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JOURNAL

OF THE

HOUSE OF

OF REPRESENTATIVES.

EXTRA SESSION, 1882.

Lansing, Thursday, February 23, 1882. Parsuant to a proclamation of His Excellency, Hon. David H. Jerome, Governor of the State of Michigan, the members of the House of Representatives assembled this day in their Hall in the Capitol, in the city of Lansing.

The Speaker, Hon. Seth C. Moffatt, called the House to order at 12 o'clock, noon.

Prayer by Rev. Mr. Badger.

The Speaker directed the Clerk to read the proclamation of the Governor, convening the Legislature in extraordinary session, which was as follows:

PROCLAMATION, BY THE GOVERNOR. The condition of the people in the Huron peninsula of this state, who were sufferers by the forest fires of last autumn, demands the consideration of the Legislature. Many of their temporary neeås were relieved by the personal generosity of citizens of this and other States, but further assistance has become an imperative necessity.

Committees and individuals who have given the subject the closest thought and most industrious investigation, concur with the Executive in the belief that the law-making power should be at once invoked.

The Commission appointed under authority vested in me at your last session to consider the revision of the tax system has submitted a comprehensive report and bills in pursuance of that object, which also merit your early attention.

A bill establishing representation in Congress on the basis of the tenth Federal Census will probably become a law within a few weeks, and may also require action at your hands in a re-arrangement of the congressional districts.

Now, THEREFORE, for the consideration of these subjects, and of such other matters as may be brought to your notice, I, David H. JEROME, Governor of the State of Michigan, by virtue of the power vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby direct that the Legislature of the State convene in

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extraordinary session at the Capitol in the city of Lansing, on Thursday, the twenty-third day of February instant, at twelve o'clock, noon. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great

Seal of the State to be hereunto affixed at Lansing, the first day of [L. S.] February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two.

DAVID H. JEROME. By the Governor: Attest: DAN'L B. BRIGGS,

Deputy Secretary of State. STATE OF MICHIGAN,

SS. Office of the Secretary of State,

I, Daniel B. Briggs, Deputy Secretary of State of the State of Michigan, do hereby certify, that I have compared the foregoing copy of Proclamation issued by the Governor of the State of Michigan, with the original now on file in this office, and that it is a true and correct transcript therefrom and of the whole of such original. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great

Seal of the State of Michigan, at Lansing, this seventh day of [L. s.) February, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred

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and eighty-two.

DAN'L B. BRIGGS,

Deputy Secretary of State.
The roll was then called by the Clerk and the following members answered
to their names :
Mr. Alvord, Mr. Dundas,

Mr. Howard, Mr. Perham,
Austin,
Earle,
Hubbard,

Pomroy,
Baldwin,
Easton,
King,

Prindle,
Beldon,
Eaton,
Klei,

Robertson,
Bennett,
Eisenmann,
Knapp,

Root,
Bidelman,
Edwards,
La Du,

Rose,
Bishop,
Estabrook,
Littell,

Seymour,
Blood,
Fraser,

Markham, Stephenson,
Campbell,
Fyfe,
Mercer,

Turnbull,
Caruss,
Garfield,
McIntyre,

Van Loo,
Carmer,
Gibbs,
Mulvey,

Waring,
Cobb,
Gorman,

W. Nelson, J. E. White,
Cooper,
Goodman,
Nichols,

Wilkins,
Copley,
Granger,
North,

Willett,
Corbin,
Hackett,
Oliver,

Woodruff,
Cutcheon,
Harford,
Palmerlee,

Wolcott,
Cottrell,
Hawkins,
Parker,

Wyckoff,
Davenport, Hitchcox,

Parsons,

Yarrington,
Dewey,

H.J. Hopkins, A.S.Partridge, Young,
Diller,
G.H. Hopkins, B.F.Partridge, Speaker,

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The following members were absent:
Mr. Ball,
Mr. Bolger,
Mr. Grant,

Mr. E. D. Nelson,
Ballentine,
Carpenter, Kendrick,

Remick,
Barton,
Eakins,
Kinne,

Ward,
Bloom,
Ewers,
Martin,

J. H. White,
Borgmann, Gale,

Millard,

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The Speaker announced that a quorum of the House was present.

The Speaker announced that he had received official information of the death of Hon. Frank Kendrick, member from the second district of Lapeer county, and of the election of Hon. Frederick H. Hill, to fill the vacancy caused thereby, as shown by a certificate of said election from the Secretary of State now on file with the Clerk of this House.

The Speaker then requested the member elect to come forward, take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office,

Whereupon,

Mr. Hill came forward, took and subscribed the constitutional oath of office, and entered upon the discharge of his duties.

Mr. Estabrook moved that a committee of three be appointed to wait upon the Senate and inform that body that a quorum of the House was present and ready to proceed to business;

Which motion prevailed.

The Speaker appointed as such connittee Messrs. Estabrook, Seymour, and Young.

Mr. Copley moved that a new rule be adopted by this House similar in form and tenor to rule 71 of the last House, relative to the drawing of seats in this hall;

Which motion did not prevail, two-thirds of all the members present not voting therefor.

On motion of Mr. G. H. Hopkins,

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Remick until Monday noon on account of illness.

On motion of Mr. Corbin,

Leave of absence was grated to Mr. Carpenter indefinitely on account of illness in his family.

Mr. Root moved that indefinite leave of absence be granted to Henry Taylor, assistant janitor, on account of illness.

Mr. J. E. White moved as a substitute therefor that the Speaker be authorized to appoint four messengers to fill vacancies, and to fill all vacancies that may exist in the position of janitors;

Which was agreed to.
The motion as substituted then prevailed.

The committeo appointed to wait upon the Senate and inform that body that a quorum of the House was present and ready to proceed to business returned and reported that they had performed the duty assigned them.

Report accepted and committee discharged.

On motion of Mr. Campbell, leave of absence was granted to Mr. Millard indefinitely on account of illness.

On motion of Mr. Fyfe, leave of absence was granted to the other absentees for the day.

Mr. Seymour moved that the special committee appointed at the last session on redistricting the State into congressional districts be revived and continued for the discharge of that duty;

Which motion prevailed.

Mr. Davenport moved that a committee of three be appointed to draft resolutions of respect in memory of Hon. Frank Kendrick, deceased, late member of this House from the second distriet of Lapeer county;

Which motion prevailed.
Mr. Copley offered the following resolution :

WHEREAS, The seats in this hall have by some authority, been re-arranged or re-numbered, thereby entirely disconnecting the location and numbers prevailing during the regular session; therefore,

Resolved, That each member be entitled to a seat in the hall as nearly as possible in the same location as that occupied by him during the regular session;

Mr. Seymour moved to amend the resolution so that the number instead of the location, should determine the seat to be occupied by each member;

Which motion prevailed.
The resolution as amended was then adopted.

The Sergeant-at-Arms then announced a committee from the Senate, who informed the House that a quorum of the Senate was present and ready to proceed to business.

The Sergeaut-at-Arms also announced a committee of two from the Senate, who informed the House that they had been appointed as a committee to act with a like committee on the part of the House, to wait upon the Governor, and inform him that a quorum of the two houses was present and ready to receive any communication that he might be pleased to make.

Mr. Fyfe moved that a committee of three be appointed on the part of the House, to act with the committee from the Senate, and wait upon His Excellency, the Governor, and inform him that the two Houses were ready to receive any communication that he might be pleased to make;

Which motion prevailed.
The Speaker appointed as such committee, Messrs. Fyfe, Earle, and Littell, .

Mr. G. H. Hopkins moved that, until otherwise ordered, the daily sessions of this House begin at 9 o'clock A. M.;

Which motion prevailed.

The committee appointed to act with a like committee on the part of the Senate to wait upon the Governor returned and reported that they had performed the duty assigned them and that His Excellency the Governor had informed them that he would be pleased to meet the two houses in joint convention at 3 o'clock P. M.

Report accepted and committee discharged.
Mr. Parsons offered the following concurrent resolution :

Resolved (the Senate concurring), That the two houses meet in joint convention this 23d day of February at 3 P. M., to receive the message of His Excellency Governor David H. Jerome.

Ou motion of Mr. Parsons,

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting therefor, and the concurrent resolution was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Cutcheon,
The House took a recess until 2 : 45 o'clock P. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

2:45 o'clock P. M. The lIonse met and was called to order by the Speaker. Roll called : quorum present.

Mr. J. E. White moved that the reporters of the press be assigned the same desks that they occupied last session;

Which motion prevailed.

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