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Read first time.

Mr. Oulton introduced a bill for an Act for the relief of Manasseh Sleeper, Tax Collector of Siskiyou County.

Read first time.

NOTICES OF BILLS.

Notices of the introduction of bills were given as follows:

By Mr. Crane, for an Act to amend an Act entitled an Act concerning the office of State Treasurer, passed January twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and fifty;

Also, for an Act to amend an Act entitled an Act concerning the office of Surveyor-General, passed April seventeenth, eighteen hundred and fifty;

Also, for an Act to amend an Act entitled an Act concerning the office of Controller, passed January nineteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty; Also, for an Act amendatory of and supplementary to an Act entitled an Act concerning offices, passed April twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and fifty-one;

Also, for an Act supplementary to and amendatory of an Act to regulate elections, passed March twenty-third, eighteen hundred and fifty; Also, for an Act concerning forcible entries and unlawful detainers, and to repeal all other Acts on the same subject.

By Mr. Doll, for an Act to establish a Board of Nautical Education for the port of San Francisco.

By Mr. Higgins, for an Act authorizing the County of Placer to appropriate money from its General Fund for the support of an agricultural association within the county.

By Mr. Chamberlain, for an Act relative to Public Lands in California;

Also, for an Act supplementary to an Act to regulate Common Schools, approved May third, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, and all Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto.

By Mr. McCullough, for an Act adopting the amendments to_section twenty-six of Article Four of the Constitution as proposed by the Legislature at its thirteenth session, commencing on the sixth day of January, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and adopted by the Assembly April twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and by the Senate May second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two.

By Mr. Gaskill, for an Act to appropriate certain funds;

Also, for an Act to amend an Act entitled an Act amendatory and supplemental of an Act to prescribe the duties and to provide for the compensation of the several county officers of the County of Butte, approved May third, eighteen hundred and sixty-one; approved April fourteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two;

Also, for an Act making amendments to the Constitution.

By Mr. Holden, for an Act to repeal an Act entitled an Act to organize townships, and regulate their powers and duties, and submit the same to a vote of the people, approved May sixteenth, eighteen hundred and sixtyone, so far as the same relates to the county of Mendocino.

RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Parks offered the following resolution:

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Resolved, That Daniel O'Conner be and he is hereby appointed a Porter to take charge of the rooms of the Committees on Judiciary, Claims, and Finance, at the same per diem as allowed by law to other Porters of the Senate.

Mr. Perkins moved to lay on the table.

Lost.

On the adoption of the resolution, the ayes and noes were demanded, by Messrs. Shannon, Gaskill, and Higby, and taken, with the following result:

AYES-Messrs. Anderson, Birdseye, Bogart, Booth, Burnell, Cunningham. Doll, Harvey, Hathaway, Higgins, Holden, Nixon, Oulton, Pacheco, Parks, Porter of Contra Costa, Quint, Saxton, Shannon, and Shurtleff-20.

NOES-Messrs. Cavis, Chamberlain, Clark, Gaskill, Harriman, Higby, Kutz, Lewis, McCullough, McNabb, Perkins, Porter of Santa Cruz, Powers, Van Dyke, Wallis, and Whiting-16.

Mr. Oulton moved to take from the table Assembly concurrent resolution No. 3, concerning Fireman.

Carried.

Mr. Oulton offered a substitute.

Adopted.

Mr. Van Dyke offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms be authorized to procure suitable rooms, not to exceed three, for the Standing Committees of the Senate, under the direction of the President.

Adopted.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

The following messages were received from the Governor :

Message relating to the State Treasurer, (for which, see Appendix.)

STATE OF CALIFORNIA, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,
Secramento, January 7th, 1863.

To the Honorable the Senate of California:

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In accordance with section four of an Act in relation to the Militia of the State, approved April twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and sixtytwo, I herewith transmit to your honorable body a list of general officers commissioned by me under said Act, and respectfully ask their con

firmation.

LELAND STANFORD, Governor.

BRIGADIER-GENERALS.

A. M. Dobbie, Third Brigade, C. M.
James Collins, Fourth Brigade, C. M.
Thomas J. Butler, Fifth Brigade, C. M.
James Hanna, Sixth Brigade, C. M.

STATE OF CALIFORNIA, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,
Sacramento, January 9th, 1863.

To the Honorable the Senate of California:

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I have to inform your honorable body that I have appointed David B. Arrowsmith, Guager of wines and liquors, to reside in the City of San Francisco, and respectfully ask his confirmation.

LELAND STANFORD, Governor.

STATE OF CALIFORNIA, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,
Sacramento, January 9th, 1863.

To the Honorable the Senate of California :

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I have to inform your honorable body that I have this day appointed Seth H. Wetherbee, Superintendent of Immigration for the Port of. San Francisco, for the full term of two years, and respectfully ask the concurrence of the Senate therein.

LELAND STANFORD, Governor.

The consideration of the messages relative to appointments was made the special order for to-morrow at twelve o'clock, M.

The message relating to the State Treasurer was referred to the Finance Committee, and the usual number of copies was ordered printed. At thirty minutes past one o'clock, P. M., on motion of Mr. Shannon, the Senate adjourned until eleven o'clock, a. M., to-morrow.

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Quorum present.

Journal of yesterday read and approved.

The President announced the following additional Standing Commit

tees:

ON PUBLIC PRINTING.

Messrs. McNabb, Lewis, Higby, Higgins, and Powers.

JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING.

Messrs. Parks, Harriman, and McNabb.

ON STATE LIBRARY,

Messrs. Booth, Perkins, and Harriman.

ON PUBLIC EXPENDITURES.

Messrs. Cunningham, Porter of Contra Costa, Whiting, Hathaway, and Pacheco.

ON COUNTY BOUNDARIES.

Messrs. Lewis, Doll, Quint, Holden, and Anderson.

A communication was received from the Sergeant-at Arms relative to stationery.

Mr. Doll presented a petition from citizens of San Francisco relative to a Board of Nautical Education.

Read, and laid upon the table.

Mr. Shurtleff, Chairman of the Committee on Mileage, made the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT:-The Committee on Mileage report the following ast the distances and the amounts to which the Lieutenant-Governor and Senators are entitled for mileage at the present session:

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Senate bill No. 8, an Act for the relief of Manasseh Sleeper, Tax Collector of Siskiyou County-read second time and referred to the Committee on Claims.

Senate bill No. 9, an Act to divide the State into Congressional Districts, and to fix the time of electing Representatives to Congress-read second time and referred to the Committee on Federal Relations.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

Bills were introduced as follows:

By Mr. Gaskill, for an Act to appropriate certain funds.
Read first and second times, and placed on file.

Also, for an Act to amend an Act entitled an Act amendatory of and supplementary to an Act to prescribe the duties and to provide for the compensation of the several county officers of the County of Butte, approved May third, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, approved April fourteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two.

Read first and second times, and placed on file.

Also, for amendments to the Constitution.

Read first time.

By Mr. Crane, for an Act amendatory of and supplementary to an Act concerning officers, passed April twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and fifty-one.

Read first and second times, and referred to the Judiciary Commit

tee.

Also, for an Act concerning forcible entries and unlawful detainers, and to repeal all other Acts on the same subject.

Read first and second times, and referred to the Judiciary Commit

tee.

Also, for an Act supplementary to and amendatory of an Act entitled an Act to regulate Elections, passed March twenty-third, eighteen hundred and fifty.

Read first and second times, and referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Also, for an Act to amend an Act concerning the office of Controller, passed January nineteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty.

Read first and second times, and referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Also, for an Act to amend an Act entitled an Act concerning the

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