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Monday, January, 6. This being the day designated by the Constitution of this State for the meeting of the Legislature, and the members having assembled at the capitol, they were called to order by Hon. R. D. Power, of Livingston county, on whose motion, Hon. Wm. A. Pratt, of Oakland county, was unanimously chosen Speaker pro tempore.
On motion of Hon. Harlehigh Cartter, of Macomb county, C. S. Madison was appointed sergeant at-arms, pro tempore.
On motion of Hon. Edward C. Buncroft, of St. Clair county, Augustus W. Hovey was chosen clerk pro tempore.
On motion of Hon. Wm. N. McLeod, of Michilimackinac county, a committee of two was ordered to be appointed to wait on Chief Justice Ransom, and invite him to administer the oath of office to the members elect.
The Speaker pro tempore appointed as such commitee, Messrs. McLeod and Compton, who, after a short absence returned, accompanied by the Chief Justice.
Hon. A. G. Eastman, of Lenawee county, stated that Messrs. Wyman and Thomas Kealy, were the claimants of a contested seat in this House as Representatives from Lenawee county, and moved that they both be admitted to seats on this floor, with the privilege of speaking, but not of voting, which motion prevailed.
The following members then appeared, were sworn in, and took their seats : From the counties of Allegan and Barry-Peter J. Cook. Berrien-John Groves. Calhoun-Andrew L. Hays, Eli L. Stillson.
Cass and Van Buren-James Shaw, John Andrews.
Alfred H. Hanscom, Seymour Arnold, Ilorace Steevens.
Williams, Henry T. Walker, Wayne-Andrew Harvie, William O. Rose, John E. Schwarz, Ar
chibald Y. Murray, William Munger, Nicholas W. Pullen.
On motion of Mr. McLeod, a special committee was appointed to investigate the claims of the gentlemen from Lenawee county, contesting a seat in this House.
The Speaker pro tempore appointed as such special committee, Messrs. McLeod, Vickery, Bancroft, Hazleton and Magoon.
Mr. Eastman moved that the House take a recess for one hour, which motion was lost.
Mr. Eastman then moved that the House take a recess for half an hour, which motion prevailed.
The time for the recess having expired, the House was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore, and on calling the roll, the following members answered to their names :
Messrs. Andrews, Arnold, Bancroft, Blair, Bowman, Barbeau, Compton, Cartter, Cook, Davis, Eastman, Ecklee, Fowler, Galloway, Groves, Hanscom, Harvie, Hays, Hazleton, Humphrey, A. S. Johnson, D. Johnson, Jones, McLeod, Munger, Murray, Magoon, Menzie, Power, Pease, Packer, Pitcher, Pullen, Ransom, Rose, Roof, Richman, Stone, Schwarz, Steevens, Shaw, Stillson, Turner, Thompson, Vickery, Wood, Williams, Walker and Speaker pro tem.
Mr. McLeod moved that the House now proceed to the election of Speaker, which motion prevailed, and on calling the roll the members severally voted as follows:
For ALFRED H. HANSCOM,
A, S. Johnson, Stone,
Speaker pro tem.
FOR WILLIAM NORMAN MAC LEOD.
Mr. Hanscom, Mr. Menzie,
10 Groyes, The Speaker pro tem. declared Mr. Hanscom to be duly elected.
On motion of Mr. Mac Leod, a committee was ordered to be appointed to wait on Mr. Hanscom, inform him of his election, and conduct him to the chair.
The Speaker pro tempore nomed Messrs. Mac Leod and Cartter, as such committee, who having performed the duty assigned to them,
The Speaker adddressed the House as follows:
GENTLEMEN OF THE lIouse-| return you my sincere thanks, for the honor you have conferred upon me. I ask your indulgence and kindness to be extended to ne during the session. From my limited experience in legislative proceeding I shall require the advice and council of older and more experienced members, and shall rely on
their advice and council at all times. I promise impartiality in discharging the duties devolving upon me, and I trust that the public business will be dispatched with as much expedition as is compatable with due deliberation, and that our proceedings will be characterised by harmony, conciliation and kindness, and tend to the best interests of the state, and that we shall separate with those kindly feelings under which we have now met. Gentlemen, I again return you my thanks for the honor conferred
On motion of Mr. Schwarz,
The House then proceeded to the election of a clerk, with the following result:
For Ezra WILLIAMS.
A. S. Johnsorn, Roof,
50 And Mr. Williams was declared to be duly elected.
Mr. Pratt moved that a committee be appointed to wait on the Senate, and inform it that the House is now permanently organized and ready to proceed to business, which motion was carried.
Messrs. Pratt and Mac Leod were appointed such committee, who after a short absence returned and reported that they had discharged the duty assigned :hem.
On motion of Mr. Bancroft,
The rules of the last House were adopted for the government of this House until otherwise ordered. The following message
as received from the Senate: