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YANKTON, DAKOTA TERRITORY,
Q. W. KINGSBURY, PRINTER, DAKOTIAN OFFIC.

-1864.-

Dup. Os

HOUSE JOURNAL.

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FIRST DAY..

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

YANKTON, Monday, December 7, 1863. Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Dakota, begun and held at the Capitol, in the town of Yankton, on Monday, the seventh day of December, in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and sixty three, being the third session of the Legislative Assembly under the Organic Act,

On which day, being the day fixed by the law of the Terri. . tory, for the meeting of the Legislative Assembly, the members : of the House,. at 12 o'clock, meridian, were called to order by Judge P. Bliss, Chief Justice, and the roll, as furnished him by the Secretary of the Territory, being called,

The following members answered to their names :

Messrs. Burgess, Bottolfson, Puett, Bond, Shriner, Pratt, Lawrence, Brookings, Larson, Reed, Risling, Wall, Wherry, and Kegan.

Judge Bliss having administered the prescribed oath to the members, they took their seats.

On motion of Mr. Brookings,
The House proceeded to a temporary organization.-
On motion of Mr. Bond,
Hon. A. W. Puett was unanimously elected Speaker.
On motion of Mr. Brookings,
Mahlon Gore was elected chief clerk.

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On'motion of Mr. Lawrence,
A. K. Curtis, was elected assistant clerk.
'On motion of Mr. Larson,
Ole Sampson was elected sergeant-at-arms.
'On motion of Mr. Bottolfson,
Louis Larson was elected fireman.
'On motion of Mr. Shriner,
L. K. Severson was elected messenger.
Mr. Brookings nominated Rev. Almon Gore for chaplain.
Mr. Wherry nominated Mr. Ballard for chaplain.
The ayes and noes being called for,
The vote resulted as follows:
Those who voted for Mr. Gore were,

Messrs. Burgess, Bottolfson, Bond, Shriner, Lawrence, Brookings, Larson, Reed, Risling, and Wall-10.

Those voting for Mr. Ballard were,
Messrs. Pratt, Wherry, and Kegan-3.

Mr. Gore having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected.

Mr. Brookings moved that the officers who were elected pro tem., be declared the permanent officers of the House of Ro. presentatives.

The ayes and noes being called for, resulted as follows:
Those voting in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Burgess, Bottolfson, Bond, Shriner, Lawrence, Brookings, Larson, Reed, Risling, and Wall—10.

Those voting in the negative were,
Messrs. Pratt, Wherry, and Kegan—3.
So the motion prevailed.

Mr. Brookings introduced the following resolution, which was adopted :

Resolved, That the rules of the last House be used for the government of this House until others are adopted.

On motion of Mr. Bond,
The following resolution was adopted:

Resolved, That the clerk be instructed to inform the Council that the House of Representatives is organized by electing A.

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W. Puett Speaker, and ready to receive any communication that that body may have to make to us.

On motion of Mr. Brookings,

The Speaker appointed the following committee on Elections :

Messrs. Brookings, Shriner, and Kegan :
The following communication was received from the Council:

COUNCIL CHAMBER,

December 7, 1863. MR. SPEAKER :- have the honor of informing your honorable body, that the council is now permanently, organized by the election of the followiug officers, to wit::.

President-Enos Stutsman.
Secretary-J. R. Hanson.
Assistant Secretary-Charles F. Rossteuscher
Sergeant-at-Arms—B. C. Fowler.
Fireman-T. W. Thompson,
Messenger (temporary)--S. Grant.,
Chaplain-Rev. M. Hoyt.

J. R: HANSON,

Secretary. Mr. Bond offered the following resolution, which was adopted ::

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed by the Speaker to inform the Secretary of the fact that we have no stationery to enable us to proceed to business.

2nd. To inquire how many papers he will furnish us, anul what amount of postage we are entitled to.

Whereupon the Speaker appointed as said committee,
Messrs. Bond, Wherry, and Reed.
On motion of Mr. Brookings,
The House adjourned until to:morrow, at ten o'clock, A. M..

A. W. PUETT, Speaker.
MAHLON GORE,, Chief Clerk:

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