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"explanatory," and inserting in place thereof, the word "amend. atory."

The bills were thereupon passed, and titles having been read,

Mr. Bullen moved to amend the title of bill No. 8, by striking out the words “explanatory of,” and inserting in place thereof, the words to amend."!

Which was agreed to, and the titles of the bills were there. upon adopted.

Engrossed bill No. 15, entitled "a bill to prescribe the num. ber, duties, and compensation of the officers of the Legislative Assembly and for other purposes," was read the third time, passed and the title was agreed to.

And the ayes and noes having been called for on the passage of the bill,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Arnold, Brig. ham, Bullen, Collins, Janes, Martin, Rountree, Sterling and Upham.

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Arndt, Learn. ed, Vineyard and Maxwell, (President.)

Engrossed bill, No. 18, entitled "a bill for the relief of Jo. siah Moore,” was read the third time, passed, and the title was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Arnold, the Council resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr. Rountree in the chair, for the con. sideration of memorial No. 3, entitled “memorial of the Legis. lative 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 construction of the Milwaukee and Rock Riv, er Canal ;” and, after some time, the committee rose and report. ed the same without amendment.

The memorial was thereupon adopted.

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

sideration of bill No. 21, entitled "a bill to provide for the of. ficers of the Legislative Assembly;" and after some time, the committee rose and reported the bill withoui amendment,

Mr. Arndt then moved to amend the bill by striking out of the first section, the words, " to the President of the Council, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, each, three dollars per day, in addition to their pay as members.”

Which was disagreed tomayes 4, noes 8.
And the ayes and noes being called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs, Arnold, Arndt, Upham and Vineyard...

1. Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Brigham, Bul. len, Collins, Janes, Learned, Martin, Rountree and Sterling.';

Mr. Arnold then moved to strike out in the 9th line of the first section the words "tbree dollars and fifty cents.".

Which was also disagreed tomayes 6, noes 7.
And the ayes and noes being called for,

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

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Brigham, Bul. len, Janes, Martin, Rountree. Sterling, and Upham.

Mr. Arnold then moved to amend by adding "after the words of the House" in the eighth line of the first section, the words, " each four dollars per day, and to;" ;

Which was likewise disagreed to:

Mr. Martin moved to recommit the bill to the committee on public expenditures, with instructions to bring in a bill allowing to the officers proportionably the same compensation as was al. lowed at the last : annual session, making a reduction on the sums allowed at the last session to each officer of thirty-three and one third per cent., to be allowed as a compensation lo the officers of the present session, The motion was disagreed to:---ayos 5, nods 8.1

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And the ayes and noes being called for,

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

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Brigham, Bul. lén, Collins, Janes, Learned, Rountree, Sterling and Maxwell, (President.)

Mr. Collins then moved to amend in the first line of the first section, by inserting after the word " allowed," the words “at the present session of the Legislature ;"

Which was agreed to. .

Mr. Arnold then moved to strike out in the third line of the first section, the word " three” before “dollars," and insert in place thereof, the word “two."

Mr. Collins moved to amend the amendment by inserting in place of the word "two," the words '" fifty cents ;"

Which motion was disagreed to.
The question then recurred on the motion of Mr. Arnold;
And it was determined in the negative-ayes 5, noes 7.
And the ayes and does being called for,

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

» Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Brigham, Bul. len, Collins, Learned, Martin, Rountree and Sterling.

And the question then being put op ordering the bill to be engrossed for a third reading, it was determined in the affirma. tive-ayes 9, does 4. And the

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and goes being called for, . Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Brigham, Bul. len, Janes, Learned, Martin, Rountree, Sterling, Upham and Maxwell, (President.)

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

On motion of Mr. Brigham,

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Bill No. 5, from the House of Representatives, entitled " A bill to divorce Peter Howard from his wife, Sarah Howard, and to change the name of said Howard,” was read the first and second times, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Resolution from the House of Representatives, as follows, were read a first and second times, and ordered to be considered jo committee of the whole.

No. 8. Resolution relative to preparing the laws of the pres. ept and August session for publication; and,

No. 9. Resolution relative to the election of a Commissioner of Public Buildings.

On motion of Mr. Brigham, The Council then resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr. Janes in the chair, for the consideration of resolution No. 8, entitled “Resolution relative to preparing the laws of the present and August sessions for publication;"

And after some timo committee rose, reported progress in the business before them, and asked leave to sit again thereon.

Leave was granted.

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

No. 3. Memorial to the Legislative Assembly in behalf of the settlers upon even sections reserved by the United States by the law granting a quantity of land to aid in the construction of the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal.

And then the Council adjourned.

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Tuesday, January 12, 1841.

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Mr, Bullen presented the petition of citizens of the county of Racine on the subject of the abolition of the present county commissioners' system.

Read and referred to select committee to whom petition on the subject had been previously referred.

Mr. Vineyard presented the memorial of James Clarke ask. ing for remuneration for losses in the printing of certain laws of the Territory.

Refurred to committee on claims.

The President laid before Council two petitions from citizens of Walworth county, as follows:

1. Praying for the appointment of a superintendent of public instruction, and recommending the Rev. I. A. Parsons, of Ra. cine county, for said office.

Which was referred to committee on schools.

2. Praying for a change in the present system of county go. vernment,

Which was referred to the select committee to whom petitions on the subject had been referred.

The President also laid before Council a communication from the Governor on Executive business.

Read and laid on the table.
Mr. Learned, from the committee on enrolment, reported that

memorial to Congress for the construction of harbors on the western shore of Lake Michigan," had been presented to the Governor for his approval on Saturday last.

Also, that a memorial to Congress for the improvement of

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