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Gentlemen, thanking you again for the distinguished honor, I now assume the duties assigned me.

On motion of Mr. Woodman,

The House proceeded to the election of Chief Clerk, with the following result:

FOR NELSON B. JONES.

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Mr. Aitken,

A. Allen,
G. W. Allen,
Ball,
Beach,
Bonine,
Brockway,
Camburn,
Carlton,
Cobb,
Copley,
Duplap,
Fellows,
Fisher,
Graham,
Green,
Griswold,
Haynes,
Hazen,
0. F. Howard,
Jenness,
Jewell
J. H. Jones,
G. C. Jones,

Mr. Keeler,

Kenney,
Laing,
Landon,
Lapham,
Lewis,
Luther,
Mackay,
Mallary,
Mickley,
Monroe,
Munger,
Newcomb,
Nixon,
Osborn,
Packard,
Phillips,
Rowe,
Runyan,
Sanderson,
Schars,
Seymour,
Shier,

Mr. Slocum,

L. Smith,
W. T. Smith,
Stewart,
Swift,
Taylor,
Thayer,
Thomas,
Tupper,
Utley,
Van Vleet,
Warner,
Welch,
White,
Willcox,
Willetts,
Williams,
Winsor,
Woodman,
Woodruff,
Woodward,
Yawkey,
Speaker,

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FOR MILTON W, REYNOLDS.

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Gies,

Mr. Bailey,

Mr. H. B. Hawley, Mr. Miller,
Bartow,
R. Hawley,

Morton,
Chipman,

M. D. Howard, Nowland,
Colwell,

O'Grady,
Dort,
Maxwell,

Pitts,
May,

Wells,
Haire,
McKernan,

Wendell, The Speaker announced that Nelson B. Jones, of Ingham county, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly elected to the office of Chief Clerk. On motion of Mr. Green,

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The House proceeded to the election of an Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk, with the following result:

FOR WILLIAM A. HALL.

Mr. Aitkin,

A. Allen,
G. W. Allen,
Ball,
Beach,
Bonine,
Brockway,
Cambury,
Carlton,
Cobb,
Copley,
Dunlap,
Fellows,
Fisher,
Graham,
Green,
Griswold,
Haynes,
Hazen,
0. F. Howard,
Jenness,
Jewell,
J. H. Jones,
G. C. Jones,

Mr. Keeler,

Kenney,
Laing,
Landon,
Lapham,
Lewis,
Luther,
Mackay,
Mallary,
Mickley,
Monroe,
Munger,
Newcomb,
Nixon,
Osborn,
Packard,
Phillips,
Rowe,
Runyan,
Sanderson,
Schars,
Seymour,
Shier,

Mr. Slocum,

L. Smith,
W. T. Smith,
Stewart,
Swift,
Taylor,
Thayer,
Thomas,
Tupper,
Utley,
Van Vleet,
Warne
Welch,
White,
Willcox,
Willetts,
Williams,
Winsor,
Woodman,
Woodruff,
Woodward,
Yawkey,
Speaker,

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FOR HENRY D. POST.

Mr. Bailey, Mr. H. B. Hawley, Mr. Miller,
Bartow,
R. Hawley,

Morton,
Chipman,

M. D. Howard, Nowland,
Colwell,
Look,

O'Grady,
Dort,
Maxwell,

Pitts,
Forbes,
May,

Wells,
Gies,
McKernan,

Wendell,

22 Haire, The Speaker announced that William A. Hall, of Livingston county, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly elected to the oflice of Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk.

On motion of Mr. Williams,

The House then proceeded to the election of Sergeant-atArms, with the following result:

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Mr. Aitken,

Mr. Keeler,
A Allen,

Kenney,
G. W Allen,

Laing,
Ball,

Landou,
Beach,

Lapham,
Bonine,

Lewis,
Brockway,

Luther,
Camburn,

Mackay,
Carlton,

Mallary,
Cobb,

Mickley,
Copley,

Monroe,
Dunlap,

Munger,
Fellows,

Newcomb,
Fisher,

Nixon,
Grabam,

Osborn,
Green,

Packaid,
Griswold,

Phillips,
Haynes,

Rowe,
Hazen,

Runyan,
O. F. Howard, Sanderson,
Jenness,

Schars,
Jewell,

Seymour,
J. H. Jones,

Shier,
G. C. Jones,

Mr. Slocum,

L. Sinith,
W. T. Smith,
Stewart,
Swift,
Taylor,
Tbayer,
Thomas,
Tupper,
Utley,
Van Vleet,
Warner,
Welch,
White,
Willcox,
Willetts,
Williams,
Winsor,
Woodman,
Woodruff,
Woodward,
Yawkey,
Speaker,

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FOR H. D. LINABURY.

Gies,

Mr. Bailey,
Mr. Haire,

Mr. Miller,
Bartow,

H. B. Hawley, Morton,
Cady,
R. Hawley,

Nowland,
Chipman,

M. D, Howard, O'Grady,
Colwell,
Look,

Pitts,
Dort,
Maxwell,

Wells,
Forbes,
May,

Wendeil,
McKernan,

23 The Speaker announced that George W. Swift, of Wayne county, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly elected to the office of Sergeant-at-Arms.

On motion of Mr. Brockway,

The oath of office was administered to the Chief Clerk, Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk, and Sergeant-at-Arms, , elect to the House, and the several officers named entered upon the discharge of their duties.

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Mr. Woodman moved that a committee of three be appointed to wait upon the Senate and inform that body that the House is now organized and ready to proceed to business;

Which motion prevailed.

The Speaker appointed Messrs. Woodman, Brockway and Chipman as such committee.

Mr. Mallary moved that the officiating clergymen of the city of Lansing be invited to officiate as Chaplain of the House;

Mr. Green offered the following as a substitute for the motion:

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to wait upon the resident clergy of Lansing, and invite them to officiate as Chaplain of this House during its session;

Which was adopted.

The Speaker appointed Messrs. Green, Monroe and McKernan as such committee.

The committee appointed to wait on the Senate and inform that body that the House had perfected its organization, and was ready to proceed to business, reported that they had discharged the duty assigned them.

Mr. Thayer moved that the House adjourn until to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock;

Which motion did not prevail.

Mr. Brockway moved to take from the table the credentials presented to the House from the first representative district of Oakland county;

Which motion prevailed.

Mr. Williams moved that they be referred to a select com. mittee of three, of which committee Mr. Brockway should be chairman;

Mr. Williams withdrew that part of his motion constituting Mr. Brockway chairman of the committee.

Mr. Green then moved to amend the motion by striking out " three" and inserting the word "five," in lieu thereof;

Which was accepted.
Mr. Chipman moved to amend the motion of Mr. Williams in

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such a manner as to refer the papers to the committee on elections, when such committee should be appointed;

After discussion, Mr. Chipman moved to lay the subject on the table;

Which motion did not prevail.

Mr. Utley then offered the following, as a substitute for the motions before the House:

Resolved, That James Bailey is duly elected, and entitled to a seat in this House from the first representative district of Oakland county;

Mr. Warner demanded the yeas and nays.
The demand was seconded.
Mr. Monroe moved to lay the resolution on the table;
Which motion did not prevail.

Permission was given Mr. McDonald to appear upon the floor of the House and make a personal explanation.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution, it was not adopted, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS.
Mr. Aitken, Mr. Hazen,

Mr. Schars,
A. Allen,

0. F. Howard, Seymour,
G. W. Allen, Jenness,

L. Smith,
Ball,
Jewell,

Stewart,
Beach,
Kenney,

Taylor,
Bonine,
Laing,

Utley,
Camburn,
Mallary,

Warner,
Carlton,
Mickley,

Willcox,
Dunlap,
Munger,

Williams,
Fisher,
Osborn,

Winsor,
Graham,
Phillips,

Woodman,
Griswold,
Sanderson,

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NAYS.
Mr. Bartow,

Mr. Landon, Mr. Rowe,
Brockway,
Lapham,

Shier,
Cady,
Lewis,

Slocum,
Chipman,
Look,

W. T. Smith,
Colwell,
Luther,

Swift,
Copley,
Mackay,

Thayer,
Dort,
Maxwell,

Thomas,
Fellows,
May,

Tupper,
Forbee,
McKernan,

Van Vleet,

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