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On motion of Mr. Watson, the bill just reported was taken up for consideration,

And, on his further motion, was read a third time, by paragraphs, in order to pass the Senate.

On the question, “Shall this bill pass the Senate?” "

The yeas and nays were ordered, which, being taken, were as follows:

Yeas—Messrs. Lacey, McMullin, Pilling. Pyle, Records, Ross, Watson and Mr. Speaker-8.

Nays—None.

So the question was decided in the affirmative, and the bill, having received the required constitutional majority,

Passed the Senate. Ordered that the House be informed thereof and the bill returned to that body.

Mr. Pilling, from the Committee on Revised Statutes, reported back, with favorable recommendation, the bill (H. B. No. 437) entitled

“An act permitting persons accused of crime to testify in their own behalf."

On motion of Mr. Records, the bill just reported was taken up for consideration,

And, on his further motion, Rule 14 was suspended as to this bill.

On the further motion of Mr. Records, the bill under consideration was read a third time, by paragraphs, in order to pass the Senate.

On the question, 'Shall this bill pass the Senate?”

It was decided in the affirmative, and the bill, having received the required majority,

Passed the Senate.

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Ordered that the House be informed thereof and the bill returned to that body.

Mr. Records, from the Committee on Revised Statutes, reported back, with favorable recommendation, the bill (H. B. No. 356) entitled

**An act to amend Chapter 87, Volume 12, Laws of Delaware, entitled 'An act dividing Brandywine hundred into two election districts.'

On motion of Mr. Pilling, the bill just reported was taken up for consideration,

And, on his further motion, was read a third time, by paragraphs, in order to pass the Senate.

On the question, “Shall this bill pass the Senate ?"

It was decided in the affirmative, and the bill, having received the required majority,

Passed the Senate.

Ordered that the House be informed thereof and the bill returned to that body.

On motion of Mr. Lacey, the House joint resolution entitled

"Joint resolution authorizing the repair of certain parts of the State House,'

Was taken up for consideration,
And further, on his motion, was read.
And, on the further motion of Mr. Lacey,
The joint resolution was

Concurred in. Ordered that the House be informed thereof and the joint resolution returned to that body.

On motion of Mr. Ross, the Senate joint resolution entitled

“ Joint resolution making a further appropriation to the Board of Worlds Fair Managers of Delaware,

Was taken up for consideration,
And further, on his motion, the House substitute was read.

On motion of Mr. Records, the resolution was laid on the table for further consideration.

On motion of Mr. Lacey, the House joint resolution entitled
“Joint resolution for the payment of claims against the State,"
Was taken up for consideration,
And further, on his motion, was read.
And, on the further motion of Mr. Lacey,
The joint resolution was

Concurred in. Ordered that the House be informed thereof and the joint resolution returned to that body.

On motion of Mr. Lacey, the Committee on Claims on the part of the Senate was discharged.

On motion of Mr. Ross, the bill (H. B. No. 475) entitled

“An act to prevent the accomplishment of frauds upon the General Assembly by means of deceptive and tricky amendments or additions to acts,"

Was read.

On the further motion of Mr. Ross, Rule 14 was suspended as to this bill,

And further, on his motion, the bill was read a second time by its title,

And, on his further motion, was referred to the Committee on Revised Statutes.

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On motion of Mr. Pyle, the bill (H. B. No. 469) entitled

"An act to incorporate the Employers and Employés Protective Insurance Company,"

Was read.

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On the further motion of Mr. Pyle, Rule 14 was suspended as to this bill,

And further, on his motion, the bill was read a second time by its title,

And, on his further motion, was referred to the Committee on Corporations.

Mr. Ross, from the Committee on Judiciary, reported back, with favorable recommendation, the bill (H. B. No. 339) entitled

An act to authorize the Prothonotary of New Castle county to make a certain judgment index."

On motion of Mr. Pilling, the bill just reported was taken up for consideration,

And, on his further motion, was read a third time, by paragraphs, in order to pass the Senate.

On the question, “Shall this bill pass the Senate?"

It was decided in the affirmative, and the bill, having received the required majority,

Passed the Senate. Ordered that the House be informed thereof and the bill returned to that body.

Mr. Pilling moved that the vote by which the bill (H. B. No. 297) entitled

"An act for the eradication of infectious and contagious diseases among lower animals,”

Was lost (on April 24th) be reconsidered,
Which motion

Prevailed. On motion of Mr. Pyle, the bill was taken up for consideration,

And, on his further motion, was read a third time, by paragraphs, in order to pass the Senate. On the question, “Shall this bill pass the Senate?"

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It was decided in the affirmative, and the bill, having received the required majority,

Passed the Senate.

Ordered that the House be informed thereof and the bill returned to that body.

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Mr. Watson, from the Committee on Corporations, reported back, with favorable recommendation, the bill (H. B. No. 469) entitled

An act to incorporate the Employers and Employés Protective Insurance Company.'

On motion of Mr. Records, the bill was taken up for consideration,

And further, on his motion, Rule 14 was suspended as to this bill.

On the further motion of Mr. Records, the bill was read a third time, by paragraphs, in order to pass the Senate.

On the question, “Shall this bill pass the Senate ?"
The
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and nays were ordered, which, being taken, were as follows:

Yeas— Messrs. Lacey, McMullin, Pilling, Pyle, Records and Mr. Speaker-6.

Nays—None.

So the question was decided in the affirmative, and the bill, having received the required constitutional majority,

Passed the Senate. Ordered that the House be informed thereof and the bill returned to that body.

On motion, the Senate took a recess until 8 o'clock, p. m.

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