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By Mr. Stockton, from the committee on Territorial Affairs,
Abill amendatory to an act, entitled an act for the appointment, and to define the duties and to fix che compensation of the Surveys or of Michigan.
By Mr. Schoolcraft, from the select committee to whom the subject had been referred by resolution,
A bill to incorporate the Stockholders of the Lake Superior Mining and Trading Company.
By Mr. Irwin, from the committee on Territorial Affairs,
A bill to legalise the proceedings of Justices of the Peace in cer. tuin cases.
A bill concerning the counties of Mackinac, Brown, Crawford, Chippewa and Iowa; and,
A bill to legalise the proceedings of officers within the county of lowa, and for other purposes.
By Mr. Drake, from the select committee to whom the subject had been referred,
A bill to amend an act, entitled an act to regulate blacks and mulattoes, and to punish the kidnapping of such persons.
Mr. Irwin, from the committee on Claims, reported unfavorably on the claim of Thomas Knowlton.
The same committee also returned the claim of Jeremiah Moors, suggesting that it had been incorrectly referred to that committee.
Du motion of Mr. M'Donell,
Ordered, That the claim be referred to the committee on Expenditures.
Mr. Schoolcraft, from the committee on Enrolment, reported, as correctly enrolled,
An act to amend an act, entitled an act to provide for the pablication of the acts passed by the Legislative Council of the Territory of Michigan; and,
An acı to provide for the appointment of a Commissioner to perform certvin duties in and for ihe county of Chippewa,
Andi! President signed the same.
The bill relauve to vine-pin alleys, was read the second time and considered as in committee of the whole.
Mr. Drake moved to strike out the enacting clause in the 20, 3d and 41h sections of said bill.
The motion prevailed.
The question on agreeiug to the amendments, was takey, and decided in the affirmative.
On motion of Mr. Lawrence,
A missade on Executive business, was received from the Goverder, hv Mir Trowi:riuge; who is pozitied the Couocil, that the Goveraor bad approved and signed bills with the fullowing titles :
An act amendatory to an act, entitled an act concerning deeds and conveyances.
An acı io establish a Ferry over the Saginaw River.
The bill amendatory to an act, to raise a sum of money by Lottery for the purpose of establishing a free communication between the City of Detroit and village of Monroe, was read a second time ; and,
On motion of Mr. M'Donell,
Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time on Thursday.
'i'he bill to establish the roads laid out and established by the government of 1110 rite Selts, vidinin the Territory of Michigan publi: highways, and is buier proposes, was read the third time.
ilir. Melim viis Matthe bill pass.
The question being sitth. it was decided that the bill do now pass ; aud that ihke tile bereuf be,
An act decluray the ruuis pstablished by the government of the Uni ed States, win the Territory of Michigan, public highways, and for her purposes.
Mr Schoolcrait submitted the following resolution :
Resolved, that the committee on the Library be instructed to inquire whether certain Books, relative to American history, heretofore in possession of the Fiscal Agent, have been purchased and paid for, by the said Agent, out of any funds appropriated by Cougress for the contingent expenses of the Council. And if not, that the said committee have power, is in their judgment it shall be expedient, to complete the purchase of such books.
Ordered, That the resolution lie on the table.
On notion of Mr. Schoolcraft, the resolution submitted by him yesterday, relative to establishing a road froin Detroit to the Sault Ste Marie, and to the erection of a light-house, was concurred in.
The Council adjourned.
FRIDAY, July 16, 1830.
The following papers were presented :
By the President: A petition from sundry inhabitants of the township of La Grange, in the county of Cass, relative to the School lands in that township. Referred to the committee on Schools.
By Mr. Irwin: The claim of Joseph Fairbanks and otbers, for services in laying out a road from Detroit to the River Clinton. Referred to the committee on Claims.
By Mr. Schoolcraft : An account of B. B. Kercheval, for ena rolling paper, &c. Referred to the committee on Expenditures.
Mr. M'Donell, from the committee on Territorial Affairs, reported,
A bill establishing seats of justice.
Mr. Durocher, from the committee on Territorial Afairs, res ported,
bill amendatory to an act relative to the office and duries o: the Auditor of the Territory of Michigan.
Said bill was read the first time and ordereu to lie on the table.
Nir. Fletcher, from the committee on Enrolment, reputed as correcily enrolled,
An act declaring the roads established by the governmeni vs the United States, within the i erritory ut Michigan, public highways, and for other purposes.
And the f'resident sigued the same.
The bill to provide for the incorporation of Religious Societies, was read the second time, and cousidered as in commute of the whole,
Mr. M'Donell moved to strike out the word “ Worshipped," je the 13th line of the 1st section, and inseri in liou the word “ala ten led."
1h question being taken, it was determined in the negative.
The bill to organise the township of Jacksonburgh, was read a sec od time ; and,
On motion of Mr. M'Donell,
The bill to provide for the establishment of a State government in that part of the Territory lying easi of Lake Michigan, was rcat ille second time, and considered as in cumminee of the whole.
On motion of Nir. Irwin, ihe bill was amended, by suiking out the words. “ east of Lake Michigan,” in the 3d line, 1st sectiva,
Ayes, 7 ; Nays, 5.
nays : Thse who voted in the affirmative, are,
Messrs. Bartow, Fletcher, Irwin, Lawrence, Le Roy, Schoolcrati, Edwards—7.
Those in the negative, are,
Ordered, That the bill be recommitted to the committee on Tere ritorial Allairs.
The Council went into the consideration of Executive business; and after some time spent therein,
On motion of Mr. Schoolcraft,
Resolved, That a committee of three members be appointed to conter with he Corporation of the City of Veiroji, on the exftir ency
of gran ll them pecuniary aid in the construction of a pared walk, frum Jefferson Avenue, to the Capitol; and that they repori for consideration, such measures as they may deem proper.
Messrs. Schoolcraft, M'Donell and Le Roy, were appointed that
On notion of Mr. Kingsley,
Resolved, 'That the Judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the propriety of so altering the law relative iv Granit juices, as ti dispense with one of the two Grand jusies now required to attend the Circuit t'ourt every year in each county.
Ou motion of Mr. Drake,
MONDAY, July 19, 1830.
The following petitions and papers were presented :
By Mr Fletcher : A petition from James Campbell and others, praymg exemption, as a Hook and Ladder Company, from Jury duty. ind a petition from Sarah Ann Sicers, a mmur, fur authority io sell certain lauds.
Siid petitions were referred to the Judiciary compittee.
By Mr. M'Donell: A claim of John Anderson, it be reimbursed ceriain payments made by him as Mirshal of the Territory; with accompanying vouchers. lieferied to the committee on Claims.
And an accouni of J. Truax. Reserred to the committee on Expenditures.
By Mr. Fletcher: A report from the Secretary of the Trustees of the University of Michigan, called for by resolution of the 12th inst. ; which report is as follows: To the Hon. the Legislative Council of the Territory of Michigan.
In obedience to a resolution of your honorable body of the 12th inst. the undersigned, Secretary of the Trustees of the University of Michigan, reports,
That no important change has taken place in the fiscal concerns of that institution, since the session of the Council in 1827, at which period, a full statement of its affairs was exhibited, shewing the amount received, the amount expended, the objects of expenditure, the debts due by the institution, and the sums owing thereto, together with a list of the property thereof.
Some small collections upon debts have been made, and applied to the extinguishment of part of the claims against the University ;' but it is believed that the interest on the unpaid balance lias amounted to as much as these collections, so that the debt due by the institution has not been materially decreased.
The undersigned begs leave therefore, to refer to the report aforesaid as containing all the information required by the resolution, upon this branch of the subject. Since the period above mentioned, three sections of land, or their equivalent, have been selected and applied for, under the grant of May 21, 1826, 10 wit. 715 acres upon the Maumee River, at Swan Creek, in lieu of two sec*
tions, and 586 acres at the Ship Yard, so called, on the River Rouge, in lieu of one section, and the Trustees are now employed in selecting and locating the remainder of the lands, granted by the said act. All of which is respectfully submitted.
C. C. TROWBRIDGE. Detroit, July 14, 1830. Ordered, That the report lie on the table. Mr. Irwin, from the committee on Territorial Affairs, reported,
A bill to incorporate the Pontiac and Detroit Rail Road Compawy
The bill was read the first time and ordered to lie on the table.
Nir. M'Donell, from the committee on Territorial Atairs, reported,
A bil to provide for the inspection of Flour, Beef, Pork and Fish. I ho bili was read the first time and ordered to lie on the table.
Mir. Kingsley, from the same committee, to whom had been recommitted the “ bill to amend an act, enuitled an act to regulate iaverns,” reported the same with amendments.
The amendments having been read and concurred in ;
Ou motion of Mr. Bariow, the bill was read a second time by its title, and considered as in committee of the whole. And after some progress therein,
On motion of Mr. Bartow,
Ordered, 'That it be engrossed and read a third time on Thursday.
The bill to amend an act, entitled an act to amend an act epuitied an act for the punishment of crinies, was read a second time and couswered as in comunittee of the whole.
Dir, Le Roy moved to strike out, in the 9th and 10th lines of fic Isi section, the words, or to be whipped, not exceeding sirypt's on the bare back."
I he question on striking out, being taken, it was determined is the negative,
On motion of Mr. Drake, the bill was amended, by inserting, after the word “ that," in the 1st line of the 2d section, these words, " the act entitled an aci to amend an act for the punishmeut of crimes, approved April 13, 1827,' approved November 4, 1829." And by inserting, at the close of the first section, these words6 t'rovided, that no female shall be punished by whipping, under the provisions of this acı."
The bill having been reported, with the amendments; the question on agreeing to the same was taken, and decided in the affroaative.