Tuesday, November 19, 1822.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

On motion of Mr. Bibb, the following resolution was adopted, to wit:

Resolved, that a message be sent to the House of Representatives, informing them that the Senate has convened, and elected Mr. Nicholas Davis, President thereof, Francis S. Lyon, secretary, and Matthew D. Thomason, door keeper and are ready to proceed to business.

On motion of Mr. McVay, the following resolution was adopted to wit:

Resolved, that the rules of order and decorum which governed the senate at their last session be the rules and orders of proceeding, to be observed by this body, until a revision or alteration of the same shall be made.

On motion of Mr. Moore, the following resolution was adopted, to wit:

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to prepare and draft rule of order and decorum for the government of the Senate - Messrs. Moore Murphy and Smith were appointed said committee.

On motion of Mr. McVay, the following resolution was adopted:

Resolved, that the following standing committees be appointed, wit:

A committee of accounts;

A committee of privileges and elections;

A committee of claims;

A committee of propositions and grievances;

A joint committee on enrolled bills;

A committee on inland navigation;

A judiciary committee;

A military committee;

A committee on roads, bridges, and ferries;

A committee on county boundaries;

A committee on school and colleges, and school and college lands,

A message from the House of Representatives by Messrs. Hardwick and Leake, members thereof.

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate, I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform your honorable body, that they have adopted the following resolution;

Resolved, that a message be sent to the senate to inform them that a quorum of this House is assembled and have appointed Arthur P. Bagby, one of the Representatives, of Monroe county, speaker, Nathaniel Dodson, clerk, and William T. Gamble, door keeper, and are now ready to do business.

On motion of Mr. McVay, the following resolution was adopted: Resolved, That there be committee of two members of this House appointed, to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, to watt on the governor, and inform His Excellency, that the two Houses are now organized, and ready to receive any communication he may please to make.


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Whereupon, Messrs. McVay and Moore were appointed a committee on the part of the Senate.

Ordered, that the House of Representatives be informed thereof.

Mr. Shackleford moved, that the Senate resolve itself into a committee of the whole on the subject of the contested election for senator of the District composed of the counties of Mobile, Baldwin and Washington; and on the question being put, Will the Senate resolve itself into a committee of the whole?  It was resolved in the negative.

In pursuant of an order of the Senate, Mr. President, appointed a committee on privileges and elections, to consist of Messrs. McVay, Devereux and Wood.

On motion of Mr. McVay, Ordered that Messrs. Murphy and Casey be added to said committee.

On motion of Mr. Shackleford, the following resolution was adopted:

Resolved, that the credentials of the members claiming a seat in the Senate from the counties of Mobile, Washington and Baldwin be referred to the committee on privileges and elections.

On motion of Mr. Wood, Ordered, that Messrs. Hopkins and Moore be added to the committee on privileges and elections.

On motion of Mr. Shackleford, Resolved, that the committee on privileges and Elections have leave to sit during the session of the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Casey, Resolved, that the credentials of the members of this House be referred to the committee on Privileges and elections.

On motion the Senate adjourned 'till 3 o’clock, P.M.

3 o’clock, P.M.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

A message from the House of Representatives by Messrs. Morton and Davis, members thereof: Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate- I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform your honorable body, that they have concurred in the resolution appointing a joint committee to wait on His Excellency and inform him, that the two Houses are now organized and ready to receive any communication he may please to make; and have on their part appointed Messrs. Morton and Davis.

A message from the House of Representatives by Messrs. Leake and Morton:

Mr. President, and Gentlemen of the Senate, I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform your Honorable body, that they have adopted the following resolution: Resolved, that a committee of three persons be appointed on the part of this House to act with such committee as may be appointed by the Senate, to superintend the procuring of stationary for the use of the Legislature, during the present session; in which they desire your concurrence.  They have appointed on their part Messrs. Leake, Clay and Crenshaw.

Mr. Shackleford moved, that the Senate concur in said resolution; and on the question being put, it was resolved in the affirmative: whereupon Messrs. Bibb, Shackleford and Sullivan were appointed a committee on the part of the Senate.

On motion the Senate adjourned ‘till to-morrow morning at 9 o’clock.