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thorough examination of the manuscript copies, deemed it prudent to employ an expert in transcribing to prepare the same for printing ; whereupon the committee awarded the work of transcribing to John F. Saulsbury, Esq. The committee, believing it to be more satisfactory to have the work of printing and binding done by contract, advertised for proposals, and James Kirk & Son, being deemed to be the most advantageous bidders, the contract of printing and binding was awarded to them.

Having in view the principle of interchange that is now existing between this State and the other States and Territories, the committee thought it proper to have 150 copies printed. The same having been done in accordance with the contract, the committee therefore submit this as their report to the General Assembly, and recommend the adoption of a joint resolution making an appropriation to defray the expenses for the same.

HUGH MARTIN,
WILSON T. CAVENDER,

On the part of the Senate.
ENOCH MOORE,
C. GUNDY BROWN,
JACOB H. ADAMS,

On the part of the House." Mr. Martin moved that the report be referred to a joint committee consisting of three on the part of the Senate, and five on the part of the House, Which motion

Prevailed. Whereupon the Speaker appointed, on the part of the Senate as such committee, Messrs. McWhorter, Lewis and Bacon.

Ordered that the House be informed thereof.

On motion, the Senate took a recess, and at 3 o'clock, P. M.,

3 reässembled and resumed business.

Mr. Cooper, Clerk of the House, being admitted, informed the Senate that the House had concurred in the Senate joint resolution entitled,

"Joint resolution concerning the Seventeenth Volume of the Laws of the State of Delaware, And returned the same to the Senate. Also, that the House had concurred in the action of the Senate upon the report of the joint committee appointed at the last session of the General Assembly in relation to the Minutes of Council, and that Messrs. Norney, Taylor, Harrington, Daisy, and Chandler, had accordingly been appointed on the part of the House members of the committee to consider the report of said committee.

Mr. Ferguson, on behalf of the joint committee to whom was referred the arrangements for the inauguration of the Governor elect, Hon. Benjamin T. Biggs, presented a report, Which, on his motion, was read.

Mr. McWhorter, on behalf of the committee to whom was referred the propriety of refurnishing the State House parlor and the Governor's office, reported a joint resolution entitled,

" Joint resolution relating to purchases and refitting the State House Parlor and Governor's Office,"

Which, on his motion, was read, and,
On motion of Mr. Martin,

Adopted.
Ordered to the House for concurrence.
Mr. Cooper, Clerk of the House, being admitted, informed the
Senate that that body had concurred in the Senate joint resolution

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And returned the same to the Senate. Mr. McWhorter offered a joint resolution entitled, ** Joint resolution convening the two houses to open and publish the returns of the vote for Governor,”

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And, on his further motion,

Adopted. Ordered to the House for concurrence.

Mr. Cooper, Clerk of the House, being admitted, informed the Senate that the House had concurred in the Senate joint resolution entitled,

“Joint resolution convening the two houses to open and publish the returns of the vote for Governor,"

And returned the same to the Senate.

On motion, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, January 13th, 1887–11 o'clock, A. M.
Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by the Chaplain.

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

Mr. Cooper, Clerk of the House, being admitted, informed the Senate that the House had passed and asked the concurrence of the Senate in sundry House bills, as follows:

"An act to incorporate the Rebman Library Association, of the City of Wilmington, Delaware ;"

"An act to incorporate the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division No. 7, of the City of Wilmington, Delaware ;"

"An act to re-incorporate the Wilmington Coal Gas Company," and

"An act to incorporate the Wilmington Tranfer Company."

Mr. McWhorter offered a joint resolution entitled,
"Joint resolution to investigate and suppress combinations,"
Which, on his motion, was read,
And, on his further motion,

Adopted. Ordered to the House for concurrence. On motion of Mr. McWhorter, the House bill entitled, "An act to incorporate the Rebman Library Association, of the City of Wilmington, Delaware,' Was read. Also, on his further motion, the House bill entitled, “An act to incorporate the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division No. 7, of Wilmington, Delaware," Was read.

Mr. Crossan, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported as duly and correctly enrolled and ready for the signature of the Speaker, the Senate joint resolution entitled,

"Joint resolution concerning the Seventeenth Volume of the Laws of the State of Delaware."

On motion, the Senate took a recess until 2:30, P. M.

SAME DAY-2:30, P. M.

Senate reässembled at the expiration of the recess.

Mr. Cooper, Clerk of the House, being admitted, informed the Senate that the House would be ready to receive the Senate in ten minutes.

The hour of 3 o'clock having arrived, the Senators, in conformity with the joint resolution convening the two houses in joint meeting to open and publish the votes for Governor, proceeded to the Hall of the House of Representatives, preceded by their Speaker, and accompanied by their Clerk and Sergeantat-Arms.

JOINT MEETING TO OPEN AND PUBLISH THE RE-
TURNS OF THE VOTES FOR GOVERNOR AT

THE LAST GENERAL ELECTION.
HALL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

JANUARY 13th, 1887, 3 o'clock, P. M.
The two houses being convened in Joint Meeting,
On motion of Mr. Martin, of the Senate,
The resolution convening the two houses was read by the
Clerk of the Senate, as follows :

"Joint resolution convening the two houses to open and publish the returns of the vote for Governor.

"Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That the members of the Senate and members of the House of Representatives assemble in the Hall of the House of Representatives, at three o'clock, P. M., on Thursday next, the 13th inst., to be present at the opening and publishing, according to the Constitution of this State, of the returns of the election held in the several counties of the State on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in

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