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ments and executions,” (approved April 12th, 1827,) and the act concerning mortgages,” was laken up and considered as in committee of the whole.

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

On motion, the bill was then laid on the table until Monday next. A message on Executive business was received by the hands of Mr. E. A. Brush.

On motion of Mr. Stockton, the Council went into the consideration of Executive business; and having disposed thereof,

The bili to amend an act, entitled “ an act to prevent Justices of the Peace from keeping tavern, and for other purposes," was taken up, the question being on the passage of said bill ; whereupon,

Mr. Drake moved that said bill be recommitted to the committee on the Judiciary; and the motion was decided in the negative.

Mr. M'Donell then submitted as a substitute for said bill, a “ bill to repeal an act, entitled . an act to prevent Justices of the Peace from keeping taverns, and for other purposes;" and the question being on receiving said substitute, it was decided in the negative.

On motion, said bill was then passed, by the following vote, the ayes and nays being required by Mr. Drake:

Ayes-Messrs. Brown, Connor, Durocher, Edwards, Lawrence, M'Donell, Noble, Rumsey, Stockton, Trowbridge-10.

Nays-Messrs. Scbookratt, Drake-2.
On motion of Mr. N'Donell, ihe Council then adjourned.

FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 1829.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Brown.

Mr. Drake presented the petition of James Connor and others, and of C. Crittenden and others, inhabitants of the county of Macomb, praying that a law may be passed to abolish the County Court of said couniy. Read and referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Stockton presented the deposition of D. H. Brown, relative to the time in which “ James Connor, William Litle and Judge Leib,” were employed in laying out a Territorial Road from Detroit 10 a point on the Clinlon River between Enoch Huntley's and Nathaniel Squires'. Read and laid on the table.

Mr. Noble, from the committee on the Judiciary, reported,

“A bill to organise the counties of Cass and Si. Joseph;" which was read the first time; and on motion of Mr. Noble, said bill was read the second time by its title and laid on the table.

Mr. Noble, from the comniilee of Enrolment, reported as correctly enrolled, bills with the following titles, viz :- " An aci to incorporate the President, Lirectors and Company of the Summit Portage Canal and Roard Company,” and “ an act to disselve the marriage contract existing between William C. liuichinson ave! Susanna Hutchinson ;" and the President signed the same.

Mr. M'Donell, from the committee on Territorial Affairs, reported,

A bill to amend an act, entitled "an act to authorise the Legislative Council to punish for contempt, and to privilege the members of the Council from arrest ;" which was read the first time; and, on motion of Mr. M'Donell, said bill was then read the second time by its title and laid on the table.

Mr. Drake, from the select committee appointed to prepare a bill for laying out a Territorial Road from Enoch Huntiey's to the Kalamazoo River, reported,

A bill to provide for laying out and establishing a certain Territorial Road; which was read the first time and laid on the table.

The bill to amend an act, entitled “ an act relating to interests on contracts ;" was taken up and considered as in committee of the whole.

Mr. M'Donell then moved that the further consideration of the bill be postponed until Monday next; and the motion was decided in the negative.

On motion of Mr. Noble, said bill was then ordered to be engrossed and read the third time on Thursday next, by the following vote, the ayes and nays having been required by Mr. M'Donell:

Ayes-Messrs. Drake, Durocher, Edwards, Lawrence, Noble, Rumsey, Trowbridge-7.

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

The bill to provide for the termination of the present session of the Legislative Council, and for the annual commencement of future sessions of the Council, was taken up as in committee of the whole; and,

On motion of Mr. Stockton, the consideration thereof was postponed until Monday next.

Mr. Stockton moved that the Council suspend the operation of the 27th Rule, and reconsider the question taken on the 21st insi. on the adoption of the “ Memorial to the Congress of the Unite 1 Sta:e', requesting that a certain portion of country, including the Sault de St. Marie and the island of Michilimackinac, may be added to the contemplated Territory of Wisconsin,'' &c.; and the motion was agreed to. And said memorial being again before thic Council,

Mr. M'Donell moved that it be recommitted to the commitlce on the Judiciary; and the morion was agreed to.

The resolution to fix the orthography of a certain name, was taken up and read thic third time.

Mr. Drake moved that said resolution be adopted by the Council ; ind the motion was decided in the negative by the following vote, he ayes and nays being required by Mr. Drake: Ayes—Messrs. Drake, Edwards, Rumscy, Trowbridge-4.

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Nays-Messrs. Drown, Durocher, Lawrence, M'Donell, Noble. Stockion-6.

The bill for the speedy assignment of dower, and for the prevention of strip and waste by tenapis therein, was read the third time and passed.

The bill in addition to an act, entitled “ an act to provide for th: appointment and to regulate the duties of District Attorveys," and the act to amend the said act, was read the third time and passed.

The bill to dissolve the marriage contract of John Lawrence, late of the county of Monroe, and Lucy Lawrence, his wife, was taker up, the question being on the passage thereof; whereupon,

Mr. Noble moved that the further consideration of said bill be postponed until Thursday next; and the motion was agreed to.

The bill 10 authorisc the guardian of Imri Fish, to remure soil Imri from the jail of the county of Oakland, to some safe place oat & the Territory, was taken up and read the second time; and basin; been considered as in committee of the whole, said bill, on moniga of Mr. Drake, was ordered to be engrossed and read the third tim. on Tuesday next.

The bill to amend an act, entitled “ an act concerning costs and fees," was taken up and considered as in committee of the whole: and, on motion of Mr. Noble, said bill was ordered to be engrossia and read the third time on Thursday next.

A message by Mr. E. A. Brush :

Mr. Presideni - The Governor of the Territory has this das an proved and signerl, an act to incorporate the President, Direct: and Company of the Summit Portage Canal and Road Company.

On motion of Mr. Lawrence, the Council went into the consider 2 tion of Executive business; and having disposed of the sanie, On motion of Mr. M'Donell

, the Council adjourned uztil Mor day next.

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 1829.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Prown.

At half an hour adier 10 o'clock, A. M. the President direct that the names of the members present be called, and they wert? follows: Messrs. Crown, Drake, Edwards, M'Donell,' Notki whereupon, (there not being a quorum,)

The President declared the Council to be adjourned outil die usual hour of meeting to-morrow.

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 1829.
Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Brown.

The President laid before the Council a presentment of me Grand Jury of the county of Macomb, relative in the law restos ing Grand and Petit Juries, and suggesting an amendment ia s law. Read and ferred to the coiuminice on the Judiciary:

Mr. Brown presented the petition of Jacob Sternbery, and others, inhabitants of the township of Panama, in the county of Washtenave, praying that a law may be passed providing that a certain mill-dam in said township shall be drawn off from the first day of May until the first day of September, in each year. Read and referred to the committee on Territorial Affairs.

Mr. Drake presented the petition of Judah Church, and others, inhabitants of Oakland county, praying that the obstructions which have been placed in the Clinton River, and which prevent the passage of fish up said river, may be removed, or that dams shall be so built as to ensure the passage of fish. Read and referred to the commitee on the Judiciary.

Mr Brown presented the claim of Levi Prown, for pencils furnished for the Council. Referred to the committee on Expenditures,

Mr. Drake, from the committee on the Judiciary, to whom had been referred, by a resolution of the Council, an inquiry as to the expediency of petitioning Congress by a memorial of the Legislative Courcil, to increase the compensation of the present Judges of the Supreme Court of the Territory, made a report thereon, that, for reasons therein stated, it is “ inexpedient to petition Congress for the enlargement of the compensation allowed to the present Judges' of Michigan"-and said report was read and laid on the table.

Mr. Noble, from the committee on Schools, to whom the subject had been referred by a resolution of the Council, reported,

A bill in addition to an aet, entitled “an act for the establishment of Common Schools ;" which was read the first time and laid on the table.

Nir. M'Donell, from the committee on Internal Iinprovement, to whom the subject had been referred by a resolution of the Council, reported,

A memorial to the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, praying, for reasons stated therein, that a township of land may be granted to the Territory, for the purpose of buildng a Hospital for unfortunate emigrants, seamen, and disabled and discharged soldiers ; which was read and laid on the table.

Mr. Drake, from the select committee appointed to prepare bill to provide for and regulate Common Schools,” reported the same, which was read the first time; and, on motion of Mr. Drake, said bill was then read the second time by its title and laid on the table.

The bill to organise the counties of Cass and St. Josephi, was taken up as in committee of the whole.

Mr. Lawrence moved that the bill be amended by striking out the proviso in the 3d section ; and the motion was agreed 10.

On motiou of Mr. Noble, said bill was then ordered to be ergrossed and read the third time to-morrow.

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Mr. M'Donell moved that the 27th Rule for the government of the Council in the transaction of business, be suspended ; and i hat the Council reconsider the question on the passage of the bill to set off and organise the townships of Lima and Richland and the motion was decided in the affirmative.

Said bill then being before the Council,

Mr. M'Donell moved that it be amended by striking out the word “ Lima” in the title and body of the bill, and also the word “ Richland,and inserting in lieu of the former the word “ Nankin,” and in lieu of the latter the word “ Pekin;" and the motion was agreed to.

On motion, said bill, as amended, then passed,

Mr. Noble moved that a member be added to the select committee appointed to settle the accounts of the Treasurer of the Territory. The motion was agreed to; and,

Mr. Trowbridge was appointed to said committee.
On motion of Mr. Drake,

Resolved, That the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of amending the act which prohibits the naming of any town in this Territory after that of any post-town in the United States.

On motion of Mr. M'Donell, the Council then adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 1829.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Brown.

Mr. M'Donell presevted the certificate of the Clerk of the county of Wayne, relative to the attendance on Court of Th. B. Clark and Asa Madison as witnesses in the trial of the United States vs. Levi Willard. Referred to the committee on Claims.

Mr. Stockton, from the committee on Internal Improvement, te whom the subject had been referred by a resolution of the Council, reported the following meinorial to the Congress of the United States ; which was read and laid on the table :

MEMORIAL, To the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled :

The memorial of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Michigan, respectfully submits

That they, in common with the people whom they represent, justly appreciate the liberal system of internal improvement instituted by the parent government for the promotion of the general interests of this Territory. That its benefits may be extended 10 objects, not now contemplated, which from their actual importance and general connection with improvements now in progression, seem to require its aid, your memorialists feel a natural solicitude.

An extensive portion of this Territory, seriile, and possessing a

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