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floor of each chamber. I solicit the same cordial assistance in my endeavor to relieve you from their presence during the coming session. The rules of the last Senate were framed to accomplish such object, and I suggest that they should be readopted. There are already numerous indications that these lobbyists are here in full force surrounding this Capitol, and waiting to renew the disgraceful efforts to control and influence your legislation that have characterized their proceedings in former years. Freed from the restraining influence of the courts, some of them are evidently reassured of the safety of their occupations, and the improbability of their detection and punishment, and will undoubtedly resume their nefarious work with renewed boldness.

It is respectfully suggested that more diligent attention during the first half of the session to the measures contemplated to be adopted, will lighten the labors of the latter half and prevent much crude and ill-considered legislation near the close of the session. The objectionable bills are always reserved for the closing days. The salutary measures should be progressed at the earliest stage in order that an opportunity may exist for a more rigid scrutiny of the others at a later period. To subserve the best and truest interests of the State should be our only aim.

Let our work now commence with the patriotic resolve that the record of this Legislature shall be as pure, its measures as beneficent, and its work as practical and valuable as any that has preceded it, and in a few short months we can return to our constituents with the consciousness of duties well and faithfully performed to the honor and credit of the State.

Mr. Davidson offered the following:

Resolved, That pursuant to chapter 379 of the Laws of 1879, John W. Vrooman be and he is hereby appointed Clerk of the Senate, to commence from the date bereof and to continue during the years 1884 and 1885.

Mr. Titus moved to amend said resolution by striking out the name of “John W. Vrooman” and substituting the name of “E. Galusha Nott.”

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the negative.

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Arkell Daggett Gibbs Murphy Robinson
Baker Daly

Gilbert Nelson Thacher
Bowen Davidson Jacobs Newbold Thomas
Campbell Ellsworth Lansing Otis

Titus
Coggeshall Esty

Low
Plunkitt

Van Schaick
Comstock Fassett McCarthy Robb

Vedder
Cullen

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Mr. Vrooman appeared and took the constitutional oath of office.
Mr. Baker offered the following:
Resolved, That pursuant to chapter 379 of the Laws of 1879, George

A. Goss be and he is hereby appointed sergeant-at-arms of the Senate during the years 1884 and 1885.

Mr. Titus moved to amend the resolution by striking out the name of “ George A. Goss” and inserting the name of "W. H. McIntosh.”

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the negative.

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Arkell Daggett Gilbert Murphy Thacher
Baker

Davidson Jacobs Nelson Thomas
Bowen Ellsworth Kiernan Newbold Titus
Campbell Esty
Lansing Otis

Van Schaick Coggeshall Fassett Low

Plunkitt Vedder Comstock Gibbs McCarthy Robinson

29 Senator Kiernan asked to have his vote recorded in the affirmative upon the resolution adopted for the appointment of John W. Vrooman as Clerk of the Senate.

The President stated that the vote could not be now recorded, but that the request of the Senator would be entered upon the journal.

Mr. Bowen offered the following:

Resolved, That Rev. Samuel V. Leech be and he is hereby appointed Chaplain of the Senate for the years 1884 and 1885, and that his compensation be the sum of $500 per annum.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Arkell Davidson Jacobs Nelson Thacher
Baker

Ellsworth Kiernan Newbold
Bowen Esty
Lansing Otis

Titus
Campbell Fassett Low

Plunkitt Van Schaick Coggeshall Gibbs McCarthy Robb

Vedder
Daly
Gilbert Murphy Robinson

29 Mr. Low offered the following: Resolved, That pursuant to chapter 379 of the Laws of 1879, David W. Bogert be and he is hereby appointed doorkeeper of the Senate, to continue during the years 1884 and 1885.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows :

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Arkell Davidson Kiernan Newbola Thacher
Baker Ellsworth Lansing Otis

Thomas
Bowen Fassett Low

Plunkitt Titus Campbell Gibbs Murphy Robb

Van Schaick Coggeshall

Gilbert] Nelson Robinson Vedder Comstock Jacobs

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Mr. Vedder offered the following:

Resolved, That pursuant to chapter 379 of the Laws of 1879, Adelbert E. Darrow be and he is hereby appointed postmaster of the Senate during the years 1884 and 1885.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows :

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Arkell Davidson Jacobs Nelson Thacher
Baker. Ellsworth Kiernan

Newbold Thomas
Bowen Esty

Lansing
Otis

Titus
Campbell Fassett Low

Plunkitt Van Schaick Coggeshall Gibbs McCarthy Robb

Vedder Comstock Gilbert Murphy Robinson

29 Mr. Ellsworth offered the following:

Resolved, That pursuant to chapter 379 of the Laws of 1879, Daniel McVean be and he is hereby appointed assistant postmaster of the Senate during the years 1884 and 1885.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows :

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Arkell Davidson Jacobs Nelson Robinson
Baker Ellsworth

Newbold Thacher
Bowen Esty Lansing Otis

Thomas Campbell Fassett Low

Plunkitt Van Schaick
Coggeshall Gibbs

McCarthy
Robb

Vedder
Comstock Gilbert Murphy

28 Mr. Lansing offered the following:

Resolved, That pursuant to chapter 379 of the Laws of 1879, Hudson C. Tanner be and he is hereby appointed stenographer to the Senate during the years 1884 and 1885.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Arkell
Cullen Fassett Low

Plunkitt
Baker Daggett Gibbs McCarthy Robb
Bowen Daly

Gilbert Murphy Robinson Campbell Davidson Jacobs Nelson Thacher Coggeshall Ellsworth

Kiernan

Newbold Titus Comstock Esty Lansing Otis

Vedder 30 Mr. Gibbs offered the following:

Resolved, That pursuant to chapter 379 of the Laws of 1879, Michael J. Murray, Julien A. Van Wie, Charles V. Schram and Sylvester S. McMurray be and they are each appointed assistant doorkeepers of the Senate, to continue during the years 1884 and 1885.

Kiernan

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows :

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Arkell
Comstock Fassett McCarthy

Thacher
Baker Daggett Gibbs

Murphy

Thomas Bowen Davidson Jacobs Nelson Titus Campbell Ellsworth Kiernan Newbold Van Schaick Coggeshall Esty

Low
Robb

Vedder 25 Mr. Esty offered the following:

Resolved, That pursuant to chapter 379 of the Laws of 1879, Albert Niedeck be and he is hereby appointed janitor of the Senate during the years 1884 and 1885.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Arkell Comstock Fassett McCarthy Robinson
Baker Daggett Gibbs

Murphy Thacher
Bowen Davidson Gilbert Nelson Thomas
Campbel] Ellsworth Kiernan Otis

Van Schaick Coggeshall Esty

Low
Robb

Vedder 25 Mr. Otis offered the following:

Resolved, That, pursuant to chapter 379 of the Laws of 1879, Nelson Parker be, and he is hereby, appointed assistant janitor of the Senate, to continue during the years 1884 and 1885.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Arkell Cullen Gilbert Nelson Thacher
Bowen Davidson Kiernan Otis

Thomas
Campbell Ellsworth McCarthy Plunkitt Titus
Coggeshall Esty
Murphy Robb

Vedder
Comstock Fassett

22 Mr. Fassett offered the following:

Resolved, That, pursuant to chapter 379 of the Laws of 1879, Lester C. Dickinson, Charles A. Dunning, Harris A. Corall and Marvin R. Wait be, and they are hereby, each appointed general clerks of committees of the Senate, to serve under the directions of the Clerk, for the years 1884 and 1885.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, a'majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows: (SENATE JOURNAL.]

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Arkell
Baker
Bowen
Campbell
Coggeshall
Comstock

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Davidson Gilbert McCarthy
Ellsworth Jacobs Murphy
Esty
Kiernan

Nelson
Fassett Lansing Newbold
Gibbs
Low

Otis

Plunkitt
Robb
Thacher
Thomas
Vedder

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Mr. Daggett offered the following:

Resolved, That the Senate meet daily at eleven o'clock, A. M., until otherwise ordered.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Gilbert offered the following: Resolved, That the rules of the last Senate be and they are hereby adopted for the government of this Senate, excepting so much of Rule 3 as relates to the appointment of standing committees and Rule 47 relative to executive sessions, until otherwise ordered.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Bowen offered the following:

Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed to wait upon the Governor and inform him that the Senate is organized and ready to proceed to business.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative.

The President appointed as such committee Messrs. Bowen and
Titus.

Mr. Gilbert offered the following:
Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed to wait upon the
Honorable the Assembly and inform that body that the Senate is or-
ganized and ready to proceed to business.

The President' put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative.

The President appointed Messrs. Gilbert and Jacobs as such committee.

The President having left the chair,
Mr. Ellsworth offered the following:

Resolved, That Hon. Dennis McCarthy, Senator from the Twentyfifth District, be and he is hereby appointed President pro tempore of the Senate.

Mr. Titus moved to amend said resolution by striking out the name of “ Dennis McCarthy” and inserting the name of “John C. Jacobs."

The Clerk put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the negative.

The Clerk then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

Arkell
Baker
Bowen

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Daggett Gilbert Nelson
Davidson Jacobs Newbold
Ellsworth Kiernan Otis

Thacher
Thomas
Titus

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