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The President announced that all the members were in attendance.
The oath of office was then administered to Messrs. Goodell, Fisher, Botkin, Horn, Sprague, Norton, Willard, Murphy and Smith.
Mr. Dennis moved that Montgomery M. Cothren, Senator elected in the 5th district, who had not been furnished with credentials, be admitted to his seat;
Which was agreed to, whereupon,
Mr. Horn moved that the Senate do now go into the election of Chief Clerk;
Mr. Horn nominated William R. Smith for that office;
And the roll being called, the whole number of votes, nineteen, of which William R. Smith received fourteen votes, G. H. Williston four votes, and John Smith one vote; whereupon William R. Smith was declared duly elected Chief Clerk.
Mr. Cothren moved that the Senate. do now go into the elec tion of Sergeant-at-Arms,
Which was agreed to..
Mr. Cothren nominated F. W. Shollner for that office;
And the roll being called, the whole number of votes was nineteen, of which F. W. Shollner received eleven votes, Lyman H. Seaver three votes, Benjamin Wilson four votes, and N. S. Emmons one vote; whereupon,
F. W. Shollner was declared duly elected Sergeant-atArms.
A message was received from the Assembly by the Chief Clerk.
I am directed to inform you that the 'Assembly have organized temporarily, and are now ready to proceed to business. T
Messrs, Kelsey and Parkinson, have been appointed a com, mittee on the part of the Assembly, to act in conjunction with a similar committee on the part of the Senate, to wait upon his Excellency the Governor, and inform him that the Senate and Assembly are now organized temporarily, and are ready to re
any communication which he may have to make to them. The Assembly have adopted a resulution as follows:
Resolved, (the Senate concurring), That the joint standing rules of the last session of the Legislature be adopted for the government of the Senate and Assembly at the present session, until others are prepared and adopted;
In which the concurrence of the Senate is requested.
Mr. Gardner offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate be authorized to employ some suitable person to act as Door-keeper, Messenger and Fireman of the Senate during the present ses.
Mr. Chase moved that the resolution lie on the table,
Which was not agreed to.
And the resolution being under consideration,
Mr. Chase moved to amend the same by striking out the words "Door-keeper;"
Which was not agreed to.
And the ayes and noes having been called,
Those who voted in the affirmative were
Messrs. Botkin, Chase, Goodell, Lakin, Norton, Merrell,
Sholes and Williams-8.
Those who voted in the negative were
Messrs. Boyd, Cothren, Dennis, Fisher, Gardner, Horn, Kinney, Murphy, Smith, Sprague, and Williams-11.
And the question being on the adoption of the resolution,
Mr. Williams offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the chief clerk of the Senate be authorized to employ some suitable person or persons to assist in doing the necessary writing for the Senate during the present session; Which was considered and adopted.
Mr. Dennis offered the following resolution :
Resolved, That the Rules of the last session be adopted as the rules of this session, until otherwise ordered by the Senate; Which was considered and adopted.
from the Assembly was then taken up, and the resolution being under consideration,
The same was concurred in.
Mr. Cothren moved that the Chief clerk inform the Assembly that the Senate is now organized and ready to proceed to busi ness;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Cothren moved that a committee be appointed on the part of the Senate to act in conjunction with a similar committee on the part of the Assembly, to wait upon his Excellency the Governor and inform him that the Senate and Assembly are now organized and are ready to receive any communication which he may have to make to them;
Which was agreed to; and Messrs. Cothren and Chase were appointed such committee.
Mr. Cothren from the committee on that subject made report, That they had performed that duty, and that the Governor had informed them that he would communicate with both Houses of the Legislature on to-morrow at twelve o'clock.
On motion of Mr. Horn,
The Senate adjourned until eleven o'clock to-morrow morn
THURSDAY, January 11th, 1849.
The Journal of yesterday was read and corrected.
Mr. Horn gave notice that he would on to-morrow or some future day ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act entitled "an act to provide for holding general and special elections, the time when, the manner of holding the same, and the qualifications, disabilities and privileges of electors."
Mr. Chase gave notice that he would on to-morrow or some early day ask leave to introduce a bill relating to interest.
Mr. Dennis gave notice that he would on to-morrow or some future day ask leave to introduce a Bill to provide for auditing
and paying the accounts of the Commissioners appointed to locate the State Lands.
message from his Excellency the Governor :
To the Senate and Assembly:
January 11th, 1849.
Owing to indisposition, I shall be unable to deliver my annual message to the Legislature in person, as I informed your com
on yesterday; I shall therefore transmit it to each House in writing at twelve of the clock Meridian this day.
President of the Senate:
Sir-Herewith I have the honor to lay before the Legislature the vote cast in the county of Washington on the first instant relative to the location of the county seat of said county, as the same has been returned to this office.
With great respect,
Your ob't serv't,
Sec'y of State.
Official canvass of Washington county for the third vote on County Seat of said county of an election held on the first day of January, A. D. 1849.
Name of Town. | Cedarburg | West Bend. | Neither place. | Scattering.
We do hereby certify that the above is a correct canvass of the last county seat election held on the first day of January, A. D. 1849.
W. P. BARRAS,
Justices of the Peace and board of Canvassers.
Clerk of the board of county Supervisors.
Port Washington, Jan. 13, 1849.