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Printed by virtue of an Act of the Legislature, under the Direction and Supervision of
EXTRA SESSION, 1870.
Lansing, Wednesday, July 27, 1870. Pursuant to a proclamation of the Governor, the Senate convened in the Senate Chamber of the Capitol, in Lansing, at 12 o'clock, M.
The Senate was called to order by the President, Hon. Morgan Bates.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Myers.
The Secretary called the roll, and the following named Senators answered to their names :
Senators Adair, Boies, Bonine, Carleton, Conkling, FitzGerald, Jenks, Mason, Mills, Morton, Norris, Pearl, Peirce, Phillips, Prutzman, Rich, Slocum, A. Smith, T. G. Smith, Thomas, Turner, Warner, Williams, Winsor, Wood, Woodward.
The proclamation of the Governor was then read by the Secretary, as follows:
PROCLAMATION. Whereas, A series of laws enacted by four successive Legislatures, have by a recent decisson of the highest judicial authority of the State, been pronounced unconstitutional and void;
And Whereas, Under the authority contained in such laws, a considerable amount of securities or bonds have been issued, and are now held by parties who have purchased them in good faith;
And Whereas, There is now no authority of law by which the principal or interest of such securities or bonds can be provided for;