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Ordered, That the resolution lie on the table.
The Council adjourned.

THURSDAY, July 8, 1830.

The following petitions and papers were presented :

By the President: A petition from sundry inhabitants of the county of St. Joseph, to have ihe location of the seat of justice for the count definisi! for the present. Referred to the committee on Territ r | Aflirs.

By M Lawrence : The evidence of publication of notice, by sundiyinebitants of Cass county, of their intention to petition the Legislative Council, to be attached to the county of St. Joseph. Retirred, together with the petition heretofore presented, to the committee on l'erritorial Afturs.

By Mr Brown: A petition from Abraham C Truax and others, to have so much of the township of Ccorceas lies suuth of the St. Comb line, atrached to the township of Miguagun. Referred to the committee on l'erritorial Alliirs.

Mr. Schoolcrafi, from the committee on Enrolment, reported as correctly enrolled,

An act for the relief of Matilda Lewis.
And the President signed the same.
Mr. Drake, froin the committee on Schools, reported,

A bill to amend an act, entitled an act to provide for and regulate Common Schools, approved November 5, 1829.

The bill being read the first time;

On moti n of Mr. Drake, the 19th Rule was suspended, and the bill read a second time by its title.

On mution of Mir. Drake,
Ordered, That the bill be engrossed and read a third time on Sa-

turl iy.

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

A bill to raise a sum of money for the establishment of a Penitetiary for the receplion of convicts, that are or may be sentenced to hard labor for crimes and misdemeanors.

The bill was read the first time and laid on the table.

Mr. Drake, from the Judiciary committee, reported bills with the following titles :

A bill to provide for the further security and preservation of the record of the proceedings of the Probate Court in the county of Oakland, previous to the first Saturday in December, 1827.

A bill to amend the several laws now in force relative to, and to preserve the purity of elections.

Said bills were severally read the first time and laid on the table.

Mr. Lawrence, from the Judiciary committee, instructed by resolution of the 27th May, to report upon the expediency of amending the act, entitled an act to provide for the partition of lands," reported verbally, against the expediency of any amecumen.

The bill io amend an act, entitled an act to provide inspine joblication of the Acts passed by the Legislative Council of the Territory of Michigan, was read the third time ; and,

On motion,
Ordered, i hat it lie on the table.

'The bill to authorise the Commissioners of Common Schools, elected in the township of Tecumseh, in the county of Lenawe, 10 quality, and perform the duties of their office, was read the third time; and,

On motion of Mr. M'Donell,
Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The bill to divide the township of Bloomfield, in the counts of Oakland, was read the third time.

Ou motion of Mr. Le Roy, the blank in the second section, $a filled with the words “ Benjanin tulier.”

On motion of Mr. Drake, the bill was amended, by ioserting the following, to stand as the bih section thereut:

“ Sec. 6. That all such meelings of towuship officers, or other meetings as are by law required to be held at the place where the last preceding township meeting was held, shall, in the township of Bloon tield, during the year 1831, be held at the place where the inhabitants of said township sball, by vote, determiue to huld be annual township meeting for the year 1831, any law to the cuntra ry notwithstanding.

On motion,
Ordered, That the bill lie on the table.

The bill to set off and organise the township of Sagioas, a rear the third time.

M.. Drake moved that the bill pass.

The question being taken, it was decided that the bill do dos pass; and that the title thereof be,

"An act," &c.

The bill to establish a Ferry over Saginaw River, was taken Q and considered ; and,

On motion of Mr. Drake,
Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time on Monday,
M Lawrence submitted the following resolution :

Resolved, That the committee on Territorial Affairs be instruct ed to inquire into the expediency of authorising and requiring Supervisors of the county of Mopsoe, to levy a tax upou the video periv

and taxable inhabitants of said county, for the purpose of per chasing a tract of land in şaid county, with or without boudings therean, to keep the poor of the county; and also, of the serera townships, under suitable regulations.

Ordered, That the resolution lie on the table,
The President announced the appointment of Messrs. Seboel

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craft, Irwin and Stockion, to the cominittee coutemplated by the resolution adopted yesterday, instructing the commitee to report froin the unfinished business of the last session, the bill incurporating a Mining Company.

The Council adjourned.

FRIDAY, July 9, 1830.

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Mr Kingsley presented a petition from Anson Brown and otirors, for the corporation of an Academical anu Theological Seminary.

Referred to the committee on Territorial Aduirs. Mr. Drake, from the committee on Roads, reported,

A bill to provide for laying out and establishing a certain Territorial Road; an

A bill to establish the roads laid out and established by the government of the United States, within the Territory of Micingan, and tor other purposes.

Said bills were severally read the first time and laid on the table,

Mr. Bartow, from ihe committee on the Library, made a report on the general state of the Library, as iullows :

The committee on the Library, to whom was referred the report of the Librarian and the papers accompanying is, have considered the same.

They find 336 vols. oi Books in the Library, and 11 vols. missing, agreeably to the catalogue repuried by the Librarian. Since the establishment of the Library, the sum of $318 79-100 has been expended for the purchase of books.

Of the appropriation of $50 made for the purchase of periodicals, $40 25-100 were transmitted to New York, and there remains a balance of $13 in the hands of the booksellers, to whom the order was sent, applicable to the object. These embrace all the sums expended for books and for periodicals.

As to the books missing, the committee recommend that the Librarian be authorised to cause them to be advertised in such way as he may deem must likely to secure their return. They also think it proper to suggest the propriety of publishing 100 copies of the catalogue of books on hand, for the use of the members.

To aid in the security of the books, the commitiee offer as an additional rule for the government of the Library, that no member be permitted to take any volume from the room without application to the Librarian.

On motion of Mr. Schoolcraft, the report was accepted.

vir. Drake, from the Judiciary committee, reported bills with the following titles:

A bill to amend an act, entitled an act concerning Grand and Petit Jurors.

A bill to amend an act, entitled an act to provide for the assessment and collection of county and township taxes.

Said bills were read the first time and laid on the table.
Mr. Schvolcraft, from the Judiciary ommittee, reported,

A bill to provide for the appointment of a Commissioner to per-
form certain duties in and for the county of Chippewa.

The bill having been read the first time;

On motion of Mr. Schoolcraft, the 19th Rule was suspended,
and the bill read a second time' by its title.

On notion of Mr. Schvolcraft,
(plored, That the bill be engrossed and read a third time ou
Widut sday.

Ms. Drake, from the committee on Roads, to whom the subject
hirt been referred by resolution of the 3d ult. maje a report, as
fullows:

The committee on Rads, under the instructions of the resolution as he Council, copied Jue 3d, having inquired into the erpes: ency of providing by law for the laying out and establishing a Territorial Road from Green Point on the Saginaw River, tu the Misionary wharf or For Point, on the Peninsula near the island of Mackinac, report

That in the opinion of the committee, the laying out and estab-
lishing a Road fr ru Green Point, ibrough the country to Fori Point
or Mi: sionary wharf, would be produciive of great and lasung be-
Defits to the Territory. By such a measure, two remote puiots
would be more immediately connected; the connectioa of which
wouli, in the opinion of the committee, be of great importance, in
addai'l to the exhibition of many inducements to individual en-
terprise. The condition of the Treasury of the Territory is such,
as to forbid the idea of defraying the expenses of any such improve-
ment, however important to the couniry, from thai departmeat.
The extent of country to be explored, and the expenditures neces-
sary for such an enterprise, are too great for individual exertions.

Therefore, the commitiee would respectfully suggest to the
Council, the propriety and importance of causing a memorial to be
presented the next Congress of he United States, asking for an
appropriation by the general government, to perfect and accom-
pilt the important object of luying out and establishing a Road,
fi in Green Point to Fori Point or the Missionary wharf. And
when the coiumitee consider ihe importance that such a communi-
cation his, when viewed as a Military Road, connecting iw of the
m srm le and important poinis on the Peninsula ; the drfficulties
which attend, in days of peace, the sending of expresses, civil or
militarv, from this section of the Peninsula to the islaud of Macki-
nac, and the increased dificulties in times of war--the increasing
necessities of a ready and safe coinmunication, with the island of
Mickinac--and that this is, perhaps, the only application which
can reasonably be made to :he government for an appropriation tu
defray the expenses of the like kind, the committee are impressed

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with the hope, that the application will be favorably received by the general goverument, and a liberal appropriation allowed.

On motion, the report was concurred io.

Mr. Fletcher, from the committee on Enrolment, reported as correctly enrolled,

An act to set off and organise the township of Saginaw.
And the President signed the same.

The bill to divide the township of Bloomfield, in the county of
Oakland, read the third time yesterdey, was taken up.

On motion of Mr. l'rake, the bill was amended, by strikio nut the word “ Frinklin," as often as it occurs in said bill, and inserting, in lieu, the word “ Ossewa."

Mr. Drake moved that the bill pass.

The question being taken, it was decided that the bill do nov pass ; and that the title thereof be,

“ An act," &c.

The bill in addition to, and to amend an act, entitled an act amendatory to an act entitled an act to regulate the assessment and collection of Territorial taxes, reported the 71b jost. with aneudments, was taken up.

The amendments to the same having been read, the bill was again laid on the table. Mr. Drike submitted the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Judiciary committee inquire into the expediency of amending the act, entiiled an act concerning tuwo plats.

Ordered, That the resolution lie on the table.
On motion of Mr. Drake,

Resolved, that the Judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of amending the title of an act, entitled an act to amend an act for the punishment of crimes, approved Nov. 4,1829.

Mr. V'Donell submitted the following resolution :

Resolved, that the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of passing a law, that may authorise the Boarls of County Supervisors to pay jurors and witnesses, ihat attend Courts in capital offences, an adequate compensation from the county Treasury.

Ordered, Thai the resolution lie on the table.
Mi. Stockton offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the committee on Territorial Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of amending the act, entitled an act to organise the township of Clay, in the county of St. Clair, so that the division line between said township, and that of Cottrellville in said county, may be correcied.

Ordered, That the rosolution lie on the table.
Mr. Kingslev offered the following resolution :

Resolved, Thai che committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire if any law be necessary, in addition to that now in force, to

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