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The committee on Claims, to whom was referred the petition of John Kirby, for expenses incurred in laying out a Territorial Road from Detroit to Monive, and the accounts of Jonathan F. Allen, David H. Brown, Joseplı Fairbanks, and Joseph John, for services in lasing out a road from Detroit to Clinton River in the couniy of Micomt, have had the same under consideration, and would re.port

Thit with reference to the petition of John Kirby, a majority of your commitee vere members of the committee on Claims, at ihe last session of he Legislative Council, at which time the account of the petitivner w.s pir-sented, but the committee not feeling satisfied with the chargos, vasmuch as they were not authorised by law, the claim was rejected; and as there has been no further evidence produced in supp It of them, ibe committee do not feel themselves warrabied in authorising their payment.

lo regard to the claims of the individuals named above for services on the road between Detroit and Clinton River, we have to state, that the accounts were before the committee on Claims at the last session of the Council, and allowed at a discount of from thirty-ihree and a third, to fifty per cent.

From the information the committee at present possess, they are inclined to the opinion, that the former decision of the committee awarded to the claimants, a full equivalent for the services rendered, and are therefore opposed to any additional allowance.

On motion of Mr. Irwin, the report was concurred in. Mr. M'Donell, from the committee on Territorial Affairs, to whom had been recommitted, the bill to amend an act, entitled an act to regulate taverns, reported the same without amendment.

The bill having been again read, was considered as in committee of the whole.

Mr. Irwin moved to amend, by inserting in the 3d line, 1st sece tion, after the word “ Territory,these words—“excepting the counties of Chippewa, Mackinac, Brown and Crawford, and the county of Mourue.”

The question being taken, the amendment was rejected.
Mr. Irwin then moved to amend, by inserting after the word
" Territory," aforesaid, these words excepting the counties of
Chippewa, Mackinac, Browo and Crawford.”

The question being taken, the amendment was received.
Ayes, 9; Nays, 4.
Mr Drake requiring the ayes and nays:
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Messrs. Bartow, Brown, Fletcher, Irwin, Lawrence, Le Roy, Schoolcraft, Stockton, Edwards—9.

Those in the negative, are,
Messrs. Drake, Durocher, Kingsley, M'Donell-4.

Mr. Lawrence moved so to amend the bill, as to except the county of Monroe.

Mr. Drake moved to amend the ameodment offered, sai as to except the county of Vakland also.

The question being taken upon the joint amendments offered they were rejecied.

Ayes, 5; Nays, 8.
Mr. Lawrence requiring the ayes and nays:
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Messrs. Bartow, Durocher, Irwin, Lawrence, Schoolcraft-5.
Those in the negative, are,

Messrs. Brown, Drake, Fletcher, Kingsley, Le Roy, M'Donell. Stockion, Edwards-8.

On motion of M., Irwin,
Ordered, That the bill lie on the table,

Mir. Irwin moved that the Council reconsider the vote taken yesterday on the passage of the “ bill concerning the counties of Mackinac, Brown, Crawford, Chippewa, and lowa."

1 he motion prevailing, and the bill being again before the Council ;

On motion of Mr. Irwin, the bill was amended by adding the following, to stand as the 8th section thereof:

6 Sec. 8. That the Supervisors uf the counties aforesaid, may at their discretion, authorise the Sheriffs of their respective cuvues, 10 employ convicis sentenced to hard labor, to be employed in working upon ihe public highways, or on the public buildings in said counties, under such restrictions as to then may seem best calculaied to promote the public interest, aud to prevent the escape of such convicts while employed as aforesaid." Mr Irwin 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 to amend an act, entitled an act to prevent forcible en. tries and detailliers, wis read the third time,

Mr. Fletcher moved ihat the bill pass.

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

“ An act," &c.

The bill to authorse Sarah Ann Steers, to sell and convey cer tain lands therein mentioned, was 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,

66 An act," &c.

The bill to organise the township of Notawa, was read the third time.

Mr. Drake moved that ihe bill pass. .I'he question being taken, it was decided that the bill de ao pass, and that the title thereof be,

" An act," &c.

The bill to amend an act, entitled an act to regulate blacks and mulattoes, and to punish the kidnapping of such persons, was read a second time.

On motion of Mr. Drake,

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

l'he 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 a third time,

Mr. Drake 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. The Council proceeded to consider, as in committee of the whole, the bill concerning District Surveyors.

On motion of Mr. Bartow, ihe bill was amended, by striking out in the 6th section, the words, “ one doliar," and inserting in lieu, the words, “ seventy-five cents.”

Un motion of Mr. Drake, the bill was further amended, by striking out in the 1st section, the words, “ Auditor of the Territory;" and inserting in lieu, the words, “ Treasurer of the proper county.”

On motiou of Mr. Lawrence, the bill was further amended, by inserting after the word " deputy," sec. 6, the words," at the request of the party requiring the services.”

The bill being reported to the Cruncil as amended ;
On motion, the amendments were received.
On motion of Mr. Stockton,

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

The bill to set off and organise the township of Jacksonburgh, was taken up and considered as in committee of the whole.

Ou motion of Mr. Drake, the bill was amended by striking out the 3.1 section thereof.

On motion of M" Drake,
Oruered, That the bill be engrossed and read a third time to-

morrow,

The bill to incorporate the Pontiac and Detroit Rail Road Company, was taken up, as reported on the 241h inst and considered.

The question on agreeing to the amendments reported, being taken, it was decided in the asjrmative.

Mr. Fletcher moved further iv amend the bill, by striking out in the 11th section, all between the word " Company,” in ihe 2d line, and the wor's, “to contract,” in the 14th line.

The question being taken, the ameudinent was rejected.
Ayes, 6; Nays, 7.
Mr. Stockton requiring the ayes and nays :
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Messrs. Brown, Durocher, Fletcher, Kingsley, Stockton, Ed. wards-

Those in the negative, are,

Messrs. Bartow, Drake, Irwin, Lawrence, Le Roy, M Donell, Schoolcrafı-7.

Oo motion of Mr. Drake, the bill was further amendet, by striking out in the lith section, all afier the word “belongiog," in the 18th line, and also, the 12th section of the bill.

A yes, 9; Nays, 4
Mr. M'Donell requiring the aves and nays:
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Messrs. Bartow, Drake, Durocher, Fletcher, Kingsley, Lawrouce, Le Roy, Stockwn, Edwards—9.

Those in the negative, are,
Messrs. Brown, Irwin, M Donell, Schoolcraft-4.

On motion of Mr. Irwin, the bill was further amended, by adding the full wing, to stand as the 13th section :

“ Sec. 13. That it shall be competent for the Legislature, at any fuiure period, to establish rates of toll on said rail-way, and to make such further provision by law, as to them may seem just and proper, for compelling the said Company to keep the same in repair."

On motion of Mr. Drake,

Ordered, That the bill be engrossed and read a third time oz Thursday. The Council adjourned.

TUESDAY, July 27, 1830.

Mr. Drake presented an account of Thomas Simpson, for newspapers fu. nisbed the Council. Referred to the committee on Expenditures.

Mr. Lawrence, from the Judiciary committee, reported bills with the following tiles : A bili qurborising the administration of an oath in certain cases.

i billa legalise the acts of certain highway Commissioners in Washienaw county.

A bill to pianise the townships of Arcadia and Brady, in the county of Klumazoo.

A bill relative to the county of Chippewa.

A bill to authorise Laurent Durocher, jr. and Angelique, bis wife, lu sell and convey certain lands therein mentioned.

A bill to amend an act, entitled an act relative to the duties and privileges of townships.

A bill to dissolve the marriage contract between Luther Stod. dari and Arloda Scoudurd.

A bill to amend in aci, entitled an act to improve the navigation of the fluron River of Like Erie,

Said bills having been severally read the first time:

On motion of Mr. Lawrence, the 19th rule was suspended, and the bills were severally read a second time,

On motion of Mr. Lawrence,
Ordered, That said bills be engrossed and read a third time to-

morrow.

Mr. Fletcher, from the committee on Enrolmeot, reported as correctly enrolled, bills with the following titles :

An act to set off and organise the township of La Fayette, in the county of Monroe.

An act concerning townships.

An act to legalise the proceedings of Justices of the Peace in certain cases.

An act to legalise the proceedings of officers within the county of lowa, and for other purposes.

An act amendatory tv an art, relative to the office and duties of the Auditor of the Territory of Michigan.

The President signed said bills.
Mr. Schoolcraft, from the committee on the Judiciary, reported,
A bill to authorise Pierre Gronda to choose a guardian ; and,

A bill authorising the Sheriff of Chippewa county to perform certain duties therein mentioned.

Said bills were severally read the first time ; and,

On motion of Mr. Schoolcraft, the 19th rule was suspended, ana the bills were read a second time.

On motion of Mr. Schoolcraft,
Ordered, That said bills be engrossed and read a third time to-
Mr. Bartow, from the commiltee on Claims, reported,
A bill to regulate the fees of County Treasurers and town offi-

morrow.

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The bill having been read the first time; On motion of Mr. Bartow, the 19th rule was suspended, and the bill passed to its second reading.

On motion of Mr. Bartow,

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

Mr. Stockton, from the committee on Territorial Affairs, re. ported,

A bill to amend an act, entitled an act to organise the township of Clay, in the county of St. Clair.

The bill was read a first time; and,

On motion of Mr, Stockton, the 19th rule was suspended, and the bill passed to its second reading.

On motion of Mr. Stockton,
Ordered, That the bill be engrossed and read a third time to-
Mr. Schoolcraft, from the committee on Expenditures, reported;

A bill to provide for the payment of ihe contingent expenses of the Legislative Council, for the year 1830.

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morrow.

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