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House of Representatives
AT THE EXTRA SESSION
NINTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
STATE OF IOWA,
WHICH CONVENED AT THE CAPITOL IN DES MOINES, ON WEDNESDAY, THE THIRD
DAY OF SEPTEMBER, A. D. 1862.
JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.
HALL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, I DES MOINES, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1862, 2 P. M. 1
The hour fixed by the Proclamation of his Excellency the Govtor for the meeting of the General Assembly in extraordinary ssion having arrived, the House was called to order by the Hon. ush Clark, Speaker. The Speaker directed the Clerk of the
Session to call the roll of members, when the following gentlen answered to their names, viz: Lessrs. Baker, Bass, Bowdoin, Bracewell, Burton, Castor, ırk, Chase, Cleaves, Converse, Ćurtiss, Cutler, Denlinger, Dun. vy, Eaton, Eichorn, Fairall, Ferguson, Flint, Frisbie, Fuller of Iarrison, Glanville, Gordon, Holyoke, Hollingsworth, Hood, Jackon, Kellogg, Knoll, Lake, Lane, Loomis, Lorah, Lowrie, Maxrell, McCall, McGlóthlen, McLennan, Mercer, Meyer, Milburn, Aitchell of Fremont, Mitchell of Polk, Moir, Nelson, Parker, Pendleton, Porter, Rothrock, Russell of Dallas, Russell of Jones, Saryer, Schramm, Shipman, Speer, Stanton, Stephenson, Stewart, Thompson, Van Anda, Walker, Walton, Wasson, White, Whittemore, Wilcox, Williams of Des Moines, Williams of Mahaska, Wilson of Chickasaw, Wilson of Pottawattamie, Wright, Young and Mr. Speaker.
The Speaker then addressed the House as follows: Gentlemen of the House of Representatives :
The hour has arrived at which it becomes my duty to call you to order. I will not delay your proceedings by a word. While the safety of our beloved country hangs in a trembling balance, let us do well but quickly what the interests of a common constituency demand. When a million bayonets are clashing about the Nation's heart, our words may well be few. The inighty issue still is, “ Have we a Government ?" Before our adjournment here, that issue may be decided forever. Let us do our duty to the Commonwealth and trust to the God of Nations for the result.
As in the past, I hurbly beg your favor and indulgence towards myself, in the discharge of my duties as Speaker. We are ready to perfect the organization of the House.