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Mr. Arnold then moved to amend by adding thereto, "and for other purposes.”

Mr. Collins moved to amend by inserting the word "many" before "other purposes."

It was disagreed to. Mr. Martin then moved to amend the amendment by adding thereto “ too numero is to mention."

The.motion was lost.
And the question then being put on the amendment of Mr.
Arnold, it was disagreed to.

The question then recurred on agreeing to the title.
And it was passed in the affirmative-ayes 8, noes 5.
And ayes and noes being called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Arndt, Brig. ham, Bullen, Janes, Learned, Sterling, Upham and Maxwell, (President.)

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Arnold, Col. lins, Martin, Rountree and Vineyard.

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

No. 17, A bill to amend the several acts of the Territory to au. thorize the levy and collection of taxes.

No. 24, A bill to incorporate the village of Racine ;
No. 28, A bill supplemental to the act regulating marriages ;

No. 29. A bill to amend an act entitled "an act concerning the lien of mechanics and others, for the cost of repairs and im. provements on real estate ; and,

No. 32. A bill to incorporate the trustees of the Prairieville Academy,

On motion of Mr. Collins, Ordered, That the vote of yesterday by which the amendment of Mr. Arnold to bill No. 33, entitled : a bill to incorporate the

Wisconsin and Fox Steamboat company,” was adopted be re. considered.

On motion of Mr. Martin, bill No. 33, entitled • a bill to in.. corporate the Fox and Wisconsin Steamboat Company," was taken up, and the Council proceeded to the consideration of said bill.

And the question then being on the adoption of the amend. ment of Mr. Arnold, just reconsidered,

Mr, Arnold obtained leave to withdraw the same.

Mr. Arndt then moved to amend the bill, by inserting section as follows :

Sec. The stockholders of said corporation shall be liable, in their private capacities, for all debts of the company, and for all losses and damages incurred in the transportation of prop. erty, equal to the amount by each respectively subscribed.

Mr. Arnold moved to amend the amendment by striking out the word “equal,” and inserting in place thereof, the words “ in proportion."

The amendment was agreed to, and the amendment as amend. ed, was adopted.

The bill was then ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Brigham the Council resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr. Arnold in the chair, for the further consideration of bill No. 14, entitled “ a bill to enlarge the boun. daries of Portage county and for other purposes ;" and, after some time the committee rose, and reported the bill with amend. ments.

And the question being put on concurring in the amendments of the committee,

Mr. Martin moved to amend the last amendment thereof, viz:

Sec. Election precincts, in said county of Portage, shall be as follows, to wit : at 'the Franklin House, at the Portage ; at Stephen's mills, at the Big Bull's falls; at Moore's mills, at Lit.

tle Bull's falls; at Conant and Campbell's mills, at Plover port. age; at the house of E. Bloomer, at Grand rapids; and, at the house of Abraham Brauley on Mill creek; Provided, however, the county commissioners of said county shall have the power to change the same upon the petition of 20 electors of their res. pective precincts," by inserting before the proviso the words " at Dickison's house on Beaver dam run."

The motion of Mr. Martin was disagreed to.

Mr. Martin again moved to amend the amendment by insert. ing after the words“ on Mill creek,” as follows “ and at Dickson and Stroud's millon Crawfish run.

The motion was agreed to, and the amendments as amended were concurred in.

Mr. Arndt then moved further to amend the bill by inserting after the word “purposes," in the third line of the sixth section, as follows: “nor shall in any manner affect the right of the said county of Brown to collect any delinquent taxes, or taxes on unassessed lands, within the limits of said Portage county, pursuant to the ninth section of the act for assessing and col. lecting county revenue."

And pending the question thereon, Mr. Upham moved to adjourn. The motion was disagreed to;

The amendment of Mr. Arndt was thereupon adopted, and the bill ordered to be engrossed for a third reading

On motion of Mr. Arndt, the Council adjourned.

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Wednesday, February 3, 1841.

Mr. Janes gave notice that he would at a future day ask leave to introduce bills, as follows:

A bill to incorporate the Ra ine Hydraulic company; and, A bill concerning appeals fron justices' courts ;

Mr. Janes, in accordance with notice given, obtained leave to introduce bill No. 36, entitled " a bill relative to trunks, bag. gage and other unclaimed personal property."

Which was read a first and second times, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Learned, from committee on enrolment, reportment "an act to amend an act to provide for the punishment of offences against private property,' as correctly enroled.

On motion of Mr. Bullen, the Council was resolved into com. mittee of the whole, Mr. Brigham in the chair, for the consid. eration of bill No. 33, (H. of R.) entitled "a bill to amend an act relating to the duties of auctioneers; ” and, after some time, the committee rose, and reported the bill without amendment.

And the question being put on ordering said bill to a third reading, it was determined in the negative...

So the bill was rejected.

On motion of Mr. Sterling, The Council resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr. Sterling in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 5, (H. of R.) entitled "a bill to divorce Peter Howard from his wife, Sa. rah Howard, and to change the name of said Howard ;" and al. ter some time, the committee rose and reported the bill without amendment.

And the question then being on ordering the bill to a third reading,

On motion of Mr. Collins, Ordered, to be laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Arndt, the report of the committee of the whole, made on the 12th ult., on bill No. 1, (H. of R.) entitled - a bill to amend the several acts concerning justices of the peace," was taken up ; when

Mr. Arndt moved to recommit the same to the committee of the whole,

The motion was disagreed to. And, the question then being put on concurring in the report of the committee, it was determined in the negative-ayes 2, noos 10.

And, the aves and noes being called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Learned, and Rountree.

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Arnold, Arndt, Brigham, Bullen, Collins, Janes, Sterling, Upham, Vineyard and Maxwell (President.)

Mr. Sterling then moved to refer the bill to the committee on the judiciary.

Which was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Sterling,
The Council proceeded to the consideration of Executive
business.
The Executive business having been disposed of,

On motion of Mr. Upham,
The Council adjourned until 4 o'clock, P. M.

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