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WHICH ASSEMBLED AT THE CAPITOL AT DES MOINES, JANUARY 12, 1874.
UNIVERSITY OF @HICAGO
266892 MARCH 1930
OF THE SENATE.
Pursuant to law, the Senate of the Fifteenth General Assembly of the State of Iowa convened at 2 o'clock, P. M., and was called to order by Lieutenant Governor H. C. Bulis, who, upon taking the chair, addressed the Senate as follows:
Gentlemen of the Senate :—Pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State, the Fifteenth General Assembly of Iowa, in regular session convened, is about to enter upon the discharge of the responsible trusts confided to it by a large and rapidly increasing constituency. As a co-ordinate branch of the law-making power of the State, your honorable body here assembled will be responsible to the people whose interests you represent, for a faithful and impartial exercise of the prerogatives with which you have been endowed. That you will bring to the discharge of your duties as Senators a sound judgment, enlightened views, large experience, and high and honorable motives, every citizen has a right to expect.
That these expectations may be fully realized, and that your labors here may be characterized by the exercise of those principles of justice and economy to which our beioved State is so largely indebted for the advanced position that it now occupies, is my earnest desire, as it is my firm belief.
Trusting that this session may be signalized as well for the harmony of its deliberations as for the wisdom of its enactments, I welcome you to this chamber, where, in the faithful discharge of your duties as legislators, you will honor this great Commonwealth and win for yourselves that greatest of all earthly rewards, the smiles of an approving conscience.
It is but a suitable acknowledgment of our dependence and weakness that, before entering upon our deliberations, we should look to that source from whence emanates all wisdom, and knowledge, and power, for guidance and direction in the discharge of the duties entrusted to
To that end let us invoke the Divine blessing in a prayer by the Rev. Mr. Smith.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Smith.
On motion of Senator Converse, J. A: T. Hull, of Davis county, was elected temporary Secretary.
Senator Dashiell nominated Val Mendel, of Monroe county, for temporary Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate.
Senator Larrabee moved to amend by striking out the words “Val Mendel, of Monroe,” and inserting the words “A. F. Hofer, of Clayton.”