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Declaring it to be the sense of the House that two-thirds of the mem-
bers present, being a quorum for the transaction of business,
have the constitutional right by their vote, to pass an act of in-
corporation, or to amend the same, 278, 284.
Appointing Chas. Smith clerk pro tempore, 279.
Authorizing Johnson Niles to proceed immediately to the county of
Macomb, and forthwith bring Mr. Flower to the House, 289.
Rescinding the vote granting indefinite leave of absence to Mr. Flow-
er, and directing the speaker to draw his certificate for pay on-
ly for the number of days that he has been in attendance, 290,
Directing the sergeant-at-arms to be sent after Mr. Flower, 298, 307.
Appointing Dr. Mott special sergeant-at-arms, to proceed after Mr.
Flower, and bring him to the bar of the House, 299.
Directing the reading of Washington's farewell address, and invi-
ting the Senate to be present, 299.
Ordering the printing of extra copies of the report of the select com-
mittee on the revision of the constitution, 300, 400, 487.
Declaring that no member, absent without leave, should be entitled
to pay, 315.
Directing the committee on printing to make certain inquiries of the
state printer, 317.
Tendering the thanks of the House to Hon. Mr. Hawley, 318.
Tendering the thanks of the House to the state officers and Senate,
Appointing Rev. J. Lamb, sergeant-at-arms pro tempore, 324.
Directing the sergeant-at-arms pro tempore to be sent for Mr. Hatch,
Directing the printing of extra copies of the report of the committee
on banks and incorporations, on the Southern railroad bill, with
certain alterations, 332.
Directing the sergeant-at-arms to take charge of the Hall of the
Ordering the printing of extra copies of the Senate report on the re-
vision of the constitution, 342.
Directing the printing of the history of the late war between the hunk-
ers and barnburners, 342.
Requiring the auditor general to furnish a statement of the public
debt, and the times when it shall fall due, 361.
Declaring that Mr. Flower had shown sufficient cause for his absence,
Requiring the committee on printing to make certain inquiries rela-
tive to the manual, 387.
Directing Jonathan Lamb to bring Johnson Niles back to the House,
Declaring it to be important to the people to understand the princi-
les which will govern the incoming national administration, and
inviting the acting chairman of the committee on the judiciary, to
read the platform adopted by the Philadelphia convention, 401.
Dispensing with the reading of the journal by the clerk, 401.
Directing the Speaker to withhold the per diem of members under
certain circumstances, 402.
Authorizing the employment of an assistant engrossing clerk, 410,
Directing that all bills reported against by standing committees shall
not be considered, unless by the consent of two-thirds of the
members present, 418.
Appointing Johnson Niles sergeant-at-arms pro tempore, and direct-
ing to bring Mr. Ferguson to the bar of the House, 429.
Refusing to receive any more petitions after a certain time, 430.
Instructing the committee on the judiciary to report a bill so am end-
ing chapter ninety-three of the revised statutes, as to permit
judgments to be stayed by signing a memorandum on the dock-
Declaring a certain protest to contain statements which reflect on the
character of the House, and which are not true, 473.
Limiting the time of speaking, 482, 496, 665.
Instructing the committee on state affairs to report back House bill
number fifty-one, as printed, without amendment, and also to
report back the substitute for the several amendments thereto,
as an independent bill, 483.
Directing the state treasurer to inform the House, the exact amount
of funds now on hand, so that the legislature may fix on a day
certain for an adjournment, 483.
Resolutions in relation to the action of the House on the joint resolu-
tion instructing the attorney general to recover of Charles G. Ham-
mond, late auditor general, a certain sum of money illegally
taken from the treasury, 495, 506.
Requesting the members of the third House to do all their business
with the members of this House, outside of the bar, 509.
Requesting the Speaker of the House be requested to re-appoint the
member from Chippewa, to the position on standing committees
previously occupied by him, 525.
Suspending the action of the resolution limiting the time of speaking,
Instructing the committee on ways and means to inquire into the ex-
pediency to cancel the evidences of indebtedness given to the
state by the Michigan Southern railroad company, in payment
for the Southern railroad, 541.
Rescinding the resolution requiring all committees to report upon all
matters referred to them, on or before the twentieth instant, 563.
Ordering the appointment of a select committee to inquire into the
expediency of so much of the act for the payment of the officers
and members of the legislature as allows the Speaker six dol-
lars per day, 607, 626. -
Ordering the appointment of a select committee to wait on the Sen-
ate, and request that body to transmit another copy of a certain
Fixing the time for meeting in joint convention to act on a certain
Ordering the sergeant-at-arms to bring Mr. Hatch to the bar of the
House, 643. -
Discharging the committee on claims from the consideration of a cer-
tain joint resolution, 664.
Suspending the action of the twenty second rule, 665. - - -
Directing the clerk of the House to forward a certain communication
to Mr. Gillett, 685. -
Directing the Speaker not to draw a certificate in favor of Mr. Gil-
lett, after a certain date, 686.
Directing the sergeant-at-arms to take Mr. Lockwood into custody,
Ordering a certain resolution not to be entered on the journal, 721.
Tendering thanks to the Speaker, 722.
Tendering thanks to the Clerk, 723.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.
Of Committee on Agriculture and Manufactures.
On bill to repeal an act entitled an act to provide against the recove-
ry of damages done by beasts on lands which are not enclosed
by a lawful fence, 232.
On bill for the encouragement of agriculture, manufactures and the
mechanic arts, 408. -
On preamble and joint resolution relative to Moore and Hascall's har-
vesting machine, 428.
Bill for the relief of purchasers of certain lands in the township of
Of Committee on Banks and Incorporations.
On petition of B. B. Kercheval and others, for the incorporation of
the Peninsular bank, 59.
Bill to incorporate the New Buffalo and Laporte plank road compa-
- ny, 83.
On o to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Monroe
and Saline plank road company, 83.
On bill to incorporate the Pittsburg and Isle Royal mining compa-
ny of Pittsburg, 83.
On bill to incorporate the Native copper company, 83.
Bill to incorporate the Phoenix copper company, 93.
On bill to incorporate the president, directors and company of the
Peninsular bank, 141, 270.
On bill to amend and consolidate the act to incorporate the stockhold-
ers of the Michigan insurance company of Detroit, approved
March 7, 1834, and the several acts amendatory thereto, 142,
Bill to continue for a limited time the charter of the Farmers' and
and Mechanics' bank of Michigan, 148, 224.
On bill to incorporate the Tecumseh literary institute, 184.
On bill to incorporate the Genesee county literary institute, 184.
On bill to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Monroe
and Erie plank road company, 184.
On bill to vacate a portion of the plat of the village of Grand Rap-
ids, in the county of Kent, 191.
On bill to amend the charter of the city of Detroit, 191, 250.
On bill to incorporate the Frederick and Utica plank road company,
Bill to amend the charter of the village of Adrian, and to limit the
amount of taxes to be raised in said village, in any one year,
On bill to incorporate the Temple building company of Battle Creek,
On bill to incorporate the Minesota mining company, 199.
On bill to incorporate the Isle Royal mining company, 199.
On bill to incorporate the Northwest mining company of Michigan,
On bill to incorporate the Ohio Trap Rock mining company, 205.
On bill to incorporate the Siskoweit mining company, 295.
Bill to enlarge the corporate limits of the city of Detroit, 216.
On bill to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the New Bal-
timore and Romeo plank road company, approved April 3, 1848,
On bill to amend an act entitied an act to incorporate the Mt. Clem-
ens and Romeo plank road company, approved April 3, 1848,
On bill to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Detroit and
Suline plank road company, 232.
On bill to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Flint and
Saginaw navigation company, 232.
Bill to repeal an act entitled an act to prevent the circulation of for-
eign notes, 232.
Joint resolution rescinding a joint resolution to encourage immigra-
tion, approved February 1, 1849, 232.
On bill to incorporate the Detroit savings' fund institute, 250, 381,
On bill to incorporate the trustees of Elmwood cemetery, 250.
On bill to incorporate the Northville hydraulic company, 250.
On bill to incorporate the grand lodge of free and accepted masons
of the state of Michigan, 279.
Bill to amend an act entitled an act to amend the revised statutes of
1846, concerning the assessment and collection of taxes, appro-
ved March 17, 1847, 282.
On bill to amend an act entitled an act to authorize the sale of the
Southern railroad, and to incorporate the Michigan southern
railroad company, 302.
On bill to incorporate the Battle Creek and Dry Prairie plank road
On bill to incorporate the Tecumseh and Dundee plank road compa-
Qn bill to incorporate the city of Detroit gas company, 312.
On bill to amend an act entitled an act to amend an act entitled an
act to incorporate the village of Marshall, and for other purposes,
Bill to incorporate the Niles and Mottville plank road company, 328.
On bill to authorize the Detroit young men's society to contract a
certain loan, 328.
On bill relative to the Corunna and Saginaw plank road company,
On bill relative to the Owasso and Bad river plank road company,
On bill relative to the Genesee county plank road company, 328.
On bill relative to the Flint and Fentonville plank road company,
On bill relative to the Kalamazoo and Black Lake plank road com-
On bill to incorporate the Lapeer and Port Huron plank road com-
On bill to amen l an act entitled an act to incorporate the Kalamazoo
and Three Rivers plank road company, 339.
On bill to incorporate the Monroe and Newport plank company, 339.
On bill to incorporate the Lansing coal company, 3.39.
Bill to incorporate the Decatur, Lawrence and Breedsville plank road
Bill to authorize the Cottonwood swamp turnpike company to lay
out and construct a certain plank road and for other purposes,
On bill to incorporate the St. Joseph valley railroad company, 357.
On bill amending an act relative to plank roads, approved March
13, 1848, 372.
Bill to incorporate the Monroe and Belleville plank road company,
On bill to incorporate the Detroit fire and marine insurance company,
On bill to incorporate the North American health insurance compa-
Bill to amend an act to incorporate the Dexter and Michigan plank
road company, approved April 3, 1848, 408.
On bill to incorporate the Jackson and Mason plank road company,
On bill to incorporate the Battle Creek and Hastings plank road
company, 427. - - -
On bill to incorporate the trustees of the Mountain Home cemetery,
On bill to incorporate the Saginaw bay gypsum company, 527.
On bill to revive and continue in force an act entitled an act to incor-
porate the Peninsular mutual fire and marine insurance compa-
ny, approved March 12, 1844, under the name and style of the
Detroit fire and marine insurance company, 427.
On bill to regulate the carrying of baggage by railroad companies,
Bill to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Jackson and
Michigan plank road company, 440.