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The council adjoumed until nine o'clock this evening.

NINE O'CLOCK, P. M.

The following message from the house of representatives was delivered by the clerk thereof, viz:

“Mr. President: The house of representatives have concurred in a resolution of this house, entitled “Joint resolution relative to the adjournment of the legislative assembly," with an amendment thereto.

“And have concurred in the amendments of the council to “Preamble and resolutions relative to adjourning the present session until the sixth of March next,' with amendments, in which amendments to the said resolutions, I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house.”

On motion of Mr. Barber, A call of the council was ordered, and the following members answered to their names, viz: Messrs. Barber, Crocker, La Chapelle, Rountree, White and Strong, (Pres't.)

The sergeant-at-arms was despatched for the absentees.

The sergeant-at-arms reported the absentees at the call of the council as being now within the bar; And further proceedings under the call were dispensed with.

On motion of Mr. White, The “Joint resolution relative to the adjournment of the legislative assembly" was taken up, and the amendment of the house of representatives to the same, was, on motion, concurred in by the council.

On motion, The “Preamble and resolutions relative to adjourning the present session until the sixth day of March next," was taken up;

And the question being put Will the council concur in the amendment of the house of representatives to the amendments of the council” to the same, it was determined in the affirmative,

And so the amendments were concurred in by the council.

Mr. Crocker, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported as correctly enrolled, "Joint resolution relative to the adjournment of the legislative assembly.”

The following message from the house of representatives was delivered by the clerk thereof, viz:

6 Mr. President: I am directed to present the following resolutions for your signature, which have been signed by the speaker of the house of representatives, to wit: "Joint resolutions relative to the adjournment of the legislative assembly;' and

66 (Preamble and resolutions relative to the present session of the legislative assembly, and for other purposes.”

Which said resolutions were then signed by the president.

The following message from the house of representatives was delivered by the clerk thereof, viz:

6 Mr. President: I am directed to inform this house, that the house of representatives are now ready to adjourn."

On motion of Mr. Rountree, Ordered, that the secretary inform the house of representatives that the council are now ready to adjourn.

On motion of Mr. Whiton, · The council adjourned to the sixth day of March, A. D. 1843, at ten o'clock, A. M.

MONDAY, March 6, 1843. The council met pursuant to adjournment. The journal of the previous day, January 8, having been read, Mr. Rountree presented the certificate of election, as councillor from the county of Racine, of CONSIDER HEATH, together with his oath of office accompanying the same, and moved that the said Heath be permitted to take his seat;

Which was agreed to; whereupon, Mr. Heath took his seat.

Mr. Rountree présented certain papers, relative to the right to a seat in the council, of PETER D. HUGUNIN, froin the county of Racine; Which were then read, and

On motion of Mr. Rountree, Mr. Hugunin appeared, and after being sworn by the president, was admitted to his seat,

The following message from the house of representatives was delivered by the clerk thereof, viz;

“Mr. President: I have been directed by the house of representatives to transmit a communication to the hon, council, informing that body that a quorum of members of the house of representatives are now in session for the despatch of business.". Mr. Whiton offered the following joint resolution:

Resolved, by the council and house of representatives, that a committee of two be appointed to wait upon the governor, and inform him that quorums of the two houses are now in session, and that they are ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make to them."

Which was read the first and second time.
Mr. Barber offered the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That the secretary of the council inform the house of representatives that a quorum of the council is now present, and ready to proceed to business; Which was adopted.

On motion of Mr. La Chapelle, A call of the council was ordered, and the sergeant-at-arms was despatched for the absentees.

On motion of Mr. Crocker,
Further proceedings under the call were dispensed with.

On motion of Mr. Rountree, All rules which prevented the third reading of the aforesaid joint resolution, offered by Mr. Whiton, before being printed or considered in committee of the whole, were suspended, so far as said resolution was concerned; when,

The following message from the house of representatives was delivered by the clerk thereof, viz:

“Mr. President: The house of representatives have passed a resolution relative to the appointment of a joint committee to wait upon the governor, &c., and have appointed, under the said resolution, Messrs. Meeker and Elmore of the committee on their part; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house." Which message,

On motion of Mr. Crocker,
Was taken up and read the first and second time.
Mr. Crocker offered the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to act jointly with a committee on the part of the house, to wait upon the governor and inform him that quorums of the two houses have assembled, and that they are now ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make to them;"

Which was adopted.

The president appointed Messrs. Crocker and Rountree of the committee under said resolution.

Mr. Crocker, from the committee appointed to wait upon the governor, reported that the committee had performed the duty assigned them, and were informed by his excellency, that he would send a written message to each house at 2 o'clock. . On motion of Mr. Rountree,

The council adjourned until two o'clock this afternoon.

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The president announced the reception of the following communication from David Lambert and H. A. Lambert, viz:

u To the president of the council of the legislative assembly of

the territory of Wisconsin:

We submit to the legislative assembly of the territory of Wisconsin, now at Madison, 6th March, 1843, the following proposals to do all the printing for the said assembly for the present session and the current year, at the following rates:

For each 1000 ems, - - - - 38 cts,

66 66 token, - - - - - 38 cts. If required, good security can be given for the faithful performance of the work. This includes the laws and journals.

DAVID LAMBERT,

HENRY A. LAMBERT. March 6, 1843.

NOTE.-At the close of the session, the money is to be paid in specie for the above work, or any part of it.

DAVID LAMBERT.

HENRY A. LAMBERT. March 6, 1843.

The following message in writing, was received from his excellency, the governor, by his private secretary, viz: Gentlemen of the council,

and of the house of representatives: The legislation of congress having prevented the legislature from holding its annual term in December last, and believing that the public interest will be promoted by a session, I have deemed it my duty, an appropriation being now made by congress to pay the expenses, to appoint a special session to be held at this time. . This duty has been performed in conformity to ihe provisions of the act of Wisconsin, entitled "An act relative to the sessions of the legislative assembly," to enable you to legislate upon the subjects upon which the people are now anxiously expecting legislation.

I therefore meet you on this occasion, being informed by your committee that the two houses are now convened for the purpose of holding a special session, and respectfully solicit your attention to the following, as some of the objects of public interest" which in my judgment require legislative action.

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