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WHICH CONVENED AT THE CAPITOL, IN DES MOINES, IOWA, JAN, 8, 1872.

DES MOINES:
G. W. EDWARDS, STATE PRINTER.

1872.

J O 0 R N A L

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

HALL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Des Moines, Iowa, January 8, 1872.

At 2 o'clock the House was called to order, by the Hon. John A. Kasson, of Polk county.

On motion of Mr. Kasson, Hop. M. J. Rohlfs, of Scott county, was elected Speaker, pro tem.

On motion of Mr. Green, of Scott county, Chas. Aldrich, of Hamilton county, was elected Chief Clerk, pro tem.

On motion of Mr. Butler, of Page County, Benj. Van Steenburgh wes elected Assistant Clerk, pro tem.

Mr. Teal, of Decatur county, moved that the roll of Districts be called, and that the members hand their credentials to the Clerk, wbich motion prevailed.

Mr. Kasson offered the following resolution, which was adopted :

Resolved,, That Messrs. Pratt of Floyd, Teale of Decatur, Dun. combe of Webster, Goodspeed of Washington, and Butler of Page, be appointed a Committee on Credentials, with instructions to report to-morrow, immediately after the reading of the Journal.

On motion of Mr. Evans, R. D. Beard, of Maquoketa county, was elected Postmaster, pro tem.

Mr. Goodspeed moved that H. O. Russell, of Washington county, be elected Sergeant-at-Arms, pro tem, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Mr. Keables, J. C. Donnell, of Marion county, was elected Door-Keeper, pro tem.

On motion of Mr. Hopkirk, J. N. Edwards, of Jefferson county, was elected Assistant-Postmaster, pro tem.

On motion of Mr. Green, the House adjourned until 10 o'clock, to-morrow morning.

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HALL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Des Moines, Iowa, January 9, 1872.

House called to order by the Speaker pro tem,
Prayer by Rev. S. T. Wells.
Journal of yesterday read and approved.

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Credentials submitted the following report :

MR. SPEAKER :-Your Committee on Credentials, having attended to the business assigned them, respectfully report the fol. lowing gentlemen entitled to seats in this House upon proper credentials, to-wit :

1st District-Webster Ballinger, E. M. Stewart, and Conrad Schweer.

2nd District—John H. Gear and Benton J. Hull. 3rd District-Jobn M. Hanson and Joshua G. Newbold. 4th District-Ed. Campbell, Jr. Kth District-John R. Wright and Samuel Whitten. 6th District-Samuel T. Caldwell and John H, Carver. 7th District-Isaac Blakely. 8th District-James Hilton. 9th District-O. B. Miller. 10th District, David J. McCoy. 11th District-James H. Crawford. 12th District-Fred. Teale. 13th District-James Rice. 14th District-Frank M. Davies. 15th District- Andrew Johnson). 16th District, William Butler. 17th District-A. R. Wright. 18th District-W. A. Stowe. 19th District20th District-Oliver Mills. 21st District22d District-John M. Lee. 23d District-David T. Durham and B. F. Keables. 24th District-W. L. McAllister and L. F. Ellsworth. 25th District-John Morrison, Jr., and John F. Wilson. 26th District-M. Goodspeed and Charles H. Wilson. 27th District-F. A. Duncan. 28th District--Elmers Day and William C. Evans. 29th District-John Q. Tufts and James W. Beatty. 30th District-M. J. Rohlfs, John W. Green, and Joseph H.

Freeman. 31st District--George Rule, N. A. Merrill, and James Vande

venter.

32d District-George C. Heberling and William H. Reed. 33d District-John P. Irish, George Paul. 34th District-John C. Clark. 35th District--L. E. Cardell. 36th District James M. Tuttle and John A. Kasson. 37th District-John P. Beatty and Ira E. Draper. 38th District--H. G. Van Meter. 39th District-Wm. Maxwell. 40th District-O, G. Perkins. 41st District-Phineas Cadwell. 42d District--Obas. J. A. Ericson. 43d District-Wm. K. Wood. 44th District-James Wilson. 45th District--E. M. Steadman and F. G. Clark. 46th District-J. L. Williams. 47th District-Wm. D. Litzenberg and J. S. McClure. 48th District-P. G. Bonewitz and John Tasker. 49th District-Caleb H. Booth, Fred. O'Donnell, and Martin

Kaier. 50th District-0. T. Peet. 51st District-R. B. Fleniken and Louis Reuther. 52d District—Henry Dayton and Andrew Sandry. 53d District-J. M. Hovey. 54th District-L. L. Ainsworth. 55th District—K. E. Bergh and Warren Danforth. 56th District-W. W. Blackman. 57th District--D. B. Hapan. 58th District-H. 0. Pratt. 59th District-James k. Skillen. 60th District—Cicero Close and George B. Van Saun. 61st District62d District-M. A. Leahy.' 63d District-L. O. Bliss. 64th District-S. B. Hewitt, Jr. 65th District-J. F. Duncombe. 66th District-David Secor. 67th District Robert Struthers. 68th District-F. A. Blake. 69th District-A. R. Appleton. 70th District-H. B. Wood.

Your committee further report that John Beresheim of the 19th District; D. D. Davidson, of the 21st District; William Hopkirk, of the 4th District; and S. B. Dumont, of the 61st District, are present without credentials and claims to be members from their respective Districts, and your committee find from the evidence before them that they are entitled to seats in this House as members

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