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On motion of Mr. Darling,
TWO O'CLOCK, P. M.
The house resumed the consideration of the message of his excellency the governor, returning
“An act extending the time for the redemption of certain lands in this territory on the canal grant," With his objections thereto; when,
On motion of Mr. Hunkins, A call of the house was made;
And the sergeant-at-arms sent to notify Messrs. Capron, Price and Thompson, that their attendance was required in the house. The absent members having appeared in their seats,
On motion of Mr. IIunkins,
The question was then put, “Will the house on re-consideration approve the bill ?”
And passed in the affirmative by ayes and noes, as follows:
Messrs. Agry, Bartlett, Birchard, Capron, Crossman, Darling, Ellis, Elmore, Grant, Hicks, Hopkins, Hunkins, Manahan, Masters, Meeker, Olin, Palmer, Parsons, Price, Thompson, Tripp, Trowbridge and Walker, (sp’kr)—23.
The who voted in the negative, were
Mr. Elmore, by leave, offered the following resolution, which was adopted, to wit:
Resolved, That the committee on the judiciary inquire into the expediency of imposing penalties for cutting timber, and for other injuries done on lands purchased of the United States.
Mr. Platt gave notice that on some future day he should ask leave to introduce a bill to provide for the security of the rights of the territory to the canal lands, and to prevent imposition being practiced on the territory in regard to said lands, under a pretence of a sale for taxes.
On motion of Mr. Darling, The house adjourned.
WEDNESDAY, December 13, 1813.
A message from the governor by his private secretary, Mr. Ch. Doty, to wit:
“Mr. Speaker: I am directed to deliver to the house of representatives a message from the governor in writing.”
On motion of Mr. Platt, Ordered, that the reading of such much of the journal by the clerk, as contains the governor's message, be dispensed with;
And the remainder of the journal was then read.
Mr. Masters, from the joint committee on enrolled bills, reported as correctly enrolled, a memorial of the following title, which was signed by the speaker, to wit:
No.1, “Memorial to congress, asking an appropriation for the opening of a road from Sheboyagan, by the way of Winnebago 'lake, to the Fox river; and also asking an appropriation for completing that part of the United States inilitary road between Green Bay and Fond du Lac.”
Mr. Elmore, from the joint committee on legislative expendiiures, by leave, made the following report, and asked its adoption, viz:
Resolved, by the council and house of representatives, that the printing of the daily journals, or slips, of the respective houses, be dispensed with; Pending the question on the adoption of the resolution, and,
On motion of Mr. Plait,
On motion of Mr. Platt,
The speaker laid before the house the message of the governor, this day received, relative to a convention held at Cincinnati in July last, in relation to the territory of Oregon,
Which was read.
Mr. Capron moved that the message, together with the enclosed communication, be referred to the judiciary committee.
Pending the question on agreeing to the motion to refer, and,
On motion of Mr. Elmore,
Ordered, that the message and communication do lie on the table.
The speaker laid before the house the report of the superintendent of territorial property, with accompanying documents,
Which were read. [SEE APPENDIX.]
When Mr. Elmore moved that the said report do lie on the table, and that two hundred copies thereof be printed.
Mr. Hunkins moved to amend the motion by striking out the words "two hundred," and inserting in lieu thereof "five hundree."
Mr. Hicks moved that the report do lie on the table;
The question then recurred on agreeing to the amendment of Mr. Hunkins,
And it being put was determined in the affirmative.
And then the motion, as amended, was agreed to.
A message from the council by their secretary, to wit:
"Mr. Speaker: The council have passed
No. 6, (C.) Joint resolution relative to the expenses of the sessions of the legislative assembly of December 1842, and January 1843; also, bill
No. 5, (C.) A bill to provide for the election of a printer to the legislative assembly;'
In which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house." On motion of Mr. Darling,
The house considered the undermentioned bills and memorial, in committee of the whole house, to wit:
No. 2, (H. R.) "A bill concerning the time of commencing actions, and for other purposes,"
No. 4, (C.) "A bill giving to Henry, alias Henry Tutt, the name of Henry Early;"
No. 1, (C.) "Memorial to congress for the improvement of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers;"
Mr. Crossman in the chair.
After some time spent therein, the committee rose, and by their chairman reported bill No.4, (C.) and memorial No. 1, (C.) withoui amendment; and that they had made progress in bill No. 2, (H. R.) and desired leave to sit again thereon.
Memorial No. 1, (C.) and bill No. 4, (C.) were then ordered to the third reading.
On motion of Ms. Ellis, So much of the sixteenth rule of the house as prohibits bills, memorials, and resolutions from being read the second and third time on the same day, was suspended in reference to said memorial No. 1,(C.)
Which was then read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to.
Leave was then granted to sit again for the consideration of bill No. 2, (H. R.)
Mr. Platt, in accordance with previous notice, and by leave, introduced
No. 3, “A bill to provide for assessing and collecting county revenue for the county of Grani," Which was read the first and second time,
On motion of Mr. Agry, The house adjourned.
THURSDAY, December 14, 1843.
Mr. Meeker presented a communication from George Beatty, relative to interest on territorial bonds, and asked its reference to the committee on territorial expenditures;
Which was so referred.
Mr. Ellis, from the committee or corporations, to whom a petition had been referred, by leave reported
No. 4, (H. R. "A bill to change the time of holding the annual meetings of the several boards of county supervisors;">
Which was read the first and second time.
A message from the governor by Mr. Charles Doty, his private secretary, to wit:
“ Mr. Speaker: I am directed to deliver to the house of repre: sentatives a message from the governor in writing."
Bills on their passage were announced, when the undermentioned bill was read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to, to wit:
No. 4, (C.) “A bill giving to Henry, alias Henry Tutt, the name of Henry Early.”
The message from the council, received on yesterday, was taken when
The undermentioned bill was read the first and second time, to wit:
No. 5, (C.) “A bill to provide for the election of a printer to the legislative assembly."
And the undermentioned read and passed, to wit:
No 6, (C.) “ Resolution relative to the expenses of the sessions of the legislative assembly of December, 1842, and January, 1843:"
Resolved, by the council and house of representatives, that a memorial to congress be passed, asking for an appropriation to defray the expenses of the legislative assembly at their sessions in December and January last, and a copy of such memorial be forwarded to the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives of the United States, and to the delegate in congress from this territory.
Resolved, That the secretary of the council and the clerk of the house of representatives be instructed to make out a certificate of the aggregate amount due for the attendance and mileage of the members, and the pay of officers of their respective houses at the said December and January sessions, designating the amount due for each session, separately, and that they forthwith forward such certificates to our delegate in congress.
The speaker laid before the house the message of the governor, together with the accompanying annual report of the adjutant.general, this day received; [SEE APPENDIX.] Which were read, and,
On motion of Mr. Platt,
On motion of Mr. Elmore, The following entitled joint resolution was taken up for consideration, to wit: