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The message was laid upon the table and 600 copies ordered printed for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Thurber offered the following resolution, which was adopted : Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate procure two daily newspapers, or papers equivalent thereto, at the option of Senators, to be furnished to each member during the session.

The Senate then adjourned.

Tuesday, January 7.

The Senate was called to order by the President.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

The President then announced the following standing committees :
On Claims-Senators Chipman, Turner, Videto.

Finance-Cust, Littlejohn, Hale.
Judiciary-Howell, Pratt, Mason.

Militia-Pratt, Richmond, Howell.

Internal Improvements-Richmond, Niles, Littlejohn, Thurber, Videto.

Roads and Bridges-Niles, Williams, Turner.

Public Instruction-Mason, Cust, Smith.

State Prison-Videto, Niles, Chipman.

Incorporations-Allen, Niles, Williams.

Division of towns and counties-Hart, Smith, Patterson.

Agriculture-Williams, Turner, Richmond.

Manufactures-Turner, Hart, Littlejohn.

Privileges and Elections-Thurber, Mason, Allen.

Enrolled Bills—Denton, Patterson, Hart.

State Library-Littlejohn, Thurber, Pratt.
Expiring Laws--Hale, Allen, Cust.
Stale Affairs-Patterson, Denton, Pratt.

Printing-Smith, Chipman, Denton.

Public Lands-Pratt, Richmond, Williams.

Mr. Pratt asked to be excused from serving on the committee on

the judiciary; excused.

The President then appointed Mr. Littlejohn in his place.

Mr. Richmond offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message, as relates to the amendment of the Constitution, and the election laws, be referred to the committee on the "judiciary ;”

That so much thereof, as relates to taking the census, be referred to the committee on "State affairs ;"

That so much as relates to the militia, be referred to the committee on "militia ;"

That so much as relates to education, the University, and its branches, to the committee on "public instruction ;"

That so much as relates to banks, to the committee on "incorporations ;"

That so much as refers to geological and topographical survey, to a special committee;

That so much as refers to the penitentiary, to the committee on the "State prison;"

That portion referring to the sale of intoxicating drinks to the Indians, to a special committee;

That portion relating to the State land office, (and public lands,) to the committee on public lands;

That portion referring to Railroads, Canals, and the improvement. of rivers, to the committee on Internal Improvement;

That part relating to the finances of the State, its indebtedness and its resources, to the committee on finance;

That part referring to a tariff, to the committee on manufactures. Mr. Pratt offeréd the following substitute for that part of the resolution referring so much of the message, as relates to Railroads, Canals, &c., to the committee on Internal Improvement, which was not adopted:

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message, as relates to the sale of the public works, be referred to a select committee of three.

The resolutions were then severally adopted.

Mr. Pratt moved to reconsider the adoption of that portion of the resolutions referring that part of the Governor's Message to the committee on Manufactures. The motion was lost.

Mr. Hale offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's Message as relates to the sale of the public works, be referred to a select committee.

Mr. Thurber moved to amend by striking out the word "special,” and substituting the word "finance." The amendment was adopted, and the resolution as amended was then adopted.

Mr. Smith offered the following resolution, which was adopted : Resolved, That 200 copies of the Governor's Message be ordered printed in the French, and 200 copies in the German language, under the direction of the Governor.

Mr. Mason gave notice that at some future day he should ask leave to introduce a bill to repeal the charter incorporating the "Black River Steam-mill Company."

Mr. Hale gave notice, that on some future day he should ask leave to introduce a bill for incorporating a female seminary at Ann Ar

bor.

Also, a bill changing the time of holding the court of chancery for the first circuit.

Mr. Denton asked to be excused from serving on the committee on enrolled bills, and was accordingly excused.

The President appointed Mr. Allen in his place.

Mr. Allen asked to be excused. The Senate refused to excuse him.

The President announced the following communication from the House of Representatives:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

To the President of the Senate:

January 7, 1845.

SIR-1 am instructed by the House of Representatives to return to the Senate the following joint resolutions, and respectfully inform the Senate that the House have concurred therein.

"Joint Resolution authorizing the Governor to appoint a Private Secretary."

"Joint Resolution relative to the postage of officers and members of the Legislature."

Joint Resolution relative to Joint Rules.

EZRA WILLIAMS,

Clerk of House of Rep.

The joint resolution authorizing the Governor to employ a private Secretary, and the joint resolution relative to the postage of officers and members of the legislature, were ordered to be enrolled.

The President announced the following communication from the

Auditor General :

AUDITOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Detroit, January 7, 1845.

To the President of the Senate:

SIR-I have the honor herewith to transmit to the Senate my annual report for the fiscal year, ending Nov. 30th, 1844.

Most respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

C. G. HAMMOND,

Auditor General.

The report was laid on the table and ordered printed.

The President announced the following communication from the Commissioner of the Land Office:

To the President of the Senate:

STATE LAND Office, Marshall, January 6, 1845. Š

SIR-I have the honor herewith to transmit to the Senate, my an

nual report for 1844.

I am Sir, very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

D. V. BELL,

Commissioner.

The report was laid on the table and ordered printed.

The President announced the following communication from the

Secretary of State:

SECRETARY OF STATE'S OFFICE,
7, 1845.

To the President of the Senate:

SIR-I have the honor herewith to transmit to the Senate the report of the Inspectors and Agent of the State Prison, made to this office pursuant to law.

Most respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

R. P. ELDREDGE,

Secretary of State.

The report was laid on the table and ordered printed.
The President announced the following communication:

To the President of the Senate:

Board of State Auditors,

January 7, 1845.

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SIR-I have the honor herewith to transmit to the Senate the annual report of the Board of State Auditors.

Most respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

R. P. ELDREDGE,

Ch'n. Board of State Auditors.

The report was laid on the table and ordered printed.
The President announced the following communication :

STATE TREASURER'S OFFICE,,
Detroit, January 7, 1845.

HON. O. D. RICHARDSON, President of the Senate:

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SIR-I have the honor herewith to enclose a copy of the annual report from this office, for the fiscal year, ending Nov. 30th, 1844, prepared and printed for the use of the present legislature, as required by law.

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The report was laid on the table and ordered printed.

The joint resolution relative to a Manual, offered by Mr. Smith, and laid upon the table yesterday, was taken therefrom, and read twice, and the rule being suspended, read the third time.

The unanimous consent of the Senate having been obtained, Mr. Denton offered the following amendment, which was adopted:

And in addition thereto class the names of the Senators according to their respective Senatorial districts, stating the names of counties composing each district, and give the name, residence, time of appointment or election, duration of office, and pay, of every state officer in Michigan; and also a list of the Prosecuting Attornies, and Notaries Public, for the several counties. Designate all officers who are appointed or elected according to a constitutional provision, and those appointed or elected by some provision of statute law.

The resolution as amended was thereupon adopted.

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