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2 o'clock P. M. The House having resumed business, the following message from the Council was received:

COUNCIL CHAMBER,

Sept. 28, 1858. Mr. Speaker:

I am directed by the Council to return the message from the House, and the accompanying bill relative to changing the time of convening the Legislative Assembly, on account of informality.

I have also to inform your honorable body that the Council has passed

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

C. B. No. 12, “A bill for an act for the relief of Margaretta Cuming." And the concurrence of the House is requested.

S. M. CURRAN, Chief Clerk. On motion of Mr. Rankin, The business on the Speaker's table was now taken up.

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

Read first time.

C. B. No. 12, “A bill for an act for the relief of Margaretta Cuming."

Read first time.
Mr. Clayes moved to reconsider the vote by which the House passed

C. B. No. 4, “ A bill for an act changing the time fixed by law for the convening of the Legislative Assembly."

Ayes and nays called:

Ayes.-Messrs. Bramble, Cassell, Clark, Clayes, Collier, Cooper, Dean, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Lee, Mason, Rankin, Shields, Steele, Steinberger.-16.

Nays.--Messrs. Briggs, Davis of Cass, Davis of Washington, Daily, De Puy, Kline, Marquette, Noel, Norwood, Roeder, Seymour, Stewart, Taffe, Wattles, Young.-15.

The Chair decided the motion
Carried.

When Mr. Steinberger took an appeal from the decision, claiming that under Rule 67-a two third vote was required.

Question had on sustaining the Chair, and
Lost.
Mr. Clark moved to adjourn.
Lost.

Mr. Clayes moved that the Clerk be instructed to make the necessary corrections to C. B. No. 4, “A bill for an act to change the time of

convening the Legislative Assembly,” in order that the bill might go to the Council with the amendment as intended by the mover of the

same.

The Chair deciding that it was the duty of the clerk to make such correction, without special instruction from the House.

The motion to instruct was withdrawn.
Mr. Collier on leave introduced,

H. B. No. 12, " A bill to authorize certain officers to administer oaths and affirmations." Which was read for the first time.

On motion of Mr. Rankin, The rules were suspended and the bill read second and third time by title and put on its passage, on which

The ayes and nays were called:

Ayes.-Messrs. Bramble, Briggs, Cassell, Clark, Clayes, Collier, Cooper, Davis of Cass, Davis of Washington, Daily, Dean, Doom, De Puy, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Kline, Lee, Marquette, Noel, Rankin, Roeder, Seymour, Shields, Steele, Steinberger, Stewart, Taffe, Wattles, Young.-30.

Nays.—00
Carried.
Bill passed and title agreed to
Mr. Fleming moved to adjourn.
Carried.
And the House adjourned at four o'clock P. M.

WEDNESDAY, September 29, 1858.

The House met at the usual hour.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
Journal read and approved.
Mr. Daily offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Territory be respectfully requested to furnish this House with a full copy of the correspondence between the Secretary and the Department, concerning the printing of the Legislative Assembly, and the payment of the expenses of this Legislature, as well as the regular session, to be held by law, on the first Monday in January, 1859.

Laid over under rule.
Mr. Gwyer, on leave, introduced
H. B. No. 13, "An act to authorize citizens to view the public records.”

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

Mr. Davis of Washington, gave notice of a bill for an act explanatory of an act regulating the disposal of lands entered in trust for town sites.

Mr. Taffe gave notice of a bill to regulate the fees of clerks of the district courts.

Also,

Of a bill requiring clerks of the district courts to keep the records in the several counties, in each judicial district, at the places where the courts are held in such counties.

Mr. Mason, from Committee on Judiciary, reported

H. B. No. 13, “An act to authorize citizens to view the public records."

Recommending the following amendment, viz: to strike out the words, “at all seasonable hours."

On motion, The amendment was adopted, and the bill ordered engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Steinberger moved, that the House proceed to elect an Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk.

Carried.
The following named gentlemen were put in nomination:
Wm. Lehmer, Geo. A. Graves, J. W. Van Nostrand, F. Rudowsky.
Mr. Doom moved to postpone the election until day after to-morrow.
Lost.
The roll was-then called, with the following result:

For Geo. A. Graves—Messrs. Cassell, Collier, Hall, Mason, Norwood, Rankin, Shields.-7.

For J. W. Van Nostrand-Messrs. Bramble, Clark, Clayes, Dean, Doom, Fleming, Gwyer, Lee, Noel, Steele, Steinberger.-11.

For F. Rudowsky-Messrs. Briggs, Davis of Cass, Davis of Washington, Daily, De Puy, Kline, Marquette, Roeder, Seymour, Stewart, Taffe, Wattles, Young, Speaker.-14.

There being no election, the roll was called again-result as follows: For Geo. A. Graves-Messrs. Bramble, Norwood, Shields.-3.

For J. W. Van Nostrand-Messrs. Cassell, Clark, Clayes, Collier, Cooper, Doom, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Kline, Noel, Steele, Steinberger.-13.

For F. Rudowsky-Messrs. Briggs, Davis of Cass, Davis of Washington, Daily, Dean, De Puy, Lee, Marquette, Rankin, Roeder, Seymour, Stewart, Taffe, Wattles, Young, Speaker.-16.

No election.
The following message from the Council was received.

COUNCIL CHAMBER,

Sept. 29, 1858. Mr. Speaker:

I am instructed to inform your honorable body, that the Council has

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passed C. B. No. 8, "An act to adopt and establish a Criminal Code for Nebraska.”

Also, C. B. No. 1, "An act amendatory of an act to incorporate the Nebraska University." And the concurrence of the House is requested,

S. M. CURRAN, Chief Clerk.

Mr. John Howard was now put in nomination for the office of Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk, and the names of Messrs. Graves, Lehmer and Van Nostrand withdrawn.

The House now proceeded to vote again, with the following result:

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For Rudowsky_Messrs. Briggs, Cassell, Davis of Washington, Daily, Dean, De Puy, Lee, Roeder, Seymour, Stewart, Taffe, Wattles, Young, Speaker.–14.

For Howard— Messrs. Bramble, Clark, Clayes, Collier, Cooper, Davis of Cass, Doom, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Kline, Noel, Norwood, Rankin, Shields, Steele, Steinberger.-17.

Whereupon, John Howard was declared duly elected.

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

Was read first time.

Mr. Cooper moved that the rules be suspended and the bill read a second time.

On which, the ayes and nays were called:

Ayes—Messrs. Bramble, Cooper, Davis of Cass, Davis of Washington, Daily, Dean, De Puy, Lee, Marquette, Rankin, Roeder, Seymour, Young.-13,

Nays-Messrs. Briggs, Cassell, Clark, Clayes, Collier, Doom, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Kline, Mason, Noel, Norwood, Shields, Steele, Steinberger, Stewart, Taffe, Wattles.–19.

Lost.

On motion of Mr. Mason, The House proceeded to business on the Speaker's table and orders of the day.

The following message from the Council was received:

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Council CHAMBER,

Sept. 29, 1858. Mr. Speaker:

I am directed to inform your honorable body that the Council has refused to concur in the amendments of the House to

C. B. No. 4, “A bill for an act changing the time fixed by law for the convening of the Legislative Assembly."

S. M. CURRAN, Chief Clerk.

Mr. Stewart moved that the House now go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the communication from Secretary Morton, in reference to public printing and other matters, together with the reports from the committee thereon, that being the special order for the day.

Carried, and

The House went into Committee of the Whole, Mr. Collier in the Chair.

The House having resumed business,

Mr. Collier, from Committee of the Whole, reported, that the committee bad had the documents under consideration, and recommended the adoption of the majority report.

Mr. Clayes moved the indefinite postponement of the report of the committee.

Ayes and nays called: Ayes--Messrs. Bramble, Cassell, Clark, Clayes, Collier, Cooper, Doom, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Mason, Rankin, Roeder, Steinberger.-14.

Nays-Messrs. Briggs, Davis of Cass, Davis of Washington, Daily, Dean, De Puy, Kline, Lee, Marquette, Norwood, Seymour, Shields, Stewart, Taffe, Wattles, Young.–16.

Lost.
Mr. Norwood now moved the adoption of the majority report.
Mr. Collier moved to lay the whole matter on the table.
Call of the House ordered.
Absent-Messrs. Cooper, Noel, Steele.

On motion,
All further proceedings under call were dispensed with.
The ayes

and nays were now called on the motion to lay on the table, with the following result:

Ayes-Messrs. Bramble, Cassell, Clark, Clayes, Collier, Dean, Doom, De Puy, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Mason, Rankin, Roeder, Shields, Steinberger.—16.

Nays-Messrs. Briggs, Davis of Cass, Davis of Washington, Daily, Kline, Lee, Marquette, Norwood, Seymour, Stewart, Taffe, Wattles, Young.–13.

Carried. Mr. Clayes moved to reconsider, and to lay that motion on the table. Ayes and nayes called: Ayes—Messrs. Bramble, Cassell, Clark, Clayes, Collier, Dean, Doom, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Lee, Mason, Rankin, Roeder, Shields, Steinberger.-16.

Nays-Messrs. Briggs, Davis of Cass, Davis of Washington, Daily, De Puy, Kline, Marquette, Norwood, Seymour, Stewart, Taffe, Wattles, Young.-13.

Carried,

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