38th. All motions for amendment of the rules, shall be submitted one month previous to a final determination thereof, unless three-fourths of the members present shall assent that it shall be finally acted on the day on which it is submitted.
39th. In balloting for committees, a plurality of votes shall be sufficient to make a choice, but in other cases a majority of the whole number of votes shall be required to decide.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
The above communication was read by the to the City Council, on the 22nd Jan. 1842, and referred to a Select Committee. consisting of Joseph Smith, and —the committee reported back the Communication and recommended its adoption, which was carried.
The council then proceeded to the election of Vice-Mayor, whereupon Gen. Joseph Smith was declared to be duly elected, and took the oath of office.
The then announced the following Standing Committees, to wit:
Commitiee of Ways and Means—Joseph Smith, , , and
Committee of Improvement—, , , and .
Committee of Claims—, , and .
Committee of Unfinished Business—, and .
Committee of Elections—, , and .
Committee of Police— , , and .
Committee of Municipal Laws—, , . , and Joseph Smith.