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Mr. Whiton presented

A petition from Daniel Bennett and others, citizens of the towns of Beloit and Clinton, praying a town to be set off to be called by the name of Monroe; and also,

A remonstrance from Thomas Tuttle and others, against said petition;

And moved their reference to a select committee;

The motion was agreed to; and the president appointed Messrs. White, Whiton and Baker of said committee.

Mr. Baker presented

The proceedings of a school convention held in the town of East Troy, Walworth county, February 15th, 1843, asking for the repeal of “An act to amend the several acts to provide for the support of common schools," approved February 18, 1842, and to re-enact the law that previously existed in the territory upon the same subject;

And moved its reference to the committee on schools;

The motion was agreed to, and the reference was accordingly made.

Mr. Crocker offered the following resolutions, viz:

Resolved, That the governor, secretary of the territory, judges the supreme court, delegate in congress, members of congress, of state legislatures, and of the house of representatives, ex-members of the legislative assembly of this territory, and the reporters for such territorial newspapers as the council may by vote select, may be admitted to seats within the bar of the council,

Resolved, That it be the duty of the president to direct the sergeant-at-arms to enforce the observance of this rule.

Which were adopted.

Mr. Baker, on leave granted, gave notice that on some future day he should introduce

"A bill to change the time of holding courts in the second judicial district; and also to repeal section four of an act, entitled "An act to amend the several acts to provide for the support of common schools, approved February 18, 1842, and to enact the laws repealed by said section.”

Mr. Rountree offered the following resolution, viz:
Resolved, That the secretary of the council furnish to the post

master at this place a list of the names of the members of the council, and that the postage on all letters and papers, to and from them, be paid out of the moneys appropriated to defray the expenses of the legislative assembly.

Mr. Crocker offered the following joint resolution, viz: ..

Resolved, by the council and house of representatives, that the sergeants-at-arms of the council and house of representatives be directed to prepare the north-west rooms and the south-west rooms on the second floor of the capitol, now occupied by the auditor and the secretary of the territory, for the use of the two houses, as committee rooms, and to notify the occupants that they are required for the use of the legislative assembly; · Which was read the first and second time.

Mr. Baker then moved that the rule which requires all bills and joint resolutions to be printed before being considered in committee of the whole, be suspended so far as it relates to the resolution under consideration;

Which was agreed to.

Mr. Rountree then moved that the resolution relative to postage on letters and papers to and from members of the council, be now considered;

Which was agreed to.

Mr. Crocker moved to amend said resolution by striking out the words "and froin;"

Which was disagreed to. Mr. Crocker then moved that the resolution be laid on the table;

Which motion was also negatived.

Mr. Baker moved to amend said resolution by adding the following: "during the present session;" Which was agreed to.

The question then recurred on the adoption of the resolution, as amended;

And it was decided in the affirmative.
Mr. Whiton, on leave granted, presented

A petition of John Hacket and others, praying for the construction of a dam across Rock river;

And moved its reference to a select committee;

Which motion was agreed to; and Messrs. Whiton, Crocker and Rountree were appointed said committee.

Mr. Rountree moved that the vote of yesterday, by which 500 copies of the governor's message were ordered to be printed, be reconsidered;

Which was agreed to.

The question then recurred on the motion to print; and it was moved to lay the same on the table;

Which motion was lost.

Mr. Baker moved to amend the motion to print, by striking out 61500” and inserting “300;"

Which was lost.
Mr. Whiton moved to lay the motion to print on the table;
Which was decided in the affirmative. "

Mr. Rountree then moved to refer the message of the governor to the committee on the judiciary;

Which was decided in the negative.
Mr. Baker moved to refer said message to a select committee.
The motion was decided in the affirmative;

And Messrs. Baker, Barber and Heath were appointed said committee. · On motion of Mr. Rountree,

The council took up for consideration joint resolution No. 3, of the house of representatives; Which was read the first and second time,

On motion of Mr. Whiton, The council resolved itself into a committee of the whole, for the consideration of said joint resolution; Mr. Crocker in the chair.

After some time, the committee rose and, by their chairman, reported the same back to the council without amendment.

The question was then put-"Shall the resolution be read the third time?"

Which was decided in the affirmative.

And the resolution having been read the third time, the question was then put- Shall the resolution pass?" and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Baker, on leave, offered the following joint resolution:

Resolved, the house concurring therein, that a joint committee of the two houses, consisting in each house of one member from every county which has adopted the system of town government, be appointed to report whether any alterations or amendments are required to the act entitled “An act to provide for the government of the several towns in this territory, and for the revision of county government,” approved February 18th, 1841, and that they be instructed to report by bill or otherwise; Which was read the first and second time.

On motion of Mr. Crocker, The 29th rule of the council, requiring all bills and joint resolutions to be printed before being considered in committee of the whole, was dispensed with so far as the resolution under consideration was concerned.

The council then went into committee of the whole, for the consideration of said joint resolution;

Mr. Rountree in the chair.

After some time the committee rose, and, by their chairman, reported the said joint resolution back to the council without amendment.

The question was then put-"Shall the resolution be engrossed for a third reading?"

Which was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. La Chapelle, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported “Joint resolutions relative to the committee rooms for the legislative assembly," to be correctly engrossed.

"Joint resolution relative to the committee rooms for the legislative assembly," was then taken up for consideration; and

The question then being on ordering the same to a third reading, it was decided in the affirmative; and,

The question then being on the final passage of the same, it was also decided in the affirmative, and the title of the same was agreed to.

Mr. Crocker, on leave granted, presented

A petition from Clinton Walworth and others, relative to the owners of land paying the expense of survey of adjoining lands;

And moved its reference to the committee on judiciary, without reading;

The motion was agreed to, and reference was inade accordingly. Mr. Crocker also presented

A petition of the members of the bar of Milwaukee county, praying for an additional term of the district court for said county;

Which, on motion, was also referred to the committee on the judiciary, Mr. Barber offered the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That a select committee of three be appointed to revise the standing rules of the council, with instructions to report thereon as soon as practicable.

On motion, Said resolution was adopted, and Messrs. Barber, Rountree and Martin were appointed said committee. Mr. Baker offered the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That John P. Sheldon, reporter for the Wisconsin Democrat, be admitted to a seat within the bar of this house;

And moved the adoption of the same; which motion was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Barber then moved that the reporter of the Madison City
Express be admitted to a seat within the bar of this house;
And the motion was decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Crocker,
The council adjourned until two o'clock this afternoon.

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Mr. Newland, on leave granted, introduced

No. 1, "A bill relative to changing the time of holding courts in the second judicial district;"

Which was read the first and second time, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Hugunin, on leave granted, laid before the council the following communication, viz:

« LIBRARIAN'S OFFICE, ,

March 7, 1843. “ To the legislative council of the territory of Wisconsin:

There has been delivered to me, under a contract made by my predecessor in office, with J. & L. Ward, of Milwaukee, a lot of

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