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Messrs. Allen of Greene, Allen of Macon, Borough, Browning, Butler, Craig, Edwards, Fletcher, Gatewood, Hackelton, Hamlin, Lane, Maxwell, McLaughlin, Mitchell, Murray, Noel, O'Rear, Owen, Parker, Parrish, Pruyne, Reilly, Ress, Ser vant, Stadden, Thomas, Turney, Vance, Warren, Weatherford, Whiteside of Monroe, Whiteside of Pope, Wight and Wood-35.

Mr. Edwards moved that the Senate adjourn until to-morrow morning 10 o'clock,

Which was decided in the negative by ayes and noes as follows:

In the affirmative,

Messrs. Bond, Browning, Davidson, Edwards, Fletcher, Gatewood, Hacker, Hamlin, Herndon, O'Rcar, Servant, Thomas and Vance--13.

In the negative,

Messrs. Allen of Greene, Allen of Macon, Borough, Butler, Craig, Hackelton, Lane, Maxwell, McLaughlin, Mills, Mitchell, Murray, Noel, Owen, Parker, Parrish, Pruyne, Reilly, Ross, Stadden, Turney, Warren, Weatherford, Whiteside of Monroe, Whiteside of Pope, Wight and Wood—27. Mr. Maxwell, moved that the

Senate také a recess for two hours, which was not agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Gatewood,

The vote taken on Wednesday, the 7th instant, to postpone the election of Speaker, until Monday, the 12th instant, was reconsidered,

And thereupon,

The Senate proceeded to the election of a Speaker, when the vote stood thus: For Mr. Whiteside

20 votes. Davidson

19 44 McLaughlin

1 Those voting for Mr. Whiteside, are,

Messrs. Allen of Greene, Borough, Craig, Hackelton, Hacker, Maxwell, McLaughlin, Mitchell, Murray, Noel, Owen, Parker, Parrish, Pruyne, Stadden, Turney, Warren, Weath erford and Wood.

For Mr. Davidson, Messrs. Allen of Macon, Bond, Browning, Butler, Edwards, Fletcher, Gatewood, Hamlin, Lane, Mills, O'Rear, Reilly, Ross, Servant, Thomas, Vance, Whiteside of Pope, and Wight.

For Mr. McLaughlin, Mr. Herndon.

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No election being made, the vote was taken the second time, with the same result as on the first ballot, and therupon Mr. Whiteside withdrew from the contest.

No election having been as yet made, the vote was taken the third time, and stood thus: For Mr. Hacker

15 votes. Davidson

18 Whiteside

5 Those who voted for Mr. Hacker, are,

Messrs. Allen of Greene, Borough, Craig, Hackelton, Maxwell, McLaughlin, Noel, Owen, Parrish, Pruyne, Reilly, Stadden, Turney, Weatherford and Wood.

For Mr. Davidson,

Messrs. Allen of Macon, Bond, Browning, Butler, Edwards, Fletchcr, Gatewood, Hamlin, Lane, Mills, Murray, O'Rear, Ross, Servant, Thomas, Vance, Whiteside of Pope, and Wight.

For Mr. Whiteside,
Messrs. Hacker, Herndon, Mitchell, Parker and Warren.

No election having been made, the vote was taker. the 4th time, and stood thus: For Mr. Hacker,

16 votes. Davidson

18 Whiteside

3 66 McLaughlin

1 Those voting for Mr. Hacker, are,

Meesrs. Allen of Greene, Borough, Craig, Hackelton, Maxwell, :McLaughlin, Mitchell, Noel, Owen, Parker, Parrish, Pruyne, Stadden, Turney, Weatherford and Wood.

For Mr. Davidson,

Messrs. Allen of Macon, Browning, Butler, Edwa ds, Fletcher, Gatewood, Hamlin, Lane, Mills, Murray, O'Rear, Reilly, Ross, Servant, Thomas, Vance, Whiteside of Pope, and Wight,

For Mr. Whiteside,
Messrs. Hacker, Herndon and Warren.
For Mr. McLaughlin,
Mr. Bond.

No election having yet been made, the vote was taken the 5th time, and stood thus: For Mr. Davidson

20 votes, Hacker

17 66 66 66 Whiteside

2 Those who voted for Mr. Davidson, are, Messrs. Allen of Macon, Bond, Browning, Butler, Edwards,

Fletcher, Gatewood, Hamlin, Herndon, Lane, Mills, Murray, Orear, Reilly, Ross, Servant, Thomas, Vance, Whiteside of Pope and Wight.

For Mr. Hacker,

Messrs. Allen of Greene, Borough, Craig, Hackelton, Maxwell, McLaughlin, Mitchell, Noel, Owen Parker, Parrish, Pruyne, Stadden, Turney, Weatherford, Whiteside of Monroe and Wood.

For Mr. Whiteside Messrs. Hacker and Warren. Mr. Davidson having received a majority of all the votes given, was declared duly elected Speaker of the Senate of the State of Illinois, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Alexander M. Jenkins, late Lieutenant Governor of the State, and was conducted to the chair by Messrs. Whiteside of Monroe and Servant.

On motion of Mr. Thomas,

Resolved, That the Secretary inform the House of Representatives, that the Senate has been organized, by the election of William H. Davidson as Speaker of the Senate, (the Liutenant Governor of the State having resigned his office, Jesse B. Thomas Secretary, William G. Flood Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk, and Daniel Campbell Serjeant-at-arms, and That the Senate is now ready to proceed to Legislative business.”

On motion of Mr. Thomas,

"Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That a joint committee, consisting of one from the Senate and two from the House of Representatives, be appointed to inform the Governor that the General Assembly is now organized, and ready to receive any communication from him which he may desire to make

Ordered, That Mr. Thomas be that committee, on the part of the Senate, and that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives of the adoption of said resolution, and ask their concurrence therein.

On motion of Mr. Turney,

Leave of absence was granted Mr. Weatherford unti Monday, the 19th instant.

On motion,

The Senate adjourned until 2 o'clock P. M.

2 o'clock P. M.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Prickett, their Clerk.

“MR. SPEAKER:—The House of Representatives have concurred with the Senate in the appointment of a joint committee to wait on the Governor, &c., and have appointed

Messrs. Able and Leary the committee on their part.”
And he withdrew.
On motion of Mr. Edwards,

Resolved by the Senate, (the House of Representatives concurring herein,) That the joint rules heretofore adopted by the General Assembly be, and the same are hereby adopted, for the government of the two Houses during the present session."

Ordered, That the Secretary inform the House of Representatives of the adoption of said resolution, and ask their concurrence therein.

Mr. Thomas from the joint committee, appointed to inform the Governor of the organization of the General Assembly, reported,

“That they have performed the duty required of them, and that his Excellency will deliver a written message to each branch of the General Assembly this day, at half past two o'clock P. M."

A message from the Governor by Mr. Field, Secretary of State.

“MR. SPEAKER:- I am (directed by the Governor to lay before the Senate a message in writing,

And he withdrew, Whereupon, Mr. Speaker laid before the Senate the following message from the Governor, viz:

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Fellow Citizens of tire Senate and House of Representaties:

Permit me gentlemen, to congratulate you upon the happy circumstances under which, by the blessings of Divine Providence, we have again assembled. Maintaining her peaceful policy, our beloved country is enjoying the full tide of prosperity, and throughout all her borders, the enterprising and industrious citizen is reaping the rich reward of his sabors.

But gentlemen, it is upon our own State that her Representatives may look with becoming exultation. During the past year, a vigorous and enterprising population pouring in from all quarters upon her rich and beautiful prairies, has greatly increased her resources, and given further evidence of the high destiny that awaits her.

And whilst the abundance of the crops and the high price of labor are filling the coffers of the farmer and mechanic, we have reason to be thankful for the uninterrupted good health cnjoyed by every portion of the country.

To be the favored citizens of such a country, and to be so signally blessed, commands our deepest gratitude to the Almighty Ruler and Governor of the Universe, under the dispensations of whose divine providence we are permitted to enjoy the rich aud inestimable blessings of civil and religious liberty.

In conformity with the act of the 9th of January 1836 making it my duty to negotiate a loan for commencing the Illinois and Michigan canal, I proceeded to New York and on my arrival found money very scarce and stocks low. After waiting several weeks in expectation of some relief from the pressure then existing, I negotiated a loan of $100,000, at 5 per cent advance. I considered this premium too low, and declined taking a larger sum' at that rate. Experience however, has shown that it was higher than could have been obtained at any period since the loan was negotiated, or perhaps greater than may be obtained for some time to come. In anticipation of the remaining stock authorised by the act, I had the necessary State Bonds prepared and printed in an approved form for the whole amount, so that it will be easy at any time to arrange for the remainder of the contemplated loan, or such portions of it as may be required from time to time in the progress of the work. The $100,000, of bonds now sold will assume a value in the stock exchange which will be a guide in negotiating future loans which the improvement or policy of the State may demand.

I am pleased to inform you that the act passed in accord

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