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On motion of Mr. Janes, the Council proceeded to the con. sideration of Executive business.
The Executive business having been disposed of,
Friday, January 8, 1841.
Mr. Arnold presented petition of the inhabitants of the coun. ty of Portage, asking to be attached to the county of Dane, for judicial purposes, and to be organized as a separate county, for county purposes ; referred to committee on territorial affairs.
Mr. Learned presented the petition of inhabitants of the coun. ty of Crawford, praying for a memorial to Congress on the sub. ject of the sale of public lands in said county.
Referred to a select committee, of Messrs. Learned, Upham and Bullen.
Mr. Learned presented the remonstrance of residents on cer. tain lots in the county of Milwaukee against the adoption of a memorial to Congress for the confirmation of the title to said lots.
Referred to the select committee to whom the petition on the subject was referred.
The President laid before the Council a communication from the Governor on Executive business, i Read and laid on the table.
On motion of Mr. Arnold, the petition of inhabitants of the county of Milwaukee, asking that certain sections be set off from the township of Wauwautosa, and attached to the town of Kinnikinnick, and to change the name of the latter town to. gether with the remonstrance presented yesterday, against changing the name of said town, were referred to committee on territorial affairs.
Mr. Martin obtained leave to withdraw from the files of the Council the petition of Webster Stanley for leave to establish a Ferry on the Fox river, and the same was referred to the com. mittee on internal improvements.
Mr. Janes gave notice that he would at some future day ask leave to introduce a bill regulating suits on bills of exchange and promisory notes.
Mr. Martin from committee on judiciary, reported bill No. 20; a bill to amend the act of the revised statutes, entitled "an act concerning the writ of attachment.”.
Mr. Bullen from the committee on public expenditures, re. ported bill No. 21; a bill to provide for the compensation of the officers of the Legislative Assembly.
Which bills were severally read a first and second times and laid on the table to be printed.
Mr. Janes, from committee on enrolment, reported a memo. rial to Congress for the construction of harbors on the western shore of Lake Michigan' to be correctly enroled." ;
Mr. Arnold, from the committee to which the subject was referred, made report :
The select committee to whom was referred so much of the message of His Excellency, the Governor of this Territory, as recommends memorializing Congress for the passage of a law extending the right of pre-emption to settlers on the even sections reserved by the United States, by the third section of an act granting a quantity of land to aid in the construction of the Mil. waukee and Rock River Canal'; 'and, in obedience to a resolu. tion of the Council instructing them to enquire into the expedien.
of memorializing Congress, asking for a reduction of the price of said lands to one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, respectfully report the following memorial, viz:
. No. 3. Memorial to the Legislative Assembly in behalf of the settlers upon the even sections reserved by the United States by the law granting a quantity of land to aid in the construc. tion of the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal.
The memorial was thereupon read, and laid on the table to be printed.
On motion of Mr. Rountree, the report of the committee on schools, presented yesterday, was taken up ;, and
Ordered, That the committee be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.
On motion of Mr. Arndt, the Council resolved itself into com. mittee of the whole, Mr. Sterling in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 5, entitled " A bill to amend an act entitled an act for assessing and collecting county revenue;' " and, after some time, 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. Bullen the Council again resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr. Arndt in ihe chair, for the consideration of resolution No. 5, entitled “ Resolution adopting .a joint rule relative to adjournments;" and, after some time the committee rose and reported the resolution with an amendment.
The amendment was concurred in, and the resolution ordered to be engrossed for a third reading. w The message from the House of Representatives, received on yesterday, was taken up, and the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Council to bill No. 4,(H. of R.), entitled "A bill to divide the town of Whitewater and to create the town of Richmond," was read and concurred in, i *** Bills from the House of Representatives, as follows, were severally read a first and second times, viz: --- No.1; A bill to amend the several acts concerning justices of the peace : and, in
No. 16 ; A bill relating to fines and forfeitures.
Memorials from the House of Representatives, as follows, were read and laid on the table, in order to be considered in committee of the whole, viz:
No. 2, A memorial to Congress on the subject of the western boundary line of Wisconsin Territory; and,
No. 3. Memorial to Congress for the improvement of certain rivers.
On motion of Mr. Bullen, the Council adjourned.
Saturday, January 9, 1841.
Mr. Bullen presented a petition from citizens of Racine county, for the alteration of the law regulating the rate of toll for grinding,
Which was read and laid on the table. Mr. Upham presented a petition from citizens of Milwaukee county, to divide the town of summit;
Which was read and referred to the committee on Incorpo-, rations.
Mr. Arnold presented remonstrance of citizens of Milwaukee county against authorizing the building of a bridge across the Kinnikinnick river,
Which was read and referred to the select committee to which the petition on the subject was referred.
The President laid before the Council a communication from the Governor upon executive business,
Which was read and laid on the table.
correctly engrossed, Resolution No. 5, entitled “Resolution adopting a joint rule relative to adjournments.”
The resolulion was then read the third time and passed; and the question being on the title thsreof,
On motion of Mr. Bullen, the same was amended so as to read “Resolution relative to adjournments.”
Mr. Learned, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported the following to have been presented, on yesterday, to the Gov. ernor for his approval, 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.”
Mr. Janes in accordance with notice given, obtained leave to introduce bill No. 22, entitled " A bill regulating suits on bills of exchange and promissory notes."
Which was read a first and second times, and laid on the ta. ble to be printed.
On motion of Mr. Arnold, the Council resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr. Rountree in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 18, entitled “a bill for the relief of Josi. ah Moore ;" and, after some time, the committee rose and re. ported the bill without amendment.
The bill was thereupon ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.
On motion of Mr. Janes, the Council again resolved itself
The memorial was thereupon adopted.