Madison Express, February 27, 1841

Madison Express

February 27, 1841

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Madison Express (Newspaper) - February 27, 1841, Madison, Wisconsin BY WILLIAM W. WYMAN. The Rights and Ixieretts of Man. VOLUME 2. MADISON, WISCONSIN TB1LRITORY, FEBRUARY 27, 1833L. 13 IF PAID IN ADVANCE. JTcJjvuary 27, 1811. rf us great pleasure to give publicity to the following spirited, conditional declaration of the Hoa. jAUEt COLLINS anJ the lion. LEVI STMHSG to re: ign their scats in the Legislative Council. Muc'i has been said with to this subjcol duri'ig the late of the It lure. These gentlemen have been declared as not the interests of i majority of their eor.ctituciJ-s, i" the couiie which they were a scorning confidence expressed that wemlO reci ive their reward for this lircacli of fidelity, by a most signal rebuke at the baliot- lioi aftei theii present term of service cipires. They now an opportunity to carry intu ef. feet their vKket, if it in their power Tht'to of the consequences, de- ihcinf elvtt willing to resign, and to permit Cie people to fiil tbcir scats ni'-h Reproacntalhes of choice, ty politics, may bo. provided the members of the House of Representatives from the district will do 110 catnc. Let as then ivlie. ther oifer c! ail be taken "p with the saino promptHcdc magnanimity in which it has mwle, and let see whether the which bn---e been marie against Me fc.srs. Collinfi ana Sterling, will bear the f.ual tent of tbn ballot-lox at the r.eit fall tlection. We hmro no fcarf of the r-hicii we have performed our duties as i w'lh the pistol in his right hind shot 1hcir Representatives; and moreover, be- I Bracken, and immediately Mr, Bracket that election of members of 1 shot at Welsh and hit him; when the ball hit him his right arm flew up and dropped the pisto! he had discharged. Mr. Welsh got the pistol from his left hand and snap- ped twice; the third time it went off; Mr. Bracken retroatod a few steps back, bv the House of Representatives was not n true wrnan, and insert the name of Charles O. Shales, because tbe printers at this p uce are obliged to employ extca hands, .nd extra material and paper. They hire, also, a large quantity of on hand, which they will be obliged to su omer_ over, unless they had this printing. Mr. Parkiaon thougl t that the printing ougbt to be distributed because print- ers needed tbtpny tbei Tkw South, port aad true, had so to be prepared by the Commissioner of Pub- lic Buildings." The next resolution relative to the expanses ot tho Adjutant General's office, was then considered. Mr. Martin moved to amend by inseit. ing not exceeding Ho sail li made tha motion, because ho had boe furnished with a statnnunt by tho Adju- tant General, which showed that would be enough; which amendment was adopted. The committee then rose and roporteJ the resolutions with AFTBJINOON SESSION. Mr. Arndt made a motion to request tin Secretary to procure from the House th hill to provide for the payment of the un- paid appropriations of tho Legislative As- sembly, in order that he might make .1 motion to reconsider vote by wbic'i that bill was laid on the table; which nio lion waa adopted ayes 7, noes 5. Pending the further action of tho Coun- oil on this question, a message was an- nounced from the House; after which, o i motion of Mr. Arndt, the Secretary directed to transmit to tho Houso the relating to the lien t.uv. Mr. Janes, from the committ'-e on Ctnim.i, reported tha account of J. Ar- nold, as correct; Also, the account of W. W. Wymun, for printing, wilh a request Mr. Wy- man may bo permitted to withdraw hi- account, in order to correct if, so as to conform to tho price fixed by law. Mr. Janes stated that ho wished to have it understood that tho items in ttieaccoun. are correct, but the prices are too high. the price fixed by law was 88 cents. Mr. Wyman has stated that it wna impossible for him to do the printing at that price: he had therefore charged 12 1-2 cents, i< being the lowest price at M'hich it could be done. Leave to withdraw the account granted. The appropriation bill waa again taker up on the motion to agree to the report o1' tbe committee of the whole. The report of tbe committee on the ul Iowa-nee of to tbe chaplain, was disagreed to: The report of the committee on the ul. lowKince of for the turvey of the pub lie -buildings, waa agreed to. SESSION. Tho appropriation bill was repotted as correctly -engrossed, end after a call of tho House and absentees reported is pres- ent, the bill wai read the third -tims and pawed, Bills and resolutions read tha third time and passed. A bill to incorporate the Madison Typographical Society. A resolution authorising tha treasurer of tho Territory to pay certain drafta ol the adjutant general. The bill relative to tha writ of error was then cnilod up, the question being on the iidoplion of the amendment proposed by Janes. Tha amendment was a- dopted, Mr. Junes tlion proposed another, which was also adopted. The bill wa.s then ordered to been. grossed. Ayes 7, noes 4. The bill to authorise Wrn. P. Owen to construct a durn ucrnss llock river, waj road the third liuiu mid A resolution for the, relief of A. A. Bird, was the thifJ and pisacd. Joint resolution r lativc (o the public printing was read tho third liarm ai.d pass- ed. Bills read (ho third time and passed. Bill limiting tho writ of irrror. Bill to change the name of tha tov.-a of Kinrukinnick. Bill relating to judgments r.i: j ion.s. Tnen the Council ndjoiircnti, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. THUKSDAIT, Feb. 18, 18, 1841. On motion of Mr. Dcniing, Resolved, Thiit Joseph II. Brown is en- titled to receive full pay as a member of this House, from tho 7th of D< cetn- ber, 1840, and the committee on expen- ses are hereby directed to insert an appro- pri.ition accordingly. Tho Speaker laid before the House the resignation of Francis J. was received. Dunn, which Tha resolution relating lo printing the laws being under consideration, .ilfr.Rock. well moved that the name ot W. W. Wyman be stricken out und the name ol Daniel Richards inserted, (Mf- Wyman was to print nil the laws except the town and county law.) Mr. Brunson opposed the motion be. cause they could be printed sooner at Mad. ison than any other place, because Mr. W. had tbe hands in employ, because the copy was ready in a great measure be cause he had the paper on hand, and be- cause the agent to prepare the laws was here, and could attend immediately to making the index, and reading proof, and it would suve the expense of travelling; therefore tho printing would be done cheaper here than at any other place. Mr. Rockwell had made the amend- ment be cause he thought the interest o! tha Territory demanded it. He was for distributing the favors of the Legislature. He could not seo any reason why these offices at Madison should be better pat- ronized than the offices in other parts ol the territory. Mr. Shepnrd waa authorised to state that the laws would bo printed as soon at Milwaukee as they could ba done hare, that the agent was willing to go to at his own expense. Mr. Brunson said gentlemen should remeiriber all tho papers were author ised to print nil laws which go in force from and after their this wo'd be a bonus, because they woulti be obliged to (ill their papers with something, and it was na much work to set up any other matter as a law, while for the Inw they would ba well piid, and for the other mat- ter (hey would have nothing. Mr. Burbar agreed with Iho gentleman from Crawford. Mr. Newland thought thn editors of the papers at Madison had been fostered more than any other papers, Mr. Whiton thought if the printing was to bu distributed, he was in favor o( giung it to those presses which had not yet had any printing. He alluded to tha Southport Telegraph and Northern Badg- er. The other House will not agree, as he thought, to give all the printing to a press of one political character, Mr. Ellis was opposed to this manner of giving out the printing; it always loads to protracted and angry debatos.and all Legislatures had found it order to avoid thU difficulty, to elect a Territorial Printer, and lirj should offer a substitute, which would ba equivalent to such nn appointment; and ut the snrne tiini; he pledged himstilf, that if hu lived till Iho next yenr, he should bring in a bill to that tit'ect. Sir. Parkinson agreed with the man from Brown that it would bo bettor to have a territorial printer; but as thorn was none, he was for rt distribution of the s aa we- were at present situated. gentleman says (hat the papei'J will re- reive a bonus for publishing the laws; if that is (rue, Iho pipers here will receive- the same bonus; therefore that argument Tho amendment 11, noes 10. The. second resolution lo print the county bill, which resolution proposed it to bu given to Chas. C. Sholes. Mr. Long moved to strike out Sholes und in- sert Welsh und Plowman. The name was struck out, and Mr. Gray moved lo insert Thomas Eastman, but the chair- man decided it not in order. The names of Welsh and Plowman were ayes 12, noes 9. [There was much exciting debate of it politicalcjljarncte.r, alito charging members with hiwig logrolled id tins matter, but which ws omit.] The House refusud to agree to the re- port of committee of the whole on strik- ing out Wynmn and inserting ayes ]1, noes 14. On Welsh and 12, noes 13. Mr. Eltii offered t substitute far the first three resolutions, which, after remarks by Mewtrs. Brunson, Barber, and Burt, in opposition, and Mr. Deming in favor, wu lost-r-avo 1J, J4. reoriuttoa waslnid on the The House adjourned to 8 P. M. SF.SSIOK. The of Council to iliad bill were taken up. Mr. Whilon moved to amnnd Iho sec. nnd amendment of the Council by ftrikiag out tho words or the duty of a majority of whom. 30, noes 6. The qrjcttion was then taken on ing to the amcndr.iffjt ae amended, anil irua decided in tho titfirmativs. Mr. Whilon moved to amend the third r menument by st.-ikmg out the words 'or c. majority of agreed to. Tbe resolution in relation to the priut- i ag, was ordered to be engrossed. Tho House adjourned to 7 P. M. SE3MOJT. The general appropriation bill wnscon- in comtiittc j of tbe whole: committee rose and asked leave to sit cgnin. The House adjournad to 9 oa to aor. taw. COUNCIL. FBIDAV, Fob. 10, 1841. Mr. Rountrea offered a reaolutton to ;ivo to W. W. Wynnn the printinf of lie Council Journalu of tho prosed and August nesaians. Mr. Arnold proposed .1 substitute to qiirc thneame to be printed and delivered 01 or bsforo tho iirat dny of September which was adopted and tbe 'ion passed. The appropriation bill aa returned from he House was again taken amend, n enta of the House were concurred in with tho exception with of tho approprit a lion of 848 to John S. Hornor, the al, Kwanceof to Plowman and aad others, for publishing the laws in newspapers. On motion of Mr. Martin, "7" was stricken out, and "4" The rrendment was then concurred in, Council adjourned. AFTEKNOOK SrSSlOW. The safety fund bill was eoncidered.and, tho amendments of the Council upon. The appropriation bill was again up, and further amendments considered, after going through Iho bill, it s( nt back to tho Houso for concurrence, Mr. Collins offered a resolution to til- th orise the President of the Council to appoint a committee to ccnuiat of two p :rSons, who shall be authorised to make an examination of the affairs of tho Mint oral Point Bank, and report at tho next session of the Legislative Assembly. The number was incrcddtj lo tbrae, on motion of Mr. Martin. Messrs. Arnold Martin and Learned, A message was transmitted to thn H, or R. informing them that the business bufore the Council was completed, tod that they wero now ready to adjourn. A commitlo of two wna appointed to on tha Governor, (in conjunction, with a similar committe of I he House) and ask him if bo any further conn truncations to make to the Assembly, Tho committee reported that they had performed that duty, and hadibeen inform, ed by him that he hail no further comrau- Hi cation to make. A veto of thanks was tendered to tha President; which was returned in a very appropriate speech. After which tho Council adjourned tint die. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. FBIDAT, Feb. 19, 1841. The Council further considered tlm an. p-opriation bill, it was then road the third time and passed. On motion of Mr. Whiton the Houso adhered to its amendments made to the amendments of tho Council, to tho safety ft nd bill, which the Council had disa- greed to. Tho House considered the bill lirnitinj the writ of error; it was read tho third time and passed. Mr. Ellis offered a resolution to print the saftey fur.d bill, with the amendments a! id the final action thereon. Mr. Hackett moved 10 add "acd all the bill) which havobeon lost." Mr. Dewey moved to postpone indefi- nitely the subject. Mr. Deming opposed tho moti in to postpone indefinitely, because ho beHave-i tl n public ought to be informed on tha st bjcct. He believed that there would be memorials forwarded into this House at tlio next aessison from nil quartan, The resolution was postponed. AFTEJIJTOOll 6B8SIOIT. Mr. Brown offered the followiug.which is adopted: Resolved, That a committee of t Jo appointed or) the part of this to act in conjunction with ft similar corn- ttee on the part of tbe Council, to wait upon his excellency the Governor, and as- certain if he has any further business to lay before the Legislative Assembly, itE present session. .Messrs. Brown and Whitoa, appointed. The House agreed to all the monts of the Council to bill. The House adjourned to 7 f. Ji, BVBWIKO SBSSIOK. A metuago WAS received from tneCeun. cil, that they had DO farther business be- foie them. The Council were info House had disposed of all The committee to waft ported that they had petti and that its bad no turf! ticn to make, Mr. Whitoa Itttn bein ciair, a rote of thanks- w tbo Speaker, tinaiaaoDtfy SpoalHr i ttma. ;