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hereby required to pay the same, on the order of the Acting Com. missioner, (from the appropriations made by Congress for the erection of the Public Buildings in the Territory) in the manner heretofore provided for in the act creating said office of Trea.
Sec. 3 In case of refusal or neglect on the part of said original contractor to renew his said bonds, then and in that
Also, by inserting the following before the last section of the bill, viz:
Sec. In case the provisions of this act shall not be carried into effect, and it shall appear to the satisfaction of the Govern. or that the Capitol will not be completed agreeably to its provisions, then and in that case, the Governor is authorised to issue his proclamation thirty days, at least, previous to the commencement of the next regular annual session, convening the Legis. lative Assembly at Milwaukee. 1. Mr. Janes called for a division of the question. !. '1.
And the same being put on the first member thereof, viz : sections one, two and three, the same was determined in the affirm. ative-ayes 9, poes 4. “And the ayes and moes being called for,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Arnold, Arndt, „Brigham, Bullen, Janes, Learned, Sterling, Upham, and Max. well, (President.)
Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Collins, Martin, Rouptree and Vineyard. , .
The question was then put on the second member of the amendment; when :
Mr. Collins moved to add thereto the following proviso:
Provided, suitable rooms are furnished in the said town of Milwaukee for the accommodation of the two branches of the Legislative Assembly when holding their sessions, and for com.
mittee rooins ; also an office for the Executive, and offices for the accommodation of the several territorial officers, free from any charge or expense to the Territory or General Govern. ment.
The amendment was accepted by the mover of the original amendment, and the same was adopted.
Mr. Janes then moved to strike out all the remaining sections of the bill.
The motion was disagreed to. And the question then being put on ordering the bill to a third reading, it was determined in the affirmative-ayes 7, noes 6.
And the aves and noes being called for,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Arnold, Brig. ham, Bullen, Learned, Sterling, Upham, and Maxwell, (Pres. ident.)
Those who yoted in the negative, are Messrs. Arndt, Collins, Janes, Martin, Rourtree, and Vineyard.
The following message was received from the House of Re. presentatives by the clerk thereof, viz:
" Mr. President-I am directed to present the following bill for the concurrence of this House, to wit:
No. 34. A bill to lay out and establish certain Territorial roads therein named.".
On motion of Mr. Arndt, The Council again proceeded to the consideration of bill No. 29, entitled “ a bill to amend an act entitled 'an act concern. ing the lien of mechanics and others for the costs of repairs and improvements on real estate.""
And the question being on ordering the bill to be engrossed for a third reading,
Mr. Arndt moved to amend the same by striking therefrom the word 66 one,” in the first line of the 7th section. The motion was agreed to.
Mi. Upham then moved to amend the fourth section of the bill by striking out all after the word “instituted,” in the 4th line, and insert in place thereof the words “ within that time.”
Wbich was also agreed lo.
Mr. Arnold then moved to amend the same section further, by inserting before the word “houses,” in the second line there. of, the words "lands or."
Thé motion was also agreed to ;
And the bill was thereupon ordered to be engrossed for a third reading
On motion of Mr. Brigham, The Council resumed in committee of the whole, Mr. Vine. yard in the chair, the consideration of bill No. 14, entitled “a bill to ealarge the boundaries of Portage county and for other purposes ;"
And after some time the committee rose and reported pro. gress in the business before them, and asked leave to sit again thereon.
Leave was granted.
On motion of Mr. Bullen, The Council was resolved into committee of the whole, Mr. Collins in the chair, for the further consideration of bill No. 20, (H. of R.) entitled “a bill to incorporate the village of South. port."
And after some time the committee rose, and reported the bill with amendments.
The amendments were concurred in.
Mr. Martin moved to add to the twentieth section the follow. ing proviso, viz :
Provided, that no tax, for all purposes whatever, assessed in any one year, shall exceed twenty.five per cent.
The motion was agreed to.
And the question being put on ordering the bill to a third read. ing, it was determined in the affirmative-ayes 10, noes 2.
And the ayes and noes being called for,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Arnold, Brig. ham, Bullen, Collins, Janes, Learned, Rountree, Upham Vine. yard and Maxwell, (President.)
Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Arndt, and Martin.
Mr. Upham then moved to adjourn.
On motion of Mr. Martin,
Three O'clock, P. M.
The President laid before the Council a communication from Samuel B. Knapp, Fiscal Agent of the Legislative Assembly, that he will at an early day, resign the appointment of Fiscal Agent. Read and laid on the table..
On motion of Mr. Collins, The Council proceeded to the consideration of the several messages from the House of Representatives of the 22d and 26th ult. and of this day; and
The amendments of the House of Representatives to bill No. 8, entitled “ a bill to amend an act to establish the rate of tolls for grinding,” having been read,
On motion of Mr. Collins, The same were severally concurred in. And the message of the House of Representatives, notifying that the House had non.concurred in the several amendments of Council to memorial No. 8, entitled " memorial of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Wisconsin, relative to changing the organic law,” having been read,
Mr. Collins moved that the Council do recede from the first amendment made thereto, which reads as follows :
Strike out in the fifth paragraph, the word “and," before the words " House of Representatives," and insert in place thereof, “may be limited to two years, and the terms of members of the:” also insert after the words “may be limited to one year,” the words following:
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 end 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 expiration of the second year thereafter, so that one of either of the above mentioned classes shall be chosen every year ;
And further, insert after the word “ county" the words "and inilitia."
The motion to recede was disagreed tomayes 1, noes 11.
Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Arnold, Arndt, Brigham. Bullen, Janes, Learned, Martin, Rountree, Sterling, Upham, Vineyard, and Maxwell, (President.)
It was then on motion of Mr. Collins,
their amendments to said memorial.
Bill No. 34, (H. of R.) entitled "a bill to lay out and estab. lish certain territorial roads therein pamed,” was read a first and second times, and referred to committee on Territorial Roads.