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OF

THE COUNCIL

OF THE

Fourth Legislative Assembly of Wisconsin,

DURING THE FIRST AND SECOND SESSIONS THEREOF,

BEGUN AND HELD AT MADISON, ON THE 5TH DAY

OF DECEMBER, A. D. 1842.

Published by authority of the Legislative Assembly.

MADISON, W. T.

PRINTED BY SHELDON & HYER.

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JOURNAL

OF

THE COUNCIL

OF THE

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF WISCONSIN;

BEGUN and held at Madison, W. T., on Monday, the fifth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, in conformity with the provisions of the act entitled "an act relative to the sessions of the legislative assembly;" being the first session of the fourth legislative assembly.

At twelve o'clock, M., the roll was called by the secretary, when the following members, who kad presented certificates of election, appeared and took their seats, viz:

From the district composed of the counties of Brown, Manitouwoc, Sheboyagan, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Marquette and Portage-MORGAN L. MARTIN.

From the district composed of the counties of Milwaukee and Washington-Hans CROCKER, LEMUEL WHJTE and David New

LAND.

From the district composed of the counties of Walworth and Rock-CHARLES M. BAKER and EDWARD V. WHITON.

From the district composed of the counties of Jefferson, Dane, Green, Dudge and Sauk-LUCIUS I. BARBER.

From the district composed of the county of Iowa—Moses M. STRONG.

From the district composed of the county of Grant-John H. ROUNTREE.

From the district composed of the counties of Crawford and St. Croix--THEUPHILUS LACHAPELL£.

A quorum being present,

On motion of Mr. Newland, The Hon. David Irvin, associate justice of the supreme court, was introduced, and the oath of office administered by him to members who had not been previously sworn.

On motion of Mr. Strong, Resolved, That Nelson Dewey, Esquire, member elect from the county of Grant, (who appeared without a certificate, be called to the clerk's table, and sworn.

Mr. Dewey thereupon presented himself at the clerk's table, and the oath of office was administered to him,

On motion of Mr. Newland, Mr. Strong, of the county of lowa, was appointed president pro tempore.

Mr. Whiton moved that Daniel F. Kimball be appointed sergeant-at-arms pro tempore.

Mr. Crocker rnoved to lay the motion on the table;
Which was agreed to.

Mr. LaChapelle moved that John V. Ingersoll be appointed secretary pro tempore.

Mr. Whiton moved to lay the motion on the table;
Which was disagreed to.

Mr. Martin then moved to postpone the question on the motion pending, until to-morrow;

Which was agreed to.

Mr. Martin moved that the secretary be directed to inform the house of representatives that the council have temporarily organized, and are ready to proceed to business;

And, pending the question thereon,
Mr. Whiton offered the following resolution in lieu thereof, viz:

Resolved, That the secretary of the council inform the house of representatives that the council have elected a president pro tempore, and are prepared to proceed to business;

Which was rejected.
The question then recurred on the motion of Mr. Martin, when,

Mr. Whiton moved to amend the same by striking out the words, "the secretary be directed," and inserting in place thereof, the words, “wo members of this body be appointed;"

Which was disagreed to.

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