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Praying for the extension of the terms of the offices of justice of

the peace;

Referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Thompson presented the remonstrances from citizens of the territory of Wisconsin, against the passage of any law giving foreigners the right of voting for delegates to form a state constitution;

Which were read and laid on the table.

Mr. Hicks, by leave, offered the following resolutions, which were read and laid on the table, to wit:

Resolved, That the legislature of this territory cannot pass any law, extending the right of suffrage further than is now enjoyed under the laws of this territory, or of the United States.

Resolved further, That the inhabitants of this territory have not the right to form a constitution and state government, without a special law of congress to enable them so to do.”

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

No. 23, (H.) “A bill to authorize David Jones and Erastus Bailey to maintain a dam on the Pish-te-go river;"'

No. 5, (C.) “ Resolution relative to an allowance to Daniel Baxter."

Mr. Long, from the committee on enrolled bills; reported as correctly enrolled, the following bill:

Which was signed by the speaker, to wit:

No. 32, (H.)“A bill in relation to the territorial road from Mineral Point, by Whitewater, to Milwaukee."

And also, that they did, on yesterday, the 11th inst. present to the governor for his approval,

“An act to authorize the president and trustees of the village of Southport to discontinue a street.'

The message from the council was taken up, when

The undermentioned bills were severally read the first and second times, to wit:

No. 24, (H.) “A bill to amend an act entitled ' an act concerning justices of the peace, and for other purposes;)"

No. 25,(C.) “A bill to incorporate the Madison Academy;">

No. 31, (C.) “A bill to amend certain acts relative to the coun. ties of Dodge and Washington;" No. 34, (C.) “A bill to authorize the president and trustees of the village of Southport to borrow money and for other purposes;"

No. 38, (C.) “A bill to amend an act entitled “ an act to repeal an act to incorporate the stockholders of the Bank of Mineral Point,' approved February 11th, 1842."

On motion of Mr. Ellis, Ordered, that bill No. 24, (C.) first above mentioned, be referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Bills on their passage being announced by the speaker,

The undermentioned was read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to, to wit:

No. 23, (H.)“A bill to authorize David Jones and Erastus Bailey to maintain a dam on the Pish-te-go river.”

Resolution No. 5, (H.) “Resolution relative to an allowance to Daniel Baxter,"

Was read the third time, when,

Mr. Thompson asked the unanimous consent of the house to amend the same;

And objection being made thereto,
The amendment was not received.

Mr. Hunkins then moved to recommit said resolution to the committee of the whole house.

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

And the ayes and noes having been called for by Mr. Thompson,

Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Agry, Bartlett, Crossman, Darling, Elmore, Grant, Hopkins, Hunkins, Manahan, Olin, Palmer, Parsons, Platt, Price, and Thompson-15.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Birchard, Capron, Ellis, Hicks, Long, Masters, Messersmith, Meeker, Tripp and Walker (speaker)-10.

A message from the governor, by Mr. Charles Doty, his private secretary:

“Mr. Speaker: I am directed by the governor to deliver to this house a message in writing."

Mr. Meeker gave notice that on some future day he should ask leave to introduce a bill to repeal all laws for licensing taverns and groceries.

A message from the council, by their secretary, to wit:

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“ Mr. Speaker: The governor has notified the council that he did, on the 11th day of January, inst., approve and deposite in the office of the secretary of the territory the following:

"An act to incorporate the trustees of the village of Mineral Point;' and

'A memorial to congress for a donation of land to improve the Grant river slough.'

The council have passed

No. 22, (H.) "A bill to authorize the register of deeds of the county of Green to procure certain copies of records in the office of register of deeds of Milwaukee and Iowa counties.'

With an amendment, in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house."

Mr. Darling moved that the resolution offered this morning by Mr. Hicks be taken up for consideration;

Which the speaker decided to be out of order, as the unfinisha ed business of yesterday had not yet been disposed of.

Mr. Masters gave notice that on some future day he should ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act regulating interest.

The hour devoted to morning business having expired,

The house proceeded to take up the unfinished business of yesterday, when

The speaker stated that the question pending was the motion of Mr. Hicks, to indefinitely postpone the following bill, to wit:

No. 24, (H.) "A bill in relation to the qualifications of voters for state government, and for the election of delegates to form a state constitution."

Mr. Hicks moved for leave to withdraw said motion,
Which was agreed to.

Mr. Thompson then moved that the said bill and amendment offered by Mr. Platt do lie on the table until Wednesday next; And pending that question, and

On motion of Mr. Hunkins,
A call of the house was made, and Mr. Trowbridge reported to
be absent.

On motion of Mr. Agry,
Mr. Trowbridge was excused from attendance.

The question was then put on laying said bill on the table until
Wednesday next,

And passed in the negative.

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And the ayes and noes having been called for by Mr. Thompson,

Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Capron, Elmore, Grant, Hopkins, Messersmith, Palmer, Platt, and Thompson--8.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Agry, Bartlett, Birchard, Crossman, Darling, Ellis, Hicks, Hunkins, Long, Manahan, Masters, Meeker, Olin, Parsons, Price, Tripp, and Walker (speaker)-17.

Mr. Ellis moved to lay the amendment offered by tbe gentle. man from Grant, (Mr. Platt,) on the table, provided that the vote on the motion to lay on the table shall not be considered as committing the house in regard to the proposition contained in the said amendment, but that if adupted, it shall be for the express purpose of separating the proposition touching state government from the question of suffrage.

Mr. Platt moved to amend the motion by striking out all after the word “table,” where it occurs;

And the question being put on the amendment,
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. Capron, Elmore, Hicks, Hopkins, Messersmith, Palmer,
Platt, Thompson, and Tripp—9.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Agry, Bartlett, Birchard, Crossman, Darling, Ellis, Grant, Hunkins, Long, Manahan, Masters, Meeker, Olin, Parsons, Price, and Walker (speaker)-16.

The question was then put on the motion moved by Mr. Ellis,
And it passed in the affirmative;
And the ayes and noes having ceen called for by Mr. Platt,
Those who voted in the affimative were,

Messrs. Agry, Bartlett, Birchard, Crossman, Darling, Ellis, Grant, Hunkins, Long, Manahan, Masters, Meeker, Olin, Parsons, Price, and Walker (speaker)—16.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Capron, Elmore, Hicks, Hopkins, Messersmith, Palmer, Platt, Thompson, and Tripp-9,

Mr. Platt then moved that the said bill do lie on the table until Wednesday next;

And the question being put thereon,
It passed in the affirmative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for by Mr. Platt,
Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Bartlett, Capron, Elmore, Grant, I licks, Hopkins, Long, Messersmith, Olin, Palmer, Platt, Thompson, and Tripp-13.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Agry, Birchard, Crossman, Darling, Ellis, Hunkins, Manahan, Masters, Mleeker, Parsons, Price, and Walker (spcaker)-12.

Mr. Platt asked leave to introduce a bill;

And objection being made by Mr. Ellis, that the rules of the house required one day's notice,

The chair decided that it would not be in order.

The question was then put on granting leave to the committee of the whole house to sit again for the consideration of bill No. 28, (C.) entitled “A bill to provide for the punishment of the offence of trespass on the lands of individuals, and for other purposes," being a part of the unfinished business of yesterday;

And passed in the affirmative.

Mr. Darling renewed his motion to take up the resolutions offered by Mr. Hicks this morning;

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

And the ayes and nocs having been called for by Mr. Thompson,

Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Bartlett, Birchard, Crossman, Darling, Ellis, Grant, Hunkins, Long, Masters, Meeker, Olin, Parsons, and Walker (speaker)-13.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Agry, Capron, Elmore, Hicks, Hopkins, Manahan, Messersmith, Palmer, Platt, Price, Thompson, and Tripp—12.

Mr. Darling then moved to amend said resolution by striking out all after the word “resolved,” and inserting the following, to wit:

That the right to form a state government, so far as it is possessed by the people of Wisconsin, rests in all the people equally who are capable of exercising political rights at the time of the formation of such government, and that the subject of the formation of a state government, relating as it does to the inherent

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