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Ordered, That the House proceed to the election of officers.

On motion of Mr. Conroe, Ordered, That the roll be called previous to going into the elec. tion of officers, and that the Serjeant-at-Arms be sent after absent members.

On motion of Mr. Whiton, D. F. Kimball was appointed Serjeant-at-Arms, pro tempore, in. place of Mr. Jenkins, who was not in attendance.

The roll was then called and the Serjeant-at-Arms sent after the absent members.

Message from the Council by the Secretary :

"Mr. Speaker- The Council have passed a joint resolution re. lating 10 printing, in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House."

And then he withdrew.
Resolution No. 1, was then :aker up,

and
On motion of Mr. Sholes,
Was read the first and second time and laid on the table.

Mr. Story offered the following resolution, entitled No. 1, "joint resolution relating to the transportation of the mail between Madison and Milwaukee ;"

Which was read a first and second time.

The absent members having appeared, the House proceeded to the election of officers.

On motion of Mr. Conroe, Messrs. Street and Wells were appointed tellers to canvass the votes.

On motion of Mr. Cruson, Ordered, That the House first ballot for a Serjeant-at-Arms. Mr. Cruson nomina:ed James Durley.

The ballots being taken and counted, it appeared that James Durley had received twenty-one votes, and was thereupon declared to be unanimously elected.

A motion was then made by Mr. Billings that the House do now proceed to elect a Chief Clerk, and the question being takes,

It was decided in the negative.

A division being called for, there were ayes 10, noes 10.
So the motion was lost.

On motion of Mr. Shew,
The House proceeded to ballot for an assistant clerk.
Mr. Shew nominated Benjamin H. Edgerton.

The votes being taken and counted, it appeared that Mr. Edger. ton had received twenty-one votes, and was declared to be unani. mously elected.

The House then, on motion of Mr. Street, proceeded to elect two transcribing clerks.

Mr. Sholes nominated B. C. Eastman.
Mr. Stevens nominated Robert H. Strong.

The votes having been taken and examined, it was found that Robert H. Strong had received sixteen votes, B. C. Eastman twenty-two, Thomas O. Spraig three, and I. A. Libby two. Messrs. Strong and Eastman were declared to be duly elected.

On mo:ion of Mr. Cruson, James Durley, elected Serjeant-at-Arms, appeared at the clerk's table and was sworn truly and faithfully to discharge his duties in office,

On motion of Mr. Whiton, The election of officers was postponed to some future period.

On motion of Mr. Cruson, Ordered, That seats be prepared for the reception of the Goverpor and Council.

The clerk was ordered, on motion of Mr. Baldwin, to inform the Council that seats had been prepared in the Representatives' Hall for the Governor and Council, preparatory to the delivery of the Governor's message.

On motion of Mr. Sholes, The joint committee appointed, on yesterday, to wait upon His Excellency the Governor, &c., was requested to inform His Excel. lency that the iwo Houses had assembled in the Representatives' Hall.

The Council having met the House, and the Governor being introduced, addressed the two Houses, as follows:

We

Fellow-citizens of the Council and House of Representatives :

You are assembled, in conformity to a law of the last session of the Legislative Assembly, to resuine the responsible duties that devolve on you as the represeniatives of the people of Wiscon. sin.

We have abundant cause to be thankful to divine Providence, for the many blessings conferred upon us. Crops of every kind, adaptel to our climate, have this season been unusually abundant, and the husbandman has reaped a rich reward for his industry. Our citizens, who cultivate the soil, are rapidly developing the great agricultural resources of the country ; our prairies are being converted into luxuriant fields; and towns and villayes are springing up

where the wigwam of the savage stood seven years ago. have a territory of nearly sixty thousand square miles in extent, containing rich and inexhaustible stores of mineral wealth, possessing a climate of the most genial an 1 salubrious character, and a soil suited to the production of every thing calculated to minister to the necessities and comforts of man. We have the great lakes, Michigan and Superior, (our inland seas,) on the east and north, the Father of Rivers on the west, with several noble streams pene. trating the Territory in different directions.

Coming immediately from the mass of your constituents, it is presumed that you bring with you such a knowledge of their wants as will enable yon to enact laws accommodated to their state and condition. To legislate for enlightened freemen, is one of the most important labors man is called upon to perform. To prescribe what is right, and prohibit what is wrong, by the passage of salutary laws, equal in their bearing on all classes of the com. munity, is the great object for which we have been convened ; and, you may rely, gentlemen, on my co-operation in the support of all such measures, as have for their object the attainment of these desirable results,

At the last regular session of the Legislative Assembly, I submitted, for your consideration, the importance of consulting the

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ellow.citizens of the Council and House of Representatives :

You are assembled, in conformity to a law of the last session the Legislative Assembiy, to resurne the responsible duties that volve on you as the represeniatives of the people of Wiscon. D. We have abundant cause to be thankful to divine Providence, · the many blessings conferred upon us. Crops of every kind, apie I to our climate, have this season been unusually abundant, I the husbandman has reaped a rich reward for his industry. r citizens, who cultivate the soil, are rapidly developing the great icultural resources of the country; our prairies are being con ted into luxuriant fields; and towns and villages are springing where the wigwam of the savage stood seven years ago. We e a territory of nearly sixty thousand square miles in extent, taining rich and inexhaustible stores of mineral wealth, possess. a climate of the most genial an 1 salubrious character, and a suited to the production of every thing calculated to minister

necessities and comforts of man, , We have the great lakes, ligan and Superior, (our inland seas,) on the east and north, Father of Rivers on the west, with several noble streams pene. ng the Territory in different directions. oming immediately from the mass of your constituents, it is imed that you bring with you such a knowledge of their wants ll enable yon to enact laws accommodated to their state and tion. To legislate for enlightened freemen, is one of the important labors man is called upon to perform. To pre

of what is right, and prohibit what is wrong, by the passage ry laws, equal in their bearing on all classes of the com. 7, is the great object for which we have been convened; ou may rely, gentlemen, on my co-operation in the support such measures, as have for their object the attainment of lesirable results, he last regular session of the Legislative Assembly, I sub. for your consideration, the importance of consulting the

people of the Territory, at an early period, on the subject of taki such measures, as might be deemed expedient, for the admissi of Wiscousin as one of the independent States of this Unic

:D Elections will be held throughout the Territory, on the first M day of August next, for members of the House of Represen tives, and I would passing a resolution recommending to the qualified electors in Territory to determine by their votes, cast at that time, whet they are for or against the organization of a state governm The subject will then be fairly presented to the people, and t can decide for themselves

The laws passed at the annual and adjourned sessions of Legislative Assembly, have been but for a short time promulga throughout the Territory, and the people cannot have had the portunity to understand how far they are applicable to their si tion and wants. But one term of the district court has been he any one county, since their distribution. It appears to me, th fore, that as few changes as possible are desirable at the pre session, and only such should be made as the public interest periously requires. At the next session of the Legislative sembly, the practice of the courts, as well as the adıninistratic the laws, will enable the Legislature to ascertain the deficier and to apply the proper remedy, by a repeal or modificatio

such of them as are not suited to che wants and condition o people.

I would respectfully recommend to the Legislative Asse the propriety of memorializing Congress, for an appropriatic thirty thousand dollars, for the erection of a penitentiary in Territory, to be located at such point as may be designated b Legislative Assembly. The spirit of the age we live in, as as the humanity of our laws, are opposed to capital punishr except in cases of the highest grade of crime. The esta ment of a penitentiary would secure the community agains aggressions of the depraved-be the means of punishin guilty-and operate as a salutary example in deterring others the perpetration of crime. Solitary confinement at hard

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Fellow.citizens of the Council and House of Representatives :

You are assembled, in conformity to a law of the last sessz of the Legislative Assembiy, to resune the responsible duties t! devolve on you as the representatives of the people of Wisco sin.

We have abundant cause to be thankful to divine Providen for the many blessings conferred upon us. Crops of every kin adaptel to our climate, have iliis season been unusually abundar and the husbandman has reaped a rich reward for his industr Our citizens, who cultivate the soil, are rapidly developing the gre agricultural resources of the country; our prairies are being co verted into luxuriant fields; and towns and villages are springin up where the wigwam of the savage stood seven years ago.

W have a territory of nearly sixty thousand square miles in exter containing rich and inexhaustible stores of mineral wealth, posses ing a climate of the most genial an:1 salubrious character, and soil suited to the producrion of every thing calculated to minist to the necessities and comforts of man. We have the great lake Michigan and Superior, (our inland seas,) on the east and nort the Father of Rivers on the west, with several noble streams peng trating the Territory in different directions.

Coming immediately from the mass of your constituents, it presumed that you bring with you such a knowledge of their wan as will enable yon to enact laws accommodated to their state an condition. To legislate for enlightened freemen, is one of th most important labors man is called upon to perform. To pre scribe what is right, and prohibit what is wrong, by the passage ? salutary laws, equal in their bearing on all classes of the com munity, is the great object for which we have been convened and, you may rely, gentlemen, on my co-operation in the suppor of all such measures, as have for their object the attainment these desirable results,

At the last regular session of the Legislative Assembly, I sub. mitted, for your consideration, the importance of consulting the

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