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PRINTED BY VIRTUE OF AN ACT OF THE LEGISLATURE, UNDER THE DIRECTION AND

SUPERVISION OF

Edward W. Barber,
CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

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HOUSE JOURNAL.

Lansing, Wednesday, January 2, 1861. Pursuant to the requirements of the Constitution, the members elect to the House of Representatives for the Legislature of 1861, assembled in the Hall of the House, at Lansing, on Wednesday, the second day of January, at ten o'clock A. M., and were called to order by Charles V. DeLand, clerk of the last House.

Upon examining the credentials of members, it was ascertained that every county was fully represented except the counties of Clinton and Gratiot, the county of Chippewa, the 2d district of Macomb county, the 1st district of Livingston eounty, and the first district of Hillsdale county.

On motion of Mr. Morrison, of Berrien,

Hon. William T. Howell, of Newaygo, was chosen temporary speaker.

On motion of Mr. Morrison, it was

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed by the Speaker pro tem. to wait upon the Lieutenant Governor, and request him to administer the oath of office to the members elect of the House.

The Speaker pro tem appointed Messrs. Morrison, Sessions and Pringle said committee.

On motion of Mr. Childs, it was

Resolved, That Alonzo Hyde, of Berrien, be and he is hereby appointed Sergeant-at-Arms pro tem.

The committee appointed to wait upon the Lieutenant Governor reported that they had performed the duty assigned them,

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