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R. B. Smith,
Snell,
Stannard,
Stockbridge,
Swift,
Thompson,
Vowles,
Wagner,
Walker,
Walton,
Ward,
Westover,
H. G. Williams,
J. A. Williams,
Yawkey,
Speaker, 72

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The Speaker announced that Edwin A. Thompson, of Van Buren county, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly elected Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk.

The Sergeant-at-Aams, pro tem. announced a committe from the Senate.

The committee informed the House that the Senate had perfected its organization, and was now ready to proceed to business.

On motion of Mr. Brownell,

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

Mr. Ashley,

Avery,
Barnaby,
Baxter,
Beall,
Blake,
Bostwick,
Boynton,
G. G. Briggs,
Brownell,
Cameron,
B. Clark,
Crane,
Crossman,
Curry,
Davis,
Eck,
Elliott,
Fancher,
Fenner,
Fuller,
Gifford,
Goodrich,
Grant,

FOR ALFRED BARLOW,
Mr. Hartson, Mr. Riford,
Holt,

Rowlson,
Horton,

Sanford,
Hunt,

Seward,
Hurlburt,

Shaw,
Huston,

Shier,
Hutchinson, Sickles,
Ingersoll,

Slayton,
Jewell,

R. B. Smith,
L. Kendrick, Snell,
Lane,

Stannard,
Lovell,

Stockbridge,
Mandigo,

Swift,
Mason,

Thompson,
McCowen,

Vowles,
Mead,

Wagner,
Miller,

Walker,
Millington,

Walton,
Mitchell,

Ward,
Murray,

Westover,
Norton,

H. G. Williams,
Osborn,

J. A. Williams,
Plimpton,

Yawkey,
Putnam,

Speaker, 72

FOR CHARLES W. BUTLER.

Mr. R. V. Briggs,

0. Clark,
Dusseau,
Eaton,
Gay,

Mr. F.G. Kendrick, Mr. Sheldon,
Klein,

F. L. Smith,
Purcell,

Ternes,
Riopelle,

Weier,
Romeyn,

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FOR JAMES H. CUMMINGS.

Mr. Cogshall, Mr. Lee,

Mr. Wendell,
Harris,
McKernan,

Wilcox,
Kingsley,
Stewart,

W. D. Williams,

9 The Speaker announced that Alfred Barlow, of Wayne county, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly elected Sergeant-at-Arms.

Mr. Plimpton offered the following:

Resolved, That the House now proceed to elect an Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms;

Mr. Ingersoll moved to lay the resolution on the table;
Which motion did not prevail.
The resolution was then adopted.

Mr. Ashley moved that the House take an informal ballot for the office of Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms;

Which motion did not prevail.

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

FOR HENRY H. SEAVER.

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Mr. Ashley,

Avery,
Baxter,
Beall,
Blake,
Bostwick,
G. G. Briggs,
Cameron,
B. Clarke,
Crane,
Crossman,
Davis,
Eck,
Elliott,
Fenner,
Faller,
Gifford,
Grant,

Mr. Holt,

Hunt,
Hurlburt,
Hutchinson,
Jewell,
Lovell,
Mandigo,
Mason,
McCowen,
McKernan,
Miles,
Miller,
Millington,
Murray,
Norton,
Osborn,
Plimpton,
Putnam,

Mr. Riford,

Rowlson,
Seward,
Shaw,
Shier,
R. B. Smith,
Standard,
Stewart,
Stockbridge,
Thompson,
Vowles,
Wagner,
Walker,
Walton,
Ward,
H. G. Williams,
J. A. Williams,

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FOR JAMES H. CUMMINGS.

Mr. R. V. Briggs,

0. Clark,
Cogshall,
Dusseau,
Eaton,
Gay,
Harris,
Hubbard,

Mr. F. G. Kendrick, Mr. Sheldon,
Kingsley,

F. L. Smith,
Klein,

Ternes,
Lee,

Weier,
Purcell,

Wendell,
Riopelle,

Wilcox,
Romeyn,

W. D. Williams,

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FOR W. D. BURDICK.

Mr. Barnaby,

Curry,
Fancher,
Huston,

Mr. Lane,

Mitchell,
Snell,

Mr. Westover,

Yawkey,
Speaker,

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Mr. Horton,

1 The Speaker announced that Henry H. Seaver, of Lenawee county, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was dnly elected to the office of Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms.

On motion of Mr. Wilcox,

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

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE.

The Speaker announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,

Lansing, January 6, 1869. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives:

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

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

Which has passed the Senate, and in which the concurrence of the House is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,
HENRY S. SLEEPER,

Secretary of the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Yawkey,
The House concurred in the adoption of the resolution.
Mr. Ingersoll offered the following:

Resolved, (the Senate concurring,) That a committee of two be appointed on the part of the House, to act with a like committee on the part of the Senate, to wait on the retiring and acting Governors, and inform them that the two Houses are now organized, and ready to receive any communication they may be pleased to make.

On motion of Mr. Ingersoll,

The rule requiring concurrent resolutions to lie on the table for one day, was suspended, and the resolution adopted.

The Speaker appointed Messrs. Ingersoll and McKernan as such committee.

Mr. Grant offered the following:

Resolved, (the Senate concurring,) That John Maine, of Barry county, be and is hereby appointed postmaster of the Senate and House, to distribute all mail belonging to members of the Senate and House, at a compensation of three dollars per day.

Laid on the table for one day, under the rules.
Mr. Dusseau offered the following:

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. G. G. Briggs offered the following:

Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to procure 1,000 copies of the Journal, to be equally distributed among the members and officers of this House;

Which was adopted.

Mr. Sanford moved that a committee of three be appointed to wait on the Senate, and inform that body that the House was organized, and ready to proceed to business;

Which motion prevailed.

The Speaker appointed as such committee Messrs. Sanford, Holt and Dusseau.

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