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

Mr. Baldwin, agreeably to notice for leave, intraduced bill No. 27, which was read the first and second time and ordered to be printed, entitled " A bill to incorporate the stockholders of the Bank of Sivipee."

Mr. Wells, from the judiciary committee, reported bill No. 28, which was read a first and second time and ordered to be printed, cntitled " A bill to amend an act of the Revised Statutes of the Territory of Wisconsin, entitled • An act concerning judgments and executions,'"

The House then proceeded to the orders of the day, being bills on their passage.

No. 3, entitled “ Substitute for a bill relating to the duties of registers of deeds," was read the third time, passed, and title amended to read,

" A bill relating to the duties of registers of deeds."

No. 9, “ Resolution relating to the fiscal agency of Moses M. Strong,” was read the third time, passed, and the title amended to read,

No. 29, “ A bill relating to the fiscal agency of Moses M. Strong,"

Ordered, That the clerk request the concurrence of the Coun. cil in the said bills.

Mr. Shackelford moved that the following bills be committed to the committee of the whole now, cntitled as follows:

No. 18, “ A bill to repeal an act entitled, “ An act to change the corporate limits and powers of the town of Green Bay.'

No. 21, “A bill relative to the seat of justice of Brown coun.

ty."

No. 23, “ A bill to annul the marriage contract of Joseph R. Brown and Margaret Brown."

Mr. Childs moved to amend the motion by excluding therefrom bill No. 21 ; and the ayes and noes being called, by Mr. Shackel. ford, were as follows :

Ayes-Messrs. Baldwin, Beardsley; Billings, Brunson, Childs,

Conroe, Craig, Cruson, Dewey, Hoyt, Jenkins, Longstreet, New. man, Shew, Sholes, Stevens, Story, Street, Sutherland, Wells and Whiton, speaker-21.

Noes-Messrs. McGregor and Shackelford—2.

So the House decided that said bill should be excluded from the said motion.

The question was then taken on the motion of Mr. Shackelford, and was decided in the affirmative.

The House then went into the committee of the whole on said bills, Mr. Shew in the chair.

After some time the committee rose and reporied the said bills with amendments, which were agreed to by the House, and the bills ordered to be engrossed for the third reading.

On motion of Mr. Billings, The following resolutions and bills from the Council were read the first and second time, viz:

No. 3, “ Resolution relative to the adjournment of the Legisla. ture.”

No. 4, “Resolution to locate the university lands."

No. 11, “ A bill to incorporate the Michigan and Rock river rail-road company."

No. 20, “ A bill to exonerate the several counties of the Ter. ritory from the payment of certain taxes;" and,

No. 22, “A bill to amend an act concerning the lien of me. chanics, and others, for repairs and improvements on real estate.

On motion of Mr. Street, The House resolved itself into the committee of the whole, Mr. Billings in the chair, on resolution No. 3, entitled “ Resolution relating to the adjournment of the Legislature.

Alter a short time the commitee rose and reported the resolu. tion to the House without amendment.

Pending the question on ordering the said resolution to the third reading, a motion was made by Mr. Childs that the said resolution do lie on the table for the present, and the ayes and noes being called on the said motion, were as follows :

Ayes-Messrs. Beardsley, Billings, Blackstone, Bracken, Childs, Hoyt, Jenkins, Longstrect, McGregor, Shew, Sholes, Stevens and Whiton, speaker-13.

Noes-Messrs. Baldwin, Brunson, Conroe, Craig, Cruson, Dewey, Newman, Shackelford, Story, Street, Sutherland and Wells-12.

So the said resolution was laid on the table.

Mr. Bracken presented the accounts of the commissioners of the public buildings, and of the acting commissioner. Referred to the committee on claims.

On motion of Mr. Street,
The House adjourned until 3 o'clock P. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

Three o'clock. The Speaker laid before the House a communication from Byron Kilbourn, Esq., president of the Milwaukee and Rock river canal company, in answer to a resolution of this House, which was read, and,

On motion of Mr. Billings, Ordered to be printed. (Sce Appendix, document H.)

The Speaker, also, submitted to the House a communication of Joseph Faucett, and others, praying that the Legislature pass a resolution requesting the Congress of the United States to adopt measures forth with for calling a national conv

avention, for the pur. pose of restraining and adjusting the abuses of legislation in re. gard to banking

Mr. Bracken moved that the communication be referred to the same committee to which that part of the Governor's message was referred relating to the currency, which motion was decided in the negative.

The said communication was then referred to the following select committee, viz:

Messrs. Jenkins, Bracken and Shew.

On motion of Mr. Billings, The House resolved itself into the committee of the whole, Mr. Baldwin in the chair, for the consideration of bills from the Coun. cil of the following titles, to wit:

No. 8, “ A bill 10 crcate the office of superintendent of common schools, and to prescribe the duties of said office;" and,

No. 10, “ A bill to divide the town of Delevan, and for other purposes.”

After some time the committee rose and reported the said bills without amendment.

Mr. Street moved to amend bill No. 8, by striking out the ninth specification in section 3, which was disagreed to.

Message from the Council by their Secretary :

“ MIr. Speaker-The Council have passed the following bills, in which they request the concurrence of the House, viz:

“ No. 25, A bill to amend an act entitled • An act to change the corporate limits and powers of the town of Milwaukee;' and,

“No. 26, A bill to amend an act eniitled • An act to prescribe the mode of proceedings in chancery, and for other purposes.

And then he withdresy.

The question then recurred on ordering bill No. 8 to a third reading, and the ayes and noes being called, there were ayes 7, noes 16.

Those who voted in the affirmative were, Messrs. Baldwin, Blackstone, Bracken, Brunson, Craig, Cruson and Street.

Those who voted in the negative were, Messrs. Beardsley, Childs, Conroe, Dewey, Hoyt, Jenkins, Longstreet, McGregor, Newman, Shew, Sholes, Stevens, Story, Sutherland, Wells and Whiton, speaker.

So the said bill was lost.
Bill No. 10 was then ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Street presented the account of John W. Griffith, sheriff ot! Clayton county, for taking census.

Ordered, That the said account be referred to the committee on claims.

On motion of Mr. Sholes, The House adjourned.

MONDAY, December 30, 1839. Mr. Stevens presented petitions from citizens of Racine county, relating to the seat of justice of said county.

Ordered, That the same be referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Story presented the petition of citizens of the town of Brookfield, praying that said town may be divided, and moved that the same be referred to a select committee.

The Speaker appointed Messrs. Story, Ray and Longstreet, said committee.

Mr. Bracken presented the petition of William R. Smith, and others, in relation to the duties on imported lead.

Referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Bracken, Baldwin and Jenkins.

Mr. Sutherland presented remonstrances from citizens of Dane county, against authorizing an additional term of the court to be held in said county.

Which were read and laid on the table.

Mr. Strect, from the committee on corporations, reported bill No. 31, entitled

“ A bill to incorporate the wardens and vestrymen of Trinity Church, at Mineral Point."

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

Mr. Longstreet, from the joint committee on enrolment, report. ed that the said committee did, on the 28th inst., submit to the Governor, for his approval, “ A memorial to Congress relative to confirming the titles to lots one, two and three, of section thirtytwo, town seven, range twenty-two east.”

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