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part of each House, it appeared that
had the highest number of votes; whereupon the said
was declared to have been duly elected Governor of the Corumonwealth.
“In testimoney whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals the day and year above written."
[SEAL.] Third. That this certificate is to be deposited in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, and a duplicate, attested by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives, transmitted to the Governor elect.
When this report is made and adopted, the House appoints one member a teller, and information thereof is given by the Clerk to the Senate, and the same is done by the Senate, and information given to the House.
When the two Houses meet in convention, the President of the Senate takes the chair of the Speaker of the House, and after order is restored, says: “This being the day and hour agreed upon for opening and publishing the returns of the election for Governor, (held on the Tuesday next following the first Monday in November last,) the Clerk of the Senate will read over the returns from the several counties, and the tellers take down the number of votes given for each person voted for as Governor.” The Clerk then proceeds to read aloud the return and the tellers to note down the number of votes, and so on until all the returns from the several counties are read over. When this is done, the result is announced by the President of the Senate, and the certificate of election written and signed as directed to be done by the report. The committee of introduction then conduct the President and members of the Senate to their Chamber and retire. The tellers make out a report of the number of votes given for each person voted for, and this report is made to the Senate and House respectively.
The same proceeding is had for counting the vote for Lieutenant Governor, State Treasurer, Auditor General and Secretary of Internal Affairs.
Vote for Lieutenant Governor, Auditor General and Secretary of Internal Affairs,
by Counties, November 3, 1874.—(Omitted from page 270.)