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Was taken up for consideration, and, on his further motion, the bill 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

Ordered to the House for concurrence.

Passed the Senate.

Mr. Martin moved that 1000 copies of the bill entitled,

"An act to provide an unexceptionable mode of ascertaining the sense of the people upon the question of calling a Constitutional Convention,"

And that 500 copies of the bill entitled,

"An act proposing amendments to the Constitution for the purpose of increasing the number of Senators and Representatives in the General Assembly,"

Be printed.

Mr. Cooper moved to amend the motion by inserting "500 copies," in lieu of "1000 copies," of the bill first named, and '300 copies," in lieu of "500 copies," of the bill last mentioned. The amendment being accepted,

The motion, as amended,

Prevailed.

On motion, the Senate took a recess until 2 o'clock, P. M.

SAME DAY-2 o'clock, P. M.

The Senate reässembled at the expiration of the recess.

Mr. Crossan, from the Committee on enrolled bills, reported, as duly and correctly enrolled, the Senate joint resolution entitled,

"Joint resolution relative to payment of the claim of Enoch Moore for repairs on the Guard-Boat;"

Also, the Senate bill entitled,

"An act for the renewal of the charter of the Lobdell Car Wheel Company,"

And presented the same to the Speaker for his signature.

Mr. Ferguson offered the following resolution, which, on his motion, was read, as follows:

"Resolved by the Senate of the State of Delaware, that William F. Causey, late Secretary of State, be and is hereby requested to prepare and transmit to the Senate a list of the appointments made by his excellency, Charles C. Stockley, Governor, from the sixteenth day of January, 1883, to the eighteenth day of Jan

uary, 1887."

on his motion, the resolution was

And further, Adopted. The Speaker then laid before the Senate the list of executive appointments, as called for in the resolution.

Mr. Ferguson offered the following resolution, which, on his

motion, was

read, as follows:

"Resolved by the Senate of the State of Delaware, That the Printing Committee be and is hereby directed to have printed three hundred copies of the tabulated list of appointments to office, made by the executive authority of this State, from the sixteenth day of January, 1883, to the eighteenth day of January, 1887-two hundred copies for the use of the Senate, and one hundred thereof for the use of the Executive Department."

On request of Mr. Martin, under the rule, the resolution was laid over.

Mr. Ferguson presented a bill from William F. Causey, Esq., late Secretary of State, for one hundred dollars,

Which, on his motion, was read, and, under the rule, was laid

over.

Mr. Ferguson presented a petition, signed by Walter Ford, James Jarrell, A. Richards, and others, praying that certain property be transferred from School District No. 65, in Appoquinimink Hundred, to District No. 69, in said hundred, New Castle County,

Which, on his motion, was read,

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

Mr. Cooper, Clerk of the House, being admitted, returned to the Senate the following duly and correctly enrolled Senate joint resolution, the same having been signed by the Speakers of the two houses, viz:

"Joint resolution relative to the payment of the claim of Enoch Moore for repairs on the Guard-Boat."

Mr. McWhorter, in pursuance of previous notice, asked, and, on motion of Mr. Martin, obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled,

"An act to incorporate the Republican Printing and Publishing Company, of Wilmington, Delaware,"

Which, on motion of Mr. McWhorter, was read.

Mr. McWhorter presented the petition of Charlotte Hannah, praying for a divorce from her husband, Alfred Hannah,

Which, on his motion, was read,

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

Mr. McWhorter presented the petition of N. H. Clark, J. H.

Caleb, Joseph R. Sutton, George Legg, and 300 others praying that the 30th day of May, commonly known as "Decoration Day," be made a legal holiday,

Which, on his motion, was read,

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

Mr. McWhorter gave notice that, on to-morrow or some future day, he would ask leave to introduce a bill entitled,

"An act making the 30th day of May, in each year, a legal holiday."

On motion of Mr. McWhorter, the bill entitled,

"An act to incorporate the Orange Street Sewer Company, of Wilmington, Delaware,'

Was read a second time by its title,

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

On motion, the Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, February 1st, 1887-11 o'clock, A. M.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Chaplain.

Roll called-Members present-Messrs. Bacon, Cooper, Crossan, Ferguson, Lewis, Martin, McWhorter, and Mr. Speaker.

Journal read and approved.

Mr. Cooper, Clerk of the House, being admitted, informed the

Senate that the House had passed and asked the concurrence of the Senate in the following House bills, viz:

"An act to amend Chapter 376, Volume 14, Laws of Delaware;"

"An act concerning School District No. 4, in Kent County."

Mr. Cooper, Clerk of the House, being admitted, informed the Senate that the House had adopted and asked the concurrence of the Senate in the following joint resolution, viz:

"Joint resolution to pay the claim of Holmes & Draper."

On motion of Mr. Lewis, the House joint resolution entitled, "Joint resolution to pay the claim of Holmes & Draper," Was read.

Mr. Lewis, from the joint committee to whom was referred the settlement of the accounts of the State Treasurer and State Auditor, presented a report,

Which, on his motion, was read, as follows:

We, the undersigned, a committee appointed by a joint resolution to examine and settle the account of the State Treasurer, and to receive the Auditor's report, have performed that duty, and make the following statement:

On the 31st day of December, A. D. 1886, the State
Treasurer settled with the Auditor of Accounts,

at which time there was due from the State Trea-
surer to the State, applicable to the General
Fund,

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On the 1st day of January, 1887, the State Treasurer settled with the Auditor of Accounts, from which it appears that the entire receipts of the State Treasurer during the year, applicable to General Fund, amounted to the sum of.

$ 8,977.86

129,006.10

The books of the State Treasurer and Auditor of Accounts show that there was disbursed during the year the sum of . .

120,028.24

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