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Messrs. White and Collins have been appointed a committee on the part of the council, to act in conjunction with a similar committee to be appointed on the part of the house, to wait upon his Excellency the Governor, and inform him that the two houses are temporarily ora ganized, and ready to receive any communication he may have to make to them."

Mr. Gardner introduced the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, by the council and house of representatives of the territory of Wisconsin, That the superintendent of territorial property is hereby directed to see that the chambers and lobbies occupied by the legislature, the Governor's and Secretary's rooms, the library and halls of the capitol, are, during the session, kept in good order ; that the fires are seasonably kindled, diligently tended, and carefully extinguished; and that the respective rooms are seasonably and properly lighted; and for carrying out these objects, he shall appoint suitable and proper persons who shall perform all the duties of messengers and firemen of the two houses, and shall, under the direction of the presiding officers of the two houses, exercise a strict superintendence over all persons by him thus appointed, giving them all needful directions, and taking care that they properly perform their several duties.

Resolved further, That the sum of six dollars a day, during the present session of the Legislative Assembly, is hereby appropriated to the said superintendent, out of the fund appropriated by congress to defray the expenses of the Legislative Assembly, in full payment for all services of the persons employed by said superintendent, under the foregoing resolution.” Mr. Mooers moved that the said resolution be laid upon the table ;

Which was agreed to.
And the ayes and noes having beed called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, were
Messrs. Cass, Cothren, Drake, Featherstonhaugh, Holliday, Jackson,
Kinney, Mooers, Newell, Patch, Reed, Wakeley, Walworth, Walker,
and Burns, (Speaker,)-15.

Those who voted in the negative, were Messrs. Babcock, Botkin, Burt, Gardner, Gibson, Martin, Pole, Stewart, Virgin, and Williston —10.

Mr. Mooers, from the joint committee appointed to wait upon His Excellency the Governor, and inform him that the two houses were now temporarily organized, and ready to receive any communication he

may have to make to them, reported that the committee had performed
the duty assigned them, and were informed by His Excellency, that he
would meet the two houses in convention to-morrow, at 12 o'clock,
M., and communicate his annual message.

On motion of Mr. Cothren,
The house adjourned until to-morrow, at ten o'clock.

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The journal of yesterday was read.
A message from the council by their secretary.

“Mr. Speaker: -I am directed to inform you that the council have passed,

No. 1, 'Resolution relative to the joint rules of the two houses,"
In which the concurrence of this house is requested.'

Mr. Mooers moved that the order of business be suspended, and that the house now proceed to the election of officers.

Which was agreed to.
Mr. Newell moved that the house proceed to the election of a chief
clerk ;

Which was agreed to.
Mr. Kinney nominated Lafayette Kellogg for said office.

Messrs. Kinney and Mooers were appointed tellers to receive and canvass the votes.

And the votes having been taken and counted, the tellers appointed for that purpose, reported,

That the whole number of votes given for said
office, was.....e

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Necessary to a choice,...

11 Of which Lafayette Kellogg received

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Lafayette Kellogg having received all the votes cast, was declared by the speaker duly elected to the office of chief clerk for the present session.

Mr. Kinney moved that the house proceed to the election of an assistant clerk,

Which was agreed to.
Mr. Kinney nominated Henry G. Abbey for said office.

Messrs. Kinney and Mooers weré appointed tellers to receive and canvass the votes.

And the votes having been taken and counted, the tellers appointed for that purpose reported, That the whole number of votes given for the said office was.

23 Necessary to a choice,....

12 Of which Henry G. Abbey received,.. Henry G. Abbey having received all the votes cast, was declared by the speaker duly elected to the said office of assistant clerk for the present session.

Mr. Kinney moved that the house proceed to the election of a sergeant-at-arms,

Which was agreed to. Messrs. Kinney and Mooers were appointed tellers to receive and canvass the votes.

And the votes having been taken and counted, the tellers appointed for that purpose, reported. That the whole number of votes cast for the said office was..

25 Necessary to a choice,..

13 Of which John Mullanphy received...

20 Scattering, ..

5 John Mullanphy having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared by the speaker duly elected to the said office for the present session.

Mr. Kinney moved that the house proceed to the election of a messenger,

Which was agreed to. Messrs. Kinney and Mooers were appointed tellers to receive and canvass the votes.

And the votes having been taken and counted, the tellers appointed for that purpose reported,

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That the whole number of votes cast for the said office was.....

26 Necessary to a choice,...

14 Of which D. N. Powers received...

23 Scattering,....

3 D. N. Powers having received a majority of all the votes cast, was by the speaker declared duly elected to the office of messenger for the present session.

Mr. Kinney moved that the house proceed to the election of a fireman,

Which was agreed to. Messrs. Kinney and Mooers were appointed tellers to receive and canvass the votes.

And the votes having been taken and counted, the tellers appointed for that purpose reported, That the whole number of votes cast for the said office was.

26 Necessary to a choice,....

14 Of which William Riley received...

25 Blank,

1 William Riley having received a majority of all the votes cast, was by the speaker declared duly elected to the office of fireman for the present session.

Mr. Patch introduced the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, By the the house of representatives, (the council concurring,) that Matthew Norton be appointed to the office of fireman to the governor's room, and to sweep the halls of the capital, &c."

Mr. Botkin moved to amend the said resolution by striking out all after the word “resolved,” and inserting “that the superintendent of territorial property employ some suitable person to sweep and clean the halls and attend the governor's room.”

the question having been put on said amendment, It was decided in the negative. And the ayes and noes having been called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, were Messrs. Babcock, Botkin, Burt, Cass, Cothren, Drake, Featherstonhaugh, Gardner, Gibson, Pole, Stewart, Virgin, and Williston, 13.

Those who voted in the negative, were Messrs. Hanrahan, Holliday, Jackson, Kinney, Martin, Mooers,

Newell, Patch, Reed, Wakeley, Walker, Walworth, and Burns (speaker),-13.

The question then recurred on the adoption of the original resolution. And having been put,

It was decided in the affirmative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, were
Messrs. Drake, Featherstonhaugh, Hanrahan, Holliday, Jackson,
Kinney, Mooers, Newell, Patch, Reed, Wakeley, Walker, Walworth,
and Burns (speaker),-14.

Those who voted in the negative, were Messrs. Babcock, Botkin, Burt, Cass, Cothren, Gardner, Gibson, Martin, Pole, Stewart, Virgin, and Williston.-12.

Mr. Cothren introduced the following resolution, which was adopted, to wit:

Resolved, That the chief clerk of this house be authorized to employ Williain Dutcher to act as transcribing clerk of this house, during its present session.”

Mr. Wakeley introduced the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, That the chief clerk be authorized to appoint some suitable person to do the necessary extra writing for the house, during the present session.”

And the question having been put upon the adoption of the said resolution,

It was decided in the negative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, were
Messrs. Cothren, Gibson, Hanrahan, Kinney, Newell, Patch, and
Wakeley,-7.

Those who voted in the negative, were Messrs. Babcock, Botkin, Burt, Cass, Drake, Featherstonhaugh, Gardner, Holliday, Jackson, Martin, Mooers, Pole, Reed, Stewart, Virgin, Walker, Walworth, Williston, and Burns (speaker),-19.

Mr. Botkin introduced the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, That the Rev. Mr. Penman, and the Rev. Mr. Reed, be invited to officiate alternately as chaplains to this house during the present session.” Mr. Wakeley demanded the previous question.

And the question having been put, “ Shall the main question be now put ?"

It was decided in the affirmative.

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