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Lansing, Thursday, January 8, 1863. The Senate was called to order by the President at 10 o'clock A. M.

Rull called: quorum present.
The journal was read, corrected and approved.
The President anuounced the following

STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE SENATE,

Supplies and Erpenditures.Messrs. French, Jerome, Hewett.
Claims.---Messrs. Divine, Moore, Clark.
Finance.—Messrs. Grosvenor, Crapo, Adair,
Judiciary.--Messrs. Croswell, Blackman, Robertson.
Militia --Messrs. Fowler, Grosvenor, Babcock.
Internal Improvements-Messrs. Humphrey, Lamb, Corbin.
Roads and Bridges.-Messrs. Watkins, Monroe, Robison.
Asylum for the Insane.--Messrs. Blackman, Moore, Warner.

Asylum for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind.-Messrs. Monroe, Lamb, Parker.

Reform School.-Messrs. Dow, Mears, Warner.
Incorporations.-Messrs. Crapo, Mears. Duncan.

Division of Towns and Counties.—Messrs. Lamb, Green, Gidley.

Agriculture-Messrs. Buell, Humphrey, Corbin.
Manufactures-Messrs. Mears, Dow, Duncan.
Public Instruction-Messrs. French, Croswell, Jay,
State Prison-Messrs. Moore, Humphrey, Adair.
State Library-Messrs. Fowler, Crapo, Gidley.
Espiring Laws-Messrs. Divine, Croswell, Landon.
State Affairs Messrs. Jerome, Buell, Landon.
Printing--Messrs. Wait, Divine, Hewett.
Privileges and Elections—Messrs. Monroe, Green, Clark.
Enrolled Bills-Messrs. Blackman, Grosvenor, Robertson.
Public Lands--Messrs. Green, Jerome, Robison.
Mines and Minerals--Messrs. Northrup, Parker, Dow.
Federal Relations--Messrs. Wait, Watkins, Jay.
The President also announced the following appointments of

MESSENGERS OF THE SENATE.

James H. Stone, Arthur M. Birney, Edgar S. Porter and James P. Monroe.

The President also announced the following: To the President of the Senate:

In accordance with the resolution of the Senate of yesterday, I have to-day appointed John C. Rockafellow, to the office of Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate.

W. H. BROOK WAY,

Sergeant-at-Arms. Lansing, January 8th, 1863.

Mr. Rockafellow presented himself, subscribed the constitutional oath of office, and entered upon the discharge of the duties of his office.

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MESSAGES FROM THE OTHER HOUSE. The President announced the following:

HorsE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, January 8, 1863. To the President of the Senate:

SIR: I am instructed by the House to transmit the following concurrent resolution:

Resolved, (the Senate concurring) That a committee of three from the House, and two from the Senate, be appointed to wait upon the Governor and inform him that the two Houses are now organized and ready to receive any communication that he may desire to make;

Which has passed the House by a majority vote of all the members elect, in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked;

And to inform the Senate that Representatives Hemingway, Beakes and Welch have been appointed such committee on the part of the House.

Very respectfully,

ED. W. BARBER, Clerk of the House of Representatives.

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The message was laid on the table, and On motion of Mr. Grosvenor, The Senate concurred, and Senators Grosvenor and Northrup were appointed said committee on the part of the Senate, and after a short absence, they reported that they had performed their duty, and that the Governor would meet both Houses in joint convention at 3 P. M., and read to them his annual message. The President also announced the following:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, January 8, 1863. To the President of the Senate:

SIB-I am instructed to return to the Senate the following concurrent resolution :

Resolved, (the House concurring,) That the joint rules of the Senate and House of Representatives, and the rules of the Senate and House of Representatives in joint convention, of the last Legislature, be adopted, until otherwise ordered ;

In the passage of which the House has concurred by a major. ity vote of all the members elect.

Very respectfully,

ED. W. BARBER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The message was laid on the table.

MOTIONS, RESOLUTIONS AND NOTICES.

Mr. Fowler offered the following:

Resolved, That the daily sessions of the Senate commence at 10 o'clock A. M., until otherwise ordered.

Which was adopted.
Mr. Crapo offered the following:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be and is hereby instructed to communicate to the resident clergymen of Lansing the resolution passed by this body yesterday, inviting thern to officiate alternately as chaplains, and invite their attendance on this body;

Which was adopted.

Mr. Lamb offered the following:

Resolved, by the Senate, (the House concurring) That the State printer be instructed to transmit to each newspaper in the State, one copy each of the Daily Journal, of the Senate and House of Representatives during the session;

Which was adopted.

Mr. Lamb moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate adopted the rules of the last Senate until otherwise ordered.

Mr. Robertson moved to lay the motion on the table;

Which was not agreed to, the following bemg the vote thereon:

YEAS.
Mr. Adair,
Mr. Gidley,

Mr. Parker,
Babcock,
Hewett,

Robertson,
Clark,
Jay,

Robison,
Corbin,
Landon,

Warner,
Duncan,
Northrup,

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NAYS.
Mr. Blackman, Mr. Fowler, Mr. Lamb,
Buell,
French,

Mears,
Crapo,
Green,

Monroe,
Croswell,
Grosvenor,

Moore,
Divine,
Humphrey,

Wait,
Dow,
Jerone,

Watkins, 18
Mr. Robertson offered the following:

Resolved, That the motion to re-consider be committed to the committee on expiring laws, with instructions to report tomorrow;

Which was not adopted.

The motion of Mr. Lamb, to re-consider, then prevailed, the following being the vote thereon:

YEAS.
Mr. Blackman,
Mr. Fowler,

Mr. Lamb,
Buell,
French,

Mears,
Crapo,
Green,

Monroe,
Cronwell,
Grosvenor,

Moore,
Divine,
Humphrey,

Wait,
Duw,
Jerome,

Watkins,

18

Warner,

NAYS.
Mr. Aduir,
Mr. Gidley,

Mr. Parker,
Babcock,
Hewett,

Robertson,
Clark,
Jay,

Rubison,
Corbin,

Landon,
Duncan,
Northrup,

14 Mr. Babcock offered the following:

Resolurd, That the Secretary of the Senate be requested to ransmit to the family of the late Guvernor Wisner a copy of the resolutions passed yesterday in reference to his decease;

Which was adopted. The timne appointed by the Governor for communicating his annual message to the Legislature, having arrived,

Mr. Robertson moved that a committee of two be appointed to wait upon the House of Representatives, and inform that body that the Senate is ready to meet the House in joint con vention, to receive a communication from the Governor.

Which motion prevailed, and Senators Robertson and Mears were appointed said committee.

Tie committee reported that duty discharged.

A committee from the House appeared and announced that the House is ready to meet the Senate in joint convention.

On motion of Mr. Northrup,
The Senate proceeded to meet the House in joint convention.
The Senate returned to the Senate Chamber.
Rull called : quorum pienent.
The President announced the following:

House of REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, January 8, 1863. To the President of the Senate :

Sır—I am instructed by the House to transmit to the Senate the accompanying message of his Excellency, the Governor, this day delivered to the two Houses of the Legislature, in joint convention.

Very respectfully,

ED. W. BARBER, Clerk of the House of Representatives.

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