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JOURNAL

OF THE

SENATE

OF THE

STATE OF MICHIGAN,

AT THE

FIRST AND SPECIAL SESSIONS OF THE LEGISLATURE,

IN THE YEAR

1837.

BY AUTHORITY.

DETROIT:

JOHN S. BAGG, STATE PRINTER.

1837.

1

JOURNAL

OF THE

SENATE,

FIRST SESSION.

January 2dMarch 22d, 1837.

Monday, January 2, 1837. This being the day fixed by the Constitution of the State of Michigan, for the regular annual meeting of the legislature, the Senate convened in their chamber in the capitol at the city of Detroit. Having been called to order by the Lieutenant Governor, Hon. Edward Mundy, and the Chair having announced a quorum to be present, it was

On motion of Mr. Barry,

Resolved, That a committee of privileges and elections be appointed, to consist of five members, one from each senatorial district, and that said committee examine the credentials of the new members elect, and report the same to the Senate. Whereupon,

Messrs. Barry, Rumsey, McDonell, Ellis and Clark were appointed by the Chair, said committee.

The Senate, on motion of Mr. Ellis, then took a recess of fifteen minutes.

When the Senate again convened, Mr. Barry, from the committee appointed to examine credentials, made the following

REPORT: That for the first district, John McDonell is elected for the term of two years.

That for the second district, Anthony McKey is elected for the term of two years.

That for the third district, John S. Barry and Horace H. Comstock are elected for the term of two years.

That for the fourth district, William Moore and George B. Cooper are elected for the term of two years.

That for the fifth district, John Clark and Jacob Summers are elected for the term of two years; and that for the same district, Randolph Manning is elected for the term of one year, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Charles C. Hascall.

The roll being called, the following members of the Senate of last year, and whose terms had not expired, appeared and answered to their names, viz: from the first district, Jonathan D. Davis, Conrad Ten Eyck; from the second district, Edward D. Ellis, Olmsted Hough; from the third district, Calvin Britain ; from the fourth district, Henry Rumsey; from the fifth district, Ebenezer Raynale ; and the following new members also appeared and answered to their names, viz: from the first district, John McDonell; from the second district, Anthony McKey; from the third district, John S. Barry, Horace H. Comstock; from the fourth district, William Moore, George B. Cooper; from the fifth district, John Clark, Jacob Summers, Randolph Manning.

The new members elect, thereupon, severally took and subscribed the oath or affirmation of office, required by the first section of the twelfth article of the constitution of the state, and took their seats as members of the Senate.

On motion of Mr. McDonell,

Resolved, That the secretary inform the House of Representatives that the Senate is organized and ready to proceed to busi

ness.

Mr. Comstock submitted the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Senate do now proceed to the election of secretary, ore serjeant-at-arms, and one door-keeper.

Mr. Barry having moved to amend by inserting after “ secretary," one enrolling and engrossing clerk, and one recording clerk; the resolution and amendment, on motion of Mr. McDonell, were laid on the table.

Mr. Britain submitted the following resolution :

Resolved, That John S. Bagg, esq., editor of the Democratic Free Press, be appointed printer to the Senate.

Mr. Ellis moved to amend by substituting the following:

Resolved, That John S. Bagg be appointed to do the printing of the Senate, under the direction of such committee as may be appointed for that purpose, until otherwise directed.

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