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Indianapolis Indiana Journal (Newspaper) - December 23, 1837, Indianapolis, Indiana Vol. , saturday december 23, 1837. No. 809 published by Dougi ass amp Ivel. so per annul in Advance for 62 numbers�?$3 of at 6 montha�?f3 50 at die Ead of the volume. No paper will be discontinued unless at the option o the publishers until arrearage Are paid. space occupied by 250 Ems shall be counted a Square nothing counted less than a Square All Over a Square and less than a Square and ii half shall be counted a Square and a half. One Dollar per Square shall be charged for the first three or any less number of insertions and Twenty five cents for each additional insertion. Advertisements published by the Quarter or longer will be charged $3 per Square for three months Quot Quot for six months or $10 per annul. Merchants druggists and others advertising by the year will be charged for two squares $15 50"for free squares $20 for a Quarter of a column of 1000 Ems $25 for a half of a column $35 for three fourths of a column $50 for a column Quot $60 per annul. A deduction of 20 per cent will be made on advertisements longer than a Quarter of a column when inserted by the half year or year and not altered. All advertisements authorized by statute must be paid for invariably in Advance. Advertisements coming from abroad must be accompanied with the Cash unless ordered for publication by a brother publisher. The postage must be paid on All letters to the publishers or Thev will not be taken a a tit of the poet office. Ii Maiva journal. Tuesday december 19, 1837. Whig Celebration. Ave Are requested by the come Pittee appointed to make arrangements for the whig Celebration to give information that the Celebration will take place on Christmas Day and evening. It will commence by the forming of a procession in front of Browning s tavern about 2 o clock which will March to seme suitable place where several speeches will be made. Our fellow citizens of the country Are respectfully invited to be present. The debates and the votes taken in the Senate on Friday last place out of controversy that a Large very Large majority of the members of the present Senate Are in favor of sustaining our internal improvement system As it is and opposed both to classification and nullification. The majority on the various test questions presented varied from nine to Twenty and we suppose the vote taken on striking out the Resolution of or. Morgan a prorating the suggestions of the governor was As Large As can be obtained on any question having any relation to classification. Some three or four members and among the rest or. Clark who has been and is yet a distinguished advocate of the system who have been understood to be opposed to classification voted on this occasion with those who desire a Modill cation of the system. We suppose that on any Bill which might be presented proposing a system of classification there would to nearly two to one against it. Such however we should judge from the votes taken on Friday to be the sense of the Senate on that subject. King up the Western express mail from Washington City that All the copies intended for that mail save ours would have been duly mailed and ours suffered to lie three or four Days in that office before mailing it. We must therefore conclude however Mtpleasant it May be to arrive at such a conclusion with regard to our very attentive efficient and accommodating Post master that he wilfully and with malice pre Pense refused or neglected to hand Over to us our copy of the president s message on its arrival. Again we would inquire or. Post master guilty or not guilty S. Since writing the above we have received a letter from the Hon. A. S. White from which we make the following extract Quot or. Riv it s of the Globe tells me that the message i sent you by express went on duly in the first this settles the matter and we fear that our Post master has been guilty of intr that which an honest Man would never . Are afloat such contradictory accounts of the War bet Een the patriots and royalists that we have concluded not to publish any until we receive something that can be relied on As authentic. One account says that the royalists have taken and Burnt St. Charles while another says that it is still in Possession of the patriots and that the royalists have retreated to Lowville. When the accounts come in a More unquestionable shape we will publish the details. Coli its the right to appoint counsel in All cases where the interest of minor heirs is concerned. On motion of or. Chamberlain Tolje judiciary committee were instructed to inquire into the expedit Tency of making some change in the Law relative to jurors before justices of the peace. On motion of or. Haymond the certificates of elections of the members of the House were referred to the committee on elections. On motion of or. Glenn the judiciary committee were directed to inquire into the expediency of the abolishment of imprisonment for debt. Or. Davis introduced a Bill for the Sale of certain school lands belonging to the Vincennes reserved tract. Hon. Wilson Lumpkin has been elected to the United states Senate in the place of the Hon. J. P. King who resigned his seat in that body. Or. Lumpkin is a Friend to the administration. . Prentiss and Avord both whigs have been elected to Congress from this state. Mcnutt tie v. B. Candidate has succeeded by a plurality of votes Over Liis whig competitors messes. Morgan and Grimball. The whig majority is about 2500 in the state. Whig county meeting. As Many of our country friends will not see this paragraph before our county meeting to appoint delegates to the state convention shall have been held we Hope that those who should Chance to see it will take some pains to notify All others that the time for the meeting is next saturday the 23d inst. It is very desirable that a full meeting should be had and we Hope that not a great number May be deterred from attending on account of the i clemency of the weather or the badness of the roads. Whig state convention. We see that Many of the counties Are choosing delegates to the state convention proposed to be held on the 22d of january and we think from the general approbation that the Call has met with that it will be respectably if not numerous by attended. Some of the Loco Foco prints especially the Democrat Are Labouring to make the impression that the main object of the convention is to bring Forward and express an opinion favourable to or. Webster for the presidency. They Inov that if this opinion should prevail to any extent it would deter hundreds from supporting or comte dancing the Call for the convention. It is the last Hope of the destructive that the whigs will yet take up or. Webster As their candidate for the presidency but in this they Are doomed to another disappointment. Again will they have to array their forces against Gen. Harrison and a in and for the last time will they have to sustain a defeat a defeat so entire and overwhelming that the leaders will never be Able again to rally their scattered and discomfited forces. The object of the convention As we understand it will be to nominate Gen. Harrison for the presidency and to appoint delegates to a National convention if it should be found necessary to have one to select a candidate pledged to support Gen. Harrison but if he should fail to receive the nomination to pledge their support and the support generally of the whigs of Indiana to the nominee whoever he May be. Legislative. In the Senate yesterday or. Elliott chairman of the committee of ways and Means reported against like expediency of postponing the payment of the Revenue by collectors till the 2d monday of january. The concurrence in the report was advocated by messes. Vawter , Ell Ott and Morgan of r., and opposed by messes. Tumor Sov of p., Sigl a and Mitchell. The rep it was concurred in by a vote of 31 to 14. Or Thiompson ofl., chairman of the judiciary com Mittee to which a Resolution on that subject was referred some Days ago made a Long and Able report yesterday against the propriety of Public executions of criminals accompanied by a Bill providing that executions shall take place in private. The Bill Vivus ordered to a second Reading without opposition. The Bill providing for the Forni Ilion of the Lois circuit was taken up. After the ado Jill Ltd of an amendment on motion of or. of l., fixing ii times of holding courts in the new circuit or Ken Neov proposed an Amend men Stubli Nimg the Lith circuit composed of Madison Delaware ran of it i i and other counties which was agreed to. Or. Hka by moved to re commit the Bill with instructions to remodel the circuits and confine the number to ten. After considerable debate in which several gentlemen participated in relation to the difficulties attest cd ing the administration of Justice according Totlis present organization of the circuits and As in the iii Liber to which the committee should be restricted the Bill was re committed to a select committee of one from Neh circuit with instructions to equalize the tier Cutis As nearly As possible and form such additional circuits As the Public interests May require. In the House the Bill introduced by or. Crume some Davs Suec proposing to repeal the act which passed in 1832, making it a penal offence to circulate Bank notes of a less denomination than $5, under a motion to indefinitely postpone produced considerable discussion. The principal ground of argument for repealing the act was that the act effect Ives that it remained a dead letter on our statute books and that the Scarcity of specie makes it necessary for the circulation of Smail notes. The ground assumed by the other Side was hat a repeal of the act would flood our state with Small notes displace fhe same a moist of specie Aud subject the people to the imposition of irresponsible Banks. We shall give a Short sketch of the debate. This is the Only question since our last paper that has elicited much discussion the Bill was indefinitely postponed by a Large majority. Many Bills Are on their second Reading a few principally of a local character have passed the House India Bra i Egisti nature. The Post master and the message. We have been forced to the conclusion that the copy of the president s message directed to us arrived at the Post office in this place by express mail on Friday the 8th inst., four Days after its delivery to Congress when we first received it from the Post master the Only reason for its late arrival that of Curry Quot Quot Quot Quot Quot a 1--Quot of Loxa at the proper time in the office at Washington City. But from the fact that it was received by the editors West of us in due time we must conclude that it also arrived Here in due time and that the Post master Here withheld it from us until its arrival by the regular mail. Every one who wished a copy had to depend on the editors of the Globe for it and by depositing with them the amount necessary to pay the postage those editors promised to Send it to any part of the Union to which it could be transmitted by the express mail. Now if the editors at Terre haute who received it on saturday and the editors at St. Louis who received it on sunday following its delivery bad failed to receive it until after we received it we should at once have attributed its failure in reaching us to the editors of the Globe or to Tjie Post master at Washington City in neglecting to mail it at the proper time. If we had not received a copy at All it might have been concluded that our copy had been entirely overlooked but it is not , Ift a House of representatives. Saturday dec. 9. The House met. ,. The speaker Laid before the House the ? report of the commissioners on the Wabash River. Two Hundred copies were of dered to be printed. Also a report from the treasurer of state. Also a report of the Secretary of state on the state Library. Two Hundred copies ordered to be printed. Also the annual report of the auditor of Public accounts a two Hundred copies ordered to be printed. Also the annual report of the state Bank together with a report of the commissioners of the silting five Hundred copies ordered to be printed. Petitions m. Houston of the trustees and others of the Washington Academy by or. Mccrillis of Simon s. Monk and others for a state Road by or. Ebi via a of Eow to Gray in i others on the same subject by or. Hood of Mesheck Tucker and others on the same subject by or. Simms of Jonathan Carr and others to incorporate a county Seminary in Morgan county by or. Tjio?.ipson of a. Of Henry John and others for a state Road by or. Smy Tii of sundry citizens of Clay on the subject of the jurisdiction of justices of the Teace by or. Harriman of Simeon Tuttle and others for a state Road by or. Watson of Jame Nowland and others on same subject by or Hood of Samuel a Black and others for a stat Road by or Vance of or Parmell and Oters on Sarge subject by or. Eldridge of Rich Pryor and others on Sanie subject. On motion of Hanna the committee on roads were Dir to inquire into the expediency of authorizing a a boards doing county business to appoint iii visors on each of the Public roads in their resp Ive counties &.c. On motion of or. Ferguson resolved that the commissioner of the sinking fund report to this House the branches at which their Loans have been made the amount loaned at each Branch a the number of borrowers and the amount loaned in each county. On motion of or. resolved that the committee of investigation of the affairs of the Bank be instructed to ascertain whether said Bank or any of its branches have issued Bills Between the denomination of fives ten and Twenty dollars. On motion of mrs Milroy resolved that the judiciary committee inquire into the expediency of so amending the act of Quot crime and punishment Quot As to establish Aind define As a criminal offence the practice of habitual or proves in Senate. Monday dec. Ii. Or. Little from the select committee appointed for that purpose reported a Bill to Amend an act for the appointment of trustees to receive deeds for lots or lands Given or purchased for the use of schools meeting houses or masonic lodges which passed to a second Reading to Morrow. On motion of or. Vaitek resolved that the judges of the supreme court be respectfully requested to communicate to the Senate what Progress they have made in revising the Laws and whether a revision of the statute Laws of the state will be made and reported to this general Assembly in time for the action of the two houses thereof during the present session. On motion of or. Little resolved that to inquire into the expediency of reporting a Bill providing for a uniform system of doing county business throughout the state of Indiana. On motion of or. Thompson of Resh Liat the judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of repealing so much of the 9th Section of tie statute for the prevention of frauds and per juries approved Jan. 21, 1831, As requires the examination of a fee Covert separate and apart from her husband in the conveyance of her estate or her Rig it of in and to any lands tenements or Hereditaments whatever. On motion of or. Thompson of Resolved that the judiciary committee be required to inquire into the policy of so amending our statutes in relation to crime and punishments As to provide that defendants upon presentment or indictment for offences the penalties for which Are by fines alone shall have the right when Tipiere Are several presentment or indictments for is Millir offences to require that they shall be consolidated and pleaded to As if originally but one presentment or indictment. On motion of or. Kennedy resolved that the committee on Tjie state prison be requested to inquire whether there has been any escape of convicts from the state prison during the last year and if there have been any such escapes that said committee inquire whether tie keepers of said prison have used due Diligence to re capture said escaping convicts. On motion of or. Elliott that the judiciary comr Nitter be instructed to inquire into the expediency of i ranging the present Robate system to that of a circuit system and elect judges in the same manner that circuit judges Are at this time. On motion of or. Mount a resolved that the committee on education be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending an act Fipp roved feb. 2, 1832, and an act amendatory thereto for the encourage men of Cui Misiun schools api roved feb. 7, 1835, so Liat All lands hereafter Liat shall be returned to the school commissioner for the non payment of taxes Liall Only be Cli arguable with ii Alf the penalty and interest now required and at tie Coj ration of three years after the same May be Retton Ned to said school commissioner he shall after giving the notice now required by Law proceed to offer at Public Sale said lands so returned to said school commissioner in tracts not exceeding one fourth of the lands so returned which any person persons May own in any one county and As near possible corresponding with the sub divisions pre scribed for the Sale of Public lands and so continue until a sum is realized sufficient to discharge the taxes penalties interest and costs and in Case an excess should remain pay the same Over to such tie Linqueno if demanded otherwise to remain in discharge of said delinquents taxes afterwards accruing or. Smith moved the Folloni ing Resolution resolved that the fund commissioners be directed to report at As Early a Day of the present session As possible the full amount of Money loaned for purposes of internal improvement with the amount disbursed and the amount on hand also the kind of funds the Loans Are negotiated in whether in specie or paper if in the latter what is the difference in Exchange Between paper and specie together with the amount of interest paid unpaid and due on Loans and out of what funds the interest has been paid and Paya and fixing appropriate Nisi rent. On motion of or. Cotton a resolved that the judiciary committee inquire into the exigency of allowing. Judges of probate ble and what kind of funds seem or Bank paper is used in the payment of or. Colerick moved to Lay it on the table which motion did not prevail and then the Reso edtion was adopted. On motion of or. Mitchell resolved that the judiciary committee be requested to inquire into the expediency of prohibiting individual citizens or corporations from collecting by Law debts due them in specie from this time until the expiration of three months after the state Bank of Indiana and its branches shall have resumed specie payment for their notes. On motion of or. Moore resolved that the committee on the judiciary be instructed into the expediency of providing a Law to prevent any of the branches of the state Bank of Indiana irom suing or collecting any Money loaned in the state Bank of Indiana until the said Banho Vot Ommo Imp pie payment. Or. Morgan of Moved the following Resolution resolved that the president and directors of the state Bank of Indiana be required to inform the Senate at what time the Bank will resume specie payment also what kind of funds Are received at the branches in payment of debts due the b8, or branches which was adopted. A Resolution was received from the House of representatives providing for proceeding at 2 o clock to the election of treasurer of Ste the and auditor of Public accounts which was reciprocated by the Senate. The Senate then repaired to the House of representative a to unite with the House in the election of a treasurer and auditor the result of which was Given in our last paper. And theh the Senate adjourned. House of representatives. Petitions presented. By or. Davis of Cary Oneal and others for state Road by or. Wrllia5is of a of Levi Hatfield and others on same the subject by or. Blair of Gray amp other on the same subject by or. Eldridge of Richard Tyne Rand others on the same subject by or. Chamberlain of sundry citizens of Elkhart for the Relief of Henry Matthews by or. Boone of sundry citizens of Rush county to dissolve the Bonds of Matrimony Between John Duval and Nancy his wife a by or Haymond of we. Wallace and others for a state Road by or. Watson of C. Webb and others on same subject by or. Hubbard of a Merin and others oni he same subject by or. Noel of Derbin Gaw for a change of venue by or. Vance of James Guthrie and others to locate the seat of Justice in the county of Wells. Or. Osborne introduced Bill for the Relief of Jonathan Parks is. Or. Huff from the select commit to a reported a Bill to vacate Ramage s addition to the town of Lafayette. Or. Chamberlain from the a select committee reported a Bill to continue the Logansport state Road resolutions. On motion of or. Crumey resolved that the committee of ways and Means inquire into the expediency of so amending the reve nue Law As to exempt from taxation All articles not especially named in the Law. By or. Bryce resolved that the judiciary committee inquire in to the expediency of so amending the Law As to shorten the time for recording deeds for land and mortgages. By or. Milroy that the Board of internal improvement inform the House what is the number of engineers und their subordinate officers now in the employ of the state what their pay amp a. By or. Eldridge that the committee on canals amp a. Inquire into the expediency of authorizing All debtors to the state for canal lands to pay the same in annual instalments. By or. Howell that the committee on the judiciary inquire into the expediency of repealing the Law establishing probate courts and of transferring their business to the several circuit courts. By or. Chamfer that the same committe inquiry into the expediency of making the Mode of doing county business uniform throughout the state &.c. By or. Burns to require plaintiffs and complainants to give Security for costs when required by affidavit. By or. Milroy the canal fund commissioners report to the House the precise amount of the state debt contracted for internal improvements amp a. On motion of or. Owen resolved that tie committee on the state Library inquire into the expediency of providing by Law for setting aside annually the sum of twelve and a half cents on each Hundred Dollar share of Stock in every incorporated company to whom a charter shall hereafter be granted by the legislature to constitute a permanent fund for the Purchase and support of our stat Library amp. By or. Noel resolved that the judiciary committee inquire into the expediency of authorizing a change of Ventre in criminal causes in the same manner of changing the venue in civil causes. By or. Walpole that a committee be appointed to inquire if any change be necessary in regard to the time amp a. Of holding courts in the 5th judicial circuit. By or. Jones that the judiciary committee it quire into the of publishing a number of the revised Laws and subsequent acts to be sent into the several counties to be sold at such Price As shall reimburse the state. On motion of or. Peasle the Board of internal improvement were directed to inform the House the amount of All the contracts made upon the Public works the number of Miles under contract on each work and the Cost of the same &.c. By or. Bennett that the Secretary of state furnish the Printer for this House a Complete Index for the journal of this House amp a. Or. Allen introduced a memorial and joint Resolution relative to the Wab Asli and Erie canal read three times and passed. Or. Saiy Tii introduced a joint Resolution relative to postage on papers amp a. Or. Cotton of s. Introduced a Bill to repeal an act to prohibit the circulation of Bank notes fur a less denomination Tolian five dollars. Or. Brown introduced a Bill to declare a misprir.-. Or. introduced Bill to Amend the act for opening and repairing Public roads and High ways. Or. Arnold introduced a Bill to it provide for the erection of Bridges Over the White water canal. Or. Bennett presented a Bill to Amend an act regulating practice in suits at Law. Or. Hubbard presented a Bill to Amend an act regu lating the compensation of jurors and witnesses which were severally read the first time and passed to a second Reading on to Morrow. And the House adjourned. De to inquire into the propriety of repealing Quot an act to Amend the several acts regulating the jurisdiction and duties of justices of the peace in the several counties therein named Quot approved febuary 7, 1835, so As to make the jurisdiction and duties of justices of the peace uniform throughout the state with leave to report by Bill or otherwise. Or. Thompson of l., moved to Amend by adding the Follo Ying Quot and that said committee inquire into in Senate. Tuesday dec. 12. Petitions presented by or. Dunning from we Ross and others in relation to the location of the Indianapolis and Leavenworth state Road which was referred to the committee on roads and by or. Moore from John a Joe and others praying a More expeditious and economical collection of the Revenue w hitch was referred to a select committee. Or. Thompson of l., from the judiciary committee reported a ill amendatory of the act entitled Quot an act relative to crime and punishment Quot approved february 10, 1831, which pascia to a second Reading to Morrow. Or. Thompson of l., from the same committee also reported a Bill authorizing a change of venue in certain cases therein named which passed to a second Reading. Or. Thompson of l., from the same committee to which wins referred a Resolution directing an inquiry into the expediency of requiring prosecuting witnesses to pay the costs in cases of Mise Manoi s where there is a failure to convict reported that in the opinion of the committee it was inexpedient to legislate on that subject. Or. Thompson ofl., from the Sani e committee to which was referred a Rem ution directing an inquiry into the propriety of preventing individuals and corporations from collecting debts due them in specie from this time until three months after the state Bank shall resume specie payment reported at some length setting out the unconstitutionality of such a measure and concluding by asking to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject and they were accordingly discharged. On motion of or. Morgan resolved that the select committee appointed to compile the standing rules of the two houses shall previous to the printing of said rules and joint rules report the same to the Senate recommending such amendments to tie standing rules of the Senate As the committee deem necessary. On motion of or. Pejett resolved that the committee on the judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of repealing much of the 39th Section of the probate Law of 1831 relates to the disposing of the real estates of infants. Amp a. For the purpose of reinvesting the proceeds of such estates. On motion of or. Brady resolved that the tid Ciary coins re tace be instructed to inquire into the expediency of reporting a Bill providing for an increase of the per diem Bompensa Tio Nof grand and Petit jurors witnesses and associate judges to such an amount As shall be reasonable adjust. On Moti ii or. Stewart resolved that the committee on the judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of repealing All Laws now in Force inflicting the punishment of death and substituting in lieu thereof solitary confinement in the state prison with leave to report by Bill or otherwise. Or Finch offered the following Resolution which was Laid on the table resolved that the Secretary of state be requested to make out and furnish to the printers of the Senate a Complete Index of the journals ordered to be printed by the Senate for which he shall be allowed the same compensation As was allowed the Secretary of the expediency of making the jurisdiction of justices of the peace co extensive with each or. Clark moved the following amendment to the amendment strike out All after the word Quot expediency Quot and insert As follows Quot of limiting in All civil cases the jurisdiction of justices of the peace to their respective townships. The question on striking out was put and carried. The question recurring on the amendment it was determined in the negative. Or. Dunning moved to strike out All of the Resolution after the figures 1835. On motion of or. Tilv shh Sua urr., Ine Resolution was Laid on the table. On motion of or. Morgan of Resolved that the committee on the judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of transferring the probate business to the president judges of the circuit courts and fixing the compensation of said president judges for Stich extra service within the amount now paid to probate judges. On motion of or. Dunn resolved that the judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so changing the criminal Law As that capital punishments in future shall not be in Public. Or. Cole offered the following Resolution resolved that the committee on the judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of amending the Law relative to the Mode of doing county business in Sucha manner As Mohave Idone uniformly throughout the state. Which after being amended on motion of or. Thompson ofl., by adding the words Quot by county commissioners Quot adopted. On motion of or. Kennrdy resolved that the judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of repealing so much of the act entitled Quot an act regulating the Uris diction and duties of justices of the peace Quot approved feb. 10, 1831 As requires a Justice of the peace in any Case to Issue a Scire facial against a Replevin bail and that the committee be requested to inquire into the expediency of requiring justices to give the first execution on All judgments rendered by them against the judgment debtor and Replevin bail jointly noting in said execution that it shall be the duty of the officers to make tie Money demanded in the execution out of the f property of the judgment debtor if the same can be done on default of which he shall make the same out of tie goods of the Replevin or. Trio Nisson of l., on leave granted introduced a Bill making an appropriation of part of the three per cent in Lawrence county a hich was read three several times and passed. And the Senate adjourned two o , M. The Senate in of a Resolution adopted yesterday resolved itself into committee of the Wii Ole or. Thompson of l., in the chair when after adopting resolutions referring various parts of the me Sago to apr opiate committees the com unit the Rose and the chairman reported the resolutions to the Senate Aud asked their concurrence. Thesen ate concurred in the resolutions generally. Or. Cathcart introduced a memorial and joint Reso Littion in relation to to e Harbor at Lake Michigan which was three times read and passed. Or. Moffit introduced a Bill for the prevention of injuries to the National Road Inland Init which passed to a third Reading. Or. Jowen introduced a Bill to appropriate a part of the three percent fund in Fountain county which was read three times and passed. Or. Finch introduced a Hill to incorporate the West Delphi Bridge company which was three times read and referred to the committee on corporations supreme judges. The Senate now on motion took up the communication of the governor nominating Thiee judges of the supreme court of Indiana and proceeded with closed doors to the confirmation thereof. The nominations of judges Blackford and Dewey were unanimously confirmed. The nomination of judge Sullivan was confirmed by the following vote yeast messes. Baird of St. Joseph Beard of Montgomery Bowen Casey Clark cd be Colerick Crawford Dunn Elliott Quot Green Little Morgan of d., mount Smith Stafford Stanford Stewart Thompson of j., Thompson of l., Thompson of p., Trask Walker Watts of d., vawter.�?25. Nays messes. Bell Bradbury Brady Cathcart chamber daily Dobson Dunning Ewing Finch Hackett Kennedy Mitchell Moffitt More Puett Sigler Termany Tuley Watt of union�?20. Ought to take place in favor of any one work to the exclusion of other works. Or. Brice moved to Lay it on the table. And before the question was taken the House adjourned. In Senate. Wednesday dec. 13. Petitions or. Ewing from sundry citizens of Fulton county praying that the proceedings of the assessor of Fulton county May be legalized. By or. Tia a from Morton Jones and others relative to a state Road. By or. Ewing ffi. i Gus and others relative to a state Road leading for Logansport to Noblesville. By or. Thompson of l., three several petitions in relation to state roads. Or. Beard of m. From the committee on re a ported a Bill to establish a state Road from. A lines to Ira in Elkhart county to Plymouth Quot which was twice read and referred to a select com Pittee Ori motion of or Riu aur Putrn. A resolved that the governor he request to Lay before the Senate any communication that he May have received from the governor of the state of Illinois relative to the continuation of the Buffalo and Mississippi rail Road in or through the state of Illinois on motion of or. , resolved that the committee on canals and internal improvements be., instructed to inquire what Means shall be employed and what Mode of improvement shall be adopted for the further improvement of the Michigan Road so As to secure usefulness to the Public and save to the state the great amount of pubic Money expended on that extensive and useful thoroughfare running As it does from North to South through the entire extent of the state with leave to report by Bill or otherwise. On motion of or. Walker resolved that the committee on canals and internal Impi movements be instructed to inquire into the expediency of aiding in some Way or other the Lawrenceburg and Indianapolis Railroad company either As named by the governor in his message or by the state taking part of the Stock. Or. Baird of St. Joseph moved the following Resolution resolved that the committee on roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of requiring supervisors of roads to Call out the hands now required by Law each year to improve the said roads so As to perform labor upon the same any number of Days not exceeding six in each year for each hand and also into the expediency of making it a indictable offence in Case of any failure on the part of Stipe visors to keep the Public roads in Good repair Quot subject to a Fine upon conviction thereof dollars with leave to state for indexing the journals of last session. Or. Thompson of j., offered the following re Solu Loti evolve by committee be instruct House of representatives the House met. Petitions. The speaker Laid before the House a petition on the subject of the mount Carmel and new Albany rail Road. By or. Dowl no of Ezra m. Jones collector of Vig county. By Sruv Matlock of John Peck Andot Hersi for state Road by or. Hubbard of sundry persons on the subject of printing the Laws of this state in the German language read and referred. Resolutions. By or. Reeves resolved. That a committee of two from each congressional District be appointed with instructions to inquire what alterations if any Are necessary to the system of internal improvement and the prosecution tier Eoff Laid on the table. By or. Bice that the committee on the judiciary be instructed to report to this House a joint Resolution making provision for a revision of the Laws of this state As soon As practicable. Or. Williams of Wayne presented the Quot allowing preamble and Resolution whereas the state has Ern barked in an exte4ded system of internal improvements which will req lire a udicious and economical application of her resources and Means. And w Horas the sex pedicures of Laige sums of Money for which the people Are Milt Fly responsible requires great caution As to the objects on which those expenditures Are to be made and who a As it is tie duty of the legislature to guard against unnecessary or of res3ive Burthen in the prosecution of triese improve neuts a Therea re resolved that while we look to the completion of the works in tie internal improvement Bill tie committee on canals and internal improvements be directed to inquire into the expediency of directing the Board of internal improvement to make the greatest expenditure for the next two years Ori those works and such parts the roof As will in their judgment produce the earliest and Best returns to the state on the investment and which May he deemed by them of the most immediate importance to the growth and Prosperity thereof. Or. Stapp moved to Amend by adding tie follow report by Bill or otherwise. On motion of or. Tuley said Blank was filled with Quot Twenty five Quot and then the Resolution was adopted on motion of or. Stanford resolved that the committee on roads be instructed to inquire what amendments if any is necessary to make the practice of supervisors of roads uniform under the 49th Section of an act entitled Quot an act for opening and repairing Public roads and highways Quot approved feb. 10, 1831. On motion of or. Tule resolved that the committee on roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of repealing an act to Amend an act to Regni ate the Mode of doing county business a proved feb. 1835, or so much the a of a relates to supervisors of roads. On motion of or. Mount peso ref that the committee Oil Vays and Means be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the Laws providing for the Sale of canal lands approved Jan. 20, 183u, and All Laws amendatory thereto in the following particulars to wit a that any person or persons shall have incurred a Fri feature for the non payment of the interest in Advance As is required by existing Laws which shall not Haye been already sold in pursuance thereof the commissioner whose duty it is to receive the same shall be directed to charge such delinquent fifteen per cent penalty and at the rate of tree qty five per cent per annul interest and that no forfeiture shall be incurred until after the expiration of three years after such delinquency on lands hereafter a Well As heretofore subject to forfeiture under existing Lia is and that they fur Thoi inquire into the expediency of permitting any person or persons indebted for said lands to pay to such commissioner at the time of paying the interest any part of the principal to be placed to the credit of such purchaser and that they further inquire into the expediency of taxing said canal lands Aiice report by Bill or otherwise. On motion of or. Brady resolved that the committee Ori roads be i instructed to inquire into the expediency of report in a Bill providing for a More efficient method of improving the Public highways and at the same time less Sive to the country. On motion of or. Daily resolved. That Quot the Secretary of state be requested to Lay before the Senate the Semi annual reports of the superintendent of the state prison if such re its be made in accordance with the 6th and 7th Section of an act for the regulation of the state prison and also other information if any in his Possession can Quot nested the govern to of said prison. On leave granted my Ewing reported a Bill to legalize the proceedings of Anthony f. Smith As Ai Sessor for the county of Fulton for the year which was three and passed. Or. Morgan of Introduced a joint Resolution of. The general Assembly to Congress on the subject of making the paper of specie paying Banks receivable for Public lands which after some debate on a a motion it a second time which was afterwards withdrawn passed to a second Reading or. Hackett from a select committee reported a Bill to Phi Inge the name of the town of Middletow nto Claysville Wahidi passed to a second Reading. Or. Morgan of Introduced a Bill to Amend the act relating the Quot jurisdiction and duties of justices of the peace approved i be. 10, 1631, which passed to a second Reading. Or. Crawford introduced a Bill of locate a state Road from Bristol in Elkhart county via. Middlebury to the Goshen and Lima state Road at or near Andrew s Lake in Lagrange comity which passed Ai second Reading. ,. Or. Finch introduced a Bill entitled Quot an act to locate a certain state Road therein named Quot which passed to a second Reading. The president Laid before the Senate a re a from the Board of fund coi missioners which was ordered to be printed. Hat in prosecutor to the works of internal improvement of the state every precaution. Ought to be taken against the useless expel Dittore of Public Money oar works which will not be u Sextil or profitable to the people of the state. That or modifications tending to a conomy should be looked to with deep interest by every Frieri of the system but that no be printed. The resident Laid before the Senate a communication from the judges of the supreme court on Trio subject of a revision of the Laws which was ref rred to tie judiciary committee. This president also Laid before the Senate a com my mix Ion from the auditor of Public accounts and also o be from the treasurer of a Tate of the subject of Sala is and fees which Vas Laid on the motion of or. Dunning a Sozo Ltd a that the Board of int cd Nail improvement be a spec fully requested to. Lay before the ate hrs a Reid a its of the several engineers who Haver eyed the i cute of the new Albany and Cra Fordsville Road. Fri he purpose of determining the character of Saiid together with the action of the Board on said its under the Provit of of the 6th Section of the it entitled Quot an act to proves for a it of internal improvement Quot approved it 188 Iso any other action which said Board has Aid Hopoi to at a a Jerly a Daas convenient. On motion of or. Let to a = a idiot Ari that the judiciary con to Teby be a in to mtg it

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