Thursday, November 8, 1821.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Elliott moved, that the resolution from the House of Representatives, in relation to the election of certain officers therein named, be laid on the table for the present; and on the question being put, it was resolved in the affirmative.

Mr. Garth, from the committee on privileges and elections, to whom was referred the certificates of election to fill the vacancies in the Senate from the counties of Monroe, Limestone, Lauderdale and Madison, reported that the committee had, according to order, had the subject referred to them, under consideration, and directed the following report to be made to the Senate:

Resolved, That by the constitution, each county is entitled, to a Senator, who shall serve for one term; and, that William Wingate, Hugh McVay, Nicholas Davis and Isaac Lanier, are elected Senators from the counties of Monroe, Lauderdale, Limestone and Madison.

Mr. Rose moved that the question on concurring in said report be divided; and on the question being put, shall the Senate divide the question on concurring in the report of said committee? It was resolved in the affirmative.

Mr. Chambers moved, that the Senate concur in the report of said committee, so far as the same relates to the election of the Senators from Madison, Limestone and Monroe; and on the question being put it was resolved in the affirmative.

Mr. Rose moved that the Senate disagree to the report of said committee, so far as the same relates to the election of a Senator from the county of Lauderdale; and the ayes and nays being desired, it passed in the negative--- ayes 6, nays 11.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are

Mr. President, Chambers, Dennis, Elliott, Gause and Rose.


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Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Casey, Conner, Davis, Devereux, Garth, Hanby, Hogg, Lucas, Lanier, Trotter and Ware.

Message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Williams:

Mr. President, and gentlemen of the Senate:

I am directed to inform your honourable body, that the House of Representatives will, at the hour of twelve o'clock this day in the Representatives' chamber, proceed to count the votes for governor; and at three o'clock P. M. will proceed to the election of a secretary of state, comptroller and state treasurer; at which times the House of Representatives request the attendance of the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Casey, the Senate concurred in said message.

Ordered, that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

Twelve o'clock.

Messrs. Williams and Perry informed the Senate, that the House of Representatives were ready to receive them.

Whereupon, the members of the Senate repaired to the Representatives' chamber; and having taken their seats, Mr. Speaker proceeded to open and publish the returns from the several counties; which having been done Mr. Speaker declared Israel Pickens, Esq. to have nine thousand six hundred and sixteen votes, and Henry Chambers, Esq. To have seven thousand one hundred and twenty nine.

Israel Pickens, Esq. having a majority, Mr. Speaker arose and announced, that Israel Pickens was duly elected Governor and Commander in Chief of the State of Alabama.

Whereupon the members of the Senate returned to their own chamber and Mr. President resumed the chair.

Message from the House of Representatives by Messrs. Williams and Pickett:

Mr. President and gentlemen of the Senate:

We are directed to inform your honorable body, that the House of Representatives have passed the following resolution, in which they desire the concurrence of the Senate:

Resolved, That a committee be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, together with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to wait on His Excellency, Israel Pickens, and inform him that he is duly elected Governor and Commander in chief of the State of Alabama.

Mr. Chambers moved that the Senate concur in said resolution; and on the question being put, it was resolved in the affirmative.

Whereupon, Messrs. Chambers, Dennis and Elliott, were appointed a committee on the part of the Senate.

Ordered, that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

On motion the Senate adjourned till half past two o'clock, P.M.

Half past two o'clock, P. M.

On motion of Mr. Elliott, Resolved, that the message of His Excellency the acting Governor, be referred to a committee of the whole House and made the order of the day on to-morrow.


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Mr. Chambers, from the joint committee, appointed to wait on his Excellency, Israel Pickens and inform him that he is duly elected Governor and Commander in Chief of the State of Alabama, reported, that the committee had performed that duty, and that His Excellency would be ready to take the oath of office, on tomorrow at 11 o'clock.

Mr. Rose agreeably to notice, asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act to regulate and establish justices' courts within this state.

On motion, Ordered, that said bill lie on the table for the present.

Message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Hardwicke:

Mr. President--- The House of Representatives are ready to receive your honourable body in their chamber, for the purpose of electing a secretary of state, comptroller of public accounts and state treasurer.

Whereupon, the members of the Senate repaired to the Representative chamber; and after having taken the seats assigned them, Mr. President arose and declared the object of the meeting; and both Houses proceeded to the election of a secretary of state; James J. Pleasants, Jesse Beene and Waller O. Bickley, being in nomination.

Those who voted for Mr. Pleasants, are

Messrs. Conner, Davis, Devereux, Garth, Hanby, Lucas, Lanier and McVay (of the Senate) Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armstrong, Ayers, Barclay, Brown, Carr, Clay, Craig, Davis, Edmondson, Fleming, Hardwicke, Holderness, Hopkins, King, Leake, Montgomery, Murrell, Masterson, Miller, Moore, Morton, Martin, McHenry, Powell, Philpott, Parham, Smith, Vining, Weedon, Williams-- 40.

Those who voted for Mr. Beene, are Messrs. Dennis, Elliott, Gause, Rose, Trotter, (of the Senate.) Messrs. Bagby, Beene, Dabney, Elmore, Fitzpatrick, Graham, Jones, Kennedy, Pickett, Perry, Skinner, Williamson, (of the House of Representatives)-- 17.

Those who voted for Mr. Bickley, are

Mr. President, Casey, Chambers, Hogg, Wingate, (of the Senate) Mr. Speaker, Crenshaw, Dale, Duckworth, Greening, Magoffin, Norwood, Tagert, Thompson (Rep.)-- 14.

Mr. Pleasants having a majority, Mr. Speaker rose and announced his election accordingly.

Both Houses then proceeded to the election of a comptroller of public accounts, Samuel Pickens, Esq. in nomination; all the members present voting for Mr. Pickens, Mr. Speaker announced him unanimously elected comptroller.

Both Houses then proceeded to the election of a state treasurer; John C. Perry, Pascal Harrison & Willis Roberts being in nomination.

Those who voted for Mr. Perry are

Messrs. Conner, Davis, Garth, Lanier, McVay, Trotter (of the Senate) Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armstrong, Ayers, Barclay, Brown, Clay, Davis, Edmondson, Fleming, Holderness, Hopkins, King, Magoffin, Murrell, Miller, Moore, Morton, Martin, McHenry, Powell, Perry, Skinner, Smith, Tagert, Vining (Rep)-- 32.

Those who voted for Mr. Harrison, are,

Mr. President, Chambers, Elliott, Gause, Hanby, Lucas, Rose, Wingate (of the Senate) Mr. Speaker, Bagby, Beene, Carr, Crenshaw, Dabney, Dale, Duckworth, Fitzpatrick, Greening, Hardwicke, Jones, Kennedy, Montgomery, Philpott, Parham, Thompson, Weedon, Williams, Williamson [Rep.]-- 28.

Those who voted for Mr. Roberts, are

Messrs. Casey, Devereux, Dennis, Hogg (of the Senate) Messrs. Craig, Elmore, Graham, Leake, Masterson, Norwood, Pickett (Rep)-- 11

Neither having a constitutional majority both Houses again proceeded to vote for a state treasurer; John C. Perry and Pascal Harrison, being in nomination.


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Those who voted for Mr. Perry, are,

Messrs. Conner, Davis, Garth, Lanier, McVay, and Trotter (of the Senate) Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armstrong, Ayers, Barclay, Brown, Clay, Craig, Davis, Edmondson, Fleming, Holderness, Hopkins, King, Leake, Magoffin, Murrell, Masterson, Miller, Moore, Morton, Martin, McHenry, Powell, Perry, Skinner, Smith, Tagert, Vining and Williams (of the House)-- 36.

Those who voted for Mr. Harrison, are

Messrs. President, Casey, Chambers, Devareux, Dennis, Elliott, Gause, Hanby, Hogg, Lucas, Rose and Wingate. (of the Senate) Messrs. Speaker, Bagby, Beene, Carr, Crenshaw, Dabney, Dale, Duckworth, Elmore, Fitzpatrick, Greening, Graham, Hardwicke, Jones, Kennedy, Montgomery, Norwood, Pickett, Philpott, Parham, Thompson, Weedon and Williamson (of the House)-- 35.

The electing having been gone through, the Senate withdrew, and returned to their own chamber.

Mr. President having taken the chair, on motion the Senate adjourned till to morrow morning ten o'clock.