JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

On the eighteenth day of November, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two, being the day fixed by law for the meeting of the General Assembly, the following members of the Senate appeared and took their seats, to wit:

From the Senatorial district composed of the counties of:

Mobile, Baldwin and Washington:- -

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Conecuh, Covington, Pike, & Henry; John W. Devereux.

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Monroe; John Murphy.

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Dallas; Thomas Casey.

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Wilcox and Clarke; Neal Smith.

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Marengo and Greene; John Coats.

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Perry and Autauga; Dunklin Sullivan.

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Bibb and Shelby; Jack Shackleford.

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St. Clair and Blount, David Conner.

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Jefferson; John Wood.

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Tuskaloosa and Pickens, Levin Powell.

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Marion and Franklin; William Metcalf.

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Lawrence; Arthur F. Hopkins.

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Morgan; Thomas D. Crabb.

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Jackson and Decatur; Robert McCamy.

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Limestone, Nicholas Davis.

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Madison, David Moore.

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Lauderdale; Hugh, McVay.

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Montgomery and Butler; John D. Bibb.

On motion of Mr. Conner, Mr. McVay was called to the chair.

On motion of Mr. Casey, Francis s. Lyon was appointed Secretary pro tem.

On motion of Mr. Bibb the House received the credentials and other evidence of election of the members.

On motion of Mr. Casey, Resolved, that the Senate do now proceed to the election of a President thereof: Whereupon, the election being conducted viva voce, it appeared, that Nicholas Davis was unanimously elected; who being conducted to the chair returned his acknowledgments to the House and proceeded to the duties thereof.

On motion of Mr. Bibb, Resolved, that the Senate do now proceed to the election of a Secretary and the election having been constitutionally conducted, it appeared that Francis S. Lyon was unanimously elected.

On motion of Mr. Conner, Resolved that the Senate do now proceed to the election of a door-keeper thereof: and the election being conducted viva voce, it appeared that Matthew D., Thomason was duly elected.

On motion of Mr. Powell, Resolved, That the Senate do now proceed to the election of an assistant clerk: and the election being conducted, viva voce, it appeared, that George V. Dick was unanimously elected.


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On motion of Mr. Murphy, Resolved, That the members of the Senate do now proceed to take the oath prescribed by the Constitution; and also by an act supplementary to an act, entitled “An Act to suppress duelling;” which said oaths were administered to Mr. President and all the members present.

The clerks were also qualified by taking the oaths prescribed by law.

On motion the Senate adjourned 'till to-morrow morning 10 o’clock.