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On motion of Mr. Rountree, Ordered, That the claim of Messrs. Collier and Pettus for bal. ance of loan obtained from them by Moses M. Strong, late Fiscal Agent, be referred to committee on claims.

On motion of Mr. Arnold, The Council resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr. Martin in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 32, enttled " a bill to incorporate the trustees of the Prairieville Academy;"

And after some time the committee rose and reported the bill with an amendment,

The amendment was concurred in; when

Mr. Martin moved to amend the bill further, by adding to the first section thereof, the following:

Provided, That the real estate at any time owned by said company shall not exceed in value ten thuosand dollars.

The amendment was agreed to. Mr. Upham moved further to amend the bill by inserting af. ter the word " trustee,” in the first line of the fifth section the word “teacher."

Which was also agreed to. The bill was thereupon ordered to be engrossed for a third reading

On motion of Mr. Martin, The Council resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr. Janes in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 33, entitled "a bill to incorporate the Fox and Wisconsin) Steambort Company;"

And after some tiine the committee rose and reported the bill wtih an amendment.

The amendment was concurred in. Mr. Arnold then moved further to amend the bill by adding thereto a section, as follows:

Sec. The stockholders of said corporation shall be liable in

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their private capacities for all debts of the company above the amount of the capital stock paid in, and for all losses and dam. ages incurred in the transportation of property.

Which was agreed to-ayes 7, noes 5.
And the ayes and does being called for,

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

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Arndt, Learned, Martin, Upham, Vineyard, and Maxwell, (President.)

On motion of Mr. Martin,
Ordered, That the bill be laid on the table,

On motion of Mr. Learned, the Council resumed in commit. tee of the whole, Mr. Bullen in the chair, the consideration of bill No. 28, entitled “a bill supplemental to the act regulating marriages ;” and, after some time, the committee rose and re. ported the bill with an amendment.

The amendment was concurred in; and the bill ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Upham moved to adjourn.

The motion was disagreed to. On motion of Mr. Bullen, the Council resolved itself into commitee of the whole, Mr. Upham in the chair, for the consid. eration of bill No. 30, entitled “a till to provide for the appointment of a Territorial Geologist;" and after some time the committee rose and reported the bill with amendments. ?

And the question being on concurring in the amendments of the committee.

It was determined in the affirmative-ayes 8, noes 5. !
And the ayes and noes being called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Arndt, Brig. ham, Bullen, Collins Janes, Learned, Upham, and Maxwell, President.)

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Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Arnold, Mar. tin, Rountree, Sterling, åndVineyard.

The question was then taken on ordering the bill to be en. grossed for a third reading, and determined in the negative, ayes 5, noes 8.

And the ayes and noes being called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Bullen, Col. lins, Janes, Learned, and Rountree.

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

So the bill was rejected.
Op motion of Mr. Sterling, the Council adjourned. ..

Tuesday, February 2, 1841.

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Mr. Brigham presented the petition of citizens of Dane county for the establishment of a road from Madison to the rapids on Barraboo river.

Referred to committee on Territorial Roads."

The President laid before the Council two communications as follows:

1. From the Governor on Executive business ;
Which was read and laid on the table.

2. From the Treasurer of the Territory, enclosing a commu. nication from the treasurer of Milwaukee county, in relation to five per cent. of monies paid in for territorial purposes ;

Which was read; when
Mr. Rountree moved to refer to committee on judiciary.

Mr. Collins moved that leave be granted to the Treasurer to withdraw his communication.

And the question being first put on the motion to refer, it was determined in the affirmative-ayes 8, noes 5.

And ayes and noes being called for,

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

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

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

No. 17. A bill to amend the several acts of the Territory to authorize the levy and collection of taxes :

No. 24. A bill to incorporate the village of Racine :
No. 28. A bill supplemental to the act regulating marriages :

No. 29. A bill to amend an act entitled an act concerning the lien of mechanics and others for the cost of repairs and im. provements on real estate ; and

No. 32. A bill to incorporate the trustees of the Prairieville Academy.

Mr. Learned, from the committee on enrolment, reported an act to amend an act to establish the rate of toll for grinding,' to be correctly enroled.

Mr. Martin, from the committee on the judiciary, in accor. dance with a resolution on the subject, reported bill No. 35, en. titled “

a bill to incorporate the Western Mutual Fire Insurance Company, at Prairie du Chien

; Which was read a first and second time and ordered to be printed.

Bills from the House of Representatives, as follows, were read the third time and passed, viz :

No. 20. A bill to incorporate the village of Southport; and

No. 27. A bill to provide for the completion of the capitol at Madison.

And the ayes and noes being called for, on the passage of bill No. 20,

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

Mr. Martin voted in the negative.

And the ayes and noes being called for on the passage of bill No. 27,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Arnold, Brig. ham, Bullen, Learned, Sterling, Upham and Maxwell, (Presi.

dent.)

Those who voted in the nagative, are Messrs. Arndt, Collins, Martin, Rountree and Vineyard.

The titles were then severally read, and that of No. 20 agreed to.

And the question being on the title of bill No. 27,

Mr. Martin moved to amend the same so as to read a bill to discontinue certain suits brought to recover monies due the Ter. ritory from the late Commissioners of Public Buidings and for other purposes.'

The motion was disagreed to-ayes 4, noes 8.
And the ayes and noes being called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Collins, Mar. tin, Rountree and Vineyard.

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

M. Collins then moved to amend the title by adding thereto, as follows :-—" and for holding the next session of the Legislative Assembly at the town of Milwaukee." Which motion was disagreed to.

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