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The message was laid on the table.
Mr. Northrup moved to adjourn, which motion did not pre vail, the following being the vote thereon:
Watkins, 18 Mr. Jay introduced the following:
Whereas, We, the People of the United States, are now en. gaged in quelling the most gigantic rebellion that ever existed;
And whereas, The welfare, prosperity and happiness of us all are inseparably connected with the perpetuity of the United States in all of its magnificent proportions;
And whereas, Loyalty is confined to no party, but is (with & few insignificant exceptions) general throughout the free States; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Slate of Michigan, in Legislature assembled, That we tender to the President of the United States our hearty support, and hereby pledge ourselves to aid him by every means in our power in putting down this infernal rebellion.
Resolved, That the system of individual, town or county bounties, are, in our opinion, all wrong, and ought to be discountenanced, as it creates a rivalry between different districts, and instead of hastening, only retards enlistments.
Resolved, That if, in the opinion of the President and his constit utional advisers, it should become necessary to call for more volunteers, the Governor of this State is hereby author.
ized to offer any amount not to exceed one hundred dollars bounty to each and every private and non-commissioned officer that may volunteer to fill our State quota.
Resolved, That the thanks of this Legislature are hereby tendered to the volunteers from this State who have by their undaunted bravery, upon many a hard fought field, shed a lustre upon our State, and made the name of a Michigan volunteer a pass-word for chivalry and courage throughout the world.
Resolved, That the thanks of the people of this State are due to Gov. Blair for the quickness and ability manifested by him in raising and equiping our brave privates, and his impartiality and patriotism in appointing their officers.
Referred to the committee on federal relations.
Mr. Croswell moved that the Senate adjourn until two o'clock P. M.
Mr. Clark moved to strike out the words "until two o'clock," and insert “to-morrow at ten o'clock."
A division of the question was called for,
Mr. Robertson moved to strike out all after the word "adjourn."
The President decided the motion out of order.
Which appeal was not sustained, the following being the vote thereon:
18 Mr. Moore moved the previous question, which being sustained, the motion to adjourn to two o'clock P. M. prevailed.
2 o'clock P. M. The Senate was called to order by the President. Roll called : quorum present.
The President announced the appointment of Hiram Denison as Fireman of the Senate.
Mr. Grosvenor offered the following:
Resolved, That the Senate proceed to nominate a candidate for United States Senator.
Mr. French moved a call of the Senate.
Senators Adair, Dow, Hewett, Monroe, Moore and Northrup, absent.
Mr. French moved that the Sergeant-at-Arms be dispatched for the absentees.
The above named absentees presented themselves at the Bar of the Senate, and were admitted.
On motion of Mr. Grosvendr, further proceedings under the call were dispensed with.
The resolution offered by Mr. Grosvenor was then adopted, and the Senate proceeded to the nomination of United States Senator, with the following result :
FOR HEZEKIAI G. WELLS Mr. Gidley,
1 Mr. French moved that the Senate meet the House of Representatives in joint convencion, in the Hall of the House, this afternoon, at 3 o'clock, for the purpose of comparing nomina. tions fur United States Senator.
Resulord, That a committee of two be appointed by the Sen. ate, to wait upon the House of Represcutatives and inform them that the Senate have nominated a Senator for the term conimencing the 4th of March next, and will be ready at 3 o'clock to meet the House, to ascertain if they agree in their nominations ;
Which was adopted, and Senators Fowler and Warner were appointed said committee, who, after a short absence, reported their du'y discharged.
A committee from the House appeared, who anuounced that the Lvuse would be in readiness to receive the Senate in juint convention, at 3 v'clock P. M.
Mr. Gidley offered the following:
R-silved, That a committee of three be appointed by the chair, to report rules for the government of the Senate.
Senators Gidley, Grosvenor, and Croswell were appointed said committee.
Mr Clark offered the following:
adopted, the rules of the last Senato shall be tho rules of the present Senate.
Resolved, That 1000 copies of the Governor's message bo printed for the use of the Senate.
Mr. Monroe moved to strike out "1000," and insert "500;"
Resolved, (the House concurring), That one thousand c pies of the Governor's message be printed, aud placed in the bind, of the Adjutant General, for the purpose of distributing the same cqually among the several regiments now in the field from this State
Mr. Fowler moved to amend by striking out "1,000," and inserting “2,000;"
Mr. Corbin moved to amend the amendment by adding "also 600 copies in the German language;"
Resolu d, That the Secretary of the Senate be directed to fur. nish our Senators and Representatives in Congress, and to the Guvernors of all the States, copies of the Governor's message,
House of REPRESENTATIVES,
Lansing, January 8, 1863. To the President of the Senate:
Sir-I am instructed by the louse to inform the Senate that the House has duly noininated a candidate for the office of