The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Mr. Gabriel Hanby, a senator from the county of Blount, appeared this day and took his seat.
On motion of Mr. Casey, the following resolution was adopted: Resolved, That a message be sent to the House of Representatives, to in-
form them that a quorum of the Senate assembled: that they have elected the hon. John D. Terrell, their President; Francis S. Lyon, their Secretary, and M. W. McClellan, door keeper; and that the Senate are ready to proceed to business, a message was sent accordingly.
On motion of Mr. Casey, Resolved, That the rules and orders established by the Senate at their regular session, in 1820, be deemed and taken to be the rules and orders of proceeding to be observed, until a revision or alteration of the same shall take place.
On motion of Mr. Casey, Resolved, That the following standing committees be appointed, to wit: a joint committee on enrolled bills; a committee on privileges and elections; a committee on the judiciary; a committee of revisal and unfinished business; a committee on roads bridges and ferries; a committee on school and university lands.
The oath prescribed by the Constitution, and also, by the act of the General Assembly entitled, "An act to suppress duelling" was administered to Messrs. Lanier, Wingate, McVay and Davis, senators elected since the last session of the General Assembly.
On motion of Mr. Gause, Resolved, That a committee of members be appointed on county boundaries. Mr. Gause moved to fill the blank with "three," which was decided in the affirmative; and Messrs. Gause, Rose and Casey, were appointed said committee. On motion of Mr. Chambers, Messrs. Devereux and Dennis, were added to said committee.
On motion of Mr. Davis, the following additional rule for the government of the Senate was adopted, to wit: That no bill or joint resolution, shall be amended with any extraneous matter.
A message from the House of Representatives, by Messrs. Moore and Armstrong: Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate: We are directed to inform your honorable body that a quorum of the House of Representatives is assembled, and have appointed James Dellet, from Monroe, their Speaker; Nathaniel Dodson, clerk and William T. Gamble, door keeper; and are now ready to proceed to business. We are also instructed to inform your honorable body, that the House of Representatives have resolved that a committee of two members of this House be appointed to act with a committee to be appointed on the part of the Senate, to wait on the acting Governor, and inform him, that the two Houses are now organized and ready to receive any communication he may please to make.
Received from the House of Representatives, by Messrs. Williams and Weedon, a message informing the Senate that the House of Representatives will receive them in the Representative hall this day of 12 o'clock, for the purpose of counting out the votes for Governor of this state.
Mr. Chambers moved, that the message from the House of Representatives, informing the Senate that they had resolved that a committee of two members be appointed on their part, to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to wait on the acting Governor and inform him that the two Houses are organized and ready to receive any communication he may please to make, be
laid on the table for the present; and the ayes and nays being desired. it passed in the affirmative. Ayes 15--- Nays 4.
Those who voted in the affirmative, are
Messrs. President, Casey, Conner, Chambers, Deveraux, Dennis, Elliott, Gause, Hanby, Hogg, Lucas, Lanier, Rose, Trotter and Wingate.
Those who voted in the negative, are
Messrs Davis, Garth, McVay and Ware.
On motion of Mr. Rose, the following resolution was adopted: Resolved, That a committee be appointed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate will be ready to meet them in their chamber, agreeably to notice in order to count out the votes for Governor. Messrs. Rose and Conner were appointed said committee.
On motion the Senate adjourned till morning at 10 o'clock.