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It was ordered that the House proceed to take a third vote, and that the candidates be the two who received the largest vote at the last trial. On motion of Mr. Hawley, Messrs. Bacon, Buck, Bowne, Coe, M. S. Gillett, Harger, Hobart, Kilborn, Moffatt, Morton, O'Malley, St. Clair, G. B. Turner and Wright were excused from voting. The vote was then taken with the following result: For Rev. Mr. CoRNELL–Messrs. Allen, Andrews, Burk, O. C. Comstock, Curtis, Dayton, Earl, Ferguson, Fox, Giddings, A. Gillet, Hammond, Hartsuff, Hatch, Hawley, Ingersoll, Lockwood, Lovell, Mulhollen, Salyer, Smith, Stevens, Tilden, Turrill, Tuttle, Waite, Speaker—27. For Rev. Mr. Houghwout—Messrs. Belding, Cady, Campbell, Chamberlain, Chittenden, Coman, David, Davis, Deming, Flower, Holmes, Matthews, McNair, McNeil, Moran, Mosher, Parkhurst Pennoyer, Stoddard, J. W. Turner, Wilkinson—21. For Rev. Mr. CUMMING—Mr. Noble—1. Rev. Mr. A. Cornell, Jr., having received a majority of the votes, was declared duly elected Chaplain to the House. The following communication was received from the Senate:
SENATE CHAMBER, Lansing, January 1, 1849.
To the Speaker of the House of Representatives:
rules, and to inform you that the Senate have concurred therein.
which the Senate have passed, and in which the concurrence of the
House is respectfully asked.
Secretary of the Senate.
The joint resolution was ordered to be read the third time; was so read and was passed.
On motion of Mr. Ingersoll,
Resolved, That the Speaker be authorized to draw his certificate for two days' services as Sergeant-at-Arms pro tempore, in favor of David A. Rhodes, at three dollars per day.
Mr. Hawley offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Clerk of this House be directed to furnish at the expense of the state, to each member of this House, such newspapers published within this state, as they shall respectively direct, not exceeding in value one daily newspaper. Mr. J. W. Turner moved to amend the resolution by striking out the words “published within this state,” which motion prevailed. On motion of Mr. Pennoyer, The words “one daily newspaper,” were stricken out, and “two daily newspapers” inserted. Mr. Hawley moved that the resolution be laid on the table, which motion was lost. On motion of Mr. Ingersoll, The words “and officers,” were inserted after members. Mr. Coe offered the following, as a substitute for the resolution, which substitute was agreed to. Resolved, That the Clerk be requested to furnish each member and officer of this House with such newspapers as they may severally direct, not exceeding in price the average expense of two daily papers. The resolution as amended was then adopted. On motion of Mr. G. B. Turner, The House adjourned.
Wednesday, January 3, 1849. The House met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the Speaker. Prayer by the Chaplain. The roll was called and the members were all present. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Salyer announced that Salmon L. Haight, a Representative from the county of Washtenaw, was present, and Mr. Ingersoll announced that Horace H. Comstock, a Representative elect from the county of Allegan, was present, when Messrs. Comstock and Haight appeared at the Clerk's desk, took and subscribed the constitutional oath, and took their seats. The Speaker appointed as Messengers, William W. Kilborn, Benjamin F. Tisdale and Jerome W. Turner, and also appointed Ezra Willis as fireman,
Mr. Parkhurst presented the petition of officers of school district number two, in the township of Pontiac, for the re-assessment of certain taxes, which was laid on the table. Mr. Ingersoll gave notice that on some future day he will ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the Native copper company, and a bill to incorporate the Upper Peninsular mining company. Mr. Giddings gave notice that on some future day he will ask leave to introduce joint resolutions relative to slavery in the new territories of the United States. Mr. G. B. Turner gave notice that on some future day he will ask leave to introduce a joint resolution for amending the constitution, so that the sessions of the legislature shall be held biennially. Mr. Andrews asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. Ferguson, for the day, on account of ill health. On motion of Mr. Hawley, The Governor's annual message and accompanying documents were taken from the table, and The question being on the motion of Mr. Hawley, made on Monday, to amend the following resolution, offered by Mr. G. B. Turner: “Resolved, That the Governor's annual message be laid on the table, and one thousand copies be printed in English, five hundred in the French, five hundred in the German and five hundred in the Dutch languages, for the use of this House,” Which amendment strikes out the word “one” before “thousand” and inserts “two,” and strikes out all after the word “printed,” to and including the word “languages,” it was accepted by the mover of the original resolution. On motion of Mr. Ingersoll, - The resolution was amended so as to read as it was originally of fered, and it was then adopted by the House. On motion of Mr. Hawley, The documents accompanying the message were laid on the table. Mr. Ingersoll offered a joint resolution relative to revising the joint rules, which was read twice, when The action of the fifteenth rule was suspended, and The joint resolution was ordered to be read a third time; was so read, and was passed.
On motion of Mr. O'Malley,
The Speaker was authorized to appoint an additional messenger, and
The Speaker appointed Edwin Brown.
The following message was received from the Senate:
SENATE CHAMBER, Lansing, January 3, 1849.
To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: SIR-I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to you ‘joint resolution relative to printing a manual of the present session;” Also a “joint resolution respecting documents.” Which the Senate have passed and in which the concurrence of the House is respectfully asked. Respectfully, &c. W. L. BANCROFT, Secretary of the Senate. The Senate joint resolution relative to printing a manual for the use of the present legislature, was read twice, when Mr. Hawley moved that it be referred to a committee of the whole, which motion was lost, and The joint resolution was ordered to be read the third time. On motion of Mr. Coe; A suspension of the rule was ordered, and The joint resolution was read the third time and passed. The Senate joint resolution, respecting documents, was read twice, and ordered to be read the third time. On motion of Mr. G. B. Turner, The rule was suspended, and The joint resolution was read the third time and passed. Mr. Hawley moved an adjournment, which motion did not prevail. Mr. Chamberlain offered the following resolution: Resolved, That each member of this House be allowed the sum of five dollars for stationery, and that the committee on supplies be authorized to furnish the Speaker, Clerk, Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk, such amount as may be necessary. Mr. Noble moved to amend the resolution, by striking out the words “five dollars,” which motion was decided in the negative. Mr. Ingersoll moved the adoption of the following, as a substitute:
Resolved, That the standing committee on supplies and expenditures be, and they are hereby instructed and required to keep an accurate account of supplies and expenditures for the members and officers of the House, charging each member and officer individually with the supplies furnished him, and keep the same at all times in readiness for the inspection of the House.
Which substitute was rejected, and
The original resolution was adopted.
On motion of Mr. J. W. Turner,
The House adjourned.
Thursday, January 4, 1849.
The House met pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order by the Speaker.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The roll was called, and Messrs. H. H. Comstock and Ferguson, were absent without leave.
Mr. G. B. Turner asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. Ferguson for the day.
Mr. Ingersoll for Mr. H. H. Comstock, for the day.
The Speaker announced the following as the standing committecs:
On Ways and Means–Messrs. Pennoyer, Tilden, Bacon, Parkhurst and Moffatt.
On State Affairs—Messrs. Morton, Andrews, H. H. Comstock, Giddings and Haight.
On the Judiciary–Messrs. Forguson, Coe, J. W. Turner, G. B. Turner and Lovell.
On Internal Improvement—Messrs. Campbell, Stoddard, Buck, Pennoyer and Earl.
On Harbors—Messrs. Andrews, Cady, A. Gillet, Burk and St. Clair.
On Claims—Messrs. G. B. Turner, Tuttle, Lockwood, Deming and Hammond.
On Elections—Messrs. Hawley, Kilborn, Davis, Haight and Noble.
On Federal Relations—Messrs. Chamberlain, Wilkinson, Stevens, Mulhollen and Turrill.