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rights of the people themselves, in whom all true sovereignty, and all right of originating government rests, cannot be restricted or prohibited by the legislative assembly, to any of the inhabitants of Wisconsin, on account of their having been born in any other state or foreign country." And then the said resolutions and amendment were,
On motion of Mr. Darling, Ordered to lie on the table.
Mr. Platt gave notice, that on some future day he should ask leave 10 introduce a bill to authorize the people to vote at the next general election, either for or against the formation of a state gove ernment.
The speaker laid before the house the message of the governor, received this morning, notifying it that he had, on the 11th inst., approved and deposited in the office of the secretary of the territory, bills of the following titles, to wit:
"An act to authorize the president and trustees of the village of. Southport to discontinue a street.”
“An act for the relief of the town of Sharon, in the county of Walworth.”
Mr. Platt, pursuant to notice previously given, and by leave, introduced the following memorial,
Which was read the first and second time, to wit:
No.5, (11.) “Address of the legislature to the secretary of the treasury of the United States, in relation to the marshal of this territory.”
On motion of Mr. Darling, Ordered, that the undermentioned bills be referred to the committee of the whole house, to wit:
No. 7, (C.) “A bill to provide for the election of clerks of the boards of supervisors, and for other purposes;"
No. 28, (H.)“ A bill to organize the county of Fond du Lac for judicial purposes."
Thereupon the house resolved itself into the committee of the whole house, for the consideration of the said bills;
Mr. Hicks in the chair.
After some time spent therein, the committee rose, and by their chairman reported No. 7 to the house with amendments, and that they had made some progress in No. 28, and desired leave to sit again for the consideration of the same.
Pending the adoption of the report of the committee,
Mr. Ellis moved the following resolution, which was adopted, to wit:
“ Resolved, That bill No, 7, (council file) be committed to the committee on the judiciary, and that said committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of giving the clerks of the boards of supervisors authority to administer oaths.”
Leave was then granted to sit again for the consideration of bill No, 28.
On motion of Mr, Manahan, The house adjourned.
SATURDAY, January 13, 1811.
The undermentioned petitions were scverally presented and referred, to wit:
By Mr. Hunkins: the petition of the citizens of Milwaukee county, for the removal of vagrant Indians;
Referred to the committee on territorial affairs.
P; Mr. Meeker: the petition of Benjamin S. Kavanaugh and other citizens of Grant county, praying for the passage of a law to prohibit the sale of ardent spirits, and other articles, ai camp meetings, without the consent of the persons holding such meetings;
Referred to the committee on the judiciary.
Mr. Olin presented the petition of inhabitants of Milwaukee, praying for the repeal of so much of section 12, (on page 38 of the revised statutes) of the act entitled “ an act to provide for and regulate general elections," as prohibits colored citizens from exercising the elective franchise; which was read, and
On motion of Mr. IIunkins,
Mr. Price, by leave, offered the following resolution, wliich was adoptec, to wit:
" Resolved, That the use of the hall of the house of representatives be given to the Rev. Mr. Kavanaugh for public worship, this evening."
Mr. Hicks, by leave, offered the following resolution:
No. 18, entitled “Resolution relative to the formation of a state government,” Which, on motion, was laid on the table, to wit:
Resolved, by the house of representatives of the territory of Wisconsin, (the council concurring,) That our delegate in congress be requested to urge, and if possible procure the passage of a law by congress, to enable the citizens of the territory of Wisconsin to form a permaneni constitution and state government, whenever a majority of the legal voters of said territory shall sig. nify their wish to do so by a vote upon the subject, in pursuance of a law of the legislature which may be passed for that purpose."
Mr. Platt, agreeably to notice previously given, and by leave, introduced the following preamble and resolutions,
Which were read the first and second time, to wit:
No. 19, (H.) “ Preamble and resolutions in relation to a certain bond issued to N. C. Prentiss, building commissioner of the territory of Wisconsin."
Mr. Long, from the committce on enrolled Lills, reported that they did on this day present to the governor for his approval,
“ Resolution concerning a light-house at Sauk Harbor," and
“ An act in relation to the territorial road from Mineral Point, by Whitewater, to Milwaukee.”
Mr. Price, from the select committee appointed by a resolution of this house to inquire into the expediency of constructing a rail road from Potosi, on the Mississippi river, to Lake Michigan, made a report. [SEE APPENDIX.]
Which was read, when
Mr. Isunkins moved that the report be accepted, that five hundred copies thereof be printed, and that the committee be discharged.
Pending the question on agreeing to said motion,
and Dewey a committee of conference on the disagreeing vote of the two houses on the amendment of this house to resolution
No: 11, (C.) Resolution relative to the selection of seminary land,
And ask a new conference, with a similar committee on the part of the house of representatives."
Mr. Price, from the committee of conference, on the disagreement of the two houses relative to resolution No. 11, (C.) entitled 6 Resolution relative to the seminary lands,” reported that they could not agree upon any modification of said disagreement, so far as relates to the appointment of one or more persons to select the remaining portions of land not yet selected; but have agreed to recommend the adoption of the resolution here with submitted, in lieu of the original resolution, to wit:
No. 20, (H.)“ Resolution relative to certain selections of lands for a university"
“Resolved, by the council and house of representatives of the territory of Wisconsin, that the governor of this territory be requested to communicate with the secretary of the treasury of the United States, and urge upon him the necessity of approving of the selection of lands, made by the agent appointed by the territorial government in the Mineral Point land district, for the use and support of a seminary of learning in this territory, under the provisions of an act of congress approved the 12th of June, 1838, and that the governor ascertain if practicable whether all the lands so located in said district for the purposes above mentioned, will be or has been rejected or approved, and if not, what portion there. of, and that the governor report to the next legislature."
On motion of Mr. Price, The said report was accepted and the committee discharged; and,
On motion of Mr. Elmore,
message from the council was taken up, requesting a new committee of conference to be appointed on the part of this house, on the disagreement of the two houses concerning resolution
No. 11, (C.) "Resolution relative to the sclection of seminary lands;" when,
On motion of Mr. Ellis, Ordered, that the resolution and message relating there to do lie on the table.
Mr. Mecker, agrecably to notice previously given, and by leave, introduced the following bill, viz:
No. 30, (II.) "A bill to repeal an act regulating taverns and groceries;"
Which was read the first and second time.
Mr. Birchard, agreeably to notice previously given, and by leave, introduced the following bill, viz:
No. 31, (H.) “A bill to repeal the several acts appointing a treasurer and auditor, and for other purposes;"
Which was read the first and second time.
The undermentioned bills and resolution, were severally referred to the committee of the whole house, to wit:
On motion of Mr. Platt, No. 5, (H.) “Resolution relative to an allowance to Daniel Baxter."
On motion of Mr. Darling, No. 28, (H) "A bill to organize the county of Fond du Lac for judicial purposes."
On motion of Mr. Olin, No. 29, (H.)“A bill to establish certain territorial roads therein mentioned." Thereupon
the house resolved itself into the committee of the whole house for the consideration of the last mentioned bills and resolution,
Mr. Tripp in the chair:
and by their chairman reported said bills and resolution with amendments to each.
On motion of Mr. Darling,
On motion of Mr. Olin, The bill was further amended by adding thereto the following proviso, to wit:
“Provided, that no part of the expenses in laying out said roads shall be paid out of the territorial treasury;"
And then the bill was ordered to be engrossed for the third reading The amendments to bill No. 28 were concurred in; and,
On motion of Mr. Palmer,