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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
THIRD SESSION OF THE SECOND LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
OF THE TERRITORY OF WISCONSIN.
Begun and held at Madison, the seat of government, on Mon. day, the second day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine, pursuant to an act of the Legislative Assembly, entiiled “ An act relative to the sessions of the Legislative Assembly," approved March 11th, 1839.
On which day, the following named members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, viz:
From the county of Brown, Messrs. Ebenezer Childs and Jacob W. Conroe.
From the county of Milwaukee, Mr. Augustus Story. * From the county of Racine, Messrs. Orrin R. Stevens, Zadoc Newman and Tristam C. Hoyt.
From the counties of Rock and Walworth, Mr. Othni Beardsley.
From the counties of Green, Dune, Jefferson and Dodge, Mr. Daniel S. Sutherland.
From the county of Iowa, Messrs. Russel Baldwin, Charles Bracken, Henry M. Billings and Thomas Jenkins.
From the county of Grant, Messrs. Thomas Cruson and Joseph
1. D. St the county of Grames and Thomas JenkiBaldwin, Charles
From the county of Crawford, Mr. Ira B. Brunson.
On motion of Cruson,
On mo:ion of Mr. St:eet,
On motion of Mr. Billings,
On motion of Mr. Story, H. H. Brannan was appointed Messenger pro tem. Mr. Edward V. Whiton, from the counties of Rock and Wal. worth, appeared and took his seat.
On motion of Mr. Beardsley, Edward Elderkin was appointed Door-keeper pro tem. Messrs. Prentiss, Wells and Vineyard, from the Council, were introduced, and informed the House that the Council were in or. ganization, pro tempore, and ready to proceed to business.
On motion of Mr. Billings, Ordered, That a committee of two be appointed to inform the Council that this House is now organized and ready to proceed to business.
Messrs. Billings and Brunson were appointed said commi:lee.
Mr. Whiton presented the certificate of the Governor of the
On motion of Mr. Whiton,
The following message was received from the Council, by the Secretary thereof.
“ Mr. Speaker-The Council have appointed Messrs. Wells and Brigham, a committee, on their part, to act in conjunction with a similar commit:ee to be appointed by this House, 10 wait upon His Excellency the Governor, and inform him that the two Houses are now in organization, pro tem., and ready to receive any communication he may have to make to them.”
Mr. Billings, from the committee appointed to inform the Coun.
cil of the organization of the House, pro tempore, reported that they had performed that duty.
On motion of Mr. Whiton, Ordered, That a committee of two be appointed, on the part of this House, to act in conjunction with the committee appointed by the Council, to wait upon His Excellency the Governor, and in. form him that the two Houses have organized, pro tempore, and are ready to receive any communication he may have to make
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Messrs. Whiton and Shew were appointed the said committee.
On motion of Mr. Billings,
Mr. Whiton, from the joint committee, appointed to info'm His Excellency the Governor of the organization of the two Houses, pro tem., reported that the committee had performed the duty as. signed to them, and were informed by His Excellency, that he would address the two Houses, in person, on to.morrow at 11 o'clock meredian, in the Representatives' Hall.
On motion of Mr. Street,
TUESDAY, Dec. 3d, 1839. The House met pursuant to adjournment. The roll was called, and a quorum not being present, the messenger was sent after absent members.
Mr. Story presented the certificate of the election and qualifi. cation of Mr. Horatio N. Wells, from the county of Milwaukee, which was read, and
:. Oa motion of Mr. Conroe,
On motion of Mr. Whiton,
Ordered, That the House proceed to the election of officers.
On motion of Mr. Conroe, Ordered, That the roll be called previous to going into the elec. tion of officers, and that the Serjeant-at-Arms be sent after absent members.
On motion of Mr. Whiton, D. F. Kimball was appointed Serjeant-at-Arms, pro tempore, in, place of Mr. Jenkins, who was not in attendance.
The roll was then called and the Serjeant-at-Arms sent after the absent members. Message from the Council by the Secretary :
Mr. Speaker— The Council have passed a joint resolution re. lating to printing, in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House."
And then he withdrew.
On motion of Mr. Sholes,
Mr. Story offered the following resolution, entitled No. 1, “joint resolution relating to the transportation of the mail belween Madison and Milwaukee ;"
Which was read a first and second time.
The absent members having appeared, the House proceeded to the election of officers.
On motion of Mr. Conroe, Messrs. Street and Wells were appointed tellers to canvass the votes.
On motion of Mr. Cruson, Ordered, That the House first ballot for a Serjeant-at-Arms. Mr. Cruson nomina:ed James Durley.
The ballots being taken and counted, it appeared that James Durley had received twenty-one votes, and was thereupon declared 10 be unanimously elected.
A motion was then made by Mr. Billings that the House do now proceed to elect a Chief Clerk, and the question being takes,
It was decided in the negative.