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for Governor at the special election, held on the first Monday in August, 4. D., 1857.

Respectfully,

B. F. MASSEY, Secretary of State.

Mr. Roberts, of the House, offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House, shall, in case of a question being raised by any member of the Joint Session, as to the correctness of the returns, as appearing by thc abstract furnished by the Secretary of State, from any county, such member shall designate the county where he believes the error to exist, when the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House shall proceed to compare said return with the abstract, and if an error do exist, said error shall be announced to the Joint Session; but if no member of the Joint Session shall so designate the county from whence he believes the mistake to originate, then the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House shall proceed to announce the result of their counts, as appearing from the abstract furnished from the office of Secretary of Statc.

Mr. Rains offered the following substitute to the resolution :

Resolved, that the law requires the officers of the two houses to examine, not only the abstracts of votes furnished by the Secretary of State, but also the actual returns from each county, and all returns therefroin.

The Chair declared the resolution and the substitute both out of order.

The President of the Senate and Speaker of the House again proceeded to count the vote cast for Governor in August last.

After an examination of the abstract furnished by the Secretary, and original returns as called for in Brown's resolution, the presiding officers made the following report:

We, John D. Stevenson, President of the Senate, and James Chiles, Speaker of the House of Representativos, clo liereby declare that we have examined the returns of the special election liell on the third day of August, A. D. 1857, for the office of Governor of the State of Missouri, and find by said returns, which in our opinion are legal and valid, that Robert M. Stewart received 17,804 votes, and James S. Rollins received 47,370 votes; and that at said election, Robert M. Stewart was duly clected Governor of the State of Missouri, to fill the vacancy in the office of Governor occasioned by the resignation of the Hon. Trusten Polk, the late Governor.

JOHN D. STEVENSON,

President of the Senate. JAMES CHILES,

Speaker of the House of Representatives. October 21, 1857.

On motion of Mr. Botherscad.

Resolved, That the President of the Senate appoint a committee of two from the Senate and three from the House, to inform the Hon. Robert M. Stewart of his election.

The Chair appointed Messrs. Mothersead and Wilson of the Senate, and Messrs. Reid, Allen of Ilarrison, and Haliburton of the House, said committee.

And then, on motion, the Joint Session took a recess until 3 o'clock, P. M.
The Senators then repaired to their own chamber.
On motion, the Senate adjourned until 2 o'clock, P. M.

EVENING SESSION.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

On leare, bills of the following titles were sererally introduced, read a first time, rule suspended, read a second and third times, and passed.

By Mr. Richardson:
An act to incorporate the Memphis Fair Ground Company.
By Mr. Carr :

An act for the relief of James M. Gatewood and others, of Pike county

By Mr. Carson :

An act to incorporate the farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company, of North-East Missouri.

By Mr. Mothersead :
An act declaring a county road to be a State road.
By Mr. Hamer:

An act entitled "An act to establish a State road in the counties of Cole, Maries and Pulaski."

By Mr. Irwin.

An act for the relief of Jacob Vandover, late Collector of Shelby county.

By Mr. Richardeon:
An act to change the name of lonett Inas Gooley, of Sullivan county.

On leave. Mr. Wilson introduced a bill entitled "an act concerning guardians, curators and minors," read a first time, rule suspended, and read a second time, and referred to Committee on Judiciary.

House bills of the following titles were severally taken up, read a first time, rule suspended, read a second and third times, and passed.

An act for the relief of the Louisiana and Frankfort Plank Road Company.

An act to repcal" an act to Incorporate Dunklin and Pemiscot Plank Road Company."

An act for the relief of the minor heirs of Elias Hale, deccased.

An act to change the name of John B. Schneetlage, and John B. F. Schnectlage.

An act for the relief of Leonard Benoist, a minor.

Mr. Frost introduced the following resolution, which was read and adopted :

Resolved, That the Committee of Ways and Means be, and they are hereby instructed to prepare and report to the Senate, at the earliest moment possible, a bill to provide for sustaining the credit of the bonds of the State of Missouri.

Hoise Bill entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to Iucorporate the Buchanan Life and General Insurance Company,'' approved February, 1857;

Which was read a first time, rule suspended, read a second time, and referred to the Committee on Banks and Corporations.

On motion, the Senate then proceeded, in a body, to the Hall of the House of Representatives, to meet in Joint Session.

The committee appointed to wait upon the Hon. R. M. Stewart, and inform him of his election, made the following report:

To the two Houses of the General Assembly, sitting jointly in the House of

Representatives :

The Joint Committee appointed by the two Houses of the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, to i. ait upon the Hon. Robert M. Stewart, and inform him that the President pro tem. of the Senate, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, had this day, in the presence of both Houses of the General Assembly, counted the votes cast for Gora ernor, at the special election, according to law; and, that said Robert M. Stewart was duly elected Governor of the State of Missouri :-Report, that they have discharged the duty assigned said committee, and received for answer from the Hon. Robert M. Stewart, that he would, in the House of Representatives, in the presence of both Houses of the General Assembly, take the oath prescribed by the Constitution of this State, to-morrow morning, at the hour of ten o'clock.

N. MOTHERSEAD,

Chairman Commiltec. On inotion, the Joint Session took a recess until to-morrow' 10 o'clock, A. M.

The Senators then repaired to their own chamber.
Mr. Ziegler, on leave, introduced a bill entitled,

An act to amend an act, entitled, 'an act to regulate practice in court of justice," approved December 12, 1855 ;

Which was read a first time, rnle suspended, read a second time, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

On leave, bills of the following titles were severally taken up, read a first time, rules suspended, read a second and third times, and passed.

By Mr. Raines :
An act to entitle the county of Barton to a Representative.
By Mr. Waddell :

An act to cause to be opened and worked, a State roail from James' Iron Works, in Crawford county, to Marshfield, in Webster county.

By Mr. Motherscad :

An act to repeal the act of 1855, for opening the roads and highways in Gentry county.

Bills and other business from House of Representatives being in order; House bills of the following titles were severally taken up, read a first time, rules suspended ; read a second and third times, and passed.

An act to legalize the sale of swamp lands in Nodaway county.

An act to authorize the Scotland County Court to pay interest on money borrowed to build a Court House.

A bill to declare An E. Hunter of lawful age.
An act to declare Nancy Alison of age.
An act to open and establislı certain State roads in Jackson county.
A bill to incorporate Montgomery City High School.
An act to amend an act entitled, “an act to repeal an act entitled an
act opening public roads and lighways ;" approved January 29, 1857.

An act concerning Cass and Bates counties.
An act to incorporate Forest City Extension Company.
An act changing the names of certain

persons.
An act to borrow money,
House bill entitled :
An act for the benefit of Charles A.. E. Eversman, was taken up, read

a first time, rules suspended : read a second time, and referred to the committee on Judiciary.

House bill entitled :

An act to incorporate the St. Louis Domicil Saving and Loan Association, was taken up, read a first time, rules suspended ; read a second time, and referred to the committee on Banks and Corporations.

On motion, the Senate adjourned until 10 o'clock, a. M., to-morrow.

THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 22, 1857.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer was offered by the Rev. Mr. Lougheed, Chaplain of the Senate.

Message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Wallace.

MR. PRESIDENT : I am instructed by the House of Representatives, to inform the Senate, that bills of the following titles have been introduced in the House :

An act concerning Public Administrators.
An act to incorporate the Jefferson City Land Company.
An act concerning the decision of causes in the Supreme Court.
An act for the relief of James Brooks.
An act to incorporate the National Guard.

An act to define the qualifications of voters for members of the Board of President and Directors of the St. Louis Public Schools.

Bills of the following titles have been introduced into the House and passed :

An act in relation to roads and highways in the county of Ste. Genevieve. An act to declare certain persons in Boone county of age.

An act for the relief of the infant heirs of Ambrose Lytle, deceased, late of Boone county.

An act authorizing the sale of certain lands and lots in Callaway county, belonging to the heirs of Dr. Alfred Riley.

An act to incorporate Trenton College.
An act to change part of a State road in Scotland county,
An act to incorporate the town of Memphis in Scotland conuty.

An act to authorize Margaret Baily to sell real estate in the county of Buchanan.

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to establish a Court of Common Pleas in Buchanan county," approved February 3, 1853.

An act vacating that portion of Georgia street lying west of Virginia street, in Berlin, Mo.

An act to amend an act entitled “ An act in relation to swamp lands in Webster county," approved March 3, 1857.

An act to revive an act to establish a State road from Marshfield, in Webster county, to a point at or near Andrew J. Womacks, in Wright county.

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An act for the relief of minor children of Branson Jackson, of Sullivan county.

An act to change a State road in Callaway county.
An act concerning pedlers in Callaway county.
An act for the relief of Bluford B. Allee.

An act to amend an act entitled “An act to provide for the selection and pay of jurors in the county of Buchanan,” approved February 17, 1849, and revived by an act approved February 17, 1857.

An act for the relief of Solomon N. Sheridan, collector of Buchanan county

An act to declare Mary A. Buck of lawful age.

An act to authorize Daniel Wesley Bowlware to convey certain real estate to Thomas P. Holliway.

An act in relation to swamp lands in Scott county.

Mr. Mothersead, on leave, introduced a bill entitled "An act to pay certain volunteers in the Mexican war,” which was read a first time, rules suspended, read a second time, and referred to Committee on Claims.

Message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Moseley;

MR. PRESIDENT: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that a bill of the following title has been introduced, and passed the House of Representatives, to-wit:

An act for the relief of Charles O'Fallon and others.

The Senate proceeded in a body to the Hall of the House of Representatives to meet in Joint Session.

The President of the Senate called the Joint Session to order.

The committee heretofore appointed to wait on the Hon. R. M. Stewart and inform him of his election to the office of Governor of this State, appeared, and conducted Mr. Stewart to the Chair, and after presenting him to the Joint Session, the oath of office was administered to him by the Hon. Judge Cordell.

Mr. Stewart then delivered his inaugural address to the Joint Session, as folllows:

Fellow Citizens,
and Gentlemen of the Senate,

and House of Representatives : I have been called by the people, in accordance with the form of the Constitution, to preside over the Executive Department of the State. I enter upon the discharge of the duties thus imposed upon me with great distrust of my own ability and experience, but with a firm determination, under a sense of my responsibilities, to do everything in my power to promote the prosperity of the Commonwealth and the happiness and welfare of the people.

Respect for my own character, and a sentiment of deference to public opinion, alike impel me to declare frankly and explicitly the principles by which I shall be governed.

Our relations as a State are two-fold, federal and local ; and these respectively secure to us distinct rights, and impose upon us distinct duties. As a member of the Confederacy, we, in our organized sovereign capacity, are a party to the Constitution, co-equal with our sister States in power, equally entitled to all the benefits derivable from national legislation, and

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