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Tuesday, January 2, 1849. The House met pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore. The roll was called and the members were all present. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Cornell. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. On motion of Mr. Hawley, The rule prescribing the order of business was suspended, when Mr. O. C. Comstock moved that the House proceed to elect a Speaker, which motion prevailed, and upon calling the roll the members severally rose in their places and voted as follows:

FOR LEANDER CHAPMAN:

Mr. Allen, Mr. Deming, Mr. Moran,
Andrews, Ferguson, Mosher,
Bacon, Flower, Morton,
Belding, Fox, O'Malley,
Bowne, Harger, Parkhurst,
Burk, Hartsuff, Pennoyer,
Cady, Hatch, Smith,
Campbell, Hawley, Stevens,
Chamberlain, Holmes, Stoddard,
Chittenden, Ingersoll, Tilden,
Coman, Kilborn, G. B. Turner,
O. C. Comstock, Lockwood, J. W. Turner,
Curtis, Matthews, Tuttle,
David, McNair, Wilkinson,
Davis, McNeil, Wright, 45

FOR GEORGE A. COE:

Mr. Buck, Mr. M. S. Gillett, Mr. Mulhollen,
Dayton, Hammond, Noble,
Earl, Hobart, Salyer,
Giddings, Lovell, - St. Clair,

e A. Gillet, Moffatt, Waite, 15
FOR OLIVER C. COMSTOCK:
Mr. Chapman, 1
FOR CYRUS LOWELL.
Mr. Coe, 1

Leander Chapman, having received a majority of all the votes, was declared duly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Mr. G. B. Turner moved the appointment of a committee of two to inform Mr. Chapman of his election, and conduct him to the chair.

The Speaker pro tempore appointed Messrs. G. B. Turner and Coe, who performed the duty assigned them, and

On taking the Chair, the Speaker addressed the House as follows: Gentlemen of the House of Representatives: Before taking the Chair, allow me in Spartan brevity to express my grateful acknowledgments for the distinction and honor you have conferred upon me in selecting me to preside over your deliberations. I enter upon the duties incumbent upon me with much diffidence, yet with an anxious desire to discharge these duties with the strictest impartiality to all. Having but little legislative experience myself, I shall need your aid and assistance in enforcing the observance of the rules of order of this House, and in giving construction to all doubtful questions that may arise, as the business progresses. Again thanking you, gentlemen, for your kindness to me, I assume the high and important duties of the Chair. On motion of Mr. Ingersoll, The House proceeded to elect a Clerk, with the following result:

FOR AUGUSTINE W. HOWEY:

Mr. Allen, Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Morton,
Andrews, Flower, - Mosher,
Bacon, - Fox, O'Malley,
Belding, - Harger, Parkhurst,
Bowne, Hartsuff, Pennoyer,
Burk, Hatch, Smith,
Cady, Hawley, Stevens,
Campbell, Holmes, Stoddard,
Chamberlain, Ingersoll, Tilden,
Chittenden, Kilborn, G. B. Turner,
Coman, Lockwood, J. W. Turner,
O. C. Comstock, Matthews, Tuttle,
Curtis, McNair, Wilkinson,
David, McNeil, Wright,
Davis, Moran, Speaker,
Deming, *46

FOR WHITNEY JONES:

Mr. Buck, Mr. M. S. Gillett, Mr. Noble,
Coe, Hammond, Salyer,
Dayton, Hobart, St. Clair,
Earl, Lovell, Turrill,
Giddings, Moffatt, Waite,
A. Gillet, Mulhollen, - 17

And Augustine W. Hovey was declared duly elected Clerk of the House of Representatives, who thereupon took the constitutional oath. Mr. O. C. Comstock moved that the House elect an Engrossing,

Enrolling and Recording Clerk, which motion prevailed, and the following vote was taken: FOR JAMES B. CRANE:

Mr. Allen, Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Mosher,
Andrews, Flower, O'Malley,
Bacon, Fox, Parkhurst,
Belding, Harger, Pennoyer,
Bowne, Hartsuff, Salyer,
Burk, Hatch, Smith,
Cady, Hawley, Stevens,
Campbell, Holmes, Stoddard,
Chamberlain, Ingersoll, Tilden,
Chittenden, ilborn, G. B. Turner,
Coman, Lockwood, J. W. Turner,
O. C. Comstock, Matthews, Tuttle,
Curtis, McNair, Wilkinson,
David, McNeil, Wright,
Davis, Moran, Speaker,
Deming, Morton, 47

FOR John C. WHITE:

Mr. Buck, Mr. M. S. Gillett, Mr. Mulhollen,
Coe, - Hammond, Noble,
Dayton, Hobart, St. Clair,
Earl, Lovell, Turrill,
Giddings, Moffatt, Waite,
A. Gillet, 16

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James B. Crane having received a majority of all the votes, was declared elected.

On motion of Mr. Lockwood,

The House proceeded to elect a Sergeant-at-Arms, which resulted

as follows:
FOR RICHARD H. CONNOR:

Mr. Allen, Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Morton,

Andrews, Flower, Mosher,
- Bacon, Fox, O'Malley,

Belding, Harger, Parkhurst,
Bowne, Hartsuff, Pennoyer,
Burk, Hatch, Smith,
Cady, Hawley, Stevens,
Chamberlain, Holmes, Stoddard,
Chittenden, Ingersoll, Tilden,
Coman, Kilborn, G. B. Turner,
O. C. Comstock, Lockwood, J. W. Turner,
Curtis, Matthews, Tuttle,
David, McNair, Wilkinson,
Davis, McNeil, Wright,

Deming, Moran, Speaker, 45

FOR THOMAS ALEXANDER, JR.:

Mr. Buck, Mr. M. S. Gillett, Mr. Noble,
Coe, Hammond, Salyer,
Dayton, Hobart, St. Clair,
Earl, Lovell, Turrill,
Giddings, Moffatt, Waite,
A. Gillet, Mulhollen, 17

Whereupon, Richard H. Connor was declared elected. Mr. Hawley offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the Speaker be authorized to appoint three messengers, to be paid for their services at the rate of one dollar per day, each; and one fireman, to be paid at the rate of one dollar and fifty cents per day. Mr. J. W. Turner moved that the resolution be amended by striking out “three” before “messengers,” and inserting “two,” which amendment did not prevail. Mr. Lockwood, moved to amend by striking out “three” and inserting “four,” and a division of the question being called for, it was first taken on striking out, and decided in the negative. Mr. J. W. Turner moved to amend, so that the pay of messengers should be one dollar and fifty cents, and of firemen, two dollars each, per day, which motion was lost, and The original resolution was then adopted. Mr. Fox offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the Rev. O. C. Comstock, a member of this House, be requested to open the daily sessions by prayer, until otherwise ordered. Mr. O. C. Comstock moved to amend the resolution by striking out all after the word “that,” and inserting “this House will now proceed to elect a chaplain,” which amendment was agreed to, and The resolution as amended was then adopted. The House then proceeded to the business of electing a chaplain, when the representatives severally voted as follows: For Rev. Mr. Connell—Messrs. Burk, Coman, 0.-C. Comstock, Earl, Fox, A. Gillet, Hatch, Hawley, Hartsuff, Ingersoll, Lockwood, Lovell, McNeil, Salyer, Stoddard, Turrill, Tuttle, Waite, Speaker— 19. For Rev. Mr. HoughwouT—Messrs. Cady, Campbell, Chittenden, Curtis, David, Deming, Flower, Matthews, McNair, Mosher, J, W. Turner, Wilkinson—12.

For Rev. Mr. ATTERBURy—Messrs. Bacon, Dayton, M. S. Gillett, Hammond, Kilborn, Morton, Mulhollen, St. Clair—8. For Rev. Mr. BYTNgtoN-Messrs. Andrews, Ferguson, Hobart, Moffatt, Stevens, Tilden–6. For Rev. Mr. CUMMING—Messrs. Allen, Bowne, Holmes, Noble, Pennoyer, Smith—6. For Rev. Mr. SANFORD–Messrs. Belding, Harger, G. B. Turner, Wright—4. For Rev. Mr. LAMB—Messrs. Coe, Davis, Moran, Parkhurst—4. For Rev. Mr. HATHAway—Mr. Buck—1. For Rev. Mr. SPRAGUE—Mr. Chamberlain—1. For Rev. Mr. PAyson—Mr. Giddings—1. Blank—Mr. O'Malley—1. No one having a majority, there was no election. Mr. Andrews moved to postpone the further consideration of the whole subject until to-morrow, which motion was lost. On motion of Mr. Hawley, The House proceeded to a second vote, which resulted as follows: For Rev. Mr. Cornell,—Messrs. Burk, O. C. Comstock, Earl, Fox, Giddings, A. Gillet, Hartsuff, Hatch, Hawley, Ingersoll, Lockwood, Lovell, Pennoyer, Salyer, Smith, Tilden, Tuttle, Waite, Speaker—19. For Rev. Mr. HocGhwort—Messrs. Belding, Cady, Campbell, Chittenden, Coman, Curtis, David, Deming, Flower, Holmes, Matthews, McNair, Mosher, Parkhurst, Stoddard, J. W. Turner, Wilkinson—17. For Rev. Mr. ArtERPro-Messrs. Allen, Bacon, Dayton, M. S. Gillet, Hammond, Kilborn, Moran, Morton, Mulhollen, St. Clair, Stevens, Turrill—12. For Rev. Mr. ByingtoN-Messrs. Andrews, Bowne, Coe, Ferguson, Hobart, Moffatt—6. For Rev. Mr. CUMMING—Messrs. Davis, Harger, Noble, Wright—4. For Rev. Mr. SPRAGUE-Messrs. Buck, Chamberlain—2. For Rev. Mr. SANFord—Mr. G. B. Turner—1. Blank—Messrs. McNeil, O'Malley—2. There being no election, Mr. Parkhurst moved that the House adjourn, which motion did not prevail. On motion of Mr. J. W. Turner,

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