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On motion of Mr. M'Donell, the first section of the bill was stricken out, and the numbers of the sections which followed were altered to correspond with the amendment.

Said bill, on motion, was then ordered for a third reading; and having been read a third time,

Mr. Stockton moved that the bill be amended by adding thereto a section, to stand as the 5th section; and the motion was agreed to.

Mr. N'Donell then moved that the bill do now pass ; and the motion was decided in the affirmative by the following vore; the ayes and pays being ordered by the President:

Ayes--Messrs. Brown, Connor, Drake, Edwards, M'Donell, Trowbridge-6.

Nays-Messrs. Duroclier, Lawrence, Noble, Rumsey, Stockton -5.

So the bill passed.

The bill for the relief of Lucy Berthelet, was taken up, the question being on the passage of said bill.

Mi. M'Donell moved that the bill be postponed until the next session of the Legislative Council; and the motion was decided in the negative.

Nir. Noble then moved that the bill do now pass; and the motion was decided in the affirmative by the following vote, the ayes and pays being required by Mr. M’Donell:

Ayes--Messrs. Drake, Edwards, Lawrence, Noble, Rumsey', Trowbridge-6.

Nays-Messrs. Brown, Connor, Durocher, M'Donell, Stockton -5.

So the bill passed.

The report and the resolution from the select committee to whom had been referred the memorial and petition of John P. Sheldon were taken up, and on motion of Mr. Drake, adopted.

The bill to provide for the payment of certain claims from the Territorial Treasury, with the amendments made thereto by the committee on Claims, was taken up as in committee of the whole ; ani,

Ou motion of Mr. Durocher, suid amendments were accepted.

Mr. Stockton then moved that the word “ thirty-nine dollars," in the item allowed to John L. Leib, be stricken out ; and the motion was agreed to by the following vote, ile ayes and nays being required by Mr. Stockion :

Ayes-Messrs. Brown, Drake, Durocher, Lawrence, Noble, Rumsey, Stockton, Trowbridge-s.

Mays--Nessrs. Connor, Edwards, M'Donell-3.

Mr. Stockton then moved ibat all the items of the bill, founded od claims for laying out the Territorial Road from the city of Defroit to ile Clintop River, ncar Evoch Huntlevs, in the county of Macombi, be stricken out, and tbat said claims be referred, for exte mination and adjustment, to ihe Auditor of the Territory of Hichia

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gan; and the motion was decided in the negative by the following
vote, Mr. Stockton requiring the ayes and nays:

Ayes....Messrs. Drake, Rumsey, Stockton....3.
Nays....Messrs. Brown, Connor, Durocher, Edwards, Lawrence,
M'Donell, Noble, Trowbridge.... 8.

On motion of Mr. Durocher, the bill was then read the third time.

Mr. Connor then moved that the words “ thirty-nine dollars," which had been struck out of the item allowed to John L. Leib, be again inserted in said item; and the motion was agreed to by the following vote, Mr. Stockton requiring the ayes and nays:

Ayes.... Messrs. Brown, Connor, Durocher, Edwards, Lawrence, M'Donell, Rumsey, Trowbridge....8.

Nays.... Messrs. Drake, Noble, Stockton....3. On motion, said bill was then passed. The bill to amend an act, entitled “ an act for the limitation of suits on penal statules, criminal prosecutions, and actions at law,” was taken up and considered as in committee of the whole ; and,

On motion, said bill was then ordered to be read a third time; and having received a third reading, it was, on motion, passed.

The bill amendatory to the several acts relative to the assessment and collection of Territorial taxes, was taken up and considered as in committee of the whole.

Nr. Drake moved to strike out the sccond section of the bill ; and the motion was decided in ihe negative.

Said bill was then on motion, ordered to be read a third time; and having received a third reading

Nr. Trowbridge moved that the bill do now pass; and the motion was decided in the affirmative by the following vote :

Ayes....Messrs. Brown, Connor, Drake, Edwards, M'Donell, Stockton, Trowbridge....7.

Nays.... Messrs. Durocher, Lawrence, Noble, Rumsey....4.
So ihe bill passed.

The bill directing the Auditor of this Territory to cause prosecutions to be instituted, for the removal of certain toll-bridges that obstruct the road leading from the city of Detroit, to the foot of the Rapids of the Miami of Lake Erie ; was taken up and considered as in committee of the wliole.

Mr. Stockton then moved that the bill be postponed until the next session of the Council; and the motion was agreed to by the following voic, Mr. M’Donell requiring the ayes and nays:

Ayes... Messrs. Brown, Connor, Drake, Durocher, Lawrence, Noble, Rumsey, Stockton, Trowbridge....9.

Nars.... Messrs. Edwards, M'Donell, Rurnsey....3. M. M'Donell, from the committee on Territorial Affairs, to whom had beco referred the petition of Peter Van Every, reported,

A bill for the relief of Peter Van Every, which was read the first time; and on motion, said bill was then read the second time by its lille.

Mr. Drake then moved that said bill be ordered to be read a third time ; and the motion was decided in the negative by the following vote, Mr. Drake requiring the ayes and nays :

Ayes.... Messrs. Drake, M'Donell, Stockton....3.

Nays.... Messrs. Brown, Connor, Durocher, Edwards, Lawrence, Noble, Rumsey, Trowbridge....8.

So the bill was lost.

The memorial to the Congress of the United States, asking for the grant of a section of land to enable the several counties of the Territory to erect public buildings at the seats of justice of said counties, was taken up, and, on motion of Mr. Lawrence, was adopted.

The resolution requesting from the Secretary of State of the United States, ten entire sets of the laws of the United States, and two copies of the reports of the decisions of the Supreme Court of The United States, was taken up and adopted.

The memorial to the Congress of the United States, relative te an additional body to the Territorial Legislature was taken up, and the amendments made thereto by the committee on Territorial Alfairs, were received.

On motion of Mr. Noble, the memorial was further amended; and, on motion, it was then adopted.

Ou motion of Mr. Stockton,

Resolccd, That the Governor of the Territory be requested to open a communication with the proper authority for the establistment of a branch of the Bark of the United States at Detroit.

The memorial in the Congress of the United States, asking iha! the laws of Congress in relation to the Territory of Michigan, may be so altered, as 10 enable the Legislature of the Territory io declare certain offices elective, was taken up and adopted.

The bill to attach a portion of country therein named to the county of Wayne, was taken up.

Nr. Lawrence moved that said bill be postponed until the next session of the Council; and the motion was agreed to by the follor. ing vote, Mr. Brown requiring the ayes and nays:

Adjes.... Messrs. Drake, Durocher, Lawrence, Noble, Stockton, Trowbridec....6.

N1.... Messrs. Crown, Connor, Edwards, M'Donell, Ramsey . i.

The bill defining the powers of courts of record in cases of coco tempt, was taken up; and,

Mr. Noble moved that said bill be postponed until the next session of the Council; and ihe motion was agreed to by the following vote, Mr. Drake requiring the ayes and navs:

Ayes... Messrs. Durocher, Lawrence, M'Donell, Noble, Sock tun, Trowbridge....6.

Nays.... Mesirs. Brown, Connor. Drake, Edwards, Rumsey....5. Reports were severally made by Mr. Drake and by Mr. Noble,

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from the committee of Enrolment that bills with the following tiiles were correctly enrolled, viz: “An act amendatory to the several acts relative to the assessment and collection of Territorial taxes ;" an act to amend au act, entitled " an act for the limita. tion of suits on penal statutes, criminal prosecutions, and actions at law;" “ an act to provide for the payment of certain claims from the Territorial treasury;" an aci for the relief of Lucy Berthelet;' “ an act amendatory to the several acts now in force relative to costs and fees ;' « an act to amend “ an act to regulate and define the powers of Justices of the Peace and Constables in civil cases," and the act to amend said acı ;” “ a resolution directing the Fiscal Agent of the Council in the payment of appropriations to be paid from the contingent fund, in certain cases ;" « an act in addition to the several acts concerning the Supreme, Circuit, and County Courts of the Territory of Michigan, defining their jurisdiction and powers, and directing the pleadings and practice therein in certain cases;" “ an act to provide for and regulate Common Schools ;” an act to establish the Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank of Michigan;" « an act to amend “ an act amendatory to certain acts relative to the duties and privileges of townships, and for other purposes ;” and “ an act in addition to "an act to provide compeq. sation for the officers of the Legislative Council, and for other pure poses ;” and the President signed the same.

On motion of Mr. Noble, the Council went into the consideras tion of Executive business ; and having disposed of the same,

Mr. Lawrence moved that a committee of two members be appointed to wait upon the Governor of the Territory, and to inform him that the Council was about to adjourn. The motion was agreed to ; and,

Messrs. Lawrence and Noble were appointed said committee.

A message on Executive business was received by the liands of Dir. E. A. Brush.

On motion, the Council went into the consideration of Executive business; and having disposed of the same,

The Council, on motion, agreed to take a recess of one hour. The time of the recess having expired

Mr. Lawrence, from the committee appointed to wait upon the Governor, reported, verbally, that the Governor would soon return certain bills which had been passed by the Council; and which had been sent to him for his approval and signature.

A message by Mr. Brush :

Mr. President-The Governor of the Territory has this day approved and signed “ an act to amend an act, entitled “ an act to incorporate Medical Societies, for the purpose of regulating the practice of Physic and Surgery in the Territory of Michigan;"

an act to amend, and in addition to, the acts to divide the several counties in this Territory into townships, and for other purposes ;" - an act to prescribe the tenure of office of Auctioneers, and to

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levy a duty upon sales at auction, in certain cases ;" “ an act rela tive to the office and duties of the Auditor of the Territory of Mi. chigan;" "an act to regulate the navigation of Black River in the county of St. Clair ;' « an act to amend an act amendatory to certain acts relative to the duties and privileges of townships, and for other purposes ;” “a resolution directing the Fiscal Agent of the Council, in the payment of appropriations to be paid from the contingent fund, in certain cases ;" “ an act for the relief of Elizabeth A. Phillips ;" an act for the relief of John Curtis ;" “ an act to dissolve the marriage contract between Wm. C. Hutchinson and Susanna Hutchinson;" an act to provide for and regulate Common Schools ;" “ an act to amend an act, entitled “ an act for the limitation of suits on penal statutes, criminal prosecutions, and actions at law;" an act in addition to an act, entitled “ an act to provide for the compensation of the officers of the Legislative Council, and for other purposes ;" “ an act amendatory to the several acts relative to the assessment and collection of Territorial taxes ;" “ an act to amend “ an act to regulate and define the powers of Justices of the Peace and Constables in civil cases,” and the act to amend said act ;" "an act amendatory to the several acts now in force relative to costs and fees ;" "an act for the selief of Lucy Berthelet ;" “ an act in addition to the several acts concerning the Suprenie, Circuit, and County Courts of the Territory of Michigan, defining their jurisdiction and powers, and directing the pleadings and practice therein in certain cases ;" * an act to provide for the payment of certain claims from the Terrilo. rial Treasury;" and an act to establish the Farmers' and M& chanics' Bank of Michigan."

On motion,
The Council then adjourned, sine die.

Note by the Recording Clerk.-Immediately after the final question on the passage of the “ bill to provide for and regulate Common Schools," was decided, the bill was taken from the table of the Recording Clerk, in order to place it in the hands of the Clerks who were employed in enrolling, and before the 45th sec tion had been stricken out, agreeably to the motion of Mr. Lar. rence. lo consequence, the bill was enrolled, signed by the President, and by the approval and signature of the Governor, became a law before the error was discovered.

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