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SENATE JOURNAL.

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JANUARY, 9, 1866, 12 o'clock, M.

This being the day fixed by the Constitution of the State for the meeting of the Legislature, the Senate of the State was called to order at 12 o'clock, M., by Lieut. Governor McGrew, who is, by virtue of his office, President of the Senate.

On motion of Senator Houston,
C. V. Eskridge, of Lyon county, was chosen as Secretary pro

tem.

The roll being called, the following Senators answered to their

names:

Messrs. Akin, Anderson, Bartlett, Emmert, Eskridge, Gambell, Grover, Horne, Houston, Jones, Legate, Manning, Miller, Milhoan, Quigg, Riggs, Spear, Twiss and Wheeler.

Absent— Messrs. Barber, Drenning, Foote, Potter, Smith and Weer.

The following vacancies having been reported by the Secretary of State:

First Senatorial District, occasioned by the resignation of J. T. Lane; Second Senatorial District, occasioned by the resignation of Thomas Murphy; Ninth Senatorial District, occasioned by the resignation of John Speer; Eleventh Senatorial District, occasioned by the resignation of G. A. Colton ; Fourteenth Senatorial District, occasioned by the resignation of — Danford ; Fifteenth Senatorial District, occasioned by the resignation of —

On motion of Senator Houston,

to the following oath, which was administered by Lawrence D. Bailey, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court:

The Senators elected to fill said vacancies came forward and took

“I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Kansas, and that I will faithfully perform the duties of Senator of the Legislature of the State of Kansas. So help nie God."

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Personally appeared the several Senators, and took and subscribed the oath of office, as required by law, before me.

- LAWRENCE D. BAILEY,

Associate Justice Supreme Court.

On motion of Senator Quigg,
The Senate proceeded to the election of officers to fill vacancies.

Mr. Legate nominated A. R. Banks, of Douglas county,

On which the roll was called, with the following result :

Mr. Banks received 18 votes.
Senators voting for Mr. Banks were-

Messrs. Akin, Anderson, Bartlett, Emmert, Eskridge, Gambell, Grover, Horne, Houston, Jones, Legate, Manning, Miller, Quigg, Riggs, Spear, Twiss and Wheeler.

Mr. Banks having received the votes of all the Senators present, was declared duly elected Secretary of the Senate.

On motion of Senator Houston,

The Senate proceeded to the electiou of an Assistant Secretary of the Senate.

Senator Houston nominated A. Hitchcock, of Douglas county, for Assistant Secretary.

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Senator Jones nominated H. R. Dutton, of Jefferson county."

The roll was called, with the following result:

Mr. Hitchcock received fifteen votes,
Mr. Dutton received three votes.

Senators voting for Mr.'Hitchcock were

Messrs. Akin, Anderson, Bartlett, Emmert, Eskridge, Gambell, Grover, Horne, Houston, Legate, Manning, Miller, Riggs, Spear and Twiss.

Messrs. Jones, Quigg and Wheeler voting for Mr. Dutton.

Mr. Hitchcock having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Assistant Secretary of the Senate.

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The Senate proceeded to the election of a Docket Clerk.

Mr. Legate nominated Mr. Goble, of Leavenworth county, Docket Clerk.

The roll was called, with the following result:

Mr. Goble received nineteen votes.

Senators voting for Mr. Goble were-

Messrs. Akin, Anderson, Emmert, Bartlett, Eskridge, Gambell, Grover, Horne, Houston, Jones, Legate, Manning, Miller, Milhoan, Quigg, Riggs, Spear, Smith and Twiss.

Mr. Goble having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Docket Clerk.

On motion of Mr. Houston,

The officers elected to fill vacancies came forward and took the following oath of office, which was administered by Lieutenant Governor McGrew, President of the Senate:

“ I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and of the State of Kansas, and that 1 will faithfully perform the duties of Clerk of the Senate of the State of Kansas. So help me God.” (Signed)

A. R. BANKS, Secretary.
A. HITCHCOCK, Ass't Sec'y.
W. F. GOBLE, Docket Clerk.

The President having declared the Senate duly organized,
Mr. Legate offered Senate concurrent resolution No. 1:

Resolved by the Senate, (the House concurring), That the proposition of the proprietors of the State Record to furnish ten copies of the Daily State Record to each member and officer of the two Houses, at two dollars per copy, should the session be, less than forty days, and two dollars and fifty cents if it should be forty days, or over, be accepted, it being understood that the proprietors of the Record shall furnish to each member ten copies of

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