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The question was then taken on the adoption of the resolution ; and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Stockton submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the table until to-morrow :

Resolved, That each member of the Council be authorised to or der for his use, any number of newspapers, printed in the Territory, not exceeding twelve, during the present session of the Council; the expense of which shall be defrayed from the contingent fund, appropriated by Congress for the expenses of the Council for the year 1828.

On motion of Mr. Lawrence, the Council then proceeded to the clection of Clerks of the Council.

Mr. Drake nominated Samuel Satterlee as one of the Clerks ; and the ballots being counted, there were in favor of the Domination, three votes-against it, eight.

Mr. Trowbridge nominated Randall S. Rice as a Clerk; and the ballots were, ayes 5, nays 6.

Mr. Connor nominated John B. Beaubien ; and the ballots were, ayes 4, nays 7.

Mr. Brown nominated John P. Sheldon; and the ballots were, ayes 5, nays 6.

Mr. M’Donell nominated John MʼKinney ; and the ballots were, ayes 2, nays 9.

Mr. Durocher nominated Seneca Allen ;, and the ballots were, ayes 4, nays 7.

Nir. Rumsey nominated Elias P. Skinner; and the ballets were, eyes 5, pays 6.

No choice of Clerk having been made, and no other nominations for the office of Clerk having been submitted ; the Council, on motion, proceeded to the election of Sergeant-at-Arms.

Nir. Drake dominated Archibald Phillips ; and the ballots were, ayes 2, nays 9.

Mr. Trowbridge nominated Henry O. Bronson; and the ballots were, ayes 4, nays 7.

Mr. Connor nominated John Kirby ; and the ballots were, ayes 4, nays 7.

Mr. Brown nominated Gabriel Godfroy, jr.; and the ballots were, ayes 4, nays 7.

Mr. M'Donell nominated William Little ; and the ballots were, ayes 3, pays 8.

Mr. Stockton nominated William Meldrum ; and the ballots wered @yes 5, pays 6.

Mr. Durocher nominated Ethel Burch; and the ballots were, ayes 4, nays 6.

Mr. Lawrence nominated James McManus ; and the ballots were, ayes 4, nays 7.

Mr. Rumsey nominated Marcus Lane ; and the ballots were, ayer 6, nays 6.

Mr. Noble nominated Luther (Iarvey; and the ballots were, ayes 5, nays 6.

No choice having been made of Sergeant-at-Arms, and no further Dominations being submitted;

Ms. M'Donell inoved that the resolution which had been adopted this afternoon, relative to the election of the officers of the Coun. cil, be rescinded ; and the motion was unanimously agreed to.

Mr. Stuckton then moved that the Council proceed to ballot for the three Clerks thereof; and the motion was decided in the af formative.

On the first balloting, the votes were as follows:

For John P. Sheldon 7; Samuel Satierlee 7; Seneca Allen 5; Randall S. Rice 4; Elias P. Skinner 3 ; John B. Beaubien 3; Jor seph Navarre 2; Allis D. Dayly 1; James Whipple 1.

John P. Sheldon and Samuel Satterlee, having received a majority of the whole number of votes given, were declared to be elected Clerks of the Council.

The Council then proceeded to ballot for a third Clerk; and the ballotings were as follows:

1st balloting-R. S. Rice 4; S. Allen 4; E. P. Skinner 3-110 choice.

2d. R. S. Rice 4; S. Allen 4; E. P. Skinner 3-do choice. 3d. R. S. Rice 3; S. Allen 4; E. P. Skinner 4-no choice. 4th. R. S. Rice 3; S. Allen 4; E. P. Skinner 3--no choice. 5th. R. S. Rice 3; S. Allen 4; E. P. Skinner 4-no choice. 6th. R. S. Rice 3; S. Allen 5; E, P. Skinner 3--no choice, 7th. R. S. Rice 3; S. Allen 5; E. P. Skinner 3-no choice. 8th. R. S. Rice 4; S. Allen 4; E. P. Skinner 3-no choice, 9th. R. S. Rice 3; S. Allen 5; E. P. Skinner 2- no choice.,

10th. R. S. Rice 3; S. Allen 6; E. P. Skinner 2; and on this ballot, Seneca Allen, having received a majority of the votes of the members present, was declared to be elected a Clerk of the Council,

Mr. M'Donell moved that the Council do now adjouro ; and the motion was lost.

On motion of Mr. Durocher, the Council then proceeded to elect a Sergeant-at-Arms; and the ballotings wero as follows:

1st balloting-William Meldrum 4; E P Skinner 3 ; Gabriel Goda froy, jr. 1; John Kirby 3 ; James M'Closkey 1-no choice.

2d. Wm Meldrum 5; É P Skinner 2; G Godfroy, jr 1 ; John Kirby 2-no choice.

3d. Wm Meldrum 4; E P Skinner %; G Godfroy, jr 1; Joha Kirby 3--110 choice.

4th. Wm Meldrum 4; E P Skinner 4; John Kirby 3-no choice. 5th. Wm Meldrum 4; E P Skinner 3; John Kirby 4-10 choice.

6th. Wm Meldrum 6; E P Skinner 2; John Kirby 3; and William Meldrum, having received a majority of the votes, was declared to be elected Sergeant-at-Arms. On motion of Mr. M'Donell

, the Council then proceeded to clect a Door-Keeper; and the ballotings were as follows:

1st. Ethel Burch 5; John Kirby 5; Morris Jackson mano choice. 2d. E Burch 5; John Kirby 4; K1; Belcher 1--no choice. 3d. E Burch 6; John Kirby 3; K1; Belcher 1; and Ethel Burch, having received a majority of the votes, was declared elecied Door-Keeper.

On motion of Mr. Lawrence, the Council then proceeded to ballot for Messenger; and on the first balloting, Thomus Knowlton was elected Messenger.

The President administered the oath of office to John P. Sheldon and Seneca Allen, as Clerks of the Council.

On motion of Mr. Lawrence, the Council then adjourned, to meel to-morrow, at 11 o'clock, A. M.

THURSDAY, May 8, 1828.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Wells.
On motion of Mr. Brown,

Resolved, That the following standing committees be appointed, that each committee consist of three members ; and that they have leave to report, by bill or otherwise, on such business as may come before them; viz:

Committee on the Judiciary.
Committee on the Militia.
Committee on Claims.
Committee on Roads.
Committee of Enrolment.
Committee on Territorial Affairs.
Committee on Schools.
Committee on Expenditures.

The President administered the oath of office to Samuel Satterlee, as a Clerk of the Council.

On motion of Mr. Lawrence,

Resolved, That the President of the Council be requested to invite the Clergymen of this City to attend at the opening of the Council, each week alternately, during the present session.

Mr. Lawrence submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the table :

Resolved, That a committee of three members be appointed, whose duty it shall be to contract for and superintend such printing as may be required during the present session of the Council; and report such contracts as they may make, to the Council.

On motion of Mr. M'Donell, the following resolution, submitted yesterday, was taken up and considered :

Resolved, That each member of the Council be authorised to ore der for his use, any number of newspapers printed in the Territory, not exceeding twelve, during the present session of the Council; the expense of which shall be defrayed from the contingent fund appropriated by Congress for the expeases of the Council, for the year 1828,

Mr. Lawrence moved that the resolution be amended by striking out the word “ twelve,” and inseruog in lieu thereof the word six." The motion was decided in the negative.

Phe question on the adoption of the resolution was then put, and Pas decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Stockton,

Resolved, That the daily hour to which the Council shall stand adjourned, shall be eleven o'clock in the foresoon, until otherwise ordered.

On motion of Mr. Stockton, the Council then adjourned.

FRIDAY, May 9, 1828.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Wells.

The President announced the appointment of Members to the several Standing Committees, as follows:

Messrs. Lawrence, Drake and Noble, to be the committee on the Judiciary.

Messrs. Stockton, Brown and Drake, to be the committee on the Militia.

Messrs. Durocher and Connor, to be the committee on Claims. Messrs. Drake and Noble, to be the comnuittee of Enrolment. Messrs. Brown and Trowbridge, to be the committee on Roads.

Messrs. M'Donell, Rumsey and Trowbridge, to be the committee on Territorial Affairs.

Diessrs. Rumsey and Noble, to be the committee on Schools.

The President also announced the following regulations for the government of the Council, in the daily transaction of business :

“ After the Journal is read, and the Council is open for business, the following order will govern :

First-Petitions or Memorials to be offered.
Second-Reports of Committees.
Third-Bills and Resolutions ready for a second reading.
Fourth-Bills on their passage.

Fifth-Reports in possession of the Council, which offer grounds for a bill, are to be taken up, that the bill may be ordered in.

SixthBills or other matters before the Council, and unfinished the preceding day.

seventh— These matters being despatched, for expediting business, the general file of bills and other papers are then taken up, agreeably to their first introduction to the Council.”

Mr. Stockton presented the petition of John K. Smith, and others, inhabitants of the county of St. Clair, praying for the e zblishment of a township, to be called the township of “ Plainfield.” Read and referred to the committee on Territorial Affairs.

Mr. Trowbridge presented the memorial of the Supervisors of the county of Oakland, suggesting certain alterations in the liw respecting the meetings of Supervisors, the election of tomasbjp.oižicers, and the highway tax. Read and referred to the committee on Territorial Affairs.

Mr. Brown presented the petition of J. F. Chubb, and others, of the township of Bucklin, praying that a new township may be set off therefrom, and be called “ Lima." Read and referred to the committee on Territorial Affairs.

Mr. Lawrence presented the memorial and petition of the President, Trustees, and Freemen of the village of Mooroe, praying, fos 'reasons set forth therein, that certain alterations be made in the charter granted to said village ; and, also, that provision be made for certain expenses which said Corporation had incurred. Read and referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Lawrence also presented the petition of J. W. Brown, and others, inhabitants of the township of Tecumseh, in the county of Lenawe, praying, for reasons set forth in the petition, that a law be passed, providing that the mill-dams in said township be drained off as early as the first day of May, and continue so drained, until the first of September. Read and referred to the committee on Terri. torial Affairs.

A message from the Governor on Executive business, was received by the hands of Mr. R. A. Forsyth.

Mr. M'Donell presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Wayne, praying for alterations in the law relative to the poor; and also for certain provisions in respect to persons imprisoned for crimes, &c. Read and referred to the committee on Terrie torial Affairs.

The resolution submitted yesterday, relative to the appointment of a committee to contract for printing, was taken up for considera. tion,

Mr. M'Donell moved that the resolution be laid on the table until Monday. The motion was decided in the negative.

Mr. Stockton then moved to amen i the resolution, by striking out all after the word “ Resolved," and inserting the following :" That the committee on Territorial affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the appointment of a Territorial Printer."

The question on the amendment was put and decided in the negative.

The resolution was then laid on the table.
On motion of Mr. Trowbridge,

Resolvcd, That the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of anending the laws relating to taxes in this ferritory, so that not more than one half of one per cent. per annum be assessed.

On motion of Mr. M'Donell, the Council went into the considera tion of Executive business ; and having disposed of the same,

Mr. Drake moved, that the Council do now adjourn, to meet on Monday next at the usual hoor. The motion was agreed to; and the Council adjourned.

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