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Joint resolution concerning the business of the present session'

In which the concurence 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 amend. ment.

And the question being on ordering the bill to be engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Burt mored that the house adjourn till two o'clock, P. M.

Mr. Gardner moved to anend 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.

TWO O'CLOCK, P. N.

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 eňgrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Mooers moved a call of the house,

Which was ordered, and all the members reported in attendance.

The question was then put on ordering said bill to be engrossed for a third reading.

And was decided in the negative.

And the ayes and noes having been called for,
Those who vated in the affirmative were,

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

Those who voled 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, 1817.

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 Appendix.) 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 res. olution be postponed until to-morrow morning;

Which was decided in the negative.
And a division having been called for,
There were 8 in the assirmative, and 11 in the negative.

The question then recurred on the adoption of the said res-
olution,
And having been put,
It was decided in the affirmative.
And a division haring 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 tu, and

HALMANA STATE LIBRARY

On motion of Mr. Kinney,
The said resolution was laid upon the table.

Mr. Reed, agreeably to previous notice, and by leave, in. troduced

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 employ. ment of chaplains for the two houses being under consideration,

Mr. Botkin moved that said resolution be indefinitely postponed. .

And the question having been pui on said motion,
It was decided in the affirmative.
The resolution of the council relative to the

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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, Recd, Patch, Burns, and Walworth.

On motion of Mr. Virgin,
The house adjourned till two o'clcek P. M.

TWO O'CLOCK P. M.

Mr. Mooers, from the joint committee appointed

"to con.' fer 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 con. junction 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 commiltees, 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. Pen. man 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 mored 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 were,

Messrs. Babcock, Featherstophaugh, 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 resolu:ion by adding the following proviso, to wit:

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