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Fifth District-G. W. Thomas.
A committee of two, consisting of Senators Bowne and Hayden, were appointed to inform the House that the Senate was organized and ready to proceed to business.
Said committee soon thereafter reported that they had proceeded to the hall of the House, and had ascertained that the House was not organized, and probably would not be for some time.
Mr. Dort offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the rules of the Senate embraced in the manual of the last Legislature be the rules of the present Senate until otherwise ordered.
Nr. Christiancy moved to amend the same by inserting the following after the word "Legislature:" "except so far as the same may contravene the provisious of the constitution."
Which prevailed, and the resolution as amended was agreed to.
Half past two o'clock.
Resolved, That the President of the Senate be authorized to appoint three Messengers of the Senate for the present session.
Mr. Copeland moved to amend the same by inserting after the word “Senate:" "and one fireman."
But the motion did not prevail.
Resolved, That the Secretary of State be requested to furnish the members of the Senate with a copy of the Tevised statutes, docu.
ments and journals of the last session laws of each session since and including the year 1846, for their use during the present sessiin, and also to each a copy of the State constitution.
The committee to inform the House that the Senate were organized and ready to proceed to business, reported that they had per. formed that duty.
Mr. Harvie offered the following resolution, which was adopted:
Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed, to act with a like committee on the part of the House, to wait upon the Governor and inform him that the two Houses are organized and ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make.
Messrs. Havrie and Dickey were appointed such committee on the part of the Senate,
Who soon thereafter reported tnat they had performed that duty and had received for answer tha: the Governor would soon communi. cate with the two Houses in writingThe following communication was announced from the House:
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ?
Lansing, February 5, 1851. S To the President of the Senate:
SIR-I am instructed by the House of Representatives to respect fully inform you that Messrs. Fitch and Turner have been appointed a committee on the part ef tho House to act with a like committee on the part of the Senate, and wait on the Governor and inform him that the two Houses are now organized and ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make.
D. P. BUSHNELL,
Clerk House of Representatives. Mr. Shoemaker offered the following concurrent resolution, which was adopted:
Resolved, (the House of Representatives concurring,) That the joint rules and rules in joint Convention, as printed in the manual of the last session, be adopted, until otherwise ordered.
Also the following:
Resolved. That the Senate now proceed to nominate a U. S Senator for the constitutional term commencing the fourth of March next.
Which was also adopted.
The Senate proceeded to the nomination, with the following result:
FOR LEWIS CASS:
FOR KINSLEY S. BINGHAM:
Whereupon, Lewis Cass having received a majority of all the votes, was declared duly nominated on the part of the Senate to the office of Senator in Congress.
Mr. Shoemaker offered the following resolution, which was adopted:
Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed, to wait upon the House of Representatives and inform them that the Senate have nominated a U. S. Senator, for the term commencing the 4th of March next, and are now ready to meet the House to ascertain if they agree in their nominations.
Messrs. Shoemaker and Roberts were appointed such committee; and after a short absence reported that they had performed the duty assigned them, and were discharged.
Mr. Dickey offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the daily seasions of the Senate be fixed at 9 o'clock, until otherwise ordered.
Mr. Bowne moved to amend the same by striking out “9," and inserting "10;" which motion prevailed.
And the resolution as amended was adopted.
The annual message from the Governor was then announced, by the hand of S. P. Purdy, the Governor's private secretary.
The message was being read by the Secretary pro tem., when,
The further reading thereof was dispensed with; and the same was laid on the table and ordered printed.
Mr. Harvie offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the duties of the standing committee denominated “Mines and Minerals," be transferred to a new committee, to be distinguished as committee on "The Upper Peninsula." Mr. Roberts offered the following as a substitute therefor:
Resolved, That the committee on “Mines and Minerals " be changed to that of "Upper Peninsula.” But the same did not prevail, as follows:
8 NAYS. Mr. Bowne,
Mr. Danforth, Mr. Kibbee,
Thomas, 12 Mr. Harvie moved a reconsideration of the last vote, and the same prevailed, as follows:
11 NAYS. Mr. Bowne, Mr. Danforth,
9 When, on motion of Mr. Dort, The resolution and substitute were laid on the table.
Mr. Copeland, leave being granted, introduced a joint resolution relative to postage.
The same was read twice and laid over under the rule.
A committee was announced from the House, consisting of Messrs. Britain and Church, who informed the Senate that the House had made a nomination for U. S. Senator, and were ready to receive the Senate in the Hall of the House in joint convention, for the purpose of comparing nominations therefor.
Mr. Kibbee offered the following resolution:
Resolved, Tnat until otherwise ordered, two hundred copies of the daily journal of the two Houses be printed for the use of the Senate.
Pending which, the Senate proceeded to the Hall of the House of Representatives to meet the House in joint convention.
[For proceedings in joint convention, see House journal.] The Senate returned to the Senate Chamber, when
The President announced that the two houses having met in joint convention, and being agreed in their nominations for U, S. Senator, had adopted a resolution declaring Lewis Cass duly elected to the office of Senator in Congress for the constitutional term, commencing on the 4th day of March next.
The question then being upon the resolution offered by Mr. Kib. bee.
On motion of Mr. Bowne, the same was laid on the table.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Lansing, February 5, 1851. To the President of the Senate:
SIR:-I am instructed by the House of Representatives to respectfully iuform you that the House have concurred in the concur. rent resolution of the Senate, relative to joint rules.
D. P. BUSHNELL,
Clerk of House of Rep's. Mr. Shoemaker having asked and obtained leave, introduced a bill to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the township of Jackson, in the county of Jackson.
The same was read twice, when,
The rule was suspended, and the bill read the third time and passed by a vote of two-thirds of the Senators elected, as follows: