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THREE O'CLOCK P. M.

Mr. Darling offered the following resolutions, which were read and agreed to, to wit:

Resolved, by the Council and House of Representatives, that the repori of the joint commitlee appointed to wait upon his Es. cellency the Governor, and inform him that the two Houses were organizu) pro tempore, an ! ready to receive any communication he might have to make to them, be referred to a joint commitee . consisting of three members of each House, to report whether there is any valid objaction to the Legislative Assembly's hold‘ing its annual session at this time ; whether it is expedient to

adjourn the session of said Legislative Assembly to some other day; whether the Legislative Assembly ought to take any, and if any, whit action expressive of their views, relative to the courso pursued by the Executive as exhibited in said report; and gen. erally to report as they may think the circumstances of the case may require,in relation to the said report, of the said joint com. mittee.

. Resolved, Further, that said committee be requested to ask the Judges of the Supreme Court, now at Madison, for their opinion whether under the laws of Congress as they now exist a session of ihe Legislature of Wisconsin can legally be held at the present time,

Messrs. Darling, Tripp, and Meeker were appointed of the said committee under the said resolutions on the part of the House.

Ordered, That the Council be requested to concur therein:
0. motion of Mr. Walker,

From 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. Darling, Albert G. Ellis, Andrew E. El. more, Franklin Z. Hicks, Benjamin Hunkins, John Hopkins, Robert M. Long, Joho H. Manaban, Robert Masters, Mcees 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 Gov. ernment of the two Houses at their present session, until oik. ers are prepared and adopted.

On motion of Mr. Parsons,
J. W. Chubbuck was appointed Doorkeeper pro tern, 1
On motion of Mr. Tripp, .
Leander Birge was appointed Fireman pro tem. ·
On motion of Mr. Masters,
Wadsworth Hayden was appointed Messenger, pro tem.
On motion of Mr. Darling,

Resolved, That the Clerk transmit a communication to the Hon. the Council informing that body that the House of Rep. resentatives 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 three 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 is organization pro tempore, and ready to proceed to business.

On motion of Mr. Walker,

be appointed by each House, to wait on His Excellency, 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. cil have appointed Messrs. Marlin and Whiton a counmittee 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 timporarily organized, and ready to receive any communication he may have to inake to them.”

On motion of Mr. Darling, . John F. Made was appointed Assistant Clerk pro tem. A message froin the Council by their Secretary : “ Mr. Speaker-I am directed to inforın 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 referred, 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 Legig. 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,
The loose adjourned until 3 o'clock, P. M.

THREE O'CLOCK P. M.

Mr. Darling offered the following resolutions, which were read and agreed to, to wit:

Resolved, by the Council and House of Representatives, that the repor: of the joint commitlee appointed to wait upon his Es. cellency the Governor, and inform him that the two Houses were organizzd pro tempore, an ! ready to receive any communication he might have to make to them, be referred to a joint commitee consisting of three members of each House, to report whether there is any valid objection to the Legislative Assembly's bold‘ing its annual session at this time; whether it is expedient to

adjourn the session of said Legislative Assembly to some other day; whether the Legislative Assembly ought to take any, and if any, what action expressive of their views, relative to the courso pursued by the Executive as exhibited in said report ; and gen. erally to report as they may think the circumstances of the caso may require,in relation to the said report, of the said joigt com. mittee.

Resolved, Further, that said committee bo requested to ask the Judges of the Supreme Court, now at Madison, for their opinion whether under the laws of Congress as they now exisi a session of ihe Legislature of Wisconsin can legally be held at the present lime,

Messrs. Darling, Tripp, and Meeker were appointed of the said committee under the said resolutions on the part of the

House.

Ordered, That the Council be requested to concur therein:
O motion of Mr. Walker,

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