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Ayes-Messrs. Collier, De Puy, Shields, Steinberger.—4.

Nays— Messrs. Bramble, Briggs, Clayes, Davis of Cass, Daily, Dean, Doom, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Kline, Lee, Marquette, Mason, Ramsey, Rankin, Roeder, Seymour, Stewart, Taffe, Wattles, Young.-23.

Lost.
Question on reading third time.
Carried.
The bill was now read third time, passed and title agreed to.
Mr. Mason from Committee on Judiciary introduced

H. B. No. 129, “ A bill for an act to regulate the appointment and define the powers and duties of Notaries Public,"

Read first and second time.

Mr. Taffe moved to recommit to same committee, with instructions to report a bill making the office of notary public elective by the people.

On this, Mr. Daily moved the previous question, and was sustained.
The main question was now ordered,
And on that the ages and nays were called:

Ayes--Messrs. Briggs, Davis of Cass, Daily, Dean, Fleming, Lee, Noel, Stewart, Taffe, Young.–10.

Nays-Messrs. Clayes, Collier, Doom, De Puy, Gwyer, Hall, Marquette, Mason, Ramsey, Roeder, Seymour, Steele, Steinberger, Wattles.-14.

Lost.
Question now had on reading bill third time.
Lost.
Mr. De Puy, from select committee, to which was referred

H. B. No. 121, “A bill for an act to define the boundaries between Washington and Dodge counties,"

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

The bill was now read a third time, passed and title agreed to.

Mr. Lee, from Committee on Engrossing and Enrolling Bills, made the following report:

Your Committee on Engrossing and Enrolling Bills have this day presented to the Governor for his approval,

H. B. No. 83, “A bill for an act to more particularly define the boundaries of Nemaha county,"

Also, H. B. No. 89, "An act to locate a territorial road from Brownville, Nemaha county, to Kingston, in Johnson county,”

Also, H. B. No. 45, "A bill to authorize Thomas Patterson to erect a dam across Rock creek.”

Also, H. B. No. 87, “A bill for an act to establish a territorial road from Omaha, in Douglas county, to Fontenelle, Dodge county."

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H. B. No. 69, "A bill for an act to incorporate the city of Rulo."

Also,
H. B. No. 80, “A bill for an act to establish a territorial road from
Cuming city landing, Washington county, to Fontenelle, Dodge county.”

Also, H. B. No. 103, “A bill for an act to locate a territorial road from Peru to the Kansas line, at or near Marysville, Kansas Territory."

Also, H. B. No. 92, "A bill for an act to locate a territorial road from Omaha city, via Hazelton, to Forest city, in Sarpy county."

Also, H. B. No. 94, “A bill for an act to locate a territorial road from the city of Elkhorn to the Pappillion creek, at McArdle's.”

Also, H. B. No. 62, “A bill for an act to establish a territorial road from Bellevue, via Hazelton, in Sarpy county, to Elkhorn city, in Douglas county.”

Also, H. B. No. 12, "A bill for an act to authorize certain officers to administer oaths and affirmations." All of which were correctly engrossed.

GEORGE F. LEE. Mr. Noel, from same committee, reported House Bills Nos. 72 and 119 as correctly engrossed.

The following message from His Excellency, the Governor, was received:

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, Omaha, City,

November 11858. Mr. Speaker:

I am instructed by the Governor to inform your honorable body that he has signed and approved the following bills, to wit:

"An act to locate a territorial road from the Pappillion creek, at McArdle's,"

An act to locate a territorial road from Peru to the Kansas line, near Marysville, Kansas Territory,"

"An act to more particularly define and settle the boundaries of Nemaha county, N. T.,"

"An act to establish a territorial road from Omaha city, in Douglas county, to Fontenelle, in Dodge county,"

"An act to authorize Thomas Patterson, or assigns, to erect a mill dam across Rock creek,”

"An act to incorporate the city of Rulo,"

"An act to establish and locate a territorial road from Cuming city landing, in Washington county, to Fontenelle, Dodge county,"

"An act to locate a territorial road from Omaha city, by way of Hazleton, to Forest city, in Sarpy county,"

"An act to establish a territorial road from Bellevue, Sarpy county, via Hazleton, to Elkhorn city, Douglas county,"

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An act to authorize certain officers to administer oaths and affirmations in all cases," "An act_to locate a territorial road from Brownville, in Nemaha nty, to Kingston in Johnston county.

J. McCONIHE,

Private Secretary.

Mr. Young, from Committee on Federal Relations, submitted the following report:

Your committee to whom was referred

H. B. No. 109, "A memorial and joint resolution, praying Congress to pass a special act for the relief of John B. and William Bennet, have had the same under consideration, and beg leave to report:

Your committe find that the above mentioned John B. and William Bennet, did in accordance with what was supposed to be the law, preempt at the land office at Omaha, certain lands as stage stations.

These lands were part of them sold by the above named persons, and good and sufficient deeds given, after which a decision was made at the general land office, to the effect that the said entries were not in accordance with law.

It is but justice that the title of John B. and William Bennet, to the said lands, should be confirmed. The committee therefore recommend the passage of the bill.

WILLIAM C. FLEMING,
WILLIAM J. YOUNG.

Mr. Clayes asked leave to introduce a bill of which no notice had been given.

Objections being made,
The ayes and nays were called:

Ayes—Messrs. Bramble, Briggs, Clayes, Collier, Davis of Cass, Daily, Dean, Doom, Fleming, Hall, Lee, Marquette, Mason, Noel, Ramsey, Roeder, Steele, Stewart, Taffe, Wattles, Young.-21.

Nays-Mr. Seymour.-1.
Carried, and
Leave granted.
Mr. Clayes now introduced

H. B. No. 130, "A bill for an act to amend an act to define the limits of judicial districts, and fix the term of the district courts.”

Mr. Steinberger moved to refer to a select committee of three.

Mr. Stewart moved to amend by referring to Committee on Judiciary.

Lost.

Mr. Clayes moved to amend by referring to the delegation from Douglas county.

Carried.
Motion as amended,

Carried.

Committee-Messrs. Steinberger, Briggs, Clayes, Gwyer, Stewart, Steele, Roeder, Seymour.

Mr. Daily, from special committee, reported

C. B. No. 42, "A bill for an act to amend an act entitled 'An act establishing the mode of locating and changing county seats,'”

With an amendment thereto, and recommended its passage.
Mr. Daily also reported
C. B. No. 12, "A bill for an act for the relief of Margaretta Cuming,"
Without recommendation.
Mr. Daily also reported

H. B. No. 21, “A bill for an act to make legal the collection of taxes for the year A. D. 1857,"

Recommending its passage.
Mr. Daily, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 131, "A bill for an act to abolish slavery in the Territory of Nebraska."

Mr. Steinberger moved to refer to Committee on Federal Relations.

Mr. Rankin moved to postpone further consideration of the bill until the fourth day of July next.

Ayes and nays called:
Ayes-Messrs. Clayes Noel, Shields, Steinberger.-4.

Nays-Messrs. Bramble, Briggs, Collier, Davis of Cass, Daily, Dean, Doom, De Puy, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Kline, Lee, Marquette, Mason, Ramsey, Rankin, Roeder, Seymour, Steele, Stewart, Taffe, Wattles, Young.-24.

Lost.
Question had on reference to Committee on Federal Relations.
Lost.
Mr. Daily now moved to refer to a select committee of five.
Carried.

Committee-Messrs. Daily, Rankin, Taffe, Stewart, Flening.

Mr. Rankin moved to instruct the committee to report to-morrow night at 8 o'clock.

Carried.
Mr. Seymour moved to take a recess until 24 o'clock P. M.
Lost.

Mr. Gwyer, from special committee reported the following:
Mr. Speaker :

Your committee to which was referred two bills, viz: H. B. No. 104 and H. B. No. 91, entitled “ An act to incorporate the Omaha City and Great Salt Lake Telegraph Company."

Would respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have come to the conclusion to merge the two bills into one, which is acquiesced in by the parties interested in the respective bills. As the bill No. 104, amended, is a meritorious one, and of great interest to the Territory of Nebraska, and asks for no extraordinary privileges, we report the same back and recommend its passage, and that bill No. 91 lay upon the table.

WILLIAM A. GWYER,
JAMES A. SEYMOUR,
JOHN A. STEINBERGER.

Mr. Wattles, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 132, "An act to establisha ferry across the Platte river, at the mouth of Salt creek, Sarpy county, Nebraska Territory."

Read first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Corporations.

Mr. Gwyer, from special committee, reported as follows:

MINORITY REPORT. The undersigned, a minority of the committee to whom was referred "An act to apportion the members of the House of Representatives of the Territory of Nebraska,” having had the same under consideration, and being unable to agree upon a report with the other members of the committee, beg leave to report the following minority report:

In the opinion of your committee, a new apportionment can not be based with equal and exact justice upon the last vote for members of the Legislature. The only correct and proper basis for a new apportionment would be on a census of the inhabitants of the Territory. As there is no such census to base it upon, the undersigned is compelled to submit a minority report, adverse to the bill under consideration, and recommend its indefinite postponement.

If, in the opinion of the House, however, it is deemed best to make a new apportionment at the present time, the undersigned respectfully presents to the consideration of the House a bill, as a substitute to the bill referred to the committee, and would recommend its passage.

WILLIAM A. GWYER.

Accompanying the foregoing report, came A bill for an act for a new apportionment of the representatives of the Territory.

Mr. Young, from the same committee, reported as follows:
Your committee, to whom was referred a substitute for House file

No. 22,

Having had the same under consideration, would report the same back and recommepd its passage, with the following amendments:

That Sarpy county have three members; Cass and Lancaster five members; Platte, Green, Calhoun and Butler one member; Monroe and Hall counties one member,

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