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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
FIRST SESSION OF THE FOURTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
OF THE TERRITORY OF WISCONSIN :
Begun and held at Madison, the Seat of Goveroment, on Mon, day, the fifth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-two ; being the day fixed by. law for the annual meeting of the said Asssembly:
On which day, at 12 o'clock meridian, the House of Repre. sentatives was called to order by John Catlin, the Chief Clerk. and the roll being called, the following named members, who had presented certificates of their election, answered to their names and severally took their seats, to wit:
From the County of Brown and counties thereto attached.Messrs. Albert G. Ellis, and Mason C. Darling.
From the counties of Milwaukee and Washington.—Messrs. Andrew E. Elmore, Benjamin Hunkins, Thomas H. Olin, JonaFrom the counties of Rock and Walworth.-Messrs. John Hopkins and James Tripp.
From the counties of Dane, Dodge, Green, Jefferson and Sauk. Messrs. John Hopkins and James Tripp.
From the county of Iowa.—Messrs. Robert M. Long and Moses Meeker.
From the county of Grant.— Messrs. Franklin Z. Hicks, Alon. zo Platt and Glendower M. Price.
From the counties of Crawford and St. Croix.--Mr. John Manahan.
The Clerk stated that a quorum of members was present, and that he would await the pleasure of the house.
On motion of Mr. Darling, It was ordered, that a committee oftvo be appointed to request the Hon. David Irvin, Associate Judge of the Supreme Court, to administer the oath of office to the members present in the Representatives' Hall.
Messrs. Darling and Tripp were appointed the said commit. tee.
Mr. Darling, from the said committee, reported that they had performed the duty assigned them, and that the Hon. David Ir. vin would shortly appear in the Representatives' Hall in com. pliance with the request of the House.
The Hon. David Irvin appeared in the Representatives' Hall, and administered the oath of office to the following named per. sons, to wit:
Messrs. Mason C. Darliog, Albert G. Ellis, Andrew E. El. more, Franklin Z. Hicks, Benjamin Hupking, John Hopkins, Robert M. Long, Joho H. Manaban, Robert Masters, Mcses Meeker, Thomas H. Olin, Isaac H Palmer, Jonathan Parsons, Alonzo Platt, Glendower M. Price, Jared Thompson, James Tripp and George H. Walker.
On motion of Mr. Parsons,
The Hon. Albert G, Ellis, of Brown county, was appointed Speaker, pro tem. On motion of Mr. Meeker,
Resolved, That the standing rules of the House of Represen. tatives of the last session be adopted for the Government of this House at its present session until others are prepared and adopted.
On motion of Mr. Meeker,
Resolved, if the Council concur, that the standing joint rules' of the two houses of the last session be adopted for the Goy. ernment of the two Houses at their present session, until oik. ers are prepared and adopted.
On motion of Mr. Parsons,
Resolved, That the Clerk transmit a communication to the Hon. the Council informing that body that the llouse of Representatives is now temporarily organized and ready to proceed to business.
Mr. Tripp presented certain documents relating to the election of John M. Capron to a seat in this House.
Which was referred to a committee of threey consisting of Messrs. Tripp, Darling and Meeker.
A message from the Council by their Secretary: “Mr. Speaker-I am directed to inform this House that the Council are now in organization pro tempore, and ready to proceed to business.
On motion of Mr. Walker,
be appointed by.each House, to wait on His Excellencv, the Governor, and inform him that the two houses are organized, pro tempore, and ready to receive any communication he may see fit to make them.
Messrs. Walker and Hopkins were appointed said commit. tee.
A message from the Council hy their secretary : “ Mr. Speaker-I am directed to inform you that the Coun. eil have appointed Messrs. Mariin and Whiton a cornmittee on their part, to act in conjunction with such com ni tee as may be appointed by this house to wait upon his Excellency the Gover. nor, and inform him thai the two houses are now temporarily organized, and ready to receive any communication he may have to make to them.”
On motion of Nir. Darling, . John F. Meade was appointed Assistant Clerk pro tem. A message froin the Council by their Secretary : “ Mr. Speaker-I am directed to inform this House, that the Council have concurred in the adoption of the joint rules and orders of the two houses of the last session for their govern. ment as the present session, and until others are adopted.
Mr. Walker, from the Joint Committee to which the subject was refevred, made the following report, to wit;
The joint committee appointed to wait upon his Excellency the Governor, and inform him that the two houses of the Legis. lative Assembly, were temporarily organized, and ready to re. ceive any communication he may have to make to them, re. port, that they have discharged the duty assigned them, and that the Governor informed the committee that, “pot conceiving that the Legislative Assembly had authority by law, to meet at the present time, he had on communication to make to them."
On motion of Mr. Meeker,