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Charles E. Lippincott, having received the highest number of votes cast for Auditor of Public Accounts, was declared duly elected Auditor of Public Accounts of the State of Illinois, for the term of four years. For Treasurer: Edward Rutz received.....

..... 242, 086 Charles H. Lanphier received

..... 191, 806 Henry West received...

.... 2,509 Edward Rutz, having received the highest number of votes cast for Treasurer, was declared duly elected Treasurer of the State of Illinois, for the term of two years. For Attorney General : James K. Edsall received..

................ 240, 731 John V. Eustace received

191, 897 George A. Meach received...........

.... 2, 467 James K. Edsall, having received the highest number of votes cast for Attorney General, was declared duly elected Attorney General of the . State of Ilinois, for the term of four years.

Whereupon the joint session adjourned.

Mr. Bushnell presented a petition from the members of the Quincy bar, asking the Legislature to pass an efficient law requiring the reports of the Supreme Court of this State to be furnished at a reasonable price, within a reasonable time, and that they be published in a neat and workmanlike manner, on good material; and asked that it be referred to the committee on judiciary, when said committee should be appointed.

On motion of Mr. Bradwell, At 11:33 o'clock A. M., the House adjourned to Monday, at 10 o'clock A. M.

MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 1873.

The House met, pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Heilman. The journal of January 10th was read and approved. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Paddock: Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives, that the Senate has adopted the following resolution, to-wit:

Resolred, That the Senate, the House concurring herein, will meet in joint session with the House, in the hall of the House of Representatives, on Monday, January the 13th, at two o'clock P. M.., for the purpose of witnessing the inauguration of Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, and the State oflicers elect, of the State of Illinois.

In the passage of which I am instructed to ask the concurrence of the House of Representatives.

On motion of Mr. Hildrup, it was Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That a joint committee of three on the part of the House and two on the part of the Senate, be appointed to wait on the Hon. Richard J. Oglesby and inform him of his election to the oflice of Governor of this State, and that they also inform the Hon. John L. Beveridge of his election to the office of Lieutenant-Governor of this State, and inquire of them at what time they will meet the two Houses for the purpose of taking their oaths of office.

On motion of Mr. Hildrup, The Senate message, relating to the time fixed for inaugurating State officers elect, was concurred in.

Mr. Swan offered the following: Resolved, That James K. Magie, temporary Clerk; W. B. Pike, assistant temporary Clork; Jonathan Bigus temporary Doorkeeper : W.M. Summers, first assistant Doorkeeper : John R. Campbell, second assistant Doorkeeper, of the House, be allowed pay for four days' service, at the rate fixed by law for the permanent oflicers of the House, to be certified by the Speaker of the House to the Auditor of Publio Accounts, who shall issue his warrant therefor upon the Treasurer

On motion of Mr. Jones, The resolution was referred to the committee on contingent expenses.

The Speaker announced as the committee to wait on the State officers elect, Messrs. Hildrup, Hay and Casey.

Mr. Bradwell introduced House bill, No. 1, for “An act of limitation of liens of judgments and decrees, when the record thereof has been or shall be lost or destroyed, and to limit the time of commencing proceedings to restore such record or to establish such lien."

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on judi ciary, when appointed.

Mr. Connolly introduced House bill, No. 2, for "An act to exempt certain personal property from levy and forced sale."

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on judiciary, when appointed.

Mr. Lane of Ilancock introduced House bill, No. 3, for “An act in relation to the jurisdiction of county courts."

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on judiciary, when appointed.

Mr. Massey introduced House bill, No. 4, for “An act to amend an act entitled "an act to create a department of agriculture in the State of Illinois.'"

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on agriculture, when appointed.

Mr. McAdams introduced House bill, No. 5, for "An act giving assessors a longer time in which to make their assessments of property."

Whioh was read a first time, and referred to the committee on judiciary, when appointed.

Mr. Moose introduced House bill, No. 6, for “An act to amend section 169 of the revenue law.”

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on revenue, when appointed.

On motion of Mr. Hildrup, it was Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to wait upon Chief Justice Lawrence, and the Su. preme Court of the State of Illinois, and invite them to the hall of representatives for the purpose of administering the oath of office to Richard J. Oglesby, Governor elect, and to John L. Beveridge, Lieutenant-Governor elect.

Mr. Moose introduced House bill, No. 7, for “An act to repeal section one of the homestead law."

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on judiciary, when appointed.

Mr. Shaw introduced House bill, No. 8, for "An act to repeal the registry law."

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on elections, when appointed.

In pursuance of an order, the Speaker announced as a committee to wait upon the Supreme Court, Messrs. Bushnell, Dunham and Connolly.

Mr. Walker introduced House bill, No. 9, for "An act to repeal the registry law, except as to cities of 5,000 inhabitants and upwards."

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on elections, when appointed.

Mr. Walker introduced House bill, No. 10, for "An act to provide for recording indictments."

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on judiciary, when appointed.

Mr. Hollenback offered the following : Resolved. That the Secretary of State be and he is hereby authorized to furnish the several commit. tees of this Honse; during the present session thereof, with necessary stationery for the uso of such committees, upon the writton order of the chairmen of such committees.

On motion of Mr. Bradwell, The resolution was referred to the committee on judiciary, when appointed.

On motion of Mr. Swan, it was Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That the Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby requested to draw his warrant on the Treasurer for the sum of fifty dollars, allowed each member of the General Assembly by law, to be paid on pay rolls, certified by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House.

On motion of Mr. Johnston, it was Resolved, That the message of the Governor, now upon the table of this House, be taken therefrom and referred to a committee of seven, to be appointed by the Speaker, to consider the same and report to the House a division and proper reference thereof."

Mr. Johnston offered the following: Resolved, That no persons, other than members and oflicers of this flouse, members and officers of the Senate, the Governor, and State oflicers and their secretaries, the Judges of the Supreme Court, ex-members of the Honse and Senate, members of Congress and meinberg elect, ex-members of the last Constitutional Convention of this State, and the reporters of the press, shall be entitled to remain upon the floor of this House, without special permission.

On motion of Mr. Inscore,
The resolution was referred to the committee on rules.
A message from the Governor, by his Private Secretary.

Mr. Speaker: I am directed by the Governor to lay before the House of Representatives a communication :

STATE OF ILLINOIS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

SPRINGFIELD, January 13, 1873. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

I have the honor to lay before the House of Representatives a statement of the expenditures of the several appropriations under my control, with the vouchers.

JOHN M. PALMER. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Paddock.

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the Ilouse of Representatives that the Senate has concurred with them in the adoption of the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring hersin, That a joint committee of three on the part of the House, and two on the part of the Senate, be appointed to wait on the Hon. Richard J. Oglesby, and inform him of his election to the office of Governor of this State; and that they also inform the Hon. John L. Beveridge of his election to the office of Lieutenant-Governor of this State, and inquire of them what time they will meet the two houses, for the purpose of taking their oaths of office.

The President of the Senate has appointed as such committee, on the part of the Senate, Senators Baldwin and Starne.

Mr. Snow offered the following: Resolved, That the resolution ordering the printing of 5,000 copies of the Governor's message in the German language, and 2,000 each in the Swodish and Norwegian languages, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Mr. Bradwell moved to refer said resolution to the committee on judiciary, when appointed; which was not agreed to.

Mr. Mulvane offered the following as a substitute : Resolved. That the action of this Honge, in ordering the printing of the Governor's message in other than the English language, be referred to the committee on judiciary, and a report required as to the constitutionality thereof.

Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Sherman moved to lay the resolution on the table.

The question being upon Mr. Sherman's motion, it was decided in the affirmative.

The yeas and nays being demanded by five members,

Those voting in the affirmative are : >Messrs. Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Bishop of Edgar, Blakely, Bocock, Booth, Bullard, Casey, Collins, Dolan, Dolton, Ferrier, Forth, Golden, Herting, Üite of Madison, Hollenback, Hopkins, Inscore, Jaquess, Jackson, James, Jessup, Johnston, Lane of Hancock, Lomma, Lewis, Lomax, Loomis, Marsh, McAdams, McDonald, McGee, McLaughlin, Meacham, Mulvane, Newton, Nulton, Oakwood, Oleson, Orendorff, Ramey, Ray, Rountree, Savage, Sawyer, Shaw, Sheridan, Sherman, Stewart of McLean, Thornton, Truitt, Virdon, Walker, Washburn, Wayman, Weinheimer, Westfall, Wood—59.

Those voting in the negative are : Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Armstrong of Grundy, Ballow, Barkley, Bradwell, Branson, Bryant, Cansedy, Chambers, Cross, Darnell, Davis, Dement, Dewey, Efner, Flanders, Freeman, Graham, Grant, Grey, Halpin, Hart, Herrington, Jones, Kann, Mann. Massie, McPherran, Mitchell, Moore of Mar. shall, Moose, Morrison, Moffit, Oberly, Penfield, Plowman, Race, Rankin, Rice, Scanlan, Snow, Stewart of Winnebago, Streetor, Stroud, Swan, Sylvester, Warner, Webster, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-50.

Mr. Bushnell, chairman of the committee to wait on the Supreme Court, reported that they had visited Chief Justice Lawrence and his Associates, who now awaited the pleasure of the House.

On motion of Mr. Loomis,
Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Scott.

On motion of Mr. Armstrong of Grundy,
At 11:20 A. M., the House adjourned to 2 o'clock P. M.

Two O'CLOCK, P. M.

The House met, pursuant to adjournment.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Paddock.

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate has concurred with them in the adoption of the following resolution, to-wit:

Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That the Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby requested to draw his warrant on the Treasurer for the sum of fifty dollars, allowed each member of the General Assembly by law, to be paid on pay rolls certified by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House.

Mr. Hildrup, from the committee on installation and inauguration, presented the following report : To the Honorable the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

Your committee, on the part of the House of Representatives, on the installation and inauguration of the Governor and Lieutenant-Governor elect, ask leave to respectfully report that the duty assigned it has been performed, and that the hour of two o'clock, P. M., has been fixed as the time for the administration of the oath of office to the Governor and Lieutenant-Governor elect.

HILDRUP,

HAY,

CASEY. On motion of Mr. Hildrup, it was Resolved. That the Clerk be instructed to inform the Senate that the House is ready to receive it in joint session, for the inauguration of the Governor and Lieutenant-Governor elect, in pursuance of the report of the joint committee.

The Senate, preceded by their temporary President, Mr. Hampton, entered the Hall of Representatives, and took the seats arranged for them.

The President pro tem. of the Senate ordered the call of the roll of the Senate, when the following members answered to their names :

Messrs. Archer, Baldwin, Brown, Burke, Burns, Canfield, Casey, Castle, Cupningham, Cusey, Donahue, Early, Ferrell, Glenn, Green, Gundlach, Hampton, Honry, Hinchcliffe, Hundley, Jacobs, Kehoe, Nicholson, Palmer, Patterson, Reynolds, Sanford, Sheldon, Shepard, Starne, Steele, Strong, Warren, Whiting, Wilcox, Williamson, Yager, Youngblood_38.

The call of the roll of the House was then ordered, and the following members answered to their names:

Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Anderson, Armstrong of Grandy, Ballow, Barkley, Bishop of Ed. sar. Bishop of McHenry. Blakely. Bocock, Booth, Bradwell, Branson, Bryant, Bullard, Bushnell, Casey. Cassedy, Chambers. Collins Connolly, Cronkrite, Crong, Darnell, Davis, Dement, Dewey, Dolan, Dolton, Dresser, Duuham, Efner, Ferrier, Flanders, Forth, Freeland, Freeman, Golden, Gordon, Graham, Granger, Grey, Gridley, Halpin, Hart, Harvey, Hawes, Hay, Herrington, Herting, Hite of Madison, Hildrup, Hollenback, Hopkins, Inscore, Jaquess, James, Jessup, Johnston, Jones, Kann, Lane of Hancock, Lemma, Lewis, Lomax, Loomis, Mann, Marsh, Massie, McAdams, McDonald, McGee, McLaughlin, McPherran, Meacham, Middlecoff, Mitchell, Moore of Marshall, Moore of Adams, Moose, Moffit, Mulvane, Neville, Newton, Nulton, Oakwood, Oberly, Oleson, Orendorff, Penfield, Plowman, Pollock, Race, Ramey, Rankin, Ray, Rice, Rountree, Savage, Sawyer, Scanlan, Shaw, Sheridan, Sherman, Shumway, Snow. Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Streetor, Stroud, Swan, Sylvester, Taggart, Thornton, Truitt, Virden, Walker, Warner, Washburn, Wayman, Webster, Weinheimer, Westfali, Wick, Wood, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-125.

It appearing that a quorum of the two houses was present, further proceedings under the call were dispensed with.

Prayer by Rev. Dr. Hale.

Thereupon, Chief Justice Lawrence, of the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, administered the oath of office to Richard J. Oglesby, Governor elect; John L. Beveridge, Lieutenant-Governor elect; George H. Harlow, Secretary of State elect; Charles E. Lippincott, Auditor elect; Edward Rutz, Treasurer elect; James K. Edsall, Attorney-General elect.

The Governor, the Hon. Richard J. Oglesby, then delivered his inaugural address, as follows: Fellow-citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives :

One of the most imposing features of our form of government is the recurrence, at stated periods, of elections, by which the servants chosen by the people to aid in the administration of public affairs, though ever so competent and faithful, are relieved from the responsibility of official duties and permitted to return to the pursuits of private life, and others are chosen to supply the vacancies thus created, who, in turn, are expected to perform the same or similar duties.

To the recent general election am I indebted for the great honor of again being clothed with the supreme executive power of the State of Mlinois. Unable suitably to express my appreciation of this renewed manifestation of the public confidence, I trust it will not be supposed I am unaffected by it, or that I am insensible to the just obligations it imposes.

With you, gentlemen, so recently chosen by your immediate constituents to represent them in all matters of State legislation, I experience the natural anxiety arising from the imposition of duties so important which, however performed, demand the ceaseless care and attention of those whose fortune it must be, in some sense and to some extent, to discharge them.

Although your attention will be chiefly directed to the consideration of matters of purely State concern, it is not to be forgotten that our State fills her appropriate place in the national Union, and that our people take a deep interest in national affairs. We may, therefore, give them a passing notice, and violate no propriety in doing so. If I may ventare for a moment to call your attention to the results of the recent national election, I shall say no more than that it again vindicated the

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