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Messrs. Virgin and Kinney were appointed tellers, to receive and canvass the votes,

And the votes having been taken and counied, the tellers appointed for that purpose reported

That the whole number of votes given for the said office was.

25 Necessary to a choice

13 Of which E. R Hugunin received.

17 Richardson.

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1 E. R. Hugunin having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared by the speaker duly elected to the office of sergeant-at-arms for the present session.

A message from the council by their secretary:

“Mr. Speaker-I am directed to inform you that the council have passed joint resolution relative to the bust ness of the present session of the legislative assembly,' and

• Joint resolution relative to chaplains of the two houses,' In each of which the concurrence of the house is requested."

Mr. Reed moved that the house now proceed to the election of assistant clerk ;

Which was agreed to. Messrs. Virgin and Kinney were appointed tellers to receive and canvass the votes.

And the votes having been taken and counted, the tellers appointed for that purpose reported

That the whole number of votes given for the said office was......

..25 Necessary to a choice..

13 Of which Henry G. Abbey received

16 T.M. Fullerton

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.1 Henry G. Abbey having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared by the speaker duly elected to the said office.

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Mr. Hanrahan introduced the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, By the council and house of representatives. that Matthew Norton be employed to make fires in the governor's and committee rooms, and to sweep and keep clean the balls of the capitol during the present session of the legis. lature."

Mr. Martin moved that said resolution be laid on the table.
And the question having been put on said motion,
It was decided in the affirmative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for,
Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Babcock, Botkin, Burns, Burt, Cass Cothren, Gibson, Holliday, Jackson, Kinney, Martin, Mooers, Newell, Pule, Reed, Stewart, Virgin, Wakeley, Walworth, and Williston-20.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Drake, Gardner, Hanrahan, Patch, and Walker, (Speaker,)-5.

Mr. Martin moved that the house now proceed to the election of a messenger ;

Which was agreed to. Messrs. Virgin and Kinney were appointed tellers, to receive and canvass the votes.

And the votes having been taken and counted, the tellers reported That the whole number of votes given for the said office

.24 Necessary to a choice.

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.3 Joshua L. Delano having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared by the speaker duly elected to the said office.

Mr. Kinney moved that the house now proceed to the election of a fireman ;

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Messrs. Virgin and Kinney were appointed tellers, to receive and canvass the votes.

And the votes having been taken and counted the tellers reported

That the whole number of votes given for the said office was 25. Necessary to a choice,

13 Of which William M. Clark received

14 Matthew Norton received

6 Richardson received

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3 William M. Clark, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared by the speaker duly elected to the said office.

A message from the council, by their secretary:

"Mr. Speaker-The council have passed joint resolution concerning the fireman to the governor's room,

In which the concurrence of this house is requested."
The messages were then taken up, and

The joint resolution relative to the employment of chaplains for the two houses being under consideration,

Mr. Virgin moved to amend the said resolution by striking out the name of "Rev. Mr. McHugh," and inserting in lieu thereof the name of "Rev. John Penman;"

Which was agreed to. Mr. Burt moved that the said resolution be amended by adding thereto the following, to wit :

“Provided, that the compensation of the said chaplains be paid out of the per diem allowance of the members of the council and house of representatives ;"

Which was disagreed to. The question then recurred on the adoption of the said res. olution as amended,

And having been put,
It was decided in the affirmative.

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Mr. Pateh moved that the said resolution be laid on the table, - And the question having been pụt on said motion,

It was decided in the affirmative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for,
Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Babcock, Botkin, Burt, Cass, Gardner, Gibson, Hanrahan, Martin, Movers, Newell, Patch, Stewart, Virgin, Wakeley, Walworth, and Williston, --16.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Burns, Cothren, Drake, Holliday, Jackson, Kinney, Pole, Reed, and Walker, (speaker,)-9.

The "joint resolution concerning the fireman to the got ernor's room,"

Was then taken up.

Mr. Cothren moved that the said resolution be laid on the table.

And the question having been put on the said motion, i...
It was decided in the affirmative..
And the ayes and noes having been called for,
Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Babcock, Botkin, Burns, Burt, Cass, Cothren, Gib: son, Jackson, Martin, Newell, Pole, Walworth, and Williston,- 15.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Drake, Gardner, Hanharan, Holliday, Kinney, Mooers, Patch, Reed, Wakeley, and Walker, (speaker,) -10. A message from the council, by their secretary:

“Mr. Speaker-The council have passed 'joint resolution concerning the governor's message,'

In which the concurrence of this house is requested.

And have appointed Messrs. Holmes, Collins and Darling of the committee on their part, under the said resolution.”

The message was then taken up, and the said resolution concurred in.

The several officers elect appeared at the speaker's desk and were sworn into office.

Mr. Wakeley introduced the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, That the secretary of the territory be directed to furnish to this house an abstract of the population of each county in the territory, according to the census of 1846 ; and also an abstract of the aggregate vote in each county upon ihe question of the adoption of the constitution submitted to the people of the territory at the last April election." - Mr. Pole moved that the said resolution be amended by adding thereto the following, to wit:

“ And also the census of Iowa and La Fayette counties in 1817,"

Which was accepted by Mr. Wakeley as a modification to the original resolution. The resolution as amended was then adopted.

On motion of Mr. Mooers, G. W. Featherston haugh, of the county of Brown, and the counties thereto attached, who had presented his certificate of election as a member of the house of representatives, was sworn according to law.

On motion of Mr. Patch,
The house adjourned until half-påst two o'clock, P. M.

HALF-PAST TWO O'CLOCK, P. M.

The speaker appointed Messrs. Wakeley, Cothren, Holliday, Featherstonhaugh and Cass, of the committee under the joint resolution of the council relative to state government.

Mr. Holliday introduced the following resolution, which was adopted, to wit:

"Resolved, That the resolution appointing La Fayette Kellogg chief clerk pro tempore, be re-considered, and that the said La Fayette Kellogg proceed to perform the duties of chief clerk of this house, in accordance with the provisions of law in such case made and provided."

Mr. Kinney mored that the resolution of the council rela

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