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Mr. Dorman presented a petition from Sallie C. Winn for a divorce from her husband, Jacob Winn,

Which,, on his motion, was read,

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

On motion, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, January 19th, 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. Journal read and approved.

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

"An act authorizing the Levy Court of Sussex County to fund the Debt of Sussex County."

Mr. Cooper offered a joint resolution entitled,

"Joint resolution concerning the one hundredth anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the United States," providing for the appointment of a joint committee of two on the part of the Senate and three on the part of the House,

Which, on his motion, was read,

And, on his further motion,

Adopted.

Whereupon the Speaker appointed as said committee on the part of the Senate, Messrs. Cooper and McWhorter.

Ordered to the House for concurrence.

Mr. Dorman, of the Committee on Claims, reported favorably the claim of Enoch Moore against the State for repairing Oyster Guard-Boat "Blue Wing," and recommended payment of the claim.

There being no objection on the part of the Senate, the report was accepted.

Mr. McWhorter moved that the Clerk be directed to have 500 copies of the Inaugural Address of Governor Biggs printed for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Lewis moved to amend the motion by striking_out_the words "five hundred," and substituting in lieu thereof "three hundred,"

Which amendment was accepted,

And the motion, as amended,

Mr. Ferguson offered a joint resolution entitled,

Prevailed.

"Joint resolution concerning the State Auditor's Report,"

Which, on his motion, was read,

And, on his further motion, was

Ordered to the House for concurrence.

Adopted.

Mr. Lewis presented a petition to divorce Mary S. Lasselle from her husband, William P. Lasselle,

Which, on his motion, was read,

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

Mr. Cooper, Clerk of the House, being admitted, informed the Senate that the House would be prepared in five minutes to receive the Senate in joint meeting, in the Hall of the House of

Representatives, for the purpose of comparing the journals of the two houses, in obedience to the act of Congress entitled, "An act to regulate the times and manner of holding the elections for Senators in Congress," passed July 25th, A. D. 1866.

Mr. McWhorter offered a resolution, which was read, as follows:

Resolved, That the Senate do now proceed to the Hall of the House of Representatives for the purpose of comparing the journals of the two houses, in obedience to the act of Congress entitled, "An act to regulate the times and manner of holding elections for Senators in Congress," passed July 25th, 1866.

And further, on his motion, the resolution was

JOINT MEETING.

Adopted.

At the time fixed for the joint meeting, the Senate, preceded by their Speaker, and attended by their Clerk and Sergeant-atArms, proceeded to the Hall of the House of Representatives and took the seats prepared for them.

The two houses being convened in joint meeting,

Mr. Waples, of the House, moved that the journals of the two houses, so far as they related to the election of United States Senator, be read and compared.

Which motion

Prevailed.

Whereupon the Clerks of the two houses proceeded to read the journals.

It appeared that George Gray had received a majority of votes cast in each house.

The Speaker of the Senate declared that George Gray was duly elected as Senator to serve in the Congress of the United States for the constitutional term of six years, commencing on the fourth day of March next.

Whereupon a certificate was made out and signed by the Speakers of the two Houses, and attested by their respective Clerks, and addressed to the Governor of the State,

Which, on motion of Mr. Mulligan, of the House, was read, as follows, to wit:

STATE OF DELAWARE, SS.

BE IT KNOWN, That the Legislature of the State of Delaware did, on the 18th day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven, at an election in due manner held, according to the form of the act of Congress in such case made and provided, elect George Gray to be a Senator from said State in the Senate of the United States for the constitutional term to commence on the fourth day of March next.

Given under our hands the 19th day of January, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven.

JOHN E. COLLINS,

Speaker of the Senate.

W. R. MCCABE,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Attest:

BENJAMIN J. MOORE,

Clerk of the Senate.

E. T. COOPER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives.

Mr. Rust, of the House, moved that the journals of the two houses be read and compared,

Which motion

Prevailed.

On motion of Mr. Chandler, the certificate was entered on the journal of each house.

On motion, the two houses separated, and the Senators re

turned to their chamber.

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

SAME DAY-3 o'clock, P. M.,

Senate reässembled at the expiration of the recess.

Mr. Bacon presented a claim of Charles F. Richards, assignee of Frederic Roop, against the State of Delaware,

Which, on his motion, was referred to the Committee on Claims.

Mr. Lewis, from the Committee on Corporations, reported back, with favorable recommendation, sundry House bills, entitled as follows, viz:

"An act to incorporate the Wilmington Tranfer Company, of Wilmington, Delaware;"

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

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

On motion of Mr. McWhorter, the House bill entitled,

"An act to incorporate the Wilmington Transfer Company, of Wilmington, Delaware,"

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. Bacon, Crossan, Cooper, Dorman, Ferguson, Lewis, McWhorter, and Mr. Speaker-8.

Nays-None.

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