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Lansing, Wednesday, January 6, 1869. Pursuant to the requirements of the Constitution, the members elect to the House of Representatives of the Legislature of the State of Michigan, for the year 1869, assembled in the Representative Hall of the Capitol, at Lansing, on Wednesday, the sixth day of January, at 11 o'clock A, M., and were called to order by Nelson B. Jones, Clerk of the last House.
Prayer was offered by Rev. J. A. B. Stone, D.D., of Kalamazoo.
Upon examining the credentials of members, it was ascertained that the several counties were fully represented, except the county of Keweenaw, the second district of Monroe county, and the fourth district of Oakland county.
On motion of Mr. R. B. Smith,
On motion of Mr. Ingersoll,
The Speaker pro tem. was authorized to appoint a Sergeantat-Arms pro tem.
The Speaker pro tem. appointed Abner Barlow, of Wayne county, as Sergeant-at-Arms pro tem.
Mr. Dusseau moved that & committee of two be appointed to wait on Lieutenant Governor Bates, and invite him to administer the oath of office to the several members elect;
Which motion prevailed.
The Speaker pro tem. appointed Mr. Dusseau, of Monroe, and Mr. Sanford, of Ingham, as such committee.
After a short absence, the committee reported Lieutenant Governor Bates in attendance.