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Pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution, the Senate of the State of California, this day, assembled at 12, M., and was called to order by Hon. Samuel Purdy, President.

The Rev. Mr. Woodbridge, at the request of the President, opened the session with prayer.

By direction of the President, the former Secretary, A. C. Bradford, proceeded to call the names of the members of the last Senate holding over, and the following gentlemen answered to their names

Messrs. De la Guerra, Foster, Hubbs, Keene, Lind, Lott, McKibben, Ralston and Roach.

The vacant districts were then called, when the following Senators answered to their names.

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1st District, San Diego-D. B. Kurtz. 6th District, San Francisco John S. Hager. 9th District, Tuolumne--James W. Coffroth. 11th District, Sacramento-A. P. Catlin, 13th District, Placer-Joseph Walkup. 14th District, Sutter-Samuel B. Smith. 16th District, Nevada—Wm. H. Lyons. To whom the oath of office was administered by Hon. E. W. McKinstry, District Judge, seventh district.

When the 10th District was called, at the request of Mr. Hubbs, it was passed over for the present.

On motion of Mr. Keene, the Senate adjourned to 12 o'clock, Tuesday.

IN SENATE.

TUESDAY, January 4, 1853.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
President in the chair.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Woodbridge.
The Journal of Monday was read and approved.

Hon. J. W. Denver, Senator from Trinity and Klamath, and the Hon. James M. Estill, Senator from Solano and Napa, appeared and took their seats.

The vacant districts were again called by order of the President, and the following Senators answered to their names

5th District, Santa Clara and Contra Costa--Jacob Gruwell.
6th District, San Francisco J. H. Baird.
7th District, San Joaquin-Henry A. Crabb,

To whom the oath of office was administered by the President of the Senate. Some doubt, however, existing as to the power of the President to administer the oath, they were again sworn in by the Hon. E. W. McKinstry, District Judge.

Mr. Lott, moved that the Senate proceed to the election of officers.
Agreed to.

Mr. Lind nominated for Secretary of the Senate, A. C. Bradford, and on the roll being called, Mr. Bradford' received twenty-one votes and was declared duly elected.

Messrs. Baird, Catlin, Crabb, Coffroth, Denver, De la Guerra, Estill, Foster, Gruwell, Hager, Hubbs, Keene, Kurtz, Lind, Lott, Lyons, McKibben, Ralston, Roach, Smith and Walkup voted for Mr. Bradford.

Mr. Lott nominated for Assistant Secretary, John S. Love, who received, upon the calling of the roll, twenty.one votes, and was declared duly elected.

Messrs. Baird, Catlin, Crabb, Coffroth, Denver, De la Guerra, Estill, Foster, Gruwell, Hager, Hubbs, Keene, Kurtz, Lind, Lott, Lyons, McKibben, Ralston, Roach, Smith and Walkup voted for Mr. Love.

Mr. McKibben nominated for Enrolling Clerk, Mr. James L. Trask, who received, on the calling of the roll, twenty one votes, and was de. clared duly elected.

Messrs. Baird, Catlin, Crabb, Coffroth, Denver, De la Guerra, Estill,

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