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Ordered, That Mr. Clark (of ^Tusk,) do carry the said report to the senate and desire their concurrence.
And then the house adjourned until to-morrow morning, un •'clock.
Wednesday, December 7th, 180$.
The house met pursuant to adjournment.
One other member appeared, viz :
Trom the county of Fairfield, Patrick Owings, who having produced his credential took his seat in the house; the oath to support the constiiuiion ofthe United States, of this state, and to discharge with fidelity the duties of a represenlativc of ihe state of Ohio, having been first administered according to law. On motion,
Ordered^ That the credential ofthe befi^re mentioned member be refered to the committee of privileges and elections.
Mr. Morris, from the joint committtie appointed to wait on Thomas. Kirkcr, esquire, the acting governor, and to receive any communiciitions he should be pleased to make, reported, that he had received from his excellency a communication, which was presented at the clerk's table, and read as follows :
Gentleman ofthe senate, and of the houne of representatives,
I consider it my duty, under cxisruKy circumstances, only to communicate, for yom* information, the vacancies in otiice wiiich have taken place, by resignation or otherwise, since the close of the last session ; and the manner in which these vacancies have been filled ; as the governor elect, it is presumed, will commu- tate to you such other information as may be deemed neccss iry.
John Smith, senator fi'om this state, in the congress of tlic United States, halving resigned his seat, in the senate, the neces¬ sity of filling that vacancy will claim your attention at an early period of the session,
I have this day r€C'.;ived the resignation of William Creighton jimr. secretary of state ; it will titcreforc be necessary as soon aB your convenience v.ill permit,tofillthe vacancy occasioned thereby.
1 have received the resignation of William Taylor, associate judge of the court of common pleas, for the county of Licking ; and appointed James Taylor in his stead ; of James Clark as¬ sociate judge of the court of common pleas for the county of Tuscarawas, and have appointed Aquilla Carr in his stead ; of John Wood, associate judge of the court of common picas for the county of Clermont, and have appointed John Morris in his stead J and of James M'CoUough, associate judge of the court of