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The House concurred in the adoption of the resolution.
Mr. Griswold offered the following:

Resolved, That this House do now proceed to a nomination of Senator of the United States, in place of Jacob M. Howard, whose term of office expires on the 4th day of March, next;

Which was adopted.

The House then proceeded to the nomination of a candidate for the office of United States Senator, with the following result:

FOR JACOB U. HOWARD.
Mr, Aitken,
Mr. Keeler,

Mr. Slocum,
A. Allen,
Kenney,

L. Smith,
G. W. Allen, Laing,

W. T. Smith,
Ball,
Landon,

Stewart,
Beach,
Lapham,

Swift,
Boies,
Lewis,

Taylor,
Bonine,
Luther,

Thayer,
Brockway,
Mackay,

Thomas,
Camburn,
Mallary,

Tupper,
Carlton,
Mickley,

Utley,
Copley,
Monroe,

Van Vleet,
Dunlap,
Munger,

Warner,
Fellows,
Newcomb,

Welch,
Fisher,
Nixon,

White,
Grabam,
Osborn,

Wilcox,
Green,
Packard,

Willetts,
Griswold,
Phillips,

Williams,
Haynes,
Rowe,

Winsor,
Hazen,
Runyan,

Woodman,
O. F. Howard, Sanderson,

Woodruff,
Jenness,
Schars,

Woodward,
Jewell,
Seymour,

Yawkey,
J. H. Jones,
Shier,

Speaker,
G. C. Jones,

FOR GEORGE V. N. LOTHROP.
Mr. Bailey,
Mr. Gies,

Mr. McKernan,
Bartow,
Haire,

Miles,
Bond,

H. B. Hawley, Miller,
Cady,
R. Hawley,

Morton,
Chipman,
Horton,

Nowland,
Colwell,

M. D, Howard, O'Grady,
Dort,
Look,

Pitts,
Dusseau,
Maxwell,

Wells,
Forbes,
May,

Wendell,

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The Speaker announced that Hon. Jacob M. Howard, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly nominated by the House for the office of United States Senator. Mr. Green offered the following:

Resolved, That the Clerk of this House, the Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk, be each of them authorized and empowered to appoint an Assistant during this session.

Mr. Monroe moved to so amend the resolution that the Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk appoint an Assistant when necessary;

Which was accepted.
The resolution, as amended, was then adopted.
Mr. M. D. Howard offered the following:

Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to procure 1,000 copies of the Journal for the members of this House.

On motion of Mr. Woodman,
The resolution was laid on the table.
On motion of Mr. Brockway,

A committee of three was appointed to wait on the Senate and inform that body that the House had nominated a candi. date for the office of United States Senator, in place of Hon. Jacob M. Howard, whose term of office will expire on the 4th day of March next, and that the House would meet the Senate in joint convention, at 12 o'clock P. M., to compare nominations.

The Speaker appointed Messrs. Brockway, O'Grady and Swift as such committee.

On motion of Mr. Griswold,

The Judges of the Supreme Court and State officers were invited to seats within the bar of the House, during the joint convention.

The committee appointed to wait on the Senate and inform that body that the House had nominated a candidate for the office of United States Senator, in place of Hon. Jacob M. How. ard, reported that they had performed the duty assigned them.

Toe hour of eleven o'clock having arrived,
On motion of Mr. M. D. Howard,

A committee of three was appointed to wait on the Senate and inform that body that the House were now prepared to meet them in joint convention.

The Speaker appointed Messrs. M. D. Howard, Swift and W. T. Smith as such committee.

After a short absence, the committee reported that they had performed the duty assigned them.

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced the Honorable the Senate, who were conducted to seats.

PROCEEDINGS IN JOINT CONVENTION.

The joint convention was called to order by the Hon. Ebenezer 0. Grosvenor, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary thereof, and a quorum of the members were present.

The roll of the House was called by the Clerk thereof, and a quorum of the members were present.

The President of the Senate announced that the joint convention had assembled for the purpose of receiving the message of bis Excellency, the retiring Governor.

Senator Jay moved that a committee of one from the Senate and two from the House be appointed to wait upon his Excellency, the retiring Governor, and inform him that the two Houses were assembled in joint convention, and ready to receive any communication which he may desire to make;

Which motion prevailed.

Senator Jay and Representatives Hazen and Morton were appointed such committee.

After a short absence the committee returned, and reported that they had discharged the duty assigned them, and that His Excellency Governor Blair was in attendance.

His Excellency Governor Blair, then delivered, in person, his message.

After which, on motion of Senator Croswell,
The joint convention adjourned sine die.

THOS. H. GLENN,
Secretary of the Senate,

N. B. JONES,
Clerk of the House of Representatives,

and Secretaries of the Joint Convention. The hour of 12 o'clock having arrived, without retiring from the Hall of the House, the Honorable the Senate met the House in joint convention, to compare nominations for the office of United States Senator, in place of Hon. Jacob M. Howard.

PROCEEDINGS IN JOINT CONVENTION.

The joint convention was called to order by Hon. Ebeuezer 0. Grosvenor, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary thereof, and a quorum of the Senators were present.

The roll of the House was called by the Clerk thereof, and a quorum of the members were present.

The President of the Senate announced the object of the joint convention to be, to compare the nominations of the two Houses of the Legislature, of a candidate for the office of United States Senator, for the full term of six years, from the fourth day of March next, and that the Senate had duly nominated Lon. Jacob M. Howard.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives announced that the House bad duly nominated Hon. Jacob M. Howard, for the office of United States Senator, for the full term of six years from the fourth day of March next.

Whereupon, the President of the joint convention announced that the two Houses having agreed in their nominations, Hon. orable Jacob M. Howard be, and hereby is declared duly elected to the office of United States Senator, for the full term of

six years, from the fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five.

On motion of Senator Brown,
The joint convention adjourned sine die.

THOMAS H. GLENN,

Secretary of the Senate.
N. B. JONES,
Clerk of the House of Representatives,

and Secretaries of the Joint Convention. The Senators having retired, the House was called to order by the Speaker.

Roll called: quorum present.

The Speaker announced that the joint convention had compared nominations, and the two Houses having agreed in their nominations, Hon. Jacob M. Howard had been declared duly elected Senator in the Congress of the United States, for the full term of six years, from the fourth day of March next.

On motion of Mr. Brockway,
The House adjourned till this afternoon at 2 o'clock.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

2 o'clock P. M. The House met, pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order by the Speaker.

Roll called: quorum present.

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

Mr. R. Hawley asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. Welch, for an indefinite time, on account of sickness.

Mr. Green moved to take from the table the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to procure 1,000 copies of the daily Journal for tbe use of the members of this House;

Which motion prevailed.

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