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THE NINTH SESSION
Senate of the State of California,
THE FOURTH DAY OF JANUARY, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND
AT THE CITY OF SACRAMENTO.
Published by Authority.
JOHN O'MEARA, STATE PRINTER.
CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE-IN SENATE.
SENATE CHAMBER, MONDAY, January 4, 1858.
Pursuant to the provisions of the constitution, the Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock, M., by Hon. R. M. Anderson, Lieutenant Governor.
The roll of the Senators holdimg over was called by the secretary, and the following gentlemen answered to their names, to wit:
Messrs. Bell, Carpenter, Chase, Ferguson of Sierra, Goodwin, Johnson of Sacramento, Johnson of El Dorado, Merritt, Melony, Soule, Sullivan, and Taliaferro.
By direction of the president, the roll of the senators elected was next called, whereupon the following gentlemen answered to their names, came forward, preented their credentials, and subscribed the oath of office, as administered by the Hon. Judge Barbour, to wit:
Messrs. Anderson, Allen, Burch, Baker, Benton, Coulter, Dickinson, Ferguson, of Sacramento, Garter, Grant, Gregory, Griffith, Hamm, Holden, Ketchum, Lewis, Pacheco, Phelps, Rogers, Thom.
Messrs. Mesick and Hart were absent.
The certificate of election and resignation of David Colton, as senator elect from the twelfth senatorial district, was read by the secretary.
Mr. Burch presented a communication from the county clerk of Del Norte, together with the credentials of Mr. Berry, of the twelfth senatorial district, which was read.
Mr. Burch moved that a committee of three be appointed to investigate, which was, after some discussion, withdrawn.
On motion of Mr. Goodwin,