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The Judges of the Supreme Courts, in the other Territories in this nation, receive larger salaries than the Judges of this Territory, and have large perquisites, which the Judges in Michigan have not, though their duties are not so laborious, as those of the Judges of this Territory. The salary, too, of the additional Judge for Michigan Territory in the counties of Michillimackinac, Brown and Crawford, we think a reward inadequate to the services which he is required to perform, and the inconveniences and privations, which he necessarily suffers, in consequence of the great distance which he is required to travel.

Your memorialists, therefore, request your honorable bodies, to increase the salary of each of the said Judges to fifteen hundred dollars per annum.

Resolved, That the Governor of the Territory be requested to forward copies of the above memorial to the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Represenatives, and the Delegate in Congress from this Territory.

The memorial to Congress, on the subject of preserving the integrity of the Territorial limits of Michigan, inviolate, having been taken up and read ;

On motion of Mr. Schoolcraft, it was adopted.

Which memorial is as follows:

To the Hon. the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States:

The memorial of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Michigan, respectfully represents

That by the act of Congress of the 11th Jan. 1805, dividing the Territory of Indiana into two separate governments, it is provided that the Territory of Michigan shall embrace all that part of the North-Western Territory, "which lies north of a line drawn east from the southerly bend or extreme of Lake Michigan, until it shall intersect Lake Erie; and east of a line drawn from the said southerly bend, through the middle of said Lake to its northern extremity, and thence due north, to the northern boundary of the United States."

By the same act it is provided, that the inhabitants of Michigan shall be entitled to, and enjoy all and singular, the rights, privileges and advantages granted and secured to the people of the Territory north-west of the Ohio by the Ordinance and permanent articles of compact, of 1787. Among the most sacred of these rights, is the right of admission into the Union, on an equal footing with the original States, at the earliest period that the population will justify it.

To exclude then, any portion of the inhabitants from an equal and contemporaneous admission to, and participation in the benefits of State government, would be to take away one of those high privileges, which in the language of the compact, it is declared shall

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«forever remain unalterable unless by common consent." Nor can there, as we apprehend, be any solid reasons for such a separation.

Bound together by twenty-five years of a separate Territorial cxistence, endured amid the vicissitudes of an almost unintermitted frontier war, and under many circumstances of public discourage ent, it is but recently that the rapid increase of population, and spread of settlements, has put the right herein contended for, with

our grasp; and caused the inhabitants to look forward with ardor, to that political change, which must terminate our Territorial, and begin our independent condition.

Your memorialists are led to these reflections, by some of the provisions engrafted into the bill reported in the House of Repre sentatives on the 6th of January, 1839, for establishing the Territorial government of Huron. By one of the provisions of this bill, it is proposed so to vary and alter the boundaries originally granted to the people of Michigan, as to exclude from it all that part of the present limits and population lying east of a line drawn from the northern extremity of Lake Michigan, " due north, to the northern boundary of the United States." Two of the organised counties of the Territory would thus be severed from its embracing settlements, and the sites of forts and missions, which were in a flourishing condition, before the town of Detroit itself had an existence.

Under a view of all these considerations, and relying on the justice of Congress, your memorialists most respectfully pray, that the integrity of the Territorial limits of Michigan may be preserved inviolate; that no part of it may be annexed to the contemplated government of Huron; and that no right or privilege whatever may be taken from Michigan, as a Territory, which would have the ef fect to impair the futore importance of Michigan as a State.

Resolved, That the Governor of the Territory be requested to transmit copies of the foregoing memorial to the President of the United States, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, and the Delegate in Congress from this Teritory.

M Irwin requiring the ayes and nays, on the adoption of the foregoing memorial,

There were-Ayes, 11; Nays, 1.

These who voted in the affirmative, are,

Messis- Bartow, Drake, Durocher, Fletcher, Kingsley, Lavrence, Le Rey, M'Donell, Schoolcraft, Stockton, Edwards-11.

In the negative-Mr. Irwin.

Mr. Fletcher, from the committee on Enrolment, reported as correctly enrolled bills with the following titles:

An act to provide for establishing seats of justice.

An act to dissolve the marriage contract between John Lawrence, late of the county of Monroe, and Lucy Lawrence, his wife.

An act to provide for the payment of the contingent expenses of the Legislative Council, for the year 1850.

An act to amend an act, entitled an act to regulate taverns.

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An act to provide for the inspection of Flour, Beef, Pork and Fish. An act concerning District Surveyors.

An act establishing an Academy in the county of Washtenaw. The President signed said bills.

The bill supplementary to an act to provide for the payment of the contingent expenses of the Legislative Council, for the year 1830, was read the third time.

On motion of Mr. Schoolcraft, the bill was amended, by inserting at the close of the 1st section, the following:

"To Colman Funston, for putting a lock on the Library Room, two dollars.

To Edward D. Ellis, for four volumes of the Michigan Sentinel, for the use of the Library, being for the years 1826, 1827, 1828, 1823, ten dollars.

To William Meldrum, to reimburse certain payments made by him, ten dollars.”

On motion of Mr. M'Donell, the bill was further amended, by adding at close of the 1st section, the following:

"To John P. Sheldon, one hundred dollars, for extra services in 1827, 28 and '29, in furnishing copies of the Journal of the Legislative Council, to Edward D. Ellis, for publication."

Ordered, That the bill lie on the table.

The bill in addition to, and to amend the several acts in relation to Grand and Petit Jurors, was read the third time.

On motion of Mr. Fletcher, the bill was amended, by inserting the following, to stand as the 3d section thereof:

"SEC. 3. That the Judges and Justices of the several Circuit and County Courts aforesaid, are hereby authorised to order and direct a venire for twenty-four Grand Jurors, to be issued at any of the terms aforesaid, on motion of the proper District Attorney, in the discretion of the said Judges and Justices: which venire may de made returnable forthwith: and such venire, so issued, shall be as valid in law, as if the same had been issued in the manner prescribed by the act, to which this act is an amendment."

Mr. Lawrence moved that the bill pass.

The question being taken, it was decided that the bill do no pass; and that the title thereof be,

"An act," &c.

The bill to alter and amend certain acts therein named, relative to Bail, which was read a third time on the 6th inst. was taken up.

On motion of Mr. Lawrence, the bill was amended, by striking out all after the enacting clause, and inserting the following:

"That in order to hold any defendant to bail, in all cases on bonds, covenants, sealed instruments, notes of hand, or any other instrument in writing, or account, an affidavit, by the plaintiff, his agent or attorney, shall be annexed to the writ, of the balance, or sum actually due, according to the best knowledge or belief of the person making the affidavit. And the plaintiff shall be entitled to bail also, when the Court, or any Judge or Justice thereof, upon

affidavit shewing good cause, may direct bail to be taken, in double the sum sworn to, or ordered by the Judge or Justice as aforesaid, any law to the contrary thereof netwithstanding."

Mr. Lawrence moved that the bill pass.

The question being taken, it was decided that the bill do now pass; and that the title thereof be,

"An act," &c.

Mr. Schoolcraft submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Fiscal Agent, in the payment of appropriations made by the Council at the present session, be directed to give preference to all personal services performed or required to be performed for this session of the Council; next to stationery, and other contingent articles furnished for the use of the Council, during its present session; next to the allowances for personal services heretofore rendered, and books especially appropriated for, leaving the general items directed to be paid for books, purchases, allowances, and other miscellaneous appropriations, to be paid for last.

Ordered, That the resolution lie on the table.

The bill making certain appropriations to be paid out of the Territorial Treasury, for the year 1830, was taken up.

On motion of Mr. Irwin, the bill was amended by inserting, at the close thereof, the following:

"To Thomas S. Knapp, for services as Sheriff, rendered in the Supreme Court at December term, 1829, and May term, 1830, the sum of $56.

To Isaac W. Day, for services as Crier to the Supreme Court at December term, 1829, the sum of $16.”

Mr. Irwin moved that the bill pass.

The question being taken, it was decided that the bill do now pass; and that the title thereof be,

"An act," &c,

The Council took a recess until 3 o'clock, P. M.

3 o'clock, P. M.

Mr. Lawrence, from the Judiciary committee, reported,
A bill in addition to the act concerning County Treasurers.

The bill being read the first time;

On motion of Mr. Lawrence, the 19th rule was suspended, and the bill passed to its second reading.

On motion of Mr. Lawrence,

Ordered, That the bill be read a third time.

The bill being read the third time ;

Mr. Lawrence moved that the bill pass.

The question being taken, it was decided that the bill do now pass; and that the title thereof be,

"An act," &c.

A message was received from the Governor on Executive basiness; and also, a notification, that he had this day approved and signed bills with the following titles:

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An act for the relief of Laurent Durocher.

An act to set off and organise the township of La Salle, in the county of Monroe.

An act to restore the jurisdiction and powers of the County Court of the county of Crawford.

An act to amend the several acts to organise the Militia.

An act to amend the several acts for the punishment of crimes.
An act to regulate the fees of County Treasurers.

An act to provide for the incorporation of Religious Societies.
An act to provide for the inspection of Flour, Beef, Pork and
Fish.

An act to provide for the payment of the contingent expenses of the Legislative Council, for the year 1830.

A■ act to establish an Academy in the county of Washtenaw.

An act to provide for establishing seats of justice.

An act concerning District Surveyors.

An act to amend an act, entitled an act to regulate taverns.

Mr. Irwin presented a petition from the New-York Indians, of Green Bay, praying an authority to establish a board of officers to manage their local concerns.

Ordered, That the petition lie on the table.

Mr. Fletcher, from the Judiciary committee, reported,

A bill to amend an act, entitled an act relative to the city of Da troit.

The bill having been read the first time;

On motion of Mr. Fletcher, the 19th rule was suspended, and the bill passed to its second reading.

On motion of Mr. Fletcher,

Ordered, That the bill be read a third time.

The bill being read a third time;

Mr. Fletcher moved that the bill pass.

The question being taken, it was decided that the bill de now pass; and that the title thereof be,

"An act," &c.

Mr. Fletcher, from the Judiciary committee, reported,

A bill to revive an act, entitled an act to incorporate the Stockholders of the Detroit Steam Mill Company.

The bill was read the first time; and,

On motion of Mr. Fletcher, the 19th rule was suspended, and the bill passed to its second reading.

On motion of Mr. Fletcher,

Ordered, That the bill be read a third time.

The bill being read the third time;

Mr. Fletcher moved that the bill pass.

The question being taken, it was decided that the bill do now Pass; and that the title thereof be,

"An act," &c.

The bill to provide for the payment of damages, which had bee

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