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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 Slate 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 Sen. ators 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 receive them in joint convention, and canvass the votes for Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
The Speaker appointed Messrs. 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 ag. gregate 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 returns 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 asceriain 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 Wm. L. Greenly received for the office of Lt. Governor, 19,654 John M. Lamb,
16,247 Nathan W. Thomas,
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 adopted :
Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed to wait on the Governor and Lieutenant Governor elect, and inform them of thcir election, and that the convention of the two Houses are in session, and ready to induct them into office.
The President announced Senator Denton and Mr. Groves such committee,
Who returned after a short absence, and presented ALPHEUS FELCH and William L. GREENLY to the convention, who subscribed to their respective oaths of office before the chief justice, Hon. Epaphroditus Ransom, and thereupon Governor Felch delivered the following inaugural address :
(See joint documents.) At the conclusion of the address, on motion of Senator Smith, The convention adjourned sine die.
JAMES E. PLATT, Secretary of the Senate pro tem.
. D. H. WILLIAMS,
Clerk H. R., pro tem. The House of Representatives was then called to order. Mr. Noble offered the following resolution, which, On motion of Mr. Hand, Was laid on the table:
Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed on the part of the House, to act with such committee as the Senate may appoint, to wait upon the Executive and inform him that the two Houses are now organized and ready to receive any communication which he may deem
proper to make. On motion of Mr. Groves, The House then adjourned.
Tuesday, January 6, 1846. The House met pursuant to adjournment, and on calling the roll, Messrs. Ames, Cady and Nioran were absent.
The journal of yesterday was read by the clerk pro tem., and approved.
On motion of Mr. Groves,
Resolved, That the House now proceed to elect a Clerk, un enrolling, engrossing and recording Clerk, and a Sergeant-at-arms.
The election of Clerk being first in order, and the roll being called, the representatives rose in their places, and voted as follows:
For AUGCSTINE W. Hovev.
Mr. Hazelton, Mr. Parsons,
14 The Speaker declared Mr. Hovey duly elected, who thereupon appeared, subscribed the constitutional oath, and entered
the duties of his office.
The House then proceeded to the election of Engrossing, Enrolling and Recording Clerk, with the following result:
For MICHAEL E. VAN BUREN.