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On motion,

Ordered, That the bill be recommitted to the Judiciary committee.

The bill to amend an act, entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act concerning judgments and executions, approved July 3, 1828, was read the second time; and,

On motion,
Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time on Friday.

The bill amendatory to an act, entitled an act for the appointment and to define the duties and to fix the compensation of the Surveyor of Michigan, was read a second time and considered as in committee of the whole,

On motion of Mr. Stockton, the bill was amended, by striking out, in the 1st line of the 2d section, the word " principal.

The bill having been reported as annended ;
On motion,
Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Stockton moved that the Council take a recess until 4 o'clock, P. M.

The question being taken, it was determined in the negative.

The bill in relation to non-resident highway taxes, was read the third time.

Mr. Bartow moved that the bill pass.

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

“ An act,&c.

The bill io amend an act, entitled an act to provide for and regulate Common Schools, approved Nov. 3, 1829, was read the third time,

On motion,
Ordered, That it lie on the table,
The bill relative to nine-pin alleys, was read the third tipic.

On motion of Mr. Drake, the bill was amended by striking out the fourth section thereof.

M M'Donell moved that the bill pass.

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

" A, act," &c.
On motion of Mr. Fletcher,

Resoived, That hereafter, the daily hour to which the Council shall siind adjourned, shall be 9 o'clock, A. M.

Mr. Kingsley subniitted the following resolution :

Resolved, That the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inqu's", if it be necessary to make a law to enable the Supervisors in the several townships to sue for any money in the hands of individuals, belonging to the township or county in which they reside, or to sue anv bond given to former Supervisors, the conditions of which were not performed, and which were not put in suit by the Supervisors to whom they were given.

Ordered, That the resolution lie on the table.
Mr. Lawrence moved that the Council adjourn.

Mr M'Donell moved that the Council go into the consideration of Executive business.

The question being taken, on the motion by Mr. Lawrence,
The Council adjourned.

TUESDAY, July 20, 1830.

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Mr. M'Donell presented the claim of Thos. Knowlton, and Mr. Durochir presented the claim of Seneca Allen, for services, Referred 10 the committee on Expenditures.

Mr. Fletcher, from the Judiciary committee, reported,

A bill to amend an act, entitled an act to prevent forcible entries. and detainers,

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

The bill to legalise the proceedings of Jus:ices of the Peace in civil cases, was read the second time and considered as is committee of the whole; and after some progress therein,

Op motion,
Ordered, That the bill be recommitted to the Judiciary committee.

The bill concerning the countjes of Mackinac, Brown, Crawford, Chippewa and lowa, was read a second time and considered as is committee of the whole.

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

The bill to auihorise the establishment of Poor-Houses, vas read the third time.

On motion of Mr. Drake, the bill was amended by inserting, after the word "land,” in the 8th line of the 1st section, these words : " not exceeding one fourth of a section.”

Mr. N'Douell nroved that the bill pass.

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

“ An act," &c.

The bill to provide for the further security and preservation of the record of the procredings of the Probate Court in the county of Oakland, previous to the first Saturday of December, 1827, was read the third time.

On motion of Mr. Drake, the bill was amended, by striking out ia the 2d line of the 2d section, these words at the first session or term of the County Court for the county of Oakland."

Mr. Drake moved that the bill pass.

The question being taken, it was decided that the bill do not pass; and that the title thereof be,

“An acı," &c.
The bill in addition, and to amend an act, entitled an act abend-

alary is an act, entiileit an art to regulain the assessment and collection of Territorial .axes, wa. read tie third ume Onion of

Mr Ko, che bill wis amended, by adding, the close of the 13ih section, these w.rils—"and all acts and it is of ac's, cou'ravening the provisions of this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.” Mr M’Donell moved that the bill pass.

The question being taken, it was decided that the bill do not pass ; aud ibat the tiile thereof be,

6 An act," &c.

The resolusjon offered by Mr. M'Douell on the 14th insi. proposing a rule of governmeni by the Council, in rejeci ng nominations of persons to Territorid offices, who already hold office, was

take : 1

\Ir Monell offered the following, to be appended to the reselutino as all amend sent—“ With such exceptions, as may be rendereri necess ry by peculiar circumstances.

The amendmeni being received ;
Mr MDnell inoved th: The Council concur in the resolution,
The question being taken, the resolution was rejected.
Aves, 4; Nay, 9.
Mr f'Donell requiring ihe ayes and nays :
Those wh» vted in the affirmative, are,
Messis. Drike, M Doneli, Siockton, Edwards—4.
Those in the negative, are,

Moss Birtow. Br: 'wn, Durucher, Fletcher, Irwin, Kingsley: Lawrence, Le Roy, Schvoleralt...

The Council adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, July 21, 1830.

The following papers were presented :

By the Presiile!!: Two per iol, from the county of Cass, relative in the establishmeni of the county seat. Referred to the commiitee on l'erritori il Afirs.

By Ir. Schoolcrifi: Au account of John Hale. Referred to the commitee on Expenditures.

By Ir. M'Donell : i he claim of Jobu Kirby, for services in laying out a Road from Detroit to Mouroe. Referred to the commi **** on Claims.

Mr Fletcher, from the committee on Enroimeni, reported as correctly enrolleil, bills with the fillowing 'les :

Au act in relation to non-resident highway taxes.
An aci relative to nine-p in allers.
And the Presiilevi signed the same.

Mr. Irwn, from the Judiciary committee, to whom had been recomu: tesi che “ bill iv leg ilise the proceedings of Jusiices of the Peace in certain cases,” reporied the same with amendments,

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The question on agreeing to the amendments being taken, they were received.

Mr. MI'Donell moved further to amend the bill, by adding thereto the following, to stand as the second section :

“ That the jurisdiction of a Justice of the Peace, in all civil cases, shall be hereafter limited to the township in which such Justice shall reside, at the time when appointed, excepting in the cases hereinafter mentioned, that is to say: issuing subpædas, administering oaths, taking acknowledgments of deeds, or other instrumente of writing, celebrating marriage, and sitting in cases of furcible entries and detainer; in which cases the jurisdiction of a Justice shall be co-extensive with the county."

Mr. M'Donell moved to amend the amendmeni, by striking out in the 1st line, the word “hereafter”, and inserting after the word " cases,” in the 3d line, the words, "from and after the firsi day of July next."

The question, on agreeing to the amendment to the amendment, being taken, it was determined in the negative.

Ayes, 5; Nays, 8.
Mr. M'Donell requiring the ayes and nays:
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Messrs. Bartow, Brown, Drake, M'Donell, Edwards-5.
Those in the negative, are,

Messrs. Durocher, Fletcher, Irwin, Kingsley, Lawrence, La Roy, Schoolcraft, Stockton-8.

i he question on agreeing to the anieodment to the bill, being then taken, it was determined in the negative.

Ayrs. 4 ; Nays, 9.
Mr. M'Donell requiring the ayes and nays :
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Messrs. Bartow, Brown, Drake, M'Donell-4.
Those in ihe negative, are,

Messrs. Durcher, Fletcher, Irwin, Kingsley, Lawrence, Lt Roy, Schoolcraft, Stockion, Edwards -9.

Mr. Drike moved to amend the bill, by adding the following, te stand as the second section thereof:

6. That no person having a family, resident in any township it this Territory, shall be prusecuied by summons in any civil active befi re any Justice of the Peace, out of the township where such person may reside."

The question being taken, the amendment was rejected.
Ayes, 1; Navs, 9.
Mr. Drake requiring the ayes and nays:
Those who voied in the affirmative, are,
Messrs. Bartow, Brown, Drake, M'Donell-4.
Those jis the negative, are,

Mess's wuricher, Fletcher, I win, Kingsley, Lawrence, Le Roy, Schmolet, cockton, Edwarıls--y.

On motion of Mr. Schoolcrafi, the bill was amended by adding the following thereto, to stand as the second section :

“ Sec. 2. That so much of the ati resaid recited act as requires Justices of the Peace within this Territory, to give security previous io execuung the duties of iheir respective ofiices, be ana iho sa.ne is hereby repealed, so far as relates to the county of Chippewa.

Ayes, 11 ; Nays, 2.
Mr. Drake requiring the ayes and nays:
Thuse who vited in the attimaive, tre,

Mes-rs. Birtow, Brown, Durorbei, Fletcher, Irwin, Kingsley, Le Ruy, Lawrence, Schoolcrali, Suckton, Edwards-11.

Those in the negative, are,
Messrs. Drake, Mondli --2.
On motivo of Mr. Irwill,

Ordered, That the bili be engrossed and read a third time on Saturday.

Nir. M'Donell, from the committee on Territorial Affairs, re

A bill concerning County seats.
Mr. Fletcher, from the Judiciary committee, reported,

A bill to amhorise Sarah Aun Steers to sell and convey certain lands therein mentioned.

Said bills were read the first time and ordered tv lie on the table, The bill to incorporate the Stockholders of the Lake Superior Mining and Trading Company, was read a second time, and the Council proceeded to consider the bill as in comunitiee of the whole ; when,

A message was received from the Governor by Mr. Trowbridge, notitying ihe Council, that the Goveruor had, on the 15th inst. approved and signed,

Au act to amend an act, entitled an act to provide for the publication of the Arts passed by the Legislative Council of the Territory of Michigan.

And on this day, had approved and signed,
An act in relation to non-resident highway taxes.
An act relative to nije-pio alleys ; and,

An act declaring the Roads established by the government of the United States, within the Territory of Michigan, public highways, and fus other purposes.

The Council having resumed the consideration of the bill to incorporate the Stockholders of the Lake Superior Mining and Tra. ding Company;

On motion of Mr. Schoolcraft, the bill was amended, by striking out in the 5th section thereof, the words, “ Robert Stuart, John Hulburt. Francis Audrian, and Henry B. Hoffman, be and they are hereby appointed ;" and substituting these words the Gão vernis nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Council, appoint three.

The bill baving been reporied as amended, the question on

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