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JOURNAL

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

OF THE

STATE OF MICHIGAN.

1859.

SUPERVISION OF

PRINTED BY VIRTUE OF AN ACT OF THE LEGISLATURE, UNDER THE DIRECTION AND

Chas. V. DeLand,
CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

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LANSING: Hosmer & Kerr, Printers to the State.

1859.

penter; 3d District, Phillip 9. Frisbee; 4h District, Benjamin Brown; 5th District, Henry S. Buel.

Ontonagon and Houghton-John Greenfield.
Ottawa-James Dalton, jr.
Saginaw-John F. Driggs.
Sanilac and Iluron-Daniel Wixson.
Shiawasse—Sullivan R. Kelsoy.
St. Clair-2d District, Samuel L. Smith.

St. Joseph-1st District, Harrison Kelly; 2d District, Thomas Mitchell,

Tuscola-Pascbal Richardson.

Washtenaw-Ist District, Thomas D. Lape; 2d District, James McMahon; 3d District, James Webster Childs; 4th District, Andrew Robison.

Wayne-1st District, Alexander W. Buel, Theo. J. Campau, John Daniel P. Bushnell, McDermott, Paul Gies; 2d District, Richard H. Connor; 3d District, John B. Wallace; 4th District, George A. Starkweather; 5th District, James I. Davids.

On motion of Mr. McMahon, it was

Resolved, That the rules of the last House of Representatives be and the same are hereby adopted as the rules of this House, until otherwise ordered.

On motion of Mr. McMahon,

Resolved, That the Clerk of the House be and he is hereby instructed to furdish to each member of the House a copy of the manual of the last House.

On motion of Mr. McMahon,

The Fouse proceeded to the election of a Speaker, with the following result:

FOR HENRY A. SHAW.

Mr. Allen,

Baldwin,
Beebe,
Brewster,
Brooks,
G. W. Brown,
Benj. Brown,
S. F. Brown,
Carr,

Mr. Fowler,

Gage,
Gilluly,
Glessner,
Goodwin,
Green,
Kelly,
Kelsey,
Kore,

Mr. Perry,

Perkins,
Phelps,
Pratt,
Raymond,
Reynolds,
Richards,
Robison,
Sessions,

HOUSE JOURNAL.

Lansing, Wednesday, January 5, 1859. Pursuant to the requirements of the Constitution, the members elect to the House of Representatives, for the Legislature of 1859, assembled at the Hall of the House, at-ten o'clock, A. M., and were called to order by the Clerk of the last House.

Upon examining the credentials, it was ascertained that every county was fully represented except Chippewa, Marquette, St. Clair and Van Buren.

On motion of Mr. Mussey, of Macomb,
Hon. CHARLES DICKEY, was chosen temporary Speaker.
On motion of Mr. McMahon, it was

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to wait upon the Lieutenant Governor, and request him to administer the oath of office to the members elect of the House.

The Speaker, pro tem, appointed Messrs. McMahon, Mussey, and E. H. Thompson said committee.

On motion of Mr. Robison,

The Speaker pro tem, appointed Charles Larzalere, Sergeant-atArms pro tem.

The committee appointed to wait upon the Lieutenant Governor, roported that they had discharged the duty assigned them, and that the Lieutenant Governor was in attendance to administer the oath of office to the members.

The roll of members was then called by counties and districts, and the following members answered to their names, and having subscribed aud taken the oath of office, were admitted to seats.

Allegan County-James M. Baldwin.
Barry-George Thomas.

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