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State of Connecticut, General
SENATE, May Session, A. D. 1873. Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate be and he hereby is authorized and instructed to have fifty copies of the Journal printed and distributed daily before the meeting of the Senate, and three hundred copies, with full index, for distribution at the end of the session; and that the reading of the daily Journal be dispensed with. Senate, May 7, 1873. Passed.
GEO. H. COWELL, Clerk.
District No. 17, Hon. Pliny L. BARTON.
18, 66 WILLIAM T. ELMER. · " 19, “ HENRY M. STANNARD.
os MERRICK A. MARCY. 66 66 21, 66 JOSEPH B. MERROW.
The oath of office was then administered by the Hon. D. Webster Edgecomb, and the Senate proceeded to ballot for Clerk, with the following result:
Whereupon George H. Cowell was declared to be duly elected Clerk of the Senate, and received the oath of office from the Hon. Secretary of State.
The Senate, by request of the Clerk, proceeded to vote for a President pro tempore. Hon. Mr. Stoddard, of the Fourth District, and Hon. Mr. Hoyt, of the Twelfth District, were appointed Tellers. The result of the ballot was as follows:
Hon. Allen Tenny, of the Eighth District, was declared elected President pro tempore, and the Clerk administered the oath of office to him.
The President took the chair and addressed the Senate as follows:
GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE :
I very cordially thank you for the confidence reposed in me by this election. I appreciate this expression of your kindness, and hope to give evidence of it by an impartial and faithful performance of the duties that will devolve upon me. · Subjects will doubtless come before us this session in regard to which we may honestly entertain marked differences of opinion. In the discussion and disposition of them there will be a demand for a fraternal forbearance and charity. The interests as dear as the very existence of our institutions may be affected more materially perhaps than we are aware by our action. It will be my highest ambition, and, I trust, yours also, by this action to subserve the highest good of our constituents, and to perpetuate the principles that lie at the
foundation of all just government. At a time when so many · political functionaries are subjected to base imputations, it is especially incumbent upon us to devote our best energies, irrespective of personal or party interests, to the highest good of the people, and to extend the influence of our honored institutions.
There is certainly individual responsibility conneoted with the position we hold in this body. To meet this responsibility it is necessary that we should cherish a spirit of conciliation in all our deliberations and seek constantly the varied interests of those we are elected to serve. In the part I may be · called upon to act I bespeak your indulgence and aid, assuring you that if I misjudge, or in any particular fail, it cannot be attributed to a want of a settled determination to be governed always by my convictions of truth and right, earnestly desiring that a kind Providence may direct and bless all our action and intercourse in our present relation. I am now ready to enter with you upon the services for which this body was elected.
Prayer was offered by the Rev. E. H. Pratt, member of the House from Woodstock.
Hon. Mr. Roberts of the Fifteenth District, introduced a resolution appointing Robert E. Horne Messenger.
The resolution was passed.
Hon. Mr. Day of the Thirteenth District, introduced a resolution appointing Robert B. Fuller Assistant Messenger.
The resolution was passed.