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XXXV. The Speaker of the House is authorized and required, to administer all oaths prescribed by these rules.
XXXVI. Every resolution read (by the Clerk) by direction of a member shall be considered to be before the House. And the question to adopt or reject, may be immediately put on such resolution, unless upon motion of a member, the same may be laid on the table.
XXXVII. It shall be competent for any member, when a question is taken, to call for the ayes and nays, which shall be recorded by the Clerk if required.
XXXVIII. No standing rule or order of the House shall be rescinded or changed, without one day's notice being given of the motion therefor. Nor shall any rule be suspended except by a vote of at least two-thirds of the members present. Nor shall the order of business, as established by the rules of the House, be postponed or changed, except by a vote of at least two-thirds of the members present.
XXXIX. All bills brought into the House by any member or committee, shall be endorsed with the name of the member or committee, bringing in the same.
XL. When a member is called to order, he shall sit down until the Speaker shall have determined whether he is in order or not, and every question of order shall be decided by the Speaker, subject to an appeal to the House by any two members; and if a member be called to order for words spoken, the exceptionable words shall be immediately taken down in writing, that the Speaker and House may be better enabled to judge of the matter.
XLI. The Standing Committees of the House shall consist of five members each, and be as follows:
On the Judiciary.
On Enrolled Bills.
On Agriculture and Manufactures. XLII. The stated time of meeting for the transaction of business, shall be at ten o'clock, A. M.
On motion of Mr. Boyls, Ordered, That a standing committee on Agriculture and Manufactures be appointed.
On motion of Mr. Childs, The House proceeded to the election of Speaker. The ballots being taken and counted, it was found that
Mr. Engle had received ten votes;
Mr. Quigley received one vote.
Mr. Engle received ten votes;
Mr. Quigley received one vote. Mr. Durkee moved that the election for Speaker be postponed till to-morrow.
The motion was disagreed to.
“In Council, Nov. 8, 1837. “On motion of Mr. Dickinson, “* Resolved, That a committee be appointed, to consist of two members of the Council, to act in conjunction with a similar committee, to be appointed by the House of Representatives, with instructions to draft rules for the proper regulation of the Territorial Library: and to report on to-morrow.
“ Messrs. Dickinson and Teas were appointed said committee.” .
On motion of Mr. Engle, the resolution was laid on the table.
The house then proceeded to ballot a third time for Speaker. The votes being counted, it appeared that
Mr. Engle received ten votes ;
Mr. Childs received one vote.
Mr. Cox nominated Mr. John Catlin. The votes being taken and counted, Mr. Catlin received twenty-one votes, and was declared to be duly elected.
Mr. Catlin appeared, and was duly sworn. · Mr. Cox offered the following resolution:
Resolved, that the thanks of this House are due to Cyrus S. Jacobs, Esq., for the very able and satisfactory manner in which he has performed the duties of Chief Clerk, up to this time.
The resolution was unanimously adopted. The House then proceeded to the election of assistant Clerk. Mr. Childs nominated Tandy K. Brown. The votes being taken and counted,
Mr. Brown received twenty votes, and was declared to be elected. Thereupon Mr. Brown appeared, and was duly sworn.
Mr. Jenkins offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That in the nomination of the candidates for the different offices of this House, equal justice is not distributed, so far as the county of Des Moines is concerned, and that the nominations of officers from said county be set aside, and each candidate come before the House on his individual merit.
Mr. Quigley offered the following as a substitute, which was accepted by Mr. Jenkins.
Resolved, That the officers to be elected for the Council and House of Representatives of Wisconsin Territory, for the present session, have been justly apportioned among the different counties, but that the selections have not been made to meet the wishes of a majority of this House, Therefore
Resolved, That this House is not bound by said nomination.
The question was taken on the adoption of the resolution, and decided in the negative.
On motion of Mr. Childs, the House went into the election of Sergeant-at-Arms.
Mr. Leffler nominated Mr. Wm. Morgan, and Gilbert W.
Mr. Jenkins nominated H. C. Bennet, John W. Webber, and
William Morgan received sixteen votes;
J. Wallace received one vote.
Mr. Quigley offered the following resolution:
Whereas, A resolution is now spread upon the records, which would implicate the conduct of members of this House; therefore
Resolved, That the House does not consider that it is bound by any caucus or arrangement entered into by any body or set of men, and will, in the selection of officers, be governed by principle, taking care to distribute the offices among the several counties, in proportion to their representation.
The resolution was not adopted.
On motion of Mr. Cox, the House proceeded to the election of Messenger.
Messrs. John Lorton, John W. Teas, John Lines, and John
Mr. Lines received two votes; Neither of the said candidates having received a majority of the whole number of votes,
The House proceeded to a second ballot.
Mr. John Norton received two votes.
Mr. Stephens received one vote.
On motion of Mr. Chance, Resolved, That the Printers to this House be invited to take seats at pleasure within the bar of the House.
On motion of Mr. Nowlin,
3 O'CLOCK, P. M. The House met pursuant to adjournment. Mr. John Lorton, who had been elected Messenger, appeared and was duly sworn.
The House then proceeded to the election of Speaker,
Mr. Quigley received one vote;
Mr. Durkee received one vote. On motion of Mr. Cox, the election of Speaker was postponed until Saturday at 11 o'clock, A. M.
On motion of Mr. Cox, Ordered, That the House now proceed to elect three Transcribing Clerks, and that they be balloted for on the same ticket.