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Mr. Foulke, having received all the votes cast, was declared duly elected.

On motion of Mr. Gaskill, the officers elect came forward, and were sworn in by the President pro tem.

Mr. Oulton offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be directed to inform the

Assembly that the Senate is now organized by the election of the following officers, and is ready to proceed with legislative business:

President pro tem
Secretary...

Assistant Secretary
Sergeant-at-Arms..

Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms

Minute Clerk....

Journal Clerk.

Enrolling Clerk....

Engrossing Clerk.....

Copying Clerks....

..A. M. Crane. ..John White. .H. G. Stebbins. .George I. Lytle. .E. W. Councilman. .John S. Van Doren. W. F. Heustis.

......J. B. Reed. Robert Henderson.

.L. M. Foulke, Holland Smith.

Mr. Shannon moved to lay upon the table.
Carried.

Mr. Shannon moved that the Lieutenant-Governor swear in all the officers of the Senate, the President pro tem. included.

Upon which, the ayes and noes were demanded, by Messrs. Powers, Shannon, and Burnell, and taken, with the following result:

AYES-Messrs. Abell, Booth, Burnell, Cavis, Chamberlain, Clark, Crane, Cunningham, Doll, Harriman, Harvey, Higby, Higgins, Holden, Kutz, Lewis, McCullough, McNabb, Nixon, Pacheco, Porter of Contra Costa, Powers, Shannon, Wallis, and Whiting-25.

NOES-Messrs. Anderson, Baker, Birdseye, Bogart, Gaskill, Hathaway, Oulton, Parks, Perkins, Porter of Santa Cruz, Quint, Shurtleff, and Van Dyke-13.

The President pro tem. and the officers elect were sworn in by the Lieutenant-Governor.

Mr. Oulton's resolution was then taken from the table, and adopted. Mr. Porter of Santa Cruz offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate be directed to furnish each member of the Senate with five daily papers published in this State, or their equivalent in weeklies.

Adop.ed.

MESSAGES FROM THE ASSEMBLY.

The following messages were received from the Assembly:

ASSEMBLY CHAMBER,

January 6th, 1863.

Mr. PRESIDENT :-I am directed to inform the Senate of the organization of the Assembly by the election of the following officers:

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I am further directed to inform the Senate, that the Assembly is now ready for the transaction of business.

JOHN SEDGWICK,

Clerk of Thirteenth Session.

ASSEMBLY CHAMBER,

January 6th, 1863.

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Mr. PRESIDENT :-The Assembly have adopted a concurrent resolution concerning the appointment of a Joint Committee to inform the Governor of the organization of the Senate and Assembly, and have appointed Messrs. Warwick, Sears, and Banks, on the part of the House, in which resolution they ask the concurrence of the Senate.

W. N. SLOCUM,

Assistant Clerk.

The foregoing resolution was concurred in by the Senate, and Messrs. Higby, Chamberlain, and Wallis, were appointed the committce on the part of the Senate.

Mr. Porter of Contra Costa offered the following concurrent resolution :

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Resolved, By the Senate, the Assembly concurring, that the loyal State of California receives with earnest favor the recent proclamation of freedom issued by the President of the United States and Commanderin-Chief of the Army and Navy, regarding the policy of the measure as necessary for the success of the efforts of the Government for the suppression of a desperate and wicked rebellion, and the re-establishment of its authority, consistent with the spirit of our institutions, and full of promise for the future permanence, unity, and prosperity of the nation, and we hereby pledge to the measure the cordial and earnest support of the people of California.

Mr. Shurtleff offered the following as a substitute for the above :

Resolved, That the people of the State of California, waiving the expression of their views upon questions not rendered imperative by the imperilled condition of their country; First, that they will continue to render the Government their sincere and united support in the use of all legitimate means to suppress the rebellion, and to restore the Union as it was, and maintain the Constitution as it is; believing that that sacred instrument, founded in wisdom by our fathers, clothes the constituted authorities with full power to accomplish such purpose. Second, that by the following resolution unanimously passed by Congress in July, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, the Government was pledged to the policy inculcated therein, and which cannot be departed from without violation of public faith, viz:

"Resolved, That the present deplorable civil war has been forced upon the country by the disunionists of the Southern States now in arms

against the constitutional Government, and in arms around the Capitol. That in this national emergency, Congress, banishing all feelings of mere passion or resentment, will recollect its duty to the whole country. That this war is not waged on their part in any spirit of oppression, or for any purpose of conquest or subjugation, or purpose of overthrowing or interfering with the rights or established institutions of those States, but to defend and maintain the supremacy of the constitution, and to preserve the Union with all the dignity, equality, and rights of the several States unimpaired, and that as soon as these objects are accomplished the war ought to cease.”

Resolved, That we view with disfavor the recent Emancipation Proclamation of the President, believing it to be unwise, impolitic, and in direct contravention of the American doctrine, as laid down by our fathers in the war of the Revolution, and unanimously reaffirmed by the American people in the last war with Great Britain.

Mr. Shurtleff moved to refer the resolution and substitute to the Committee on Federal Relations, hereafter to be appointed.

Lost

Mr. Birdseye moved to refer to a select committee of five, with instructions to report on Thursday next, at twelve o'clock, M.

Upon which, the ayes and noes were demanded, by Messrs. Perkins, Gaskill, and Powers, and taken, with the following result:

AYES-Messrs. Anderson, Baker, Birdseye, Booth, Burnell, Cavis, Cunningham, Doll, Harvey, IIathaway, Higby, Holden, Lewis, Parks, Quint, Shannon, Shurtleff, and Vineyard-18.

NOES-Messrs. Abell, Chamberlain, Clark, Crane, Gaskill, Harriman, Higgins, Kutz, McCullough, McNabb, Nixon, Oulton, Pacheco, Perkins, Porter of Santa Cruz, Powers, Saxton, Van Dyke, Wallis, and Whiting-20.

Upon the adoption of the substitute, the ayes and noes were demanded, by Messrs. Perkins, Gaskell, and Porter of Contra Costa, and taken, with the following result:

AYES-Messrs. Baker, Bogart, Doll, Holden, Lewis, Quint, Shurtleff, and Vineyard-8.

NOES-Messrs. Abell, Anderson, Birdseye, Booth, Burnell, Cavis, Chamberlain, Clark, Crane, Cunningham, Gaskill, Harriman, Harvey, Hathaway, Higby, Higgins, Kutz, McCullough, McNabb, Nixon, Oulton, Pacheco, Parks, Perkins, Porter of Contra Costa, Porter of Santa Cruz, Powers, Saxton, Shannon, Van Dyke, Wallis, and Whiting-32.

Mr. Porter of Santa Cruz offered the following as a substitute:

Resolved, By the Senate, the Assembly concurring, that the people of the State of California most heartily and cordially indorse the Proclam:tion of the President of the United States, issued January first, eighteen hundred and sixty-three.

Lost.

Upon the adoption of the original resolution, the ayes and noes were demanded by Messrs. Shannon, Perkins, and Powers, and taken, with the following result:

AYES-Messrs. Abell,, Birdseye, Booth, Burnell, Cavis, Chamberlain, Clark, Crane, Cunningham, Gaskill, Harriman, Harvey, Hathaway, Higby, Higgins, Kutz, McCullough, McNabb, Nixon, Oulton, Pacheco, Parks, Perkins, Porter of Contra Costa, Porter of Santa Cruz, Powers, Saxton, Shannon, Van Dyke, Wallis, and Whiting-31.

NOES-Messrs. Baker, Bogart, Doll, Holden, Lewis, Quint, Shurtleff, and Vineyard-8.

NOTICES OF BILLS.

Notices of the introduction of bills were given as follows:

By Mr. Perkins, for an Act to amend the Criminal Practice Act;
Also, for an Act to amend the Civil Practice Act.

By Mr. Holden, for an Act to appropriate money for postage and express purposes during the fourteenth session of the Legislature.

By Mr. Porter of Contra Costa, for an Act to amend the Act providing for the appointment of a Measurer of Wood, in and for the City and County of San Francisco.

Mr. Parks offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed to draft a set of Standing Rules for the Senate; also, to confer with a committee to be appointed by the House for the purpose of drafting a set of Joint Rules for both Houses.

Adopted.

At forty minutes past two o'clock, P. M., on motion of Mr. Crane, the Senate adjourned until to-morrow at eleven o'clock, A. M.

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Prayer was, by request of the President, offered by Rev. E. Thomas,

of San Francisco.

Roll called.

Absent-Messrs. Parks and Quint.

Quorum present.

Journal of yesterday read and approved.

The President announced the following Standing Committees:

ON JUDICIARY.

Messrs. Van Dyke, McCullough, Crane, Higby, Wallis, Anderson, and Cavis.

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