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On motion of Mr. Trowbridge, che question shall the bill pass ?” t?: then put, and was decided in the im. mative.
si, the bill passed; and Mr. Stockton having required the ayes and niys on the question, they were taken as follows:
Ayes-Messrs. Drake, Darucher, Edwards, Irwin, Lawrence, Russey, Schoolcrast, Trowbride-3.
Niys- lessis. Brown, Connor, I'Donell, Stockton-4.
The following message from the Governor of the Territory, was received by the hands of Mr. R A. Forsyth : * To the Legislative Council :
By a resolution of he Legislative Council, of April 19, 1827, the Governor was authorised to cause an Indes and marginal Boles to be prepared for ihe volume of Laws passed at that session, and to allow a reasonable compensation therefor, to be paid out of the conringent fund. William F. Aloseley, Esg wis appointed to.carry into effect the object of this resolution, and he has satisfactorily performed the duty assigned to him. The Index is, in general, well prepred, and the marginal notes judiciously digested, but there are po tonds at the disposition of the Execuiive, from which Mr. Moses ley can be paid; aid as it is therefore necessary for the Council to aci tipes, the subject, I have thought it better to refer the whole matter to them, hit they may allow such a compensation, for the per- . formance of this duty, as may appear to them just.
LEW. CASS. May 22d, 1828."
On motion of Mr. Lawrence, said message was referred to the commitiee on Claims,
Mr. Brown submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the table :
Resolved, by the Legislative Council of the Territory of Michi. gan, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby respectfully requested, to cause that part of the Chicago Road, lying between Detroit and the River Rouge, to be opened and constructed oni of the funds appropriated at the present session of Congress, towards the said road; the public interest, in the opinion of this Legislative Council, requiriug this measure.
Resolved, That the Governor be requested to transmit a cop of the resolution to the Secretary of War.
Mr. Stockton gave notice that he should, to-morrow, ask leave to bring in “ a bill to dissolve the bands of matrimony between Smith H. Yancey aud Mary C. Yancey."
Mr. Donell submitted the following resolution, which was Laid up the table:
Resolved, That the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of amending the “ act regulating the admission and practice of Attorneys and Counsellors at Law," so as to prevent any person from practising law, in any of the coarts in this Territory, other than regularly licensed Attorneys.
On motion of Mr. Irwin, the Council adjourned.
FRIDAY, May 23, 1828.
Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Richard.
Mr. Trowbridge, from the committee on Territorial Affairs, te whom ihat part of the Governor's Speech which related to ililla Pouls, was referred, reported,
“ A bill relative to Mill-Ponds," which was read the first time an laid on the table.
Mr. Drake, from the committee of Enrolment, reported as correctly enrolled, bills with the following tiiles :
“An act to organise the township of Clay, in the county of Sto, Clair:
“ An act for the relief of Bethuel Farrand." And the President signed the same.
The “ bill to set off and connect township four, in range ten, in the township of Oakland and county of Oakland, lo ihe township of Pontiac, in said county,” was taken up, read the second ame, and considered in committee of the whole. And said bill having been reported to the Council without amendment, was,
On motion of Mr. Drake,
Mr. Stockton asked leave to bring in “ a bill to dissulve ihe bands of matrimony between Smith H. Yancey and Mary L. Vane
On motion, leave was given, and, Messrs. Stockton, M'Donell and Irwin, were appointed a commiuee to prepare said bill.
The resolution submitted by Mr. Lawrence on the 17th inst, relitive to tlie appointment of a committee to be called, a “ Commitee on the Library," was taken up and adopted ;
And the President announced Niessis. Lawrence and Schoolcraft, as the committee cuniemplaied in said resululion.
Tlie resolution submitted yesterday by Mr. M'Donell, relative to the 1 w for the admission and practice of Attorneys, &c. was taken up and adopted.
The resolution submitted yesterday by Mr. Brown, relative to the application of the moneys appropriated during the pieseni sessie u of Congress, for the construcuon of the Chicago Rivad, was taken np and adopted.
.61. Drake submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the le:
Rivel, That the committee on Territorial Affairs be instiucied to intre into the expediency of enacting a law, which would exempi the property of ørdained preachers or ministers from indation; and shut the commick have leave is report by bill or otherwise,
Mi. Schoulerati submitted the following resolution, winch was laij on this able:
i 75: the committee on Roces te dizecies to inquire into the frontierei of authorisug the Board of servisors el 1bc. county of Chippewa to raise a tax, not exceeding
to be ex pended io exploring and marking a road, from the villige vi St. Gary, in the county of Chippewa, to point St. Ignace, so the county of Michilimackinac.
On motion of Mr. M'Donell, the Council adjourned until Monday next.
MONDAY, May 26, 1825.
Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Coston.
The President announced, tinat on Saturday last he presented to the Governor of the Territory, for his approval and signature, act to organise the township of Clay, in the county of St. Clan," and an act for the relief of Bethuel Farrand.”
Mr. Lawrence presented the claim of Robert Abboil, as Treasuyer of the Territory and Supervisor of Territorial iaxes, for services rendered for the year endng the 31st Dec. 1827. Read and referred to the committee on Claims.
Mr. M'Donell presented ihe claim of W'm. Meldrum and Sainuel Sherwood, for services and expenses in going to the State of New York før certain horse thieves. Reierred to the committee on Claims.
Nir. Trowbridge presented the claim of Roger Spiague, for ser-' vices on a committee of the First Legislative louncil to contract for certain privling. Referred to the conmiliee on Claims.
Mr. Irwin, from the committee on Claims, made the following report:
The committee on claims, to whom was referred the communia cation of his Excellency Gov. Cass of the 22d inst. in relation to compensation to William F. Moseley for preparing an index and marginal notes to the revised code of laws of this i erritory, havo had the sume under consideration, and would report, that by the terms of the resolution of the Legislative Council, påsset on the 13th April, 1827, the Governor w«s au horised to employ a competent person for the execution of the work, and to allow a reasonable compensation therefor, to be paid out of the contingent fund. buv, inasmuch as the business of determining the amouni of compensiltion was expressly delegated to the Executive, you commiliee are of opinion that so far as reuds the question of seuling the compensaion they have no power, and unul ihis is a tertainer by the proper authority they would not be warranied in recommending an appropriation. Therefore, they would ask to be aischurged irum the furiher consideration thereof, and that the subject be referred back to the Governor, in order that the amount of compensation may be setiled in the manner contemplaced by the resuluuun afordSaid report wis laid on the table. Mr. Drake, from the commiliee on the Judiciary, reported,
“ A bill to provide for the appointnient of Masters in Chancery," which was read the first time and laid on the table.
The bill to provide for the appointment of a Deputy Clerk of the Supreme Court of the Territory of Michigan," was taken up, rerd ihe second time, and considered in committee of the whole.
Said bill was then reported to the Council without amendment; and, on motion, was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time to-morrow.
The “ bill to amend an act, entitled “an act to incorporate the village of Nionroe,” and for other purposes," was taken up and reid ihe third time,
Mr. Suble then moved, that the bill be amended by striking out the 3d and 4th sections thereof. The motion was decided in the negative.
The question,“ shall the bill pass ?" was then put, and was de ided in the aifirmative.
So the bill passed.
Mr. President--The Governor on the 24th inst. approved and signed an act for the relief of Bethuel Farrand."
The “ bill to prevent forciblo entries and detainers," was read the third time and laid on the table.
Hir. N'Donell gave notice that he should, to-morrow, ask leave to br ny in a bill ameudatory to the act, entitled “an act allowing and regul.ing writs of replevin."
On motion of Mr. Lawrence, the Council then adjourned.
TUESDAY, May 27, 1828,
Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Coston.
Mr Trowbridge, from the committee on Territorial Afairs, rex porte,
1 billio provide a standard for the weight of grain," which was read the first time and laid on the table.
The "bill for holding a special session of the Circuit Court for the coun:y of Crawford, was taken
up, Nir. Schoolcraft moved that said bill be referred to the committec on the Judiciary. The metion was decided in the affirmative.
The “ bill to prevent forcible entries and detainers," was taken ap; and the question " shullino bill
pass ?" was then put, and was decals in the ilirmative.
12.gosseri “ bill to set off and connect township four, in ran'".0, in the inwnstrip on bland and county of Oakland, to
: 1.8ision of Printine, in suid county," was iäken up, read the Thail : je kod pissed.
The engrossed "bill to provian for the appointment of a Deputy
Clerk of the Supreme Court of the Territory of Michigan," was taken up, read the third time and passed.
The “ bill concerning Grand and Petit Jurors," was taken up, aud, on motion of Mr. Drake, was referred to be committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Schoolcraft submitted the following resolution, whicb was laid on the table :
Resolved, That the committee on the Library be instructed to inquire into the expediency of ordering certain periodicals, tur the use of the Council.
The “ bill to provide for the erection of a County Poor House (and for orher purposes) in the county of Wayne,” was, un motiun of Mr. N'Donell, referred to ihs committee on Territorial Atairs.
Mr. Stockton submitted the following resolution, which wixs laid on the table :
Resolved, That the committee on Territorial Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishiog a Territorial forinde from a point at or near the Old French Church, on the bank of the Detroit River, to a point at or near Enoch lluniley's, on the C:11 ton River, in the county of Macomb.
The resolution submitted by Nir. Noble on the 21st inst, relative to a road “froin Port Lawrence, by Blissfield and Logan, lo Te cumseh," was take! up ;
And Nir. Durocher submitted as an amendineat, that the following words be added, viz: "so as tu intersect the United Siates' rod, icading from Detroit to Chicago."
Mr. Noble aecepted of the amendment as a modifica ion of his resolution; and the resolution was then adopted.
Mr. Trowbridge submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the table :
Resolved, Thai the committee on the Judiciary inquire into the expediency of a law, which shall require all tavern-keepers and di retailers of spirituous liquors, to take an oath, at the time of receiving licence, that they will not sell or give spirituous liquors to Indians; and that the committee have leave to report by bill or otherwise.
Mr. Drake submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the table:
Resolved, That the committee on 'Territorial Affairs be instructed to examine the situation of the Capitol, and to report, if any, what provisions are necessary, in order to preserve the building trim decay, and particularly tlaat part of it called the basement sto;'; and ibat the committee have leave to report by bill or otherwise.
Mr Schoolcraft, from the committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred “ a bill to provide for holding a special session of the Circuit Court for the county of Crawford," reported the same with amendmenis, which were accepied by the Council.
Said bill was then read the second time ; and being in committee of the whole,