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House of Representatives
SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
STATE OF IOWA,
BEGUX AND HELD AT THE CAPITAL IN DES MOINES, ON THE 11TH DAY OF
THE OLD, AND THE FIRST UNDER THE NEW CONSTITUTION.
BEGIN AND HELD AT THE CAPITAL IN DES MOINES, ON THE 11TH DAY OF
THE OLD, AND THE FIRST UNDEN THE NEW CONSTITUTION.
The House was called to order by Mr. Richardson, member elect
Upon whose motion
W. P. Hepburn, of Marshall county, was appointed Chief Clerk
D. Searcy, of Lucas county, was appointed Sergeant-at-Arms
Clayton, John Edwards, of Lucas, Lawrin Dewey, of Henry, and
amine and report upon the credentials of persons claiming seats in this House.
On motion of Mr. Wright The roll of Representative Districts was called, when members elect present presented their credentials.
Mr. Wright Moved that the House do now adjourn until to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.
Resolved, That a Committee of two be appointed to number the desks in this House, and that delegations draw lots for the same.
On motion of Mr. Foster,
Which motion was lost.
On motion of Mr. Richardson
The House met pursuant to adjournment.
The committee to whom was referred the Certificates of Membership, ask leave to report:
They have examined the credentials that were presented, and have found them correct, excepting the certificates of Charles J. L. Foster and William Lundy, whose certificates are without the County Seal.
The committee are convinced that the persons named, are entitled to their seats in this house, and would most respectfully recommend the concurrence of the House therein.
R. A. RICHARDSON, Chairman. On motion of Mr. Richardson, The roll of the Representative Districts was called, whereupon the following named gentlemen came forward and took and subscribed the oath of office, to wit:
Messrs. G. W. Gray, E. E. Cooley, R. A. Richardson, J. S. Woodward, L. G. Collins, W. H. Stearns, Zimri Streeter, T. Crawford, D. A. Mahony, Wm. S. Johnson, Joseph Grimes, Lincoln Clark, Thomas Drummond, W. P. Harmon, M. M. Trumbull, C. C. Carpenter, Samuel H. Casady, Leroy Lambert, John L. Dana, C. Beal, T. Walter Jackson, Thomas Mitchell, James Cavanaugh, Johr Clark, S. B. Shelledy, W. H. Seevers, E. D. Waln, Ed. Wright, Hiram Steward, E. N. Bates, Thomas Millsap, P. B. Bradley, Freeman Alger, Robert Scott, Wm. Lundy, B. F. Gue, John W. Thompson, Horace Anthony, Thomas Watts, Justus Clark, W. Henry Clune, Royal Prentiss, T. A. Morgan, D. W. Sprague, John Edwards, Chas. E. Millard, C. J. L. Foster, A. M. Cassiday, M. B. Bennett, W. M. McGrew, J. C. Curtis, E. R. Gui. berson, W. J. Laney, B. Milliser, Squire Ayres, W. B. Davis, J. M. Dews, A. W. Sharp, J. J. Cassady, J. A. Pierson, John Reitzel, James F. Wilson, J. A. Casey, Wm. W. Belknap, C. C. Bauder, J. F. Randolph, Lauren Dewey, Thomas Moorman, Geo. W. McCrary, William McCormick, William Campbell.
On motion of Mr. Shelledy, The rules of the last House of Representatives were adopted for the government of this, until others are provided.
On motion of Mr. Wright, The House proceeded to the election of permanent officers; viva voce.
Mr. Wilson nominated Stephen B. Shelledy, of Jasper county, for Speaker.
Mr. Mahony nominated Lincoln Clark, of Dubuque county, for Speaker.
The House proceeded to vote, whereupon,