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OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

OF THE

Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

1891.

PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE HOUSE.

BOSTON:
WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS,

18 Post OFFICE SQUARE.

1891.

JUL 11 1924

JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.

called to order.

The one hundred and twelfth General Court of the Preliminary

organization. Commonwealth of Massachusetts convened at the State House in Boston on the first Wednesday in January, being the seventh day thereof, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and fifteenth. And the members-elect of the House of Representatives, having assembled in the representatives' chamber, were called to order at eleven o'clock A.m. by Mr. Handley of Acton, the senior member-elect present.

By request of the presiding officer, prayer was offered by the Rev. S. Hopkins Emery of Taunton, a memberelect.

On motion of Mr. Kimball of Fitchburg,

Ordered, That a committee of eight be appointed to Secretary in. inform the Secretary of the Commonwealth that the House House has been has been called to order.

Messrs. Kimball of Fitchburg, McEttrick of Boston, Johnson of Haverhill, J. O. Fallon of Boston, Curtis of Marlborough, Ladd of Boston, Buchholz of Springfield and Bucklin of Adams were appointed the committee.

Thereupon the Secretary transmitted to the House a list of all persons returned as representatives, with the original certificates of their election, which had been returned to his office, and it appeared from said returns that there was no choice of one representative for the seventh Suffolk Representative District, by reason of a tie vote; that said district was entitled to two representatives, and that a vacancy existed in said district.

On motion of Mr. Tuttle of Arlington,

Ordered, That the clerk call the roll of the House, to Roll call. ascertain if a quorum be present.

The roll was called; and, two hundred and thirty-two pembers having answered to their names, the Chair declared a quorum present.

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