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On motion of Mr. Roosevelt, The absentees were called, and no other members answered to their names; when,

On further motion of Mr. Roosevelt, The House adjourned till 2 o'clock P. M.

Two O'CLOCK P. M.

The House met, pursuant to adjournment.

On motion of Mr. Kerley, A call of the house was ordered, when the following members answered to their names:

Messrs. Anderson, Barret, Berry, Brewer, Campbell of Logan, Cummings,
Davis of Montgomery, Detrich, Engle, Epler, Erwin, Forth, Graham, Green,
Hacker, Hampton, Hardin, Hick of Gallatin, Hitt, Hoiles, Job, Kerley, King,
McCleave, McElvaine, Metcalf, Morrison, Powell, Pulley, Roosevelt, Rush,
Shaw, Shirley, Short, Sloss, Stepheason, Updegraff, Wilson and Wood—39.
A quorum not being present,

On motion of Mr. Campbell of Logan,
The House adjourned till to-morrow, 9 o'clock A. M.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1859.

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

On motion of Mr. Detrich, A call of the House was ordered.

Whereupon, the following members appeared, were qualified by Hon. John S. Bailey, judge of the 5th judicial circuit, and took their seats, viz:

First District-Alexander, Pulaski and Union counties—WILLIAM A. HACKER.

Second-Pope, Hardin and Massac-Wm. H. Green.
Third-Williamson and Johnson-J. D. PULLEY.
Fourth-Gallatin and Saline-THOMAS S. HICK,
Fifth-Franklin and Jackson-JAMES HAMPTON.
Sixth-Randolph-John E. Detrich.
Seventh-Washington and Perry-John D. Wood.
Eighth-Jefferson and Hamilton--J. McElvaine and W. B. ANDERSON.
Ninth-Wabash and White—John G. Powell.
Tenth-Wayne and Edwards—R. T. Forth.
Eleventh-Monroe-Wm. R. MORRISON.
Twelfth-St. Clair-John SCHEEL and VITAL JARROT.
Thirteenth-Clinton and Bond-CHARLES Hoiles.
Fourteenth-Madison-Z. B. Job and J. H. Sloss.
Fifteenth-Fayette and Effingham-STEPHEN HARDIN.
Sixteenth-Clay, Richland and Jasper-W. G. STEPHENSON.
Seventeenth-Lawrence and Crawford-H. C. McCLEAVE.
Eighteenth-Clark-J. UPDEGRAFF.
Nineteenth-Cumberland and Shelby-Thomas BREWER.

Twentieth-Montgomery and Christian-Jas. M. Davis.
Twenty-first-Macoupin-WM. C. SHIRLEY.
Twenty-second-Jersey and Calhoun--F. P. Rush.
Twenty-third-Greene—Alex. King.
Twenty-fourth-Edgar-R. MOSELY.
Twenty-fifth-Coles and Moultrie-W. W. CRADDOCK.
Twenty-sixth-Sangamon-Jas. W. BARRET and DANIEL Short.
Twenty-seventh-Morgan and Scott-Cyrus EPLER and E. B. Hitt.
Twenty-eighth-Pike and Brown-G. J. Shaw and KING KERLEY.
Twenty-ninth-Adams-M. M. BANE and W. METCALF.
Thirtieth-Schuyler-Lewis D. Erwin.
Thirty-first-Hancock-W. H. ROOSEVELT.
Thirty-second-McDonough-WILLIAM BERRY.
Thirty-third-Fulton John G. GRAHAM and S. P. CUMMINGS.
Thirty-fourth-Cass and Menard-William ENGLE.
Thirty-fifth-Mason and Logan-G. H. CAMPBELL.
Thirty-sixth--Macon, De Witt, Piatt and Champaign-DANIEL STICKEL.
Thirty-seventh-Vermilion-0. F. HARMON.
Thirty-eighth-McLean-LEONARD SWETT.
Thirty-ninth— Tazeweli--R. B. M. Wilson.
Fortieth-Henderson and Warren-Wm. C. Rice.
Forty-first-Peoria and Stark—Thomas O. MOORE and M. G. BRACE.
Forty-second-Marshall, Woodford and Putnam-J. A. McCall.

Forty-third-La Salle, Livingston and Grundy-A. CAMPBELL and R. S. Hicks.

Forty-fourth-Kendall— V. VERMILYEA.
Forty-fifth–Iroquois, Will, Du Page and Kankakee-Hiram Norton, A.
W. MACK and J. M. Hoon.

Forty-sixth-Kane and DeKalb—W. Patten and W. B. Plato.
Forty-seventh-Bureau-John H. BRYANT.
Forty-tighth-Mercer, Henry and Rock Island-E. GILMORE.
Folty-ninth--Lee and Whiteside-William PROTHROW.
Fiftieth-Ogle-JOSHUA WHITE.
Fifty-first--Jo Daviess and Carroll--Jas. DeWolf and H. S. TOWNSEND.
Fifty-second--Stephenson-John A. Davis.
Fifty-third-Winnebago-E. W. BLAISDELL.
Fifty-fourth--Boone and McHenry-L. S. Church and S. A. HURLBUT.
Fifty-fifth-Lake-Elijah M. HAINES.
Fifty-sixth-South Towns in Cook-VAN H. Higgins and S. L. BAKER.
Fifth-seventh-North and West Towns in Cook-E. Peck.

ifth-eighth-Knox-Rufus MILES. Mr. l'eck moved that the House now proceed to a permanent organization, by the election of officers. Carried.

On motion of Mr. Anderson, The House proceeded to vote for officers by viva voce. The chair announced that nominations for officers would be in order; when

Mr. Epler placed the name of Wm. R. Morrison, of Monroe, in nomination for Speaker.

Mr. Peck placed the name of Vita! Jarrot in nomination.
Whereupon, the clerk proceeded to call the roll; which resulted as follows:
Those voting for Mr. Morrison are,

Messrs. Anderson, Bane, Barret, Berry, Brewer, Campbell of Logan, Cummings, Davis of Montgomery, Detrich, Engle, Epler, Erwin, Forth, Graham, Green, Hacker, Hampton, Hardin, Hick of Gallatin, Hitt, Hoiles, Job, Kerley, King, McCleave, McElvaine, Metcalf, Powell, Pulley, Roosevelt, Rush, Shaw, Shirley, Short, Sloss, Stephenson, Updegraff, Wilson, Wood-39.

Those voting for Mr. Jarrot are,

Messrs. Baker, Blaisdell, Brace, Bryant, Campbell of La Salle, Church, Craddock, Davis of Stephenson, De Wolf, Gilmore, Haines, Harmon, Hick of Livingston, Higgins, Hood, Hurlbut, Mack, McCall, Miles, Moore, Mosely, Norton, Patten, Peck, Plato, Prothrow, Rice, Scheel, Stickel, Swatt, Townsend, Vermilyea, White-33.

Mr. Jarrot voted for Mr. Peck.
Mr. Morrison voted for Mr. Hacker.

Whereupon, the Chair announced that Mr. Morrison, having received a majority of all the votes cast, declared him duly elected Speaker.

Mr. Anderson moved that a committee of three be now appointed to conduct the Speaker elect to the chair.

Which motion was adopted.

The Speaker appointed Messrs. Anderson, Detrich and Roosevelt such committee, who conducted the Speaker elect to the chair.

Mr. Morrison, having been conducted to the chair, addressed the house as follows:

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives :

I offer you my most grateful acknowledgments for the bestowal of your honors in electing me your presiding officer.

I am aware that I am unequal to the discharge of the duties of the position in any manner commensurate with their dignity and importance, without your co-operation and support.

In assuming the duties assigned me by your favor, I do so with no other desire than, to the best of my abilities, to discharge them with due regard to the rights of members, in obedience to the constitution, and in a manner which may in some degree magnify the greatn ss and glory of my native state, by encouraging the development of her resources, and adding to the happiness and prosperity of her people.

In the furtherance of these objects, so far as we may do within the limited sphere of the powers with which we are vested, I know I shall have your hearty support and co-operation.

With these remarks, gentlemen, trusting that you will generously pardon any errors I may commit, in the performance of the duties assigned me, again I return you my thanks.

On motion of Mr. Roosevelt,
The House proceeded to elect a principal clerk.
Nominations being in order,
Mr. Roosevelt nominated David E. Head, of Hancock.
Mr. Jarrot' nominated Christopher C. Brown, of Sangamon.
Whereupon, the clerk proceeded to call the roll.
Those voting for Mr. Head are,

Messrs. Anderson, Bane, Berret, Berry, Brewer, Campbell of Logan, Cummings, Davis of Montgomery, Detrich, Engle, Epler, Erwin, Forth, Graham, Green, Hacker, Hampton, Hardin, Hick of Gallatin, Hitt, Hoiles, Job, Kerley, King, McCleave, McElvaine, Metcalf, Powell, Pulley, Roosevelt, Rush, Shaw, Shirley, Short, Sloss, Stephenson, Updegraff, Wilson, Wood, Mr. Speaker40.

Those voting for Mr. Brown are,

Messrs. Baker, Blaisdell, Brace, Bryant, Butz, Campbell of La Salle, Church, Craddock, Davis of Stephenson, De Wolf, Gilmore, Haines, Harmon, Hick of Livingston, Higgins, Hood, Hurlbut, Jarrot, Mack, McCall, Miles, Moore, Mosely, Norton, Patten, Peck, Plato, Prothrow, Rice, Scheel, Stickel, Swett, Townsend, Vermilyea, White-34.

Mr. Head, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected clerk of the House.

On motion of Mr. Detrich,
The House proceeded to the election of first assistant clerk.
Nominations being in order,

Mr. Green nominated Greene B. Raum, of Saline, to be first assistant clerk.

Mr. Daris of Stephenson, nominated Mr. Ridinhower, of Johnson county, to the same office.

Whereupon, the clerk proceeded to call the rol).
Those voting for Mr. Raum are,

Messrs. Anderson, Bane, Barret, Berry, Brewer, Campbell of Logan, Cummings, Davis of Montgomery, Detrich, Engle, Epler, Erwin, Forth, Graham, Green, Hacker, Hampton, Hardin, Hick of Gallatin, Hitt, Hoiles, Job, Kerley, King, McCleave, McElvaine, Metcalf, Powell, Pulley, Roosevelt, Rush, Shaw, Shirley, Short, Sloss, Stephenson, Updegraff, Wilson, Wood, Mr. Speaker40.

Those voting for Mr. Ridinhower are,

Messrs. Baker, Blaisdell, Brace, Bryant, Campbell of La Salle, Church, Craddock, Davis of Stephenson, De Wolf, Gilmore, Haines, Harmon, Hick of Livingston, Higgins, Hood, Hurlbut, Jarrot, Mack, McCall, Miles, Moore, Mosely, Norton, Patten, Peck, Plato, Prothrow, Rice, Scheel, Stickel, Swett, Townsend, Vermilyea, White-34.

Mr. Raum, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected first assistant clerk.

On motion of Mr. Brewer,
The House proceeded to the election of a second assistant clerk.
Mr. Brewer nominated E. Z. Ryan, of Lawrence.
Mr. Bryant nominated George H. Phelps, of Bureau.
The clerk then proceeded to call the roll.
Those voting for Mr. Ryan are,

Messrs. Anderson, Bane, Barret, Berry, Brewer, Campbell of Logan, Cummings, Davis of Montgomery, Detrich, Engle, Epler, Erwin, Forth, Graham, Green, Hacker, Hampton, Hardin, Hick of Gallatin, Hitt, Hoiles, Job, Kerley, King, McCleave, McElvaine, Metcalf, Powell, Pulley, Roosevelt, Rush, Shaw, Shirley, Short, Sloss, Stephenson, Updegraff, Wilson, Wood, Mr. Speaker40.

Those voting for Mr. Phelps are,

Messrs. Baker, Blaisdell, Brace, Bryant, Campbell of La Salle, Church, Craddock, Davis of Stephenson, De Wolf, Gilmore, Haines, Harmon, Hick of Livingston, Higgins, Hood, Hurlbut, Jarrot, Mack, McCall, Miles, Moore, Mosely, Norton, Patten, Peck, Plato, Prothrow, Rice, Scheel, Stickel, Swett, Townsend, Vermilyea, White-34.

Mr. Ryan, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected.

On motion of Mr. Engle,
The House proceeded to the election of third assistant clerk.
Mr. Peck demanded the yeas and nays.

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Nominations being in order,
Mr. Engle nominated H. L. Clay, of Menard.
Whereupon, the clerk proceeded to call the roll.
Those voting for Mr. Clay are,

Messrs. Anderson, Bane, Barret, Berry, Brewer, Campbell of Logan, Cummings, Davis of Montgomery, Detrich, Engle, Epler, Erwin, Forth, Graham, Green, Hacker, Hampton, Hardin, Hick of Gallatin, Hitt, Hoiles, Job, Kerley, King, McCleave, McElvaine, Metcalf, Powell

, Pulley, Roosevelt, Rush, Shaw, Shirley, Short, Sloss, Stephenson, Updegraff, Wilson, Wood, Mr. Speaker40.

Those voting blank are,

Messrs. Blaisdell, Brace, Bryant, Campbell of La Salle, Church, Craddock, Davis of Stephenson, De Wolf, Gilmore, Jarrot, McCall, Miles, Mosely, Norton, Patten, Stickel, Swert, Townsend, Vermilyea—19.

Mr. Mack voted for James Buchanan.

Mr. Clay, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected.

On motion of Mr. Detrich, The House proceeded to the election of an enrolling and engrossing clerk. Mr. Short nominated John Connelly, jr., of Sangamon. Mr. Swett nominated Harvy Hogg, of McLean. The clerk proceeded to call the roll.

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