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The Senate proceeded to the choice of a Chairman, and the Hon. David A. Gregg was elected and took the Chair.

On motion of Mr. Renton

The Senate proceeded by ballot to the choice of a President, and the Hon. James B. Creighton was unanimously elected.

Mr. Creighton addressed the Senate, signifying his acceptance of the office, and took the Chair.

On motion of Mr. Renton

The Senate proceeded by ballot to the choice of a Clerk, and Asa Fowler was unanimously elected.

On motion of Mr. Gregg

The Senate proceeded by ballot to the choice of an Assistant Clerk, and Peter Sanborn was unanimously elected.

On motion of Mr. Goodhue

The Senate proceeded by ballot to the choice of a Doorkeeper, and Philip Sargent was elected.

Asa Fowler, elected Clerk, and Peter Sanborn, elected Assistant Clerk, being present; were severally sworn to the faithful discharge of the duties of their respective offices, and entered upon the same.

On motion of Mr. Adams

Ordered, That the Clerk inforın the House of Representatives that the Senate have assembled, chosen their constitutional officers and are now ready to proceed to business.

On motion of Mr. Johnson

Resolved, That the rules and regulations of the Senate last year, be adopted as the rules and regulations for the present year, until otherwise ordered.

On motion of Mr. Nettleton

Resolved, That the joint rules of the two branches of the Legislature for the year 1839, be adopted as the joint rules of the two branches of the Legislature the present year, until otherwise ordered.

Ordered, That the Clerk notify the House of Representatives accordingly.

On motion of Mr. Goodhue

Resolved, That the time to which the Senate shall adjourn, be ten o'clock in the forenoon and three o'clock in the afternoon, until otherwise ordered.

On motion of Mr. Renton Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to report rules and regulations for the government of the Senate the present year

Ordered, That Messrs. Goodbue, Adams and Jobuson constitute said committee. On motion of Mr. Brown

The Senate adjourned.

AFTERNOON.

Philip Sargent, elected Doorkeeper, appeared and entered upon the duties of that office.

A message from the House of Representatives by their Clerk :

“Mr. President-I am directed to inform the Honorable Senate, that the House of Representatives have assembled, have elected the Hon. Moses Norris, jr., Speaker, Harry Hibbard, Clerk, and Albert G. Allen, Assistant Clerk, and are now ready lo proceed to the business of the session.

The House of Representatives concur with the Honorable Senate in adopting the joint rules of the two branches of the Legislature for the year 1839, during the present year, or until otherwise ordered.''

A message from the House of Representatives by their Clerk :

" Mr. President-The House of Representatives have appointed Messrs. Ayer of Hooksett, Sawyer of Dover and Gould of Henniker, with such as the Honorable Senate may join, a committee to wait on His Excellency the Governor and inform him that quorums of both branches of the Legislature bave assembled, are organized and ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make, in which they ask the concurrence of the Honorable Senate.

The House of Representatives are now ready to meet the Honorable Senate in Convention, for the purpose of proceeding in the elections agreeably to the provisions of the Constitution.

On motion of Mr. Johnson

Resolved, That the Senate concur with the House of Representatives in the appointment of a joint select committee to wait on His Excellency the Governor and inform him of the organization of the Legislature.

Ordered, That Mr. Goodhue be joined to said committee on the part of the Senate.

Ordered, That the Clerk notify the House of Representatives accordingly

On motion of Mr. Johnson

Resolved, That the Senate now meet the House of Representatives in Convention, for the purpose of proceeding in the elections.

IN CONVENTION.

The Senate and House of Representatives being assembled in Convention in the Representatives' Hall, for the purpose of proceeding in the elections agreeably to the provisions of the Constitution, the Secretary of State cnme in and laid before the Convention the returns of votes for Governor from the several towns and places in this State, and also the returns of votes for Counsellors in the several Counsellor Districts in this State.

On motion of Mr. Adams of the Senate

The Convention proceeded to open, read and record the returns of votes for Governor from the several towns and places in this State, and completed the same.

On motion of Mr. Adams of the Senate

Resolved, 'That the returns of votes for Governor be referred to a select committee, with instructions to compare and cast their numbers and report to the Convention thereon.

Ordered, That Messrs. Johnson of the Senate, Jenness of Portsmouth and Bennet of Winchester, of the Ilouse of Representatives, constitute said committee.

On motion of Mr. Goodhue of the Senate

The Convention rose and the Senate returned to their Chamber.

IN SENATE.

On motion of Mr. Gregg~

The Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1840.

A message from the House of Representatives by their Clerk:

“Mr. President I am directed to inform the Honorable Senate that the House of Representatives are ready to meet the Senate in Convention for the purpose of proceeding in the elections agreeably to the provisions of the Constitution.”

Or motion of Mr. Adams

Resolved, That the Senate now meet the House of Representatives in Convention for the purpose of proceeding in the elections.

IN CONVENTION.

The Senate and House of Representatives being assembled in Convention in the Representatives' Hall, for the purpose

of

proceeding in the elections agreeably to the provisions of the Constitution

Mr. Johnson, from the committee appointed to compare and cast the returns of votes for Governor and report to the Convention thereon, made the following

REPORT: "The whole number of votes returned is

50,799 Necessary to a choice,

25,400 Estimated as scattering,

562 -Hop. Enos Stevens has

20,716 His Excellency John Page has

29,521 and is duly elected Governor of the State of New Hampshire for the ensuing political year.

The votes of the following towns, viz. Hudson, for John Page 138, Enos Stevens 78; Tamworth, for John Page 141, Enos Stevens 72, George Kent 68; Middleton, 'for John Page 63, Enos Stevens 31 ; Holderness, for John Page 154, Epos Stevens 130, included in the above estimate, were not received by the Secretary of State within the time prescribed by the Constitu

tion.

No return has been received from the town of Northwood in the county of Rockingham.

The foregoing report having been read-
On motion of Mr. Treadwell of the House-
Resolved, That the same be accepted.
On motion of Mr. Adams of the Senate

The Convention proceeded to open, read and record the returns of votes for Counsellors from the several Counsellor Districts in this State, and completed the same.

On motion of Mr. Brown of the Senate

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to receive, sort, count and cast the returns of votes for Counsellors from the several Counsellor Districts in this State, and report thereon.

Ordered, That Messrs. Comerford of the Senate, Gilman of, Exeter and Randall of Sandwich, of the House of Representatives, constitute said committee.

On motion of Mr. Adams of the Senate

The Convention rose and the Senate returned to their Chamber.

IN SENATE.

Mr. Goodhue, from the joint select committee appointed to wait

upon His Excellency the Governor and inform him of the organization of the Legislature, reported that they had attended to the duty assigned them.

A message from the House of Representatives by their Clerk:

"Mr. President-The House of Representatives have appointed Messrs. St. Clair, Chamberlain, Whittemore of Wilton, Warner, Sawyer of Nashua, Bean, Thom, Barnard, Shannon, and Whitcomb of Swanzey, with such as the Senate may join, a committee to wait upon the Governor elect and inform him of his election, and that the Legislature are ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make; in which they ask the concurrence of the Senate."

On motion of Mr. Goodhue

Resolved, that the Senate concur with the House of Representatives in the appointment of a joint select committee to notify the Governor elect of his eléction.

Ordered, Tbat Messrs. Jolinson and Pickering be joined to said committee on the part of the Senate.

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