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The President also announced the following Joint Joint Standing Standing Committees :

On Agriculture. - Messrs. Gregory and Lynde.

Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Baker of Lincoln, Smith of Middlefield, Webster of Boston, Winn of Burlington, and Lewis of Dighton, are joined.

On Banks and Banking.-Messrs. Holmes, Ropes, and Barker.

Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Thomas of Brookline, McPherson of Boston, Hawks of Shelburne, Wilson of Boston, Whitmore of Framingham, Parmenter of Athol, Brigham of Westborough, and Marshall of Everett, are joined.

On Claims.-Messrs. Hill, White of Suffolk, and Canfield.

Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Clark of Springfield, Russell of
Pittsfield, Fairbank of Oakham, Partridge of Medway,
Swift of Bridgewater, Wilcox of Sandisfield, Stackpole of
Boston, and Read of Westford, are joined.

On Education. - Messrs. Saunders, and White of Suffolk.
Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Hale of Cambridge, Brackett of Boston, Peck of Arlington, Everett of Wareham, and Sargent of Grafton, are joined.

On Federal Relations. Messrs. Palmer and Russell.

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Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Goulding of Worcester, Barrett of Ayer, Case of New Bedford, Chamberlain of Sturbridge, and Shea of Boston, are joined.

On the Fisheries. Messrs. Ewing and Rogers.

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Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Andrews of Danvers, Lovell of Barnstable, Wales of Attleborough, Coffin of Salisbury, and Flood of Randolph, are joined.

On Harbors. Messrs. Hill, Day, and Rogers.

Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Norton of Boston, Shortle of Provincetown, Robinson of Chelsea, Noyes of Boston, Whitehouse of Boston, Pike of Merrimac, Cobb of Kingston, and Howes of Dennis, are joined.

On Insurance.-Messrs. Barton and Gogin.

Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Dunham of Pittsfield, Doane of

Committees.

Joint Standing Orleans, Smyth of Worcester, Eager of Canton, and Walton of Wakefield, are joined.

Committees.

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Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Paige of Cambridge, Desmond of Boston, Hildreth of Lunenburg, Greene of Belchertown, and Stiles of Montgomery, are joined.

On Manufactures.- Messrs. Gilbert and Gogin.

Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Howe of Marlborough, Stuart of Hyde Park, Hart of Taunton, Perry of Dudley, and Moore of Lowell, are joined.

On Mercantile Affairs.
Worcester, and Sherman.

- Messrs. Truell, Knowlton of

Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Randall of Waltham, Tilton of Haverill, Lovell of Weymouth, Sanford of Brockton, Johnson of Boston, Keyes of Lowell, Jenkins of Boston, and Davis of Watertown, are joined.

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On Military Affairs. Messrs. Winn, Merriam, and Canfield.

Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Ellis of Melrose, Thurston of Cambridge, Otis of Northampton, Beal of Lawrence. Wright of Holyoke, Ricker of Newburyport, Gilman of Boston, and Davis of Upton, are joined.

On Parishes and Religious Societies. - Messrs. Swett and Sherman.

Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. White of Holbrook, Curtis of Colrain, Wilder of Holliston, Burnett of South Hadley, and Wyman of Shrewsbury, are joined.

On Printing. Messrs. Davol and Cate.

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Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Pillsbury of Boston, Putnam of Salem, Rand of Cambridge, Field of Clinton, and Haskell of Gloucester, are joined.

On Prisons.-Messrs. Truell, Flatley, and Knowlton of Worcester.

Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. King of Boston, Chase of Salem, Locke of Boston, Emery of Lawrence, Anthony of Adams, Wiggin of Lowell, Byram of Boston, and Hardy of Natick, are joined.

On Public Charitable Institutions. Messrs. Ely, Burrage, and Gardner.

Sent down to be joined.

Committees.

Came up; and Messrs. Washburn of Worcester, Prescott Joint Standing of Boston, Bird of Walpole, Bancroft of Boston, Kelley of Cambridge, Macomber of Fall River, Jones of Lynn, and Blanchard of Boston, are joined.

On Public Lands.- Messrs. Sherman and Beal.

Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Wiswell of Boston, Thompson of Woburn, Wade of Newton, Underwood of Hubbardston, and Clough of Tisbury, are joined.

On Railroads. - Messrs. Palmer, Gilbert, and Knowlton of Bristol.

Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Osgood of Salem, Hawkes of
Lynn, Chapin of Boston, Wilder of Lowell, Dunham of
Pittsfield, Moseley of Boston, Tucker of Boston, and
Soule of New Bedford, are joined.

On Roads and Bridges.- -Messrs. Swett and Beal.
Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Kimball of Revere, Bartlett of
Peabody, Barnes of Plymouth, Doherty of Boston, and
Taft of Uxbridge, are joined.

On the State House.-Messrs. Flatley, and Knowlton of Worcester.

Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Nugent of Boston, Oakman of Marshfield, Aldrich of Deerfield, Carroll of Marblehead, and Packard of Brockton, are joined.

On Street Railways. Messrs. Breed, Hayes, and Gogin.
Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Turner of Boston, Newton of Bos-
ton, Marsh of Quincy, Noyes of Georgetown, Glines of
Somerville, Jackson of Salem, Morton of Fairhaven, and
Murphy of Boston, are joined.

On Towns. Messrs. Hayes and Adams.

Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Studley of Rockland, Read of Lowell, Nickerson of Somerville, Hutchinson of Chelsea, and Colburn of Leominster, are joined.

On Water Supply and Drainage.-Messrs. Barton, Ropes, and Bishop.

Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Warren of Boston, Carll of Lowell, Cornish of New Bedford, Wadsworth of Boston, Reed of Taunton, Marden of Boston, Hooper of Medford, and Bent of Wayland, are joined.

Joint Special
Committees.

The President also appointed the following Joint Special Committees:

On the order in relation to the Liquor Law. - Messrs. Merriam, Cate, and Abbott.

Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Baker of Beverly, Andrews of Danvers, Knowlton of Springfield, Fish of Sandwich, Merritt of Scituate, Cowdrey of Stoneham, O'Neil of Boston, and Jager of Boston, are joined.

On the order in relation to Women Suffrage.- Messrs. Bishop, Palmer, and Saunders.

Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Shortle of Provincetown, C. H. Hill of Boston, Jones of Lynn, Warren of Boston, Hastings of Worcester, Richards of Lynn, Kelley of Cambridge, and McGlynn of Fall River, are joined.

On so much of the Governor's Address as relates to Labor.-Messrs. Holmes, Gardner, and Day.

Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Mellen of Worcester, Hayden of Weymouth, Bartholomew of West Springfield, Howe of Holden, Field of Leverett, Coffin of Fall River, Marlor of Lynn, and Lowther of Boston, are joined.

On so much of said address as relates to the Hoosac Tunnel and the Troy and Greenfield Railroad. - Messrs. Winn, Burrage, and Ewing.

Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Noyes of Boston, Baker of Beverly,
Norton of Boston, Cook of Milford, Ingalls of Adams,
Converse of Malden, Sprague of Fitchburg, and Leighton
of Boston, are joined.

On so much thereof as relates to Valuation and Taxation.
Messrs. Coffin, Lynde, and Bishop.

Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. Hyde of Boston, H. A. Hill of Boston, Ranlett of Newton, Hastings of Worcester, Mahony. of Boston, Richards of Lynn, Noble of Westfield, and Paige of Southbridge, are joined.

On so much thereof as relates to the State Detective Force.Messrs. Russell, White of Plymouth, Coffin, Merriam, and Brown.

Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. C. H. Hill of Boston, Wade of Newton, Pillsbury of Boston, Goulding of Worcester, Walsh of Boston, Knowlton of Springfield, and Jennings of Fall River, are joined.

Committees.

On so much thereof as relates to Constitutional Amend- Joint Special ments. Messrs. Russell, White of Plymouth, Coffin, Merriam, and Brown.

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Sent down to be joined.

Came up; and Messrs. C. H. Hill of Boston, Wade of Newton, Pillsbury of Boston, Goulding of Worcester, Walsh of Boston, Knowlton of Springfield, and Jennings of Fall River, are joined.

Worcester R.R.

The report of the Commissioners of the Norwich and Norwich and Worcester Railroad Sinking Fund was taken from the table, and referred to the committee on the Treasury.

Contagious Dis.

Cattle.

A communication was received from the Commissioners on Contagious Diseases among Cattle, transmitting their cases among annual report; and the same was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

the Commonwealth.

On motion of Mr. Hill, the order relative to providing Claims against for the establishment of some tribunal other than the committee on Claims, to adjust claims against the Commonwealth, was taken from the files of last year, and referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Palmer presented a petition of F. W. Clapp, for a F. w. Clapp. recount of the votes cast in the Fourth Middlesex Sena

torial District; and the same was referred to the committee

having charge of the returns of votes for Senators.

Mr. Day presented a petition of the Mystic River Cor- Mystic River poration, for the extension of time within which to complete Corporation. its improvements. Referred to the committee on Harbors.

Sent down for concurrence.

Came up concurred.

and orders.

The report of the special committee on preparing rules Senate rules and orders for the government of the Senate was taken up; and Mr. Russell proposed certain amendments therein, pending the consideration of which, the further consideration thereof was postponed until to-morrow.

TUESDAY, January 8, 1878.

Met according to adjournment.

The journal of yesterday was read.

On motion of Mr. Gilbert,

Ordered, That the Clerk prepare, and cause to be printed Senate Journal. and bound, five hundred copies of the Journal of the

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