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Mr. Edwards moved that the money deposited with the Secretary be placed in the hands of the President of the Sen. ate, and that it remaid there until such a time as a Committee of Investigation can be appointed.

Which motion prevailed.

Mr. Schofield, Chairman of the Committee appointed to await upon the Senator elect, reported that Mr. Ingalls could not be found.

On motion,
The Joint Convention dissolved.

GEO. C. CROWTHER,

Secretary.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

The Senate re-assembled at 3:40 P. M.

President in the Chair.

Roll called.

The following gentlemen were present and answered to their names :

Messrs. Blair, Brandley, Butler, Barker, Crichton, Edwards, Ely, Grimes, Guerin, Johnson, Judd, Martin, Martindale, Matheny, McFarland, McWirt, Moonlight, Morrill, Murdock, O'Neil, Palmer, Price, Rogers, Schmidt, Simons, Simpson, St. John, Topping, Walker, J. C. Wilson, V. P. Wilson, Winter and York.

Quroum present.

Mr. Crichton asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave of absence until Monday at 2 P. M.

Mr. Schmidt asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave of absence until Monday at 2 P. M.

Mr. Price asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave of absence until Monday at 2 P. M.

Mr. St. John moved tbat the vote by wbich the resolution of investigation was adopted yesterday be reconsidered.

Which motion prevailed.

Mr. McWirt asked and obtained leave of absence until Monday at 2 P. M.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

GEO. C. CROWTHER,

Secretary.

MORNING SESSION.

TOPEKA, January 30, 1873, 10 o'clock, A. M.
The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
President in the chair.
Roll called.

The following gentlemen were present and answered to their names:

Messrs. Blair, Brandley, Butler, Barker, Crichton, Edwards, Ely, Grimes, Guerin, Judd, Martin, Martindale, Ma-. theny, McFarland, McWirt, Moonlight, Morrill, Murdock, O'Neil, Rogers, Schmidt, Simons, St. John, Walker, V. P. Wilson, Winter and York.

Quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain, Rev. F. S. McCabe.
The Journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Murdock moved that the rules be suspended, and
House Bill No. 81,
Read a second time now,
Which motion prevailed, and

House Bill No. 84, An act making appropriations for Legislative expenses,

Was read the second time.
Mr. Edwards moved that the rules be suspended, and
House Bill No. 84,
Placed

upon third reading now.
Which motion prevailed, and

House Bill No. 84, An act making appropriations for Legislative expenses,

Was read the third time.

Mr. Edwards moved to amend by inserting the following item : To George C. Crowther for transcribing the Senate Journal of 1872, $104.75.

Upon which a vote was had, and
The amendment was adopted.
And the question being: Shall the Bill as amended pass ?
The roll was called with the following result:
Yeas, 29; nays, 0.

Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were:

Messrs. Blair, Brandley, Butler, Barker, Edwards, Ely, Grimes, Guerin, Johnson, Judd, Martin, Martindale, Matheny, McFarland, Moonlight, Morrill, Murdock, O'Neil, Palmer, Rogers, Schmidt, Simons, Simpson, St. John, Walker, J. C. Wilson, V. P. Wilson Winter and York.

Gentlemen absent or not voting were:
Messrs. Crichton, McWirt, Price and Topping,

And so a constitutional majority having voted in favor of the passage of the bill,

The bill pssed, and
The title was agreed to.
Ordered that the Secretary inform the House thereof.

Mr. Guerin asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to offer

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 21, Relating to the appointment of an Investigating Committee.

Laid over under the rules.
Mr. Edwards moved that the rules be suspenned, and
The resolution considered now.
Which motion prevailed, and

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 21, Relating to the appointment of an Investigating Committee,

Was taken up for consideration.
And the question being: Shall the resolution be adopted ?
A vote was had, and
The resolution adopted.
Ordered that the Secretary inform the House thereof.

Mr. Simons asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave of absence for Geo. C. Crowther, Secretary of the Senate, until Wednesday at 2 o'clock P. u.

Mr. Edwards asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave of absence until Tuesday at 2 P. M.

Mr. McFarland asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave of absence for Mr. Isbell, Assistant Secretary until Tuesday at 2. P. M.

Mr. York asked, and by unanimous consent obtained leave of absence until Wednesday at 2 P. M.

Mr. Simpson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained leave of absence until Tuesday at 2 P. M.

On motion,

Mr. Lanham and Mr. Burke, were granted leave of absence until Tuesday at 2 P. M.

Mr. Simons askod, and by unanimous consent, obtained leave of absence until Tuesday at. 2 P. M.

On motion
The Senate adjourned until Monday at 2 P. M.

GEO. C. CROWTHER,

Secretary

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