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Jt. Res. No. 3, A.,

Providing for a joint committee of the two houses to receive the message of His Excellency the Governor.

ASSEMBLY MESSAGE CONSIDERED.

Jt. Res. No. 1, A.,
Adopting joint rules of last segsion.
Which was concurred in.
Jt. Reg. No. 3, A.,

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

Which was also concurred in.

Ou 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. PRESIDENT :

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 tbe 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 commi tee 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 busii ess of the convention having been completed, on motion of Senator Scbants, 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 distriut; that after bis election as a member of che legislature, and before the expiration of his term of office, to-wit : during the summer of 1870, the said I 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," bis 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

your memorialist prays that he may be admitted to the sent in the Senate for the 20th Senatorial district, for the unexpired term. Respectfully submitted,

JOHN BOYD. Madison, January 10, 1871.

To committee on Privileges and Elections.
By Senator Clark :
Mem No 2, S.

Of L. B. Vilas, claiming to be admitted to a seat in the Senate from the 25th senatorial district, and ordered spread on the journal, as follows: To the Senate of the State of Wisconsin :

Your memorialist, Jevi B. Vilas, of the city of Madison, in the county of Dane, in said State, respectfully shows, that by section. 13, article 3, of the constitution of this state, it is declared that

“ No person being a member of congrese, or holding any military or civil office under the United States, shall be eligible to a seat in the Legislature ; and if any person shall, after bis election as a member of the legislature, be elected to congress, or be appointed to any office, civil or military, under the government of the United States, bis acceptance thereof sball vacate bis seat.”

And your memorialist further shows that the Hon. Romanzo E. Davis, who claims to bave been elected senator from the 26th sena. torial district at the general election in 1869, was on the 25th day of April, 1870, appointed postmaster at Middleton, in said Dane county, under the government of the United States; that be accepted said office, and was duly commissioned on the 18th day of June following; and that by “bis acceptance thereof,” bis seat in this honorable body became vacant from the time of bis acceptance, which was as early as June, 18th, 1870. And your memorialist further shows that, at the general election on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday, being the 8th day of November, 1870, your memorialist was duly elected senator from said 26th scnatorial district, to fill the vacancy so created, and is legally entitled to the seat in the senate occupied by the said Davis. Wherefore your memorialist prays that he may be admitted to the seat in the senate for the 26th senatorial district for the unexpired term,

Respectfully submitted. Madison, January 11th, 1871. (Signed,)

LEVI B. VILAS. To committec on Privileges and Elections.

RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED.
By Senator Pratt :
Res. No. 5, S.,

Resolved, that the president pro tem., and standing committees of the senate for the year 1871, be as follows except the committee on benevolent institutions :

President pro tem—C. G. Williams.

Indiciary Committer-Geo. C. lIazelton, Angus Cameron, H. S. Magoon, Myron Reed, Geo. H. Baldwin.

Committee on Finance-M. H, Pettit, Philo Belden, Carl H. Schmidt.

Committee on Corporations-B. V. Strong, John H. Jones, Lyman Morgan.

Committee on Roads, Bridges and Ferries-Samuel Pratt, W. · S. Flint, E. H. Ives.

Committee on Town and County Organizations-J. H. Foster, Wm. M. Colladay, A. Schantz.

Committee on Military Affairs-K. S. Town, B. U. Strong, Lyman Walker.

Committee on Privileges and Elections—J. C. Hall, Francis Little, Satterlee Clark.

Committee on Agriculture-Philo Belden, R. E. Davis, W. W. Woodman.

Committee on Legislative Expenditures-W. S. Flint, Pbilo Belden, Myron Reed.

Committee on State Affairs--Wm. M. Griswold, W. T. Price, Geo. Krouskop.

Committee on Federal Relations-Angus Cameron, Wm. M. Griswold, Satterlee Clark.

Committee on Education-R. E. Davis, H. S. Magoon, Francis Huebscbmann.

Committee on Banks and Banking-Wm. M. Colladay, E. S. Miner, Lyman Walker.

Committee on Internal Improvemen's-H. S. Magoon, J. H. Foster, Geo. Baldwin.

Committee on Contingent Expenditures-H. S. Town, M. H, Pettit, C. H. Schmidt.

Committee' on Public Lands-Francis Little, Samuel Pratt, Adam Schantz.

Committee on State Prison-M. H. Pettit, E. S. Miner, S. D. Burchard.

Committee on Railroads—W. T. Price, Wm. M. Griswold, Angus Cameron, W. S. Flint, B. U. Strong, H. S. Town, P. V. Deuster, Goo. Krouskop, E H Ives.

Committee on Printing-E, S. Miner, Wm. M. Colladay, P. V. Deuster.

Engrossed Bills-J. H. Jones, M. H. Pettit, W. W. Woodman. Enrolled Bills-J. C. Hall, J. H. Foster, S. D. Burchard.

Joint Committee on Claims-E. S. Miner, Wm. M. Griswold, J. A. Rice.

DESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED.

Res. No. 5 S.,
Appropriating money.
Which was adopted.

The Lieutenant-Governor appointed Senators Pratt and Morgan to wait upon the President pro tem elect, Senator Williams, and conduct bim to the chair, when,

On motion of Senator Clark,
The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 1871.

10 o'clock, A. M.
Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Lieutenant Governor presiding.
Roll called, quorum present.
Reading of the journal dispensed with.

RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED.
By Sepator Price :
Res. No. 6. S.

Resolved, That the committee on Enrolled Bills, and the committee on Engrossed Bills, are bereby authorized to employ a clerk, whose services shall be divided between the two committees, as the members of those committees shall direct ; also, that the committee on Railroads, and the committee on Claims, eacb, are hereby authorized to employ a clerk; also, that the sergeant-at-arms is hereby authorized to employ one additional door-keeper.

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