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MONDAY, October 4, 1858.

By and in accordance with the provisions of the foregoing act,
The House of Representatives met this day at nine o'clock A, M.
Hon. H. P. Bennet, Speaker.
E. G. McNeely, Chief Clerk.
Hugh McNeely, Assistant Clerk.
John Howard, Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk.
J. D. N. Thompson, Sergeant-at-Arms.
E. H. Rogers, Doorkeeper.
Rev. Smith, Chaplain.
Henry Crowell, Page.
Prayer by the Chaplain,
Journal of Saturday read and approved.

Mr. Daily gave notice of a bill to authorize Wm. A. Taylor, bis heirs and assigns, to keep a ferry across the Missouri river at St. Deroin, in Nemaba county, Nebraska Territory.

Mr. Roeder gave notice of a bill entitled an act to incorporate the town of West Point in Cuming county.

Mr. Roeder, on leave, introduced
H. B. No. 17, "A bill to organize Cuming county,"
Which was read first time.

Mr. Steinberger gave notice of a bill for the repeal of the charters of the suspended banks in the Territory.

On motion of Mr. Fleming,
Business on Speaker's table was taken up.

Resolution introduced on Saturday relative to calling the ayes and nays on final passage of bill, &c., was taken up.

Mr. Gwyer moved to adopt.
Mr. Rankin moved that the resolution lie on the table.
Carried.

C. B. No. 2, "A bill for an act to license the sale of malt, spiritous and vinous liquors in the Territory of Nebraska."

Was taken up, and
On motion of Mr. Fleming,
Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
Mr. Clayes moved that the House take a recess for one hour.
Carried.
The House having resumed business,

Mr. Steinberger from the Committee on Militia submitted the following report:

Your committee to whom was referred C. B. No. 15, "An act to provide for the appointment of Deputies," having had the same under consideration, respectfully beg leave to report the same back without amendment, and recommend its passage.

R. G. DOOM,
M. F. CLARK,
S. H. WATTLES,
JOHN A. STEINBERGER.

Report accepted.
C.B. No. 15, “An act providing for the appointment of deputies,”
Was now taken up.
Mr. Collier moved its reference to Committee on Judiciary.
Lost.
Mr. Rankin moved that the bill be read section by section.
Carried.
And the bill was so considered.
Mr. Rankin moved to amend section one, by inserting the word
county,"

," before the word “ clerk." Also, To strike out the words," and be approved by the authority that has the approval of the principal bond.”

Lost.

Mr. Clayes moved that the bill lie on the table for printing, and that its further consideration be made the special order of the day for Wednesday next.

Carried.
The following message from the Council was received:

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COUNCIL CHAMBER,

Oct. 4, 1858. Mr. Speaker:

I am instructed to inform your honorable body, that the Council has passed C. B. No. 16, "An act relating to oaths and acknowledgments," and the concurrence of the House is requested.

I also return H. B. No. 13, “An act to authorize citizens to view the public records," the same having passed the Council without amendment.

S. M. CURRAN, Chief Clerk.

Mr. Hall from Committee on Accounts and Expenditures submitted the following report:

Your committee to whom was referred that portion of the Governor's Message, which relates to the salaries of the Territorial Auditor and Treasurer, having had the same under consideration, would respectfully ask leave to submit a correspondence from R. C. Jordan, Territorial Auditor, as a part of this report.

We would also submit the accompanying bill and recommend its passage; provided, however, that the words“ fifteen hundred," in section one, and the words " one thousand,” in section two, we would con

sider as blanks for the purposes of this report, said blanks to be filled
by this House.
All of which is respectfully submitted,

WM. B. HALL,
S. H. WATTLES,
R. W. STEELE,
J. B. WASSON.

858.

Accompanying the foregoing report came the following communication from R. C. Jordan, Territorial Auditor:

OMAHA,

September 30, 1858. Gentlemen of the Committee:

I have drawn up a short bill amendatory to the act approved March 16, 1855, making slight alterations in sections 25 and 26 of that act. The bill as amended makes the salary of the Auditor fifteen hundred dollars per annum, of the Treasurer one thousand dollars per annum.

As these amounts are payable in territorial warrants, which are now selling at from 30 to 40 cents on the dollar, no one can, with any reason, object to the amount, when I inform you that in the Auditor's office in particular, the whole work from the beginning in 1855, has to be gone over, and a new set of books opened in regular order, and the compensation for one year would not be equivalent to the amount of work to be performed.

The Treasurer wishes me to state to you that inasmuch as he is under bonds to the amount of $25,000, and the labors of his office to be increased by the passage of the new revenue bill, he should be entitled to $1,000 per annum.

Yours, respectfully,
R. C. JORDAN,

Territorial Auditor.

Accompanying the foregoing report came also

H. B. No. 18, "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act creating the offices and defining the duties of Territorial Auditor, Treasurer and Librarian,' approved March 16, 1855."

On motion of Mr. Young, The bill was referred back to the same committee, with instructions to report a bill entire within itself, without reference to any former act, on Wednesday next.

Mr. Rankin moved that the Committee on Ways and Means be instructed to report back,

H. B. No. 6, "An act for tho collection of the revenue,” in order that the same might be printed.

Lost.

Mr. Gwyer moved that the committee be instructed to report the bill back with any amendments they might recommend, and that its consideration be made the special order of the day for Thursday next.

Carried.

C. B. No. 16, "An act relating to oaths and acknowledgments,"
Was read first time.
Mr. Clayes moved that the bill lie on the table.
Carried.
Mr. Clayes moved to adjourn,
Carried, and
The House adjourned at 11 3-4 o'clock A. M.

TUESDAY, October 5, 1858. House met at the usual hour. Prayer by the Chaplain. Journal read and approved.

Mr. Daily presented the petition of Wm. A. Taylor and others asking a charter for a ferry across the Missouri river at a point in Nemaba county.

Mr. Daily, on leave, introduced,

H. B. No. 19, “ A bill for an act to authorize Wm. A. Taylor, his heirs and assigns to keep a ferry across the Missouri river at Saint Deroin,"

Which, was read first time.
Mr. Fleming, on leave, introduced,
H. B, No. 20, “A bill for an act regulating ferries,"
Which was read first time, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Stewart gave notice of a bill to repeal certain portions of an act approved January 26, 1856, relative to a civil code.

Mr. Marquette, on leave, introduced,

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

Which was read first time.

Mr. Marquette moved that the rules be suspended and the bill read a second time by title and referred to Committee on Judiciary.

Lost.

Mr. Young gave notice of a bill providing for the taking up and disposal of estrays.

Mr. Doom, on leave introduced,
H. B. No. 22, “ An act entitled an apportionment law,"
Which was read first time, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Hall from committee on accounts and expenditures reported a bill entitled, “An act regulating the salaries of the Territorial Auditor and Treasurer,” as a substitute for H. B. No. 18, An act to amend an act creating the offices and defining the duties of Territorial Auditor, Treasurer and Librarian, approved March 16, 1855."

On motion of Mr. Briggs, The report and substitute recommended were adopted by the House.

Mr. Daily moved that the rule of this House prohibiting legislation on special laws, be indefinitely suspended.

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On which the ages and nays were called.

Ayes--Messrs. Bramble, Collier, Davis of Cass, Daily, Doom, Fleming, Marquette, Noel, Roeder, Seymour, Stewart, Taffe, Young:-13.

Nays-Messrs. Briggs, Cassell, Clark, Clayes, Dean, Gwyer, Hall, Lee, Mason, Norwood, Steele, Steinberger, Wasson, Wattles.—14.

Lost.

Mr. Noel from the Committee on Engrossing and Enrolling Bills reported,

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

On motion of Mr. Hall, The House now took up,

H. B. No. 18, “An act to regulate the salaries of the Territorial
Auditor and Treasurer."
Bill read first time.

On motion of Mr. Mason,
The rules were suspended and the bill read second time by title.

Mr. Mason moved to fill blank in section one, by inserting "eight hundred."

Mr. Dean moved to fill same blank by inserting “five hundred.”
Mr. Clark moved to insert one thousand.
Question first had on motion to insert "one thousand."

st.
Question had on motion to insert“ eight hundred.”
Carried.

Mr. Steele moved to fill blank in section two, by inserting “four hundred.

Mr. Clark moved to fill same blank by inserting "six hundred."
Mr. Briggs moved to insert “ five hundred.”
Question first had on motion to iusert “ six hundred."
Lost.
Question on motion to insert “five hundred."
Lost.
Question on motion to insert " four hundred."
Carried.

On motion of Mr. Clayes,
The rules were suspended and the bill now read a third time.
The bill was then passed and the title agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Mason,
The House now proceeded to business on the Speaker's table.
H. B. No. 17, "A bill to organize Cuming county,”
Was read second time, and

On motion of Mr. Mason,
Referred to Committee on County Seats and Boundaries.
Mr. Collier from Committee on Judiciary reported,

C. B. No. 2, "A bill for an act to license the sale of malt, spiritous and vinous liquors in the Territory of Nebraska," with sundry amendments thereto.

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