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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1871.

At a General Assembly of the State of Illinois, begun and held in the City of Springfield, on Wednesday, the fourth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, being the first session of the Twenty-seventh General Assembly:

The Hon. John Dougherty, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Illinois, and Speaker of the Senate, appeared at 12 o'clock M., took the chair, and called the Senate to order.

Prayer was then offered by the Rev. Albert Hale.
On motion of Mr. Early,

Mr. E. H. Griggs was elected Secretary pro tem.

On motion of Mr. Van Dorston,

Z. S. Swan was elected First Assistant Secretary pro tem.

The Secretary was then instructed to call the roll of members holding over; upon which the following gentlemen answered to their

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The Secretary was then instructed by the President to call the list of the members elect.

The following gentlemen answered to their names:

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Chief Justice Breese then administered the oath of office to the members holding over, and to the members elect under the provisions of the new Constitution.

Mr. Snapp moved a call of the Senate, and the following gentlemen answered to their names:

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The further proceedings under the call were dispensed with.
Mr. Starne offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That it is the duty of the present General Assembly to economize in every way in which it can be done compatible with the public service, and to that end,

Resolved, That the Senate will not elect at the present session persons to fill the offices of Second and Third Assistant Secretaries and Assistant Postmaster.

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The Senate then proceeded to the election of officers.

Mr. Early put in nomination Mr. E. H. Griggs, as Secretary of the Senate.

Mr. Epler put in nomination Mr. J. M. Davidson, as Secretary of the Senate.

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The President announced that Mr. Griggs, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly elected.

Mr. Van Dorston put in nomination Z. S. Swan, for First Assistant Secretary of the Senate.

Mr. Epler put in nomination J. R. Bailey, as First Assistant Secretary of the Senate.

The vote being taken, resulted as follows:

Those voting for Mr. Z. S. Swan are,

Messrs. Alexander,

Bangs,

Beveridge,

Messrs. Senter,

Snapp,

Strevell,

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Messrs. Flagg,

Fuller,

Hampton,

Hunter,

Jewett,

Kerr,

Langley,

Tincher,

Underwood,
Van Dorston,
Vaughn,

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Those voting for Mr. J. R. Bailey are,

Messrs. Bishop,

Bush,

Casey,

Epler,

Gibson,

Harlan,

Z. S. Swan, 32; J. R. Bailey, 18.

The President announced that Z. S. Swan, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly elected.

On motion of M. Epler,

The election of Second and Third Assistant Secretaries, Second Assistant Sergeant-at-arms, and Assistant Postmaster, was postponed until after the election of the other officers.

Mr. Woodard put in nomination Mr. R. H. Gettamy, as Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk of the Senate.

Mr. Washburn put in nomination Mr. C. G. Smith, as Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk of the Senate.

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The President announced that Mr. Gettamy, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly elected.

Mr. Strevell put in nomination Mr. Gershom Martin, as First Assistant Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk of the Senate.

Mr. Harlan put in nomination Mr. F. H. Sutton, as First Assistant Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk of the Senate.

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The President announced that Gershom Martin, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly elected.

Mr. Van Dorston put in nomination Mr. Lewis Zeigler, as Sergeantat-arms of the Senate.

Mr. Starne put in nomination Mr. John Kavanaugh, as Sergeantat-arms of the Senate.

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