On the twentieth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, being the day fixed by law for the meeting of the General Assembly of the State of Alabama, at the Town of Tuskaloosa, 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-
Pike, Covington and Henry- William Irwin.
Monroe and Wilcox- Arthur P. Bagby.
Clarke and Marengo-
Greene- Zachariah Merriwether.
Montgomery- James Abercrombie.
Dallas- Thomas Casey.
Bibb and Perry- Dunklin Sullivan.
Shelby and Autauga-
Blount and St. Clair- John Ashe.
Jefferson- John Brown.
Tuskaloosa- Leven Powell.
Pickens, Fayette, Marion and Walker- Jesse Vanhoose.
Morgan- Thomas D. Crabb.
Franklin- Theophilus Skinner.
Lauderdale- James Jackson.
Limestone- Nicholas Davis.
Jackson- Robert McCamy
Conecuh and Butler- William Jones.
On motion of Mr. Powell, Mr. Bagby was called to the chair, and Francis S. Lyon appointed secretary of the Senate pro tempore.
On motion, the Senate then proceeded to the election of a President, and the election being conducted according to the mode prescribed by the constitution, NICHOLAS DAVIS, of Limestone, was unanimously elected; whereupon Mr. Davis, being conducted to the president's seat by a committee appointed for that purpose, made his acknowledgments to the Senate then, on motion upon the discharge of the duties of his office.
The Senate then, on motion of Mr. Powell, proceeded to the election of a Secretary, and the election being conducted viva voce, it appeared that Francis S. Lyon was unanimously elected, who, having been qualified, entered on the discharge of his duties.
The Senate then proceeded to the election of an assistant secretary, and the election being constitutionally conducted, it appeared that George W. Crabb was unanimously elected.
James A. Bates was then duly elected door keeper of the Senate.
On motion of Mr. Casey, Resolved, That a message be sent to the House of Representatives, informing them that the Senate have assembled and elected the Hon. Nicholas Davis of Limestone their President, Francis S. Lyon, secretary, George W. Crabb assistant secretary, and James A. Bates door-keeper, and are ready to proceed to business.
On motion of Mr. Casey, Resolved, That a committee be appointed on the part of the Senate to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, to wait on the Governor and inform him that the two Houses of the General Assembly are now organized, and ready to receive any communication he may think proper to make: Whereupon Messrs. Casey and Bagby were appointed a committee on the part of the Senate.
Ordered, That the House of Representatives be informed thereof.
On motion of Mr. Jackson, Resolved, That the rules of order and decorum heretofore adopted for the government of the Senate, be in force until altered or amended.
On motion of Mr. Casey, Resolved, that a committee be appointed on the part of the Senate, to act with a committee on the part of the House of Representatives, to contract for stationary and fuel for the use of the General Assembly, during the present session. Whereupon Messrs. Casey, Powell and Sullivan were appointed the committee on the part of the Senate.
On motion of Mr. Powell, Resolved, That the following Standing Committees be appointed:- 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 Schools and Colleges, and School and College lands; a committee of Divorce and Alimony; a committee on Accounts and Claims; and, a committee on the State Bank.
And then the Senate adjourned till tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.