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The names of the newly elected Senators, as certified by the Secretary of State, was then called by the Chief Clerk, and the following Senators, from the districts, specified, appeared in their places and answered to their names : From the 2d Senatorial District-Edward Decker,

3d do do Frederick Hilgan (vacancy),
4th do

do Densmore W. Maxon,
6th do do M. J. Eagan,
8th
do

do George Bennett,
10th do

Dennison Worthington,
12th do do 0. F. Bartlett,
14th

do Charles R. Gill,
16th do do

Noah H. Virgin, 18th do do Alden I. Bennett, 20th do do Elihu L. Phillips, 22d do do Benjamin Ferguson, 24th

do John W. Stewart, 26th do do

John B. Sweat, 28th

do Charles B. Cox, 30th do do Buel E. Hutchinson. Senator Decker from the 2d District was absent.

And the said newly elected Senators, being all present, came forward and took and subscribed the oath of office, which was administered to them by the Lieutenant Governor.

On motion of Senator A. I. Bennett, the Senate then proceeded to the election of Chief Clerk.

The roll being called,

Senators Bartlett, Á. I. Bennett, G. Bennett, Burdick, Comstock, Cox, Curtis, Davis, Hanchett, Hutchinson, Masters, Phillips, Seeley, Stewart, Virgin, Washburn and Worthington-17 voted for John H. Warren.

Senators Furugson, Fratt, Gill, Hilgen, Hotchkiss, Maxon, Rodolf, Sweat, Taylor, Thurber—10 voted for James Armstrong.

John H. Warren was declared elected.

On motion of Senator Hanchett, the Senate proceeded to the election of Sergeant-at-Arms.

The roll being called

Senators Bartlett, A. I. Bennett, G. Bennett, Burdick, Comstock, Cox, Curtis, Davis, Fratt, Hanchett, Hutchinson, Masters, Phillips, Seeley, Stewart, Virgin, Washburn, Worthington-18 voted for Asa Kinney.

Senators Maxon and Rodolf-2 voted for Gustavus Strickenwald.

Senators Sweat, Taylor and Thurbur-3 voted for Thomas Herron.

Asa Kinney was declared elected.
On motion of Senator Worthington,

The Rules of the last session were adopted until further ordered.

Senator A. I. Bennett, on leave, introduced the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Chief Clerk be directed to inform the Assembly that the Senate is now organized and ready to proceed to business ;

Which was adopted.
On motion of Senator Sweat,
The Senate adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12th, 10 o'clock, A. M.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment, Lieut. Governor in the chair. Roll of Senators called, and the absentees were Senators Decker and Taylor. Journal of yesterday, read and approved. Senator Decker, from the 2d Senatorial district appeared in his seat, came forward, took and subscribed the oath of office.

RESOLUTIONS OFFERED AND CONSIDERED.

By Senator Curtis: Res. No. 2, S.,

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms be, and he is hereby directed to distribute to the President of the Senate, the Chief Clerk and Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate, and to each Senator, three dollars in three cent postage stamps and two dollars in one cent postage stamps;

Which was adopted.

By Sen. Virgin: Res. No. 3, S.,

Resolved, That the Superintendent of Public Property be directed to furnish each member of the Senate one copy of the laws and journals of the last session of the Wisconsin Legisaure, and one copy of the Revised Statutes; Which was adopted.

Sen. Rodolf moved to reconsider the vote by which Res. No. 2, S., was adopted,

Which was lost.

By Sen. Rodolf : J. Res. N. 1, S.,

Resolved, by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the joint rules of the last Senate and Assembly be adopted as the joint rules of the two houses, until otherwise ordered ;

Which was adopted.

By Sen. Washburn : Res, No. 4, S.,

Resolved, That the Standing Committees of the Senate for the present session be constituted as follows: On the Judiciary--Senators Hanchett, Simpson, Seeley, Gill

and Washburn. On Finance-Senators A. I. Bennett, Rodolf and Stewart. On Education, School and University LandsSenators

Hutchinson, Ferguson and Davis. On Incorporations-Senators Seeley, Thurbur and Hanchett. On Clains–Senators Burdick, Maxon and Virgin. On Internal Improvements--Senators Worthington, Hilgen

and G. Bennett. On loads, Bridges and Ferries--Senators Simpson, Rodolf,

and Washburn. On Town and County Organization-Senators Virgin, Decker

and Curtis. On Militia-Senators Egan, Bartlett and Phillips. On Privileges and Elections-Senators Maxon, Masters and

Seeley. On Agriculture–Senators Masters, Taylor and Burdick. On Legislative Expenditures-Senators Washburn, Sweat and

Virgin. On State Affairs–Senators Hutchinson, Ferguson and Stew

art. On Banks and Banking-Senators Worthington, Fratt and

Comstock. On Engrossed Bills–Senators Comstock, Hotchkiss and

Phillips.

On Contingent Expenses-Senators Cox, Taylor and Masters.
On Public Lands-Senators Stewart, Decker and Cox.
On Enrolled BillsSenators G. Bennett, Sweat and Bartlett.
On State Prison-Senators Bartlett, Hilgen and Seeley:
On Rail Roads-Senators Phillips, Comstock, Gill, Davis and

Simpson.
On Benevolent Institutions-Senators A. I. Bennett, Fratt

and Hutchinson. On Printing-Senators Curtis and Hotchkiss. On the Joint Committee of Investigation-Senator Davis.

ASSEMBLY MESSAGE TAKEN UP.

Mr. PRESIDENT :

I am directed to inform you that the Assembly is organized, and ready to proceed to business.

I am also directed to inform you that the Assembly has adopted J. Res. No. 1, A.

Providing for a Joint Committee to wait upon the Governor ; And asks the concurrence of the Senate in the same ;

And that the Speaker has appointed Messrs. Blackman, Elmore and Barnum as the Committee on the part of the Assembly. MR. PRESIDENT :

I am directed to inform you that the Assembly has adopted J. Res. No. 2, A., as follows:

Resolved, by the Assembly the Senate concurring, That both bodies meet in Joint Convention in the Assembly Chamber, at 11 o'clock, A. M., for the purpose of listening to the Governor's Message.

JOINT RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED.

J. Res. No. 1, A.

Providing for a Joint Committee to wait on the Governor ;

Which was adopted. J. Res. No. 2, A.

Providing for a Joint Convention of the Senate and Assembly at 11 o'clock, to hear the Governor's Message ;

Which was adopted,

And the President appointed Senators Rodolf and A. I. Bennett said Committee on the part of the Senate.

BILLS INTRODUCED, Read first and second time, and referred : By Senator Sweat:

No. 1, S., a bill for an act to legalize the official acts of Edward O'Hare, as justice of the peace in the county of Dane;

To general file. By Senator Sweat:

No. 2, S., a bill for an act to legalize the official acts of Samuel Lattimore, as justice of the Peace in the county of Dane;

To general file. By Senator Sweat:

No. 3, S., a bill for an act to legalize the official acts of August B. Erbe, as justice of the peace in the county of Dane :

To general file. By Senator Sweat :

No. 4, S., a bill for an act to legalize the official acts of Peter Haroldson, as justice of the peace in the county of Dane;

To general file. By Senator Sweat:

No. 5, S., a bill for an act to legalize the official acts of Isaac C. Steele, as justice of the peace in the county of Dane:

To general file.
By Senator Hotchkiss :

No. 6, S., a bill for an act in relation to the assessment, levy and collection of taxes in the county of Sheboygan, for the

Read first and second time;
On motion of Senator Hotchkiss,

The rules were suspended, and the bill read the third time and passed, by the following vote :

Ayes 29, Nays none.
Those who voted in the affirmative were

Senators Bartlett, A. I. Bennett, G. Bennett, Burdick,
Comstock, Cox, Curtis, Davis, Decker, Ferguson, Fratt, Gill,
Hanchett, Hilgen, Hotchkiss, Hutchinson, Masters, Maxon,
Phillips, Rodolf, Seeley, Simpson, Stewart, Sweat, Taylor,
Thurbur, Virgin, Washburn and Worthington—29.
Nays none.

ACCOUNTS PRESENTED. . By Senator Davis :

No.1, S., account of D. A. Reed;

year 1859;

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