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From the State of
| Robert H. M. Davidson.
Horatio Bisbee, jr.
J. W. Throckmorton.
R. Q. Mills.
Nathaniel C. Deering.
William F. Sapp.
Charles G. Williams.
William Pitt Lynde.
Edward S. Bragg.
II. L. Humphrey.
H. F. Page.
John K. Luttrell.
Mark H. Dunnell,
Horace B. Strait.
J. H. Stewart. OREGON.........,
( William A. Phillips. KANSAS.......
3 Dudley C. Haskell.
Benjamin F. Martin.
( John E. Kenna. NEVADA. .......
Thomas Wren. NEBRASKA.....
Two hundred and ninety members having answered to their names,
Mr. Wood moved that the House proceed to the election of a Speaker viva voce, and demanded the previous question thereon.
Mr. Hale, as a question of privilege, submitted the following preamble and resolution, viz:
Whereas James B. Belford presents the only certificate of election as a Representative in the Forty-fifth Congress given by the duly constituted authorities of the State of Colorado; and whereas the Clerk of the House of Representatives for the Forty-fourth Congress has set aside said legal certificate presented by said James B. Belford, thereby without law assuming rights and authority which only belong to the House : Therefore,
Resolved, That the name of Thomas M. Patterson be stricken from the roll of this House as Representative in the Forty-fifth Cougress from the State of Colorado, and that the name of James B. Belford be placed upon said roll as a Representative in said Congress.
Mr. Cox made the point of order that the resolution was not in order, the Clerk having absolute control over the roll of the House.
The Clerk sustained the point of order, and stated the question to be on seconding the demand for the previous question. Mr. Hale appealed from the decision of the Clerk.
The Clerk declined to entertain the appeal, on the ground that it was not competent for the Representatives.elect to instruct the Clerk in the performance of a duty imposed upon hinn by law, and for the further reason that a higher question of privilege was pending; on which the previous question had been demanded.
The previous question was then seconded and the main question or. dered, and under the operation thereof the motion of Mr. Wood was agreed to.
The Clerk having stated that nominations were in order,
The Clerk appointed Mr. Clymer, Mr. Bapping, Mr. Foster, and Mr. Fort to act as tellers.
Whereupon The House proceeded to vote viva voce for a Speaker, When The following.named members voted for Samuel J. Randall: Messrs. D. Wyatt Aiken, J. D. C. Atkins, Henry B. Banning, George M. Beebe, Hiram P. Bell, Charles B. Benedict, George A. Bicknell, Joseph C. S. Blackburn, Richard P. Bland, Archibald M. Bliss, James H. Blount, Andrew R. Boone, Gabriel Bouck, Edward S. Bragg, Samuel A. Bridges, John M. Bright, Aylett H. Buckner, George C. Cabell, John W. Caldwell, W. P. Caldwell, Milton A. Candler, John G. Carlisle, J. R. Chalıpers, Alvah A. Clark, John B. Clarke, Jobn B. Clark, jr., Hiester Clymer, Thomas R. Cobb, Francis D. Collins, Philip Cook, James W. Covert, Samuel S. Cox, Jordan E. Cravens, Thomas T. Crittenden, D. B. Colberson, Augustus W. Cutler, Robert H. M. Davidson, Joseph J. Davis, George G. Dibrell, H. L. Dickey, Beverly B. Douglas, Milton J. Durbam, John R. Eden, Anthony Eickhoff, J. B. Elam, E. John Ellis, John H. Evins, Thomas Ewing, William H. Felton, Ebenezer B. Finley, William H. Forney, Benjamin J. Franklin, William W. Garth, Lucien C. Gause, Randall L. Gibson, D. C. Giddings, John M. Glover, John Goode, Thomas M. Gunter, Audrew H. Hamilton, Augustus A. Hardenbergh, Henry R. Harris, Jobu T. Harris, Carter H. Harrison, E. Kirke Hart, Julian Hartridge, William Hartzell, Robert A. Hatcher, Eli J. Henkle, Daniel M. Henry, Goldsmith W. Hewitt, Hilary A. Herbert, Charles E. Hooker, John F. House, Eppa Hunton, Frank Jones, James Taylor Jones, John E. Kenna, William Kimmell, Robert M. Knapp, J. Proctor Knott, George M. Landers, Robert F. Ligon, Daniel N. Lockwood, John K. Luttrell, Will.
iam Pitt Lynde, L. A. Mackey, Levi Maish, Van U. Manning, Benjamin
The following.named members voted for James A. Garfield:
Recapitulation of the vote for Speaker.
149 ... 132
Whole number of votes ..............
281 Necessary to a choice .........
...... 141 Samuel J. Randall having received a majority of all the rotes given, was declared by the Clerk duly elected Speaker of the flouse of Representatives for the Forty-fifth Congress.
The Speaker elect baving been conducted to the chair by Mr. Garfield and Mr. Goode, made a brief address to the House; after wbich the oath prescribed by section 1756 of the Revised Statutes was admin. istered to him by Mr. Kelley, one of the Representatives from the State of Pennsylvania.
And thereupon The Speaker entered upon the duties of his office. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Sympson, one of their clerks: Mr. Speaker : The Senate have adopted a resolution providing for the appointment of a committee of two members, to join such committee as may be appointed by the House, to wait upon the President of the United States, and inform him that a quorum of each house has assem. bled, and that Congress is ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make, and have appointed Mr. Anthony and Mr. Bayard to be the committee on the part of the Senate.
The oath prescribed by section 1756 of the Revised Statutes was then administered by the Speaker to all the foregoing members, except Mr. Henkle, Mr. Douglas, Mr. Goode, jr., Mr. Cabell, Mr. Tucker, Mr. John T. Harris, Mr. Hunton, Mr. Prideinore, Mr. Yeates, Mr. Waddell, Mr. Joseph J. Davis, Mr. Scales, Mr. Steele, Mr. Robbins, Mr. Vance, Mr. Aiken, Mr. John H. Evins, Mr. Hartridge, Mr. William E. Smith, Mr. Cook, Mr. Henry R. Harris, Mr. Candler, Mr. Blount, Mr. Felton, Mr. Stephens, Mr. Bell, Mr. James Taylor Jones, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Jeremiah N. Williams, Mr. Sbelley, Mr. Ligon, Mr. Goldsmith W. Hewitt, Mr. Forney, Mr. Garth, Mr. Muldrow, Mr. Manning, Mr. Mooney, Mr. Singleton, Mr. Hooker, Mr. Chalmers, Mr. Gibson, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Boone, Mr. John W. Caldwell, Mr. Albert S. Willis, Mr. Blackburn, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Dibrell, Mr. Riddle, Mr. Bright, Mr. House, Mr. Whitthorne, Mr. Atkins, Mr. Young, Mr. Hatcher, Mr. Franklin, Mr. John B. Clark, jr., Mr. Buck. ner, Mr. Gause, Mr. Slemous, Mr. Cravens, Mr. Gunter, Mr. Reagan, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Throckmorton, Mr. Mills, Mr. Giddings, Mr. Schleicher, Mr. Martin, Mr. Kenna, Mr. Elam, and Mr. Robertson.
The special oath prescribed by section 1757 of the Revised Statutes was then administered to all the foregoing members last named, except Mr. Elam and Mr. Robertson.
During the administration of the oaths prescribed by the foregoing. named sections of the Revised Statutes, viz, 1756 and 1757, objection was made to the administration of the oath to the following-named members, viz:
To Mr. Cain, Mr. Darrall, and Mr. Rainey, by Mr. Samuel S. Cex.
Delegates-elect from the following-named Territories appeared and took the oath prescribed by section 1756 of the Revised Statutes, viz :
New Mexico, Trinidad Romero.
Utah, George Q. Cannon. Washington, Orauge Jacobs. Dakota, Jefferson P. Kidder. Arizona, Hiram S. Stevens. Idaho, Stephen S. Fenn. Montana, Martin Maginpis. Wyoming, William W. Corlett. Mr. Clymer, as a question of privilege, submitted the following resolution, viz:
Resolved, That Hon. George M. Adams, a citizen of the State of Kentucky, be, and he is bereby, elected Clerk of the House of Representatives of the Forty-fifth Congress; that John G. Thompson, of the State of Ohio, be, and he is hereby, elected Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives of the Forty-fifth Congress; that John W. Polk, of the State of Missouri, be, and he is hereby, elected Doorkeeper of the House of Representatives of the Forty-fifth Congress ; that James M. Stewart, of the State of Virginia, be, and is hereby, elected Postinaster of the House of Representatives of the Forty fifth Congress; and that Rev. Dr. John Poisel, of the State of Maryland, be, and is hereby, elected Chaplain of the House of Representatives of the Forty-fifth Congress.
The same having been read,
Mr. Hale submitted the following resolution as an amendment in the nature of a substitute, viz:
Amend the resolution by striking out the portion naming the candidates, with the respective offices for which they are nominated, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
For Clerk of the House of Representatives, Forty-fifth Congress, Jeremiah M. Rusk, of Wisconsin ; for Sergeant at-Arms, Nehemiah G. Orduay, of New Hampshire; for Doorkeeper, Horace H. Harrison, of Tennessee ; for Postmaster, Henry L. Sherwood, of Michigan ; and for Chaplain, Rev. J. G. Butler, D. D., of the District of Columbia.
The same having been read,
Mr. Clymer demanded the previous question on the original resolution and proposed substitute; which was seconded and the main question ordered.
And the question being put, Will the House agree to the said amendment?
It was decided in the negative. The question then recurring on the resolution, It was agreed to. Mr. Clymer moved to reconsider the vote last taken, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.
The said George M. Adams and John G. Thompson appeared, and, having taken the oath prescribed by section 1756 of the Revised Statutes and the rules of the House, entered upon the discharge of the duties of their respective offices;
The said John W. Polk and James M. Stewart appeared, and, having taken the oath prescribed by section 1757 of the Revised Statutes and the rules of the House, entered upon the discharge of the duties of their respective offices.
Resolutions were then submitted, read, considered, and agreed to as follows, viz:
By Mr. Morrison :