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Mr. Smith of Union moved the previous question, and the main question was ordered and put.

It was decided in the affirmative,

Pending which,

The following messages were received from the Senate, by Mr. Mayfield, their Secretary, viz:

Mr. Speaker; I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate have passed bills by the following titles, viz;

A bill for "An act to repeal an act entitled 'an act to establish a recorder's court in the city of Peoria,' approved February 18, 1861.”

A bill for "An act to establish a ferry across Kaskaskia river."

A bill for "An act to amend an act entitled 'an act to revive and amend an act entitled 'an act to incorporate the town of Danville,' approved February 15, 1855."

A bill for "An act to enable the people of the county of Knox to remove their county seat."

A bill for "An act ratifying certain amendments to the constitution of the United States."

A bill for "An act in relation to masters in chancery."

A bill for "An act to permit the State Charitable Institutions to prosecute appeals and writs of error to the Supreme Court without giving bond."

A bill for "An act extending the jurisdiction of justices of the peace and police magistrates in certain cases.'

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A bill for "An act to amend an act entitled 'an act to incorporate the Ottawa and Vermilion Plank and Macadamized Road Company,' approved February 14, 1857."

A bill for "An act to amend the charter of the Illinois Mutual Fire Insurance Company."

Aud I am directed to respectfully ask the concurrence of the House in the passage thereof.

M. MAYFIELD, Secretary.

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the following joint resolution, viz:

Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That a committee of five be appointed-three from the House and two from the Senate-to see what legislation (if any) is necessary to prevent the immigration and importation of free negroes and slaves into this State.

M. MAYFIELD, Secretary. The bill was then read a third time, under a suspension of the rules. And the question being, "Shall this bill pass?"

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Mr. Walker moved that the vote just taken be re-considered, and that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Daugherty,

At 5:15 P. M., the House adjourned.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1863.

House met, pursuant to adjournment, at half-past one o'clock.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Lawrence, a member.

The following messages were received from the Senate by Mr. Mayfield, their Secretary, viz:

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate has concurred in the passage of the following joint resolution, viz:

Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That the General Assembly and other State officers will visit the penitentiary at Joliet, in a body, on Friday, the 23d instant.

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate has passed a joint resolution of the following title, viz: "Resolutions in relation to the Muddy Saline lands of Jackson county."

And I am directed to respectfully ask the concurrence of the House in the passage thereof.

M. MAYFIELD, Secretary. Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate has adopted the following joint resolution, viz:

Resolved, by the Senate, the House concurring therein, That the State Treasurer be and he is hereby instructed not to pay out any more specie upon Auditor's warrants during the present month, unless otherwise ordered: Provided, this resolution shall not apply to the payment of interest on the public indebtedness.

I am directed to respectfully ask the concurrence of the House in the passage thereof.

M. MAYFIELD, Secretary. Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate has passed the following joint resolution, viz: WHEREAS it is represented to this General Assembly that the revenue of the city of Cairo, arising from fines, and licenses for groceries and saloons, has been forcibly taken possession of by the United States provost marshal acting at Cairo, and not allowed to go into the city treasury, but has been diverted into some unknown channel:

Resolved, unanimously, by the Senate, the House concurring therein, That the Governor of this State be and he is hereby respectfully requested immediately to confer with the War Department, and present to the Secretary of War a statement of the injustice done to the city of Cairo, and urge upon him to order the military commandant at Cairo not further to interfere with the collection of fines, grocery licenses, or any other part of the revenue legally due said city; and that he will require the said provost marshal to account to the mayor of said city for the amount of such revenue already collected, or inform him into what department of the Government said revenue has been paid. M. MAYFIELD, Secretary.

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate have passed a bill of the following title, viz:

A bill for "An act to fix the times of holding courts in the sixteenth judicial circuit, and to regulate the practice therein.”

And I am directed to respectfully ask the concurrence of the House in the passage thereof.

On motion of Mr. Walker,

M. MAYFIELD, Secretary.

The reading of the journal of yesterday was dispensed with.
On motion of Mr. Lawrence,

The rules were suspended for the introduction of bills.

Mr. Lawrence introduced a bill for "An act to repeal certain acts extending the jurisdiction of the county court of Boone county." Which was read a first time, and

Ordered to a second reading.

On motion of Mr. Lawrence,

The rules were suspended, the bill read a second time, by its title, and Referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Lawrence introduced a bill for "An act to amend an act entitled 'an act to authorize the sale of interests in incorporated companies on executions,' approved February 22, 1861."

Which was read a first time, and

Ordered to a second reading.

On motion of Mr. Lawrence,

The bill was read a second time, by its title, and

Referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Gage introduced a bill for "An act to incorporate the Chicago and Paris Railroad Company."

Which was read a first time, and

Ordered to a second reading.

On motion of Mr. Gage,

The rules were suspended, the bill read a second time, by its title, and Referred to the committee on banks and corporations.

Mr. Miller introduced a bill for "An act to provide for the service of process upon receivers of railroads in the State of Illinois." Which was read a first time, and

Ordered to a second reading.

On motion of Mr. Gage,

The rules were suspended, the bill read a second time, by its title, and Referred to the committee on banks and corporations.

Mr. Miller also introduced a bill for "An act to amend the statute in relation to proceedings for forcible entry and detainer, and landlord and tenant."

Which was read a first time, and

Ordered to a second reading.

On motion of Mr. Miller,

The rules were suspended, the bill read a second time, by its title, and Referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Hicks introduced a bill for "An act to amend an act entitled 'Forcible Entry, and Detainer,' chapter 63, Revised Statutes of Illinois."

Which was read a first time, and
Ordered to a second reading.

On motion of Mr. Hicks,

The bill was read a second time, by its title, and
Referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Burr, on leave, reported from the committee on judiciary, House bill, No. 10, for "An act to enable counties owing debts to liquidate the same," without amendment, and recommended its passage.

The question, being on the concurrence in the report of the committee, it was decided in the affirmative, and the bill

Ordered to a third reading.

Also, House bill, No. 11, for "An act to amend chapter 59 of the Revised Statutes, entitled Justices of the Peace and Constables," " with an amendment, and recommended its passage.

The question being upon concurring in the report of the committee, it was decided in the affirmative, and the bill

Ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

Also, House bill, No. 12, for "An act to restore the rights of citizenship to Elmore Hays, of Scott county," without amendment, and recominended its passage.

The question being upon concurring in the report, it was decided in the affirmative, and the bill

Ordered to a third reading.

Also, House bill, No. 14, for "An act to amend chapter eight of the Revised Statutes," and recommended that the bili be rejected. Report concurred in.

On motion of Mr. Burr,

The enacting clause of said bill was stricken out.

Also, House bill, No. 22, for "An act to amend chapter 40 of the Revised Statutes," and recommended its passage.

The House concurred in the report of the committee, and the bill

was

Ordered to a third reading.

Also, House bill, No. 23, for "An act relating to the public revenue and public debt, and for other purposes therein named," without amendment, and recommended its passage.

The House concurred in the report of the committee, and
Ordered the bill to a third reading.

Also, House bill, No. 28, for "An act to amend chapter 41 of the Revised Statutes, entitled 'Fees and Salaries,"" and recommended that said bill be rejected, and moved that the enacting clause be stricken out, and on that motion demanded the previous question; which was seconded by the House.

And the main question being put, it was decided in the affirmative. Also, House bill, No. 53, for "An act to legalize the acts of the board of supervisors of Lake county, and to provide for raising money for support of families of volunteers," without amendment, and recommended its passage.

The House concurred in the report of the committee, and
Ordered the bill to be engrossed for a third reading.

Also, House bill, No. 56, for "An act to amend chapter 59 of the
Revised Statutes of 1845, entitled 'Justices of the Peace and Consta-
bles," with an amendment, and recommended its passage.
The House concurred in the report of the committee, and
Ordered the bill to be engrossed for a third reading.

Also, House bill, No. 60, for "An act to legalize a deed heretofore made for the Charleston seminary property to the directors of school district No. 5, in township No. twelve north, range nine east," with an amendment, and recommended its passage

The House concurred in the report of the committee, and
Ordered the bill to be engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Morrill introduced a bill for "An act to amend an act entitled 'an act to prevent the immigration of free negroes into this State,' approved February 12, 1853."

Which was read a first time, and

Ordered to a second reading.

On motion of Mr. Morrill,

The rules were suspended, the bill read a second time, and

Referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Morrill introduced a bill for "An act to require circuit judges to charge the grand jury at each term to diligently inquire into all arbitrary arrests of citizens."

Which was read a first time, and

Ordered to a second reading.

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