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Mr. McBrayer offered the following, which was adopted:

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms be directed to make arrangements with the Express Companies to pay the charges on all mailable matter received by or sent from members by Express: Provided, That charges on any communications, shall not exceed the amount that United States postage would be upon the same

matter.

The following message was received from the Senate :

MR. SPEAKER:

I am insructed to inform the Assembly, that the Senate have concurred in their resolution to meet in convention, to-morrow, for the purpose of canvassing the election returns for Governor and Lieutenant Governor of the State.

JOHN Y. LIND, Secretary.

Mr. Hoff gave notice that, at an early day, he would introduce a bill to provide for the creation of the office of State Geologist.

Also; an Act to define the rights of persons to Public Lands in mining districts. On motion of Mr. Mandeville, the House adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow.

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY.

FRIDAY, January 6, 1854.

House met pursuant to adjournment.

The roll was called by the Clerk, and a quorum was in attendance, whereupon the Speaker pronounced the House ready to proceed to business.

The Journal of Thursday was read and approved.

Mr. Godard offered the following, which was adopted.

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms be instructed to purchase a suitable clock, to be placed in some conspicuous place, by which to regulate the hours of meeting and adjournment.

Mr. Ashley offered the following, which was adopted.

Resolved, That five hundred copies each of the Annual Reports of the State Comptroller, Treasurer, and Surveyor General, for the year 1853, be printed for the use of this House.

Mr. Mandeville moved to reconsider the vote just taken.
Vote reconsidered.

Mr. Mandeville offered the following as an amendment to the above:

Resolved, That three thousand copies of the Comptroller's Report, one thousand copies of the Treasurer's Report, and four hundred and eighty copies of the Surveyor General's Report, be printed in English for the use of the Assembly.

Adopted.

Mr. James gave notice that he would at an early day, introduce a bil for an Act to amend section 1, article 8, of an Act entitled an Act to provide Revenue for the support of the Government of this State, passed May 18, 1853.

Also, a bill for an Act to appropriate the revenue received for poll tax on roads and public highways.

Mr. Dawley gave notice that he would at an early day, introduce a bill for the protection of holders of building lots in the mining districts.

Mr. Whipple gave notice that he would, at an early day, introduce a bill allowing the Treasurer of Klamath county until the first of March to make his settle ment with the Treasurer of State.

Mr. Kellogg gave notice that he would, at an early day, introduce a bill to provide for the settlement of the debt due from Nevada to Yuba county.

Also, to provide for the payment of the debt due from Sierra to Yuba county.

The following message was received from the Senate :

Mr. Speaker:

I am instructed to inform the Assembly that the Senate have passed the accompanying concurrent resolution and request the concurrence of the Assembly. JOHN Y. LIND, Secretary.

Concurrent resolution of the Senate, appointing a Joint Committee upon Joint Rules, amended to increase the number of the committee to five, and adopted.

Mr. Griffith gave notice that at an early day he will introduce a bill to amend an Act entitled an Act to fix the times for holding the terms of the District Court throughout this State, approved May 18, 1853.

Mr. Hunter offered the following, which was adopted.

Resolved, That five hundred copies of each, the Comptroller's, Treasurer's and Surveyor General's Report be published in Spanish for the use of this House.

Mr. Clingan gave notice that at an early day he would introduce a bill to change the boundaries of Marin county and extend the jurisdiction of said county further into the Bay of San Francisco.

Mr. Mandeville gave notice that he would at an early day, introduce a bill to amend an Act entitled an Act to provide for the protection of foreigners, and define their liabilities and privileges, approved March 30, 1853.

Mr. Letcher introduced a joint resolution of instructions to our Senators and Representatives, in reference to the public domain.

Read first and second time and ordered to a third reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Bowie introduced a joint resolution of instructions to our Senators and Representatives in Congress, in reference to an increase in the mail service.

Read first and second time, and ordered to a third reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Bowie introduced a joint resolution to our Senators and Representatives, in reference to the establishment of mail communication between San Francisco and China via the Sandwich Islands.

Read first and second time, and ordered to a third reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Hoff gave notice that an early day he would introduce a bill to amend an Act entitled an Act amendatory of and supplementary to an Act entitled an Act to establish a system of Common Schools.

The following message was received from the Governor :

I have the honor herewith to transmit a copy of an important communication received on the 5th inst. from the Hon. S. A. McMeans, Treasurer of State, representing the tenement occupied by him as an office, as well as the iron safe, in which most of the valuable effects of the office are deposited, as entirely insecure. Convinced from actual examination of the great necessity of increased safeguards, the communication of the Treasurer is commended to your favorable consideration. JOHN BIGLER.

Communication from A. S. McMeans, State Treasurer, read, and on motion, laid on the table.

A message was received from the Governor transmitting propositions from the county and city of Sacramento to the Legislature, requesting them to move and hold the present session in the city of Sacramento. Documents read, and, upon motion, laid upon the table.

On motion of Mr. Conness, the House took a recess until 12 o'clock M.

House met pursuant to adjournment.

12 O'CLOCK, M.

The Senators appeared and took their seats in Joint Convention, to canvass the vote of the State for Governor and Lieutenant Governor.

On motion of Mr. Sprague, two tellers were appointed: Messrs. Coffroth, of the Senate, and Bostwick, of the House, to act as tellers, in conjunction with the Secretary and Clerk.

The Speaker then announced the following votes:

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When this county was called, objection being made by Senator Wade, the question was submitted to the convention whether the vote from that county should be counted. Senator Wade and other members demanded the ayes and noes.

Those who voted to have the vote of Butte counted were:

Messrs. Bryan, Coffroth, Colby, Crenshaw, Gardner, De La Guerra, Hagar, Hook, Keene, Kendall, Leake, Lent, Livermore, Mahoney, May, Moore, McFarland, Sprague, Stebbins, Tuttle, Walkup, of the Senate, and

Messrs. Anderson, Ashley, Aylett, Ballou, Bennett, Bostwick, Briggs, Carr, Carrillo, Conness, Cornwall, Dannels, Davidson, Dawley, Ewer, Fairfield, Gilbert, Godard, Gordon, Green, Griffith, Hastings, Hoff, Hollister, Hoyt, Hubbard, Hubert, Hunt, Hunter, Irwin, James, Jones, Kellogg, Koll, Musser, McBrayer, Mc Donald, McGee, Noel, O'Neil, F. A. Park, Pratt, Purdy, Ring, Rowan, Spencer, Springer, Stemmons, Sweasey, Sweetland, Tallmadge, Tivy, Van Cleft, Warmcastle, Watkins, of the Assembly. Total, 76.

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Those who voted against the vote of Butte being counted were:

Messrs. Hudspeth, McGarry, Sawyer, Smith, Wade, Whiting, of the Senate,

Messrs. Bowie, Burton, French, Hagans, Henry, Horr, Houghtaling, Letcher, Lindsey, Mandeville, McDuffie, J. W. Park, Stow, Whipple, Whitman, of the Assembly. Total, 21.

So the Convention decided to count the vote of Butte.

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There being no other returns from any other counties on the Speaker's table, Mr. French moved that a committee of three be appointed to wait upon the Secretary of State, and ascertain whether there were any returns from other counties in his possession, whercupom Messrs. Sprague, of the House, and Dawley and Conness, of the House, were appointed said committee.

Mr. Smith, of the Senate, moved that the Convention take a recess until 3 o'clock, P. M., which was agreed to, and the Senate withdrew.

On motion, the House adjourned until fifteen minutes to 3 o'clock.

Fifteen minutes to 3 o'clock the House met pursuant to adjournment.
The Speaker announced the following standing Committee on Mileage:

Messrs. James, Hunter, Ewer, Bostwick and Houghtaling.

At 3 o'clock the Convention re-assembled in the hall of the House.

Mr. Sprague, from the committee to wait upon the Secretary of State, reported that the Secretary of State had furnished the committee with the returns which were deficient previous to adjournment, and upon his motion it was agreed to count the votes thus received from the Secretary of State, as informal returns.

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The Speaker then announced the vote according to the requirements of the Constitution, and the President of the Senate declared that John Bigler, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly elected Governor for the next two succeeding years."

He also declared Samuel Purdy to be duly elected Lieutenant Governor of the State of California.

On motion of Mr. McFarland, the Senate withdrew.

The House then proceeded to business.

Mr. Hoff offered the following concurrent resolution:

Resolved, By the Assembly, Senate concurring, that a committee of two from each House be appointed to wait upon the Governor, and inform him of his election, and ascertain the period he desires for the ceremonies of inauguration.

Which was adopted,

And Messrs. Hoff and Watkins appointed on the part of the House.

The following message was received from the Governor :

I have the honor herewith to transmit a copy of a communication from citizens of Benicia, tendering certain buildings for the use of the Legislature and State officers.

The communication was then read and laid on the table.

Mr. Ballou offered the following resolution:

JOHN BIGLER.

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