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Referred to the committee on corporations.

Mr. Platt presented the petition of W. W. Wyman, proposing to do the printing of the legislative assembly, accompanied by the guarantee of James Morrison and twelve others, for the faithful performance of the work;

And moved that the same do lie on the table, and be printed; Which was agreed to.

Mr. Capron presented the petition of Joseph A. Haskins and eighty.seven others, inhabitants of the town of Geneva, praying for the formation of a new town, by the name of Bloomfield;

Referred to the committee on corporations.
Mr. Platt submitted the following report, to wit:

“ The minority of the select comiittee, to whom was referred the bill providing for the election of a territorial printer, have had the same under consideration, and recommend that the said bill be indefinitely postponed, and that the substitute herewith submitted be adopted in its place.

ALONZO PLATT,

Minority of said committee. January 2, 1844.”

The bill submitted in said report, No. 14, (H.) entitled “A bill to provide for the appointment of a printer to the legislative assembly of the territory of Wisconsin," and the said report,

Were ordered to lie on the table, and be printed.

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

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

The speaker announced the said bill for a third reading,

Which was then read the third time, passed, and the title there. of agreed to.

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

Resolved, 'That the committee on judiciar be directed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the revised statutes, as to allow the clerk of the board of supervisors to advertize delinquent land sold for taxes; to be advertized in the nearest regularly published newspaper in the same or ad acant county, instead of at Madison as is now provided by law in case there is no newspaper published in the county where such land lies.”

On motion of Mr. Trowbridge,

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The house resolved itself into the committee of the whole house,

Mr. Thompson in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 8, (C.) entitled " A bill to authorize the village of Racine to borrow money, and for other purposes."

After sometime spent therein, the committee rose and reported the said bill without amendment;

Which was then ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Agry, by leave, and agreeably to notice previously given, introduced a bill, 10 wit:

No. 15, (H.) "A bill for an act for the preservation of timber upon rivers and streams.'

Which was read the first and second times.

Mr. Hicks, by leave, and agreeably to notice previously given, introduced a bill, to wit:

No. 16, (H.)“A bill to establish a ferry across the Mississippi river."

Which was read the first and second times.

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

Resolved, That the committee on territorial affairs be instructed to report to this house the amount of indebtedness of this territory, stating the times when, and for what purposes the several debts were made, and report at as early a day as practicable, so as to enable this house to determine whether a part or the whole of such debts should be paid, and inake provision for the payment of all just debts against the territory."

On motion of Mr. Ellis, Ordered, that the petition of the inhabitants of the county of Fond du Lac, presented to the legislature in the year 1841, praying for the organization of said county, be taken from the files and referred to the sarne committee to which several petitions were referred this morning on the same subject.

A message from the council by their secretary, to wit:
“Mr. Speaker: The council have concurred in resolution
No. 11, (of this house,) • Resolution relative to schools.''

On motion of Mr. Agry, The house resolved itself into the committee of the whole house, having under consideration bill

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

Mr. Hopkins in the chair,

After some sime spent therein, the committee rose and reported that they had made some progress in the bill, and desired leave to sit again thereon;

Which was granted.
Mr. Agry, by leave, introduced bill
No. 17, (H.) "A bill respecting real actions;">
Which was read the first and second times.

Mr. Platt, by leave, introduced the following preamble and resolutions, to wit:

No. 13, (H.) “ Preamble and resolutions relative to the formation of a state government;") Which were read the first and second times.

On motion of Mr. Hunkins, The house adjourned.

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WEDNESDAY, January 3, 1844.

Mr. Walker, the speaker, appeared and resumed the duties of the chair as the presiding officer of the house.

Petitions and a remonstrance were presented and referred as follows, to wit:

By Mr. Bartlett, the petition of Webster Pease, praying to be divorced from his wife Lucinda, accompanied by several affidavits;

Referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By Mr. Bartlett, the petition of the inhabitants of the town of Sharon, praying for relief, to enable them to hold a special elec. tion to fill vacancies in office in said town;

Referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By Mr. Capron, the petition of inhabitants of the village of Southport, praying that a part of Exchange street, in said village, be discontinued and vacated;

Also, a remonstrance of citizens of Southport, against vacating said street;

Referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By Mr. Hunkins, the petition of inhabitants of the county of Washington, praying for an act to enable said county to fill vacancies in office;

Referred to the committee on territorial affairs.

By Mr. Hunkins, the petition of inhabitants of the county of Washington, relative to the expenses paid to the county of Milwaukee, on account of being attached to said county for judicial purposes;

Referred to the committee on the judiciary.
Mr. Platt offered the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, that the chief clerk be directed to enter at length upon the journal of this house, the preamble and resolutions in relation to the formation of a state government, introduced into this house on yesterday by Alonzo Platt.

And the question being put on the adoption of said resolution,

It passed in the negative.
And the

ayes and noes having been called for by Mr. Platt,
Those who voted in the affirmative were,
Messrs. Agry, Capron, Hicks, Platt, and Thompson–5.
Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Bartlett, Darling, Ellis, Grant, Hopkins, Hunkins, Meeker, Olin, Parsons, Price, Trowbridge, and Walker, (speaker-12.

A message from the council, by their secretary: "Mr. Speaker. The council have passed

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

With amendments, in which amendments I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house.”

On motion of Mr. Hopkins, Ordered, that the vote of this house taken on yesterday, by which a resolution relative to the indebtedness of the territory was adopted, be reconsidered.

The said resolution was then amended by striking out the words “ territorial affairs," and inserting the word “finance."

And the question being put on its adoption,
It passed in the affirmative.
So the said resolution was referred to the committee on finance.
Mr. Hunkins gave notice that on some future day he should ask

leave to introduce a bill to regulate the duties of highway commissioners, and for other purposes.

Mr. Agry, from the judiciary committee to which bill No. 9, (C.) was referred, entitled “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,” by leave reported the same back without amendment.

Mr. Agry, from the same committee to which bill No. 5, (H.) was referred, entiiled, “A bill to amend an act concerning the city of the Four Lakes," reported the same with an amendment;

Which bill was then read the second time.
Bills on their passage were announced, when

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

Was read the third time, passed and the title thereof agreed to. And the

ayes and noes having been called for by Mr. Hicks, on the passage of the said bill.

Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Agry, Bartlett, Capron, Darling, Ellis, Grant, Hopkins, Hopkins, Meeker, Olin, Parsons, Platt, Price, Thompson, Trowbridge, and Walker, (speaker)--16,

Those who voted in the negative were,
Messrs. Hicks and Messersmith-2.
The message from the council was taken up;
When the amendments of the council to bill

No. 11,(C.) “A bill for an act to authorize the collector of the lown of Janesville to collect certain taxes;" Were read and concurred in.

On motion of Mr. Trowbridge, The house resolved itself into the committee of the whole house,

Mr. Agry in the chair, having under consideration

Bill No. 4, (II.) "A bill to change the time of holding the annual meetings of the several boards of county supervisors."

And after some time spent therein, the committee rose and reported the same with amendments;

Which were agreed to, and the bill ordered to be engrossed for a third reading

On motion of Mr. Agry, The house resolved itself into the committee of the whole house,

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