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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
STATE OF MICHIGAN.
Printed by virtue of an Act of the Legislature, under the direction and supervision of
Lansing, Wednesday, January 1, 1873. Pursuant to the requirements of the Constitution, the members elect to the House of Representatives of the Legislature of the State of Michigan, for the year 1873, assembled in the Representative Hall of the Capitol, at Lansing, on Wednesday, the first day of January, at 11 o'clock, and were called to order by Nelson B. Jones, Clerk of the last House. Prayer was offered by Rev. Mr. Weed of Lansing. Upon examining the credentials of members, it was ascertained that the several counties were fully represented except the following: Alpena, etc., Bay, Grand Traverse, etc., Houghton, Huron, Keweenaw, Leelanaw, second district of Livingston, first district of Macomb, Marquette, second district of Monroe, second district of St. Joseph, James Caplis of first district, and Henry Gordon of the fifth district of Wayne.
On motion of Mr. Croswell,
Hon. C. B. Grant of Washtenaw County was chosen temporary Speaker.
The temporary Speaker was authorized to appoint a Sergeant-at-Arms pro tem.
The temporary Speaker appointed Henry A. Norton of Ottawa County as Sergeant-at-Arms pro tem.
Mr. J. Walker mored that a committee of two be appointed