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Mr. Hand moved to amend by admitting the persons holding the certificates to their seats, and that they be sworn in, which ainendment did not prevail.
The question recurring upon the original resolution, it was lost.
The time for the recess having expired, the House was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore.
On motion of Mr. Groves,
The House then proceeded to the election of Speaker, and on calling the roll, the members severally voted as follows:
For Isaac E. CRAR 7.
Speaker pro tem.
For GEORGE H. HAZELTON. Mr. Edmunds,
1 Whereupon Mr. Crary was declared duly elected Speaker; and On motion of Mr. Hawley,
Messrs. Hawley and Noble were appointed a committee to wait upon Mr. Crary and inform of his election, and conduct him to the chair.
Mr. Crary having taken the chair, addressed the House as follows: Gentlemen of the House of Represeutdtires:
I return you my grateful acknowledgments for the office you have conferred upon me. It will be my constant endeavor to discharge its
duties with impartiality and despath, A majority of our constituents desire a short session of the legislature, an economical administration of the government, and in the revision or alteration of their laws, such reforms as are in accordance with the progressive spirit of the
age. Let us not disappoint their reasonable wishes, but devote ourselves zealously to their service, with an eye single to the best interests of the State. In discharging the duties of the chair, I shall need your cordial co-operation. This I feel assured, will be given me if my qualifications are such as you have a right to expect from your presiding officer.
I am now ready to take the oath required by the constitution.
Messrs. A. C. Baldwin and Noble were appointed a committee to wait on one of the Judges of the Supreme Court and administer the oath of office to the Speaker.
The committee reported that they had performed that duty, and that Judge Wing was in attendance, who administered to the Speaker the usual oath of ofice.
On motion of Mr. Hand,
Messrs. Hand and Andrews were appointed a committee to wait upon the Senate and inform that body that the House was organized and ready to proceed to business,
Or, motion of Mr. Dnpham,
Resolved, That the rules of the last House of Representatives as they existed at the close of the last session be adopted as the rules of this House until otherwise ordered,
Mr. Hazelton offere the following:
Resolved, That the Speaker be authorized to appoint three mes. en. gers and one fireman, at a salary not exceeding one dollar and fifty cents per day.
Mr. A. C. Baldwin moved to strike out sthree” and insert "wo,” which motion prevailed.
The resolution as amended was then adopted.
Detroit, January 5, 1846. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :
SIR-I am instructed by the Senate to transmit a joint resolution
relative to joint rules, &c., which the Senate have adopted, and re spectfully ask the concurrence of the House therein.
JAMES E. PLATT,
Secretary pro tem. The question being upon concurring in the joint resolution, it was carried in the affirmative.
Mr. Barrett offered the following joint resolu:ion, which was laid upon the table one day, under the rule :
Resolved by the Senale and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That in place of the customary mode of furnishing stationery for the use of members of the legislature, each Senator and member of the House shall be entitled to receive dollars, to supply himself with stationery during the session.
The committee to wait upon the Senate, reported that they had discharged their duty, and the committee were discharged.
Senators Littlejohn and Howell were announced, who informed the House that the Senate were organized and ready to proceed to business.
On motion of Mr. Peck,
Messrs Peck and Dunham were appointed a committee to join a like committee on the part of the Senate, and inform the Governor that the two houses were organized and ready to receive any communication he might be pleased to make. The Speaker announced the following message from the Senate :
Detroit. January 5, 1846. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :
SIR-I am instructed by the Senate to inform the House, that Senators Thurber and Chipman have been appointed a committee on the part of the Senate, to join the committee already appointed by the House, to wait upon the Governor, and inform him that the iwo houses are now organized, and ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make.
JAMES E. PLATT,
Secretary pro tem.
The committee returned after a short absence, and reported, that they had discnarged their duty, and that the Executive had thanked them for their kindness, and informed them that he had no communication to make.
Senators Smith and Fenton announced that the Senate were ready to meet the house in joint convention, and canvass the votes for Governor and Lt. Governor, at the last election.
The Speaker directed the house to be prepared for the reception of the Senate in joint convention,
On motion of Mr. Groves,
Resolved, That the Speaker proceed to appoint the standing committees of the House.
On motion of Mr. Dunham, it was
Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed to wait upon the Senate and inform thai body that the House were în readiness to re. ceive them in joini convention, and canvass the votes for Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
The Speaker appointed Niessrs. Dunham and Ord, such committee, who returned after a short absence, and reported that they had discharged their duty.
IN JOINT CONVENTION.
The Senators having taken their seats in the hall of the House of Representatives, the convention was called to order by the President of the Senate, and the Senators being called by the Secretary, and the Representatives by the Clerk,
On motion of Senator Howell,
Senator Howell and Mr. Patterson were appointed tellers, who proceeded to canvass the votes for Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
The tellers announced that in canvassing the votes they found by the returns from Genesse county, that there had been cast for the office of Governor seventeen hundred and four votes, while the aggregate amount taken in detail make only twelve hundred and twen. ty-two votes, and that there was a like discrepancy in the returns for Lieutenant Governor.
The tellers announced further that no returns had been received from Jackson connty.
Senator Fenton moved that the amount of votes as stated in the re
turns from Genessee county, reported to have been cast for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, be rejected, and that the aggregate be made by summing up the votes cast for all the candidates, which motion prevailed.
Senator Littlejohn moved to reconsider the vote last taken, which motion did no: prevail.
On motion of Senator Videto,
Senator Videto and Mr. A. C. Baldwin were appointed a committee to wait upon the Secretary of State and ascertain why he had not discharged his duty in obtaining returns from Jackson county.
The tellers announced that the votes given for Governor and Lt. Governor were as follows, viz:
Alpheus Felch had received for the office of Governor, 20,123 Stephen Vickery,
16,316 James G. Birney,
Total number of votes cast for Governor,
39,589 19,654 16,247 2,859
39,271 Senator Thurber offered the following, which was adopted :
Whereas, It appears from the constitutional canvass, that Alpheus Felch has received the highest number of votes for the office of Governor, therefore,
Resolved by the Joint Convention, That Alpheus Felch be and he is hereby declared duly elected Governor of the State of Michigan.
And whereas, It appears from the constitutional canvass that William L. Greenly has received the highest number of votes for the office of Lieutenant Governor, therefore,
Resolved, by this Joint Convention, That William L. Greenly be and he is hereby declared duly elected Lieutenant Governor of the State of Michigan.
Senator Denton offered the following resolution, which was adop