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Nr. Said received 35 votes.
William Said, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Sergeant-at-arms.
Mr. Inskeep moved to proceed to elect a Doorkeeper.
Mr. Mills moved to amend by inserting " Additional Sergeant-atarms."
On the motion to elect, Mr. Clark called for the yeas and nays, which were as follows:
Yeas 16, and
Mr. Cloud nominated T. W. Wilson of Johnson county, for First Messenger.
Mr. Bowen nominated N. P. Wood, of Johnson county, for First Messenger.
T. W. Wilson received 33 votes and N. P. Wood received 19 votes.
T. W. Wilson, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected First Messenger.
On motion of Mr. Dorland,
TWO O'CLOCK. P. M.
Messrs. Melizer, Mendenhall and Barner, members elect from Davis and Scott counties, appeared, and were admitted to their seats, having just signed the oath of office.
The House then proceeded to the election of Second Messcnger.
W. J. Conard received 36 votes and W. J. Straten received 19 votes.
W. J. Conard, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Second Messenger.
Mr. Fry nominated B. Wescott for Third Messenger.
received 21 votes. B. Wescott, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Third Messenger.
Mr. Jones nominated T. J. Struble, of Johnson, for First Fire
Mr. Franklin nominated James Weeks, of Johnson county, for First Fireman.
T. J. Strulle received 37 votes: and James Weeks received 19 votes.
T. J. Struble, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected First Fireman.
Mr. Bigelow nominated J. (). P. Mygatt for Second Fireman.
Mr. Ilardie, of Dubuque, nominated Andrew Jackson Franklin for Second Fireman.
J. P. Mygatt received 35 votes and Andrew Jackson Franklin received 21 votes.
J. P. Mygatt, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Second Fireman.
Mr. Wooden moved that C. B. Smith, of Johnson county, be elected Chaplain.
Mr. Blardie, of Dubuque, moved to amend by inserting, “And it shall be his duty to open the House with prayer each morning, after all the members have taken their seats.”
Mr. Wooden moved to lay the amendment on the table, which motion prevailed.
Mr. Barker nominated Rev. Phelps for Chaplain.
Rev. C. B. Smith received 31 votes and Rev. Phelps received 20 votes.
Rev. C. B. Smith, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Chaplain.
Mr. Sawyer moved that J. B. Brown, of Lee county, be appointed Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms.
Mr. Dorland called for the Yeas and Nays, which resulted as follows:
YEAS: Arnold, Barner, Bowen, Clark, Cloud, Davis, Doud, Fry, Galbraith, Gillett, Hardie, Hershberger, Inskeep, Jordan, Lewis, Lothian, Larimer, McDow, Pease, Price, Perry, Rand, Roeder, Richardson, Roberts, Sawyer, Thomas, Toll, Van valkenburgh, Williams, Wilson, of Mahaska, Wing, Wyatt, Speaker.-34.
On motion of Mr. Arnold,
Mr. Dorland moved that a committee of two be appointed to wait on the Senate and inform it that the Ilouse is now organized and ready to proceed to business.
The Speaker appointed Messrs. Dorland and Barker said committee.
Mr. Clark offered the following resolution: Resolved. That the Chief Clerk be instructed to furnish each member of this House with the Code and the Acts of the three last sessions of the Legislature.
On motion of Mr. The resolution was amended so as to exclude all those who have already received the Code.
The resolution, with the amendment, were adopted.
Mr. SPEAKER: Sir-I am d'rected by the Senate to inform the IIouse of Representatives that the Senate have appointed Senators Jordan, Bingham and Jenkins, a committee to act in connection with a similar committee of the House, to wait upon the Governor, and inform him that the General Assembly of the State of Iowa is now organized, and is in readiness to receive any communications he may have to communicate.
C. C. NOURSE,
Mr. Brice moved that a committee of six be appointed to act in conjunction with the Senate committee. to wait upon His Excellency, the Governor, and inform him that the General Assembly is now organized and ready to receive any communication from him.
The Chair appointed Messrs. Price, Holmes, Clark, Barker, Noble and Bigelow said committee.
Mr. Clark offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk be requested to furnish each member of this Ilouse with 25 copies of such newspapers published in this State as each member may designate.
On motion of Mr. Arnold, The resolution was amended by inserting, “Daily newspapers, or their equivalent in weeklies.”
Mr. Perry move to strike out “25” and insert “11."
The question being on the resolution as amended, the same was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Arnold,
“Resolved, That the clerk be instructed to provide suitable locks and keys for the members' desks." With an amendment offered by Mr. Roberts to insert “knobs.”
On motion of Mr. Wooden,
Resolved, That the chief clerk be instructed to make arrangements with the Post-Master of Iowa City for the payment of postage for the members of this House.
On motion of Mr. Moore, of Dubuque, The following resolution was adopted :
Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed to report rules for the government of this IIouse.
The Speaker appointed Messrs. Moore, Mills, Clark, Arnold and Fry said committee. The following message was received from the Senate:
MR. SPEAKER: Iim instructed ly the Scrate to inform the House that the Senate have appointed Senators Anderson, Neal and Thompson, a committee upon the part of the Senate to act with any committee the IIouse may appoint, to report rules for the government of the General Assembly
CHAS. C. NOURSE,
Secretary Mr. Dorland offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the chief clerk be requested to furnish suitable desks for newspaper reporters within the bar of this House.
Mr. Mills offered the following resolution: Resolved, That suitable desks be furnished for newspaper reporters upon the floor of this IIall, and that they be permitted to occupy the same; and also, provide suitable desks for the enrolling and engrossing clerks.
On motion of Mr. Clark,
Resolred, That the chief clerk be requested to furnish the members of this House with a copy of Cushing's Manual.
Mr. Jones offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the chief clerk furnish each member of this House with some late edition of the map of Iowa.
Mr. Dorland moved to amend by inserting, “ Parker's Sectional Map of Iowa.”
The amendment was accepted, and the resolution, with amendment, was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Holmes,
WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 3, 1856.
House met pursuant to adjournment.
Mr. Franklin presented the credentials of S. F. Finney and D. W. Scoville, and Mr. Pease those of W. II. Griswold and J. H. Sullivan.
Whereupon those gentlemen appeared and took the oath prescribed.
The Speaker laid before the House the Biennial Message of the Governor, which was read by the Clerk as follows: