“Alphadelphia Association” in the JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, 1844

JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN 1844

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Wednesday, January 24, 1844
Pg. 107 PETITIONS

By Mr. H. N. Walker, the claim of J. J. Butler, for seal furnished for the supreme court. Referred to the committee on claims.

By Mr. Delamatter, of C. W. Vining and 55 others, residents of Columbia, Jackson county, for the incorporation of the “Alphadelphia association.” Referred to the committee on banks and incorporations.

By Mr. Joslin, of Thomas Martin, for damages on Central railroad. Referred to the committee on claims.

By Mr. Pratt, the memorial of Dr. Henry R. Sheterly, of the county of Washtenaw, Henry D. Hall, G. S. Avery, and Alanson Mack, of the county of Eaton, Harvey T. Keith, William Earl, and Ezra Stetson, of the county of Kalamazoo, William Grant, Amos Picket, Anson Delamatter, C. W. Vining, of the county of Jackson, and Charles Mason, and Henry B. Teed, of the county of Calhoun, praying the legislature to incorporate the Alphadelphia association, in the state of Michigan, agreeable to the plan of Charles Fourier, the French philanthropist.

Also, for building a dam across the Kalamazoo river, in the township of Comstock, in the county of Kalamazoo. Referred to the committee on banks and incorporations.

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Friday, January 26, 1844
Pg. 122, Petitions

By Mr. Joslin of 28 citizens of Washtenaw county asking the passage of an act incorporating the Alphadelphia association in Michigan. Referred to the committee on banks and incorporations.

By Mr. Ramsdell, of 72 citizens of Washtenaw county, asking the passage of an act incorporating the Alphadelphia association in Michigan. Referred to the committee on banks and incorporations.

By Mr. Van Husan, of 22 citizens of Washtenaw county, for the same purpose. Referred to the committee on banks and incorporations.

By Mr. Pratt, of 19 citizens of Michigan, for the same purpose.–Referred to the committee on banks and incorporations.

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Monday, January 29, 1844
pg. 132, Petitions

By Mr. Delamatter, of Isaac E. Crary, E. S. Camp, and 160 others, residents of Calhoun county, asking the incorporation of Alphadelphia association. Referred to the committee on banks and incorporations.

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Friday, February 2, 1844
Pg. 160, Petitions

By Mr. Delamatter, of Mr. H. L. Mead and 40 others. residents of Genesee and Livingston counties, for an act of incorporation for the Alphadelphia association. Referred to the committee on banks and incorporations.

By Mr. Livermore, of a largo number of the German residents of the valley of Grand River, in Clinton county, for the. improvement of said river. Referred to the select committee on that subject.

By Mr. Lamond, a remonstrance of 75 citizens of the town of Genesee against appropriating the non-resident tax upon the Saginaw turnpike. Referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

By Mr. Pratt, the petition of sundry citizens of Wayne county, for an act of incorporation for the Detroit and Birmingham plank road company. Laid on the table.

Also, of 40 citizens of Oakland county, for the incorporation of the “Alphadelphia association” in Michigan. Referred to the committee on banks and incorporations…

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Tuesday, February 6, 1844
Pg. 203, Petitions

Mr. Murphy, from tho committee on banks and incorporations, to whom have bean referred sundry petitions for the incorporation of the Alphadelphia association, submitted a report and letter from H. R. Shetterly, accompanied by a bill to incorporate tho Alphadelphia association.

The bill was read twice, referred to the committee of the whole, and ordered printed.

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Thursday, February 8, 1844
Pg.
219, Petitions

By Mr. Baldwin, of twenty-two citizens of the county of Oakland, for the incorporation of the Alphadelphia association. Laid on the table.

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Thursday, February 22, 1844
Pg. 319, Petitions

By Mr. Baldwin, of 49 citizens of Oakland county, for an act of incorporation for the Alphadelphia association. Laid on the table.

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Senate Chamber, February 22, 1844

The Speaker announced the following communication from the Senate:

Senate Chamber,

February 22, 1844.

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives:

Sir:—I am instructed by the Senate to transmit “a bill in relation to associations formed for banking purposes, which the Senate have passed, and a joint resolution providing for the removal of the seat of government,” which the Senate have adopted, and respectfully ask the concurrence of the House therein.

JAMES. E. PLATT, Secretary of Senate. The bill in relation to associations formed for banking purposes,” was read twice and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

The “joint resolution providing for the removal of the seat of government,” was read twice and referred to the committee on ways and means.

The House went into committee of the whole on the general order, Mr. Videto in the chair, and after some time spent thereon the committee rose and by their chairman reported that they had had under consideration a “bill for the appropriation of certain highway taxes for the improvement of the state road from Coldwater to Centreville,” and a ” bill to incorporate the Alphadelphia association,” which they reported back with amendments, in which the concurrence of the House was asked.

The amendment to the “bill for the appropriation of certain highway taxes,” &c, was concurred in.

Mr. Joslin moved to strike out of the seventh line of section one the words “in the township of Mattison” and insert after the word “Batavia” in the 8th line the words “and Mattison,” which motion was lost.

The bill was then ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

The amendments to the “bill to incorporate the Alphadelphia association” were concurred in.

On motion of Mr. Pratt the following section was added to the bill:

Sec 16. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

On motion of Mr. White, the words “or any other person interested in said association,” were inserted after “guardian” in the 11th line of section 14.

The bill was then ordered to be engrossed for a third reading by the following vote :

YEAS.

Mr. Adams, Mr. Joslin, Mr. Pratt, Barnard, Knight, Rix, Baldwin, Lamond, Rowland, Chester, Leland, Sheldon, Davis, Livermore, Stone, Delamatter, McLeod, Tillson, Dunham, Mosher, Videto, Fairfield, Haydon, Vickery, Ferguson, Parmelee, Van Husan, Griffin. P. Power, D. C. Walker, H. Hall, R. D. Power, White, M. Hall, . Porter, Speaker,

NAYS.

Mr. Ames, Mr. Haydon, Mr. Ruehle, Blindbury, Hebard, Runyan, Hawley, Knowlton, Snell

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Feb. 23, 1844,
Pg. 330-331

The House of Representatives was called to order by the Speaker.

Mr. Baldwin moved that the House go into committee of the whole on the general order. pending which, Mr. Barnard moved an adjournment, which was lost.

The House then went into committee of the whole on the general order, Mr. Baldwin in the chair, and after some time spent thereon, the committee rose, and by their Chairman reported that they had under consideration, a “bill to authorize the Alphadelphia association to erect a dam across the Kalamazoo river,” which they reported back with amendments in which the concurrence of the House was asked, and a “bill to authorize the supervisors of Kent county to build a free bridge across Grand river at Grand Rapids,” which they reported back, and reported that they had made some progress, and asked leave to sit again thereon.

The amendments to the “bill to authorize the Alphadelphia association to erect a dam across the Kalamazoo river,” were concurred in.

On motion of Mr. Haydon, the House adjourned.

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Feb. 23, 1844
Pg. 332

REPORTS.

Mr. Pratt, from the committee on engrossment and enrollment, reported as correctly engrossed, “joint resolution relative to a reduction of the present rates of postage,” “a joint resolution relative to the improvement of Grand River,” “a bill to amend the charter of the village of Adrian,” “a bill for the appropriation of certain highway taxes for the improvement of the state road from Coldwater to Centreville,” and “a bill to incorporate the Alphadelphia association.”

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February 23, 1844
Pg. 334

The “bill to incorporate the Alphadelphia association,” was read a third time, when Mr. Ramsdell moved to lay the bill on the table; which was lost.

Mr. H. N. Walker moved to commit the bill to a select committee, with instructions to strike out “Protodelphia” wherever it occurs and insert “Miadelphia.”

On motion of Mr. Pratt, the instructions were amended by adding an additional section, as follows:

Nothing in this act contained shall be construed to confer banking privileges on this association.

The instructions, as amended, were adopted and the bill was then committed.

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February 23, 1844
Pg. 335

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

The ” bill authorizing the Alphadelphia association to build a dam across the Kalamazoo river,” was taken up, and, On motion of Mr. Joslin,

The word ” Alphadelphia” was stricken out wherever it occurred, and “Miadelphia” inserted.

The bill was then ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

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February 24, 1844
Pg. 341-342

The “bill to incorporate the Alphadelphia association” was read a third time, and the question being on its passage, it was lost by the following vote:

YEAS

Mr. Adams Leland, Rix, Baldwin, Livermore, Runyan, Davis, McLeod, Sheldon, Delamatter, Murphy, Videto, M. Hall, Porter, Vickery, Joslin, Pratt, Speaker, Lamond

NAYS

Mr. Ames, Hawley, Rowland, Barnard, Haydon, Saunders, Berry, Hebard, Shurtz, Blindbury, Knowlton, Snell, Chester, H. L. Miller, Stone, Dunham, Mosher, Tillson, Fairfield, P. Power, D. C. Walker, Griffin, R. D. Power, H. N. Walker, H. Hall, Ruehle, White

The “bill authorizing the Alphadelphia association to erect a dam across the Kalamazoo river,” was read the third time and the question being on its passage,

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, the bill was laid on the table.

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February 26, 1844
Pg. 349

Mr. D. C. Walker moved to reconsider the vote by which the ‘bill to incorporate the Alphadelphia association,’ was lost.

On motion of Mr. Baldwin, the motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

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February 28, 1844
Pg. 3654

MOTIONS, RESOLUTIONS AND NOTICES.

On motion of Mr. Pratt, the motion to reconsider the vote by which the “bill to incorporate the Alphadelphia association” was lost, was taken from the table.

The question being on reconsideration, it prevailed by the following vote :

YEAS

Mr. Adams, Barnard, Baldwin, Chester, Davis, Delamatter, H. Hall, M. Hall, Haydon, Joslin, Knowlton, Lamond, Leland, Livermore, Murphy, P. Power, R. D. Power, Pratt, Ramsdell, Rix, Sheldon, Snell, Videto, Vickery, D. C. Walker, White, Speaker

NAYS

Mr. Berry, Blindbury, Dunham, Fairfield, Ferguson, Griffin, Hawley, Hebard, H. L. Miller, Mosher, Parmelee, Porter, Ruehle, Rowland, Runyan, Saunders, Shurtz, Stone, Tillson, Van Husan

On motion of Mr. Pratt, the bill was laid on the table.

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February 29, 1844
Pb. 376, Petitions

By Mr. Ruehle, of sundry citizens of the county of Wayne, for the incorporation of the “Alphadelphia association” laid on the table.

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February 29, 1844
Pg. 378

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

The Speaker announced as such committee, Messrs. Pratt, D. C. Walker and Videto.

On motion of Mr. Pratt, the “bill to incorporate the Alphadelphia association,” was laid on the table.

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March 1, 1844
Pg. 390

MOTIONS, RESOLUTIONS AND NOTICES

On motion of Mr. Ramsdell, the “bill to incorporate the Alphadelphia association,” was referred to a select committee with instructions.

The Speaker announced as such committee, Messrs. Ramsdell, Pratt, McLeod. D. C. Walker, and Livermore.

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March 2, 1844
Pg. 401

Mr. Ramsdell, from the select committee, to whom was referred the “bill to incorporate the Alphadelphia association” with instructions, reported the same back with the amendments in the instructions contained, incorporated in the bill.

The report was accepted, the committee discharged, and the bill placed on the order of bills for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Ramsdell, the bill as amended, was ordered to be printed.

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March 9, 1844
Pg. 488

The “bill to authorize the Alphadelphia association to build a dam across the Kalamazoo river,” was read the third time and passed; and

The question being on the title on motion of Mr. H. N. Walker, “Alphdelphia” was stricken out, and “Miadelphia” inserted.

The title as amended was then adopted.

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