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JOURNAL

I E

OF THE

House of Representatives

OF THE

SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE

STATE OF IOWA,

BEGUX AND HELD AT THE CAPITAL IN DES MOINES, ON THE 11TH DAY OF
JANUARY, A.D. 1858, BEING THE SEVENTI REGULAR SESSION UNDER

THE OLD, AND THE FIRST UNDER THE NEW CONSTITUTION.

BY AUTHORITY.

DES MOINES:
J. TEESDALE, STATE PRINTER.

1858.

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JOURNAL

BEGIN AND HELD AT THE CAPITAL IN DES MOINES, ON THE 11TH DAY OF
JANUARY, A. D. 1858, BEING THE SEVENTH REGULAR SESSION UNDER

THE OLD, AND THE FIRST UNDEN THE NEW CONSTITUTION.

The House was called to order by Mr. Richardson, member elect
from Fayette county,

Upon whose motion
Mr. Clark, of Dubuque, was called to the Chair as Speaker pro

tem.

On motion of Mr. Wright,

W. P. Hepburn, of Marshall county, was appointed Chief Clerk

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.

Motion lost.

Mr. Edwards
Offered the following resolution:

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,
The resolution was laid upon the table.

Mr. Curtis
Moved that Green T. Clark, of Marion county, be appointed
Chief Messenger pro tem.

Which motion was lost.

On motion of Mr. Richardson
The House adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning.

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The House met pursuant to adjournment.
Journal of yesterday read and approved.

Mr. Richardson,
From the committee on credentials, submitted the following re-
port, which was concurred in.

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.

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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. Guiberson, 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, Stephen B. Shelledy received 41 votes. Lincoln Clark received 30 votes.

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