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OF THE

House of Representatives

OF THE

EIGHTH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE

STATE OF IOWA;

CONVENED AT THE CAPITOL, AT DES MOINES, ON MONDAY, THE 9TH

DAY OF JANUARY, A. D. 1860.

DES MOINES, IOWA:
JOHN TEESDALE, STATE PRINTER.

1860.

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

HOUSE

OF REPRESENTATIVES;

CONVENED AT THE CAPITOL, ON MONDAY, THE NINTH

DAY OF JANUARY, A. D. 1860.

HALL OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Des Moines, January 9, 1860, 2 o'clock, P. M.

The hour prescribed by law for the meeting of the General Assembly having arrived, Mr. Goodrell, a person claiming to be a member, called the House of Representatives to order, and upon his motion, Hon. J. C. Curtis of Marion county, was elected Speaker, pro tem.

On motion of Mr. Wright, Wm. P. Hepburn of Marshall county, was elected Chief Clerk, pro tem.

On motion of Mr. Caldwell, J. M. Newbold of Davis county, was elected Assistant Clerk, pro tem.

On motion of Mr. Goodrell, E. R. Clapp of Polk county, was elected Sergeant-at-Arms, pro tem.

On motion of Mr. Caldwell, John Watson of Polk county, was elected Fireman, pro tem.

On motion of Mr. Gue, Enoch Ross of Sac conaty, was elected Door-keeper, pro tem.

Mr. Beal moved that the Representative Districts of the State be now called, and that the members elect of this House present to the Clerk their credentials, which motion prevailed. Whereapon the roll of districts was called, and the credentials of members presented.

Mr. Beal moved that a committee of five be appointed by the Chair to examine the credentials of persons claiming to be members of this House, and report who are entitled to seats.

Mr. Bereman moved to amend the motion as follows:

Resolved, That Stewart Goodrell of Polk, Rush Clark of Johnson, S. B. Rosecrans of Hamilton, Justis Clark of Des Moines and J. E. Williamson of Warren, be appointed a committee to examine

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