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Dunlap,
Monroe,

Van Vleet,
Fellows,
Morton,

Warner,
Fisher,
Munger,

White,
Graham,
Newcomb,

Wilcox,
Green,
Nixon,

Willits,
Griswold,
Nowland,

Williams,
Haynes,
Pack,

Winsor,
Hazen,
Packard,

Woodman,
O. F. Howard, Phillips,

Woodruff,
Jenness,
Rowe,

Woodward,
Jewell,
Runyan,

Yawkey,
J. H. Jones,
Sanderson,

Speaker,
G. C. Jones, Seymour,

65 The question then being upon the motion of Mr. O'Grady, to strike out all of the second clause of the preamble,

Mr. Look demanded the yeas and nays.
The demand was not seconded.
The motion of Mr. O'Grady was not agreed to.

Mr. Brockway demanded the yeas and nays on the adoption of the resolution;

The demand was seconded, and the resolution was adopted, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS.
Mr. Aitken,

Mr. G. C. Jones, Mr. Seymour,
A. Allen,
Keeler,

Shier,
Bayley,
Kenney,

Slocum,
Ball,
Laing,

L. Smith,
Boies,
Landon,

W. T. Smith,
Bonine,
Lapham,

Stewart,
Brockway,
Lewis,

Swift,
Camburn,
Luther,

Taylor,
Carleton,
Mallary,

Thomas,
Clements,
McKay,

Tupper,
Cobb,
McKernan,

Utley,
Copley,
Mickley,

Van Vleet,
Dunlap,
Monroe,

Warner,
Fellows,
Munger,

White,
Fisher,
Newcomb,

Wilcox,
Graham,
Nixon,

Willits,
Green,
Nowland,

Williams,
Griswold,
Pack,

Winsor,
Haynes,
Packard,

Woodman,
Hazen,
Phillips,

Woodruff,

0. F. Howard, Rowe,

Woodward,
Jenness,
Runyan,

Yawkey,
Jewell,
Sanderson,

Speaker,
J. H. Jones,

70
NAYS.
Mr. Bond,
Mr. Haire,

Mr. May,
Cady,
Horton,

Morton,
Colwell,

M. D. Howard, Pitts,
Dort,
Look,

Wendell, 12
Pending the announcement of the vote,
Mr. Mallary moved that Mr. O'Grady be excused from voting;
Which was agreed to.

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE.

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By unanimous consent, the Speaker announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,

Lansing, January 14, 1865. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

SIR-I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the following entitled bill:

A bill to amend an act entitled “An act to authorize the sev. eral townships in any of the counties on the line of the Grand Rapids and Indiana railroad to aid in the construction of said road," approved February 5th, 1864,

Which has passed the Senate by a majority vote of all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect, been ordered to take immediate effect, and, in which the concurrence of the House is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,
THOMAS H. GLENN,

Secretary of the Senate. The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the committee on banks and incorporations.

Mr. Woodman moved to discharge the committee of the whole from the further consideration of House joint resolution No. 2, entitled

A joint resolution asking the government of the United States for a grant of lands in aid of the construction of a harbor at the mouth of the Ontonagon river, on the south shore of Lake Superior; Which motion prevailed.

Mr. M. D. Howard moved that the rules be suspended, and that the joint resolution be put upon its final passage;

Which was agreed to.

The joint resolution was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS.
Mr. Aitken,

Mr. Jenness, Mr. Pitts,
A. Allen,
Jewell,

Rowe,
Ball,
J. H. Jones,

Runyan,
Bayley,

G. C. Jones, Sanderson,
Boies,
Keeler,

Seymour,
Bond,
Kenney,

Shier,
Bonine,
Laing,

Slocum,
Brockway,
Landon,

L. Smith,
Cady,
Lapham,

W.T. Smith,
Camburn,
Lewis,

Stewart,
Carleton,
Look,

Swift,
Clements,
Luther,

Taylor,
Cobb,
Mallary,

Thomas,
Colwell,
Maxwell,

Tupper,
Copley,
May,

Utley,
Dort,
McKay,

Van Vleet,
Dunlap,
McKernan,

Warner,
Fellows,
Mickley,

Wendell,
Fisher,
Monroe,

White,
Forbes,
Morton,

Willcox,
Graham,
Munger,

Willits,
Green,
Newcomb,

Williams,
Haire,
Nixon,

Winsor,
Haynes,
Nowland,

Woodman,
Hazen,
O'Grady,

Woodruff,
Horton,
Pack,

Woodward,
M. D. Howard, Packard,

Yawkey,
O. F. Howard, Phillips,

Speaker, 84
NAYS.

0 Title and preamble agreed to. On motion of Mr. Brockway, The House adjourned until Monday morning at 10 o'clock.

Lansing, Monday, January 16, 1865. The House met, pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order by the Speaker.

Prayer by Rev. Mr. Hickox.
Roll called: quorum present.

Absent at roll-call, without leave, Messrs. A. Allen, Clements, G. C. Jones, NcKernan, Monroe, Munger, Phillips and Stewart.

Mr. Rowe asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. A. Allen for an indefinite time, on account of sickness.

Mr. Laing asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. Clements for an indefinite time.

Mr. Swift asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. G. C, Jones for an indefinite time, on account of sickness.

Mr. O'Grady asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. McKernan, for an indefinite time.

Mr. Haynes asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. Monroe for an indefinite time, on account of sickness.

Mr. Utley asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. Munger for an indefinite time, on account of sickness.

Mr. Laing asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. Phillips for an indefinite time.

Mr. W. T. Smith asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. Stewart for an indefinite time.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

By Mr. Woodman: memorial of the township board, and 89 voters of the township of Porter, in Van Buren county, asking for the passage of an act to legalize the action of said township in voting to refund to individuals the amount paid by them as bounties to volunteers;

Referred to the committee on war bounties.

By Mr. Swift: petition of the Board of Trade of the city of Detroit, asking the passage of a joint resolution to secure the repeal or modification of the passport system;

Referred to the committee on federal relations.

By Mr. Cobb: petition and resolution of the board of supervisors of Kalamazoo county, asking a special act to be passed, authorizing the county of Kalamazoo to return the money collected from tax on dogs, and that the same be refunded to the several townships of said county;

Referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By Mr. Utley: petition of Seth Beals and 59 others, praying that the townships of Pierson, Winfield and Maple Valley may be taken off from the county of Montcalm and annexed to the county of Newaygo;

Referred to the committee on towns and counties.

By Mr. Warner: petition of the township board of the towaship of West Bloomfield, and 21 others, citizens of the county of Oakland, asking the legalization of their action relative to war bounties;

Referred to the committee on war bounties.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

By the committee on banks and incorporations:

The committee on banks and incorporations, to whom was referred

A bill relative to the liability of municipal corporations for the misconduct of their contractors,

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without amendment, and recommend that it do not pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

C. F. MALLARY, Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. On motion of Mr. M. D. Howard, The bill was laid on the table. By the committee on banks and incorporations:

The committee on banks and incorporations, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 4, entitled

A bill to amend an act entitled an act to authorize the several townships in any of the counties on the line of the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad, to aid in the construction of said road, approved February 5th, 1864,

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