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B. Knapp, Esq., Fiscal Agent of Wisconsin Territory, in an. swer to a resolution of the Council, calling for information ;

Which was read, and

On motion of Mr. Bullen,
Ordered to be laid on the table to be printed.
On motion of Mr. Bullen, the Council adjourned.

Thursday, December 24, 1840.

Mr. Sterling presented the remonstrance of citizens of the county of Iowa against a change of county government.

Which was read and referred to the select commitee to which the petitions for a change in the present manner of county go. vernment were referred.

Mr. Martin moved that the Council adjourn until the 4th day of January next; and that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

Mr. Collins asked that a call of the Council he made and the absent members, if any, sent for.

And the call being made, it appeared that Messrs. Brigham, Learned, Rountree and Vineyard were absent.

The following message was received from the House of Re. presentatives by the clerk thereof, viz :

“ Mr. President-I am directed to inform you that the amend. ment of the Council to the amendment of the House of Representatives to bill No. 6 of this House, entitled “A bill for the relief of the settlers on the canal lands in the counties of Mil. waukee and Jefferson,” has been concurred in; and, that memorial No. 1, of this House, entitled * memorial to Congress praying the confirmation of title to certain lots in the county of Milwaukee,” has been indefinitely postponed.

The Sergeant at arms reported the attendance of Mr. Brig, ham, and that the other absentees had left the town for their homes, respectively.

Mr. Arndt thereupon moved a further suspension of the call.
Which was disagreed to—ayes 5, noes 5.
And the ayes and noes being called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Arnold, Arndt, Brigham, Martin and Sterling.

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Bullen, Collins, Janes, Upham and Maxwell, (President.)

Mr. Bullen then required the absent members to be sent for ; when

Mr. Arndt again moyed a suspension of the call, and that the Council do proceed to business.

Which was agreed to.
And pending the question on the motion of Mr. Martin,

Mr. Janes, from the committee on enrolment, reported the following to be correctly enroled, viz:

An act concerning county officers in the county of Fond du Lac, and for other

purposes ;

and An act for the relief of settlers on the canal lands in the counties of Milwaukee and Jefferson.

Mr. Martin then withdrew the motion, offered by him, to ad. journ, and substituted the following in place thereof, viz ;

Ordered, That the Council will not sit from the 25th inst. until the 3d day of January next, inclusive, and that the Secre. tary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

And, pending the question thereon the following message was received from the House of Representatives by the clerk thereof, viz:

“Mr. President-I am directed to present for your signature

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the following, which have been signed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, viz:

An act for the relief of the settlers on the canal lands in the counties of Milwaukee and Jefferson; and,

An act concerning county officers in the county of Fond du Lac, and for other purposes."

The motion was then put on the motion of Mr. Martin,

When, Mr. Bullen asked that a call of the Council be made, and the absentees sent for.

The Sergeant-at-arms reported the attendance of the absent members; when the question was again put on the motion of Mr. Martin, and determined in the affirmative-ayes 6, noes 4.

And the ayes and noes being called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Arnold, Arndt, Brigham, Martin, Sterling and Upham.

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Bullen, Collins, Janes and Maxwell (President.)

Mr. Arndt, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported bill No. 7, entitled “ a bill to provide for the support of illegiti. mate children,” to be correctly engrossed.

Mr. Janes from the committee on enrolment, reported the fol. lowing to have been presented to the governor for his approval, viz:

An act for the relief of the settlers on the canal lands in the counties of Milwaukee and Jefferson ; and,

An act concerning county officers in the county of Fond du Lac, and for other

purposes. The President laid before the Council a message from the Governor, informing the Council that he had this day exam. ined and approved “an act for the relief of the settlers on the canal lands in the counties of Milwaukee and Jefferson.”

On motion of Mr. Arndt the Council adjourned.

Monday, January 4, 1841.

A quorum of the members not being present,
On motion of Mr. Rountree, the Council adjourned.

Tuesday, January 5, 1841.

The President laid before the Council a communication from the Secretary of the Territory, in reply to a resolution instruct. ing him to furnish a list of votes polled for and against the lor. mation of a State Government;

Which was read and referred to the committee on Territorial Affairs.

'The President also laid before the Council several petitions from citizens of Walworth county ;

Which were read and referred as follows:

Two petitions asking for a change of county and town go. vernment ;

Which were referred to a select committee on the subject :

A petition praying to have the official acts of Thomas M. McKaig, late justice of peace in said county, legalized ; and a petition praying for an act to prohibit certain animals running at large;

Which were referred to the committee on the Judiciary:

A petition for the division of the town of Spring.Prairie, and the organization of the town of Greenfield ;

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Which was referred to the committee on Territorial Affairs, and

A petition to have certain lands set unto the Bloomfield school district, No. 4, in said county ;

Which was referred to committee on schools.

Mr. Arnold presented the remonstrance of citizens of the county of Milwaukee against the construction of a bridge across Kinnikinnick river;

Which was read and referred to the committee to which ihe petition on the subject was referred.

Mr. Bullen offered the following:

Resolved, by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin, That the following rule be adopted and established as one of the joint rules of the two Houses, viz:

Neither House of the Legislative Assembly shall adjourn du. ring any session thereof, without the consent of the other, for a longer period than three days.

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

A bill concerning testimony; and
A bill concerning appeals from justices' courts ?

Bill No. 4, (H. of R.) entitled “a bill to divide the town of Whitewater, and to create the town of Richmond,” was read the third time and passed.

And the question being on the title thereof,

Mr. Upham moved to amend so as to read, “a bill to create the town of Richmond, in Walworth county, and the town of Eagle, in Milwaukee county.”

Which was agreed to and the title was adopted.

Engrossed bill No. 7, entitled “a bill to provide for the sup. port of illegitimate children," having been read the third time,

On motion of Mr. Collins, The same was laid on the table.

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