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BEGUN AND HELD AT MADISON, THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT, ON

MONDAY, THE SECOND DAY OF DECEMBER, IN THE

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JOURNAL

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

THIRD SESSION OF THE SECOND LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

OF THE TERRITORY OF WISCONSIN.

BEGUN and held at Madison, the seat of government, on Mon. day, the second day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine, pursuant to an act of the Legislative Assembly, entitled “ An act relative to the sessions of the Legislative Assembly," approved March 11th, 1839.

On which day, the following named members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, viz :

From the county of Brown, Messrs. Ebenezer Childs and Jacob W. Conroe.

From the county of Milwaukee, Mr. Augustus Story.

From the county of Racine, Messrs. Orrin R. Stevens, Zadoc Newman and Tristam C. Hoyt.

From the counties of Rock and Walworth, Mr. Othni Beardsley.

From the counties of Green, Dane, Jefferson and Dodge, Mr. Daniel S. Sutherland.

From the county of Iowa, Messrs. Russel Baldwin, Charles Bracken, Henry M. Billings and Thomas Jenkins.

From the county of Grant, Messrs. Thomas Cruson and Joseph H. D. Street

From the county of Crawford, Mr. Ira B. Brunson.

On motion of Cruson,
Mr. Childs, of Brown county, was appointed Speaker pro tem.

On mo:ion of Mr. Street,
John Catlin was appointed Chief Clerk pro tem.

On motion of Mr. Billings,
James D. Jenkins was appointed Serjeant-at-Arms pro tem.

On motion of Mr. S:ory,
H. M. Brannan was appointed Messenger pro tem.

Mr. Edward V. Whiton, from the counties of Rock and Wal. worth, appeared and took his seat.

On motion of Mr. Beardsley,
Edward Elderkin was appointed Door-keeper pro tem.

Messrs. Prentiss, Wells and Vineyard, from the Council, were introduced, and informed the House that the Council were in or. ganization, pro tempore, and ready to proceed to business.

On motion of Mr. Billings, Ordered, That a committee of iwo be appointed to inform the Council that this House is now organized and ready to proceed to business.

Messrs. Billings and Brunson were appointed said commi:lee.

Mr. Whiton presented the certificate of the Governor of the election and qualification of Messrs. William R. Longstreet, Adam E. Ray and William Shew, members elect from the counties of Milwaukee and Washington, which was read, and

On motion of Mr. Whiton, They were admitted to their seats.

The following message was received from the Council, by the Secretary thereof.

" Mr. Speaker-The Council have appointed Messrs. Wells and Brigham, a committee on their part, to act in conjunction with a similar commit:ee to be appointed by this House, 10 wait upon His Excellency the Governor, and inform him that the two Houses are now in organization, pro tem., and ready to receive any communication he may have to make to them.”

Mr. Billings, from the committee appointed to inform the Coun.

cil of the organization of the House, pro tempore, reported that they had performed that duty.

On motion of Mr. Whiton,
Ordered, That a committee of two be appointed, on the part of
this House, to act in conjunction with the committee appointed by
the Council, to wait upon His Excellency the Governor, and in.
form him that the two Houses have organized, pro tempore, and
are ready to receive any communication he may have to make
them.

Messrs. Whiton and Shew were appointed the said committee.
Ordered, That the Council be acquainted therewith.

Mr. Charles C. Sholes, from the county of Brown, appeared and took his seat,

On motion of Mr. Billings, Resolved, That the standing rules of the House of Representatives of last session, be adopied until others are prepared and adopted.

Mr. Whiton, from the joint committee, appointed to info'm His Excellency the Governor of the organization of the two Houses, pro tem., reported that the committee had performed the duty as. signed to them, and were informed by His Excellency, that he would address the two Houses, in person, on to.morrow at 11 o'clock meredian, in the Representatives' Hall.

On motion of Mr. Street,
The House adjourned until to.morrow at ten o'clock A, M.

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TUESDAY, Dec. 3d, 1839. The House met pursuant to adjournment. The roll was called, and a quorum not being present, the messenger was sent after absent members.

Mr. Story presented the certificate of the election and qualifi. cation of Mr. Horatio N. Wells, from the county of Milwaukee, which was read, and

On motion of Mr. Conroe, He was admitted to his seat.

On motion of Mr. Whiton,

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