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3. From the county of Van Buren.-David Doud, R. H. McDow, W. Ilardy.
4. From the county of Davis.
5. From the county of Jefferson.-Charles 0. Stanton, W. II. Copeland, Lewis Reeder.
6. From the county of Henry-Willet Dorland, Samuel McFarland.
7. From the county of Wapello.—Cyrus Franklin.
8. From the counties of Wapello and Keokuk.-Morrison F. Bottorf.
9. From the county of Monroe.-Samuel Gossage. 10. From the counties of Lucas, Clark and Union. 11.
From the county of Appanooee.-James Galbraith. 12. From the counties of Wayne and Decatur.—Thomas M. Bowen.
13. From the county of Fremont.
14. From the counties of Miils, Taylor, Ringgold and Adams.Samuel II. Moer.
15. From the county of Pottawattemie.-A. V. Larimer. 16. From the counties of Ilarison, and others.-N. G. Wyatt. 17. From the county of Louisa. 18. Froin the county of Washington.- William B. Lewis. 19. From the counties of Louisa and Washington. 20. From the county of Keokuk.-A. C. Rice. 21. From the county of Mahaska.-R. M. Wilson, John H. Fry. 22. From the county of Marion.—Green T. Clark, Miles Jordan. 23. From the county of Warren.-C. B. Jones. 24. From the counties of Madison, &c. 25. From the county of Muscatine:-D. C. Cloud, J. A. Mills. 26. From the county of Johnson.-George D. Woodin. 27. From the counties of Johnson and Iowa.-Flincas Inskeep. 28. From the ccunty of Scott.--H. G. Barner, E. S. Wing. 29. From the county of Cedar.- Edgar Bright. 30. Erom the county of Clinton.---Charles II. Toll. 31. Frein the countics of Clinton and Cedar. 32. From the county of Linn.-John E. Kurtz, Daniel Lothian. 33. From the counties of Powesheik and Jasper.
34. From the counties of Benton, Tama, and Marshall.-Delos Arnold.
35. From the county of Polk.-- William P. Davis.
37. From the county of Jackson.-William Mordan, Jacob Hersliberger.
38. Froin the county of Jones.— William H. Holmes.
41. From the counties of Blackhawk and Buchanan.-Morrison Bailey.
42. From the county of Dubuque.-- Winslow T. Barker, Thomas Hardie, John Moore, Daniel Cort.
43. From the county of Clayton.-Francis Rodman, La Fayette Bigelow.
44. From the counties of Boone, &c.—Walter C. Wilson.
On motion of Mr. Dorland,
McFarland, of Henry, Barker, of Dubuque, Jordan, of Marion, Holmes, of Jones, and Cloud of Muscatine.
On motion of Mr. McFarland,
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2-10 O'CLOCK, A. M.
Mr. McFarland, from the Committee on Credentials, presented the following report:
The Committee to whom was referred the certificates of membership, Leg leave to report that they have examined the credentials presented, and find them correct, except the certificate of N. G. Wyatt, from IIarrison, and others, was without the county seal, and did not name the counties for which the Judges acted.
E. D. Rand, of Des Moines county, presented a certificate from W.F. Coolbaugh, Senator from that county, stating that to his personal knowledge the certificate was made out by the county Judge, and that it had been mislaid and forgotten by Mr. Rand.
Daniel Lothian, of Linn county, presented a certificate signed by W. G. Thompson, Senator from that county, and George McCoy, Senator from Linn, Benton, &c., certifying to their personal knowledge Mr. Lothian had been elected from said county.
The Committee are satisfied that the gentlemen named are entitled to their seats, and would recommend the same.
Chairman. On motion of Mr. Dorland, The report of the Committee was concurred in and the Committee discharged.
On motion of Mr. Wooden, The Clerk proceeded to call the House by districts, and the following members came forward and subscribed the oath of office:
Joseph Vanvalkenburgh, C. H. Toll,
John E. Kurtz,
William P. Davis,
J. K. IIershberger,
William II. Holmes,
James M. Noble,
Winslow T. Barker,
John M. Moor,
Daniel Cort, jr.,
La Fayette Bigelow,
Green T. Clark,
Walter C. Wilson,
C. B. Jones,
D. C. Cloud,
J. A. Mills,
G. D. Wooden,
H. G. Barner,
B. F. Roberts,
Charles O. Stanton,
Robert M. Wilson,
Mr. McFarland, having a majority of all the votes, was declared duly elected Speaker of the House.
The Speaker pro tem appointed Messrs. Dorland of Henry, and Hardie of Dubuque, a committee to wait upon the Speaker elect, and conduct him to his seat.
The committee having performed their duty, the Speaker elect addressed the House as follows:
Gentlemen of the House of Representatives : I thank you for the honor conferred upon me in calling me to preside over your deliberations. I acknowledge my inability to perform properly the duties you have imposed upon me, and ask in advance your indulgence for any errors I may commit. I hope to receive your good counsel and active co-operation in explaining and enforcing the rules of order. We come together here as strangers ; I trust we shall go away as friends. Our country has just passed through another exciting and interesting Presidential Campaign. Party spirit has run high-bitter animosities have been engendered. May we, in our deliberations, forget all these feelings, and go to work to advance the interests and increase the prosperity of our young and flourishing State. Dwelling here in the great Valley of the West, the central State of the mightiest empire the world ever saw, we should seek to make our laws a mdel for other states and nations; and by their observance, our people virtuous and happy.
Mr. Dorland nominated J. W. Logan, of Muscatine county, for Chief Clerk.
Mr. Clark nominated Will Tomlinson for Chief Clerk.
J. W. Logan, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Chief Clerk.
Mr. Wooden nominated William P. Hepburn, of Marshall county, for Assistant Clerk.
Mr. Clark nominated P. B. Bradley, of Jackson county, for Assistant Clerk.
Mr. Hepburn received 39 votes, and
Wm. P. IIepburn, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Assistant Clerk.
Mr. Noble nominated G. A. Hawley, of Decatur county, for Enrolling Clerk.
Mr. IIardie, of Dubuque, nominated Pius Emerson for Enrolling Clerk.
Mr. Flawley received 38 votes, and
G. A. Ilawley, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Enrolling Clerk.
Mr. IIolmes moved to elect an Engrossing Clerk, which motion prevailed.
Mr. IIolmes nominated A. R. Fulton, of Jefferson County.
A. R. Fulton, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Engrossing Clerk.
Mr. Price nominated William Said, of Keokuk county, for Sergeant-at-arms.
Mr. Barker nominated Harvey Alexander for Sergeant-at-arms.
Mr. Perry nominated J. B. Brown, of Lee county, for Sergeantat-arms.