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On motion of Mr. Connor, ihe Councii went into the considevation of Executive business ; and having disposer therevi, The Council, on motion of Mr. Irwin, lout a recess of i wo hours.
3 o'clock, P.. Mr. Drake, from the committee on Enrolment, reported, as correcily enrolled, a bill, entitled “ an act concerning Grand anu l'etit Jurors;" and the President signed the same.
Mr. M'Donell, from the select committee appointed to prepare “ a bill supplementary to, and explanatory of, an acı cuncering judgments and executions," and " å bill anendatory of an aci luwa ing and regulating writs of replevin," reported bills with the afuresaid viiles, and said bills were severally read the first and second time, and laid on the table.
On motion of Mr. Rumsey, the Council adjourned.
IRIDAY, May 30, 182S.
Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Ceston.
Mr. Rumsey presented the petition of Isaac Pratt, and others, ia. habitants of the township of Ipsilanti, in the c unty of itashew, praying that a new township may be set uff from said iuutisinp of Ypsilanti, and be called Luxborough. head and laid on the table.
Mir. M'Doneli presented the account of Parker & liuid, for stoves, &c. furmishod for the Supremac Court. Referred to the committee on Claims.
Nir. Druke, from the committee on Enrolment, reported, as correctly enrolled, bills with the fullowing uties:
* An act for the relief of Mary C. Yancey."
“ An act to provide for holding a special session of the Circuit Court for the county of Crawford.”
And the President signed the same.
The President announced that he yesterday presented to the Governor, for his approval and signature, “ an act concerning Goud and Petit Jurors."
Mir. Stockton gave notice, that he should, on some future dry, isk leave to bring in “ a bill to dissolve the marriage contract between Thuinas towler and Mahala Fowler."
'i he resolution submitted by Mr. Rumsey on the 19ih inst, relative to two sessions of the Circuit Court in the county of Washienaw, was taken up and adupied.
The resolution submitted yesterday by Mr. Irwin, relative 10 printing certain laws to the French language, was taken up and adopred.
i'he “ bill supplementary to, and explanatory of, au act cilicerning judgments and executons," w.iš liken up in cummitee . whole; au baving been considered, was reporied to the Counci Mithout amendment.
On motion of Mr. Stockton, said bill was then ordered to be engrossed ind read a third time on Monday next.
The “ bill amendatory of an acı allowing and regulating writs of replevin," was taken up in committee of the whule; and having been considered, was reported tu the Council without amendment.
On motion of Mr. Stockton, said bill was then laid on the table, For further consideration,
The “ bill to prevent Justices of the Peace from keeping taverns, and for other purposes," was taken up in committee of the whole, and again laid on ihe table for further consideration.
The “ bill to pjovide a standard for the weight of Grain," was read the second time.
Wr. Stockton then moved that the further consideration of said Bill be posiponed until Tuesday next; and the motion was agreed to.
The "bill relative to Mill-Ponds," was taken up, and read the second time ; and, on motion, said bill was recommitted to the comMaite on Territorial Affairs.
Ou mutivu of Mr. Drake, the Council adjourned until Monday ext.
MONDAY, June 2, 1828.
A message by Mr. R. A. Forsyth :
Mr. President ---The Governor, on the 27th ultimo, approved and w.gued “ an act concerning Grand and Petit Jurors."
A message on Executive business was also received by the hands of Mr. Forsyth.
bill for the appointment of Masters in Chancery," was taken up, read the second time ; and, on motion, laid on the table for further considerati 0.
the “ bill supplementary to, and explanatory of, an act concernin judgments and executions," was taken up; said bill being for a third reading to-day.
ob, Schoolcrali moved that the further consideration of the bill be posiponed wwel Thursday next; and the motion was agreed to.
Mi Noble submiued the following resolutions, which were laid on the table :
Rusload, That ihe committee on Expenditures be instructed to asceratin, and report to the Council, all the claims which exist, to be por out of the contingent fund appropriated for the contingent exDis of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Michigan, by an act of Congress, eduled “ an act making appropriations for the sil, sport of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and 11 V-tight;" seating one the amount and Jature of each claim, all' ander what authority they have been created ; and also, how B. I will remain of said app:opriation, for other purposes, after ply in the clans which exist agilisi said fund.
dersi picure?, Zhat said eonimivee be instructed to inquire into
expediency of appropriating, under the direction of the commitee on the Library, the balance of said contingent fund, trwards the ese tablishment of a Library for the use of the legislative Council of this Territory.
Mr. Schoolcraft submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the table :
Resolved, That the committee on the Library be instructed to in. quire into the expediency of appointing a Librarian to the Council, to whom shall also be assigned the duties of Keeper of this builder ing; and also to recommend the amount of his compensation.
Mr. Rumsey submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the table :
Resolved, that the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of repealing the 3d and 4th sections of the “ act regulating Marriages," and limiting the County Clerk's fees for recording marriage certificates to iwenty-five cems-and report by bill or otherwise.
On motion of Mr. M’Dorell, the Council went into the considera tion of Executive business; and having disposed thereof,
The resolution submitted by Mr. Trowbridge on the 27ih ule. relative to preventing tavern keepers from selling or giving 1 quos to Indians, &c. was taken up and adopted.
Mr. Noble submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the table :
Resolved, That a committee of three members be appointed to ascertain and report to the Council, what business is necessary to be acted upou during the present session, and when the Council can adjourn.
Mr. Stockton, agrecably to notice given on Friday last, asked leave to bring in “ a bill to dissolve the marriage contract between Thomas Fowler and Mahala Fowler."
On motion, leave was given, and, Messrs. Stockton, M'Donell
, and Drake, were appointed a com, mittee to prepare said bill.
Mr. Drake submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the table :
Resolved, That the committee on Territorial Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the act entitled “ ar act to regulate taverns," as to allow persons to sell cider, beer, or ale, in smaller quantities than one gallon, without licence.
On motion of Mr. M'Donell, the Council then adjourned.
TUESDAY, June 3, 1828.
Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Coston.
Mr. Mbonell presented ihe account of Lewis Davenport against the Teritory, for erecting an our-house. Relerred to the committro on Claims.
Mr. A Densil also presented the accounts of Wm. Duieli and Leuis Daven; ort for making furniture, &c. for the Council Chamber Baferred to che comunittee on Expenditures.
Mr. Irwin presented the account of R. S. Rice, for certain services as Clo, k. Rotirred to the committee on Expenditures.
M. Sinckton, from the commitee on Territorii Affairs, reporied, ( 4 bill to prevent the obstruction of navigable Rivers," and, “ 4 bill to declare certain Rivers navigable ;" and, Mr Trwin, from the same committee, reported, 16 A bill in provide for laying oui certain Territorial Roads, and for the purposes."
Sair! hills were severally read the first time, and,
On motion of Mr. Stockton, they were then read the second time, laid nn ibe this, and ordered to be printed.
Mr. Noble from the committee of Enrolment, reported as correctly enrolle, the bill entitled “ an act to prevent forcible entries and detainers;" and the President signed the same.
Mr N'Donell, from the committee on Territorial Affairs, to whom had been reierred the “bill to provide for the erection of a County Poor House and for other purposes) in the county of Wayue," reported the same with amendments; and the bill and amendments wereld on the table.
M. Dom gave notice that he should, at a future day, ask lere to bring in a bill to dissolve the bands of matrimony between Willinn and Fanny Johnson.
The seasily into submitted yesterday by Mr. Noble, relative to demands on the contingent fund, and to the establishmer of a Library for the use of the Legislative Council, were taken up and adonteri.
The resolution submitted yesterday by Nr. Noble, relative to the arljop?nene zul to the business of the Council, was taken up and adopi ; anil,
Nars. Noble, Brown, and Stockton, were appointed the com million conteinplated in said resolution.
The recelticing submitted yesterday by Mr. Drake, relative to printing persens to sell cider, ale, and beer, in quantities less than one nella without a licence, was taken up ;
!!! Ir Rumsey moved that the resolution be amended, by ting out the wor's 5 committee on Terriiorial Affairs," and insent in Deo thereof the words, ** commitiee on the Judiciary ;" and the gation wis agreed to.
Elie resolution, as amended, was then adopted.
M!. M'Dunl give notice that he should, on a future day, ask. len.'" to bring in a bill supplementary to an act concerning appeals, as writs of cenjoari au aba, finpus.
ne reseli,subunitted yesterdiy by Nr. Run-ey, rel tive to aner limes the siace s predating i uriges, was taken upanci adented. ril,ill to pitratiotho *0) mume !
asiers in Chencary; ' was taken up in committee of the whole; anu,
On motion of Mr. M'Donell, the bill was so amended throughout, as in provide instead of one Master in Chancery, for the appointment of iwo Masters in Chancery in each district.
Said bill was then reported as amended, to the Council ; and the amendmenis having been concurred in, ihe bill was, on motion of Mr. Irwin, ordered to be engrossed and read, a third time to-morrow,
A message by Mr. R. A. Forsyth:
Mr. President- The Governor has this day, approved and sign. ed "an aci to prevent forcible entries and detainers,” an ac to provide for holding a special session of the Circuit Court for the county of Crawford,” and “ an act for the relief of Mary C. Yago,
Mr. M'Donell moved that the Council reconsider the motion for ordering the “bill to provide for the appointment of Masters in Chancery,” to be engrossed and read a third time 10-porrow; and the motion was agreed to. Said bill then being before the Council,
Mr. Stockton moved that it be amended by inserting, after the word " districts,” in the 3d line of the 2d section, the following, viz : “ except in the district composed of Wayne county, 10 which there shall be two Masters in Chancery appointed," and that the rest part of the bill be amended to conform to the provision so 10. serted; and the motion was agreed to.
Mr. Stockton then moved that the bill be further amended by striking out all after the word “ appointed," in the 2d line of the 4th section, to the word “clerk” (including the latter word) in the Dih line of said section; and the motion was agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Irwin,
Said bill was then ordered to be engrossed and read a third time 10-morrow.
On motion of Mr. Drake, the Council then adjourned.
WEDNESDAY, June 4, 1828.
Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Coston.
Mr. Lawrence presented the petition of Oliver Johnson and otb. ers, officers of the 2d Reg't of Michigan Militia, praying that the powers of Regimental Courts Martial may be enlarged., Read and referred to the committee on the Militia.
Mr. Noble presented the account of E. D. Ellis, for publishing Laws, &c. in the Michigan Sentinel, and for printing the Journal of the 2d session of the 20 Council. Referred to the committee on Expenditures.
Mr. Noble, from the committee on the Judiciary, reported,
"A bill to provide for the publication of the acts passed by the Legislative Council of ihe Territory of Michigan," which was read che first line 400 laid on the iable.,
Mr Drake, from the committee on the Judiciary, reported,