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OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

OF THE

TWENTY-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE

STATE OF ILLINOIS,

[AT THEIR REGULAR SESSION, BEGUN AND HELD AT SPRINGFIELD,

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OFFICERS.

SPEAKER:

FRANKLIN CORWIN, of LaSalle.

OLERK:
JAMES P. ROOT, of Chicago.

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Pirst Assistant Clerk...

.JAMES K. MAGIE. Second Assistant Clerk..

ALBERT Bliss, JR. Third Assistant Clerk.. .....

...IRA J. HALSTEAD. Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk.. ...JAMES V. MAHONEY. First Ass't Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk..C. N. WHITNEY. Serond Asst Enrolling and Ingrossing Clerk. MAURICE SAVAGE. Third Ass't Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk.. CHARLES H. MITCHELL. Dcor keeper.....

..FRANCIS SEGUIN. First Assistant Door-keeper...

...L. O. GILLMAN. Second Assistant Door-keeper.

... GUSTAV WETZLAU. Postmaster ....

...ANDREW J. ALDEN. Anstant Postmaster..

E. F. CHITTENDEN.

198079

JOURNAL

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 1869.

In accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, the Twenty-sixth General Assembly of said State convened, in their first session, at the State House in the city of Springfield, on Monday, the fourth day of January, A. D. 1869.

The House was called to order by Mr. Bond, on whose motion

Hon. H. C. Childs, of DuPage county, was appointed Speaker pro tem.

On motion of Mr. Bond, A. S. Thompson, of Henderson county, was appointed Clerk, pro tem.

On motion of Mr. Bailey, Charles H. Wood, of Iroquois county, was appointed Assistant Clerk, pro tem.

On motion of Mr. Smith of McLean, it was Resoloed, That the rules of the House and the joint rules of the Senate and the House of Representatives of the last General Assembly, be and the same are hereby sdopted for the government of the House until otherwise ordered.

Mr. Burke offered the following resolution, viz: Resolved, that the Clerk now proceed to call the roll alphabetically, and receive certificates of election from such members as may be present.

On motion of Mr. Bailey, The following resolution was adopted, as a substitute therefor: Resolved, that the Speaker appoint a committee of three on credentials; that the Clerk be instructed to call the Representative Districts in numerical order, and that the members elect, as their respective districts shall be called, present to said committee their certificates of election, and that said committee examine the same and report the names of the members elect to this House.

The Speaker appointed as such committee, Messrs. Bailey, Dinsmoor and Casey,

On motion of Mr. Smith, L. B. Church, of DuPage county, was appointed Doorkeeper, pro tem.

On motion of Mr. Cook of Sangamon, Alexander Pender was appointed Assistant Doorkeeper, pro tem.

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