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is directed to draw his order on the general treasurer for the necessary expense therefor, upon receipt of a proper voucher approved by the said reading clerk.

No. 118. Passed May 21, 1897.

RESOLUTION in recognition of the valuable services of

Thomas Z. Lee, Esq., reading clerk of the house of representatives.

Resolved, That the members of the house of representatives hereby express their appreciative recog. nition of the valuable services of Thomas Z. Lee, Esq., as reading clerk of the house of representatives, and of his uniform courtesy and consideration toward every member thereof.

No. 119. Passed May 21, 1897.

RESOLUTION in recognition of the valuable services of

Raymond G. Mowry, Esq., recording clerk of the house of representatives.

Resolved, That the members of the house of representatives hereby express their appreciative recognition of the valuable services of Raymond G. Mowry, Esq., as recording clerk of the house of representatives, and of his uniform courtesy and consideration towards every member thereof.

No. 120. Passed Feb. 3, 1897.

RESOLUTION adopting joint rules and orders.

Resolved, That the joint rules and orders of the senate and house of representatives adopted for the political year of 1895-96 by the general assembly be, and the same hereby, are adopted as the joint rules and orders of the present senate and house of representatives for the ensuing political year.

RESOLUTION to consider a revision of the joint rules

and orders.

No. 121. Passed Feb. 5, 1897.

Resolved, That the joint special committee on rules

and orders be directed to consider a revision of the joint rules and orders now in force.

No, 122. Passed Feb. 5, 1897.

RESOLUTION suspending joint rules 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Resolved, That joint rules 6, 7, 8 and 9 be, and the same are, hereby suspended so far as the same affects acts passed by this general assembly on the fifth day of February, 1897, and the secretary of state is hereby directed to cause such acts as may pass on such day to be suitably engrossed and certified, and file the same in his office.

No. 123. Passed May 19, 1897.

RESOLUTION suspending certain joint rules and orders.

Resolved, That joint rules, númbers six, seven, eight and nine, be, and they are, hereby suspended during the remainder of the session, and the engrossing clerk is hereby directed to suitably engross, after the close of the present session, such acts as may finally pass either house in concurrence, and the secretary of state is hereby directed to certify the same and place them on file in his office.

1897.

RESOLUTION continuing unfinished business to the next passed May 21,

general assembly.

Resolved, That all unfinished business pending before either branch of the present general assembly, or before any committee thereof, at time of final adjournment this day be, and the same is, hereby continued to the next general assembly.

RESOLUTION of adjournment from Fridays to Tuesdays.

No. 125. Passed Jan. 29, 1897.

Resolved, That when this general assembly adjourns each Friday, it adjourn to meet on the following Tues

day at 11:15 o'clock A. M. during the remainder of this session.

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Resolved, That when this general assembly adjourn on Friday, February 5, 1897, it adjourn to meet on Tuesday, April 13, 1897, at 11:15 o'clock A. M., at the State House, Providence.

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Resolved, That when the general assembly adjourns on Friday, May 21, 1897, it adjourns to meet according to law.

SECRETARY OF STATE'S OFFICE,

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND.

I certify the acts and resolutions contained in this volume to be true copies of the originals on file in this office.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereto
set
my

hand and affixed the seal of the state, this day of

A. D.

Secretary of State.

APPENDIX.

ROLL OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

At the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, begun and holden by adjournment at Providence on Tuesday, January 25th, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven and of independence the one hundred and twenty-first.

PRESENT.

His Excellency CHARLES WARREN LIPPITT, Governor,

and ex-officio President of the Senate.

His Honor Edwin R. ALLEN, Lieutenant-Governor,

and ex-officio Senator.

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Jamestown... Smithfield. Scituate. Glocester Charlestown.. West Greenwich... Coventry. Exeter... Middletown. Bristol... Tiverton.. Little Compton. Warren. Cumberland.. Richmond .... Cranston. Hopkinton. Johnston .. North Providence. Barrington. Foster.. Burrillville... East Providence.. Pawtucket.. Woonsocket.. North Smithfield.. Lincoln .. Central Falls...

Charles E. Weeden.

Andrew B. Whipple.
. Charles H. Page, Jr.

Walter A. Read.
. Edwin A. Kenyon.

Otho Tarbox.
.John Warner.

Edward P. Dutemple.
. A. Herbert Ward.
. Chandler H. Coggeshall.
.John R. Hicks.
. Samuel B. Gray.
Benjamin Drown.
Thomas A. Jenckes.
.Alfred W. Kenyon.
. Edward Stanley.

Albert S. Babcock.
. George F. A. Beane.
. Andrew J. Wilcox.
.John Jenckes.
.James M. Wright.
. Andrew Luther.
..David S. Ray.
. Frederic W. Easton.
. E. Charles Francis.
Frederick J. Pitts.

Wm. Duane Aldrich. ..... Edward L. Freeman.

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CHARLES P. BENNETT,

Secretary of State, and ex-officio Secretary.

EUGENE F. WARNER, Clerk.

REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE SEVERAL TOWNS.

Newport. John W. Rogers, William P. Buffum,

Edward W. Higbee, Godfrey Moffitt, John H. Wetherell.

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