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enable any one obtaining a judgment before a Justice of the Peace, to take measures to obtain an execution from a Court of Record, diricied against lands and tenemenis, in the same mapper as if juilgment was originally obtained in said Court of Record,

Resolrod, 'That a committee of three persons be appointed, and instructed to inquire into the expediency of petitioning Cngress for an incroase of the salaries of the Judges of the Supreme Court of Ibis Territory.

Ordered, That said resolution lie on the table.

The Council went into the consideration of Executive business ; and after some sime spent therein,

Adjourned.

SATURDAY, July 10, 1850. The following bills were severally reported, read the first time, and ordered to lie on the table:

By Mr. M'Donell, from the committee on Territorial Affairs, as a substute for the “ bill to revive and amend a certain act therein named,” which had been recommitted to that committee ;

A bill to authorise the establishment of Puor-ilouses.
By Mr. Lawrence, from the Judiciary committee,
A bill relative to nine-pin alleys.

By Mr. M'Donell, from the committee on Territorial Affairs, te whom the subject had been referred by resolution,

A bill amendatory to an aci to raise a sum of money by Lottery, for the purpose of establishing a tree communication by land between the city of Detroit and village of Monroe.

By Mr. Le Roy, from the Judiciary committee,
A bill 10 provide for the incorporation of Religious Societies.
By Mr. Kingsley, from the commiuee on Territorial Affairs,
A bill to sei off' and organise the township of Jacksonburgb.

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

An act to divide the township of Bloomfield, in the county of Oakland.

And the President signed the sime.

A message on Executive business, was received from the Governor, by the hands of Mr. Trowbridge.

The bill to amend an act, entitled an act to provide for and regulate Common Schools, approved Nov. 5, 1829, was taken up and read the third time.

On motion of Mr. Lawrence,

Ordered, That the further consideration of said bills be postponed until Monday.

Mr. Fletcher presented an account of Parker & Hurd against the Territory. Referred to the committee on Claims.

On motion of Mr. Drake,

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The resolution relative to amending the act concerning town pla's, wis concurred in.

On motion of Mr Bartow, the resolution relative to birtis and marriages, wis concurred in.

Mr. Drake moved for leave, agreeably to notice bei etofore given, to bring ip a bill to amend the act, entitled an act to regulate blocks and mulattoes, and for other purposes.

Leire being granted,

Mossrs. Drake, Bartow and Lawrenco, were appointed the commistee to bring in the bill.

On motion of Mr. Kingsley, the resolution offered by law yesterdiv, relative to taking out execution from Courts of Record, upon ju igments obtained in Justice's courts, was concurred in.

On motion of Mr. M Donell, the resolution relative to limiting the inrisdiction of Justices of the Peace in civil cases, &c. was concurred in.

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

Mr. Drake submitted the following resolution: Resolred, That the committee on Tưrritorial Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of increasing the yearly compensation of the Auditor of the Territory.

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

the same.

MONDAY, July 12, 1830.
The following papers and petitions were presented :

By Mr. Drake : An account of Samuel Satterlee, for services at the close of the last session of the Council. Referred to the committee on Expenditures.

Ry Vr. Bran: An account of Wm. Durell, against the Council, and an estimate by him, of the expense of furnishing Chairs for

Referred to same committee. Bv the President: Petitions for divorce, from Aon Haley, and from J mes Wood. Referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. 'I'Donell, from the comınittee on Territorial Affairs, to whim the subjper had been referreri, reporied,

A bill to privide for the establishment of a State government in that nart of ihe Territory, lying east of Lake Michigan.

The bill w's read the first sime and ordered to lie on the table.

M: Irwin, from the commiitee on Territorial Affairs, to whom the subject had been referred, reported,

A memorial in the Secretary of War, relative to ceri in applications of ihe appr piation for constructing the Chicago Road, upon par ruler paris ,,the Road. The mein

"I having been read, Ordered, i hat it lie on the table.

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The bill to provide for the further security and preservation of the proceedings of the Probate Court in the county of Oakland, previous to ihe first Saturday of December, 1827, was read a se cond time and considered as in committee of the whole.

On motion of Mr. Lawrence, the bill was amended, by striking out the word “ Circuit," in the 2d line of the 24 section, and inserting, in lieu, the word “ couniy”—And by striking oui, in the Gib line, same section, the word “Judges," and the word " Circuit," and substituting respectively, the words “ Chief Justice," and the word “ county -- And by striking out the wrds, “ Judges or eiihes of them,” Ist line, 3d section, and inseriing in lieu, ihe word * Justice” — And by striking out the words, “ Judge or Judges, Tih line, same section, and inserting in lieu, the word " Jusuce” And by striking out the words, “ Judge or Judges," 2d line, 4th section, and inserting in lieu, the words," said Justice."

The bill having been reported with the amendments;
On motion of Mr. Drake,
Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time on Friday

The bill to amend the several laws now in force, relative to, and to preserve the purity of elections, was read a second ume; and,

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

The bill io provide for laying out and establishing certain Territorial Roads, was read the second time, and considered as in cummittee of the whole.

On motion of Mr. Drake, the third section of the bill was stricken oui, and the numbering of the succeeding sectious correspendingly changed.

The bill having been reported, as amended ;
On motion of M:. Fletcher,
Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The bill to establish a Ferry over the Saginaw River, was read the third time,

On motion of Mr. Lawrence, the bill was amended, by jasening: in the 3d line, isi section, after the word " Saginaw," the Buwis, or to such other person as they shall nuk prper."

Mr. Drake moved to amend the bill, by adding, at the close thereof, io siand as Sec. 3, the following:

** SEC. 3. That as soon as a County Court shall be established in the pionly of Saginaw, tin said Justices thereof shall be vesed with he same powers and perform ihe same duties, as are bsite 2d section of this aci, now possed in the Justices of the Courty Crir fu; the couniy of Oakl..."

Mr Lwrence moved to lay the bill on the table.
The question being takel, it was determined in the negative.

On mi, un if M. Le Roy, the bill wis furiher amended, tystiking out the word “meen,” ime 7, section 1, and substituing the word “ten."

Mr Drake renewed his motion to amend the bill, by adding therew the section offered by him, above.

The question being taken, it was decided in the affirmative.

On murinn of vir. Lawrence, the bill was further amended by inserting atier the word “toll,” in the 3d line, 2d sec, the words, " and the privileges and resirictions."

Oni morien of M. Fleicher, the bill was further amended, by adding, to stand is the tih seriion thereof, the following:

" Sec. 4. That all times hereafter, the Legislative authority of the Territory, shill have full power to anoul and alter the powors and privileges which may be granted by either of the courts aforesaid, imler this act."

Mr. Drake moved that the bill pass.

The questop beiny iahen, it was decided that the bill do now pass ; and inat the title thereof be,

An act,” &c.

The bill amendatory to an act, entiiled an act concerning deeds and conveyances, was read the third time.

Mr. V'Donell moved that the bill do now pass; and that the title thereof be,

“ An act," &c. On motion of Mr. Kingsley, Resolved, That the Secretary of the Trustees of the University of Mchigan, be requested to exhibit to the Legislative Council, a statement of the condition of the affairs of the University-ihe quantity of land taken up by the Trustees for the benetit of the Universiiy, and the places where the same is located ; the amonnt of money by said Trustees received belonging to saiu University, and the manner in which the same has been expended.

Resolved, That ihe committee on Territorial Affairs be insiructed to inquire, if it be expedient to take any measures to enable any authority in this Terriiisy, to purchase the laud on which the county seats of justice, in the several new counties are to be established, for the benefii, either of the Territory, or for the benefit of the respective counties, where such seats may be established.

Mr. Schoolcraft submitted ihe following resolution :

Resolved, That it is expedient to petition Congress to preserve inviolate the original boundaries of this Territory, to the end, that when admitted into the Union, it may be admitted, with the limits prescribed by the Act of Congress, approved January 11, 1805.

Mr. M'Donell submitted the following resolutions : Resolved, That the committee on Territorial Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing in what manner a Judge, that may by law be created to preside in the several County Courts, east of Lake Michigan, may be compensated.

Resolved, That the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of amending the present estray laws in force, and to report by bill or otherwise.

Ordered, That the resolution lie on the table.

On motion of M. Lawrence, the Council went into the consideratica of Execuuve business; and having disposed of the same,

Mr. Prake offered ihe following resolution :

Resolved, i hat the c:nimittee on 'i erritorial Affairs be instructed 10 inquire into the expediency of peritoning Congress, tror he establishivent of a l'istrici Couri of ihe United States wiba chs Terriory of Michigin; and to report on isemorial or otherwise. ()

.red, 'I bat the resoluuon lie on the table, The Council adj. urned.

TUESDAY, July 13, 1830.

The President presented a remonstrance tiom St. Joseph County, ag.. Ast postponing ihe lucation of the county spai. Keleired to the committee on Territorial Affairs.

wir, w'Donell presenied a petition from sundry chizens of Wayne County, for authority to hold an election of Sheriff of suid cumy. Relerred, on motion of Mr. M'Donell, 10 a special committee of three members.

Messis. M Donell, Durocher and Kingsley, were appointed that committee,

Hir. Lawrence, from the Judiciary committee, repuried bills with the following uitles:

A bill concerning townships.

A will to amend an act, eviled an act to amend an act entitled an'act for the punishment of crimes.

A bill for the reliet of Catherine M’Arthy.

Said bills were severally read the first time and ordered to lie on vie table.

Nr. Lawrence, from the Judiciary committee, to whom had been referred the inquiry into the necessity of a provision for a regisiry of births and marriages, made the following report:

The Judiciary committee, to whom was referred a resolution isstracing said committee to inquire into the propriety of providing for a registry of births and marriages, have had the same under consideration, and beg leave to repori

That by the act, entitled “ an acı regulating marriages," ap, 50ved April 12, 1827, it is provided that the ceruficate of every marriage shrail be transmitted to the clerk of the proper county, and be by him recorded Your commillee believe ihat this provision), reLaure to the recording of marriages, is a salut ry one, and answers all the object, which the public, or individual meresi requires. The office of ihe clerk of the county is as public and well kuuwa, as any oiber public office or registry; and a provision thai recurtib of warrudses should be kept in the several wwashups, kuid in a great measure, defoat the object of having a public record of mara

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