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o RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED.

By Senator C. G. Williams: Jt. Res. No. 1, S., Resolved by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That a joint committee of the two houses be appointed, consisting of two from the Senate and three from the Assembly to wait on His Excellency, the Governor, and notify him that the two houses are organized and ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make. Which was adopted, and Senators Williams and Burchard were appointed on the part of Senate. o

By Senator Pratt :

Res. No. 1, S.,

Resolved, That the President of the Senate is hereby requested to invite the resident clergy of A. adison to open the morning sessions of the Senate with prayer.

Laid over.

By Senator Clark:
Res. No. 2, S.,
Resolved, That the rules of the last session be adcpted as the
rules of this until otherwise ordered by the senate.
Adopted.

By Senator Pratt : Res. No. 3, S., Resolved, That the secretary of state be and he is hereby instructed to surnish to each member of this body, one copy of the revised statutes, ore copy of the general laws for each year and one copy of the senate and assembly journal for 1870.

Adopted. t

On motion of Senator Pettit
The Senate took a recess for ten minutes.
At the expiration of the recess,
The Senate was called to crder by the Lieutenant-Governor.

LETTERS, PETITIONS, MEMORIALS, Etc., Presented and referred.

By Senator Cameron: Mem. No. 1, S. Memorial to congress for the renewal of the grant to aid in the construction of a railroad from St. Croix River or Lake, to bayfield ou Lake Superior.

Which was read first and second times, and
On motion of Senator Cameron,
Passed under suspension of the rules.

On motion of Senator Clark,
The Senate adjourned till 21-2 o'clock P. M.

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By Senator Clark:

Res. No. 4, S.,

Wher EAs, It is alleged that since the last session of the Senate, Senator H. S. Town, of the 20th Senatorial District, and Senator R. E. Davis, of the 26th Senatorial District, have accepted the office of Postmaster, under appointment by the United States government, each at the place of his residence, therefore

Resolved, That it be referred to the committee on Judiciary to ascertain whether such alleged fact be true, and whether the seats of Senators Town and Davis did not thereby become vacant under the 13th section of the 4th article of the coustitution of this State, and report the same to the Senate at as early a day as may be con

venient.
Which was adopted.

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSEMBLY. By E. W. Young, Chief Clerk thereof.

Mr. PRESIDENT:

I am directed to inform you that the Assembly has perfected its organization by the election of Wm. E. Smith, Speaker, E. W. Young, Chief Clerk, and S. S. Fifield, Sergeant-at-Arms, and is now ready to proceed to business.

Senator Williams, from the committee' to wait upon His Eexellency, the Governor, informed the Senate that His Excellency wished to defer the delivery of his message until to-morrow.

On motion of Senator Griswold,
The Senate adjourned till 10 o’clock to-morrow morning.

URSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1871:

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

The Lieutenant Governor presiding.

Roll called, quorum present.
Reading of the journal dispensed with.

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSEMBLY.
By E. W. Young, Chief Clerk thereof.
Mr. PRESIDzNT:

I am directed to inform you that the Assembly has concurred with the Senate in the adoption of

Jt. Res. No. 1, S.,

Providing a joint select committee to wait upon His Excellency the Governor,

And has appointed as such committee, on the part of the Assembly, Messrs. Hall, Swain and Pease.

M. C. No. 1, S.,

For renewal of the grant of land to aid in the construction of a railroad from St. Clair riyer or lake to the west end of Lake Superior or Bayfield.

And has adopted and asks the concurrence of the Senate in

Jt. Res. No. 1, A.,

Adopting joint rules of last session to be joint rules of the present session, and

Jt. Res. No. 3, A., Providing for a joint committee of the two houses to receive the message of His Excelleney the Governor.

ASSEMBLY MESSAGE considerED.

Jt. Res. No. 1, A.,

Adopting joint rules of last session.

Which was concurred in.

Jt. Res. No. 3, A.,

Providing for joint convention of the two Houses, to hear the Governor's message.

Which was also concurred in.

On motion of Senator Clark,
The Senate took a recess for twenty-five minutes.

At the expiration of the recess,
The Senate was called to order by the Lieutenant Governor.

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSEMBLY.
By E. W. Young, Chief Clerk thereof:
Mr. PREside NT :

I am directed to inform you that the Assembly is ready to receive the Senate, in joint convention, to hear the Governor's message.

The Senate repaired to the Assembly Chamber, to meet the Assembly in

JOINT CONVENTION. Hon. Thaddeus C. Pound, President of the Senate, called the

joint convention to order. Senator Pratt moved that a Joint Committee of three, one from

the Senate, and two from the Assembly, be appointed to wait upon

the Governor and State officers, and inform them that the two

Houses are in joint convention, and ready to receive the message, Which motion prevailed.

And the President appointed as such committee, on the part of the Senate, Senator Pratt, and on the part of the Assembly, Messrs. Swain and Thorn.

The committee discharged the duty devolving on them, and soon thereafter the Sergeant-at-Arms announced His Excellency, the Governor, who, with the State officers, was duly received by the convention.

The Governor then read his
ANNUAL MESSAGE.
(See appendix.)
The busi ess of the convention having been completed, on motion

of Senator Schants, the convention dissolved, And the Senate returned to its chamber.

LETTERS, PETITIONS, MEMORIALS, Etc.,

Presented and referred.

By Senator Clark: Mem. No. 1, S., Of John Boyd, claiming to be admitted to a seat in the Senate from the 20th Senatorial district, and ordered spread on the journal, as follows:

To the Senate of the State of Wisconsin: Your memorialist, John Boyd, of the city of Fond du Lac, in the county of Fond du Lac, in said state, would respectfully represent that at the general election held in the year 1869, the honorable Hiram S. Town was elected Senator from the 20th Senatorial district; that after his election as a member of the legislature, and before the expiration of his term of office, to-wit : during the summer of 1870, the said H. S. Town was appointed postmaster of the city of Ripon, in the said county of Fond du Lac, by the President of the United States, and confirmed by the Senate, and was duly commissioned and entered upon the discharge of the duties of said office of postmaster; that by his acceptance of said “civil office, under the government of the United states,” his seat in this honorable body became vacant, according to section 13, article 3 of the constitution of the State of Wisconsin. Your memorialist further shows, that at the general election held on the 8th day of November, 1870, your memorialist was duly elected Senator from the 20th district, and is legally entitled to represent said district; wherefore

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