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lins, Janes, Learned, Martin, Rountree, Sterling, Upham and Maxwell, (President.)

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs, Arnold, Arndt, Brigham and Vineyard.

The remaining amendments were then concurred in ; when

Mr. Bullen moved to amend the bill further, by adding an ad. ditional section, as follows:

Sec. 11. This act shall take effect from and after the close of the present session of the Legislative Assembly; and the officers of the two Houses now in session, shall receive, each, one dol. lar per day less than was allowed at the two last preceding sessions of the Legislature, for services rendered in similiar of. fices; and the officers of the present session shall be paid in the manner prescribed in the seventh section of this act;

Which was disagreed to.
Mr. Upham then moved to amend as follows:

Sec. 11. This act shall be in force from and after its passage, except so much thereof as relates to the number of officers in each House, and their compensation, which shall take effect from and after the last day of the present session, shall be as follows: To the Secretary of the Council and Chief Clerk of the House, each dollars per day; and to the other officers, each,

dollars per day-these sums to be paid severally to the officers herein mentioned, in the manner prescribed in the seventh section of this act;

Which was also disagreed to-ayes 6, noes 7.
And the ayes and noes having been called for,

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

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Arnold, Brig. ham, Collins, Learned, Rountree, Sterling and Vineyard.

Mr. Arndt, then moved to amend the bill, as follows :
Strike out all after the word " Assembly," in the second line

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of the 6th section, to the words "to the Secretary," in the fifth line, and insert at the end of the section, as follows : “ Provided, that no additional pay shall be allowed to the President of the Council or to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, for the performance of the duties of their respective offices,"

Which was agreed tomayes 8, noes 5.
And the ayes and noes being called for,

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

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Brigham, Col. lins, Learned, Rountree and Maxwell, (President.)

Mr. Vineyard then moved to recommit the bill to the com. mittee of the whole;

Which was disagreed to. Mr. Bullen moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the amendments reported by the committee of the whole" were adopted;

Which was carried in the affirmative.

The question then recurred on the adoption of the amendment; reported from the committee of the whole ; * And pending the same,

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

An act relating to the time when the laws passed at the seg. sion of the Legislative Assembly of Wisconsin Territory of 1840 and 1841, shall take effect.

The question again occurred on the adoption of the amend. ments reported from the committee, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Upham then moved to amend the bill as follows:

Sec. 11. That the pay, per diem, of the officers of the present session be the same as at the last annual session of the Legislative Assembly; that they be paid as provided in the seventh

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section of this act, and that this section shall take effect from and affer its passage.,

Which was agreed to—ayes 8, noes 5.
And the ayes and noes being called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Arnold, Arndt Collins, Learned, Sterling, Upham, Vineyard and Maxwell, (President.)

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Brigham, Bullen. Janes, Martin and Rountree.

And the question then being on ordering the bill to be en. grossed for a third reading, it was determined in the negative ayes 6, noes 7,

And the ayes and noes being called for,

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

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Arndt, Bullen,' Janes, Learned, Martin, Rountree and Vineyard.

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

" Mr. President-I am directed to present the following for the concurrence of this House, viz :

“No. 2. Memorial to Congress on the subject of the western boundary line of Wisconsin Territory;

4 No. 3. Memorial to Congress for the improvement of cer. tain rivers :

“ No. 1. A biil to amend the several acts concerning Justi. ces of the Peace; and

“ No. 16. A bill relating to fines and forfitures,

“ And to inform you that the amendments of this House to bill No. 4, entitled ' A bill to divide the town of Whitewater, and to create the town of Richmond,' have been concurred in, with an amendment to the first amendment, in which the concurof the Council is requested;

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"I am also directed to present the following for your signa. ture, which has been signed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, viz :

“ An act 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."

The President thereupon signed the act referred to in the foregoing message.

Mr. Bullen moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the Council refused to order to be engrossed for a third reading, bill No. 15, entitled "a bill to prescribe the number, duties, and compensation of the officers of the Legislative Assembly, and for other purposes.

The motion to reconsider was agreed to.

Mr. Upham then moved to re.consider the vote by which the amendment, adding an additional section to the bill, was passed,

Which was also agreed tomayes 8, noes 5.
And the ayes and noes being called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative are Messrs. Brigham, Bul. len, Collins, Janes, Martin, Sterling, Upham and Maxwell, (Pre. sident.)

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Arnold, Arndt, Learned, Rountree and Vineyard.

Mr. Upham thereupon obtained leave to withdraw the amend. nent. Mr. Rountree then moved to lay the bill on the table.

Which was disagreed to. And the question again recurring on ordering the bill to be engrossed for a third reading, it was

Ordered, That the bill be engrossed for a third reading, on Monday next.

On motion of Mr. Rountree, the Council resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr. Arnold in the chair, for the con.

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sideration of bill No. 16, entitled “a bill to amend an act en. titled "an act to provide for the support of common schools, and for other purposes ;'” and, after some time, the committee rose, and by their chairman reported the bill without amendment

Mr. Arndt then moved to recommit the bill to the committee on schools.

The motion was agreed to. The President laid before the Council a communication from the Governor, as follows:

TERRITORY OF WISCONSIN,

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

Madison, Jan. 7, 1841. To the Hon. the President of Council : Sir,

I have the honor to submit, in accordance with a resolution appended thereto, a copy of the memorial of the Legislative As. sembly of the Territory of Iowa, to the Congress of the United States, asking an appropriation to improve the rapids of the Mississippi river, and to recommend the subject to the favora. ble consideration of the Council.

Very respectfully,

Your obed't servant, [Signed] HENRY DODGE.

The communication having been read,

On motion of Mr. Bullen, the same, together with the memo rial, was referred to the committee on internal improvements.

Mr. Rountree, from the committee on schools, to whom was referred bill No. 16, entitled "a bill to amend an act entitled

an act to provide for the support of common schools, and for other purposes ;'" reported the same back to the Council with an amendment,

The bill, with the amendment, was thereupon read a second time, and laid on the table to be printed was 1:

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