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Nr. Mallary gave notice that on some future day he would ask leave to introduce

A bill to amend Act No. 32, of the Session · Laws of 1858, entitled, “ An Act to amend an act entitled an act to provide for assessing property at its true value, and for leying and collecting taxes thereon," approved Feb. 14, 1853, and an act amendatory thereto, approved Feb. 12th, 1855;

Also,

A bill to amend section 636, of the compiled laws, being section 8, of chapter 15, relative to the compensation of supervisors for taking the census.

Mr. L. Smith gave notice that on some future day he would ask leave to introduce

A bill to legalize the action of certain township boards in Gratiot county, in issuing bonds or certificates of indebtedness for soldiers' bounty.

Mr. Hazen gave notice that on some future day he would ask leave to introduce

A bill to incorpotate the village of Memphis, in the counties of St. Clair and Macomb.

Mr. Fisher gave notice that on some future day he would ask leave to introduce

A joint resolution authorizing the Inspectors of the State Prison to allow to Charles G. Davis, and to Erastus B. Fuller, part of their actual losses upon contracts to furnish beef and flour for the use of the convicts in the Prison from Dec. 1, 1863, to Dec. 1, 1864.

Mr. Lewis gave notice that on some future day he would ask leave to introduce

A bill to amend an act entitled “ An act to lay out and improve a State road to be known as the Genesee and Tuscola State Road,” the same being act No. 51 of the laws of 1864.

Mr. Morton, previous notice having been given, and leave being granted, introduced

A bill to amend act No. 250, of the session laws of 1861, in relation to the Reform School.

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The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the committee on Reform School.

Mr. Dusseau, previous notice having been given, and leave being granted, introduced

A bill to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the township of Erie, in the county of Monroe, for the year 1864.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and re ferred to the committee on ways and means.

Mr. Woodward, previous notice having been given, and leave being granted, introduced

A bill to legalize the tax-roll of the township of Henrietta, Jackson county, for the year 1864.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the committee on ways and means.

Mr. Swift, previous notice having been given, and leave being granted, introduced

A bill to provide for the drainage and reclamation of swamp lands, by means of State roads, in the county of Waype.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and re. ferred to the committee on public lands.

Mr. Swift, unanimous consent being given, introduced

Joint resolution to secure the repeal or modification of the passport system.

The joint resolution was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the committee on federal relations.

Mr. Lewis, previous notice having been given, and leave be. ing granted, introduced

A bill to provide for the drainage and reclamation of swamp lands, by means of a road, to be known as the Cass River and Wild Fowl Bay State road.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the committee on public lands.

Mr. Wendell, previous notice having been given, and leave being granted, introduced

Joint resolution requesting our members in Congress to call the attention of the general government to the importance of the construction of light houses and fog bells on the straits of Michilimackinac.

The joint resolution was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the committee on federal relations.

Mr. Pitts, previous notice having been given, and leave being granted, introduced

A bill to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the townships of Ash, Raisinville and Frenchtown, in the county of Monroe.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the committee on ways and means.

Mr. O'Grady, previous notice having been given, and leave being granted, introduced

A bill to authorize the Commissioner of the Land Office to issue patents for certain lands granted to the State of Michigan for railroad purposes.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the committee on public lands.

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On motion of Mr. Brockway,

The House went into committee of the whole on the special order,

Mr. Morton in the chair.

After some time spent therein, the committee rose, and through the chairman made the following report:

The committee of the whole have had under consideration the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee on war bounties be and are hereby instructed to report to this House, without unnecessary delay, a bill to provide for a uniform State bounty to volunteers, of one hundred dollars; also a bill to authorize the military sub-districts of this State to raise by tax or loan, an amount sufficient to pay each recruit credited upon the quota of such sub-district a bounty of two hundred dollars.

Also the following substitute offered therefor by Mr. Williams:

Resolved, That the committee on war bounties be instructed to inquire and report to this House, as soon as practicable, a bill allowing a uniform State bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer credited to their respective towns, on the draft now pending

Also the following amendment to the substitute, offered by Mr. Monroe:

· Amend the substitute by adding to the end thereof the fol. lowing: "and a uniform county or township bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer so credited on the draft now pending, or upon any draft or call hereafter to be made;"

Have made some progress therein, and have directed their chairman to report the same back to the House, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

E. G. MORTON, Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. On motion of Mr. Morton, The resolutions were laid on the table. By unanimous consent, Mr. Woodman offered the following:

Resolved, That the committee on supplies be and are hereby instructed to procure, without delay, a stove of suitable size, and cause the same to be put up in the basement of this building;

Which was adopted.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE.

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By unanimous consent, the Speaker announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,

Lansing, January 16, 1865. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives:

SIR-I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the following entitled bill:

Senate bill No. 11, entitled

A bill to authorize Union school district number one, of the township of Caledonia, in the county of Shiawassee, to borrow money for the purposes therein mentioned.

Which has passed the Senate by a majority vote of all the

Senators elect, and by a two-thirds vote of all the Senators elect, been ordered to take immediate effect, and in which the concurrence of the House is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

THOS. H. GLENN,

Secretary of the Senate. The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and re. ferred to the committee on banks and incorporations.

On motion of Mr. M. D. Howard,
The House adjourned until to-morrow morning, at 10 o'clock.

Lansing, Tuesday, January 17, 1865. The House met, pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order by the Speaker. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Burns. Roll called: quorum present.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS. By Mr. Warner: memorial from Messrs. Robinson and Brooks, of Detroit, asking by what authority of law bounties have been paid to certain volunteers, and withheld from others, with accompanying documents; Referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By Mr. Warner: memorial of W.M. McConnell and 25 others, electors of the Second Representative District of Oakland county, asking an investigation of the right by which Henry 1. Look occupies a seat as a member of this House, with accompanying documents;

Mr. Morton moved that the memorial and accompanying papers be referred to the committee on the judiciary; Which was not agreed to. Mr. Look moved that the memorial and accompanying papers be referred to a select committee of five; Which was not agreed to.

The memorial and accompanying papers were referred to the committee on elections.

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