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Bill No. 57, was ordered to a third reading.
Wednesday, February 10, 1841: 17.1,...
Mr. Learned presented the memorial of A. A. Bird, late Acting Commissioner of Public Buildings, praying to be author. ized to draw lupon J. D. Doty for the amount of an approprias tion made by the Legislature for his services as said commis. sioner. 1
:. !. ',.,sl Read and referred to committee on claims, with instructions to bring in a resolution in accordance with the prayer of the memorialist.
Bills from the House of Representatives, as follows, were sev. erally read the third time, passed, and the titles thereof were agreed to, viz :
No. 38. A bill to incorporate medical societies and to pro. mote medical science;:1
No. 44. A bill to authorize Samuel 11. Farnsworth to build and maintain a dam across the south channel of the Menominee river and for other purposes :
No. 45. A bill relating to the duties of the registers of deeds in the counties of Sheboygan and Manitouwoc;
No. 53. A bill to annex a part of the town of Pleasant Prai. rie to the town of Southport; and
No. 57. A bill to divide the town of Watertown in the coun. ty of Jefferson, and to establish the town of Union.
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. Janes, The Council proceeded to the consideration of the special or. der of the day.
The Council was thereupon resolved into com:nittee of the whole, Mr. Bullen in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 46, (H. of R.) entitled “a bill to provide for the government of the several towns in this 'Territory and for the revision of county government."
The clerk of the House of Representatives having been an. nounced, the President took the chair, when the following mes. sage was received, viz:
“ Mr. President-I am directed to present the following bill for the concurrence of this House, to wit :
No. 24. A bill prescribing the tenure of office of certain coun.' ty officers and for other purposes.
And to inform this House that the House of Representatives have refused to concur in all the amendments of this House to bill No. 27, (H. of R.) entitled “a bill to provide for the com. pletion of the capitol at Madison.'").r
The committee then resumed its session ;' and after some timer the committee rose and reported progress in the business before them and asked leave to sit again thereon."
Leave was granted.
On motion of Mr. Collins, 11n
The President laid before the Council a communication from, the Governor on executive business.
Which was read and laid on the table.
Mr. Learned from the committee on enrolment, reported the following to be correctly enroled, viz :
An act to divide the town of Watertown in the county of Jef. ferson, and to establish the town of Union :
An act to annex a part of the town of Pleasant Prairie to the town of Southport;
An act supplementary to the several acts relating to the Mil. waukee and Rock river canal : and
Memorial to Congress for the relief of John Hood.
The Council then resumed in committee of the whole, Mr. Bullen in the chair, the consideration of bill No. 46, (H. of R.); entitled "a bill to provide for the government of the several towns in this Territory and for the revision of county govern. ment.”
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 your signature the following bills and memorial, viz ;
An act suplementary to the several acts relating to the Mil. waukee and Rock river canal;
An act to annex part of the town of Pleasant Prairie to the town of Southport;
An act to divide the town of Watertown in the county of Jefferson and to establish the town of Union; and..
Memorial to Congress for the relief of John Hood.”
The President thereupon signed the acts and memorial refer. red to in the preceding message.
The committee then resumed its session ; and after some time the committee rose, reported progress, and asked leave to sit again thereon.
Leave was granted; Mr. Collins, from the joint committee, to which the subject had been referred, made report, as follows :
The committee of conference appointed on the part of the Council, to confer with a similar committee on the part of the House, in relation to the disagreeing vote of the two Houses on bill No. 41, entitled “ a bill to provide for the payment of the expenses of the Legislative Assembly and for other purposes,', beg leave to report:
That the committee on the part of the House of Representa. tives have agreed to recommend the concurrence of the House in the amendments made by the Council to the said bill, with the following amendments thereto, to wit: Strike out the first section of the amendments of the Council to the bill, and insert the following as section 1.'" To provide for the expenses of the present, and of the unpaid appropriations for the expenses of the former sessions of the Legislative Assembly, the Secretary of the Territory, or in his absence, the Governor, is hereby author. ized to issue, in the name of the Territory, to the several credi. tors of the Territory, on the execution by them of duplicate re. ceipts for the amounts due them respectively, certificates of the same, setting forth the amount due, and for what purpose, and bearing an interest of ten per cent. por annum; which certifi. cates shall be transferable by endorsement, and for the redemp. tion of which the faith of the Territory, and the several sums appropriated by Congress for the payment of the expenses of the said Assembly, are irrevocably pledged. The said Secretu. ry or Governor, is hereby authorized, at the request of any such creditor, to issue not more than two certificates for any appro. priation that shall be due to such creditor; Provided, two cer. tificates shall in no case be issued for any such aporopriation when either of said certificates would be for a sum of less than fifty dollars; and provided, also, that no such certificate shall be issued for any appropriation that has been, or shall be made by the said Assembly, other than for the legitimate expenses of said Assembly; and provided, further, that no such certificate shall be issued for any appropriation made by said Assembly at any former session thereof, until the amount thereof dụe to each person and remaining unpaid, shall be ascertained ; and it is hereby made the duty of said Secretary to ascertain the amount of said unpaid appropriations of former sessions of said Assem. bly as soon as practicable.
Amend the second section of the amendments of the Council in the seventh line, by striking out the word “his,” and insert in lieu thereof the word "the," and insert after the word “duty,', in the same line, the words of the
he said Secretary or Govern. or." Also, strike out in the ninth line of said section the word “him," and insert in lieu thereof the words“ the said Secretary or Governor, as the case may be.??
Amend the third section of the amendments of the Council to the said bill, by striking out in the first line the word “bonds," and insert in lieu thereof the word "certificates.”
And the comrnittee on the part of the Council have agreed to recommend to that body its concurrence in the amendments recommended by the committee of conference on the disagree. ing vote of the two Houses on said bill to the amendments made by the Council thereto.
The committee on the part of the Council therefore, would recommend the adoption of the following: