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RUTLAND COUNTY, .WILLIAM S. BASCOM. . ALEXANDER S. NEWTON.
Castleton. .... . HORACE B. ELLIS.
. NELSON D. PARKER. Clarendon.
.GEORGE W. WESCOTT. Danby....
.CYRUS P. TAYLOR, Fair Haven... IRA R. ALLEN. Hubbardton... .RODNEY R. LAWRENCE. Ira......
.LEONARD FISH. Mendon.... ..MICHAEL F. ROONEY. Middletown Springs. .DAVID A. BARKER. Mount Holly ..RYLAND R. PARKER. Mount Tabor.. .LOUIE J. GRIFFITH. Pawlet....
..SIMEON M. RISING. Pittsfield.
.FRED. L. BRIGHAM. Pittsford
JUNIA SARGENT. Poultney
ALONZO HERRICK. Proctor..
BENJAMIN F. TAYLOR. Rutland.
PERCIVAL W. CLEMENT. Sherburne.
.FRANK M. PLUMLEY. Shrewsbury... ..GEORGE RUSTEDT. Sudbury
.L. CLYDE BARBER. Tinmouth.
. EDMUND VALENTINE. Wallingford. . ..HOMER STONE. Wells...
.B. FRANKLIN HADAWAY. West Rutland........MICHAEL W. CANNON.
..FRANKLIN G. HOWLAND. Berlin
ARTHUR L. HEWITT. Cabot..
.CHARLES T. ADAMS. Calais
CHARLES H. BURNAP. Duxbury.... .SAMUEL S. FOSTER. East Montpelier......CALVIN L. PARMENTER. Fayston....
. THOMAS C. McCARTY. Marshfield..
.EDWIN LANE. Middlesex..
JOHN W. DILLON. Montpelier
THOMAS J. BOYNTON. Moretown..
. HIRAM O. WARD. Northfield.... ISAAC P, BOOTH. Plainfield...
WALTER B. PAGE. Waitsfield.
JONATHAN H. HASTINGS. Warren ..
NORMAN N. ROBINSON. Waterbury
LESTER H. ELLIOT. Woodbury..
RUFUS M. PRAY. Worcester.. ..CHESTER M. LADD.
Dover...... Dummerston. Graston... Guilford Halifax.... Jamaica... Londonderry Marlboro.. Newfane. Putney... Rockingham.. Stratton.. Townshend.. Vernon... Wardsboro .. Westininster. Whitingham.. Wilmington... Windham .
W. FRANK JONES.
WILLIAM A. BROWN.
.PLATT T. MARSH.
On motion of Mr. Fish, of Ira, Mr. Volney N. Forbes, as the Representative from the town of West Haven, was admitted to take his seat in the House without producing his credentials.
The Secretary of State directed the House to the election of Speaker for the two years ensuing, and requested that baliots be . prepared and forwarded for that purpose.
The ballots having been taken and counted by the tellers, it appeared that
WILLIAM W. STICKNEY, the Representative from the town of Ludlow, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives for the two year's next ensuing.
The Secretary of State designated Mr. Martin, of Brattleboro, and Mr. Boynton, of Montpelier, to wait upon the Speaker-elect, inform him of his election and conduct him to the chair.
The committee performed the duty assigned them.
The Speaker was duly sworn and addressed the House as follows:
Gentlemen of the House of Representatives:-I find it in my heart this morning to thank you all for this great honor conferred upon me with such unanimity. When I recall the long list of illustrious men who have preceded me in this office, it is with diffidence and distrust of my own ability that I assume the duties of the chair. But when I reflect upon the uniform courtesy and forbearance always extended by a Vermont House to the errors of judgment and otherwise of its presiding officer, I am in a measure reassured.
I will accept the office and endeavor to discharge its duties as well as I can. It becomes us, as a co-ordinate branch of the government, to dispose of the business of the session, not only with candor and consideration, but with promptness and dispatch, haying in mind the oath prescribed by our constitution, that each is to act as a faithful, honest representative and guardian of the people.” We are not here to legislate for the few, but to achieve, if
possible, the end of all law-making, the securing of the greatest good to the greatest number. With this in view, let us give our best effort. to the work of the session, relying upon Him
“Who sways the tide of thought
And holds the issue in his hand
And all that human skill hath planned.” The Speaker directed the House to the election of Clerk for the two years next ensuing, and requested that ballots be prepared and forwarded for that purpose. The ballots having been taken and counted, it appeared that
JOHN H. MERRIFIELD, of Newfane, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was
elected Clerk of the House of Representatives for the two years next ensuing.
The Speaker designated Mr. Read, of Rockingham, and Mr. Davis, of Danville, to wait upon the Clerk-elect, inform him of his election, and conduct him to the bar of the House to receive the oath of office.
The committee performed the duty assigned them.
The Clerk was duly sworn and entered upon the duties of his office.
A message from the Senate by Mr. Powers, their Secretary, as follows:
MR. SPEAKER :
I am directed to inform the House that a quorum of the Senate have assembled and organized by the election of George M. Powers, of Morristown, Secretary ; Buel C. Day, of Craftsbury, Assistant Secretary, and Alfred A. Hall, President pro tem, and are ready on their part to proceed with the business of the session.
Mr. Weston, of Newfane, offered the following joint resolution:
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the joint rules of last session are hereby made the joint rules of this session until others are ordered.
Which was read and adopted on the part of the House.
Resolved, That the rules of the last session be the rules of the present session until others are adopted.
Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Brown, of Richtord, moved that the House proceed to the election of a Chaplain for the two years ensuing.
Which was agreed to.
Whereupon the Speaker directed the attention of the House to the election of a Chaplain, and requested that ballots be prepared and forwarded for that purpose.
The ballots having been taken and counted, it appeared that
REV. PEARL C. ABBEY,
of Barre, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was elected Chaplain of the House of Representatives for the two years next ensuing