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Mr. Cook offered the following resolution, which, on motion of Mr. Bement, was laid upon the table for one day.

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to wait on the several printers and publishers of newspapers in the city of Detroit, and to ascertain and report to this House as soon as practicable, the terms on which each of them will engage to publish the journal and other documents directed to be printed by order of the House, during the present session.

Mr. Buel offered the following resolutions, which were adopted: Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the militia, be referred to the committee on the militia.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the penitentiary, be referred to the committee on state prisons. Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to education, be referred to the committee on education.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to agriculture and manufactures, be referred to the committee on agriculture and manufactures.

On motion of Mr. Moran,

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the judiciary, be referred to the committee on the judiciary. On motion of Mr. Levake,

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as refers to the construction of a ship canal around the falls of St. Marie, be referred to a select committee of three members.

Whereupon, the Chair announced Messrs. Levake, Kellogg and Wixom, as said committee.

On motion of Mr. M'Clelland,

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to imprisonment for debt and usury laws, be referred to the committee on the judiciary.

On motion of Mr. Kellogg,

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the canal survey, be referred to the committee on internal improvements.

On motion of Mr. Gantt,

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to banks and incorporations, be referred to the committee on banks.

On motion of Mr. Risdon,

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to a grant of lands from the general government, be referred to the committee on internal improvements.

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Mr. Wakefield offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the compensation allowed the several clergymen of this city, for officiating as chaplains of this House, be paid by subscription, or otherwise, from the private purses of the members.

Mr. Levake moved to amend the resolution by striking out the word "otherwise."

Mr. Gantt moved further to amend said resolution, by striking out the word "subscription;" pending which motion,

Mr. McClelland moved to lay said resolution on the table; which question was, on his motion, decided by yeas and nays, in the affirmative, as follows:

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On motion of Mr. Crane, five hundred copies of the inaugural address of the Governor, was ordered to printed for the use of the members.

The Chair announced a message from the Senate, in the words following:

Mr. SPEAKER-In pursuance of the rules of the Senate, I herewith transmit a resolution relative to the appointment of a fiscal agent of the present legislature, which has passed the Senate, and in which the concurrence of the House of Representatives is respectfully requested.

The resolution of the Senate, according to rule, was laid upon the table for one day.

On motion of Mr. Gantt, the House adjourned until Monday morning at ten o'clock.

Monday, January 8.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Berry.

The roll having been called, the following members were absent: Messrs. Cook, Goodman, J. M. Howard and Williams. The journal of Friday having been read,

Mr Crane presented a petition to incorporate the town of Hundy.

Mr. Risdon presented a petition to incorporate the town of Canaan.

Mr. Gidley presented a petition to incorporate the town of Hartland.

Said petitions were severally referred to the committee on organization of towns and counties.

Mr. Kellogg presented a petition to incorporate the village of Allegan, with certain privileges, and also to empower the trustees of said village to contract a loan, which was, on his motion, referred to the committee on banks and incorporations.

Mr. Lancaster presented a petition to incorporate the Mottville and White Pigeon railroad company, which was, on his motion, referred to the committee on internal improvement.

Mr. Levake presented a petition for the construction of a state road from Bellevue, in Eaton county, to Waterloo, in Clinton county; also for a state road from Battle Creek to Hastings, also from Battle Creek to Coldwater, which were referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

Mr. Odell presented a petition to change the name of the village of Whitmanville, in Cass county, which was, on his motion, referred to the committee on the organization of towns and counties. On motion of Mr. Crane,

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to internal improvements be referred to the committee on internal improvement.

Mr. Butler offered the following joint resolution, which, according to the rules, lies upon the table one day:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Michigan, That our senators in congress be instructed, and our representative be requested to use their influence to procure the passage of a law making appropriations for the improvement of the harbor at the mouth of the Clinton river, in Macomb county, and for the building of a light-house at Huron point, on Lake St. Clair.

On motion of Mr. Butler,

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the suppression of small bank notes within this state, be referred to a select committee of five persons.

Whereupon the Chair announced Messrs. Butler, McClelland, Lancaster, Buel and Payne, as said committee.

On motion of Mr. McClelland,

Resolved, That the committee on banks and incorporations be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the acts relative to the organization and regulation of banking associations that the amount specified in the bonds and mortgages required to be given by said acts, shall not exceed half the cash value of the premises mortgaged, and that each stockholder in such association shall be liable individually for the payment of its debts, in case of its insolvency, and that said committee report by bill or otherwise.

On motion of Mr. McClelland,

Resolved, That the committee on internal improvements be instructed to inquire into the propriety of reducing the number of the board of internal improvement, and report by bill or otherwise.

On motion of Mr. Sheldon,

Resolved, That Mason I. Janes, whose seat in this house has been vacated, is entitled to his pay in coming to and returning from the seat of government, and to his per diem allowance for the time he has occupied a seat in this House.

On motion of Mr. McClelland,

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to banks, which although continuing to refuse specie on their notes when presented for payment, have declined accepting the terms of the suspension act, be referred to the committee on the judiciary.

On motion of Mr. Buel,

Resolved, That the committee on banks be instructed to report by bill or otherwise, at as early a day as practicable, their views of the expediency of incorporating a state bank.

On motion of Mr. Kellogg,

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to state location of lands, be referred to the committee on claims. On motion of Mr. Gantt,

Resolved, That the committee on judiciary be requested to report a bill abolishing imprisonment for debt, and to punish fraudulent debtors, at as early a day as will suit their convenience. On motion Mr. Crane,

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the finances of the state, be referred to the committee of ways and means.

Mr. Wixom offered the following resolution, which was on motion of Mr. Butler, laid upon the table:

Resolved, That the committee on internal improvement, be instructed to enquire into the expediency of constructing a canal from the city of Detroit, to intersect the surveyed route of the Clinton canal, near Kensington, in the county of Oakland, and report to this House by bill or otherwise.

On motion of Mr. Kellogg,

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to petitioning the general government for donations of land for works of internal improvement, be referred to a committee of five, to report as soon as practicable, whereupon the Chair an

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