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Barry-Henry A. Goodyear.
Lenawel-Sylvester Walker, John W.Turner, Daniel H. Deming, John J. Adam.
Livingston-George W. Peck, Ira Jennings.
Oakland-Peter D. Makley, Thomas N. Lomis, Jesse Seeley, Thomas McGraw, Elijah B. Clarke.
Il ayne--George B. Throop, James McFarlan, George W. Ferringion, Henry Fralick, Ebenezer C Eaton, George W. Moore.
On motion of Mr. Adam,
A co:nmittee of two was ordered to be appointed to wait on the Senate, and inform that body that the House was now organized, and ready to proceed to business.
The Speaker appointed as such committee, Messrs. Adam and Peck.
On motion of Mr. Goodwin,
A committee of two was ordered to be appointed on the part of the House, to act with a like committee on the part of the Senate, to wait on the Governor, and inform him that the two Houses were now organized, and ready to receive any communication which he might be pleased to make.
The Speaker pro tempore, appointed as such committee Messrs. Goodwin and Throop.
Mr. H. W. Taylor offered the following resolution, which was not adopted :
Resolved, That immedtately after the organization of the House of Representatives, the clerk of the House shall prepare a set of numbers from 1 to 65 inclusive, and deposit them in a box or bat prepared by him for that purpose, and each member shall draw a number from the said hat or box ; after the drawing shall have been completed, the member who shall have drawn No. 1, shall have the first choice of seats ; No. 2, the second, and so on, until the members shall have made their choice respectively, and the seats thus chosen shall belong to the members drawing them respectively ; but nothing herein contained shall prevent the members from exchanging seats with each other.
On motion of Mr. Peck,
The rules of the last House of Representatives were adopted for the government of this House, until otherwise ordered.
Mr. Adam offered the following resolution, which was adopted :
Resolved, That Rev. John D. Pierce, a member of this House, be requested to open the daily deliberations of the House by prayer, until other arrangements are made.
Mr. Peck presented certain papers relative to the claim of Samuel W. Hill to a seat in this House as representative from the district composed of the counties of Chi pewa, Schoolcraft, Ontonagon, Houghton, and Murquette, which papers were read, and,
On motion of Mr. H. W. Taylor,
ported that they had performed the duty assigned to them, and the committee was discharged.
A committee from the Senate was announced, consisting of Senators Green and Denton, who announced that the Senate was now organized and ready to proceed to business.
Mr. Noble offered the following resolution, which was,
Resolved, That the committee on supplies and expenditures be and they are hereby instructed to furnish stationery to the several officers and members of this House, not exceeding the amount of dollars to each person, and that said committee keep an accurate account of the supplies so furnished to each member and officer, and report the same to this House at the close of the session. The following message was received from the Senate:
Detroit, January 4, 1847. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :
SIR-I am instructed by the Senate to respectfully inform the House that Senators McReynolds and Thurber have been appointed a committee on the part of the Senate to join a like committee on the part of the House, 10 wait upon the Governor and inform him ihat the two Houses are now organized and ready to receive any communication he may have to make.
JAS, E. PLATT,
Secretary of Senate. On motion of Mr. Adam,
Resolved, That the hour to which the House shall stand adjourned each day be ten o'clock A. M., until otherwise ordered.
Mr. Goodwin, from the committee appointed to wait on the Gov. ernor, reported that they had discharged the duty assigned them and received for answer, that the Executive would immediately communicate with the two Houses in writing.
The committee were thereupon discharged.
The annual message was then received from the Governor, through the hands of his Private Secretary, which was read by the clerk
Mr. D. Pierce offered the following resolution :
Resolved, That the Governor's Annual Message be laid on the table, and twenty-five hundred copies be printed in the English, five hundred in the French, and five hundred in the German languages, for the use of the members of this House.
On motion of Mr. Adam,
The resolution was amended by striking out "wenty-five hundred" and inserting "one thousand ;" and the resolution as amended was then adopted. The following message was received from the Senate :
Detroit, January 4, 1847.) To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :
Sir-I am instructed by the Senate to transmit a joint resolution in regard to joint rules and a joint resolution in relation to an arrangement with the Postmaster at Detroit, which the Senate have adopted and in which the concurrence of the House is respectfully asked.
JAS. E. PLATT,
Secretary of Senate. The "joint resolution in regard to joint rules" was read twice, and On motion of Mr. Peck,
The rule was suspended, and the joint resolution read the third time and adopted.
The joint resolution in relation to postage” was read twice, and On motion of Mr. J. D. Pierce,
The rule was suspended, and the joint resolution was read the third time and adopted.
The Speaker appointed as a committee, on the part of the House, under the last joint resolution, Messrs. Throop and Driggs.
On motion of Mr. J. D. Pierce,
Tuesday, January 5, 1847. The House met pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order by the Speaker.
Prayer by Rev. J. D. Pierce.
Mr. Adam announced that Thomas J. Faxon, one of the Representatives elect from the county of Lenawee, was in attendance, and ready to take the constitutional oath.
Mr. H. W. Taylor made the same announcement relative to Horace Mower, Represeniative elect from the county of Kalamazoo.
Mr. Seeley made a similar announcement relative to Oliver P. Da. vison, Representative elect from the county of Oakland.
Messrs. Faxon, Mower and Davison then appeared, subscribed the constitutional oath and took their seats.
Mr. Throop, from the joint committee appointed to make arrangements with the Post Master at Detroit, relative to the postage of men. bers of the legislature, reported that the committee had discharged the duty assigned them, and that the Post Master would keep an count of the postage on letters and papers sent to members, and deliver such letters and papers to the messengers of the two houses.
Mr. Throop gave notice that on some future day he should ask leave to introduce a bill in relation to the election of Senators in Congress; a bill in relation to the location of the Capitol ; and a bill or joint resolution relative to the new revised statutes.
On niotion of Mr. Adam,
The House went into an election for Speaker, and on calling the roll, the meinbers severally rose in their places, and voted as follows:
FOR GEORGE W. PECK,
Mr. Goodwin, Mr. Miller,
G. W. Moore,
J. D. Pierce,