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Mr. Upham presented the following:

Resolved, That the Librarian furnish to each member of the Council, (not already furnished with one) a map of the Territory.

Which was read, and.
On motion of Mr. Martin ordered to be laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Arnold, Resolved, That so much of the address of his Excellency the Governor of this Territory, as recommends memorializing Con. gress asking them to extend the right of pre-emption to settlers on the even sections of land reserved by Congress, by the third section of the act making appropriations for the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal, be referred to a select committee of three : and that said committee be, and is hereby instructed, to enquire into the expediency of memorializing Congress, asking for a reduction of the minimum price of said land, to one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre.

Messrs. Arnold, Sterling and Janes, were appointed the committee under the foregoing resolution.

Mr. Arnold gave notice, that on some future day, he would ask leave to introduce a bill, to amend an act entitled “ concerning testimony and depositions."

Mr. Upham gave notice, that on some future day he would ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act entitled “ an act con. cerning grand and petit jurors.”

Mr. Janes gave notice, that on some future day he would ask leave to introduce a bill declaring rivers navigable for certain purposes.

Mr. Bullen obtained leave to offer joint resolution No. 1, en. titled, “ resolution relative to committees on claims and public expenditures.”

Which was read the first and second times, and ordered to be laid on the table to be printed.

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Nr. Upham, in accordance with notice given, obtained leave to introduce bill

No. 6. “ An act for the relief of the settlers on the canal lands, in the counties of Milwaukee and Jefferson.”

Mr. Arndt, in accordance with notice given, obtained leave to introduce bill

No. 7. "A bill to provide for the support of illegitimate child. ren.”

Which bills were read the first and second times, and order. ed to be laid on the table to be printed.

The Council resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr. Martin in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 1, entitled "a bill relating to sheriffs.” After some time the committee rose, and by their chairman reported the bill without amend. ment.

The bill was thereupon ordered to be engrossed for a third reading

The Council again resolved itself into committee of the wbole, Mr. Collins in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 2, entitled "a bill changing the boundary line of certain counties.” After some time the committee rose, and by their chairman reported the bill without amendment.

The bill was thereupon ordered to be engrossed for a third reading

On motion of Mr. Arndt, the Council adjourned.

Tuesday, December 15, 1840.

The President presented a communication from the Governor, on executive business.

Which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Upham presented the petition of citizens of Milwaukee county, asking the passage of a law remitting the interest upon canal lands. Which was read, and laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Sterling, Ordered, That all bills, resolutions and memorials, after they shall have been printed, shall remain at least one day on the files before being considered.

Mr. Arndt, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported, as being correctly engrossed, the following bills :

No. 1, A bill relating to sheriffs; and
No. 2, A bill changing the boundary lines of certain counties.

Mr. Bullen, from the select committee, to whom petitions on the subject were referred, reported bill

No. 8. A bill explanatory of an act to establish the rate of toll for grinding

Which was read the first and second times, and laid on the table to be printed.

Engrossed bill No. 1, A bill relating to sheriffs, was read the third time, and, pending the question on the passage thereof,

On motion of Mr. Martin, the bill was ordered to be laid on the table.

Engrossed bill, No. 2, “A bill changing the boundary lines of certain counties," was read the third time ; and, pending the question on the passage thereof,

On motion of Mr. Rountree, it was ordered that the bill be re.committed to the committee of the whole, and made the order of the day for to.morrow.

Mr. Janes, in accordance with notice given, obtained leave to introduce bill No. 9, entitled “ A bill declaring rivers navigable for certain purposes.”

Which was read the first and second times, and laid on the table to be printed.

Mr. Martin obtained leave to introduce resolution No. 2, entitled - Resolution relative to the survey of public lands within the Territory.”

Which was read a first and second times, and laid on the ta. ble to be printed.

On motion of Mr. Bullen, the Council proceeded to the con. sideration of executive business.

The executive business having been disposed of,

On motion of Mr. Janes, it was ordered that the Council re. solve itself into committee of the whole for the consideration of bill No. 3, entitled “ A bill concerning betting.”

Mr. Sterling asked that a call of the Council be made ;
Which was done, and the absent members sent for.
On motion of Mr. Martin, the Council adjourned.

Wednesday, December 16, 1840.

Mr. Upham presented the petition of citizens of the Territo. ry, praying the passage of an act repealing all laws authorizing any co.partnership between this Torritory and any company chartered for the purpose of any improvement, and moved its reference to the committee on incorporations.

Which was read and so referred.

Mr. Arndt offered the following:

Resolved, That the act entitled “ an act concerning costs and fees” now of force within this Territory, be referred to the committee on the judiciary, with instructions to enquire whether any amendments to the same are necessary-and that they be required to report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Collins gave notice that he would at a future day ask leave to introduce a memorial to Congress, for an appropriation of money for the improvement of the navigation of the Missis. sippi river.

Mr. Bullen, in accordance with notice given, obtained leave to introduce bill

No. 10. A bill to establish a board of education, and the office of superintendent of public instruction, and to prescribe their duties.

Which was read the first and second times, and laid on the table to be printed.

Op motion of Mr. Arndt, the resolution presented by him this morning, was taken up, considered, and adopted.

On motion of Mr. Janes. the Council resolved itself into com. mittee of the whole, Mr.Bullen in the chair, for the consideratlon of the order of the day, being bill No. 2, entitled " A bill chang. ing the boundary lines of certain counties ;” and, after some time, the committee rose, and reported, by their chairman, pro. gress in the business before them, and asked leave to sit again.

Leave was granted. The following message from the House of Representatives was received by the clerk thereof, viz :

Mr. President-The House of Representatives have passed the following, in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House viz:

“No. 3, A bill concerning county officers in the county of Fond du Lac;"

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