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PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE HOUSE.
The ninetieth General Court of the Commonwealth Preliminary of Massachusetts convened at the State House in Boston, organization. on the first Wednesday in January, being the sixth day thereof, in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixtynine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the ninety-second year. And the members elect of the House of Representatives having assembled in the Representatives' chamber were called to order at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, by Hon. Thomas F. Plunkett of Pittsfield, the eldest senior member present.
By request of the presiding officer, prayer was offered by Rev. Joseph Vaill of Palmer, a member of the House.
On motion of Mr. Thayer of Adams,-' .
Ordered, That a committee of five be appointed to inform the Secretary of the Commonwealth that the House has been called to order.
And Messrs. Thayer of Adams, Brown of Boston, Merriam of Leominster, Leonard of West Bridgewater, and Blinn of Lexington, were appointed the committee.
Thereupon, the Secretary transmitted to the House a list of all the persons returned as representatives, with the original certificates of their election, which had been returned to his office.
On motion of Mr. Collins of Boston,
Ordered, That a committee of five be appointed to collect the certificates of election held by the members elect, and ascertain whether a quorum of the House is present.
And Messrs. Collins of Boston, Kellogg of Lynn, Montague of South Hadley, Holway of Sandwich, and Dawes of Dighton, were appointed the committee.
And this committee having reported that a quorum is present,