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So the resolution submitted by Mr. Shope was agreed to, and the said memorials were referred to a special committee of five.

On motion of Mr. Keyes,

Resolved, That the Speaker be authorized to appoint eight pages and two porters for this House.

On motion of Mr. Haines,

Resolved, That the Speaker of this House be authorized to invite the clergymen of this city to come in and offer prayer on each morning at the opening of the sessions of the House.

Mr. Newport submitted the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That the rules of the House of Representatives, and the joint rules of the twenty-second General Assembly of the State of Illinois, be adopted for the government of the House.

Mr. O'Brien moved to lay the said resolution upon the table.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, announced the following as the special committee under Mr. Shope's resolution, in relation to the memorials of Michael Brandt and J. S. Bussy, viz: Messrs. Shope, Burr, Hicks, Lawrence and Newport.

The Speaker stated the question to be upon the motion to lay upon the table the resolution submitted by Mr. Newport, pending which,

On motion of Mr. Davis,

At five o'clock and thirty minutes P. M., the House adjourned until to-morrow morning at nine o'clock.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1863.

House met, pursuant to adjournment, at 9 o'clock a. M.

Prayer by Rev. Dr. Brown of Springfield.

Mr. Newport moved that that portion of the journal which refers to the election of officers, be passed over by the Clerk. Carried.

The Journal was then approved.

The Speaker announced the following appointments, viz:

For Pages-Isaac Diller, Wm. W. Crane, Thomas Cullen, William Neeley, Taylor Sprigg, Benjamin Goldsmith, Charles W. McDaniel, and W. Loch.

For Porters-Peter Loudoun, and Edward Lynch.

Pending the reading of the journal, the following message was received from the Senate, by Mr. Mayfield, their Secretary, viz:

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate have met and fully organized by the election of the following named officers, viz:

Manning Mayfield, of Massac, Secretary; Nelson Abbott, of McDonengh, and William Rounseville, of Peoria, assistant Secretaries; Louis Lauck, of St. Clair, enrolling and engrossing Clerk; Matthew I. Muray, of Clinton, and James Lowe, of Adams, assistant enrolling and ngrossing Clerks; David I. Waggoner, of Fulton, Sergeant-at-arms; James W. Blades, of Hamilton, assistant Sergeant-at-arms; and James Ward, of Pike, Postmaster.

I am further instructed to say that the Senate are now ready to proceed to the transaction of legislative business.

Mr.

MANNING MAYFIELD, Sec'y of Senate.

presented the credentials of Sylvester S. Mann and Jacob P. Black, representatives from the fifty second district.

Mr. liaines submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, That a select committee of five be appointed to inquire vhat legislation, if any, is necessary to enable the people to pay their axes in United States legal tender treasury notes, and that they report y bill, or otherwise, as early as possible.

Which was read, considered and agreed to.

Mr.

sidered, and,

submitted the following resolution, which was read, con

On motion of Mr. O'Brien,

Laid on the table, viz:

Resolved, That the Clerk of the House inform the Senate that the House of Representatives has met and duly organized by the election of Samuel A. Buckmaster, Speaker; J. Q. Harmon, Clerk; Z. S. Masin, first assistant Clerk; C. Winston, second assistant Clerk; John Lise, enrolling and engrossing Clerk; H. Kelley, first assistant enrolng and engrossing Clerk; Joseph D. Merritt, second assistant enroling and engrossing Clerk; Charles Walsh, Doorkeeper; John Husted, irst assistant Doorkeeper; Wm. C. Davis, second assistant Doorkeeper; nd Reuben Woods, Postmaster.

The credentials of Lorenz Brentano were presented by Mr. Eastman. Mr. - presented the credentials of Addison Goodell, a repreentative of the forty-second district.

Mr. Daugherty submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, That the hours of meeting of this House shall be at nine 'clock A. M., and three o'clock P. M.; and of adjournment at twelve 'clock, M., and five o'clock P. M., until otherwise ordered.

Mr. Burr moved to lay said resolution on the table.

Whereupon said resolution was withdrawn by Mr. Daugherty.
Messrs. Sylvester S. Mann, Jacob P. Black, Addison Goodell,

ay, and Lorenz Brentano, appeared, whereupon Judge Higbee, of Pike, administered the oath of office, and said gentlemen took their seats in this House.

Mr. Haines submitted the following resolution, which was read, considered and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That the members of this House proceed now to draw fo seats in the following manner: the Clerk shall place the names o members in a box on strips of paper: that the members vacate the bar, and that the Clerk proceed to draw from the box the names of mem bers, and announce the same, and as his name is called, the membe. shall proceed to select his seat.

Mr. Haines submitted the following resolution, which was read, considered and agreed to, viz:

Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That a committee of five be appointed, comprised of three from the House and two from the Senate, to wait upon the Governor and inform him that both Houses are now organized and ready to receive any communications he may have to make.

The Speaker announced, as in order, the resolution submitted by Mr. Newort, and pending when the House adjourned yesterday; which was read, and is as follows, viz:

Resolved, That the rules of the House of Representatives, and the joint rules of the Senate and House of Representatives of the twentysecond General Assembly of the State of Illinois, be adopted for the government of this House.

Which was considered and agreed to.

Mr. Burr introduced a bill for "An act to authorize the payment of taxes in United States treasury notes.'

Which was read a first time, and

Ordered to a second reading by its title.

Mr. Burr moved that the rules be suspended, and the bill have a third reading.

The following message from the Senate was received by Mr. Mayfield, their Secretary.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Mayfield, their Secretary:

I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate have appointed Messrs. Bushnell, Green and Underwood, a committee on behalf of the Senate, in connection with such committee as may be appointed by the honorable House of Representatives, to jointly wait upon the Governor and inform him that the General Assembly are now organized, and ready to receive any communication he may have to make.

Mr. Haines moved the appointment of a committee of three to wait upon the Governor, in conjunction with the committee appointed by the Senate. Carried.

Whereupon the Speaker appointed the following as said committee, viz: Messrs. Haines, Epler and Walker.

Mr. Burr withdrew his motion to suspend the rules for the third reading of the bill for "An act to authorize the payment of taxes in treasury notes," and thereupon submitted the following amendment thereto, viz:

Strike out, in section one, the words, "taxes due the State," and insert, "all general and special taxes, whether due the State, or any municipal corporation in the State."

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was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Burr then moved to suspend the rules and order the bill to a third reading.

The vote being taken, resulted in the affirmative.

The rule having been suspended, the bill was read a third time,
And the question being, "Shall this bill pass?"

It was decided in the affirmative,

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Mr. Fuller offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That rule 59 be amended by the addition to the standing committees provided for therein, of a committee on printing, to consist of not less than five nor more than nine members, as is in said rule provided.

Mr.

moved a suspension of the rules.

The resolution was then agreed to.

On motion of Mr.

The House adjourned until two o'clock P. M.

Carried.

Two o'clock, P. M.

House met, pursuant to adjournment.

A communication was received from the Governor by Mr. John Moses, his private Secretary, which was read, and is as follows:

Gentlemen of the General Assembly :

INTRODUCTION.

The duty of addressing the assembled Legislature of the State again devolves upon me amid events painful to every patriot. A most causeless, yet most gigantic, civil war still continues to ravage the land. Today many a desolate hearth-stone mutely appeals to Heaven for protection to the widow bereaved, the child made fatherless, the brother or sister stricken with the sorrow that no earthly hand can soothe. To-day the enemies of our country, of its unity, its nationality, and its glorious old flag, proudly defy the constituted authorities, and with fire and sword, with all the dread enginery of war, are madly striving to tear down that magnificent temple of constitutional liberty which the hands of our patriot fathers so carefully raised, and the stones of which are cemented with their blood.

Amid such shocking scenes, amid calamities, which, a few short years since, it had not entered into human imagination to conceive, it is with a

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