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to wait on Lieut. Gov. Grosvenor, and invite him to administer the oath of office to the several members elect;
Which motion prevailed.
The Speaker pro tem. appointed Messrs. Brockway, of Calhoun, and G. W. Allen, of Kent, as such committee.
After a short absence the committee returned, and reported Lieut. Gov. Grosvenor in attendance.
The roll of the members was then called by counties and districts, when the following members answered to their names, and having subscribed and taken the oath of office, were admitted to seats as Representatives in the Legislature of the State of Michigan:
Allegan-1st District, William Packard; 2d District, William E. White.
Barry-1st District, John G. Runyan; 2d District, Leander Lapbam.
Bay, dc.-Andrew C. Maxwell.
Berrien—Ist District, Newton R. Woodruff; 2d District, James Graham; 3d District, Evan J. Bonine.
Branch—1st District, John H. Jones; 2d District, Harvey Haynes; 3d District, Darius Monroe.
Calhoun-1st District, William H. Brockway; 2d District, George R. Mackay; 3d District, Joseph P. Beach; 4th District, Rodolphus Sanderson.
Cass-1st District, Alexander B. Copley; 2d District, Lucius Keeler.
Marquette, &c.—James O'Grady.
Clinton-1st District, Moses Bartow; 2d District, Orrin W. Munger.
Eaton—1st District, Robert Nixon; 2d District, Albertus L. Green.
Emmet, dc.-Abijah B. Dunlap.
Genesee-1st District, James Van Vleet; 2d District, Robert P. Aitken; 3d District, George W. Thayer.
Gratiot, &c.—Luther Smith.
Hillsdale-1st District, Zimri D. Thomas; 2d District, Barron B. Willetts; 3d District, Albert B. Slocum.
Houghton and Keweenaw—John Q. McKernan.
Ingham-1st District, Joseph C. Bailey; 2d District, Henry B. Hawley.
lonia-1st District, John B. Welch; 2d District, Myron Tupper.
Montcalm, &c.—Levi Camburn.
Jackson-1st District, Hiel Woodward; 2d District, Delos Fisher; 3d District, John Landon.
Kalamazoo—1st District, Gilbert E. Read; 2d District, James B. Cobb; 3d District, Orville H. Fellows.
Kent-Ist District, George W. Allen; 2d District, Henry Seymour; 3d District, Augustus D. Griswold; 4th District, Edward Jewell.
Lapeer- 1st District, John S. Jenness; 2d District, Myron C. Kenney.
Lenawee-2d District, William H. Osborn; 3d District, Charles E. Mickley; 4th District, Roland B. C. Newcomb; 5th District, William S. Willcox.
Livingston-1st District, William Ball; 2d District, David G. Colwell.
Mackinaw and Manitou-Jacob A. T. Wendell.
Macombe Ist District, Peter Schars; 2d District, Horace H. Cady; 31 District, Charles F. Mallary.
Monroe-1st District, Edward G. Morton; 2d District, Charles H. Pitts. Muskegon and Oceana—Israel E. Carlton. Newaygo, &c.—William S. Utley.
Oakland—20 District, Henry M. Look; 3d District, Squire . W. Rowe; 4th District, Abram Allen; 5th District, P. Dean Warner.
Ontonagon-George C. Jones.
Ottawa-1st District, Manley D. Howard; 2d District, George Luther.
Saginaw~ 1st District, William H. Taylor; 2d District, Samuel W. Yawkey.
St. Clair-3d District, Ezra Hazen.
St. Joseph-1st District, Edwin Stewart; 2d District, Orrin H. Howard; 3d District, William T. Smith.
Shiawassee-1st District, Nathaniel G. Phillips; 2d District, William P. Laing.
Tuscola-J. Dennison Lewis.
Van Buren-1st District, Jonathan J. Woodman; 2d District, Buel M. Williams.
Washtenaw—1st District, Charles Shier; 20 District, John F. Miller; 3d District, Joshua Forbes; 4th District, Elias Haire.
Wayne—1st District, J. Logan Chipman, Paul Gies, Richard Hawley, William P. Wells; 2d District, Benjamin May; 3d District, Titus Dort; 4th District, John M. Swift; 5th District, Moses R. Nowland.
Mr. M. D. Howard ofered the following:
Resolved, that the rules of the last House of Representatives be adopted as the rules of this House, until further ordered;.
Which was adopted.
Resolved, That the Clerk of this House be instructed to furnish each member with a copy of the Manual of the last session of the Legislature;
Which was adopted.
Mr. Cobb moved that the House do now proceed to the election of a Speaker;
Which motion was withdrawn.
2, j'clock P. M. The House met and was called to order by the Speaker. Roll called: a quorum present.
On motion of Mr. Brockway,
The House proceeded to the election of a Speaker, which re. solted as follows:
FOR GILBERT E. READ.
Mr. J. H. Jones,
G. C. Jones,
FOR EDWARD G. MORTON.
FOR AUGUSTUS D. GRISWOLD.
1 The Speaker pro tem. announced that Hon. Gilbert E. Read, of Kalamazoo county, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly elected to the office of Speaker of the House.
Mr. Green moved that a committee of three be appointed to conduct the Speaker elect to the Chair;
Which motion prevailed.
The Speaker pro lem. appointed Messrs. Green, Woodman and Monroe, as such committee.
The committee performed the duty assigned them, and the Speaker elect, on assuming the chair, addressed the House as follows:
Gentlemen of the House-I tender you my most sincere thanks for this expression of your confidence and the honor you have done me, in selecting me to discharge the arduous and responsible duties of Speaker of this House. When I look around this hall and behold gathered here so much of ability, intelligence and experience in public affairs, I cannot but be impressed with deep sensibility for the distinguished honor conferred upon me. The best requital I can make will be the devotion of my best energies to the faithful and impartial discharge of the duties of the office. I regret I cannot bring to the task more wisdom and experience, and greater famil. iarity with parliamentary proceedings. It is only with your aid and cooperation, indulgence and forbearance that I can hope to discharge those duties so as to meet your approbation. Gentlemen, we meet here as the representatives of an intelligent and enterprising constituency. To us to a great extent is entrusted the interests, growth and future prosperity of this our Peninsular State. Subjects of great importance will undoubtedly come before us for our consideration-subjects upon which we may honestly differ in sentiments. In the consideration of these subjects let us lay aside all party feeling, political animosity, or local prejudices, and cultivate a spirit of harmony and mutual forbearance. We meet here at a time momentous in the history of our country. We as a nation are engaged in putting down the most gigantic rebellion the world ever saw, when every day is adding to our country's history; when to us is given an opportunity of writing our names upon its pages. Let us so engrave them that they will be handed down to posterity with honor to ourselves and our State. Our people have entrusted their interests to our hands, and they expect us to perform our duties with fidelity and dispatch.