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Ayes....Messrs. Brown, Drake, Irwin, Lawrence, Noble, Rumsey, Schoolcrafi, Trowbridge....8.

Nays....Messrs. Connor, Edwards, m'Donell, Stockton....4.
Mr. Li wrence, from the committee on the Judiciary, reported,

“ A bill for the adjournment of the first session of the third Le gislative Council ;" which was read the first and second times, and, on motion, was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time to:

morrow.

Mr. Noble moved that the Council reconsider the question taken on the passage of the “ bill in addition to “an act making certain appropriations, to be paid out of the contingent fund of the Legislative Council, for the year eighteen hundred and twenty-eight,” and for other purposes ;" and the motion was agreed to.

Said bill then being before the Council,

Mr. Schoolcraft moved that the bill be amended by inserting after the 13th line of the 2d section, the following, viz: “ To Chipman & Seymour, for balance on printing bills, and newspapers, one hun. dred seventy-five dollars and seventy cents ;” and the motion was agreed to. The bill was then laid on the table.

A message by mr. E. A. Brush : Mr. President.... The Governor has this day approved and signed an act relative to mill-ponds," an act to amend an act, entitled an act concerning the Supreme, Circuit and County Courts of the Territory of michigan, defining their jurisdiction and powers, and directing the pleadings and practice therein in certain cases," and

an act to exonerate the several townships in this Territory from certain penalties ;' alse, " a resolution to send to the Governors of States and Territories, the revised Laws.

A message on Executive business was also received by the bands of mr. E. A. Brush.

The “ bill to district the Territory of Michigan, and to provide for the election of members of the Legislative Council," was takes up as in committee of the whole.

On motion of mr. Drake, the bill was amended by adding thereto a section, to stand as the 4th section.

Mr. Rumsey moved that the blank in the 2d section of the bill be filled, so as to read, “the second monday of November.” The me tion was decided in the negative.

Mr. M'Donell moved that said blank be filled so as to read, second monday of July ;” and the motion was agreed to by the fol lowing vote;

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and nays being called for by mr. Drake: Ayes--Messrs. Brown, Connor, Edwards, Irwin, Lawrence, m'De nell, Schoolcraft, Stockton-8.

Nuys-Messrs. Drake, Noble, Rumsey, Trowbridge_4.

mr. Stockton then moved that the word “three," be stricken fron the 4th line of the Isi section. The motion was decided in the negative; and mr. Stockton requiring the ayes and nays, they rers taken as follows:

Ayes--Messrs. Brown, Stockton-2.

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Nays--Messrs. Connor, Drake, Edwards, Irwin, Lawrence, DI'Donell, Noble, Rumsey, Schoolcraft, Trowbridge--10.

The bill was then reported to the Council, and the amendments having been accepted, it was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time to-day. Said bill was subsequently read a third time and passed by the following vote ; the ayes and nays being called for by Dr. Stockton:

Ayes-Messrs. Brown, Connor, Edwards, Irwin, Lawrence, 31'Donell, Rumsey, Schoolcraft, Trowbridge--9.

Nays--Niessrs. Drake, Noble, Stockton—3.

The “ bill to authorise the Boards therein named to take charge of the School lands in this Territory," was taken up as in commit tee of the whole.

Mr. Drake moved that the following be stricken from the first section, viz: "the time authorised by the law of Congress, autho. rising the Legislative Council to take charge of the School lands in this Territory ;” and that the words, “ three years,” be inserted in lieu thereof; and the motion was agreed to.

Said bill was then reported to the Council, and was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time to-day. And the bill was acu cordingly read the third time and passed.

The “ resolution for distributing the volume of revised laws,” was taken up and read a third time.

On motion of Mr. Irwin, the following was inserted in the body of said resolution, viz: “one copy to each of the Attorneys admit. ted to practice in the Circuit Court of the United States, for the counties of Brown, Michilimackinac, Crawford, and Chippewa."

The resolution was then passed.

The “bill to repeal a part of the act, entitled “ an act for the support and regulation of Mills," was taken up as in committee, and reported without amendment.

On motion of Mr. Drake, the bill was then amended by adding a proviso at the close thereof; and,

On motion, said bill was then read a third time and passed.

On motion of Mr. Schoolcraft, the Council went into the consi: deration of Executive business ; and having disposed of the same,

Mr. Schoolcraft, from the select committee to whom the subject was referred, made the following report, which was received, and the resolutions accompanying the same were, on motion of Mr. Noble, adopted.

REPORT. The select committee to whom was referred the resolution of the 19th June, 1825, relative to the survey of a Canal route across the peniosu!ic of Michigan, have had the same under consideration, and beg leave to report :

That they are fully impressed with the importance and practicability of connecting.ihe waters of Lakes Erie and Michigan, by a Canal through the Southerp part of the peninsula. Many and ing: portant reasons exist for urging the survey and construction of this work, at the earliest possible period, and by every practical means, Such a work, whenever commenced, will operate as a powerful stimulus to agricultural and economical enterprise ; and its completion must be looked forward to as an event fraught with the most auspicious influence upon the growth and prosperity of Michigan.

The advantages of such a work, both in its progress and completion, must be felt in every department of productive labor. It will olicit resources, which it may confidently be expected, many parts of the intercourse will produce. It will add new springs to wealıb, Dew inducements to the investment of capital, and increased facili. ties for the transaction of business, and the exchange of commodis ties. Its single operation in advancing the settlemeni of the coun. try, is an object of sufficient importance, in the view of the committee, to justify early and efficient steps for promoting the underta. ging. Nor is it to Michigan alone, that the proposed work promises these advantages. Large portions of the northwestern parts of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, will participate, in a great measure, in its attendant benefits; and the upper parts of these States would re. ceive great accessions to their population through this channel.

Entertaining these views, we could have no hesitation in recom. mending the adoption of any measures calculated to promote ihe object, which the situation and circumstances of the Territory might justify. But in estimating the advantages to be derived from so laudable a work, we cannot overlook the remoie position, the sparse population, and the enteebled means, which are placed at our command ; circumstances which preclude in fact, all' idea, at this time, and upon our single, unaided resources, of pursuing ang steps in reference to the work, beyond those initiatory measures, Becessary to bring the subject, in its proper light, before the public.

Under this view of the subject, the committee recommend the adoptioit of the following resolutions :

Resolved, by the Legislative Council of the Territory of Michigan, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby requested to cause to be reconnoitered and surveyed, a Canal roule between the waters of Lakes Erie and Michigan, across the peninsula of Michigan.

Resolved, That the Governor of the Territory be, and he is hereby requested to forward a copy of this resolution to President of -the United States.

On motion of Mr. Connor, the Council adjourned, to meet ar 9 o'clock to-morrow morning.

THURSDAY, July 3, 1828. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Wells.

Mr. Drake, from the committee of Enrolment, reported as cor. Tectly enrolled, bills with the following titles, viz: "An act to dis:

trict the Territory of Michigan, and to provide for the election of Members of the Legislative Council,” “ an act to repeal a part of the act, entitled “ an act for the support and regulation of Mills," 6 an act in addition to “ an act to provide for laying out certain Territorial Roads, and for other purposes," "an act to authorise the Boards therein named, to take charge of the School lands therein pamed," “ an act to provide for the settlement and collection of taxes due previous to the passage of the present township laws,"

an act to amend an act, entitled "an act to regulate and define the powers of Justices of the Peace and Constables in civil cases, and for other purposes,” “ an act making certain appropriations, to be paid out of the contingent fund of the Legislative Council, for the year eighteen hundred and twenty-eight;" also, “ a resolution for the distribution of the volume of revised Laws." And the Presia dent signed the same.

Mr. Brown presented the account of William Durell, for chairs for committee rooms. Laid on the table.

The bill amendatory to “an act to set off and organise the -township of Panama, in the county of Washteuaw,” was read a third time and passed.

The “bill for the relief of Sheldon & Wells,” was taken up, the Question being on the passage of the bill.

Mr. M'Donell moved that the bill be amended by adding the fole lowing at the close thereof, viz: “ and also to John D. Cray, twelve dollars, being the amount of a Territorial tax paid by him for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight.”. The motion was agreed to ; and the ayes and nays being required by Mr. Lawrence, they were taken as follows:

Ayes-Messrs. Brown, Connor, Durocher, Edwards, Irwin, M'm Donell, Neble, Stockton, Trowbridge-y.

Nays-Messrs. Drake, Lawrence, Rumsey-3.

The question “ shall the bill pass ?” was then put, and the ayes and nays thereon being required by Mr. Lawrence, they were taken as follows:

Ayes-Messrs. Brown, Connor, Edwards, Irwin, M'Donell, No. ble, Stockton, Trowbridge-8.

Nays-Messrs. Drake, Durocher, Lawrence, Rumsey--4.
So the bill passed.

The “ bill to amend an act, entitled “ an act concerning judge. ments and executions," was taken up in committee, and reported to the Council without ainendment.

Nr. Lawrence then moved to amend said bill by adding thereto two sections, to stand as the 2d and 3d. The motion was agreed to; and the ayes and nays being required by Mr. Noble, they were taken as follows:

Ayes-Messrs. Connor, Durocher, Edwards, Irwin, Lawrence, M'Donell, Stockton-7.

Nays-- Messrs. Brown, Drake, Noble, Rumsey, Trowbridge-5.

Mr. Irwin moved that the blank in the 3d section of the bill be filled by inserting the word “ fifty.” The motion was agreed 10; and Mr. Drake requiring the ayes and nays, they were taken as follows:

Ayes-Messrs. Connor, Durocher, Edwards, Irwin, Lawrence, M'Donell, Rumsey, Stockton, Trowbridge-9.

Nays--Messrs. Brown, Drake, Noble-3.

Mr. Connor moved that the bill be further amended by insertingo after the word “ dollars,” in the oth line of the 3d section, ihe 10 lowing, viz: “and all necessary utensils for a farmer, not exceede ing fifty dollars.” The motion was agreed to.

Mr. Drake moved that the words, “ one table, six chairs, sis knives and forks, six tea cups and saucers,” in the 5th line of the 3d section be stricken out. The motion was decided in the Degative.

Alr. Drake then moved that the bill be further amended by inserting after the word “householders," in the 9ih line of the 3d section, the following, viz : “ To a minister of the gospel, his libra. ry, his household furniture, his borses and cattle; to any Sheriff, bis horse, and whatever he may want; to a physician, his herse, drugs and medicines, and his library; to a printer, in addition 10 all exemptions heretofore made, his types, paper, and whatever else may be necessary to carry on his trade."

The motion was lost by the following vote, Mr. Irwin having called for the ayes and nays :

Ayes—mir. Drake.

Nays-Messrs. Brown, Connor, Durocher, Edwards, Irwin, Lawrence, M'Donell, Noble, Rumsey, Stockton, Trowbridge-11.

Mr. Drake then moved that the following be stricken from the 5th line of the 3d section, viz: “the pews in every house or place of public worship ;" and the motion was decided in the negative. Mr. Drake required the ayes and nays on the question, and they were as follows:

Ayes-Messrs. Brown, Drake, Noble, Rumsey, Trowbridge-5. Nuys-Messrs. Connor, Durocher, Edwards, Irwin, Lawreuce, M’Dobell, Stockton—7.

Mr. Drake then moved to amend said line so as to read “ pew," instead of " the pews ;" the motion was lost. The ayes and nays were called for by Mr. Drake, and were as follows :

Ayes-Messrs. Brown, Connor, Drake, Noble, Rumsey, Trorabridge-6.

Nays---Messrs. Durocher, Edwards, Irwin, Lawrence, M'Donell, Stockton--6.

The question “shall the bill pass ?" wiis then put; and the ayes and nays being called for by Nr. Drake, they were taken as follows:

Ayes--Messrs. Connor, Durocher, Edwards, Irwin, Lawrence, Stockton, M'Donell, Trowbridye-s.

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