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On motion of Mr. Drake,

O Gered, That the bill be engrossed and read a third time op Wednesday.

The bill to amend the several laws now in force, relative to, and to preserve the purity of elections, was taken up; and,

On motion of Mr. M'Donell,

Ordered, That the bill be engrossed and read a third time on Wednesday.

The bill to authorise Sarah Ann Steers, to sell and convey certain lands therein mentioned, was read a second time; and,

On motion of Mr. Fletcher,

Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time on Monday. The bill to incorporate the Pontiac and Detroit Rail Road Company, was read a second time, and considered as in committee of the whole.

On motion of Mr. Le Roy,

Ordered, That the bill be recommitted to the committee on Territorial Affairs.

The bill to set off and organise the township of La Fayette, in the county of Monroe, was read the third time; and,

On motion,

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The bill concerning townships, was read the third time.

On motion of Mr Drake, the bill was amended, by striking out in the 1st section, the words, "where the name proposed to be given to such township," and inserting in lieu the words, "by a name which".

M. Schoolcraft moved further to amend the bill, by inserting, after the word "Territory," in the 1st section, the words, 66 or to any post-office in the United States."

The question being taken, the amendment was rejected. On motion of Mr. Schoolcraft, the bill was further amended, by inserting, before the word " east," in the 1st section, the word

"Dew."

On motion of Mr. Lawrence, the further consideration of the bill was postponed until the next session of the Council.

The bill for the relief of Catharine M’Arthy, was taken up for a third reading.

Mr. M'Donell moved to postpone the further consideration thereof, until the next session of the Council.

The question being taken, it was determined in the negative.
Ayes, 3; Nays, 10.

Mr. M'Donell requiring the ayes and nays:

Those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Messrs. Bartow, Drake, M'Donell-S.

Those in the negative, are,

Messrs. Brown, Durocher, Fletcher, Irwin, Kingsley, Lay rence, Le Roy, Schoolcraft, Stockton, Edwards-10.

The bill having been read a third time,

Mr Fletcher moved 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.

Ayes, 9; Nays, 4.

Mr. M'Donell requiring the ayes and nays:

Those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Messrs. Bartow, Brown, Fletcher, Irwin, Kingsley, Lawrence, Le Roy, Stockton, Edwards-9.

Those in the negative, are,

Messrs. Drake, Durocher, M'Donell, Schoolcraft-4.

The bill to provide for the incorporation of Religious Societies, was taken up for a third reading; when,

On motion of Mr. Lawrence, the consideration thereof was postponed until Tuesday.

On motion of Mr. Drake,

Resolved, That the committee on Territorial Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law, for the termination of the present session of the Council,

The Council adjourned.

SATURDAY, July 24, 1830.

The following claims and petitions were presented:

By Mr. Lawrence: An account of John P. Sheidon, for services. after the close of the last session of the Council. Referred to the committee on Expenditures. And,

A petition of Laurent Durocher, jr. and wife, for authority to sell certain lands. Referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Kingsley: A petition from sundry inhabitants of the county of Jackson, praying to have the county seat established. Referred to the committee on Territorial Affairs. And,

A petition from sundry inhabitants of Washtenaw county, for an act of incorporation of the Trustees of Ann Arbor Academy. Referred to the committee on Schools. And,

A petition from Authony Case and others, to have part of the township of Panama set off and attached to the township of Ypsilanti.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

By Mr. M'Donell: An account of Isaac Day for services. Referred to the committee ou Expenditures.

By Mr. Schoolcraft: A petition of Martha Tanner, for a law to protect her from against her father. Keferred to the committee on the Judiciary. And,

A petition of Pierre Gronda, for a law to authorise him to choose a guardian. Referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Drake: A petition from sundry inhabitants of Washte

naw, to have the township of Plymouth and Huron, attached to the county of Washtenaw.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

A petition from sundry citizens of Bloomfield, to have the name of the township of Ossewa, changed to that of Grandville, Referred to the committee on Territorial Affairs.

Mr. M'Donell, from the committee on Territorial Affers, to whom had been recommitted" the bill to incorporate the Pontiac and Detron Rail Road Company," reported the same, amended. Ordered, That the bill lie on the table.

The following bills were reported, severally read the first time and ordered to lie on the table:

by M.. Drake. from the committee on Roads,

A bal authorising the alteration of the Territorial Road, leading from Pontiac to Adrian; and,

A bill directing the Auditor of this Territory to cause prosecu tions to be instituted for the removal of certain toll-bridges, that obstruct the road leading from the city of Detroit to the foot of the Rapids of th Miami of Lake Erie.

By or Le Roy, from the committee on the Judiciary,

A bil establishing Cours of Common Pleas in certain counties, an: deuding their powers and duties.

Mr. Lawrence, from the committee on the Judiciary, reported, A bill to organise the township of Notawa,

The bill having been read the first time;

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

On motion of Mr Lawrence,

Ordered, That the bill be engrossed and read a third time on Monday.

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

An act for the relief of Catharine M'Arthy; and,

An act in addition to an act, entitled an act to regulate the assessment and collection of Territorial taxes.

And the President signed the same.

The bill to amend an act, entitled an act concerning Grand and Petit Jurors, approved April 12, 1827, was read the second time: and,

On motion of Mr. Fletcher,

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The bid to caise a sum of money for the establishment of a Penitentiary for the reception of convicts, that are or may be sentenced to hard labor for crimes and misdemeanors, was taken up for a second reading.

Mr. M'Donell moved to postpon the further consideration thereof, until the next session of the Council,

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

Ayes, 4; Nays, 5.

Mr. M'Donell requiring the ayes and nays:
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Messrs. Drake, Le Roy, M'Donell, Edwards---4.

Those in the negative, are,

Messrs. Brown, Durocher, Fletcher, Irwin, Lawrence-5. The bill was read a second time and considered as in committee of the whole.

Mr. Drake moved to amend, by striking out, in the 6th line of the 1st section, the words," one tenth," and inserting in lieu, the words, " one fifteenth."

The question being taken, the amendment was rejected.
Ayes, 5; Nays, 7.

Mr Drake requiring the ayes and nays:

Those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Messrs. Bartow, Drake, Kingsley, Le Roy, M'Donell-5.
Those in the negative, are,

Messrs Bartow, Durocher, Fletcher, Irwin, Lawrence, Schoolcraft, Edwards-7.

Mr. M'Donell moved to amend the bill, by striking out, in the 1st line of the 5th section, the word "two," and substituting the word "one."

The question being taken, the amendment was rejected.

Ayes, 6: Nays, 6.

Mr. Drake required the yeas and nays, when,

A message from the Governor on Executive business, being announced, it was received by the hands of Mr. Trowbridge; who also notified the Council, that the Governor had on the 22d inst. approved and signed,

An act to provide for the appointment of a Commissioner to perform certain duties in and for the county of Chippewa.

An act to authorise the establishment of Poor-Houses; and, An act 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 of December, 1827.

The yeas and nays, upon Mr. Drake's demand, being takenThose who voted in the affirmative, are,

Messrs. Bartow, Brown, Drake, Kingsley, Le Roy, M'Donell -6.

Those in the negative, are,

Messrs. Durocher, Fletcher, Irwin, Lawrence, Schoolcraft, Edwards-6.

Mr. Drake moved to amend by adding to the 3d section of the bill, these words, "convicted in the Courts in the country east of Lake Michigan."

The question being taken, the amendment was concurred in.

M. Le Roy moved to amend, by adding to the 3d section these words: "Provided, That this act shall not take effect until the erection of a Penitentiary shall be provided for by law."

The question being taken, the amendment was rejected.
Ayes, 5; Nays, 7.

Mr. Drake requiring the ayes and nays:

Those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Messrs. Bartow, Drake, Kingsley, Le Roy, M'Donell-5.
Those in the negative, are,

Messrs. Brown, Durocher, Fletcher, Irwin, Lawrence, Schoolraft, Edwards-7.

On motion of Mr. Fletcher,

Ordered, That the bill be engrossed and read a third time on Wednesday.

Ayes, 7 Nays, 5.

Mr. Drake requiring the ayes and nays:

Those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Messrs. Bartow, Brown, Durocher, Fletcher, Irwin, Lawrence, Schoolcraft-7.

Those in the negative, are,

Messrs. Drake, Kingsley, Le Roy, M'Donell, Edwards-5.

The bill to legalise the proceedings of Justices of the Peace ia certain cases, was read the third time.

Mr. M'Donell moved to strike out in the 2d section, the words, so far as relates to the county of Chippewa."

The question being taken, the amendment was rejected.

Mr. Drake moved to strike out the second section of the bill.
The question being taken, the amendment was rejected.
Ayes, 5; Nays, 7.

Mr. Drake requiring the ayes and nays:

Those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Messrs. Bartow, Brown, Drake, Kingsley, M'Donell—5.
Those in the negative, are,

Messrs. Durocher, Fletcher, Irwin, Lawrence, Le Roy, Schoolcraft, Edwards-7.

Mr. Lawrence moved to amend by adding, to stand as the 3 section of the bill, these words:

"That so much of any law as requires Sheriffs or Constables to pay over money collected on execution, issued from Justices, to the Justice from whom the execution issued, be and the same is hereby repealed."

The question being taken, the amendment was rejected.

On motion of Mr. Schoolcraft, the bill was amended, by striking out in the 2d section, the words," within this Territory."

On motion of Mr. Kingsley, the bill was fur her amended, by inserting, after the word " removed," in the proviso of the 1st section, these words-" or are in a legal course of removal from said Justice." And after the word "cause," these words—“ by writ of certiorari or otherwise."

Mr. Fletcher moved that the bill pass.

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

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