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Dover, Delaware, January 5, 1917, 12 o'clock noon.

Lieutenant Governor presiding. Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by the Chaplain. Roll called. Members all present except Messrs. Hickman, Gormley and Wharton. The Lieutenant Governor announced that the Senate proceed to the election of President pro tempore.

Mr. Hoffecker received 6 votes.

Mr. Barnard received 3 votes.

Mr. Gormley received 5 votes.

Three more ballots followed with no change. Whereupon the Lieutenant Governor announced that no one was elected. On motion of Mr. Hart, which prevailed, recess was taken until tomorrow 12 o'clock noon.

Dover, Delaware, January 6, 1917, 11 o'clock A. M.

Mr. Barnard presiding. Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Roll called. Members present-Messrs. Barnard and Hollett. Speaker Barnard declared there was no quorum present, and on motion of Senator Hollett, recess was taken until. Monday, January 8, 1917, at 10.30 A. M.

Dover, Delaware, January 8, 1917, 10.30 o'clock A. M.

Lieutenant Governor presiding. Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Roll called. All members present except Messrs. Webb and Walker. The following communication was sent to the House:

TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Sir, I as President of the Senate will appear in the Hall of the House of Representatives, attended by the Senate, on Tuesday next, January 9, 1917, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, to open and publish the returns of the election for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in the month of November, last, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the State in that behalf.

COLEN FERGUSON, President of the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Hoffecker, which was adopted, recess was taken until 2 P. M.

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Senate reassembled at expiration of recess.

Mr. Hickman made a motion that Mr. Smith, of Wilmington, provide for the Senate the same kind of record books as were furnished the House by Mr. Smith.

Mr. Hickman withdrew this motion.

The following House Resolution was received:

Dover, Delaware, January 8, 1917, 2.15 o'clock P. M.

"Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, That the clerk of the House be and is hereby instructed to notify the Senate that the House of Representatives is duly and regularly organized for the sessions of the Ninety-sixth General Assembly, and has elected Hervey P. Hall, Speaker, and William H. Poore, Clerk, and is ready to proceed to business."

The Lieutenant Governor announced that the Senate proceed to the election of President pro tempore.

Mr. Hoffecker received 7 votes.

Mr. Barnard received 7 votes.

Mr. Gormley received 3 votes.

The Lieutenant Governor announced that the Senate will proceed to the election of President pro tempore.

Mr. Hart made a motion, which was adopted, that a recess be taken until 11 o'clock tomorrow morning.

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Dover, Delaware, January 9, 1917, 11 o'clock A. M.

The Lieutenant Governor presiding.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by Chaplain.

Roll call.

All the members present except Mr. Hickman.

The Lieutenant Governor made announcement that the members of the Senate will now proceed to the House.

After assembling in the House, the Lieutenant Governor presided over the Joint Session for the purpose of receiving the returns of the election of Governor Townsend and Lieutenant Governor Eliason.

The temporary Clerk of the Senate called the roll and all the members were present except Mr. Hickman.

The Certificates of Election disclosed that John G. Townsend, Jr., was duly elected Governor and Lewis E. Eliason was duly elected Lieutenant Governor.

On motion of Mr. Gormley, which motion prevailed, Clerks of each House were directed to compare Journals.

The Journals were compared and found correct.

On motion of Mr. Hollett, which prevailed, the Senate and the House separated.

The members of the Senate retired to the Senate Chamber.

On motion of Mr. Wharton, which prevailed, the Senate took a recess until 2 o'clock P. M.

Same day 2 o'clock P. M.

The Senate reassembled at the expiration of the recess, and proceeded to the election of a President Pro Tempore, with the following result:

Mr. Gormley received 6 votes.

Mr. Hoffecker received 6 votes.

Mr. Barnard received 3 votes.

Another ballot was taken with the same result.

The Lieutenant Governor announced that no one had been elected.

Mr. Hart made a motion, which prevailed, that the following Resolution be adopted:

"Resolutions passed at the Mass Meeting held at the Majestic Theatre, Wilmington, by the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, January 7, 1917.

WHEREAS, One-half of the citizens of the State of Delaware, although they fulfill all the obligations of citizenship, obey the laws, pay the taxes, are denied the right to self-government, and

WHEREAS, The right to equal suffrage has been included in the National platforms of all the National parties in 1916, and

WHEREAS, The National platforms were unanimously endorsed by both our Republican and Democratic national delegates, and again unanimously reindorsed in our State Conventions,

BE IT RESOLVED, That the sense of this mass meeting, held in Wilmington, Delaware, at the Majestic Theatre on January 7th, is that the members of the present Legislature are bound by honor of their respective party pledges to support the amendment to enfranchise women, which is to be submitted at this session, and

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