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21st Senatorial District-James H. Foster,
23d do do W. W. Woodmail.
25th do do Wm. M. Griswold.
27th do do

Myron Reed.
29th do do Waldo S. Flint.
31st do do Angus Cameron.
do do

Satterlee Clark. And the newly elected Senators came forward and took and sub. scribed the oath of office, which was admioistered by the Lieutenant Guvernor.

33d

ELECTION OF OFFICERS.

On motion of Senator Pratt,
The Senate proceeded to the election of Chief Clerk,
The roll being called, with thc following result :

Sinators Belden Cameron, Colladay, Davis, Flint, Foster, Griswold, Hill, Hazelton, Jones, Little, Magoon, Miner, Pettit, Pratt, Price, Strong, Town and Williams-19, voting for 0, R. Smith.

Senators Baldwin, Burchard, Clark, Deuster, Hucbschman, Ives, Krouskop, Morgan, Reed, Rice, Schmidt, Walker and Woodman–13, voting for A. B. Braley.

Mr. Smith having received the highest numbes of votes was diclared duly elected Chief Clerk of the Senate.

Mr. Smith then appeared at the desk, the oath of office was then admioistered to him by the Licutenant Governor, and he entered upon the duties of the office.

On motion of Senator Pettit,
The Sena.e proceeded to the election of Sergeant-at-Arms.
The roll being called,
The following Senators voted for W. W. Baker :

Senators Belden, Cameron, Colladay, Davis, Flint, Foster, Griswo!d, Hall, Hazelton, Jones, Little, Magoon, Miner, Pettit, Pratt, Price. Strong, Town and Williams-19.

The following Senators vited for F. W. Hundhausen :

Senators Baldwin, Burchard, Clark, Deuster, Hucbgebmann, Ives, Krouskop, Morgan, Reed, Rice, Schmidt, Walker and Woodman–13.

Mr. Baker having received the higl.est number of votes was declared duly elected sergeant-at-arms of the senate.

Mr. Baker then appeared at the desk, the oath of office was ad. ministered to him by the lieutenant-gove nor, and he entered upon the dušics of the office.

RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED.

By Senator C..G. Williams :
Jt. Res. No. 1, S.,

Resolved by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That a joint commit:ee of the two houses be appointed, consisting of two from the Senate and three from the Assembly to wait on His Excellency, the Governor, and notify bin that the two bouses are organized and ready to receive any communication ho may be pleased to make.

Which was adopted, and

Senators Williams and Burchard were appointed on the part of Senate. By Senator Pratt: Res. No. 1, S.,

Resolved, Tbat the President of the Senate is hereby requested to inrite the resident clergy of Vadison to open the morning sessions of the Senate with prayer.

Laid over.
By Senator Clark:
Res. No. 2, S.,

Resolved, That the rules of the last session be adopted as the rules of this moul otherwise ordered by the senate.

Adopted.
By Senator Pratt:

Res. No. 3, S.,

Resolved, That the secretary of state he and he is hereby instructed to furnish to each member of this body, one copy of the revised statutes, ore copy of the general laws for each year and one cupy of the female and assembly journal for 1870.

Adopted.

On motion of Senator Pettit
The Senate took a rccess for ten minutes,
At the expiration of the recess,
The Senate was called to order by thc Lieutenant-Governor.

LETTERS, PETITIONS, MEMORIALS, Etc.,
Presented and referred.
By Senator Cameron:
Mem. No. 1, S.

Memorial to congress for the renewal of the grant to aid in the construction of a railroad from St. Croix River or Lake, to L'ayfield ou Lake Superior.

Which was read first and second times, and
On motion of Senator Cameron,
Passed under suspension of the rules.

On motion of Senator Clark,
The Senate adjourned till 2 1-2 o'clock P. M.

2 1-2 o'OLOCK, P. M. The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. The Lieutenant Governor presiding. Roll called and quorum present.

RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED.

By Senator Clark :
Res. No. 4, S.,

Wuereas, It is alleged that since the last session of the Senate, Senator H. S. Town, of the 20th Senatorial District, and Senator R. E. Davis, of the 26th Senatorial District, have accepted the office of Postmaster, under appointment by the United States government, each at the place of his residence, there fore

Resolved, That it be referred to the committee on Judiciary to ascertain wbether such alleged fact be true, and wbether the seats of Senators Town and Davis did not thereby become vacant under the 13th section of the 4tb article of the coustitution of this Stato, and report the same to the Senate at as early a day as may be convenient.

Which was adopted.

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSEMBLY.
By E. W. YOUNG, Chief Clerk thereof.
Mr. PRESIDENT :

I am directed to inform you that the Assembly has perfected its organization by the election of Wm. E. Smith, Speaker, E. W. Young, Chief Clerk, ard S. S. Filld, Sergeant-at-Arms, and is now rcady to proceed to business.

Senator Williams, from the committee to wait upon His Ecxellency, the Governor, informed the Senate that His Excellency wished to defer the delivery of bis message until to-morrow.

On motion of Senator Griswold,
The Senate adjourned :ill 10 o'clock to-morrow morning.

URSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1871;

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
The Lieutenant Governor presiding.
Roll called, quorum present.
Reading of the journal dispensed with,

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSEMBLY.
By E. W. Young, Chief Clerk thereof.
Mr. PRESIDENT:

I am directed to inform you that the Assembly has concurred with the Senate in the adoption of

Jt. Res. No. 1, S.,

Providing a joint select committed to wait upon His Excellency the Governor,

And bas appointed as such committee, on the part of the Assembly, Mesors. Hall, Swain and Pease. M. C. No. 1, S.,

For renewal of the grant of land to aid in the construction of a railroad from St. Clair riyer or lake to the west end of Lake Superior or Bayfield.

And has adopted and asks the concurrence of the Senate in
Jt. Res. No. 1, A,

Adopting joint rules of last session to be joint rules of the present session, and

Jt. Res. No. 3, A.,

Providing for a joint committee of the two houses to receive the message of His Excellency the Governor.

ASSEMBLY MESSAGE CONSIDERED.
Jt. Res. No. 1, A.,
Adopting joint rules of last session.
Wbicb was concurred in.
Jt. Res. No. 3, A.,

Providing for joint convention of the two Houses, to hear the Governor's message.

Which was also concurred in.

On motion of Senator Clark,
The Senate took a recess for twenty-five minutes.

At the expiration of the recess,
The Senate was called to order by the Lieutenant Governor.

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSEMBLY.

By E. W. Young, Chief Clerk thereof : Mr. PRESIDENT :

I am directed to inform you that the Assembly is ready to receive the Senate, in joint convention, to hear the Governor's message.

The Senate repaired to the Assembly Chamber, to meet the Assembly in

JOINT CONVENTION.

Hon. Thaddeus C. Pound, President of the Senate, called the joint convention to order.

Senator Pratt moved that a Joint Committee of three, one from the Senate, and two from the Assembly, be appointed to wait upon the Governor and State officers, and inform them that the two Houses are in joint convention, and ready to receive the message.

Which motion prevailed.

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