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On motion of Mr. Agry,
Ordered, that said resolution do lie on the table.

Mr. Agry, from the judiciary committee, to which a petition and resolution were referred, by leave reported the following bills, which were read the first and second times, to wit:

No. 11, (II.) “A bill for an act to authorize the town of Janesville to collect certain taxes.”

No. 12, (H.) “A bill for an act amendatory of an act to prescribe the mode of proceeding in chancery.""

Mr. Parsons, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported the following 10 be correctly engrossed, to wit:

No. 10, (E1.) “A bill to organize the county of Sauk, for county, judicial, and other purposes."

On rnotion of Mr. Hicks, Resolution No. 11, (C.) relating to the selection of seminary lands, was taken up for consideration, and

On motion of Mr. Ellis,
Was laid on the table.

Mr. Agry gave notice that on some future day he should, by leave, introduce a bill for the preservation of timber on rivers and streams.

The speaker announced the undermentioned hills for the third reading, which were then severally read the third time, passed, and the titles thereof agreed to, to wit:

No. 10, (H.) "A bill to organize the county of Sauk, for county, judicial, and other purposes."

No. 10, (C.) “A bill 10 authorize the register of deeds of the county of Grant to procure certain records in the office of the register of deeds of Iowa county."

Memorial No. 3, (C.) of the council and house of representatives of the territory of Wisconsin, to congress, asking an appropriation to defray the expenses of the legislative assembly of' said territory for their sessions held in December and January last, being announced for a third reading,

Mr. Hopkins asked the unaniinous consent of the house to offer and amendment to the same;

And objection being made,

Mr. Hopkins moved that the said memorial be re-committed to the commmittee of the whole house;

And the question being put thereon,

It passed in the negative.

The said memorial was then read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to.

And the ayes and noes having been called for on the passage of said memorial, by Mr. Capron,

Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Darling, Ellis, Grant, Hicks, Hunkins, Parsons, Platt, Price, Thompson, Trowbridge, and Walker, (speaker)—11.

Those who voted in the negative were,
Messrs. Agry, Bartlett, Capron, Hopkins, and Palmer-5.

On motion of Mr. Hicks,
Ordered, ihat bill No. 13, (C.) entitled “A bill to incorporate
the trustees of the town of Mineral Point,” do lie on the table;
The same having been announced for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Plati,
The house took up resolutions

No.6, (H.) "Resolutions instructing the committee on territorial affairs io report a bill re-organizing the financial department of this territory, ind for other purposes," and,

On motion of Mr. Ellis, Referred the same to the joint committee on territorial expenditures, with instructions to report what action, if any,

is

necessary on the subject therein named.

Mr. Capron moved that the majority and minority reports of the select committee relating to a settlement with Daniel Baxter, be now taken up, for the purpose of printing the same;

And the question was put,
And passed in the negative.

On motion of Mr. Ellis, Ordered, that the undermentioned resolution be taken up, to wit:

No. 11, (C.) “Resolution relative to the selection of seninary lands," when,

On motion of Mr. Ellis, The resolution was amended by striking out all after the word 6 resolved” to the word “ provided,” in the first paragraph, and inserting in lieu thereof the following, to wit:

“ That three commissioners shall be appointed to select all lands authorized to be set apart and reserved from sale by virtue of an act of congress approved the 12th day of June, 1838, enti

tled 'an act concerning a seminary of learning in the territory of Wisconsin,' which have not been so selected, set apart, and reserved from sale, as aforesaid; provided, that such lands shall be selected in equal quantities, as near as may be, within the three several land districts of Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Mineral Point, to wit: one ibird part in the Green Bay land district; one third part in the Milwaukee land district; and one third part in the Mineral Point land district;"

And by adding the following paragraph after the word “aforesaid," in the same paragraph, to wit: * That

shall be the commissioner to act in the Green Bay land district; and

shall be the commissioner to act in the Milwaukee land district; and shall be the commissioner to act in the Mineral Point land district."

On motion of Mr. Ellis, The first blank in the resolution was filled with the name of “ Theodore Conkey,"

On motion of Mr. Darling, The second blank in the resolution was filled with the name of “John T. Haight."

On motion of Mr. Hicks, The third blank in the resolution was filled with the name of “George W. Laikin.”

Then the resolution, as amended, was ordered to the third reading, and by the special order of the house, was

Read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to. Mr. Darling offered the following resolution, to wit.

Resolved, That from and after this date, the chief clerk be directed to prepare and furnish a copy of the daily journal of this house for printing, and that the printer of the house be directed 10 pript as heretofore the daily slips for the use of the house."

A call of the house having been made by Mr. Platt, and further proceedings in the call dispensed with.

The question was put on the adoption of the said resolution,
And passed in the affirmative;
And the ayes and noes having been called for,
Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Agry, Capron, Darling, Ellis, Grant, Hopkins, Hunkins, Parsons, Platt, Thompson, Trowbridge, and Walker (spk’r)-12.

Those who voted in the negative were,
Messrs. Birilett, Hicks, and Price-3.
Mr. Ellis, by leave, offered the following resolution, to wit :

Resolved, 'That the superintendent of public properly be di. rected to inquire into, and report to this house, the propriety of causing sufficient fuel 10 serve for a session of ihe legislative assembly annually, to be cut suitable lengıb for the fires, and placed in the basement story of the capitol, on or before the fist day of November in each year, also into the propriety of constructing elevators, to raise the fuel from the basement to the second floor, and the probable cost of the same.

Mr. Platt moved that the resolution do lie on the table;
And the question being put thereon,
It passed in the negative.
And then the resolution was adopted,

On motion of Mr. Price,
The house adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, December 27, 1843.

Mr. Darling, from the select committee to which was referred a resolution of this house relative to printing, and bill No.5, (C.) entiiled “A bill to provide for the election of a prinier 10 the Legislative Assembly," reported the said bill to the house without amendment.

On motion of Mr. Platt,
Ordered, That the said bill do lie on the table.

Mr. Masters, from the comınittee on enrolled bills, reported as correcily enrolled,

No. 8, (C.) “An act to enable school district number four, in the town of Janesville, to lay a tax for the purpose of building or purchasing a school house;"

Which was signed by the speaker.
The speaker announced the following named persons as the

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select committee under the resolution offered by Mr. Price on yes-
terday, relative to the construction of a rail road, to wit:

Messrs. Price, Messersmith, and Thompson.
The message from the council was taken up,

When the undermentioned bill was read the first and second times, and

On motion of Mr. Ellis, Ordered, to be referred to the committee on the Judiciary, to wit:

No. 9, (C.) "A bill to amend the act to provide for the election of sheriffs, judges of probate and justices of the peace, and for other purposes.

On motion of Mr. Darling, Ordered, that the undermentioned bill be referred to the committee of the whole house, 10 wit:

No. 6, (C.)“A bill to amend the act to incorporate the Fox river improvement company."

Thereupon, the house resolved itself into the committee of the whole house for the consideration of said bill,

Mr. Parsons in the chair.

After a short time spent therein, the committee rose, and by their chairman reported said bill to the house, without amendment; Which was then ordered to the third reading.

On motion of Mr. Hopkins, The house resolved itself into the committee of the whole house, Mr. Trowbridge in the chair, having under consideration the undermentioned bill, to wit:

No. 11, (H.) “A bill for an act to authorize the collector of the town of Janesville, to collect certain taxes;"

After a short time spent therein, the committee rose, and by their chairman reported said bill to the house, without amendment;

Which was then ordered to be engrossed for a third reading,

Mr. Crossman, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed, the undermentioned bill, to wit:

No. 11, (II.) “A bill for an act to authorize the collector of the town of Janesville to collect certain taxes."

Mr. Hopkins, by leave offered the following resolution, which was adopted, to wit:

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