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Lansing, Michigan, January 7, 1891. In conformity with the requirements of the Constitution of the State of Michigan and the statutes in such case made and provided, the Senate of the State of Michigan on this day, at 12 o'clock M., convened in the Senate Chamber at Lansing, in said State, and was called to order by Hon. John Strong, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate.
Religious exercises by Rev. Mr. McGrath.
The certified list of Senators elect was read by Lewis M. Miller, Secretary of the last Senate, as follows:
STATE OF MICHIGAN, DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
Lansing, January 2, 1891. Hon. Lewis M. Miller, Secretary of the Senate of 1889:
SIR—The accompanying is a list of the members elect of the Senate of the State of Michigan for the years 1891 and 1892, as appears from the returns of the clerks of the several counties of this State now on file in this office.
Secretary of State. From the 1st District-Frank Smith.
“ - Joseph M. Weiss.
4th - Augustin C. McCormick.
- William H. Withington.
--Alfred Milnes. 8th
--Marden Sabin. 9th
-John S. Beers. 10th
-Jan W. Garvelink. 11th
-- William Miller. 12th
- Marcus Wilcox. 13th
--John R. Benson.
- Charles B. Boughper. 15th
-Martin Crocker. 16th
-Robert L. Taylor. 17th
-John Bastone. 18th
-Chauncey W. Wisner. 19th
–William Toan. 20th
From the 21st District-George F. Porter. “ 22d
-Enoch T. Mugford. " " 230 " -Aaron B. Brown. 24th
-Frank L. Prindle.
--Peter Gilbert. 26th
-Benjamin C. Morse. 27th
--James E. Holcomb.
-Robert R. Wilkinson.
STATE OF MICHIGAN,
I, Daniel E. Soper, Secretary of State of the State of Michigan, do hereby certify that I have compared the annexed and foregoing list of all the members elect of Senate of State of Michigan, for the years 1891 and 1892, with the original returns, as transmitted to me by the clerks of the various counties of the State, and that it is a true and correct list. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great
Seal of the State of Michigan, at Lansing, this 2d day of Janu[SEAL.] ary, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one.
DANIEL E. SOPER,
Secretary of State.
Whereupon it appeared that all the Senators elect were present.
The Senators elect then came forward, took and subscribed the constitutional oath of office and entered upon the discharge of their duties as Senators.
The Secretary then called the roll, and a quorum of the Senate was found to be present.
On motion of Mr. Wisner,
The Senate proceeded to the election of Secretary of the Senate with the following result:
FOR ALFRED J. MURPHY.
FOR LEWIS M. MILLER.
14 The President announced that Alfred J. Murphy, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly elected Secretary of the Senate.
On motion of Mr. Wisner,