JOURNAL

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Monday, November 20, 1826.

On Monday the twentieth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared, were duly qualified and took their seats, to wit:

From the county of Mobile- Jack F. Ross and Elijah Montgomery.

Conecuh- Samuel W. Oliver & Eldridge S. Greening.

Monroe- Samuel Dale and Pink A. Edwards.

Clarke- Elias H. Dubose.

Henry, Pike, Covington and Dale- Bartlett Smith and Charles A. Dennis.

Wilcox- John W. Bridges.

Dallas- Walter Crenshaw, Joseph Pickens and Bernard Johnson.

Perry- George Weissinger and Richard B. Walthall.

Marengo- William Fluker.

Greene- Julius H. Sims, James C. Neill, and Matthew F. Raney.

Tuskaloosa- Marmaduke Williams, Harden Perkins, Harvey W. Ellis and Benjamin Whitfield.

Bibb- Jonathan Jones.

Montgomery- Nimrod E. Benson, John S. Bailey and Dixon H. Lewis.

Shelby- Joab Lawler.

St. Clair- Philip Coleman and John Massey.

Jefferson- John Brown, John H. Dupuy & John Martin.

Blount- Marston Mead.

Marion- William H. Duke.

Franklin- William W. Parham and James Davis.

Lauderdale- Hugh McVay, Sam'l Craig & Henry Smith.

Limestone- William Edmondson, Joseph Powell, Joseph Bell and James W. Exum.

Lawrence- Joseph Coe, Zadock McVay, and Thomas Coopwood.

Morgan- Stephen Heard and Henry W. Rhodes.

Autauga- Robert Broadnax and Eli Terry.

Washington- Ptolemy Harris.

Butler- Andrew T. Perry.

Jackson- Samuel B. Moore, William Barclay, William Davis and Philip H. Armbrister.

Madison- David Moore, James W. McClung, William Acklen, Jun. and David Bradford.


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The House then proceeded to the election of a Speaker: SAMUEL W. OLIVER, one of the members from the county of Conecuh, was duly elected, conducted to the chair, and made his acknowledgments to the House for the honor conferred, was qualified, and entered on the discharge of his duties.

The House then proceeded to the election of principal clerk: whereupon Thomas B. Tunstall was duly elected, was qualified and entered on the discharge of his duties.

The House then proceeded to the election of a door-keeper: whereupon James Brown was duly elected, and entered on the discharge of the duties of his office.

The House then proceeded to the election of an assistant clerk: whereupon Jefferson C. Vandyke was duly elected, qualified and entered on the discharge of the duties of his office.

The House then proceeded to the election of an engrossing clerk whereupon Wm. B. McClellan was duly elected, was qualified and entered on the discharge of the duties of his office.

On motion of Mr. McVay of Laud. Resolved, that a committee be appointed to wait on the Senate, and inform them that the representative branch of the legislature is organized; that they have elected the Hon. Samuel W. Oliver speaker, Thomas B. Tunstall principal clerk, James Brown door-keeper, Jefferson C. Vandyke assistant clerk, and Wm. B.  McClellan engrossing clerk; and are now ready to proceed to business Whereupon Messrs. McVay of Laud. Benson and Terry were appointed said committee.

On motion of Mr. Crenshaw, Resolved, that the rules and regulations of the House of Representatives for the last session of the legislature be adopted as the rules and regulations of this present session, until otherwise altered or amended.

On motion of Mr. Perkens, Resolved, that a committee be appointed to report rules for the government of this House: whereupon Messrs. Perkins, McVay of Laud. and Moore of Mad. were appointed said committee. The House then adjourned till tomorrow morning 10 o'clock.