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On motion of Mr. Upham, The Council resolved itself into coinmittee of the whole, Mr. Janes in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 6, (H. of R.) entitled “ a bill relating to the time when the laws passed at the session of the Legislative Assembly of Wisconsin Territory of 1840 and 1841, shall take effect;" and after some time, the committee rose and reported the same without amendment.

The bill was thereupon ordered to a third reading-ayes 8,

noes 1.

And the ayes and noes having been called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Arnold, Brig. ham, Bullen, Janes, Rountree, Sterling, Upham and Maxwell, (President.) Mr. Collins voted in the negative.

On motion of Mr. Janes, The Council resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr. Bullen in the chair, for the consideration of memorial No. 1, (H. of R.) entitled “memorial to Congress for the construction of harbors on the western shore of Lake Michigan;" and after some time, the committee rose and reported the memorial without amendment. The memorial was thereupon adopted.

On motion of Mr. Brigham, The Council resolved itself into coinmittee of the whole, Mr. Upham in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 14, enti. tled “ a bill to enlarge the boundaries of Portage county and for other purposes ;” and after some time the committee rose, and by their chairman reported the bill without amendment.

And pending the question on ordering the bill to be ongrossed for a third reading, it was,

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

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On motion of Mr. Janes, bill No. 9, 15 A bill declaring rivers navigable for certain purposes," was taken up, and Ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Rountree, - The Council proceeded to the consideration of executive bu. siness. The executive business having been disposed of, ...

On motion of Mr. Upham, the Council adjourned.

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Mr. Arndt presented the petition of citizens of the county of Brown, praying for an alteration in the mechanic's lién law.

Which was referred to a select committee of Messrs. Arndt Upham and Janes.

Also, the petition of citizens of Fond du Lac county, praying that a law may be passed to incorporate the Fond du Lac com. pany for certain purposes.

Which was referred to the select committee to whom the pe. tition of the Fond du Lac company on the sbuject was referred.

Mr. Janes presented the petition of citizens of the Territory for the passage of a law creating the office of Superintendent of public instruction,

Which was referred to committee on schools.

Mr. Upham presented the petition of citizens of the county of Milwaukee, praying an alteration in the present system of as. sessing and collecting county taxes,

Which was laid on the table.

Mr. Arnold presented the petition of Josiah Moore, of the county of Milwaukee, praying for a divorce,

Which was read and referred to the committee on judiciary.

The President laid before the Council communication from the Governor on Executive business,

Which was read and laid on the table.

Mr. Arnold gave notice that he would ask leave to.morrow to introduce a memorial to Congress from this Council praying the confirmation of title to certain lots in the county of Mil. waukee.

Mr. Bullen, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported bill No. 9, entitled "a bill declaring rivers navigable for cer. tain purposes," to be correctly engrossed.

The bill was thereupon read the third time, passed, and the title agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Arndt, bill No. 7, entitled " A bill to pro. vide for the support of illegitimate children," was taken up, and read the third time,

And the question being on the passage thereof, it was determined in the affirmative-ayes 6, noes 4.

And the ayes and noes being called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Arndt, Brig. ham, Bullen, Collins, Janes and Rountree.

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Arnold, Sterling, Upham and Maxwell, (President.)

The title was read and agreed to.

No. 6, (H. of R.,) entitled "A bill relating to the time when the laws passed at the session of the Legislative Assembly of Wisconsion Teoritory of 1840 and 1841, shall take effect,” was read the third time:

And the question being on the passage thereof, it was deter. mined in the affirmative-ayes 6, noes 5.

And the ayes and noes being called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs, Arnold, Bul. len, Janes, Rountree, Upham and Maxwell, (President.)

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Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Arndt, Brigham, Collins, Martin and Sterling. The title was then read and agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Bullen, Resolution No. 5, offered by him yesterday, entitled “ Reso. tion adopting a joint rule relative to adjournment;" was taken up, and read the first and second time.

On motion of Mr. Collins, The Council resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr. Brigham in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 15, enti. tled "A bill to prescribe the number, duties, and compensation of the officers of the Legislative Assembly, and for other pur. poses ;” and after some time, the committee rose and reported the bill with amendments. The report of the committee was received; when,

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

Mr. Martin gave notice that he would at some future day ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the Fox River Steam Boat Company

On motion of Mr. Arndt, the Council adjourned.

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Thursday, January 7, 1841.

Mr. Arnold presented the remonstrance of citizens of the town of Kinnikinnick, in the county of Milwaukee, against a change in the name of said town;

Which was read and laid on the table.
Mr. Arnold from the committee on the Judiciary, to whom

the petition on the subject was referred, reported bill No. 18, entitled “ A bill for the relief of Josiah Moore ;"

Which was read a first and second time, and laid on :he table to be printed.

Mr. Rountree, from the committee on Schools, to whom the petition on the subject was referred, made report as follows:

The committee on Schools, to whom was referred the petition of Perkins S. Childs and others, asking certain sections of land to be attached to Bloomfield schnol district, No. 4, in Walworth county, would respectfully report, that the law for the support of common schools and other purposes, approved January 13th 1840, makes provisions for such cases ;

Which was laid on the table.

Mr. Arndt, from the select committee, to whom was referred the petition on the subject, obtained leave to introduce bill No. 19, entitled " A bill to incorporate the Fond du Lac Company;"

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

Mr. Arnold, in accordance with notice given, obtained leave to introduce a “ Memorial to Congress, praying the confirma. tion of title to certain lots in the county of Milwaukee ;" Which was read and laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Upham, The report of the committee on the whole on bill No. 15, entitled " A bill to prescribe the number, duties and compensation of officers of the Legislative Assembly, and for other purposes,” was taken up;

And the question having been taken on the first amendment, yiz : to strike out "threc," in the sixth line of the first section, and insert,"two” in place thereof, it was determined in the af. firmative-ayes 9, noes 4.

The ayes and noes being called for,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Bullen, Col.

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