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‘Joint resolution concerning the business of the present session '

In which the concurrence of this house is requested.”

And have appointed Messrs. Palmer, Collins, and Darling of the committee on their part under the last mentioned resolution.”

The committee then resumed its session,

And after some time spent therein, rose, and by their chairman reported the bill back to the house without amendment. • And the question being on ordering the bill to be engrossed for a third reading. :

Mr. Burt moved that the house adjourn till two o'clock, P. Mr. Gardner moved to amend the motion by striking out “two o'clock, P. M.” and inserting “ten o'clock to-morrow morning;” . . .

Which was disagreed to.

And the question having been put to adjourn till two o'clock this afternoon;

It was decided in the affirmative.

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The unfinished business of the morning being bill No. 1, (H. of R.) “A bill to change the time of holding the next annual assembly, and for other purposes,”

Was taken up. And pending the question on ordering the bill to be engrossed for a third reading. -

Mr. Mooers moved a call of the house, -
Which was ordered, and all the members reported in at-

tendance. The question was then put on ordering said bill to be en

grossed for a third reading.
And was decided in the negative.

And the ayes and noes having been called sor,

Those who wated in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Babcock, Botkin, Cass, Gardner, Hanrahan, Mooers, Newell, Patch, Virgin, Wakeley, Walworth, and Williston, 12.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Burns, Burt, Cothren, Drake, Featherstonhaugh, Gibson, Jackson, Holliday, Kinney, Martin, Pole, Reed, Stewart, and Walker, (Speaker,)—14.

On motion of Mr. Stewart, The house adjourned.

THURSDAY, October 21, 1847.

Journal of yesterday read and corrected. The speaker laid before the house a communication from the secretary of the territory in answer to a resolution of the house of yesterday; Which was read, and On motion of Mr. Mooers, Laid on the table. [See Appendiz.] Mr. Gardner introduced the following resolution, which was adopted, to wit: “Resolved, That his excellency the governor be requested to furnish for the information of the house a statement show- ing the vote cast in each county for and against the adoption of the constitution in April, 1847,-arranged to correspond with the council districts, and also a copy of the apportionment made by the governor of members to the constitutional convention in 1846.” - - *

Mr. Kinney introduced the following resolution, to wit: “Resolved, That the Rev. Mr. Lord be invited by the speaker of this house to open the morning session by prayer.” Mr. Mooers moved to lay the resolution on the table; Which was agreed to. Mr. Mooers moved that the house proceed to the election of a chaplain by ballot. Mr. Wakeley moved to lay the motion on the table; Which was agreed to.

Mr. Newell introduced the following resolution, to wit: “Resolved, That no other standing committees of the house of representatives for the present session be appointed under rule thirty-seven, than committees on legislative expenditures, engrossed bills and enrolled bills.” * Mr. Virgin moved to lay the rosolution on the table; Which was disagreed to.

Mr. Patch moved that the further consideration of the resolution be postponed until to-morrow morning;

Which was decided in the negative.

And a division having been called for,

There were S in the assirmative, and 11 in the negative.

The question then recurred on the adoption of the said resolution,

And having been put,

It was decided in the affirmative.

And a division having been called for,

There were 10 in the affirmative and 8 in the negative.

The speaker announced the appointment of the following ing standing committees under said resolution, to wit:

On Legislative Expenditures—Messrs. Newell, Mooers, Gardner, Burt and Botkin.

On Engrossed Bills—Messrs. Hanrahan, Jackson, Martin, Stewart and Virgin.

On Enrolled Bills, joint—Messrs. Burns, Reed, Babcock," Drake and Gibson.

Mr. Wakeley moved that the resolution adopted yesterday relative to the printing of the German and Norwegian messages, be re-considered;

Which was agreed to, and

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On motion of Mr. Kinney, The said resolution was laid upon the table. Mr. Reed, agreeably to previous notice, and by leave, introduced - No. 2, (H. of R.) “A bill for the organization of a state government;” Which was read the first and second times. The message of the council of yesterday was taken up, And the resolution of the council relative to the employment of chaplains for the two houses being under consideration, Mr. Botkin moved that said resolution be indefinitely postponed. And the question having been put on said motion, It was decided in the affirmative. The resolution of the council relative to the per diem pay of officers was then taken up, And the question being on the passage of said resolution, It was decided in the affirmative. The resolution of the council relative to the business of the present session of the legislative assembly, Was then taken up and adopted. The speaker announced the appointment of the following committee on the part of the house under said last mentioned resolution, to wit: Messrs. Mooers, Reed, Patch, Burns, and Walworth. On motion of Mr. Virgin, The house adjourned till two o'clock P. M.

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Mr. Mooers, from the joint committee appointed “to confer upon the business of the present session of the legislative assembly,” made the following report, to wit:

“The committee on the part of the house to act in conjunction with a joint committee of the council ‘to confer upon the business of the present session of the legislative assembly,” report, that upon a conference of the two committees, the joint committee came to the conclusion that the ac

tion of the two houses subsequent to the passage of the resolution in the council, has so clearly indicated the course of business contemplated, as not to render it necessary for the committee to recommend any measure whatever. And therefore the committee ask to be discharged.” The report was accepted, and the committee discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

Mr. Botkin introduced the following resolution, to wit: “Resolved, That the Rev. Mr. Lord and the Rev. Mr. Penman be requested to officiate as chaplains to this house during the present session.” And pending the question on the adoption of the resolution, Mr. Gibson moved a call of the house; Which was ordered, and Messrs. Burns, Burt, Cothren, Hanrahan, Jackson, Newell, Reed and Stewart reported absent, The sergeant-at-arms was sent to notify the absent members that their attendance was required in the house. And pending his report, On motion of Mr. Gibson, Further proceedings under the call were dispensed with. Mr. Kinney moved that Mr. Newell be excused from attendance in the house during the remainder of the day; Which was agreed to.

Mr. Pole moved that said resolution be laid upon the table; Which was disagreed to. And the ayes and noes having been called for, Those who voted in the affirmative wore, Messrs. Babcock, Featherstonhaugh, Holliday, Martin, Pole, Reed, Stewart, and Wakeley, S. Those who voted in the negative were, Messrs. Botkin, Cass, Drake, Gardner, Gibson, Kinney, Mooers, Patch, Virgin, Walworth, Williston, and Walker, (Speaker,)—12. * Mr. Martin moved to amend the resolution by adding the following proviso, to wit:

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