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The roll was again called and the President announced that a quorum of the Senate was present.

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain,

The Senate proceeded to the election of Secretary of the Senate, with the following result:

FOR JAMES H. STONE.
Mr. Andrus, Mr. Wm. Cook, Mr. Morse,

Mr. Rankin,
Baxter,
Edsell,
Nelson,

Read,
Breitung,
Freeman,
Newcomb,

Taylor,
Burch,
Jenney,
Osborn,

Waterbury,
Chamberlain, McElroy,

Packard,

Williams, D. R. Cook, Morgan,

Perrin,

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FOR GEORGE W. HOTCHKISS.
Mr. Adair,
Mr. Foote,

Mr. Redfield, Mr. Tyler,
Burleigh,
Markey,

Shoemaker, Wilcox, 8 The President announced that James H. Stone, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly elected Secretary of the Senate.

James H. Stone, Secretary of the Senate elect, came forward, took and subscribed the oath prescribed by the Constitution, and entered upon the discharge of the duties of his office.

On motion of Mr. Baxter,

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

FOR JOHN L. FRISBIE.
Mr. Andrus, Mr. Wm. Cook. Mr. Morse,

Mr. Rankin,
Baxter,
Edsell,
Nelson,

Read,
Breitung,
Freeman,

Newcomb, Taylor,
Burch,
Jenney,
Osborn,

Waterbury,
Chamberlain, McElroy,

Packard,

Williams,
D. R. Cook, Morgan,

Perrin,

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FOR A. W. HOVEY.
Mr. Adair,
Mr. Foote, Mr. Redfield,

Mr. Tyler,
Burleigh,
Markey,

Shoemaker, Wilcox, 8 The President announced that John L. Frisbie, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly elected Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk of the Senate.

John L. Frisbie, Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk elect, came forward, took and subscribed the oath prescribed by the Constitution, and entered upon the discharge of the duties of his office.

On motion of Mr. Cook,

The Senate proceeded to the election of Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate, with the following result:

FOR CHARLES H. PERKINS.
Mr. Andrus,

Mr. Wm. Cook, Mr. Morse, Mr. Rankin,
Baxter,
Edsell,
Nelson,

Read,
Breitung,
Freeman,
Newcomb,

Taylor,
Burch,
Jenney,
Osborn,

Waterbury,
Chamberlain, McElroy,

Packard,

Williams,
D. R. Cook, Morgan,

Perrin,

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FOR MICHAEL FLEMING. Mr. Adair,

Mr. Foote,

Mr. Red field, Mr. Tyler,
Burleigh,

Markey,

Shoemaker, Wilcox, 8 The President announced that Charles H. Perkins, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly elected Sergeant-of-Arms of the Senate.

Charles H. Perkins, Sergeant-at-Arms elect, came forward, took and subscribed the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution, and entered upon

the discharge of the duties of his office.

On motion of Mr. Nelson,

The Senate proceeded to the election of Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms, with
the following result:

FOR MOSES B. HOUGHTON.
Mr. Andrus,

Mr. Wm. Cook, Mr. Morse, Mr. Rankin,
Baxter,
Edsell,
Nelson,

Read,
Breitung,
Freeman,
Newcomb,

Taylor,
Burch,
Jenney,
Osborn,

Waterbury,
Chamberlain, McElroy,

Packard,

Williams,
D. R. Cook, Morgan,

Perrin,

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TOR HENRY STARKEY.
Mr. Adair,
Mr. Foote,
Mr. Redfield,

Mr. Tyler,
Burleigh,
Markey,

Shoemaker, Wilcox, 8 The President announced that Moses B. Houghton, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly elected Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate.

Moses B. Houghton, Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms elect, came forward, took and subscribed the oath prescribed by the Constitution, and entered upon the discharge of the duties of his office.

Mr. Cook offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate is hereby authorized to appoint an Assistant Secretary,

Which was adopted.
Mr. Perrin offered the following concurrent resolution:

Russolved (the House concurring), That Edgar S. Porter of the county of Ingham, be appointed Postmaster of the House and Senate, to distribute all mail matter belonging to members of the House and Senate, and that he receive a compensation therefor of three dollars per day.

Mr. Taylor called for the yeas and nays.
The resolution was adopted, by yeas and nays as follows :

YEAS.
Mr. Adair, Mr. D. R. Cook, Mr. McElroy, Mr. Read,
Andrus,
Wm. Cook, Morgan,

Redfield,
Baxter,
Edsell,
Newcomb,

Shoemaker,
Breitung,
Foote,
Osborn,

Tyler,
Burleigh,
Freeman,
Packard,

Waterbury,
Burch,
Jenney,
Perrin,

Wilcox,
Chamberlain, Markey,

Rankin,

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Williams,

NAYS.
Mr. Morse,
Mr. Nelson, Mr. Taylor,

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Mr. Baxter offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the engrossing and enrolling clerk be authorized to appoint an assistant when in his opinion the duties of the office require it; and that he report such appointment to the Senate; Which resolution was adopted.

Mr. Baxter moved that the rules of the last Senate be adopted as the rules of the present Senate until otherwise ordered by the Senate ;

Which motion prevailed.
Mr. Wilcox offered the following concurrent resolution:

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring), That the joint rules of the Senate and House of Representatives, and the rules in joint convention, of the last Legislature be and are hereby adopted as the rules of the present Senate and House until otherwise ordered ;

Which was adopted.
Mr. Wm. Cook offered the following:

Resolved, That each Senator be allowed the sum of five dollars for stationery during the session, and also that the Committee of Supplies and Expenditures be required to furnish the President of the Senate, Secretary, Engrossing and Enrolling Clerks, and the chairmen of all committees such stationery as shall be reasonable and necessary for their use.

Which was adopted.
Mr. Tyler offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the daily sessions of the Senate commence at 10 o'clock until otherwise ordered.

Which was adopted.
Mr. Burleigh offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the President appoint five messengers, one for himself and four for the Senate, also a janitor, and that the Secretary be authorized to appoint one messenger;

Which was adopted.
Mr. Tyler offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Secretary be requested to invite the resident clergymen of the city to open the daily sessions of the Senate with religious exercises,

Which was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Reed,
The Senate took a recess until 2 o'clock this afternoon.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

2 o'clock, P. M. The Senate met and was called to order by the President. Roll called : a quorum present.

Mr. Adair announced that Hon. Theodore H. Hinchman, Senator elect from the Second Senatorial District, was present and prepared to take his seat.

Mr. Hinchman came forward, took and subscribed the oath prescribed by the Constitution and took his seat as Senator.

Mr. Edsell offered the following concurrent resolution:

Resolved (the House concurring), That the State printer be instructed to forward one copy of the daily Journal to each daily and weekly newspaper pub

lished in this State, and also to State officers and members of State commissions, to Cirenit and Supreme Judges, and the county clerks in this State, and also to the resident clergymen of Lansing;

Which was adopted.
Mr. Nelson offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be, and he is hereby, instructed
to order 500 copies of the daily Journals for the use of the Senate;
Which was adopted.
Mr. Chamberlain offered the following concurrent resolution:

Resolved (the House concurring), 'That Allen L. Bours be, and is hereby appointed to compile and publish, without delay, under the direction of the committees on printing in the two houses, the usual number of Manuals, for the use of this and the next Legislature, at a price not to exceed the sum paid for compiling the last Manual.

Which was adopted.
Mr. Reed moved that the Senate take a recess for half an hour.

Mr. Burleigh moved as an amendment that the Senate take a recess until 3} o'clock P. M.;

Which was agreed to. The motion, as amended, then prevailed, and the Senate took a recess until 3.1 o'clock P. M.

3 1-2 o'clock P. M. The Senate met and was called to order by the President. Roll called : a quorum present.

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced a committee from the House of Representatives who informed the Senate that the House was organized and ready to proceed to business.

Mr. Foote offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed by the President to wait upon the House of Representatives and inform that body that the Senate has completed its organization and is ready to proceed to business; Which was adopted. The President announced as such committee Senators Foote and Edsell.

After a brief absence the committee returned and reported that they had performed the duty assigned them. Report accepted and committee discharged.

Mr. Baxter moved that a committee of two be appointed by the President to act with a like committee on the part of the House to wait on the retiring Governor and the Governor, and inform them that the two Houses are now organized and ready to receive any communication they may be pleased to make;

Which motion prevailed.
The President announced as such committee Senators Baxter and Burleigh.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE.
The President announced the following:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, Jan. 3, 1877. To the President of the Senate :

SIR-I am instructed by the House to inform the Senate that the House has

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MAN,

appointed Messrs. Wood and Robbins a committee to act with the committee of the Senate already appointed, to wait on the retiring Governor and the Gov. ernor, and inform them that the two Houses are duly organized and ready to receive any communications they may be pleased to make.

Very respectfully, ,

D. L. CROSSMAN,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The message was laid on the table.

The committee appointed on the part of the Senate to act with a like committee on the part of the House, to wait upon the retiring Governor and the Governor and inform them that the two Houses are now organized and ready to receive any communication they may be pleased to make, returned and reported that they had performed the duty assigned them, and that the retiring Governor would be ready to communicate with the two Houses Thursday morning, at 10% o'clock, and that the Governor would be ready to communicate with the two Honses at the same hour on the succeeding day.

Report accepted and committee discharged.
Mr. Wm. Cook offered the following resolution :

Resolved, The House concurring, that the Senate and House of Representatives meet in joint convention in Representative Hall, to-morrow morning at 104 o'clock, to listen to such communication as the retiring Governor may be pleased to make.

Which was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Burleighi,
The Senate adjourned.

Lansing, Thursday, January 4, 1877. The Senate was called to order by the President, at 10 o'clock A. M. Roll called : a quorum present.

APPOINTMENTS. The President announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,

Lansing, Jan. 4, 1877. In pursuance of a resolution of the Senate, I hereby make the following appointments :

Janitor-Barnhardt Rice of Saginaw.
President's Messenger-Charles M. Rice of Saginaw.

Messengers-Victor Barry, of Monroe; Clayton Read, of Kalamazoo; Moses A. Chamberlain, of Berrien.

ALONZO SESSIONS,

President of the Senate.

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