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NEWPORT, TUESDAY, May 29th, 1877.
The two houses of the general assembly met in grand committee for the purpose of receiving, sorting and counting the votes for general officers, given at the annual election held on the first Wednesday in April, 1877, and for declaring the result and inducting the officers elected into office
His excellency Henry Lippitt, governor, in the chair. The ballots were delivered in by the secretary of state. On motion the following select committee were appointed to assort and count the votes and declare the result of said election, viz.:
COMMITTEE TO COUNT THE VOTES.
Newport County-T. Mumford Seabury, Albert Seabury, Nathaniel Peckham.
Providence County-Oliver Chaffee, Charles E. Carpenter, Charles Sidney Smith, Thomas Moies, Henry Whitman.
Washington County—Elisha Dyer, Jr., Elisha P. Phillips, Allen Reynolds.
Bristol County—Augustus O.Bourn, James C.Blake, William H. Spooner.
Kent County-Christopher R. Greene, George T. Brown, Leonard Tillinghast.
The secretary and clerks of the two houses were added to the committee.
The grand committee took a recess till 3 o'clock P. M., and on re-assembling the following report was presented, viz. :
The committee appointed to count the votes for general officers, beg leave to submit the following
That the whole number of electors voting for gov. ernor is 24,456, and that 12,229 votes are necessary for a choice.
That 12,455 electors voted for Charles C. Van Zandt, of Newport.
That 11,783 electors voted for Jerothmul B. Barnaby, of Providence.
That 77 electors voted for William Foster, Jr., of Providence.
That 141 electors voted scattering.
They further report that Charles C. Van Zandt, of Newport
, is elected governor by a majority of 454 votes over all others.
That the whole number of electors voting for lieutenant-governor is 24,701, and that 12,351 votes are necessary for a choice.
That 12,888 electors voted for Albert C. Howard, of East Providence.
That 11,703 electors voted for Ariel Ballou, of Woon. socket.
That 75 electors voted for Jason P. Hazard, of West Greenwich.
That 35 electors voted scattering.
They further report that Albert C. Howard, of East Providence
, is elected lieutenant-governor by a majority of 1,075 votes over all others.
That the whole number of elector's voting for secre. tary of state is 24,726, and that 12,364 votes are necessary for a choice.
That 14,555 electors voted for Joshua M. Addeman, of Providence.
That 10,141 electors voted for William B. W. Hallett, of Providence.
That 30 electors voted scattering.
They further report that Joshua M. Addeman, of Providence, is elected secretary of state by a majority of 4,384 votes over all others.
That the wbole number of electors voting for attor. ney general is 24,697, and that 12,349 votes are necessary for a choice.
That 14,178 electors voted for Willard Sayles, of Providence.
That 10,490 electors voted for Warren R. Perce, of Providence.
That 29 electors voted scattering.
They further report that Willard Sayles, of Provi. dence, is elected attorney general by a majority of 3,659 votes over all others.
That the whole number of electors voting for general treasurer is 24,682, and that 12,342 votes are necessary for a choice.
That 14,523 electors voted for Samuel Clark, of Lin. coln.
That 10,132 electors voted for William P. Congdon, of Newport.
That 27 electors voted scattering. They further report that Samuel Clark, of Lincoln, is elected general treasurer by a majority of 4,364 votes over all others.
The committee in conformity with their report recommend the passage of the following resolution:
Resolved, That the following named persons be, and they are hereby declared elected to the following offices for the ensuing year:
Charles C. Van Zandt, of Newport, governor.
Albert C. Howard, of East Providence, lieutenantgovernor.
Joshua M. Addeman, of Providence, secretary of
Willard Sayles, of Providence, attorney general.
For the committee,
AUGUSTUS O. BOURN, Chairman.
The foregoing report was read, received and the accompanying resolution adopted.
The oath of office was administered to the governor and lieutenant governor by the secretary of state, and the governor next administered the oath of office to the secretary of state and the general treasurer.
Proclamation was then made by the sergeant-at-arms of the several officers elected, in accordance with ancient usage.
IN SENATE, May 29, 1877.
The governor announced the following executive appointments:
Aids to the Commander-in-Chief-Samuel R. Honey, of Newport; Charles Potter, of Newport; A. Prescott Baker, of Newport; William J. Cozzens, of Newport; George T. French, of Bristol; Frank G. Allen, of Providence.
IN GRAND COMMITTEE, May 30, 1877.
His excellency governor Van Zandt in the chair.
State Auditor.-Joel M. Spencer, of Coventry.
Inspector of Beef and Pork.--Henry M. Kimball, of Providence.
Inspector of Scythe Stones.—Thomas H. Hughes, of Johnston.
Inspector of Lime.—Stephen W. Wright, of Lincoln. Inspector of Cables.- George H. Pettis, of Providence.
CLERKS OF THE SUPREME COURT.
Newport County.—Thomas W. Wood, of Newport. Providence County.—Charles Blake, of Providence.
Washington County.—John G. Clarke, of South Kingstown.
Bristol County.—Charles A. Waldron, of Bristol.
CLERKS OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Newport County.—Thomas W. Wood, of Newport. .
Providence County.—George E. Webster, of Providence.
Washington County.-Charles H. Aldrich, of South Kingstown.
Bristol County.-Charles A. Waldron, of Bristol. Kent County.—Thomas M. Holden, of Warwick.
Newport County.-George Manchester, of Portsmouth.
Providence County.-Christopher Holden, of Providence.
Washington County.-Henry Whipple, of Westerly. Bristol County.--Lewis T. Fisher, of Barrington. Kent County.—Thomas J. Tilley, of East Greenwich.
State Board of Education.--Rev. Daniel Leach, of Providence, and Ezra K. Parker, of Coventry, each for
Justice Court of the Town of Pawtucket.—Isaac Shove, Trial Justice; William H. Clapp, Clerk.
Commissioner for Building a new Court House for the County of Providence.—John H. Stiness, of Provi