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shall be on paper, and under the signature of the Chief Clerk of each House respectively.
6. After a bill shall have passed both Houses, it shall be duly enrolled by the Enrolling Clerk of the House of Representatives, or of the Council, as the bill may have originated in the one or the other House, before it shall be presented to the Governor of the Territory for his approval.
7. When bills are enrolled, they shall be examined by a joint committee of two from the Council and two from the House of Representatives, appointed as a Standing Committee for that purpose, who shall carefully compare the enrollment with the engrossed bills, as passed in the two Houses, and, correcting any errors that may be discovered in the enrolled bills, make their report forthwith to their respective Houses.
After examination and report, each bill shall be signed in the respective Houses, first by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, then by the President of the Council.
9. After a bill shall have been thus signed in each House, it shall be presented by the said committee to the Governor for his approbation (it being first indorsed on the back of the roll, certifying in which House the same originated; which indorsement shall be signed by the Chief Clerk of the House in which the same did originate), and shall be entered on the journal of each House. The said committee shall report the day of presentation to the Governor, which time shall also be carefully entered on the journal of each House.
10. All orders, resolutions and votes which are to be presented to the Governor of the Territory for his approbation, shall also, in the same marner, be enrolled, examined and signed, and shall be presented in the same manner, and by the same committee as provided in cases of bills.
11. When the Council and House of Representatives shall judge it proper to make a joint address to the Governor, it shall be presented to him by the President of the Council, in the presence of the Speaker and both Houses.
12. When a bill or resolution which has been passed in one House shall be rejected in the other, it shall not be brought in during the same session, without leave of two-thirds of that House in which it shall be renewed.
13. Each House shall transmit, in case they are demanded, all papers on which
bill or resolution shall be founded. 14. After each House shall have adhered to their disagreement, a bill or resolution shall be lost.
Mr. Daily moved that one hundred and fifty printed copies of the standing House rules and joint rules of the Council and House, be procured for the use of the House. Carried.
On motion of Mr. Clark,
Mr. Fleming from Committee on Federal Relations, submitted the following report:
The Committee on Federal Relations, to whom was referred that portion of the Governor's Message relating to a Geological Survey of this Territory, most respectfully report, that your committee having had under consideration Council bill No. 22, being a memorial and joint resolution praying Congress for an appropriation to defray the expenses of such survey, and reported the same back to this House on yesterday, when said memorial and joint resolution was passed.
Your committee therefore deem it unnecessary to take any further action on that subject, as their views were fully comprehended in that memorial and joint resolution. Your committee would therefore ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.
WM. C. FLEMING, Chairman.
On motion of Mr. Fleming,
C. B. No. 24, “A bill for an act to authorize James Folden and A. L. Folden to build a mill dam across the Weeping Water river,".
Read second time and referred to Committee on Incorporations.
The resolution introduced on yesterday in relation to incidental printing, was now taken up.
Mr. Rankin moved to indefinitely postpone.
Ayes-Messrs. Bramble, Clark, Clayes, Collier, Dean, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Lee, Mason, Noel, Rankin, Shields, Steinberger, Steele.-15.
Nays-Messrs. Briggs, Cassell, Cooper, Davis of Cass, Davis of Washington, Dailey, Doom, De Puy, Marquette, Norwood, Roeder, Seymour, Stewart, Taffe, Wattles, Young.--16.
That the subject matter comprehended by the resolution was settled by a vote of the House on Wednesday last, on a motion to reconsider a vote, by which the Secretary's communication and reports thereon were tabled.
The Speaker overruled the point of order.
Ayes—Messrs. Briggs, Cassell, Collier, Cooper, Davis of Cass, Davis of Washington, Daily, Doom, De Puy, Kline, Lee, Marquette, Norwood, Roeder, Seymour, Shields, Steele, Stewart, Taffe, Wattles, Young.–21.
Nays-Messrs. Bramble, Clark, Clayes, Dean, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Mason, Noel, Rankin, Steinberger.—11.
Mr. Daily moved the previous question, which was seconded by a majority and the main question ordered.
Ön which the ages and nays were called:
Ayes-Messrs. Briggs, Cassell, Davis of Cass, Davis of Washington, Daily, Doom, De Puy, Kline, Lee, Marquette, Noel, Norwood, Roeder, Seymour, Stewart, Taffe, Wattles, Young.-18.
Nays—Messrs. Bramble, Clark, Clayes, Collier, Cooper, Dean, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Mason, Rankin, Shields, Steele, Steinberger.-14.
Mr. Lee moved that the Clerk be instructed to be governed by the instructions of the Secretary of the Territory in regard to the place of procuring the printing. On which the
nays were called: Ayes-Messrs. Bramble, Clark, Clayes, Collier, Dean, Doom, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Lee, Mason, Noel, Rankin, Roeder, Shields, Steele, Steinberger.-17. Nays-Messrs. Briggs, Cassell
, Cooper, Davis of Cass, Davis of Washington, Daily, De Puy, Kline, Marquette, Norwood, Seymour, Stewart, Taffe, Wattles, Young.–15.
Oct. 1st, 1858. Mr. Speaker :
I am instructed to inform your honorable body that the Council has passed
C. B. No. 2, “A bill for an act to license the sale of malt, spiritous and vinous liquors in the Territory of Nebraska.”
Also, C. B. No. 29, “ A bill for an act to incorporate the Otoe County Horticultural Society."
Also, C. B. No. 14, “A bill for an act to legalize the acts of William Pilgrim, late Register of Deeds in and for the county of Dakota.”
And the concurrence of the House is respectfully requested.
I have also to inform you that the Council has appointed Messrs. Crawford and Furnas a committee of two on the part of the Council to confer with a committee of three on the part of the House in relation to the disagreement on C. B. No. 4.
S. M. CURRAN, Chief Clerk. Mr. Clayes now moved to reconsider the last vote and to lay that motion on the table.
The resolution introduced on yesterday in relation to the eligibility of a member of this House,
Was now taken up.
Mr. Kline moved to refer the subject matter to the Committee on Privileges and Elections.
Mr. Clayes moved to postpone further consideration of the matter until the fourth day of July next, On which the
nays were called :
Nays—Messrs. Daily, De Puy, Kline, Marquette, Rankin, Stewart, Wattles.-7.
The following communication from Honorable Secretary Morton was received:
Oct. 1, 1858. Gentlemen of the House of Representatives:
I have most respectfully to inform your honorable body, that all correspondence between myself and the Treasury Department, in which you can have any direct interest, has already been placed before you.
In reply to your request for an estimate of the expenditures of a Legislative session of forty days, I have to state, that I am unable to make one with any certainty before the presentation of the bills. I respectfully suggest, however, that the estimate made by the honorable Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, which is twenty thousand dollars, is probably very nearly correct. The fact that every session of the Legislature preceding the present one, has cost the general government either twenty thousand dollars or more, leads me to put great confidence in the estimate of the honorable Secretary of the Treasury.
Very respectfully Yours,
J. STERLING MORTON,
Secretary of Nebraska. Mr. Clays moved to refer the communication to Judiciary Committee. On which the ayes and nays were called.
Ayes-Messrs. Bramble, Clark, Clayes, Cooper, Davis of Cass, Davis of Washington, Daily, Dean, Doom, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Marquette, Mason, Noel, Norwood, Rankin, Roeder, Seymour, Shields, Steinberger.—21.
Nays-Messrs. Briggs, Cassell, Collier, De Puy, Kline, Lee, Steele, Stewart, Taffe, Wattles, Young.-11.
Mr. Steinberger moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the table. Carried.
C. B. No. 2, "A bill for an act to license and regulate the sale of malt, spiritous and vinous liquors in the Territory of Nebraska,"
Was read first and second time, and ordered to be printed.
Mr. Clayes moved that a committee of three be appointed to confer with a similar committee from the council in reference to the disagreement concerning
C. B. No. 4, "A bill for an act changing the time fixed by law for convening the legislative assembly."
C. B. No. 29, " A bill for an act to incorporate the Otoe county Horticultural Society."
Was read first and second time, and referred to Committee on Agriculture.
C. B. No. 14, "An act to legalize the acts of William Pilgrim, late register of deeds in and for Dakota county."
Was read first and second time and referred to a select committee of three, consisting of Messrs. Taffe, Bramble and Kline.
Mr. Gwyer moved that the Judiciary Committee be instructed to report on the various “ Homestead bills," committed to them.
SATURDAY, October 2, 1858. House met at the usual hour. Prayer by the Chaplain. Journal read and approved. Mr. Norwood obtained leave of absence. Mr. Gwyer offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That it shall be the rule of the House during the session, that the ayes and nays shall be called on the final passage of all bills, acts, memorials and joint resolutions.
Laid over under rule.
Mr. Steinberger gave notice of a bill for the restriction of banks in the territory.
Mr. Taffe offered the following resolution: