provision necessary, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of said petition."
On motion, the council proceeded to consider the report from the committee on the judiciary;
And the council concurred in the report of said committee in relation to bill No.9, (H. of R.) and said bill was indefinitely postponed.
The council then proceeded to consider so much of said report as relates to bill No. 11, (H. of R.) when,
Mr. Strong moved that said bill be indefinitely postponed,
And the ayes and noes having been called, the result was as follows:
Those who voted in the affirmative, were
Those who voted in the negative, were
The council then proceeded to consider so much of said report as related to "An act to provide for the election of a territorial printer;"
A call of the council was ordered, and
The sergeant-at-arms was despatched to procure the attendance of Messrs. Newland and Rountree; and having reported them in their seats,
Further proceedings under the call of the council were suspended.
The question then recurring, “Will the council, on re-consideration, pass the bill?”
The ayes and noes were called, and they were as follow, viz: Those who voted in the affirmative, were
Messrs. Crocker, Dewey, La Chapelle, Newland, Sirong, White and Martin, (Pres’t,)—7.
Those who voted in the negative, were
Two-thirds of the inembers not voting in the affirmative, the bill was lost.
The council then proceeded to consider the resolution reported by the committee on the judiciary, relative to wood for the office of the clerk of the supreme court.
Mr. Barber moved that said resolution be amended by adding thereto the followiug words, viz: “ and the clerk of the district court of the county of Dane;">
And the ayes and noes being called on said motion to amend, they were as follows, viz:
In the affirmative-Mr. Barber.
Messrs. Crocker, Dewey, Heath, Hugunin, La Chapelle, Newland, Rountree, Strong, White, Whiton, and Martin (Pres’t,)—11.
The question then recurring on the adoption of said resolution,
Messrs. Barber, Heath, Hugunin, Newland, Rountree, Whiton, and Martin (Pres'ı,)-7.
So the resolution was rejected.
The following message from the house of representatives was delivered by the clerk thereof, viz:
“Mr. President: I am directed to present the following bill for your signature, to wit:
“And act to provide for laying out the several territorial roads therein named;"
And to inform you that the house of representatives have concurred in bill No, 56, of this house, 'A bill to amend the several aets relative to the town of Milwaukee;' and have passed a bill, No. 47, .A bill for the divorce of Rebecca P. Farrington from the bonds of matrimony;' in which the concurrence of the council is asked.
The governor las notified the house of representatives, that he did on this day approve "An act to provide for laying out certain territorial roads;' and `An act to make valid the official acts of Frederick Borcherdt, a justice of the peace.'"
Mr. Strong, by leave, submitted the following resolution, which was read and laid on the table:
Resolved, by the council, if the house of representatives concur, that Sheldon & Hyer be, and they are hereby authorized to print two hundred copies of the journal of the council, and two hundred copies of the journal of the house of representatives, and
copies of the laws passed at the present session of the legislative assembly, together with the reports of decisions in the supreme court, not heretofore published.
The following message from the governor was delivered by his private secretary, Mr. Charles Doty, viz: “To the Legislative Council:
I have approved and signed 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 authorizing the erection of a bridge across Pike Creek; also, a bill entitled 'An act relative to the assessors of Crawford county;' and a bill entitled "An act to authorize the election of an additional justice of the peace in certain towns;' and deposited the same in the office of the secretary of the territory.
J. D. DOTY. Executive Department,
Madison, April 13, 1843.") Mr. Dewey, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed, the following, viz:
Bill No. 65, (C.) “A bill to provide for the payment of the expenses of the legislative assembly;"
And, on motion, said bill No. 65, was read the third time,