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Committee of Enrolment.
Committee on Territorial Affairs.
Committee on Schools.
Committee on Expenditures,

On motion of Mr. M'Donell, the Council adjourned until tomorrow, at 11 o'clock, A. M.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 1829. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Wells.

Mr. Trowbridge asked, and obtained leave, to withdraw the resolution submitted by him yesterday, relative to the appointment of 'standing committees.

The President announced that the standing committees of the Council, and the regulations for the daily transaction of business, vould remain for the present session, the same as they were at the last. Mr. Rumsey presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the

nship of Ann Arbor, in the county of Washtenaw, praying that a portion of said township be set off and organised into a township by the name of Saline;" which was read and referred to the committee on Territorial Affairs.

The President presented the following report from the Fiscal Agent of the Council, which was read and referred to the committee on Expenditures, viz :

REPORT. To the Honorable the Legislative Council of the Territory of

Michigan. In compliance with the provisions of the 4th section of the act of your honorable body, passed at the last session of the Council, and entitled "an act in addition to an act making certain appropriations to be paid out of the contingent fund of the Legislative Council for the year eighteen hundred and twenty-eight, and for other pur. poses,” the undersigned, Fiscal Agent of your honorable body, has the honor to report :

That the appropriation by Congress for the expenses of the Council of 1828, was

$7,135 00 Of which sum $1,420 14, were applied to the payment

of arrearages, (in part and so far as the same had been advanced by the Bank of Michigan,) existing at

the close of the session of 1827, $1,420 14 The sum paid to the members for 1828, 2,742 00 And for contingencies,

1,915 06 - 6,077 20

1,057 80

The sum appropriated for the purchase of a Library and

for Periodicals, and directed to be retained in Bank for that purpose, was

530 00

sus.

determination of it, should be at all times before the community; and with this view, I recommend that provision be made for a cen

Should the result of this measure correspond with the anticipations herein expressed, it will then be in the power of the people to apply to the general government for admission into the Union, under the laws which have guaranteed to us that high privilege. I need not advert to the considerations which render such a change desirable. They will be felt and appreciated by the citizens of the Territory.

I have only to add, that I shall cheerfully co-operate with you, in the accomplishment of all measures, calculated to promote the interests committed to our charye.

LEW. CASS. Detroit, Sept. 8, 1829.” The message having been read, Mr. Irwin submitted the following resolution, which was adopted :

Resolved, That three hundred and fifty copies of the Governor's Message, this day communicated to the Council, be printed in the English language, and one hundred and fifty in the French language, for the use of the members of the Council.

On motion of Mr. Noble,

Resolved, That the l’resident of the Council be requested to invite the Clergymen of this City to attend at the opening of the Council, each week aliernately, during the present session.

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

Resolved, That the Treasurer of the Territory be directed to furnish the Council with a statement of the receipts and expenditures of the Territorial Treasury during the last year, the amount nuw due, and the cash on hand.

On notion of Mr. Drake,

Resored, That each member of the Council be authorised to order 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.

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

Resolved, 'That the following committees, appointed at the last session of the Legislative Council, be, and the same are hereby appuined standing committees for this session, and that they have leave to report on the uufinished business of the last session, and also on such business as may come before them by bill or otherwise, vir:

Committee on the Judiciary.
Committee on the Mlia.
Coninirice on (lums.
Comiiice ou kvads.

Committee of Enrolment.
Committee on Territorial Affairs,
Committee on Schools.
Committee on Expenditures.

On motion of Mr. M'Donell, the Council adjourned until tomorrow, at 11 o'clock, A. M.

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WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 1829. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Wells.

Mr. Trowbridge asked, and obtained leave, to withdraw the resolution submitted by him yesterday, relative to the appointment of "standing committees.

The President announced that the standing committees of the Council, and the regulations for the daily transaction of business, vould remain for the present session, the same as they were at the last.

Mr. Rumsey presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the township of Ann Arbor, in the county of Washienaw, praying that a portion of said township be set off and organised into a township by the name of Saline;' which was read and referred to the committee on Territorial Affairs.

The President presented the following report from the Fiscal Agent of the Council

, which was read and referred to the committee on Expenditures, viz :

REPORT.
To the Honorable the Legislative Council of the Territory of

Michigan.
In compliance with the provisions of the 4th section of the act of
your honorable body, passed at the last session of the Council, and
entitled "an act in addition to an act making certain appropriations
to be paid out of the contingent fund of the Legislative Council for
the year eighteen hundred and twenty-eight, and for other pur-
poses," the undersigned, Fiscal Agent of your honorable body, has
That the appropriation by Congress for the expenses of the Coun-

$7,135 00 Of which sum $1,420 14, were applied to the payment

of arrearages, (in part and so far as the same had been advanced by the Bank of Michigan,) existing at the close of the session of 1827,

$1,420 14 The sum paid to the wiembers for 1828,

2,742 00
1,915 06 6,077 20

the honor to report :

cil of 1828, was

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And for contingencies,

1,057 80

The sum appropriated for the purchase of a Library and for Periodicals, and directed to be retained in Bank

for that purpose, was

530 00

Leaving, applicable to payment of the sums appropriated by the 2d bill, this sum,

$507 80 The amount appropriated by the 2d bill was $5,108 01.

Immediately after the adjournment of the Council, the undersigned proceeded to pay to the claimants under the additional act of appropriation, ten per cept, on the amount of their several claims, being a little more in the aggregate than the sum left in his hands, and to issue certificates for the balances due, conformably to the provisions of the act aforesaid, forwarding at the same time to the Treasury Department the vouchers in full for the sums appropriated.

At the last session of Congress, $9,300 was appropriated for the expenses of the Council for the year, to include the sum of $1,635, for arrearages, as is stated in the act of appropriation. Immediately after the passage of this act, the undersigned addressed a letter to the Comptrolier of the Treasury, requesting the transmission of a sufficient sum out of this appropriation to cover the balance unpaid, of the old claims, which balance after the adjustment of the accounts at the Treasury had been passed to the credit of the Agent. The Ceniptroller in reply stated that but $1,635, was appropriated for the payment of arrearages, and that no more could be sent. That sum was received with his letter. On the receipt of this sum, which was something more than 35 per centum on the balance due, the claimants were notified of the fact, and most of them have received as a second payment, one third of the balances due (it being more easy to pay that proportion than the 35 per centum.) Some of the claimants, whose demands were very small, have preterred waiting until provision is made by the Council for the payment of the whole sum due, and others who have purchased certificates and reside without the Territory, are probably waiting until the present session, in the belief that an earlier application to the Agent for the money would be fruitless. Deducting the balance left on hand in 1828, $5,07 80 And the amount received this year, 1,635 00 2,142 80 From the amount of appropriations in the 2d bill, being 3,108 04, there would be still due, the sum of $2,965 24, for which the claimants are very desirous that the Council should make provision, by investing the Agent with such authority as to them may seem necessary to enable him to obtain from the Treasury this sum. The whole appropriation being

$9,300 00 and the sums of $1,635 and $2,965 24 being deducted,' 4,600 24 would leave for the expenses of the present Council, $4,699 70

All of which is very respectfully submitted.
Detroit, September 7, 1829.

c. C. TROWBRIDGE, Agent of the L. Council. Mr. M'Donell submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the table :

Resolved, That the committee on Territorial Affairs be instructcd to inquire into the expediency of amending the act, entitled “an act to improve the navigation of the Huron River of Lake Erie,” so that the owners or occupants of mill-dams thereon be not required to construct or build locks by the 10th day of October next, as is contemplated by the provisions of said law.

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

Resolved, That there be added to the number of standing committees, a committee of two members, to be called the committee on the Library.

On motion of Mr. Irwin,

Resolved, That three hundred additional copies of the Governor's Message, yesterday communicated to the Legislative Council, be printed in the English language, for the use of the members of the Council,

Mr. Lawrence moved that the "bill to declare certain Rivers and their branches navigable for certain purposes,” which bill was among the unfinished business of the last session, be committed to the committee on Territorial Affairs; and the motion was agreed to.

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

Resolved, That the committee on Expenditures inquire into the expediency of providing for the payment of claims due, agreeably to an act of appropriation of the last session of the Legislative Council.

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

Resolved, that the committee on Schools be required to inquire into the expediency of amending the law regulating Common Schools ; particularly that part which provides for districting the several townships-also, for erecting a school-house in each district.

On motion of Mr. Lawrence,

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

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

TIIURSDAY, Sept. 10, 1829.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Wells.

Mr. M'Donell presented the petition of Robert Abbott, Ellis Do. ty and Thomas Rowland, praying that provision be made by law to secure to Justices of the Peace and Constables their fees for services in criminal prosecutions, &c. which was read and referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Brown presented the petition of Elias Vreeland and others, inhabitants of the county of Monroe, living in fractional township

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