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The "bill to revive and continue in force an act entitled "

an act concerning appeals, and writs of error, cerciorari and habeas corpus," was taken up, read the third time and passed.

The “bill amendatory of certain acts relative to the duties and privileges of townships, and for other purposes,” was taken up, the question being on the amendments submitted yesterday.

Mr. Noble withdrew the amendment submitted by him yesterday, and moved the following in lieu thereof, viz:

“ Sec. 7. That the lands of persons situated road, legally laid out and worked, shall not be liable to a highway

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tax."

Mr. Stockton moved that the amendment be amended by adding thereto the following, viz: “ and such person or persons shall not have any benefit from the public highways in the Territory of Michigan;" and the ayes and nays being required on the question by Mr. Stockton, they were taken as follows:

Ayes-Nessrs. Brown, Stocktvn-2.

NnysMessrs. Connor, Drake, Durocher, Edwards, Lawrence, M'Donell, Noble, Rumsey, Schooler fi, Trowbridge-10.

Mir. Lawrence then moved that the amendment be amended so as to read as follows:

“ Sec. 7. That the lands of persons situated six niiles from any road, legally laid out and worked, shall not be liable to a highway tax: Provided, That no lands in any new county, where no roads are laid ont, shall be assessed for labor on the bighways."

The motion was decided in the negative.

The question was then taken on the amendment moved by Mr. Noble, and the ayes and nays being required by the mover, they were takes as follows:

Ayes—Niessrs. Drake, Durocher, Noble, Schoolcrafi-4.

Nys-Messrs. Brown, Conuor, Edwards, M'Donell, Lawrence, Rumsey, Stockton-7.

So the amendment was rejected.

The amendmeni submitted yesterday by Mr. Connor, viz. to insert at the close of the 5th section the following: " and if any overseer of highways shall neglect bis duty, disobey the directious of the said Commissioners or a majority of them, or be guiliy of malfeasance in office, it shall and may be lawful for the said Commissioners, or a majority of them, to remove such overseer trom office, and appoint another in his place, und another is elected;" was agreed to.

On motion of ur. Rumsey, the bill was further amended by striking out the words “ second dionday,'' in the 3d line of the 1st section, and inserting in lieu thereof the words “ first Tuesday.”

Mi. Nuble then mured thai the following be adued at the close of the 2d section of the bill, viz: Procidid, 'That no highw, y rate or tax shall exceed one fourth of one per ceni. in the assessment and rate of taxes ;” and the notion was decided in the negative.

On motion of Mr. Drake, the bill was amended by striking out the word “second," and iuserting the word “ first," and striking oui che word “ February," and inserting the word “ March,” in the 6 h inne of the first section.

Mr. Rumsey moved that ihe bill be amended by inserting the words, “ and townships," after the word “ counties,” in the 5th line of the Ist section. The motion was decided in the negative.

On m tion of Mr. Noble, the word “ Monroe,” was inserted in the 2d section of said bill, and the provisions of said section made to apply to the county of Monroe.

Mr. M'Donell then moved that the bill be amended by adding at the close of the 7th section, the following, viz: “ That any person owning lands or other property, upon any of the islands of Lake Erie, the River Detroit, Lake St. Clair, and River St. Clair, within the boundaries of the Territory of Michigan, whereon roads are Established, shall have the right to work such assessment for highway taxes, upon the islands where such property is situated ;" and the motion was decided in the negative.

Mr. Trowbridge moved that the bill do now pass.
Mr. M'Donell moved that the bill be laid on ihe table;

And the caution to lay the bill on the table having precedence, was put, and was lost by the following vote ; the ayes and nays being required by Mr. M Donell.

Ayes-lessia. Brown, Durocher, Edwards, Lawrence, Al'Donell, Rumsey-6.

NaijsMessrs. Connor, Drake, Noble, Schoolcraft, Stockton, Trowbridge-6.

Mr. Trowbridge having withdrawn his motion for the passage of the bill,

Nic. Rumsey moved, that a proviso be inserted at the close of the þill, which should exempt the county of Washienaw from the operation of the provisions thereof; and the motion was decided in the negative.

On motion of Mr. Trowbridge, the question “shall the bill pass ?*? was then put; and the ayes and pays having been ordered by the President, they were takeo as follows:

Ayes-Messrs. Connor, Drake, Durocher, Edwards, Lawrence, Novie, Stockton, Schoolcraft, Trowbridge-9.

Nays-Messrs. Brown, M'Donell, Rumsey-3.

The " bill in addition to, and amending an act entitled " an act for the relief of Insolvent Debtors," was taken up; the question being on its passage.

Mr. Lawrence moved that the bill be amended by adding thereto a sectin, to stand as the 3d section ; and the motion was decided in the negative.

On motion of Mr. Noble, the bill was then amended by striking out all after the word “by,” in the 3d line of the 2d section, and insorting the following, vio: “ an act entitled "an act to abolish Im.

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prisonment for Debt in certain cases, and for other purposes," approved May 27th, 1822.

On motion of Mr. Drake, the bill was further amended by striking out the word " May,” in the 2d line of the 2d section, and inserting in lieu thereof the word “shall."

On motion of Mr. Drake, the following section was added to the bill :

“ Sec. 3. That in the county of St. Clair, it shall be competent for two Justices of the Peace to receive the petition of any person or persons, and thereon to do such duties as may be done by a Judge or Justice of any Court, under the provisions of this act." Op motion of Mr. Drake, the question " shall the bill

pass then put; and the ayes and nays being required by Mr. Schoolcraft

, they were taken as follows:

Ayes-Messrs. Brown, Connor, Drake, Durocher, Edwards, M'Donell, Rumsey, Stockton, Trowbridge-9.

NaysMessrs. Noble, Schoolcraft-2.
So the bill passed.
On motion of Mr. Trowbridge,

Resolved, That a select commitee of three members be appointed to draft a bill relative to the settlement and collection of taxes, due previous to the passage of the present township laws.

A message was received from the Governor of the Territory, by the hands of Mr. E. A. Brush, accompanied by documents shewing the proceedings of the Executive in carrying into effect the act passed April 13, 1827, and epsitled “ an act to apportion the members of the Legislative Council among the several districts of the Territory."

A message on Executive business was also received by the hands of Mr. E. A. Brush,

And said messages were laid on the table.
On motion of Mr. Rumsey, the Council then adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, June 25, 1828.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Wells.

Mr. Stockton moved that the Council reconsider the question taken yesterday, on the passage of the "bill in addition to, and amending an act entitled “an act for the relief of Insolvent Debtors,” and the motion was agreed to ; and Mr. M'Donell having re uired the

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and nays on the question, they were taken as fol

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Ayes— Messrs. Brown, Drake, Durocher, Edwards, Lawrence, Rumsey, Stockton, Trowbridge-S.

Nuys—Messrs. Connor, M'Donell—2.

Said bill then being before the Council, Mr. Stockton moved that the 3d section thereof be stricken out; and the motion was agreed to.

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The bill, as amended, was then passed.

Mr. Lawrence moved that the Council reconsider the question taken yesterday on the passage of the “ bill amendatory to ceriain acis relative to the duties and privileges of townships, and for other purposes ;" and the motion was agreed to.

Said bill then being before the Council,

Mr. Ramsey moved to amend, by striking out the words, “ on Tuesday preceding each township meeting," after the word "townships," in the 3d line of the 9th section; and that the words, “anDually, on the last Tuesday in September," be inserted in lieu thereof; and the motion was agreed to.

Mr. Conoor then moved that the Council reconsider the question taken yesterday on the amendment moved by Mr. M’Donell, to stand as the 7th section of the bill; and the motion was agreed to.

Said amendment then being before the Council, it was modified so as to extend its provisions to all “ islands within the limits of the Territory of Michigan, on which public roads are laid out;" and the amendment was ihen accepted.

Mr. M'Donell then moved to amend the bill by adding the following, to stand as the 8th section, viz:

“ SEC. 8. That no'resident of the Territory shall be assessed for highway taxes, out of the township in which such person resides."

The ayes and pays being required by Mr. M'Donell, they were taken as follows:

Ayes-Messrs. Browo, M'Donell, Schoolcraft-3.

Noys--Messrs. Connor, Drake, Durocher, Edwards, Lawrence, Noble, Rumsey, Stockton, Trowbridge--9.

And the amendment was rejected.

Mr. Stockton then moved that the following br added as the 15th section of the bill, viz:

“ Sec. 13. That it shall be lawful for the p:th-mister of any road district to enter upon unenclosed lands adjacent to a public highway, and cut and take therefrom any trees or earth, necessary for the erection of bridges across streams, and for repairing highways."

And the motion was decided in the negative.
On motion, the bill as amended was then passed.

Mr. Lawrence presented the petition of Timothy S. Smith, praying compensation for transporting the Laws of the Territory to he township of St. Josephs. 'Read and referred to the committee on Expenditures.

Mr. Lawrence also presented the petition of Laurent Durocher, praying that a certain 'Territorial tas may be remitted to himn. Rea ferred to the commiitee on Territorial Affairs.

Mr. M'Donell, from the committee appointed to prepare for the relief of Fanny Joluson,” reported said bill, which received two readings, and was laid on the table.

Mr. Schoolcraft presented the account of David Cooper, for stationery, dc, and of Sheldoa & Wells, for priuting. Referred to the committee on Expenditures.

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Mr. Strekton, from the committee on the Militia, to whom was :ferred a petition from the officers of the 2d Reg’t Michigan Mili, reported,

“A bill 10 amend the several acts to organise the Militia," which was read the first time ; and on motion, said bill was read the second time and laid on the table.

Mr. Lawrence, fion the committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the petition of Th. C. Sheldon, Sheriff of Wayne county, reported,

“ A bill to provide for certain expenses in criminal cases, in the Supreme, Circuit, and County Courts in the county of Wayue," which received a first and second reading, and was laid on the table.

Mr. Schoolcrafi submitted the following resolution, which was read the first and second times, and was laid on the table, viz:

Resolved, by the Legislative Council of the Territory of Michigan, That ihe Governor of ile Territory be, and he is hereby directed to forward to the Governor of each of the States and Territories of the Union), a copy of the revised Laws.

Mr. Schoolcraft also submitted the following resolution, which was referred 10 the committee on Territorial Affairs :

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Territory be, and he is hereby directed to deliver to the Librarian of the listorical Society of Michigan, and the Librarian of the Legislative Council, each a copy of the lievised Laws, and also, each a copy of the Journal of the First, and a copy of the Journal of the Second Legislative Council.

The resolution submitted yesierday by Nir. M'Donell, relative to an alteration of the Ordinance and Lsws of Congress for the government of the Territory of Michigan, was taken up and adopted.

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

Resolved, That the committee on Expenditures inquire into the oxpediency of providing, by law, for the publication, in panıphlet form, of the laws passed at the present session of the Legislative Council.

The President announced the appointment of the wllowing select committees, viz:

On the resolution of Mr. Schoolcraft, submitted on the 19th inst. relative to a Canal roule across the Peninsula of Michigan, Messrs. Schoolcrali, Noble, Stockton, Drake, and Connor.

To prepare a bill relative to the settlement and collection of taxes, due previous to the passage of the present township laws; Diesses. Trowbridge, Rumsey, and Broun.

The "bill to amend an acı entitled “ an act concerning the Supreme, Circuit and County Courts of the Territory of Michigan, de mag their jurisdiction and powers, and directing the pleadings and practice therein in certain cases, was taken up in committee of he whole.

On murun of Ir. Drake. the bill was then amended by adding, thoreto iwo sections, to stand as the 4th änd 5th.

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