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Mr. Peck,

1 George W. Peck having received a majority of all the votes, was declared to be duly elected Speaker of the House of Represen. tatives.

On motion of Mr. Adam,

A committee of two was ordered to be appointed to wait on Mr. Peck and conduct him to the chair.

Messrs. Adam and J. D. Pierce were appointed such committee, and upon conducting ihe Speaker elect to the chair, he addressed the House as follows: Gentlemen of the House of Representatives :

Before I assume the duties of the chair, permit me the use of its ancient privilege, in the expression of my most profound acknowledgments for the honor you have just conserred upon me. The satisfaction this mark of your confidence inspires, is mingled with regret-and my sense of obligation deepened-by the consciousness that I can bring to the discharge of the duties imposed upon me, no great legislative experience or natural aptitude. I must therefore solicit from the members of this House their kind forbearance-and shall endeavor to deserve their cordial co-operation and support, in the discharge of my duties, by the practice of unwearied industry and impartiality. Once more expressing my warmest gratitude for the honor shown me, I now assume the responsibility of the chair.

On motion of Mr. Goodwin,

The House proceeded to the election of Clerk, with the following result :

Mr. Adam,

Arzeno,
Bell,
Britain,
Brown,
Coates,
Culver,
Darrah,
Davison,
Deming,
Driggs,
Dyckman,
Eaton,
Ferrington,
Fralick,
Glenn,
Goodell,

FOR AUGUSTINE W. HOVEY.
Mr. Goodrich, Mr. Miller,
Goodwin,

G. W. Moore,
Goodyear,

Noble,
Harris,

O'Malley,
Hebard,

J. D. Pierce,
Herrington,

Pond,
Hollister,

Price,
Johnson,

Seeley,
Jones,

Shaw,
Kilborne,

Shook,
Kinne,

Throop,
Knight,

Turner,
Lomis,

Upton,
Makley,

Van Duser,
Marantette,

Walker,
McFarlan,

Speaker,
McGraw,

50

FOR WM. A. COOK.

Mr. Barker,

Mr. Hayden, Mr. D. Pierce,
Brooks,
Jennings,

Seymour,
Chubb,
Kelsey,

H. W. Taylor,
Clark,
H. Mower,

Truesdell,
Faxon,

13 Augustine W. Hovey having received a majority of all the votes cast, he was declared duly elected Clerk of the House, and thereupon subscribed the constitutional oath.

On motion of Mr. Throop,

The House went into an election for an Engrossing, Enrolling and Recording Clerk, which resulted as follows:

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Fralick,
Marantette,

Walker,
Glenn,
McFarlan,

Speaker,
Goodell,
McGraw,

50
FOR GEORGE S. WRIGHT.
Mr. Barker,
Mr. Hayden,

Mr. D. Pierce,
Brooks,
Jennings,

Seymour,
Chubb,
Kelsey,

H. W. Taylor,
Clark,
H. Mower,

Truesdell, 12
And David A. A. Ensworth was declared duly elected.
On motion of Mr. J. D. Pierce,
The House proceeded to elect a Sergeant-at-Arms, as follows:

FOR ALEXANDER S. TRUMBULL.
Mr. Adam,
Mr. Goodrich,

Mr. Miller,
Arzeno,
Goodwin,

G. W. Moore,
Bell,
Goodyear,

Noble,
Britain,
Harris,

O'Malley,
Brown,
Hebard,

J. D. Pierce,
Coates,
Herrington,

Pond,
Culver,
Hollister,

Price,
Darrab,
Johnson,

Seeley,
Davison,
Jones,

Shaw,
Deming,
Kilborne,

Shook,
Driggs,
Kinne,

Throop,
Dyckman,
Knight,

Turner,
Eaton,
Lomis,

Upton,
Ferrington.
Makeley,

Van Duser,
Fralick,
Marantette,

Walker,
Glenn,
McFarlan,

Speaker,
Goudell,
McGraw,

50
FOR JOHN F. KEYES,
Mr. Barker,
Mr. Haydon,

Mr. D. Pierce,
Brooks,
Jennings,

Seymour,
Chubb,
Kelsey,

H. W. Taylor,
Clark,
H. Mower,

Truesdell,

13 Faxon, And Alexander S. Trumbull was declared duly elected. Mr. Adam offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Speaker be authorized and requested to appoint a fireman, at a compensation not exceeding one dollar and fifty cents per day, and iwo messengers at a compensation of one dollar per day.

Mr. Goodell moved to amend the resolution by striking out the word “two,” before “ messenger," and inserting "three,” which motion was lost.

And the question recurring on the adoption of the original resolution, it prevailed,

Mr. Adam offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the clerk be requested to furnish each member of the House with such newspapers, published within this State, as they may severally direct, not exceeding in price the average expense of two daily papers.

Mr. Throop moved to strike out the words "published within this State,” which motion was decided in the negative by the following

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YEAS.
Mr. Coates,
Mr. Hebard,

Mr. O'Malley,
Darrah,
Johnson,

J. D. Pierce,
Davison,
Kinne,

Pond,
Eaton,
Knight,

Seeley,
Fralick,
McFarlan,

Throop
Glenn,
McGraw,

'Truesdell,
Goodrich,
G. W. Moore,

Turner,
Harris,
Noble,

Upton,

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NAYS.
Mr. Adam,
Mr. Faxor,

Mr. Makley,
Arzeno,
Ferrington,

Marantette,
Barker,
Goodell,

Miller,
Bell,
Goodwin,

H. Mower,
Britain,
Goodyear,

D. Pierce,
Brooks,
Haydon,

Price,
Brown,
Herrington,

Seymour,
Chubb,
Hollister,

Shaw,
Clark,
Jennings,

Shook,
Culver,
Jones,

H, W. Taylor,
Deming,
Kelsey,

Van Duser,
Driggs,
Kilborne,

Walker,
Dyckman,
Lomis,

Speaker, 39
The resolution was then adopted.

Mr. H. W. Taylor gave notice that he would on some future day ask leave to introduce a resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution of the State.

On motion of Mr. Adam,

Resolved, That the Secretary of State be requested to furnish each member of this House with a copy of the revised statutes, session laws, and journals and documents of 1846.

On motion of Mr. Throop,
The following resolution was taken from the table:

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Resolved, that the committee on supplies and expenditures be and they are hereby instructed to furnish stationery to the several officers

dollars and members of this House, not exceeding the amount of 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.

Mr. Johnson moved to amend the resolution, by striking out the words "not exceeding the amount of dollars to each person," which motion was lost.

Mr. H. W. Taylor moved to strike out all after the word "Resolved," and insert "That each member of this House supply himself with such stationery as he may need during the present session of the Legislature, and keep an account thereof, and at the close of the session report the same to the committee of ways

and shal! audit the same, and report to the House specifying the amount of the account of each member respectively, for such order as the House shall then see fit to take thereon."

A division of the question being called for, it was first taken on striking out, and lost, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS.
Mr. Adam,

Mr. Goodwin, Mr. H. Mower,
Brooks,
Harris,

J. D. Pierce,
Clark,
Herrington,

H. W. Taylor,
Coates,
Kelsey,

Walker,
Darrah,
Kilborne,

14 NAYS. Mr. Arzeno,

Mr. Goodrich, Mr. G. W. Moore,
Barker,
Goodyear,

Noble,
Bell,
Haydon,

O'Malley,
Britain,
Hebard,

D. Pierce,
Brown,
Hollister,

Pond,
Chubb,
Jennings,

Price,
Calver,
Johnson,

Seeley,
Davison,
Jones,

Seymour,
Deming,
Kinne,

Shaw,
Driggs,
Knight,

Shook,
Dyckman,
Lomis,

Throop,
Makley,

Truesdell,
Faxon,
Marantette,

Turner,
Ferrington,
McFarlan,

Upton,
Fralick,
McGraw,

Van Duser,
Glenn,
Miller,

Speaker, 48 On motion of Mr. Chubb,

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