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days,” and inserting in place thereof the words "six months.” The motion was disagreed to-ayes 4, noes 9. And the ayes and noes being called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Martin, Ster. ling, Upham and Maxwell, (President.)

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Arnold, Arndt, Brigham, Bullen, Collins, Janes, Learned, Rountree and Vine. yard.

The bill was then ordered to be engrossed for a third reading. On motion of Mr. Rountree, the Council adjourned.

Monday, January 25, 1841.

The President laid before Council a communication from the Governor on Executive business. Which was read and laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Martin. Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed to report such amendments as may be deemed expedient in the several acts relative to town and county government,

Messrs. Martin, Arnold, Collins, Vineyard, and Bullen were appointed the committee under the foregoing resolution.

Mr. Martin introduced the following resolution, which was read a first and second times, viz : • No. 8. Resolution relative to adjournment.

Mr. Arndt, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported the following to be correctly engrossed, viz :

No. 4. A bill supplemental to the act concerning testimony and depositions ;

No. 19. A bill to incorporate the Fond du Lac Company; and No. 27. A bill supplemental to an act entitled an act concerning grand and petit jurors ;

Mr. Rountree from toe select committee to which was refer. red the memorial of the House of Representatives, (No. 4,) entitled, “memorial to Congress concerning pre-emption rights to mineral and other lands,” reported the same back to the Council, with several amendments thereto.

The report was read and laid on the table.

Mr. Arndt, from the select committee appointed for the pur. pose, made report as follows :

The committee to which was referred a resolution of inquiry in relation to the manner in which the laws of the August and pres. ent sessions are being prepared, &c.; Report; That they have examined the sheets as far as they have been prepared, (which includes all the laws of the August session, and although your committee are not prepared to say that they are entirely satis. fied with the manner in which the work has been done-yet they believe that it will compare, without disparagement, with any of the pamplet laws of the Territory.

Ordered, That the committee be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

Mr. Learned from the committee on enrolment, reported “ act to provide for a special election in the town of Burlington, in the county of Racine," to be correctly enroled; also that the following were presented to the Governor, on Saturday, viz:

An acť relating to fines and forfeitures ; and
A memorial to congress to extend the jurisdiction of justices

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of the peace:

Engrossed bill, No. 4, entitled ' a bill suplemental to the act concerning testimony and depositions,' was read the third time and the question being on the passage thereof,

Mr. Janes obtained the unanimous consent of the Council to amend the bill, by striking out the word " tenth," in the first line of the tenth section, and insert in place thereof, the word "eighth."

The bill was then passed, and the title read and agreed to.

Engrossed bills, as follows, were then read the third time, passed, and the titles were agreed to, viz:

No. 19. A bill to incorporate the Fond du Lac company; and

No. 27. A bill supplemental to an act entitled an act con. cerning grand and petit jurors.'

And the ayes and noes being called for, on the passage of the bill No. 27.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Arnold, Arndt, Brigham, Bullen, Janes, Learned, Martin, Rountree, Sterling, Upham and Maxwell, (President.)

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Collins, and Vineyard.

On motion of Mr. Collins, the report of the select committee, on memorial No. 4, (H. of R.) entitled " memorial to Congress concerning pre-emption rights to mineral and other lands," was taken up ; and,

On motion of Mr. Rountree, the Council resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr. Arnold in the chair, for the con. sideration of said memorial, and amendments reported thereto.

The clerk of the House of Representatives was announced, when the following message was received, viz :

“ Mr. President-I am directed to present the following act for your signature, to wit:

An act to provide for a special election in the town of Bur. lington, in the county of Racine;

" And to inform this House that the Governor has informed the House of Representatives that he has on this day approved a bill and memorial of the following titles, viz: An act relating to fines and forfeitures ; and,

A memorial to Congress to extend the jurisdictions of justices of the peace.

The President signed the act mentioned in the foregoing message.

The committee of the whole then resumed their session ;

And after some time the committee rose, and by their chair. man reported the memorial with amendments thereto.

The amendments were concurred in and the memorial as amended was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Collins, The Council proceeded to the further consideration of memo. rial No. 8, entitled “memorial of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Wisconsin relative to changing the organic law;"

And the question being on the adoption of the memorial as amended,

Mr. Collins moved to amend the memorial further by adding in the fifth paragraph, after the words “ may be limited to one year,” as follows:

“ And providing that the members of the Council shall be di. vided into two classes, the seats of the first of which (being sev. en in number,) shall be vacated at the expiration of the first year after the first election contemplated in this memorial, and the seats of the second class being six in number,) at the ex. piration of the second year thereafter, so that one of either of the above mentioned classes shall be chosen every year.”

The amendment was agreed to, and the memorial as amended was adopted.

On motion of Mr, Upham, The Council was resolved into committee of the whole, Mr. Collins in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 26, (H. of R.) entitled "a bill to provide for the punishment of the of. fence of firing woods and prairies, and to amend the criminal code."

And after some time the committee rose, and reported the bill with amendments. ve The amendments were concurred in.

Mr. Martin moved to amend the bill further, by adding the following proviso to the first section, viz: "Provided, that nothing in this act shall operate as a repeal of the fortieth section of the act to provide for the punishment of offences against pri. vate property.--, The motion was agreed to.

Mr. Janes moved to strike out the last word of the section and insert in place thereof the word "act.”

Which was also agreed to and the bill ordered to a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Janes,
The Council adjourned until 2 o'clock, P. M.

Two O'clock, P. M.

On motion of Mr. Rountree, the Council resolved itself into comunittee of the whole, Mr. Brigham in the chair, for the con. sideration of bill No. 28; entitled "a bill supplemental to the act regulating marriages ;" and

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

Leave was granted. On motion of Mr. Arnold the Council was resolved in. to committee of the whole, Mr. Sterling in the chair, for the

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