Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 33 Part 2.djvu/790

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December 13, 1904. Holiday recess.

Resolved the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That when the two Houses adjourn on Wednesday, December twenty-first, they stand adjourned until twelve o’clock meridian, January fourth, nineteen hundred and five.

Passed December 13, 1904.


January 9, 1905. Inauguration of the President-elect. Joint Congressional committee appointed.

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That a joint committee consisting of three Senators and three Representatives, to be appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively, is authorized to make the necessary arrangements for the inauguration of the President-elect of the United States on the fourth day of March next. Passed January 9, 1905.


January 16, 1905. Counting, etc. of electoral votes for President and Vice-President.

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That the two Houses of Congress shall assemble in the Hall of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, the eighth day of February, nineteen hundred and five, at one o'clock in the afternoon, pursuant to the requirernents of the Constitution and laws relating to the election of President and Vice-President of the United States, and the President of the Senate shall be their presiding officer; that two tellers shall be previously appointed on the part of the Senate and two on the part of the House of Representatives, to whom shall be handed, as they are opened by the President of the Senate, all the certificates and papers purporting to be certificates of the electoral votes, which certificates and papers shall be opened, presented, and acted upon in the alphabetical order of the States, beginning with the letter A; and said tellers, having then read the same in the presence and hearing of the two Houses, shall make a list of the votes as they shall appear from the said certificates; and the votes having been ascertained and counted in the manner and according to the rules by law provided, the result of the same shall be delivered to the President of the Senate, who shall thereupon announce the state of the vote, which announcement shall be deemed a sufficient declaration of the persons, if any, elected President and Vice-President of the United States, and, together with a list of the votes, be entered on the journals of the two Houses. Passed January 16, 1905. 2083