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Berrien—1st District, Silas Ireland ; 2d District, Nathaniel A. Hamilton ; 3d District, Geo. F. Edwards.
Branch—1st District, Rodney K. Twadell; 2d District, Erastus J. Welker.
Calhoun—1st District, Jas. A. Walkenshaw; 2d District, John W. Fletcher ; 3d District, Richard Kceler.
; 2d District, Stanley W. Turner. Ionia—1st District, Nathan B. Hayes; 2d District, Sanford A. Yeomans. Isabella—Samuel W. Hopkins.
Jackson—1st District, Patrick Hankerd ; 2d District, James C. Wood ; 3d District, Luther H. Ludlow.
Kalamazoo—1st District, Jonathan Parsons; 2d District, Simpson Howland.
Kent-1st District, Clarence W. Prindle, Simeon L. Baldwin; 2d District, Welcome W. Johnson; 3d District, Amherst B. Cheney.
Lenawee—1st District, Alfred D. Hall; 2d District, Richard B. Robbins; 3d District, Jacob C. Sawyer.
Oakland-1st District, Edwin G. Clark; 2d District, Marcus D. Elliott; 3d District, John D. Norton.
Oceana~0. K. White.
Saginaw—1st District, Charles D. Little ; 2d District, Herbert H. Hoyt; 3d District, George W. Sackrider.
Sanilac-John S. Tompson.
St. Clair—1st District, Chas. T. Moore; 2d District, Chas. F. Harrington; 3d District, John D. Jones.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
St. Joseph-1st District, Wm. Allman; 2d District, Giles B. Markham.
Washtenau-1st District, Edward P. Allen; 2d District, Andrew J. Sawyer; 31 District, Ezra B. Norris.
Wayne—1st District, Richard Hawley, Fred. A. Baker, Patrick McGinnis, Edwin F. Concly, Stephen Martin, Louis Dillman,
; 2d District, G. W. Crandell; 3d District, Myron Coon; 4th District, Thomas Morrison.
Mr. Mosher moved that the House take a recess until half-past two o'clock this afternoon.
Mr. Hill moved to amend by making the time two o'clock.
2 o'clock P. M.
Resolued, That the rules of the last House of Representatives be adopted as the rules of this House until further ordered ;
Which was adopted.
FOR JOHN T. RICH.
S. W. Turner,
A. J. Sawyer, White,
FOR EDWIN F. CONELY.
22 FOR HERBERT H. HOYT. Mr. Rich,
1 The temporary Speaker announced that Hon. John T. Rich of Lapeer county, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly elected to the office of Speaker of the House.
Mr. Little moved that a committee of two be appointed to wait on the Speaker elect and conduct him to the chair;
Which motion prevailed.
The temporary Speaker appointed Messrs. Little of Saginaw, and Baldwin of Kent, as such committee.
The committee performed the duty assigned them, and the Speaker elect, on assuming the chair, addressed the House as follows: Gentlemen of the House of Representatives:
We are here assembled, in connection with the Honorable Senate, to make laws for our already large and rapidly growing State,-a State second to none in the intelligence, industry, and enterprise of its inhabitants; a State in which many difficulties meet the legislator at almost every turn, owing in part to its large extent of territory and its great diversity of interests. The farming interests of the southern part, the lumber and timber interests of the middle and northern parts of the Lower Peninsula, and the iron and copper interests of the Upper Peninsula have all objects to be attained peculiar to themselves. In making laws for such varied interests it is necessary that the representatives of these different affairs make sometimes large concessions to one another, in order that harmony may prevail in your deliberations.
In assuming the duties of presiding officer over the legislative business of this House, I ask you to criticise my acts with all the charity consistent with the circumstances. I thank you sincerely for the high honor you have conferred upon me, and will, to the best of my ability, so perform the duties which may devolve upon me as to merit your approval.
On motion of Mr. Van Raalte,
The House proceeded to the election of Chief Clerk, with the following result:
FOR DANIEL L. CROSSMAN.
S. W. Turner,
Mr. Curtiss, Mr. Jewell, Mr. Prindle, Mr. Valade,
A. J. Sawyer, Winchell,
Yeomans, 72 ISAAC P. WORDEN. Mr. F. A. Baker, Mr. Dillman, Mr. Little,
Mr. Norris, N. H. Baker, Dowling,
Knight, The Speaker announced that Daniel L. Crossman, of Ingham county, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly elected to the office of Clerk of the House ;
Whereupon Mr. Crossman addressed the House as follows:
GENTLEMEN: I thank you for the place, and I desire to put my word of thanks upon record. I will do my best to serve you well. How I may
succeed will rest, in part, with you, as every officer of the House is dependent upon the
Mismembers for that aid and encouragement necessary to complete success. takes and errors will occur, especially now while we are strangers, and later in the session as business crowds. To be free from mistakes is more than mortal can claim; when they shall occur, I bespeak your forbearance to endure, and your aid to correct them. The position is not new to me; for the last twelve years I have missed but one session of the House. Serving as Assistant Clerk, member, and Clerk, I know the labor connected with this desk. Yet, again, I thank you for the place, and undertake to perform its duties as you and your presiding officer shall direct.
On motion of Mr. Mosher,
The House proceeded to the election of Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk, with the following result:
FOR HORACE R. HULBURD.
S. W. Turner,
Mr. Elliott, Mr. Keeler, Mr. Rork,
A. J. Sawyer, White,
71 GEORGE W. CHANDLER. Mr. F. A. Baker, Mr. Dillman, Mr. Little,
23 The Speaker announced that Horace R. Hulburd, having received
a majority of all the votes cast, was duly elected to the office of Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk of the House.
Mr. Martin announced that Representative Gies, of the first district of Wayne county, was present and desired to take his seat; Mr. Gies came forward, took and subscribed the constitutional oath of office and took his seat.
On motion of Mr. A. J. Sawyer,
The House proceeded to the election of Sergeant-at-Arms, with the following result:
FOR WILLIAM K. CHILDS.
S. W. Turner,
Mr. F. A. Baker, Mr. Dillman,
N. H. Baker, Dowling,