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Bills of the following titles were severally introduced, read the first and second times, and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Blodgett,
H. 3. An act relating to the Supreme Court;
To the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. Davis of St. Albans,

H. 4. An act to incorporate the Society of Lafayette at St. Albans, Vermont;

To the Committee on Corporations.
By Mr. Blodgett,

H. 5. An act in amendment of section forty-seven of chapter one hundred twenty-six of the General Statutes, relating to " salaries, fees, &c." ;

To the Committee on the Judiciary.

The following bills were called up and referred by the Speaker:

H. 1. An act to repeal an act entitled “ An act in amendment of section sixty-seven of chapter eighty-four of the General Statutes, entitled 'Of collection of taxes,'” approved November 7, 1872;

To the Committee on the Judiciary.

H. 2. An act relating to the duties of town superin tendents of schools;

To the Committee on Education. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Baldwin, their Secretary, as follows:

Mr. SPEAKER: I am directed to inform the House that. the Senate have considered the joint resolution from the House relative to Joint Assembly, to hear the report of the committee appointed to canvass votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Treasurer, and have adopted the same in concurrence.

Mr. Ladd, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following report:

sembly, to bhutes for Goranted

To the House of Representatives now in session :

The Committee on Rules respectfully submit the fol. lowing and recommend their adoption.

JED P. LADD, · H. N. NEWELL, Committee.

A. H. BURGESS, J.

RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Sec. 1.

The House shall meet every day (Sundays excepted,) at ten o'clock in tbe morning, and at two o'clock in the afternoon, unless otherwise specially ordered.

Sec. 2.

OF COMMITTEES.

At the commencement of each session the following standing committees shall be appointed, viz:

A committee of three members, to report rules of the House.

A committee consisting of seven members, who shall take into consideration all matters relating to the election of members; to be denominated the Committee on Elections.

A committee of seven members, to whom shall be referred all matters relating to the Government of the United States, and the relations of this State to it; to be denominated the Committee on Federal Relations.

A committee consisting of seven members, who shall take into consideration all matters affecting the revenue of the State—shall, from time to time, inquire into the state of the Treasury ; ascertain the amount of debts due the State, and the claims against it; report the amount of taxes necessary to be raised for the support of Government, and inquire whether any, and if any, what measures ought to be adopted, the better to equalize the public bur. dens, secure the accountability of public agents, and other. wise improve the financial concerns of the State ; to be denominated the Committee of Ways and Means.

A comunittee consisting of seven members, who shall take into consideration all matters relating to the militia ; to be denominated the Committee on Military Affairs.

A committee consisting of nine members, who shall take into consideration all matters relating to the Judiciary ; to be derominated the Judiciary Committee.

A committee consisting of seven members, to take into consideration all Literary and Scientific subjects ; to be denominated the Committee on Education.

A committee consisting of nine members, who shall take into consideration all claims against the State ; to be de. nominated the Committee of Claims.

A committee consisting of nine members, who shall take into consideration all matters relating to Railroads; to be denominated the Committee on Railroads.

A committee consisting of seven members, who shall take into consideration all matters relating to Highways, Bridges and Ferries; to be denominated the Committee on Highways, Bridges and Ferries.

A committee consisting of seven members, who shall take into consideration all matters relating to Banks; to be denominated the Committee on Banks.

A committee consisting of seven members, who shall take into consideration all matters relating to Domestic Manufactures ; to be denominated the Committee on Man. ufactures.

A committee consisting of one member from each coun. ty, who shall take into consideration all matters relating to Agriculture; to be denominated the Committee on Agri. culture.

A committee consisting of one member from each coun. ty, who shall take into consideration all matters relating to Land Taxes; to be denominated the Land Tax Committee.

A committee of two members from each county, to make up the Grand List.

A committee of one member from each county, to take into consideration all subjects referred to a member from each county, to be denominated the General Committee.

A committee of one member from each county, whose duty it shall be to receive and distribute all public documents and papers, printed for the use of the members; to be denominated the Distributing Committee. ·

A committee consisting of seven members, to take into consideration all matters relating to the State Prison; to be denominated the Committee on the State Prison.

A committee of seven members, to whom shall be referred all bills and other matters relative to private cor. porations, for. which there may be no other appropriate committee; to be denominated the Committee on Corpora. tions.

A committee of seven members, to whom shall be referred all bills and other matters relative to town lines ; to be depominated the Committee on Town Lines.

A committee consisting of one member from each county, to take into consideration all matters relating to the mileage and debentures of the members of the House ; to be denominated the Committee on Mileage and Debentures.

A committee consisting of seven members, to take into consideration all matters relating to the Public Buildings ; to be denominated the Committee on Public Buildings.

Sec. 3. No committee shall sit during the session of the House, without leave from the House.

SEC. 4.
All committees shall have a right to report by bill.

SEC. 5.

All committees shall be made by the Speaker, but any appointment made by him may, on motion of a member, be overruled by the House; in which case the House shall, on nomination of a member, immediately fill the vacancy.

Sec. 6.

Any member shall be excused from service on any com. mittee upon his own request, if at the time of his appointment, he shall be a member of two other committees.

SEC. 7.

When the House shall have ordered the appointment of a committee, the Speaker shall be entitled to one recess of the House in which to make the appointment.

Sec. 8.

OF THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE SPEAKER AND OTHER

MEMBERS.

The Speaker shall take the chair at the hour to which the House stands adjourned, call to order and proceed to business; causing the journals of the previous day to be read at the opening of the House on each day, unless other. wise ordered by the House. He shall preserve order, and may speak on questions of order in preference to any other member, rising from his seat for that purpose ; and shall decide on all questions of order, subject to an appeal to the House.

Sec. 9.

In case of any disturbance or disorderly conduct in the gallery or lobby, the Speaker may cause the same to be cleared.

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