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Mr. M’Donell moved for leave to bring in a bill for the relief of Fanny Johnson;" leave was granted, and,
Messrs. M'Donell, Stockton, and Schoolcraft, were appointed a eommittee to prepare said bill.
On motion of Mr. Lawrence, the Council went into the considera &on of Executive business; and having disposed thereof,
Nr. Schoolcraft moved that the Council. adjourn until Monday dext.
dir. Lawrence requiring the ayes and nays, they were taken as follows:
Ayes---Messrs. Connor, Irwin, Rumsey, Schoolcraft, Stockton-5.
Nays--Messrs. Drake, Edwards, Lawrence, M'Donell, Noble Trowbridge-6.
So the motion was decided in the negative.
Mr. M'Doneil then moved that the Council adjourd; and the motion was negatived.
Mr. Lawrence then moved that the Council adjourn until Monc day next; and the ayes and nays being requirew, they were taker as follows:
Ayes-Nessrs. Connor, Irwin, Lawrence, Rumsey, Stockton–5.
Nays-Kessrs. Durocher, Edwards, M'Donell, Noble, Schoolcraft, Trowbridge-6.
Só the motion was negatived.
On motion of Mr. Stockton, the Council then adjourned until Monday next.
MONDAY, June 23, 1SoS.
Mr. Noble presented the petition of T. S. Smi's, and others, praying that a new county may be organisa, in the field try of ihe River St. Joseph's, in this Territory. Rudd dad ielerred to the committee on Territorial Affairs.
Mr. M'Donell presented the memorial of Squire Thompson, and others, remonstrating against the organsation of a county in ine country of the River Si, Joseph's. Read and referred in the same committee,
Mr. Lawrence, from the committee on the Judiciary, reperied "a bill to amend an act to regulate taverns," which wis read the firsi time, and on motion, it was read the second time and lod co the table.
Mr. Lawrence, from the committee on the Judiri ry, reported 's a bill to amend an act concerning divorces," wirch is TEMA 10 first time, and on motion, read the second ti neandlu intacha i sl.
Mr. Noble, fiom the committre of Enrolmeni, !!!!; as (05rectly enrolled, bills with the following titles: " i. rate ihe Historical Society of Michig411,"
Thomas Palmer and David C. Mkins ry," Bj. • an act, entitled “ an act to adjourn and regulace this
the County Court for the county of Wayne;" and the President signed the same.
Mr. M'Donell, from the committee on Territorial Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of the petit jurors in the trial of Levi Willard, reported “ a bill for the relief of certain persons there. in named,” which was read the first time; and, on motion, said bill vas read the second tine and laid on the table.
Mr. Lawrence, from the commit:ee on the Judiciary, to whom was recommitted * a bill authorising administrators de bonis non, to yrosecute suits, commenced by the executor or adıninistrator of the osiate,” reported the same with amendments; and said bill with the amendments were laid on the table.
Mr. Lawrence, from the committee on the Judiciary, reported * a bill to prevent the vacation of offices in certain cases," which was read the first time; ani, on motion, was read the second time and laid on the table.
Mr. Lawrence, from the same committee, reported a bill to amend an act, entitled / “ au act relative to the City of Detroit ;** which was read the first time, and, on notion of Mr. Lawrence, read the second time and laid on the table.
Mr. Stockton, from the select committee to whom was referred sa bill to declare certain streams navigavie, or public highways," reported as a substitute therefor, “ a bill declaring certain rivers pube Tic bighways, and for other purposes," winchi was read the first and second time, and laid on the table.
Mr. Schoolcraft presented the account of Elliot Gray for stationary, &c. furnished the Legislative Council at the present ses sion. Referred to the committee on Expenditures.
On motion of Mr. Schoulcraft,
Resolved, That the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the appointment of the otlicers of the Legislative Council, desiguating their number, the time for which they shall hold their ollices, and the amount of their compensation respectively.---said law to be valid on as frequent a recurrence of appointment, and as strict a limitation of the uumber of officers, and the compensation, as my be compatible with the public interest.
Mr. M'Donell moved that the 41st Rule of the Council be ree scinded.
Nir. Noble requiring the ages and nays, they were taken as fol: lows:
Ayes-Messrs. Connor, Drake, Durocher, Edwards, Irwin, Lay rence, M'Donell, Stockton, Trowbridge--9.
Auys-Messrs. Noble, Ramsey, Schoulcraft--3.
The resolution submitted by Mr. Schjolcraft on the 19th inst, relative io a Cindd roure, was iaken up and adopred.
dhe resoluuou submitted by str. Conuer on the 15th inst, relative to furnishing Churches with the laws," was read the second time, and, on motion, referred to the committee on Territorial Affairs.
A message by Mr. E. A. Brush:
Mr. President- The Governo: this day approved and signed " an act to amend an act, entitled “aa act to adjourn and regulate the time of holding the County Court for the county of Wayne;" can act to amend an act, entitled “an act to regulate blacks and, mulattoes, and to punish the kidnapping of sach persons ;" “ an act to provide for laying out certain Territorial Roads, and for wher purposes ;" and "an act to provide for the erection of a County Poor-House (and for other purposes) in the county of Wavne."
The “bill to amend an act, entitled “ an act to provide for the appointment, and to regulate the duties of District Atorneys," was taken up-the question being on its passage.
On motion, said bill was then amended by inserting after tho word “district,” and before the word “and,” in the third live of the second section, the words, “ and the county of St. Clair be ser off from the 4th district, and that the said county of St. Clair forn the Sth district, any law to the contrary notwithstanding."
On motion of Mr. Lawrence, the first section of the bill was stricken out.
Oa motion of Mr. Drake, the question “ shall the bill pass ?" was then put, and decided in the afirmative.
So the bill passed.
The "bill to prevent private Lotteries," was taken up--the question being en its passage.
On motion of Nir. Lawrence, the blank in the first section was filled with the words (two thousand."
On motion of Mr. Drake, the leiter “ç” in the word "merchaise dises," in the 8th line of the first section, was stricken out.
On motion, the question “shall the bill pass ?" was then put, and decided in the affirmative,
So the bill passed.
ana read the third time.
Mr. Schoolcraft moved, that the bill be laid on the table; and the motion was decided in the affirmative.
The "bill to set ofi' and organise the township of Panama, in the county of Washtenaw," was taken up, read the third time and passed.
The "bill amendatory to certain acts relative to the duties and privileges of townships, and for other purposes," was taken up and read a third time.
Mr. Noble then moved that the bill be amended by adding thereto the following to stand as the 7th section, to wit:--" That no ponresident who may hold lands in this Territory, shall be assessed 10 work on any road laid out in this Territory, other than such road as anay pass over the land of such non-resident; and that no individual shall he assessed, to exceed thirty days highway labor, in any one
Mr. Connor moved that the following be added at the close of the 5th section, viz :--"and that if any overseer of bighways shall neglect his duty, disobey the directions of the said Commissioners, or a majority of them, or be guilty of malfeasance in office, it shall and may be lawful for the said Commissioners, or a majority of them, to remove such overseer from office and appoint another in his place."
The said bill and amendments were then, on motion of mr. Irwin, laid on the table.
The ayes and nays being required by Mr. Stockton, they were taken as follows:
Ayes-Messrs. Durocher, Edwards, Irwin, Lawrence, m'Donell, Noble, Rumsey, Schoolcraft-8.
Nays-Messrs. Drake, Trowbridge, Connor, Stockton-4.
Mr. Irwin presented the accounts of T. C. Sheldon, Sheriff, and A.C. Caniff, E. A. Swan, and J. W. Wilson, Deputy Sheriffs of the county of Wayne, for attendance on the Supreme Court. Referred to the committee on Claims.
On motion of Mr. Drake, the resolution submitted by him on the 20th inst. relative to the School lands, was taken up and adopted.
On motion of air. Lawrence, the Council then adjourned.
TUESDAY, June 24, 1828.
sr. Drake presented the claim of James m'Closkey, for certain services as Quirier Master General of the michigan militia. Refer red to the commisiee op Claims.
Nir. M'Donell, from the committee on Territorial Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of David Stanard, reported adverse to said petition ; and moved that said committee be discharged from the further consideration thereof. The motion was agreed to.
Mr. Schoolcrif, from the Judiciary committee, who were instructed by a resolution adopted by the Council, “ to examine in solation to an as in authorise the building of a toll bridge over the River Rouge," &c and also to report
66 the best and most practicable mode“ “ for causing ihe road from the foot of the Rapids of the Miami of Lako Erie to Detroit, to be made a free road," &c. reported “ that said committee were of opinion that it was not neces sary, upon consideration of the subject, to make the report contemplaied by the resolution ; and,
On motion of Dir. Schoolcraft, the committee were discharged from the further consideration of the subject matier of said resolution.
Mr. M'Dopril, from the committee on Territorial Affairs, to whom was reformeeldjes (nmmunication of J. Witherell, the Secretary of the Territory, mire a report adverse to the request made in said
communication, and recommending the claim of said Secretary to the favorable consideration of Congress. Laid upon the table.
Mr. Trowbridge, from the committee on Territorial Affairs, reported,
A bill to exonerate the several townships in this Territory from certain penalties,” which was read the first time; and, on motion, said bill was read the second time and laid on the table.
Mr. Drake, from the committee of Enrolment, reported as correctly enrolled, bills with the following titles, viz: “An act to set off and organise the township of Panama, in the county of Washtenaw," an act to amend an act, entitled “ an act to provide for the appointinent and to regulate the duties of District Attorneys,” and an act to prevent private Lotteries ;" and the President signed
Mr. Drake, from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry citizens of Detroit, reported,
“ A bill amendatory of “ an act relative to the City of Detroit," and to the act entitled “ an act to amend an act relative to the City of Detroit;" which was read the first time; and, on motion, said bill was read the second time and laid on the table.
The “bill relative to Mill-Ponds," was taken up and read the third time.
Mr. Drake then moved that the bill be amended, by inserting after the word “pond," in the 2d line of the 2d section, the following, viz: “ being in the same township where the justice may reside ;" and the motion was agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Rumsey, the words “ and Washtenaw,” were inserted in the proviso at the close of the 2d section, after the word * Monroe.”
On motion of Mr. Drake, the blanks in the first and third sections of the bill, were filled by inserting in each the words “ one hundred and fifiy."
On motion of Dir. Noble, the words, “and Lenawe,” were inserted in the proviso at the close of the second section.
On motion of Mr. Drake, the question “shall the bill pass ?" was ther put, and was decided in the afirmative.
So the bill passed.
Mr. M'Donell submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the table :
Resolved, that the committee on Territorial Affairs be instructed to inquire, a nd report to the Council upon the expediency of petitioning Congress for further amendmenis to the Ordinance and Acts stof Congress, relative to the government of the Territory of Michi
gan, so as to authorise the people of said Territory to elect five additional members to represent them in the Legislature, and to form separate branch thereof to be called the Leg slative Council; and
present Legislative Council, composed of thirteen members, be Wyled the ilouse of Representatives.