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Printed by virtue of an Act of the Legislature, under the direction
and supervision of
EXTRA SESSION, 1864.
Lansing, Tuesday, January 19, 1864. Pursuant to a Proclamation of the Governor of the State of Michigan, the Senate thereof convened in the Senate Chamber of the Capitol, in Lansing, at 12 o'clock M., on this day.
The Senate was called to order by Hon. Charles S. May, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Meyer.
The Secretary called the roll of the Senate, and the following named Senators answered to their names:
Messrs. Adair, Babcock, Blackman, Buell, Clark, Crapo, Croswell, Divine, Dow, French, Grosvenor, Hewett, Humphrey, Jay, Jerome, Lamb, Landon, Monroe, Wait, Watkins.
The prociamation of the Governor was read by the Secretary, as follows:
PROCLAMATION. Whereas, The President of the United States, by his procłamation, of the date of the 17th October last, bas called upon the Governors of the different States to raise and have enlisted into the United States service, for the various companies and regiments in the field from their respective States, their quotas of three hundred thousand men;
And whereas, It has been judged necessary by many of the counties, towns and cities of this State, that provision should be made for the payment of bounties to volunteers, by such counties, towns, and cities, to enable them to fill their several quotas with volunteers, and that further legislation is necessary, in order to give full faith and credit to the acts and obligations of such municipal bodies;