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Monday, February 9, 2009.

Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Baddour in the Chair).

The Chair (Mr. Baddour), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Orders Adopted.

Mr. Brewer presented the following order, to wit:

Ordered, That a convention of the two branches be held at one o’clock P.M., on Thursday, February 12, 2009, in the House Chamber for the purpose of commemorating the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln.
Under the rules referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Berry, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the order ought to be adopted.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the order was considered forthwith, and it was adopted.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Tisei,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at twelve o’clock noon, in a full formal session without a calendar.

On motion of the same Senator, at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at twelve o’clock noon.