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an act ameOU 1" 154 securing to rechanics and others payment ter ice materiais va any house, mill, or other building in the cirrot Petruit and ercety of Brown;" “ an act to amend an act, entitled and to reguli.e the assessmeat and collection of Territorial cases," "an act to set od and <rginise the townships of Nankin and Pekin, in the county of Wayne ; " " an act to amend an act, entitled an act for the relief and setdement of the Puor;" and of an ict to provide for laving out certain counties, and for oth

as ;" and the President signed the same.

Mr. M'Donell gave notice that he should, ca a future dar, ask leave to bring in a bill io establish the Farmers and Mechanics Bank of Michigan.

The memorial to the Congress of the l'oited States, for a propriation for a Light-Hlouse at the mouth of the River St. Joseph. and for rendering said river navigable, was taken up.

On motion of Mr. Stoekton, the following resolution was added to said memorial, viz:

Resolved, That the Governor of the Territory be and he is bereby requested to transmit a copy of the foregoing to the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, 210 the Delegate from this Territory, at the dent session of Congress.

On motion of Mr. Slockton, said memorial and resolutios were then adopted.

The memorial to the Congress of the l'osted States, asking for a grant of a township of land io enable the Territory to erecia Hos pital for the relief of distressed emigrants, sailors, and disabled and discharged soldiers, was taken up ; and,

On motion of Mr. M'Donell. said memorial was adopted. The memorial to the Congress of the Crited States, relative to additional appropriations for roads in the Territory of Michigan, was taken up; and,

On motion of Mr. Trowbridge, said memorial was adopted. The bill to organise the counties of Cass and St. Joseph, was taken up and read a third time.

On motion of Mr. Noble, said bill was then amended by adding thereto three sections, to stand as the 8th, 9th, and 10th sections of said bill.

On motion of Mr. Noble, the title of said bill was then amended by adding thereto the followiug, viz: “and for establishing courts therein."

And said bill, as amended, was then, on motion, passed.

The bill defining the duties of ihe Treasurer of the Territory of Niichigan, was taken up, with the amendments made theretu by the committee on Territorial Affairs; and,

On motion of Mr. M'Donell, said amendments were accepted, and the bill was then read the third time.

Mr. Trowbridge then moved that the blank in the 7th section of the bill be filled by inserting the word “ sixty;" and the motion was agreed to.

Mr. Lawrence then moved that the bill be further amended, by striking out the words,“ the Bank of Michigan," in tbe 3d section of the bill, and inserting in lieu thereof the following, viz:" some specie paying bank at the seat of the Territorial government,” and that the subsequent part of the same section be made to correspond with said amendment; and the motion was agreed to by the following vote, the ayes and nays having been required by Mr. Drake :

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

county. Read and referred to the committee on Territorial Affairs.

Mr. M'Denell also presented the claim of Henry Sanderson, for certain work done to the Council-chamber-and the claim of B. Woodworth for the rent of an office ; and said claims were severally referred to the committee on Expenditures.

Mr. Rumsey presented the memorial of Harvey Bliss, and others, inhabitants of the county of Lenawe, remonstrating against an alteration of the boundaries of said county, as prayed for by certain petitions. Referred to the committee on Territorial Affairs.

Mr. M'Donell presented the claim of Melvin Dorr, Adminisirde tor de bonis non, of George Meldrum, deceased, for damages sustained, or which may be sustained, in laying out and opening a Territorial Road through lands belonging to the estate of the said George Meldrum. Referred to the committee on Claims.

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

A bill relative to the office and duties of the Auditor of the Terrie tory of Michigan; which was read the first time ; and, on motion, said bill was read the second time by its title and laid on the table.

Mr. Lawrence, from the comunitiee on the Judiciary, to whom the petition of sundry Physicians had been referred, reporied,

A bill to amend an act, entitled “ an act to incorporaie Medical Societies, for the purpose of regulating the practice of Physic and Surgery in the Territory of Michigan;" which was read the first time; and, on motion, said bill was then read the second time by its title and laid on the table.

Mr. M'Donell, from the committee on Territorial Affairs, to whom had been recommitted the memorial to the Congress of the United States, relative to an additional body to the Legislature of the Territory, reported the same with amendments; and said memorial, as amended, was laid on the table.

Mr. Drake, from the committee of Enrolment, reported as correculy enrolled, bills with the following titles, viz: " An act for the speedy assignment of dower, and to prevent strip and waste by tenants therein ;” “ an act to raise a sum of money by Lottery for the purpose of establishing a frie communication beiween the city of Detroit and the village of Monroe;" 66 an act to provi:le for the compensation of the officers of the Legislative Council, and for other purposes ;”> “ ar act in addition to an act to provide for the appointment and to regulate the duties of District Acorneys;" “ an act amendatory to 'an aci securing to mechanics and others payment for labor and materials on any house, mill, or other building in the city of Detruit and county of Brown;" “ an act to amend an act, entitled 'an act to regulate the assessment and collection of Territorial taxes;" “ an act to set off and organise the townships of Nankin and Pekin, in the county of Wayne ;" "an act to amend an act, entitled "

an act for the relief and settlement of the Poor;' and “an act to provide for laying out certain counties, and for other purposes ;" and the President signed the same.

Mr. M'Donell gave notice that he should, on a future day, ask leave to bring in a bill to establish the Farmers' and Mechanics' Baok of Michigan.

The memorial to the Congress of the United States, for an appropriation for a Light-House at the mouth of the River St. Joseph, and for rendering said river navigable, was taken up.

On motion of Mr. Stoekton, the following resolution was added to said memorial, viz:

Resolved, That the Governor of the Territory be and he is hereby requested to transmit a copy of the foregoing to the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Delegate from this Territory, at the next session of Congress.

On motion of Mr. Stockton, said memorial and resolutiou were then adopted.

The memorial to the Congress of the United States, asking for a grant of a township of land to enable the Territory to erect a Hospital for the relief of distressed enigrants, sailors, and disabled and discharged soldiers, was taken up ; and,

On motion of Mr. M'Donell, said memorial was adopted. The memorial to the Congress of the United States, relative to additional appropriations for roads in the Territory of Michigan, was taken up ; and,

On motion of Mr. Trowbridge, said memorial was adopted. The bill to organise the counties of Cass and St. Joseph, was taken up and read a third time.

On motion of Mr. Noble, said bill was then amended by adding thereto three sections, to stand as the 8th, 9th, and 10th sections of said bill.

On motivn of Mr. Noble, the title of said bill was then amended by adding thereto the following, viz: " and for establishing courts therein."

And said bill, as amended, was then, on motion, passed.

The bill defining the duties of the Treasurer of the Territory of Niichigan, was taken up, with the amendments made thereto by the committee on Territorial Affairs ; and,

On motion of Mr. M'Donell, said amendments were accepted, and the bill was then read the third time.

Mr. Trowbridge then moved that the blank in the 7th section of the bill be filled by inserting the word “ sixty ;" and the motion was agreed to.

Mr. Lawrence then moved that the bill be further amended, by striking out the words, “ the Bank of Michigan,” in the 3d section of the bill, and inserting in lieu thereof the following, viz:-“ some specie paying bank at the seat of the Territorial government,” and that the subsequent part of the same section be made to correspond with said amendinent; and the motion was agreed to by the following vote, the ayes and nays having been required by Mr. Drake :

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

Nays—Mr. Drake.

On motion of Mr. M'Donell, the bill was further amended by adding thereto the following section, to stand as the 8th secticit, viz:-" That the Treasurer shall keep his office at the seat of Gu. vernment."

On motion, said bill was then passed.

The bill to amend an act, entitled “ an act concerning costs and fees," was taken up and read the third time.

Mr. M'Donell moved to amend the bill by adding thereto a section to stand as the 3d section thereof; whereupon,

Mr. Lawrence moved to lay the bill and amendment on the table ; and the motion was agreed to.

The bill to amend an act, entitled “ an act relating to interest on contracts," was taken up and read a third time.

Mr. M'Donell moved that said bill be postponed indefinitely.

Mr. Stockton moved to amend said motion, so as to postpone the consideration of the bill until the next session of the Council; and the latter motion was decided in the negative by the following vote, the ayes and nays having been required by Mr. Stockton :

Ayes-Messrs. Brown, Connor, M'Donell, Stockton-4.

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

On motion, the question “shall the bill now pass ?” was put, and was decided in the affirmative by the following vote, the ayes and nays being required by Mr. Drake :

Ayes-Messrs. Connor, Durocher, Drake, Edwards, Lawrence, Noble, Rumsey, Trowbridge-8.

Nays—Messrs. Brown, M'Donell, Stockton-3.

The bill to amend an act, entitled " an act concerning judgments and executions," (approved April 12, 1827,) and the “act concerning mortgages," was taken up as in committee of the whole.

Mr. Drake moved that the bill be amended by adding thereto the following, to stand as the 3d section thereof, viz :-" That so much of the 5th section of the act concerning mortgages," as requires the party mortgaging property to be of the age of twentyfive

years in order to make the same valid, be, and the same is hereby repealed ;” and the motion was agreed to.

Mr. M'Donell then moved that the bill beʻamended by striking ont all after the enacting clause, and substituting in lieu thereof certain sections to the number of twenty-seven.

On motion of Mr. Lawrence, the reading of said amendnient was dispensed with ; and,

On motion of Mr. M'Donell, said bill and amendment were then laid on the table.

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

On motion of Mr. M'Donell, adjourned.

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