Ordered, That Messrs. Sheplar, Taylor and Holmes, b« said com¬ mittee. * A message from the House of Representatives:
The House has agreed to the resolution from tlie Senate, appointing a joint committee to wait on his Excellency the Governor, and have ap¬ pointed a commiitee of two on their part. The House has passed a resolution appointing a joint committee of members on the part of
the Senate, and three members on the ])art of the House to report joint Rules for the Government of both Houses during the present ses¬ sion, to which they requested the concurrence of the Senate.
The Speaker ofthe Senate announced Mr. Blackburn, a committee on ihc part of the Senate to wait on his Excellency the Governor, a- greeably to joint resolution.
The joint resolution from the House, appointing a joint committee to report joint Rules for the government of hoih Houses during die pre- sent session, was considered, amended by filling the blank vviih die word "two'^ and agreed to—and Messrs. M'Mechan, and M'Nutt appointed a committee on the part of the Senate.
Ordered, That the House of Representatives be informed thereof.
On motion of Mr. M'BIechan,
Resolved, That the joint Rules adopted (.nd in force for the gov¬ ernment of both Houses at their last session, l>e adopted for the gov¬ ernment of both Hous2s at the present session, until others are a- dopted.
Ordered, to the House of R^eprcsentntivcs for concurrence.
Mr. Blackburn, from die joint commitioe appointed on the part ofthe Senate, to wait on his Excellency, the Governor, and inform him diat both branches of the General Assembly, are organized, and ready to receive any communication lie may be pleased to make—made report, That said committee had attended to the duties assigned to them, and were instructed to inform their respective Houses, diat he would make a communication m writing to both branches ofthe Legislature this day at 3 o'clock, P. M.
The annual Message of his Excellency the Governor, was presented by Moses H. Kirby, Esquire, Secretary of State, which together with the accompanying documents, w^O read as follows, to wit:
Gejiilemen of the Senate
and of the Home of Representatives:
In addressing you at this time, as the Representativs of a free and happy people, 1 cannot refrain from expressing a deep sense of gratitude to what God whose superintending providence has been extended over us aud blessed us as a people with signal prosperity. Although jjc has doutless for wise purposes permitted his chaseining scourge to reach