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join such committee as may be appointed on the part of the house of representatives to inform the Governor that the two houses have organized, and are now realy to receive any communication he may think

proper to make.

On motion of Mr Baird,

Resolved, That the same committee which waited on the council, constitute the committee on the part of the house, to join the committee of the council to wait on the Governor and inform him that both houses have organized and are ready to receive any communication he may have to make.

Mr Pillans, from the committee to wait on the Governor, submitted the following report:

The committee who were appointed to act jointly with a committee on the part of the council, to wait upon his Excellency and give notice that both houses of the Legislature were now organized and ready to receive any communication from his Excellency the Governor, beg leave to report,

That they in conjunction with a like committee on the part of the council have waited upon his Excellency the Governor, and fulfilled their duties as per motion, and that his Excellency expressed his gratification at the organization, and says he will, in person, at half past five, P. M., meet both houses in the hall of representatives, to read to the joint body his message.

On motion of Mr Bairel,

Resolved, That Messrs Pillans, Armijo and Skinner constitute a committee to wait on the council, and desire that body to be present in the hall of the house at the time the Governor has appointed for his appearance in the hall.

The council having come into the hall of the house of representatives, his Excellency, Governor, Calhoun, was conducted to the desk of the speaker by the joint committee of the two houses appointed to wait upon him.

His Excellency then delivered his annual message.
[See appendix.]
On motion of Mr Skinner,
Resolved, That the message of the Governor be laid on the table.

Adopted.
On further motion,

Resolved, That five hundred copies of the Governor's message be printed, and that a committee of three be appointed to superintend and contract for the same, for the use of the house.

Adopted.

Whereupon, Messi's Skinner, Tulles and Pillans were appointed said committee.

On motion of Mr Baird,

Resolvert, That there be a committee appointed consisting of five members, wliuse duty it shall be to drast a set of standing rules for the goverument of the house of representatives, and report the same as early as convenient; also that the same committee lie required to couser with a like committee on the part of the council to frame such joint rules as may be necessary.

Adopter.

Whereupon, Messrs Bairl, Armijo, Skinner, Martinez and Pillans were appointed to constitute said committee.

On motion of Mr Pillans,

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to make suitable preparation in the hall of this body for their comfortable attention to business.

Adopted.

Wherenpon Messrs Pillans, Tomas Ortiz and Tulles were appointed said committee.

On motion, the house adjourned.

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The house met pursuant to adjournment.

Messrs Celedonio Valdez, Diego Salazar, Geronimo Jaramillo and Ramon Vigil, appeared in the house, produced their credentials, were qualified, and took their seats.

On motion of Mr Baird,

It was resolved that the reading of the journal of the house be dedeferred until to-morrow.

Mr Baird, from the committee appointed to frame rules for the government of the house, submitted the following report:

To the Hon. T. D. WHEATON,

Speaker of the House of Representatives:

The committee appointed to draft rules for the government of the house, beg leave to report, that they have not yet had time to prepare a set of rules, and therefore beg further time for that purpose.

Which report pas adopted.
On motion of Mr Martinez,
The house adjourned until 10 o'clock, A. M. to-morrow,

JUNE 5.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

The journal having been read and corrected, the house proceeded to business.

Mr Pillans moved that the journal of the house for the two preceding days be adopted.

Which motion was withdrawn.

Mr José Antonio Sandoval appeared in the house, produced his credentials, was personally qualified, and took his seat.

On motion of Mr Pillans,

Resolved, That the Governor be requested to furnish for the use of the members of the house of representatives of the the Territory of New Mexico, during their session, if he should have the same, thirty copies of the Constitution of the United States, and a like number of the Organic Law of said Territory, one-fifth in English and the others in the Spanish language.

Mr Skinner moved an amendment, by striking out the words "if he should have them."

Which motion to amend was withdrawn, and the motion of Mr Pillans adopted.

The resignation of Mr Manuel Alvarez, who had been elected interpreter for the house, was announced by the Speaker.

Mr T. Ortiz then moved that an election for an interpreter for the house be gone into, and nominated Mr Ellison for said office, which motion was seconded by Mr Skinner.

Lost.
Tho e who voted in the afirmative were

Messrs C. Ortiz,

T. Ortiz,
Skinner,
Sanchez,
Pillans,
Tulley, and
Valdez.

Those who voted in the negative were

Messrs Armijo,

Cordova,
D. Gonzales,
H. Gonzales,
Martinez,
Mascarena,
Perea,
Salazar,
Sandoval,
Sena y Quintana,
Sena y Romero,
Torres,
E. Vigil,
R. Vigil,
Jaramillo, and
Presidente.

A message from the council by their seargent-at-arms:

On motion,

Resolved, That in concurrence with the house of representatives, a committee of three persons be appointed from each house to agree upon and propose a suitable person to translate from both languages, English and Spanish, and to see that the copies of the laws are given to the press, correctly, and that they are true copies of the original.

This resolution was unanimously approved in the council.

F. PINO, Clerk of the council.

On motion of Mr Tulles,

Resolved, that a committee of five be appointed to procure the services of a competent person to act as interpreter and translator for the house of representatives.

Adopted.
Whereupon Messrs Tulles,

Baird,
T. Ortiz,
Jaramillo, and

Martinez,
were appointed to constitute said committee.

Mr Skinner then submitted the following report:

The committee to whom was referred the printing of the Governor's message, beg leave to report, through their chairman, that they have entered upon the discharge of the duty assigned to them, and have deemed it advisable to ask that the committee be further authorized to confer with a similar committee on the part of the council before concluding any contract for the printing of the same. They ask leave to retire to report again.

Adopted.
On motion of Mi Baird,
The house adjourned until 3 o'clock. T. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION,

The house met puusuant to adjournment.

COMMITTEE Room, June 5th, 1851.

To the Honorable Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Legislative Assembly:

I have been instructed by a majority of the committee appointed to draft rules for the government of this house, to report the accompanying, and recommend their adoption; also the accompanying joint rules for the two houses.

On motion of Mr Skinner,

Resolved, That the permanent rules to govern the house during its present session, as reported by the committee, be laid upon the table, and that one hundred copies be ordered to be printed in Spanish and English for the use of this house.

Mr Pillans moved to amend by striking out all but the word "resolved,” and inserting the following:

“That the rules for the house of representatives be adopted and copies be printed for the use of the house."

On motion of Mr Skinner, Resolved, That the rules submitted by the committee for the permanent government of this house, be laid upon the table and made the der of the day to-morrow at 12 o'clock:

Mr Pillens moved to amend the resolution by striking out all but the word "resolved," and inserting

"That the rules for the house of representatives, as reported by the committee for that purpose, be adopted and -- copies printed for the use of the house."

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