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Hon. Mr. Smith of the Sixteenth District, introduced a resolution appointing Charles H. Butler Doorkeeper.

The resolution was passed.

Hon. Mr. Stannard of the Nineteenth District, introduced a resolution appointing James T. Kelsey Assistant Doorkeeper.

Hon. Mr. Barton, of the Seventeenth District, offered an amendment inserting, in lieu of James T. Kelsey, the name of William B. Read.

The amendment was lost and the resolution was passed.

A committee from the House announced that body as organized and ready to proceed to business.

Hon. Mr. Barton of the Seventeenth District, introduced a resolution adopting the rules of the Senate of 1872 as the rules of the present session.

The resolution was passed.

Hon. Mr. Barton of the Seventeenth District, introduced a a joint resolution adopting the joint rules of the General Assembly of 1872, as the rules of the present Assembly.

The resolution was passed.

Hon. Mr. Day of the Thirteenth District, introduced a resolution directing the Clerk to assign seats upon the floor of the Senate to such newspaper reporters as may desire them.

The resolution was passed.

Hon. Mr. Hoyt of the Twelfth District, introduced a resolution appointing a committee consisting of two Senators, to wait upon the House and inform that body that the Senate is • organized and ready to proceed to business.

The resolution passed, and Hon. Mr. Hoyt and Hon Mr. Stoddard were appointed members of such committee.

The committee soon returned and reported the performance of their duty, and the report was accepted.

Hon. Mr. Barton of the Seventeenth District, introduced a resolution appointing a committee consisting of one senator and eight representatives to serve as a Committee on the Canvass of Votes for State Officers. .

The resolution was passed, and the Hon. Mr. Barton was appointed member of such committee on the part of the Senate.

Hon. Mr. Mitchell of the Third District, introduced a resolution directing the messengers of the Senate to take the mail matter of the Senators from the post-office and distribute the same.

The resolution was passed.

Hon. Mr. Elmer of the Eighteenth District, introduced a resolution appointing Rev. C. R. Fisher and Rev. E. P. Parker chaplains of the Senate during the present session.

The resolution was passed.

Hon. Mr. Comstock of the Ninth District, introduced a resolution directing the clerks of the Senate and House to prepare a Roll of the General Assembly, and publish twelve hundred copies of the same.

The resolution was passed.

Hon. Mr. Hoyt of the Twelfth District, introduced a resolution authorizing the clerk to furnish stationery for the Senators, the clerk, and the committees.

The resolution was passed.

Hon. Mr. Merrow of the Twenty-First District, introduced a resolution appointing a joint committee, consisting of one senator and two representatives to wait upon the retiring governor to ask him if he had any communication to offer.

The resolution was passed.

Hon. Mr. Merrow was appointed member of such committee on the part of the Senate.

The committee reported that the governor had no communication to make.

Hon. Mr. Landers of the First District, introduced a resolution appointing a committee, consisting of one senator and two representatives to serve as a Committee on Unfinished Business.

The resolution was passed.

Hon. Mr. Landers was appointed member of such committee on the part of the Senate.

A resolution granting the privilege of the floors of the two Houses to William A. Goodwin for the purpose of collecting legislative statistics, was received from the House, it having been passed.

The Senate concurred with the House in the passage of the resolution.

PETITIONS. Petition No: 5. The petition of Seth Thomas et al. of Plymouth, for the incorporation of a new town, to be called Thomaston, was received, and referred to the Committee on New Towns and Probate Districts, to be raised.

Petition No. 20. The petition of Henry W. Buell et al., holders of second mortgage bonds of the Shepaug Valley Railroad Company, for an act of incorporation, was received, and referred to the Committee on Railroads, to be raised.

Petition No. 21. The petition of Jabez Mead et al. for the release of Alfred Burns from state prison, was received, and referred to the Committee on the State Prison, to be raised.

Petition No. 22. The petition of N. Taylor Baldwin and 138 others, electors of Plymouth, for a division of the town of Plymouth into three voting districts, was received, and referred to the Committee on New Towns and Probate Districts, to be raised.

Hon. Mr. Barton, of the Seventeenth District, introduced the Report of the Committee on the Canvass of Votes for State Officers, recommending the passage of the following resolutions :

A resolution declaring His Excellency Charles R. Ingersoll to be duly and legally elected Governor of this State for the . year ensuing ;

A resolution declaring Hon. George G. Sill to be duly and legally elected Lieut. Governor of this State for the year ensuing ;

A resolution declaring Hon. Marvin H. Sanger to be duly and legally elected Secretary of State for the year ensuing; • A resolution declaring Hon. William E. Raymond to be duly and legally elected Treasurer of this State for the year ensuing ;

A resolution declaring Hon. Alfred E. Goodrich to be duly and legally elected Comptroller of Public Accounts of this State for the year ensuing, was received.

The resolutions were severally passed and the report of the

committee accepted and ordered on file in the office of the Secretary of State.

Hon. Mr. Elmer, of the Eighteenth District, introduced a resolution appointing a Joint Standing Committee on Fisheries.

The resolution was passed.

Hon. Mr. Wheeler, of the Tenth District, introduced a resolution appointing a Joint Select Committee to wait upon the Governor elect and inform him of his election, and request his acceptance of the office.

The resolution was passed.

Hon. Mr. Wheeler was appointed member of such committee on the part of the Senate.

Hon. Mr. Landers of the First District introduced a resolution appointing a Joint Select Committee to wait upon the State Officers elect, other than Governor, and request their acceptance of the offices to which they were severally elected.

The resolution was passed.

Hon. Mr. Landers was appointed member of such committee on the part of the Senate.

REPORTS. The Canvassers report on the Vote for State Senators, was received, accepted, and ordered on file in the office of the Secretary of State.

On motion of Hon. Mr. Hoyt, of the Twelfth District, ordered that when the Senate adjourns, it be to meet at 2 o'clock this afternoon.

On motion the President declared the Senate adjourned.

RULES TO REGULATE THE PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

SENATE OF CONNECTICUT.

* Resolved, That the Rules and Orders following be, and they are hereby adopted, as the standing Rules and Orders of the Senate, and they shall be read at the commencement of each session of the General Assembly by the Clerk.

“1st. The President shall take the chair every day, at the hour to which the Senate shall have adjourned, and after prayer shall immediately call the Senate to order, and if a quorum be present, proceed to business.

62d. The President shall preserve order, and shall decide questions of order without debate, subject to an appeal to the Senate. He shall rise to put a question, but may state it sitting. The question first moved and seconded shall be the first put, and in all cases the sense of the Senate shall be taken upon the largest number or sum, and the longest time proposed.

“ 3d. No member shall in any way interrupt the business of the Senate while the journal or public papers are in reading, nor when any member is speaking in debate, nor while the President is putting a question.

6 4th. When any member is about to speak in debate, or deliver any matter to the Senate, he shall rise and respectfully address · Mr. President;' if two or more rise at once, the President shall name the member who is first to speak.

66 5th. No member shall speak more than twice upon the same question, without leave of the Senate, unless to ex. plain.

“6th. When a question is before the Senate, no motion shall be received but to adjourn, to lay upon the table, to post

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