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THIRTY-FOURTH. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep an exact journal of all the proceedings of the Senate, and shall from time to time, be subject to such further orders as the Senate may direct.

THIRTY-FIFTH. No perso:s except the members of the House of Represcata. tives, their clerk, the Governor, Secretary of State, Judge of the Supreme and Circuit Courts, Attorney General and members of Congress, shall be admitted within the bar of the Senate, during the sitting of the same, unless invited by a member.

THIRTY-SIXTH. On the discussion of any business, which may in the opinion of a member require secrecy, the l’resident shall order the gallery to be cleared, and during the discussion of such motion the doors shall remain shut, unless otherwise directed by the Senate. THIRTY SEVENTH.

When the Senate shall think their business requires it, they shall elect one or more enrolling and engrossing clerks for the house, who shall, when elected, be subject to the sam: rules as the Secretary of the senate now is.

THIRTY-EIGHTH. Any member voting in the minority on any subject, and protesting against the vote of the House, may have his protest entered on the journals, if the language and tenor of such protest would have been admissible in the discussion of the subject.

ORDER OF BUSINESS.

1. Petitions, Memorials and Remonstrances.
2. Reports from Standing Committees.
3. Reports from Select Committees.
4. Propositions and Motions.
5. Second reading of Bills.
6. Engrossed Bills.
7. Bills reported, and other business lying on the Table.
8. Orders of the day.

Mr. Penn from the joint committee to report rules for both Houses, submitted the following:

The committee on the part of the Senate, who have been instructed to join such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, for the purpose of reporting rules for the government of both Houses, when in session, have discharged ihat duty, and recommend the adoption of the rules which governed the two Houses when in session in the years 1836 and 1837.

Which rules are as follow:

JOINT RULES OF BOTH

HOUSES.

Sec. 1. When the business requires the attendance of the Senate in the Representative Chamber, they, with their Secretary, shall be conducted within the bar, and there seated: and when so assembled, the President of the Senate shall preside, ..nd every member of the Senate or House of Representatives shall be at liberty to make motions, and debate, and the rules of the House of Reprosentatives snall govern, as if that House were in committec of the whole House,

Sec. 2. When a message shall be sent from one house to the other, it shall be announced at the door of the respective houses by the doorkeeper thereof,

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and the import thereof respectfully communicated to the President or Speaker, as thc case may be, by the person by whoin it is sent.

Sec. 3. While bills are on their passage between the two houses, they shall be on paper, and under the signature of the Secretary or Clerk of cach house respectively.

Sec. 4. After a bill shall have passed both houses, it shall be duly enrolled on paper by the clerk of the house, where the same shall have originated, before it shall be presented to the Governor.

Sec. 5. When bills arc enrolled, they sha!l be examined by a joint commitee of three from the Senate, and six from the House of Representatives, appointed as a standing committee for that purpose, one of whom on the part of the Senate, and two of the House of Representatives, shall be sufficient to examinc and compare the enrolled with the engrosscd bills, as passed in the two houses, and correcting any errors that may be discovered in the enrolled bilis, and make their report forthwith to the respective houscs.

Sec. 6. After examination and report, each bill shall be signed in the respective houses; first by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and then by the President of the Senatc.

SE". 7. After a bill shall have been thus signed in the House, it shall be presented by the said cornmittee to the Governor for his approbation; it being first endorsed on the back of the bill, certifying in which house the same originated, which endorsement shall be signed by the Clerk or Secretary of the House in which the same did originate, and shall be entered on the journals of each House.

Sec. 8. All orders and resolutions which are to be presented to the Governor for his approbation, shall also be previously enrolled, examined and signcd, and shall be presented in the same manner, and by the same committee as is provided in case of bills.

Sec. 9. When a bill or resolution, which shall have passcd one house. shall be signed in the other, notice thereof shall be given to the house in which the same originated.

Sec. 10. When any papers may come officially before either house of the General Assembly, or any communication of the Governor, and are proper to be acted upon by both houses, the house before which such papers are laid, or to which such communications are made, shall as soon as they have proceeded and acted upon the samc, lay a copy thercof before the other house.

Sec. 11. When a vacancy shall happen in either house, notice thereof shall be sent to the other.

Sec. 12. When any new business shall be commenced in either house, on which it is necessary for the other to act, notice thereof shall be given to the other house.

Sec. 13. All messages and communications between the two houses, shall be conveyed by a clerk or a member of the house originating the same.

On motion of Mr. Hunter, It was Resolved, that ten o'clock in the morning and two o'clock in the evening be established as the hours of the meeting of the Senate, until otherwise ordered by the Senate.

Mr. President announced the appointment of the committee on printing, as Messis. Sterigerc, Hyatt and Rawlins.

Mr. Sterigere submitted the following: Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that the two houses of the General Assembly will meet in the Hall of the House of Rcpresentatives on to-morrow,at three o'clock in the afternoon, for the purpose of electing a Senator to the Congress of the United States,

Which was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hunter, It was Resolved, that the Senate now proceed to the election of one Assistant Secretary, one Engrossing Clerk, and one Enrolling Clerk for the present scssion:

For the office of Assistant Secretary were severally nominated, Messrs. Wiley C. Williams and Benjamin Emmons; When on the first ballot, there appeared,

For Mr. WilliamsMessrs. Alford, Ashby, Byrd, Danforth, Darby, Deguire, Gentry, Gilliam, Gorham, Hunter, Jones of Cooper, M’Daniel, Miller, Morin, Monroe, Noland, Penn, Rawlins, Scott, Sterigere and Thompson--21.

For Mr. EmmonsMessrs. Campbell, Conger, Grimsley, Hyatt, Jones of Pike, Maupin, M'Ilvaine, Pratt and Watts/9.

Whereupon, Mr. Williams was declared duly elected assistant Secretary of the Senate; was qualified, and entered upon the duties of his office.

The Senate then proceeded to the clection of an Engrossing Clerk;

Messrs. Thomas B. English, Edwin M. Pitcher, and A. J. Basye were severally nominated. On the first ballot there appeared,

For Mr. EnglishMessrs. Alford, Ashby, Byrd, Danforth, Deguire, Gentry, Gilliam, Hunter, Jones of Cooper, M’Daniel, Morin, Monroc, Penn and Sterigere--14.

For Mr. PitcherMessrs. Conger, Darby, Gorham, Noland, Pratt, Rawlins, Scott and Thompson-8.

For Mr. BasyeMessrs. Campbell

, Grimsley, Hyatt, Jones of Pike, Maupin, M'Ilvaine, Miller and Watts-8.

Neither candidate having a majority, the Senate proceeded to a second bal. lot; When there appeared,

For Mr. English-
Messrs. Alford, Ashby, Byrd, Campbell, Danforth, Deguire, Gentry, Gilliam,
Hunter, Jones of Cooper, M Daniel, D'Ilvaine, Morin, Monroe, Penn, Sterigere,
and Thompson-17.

For Mr. Pitcher-
Messrs. Conger, Gorham, Noland, Pratt, Scott and Rawlins—6.

For Mr. Basye-
Messrs. Darby, Grimsley, Hyatt, Jones of Pike, Maupin, Miller and Watts—7.

Wherenpon Mr. English was declared duly elected Engrossing Clerk of the Senate; was qualified, and entered upon thc duties of his office.

The Senate then proceeded to the election of an Enrolling Clerk:

Messrs. Pledge, Jeffries, Elliot, White, Brock, and Jones, were severally nominated. On the first ballot there appeared;

For Mr. Pledge-
Messrs. Conger, Gentry, Hunter, M'Daniel, Morin and Watts-6.

For Mr. Jeffries-Messrs. Alford, Byrd, Danforth, Darby, Deguire, M'Ilvaine, Monroe, Pratt and Sterigere—9.

For Mr. Elliot-
Messrs. Gorham, Rawlins and Scott--3.

For Mr. White

Messrs. Campbell, Grimsley, Hyatt, Jones, of Pike, Maupin, Noland and Thompson.—7.

For Mr Brock-
Messrs. Jones of Cooper, Miller and Penn-3.

For Mr. Jones-
Messrs. Ashby and Gilliam-2.

Neither candidate having received a majority, the Senate proceeded to a second ballot, Mr. Jones being withdrawn; When there appeared,

For Mr. PledgeMessrs. Ashby. Conger, Gentry, Gilliam, Maupin, M’Daniel and Morin—7.

For Mr. Jeffries--
Messrs. Alford, Byrd, Danforth, Darby, Deguire, Hunter, Jones of Cooper,
M’Ilvaine, Monroe, Penn, Pratt, and Sterigerc— 12.

For Mr. Elliot--
Messrs. Gorham, Rawlins and Scott-3.

For Mr. White--
Messrs. Campbell, Grimslcy. Hyatt, Jonés 6of Pike, Noland, Thompson and
Watts—7.

For Mr. Brock-Mr. Miller--l. Neither candidate having received a majority, the Senate proceeded to a third ballot; When there appeared,

For Mr. PledgeMessrs. Ashby, Couger, Gentry, Gilliam, Hyatt, Maupin, M’Daniel and Morin -8.

or Mr. Jeffries-Messrs. Alsord, Byrd, Danforth, Darby, Deguire, Hunter, Joncs of Cooper, M'llvaine, Monroe, Noland, Penn, Pratt, Sterigere and Thompson--11.

For Mr. Eliot--
Messrs. Gorham, Rawlins and Scott-3.

For Mr. White-Messrs. Campbell, Grimsley, Jones of Pike, Miller and Watts---5.

Neither candidate having received a majority, the Senate proceeded to ballot the fourth time; When there appeared,

For Mr. Pledge-Messrs. Ashby, Campbell, Conger, Gentry, Gilliain, Jones of Pike, Maupin, M'Daniel, and Morin--9.

For Mr. Jeffries--
Messrs. Alford, Byrd, Danforth, Darby, Deguire, Grimsley, Hunter, Hyatt,
Jones of Cooper, M'Ilvaine, Monroe, Noland Penn, Pratt, Sterigere, Thompson
and Watts--17.

For Mr. Whito--
Messrs. Gorham, Miller, Rawlins and Scott--4.

Whercupon, Mr. Jeffries was declared duly elected Enrolling Clerk of the Senete; was qualified, and entered upon the duties of his office. Mr. President

Announced the appointment of the committee on Enrolled Bills, as Messrs. Jones of Cooper, Rawlins and Pratt.

On Motion of Mr. M'Daniel It was Resolved, That the President of the Senate be authorised to assign scats within the bar, to the reporters of such Newspapers as may desire a place for the purpose of reporting the proceedings of the Sinate, and that they have liberty to copy from the journals, when convenient to the Secretary.

The following Message from the Governor, was com nunicated by Mr. Simul M. Bay, his Private Secretary, and was received and ordered to be read:

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Fellow-Citizens of the Senate,

und of the House of Representativos: In greeting you upon your assembling at the seat of Government, for the purpose of discharging the high trust confided to you by the people of Missouri, permit me to congratulate you, upon the prosperous condition of our Sinie, and of the Union at large.

Whilst most of our sister States have been temporaily embarrassed with pecuniary difficulties, which are happily removed by th : enterprise and industry of their citizens, and the boundless resources of the country, and while song of them have unfortunately experienced the present season, a failure in their crops 10 an unusual extent; nur State has been almost eniirely exempt from the former, and has been abundantly blessed in its agricultural and commercial pursuits.

With the exception of a recent intestine cominotion, caused by a most extraordinary fanaticism, but which has been suppressed hy the prompt and vigorous interference of the law, there has nothing occurred since the journment of the last General Assembly, to materiilly interrupt the general propierity of the State. For blessings so numerous our most devout gratitude is due to a kind and beneficent Providence.

The fiscal concerns of the State will, in due time, be laid hefore you by the Auditor of Public Accounts and State Treasurer, from which you will spe that the amount received into the Sate Treasury, during the last (w) fiscal years, ending the 30th September, 1838, was $117,209 91-100, on account of reve

The amount expended out of that surn jor the same time, was $110,38 1 82.100, being an excess of receipts over the ordinary expenses of Government of $6,825 13.00, which sum added to the amount of revenir in the Treasury on the first day of October, 1836, will make the sum of $39,931 87-10), remaining in the Treasury on the 1st day of October, 1838, belonging to revenue, to which add the sum of $17,995 77-10), received from other sources, as appears by the Auditor's statement, will make the balance in the Treasury, from all sources, on the first day of October, 1838, the sum of $58 230 65 100.

Under the present rate of taxation, it is estimated that the amount which will be received into the Treasury, during the next two fiscal years, aplicable to the payment of the ordinary expenses of the Government, will be one hundred and seventy-two thousand dollars. Adding to which, the amount of revenue in the Treasury on the 1st of October, 1838, makes the sum of 211,981 87-100, from which deduct the probable ordinary expenses of the Government, for the same length of time, estimated at $160.000 00, will leave in the Treisury, on the 1st day of October, 1810, the sum of $51,934 87-100.

The State debt on the Ist day of October, consisted of the honds of the State issued in payment of Bank Stock-the three instalinents of the surplus revenue, deposited with the Siate by the General Government-and the bonds of the State issued on account of the loan for building the Capitol; making in the whole, the sum of one million three hundred and ninety-seven thousand one hundred and ninety one dollars and forty-eight cents.- From which deduct the amount of the Bank Siock held for the use of the Siale, and the a mount invested on account of common schools, making $1,257,560 21-100, leaves the actual Stale deht, on the 1st day of October, 1838, the sum of $139,631 27-100, to which add the sun of twenty-thou and dollars of bonds, issued on account of the Capitol loan since the 1st of October, 1838, makes the State debt, up to this time, one hundred and fifty-nine thousand six hundred and thir

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