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Report accepted and committee discharged.

The bill was referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

By the committee on public lands:
The committee on public lands, to whom was referred

A bill to repeal act number 76, of the laws of 1867, approved March 21, 1867, entitled “ An act to provide for the appointment of a commissioner, to be known as the Swamp Land State Road Commissioner,

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without amendment, and recommend that it do not pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

EZRA HAZEN, Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. On motion of Mr. Barnaby,

The rules were suspended, and the bill was placed on the order of third reading.

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR. The Speaker announced the following ;

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

, 1871. To the House of Representatives :

I have this day approved, signed, and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State, the following entitled acts:

1. An act to amend sections 1, 3, 4, 7, 19, 32, 35, 36, 37, 42, and 62, of the charter of the city of Big Rapids;

2. An act to incorporate the village of Muir;

3. An act to amend act 352, of the session laws of A. D. 1867, being an act entitled “ An act to set off and incorporate a portion of the townships of Grand Haven and Spring Lake, in the county of Ottawa, into a city by the name of the city of Grand Haven," by the addition of a new section, to stand as section 89;

4. An act to amend section 31, of act No. 134, session laws

of 1859, being an act entitled “ An act to incorporate the city of Niles," approved February 12, 1859;

5. An act to amend an act to revise the charter of the village of Burr Oak, approved March 16th, 1867, being act No. 350, of the session laws of 1867;

6. An act to amend sections 51, 54, 55, 56, 57, 62, 64, and 65, of an act entitled “ An act to incorporate the city of Battle Creek,” approved February 3, 1859, and to add two new sections thereto;

7. An act to amend sections 2, 3, and 4, of article 3, section 4, of article 13, and section 2, of article 15, of an act entitled "An act to incorporate the village of Chesaning, in the county of Saginaw;"

8. An act to organize the township of Benton, in the county of Cheboygan;

9. An act to amend sections one and nine, of act No.309, of the session laws of 1869, entitled “An act to organize union school district of the city of Flint;"

10. An act to organize certain townships in the county of Lake;

11. An act to amend "An act to incorporate the village of Manchester," approved March 16th, 1867;

12. An act to amend section six, of an act entitled “An act to accept the grant of lands made to the State of Michigan by the United States, to aid in the construction of a military road from Fort Wilkins, Copper Harbor, to the Wisconsin line, by way of Houghton, on Portage Lake, and to provide for the laying out and construction of the same," approved February 4, 1864.

HENRY P. BALDWIN. The message was laid on the table.

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE. The Speaker announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,

Lansing, March 25, 1871. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

SIR—I am instructed by the Senate to transmit the follow

ing bill:

Senate bill No. 53, entitled

A bi l to provide for the payment of the salaries of the State officers,

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

Very respectfully,

HENRY S. SLEEPER,

Secretary of the Senate. The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the committee on State affairs. The Speaker also announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,

Lansing, March 25, 1871. f To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

SIR-I am instructed to return to the House the following bill:

House bill No. 232, entitled

A bill to change the name of the township of Lovell, in Muskegon county, to Fruitport;

In the passage of which the Senate has concurred by a majority vote of all the Senators elect, and has ordered the same to take immediate effect by a two-thirds vote of all the Senators elect.

Very respectfully,
HENRY S. SLEEPER,

Secretary of the Senate. The bill was referred to the committee on engrossment and enrollment, for enrollment.

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The Speaker also announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,

Lansing, March 25, 1871. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

SIR-I am instructed to return to the House the following bill:

House bill No. 83, entitled

A bill to repeal act number 402, of the session laws of 1869, entitled “ An act to provide for laying out and establishing a State road in the counties of Macomb and St. Clair,"

And to inform the House that the Senate ‘has adopted the accompanying substitute therefor, entitled

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, of an act entitled “ An act to provide for laying out and establishing a State road in the counties of Macomb and St. Clair," being act No. 402, of session laws 1869;

In the passage of which, as thus substituted, the Senate has concurred by a majority vote of all the Senators elect, and has ordered the same to take immediate effect by a two-thirds vote of all the Senators elect.

Very respectfully,

HENRY S. SLEEPER,

Secretary of the Senate. Mr. Minne moved that the House concur in the substitute adopted for the bill by the Senate; Which motion prevailed, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS.
Mr. Adam,

Mr. Harris, Mr. Norris,
Adsit,
Hart,

C. Y. Osburn,
Andrews,

H. Haynes, Pattengell,
Bates,
J. Haynes,

Priest,
Brockway,
Haywood,

Rood,
Cameron,
N. R. Hill,

Roof,
Chamberlain, S. W. Hill,

Roost,
Climie,
Holland,

Ross,
Congdon,
Huff,

Runyan,
Copley,
Hughes,

Sumner,
Coulter,
Knapp,

Swineford,

Mr. Doty,
Mr Lamb,

Mr. Thayer,
Edwards,
Little,

Tobey,
Ferris,

McGonegal, Van Scoy,
Garfield,
E. R. Miller,

Walton,
Garrison,

N. L. Miller, Watkins,
Gibson,

R. C. Miller, Webster,
Gillam,
Millington,

Wells,
Gray,
Minne,

White,
Greusel,
P. Mitchell,

Williams,
Haack,
Moshier,

Speaker, 63
NAYS.

0 Title agreed to. On motion of Mr. N. L. Miller,

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to take immediate effect.

The bill was then referred to the committee on engrossment and enrollment, for enrollment.

On motion of Mr. Brockway, House bill No. 310, entitled

A bill to amend sections 12, 13, and 14, of act No. 82, of the session laws of 1869, being an act to amend sections 12, 13, 14, and 15, of chapter 151, of the revised statutes of 1846, being sections 5756, 5757, 5758, and 5759, of chapter 181, of the compiled laws, entitled “Of offenses against property," approved March 30, 1869,

Passed yesterday, was, by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, ordered to take immediate effect. The Speaker also announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER, 1

Lansing, March 28, 1871. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

SIR-I am instructed by the Senate to transmit the following bills:

1. Senate bill No. 204, entitled

A bill to amend section 1, of act number 420, session laws of 1867, as amended by act 469, of the session laws of 1869, being an act entitled “ An act to make an additional appropri. ation for the construction of the Midland City, Houghton Lake and Grand Traverse Bay road," approved April 5, 1869;

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