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MONDAY, May 12, 1828.

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Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Cadie.

Mr. M'Donell presented the petition of J. Kearsley, and others, inhabitants of the county of Wayne, praying for the passage of a law, allowing said county to erect a house for paupers, &c. Read and referred to the committee on Territorial Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Connor,

Resolved, That the committee on Roads be instructed to inquire if any, and if any, what amendments are necessary to the “ act to regulate highways," and to report as soon as practicable the result of their inquiry.

On motion of Mr. Lawrence,

Resolved, That the several subjects presented to the consideras tion of the present Legislative Council, in the Governor's Speech, be referred as follows:

That part which relates to the law providing for the empanelling of Juries, to the committee on the Judiciary.

That part which relates to the Militia Laws, to the committee op the Militia.

That part which relates to the system of public instruction, to the committee on Schools.

That part which relates to opening and making, roads, to tho committee on Roads.

That part which relates to the mode of supporting, paupers, to the committee on Territorial Affairs,

That part which relates to regulating the construction of milldams in situations where the health of the inhabitants may be endangered by them, be referred to the committee on Territorial Af fairs.

That part which relates to the laying out of new counties, to the committee on Territorial Affairs.

And that part whieh relates to the levying and collecting of taxes, to the committee on Territorial Afiairs.

Mr. M'Donell submitted the following resolution, which was laid en the table :

Resolved, that the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to examide a report, made by a committee of the Legislative Council, on the 23d of March, 1827, relative to certain acts of incorporation adopted by the Governor and Judges of the Territory of Michigan; and particularly in relation to "an act to authorise the building of a toli-bridge over the River Rouge, and a toll-bridge over the River Ecorce ;' « an act to authorise the building of a toll-bridge over the River Huron of Lake Erie, in the Territory of Michigan;" and “ an aci to authorise the building of a tóll-bridge over the River aux Raisips ;" —- that the said commitee report as soon as may be, by bill or otherwise, the best and most practicable mode, necessary to

be adopted by the Council, for the benefit of the polic. (onsistent with the private rights of such as may be interessed sin bridges) for causing the Road from the foot of the Rapids of the Miami of Lake Erie, to Detroit, to be made a tree road-inas much as the government of the United States have already expended on the same, for the benefit of the people of Michigan, $32,000--and as all persons, travelling on the said road, are at this time subject to the payment of an enormous tax at the several bridges herein named.

On motion of Mr. Brown,

Resolved, That the Treasurer of the Territory be, and he is here. by directed, to furnish the Council with a statement of the receipts and expenditures of the Territorial Treasury during the last year ; the amount now due; and the cash on hand.

Op motion of Mr. Lawrence, the Council then adjourned.

TUESDAY, May 13, 1828.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Cadle.

Mr. Lawrence presented the petition of Oliver Johnson, and others, Directors of the Bank of Monroe, praying for certain alterations in the provisions of the charter of said Bank. Read and referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. M'Donell presented the claim of Abm. Noyce, jailor of Wayne county, for the support of Levi Willard, a prisoner. Referred to the committee on Claims.

Mr. M'Donell, from the committee on Territorial Affairs, to whom vas referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the township of Tecumseh, reported "a bill for the relief of the township of Tecumseh, in relation to mill-ponds,” which was read.

Mr. M'Donell moved, that the bill be now read a second time by its äitle. The motion was agreed to.

The bill was read by its title ; and having been considered in committee of the whole ;

On motion of mr. M'Donell, it was then ordered to be engrosset for a third reading to-morrow.

The resolution submitted yesterday by mr. m'Donell, relative to a certain report of a committee of the Legislative Council, upon tollbridges, and relative to certain acts adopted by the Governor and Judges of the Territory of Michigan respecting the same ; was, om motion, taken up for consideration.

Stockton moved to amend the resolution, by striking out the following words, commencing in the 2d line of the resolution_"A report, made by a committee of the Legislative Council on the 23d March, 1827, relative to”—and also, by striking out the words " and particularly," in the 6th line.

Mr. M'Donell received the proposed amendment as a modification of his resolution;

And the resolution was then adopted,

Mr.

Nir. Noble submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the table :

Resolved, That the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire what alterations, if auy, are necessary in the “ act concern, ing the Supreme, Circuit, and County Courts."

Mr. Stockton submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the table :

Resolved, that the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of repealing the law relative to interest on County orders.

Mr. Drake submitted the following resolation, which was laid ou the table :

Resored, That the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire what alterations, if any, are necessary in the Probate laws of this Territory.

Mr. Drake submitted the following resolution, which was laid ou the table :

Resolved, That the cammittee on the Jadiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of preventing, by law, Judges of the County Courts and Justices of the Peace, in the several counties of the Territory, from keeping iaverns; and to prevent Justices of the Peace from holding courts in bar-rooms.

On motion of Mr. Lawrence, the Council went into the conside ration of Executive business; and having disposed of the same,

The President announced, that he had assigned 10 John P. Sheldon, the duty of keeping the Journal of the proceedings of the Council. On motion of Dir. Lawrence, the Council then adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, May 14, 1823. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Cadle.

Mr. Drake, from the committee on the Judiciary, to whom was Teferred the petition of the Directors of the Bank of Monroe, re. ported

“ A bill to amend an act, entitled an act to incorporate the Bank of Monroe;" and said bill was read the first time and laid on the table.

Mr. M'Donell, from the committee on Territorial Affairs, to whom the petition upon the subject was referred, reported

66 A bill to organise the township of Plainfield, in the county of St. Clair;" which was read the first time and laid on the table.

The engrossed “ bill for the relief of the township of Tecumseh, in relation to Mill Ponds," was, on motion, taken up and read a third time.

Mr. Trowbridge moved that the bill be amended by adding thereto the following section, to stand as the 5th section thereof; and that the section numbered as the 5th be the Gtb or last section :

6 Sec. 5th. That the verdict and determination of the jury, agree: bly to the provisions of this act, shall be conclusive, and that no certior ari or appeal be had in the case."

The motion was agreed to.

Mr. M'Donell moved that the blank in the 3d section of the bill be filled by inserting the words, one hundred dollars.” The motion was agreed to.

The question “shall the bill pass ?” was then put, and decided is the affirmative.

The resolution submitted yesterday by Mr. Drake, relative to the keeping of taverns by Judges of the County Courts and Justices of the Peice, and the holding of courts in bar-rooms, was taken up and adopted.

Mr. M'Donell submitted the following resolutions, which wero laid on the table :

Resolved, that the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire and report, in what mander the Judges of ihe Supreme Court are appointed, whether by a several or joint commission, and how their precedency is determined, whether by the commission itself, or otherwise ; and if not by the commission, whether the interference of the Legislative Council be necessary to declare their respektive priority,

Resolved, That tlie same committee be instructed to inquire and report, whether it would or would not be advisable and salutary to pass a law, declaring that the Judges of the said Court, when sito ting in bank, should give and file in said Court, their several opinions, in writing, on the final determination of any case argued therein, whether on writ of error, or otherwise ; so that the law in this Territory may be rendered certain ; at least so far as it shall be declared by the said Court.

Mr. Trowbridge submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the table :

Resolverl, That the committee on Territorial Affairs inquire into the propriety of purchasing, for the use of the Council, a certain qumber of copies of Farmer's Map of the Territory.

The resolution submitted yesterday by Mr. Stockton, relative to interest on County orders, was taken up; and

Mr. Stockton moved the adoption of the following, as a substitute for suid resolution :

Resolved, That the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inqui.e into the expediency of repealing so much of the act to aniend the ci, cntitled “ an act for defraying the public and necessary chirues in the respective counties in this Territory, and for other purposes," as requires the Supervisors to issue their certificate, bearing interest at the rate of six per centum per annum from the dare of such ceriilica'e amil p:id.

The moiion in adope said resolution was decided in the affirmutive. The resolution submitted yesterday by Mr. Noble, relative to al: terations in the law " concerning the Supreme, Circuit, and County Courts," was taken up and adopred.

M: Connor submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the table ;

Resolved, That the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inqnire and report whether any person is now acting as Master in Chancery in the City of Detroit, and whether such office is or as not vacaot in said City.

Mr. Rumsey submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the table:

Resolred, That the petition of Roswell Root and others, together with a report thereon in favor of Bethuel Farrand, made to the last Legislative Council, be referred to a select committee, of three members; and that said committee be authorised to report by bil! er otherwise.

Mr. Browo submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the table :

Resolred, that the President and Directors of the Bank of Mi. chigan be required to furnish the Legislative Council with a statement or return, which will state the amount of the capital stock paid in, of the debts due the same, of the moneys deposiied therein, of the notes in circulation, and of the cash on hand, in conformity with the sixth section of the “act to incorporate the Bank of die shigan,” and a resolution of the Legislative Council of the leritory, approved April 13th, 1827.

The resolution submitted yesterday by Mr. Drake, relative to the Probale laws of the Territory, was taken up and adopied.

On motion of Mr. M'Donell, the Council then adjourned.

:. THURSDAY, May 15, 1828.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Cadle.

The President presented a communication from the Treasurer of the Territory, accompanied by a statement of the receipts and expenditures of the Treasury, the debts due the Territory, &c. made in conformity with a resolution of the Council, adopted May 12, 1828. The communication was read, and was, with the statement, laid on the table.

Mr. Noble presented the petition of Robert Clark, and others, inbabitants of the village of Monroe, praying, for reasons siated therein, that the law incorporating said villago, may be repealed. Read and referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Drake, from the committee on the Judiciary, reported

- A bill to prevent Justices of the Peace from keeping taverns, and for other purposes ;" which was read ihe first time and laid on the tible.

Mr. Drike, from the committee of Enrolment, reported, as cors rectly enrolled, a bill entitled

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