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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
YANKTON, Monday, December 7, 1863., Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Dakota, begu: and held at the Capitol, in the town of Yankton, on Monday, the seventh day of December, in the year of our Lord, eight-een hundred and sixty three, being the third session of the Legislative Assembly under the Organic Act,
On which day, being the day fixed by the law of the Terri- . tory, for the meeting of the Legislative Assembly, the members : of the House,. at 12 o'clock, meridian,. were called to order by Judge P. Bliss, Chief Justice, and the roll, as furnished him by the Secretary of the Territory, being called,
The following members answered to their names : : Messrs. Burgess, Bottolfson, Puett, Bond, Shriner, Pratt, Lawrence, Brookings, Larson, Reed, Risling, Wall, Wherry, and Kegan.
Judge Bliss having administered the prescribed oath to the members, they took their seats.
On motion of Mr. Brookings,
On'motion of Mr. Lawrence, A. K. Curtis, was elected assistant clerk. 'On motion of Mr. Larson, Ole Sampson was elected sergeant-at-arms. 'On motion of Mr. Bottolfson,
Louis Larson was elected fireman.
Those voting for Mr. Ballard were,
Mr. Gore having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected.
Mr. Brookings moved that the officers who were elected pro tem., be declared the permanent officers of the House of Ropresentatives.
The ages and noes being called for, resulted as follows:
Those voting in the affirmative were, · Messrs. Burgess, Bottolfson, Bond, Shriner, Lawrence, Brookings, Larson, Reed, Risling, and Wall--10.
Those voting in the negative were,
Mr. Brookings introduced the following resolution, which was adopted :
Resolved, That the rules of the last House be used for the government of this House until others are adopted.
On motion of Mr. Bond,
Resolved, That the clerk be instructed to inform the Council that the House of Representatives is organized by electing A. W.. Puett Speaker, and ready to receive any communication that that body may have to make to us.
On motion of Mr. Brookings,
The Speaker appointed the following committee on Elections : Messrs. Brookings, Shriner, and Kegan : The following communication was received from the Council:
Council CHAMBER, 1
· December 7, 1863. } MR. SPEAKER :- have the honor of informing your honorable body, that the couneil, is now permanently, organized by The election of the followiug officers, to wit::. | President—Enos Stutsman.
Secretary-J. R. Hanson.
J: R: HANSON,
Secretary Mr. Bond offered the following resolution, which was adopted
Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed by the Speaker to inform the Secretary of the fact that we have no stationery to enable us to proceed to business.
2nd. To inquire how many papers he will furnish us, and what amount of postage we are entitled to.
Whereupon the Speaker appointed as said committee,
Messrs. Bond, Wherry, and Reed vir On motion of Mr. Brookings, The House adjourned until to morrow, at ten o'clock, A. M.
A. W. PUETT, Speaker. MAHLON GORE, Chief Clerk.