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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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On motion of Mr. Rankin,
The House adjourned at one o'clock P. M.

THURSDAY, September 30, 1858. House met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by the Chaplain. Journal read and approved.

Mr. James B. Wasson of Otoe county, peared and presented his certificate of election as a member of the House of Representatives, which,

On motion,
Was referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections.

The chairman of the committee reported the same back to the House, and recommended that Mr. Wasson be permitted to take his seat as a member of this House.

On motion, The report was adopted, and The oath of office was administered in due form to Mr. Wasson. Mr. Bramble presented a petition in relation to Dixon county, which

On motion, Was read, and referred to Committee on County Seats and County Boundaries.

Mr. Fleming, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 14, “A bill for an act to establish permanently the county seat of Richardson county, by a vote of the people.”

On motion, The bill was referred to a select committee of three, consisting of Messrs. Fleming, Dean and Daily.

Mr. Daily offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That this House instruct its Chief Clerk to procure all the incidental printing ordered by the House."

Laid over under rule.
Mr. Seymour, on leave, introduced
H. B. No. 15, “A bill entitled an act for a homestead exemption."
Which was referred to Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Briggs gave notice of a bill, entitled an act to prescribe the duties of the attorney general.

Mr. Kline introduced, in the form of a resolution, a motion, that the Committee on Privileges and Elections be instructed to enquire into the eligibility of B. P. Rankin to a seat in this House.

Laid over under rule.
Mr. Davis of Washington, on leave, introduced

taken up.

H. B. No. 16, "An act explanatory of an act regulating the disposal of lands purchased in trust for town sites, approved Feb. 10, 1857.”

Read first and second time, and referred to Committee on Judiciary. Mr. Mason, from Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred

H. B. No. 10, “A bill for an act to create a lien in favor of mechanics and others in certain cases,Reported a substitute for the same, and recommended its adoption.

On motion,
The substitute was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Stewart, The bill was read first and second time, and ordered engrossed for a third reading

On motion,
The business on.the Speaker's table was no

C. B. No. 8, "A bill for an act to establish a Criminal Code for the Territory of Nebraska,"

Was read first and second time by title and referred to Committee on Judiciary

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

Was read second time.
Mr. Steele moved to refer to Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Collier moved to amend, by referring to Committee on Incorporations.

Carried.
Question had on the motion as amended.
Carried.

C. B. No. 1, "An act amendatory of an act entitled an act to incorporate the Nebraska University. Read second time, and

On motion of Mr. De Puy,
Referred to a select committee of three.

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Committee-Messrs. De Puy, Steele and Marquette.

The resolution introduced on yesterday, respecting copies of the correspondence between the Secretary of the Territory and the Department, Was now taken

up,

and On motion, Adopted.

The Council having refused to concur in the amendment 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,"

That bill was now taken up.

Mr. Stewart moved, that the House insist upon its amendment; and on that motion, moved the previous question, and was sustained.

The question being, shall the main question be now put?
The ayes and nays were called—result as follows:

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