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and nays were now called on the motion to take up the substitute for the Homestead Bill, reported by the minority of the committee.

Ayes-Messrs. Bramble, Briggs, Cassell, Clark, Clayes, Collier, Davis of Cass, Davis of Washington, Daily, Doom, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Marquette, Mason, Noel, Ramsey, Roeder.-18.

Nays-Messrs. Dean, Kline, Lee, Rankin, Seymour, Shields, Steele, Steinberger, Stewart, Taffe, Wasson, Wattles. -12.

Carried. The bill was now taken up for consideration. Mr. Gwyer moved to fill the blank in section one by inserting "$2,000." Mr. Daily moved to fill same blank by inserting "$1,000.” Mr. Doom moved to insert " $1,500.” Mr. Steele moved to insert “$5,000." Mr. Seymour moved to insert " $3,000." Mr. Marquette moved to insert "$1,200." Mr. Mason moved to insert “ $150.” Mr. Kline moved to insert “$4,727.75." Mr. Lee moved to insert “$10,000." Mr. Dean moved to insert “$4,500.” Mr. Noel moved to insert “$2,500.” Mr. Clark moved to insert $800." Mr. Stewart moved to insert “$1.00."

Mr. Rankin moved to amend section one by inserting after the words “family homestead," as follows: “not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres of land with the improvements thereon;" also to strike out the proviso attached to the same section.

Mr. Collier moved that the House take a recess until 2 o'clock P. M.

2.o'clock P. M. The Speaker having called the House to order,

Mr. Mason, on leave, introduced H. B. No. 76, “An act securing the benefits of the writ of habeas corpus."

Also,
H. B. No. 78, "An act for the preverition of frauds and forgeries,"

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

Mr. Olayes moved to adjourn.
Ayes and nays called:

Ayes-Messrs. Clark, Clayes, Collier, Davis of Washington, Daily, Dean, Gwyer, Kline, Mason, Noel, Steele, Taffe, Wattles.—13.

Nays-Messrs. Bramble, Cassell, Davis of Cass, Doom, De Puy, Fleming, Lee, Marquette, Ramsey, Roeder, Shields, Wasson.-12.

Carried, and
The House adjourned at two o'clock and ten minutes.

THURSDAY, October 21, 1858. House met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by the Chaplain. Journal read and approved. Mr. Dean, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 78, “A bill for an act to incorporate the town of Pawnee city,"

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

Mr. Mason presented a petition from Patrick Daily and others, in reference to the cities of Nebraska, South Nebraska and Kearney.

Mr. Hall gave notice of a memorial, for a special act, for the relief of John B. Bennet, in the matter of certain mail pre-emptions.

Mr. Stewart, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 79, "An act regulating the disposal of unclaimed property in certain cases,”

Read first and second time, and referred to Committee on Judiciary. Mr. Kline, on leave, introduced

“H. B. No. 80, “ A bill to establish a territorial road from Cuming city landing, Washington county, to Fontenelle, in Dodge county."

Read first and second time, and referred to special committee of three, consisting of Messrs. Kline, De Puy and Shields.

Mr. De Puy gave notice of a bill to incorporate the city of Genoa in Monroe county.

Also, A bill to establish the county of Merick, define its boundaries and locate the county seat thereof.

Mr. Kline gave notice of a bill to dissolve the bonds of matrimony between John Burton and Mary Burton.

Mr. Stewart, from Committee on Corporations, made the following report:

Your committee, to whom was referred H. B. No. 71, also, H. B. No. 78, also H. B. No. 69, also H. B. No. 70, having had the same under consideration, beg leave to report the same back and recommend their passage.

JAMES STEWART,

DAVIS,
BRAMBLE,
KLINE,
RAMSEY.

Mr. Davis of Washington, from special committee, submitted the following majority report:

Your committee, to whom was referred the petition of citizens of Washington county, praying the removal of the county seat, and also H. B. No. 74, "An act to relocate the seat of justice of Washington county," having bad the same under consideration and being satisfied that a majority of the citizens of said county demand that said change in "

county seat" should be made. Your committee therefore beg leave to report the same back to the House without amendment, and recommend the passage of the bill.

CHARLES D. DAVIS,
S. G. DAILY,

Committee.

Mr. Kline, from same committee, submitted the following minority report:

The undersigned, one of the special committee, to whom was referred H. B. No. 74, entitled "An act to relocate the county seat of Washington county," have had the same under consideration, and recommend that the whole subject matter be laid on the table until Monday next. Your committee is of opinion that a majority of the voters of Washington do not desire any special law passed for the purpose

of relocating the seat of justice of said county'at any certain place; but would prefer to regulate their own affairs in their own way. The petitions referred to your committee do not recommend any particular point, and if they did, they are only an expression of a portion of the citizens of said county. There are remonstrances now in circulation in said county praying the Legislature not to pass any law in relation to Washington county on this subject, as there is now a general law in force with which they are well satisfied, and if the people in the north part of the county do not complain, the people in the Desoto neighborhood should not.

Your committee is of opinion, it would be for the best interests of said county to leave this vexed question rest, until the county becomes more densely settled, and her resources more fully developed, and then, the people under a general law, can locate the seat of justice at any place they may desire—the location and re-location of the county seat of said county has been agitated during every session of the Legislature since the organization of this Territory, and if the Legislature should re-locate said seat of justice, it would not settle the controversy, but it will be left open, and every subsequent Legislature will have the matter before them, until finally the people will be called on to settle it in their own way.

L. M. KLINE.

Mr. Mason, from Committee on Judiciary, reported
H. B. No. 77, "An act forʻthe prevention of frauds and forgeries,”
Without amendment, and recommended its passage.
Mr. Daily, from committee to which was referred

C. B. No. 67, “A bill for an act to incorporate the Nemaha Valley Insurance Company,"

Reported the same back, and recommended the following amendment:

After the name of R. W. Furnas, insert the name of Robert W. Frame and John Grant.

Mr. Mason, from Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred

H. B. No. 76, "An act securing the benefits of the writ of habeas corpus,"

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

Mr. Mason moved to instruct Committee on Common Schools to report back school bill referred to them, on Monday next.

Carried.

Mr. Collier moved to take up business on Speaker's table and orders of the day.

Carried.
Mr. Gwyer moved to take up the special order of the day.
Mr. Rankin moved to take up unfinished business.
Mr. Gwyer moved to lay the motion on the table.
Lost.
Question on the motion to take up unfinished business.
Carried.

Question now had on filling blank in section one, of substitute for homestead bill.

Question first had on inserting $5,000.
Ayes and nays called:

Ayes-Messrs. Bramble, Dean, Kline, Lee, Rankin, Seymour, Shields, Steele, Steinberger, Stewart, Wattles.—11.

Nays—Messrs. Briggs, Cassell, Clayes, Collier, Cooper, Davis of Cass, Daily, Doom, De Puy, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Marquette, Mason, Noel, Ramsey, Roeder, Taffe.-18.

Lost.
Question on inserting 4500.
Ayes and nays called:

Ayes-Messrs. Bramble, Cooper, Dean, Kline, Lee, Rankin, Seymour, Shields, Steele, Steinberger, Stewart.-11.

Nays-Messrs. Briggs, Cassell, Clayes, Collier, Davis of Cass, Daily, Doom, De Puy, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Marquette, Masyn, Noel, Ramsey, Roeder, Taffe, Wattles.-18.

Lost.
Question on inserting 3000.
Ayes and nays called:

Ayes-Messrs. Kline, Seymour, Shields. Steele, Steinberger, Stewart.-6. Nays-Messrs. Bramble, Briggs, Cassell

, Clayes, Collier, Cooper, Davis of Cass, Daily, Dean, Doom, De Puy, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Lee, Marquette, Mason, Noel, Ramsey, Rankin, Roeder, Taffe, Wattles.-23.

Lost.
The following message from the Council was received:

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COUNCIL CHAMBER,

Oct. 21, 1858. Mr. Speaker :

I am instructed to inform you that the Council has passed the following bills, viz:

C. B. No. 38, "An act providing for the re-location of the county seat of Johnston county," and

C. B. No. 93, “A bill for an act to amend an act establishing a ferry at Nemaha city,

And the concurrence of the House is respectfully requested.
I also return you

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

H. B. No. 59, " Memorial and joint resolution asking for increase of mail service from Dakota city to Niobrarah, on the Running Water river;" and

H. B. No. 65, “Joint memorial and resolution relative to the Yancton Sioux Indians, and the treaty negotiated with them," The same having passed the Council without amendments.

S. M. CURRAN, Chief Clerk. Question on inserting 2500. Ayes and nays called: Ayes-Messrs. Noel, Steele, Stewart.-3.

Nays-Messrs. Bramble, Briggs, Cassell, Clayes, Collier, Cooper, Davis of Cass, Daily, Dean, Doom, De Puy, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Kline, Lee, Marquette, Mason, Ramsey, Rankin, Roeder, Seymour, Shields, Steinberger, Taffe, Wattles.-26.

Lost.
Question on inserting 2000.
Ayes and nays called:
Ayes-Messrs. Gwyer, Noel, Steele.-3.

Nays—Messrs. Bramble, Briggs, Cassell, Clayes, Collier, Cooper, Davis of Cass, Daily, Dean, Doom, De Puy, Fleming, Hall, Kline, Lee, Marquette, Mason, Ramsey, Rankin, Roeder, Seymour, Shields, Steinberger, Stewart, Taffe, Wattles.-26.

Lost.
Question on inserting 1500.
Ayes and nays called:

Ayes—Messrs. Briggs, Cassell, Clayes, Doom, De Puy, Gwyer, Roeder.-7.

Nays-Messrs. Bramble, Collier, Cooper, Davis of Cass, Daily, Dean, Fleming, Hall, Kline, Lee, Marquette, Mason, Noel, Ramsey, Rankin, Seymour, Shields, Steele, Steinberger, Stewart, Taffe, Wattles.-22.

Lost.

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