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Which convened at the Capitol, Springfield, July 23, 1890, and adjourned sine die

August 1, 1890.

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At a special session of the 36th General Assembly of the State of Illinois, begun and held in the city of Springfield on the 23d day of July, A. D. 1890, at the hour of 12 o'clock noon,

Mr. White, of Whiteside, called the House to order, and moved that, in the absence, by death, of the Hon. James H. Miller, of Stark, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the 36th General Assembly, the Hon. E. A. Doolitplein of „Greene county, be elected as temporary Speaker,

And the motion prevailed....

Whereupon Mr. Doolittle took the Speaker's, 'chair and called the House to order, pursuant to the Governor's proclamation.

Prayer was then offered by the chaplning.

After which the following proclamation by the Governor was read:

SPRINGFIELD, June 13, A. D., 1890. • WHEREAS, The Congress of the United States has passed “An act to provide for celebrating the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus by holding an international exhibition of arts, industries, manufactures and the products of the soil, mine and sea, in the city of Chicago, in the State of Illinois,” said act being duly approved April 25, 1890, and said exhibition being designated in said act as the “World's Columbian Exposition;" and,

WHEREAS, Owing to the limited time provided in said act to prepare and inaugurate said World's Columbian Exposition, it is

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