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Mr. Smith offered the following resolution, which was adopted :

Resolved, That the rules of the Senate, established and pursued at the last session of the legislature be adopted as the rules of this Se. nate until otherwise ordered,

Mr. Smith offered the following joint resolution, which, the rule having been suspended, was adopted :

Resolved, By the Senate and House of Representatives, That the joint rules of the last session of the legislature bę adopted, until otherwise ordered, also the joint rules of the Senate and House of Representatives in joint convention.

Mr. Howell offered the following resolution, which was adopted :

Resolved, That Ephraim B. Danforth be entitled to a seat in this Senate, with all the privileges of members, except voting, until the question of his seat be determined.

Mr. Howell offered the following resolution, which, on his motion, was laid upon the table :

Resolved, That a committee on supplies be appointed, whose duty it shall be to purchase the necessary stationery for the use of the Senate, not exceeding the amount of dollars for each member, and

dollars for the Secretary of the Senate, and that any excess of the amounts herein limited shall be an individual charge against the member or officer procuring the same.

Mr. Smith moved that the Senate proceed to the election of permanent officers of the Senate, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Mr. Littlejohn,

The Senate reconsidered the vote by which the last motion was earried, and

On motion of Mr. Howell.
The same was laid upon the table.
Mr. Bush offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That George A. Coe be entitled to a seat in this Senate, with the privilege of speaking on the question now pending of the contested seat between the said Coe and Ephraim B. Danforth, and no other question, and without the privilege of voting.

Mr. Green presented the credentials of Mr. Ephraim B. Danforth, as Senator from the Fourth District.

On motion of Mr. Thurber,

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The resolution offered by Mr. Bush relative to Mr. Coe, was laid upon the table.

The Chair announced the following message from the House of Representatives :

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Monday, Jan. 5, 1846. To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House of Representatives, to inform the Senate that the House have appointed Messrs. Hand and Andrews a committee to wait on the Senate, and inform them that the House is organized and ready to proceed to business. Your obedient servant

D. H. WILLIAMS,

Clerk H. R., pro tempore. The Chair announced a committee from the House of Representatives, consisting of Messrs. Hand and Andrews, who informed the Senate that the House was organized and ready to proceed to busi

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Mr. Howell offered the following resolution, wh ch was adopted :

Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed to inform the House that the Senate is now organized and ready to proceed to business.

The Chair appointed Senators Howell and Littlejohn as said committee, who scon thereafter reported a discharge of the duty assigned them. The Chair announced the following message from the House :

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ?

January 5, 1846. To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House of Representatives to return the joint resolution relative to joint rules, and respectfully inform the Senate that they have concurred therein.

Your ob’t serv't.

D. H. WILLIAMS,

Clerk

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tem. Mr. Smith moved the appointment of a committee of two, to inform the House that the Senate were ready to go into joint convention for the purpose cfcanvassing the votes given for Governor and Lt. Go

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vernor at the last election, which motion prevaile), and the chair appointed Senators Smith and Fenton to the performance of the duty, who soon thereafter reported a discharge thereof. The chair announced the following message from the House :

House of REPRESENTATIVES,

January 5, 1846. To the President of the Senate:

Sig:-I am instructed by the House of Representatives respectiully to inform the Senate, that Messrs. Peck and Dunham have been appointed a committee to join a like committee from the Senate, to wait upon the Executive, and inform him that the two houses are organized, and ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make.

Respectfully, &c.,

D. H. WILLIAMS,

Clerk pro tem. Mr. Thurber moved the appointment of a like committee on the part of the Senate, which motion prevailed, and the chair appointed Senators Thurber and Chipman.

The committee, after a brief absence, reported, that in conjunction with the house committee, they had waited upon the Governor, and informed him that the two houses were organized, and ready to receive any communication he might be pleased to make, and had been informed by him that it being contrary to precedent, he was not prepared to make any communication to them.

The chair announced a committee from the house, consisting of Messrs. Dunham and Ord, who informed the Senate that the House were prepared to receive the Senate in their Hall, in joint convention.

On motion of Mr. Green,
The Senate proceeded to the hall of the house of representatives.

(For proceedings of Joint Convention, see House Journal.) On their return to the Senate Chamber, the President announced that both houses in joint convention had canvassed the return of votes for Governor and Lt. Governor, and as Alpheus Felch and William L. Greenly were found to have received the greatest number of votes for Governor and Lt. Governor, the legislature in joint convention had declared them to be duly elected, and had inducted them into office

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Mr. Howell moved the appointment of a committee of two to wait upon Lt. Governor Greenly, and conduct him to his seat, as presiding officer of the Senate.

The committee soon thereafter returned, accompanied by the Lt. Governor, who, in his place, addressed the Senate and took the chair.

Mr. Smith moved the appointment of a committee of two, to join a like committee on the part of the house, and inform the Executive that the two houses were prepared to receive any communication he mtght desire to make, which motion prevailed, and the chair appointed as said committee, Senators Smith and Littlejohn.

The Senate thereupon adjourned until to-morrow morning, at 10 o'clock.

Tuesday, January 6, 1846

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order by the President.

The roll was called and Senator Hale was absent.
The journal of yesterday was read, and after correction, approved.
On motion of Mr. Howell,

The Senate disposed with the daily order of business until after the reading of the Governor's message.

On motion of Mr. Littlejohn,

The Senate reconsidered the vote by which the resolution was yesterday adopted relative to Mr. Danforth.

The question recurring on the adoption of the resolution,
Mr. Littlejohn offered the following substitution:

Resolved, That the constitutional oath of office be now administered to Mr. Ephraim B. Danforth, as Senator from the 4th district ; which, together with the original resolution was laid upon the table.

Mr. Howell offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

Resolved, That the committee on internal improvement be increased to five members.

Senators Smith and Littlejohn, who were yesterday appointed a committee on the part of the Senate to wait upon the Governor, reported that they had discharged that duty, and that the Governor would transmit his annual message to the two Houses forthwith.

Mr. Thurber offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the President of the Senate be authorized to appoint two messengers to this House, whose pay shall not exceed one dollar each, per day.

The President announced the annual message of the Executive, which the Secretary proceeded to read, and after some progress had been made in the reading thereof,

On motion of Mr. Green,
The further reading of the message was dispensed with.
On motion of Mr. Green,

The message was laid upon the table and 600 extra copies were ordered printed for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Howell offered the following resolution, which the rule having been suspended, was adopted :

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the Governor be, and he is hereby authorized to appoirt a private secretary during the present session, whose compensation shall not exceed the pay of the present members of the legislature.

On motion of Mr. Howell,

The Senate proceeded to the election of the permanent officers of the Senate, and the names of the members being called, they severally voted viva voce as follows:

For Secretary-JAMES E. PLATT.
Mr. Allen,
Mr. Howell,

Mr. Robinson,
Bush,
Kibbee,

Smith,
Chipman,
Littlejohn,

Thurber,
Denton,
Maynard,

Videto,
Fenton,
Rix,

Williams,
Green,

16 For Engrossing, Enrolling and Recording Clerk. int

ALFRED TreadwaY.
Mr. Allen,

Mr. Howell, Mr. Robinson,
Bush,
Kibbee,

Smith,
Chipman,
Littlejohn,

Thurber,
Denton,
Maynard,

Videto,
Fenton,
Rix,

Williams,
Green,

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