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“ No. 3. Resolution concerning the appointment of a joint committee to prepare the laws passed at the present and August sessions, for publication ;

“ No. 4. Resolution concerning the appointment of a joint committee ;

“ No. 5. Preamble and resolution relative to unsurveyed land.”

Mr. Martin obtained leave to introduce resolution No. 3, en. titled resolution relative to adjournment.'"

Which was read a first and second times, and laid on the table to be printed.

The Council resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr. Upham in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 3, entitled

bill concerning betting ;” and, after some time, the commit. tee rose and reported the bill as negatived by striking out the enacting clause.

The report was concurred in.

The Council again resolved itself into cornmittee of the whole, Mr. Brigham in the chair, for the consideration of resolution No. 1, entitled “resolution relating to committees on claims and public expenditures." After some time the committee rose and reported the resolution without amendment.

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

The following bill and resolutions from the House of Repre. sentatives, were severally read the first and second times, viz :

No. 3. A bill concerning county officers in the county of Fond du Lac;

No. 3. Resolution concerning the appointment of a joint committee to prepare the laws passed at the present and August sessions, for publication ;

No. 4. Resolution concerning the appointment of a joint committee;

No. 5. Resolution relative to unsurveyed land.

On motion of Mr. Collins, the Council resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr. Arnold in the chair, for the consideration of resolution No. 3, entitled “resolution relative to adjourment;" and, after some time, the committee rose and reported the resolution with an amendment.

Tie amendment having been concurred in,

Mr. Arndt moved further to amend the resolution by striking out “eleventh," and inserting “fourth,” in place thereof.

The amendment was disagreed to.
Mr. Arndt then moved to lay the resolution on the table.
Which was agreed to—ayes 8, noes 5.
And the ayes and noes being called for,

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

Those who voted in the negative are Messrs. Arnold, Learn. ed, Martin, Rountree, and Vineyard.

Mr. Martin gave notice that at a futura day he would ask leave to introduce a bill to repeal the act relating to interest on contracts.

On motion of Mr. Sterling, the Council adjourned.

Thursday, December 17, 1840. .

The President laid before the Council a communication from the Governor, transmitting the report of the chief engineer rel. ative to the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal.

Which was referred to the select committee to whom that portion of the Governor's message on the subject had been committed.

Mr. Upham presented the following resolution, viz :
Resolved, That the reporters of the Council be at liberty to

take a copy of each resolution, when offered by any member, and each printed bill or resolution.

Mr. Learned, on leave given presented resolution No. 4, enti. . tled, “ Resolution relative to the library.”

Which was laid on the table.

Mr. Collins gave notice that he would on some futurd day ask leave to introduce memorials to Congress, as follows; asking an amendment of the organic law of the Territory so as to ex. tend the jurisdiction of justices of the peace to one hundred dol. lars, and for an appropriation for the construction of a rail road from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi river.

Mr. Janes gave notice that he would at some future day ask leave to introduce a bill concerning proceedings in district courts.

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

No. 1. Resolution relative to committees on claims and public expenditures.

Mr. Arnold, from the select committee to whom the petition on the subject was committed, made report :

The select committee to whom was referred the petition of citizens of Milwaukee county, praying for the adoption of a me. morial to Congress asking for the confirmation of titles to lots one, two, and three, of section thirty-two, township seven, range twenty two east, in the county of Milwaukee, recommend the adoption of the following memorial :

No 1. Memorial to Congress praying the confirmation of ti. tles to certain lots in the county of Milwaukee.

Which was read and laid on the table.

Resolution No. 1. " Resolution relative to committees on claims and public expenditures," was read the third time, pass. ed, and the title agreed to.

Mr. Martin in accordance with notice given, obtained leave to introduce bill

No. 11. A bill to repeal the act relating to interest on con. tracts.

Whcih was read the first and second times, and laid on the table to be printed.

On motion of Mr. Arnold, The Council resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr. Brigham in the chair, for the consideration of memorial No. 1, “memorial to Congress praying the confirmation of titles to certain lots in the county of Milwaukee;" and after some time the committee rose, and by their chairman reported the memorial without amendment.

The memorial was adopted.

Mr. Learned called up resolution No. 4. “Resolution rela. tive to the library;"

Which was read the first and second times, and

On motion of Mr. Collins, the Council resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr. Vineyard in the chair, for the consideration of the same; and, after some time the committee rose, and by their chirman reported the resolution with an amendment.

The amendment was concurred in, and the resolution as amended was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Upham, The resolution offered by him this morning, relative to reporters, was called up, considered and adopted.

On motion of Mr. Upham, The Council resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr. Sterling in the chair, for the consideration of No. 6, “ a bill for the relief of settlers on the canal lands in the counties of Mil. waukee and Jefferson;" and, after some time the committee rose, and by their chairman, reported progress in the business before them, and asked leave to sit again.

Leave was granted.
On motion of Mr. Arndt, the Council adjourned.

Friday, December 18, 1840.

The President laid before the Council two communications from the Governor, viz :

On executive business; and

Transmitting a letter from Byron Kilborn, Esq., agent of the Territory, upon the subject of a loan for the Milwaukee and Rock river canal,

Which was severally read and laid on the table.

Mr. Upham presented the petition of inhabitants of the coun. ty of Milwaukee, asking that certain sections be set off from the town of Wauwautosa and attached to the town of Kinik. ennick.

Read and laid on the table.

Mr. Brigham gave notice that he would at some future day ask leave to introduce a bill for a territorial road from Fort Win. nebago to the Plover rapids on the Wisconsin river.

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

A bill relating to pedlars and itinerant traders; and A bill relating to constables. Mr. Bullen gave notice that he would at a future day ask leave to introduce a bill to repeal the “act regulating taverns and groceries."

Mr. Janes gave notice that he would at a future day ask leavə

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