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sing from the sale of canal lands, in the counties of Milwaukee and Jefferson,” and also, "a bill to repeal all laws in force, authorizing any further sale of the canal lands."

Mr. Crocker, of the committee on engrossed bills, reported that said committee had presented No. 3, being a “Resolution to authorize the purchase of stationery," to the governor for his signature, on the 7th inst.

No. 2, being a “ Joint Resolution relative to town government," was taken up and read the third time, and,

On motion, said resolution was then passed, and the title thereof agreed to.

Mr. Rountree, on leave granted, introduced

No. 2, "A bill to provide for the appointment of a superinten. dent of territorial property, and for other purposes;"

Which was read the first and second time.
Mr. Baker, on leave granted, introduced
No. 3," A bill relative to taxes for school purposes;">
Which was read the first and second time.

Mr. Hugunin moved, that the resolution relative to the admission of the editor and reporters of the Wisconsin Enquirer, to a seat within the bar of this house, be taken up for consideration;

Upon which motion the ages and nays were called, and were as follows:

Yeas-Messrs. Barber, Heath, Hugunin, Newland, Rountree, White and Whiton).

Nays-Messrs. Baker, Crocker, La Chapelle and Strong, (President)—4.

And the council went into the consideration of said resolution.

Mr. Rountree moved to amend said resolution, by striking out the words "editor and,” also the letter “S,” at the end of the word" reporters," which was agreed to.

The question then being on the passage of the resolution as amended; and the ayes and nays being called, they were as follows:

Ayes-Messrs. Barber, Heath, Hugunin, Newland and Rountree-5.

Nays Messrs. Baker, Crocker, LaChapelle, White, Whiton, and Strong (President).-6.

So the resolution was rejected.

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 for the purpose of revising the joint rules of the two houses, in which the concurrence of this house is asked.” .

The president laid before the council the following communication of Elisha Starr, viz:

“Milwaukee, March 4, 1843. To the hon. the legislature of Wisconsin territory:

Gentlemen-I will do the territorial printing for both houses, and give security for its performance, at the following rates :

Composition, per 1000 ens 37 cents;
Press work, per token, 37 "

Paper to be charged at cost. Payment to be made when the work is completed, in specie or its equivalent.

Yours respectfully,

ELISHA STARR." Which, together with the communication from Messrs Lamberts and Reed, on the same subject, Were, on motior, referred to the committee on expenditures.

On motion of Mr. Whiton, Bill No. 1, of council file, was referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Crocker moved, that the resolution accompanying the message from the house, relative to revising the joint rules of the two houses, be now taken up and considered,

Which was agreed to,
And the resolution was read the first and second time.

On motion of Mr. Newland, The council resolved itself into committee of the whole for the consideration of said joint resolution;

Mr. Barber in the chair; and,

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

The question was then put, “shall the resolution be read the third time?" and was decided in the affirmative;

And said resolution was read the third time.

The question then being, “ shall the resolution pašs?"" it was also decided in the affirmative;

So the resolution was adopted, and the title was agreed to.

Mr. Whiton, of the committee to whom was referred the “petition of certain citizens of the town of Rock, in the county of Rock, for the annexation of certain fractions of lands to said town,' on leave granted, reported

No. 4,“ A bill to annex certain fractions or lots of land to the town of Rock, in the county of Rock;" Which was read the first and second time.

On motion of Mr. Barber, The council adjourned.

THURSDAY, March 9, 1843,

The council met pursuant to adjournment.
The journal of the preceding day having been read,

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

6 Mr. President: The house of representatives have appointed Messrs. Hamilton, Elmore, and Manahan, of the committee to revise the joint rules for the government of the two houses, and have concurred in the joint resolution of this house entitled “ Resolution relative to the committee rooms for the legislative as

sembly."

Mr. Newland offered the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That the treasurer of the territory be requested, at an early day to communicate to the council, what amount of territorial drafts were issued under the act of the seventeenth of February, 1842, for defraying the expenses of the legislative assembly, and whether all the creditors of the territory have applied and received drafts, in remuneration of the several amounts of which they were creditors; and if not, what amount is yet in his hands, subject to be delivered when called for by the proper persons.

Mr. Barber, from the select committee appointed to revise the standing rules of the council, submitted the report of said com. mittee.

Mr. Barber, from the joint committee appointed to revise the rules for the government of both houses, submitted the report of said committee.

On motion of Mr. Hugunin,
Bill No. 3,“ A bill relative to taxes for school purposes,"
Was referred to the committee on schools.

On motion of Mr. Rountree, The report of the select committee, appointed to revise the rules of the council, was taken up.

On motion of Mr. Rountree, The council resolved itself into a committee of the whole for the consideration of said report.

After some time, the committee rose and reported the same back to the council with amendments, which amendments were concurred in;

And then the report, as amended, was adopted by the council.

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

“ Mr. President: The house of representatives have adopted the report of the joint committee, appointed to revise the joint rules for the government of the two houses."

On motion of Mr. Barber, The report of the joint committee, appointed to revise the joint rules for the government of both houses, was taken up and adopfed by the council.

On motion of Mr. White,
The council adjourned until 2 o'clock, P. M.

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On leave, Mr. Baker introduced

Bill No. 5, " A bill authorizing clerks to issue certificates to jurors and witnesses;" Which was read the first and second time,

On motion of Ms. Baker,

The motion of a previous day, to amend the journal of Monday, the sixth day of March, by striking out, at the commencement of the same, the words “ The council met pursuant to adjournment,” and insert in lieu thereof, the words “ The council was called to order at ten o'clock, A. M. by the President," was taken up; and

The question being put on agreeing to the same, and the yeas and nays having been called, they were as follows:

Those voting in the affirmative were,
Messrs. Baker, Heath, Hugunin, Newland, and White-5.

Those voting in the negative were, Messrs. Barber, La Chapelle, Rountree, and Strong (Pre.. sident).-4.

So the motion prevailed.

Mr. Newland, by leave granted, offered the following resolution, viz: 5 Resolved, that the committee on the judiciary be instructed,

1. To ascertain, as near as they may be enabled, by the various reports heretofore submitted to the legislature by the Milwaukee and Rock river canal company, or by such other sources of information as they may deem expedient, or be enabled to procure, what amount of indebtedness the territory is now under to the general government, for the sale of canal lands under the act of congress of 1838; and what amount of money has been received by said company from the sales of said lands; and how the same has been applied.

2. Whether the legal or equitable right of the water power, created by such portion of said canal as is now completed in the town of Milwaukee, is in the Territory or said company, or jointly the property of both parties; and if either right is vested in the Territory, what course is necessary to be pursued by the legislalature to sustain the rights and interests of the people; and that said committee have power to send for persons and papers; and that they report by bill or otherwise."

Which resolution was adopted. Mr. Newland, by leave granted, offered the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That the committee on the judiciary be instructed

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