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REMOTE STORAGE

JOURNAL

OF

THE SENATE.

1843,

Monday, January 2, 1813. "This being the day designated by the constitution of the state of Michigan for the assembling of the Legislature, the Senate met in their chamber at the Capitol in the city of Detroit. Hon. Origen D. RICHARDSON, Lieut. Governor and President of the Senate, called the Senate to order.

Upon the roll being called the following Senators answered to their

names :

Messrs. Bell, Burcb, Cust, Granger, Greenly, Wakefield, Warner, Wixom.

The names of the Senators elect were then called, and the following members, their credentials having been presented, read and approved, severally answered and subscribed the constitutional oath of office, administered by Hon. George Morell, Chief Justice of the State, and took their seats as Senators, to wit: First District

Jonathan Shearer.
Second District-Robert S. Wilson, Henry Compton.
Third District, William T. Howell.
Fourth District-William J. Moody, Edward Bradley.
Fifth District-Lewis F. Starkey, George Redfield.

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Sixth District--Sanford M. Green.
On motion of Mr. Greenly,

The Senate then proceeded to the election of permanent officers of the Senate, and the names of the members being called, they seyerally voted, viva voce, as follows :

For Secretary-For JAMES E. PLATT, of Washtenaw county,

Messrs. Bell, Bradley, Burch, Compton, Cust, Granger, Green, Greenly, Howell, Moody, Redfield, Shearer, Starkey, Wakefield, Warner, Wilson, Wixon–17.

Whereupon the President declared that Jas. E. Pratt, of Washtenaw, was elected Secretary of the Senate.

For Engrossing, Enrolling and Recording Clerk-CHARLES A.. Mack, of St. Clair county,

Messrs. Bell, Bradley, Burch, Compton, Cust, Granger, Green, Greenly, Howell, Moody, Redfield, Shearer, Starkey, Wakefield, Warner, Wilson, Wixom—17.

Whereupon the President declared that Chas. 'A. Mack, of St. Clair,. was elected Engrossing, Enrolling and Recording Clerk.

For Sergeant-at-Arms—WILLIAM MCALLASTER, of Kalamazoo. county,

Messrs. Bell, Bradley, Burch, Compton, Cust, Granger, Green, Greenly, Howell, Moody, Redfield, Shearer, Starkey, Wakefield, Warner, Wilson, Wixom—17.

Whereupon, the President declared that WILLIAM MCALLASTER, of Kalamazoo, was elected Sergeant-at-Arms.

Mr. Greenly offered the following resolution, which was adopted Resolved, That the President of the Senate appoint two Messengers for the Senate, whose pay shall not exceed one dollar per day.

And the President thereupon appointed. James. Nichols and Horace S. Roberts.

Mr. Greenly offered the following resolution, which was adopted :

Resolved, That a committee of supplies be appointed, whose duty it shall be to furnish all articles necessary for the use of the Senate, and that no account be allowed for supplies unless certified by the chairman of said committee.

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And the President appointed Senators Greenly and Green said committee.

Mr. Wakefield offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed to wait upon the Ilouse of Representatives and inform that body that the Senate are now permanently organized, and ready to proceed to business.

And the President appointed Senators Wakefield and Bradley said committee.

After a short absence, the committee reported that they had discharged the duty imposed by said resolution.

Mr. Cust offered the following resolution, which was adopted :

Resolved, That the Senate adopt the rules of the Senate of the last session, and the joint rules, until further ordered.

Mr. Cust offered the following resolution, which was adopted :

Resolved, That Asahel S. Bagg be, and he is hereby appointed printer to the Senate, at the compensation now allowed by law, until otherwise ordered.

A committee from the House of Representatives, consisting of Messrs. Bush and Goodwin, was announced who informed the Senate that the House of Representatives were duly organized and ready to proceed to the transaction of business.

Mr. Howell offered the following resolution, which was aid upon the table :

Resolved, That a committee, consisting of two members from the Senate, be appointed to join a committee appointed by the House, to wait upon

the Governor and inform him that both Houses are now organized and ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make.

The President announced the following message from the House of Representatives :

House of Representatives,

Monday, January 2, 1843. To the President of the Senate :

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E. J. ROBERTS,

('lerk of H. of Reps. Mr. Dell offered the following joint resolution which was adopted :

Resolved, by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the Governor be and he is hereby authorized to employ a private secretary during the present session of the Legislature, who shall be allowed such compensation as the Legislature may

direct not exceeding three dollars per day. Mr. Greenly called up from the table the resolution for the appointment of a committee to wait upon the Governor, and the same being before the Senate, was adopted.

Whereupon the President appointed Senators Howell and Moody said committee.

After a short absence, the committee reported that they had discharged the duty, and were authorized by the Governor to inform the Senate that he would communicate with the Senate forthwith.

Mr. Granger announced the arrival of Senator Gray, who subscribed the constitutional oath of office, administered by Hon. Randolph Manning, Chancellor of the State, and took his seat as Senator.

The President announced the second annual message of the Executive, which was read by the Secretary as follows :

MESSAGE.

Fellow-Citizens of the Senate

and of the House of Representatives : The condition of the State in regard to public health affords cause of congratulation. All apprehensions of the insalubrity of our climate are, by happy experience, removed. General and almost universal health has prevailed for a long period and affords the satisfactory assurance that the mild climate of Michigan is not only congenial to the health

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