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in like manner, the names of those who have voted in the negative, with the number of noes; and the speaker announces, "The ayes have it. This resolution is agreed to, (or disagreed to.)"

A motion is then made and put, that "The Chair appoint the usual Standing Committees of the House."

The Speaker usually announces these appointments on the second day of the sitting.

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A motion is then made and put, "That the House adjourn;" and the Speaker announces the result, by stating, "The ayes have it. House stands adjourned till to-morrow morning, ten o'clock. Adjourned."

Sec. 17. Second day of the Session, first meeting. Precisely at the hour to which the House stands adjourned, the Speaker takes the chair and immediately says "the House will come to order." He then casts his eye around the chamber to ascertain whether there is a quorum of members present, and in case there is no quorum will announce the same, and the House will adjourn. If there is a quorum, the Clerk rises and reads the minutes of yesterday.

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ons in the proceeding. Errors seldom, if ev, occur, as the Clerks are gentlemen admirably ualified for their station."

"An intelligent and industrious Clerk cannot e too highly prized by a legislative body. He xpedités the proceedings of Assembly; saves members immense trouble; is of great service o a newly elected Speaker, and by a quickness of apprehension in taking down amendments, or moulding suggestions, made by members, into a proper shape to be introduced as alterations into bills which are under discussion, greatly econonizes the time of the House.-Sutherland, 116. The Speaker then will announce the standing committees, appointed agreeably to the resolution on that subject of yesterday, as follows: "The following standing committees have been appointed by the Chair.

To settle accounts of the Treasurer. Messrs. Jackson, Chetwood, Bray, Burtis, and Lippincott.

To settle accounts of State Prison. Messrs. Thompson, Wills, Springer, Young, and Tuttle. To receive proposals for the current printing of the two Houses, Laws, Law Reports, &c. Messrs. Rogers, Molleson, Blane, Davis, and Shay.

To receive proposals for engrossing. Gifford, Linn, Yorke, Hunt, and Hall.

On Incidental Bill. Messrs. Newcomb, Lalor, and Flummerfelt.

On Tax Bill. Messrs. J. Cook, Crowell, and Endicott."

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The four first committees being joint committees, the Speaker will say, "Is it the pleasure of the House that Council be informed of the appointment of the four first named committees, and request corresponding committees to be appointed on their part."

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On current printing &c.; Messrs. Thompson nd Brick.

On engrossing; Messrs. Ryerson and Perine."

The Secretary advances with the message in writing and presents it to the Clerk and retires, and when the immediate business before the House, which was interrupted by the message, is disposed of, the Clerk will rise and read the message.

A motion is then made "that when the House adjourns, it adjourns to meet at three o'clock, P. M., and that that be the standing time of the second meeting of each day, during the session, unless otherwise ordered;" which motion is always agreed to, and the Speaker announces, "The House stands adjourned till this afternoon, three o'clock. Adjourned."

"That the Speaker take the chair from time to time at the expiration of the last adjournment, and that he attend carefully to the preservation of order and regularity in transacting the business of the House, but shall not engage in any debate, or propose his opinion on any question, without leave of the House."-Rule 3 of Assembly.

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