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AT THEIR REGULAR SESSION, BEGUN AND HELD AT SPRINGFIELD, .

JANUARY 7, 1867:

VOLUME II.

SPRINGFIELD:
BAKER, BAILHACHE & Co., PRINTERS.

1867.

JOURNAL

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1867.

9 Ill. -Secy of state

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The journal of yesterday was being read, when,

On motion of Mr. Knapp,
The further reading of the same was dispensed with.

Mr. Johnston presented the petition of James M. Pace, for relief, because of moneys stolen from him as school commissioner of the county of Jefferson.

Referred to the committee on education.

Mr. Thompson presented the petition of sundry citizens of St. Clair and Monroe counties, praying for the repeal of an act entitled 'an act to provide for the construction of a levee in St. Clair and Monroe counties.”

Referred to the committee on internal improvements.

Mr. Gray presented the petition of sundry citizens of Knox county, praying for the passage of a law making eight hours a legal day's work for mechanics and laborers in factories, etc.

On motion,
Referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Hanson presented a petition from the commissioners of highways of Blandinsville township, McDonough county, for a change in the road law.

On motion,
Referred to the committee on township organization.
Mr. King presented a petition from sundry citizens of Iroquois county
praying for an amendment to the present highway laws.

On motion,
Referred to the committee on state roade.

Mr. Singer moved that the vote by which House bill, No. 229, for “An act to incorporate the Jefferson Horse Railway Company," was passed, be reconsidered.

Mr, Green of DeWitt, from the committee on counties, to which was referred House bill, No. 1033, for "An act to authorize the board of supervisors of Knox county to fix the rates of commutation of road labor, and to determine what shall be a lawful fence in said county," reported the same back, and recommended its passage.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill Ordered to a third reading. Mr. Green of DeWitt, from the committee on counties, to which was referred House bill, No. 771, for “An act to relocate the county seat of Wayne county," reported the same back, and recommended its rejection. The report of the committee was concurred in, and,

On motion of Mr. Green, It was indefinitely postponed.

Mr. Green of DeWitt, from the committee on counties, to which was referred House bill, No. 804, for "An act to attach all those portions of township number 21 north of range No. 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 west of the second principal meridian, and of range number 10 east of the third principal meridian, which belong to the connty of Iroquois, to Kankakee county, and make it a part of said last mentioned county,” reported the same back, and recommended its passage.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill
Ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Green of DeWitt, from the committee on counties, to which was referred House bill, No. 962, for “An act to authorize certain records to be transcribed in Perry county,” reported the same back, with an amendment, and recommended its passage, as amended.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill
Ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Cassell, from the committee on municipal affairs and insurance, to which was referred House bill, No. 390, for “An act to incorporate the town of Wenona,” reported the same back, with amendment, and recommended its passage, as amended.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill
Ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Ryon, from the committee on miscellaneous subjects, to which was referred House bill, No. 696, for "An act to incorporate the Evergreen Cemetery," reported the same back, and recommended its passage.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill
Ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Ryon, from the committee on miscellaneous subjects, to which was referred House bill, No. 594, for "An act for the benefit of the town of McLeansboro," reported the same back, with amendment, and recommended its passage, as amended.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill
Ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Ryon, from the committee on miscellaneous subjects, to which was referred House bill, No. 8, for "An act to change the name of Martha Hopkins to Martha Webster,” reported the same back, and asked to be discharged from the further consideration thereof, and recommended its reference to the committee on judiciary.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill So referred. Mr. Alexander, from the joint committee on enrolled bills, reported that there has been correctly enrolled, a bill of the title following:

House bill, No. 547, for "An act to amend an act entitled 'an act to incorporate the St. Louis, Vandalia and Terre Haute Railroad Com. pany.'"

Mr. Ryon, from the committee on miscellaneous subjects, to which was referred House bill, No. 855, for "An act to incorporate a hotel company in the city of Shelbyville," reported the same back, and recommended its passage.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill
Ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Ryon, from the committee on miscellaneous subjects, to which was referred Senate bill, No. 340, for "An act to amend an act entitled 'an act to incorporate the Canton Cemetery Company,' approved February 1, 1851,” reported the same back, and recommended its passage.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill
Ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Ryon, from the committee on miscellaneous subjects, to which was referred Senate bill, No. 116, for “An act to incorporate the Elmwood Cemetery of Litchfield, Illinois,” reported the same back, and recommended its passage.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill
Ordered to a third reading

Mr. Ryon, from the committee on miscellaneous subjects, to which was referred Senate bill, No. 318, tor "An act to incorporate the Golconda Cemetery Association,” reported the same back, and recommended its passage.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill
Ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Ryon, from the committee on miscellaneous subjects, to which was referred Senate bill, No. 241, for “An act to incorporate the Illinois Wine Company,” reported the same back, and recommended its passage.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill
Ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Ryon, from the committee on miscellaneous subjects, to which was referred Senate bill, No. 364, for “An act to amend an act entitled 'an act to incorporate the city of Galesburg,' approved February 4, 1857," reported the same back, and recommended its passage.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill
Ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Ryon, from the committee on miscellaneous 'subjects, to which was referred House bill, No. 1082, for “An act to restore William B. Mecham to citizenship," reported the same back, and recommended its passage.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill
Ordered to a third reading.

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