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No. 2 (A) A bill to amend an act to incorporate the Sheboygan and Mississippi Railroad company, approved March 8th, 1852.
No. 10 (A), A bill to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the village of Waukesha in the county of Waukesha.
No. 12 (A), A bill to amend section 16 of an act to incorporate the Port Washington and Newburg Plank Turnpike Company. Approved April 19, 1852.
Mr. Wakely in the chair,
The committee arose and by its chairman reported back to the Senate said bills No. 10 and 12 (A), without amendment, and said bill No. 2 (A), with amendment.
And the amendment reported by the committee of the whole to said bill No. 2 (A), was concurred in, and said bill was ordered to be read a third time.
And the question being upon ordering said bill No. 10 (A), to be read a third time.
Mr. McLane moved said bill be referred to a select committee of three,
Which was agreed to.
And Messrs. McLane, Bovee and Miller were appointed said committee.
Said bill No. 12 (A), was then ordered to be read a third time. In committee of the whole for the consideration of
No. 17 (A), To amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Neenah and Manitowoc Plank Road Company.
No. 23 (A), To provide for the uniform election of county officers in certain counties.
Mr. Stewart in the chair,
The committee arose and reported back to the Senate said bill No. 17 (A), with amendment, and said bill No. 23 (A), without amendment.
On motion of Mr. Alban, said bill No. 17 (A), was referred to the committee on Internal improvements.
On motion of Mr. Wakeley, said bill No. 23 (A), was referred to the committee on State affairs.
Message from the Assembly by its Chief Clerk.
No. 24 (A), A bill to authorize John J. Cruikshank to construct and maintain a canal at Grand Rapids, Wisconsin,
No. 29 (A), A bill to amend Chapter 88 section 219 of the Revised Statutes.
No. 36 (A), A bill to vacate a part of Water and Fifteenth streets in the village of Manitowoc, and
No 4 (A), A bill to extend the time for the completion of a bridge across Platte River in Grant County.
In which the concurrence of the Senate is requested.
And said bills Nos, 24, 29, 36 and 4 (A), were severally read the first and second times.
On motion of Mr. McLane
TUESDAY, January 25, 1853. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Thomson. The reading of yesterday's journal was dispensed with. Mr. Sharpstein presented the following petition : To the Senate and Assembly of the State of Wisconsin:
The free holders of Kenosha having decided affirmatively on a proposition informally submitted to them—“whether the city should be pledged to an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, in aid of the Green Bay, Milwaukee and Chicago Rail Road."
We therefore, the Mayor and Common Council of Kenosha, would respectfully ask that a special act be passed authorizing the corporate authorities of said city, to issue bonds for a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, for the purpose above specified.
0. S. READ,
JANUARY 21, 1853.
Said petition was referred to the committee on Judiciary,
Mr. Cary presented the petition of certain citizens of Racine, relative to payment of interest on School Lands in said city,
Which was referred to the committee on Education, School and University Lands.
Mr. McLane presented the Memorial of John Gregory, asking for an appropriation for his work on “the Industrial Resources of Wisconsin,"
Which was referred to the committee on Agriculture.
Mr. Briggs presented the Memorial of the Editorial Convention convened at this place on the 12th instant,
Which was referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Briggs, Vittum and Wakeley.
Bills were introduced and read the first and second times as follows:
By Mr. Stewart,
No. 50 (S), A bill to make Warrants issued by the Board of Public Works subsequent to the 17th day of April 1852, receivable in payment for lands belonging to the Improvement.
By Mr. Sterling, from the committee on Roads and Bridges,
No. 51 (S), A bill to establish a State Road from Steven's Point to Hudson, St. Croix County.
By Mr. Smith, from the committee on Claims, reported the following:
No. 52 (S), A bill to appropriate to the Kenosha City Guards the sum therein named.
No. 53 (S.) A bill to appropriate to John A. Brown the sum therein named.
No. 54 (S), A bill to appropriate to M. T. Zanders the sum therein named.
No. 55 (S), A bill to appropriate to John White the sum therein named.
By Mr. Cary, from the committee on Banks and Banking,
By Mr. Smith,
No. 57 (S), A bill to provide for the election of State Prison Commissioners, and for other
purposes. By Mr. Squires,
No. 58 (S), A bill granting to Timothy Fanning the right to keep and maintain a ferry across the Mississippi river.
The printing of said bill No. 53 S., was dispensed with and the bill was referred to the committee on Roads and Bridges.
Mr. Cary, accompanying said bill No. 56 S., submitted the following report:
The committee on banks and banking, to whom was referred so much of the annual message of the Governor, as relates to banks and the suppression of the circulation of unauthorised bank paper, have had the same ander consideration and ask leave to
REPORT: That the General Banking Law last winter prohibits all banking associations that may be formed pursuant to its provisions, from paying out to be put in circulation as money in this State any bill, note, certificate of deposite or other paper having the similitude of a bank note, knowing the same to have been issued without the authority of this or any other of the United States, or the Congress of the United States or of Canada; but there are no provisions in said law prohibiting said banking associations from receiving said paper, either in payment of debts due them or on deposite for other persons.
Your committee are of opinion that the evil intended to be reached and sought to be obviated, can never be effectually eradicated so long as the banking institutions of this State shall be allowed to receive said paper for any purpose whatever. If received by them it will circulate as currency among our citizens and will hereafter form the principal part of our circulation.
A thousand devices will be resorted to by said institutions to put the same in circulation again after its receipt by them.
Large amounts of bank paper are now in circulation in our State, issued in States or districts which give no express authority for its issue, yet have no law on the subject prohibiting its issue, such issues it is claimed are not prohibited by our bank law, from being put in circulation by institutions formed under it.
Your committee are also advised that propositions somewhat in the form of threats, have already been submitted by those most extensively engaged in issuing and dealing in said unauthorized paper, to some of those about to engage in the business of bank