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lection of taxes," was resumed in committee of the whole, Mr. Bullen in the chair.

The clerk of the House of Representatives being announced, the President took the chair, when the following message was received, viz:

“Mr. President-I am directed to present for the concurrence of this House, the following bill and memorial :

No. 22, A bill to provide for a special election in the town of Burlington, in the county of Racine ; and

No. 6. Memorial for an appropriation to improve the rapids of the Mississippi river.

* And also directed to inform this House that bill No. 15, en. titled “ a bill to prescribe the number, duties and compensation of the officers of the Legislative Assembly, and for other purpo. ses," has been concurred in by the House of Representatives, with amendments thereto, in which the Council is requested to concur."

The committee of the whole resumed its session; and

After some time the committee rose, reported progress in the business before them, and asked leave to sit again thereon.

Leave was granted. -10-On motion of Mr. Janes,

The Council resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr.? Arndt in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 24, entitled "a bill to incorporate the village of Racine;"... woods.

And after some time the committee rose, reported 'progress therein, and asked leave to sit again thereon. And, pending the question on granting leave,

On motion of Mr. Collins,
The Council adjourned uniil 3 o'clock, P. M.

Three O'clock, P. M.

On motion of Mr. Arndt, The Council resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr. Rouptree in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 19, enti. tled "a bill to incorporate the Fond du Lac Company ;"

After some time the committee rose, and reported the bill with amnendments.

And pending the question on concurring in the amendments of the committee.

On motion of Mr. Arnold, The bill was laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Janes, The Council again resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr. Sterling in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 13 entitled "a bill concerning proceedings in district courts ;"

And after some time, the committee rose and reported the bill without amendment.

Mr. Upham then moved to amend the fourth section, by stri. king out the fifth, sixth and seventh lines, and inserting in place thereof, as follows :

III. If the party required to make the discovery shall deny, on oath, that since the commencement of the suit in which the discovery is sought, neither himself, agent, or attorney, has had the possession or control of the books papers, or documents, or. dered to be produced.

The amendment was disagreed to.

And pending the question on ordering the bill to be engrossed for a third reading,

On motion of Mr. Martin,

The bill was committed to the committee on the judiciary,

On motion of Mr. Martin, The Council resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr. Vineyard in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 23, enti. tled “ a bill to legalize the official acts of Thomas McKaig;”

And after some time, the committee rose and reported the bill with an amendment.

The amendment was agreed to, and the bill ordered to be en. grossed for a third reading--ayes 7, noes 6.

And the ayes and noes being called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Arnold, Brig. ham, Learned, Martin, Rountree, Upham and Maxwell, (Presi. dent.)

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Arndt, Bullen, Collins, Janes, Sterling and Vineyard.

On motion of Mr. Upham, The Council was again resolved into committee of the whole, Mr. Collins in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 27, en. titled “ a bill supplemental to an act concerning grand and petit jurors ;"

And after some time, the committee rose and reported the bill with amendments.

And pending the question on concurring in the report of the committee,

On motion of Mr. Martin, The same was laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Martin, the Council adjourned.

Tuesday, January 19, 1841. .

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The President laid before the Council a communication from the Governor, on Executive business.

Read and laid on the table.

Mr. Vineyard presented the petition of citizens of the Terri, tory, praying the establishinent of the office of superintendent of common schools.

Read and referred to committee on schools.

Mr. Arndt, from committee on engrossed bills, reported bill No. 23, entitled "a bill to legalize the official acts of Thomas McKaig,” to be correctly engrossed.

Mr. Learned, from the select committee, to whom the peti. tion on the subject was referred, reported a memorial, as follows:

No. 4. Memorial to Congress on the subject of the sale of public lands in the county of Crawford;

Which was read and laid on the table to be printed.

Engrossed bill, No. 23, entitled " A bill to legalize the official acts of Thomas McKaig," was read the third time;

And the question being on its passage, it was determined in the affirmative-ayes 8, noes 5.

And the aves and noes being called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Arnold, Brig. ham, Learned, Martin, Rountree, Upham, Vineyard and Max. well, (President.)

Those who voted in the ngative, are Messrs. Arndt, Bullen, Collins, Janes and Sterling.

The title was then read and agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Martin,
The consideration of bill No. 17, entitled "a bill to amend

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the several acts of the Territory to authorize the levy and col. lection of taxes," was again resumed in committee of the whole, Mr. Brigham in the chair.

The clerk of the House of Representatives being announced, the President took the chair, when the following message was received:

“ Mr. President-I am directed to present for the concurrence of this House, the following bills and memorial, to wit:

No. 33. A bill to amend an act relating to the duties of auc. tioneers;

No. 26. A bill to provide for the punishment of the offence of firing woods and prairies, and to amend the criminal code ; and

No. 8. Memorial of the Legislative Assembly of the Territo. ry of Wisconsin, relative to changing the organic law.

5 I am also further instructed to inform you that bill No. 21, (C. F.) entitled "a bill to provide for the compensation of the officers of the Legislative Assembly," has been concurred in by the House of Representatives, with 'amendments thereto, in which the concurrence of this House is requested.”

The committee of the whole resumed its session ;

And after some time the committee rose, and by their chair. man reported the bill had under consideration with amendments thereto.

And pending the question on concurring in the amendments of the coinmittee,

On motion of Mr. Rountree, Ordered, That the bill and amendments be laid on the table for the purpose of being printed.

On motion of Mr. Janes, The Council resumed, in committee of the whole, Mr. Sterl. ing in the chair, the consideration of bill No. 4, entitled “ a bill supplemental to the act concerning testimony and depositions ;"

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