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On motion of Mr. O'Dell,

The petitions relative to the amendment of the constitution were referred to the committee on judiciary.

By the committee on printing :
The committee on printing, to whom was referred

Joint resolution relative to the distribution of the laws, journals, documents, and joint documents of the session laws of the session of the Legislature of 1873,

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the the House, without amendment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject. The title of the resolution states sufficiently its object.

I. A. FANCHER, Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

The joint resolution was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole, and placed on the general order.

By the committee on printing :
The committee on printing, to whom was referred

Joint resolution relative to the distribution of the laws, journals, documents, and joint documents of the session of the Legislature of 1873,

Your committee have reported a similar bill. They have therefore directed me to report the same back to the House without amendment, and recommend that it do not pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

I. A. FANCHER, Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. On motion of Mr. Bailey, The joint resolution was laid on the table. By the committee on municipal corporations:

The committee on municipal corporations, to whom was referred House bill No. 9, entitled

A bill supplementary to an act entitled “An act to revise the charter of the city of Detroit," approved February 5, 1857, and to abolish citizens' meetings in said city,

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the House, with the acccompanying amendment, and recommend that the amendment be concurred in, and that the bill when so amended do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

J. J. SPEED, Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. On motion of Mr. Burns,

The House concurred in the amendment made to the bill by the committee.

The bill was then ordered re-printed, referred to the committee of the whole, and placed on the general order.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

The Speaker announced the following:

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Lansing, March 18, 1873. To the House of Representatives :

I have this day signed, approved, and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State, the following:

1. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to revise and amend an act to incorporate the city of Ann Arbor," approved March 23, 1867; and also an act amendatory thereto, approved March 18, 1871;

2. An act to amend section 2 of chapter 10, section 12 of chapter 12, and sections 2 and 6 of chapter 13, and to add 4 new sections to chapter 14, of act No. 452 of the session laws of 1869, being “ An act to amend and revise an act entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the city of Port Huron,'” approved April 5, 1869;

3. An act to amend section 20 of act number 496 of the laws of 1867, entitled "An act to revise and amend the charter of the

city of Saginaw, approved February 5, 1859," approved March 27th, 1867, as amended by act No. 224 of the laws of 1871;

4. An act to organize the township of Bloomfield, in the county of Huron..

JOHN J. BAGLEY. The message was laid on the table.

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE.

The Speaker announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,

Lansing, March 20, 1873. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

SIR-I am instructed by the Senate to transmit the following bills:

1. Senate manuscript bill, entitled

A bill to amend sections 4, 14, 30, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50, 52 and 53 of act number 352 of the session laws of 1867, being an act entitled “ An act to set off and incorporate a portion of the townships of Grand Haven and Spring Lake, in the county of Ottawa, into a city by the name of the city of Grand Haven," approved March 16, 1867, and to add five new sections thereto, to stand as sections 91, 92, 93, 94, and 95;

2. Senate bill No. 17, entitled

A bill to amend sections three thousand three hundred and eighty-one and three thousand three hundred and eighty-two of the compiled laws of 1871, relative to burying-grounds and rural cemeteries ;

Which have passed the Senate by a majority vote of all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect, been ordered to take immediate effect, and in all of which the concurrence of the House is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

JAMES H. STONE,

Secretary of the Senate. The first named bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the committee on municipal corporations.

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The second named bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the committee on State affairs. The Speaker also announced the following:

CHAMBER,

Lansing, March 20, 1873. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

SIR-I am instructed by the Senate to transmit the following bill :

Senate bill No. 195, entitled

A bill to provide for the early distribution of the general laws which are ordered to take immediate effect;

Which has passed the Senate by a majority vote of all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect, been ordered to take immediate effect, and in all of which the concurrence of the House is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

JAMES H. STONE,

Secretary of the Senate. The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the committee on State affairs. The Speaker also announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,

Lansing, March 20, 1878. To the Speaker of the House of Representalives :

SIR-I am instructed by the Senate to transmit the following bills :

1. Senate bill No. 198, entitled

A bill to authorize the appointment of a commissioner by the Governor, whose duty it shall be to obtain statistics and other information relative to the treatment and cure of inebriates ;

2. Senate manuscript bill, entitled

A bill to amend sections 2, 3, 6, 7, 20, 22, 23, and 27 of an act entitled " An act to incorporate the village of Homer;"

Which have passed the Senate by a majority vote of all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators

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elect, been ordered to take immediate effect; and in all which the concurrence of the House is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

JAMES H. STONE,

Secretary of the Senate. The first named bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the committee on public health.

The second named bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the committee on municipal corporations. The Speaker also announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,

Lansing, March 20, 1873. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

SIR-I am instructed to return to the House the following bills:

1. House bill, No. 100, entitled

A bill to repeal act number 475 of the session laws of 1871, entitled "An act to provide for laying out and constructing a State road in the townships of Muzzy and Lynn, in the county of St. Clair, State of Michigan, and making an appropriation of non-resident highway tax to aid in constructing the same, to be known as the Muzzy and Lynn State Road," approved April 17, 1871;

2. House bill No. 198, entitled

A bill to amend section 8 of an act entitled “ An act to incorporate the village of Saranac, in Ionia county," approved March 4, 1869, being act number 246 of the session laws of

1869;

In the passage of which the Senate has concurred by a majority vote of all the Senators elect, and has ordered the same to take immediate effect by a two-thirds vote of all the Senators elect.

Very respectfully,

JAMES H. STONE,

Secretary of the Senate.

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