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XXIII. In filling blanks, the largest sum and longest time shall be first put.
XXIV. When the House is equally divided, in such case the question shall be lost.
XXV. When a motion or question has been once made and carried in the affirmative or negative, it shall be in order for any member of the majority to move for a reconsideration thereof, on the same or succeeding day.
XXVI. All acts, addresses, and resolutions shall be signed by the Speaker, and all writs, warrants, and subpænas, issued by order of the House, shall be under his hand and seal, attested by the clerk.
XXVII. Petitions, memorials, and other papers; addressed to the House, shall be presented by any member in his place, a brief statement of the contents thereof shall be made verbally by the member introducing the same, and shall not be debated or decided on the day of their being first read, unless where the House shall direct otherwise; but shall lie on the table (to be taken up in the order they were read) or referred, on motion, to a committee.
XXVIII. It shall be in order for the committee on enrolled bills to report at any time.
XXIX. After examination and report, each bill shall be certified by the Clerk, and by him transmitted to the Council; the day of transmission shall be entered on the journal,
XXX. When a message shall be sent from the Governor to the House, it shall be communicated to the chair, by the person by whom it may be sent.
XXXI. No member or officer of the House shall be permitted to read the newspapers within the bar of the House, while the House is in session.
XXXII. The Speaker of the House is authorized and required to administer all oaths prescribed by law to the officers of the House.
XXXIII. 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.
XXXIV. It shall be competent for any member, when a question
is taken, to call for the yeas and nays which shall be recorded by the Clerk if required. ..
XXXV. No standing rule or order of the House shall be rescinded or changed without one day's notice being given, of the motion therefor.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.
XXXVI. 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.
XXXVII. When a member be 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.
XXXVIII. The standing committees of the House shall consist of five members each, and shall be as follows :
On the Judiciary;
be made by bill, the last two readings of which shall be at length and a suspension of this rule shall not be made without the unanimous consent of the House.',
XL. The stated time of meeting of the House for the daily transaction of business, shall be 10 o'clock A. M.
On motion of Mr. Brunson, Ordered, That sixty copies of the rules adopted for the government of this House be printed.
A message from the Council by their secretary:
“ Mr. Speaker—I am directed to inform you that the Council have refused to concur in the amendment of this House to resolution No. 1, (Council file,) entitled “ Resolution providing for receiving from the treasury of the United States certain money."
The House took up the resolution referred to in the foregoing message, and insisted on its amendment.
Ordered, That the Council be acquainted therewith.
The Speaker announced the appointment of the following select committee under the resolution relative to the legality of the acts of treasurer of the Territory, viz:
Messrs. Parkison, Whiton, Bond, Mills, and Ellis.
The Speaker also announced the appointment of the following standing committees, viz:
On the Judiciary—Messrs. Whiton, Dewey, Barber, Ellis, and Parkison.
On Internal Iprovements—Messrs. Barber, Dewey, Brunson, Rockwell, and Hackett.
On Schools—Messrs. Brunson, Mills, Bond, Parmelee, and Ogden.
On Territorial Affairs—Messrs. Ellis, Barber, Bond, Tripp, and Sutherland.
On the Militia–Messrs. Batchelder, Rockwell, Jenkins, Brazelton, and Mills.
On the Finances of the Territory—Messrs. Brown, Tripp, Shephard, Gray, and Batchelder.
On Corporations Messrs. Darling, Whiton, Jenkins, Sutherland, and Eastman.
On Eleclions.-Messrs. Parkison, Bond, Giddings, Hackett, and Burt.
On Agriculture and Manufactures.-Messrs. Ray, Batchelder, Mills, Giddings, and Darling.
On Mining and Smelling.–Messrs. Jenkins, Gray, Ogden, Burt, and Parkison.
On Pubitc Expenditures.—Messrs. Shepard, Darling, Burt, Parmelee, and Brazleton.
On Engrossed Bills.—Messrs. Rockwell, Brown, Ray, Eastman, . and Giddings.
On Enrolled Bills.—Messrs. Hackett, Brunson, Tripp, Ellis, and Shepard.
On Roads,-Messrs. Dewey, Brunson, Ogden, Eastman, and Bra.
Mr. Whiton, by leave, offered the following resolution, which was agreed to.
Resolved, That all papers and documents in possession of the House, relating to the seat in this House, now contested by E. S. Sill, be referred to the committee on elections, with instructions to investigate all the facts relating to said seat and report the same to this House. Mr. Jenkins, by leave, offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the testimony and other documents relating to the seat in this House now contested by Theophilus La Chapelle, be referred to the committee on elections, with instructions to report what their opinions are relating to the same, and also to hear any other testimony which may be legally introduced, relating to the said contested seat, and further that the said committee have power to send for persons and papers.
Mr. Hackett moved to amend' by striking out the words "and further, that the said committee have power to send for persons and papers." :
And the question being taken on the said motion, it was determined in the negative.
And the ayes and noes being called for by Mr. Gray;
Messrs. Eastman, Ellis, Hackett, Ogden, Rockwell, 5.
Those who voted'in the negative are · Messrs. Barber, Batchelder, Bond, Brazelton, Brown, Burt, Darling, Giddings, Gray, Jenkins, Mills, Parkison, Parmelee, Ray, Shepard, Sutherland, Tripp, Whiton, and Newland, speaker, 19.
A motion was then made by Mr. Ellis to amend the resolution so as to limit the power of the committee to send for persons and papers to the town of Madison. · Which was determined in the negative.
The question then recurred on the passage of the resolution and it was agreed to. .
Mr. Brunson, by leave, presented a communication, enclosing testimony relative to the contested election of a member of this House, from the county of Crawford. Which was referred to the committee on elections. .
On motion of Mr. Brown,
2 O'CLOCK, P. M." . . i On motion of Mr. Rockwell, en
The House resolved itself into the committee of the whole House, Mr. Hackett in the chair, having under consideration the Governor's message; and after some time spent therein, the committee rose and made the following report, to wit:
Resolved, That so much of His Excellency, the Governor's Message, as relates to changing our present form of Government, to a State Government, be referred to the committee on Territorial Affairs.
Resolved, That so much of the message of his Excellenoy, the Governor, as relatos to the debt of the Territory, be referred to the Judiciary committee.
Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to - monopolies, banks and incorporations generally, be referred to the committee on Corporations.
Resolved, That so much of the message of the Governor'as relates to the subject whether the laws of the territory take effect without