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The committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the resolution inquiring into the expediency of providing for a newspaper publication of the revision of the Statutes and Laws of Michigan, previous to the action of the legislature thereon, have, according to order, had the same under consideration, and have arrived at the conclusion, that the perfection of the revised system must be essentially based upon the harmonious action of the legislature adopting it; that such action can only be had, where the members are left free to indulge in a liberal spirit of concession, and compromise of opinions; but that the obvious tendency of the proposed publication, would be, to elicit from the primary masses, a series of conflicting instructions, hostile to any change of opinion; and consequently that a heavy expense would be incurred by such publication, without any correspondent benefit. The committee therefore feel constrained to report against the expediency of the proposed measure.

Mr. Allen, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported as correctly enrolled the joint resolution relative to postage of officers and members of the legislature, and the joint resolution authorizing the Governor to appoint a private secretary, and that the same had been presented to the Governor for his signature.

Mr. Hale, from the committee, appointed for that purpose, reported a bill to incorporate the female seminary at Ann Arbor, which was read twice, referred to the committee of the whole, and ordered printed.

The President announced the following communication:

INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT OFFICE,
Detroit, January 9, 1845.

To the President of the Senate:

SIR-I herewith transmit to the legislature the annual report of the Commissioners of Internal Improvement.

Most respectfully,

O. C. COMSTOCK, Jr.,

Acting Commissioner.

The report was laid upon the table.

Mr. Chipman gave notice that he should, at some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to vacate a portion of the village plat of Niles.

Mr. Pratt gave notice that he should, on some future day, ask leave to bring in a bill providing for filing chattel mortgages, in town clerks offices.

Also, that he should, on some future day ask leave to bring in a bill to amend an act entitled "an act to prescribe the powers and duties of Justices of the Peace in civil proceedings, " approved April 9th,

1841.

Mr. Hale gave notice that he should, on some future day ask leave to bring in a bill to amend section three, chapter one, title five, part third of the Revised Statutes.

Mr. Pratt offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

Resolved, That the Secretary of State be requested to make out and transmit to the Senate as soon as convenient, a list containing the name and place of residence of every person who has been elected or appointed to any state office, since the organization of the state government.

Mr. Hale asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill to change the terms of the Court of Chancery for the first circuit.

The President appointed Senators Hale and Richmond a committee for that purpose, who reported a bill, which was read twice and referred to the committee of the whole.

On motion of Mr. Patterson,

The preamble and joint resolution instructing our Senators and requesting our Representatives in Congress to use their influence in favor of a reduction of postage, was taken from the table.

Mr. Denton offered an amendment.

Mr. Richmond moved to refer the resolution and amendment to a select committee; which motion prevailed.

Mr. Patterson moved to reconsider the vote by which the reference was made, which motion did not prevail, and

Senators Patterson, Denton, and Chipman, were appointed the select committee.

The President announced the following communication, which was read, and the Report laid on the table:

To the President of the Senate:

ADJUTANT GEN'S OFFICE,

Detroit, January, 8, 1845.

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SIR-I have the honor herewith to transmit to the Senate, my an

nual report as Adjutant General of the Militia of the State of Michigan.

Kam Sir, very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

J. E. SCHWARZ,

Adjt. Gen. M. M.

Mr. Hale moved to reconside the vote referring that portion of the Governor's Message that refers to the sale of the public works, to

the committee on finance.

Mr. Cust moved a call of the Senate, which was ordered, and the roll being called, Senator Thurber was found to be absent without leave.

On motion of Mr. Cust, the Sergeant-at-arms was despatched for the absent Senator.

Senator Thurber appearing in his seat, further proceedings under the call were dispensed with.

The question recurring on the motion of Senator Hale, to reconsider, the motion prevailed by the following vote:

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Mr. Hale moved a reference of that portion of the Governor's Message relating to the sale of the public works, to a select committee; which motion prevailed by the following vote:

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
January 8, 1845.

To the President of the Senate:

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SIR-I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate, that the following resolution has been adopted by the House :

Resolved, That the Senate be respectfully requested to appoint a committee of two, to meet with a like committee on the part of the House of Representatives, on the practice of both Houses, in relation. to joint resolutions.

Your obd'nt servant,

EZRA WILLIAMS,

Clerk of House of Rep.

Mr. Smith moved that the Senate appoint a committee as requested by the House, which motion prevailed, and the President appointed Senators Hale and Thurber.

The President announced the following communication:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

To the President of the Senate:

January 8, 1845.

SIR-I am instructed by the House of Representatives to return the joint resolution "relative to journals and documents," and respectfully inform the Senate that the House have non-concurred in the

same.

Also to return the joint resolution "relative to the appointment of a committee," and respectfully inform the Senate that the House have concurred therein.

Your obd'nt servant,

EZRA WILLIAMS,
Clerk of House of Rep.

The "joint resolution relative to the appointment of a committee," was ordered enrolled.

Mr. Hale asked to be excused from serving on the committee appointed pursuant to the request of the House. The Senate refused to excuse him.

The President called Mr. Pratt to the chair.

The following communication was announced.

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SIR-I am instructed by the House of Representatives to return to the Senate, the joint resolution relative to a manual, and respectfully inform the Senate that the House have concurred therein, and have appointed Messrs. Stone and Vickery a committee on the part of the House.

On motion of Senator Richmond,

EZRA WILLIAMS,
Clerk of the H. of Rep.

The reports of the several state officers were taken from the table and referred as follows:

The report of the Auditor General, Board of State Auditors, and the State Treasurer, to the committee on Finance.

The report of the Commissioner of the State Land Office, to the committee on Public Lands.

The report of the Agent and Inspectors of the State Prison, to the committee on State Prison.

The report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, to the committee on Public Instruction.

The report of the Acting Commissioner of Internal Improvement to the committee on Internal Improvement.

The report of the Adjutant General to the committee on Militia. Mr. Mason moved an adjournment, which motion did not prevail. Mr. Richmond offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

Resolved, That the committee on printing be instructed to ascertain and report as soon as practicable the number of copies of each of the public documents and Governor's message printed, and how the same have been distributed, and to direct that the usual number of all documents ordered printed be lodged with the Secretary of State subject only to the order of each Senator.

Mr. Thurber moved to adjourn.
On motion of Senator Richmond,

The motion did not prevail.

The preamble and joint resolution relative to Salt Spring lands was taken from the table.

Mr. Hale moved to amend by striking out all after the word 'lands,'

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