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Accompanied by the following memorial, to wit:
No. 4, (II.)"An address of the council and house of representar tives of the territory of Wisconsin, to the senate and house of representatives of the United States, concerning the mineral lands in the said tcrritory;" Which was read the first and second time.
On motion of Mr. Platt, The said report was accepted, and five hundred copies thereof ordered to be printed.
A message from the council by their secretary: “Mr. Speaker: The council have passed
No. 31, (C.) “A bill to amend certain acts relative to the counties of Dodge and Washington;'
No. 24, (C.) "A bill to amend an act entitled an act concerning justices of the peace, and for other purposes;'
No.38, (C.) “A bill to amend an act entitled an act to repeal an act entitled an act to incorporate the stookholders of the Bank of Mineral Point,' approved February 18th, 1842;
In which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house;
No. 17, (11.) -Resolution concerning a light house at Sauk Harbor
Mr. Trowbridge, from the committee on roads, to which several retitions on the subject had been referred, reported the undermentioned bill,
No. 29, (H.) “A bill to establish certain territorial roads therein named;"
Which was read the first and second time,
Mr. Long, from the committee on cnrolled bills, reported the following to be correctly enrolled:
No. 18, (II.) “A bill to authorize the president and trustees of the village of Southport 10 discontinue a street;" which was signed by the speaker.
Mr. Ellis, from the committee of conference, to which resolution No. 11, (C.) was referred, relating to the selection of scminary lands, reported that an informal meeting of the committee had been held, at which the chairman of the committee on the part of the council recommended to the house to recede from its amendments, to which the committee on the part of the house could not accede;
And he therefore moved that the said committee be dissolved.
Mr. Parsons moved to amend the motion by adding to it the following words:
“And that a new committee be appointed;":
Messrs. Price and Hunkins were appointed said committee on the part of this house.
A message from the governor by Mr. Charles Doty, his private secretary;
Which the speaker laid before house, notifying it, that he had on the 10th instant approved bills of the following titles, to wit:
“An act to change the time for holding the annual meetings of the several boards of county supervisors;" and
"An act to organize the county of Sauk.”
Mr. Darling moved to reconsider the vote by which the house on yesterday indefinitely postponed bill
No. 23, (C.) “A bill to define the boundaries of certain counties therein named and for other purposes."
And pending the question thereon,
Bills on their passage being announced, the undermentioned was read the third time, passed and title thereof agreed to, to wit:
No.32, (C.) "A bill in relation to the territorial road from Mineral Point, by Whitewater, to Milwaukee."
Mr. Palmer offered the following resolution, to wit:
“Resolved, That the committee on the judiciary, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill requiring the respective clerks of the district courts of the several counties to present to the respective clerks of the boards of county commissioners, or supervisors, as the case may be, within five days after the adjournment of the court, a full statement of all the certificates issued to jurors, and to witnesses summoned on the part of the territory, and any other indebtedness which their counties may have incurred on account of the sessions of the courts;
Which was adopted.
Mr, Manahan gave notice that on a future day, he should by. leave introduce a bill to prevent the collection of territorial revenuc, and for other purposes therein named.
On motion of Mr. Crossman, No.5, (H.) Resolution relative to an allowance to Daniel Baxter, was referred to the connillee of the whole house.
On motion of Mr. Parsons, Ordered, that thie undermentioned bill be referred to the committee of the whole house, to wit:
No. 21, (H.) "A bill in relation to the qualification of voters for state government and for the election of delegates to form a state. constitution."
On mution of Mr. Ellis, Ordered, that the underınentioned bill be referred to the com. mittee of the whole house, to wil:
No, 23 (1.) "A bill to a horize David Jones and Erastus Bailey to maintain a dam on the Pish-te.go river."
On motion of Mr. Messersmith, Ordered, that the undermentioned bill be referred to the committee of the whole house, to wit:
No. 23, (C.) "A bill to provide for the punishment of the offence of trespass on the lands of individuals, and for other purposes."
On motion of Mr. Ellis, A call of the house was then made, and Messrs. Agry and Price reported to be absent.
On motion of Mr. Plati, Ordered, that Mr. Price be excused from attendance in the housc.
The sergeant-at-arms was then sent to notify Mr. Agry that his attendance was required in the house; when,
On motion of Mr. Long, Further proceedings in the call of the house were dispensed with.
Thereupon the house resolved itself into the committee of the whole house for the consideration of the last mentioned bills and resolution,
Mr. Platt in the chair.
Pending the report of the committee, the secretary of the council being announced, the speaker took the chair, when the folJowing message was received, to wit:
“Mr. Speaker: The council have passed the following, in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house, to wit:
No. 25, (C.) 'A bill to incorporate the Madison Academy;'
No. 34, (C.). A bill to authorize the president and trustees of the village of Southport to borrow money, and for other purposes.''
The committee then resumed its session, and after some time spent therein, rose and by their chairman reported bills Nos. 24 and 23, and resolution No. 5, to the house without amendment, and that they had made some progress in bill No. 20, (C.) and desired leave to sit again for the consideration thereof.
Resolution No.5 and bill No. 23, were then severally ordered 10 be engrassed for a third reading.
Pending the question on ordering bill No. 24 to be engrossed for a third reading,
Mr. Platt moved to amend the same by adding thereto the following section, to wit:
“ Scc. 3. That for the purpose of more fully extending to the free white male inhabitants, wherever born, the right of suffrage at as early a day as possible, they shall at the next general election he authorized to vote for or against the formation of a state government; the vote so polled for or against a state government, shall be certified and returned in the same manner as is prescribed for certifying and returning the votes for delegates to congress."
Pending the question on the adoption of the said amendment,
Mr. Hicks moved that the said bill and amendment be indefinitely postponed,
When Mr. Ellis called for a division of the question, and moved a call of the house.
The roll having been called by the clerk,
On inotion of Mr. Platt, Ordered, that Mr. Price be excused from attendance in the house.
Mr. Hicks having modified his motion to postpone, by withdrawing so much thereof as related to the amendment proposed by
Mr. Ellis withdrew his motion for a division of the question. Pending the question of indefinite postponement of said bill, as modified by Mr. Hicks,
Mr. Thompson moved that the said motion do lie on the table;
Mr. Long, from the committee of engrossed bills, reported that they did on this day present to the governor for his approval,
6 Memorial to congress for a donation of land to improve tlie Grant river slough," and
“An act for the relief of the town of Sharon, in Walworth county."
Mr. Long, from the same committee, reported the following to be correctly enrolled, which was signed by the speaker, to wit:
No. 17, (H.)“ A resolution concerning a light-house at Sauk Harbor."
A motion was then made by Mr. Grant, that the house do now adjourn until three o'clock this afternoon, when
Mr. Ellis moved that the house do now adjourn.
FRIDAY, January 12, 1811.
The undermentioned petitions were severally presented and referred, to wit:
By Mr. Price: the petition of John D. Caldwell and others, citizens of the county of Grant, praying the passage of a law to authorize Clovis A. La Grave to establish and keep a ferry across. the Mississippi river, at Cassville, in the county of Grant;
Referred to the committee on corporations.
By Mr. Capron: the petition of the board of supervisors of Walworth county, asking to be remuneraicd for the expenses incurred on occasion of certain territorial suits having been removed to said county;
Referred to the committee on territorial expenditures.