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REV. MARCELLUS W. FARMAN

of Westfield, was unanimously elected, viva voce, Chaplain of the Senate.

The secretary announced the appointment of

GUY M. PAGE

of Burlington, as assistant secretary of the Senate, and he presented himself at the bar of the Senate and received the oath of office.

Resolutions were severally offered, read and adopted as follows:

By Mr. Mattison:

Resolved; That the secretary be directed to inform the House of Representatives, that a quorum of the Senate have assembled and organized by the election of Homer L. Skeels, secretary, and Frederick H. Babbitt, president pro tempore, and are ready on their part to proceed with the business of the session;

By Mr. Johnson:

Resolved; That the Senate be governed by the rules of the Senate of 1910, until others are adopted;

By Mr. McCuen:

Resolved; That a committee of two senators be appointed by the president to wait upon his Excellency, the Governor, and inform him that the Senate have organized and are ready on their part to proceed with the business of the session;

And the president appointed as such committee

Senator Mc('uen,

Chaffee.

Joint Resolutions were severally offered, read and adopted on the part of the Senate, as follows:

By Mr. Babbitt;

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives; That the joint rules of the last session be adopted as the joint rules of this session until others are adopted;

By Mr. Barber:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives; That the two houses meet in joint assembly October second at two o'clock thirty minutes in the afternoon to receive the report of the joint canvassing committee appointed to canvass the votes for governor, lieutenant governor, state treasurer, secretary of state, auditor of accounts and attorney general, and if it shall be declared by said committee that there has been no election by the freemen of any of said officers, then to proceed forwith to elect such officers as have not been elected by the freemen;

By Mr. Blanchard of Windsor:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives; That a joint committee to consist of one senator and three representatives from each county be appointed to canvass the votes for governor, lieutenant governor, state treasurer, secretary of state, auditor of accounts and attorney general, and report the result of said canvass to the General Assembly.

Mr. McFeeters offered the the following joint resolution:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives; That the auditor of accounts is hereby authorized to draw his orders on the state treasurer in favor of the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House for such sums of money as are necessary to reimburse them for two daily newspapers and one weekly newspaper to be furnished to each of the members of the General Assembly, to the officers of the Senate and House of Representatives and state library; said papers to be published in this state;

Which was read the first and second times and upon motion of Mr. Darling of Orange County, Rule 20 was suspended and the joint resolution was read the third time, and pending the question

Shall the joint resolution be adopted on the part of the Senate?

Mr. Preston moved that the joint resolution be laid on the table;

Which motion was disagreed to, and the question recurring,

Shall the joint resolution be adopted on the part of the Senate?

It was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. McCuen, from the committee appointed to wait upon His Excellency, the Governor, reported that they had performed the duty assigned them and that the Governor would communicate with the Senate in writing.

A message was received from His Excellency, The Governor, by Mr. Kingsley, his Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs, as follows:

I am directed by the Governor to inform the Honorable Senate that he will deliver his retiring message in the presence of the General Assembly on such date and hour as the two Houses may

fix upon.

The President nominated as the committee on the part of the Senate to canvass votes for state officers;

Senator McCuen of Addison,

Batchelder of Bennington,
Darling of Caledonia,
Mower of Chittenden,
Dale of Essex,
McFeeters of Franklin,
Dodds of Grand Isle,
Sherwin of Lamoille,
Darling of Orange,
Blanchard of Orleans,
Preston of Rutland,
House of Washington,
Barber of Windham,
Blanchard of Windsor;

Which nominees were thereupon appointed by the Senate and received the oath of office administered by the secretary. On motion of Mr. Mower, no other nomination being made,

NEWMAN K. CHAFFEE of Rutland, was unanimously elected viva voce, a member from the Senate, to act with the President of the Senate and the President pro tempore in the appointment of the committees

On Rules,

Finance,
Judiciary,
Claims,
Education,
Agriculture,
Manufactures,

Elections,
Military Affairs,
Railroads,
Street Railways,
Highways and Bridges,
Banks,
Land Taxes,
Printing,
Federal Relations,
The State Prison,
Insane,
Grand List,
Corporations,
Municipal Corporations,
Appropriations and
A General Committee.

A message was received from the House of Representaives by Mr. Black, their clerk, as follows:

MR. PRESIDENT:

I am directed to inform the Senate that a quorum of the House has assembled and organized by the election of Charles A. Plumley, the representative from the town of Northfield, as speaker, and Harry A. Black of Newport, as clerk, and is ready on its part, to proceed with the business of the session.

A message was received from the House of Representatives by Mr. Black, their clerk, as follows:

MR. PRESIDENT:

Ifam directed to inform the Senate that the House have considered joint resolutions from the Senate as follows:

* Joint resolution providing for a joint canvassing committee to canvass votes for state officers;

Joint resolution providing for a joint assembly to receive the report of the joint canvassing committee appointed to canvass the votes for state officers;

And have adopted the same in concurrence.

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