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Carried.

On motion,
Adjourned at 12 o'clock M.

WEDNESDAY, October 20, 1858. House met at the usual hour. Prayer by the Chaplain. Journal read and approved. Mr. Ramsey, or leave, introduced H. B. No. 69, "A bill for an act to incorporate the city of Rulo,"

Which was read a first and second time, and referred to Committee on Corporations."

Mr. Fleming gave notice of a bill to incorporate the Missouri River and Nemaha Valley Rail Road Company."

Mr. Cassell, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 70, “A bill for an act to incorporate the Nebraska City Hydraulic and Gas Company,"

Which was read a first and second time, and referred to Committee on Corporations.

Mr. Davis of Cass, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 71, A bill for an act to amend an act relating to the observance of the sabbath and the protection of religious worship,"

Which was read a first and second time, and referred to Committee on Corporations.

Mr. Shields gave notice of a memorial and joint resolution in relation to the establishment of a mail route.

Mr. Stewart gave notice of a bill regulating the disposal of unclaimed property in certain cases.

Mr. Steele, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 7:2,"A bill for an act to establish a territorial road from Florence to the bridge on the Little Pappillion,"

Which was read a first and second time, and referred to Committee on Roads.

Mr. Briggs, on leave, introduced
H. B. No. 73, "An act for the limitation of actions,"

Which was read a first and second time, and referred to Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Davis of Washington, presented the petition of Roger T. Bealle and other citizens of Washington county, in reference to the county seat of that county.

The same gentleman, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 74, “An act to relocate the seat of justice of Washington county,”

Which was read a first and second time, and referred to a select committee of three, consisting of Messrs. Davis of Washington, Kline and Daily

Mr. Taffe, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 75, "An act to incorporate the Concord Town and Ferry Company,"

Which was read a first and second time, and referred to Committee on Corporations.

Mr. Rankin, from Committee on Roads, to which was referred House Bills Nos. 61 and 62, bills for territorial roads, reported the same back without amendment, and recommended their passage.

Mr. Rankin, from special committee to which was referred

H. B. No. 67, "An act to organize the county of Hall, to define the boundaries and locate the county seat thereof,"

Reported the same back without amendment, and recommended its passage.

Mr. Rankin also reported

C. B. No. 55, "A bill for an act to authorize C. M. Greever and others to keep a ferry across the Missouri River at St. Deroin, in Nemaha county,"

Without amendment and recommended its passage.
Which bill was then taken up, passed and title agreed to.
The same gentleman also reported,

H. B. No. 19, “A bill to authorize Wm. A. Taylor, his heirs and assigns to keep a ferry across the Missouri river at Saint Deroin," And recommended its indefinite postponement.

On motion,
The bill was indefinitely postponed.

Mr. Stewart from Committee on Corporations submitted the following report:

Your committee to whom was referred,

C. B. No. 88, “ An act to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate Nebraska city,”

Also, H. B. No. 66, “An act to incorporate the town of Fremont, Dodge county, N. T,

Also,
H. B. No. 60. "An act to incorporate the City of Beatrice,"

Having had the same under consideration, beg leave to report the same back and recommend their passage,

Also, H. B. No. 64, “An act to authorize Joel H. Johnson to keep a ferry across the Loup Fork at Genoa in Monroe county,"

And recommend that the same be recommitted to a select committee of one consisting of R. W. Steele, with instructions to report a substitute."

(Signed), STEWART,

DAVIS,
BRAMBLE.
KLINE,
RAMSEY,

On motion, H. B. No. 64, “ A bill for an act to authorize Joel H. Johnson to keep a ferry across the Loup Fork at Genoa in Monroe county,"

Was referred to select committee of one, viz: Mr. Steele.
Mr. Steinberger from select committee to which was referred,

H. B. No. 40, “ An act for the encouragement and protection of live fences,"

Reported the same back amended by inserting the enacting clause. Mr. Clark from select committee to which was referred,

H. B. No. 52, “A bill for an act to authorize R. W. Frame to keep a ferry across the Missouri river at Peru, Nemaha county,"

Reported the same back with the following amendments, viz:
In section one, strike out "employed", and insert “empowered,"

In section five, strike out an action of debt,” and insert civil action."

On motion, The amendments were adopted, when the bill was passed and title agreed to. Mr. Daily, from special committee, to which was referred

C. B. No. 33, “A bill for an act to locate and establish a territorial road from Nebraska city to Salem,” reported the same back with the following amendment:

“In section four, strike out the word “two” and insert in place thereof, “three,"

On motion,
The amendment was adopted.
The bill was then passed and title agreed to.

Mr. Noel, from Committee on Engrossing and Enrolling Bills, reported House Bills, Nos. 31, 33, 47, 56, 57 and 58 as correctly engrossed.

Mr. Davis of Cass, from select committee to which was referred for corrections,

H. B. No. 44, “A bill to authorize George W. Hunt to keep a mill dam across the south branch of Weeping Water, in Cass county,"

Reported the same back with the necessary corrections,
When, the bill was passed and title agreed to.
Mr. Taffe, from Committee to which was referred

C. B. No. 75, "An act to authorize H. C. Crawford, A. A. Patridge and others to keep a ferry across the Missouri river, reported the same back with the following amendment, viz: In section one, after the word "

extending,” strike out “for two miles," and insert the following: “half way to the northwest corner of the town of Concord, in said county."

The same gentleman also reported

C. B. No. 14, "An act to legalize the acts of Wm. Pilgrim, late Register of Deeds in and for Dakota county,"

With the following amendment:

After the words “Dakota city,” in section one, strike out“ the county seat of,” and insert the word "in."

Mr. Davis of Cass, from select committee to which was referred

H. B. No. 5, "An act entitled an act to relocate county seats,"

Reported the same back, and recommended that sections three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten be stricken out.

Mr. Briggs, from Committee on Privileges and Elections, to which was referred

C. B. No. 77, “A bill for an act to amend an act entitled 'Elections, approved January 26, 1856,"

Reported the same back without recommendation.

Mr. Steele gave notice of a memorial and joint resolution, asking for an appropriation to bridge the Platte river where the Military road touches said river, near Larimer city; and also, to bridge the Loup Fork near Columbus

Mr. Fleming moved to take up business on the Speaker's table and orders of the day.

Carried. Mr. Gwyer moved to take up the substitute reported by minority of of committee, for

H. B. No. 23, “A bill for an act to exempt a homestead and certain other property from forced sale."

Mr. Rankin moved a call of the House.
Absent-Messrs. Davis of Washington and De Puy.

On motion,
All further proceedings under call were dispensed with.
Mr. Steinberger moved to adjourn.
Ayes and nays called:
Ayes--Mr. Steinberger.—1.

Nays-Messrs. Bramble, Briggs, Cassell, Clark, Clayes, Davis of Cass, Daily, Dean, Doom, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Kline, Lee, Marquette, Noel, Ramsey, Rankin, Roeder, Shields, Steele, Stewart, Taffe, Wasson, Wattles.-25.

Lost.
Call of the House ordered.
Absent-Messrs. Davis of Washington, De Puy and Mason.

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The Sergeant-at-Arms was dispatched after the absentees.
The absentees having come within the bar of the House,

On motion,
All further proceedings under call of the House were dispensed
with.
The following message from the Council was received:

COUNCIL CHAMBER,

Oct. 20, 1858. Mr. Speaker:

I am instructed to inform your honorable body that the Council has passed the following named bills:

C. B. No. 90, “A bill for an act to confirm the title of Francis Barker to certain real estate in Omaha city.”

Also, C. B. No. 36, “A bill for an act to remunerate code commissioners for services rendered."

Also, C. B. No. 89, "An act to grant a ferry charter at the town of Hoobrah, across the Missouri river.”

And the concurrence of the House is requested.

I have also to inform you that the Council has concurred in the amendments of the House to

C. B. No. 1, “An act amendatory of an act to incorporate the Nebraska University,"

Also,
In the amendments of the House to

C. B. No. 7, “ A bill for an act to incorporate the Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Nebraska,"

Also,
In the amendments of the House to

C. B. No. 71, “An act to amend an act incorporating the City of Brownville,"

I have also to inform you that the Council has concurred in the amendments proposed by the Committee of Conference are,

C. B. No. 13, “A bill for an act to amend an act entitled an act for locating, opening, repairing and changing county roads,"

With the exception of the first clause of the fifteenth section, and

I return you the bill with the amendment thereto attached, and the concurrence of the House is requested.

S. M. CURRAN, Chief Clerk.

Mr. Stewart moved as an amendment to the motion now before the House,

That the whole subject matter connected with the “ Homestead Bill," be now considered in Committee of the Whole."

Mr. Gwyer moved to lay the motion on the table.
Carried.
Mr. Rankin moved to lay the whole matter on the table excepting,

C. B. No. 3, " A bill for an act to exempt the homestead of families from forcible sale,"

On which the ayes and nays were had:

Ayes-Messrs. Davis of Washington, Dean, Kline, Lee, Mason, Noel, Rankin, Seymour, Shields, Steele, Steinberger, Stewart, Taffe, Wasson Wattles.-15.

Nays—Messrs. Bramble, Briggs, Cassell, Clark, Clayes, Collier, Davis of Cass, Daily, Doom, De Puy, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Marquette, RamBey, Roeder.-16.

Lost.

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