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Those who opposed the amendment of the rule were—

Messrs. Anderson, Bennett, Bowie, Bradford, Cornwall, Dannels, Fairfield, Gordon, Hagans, Hastings, Henry, Herbert, Horr, Hunter, Irwin, James, Jones, Kellogg, McDaniels, McDuffie, McGee, McKinney, Noel, Rowan, Stemmons, Stowe, Tivy, Warmcastle, Watkins, Whipple, and Whitman-31.

It requiring a two-thirds vote to change a Standing Rule of the House, consequently the motion to amend was lost.

Mr. Hoyt offered the following, which was adopted:

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms procure sufficient bill files for the use of the members of the Assembly.

The following message was received from the Senate:

I am instructed to inform the Assembly that on yesterday the Senate passed the following Assembly bills:

A bill for "An Act authorizing the Governor to pardon Timothy Donovan.” A bill for "An Act to repeal an Act to provide for the better publication of Official and Legal Notices, approved May 3, 1853."

And a bill for "An Act to declare Crescent City the County Seat of Klamath county, and to legalize the official acts of the County Judge, and other county officers, in changing the seat of justice of said county from Trinidad to Crescent City." All of which are herewith respectfully returned.

JOHN Y. LIND,

Secretary.

Assembly bill No. 7, " An Act to provide for the restoration of certain Books, Records, Maps, and Papers, to Humboldt county, now held by Trinity county,” Read a third time and passed.

Mr. McDuffie introduced a bill for "An Act amendatory to an Act Incorporating the city of Marysville, and Acts supplementary to said Act."

Read first and second time, and referred to the delegation from Yuba county. Assembly bill No. 62, "An Act declaring Mission Creek, in the county of San Francisco, a navigable stream."

Read second time and referred to Committee on Commerce and Navigation. Assembly bill No. 61, an Act amendatory of an Act to provide for the protection of foreigners and to define their liabilities and privileges.

Read second time and referred to Committee on Mines and Mining interests.
Assembly bill No. 49, an Act for the government and protection of Indians.
Read second time and referred to Committee on Indian Affairs.

Assembly Joint Resolutions in relation to the mineral and other public lands in the State of California.

Read second time and referred to Committees on Public Lands and Mines and Mining Interests.

Assembly bill No. 51, an Act to enforce the Rules of Equity in actions of Ejectment or other possessory actions.

Read second time and referred to Judiciary Committec.

On motion, Mr. Bradford was added to the Judiciary Committee.

Assembly bill No. 34, an Act to suppress Gambling.

Read a second time and referred to Judiciary Committee.

Assembly bill, an Act amending an Act to define the duties of County Clerks, passed April 18, 1850.

Read second time and referred to Judiciary Committee.

Assembly bill No. 31, to amend an Act entitled an Act to regulate proceedings in civil cases in the Courts of Justice in this State, passed April 29, 1851. Read second time and referred to Judiciary Committee.

Assembly bill No. 39, an Act to fix the compensation of the County Judge of Tulare county.

Read second time and referred to Judiciary Committee.

Assembly bill No. 63, an Act to protect the rights of persons not parties to executions and other process.

Read second time and referred to Judiciary Committee.

On motion, Mr. McDuffie was added to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Bradford gave notice that on to-morrow he would introduce a bill for an Act concerning evidence in certain cases.

Mr. Horr introduced a bill, an Act for the relief of the Insane Asylum.
Read first and second time and referred to Committee on State Hospitals.

Mr. Springer offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

Resolved, That the use of the Assembly Hall be tendered to Rev. Bishop Simpson for the holding of Divine Service on the evening of this the 26th of January.

On motion of Mr. Bradford, the Judiciary Committee were instructed to inquire into the expedieney of an amendment repealing so much of the criminal practice Act as allows the defendant the concluding argument in criminal cases.

Mr. Carrillo gave notice that he would, at an early day, introduce a bill to alter the boundary line between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.

On motion of Mr. Jones, the House adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow.

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY.

FRIDAY, January 27, 1854.

House met pursuant to adjournment.

The roll was called by the Clerk, and a quorum being present the Speaker announced the House ready to proceed to business.

The Journal of Thursday was read, amended and approved.

On motion, leave of absence was granted to Mr. French for one day, Mr. Pratt for two days, Mr. Bostwick for three days, and Mr. Carrillo for two days.

Mr. Gordon presented a petition from numerous citizens of the counties of El Dorado and Calaveras praying for the creation of a new county to be called Washington.

Read and referred to Committee on Counties and County Boundaries.

Mr. Whipple introduced a bill to incorporate Crescent City, to which was appended a petition from the citizens of Crescent City.

The bill was read first and second time and referred to Committee on Corporations.

Mr. Watkins gave notice that he would, on to-morrow, introduce a bill to incorporate the town of Alameda.

Mr. Tivy, chairman, made the following report:

The Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills report that they have examined and find correctly enrolled

An Act to abolish the Board of Supervisors of the county of Tulare.

Also, an Act to repeal an Act entitled an Act to provide for the Inspection of Flour, passed May 3, 1852, and to repeal an Act amendatory of an Act entitled an Act to provide for the Inspection of Flour, passed May 18, 1853.

Also, an Act to declare Crescent City the county seat of Klamath county, and to legalize the official acts of the County Judge and other county officers, in changing the seat of justice of said county from Trinidad to Crescent City.

Also, an Act authorizing the Governor to pardon Timothy Donovan.

Also, an Act in relation to the Insane Fund; and,

Also, an Act to amend an Act concerning Jurors, approved May 3, 1853.

Mr. Stowe offered a concurrent resolution to appoint a Joint Committee from the Senate and Assembly to revise and amend the Practice Act of this State.

Mr. Hoyt offered the following as a substitute which was not adopted:

Resolved, That the Judiciary Committee of the Assembly and Senate, the Senate concurring, be requested to report upon the expediency of raising a Joint Committee to revise the Practice Act.

The vote was then taken upon the resolution offered by Mr. Stowe and adopted,

and Messrs. Stowe, Warmcastle, Myres and Gordon were appointed on the part of the House.

Mr. Dannels made the following report:

The Committee to whom was referred an Act amendatory to an Act incorporating the city of Marysville, and Acts supplementary to said Act, beg leave to report, that they have examined the same and report it back to the House without amendment, and recommend its passage.

The bill was considered as engrossed, read a third time and passed.

Mr. Herbert gave notice that he would on to-morrow, or an early day thereafter, introduce a bill to appropriate certain money for the maintenance and protection of the Insane.

Mr. Tivy introduced a Joint Resolution in reference to the removal of Indians by the General Government beyond the limits of this State.

Read first and second time, and 240 copies ordered to be printed, and referred to Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. F. A. Park gave notice that on to-morrow, or at some future day, he would introduce a bill for an Act amendatory of an Act entitled an Act concerning District Attorneys.

Mr. McBrayer gave notice that at an early day he would introduce a bill to declare the meaning and intention of Article Third of an Act entitled an Act concerning officers, passed April 28, 1851.

Also, a bill concerning Constables in Sacramento City.

Mr. Sweasey offered the following, which was not adopted:

Resolved, That a Committee of five be appointed to regulate and revise an Act to regulate fees in office, passed May 1st, 1851.

The following message was received from the Senate:

I am instructed to inform the Assembly, that on yesterday, the Senate passed Assembly Joint Resolution in regard to the increase of mail service for California and Oregon, with several amendments, which are herewith transmitted, and in which the concurrence of the Assembly is respectfully asked.

JOHN Y. LIND, Secretary.

The House concurred in the amendment to the title of the resolution made by the Senate, and rejected the second amendment, and while the third amendment was under consideration, on motion, the resolution and amendment were laid upon the table.

Mr. Gordon introduced a bill for an Act to repeal an Act entitled an Act to authorize the County Surveyor of Calaveras county to rent an office.

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

Mr. Gordon also gave notice that on to-morrow, the 28th instant, he would introduce a bill for an Act to be entitled an Act to fix the time for holding the elections for United States Senator.

Mr. Bradford introduced a bill for an Act concerning evidence in certain cases. Read first time and ordered to a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Myers introduced a bill for an Act to amend an Act to regulate proceedings in civil cases, in the Courts of Justice of this State, passed April 29, 1851. Read first time and ordered to a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Warmcaste introduced a bill for an Act to amend the first section of an Act to provide for the formation of corporations, for certain purposes, approved April 14, 18 53.

Mr. Spencer from the Committee on State Hospitals, reported back to the House, an Act for the relief of the Insane Asylum, without amendment, and recommended the passage of the same.

On motion, the House resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, Mr. Bradford in the chair, to consider the bill: the Committee, on motion, rose, reported the bill back to the House without amendment, and asked to be discharged from its further consideration.

The committee was discharged, the bill considered as engrossed, read a third time and passed.

Mr. Bradford gave notice that on to-morrow, he would introduce a bill for an Act to provide for the selection of lands donated by the United States to the State of California.

On motion of Mr. Warmcastle, the House adjourned until 10 o'clock, to-morrow.

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY.

SATURDAY, January 28, 1854.

House met pursuant to adjournment.

The roll was called by the Clerk, and a quorum being present,
The Speaker announced the House ready to proceed to business.
The Journal of Friday was read and approved.

On motion, leave of absence was granted to Mr. Hunt, one day, to Mr. Dawley, one day, to Mr. Griffith, three days, and to Mr. Letcher, four days.

Mr. McBrayer, from the Committee on Commerce, made the following report:

The Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the bill to repeal an Act to provide for the measurement of lumber, approved April 30, 1853, having had the same under consideration, beg leave to report the same back to the House, without amendment, and recommend its passage.

Also, the Joint Resolution in relation to the removal of the wreck of the ship Aberdeen, having given the same their attention, beg leave to report it back to the House without amendment, and recommend its immediate passage.

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