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“And that they also report any other facts which will tend to show the propriety or impropriety of further prosecuting such suits."

Mr. Capron offered the following amendment;
Which was agreed to, to wit:
Add to the resolution the following words:

“Also, in order to ascertain the liability of the territory, the committee inquire when and by whom said suits were commenced, and whether such person or persons were duly authorized by law to prosecute in behalf of the territory."

Mr. Ellis moved to amend the resolution by striking out the words "territorial expenditures," and inserting the word "judiciary."

Mr. Hopkins called for a division of the question on striking out, when

The speaker decided that the question was not divisible.
The question was then put on the amendment of Mr. Ellis,
And passed in the affirmative.
The resolution, as amended, was then adopted.
A message from the council by their secretary:
“Mr. Speaker: The council have passed

No. 18, (C.) “A bill to authorize the village of Racine to bor. row money, and for other purposes,"

In which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house."
Mr. Capron offered the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, That the committee on roads be instructed to inquire into the propriety of having three county road cominissioners elected annually in those counties that have adopted the township government) who, in addition to other duiies conferred upon them, shall have appellate jurisdiction over the acts of town commissioners, who shall be paid for their services, in such cases, by the appellants. Also to examine that part of the act relating to the assessment of road taxes, for the purpose of so amending the same that the assessments shall be uniform, either in money or in labor, and that the said committee report by bill or otherwise.

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

Mr. Masters, from the joint committee on enrolled bills, reported as correctly enrolled, the following, which were signed by the speaker, to wit:

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

No. 10, (C.) “An act to authorize the register of deeds of the county of Grant to procure certain records in the office of the register of deeds of lowa county;"

No. 3, (C.)“ Memorial 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 the sessions held in December and January last.'

A message from the council by their secreaty:

“ Mr. Speaker: The council have insisted on their vote by which they refused to concur in the amendinent of this house to

No. 11, (C.) • Resolution relative to the selection of seminary lands,

And have appointed Messrs. Crocker and Martin a committee of conference on their part to confer with such committee as the house may appoint, and propose to refer to such committee the disagreement of the two houses."

The messages of the council on the table were taken up, when

The following entitled resolution was read and adopted, to wit.

No. 13, (C.)“ Resolution relative to a ship canal round the Falls of St. Mary:

Resolved, by the council and house of representatives of the territory of Wisconsin, that the construction of a ship canal around the Falls of St. Mary, at the outlet of Lake Superior, is a measure of national importance, and deserves the early attention of congress.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to our delegate in congress, and that he be requested to lay the same before that body."

No. 18, (C.) “A bill to authorize the village of Racine to borrow money, and for other purposes,"

Was read the first and second times.

The message of the council being read, requesting a committee of conference to be appointed on the disagreeing vote of the two houses relative to resolution No. 11, (C.) “ Resolution relative to the selection of seminary lands,”

The question was put on ordering a committee of conference to be appointed,

And passed in the affirmative.

Thereupon the speaker appointed Messrs. Ellis and Hicks said committee.

Mr. Agry moved that the house take up the undermentioned bill, and consider the same in the committee of the whole house, to wit:

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

And the question being put thereon,
It passed in the affirmative.

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

Mr. Hopkins in the chair.

After some time spent therein, the committee rose, and by their chairman reported said bill 10 the house without ainendment.

Which was then ordered to be engrossed for the third reading.

Mr. Thompson, by leave, offered the following resolution to wit:

Resolved, That when this house does adjourn, it will adjourn, to the second day of January nex1."

Mr. Hopkins moved to amend said resolution by striking out the words “ to the second day of January next,” and inserting “ to half past two o'clock ibis afternoon."

And the question being put thereon,
It passed in the negative.

The question then recuired on the adoption of the resolution; and being put,

It passed in the affirmative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for by Mr. Ellis,
Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Agry, Capron, Hicks, Manahan, Masters, Messersmith, Palmer, Platt, Price, Thompson, Trowbridge, and Walker, (speaker)-12.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Crossman, Darling, Ellis, Grant, Hopkins, Hunkins, and Parsons–7.

Mr. Hopkins roved that the undermentioned bill be now taken

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up, to wit:

No. 2, (II.) “A bill concerning the time of commencing actions and for other purposes."

And the question being put thereon,
It was determined in the negative,

Mr. Hicks gave notice that he should on some future day ask leave to introduce a bill to establish a ferry across the Mississippi river.

Mr. Ellis, by leave, introduced the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, the honorable the council concurring herein, that the present session of the legislative assembly shall cease and determine on the day of January next."

Mr. Thompson moved that the resolution do lie on the table;
And the question being put thereon,
It passed in the afbrmative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for,
Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Agry, Capron, Crossman, Grant, Hicks, Hunkins,
Manahan, Masters, Messersmith, Palmer, Platt, Thompson, and
Trowbridge-13.
Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Darling, Ellis, Hopkins, Parsons, Price and Walker (speaker)-6.

Mr. Hopkins gave notice that on some future day he should ask leave to introduce a bill relative to deeds for the conveyance of lands, having in view the shortening and simplifying them for the purpose of saving labor and expense.

Mr. Manahan moved that the house do now adjourn;
And the question being put thereon,
It passed in the affirmative.
And a division being called,
There were ayes 12, noes 5.
So the house adjourned.

TUESDAY, January 2, 1814.

The house was called to order by the clerk, when the blessing of heaven was invoked by the Rev. Mr, Bennett.

The clerk informed the house that the speaker elect was ab. sent, and that it would be necessary to appoint a speaker, pro tem. thereupon,

On motion of Mr. Hunkins, Mason C. Darling was appointed speaker, pro tem., during the absence of the speaker elect.

The journal of the 29th ult., was then read.

Mr. Ellis presented the undermentioned petitions, and moved their reference to the committee on the judiciary, to wit:

The petition of J. B. Atkins and seventy-two others, inhabitants of Fond du Lac county, for the organization of said county for judicial purposes, and the location of the seat of justice;

The petition of Daniel W. Bromley and forty-one others, inhabitants of the same county, and for the same purpose;

The petition of sixteen others, inhabitants of the county of Fond du Lac, for the organization of said county, and the location of the seat of justice;

The petition of N. Perry and sixteen others, inhabitants of Taychedah, for the same purpose.

Mr. Agry presented the remonstrance of William Stewart and forty-five others, inhabitants of the county of Fond du Lac against the organization of said county for judicial purposes;

And moved its referrence to the judiciary committee.

And objection being made by Mr. Thompson against referring the several petitions and remonstrance to the committee on the judiciary,

The question was then put on referring the same to the said committee,

And passed in the affirmative.
Mr. Capron moved a call of the house;

Which was nade, when the clerk reported that there were only thirteen member: in attendance.

Mr. Hopkins, who had been absent during the call of the house appeared in his seat, when the speaker announced that a quorum of the house was present.

Further proceedings in the call of the house were then dispensed with.

Mr. Ellis presented the petition of David Jones and Erastus Baily, praying permission to erect a mill dam across the Pish-tego river, in Brown county;

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