Monday, November 27th, 1826.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Tunstall their clerk: Mr. President, the House of Representatives have read three times and passed a joint resolution authorizing the vote of Mr. Ambrister to be taken at his room in the approaching election for Senator. In which they desire your concurrence.

Mr. Irwin, from the special committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Dale county, reported a bill to be entitled an act amendatory to an act entitled an act to establish a certain county therein named, and for other purposes; which was read, and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

The joint resolution, from the House of Representatives, authorizing the vote of Mr. Ambrister to be taken at his room in the approaching election for Senator, was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Casey called up the petition of sundry persons relating to the improvement of the navigation of Cahawba river. Ordered, that it be referred to the committee on inland navigation.

On motion of Mr. Casey, ordered, that Mr. Sullivan be added to the committee on inland navigation.

Mr. Brown, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of John Smith, reported a bill to be entitled an act to authorize John Smith, of Jefferson county, to emancipate a certain slave therein named; which was read, and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Tunstall their clerk. Mr. President: The House of Representatives have adopted the following resolution, in which they desire your concurrence: Resolved,


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with the concurrence of the Senate, that the General Assembly do proceed this day, at the House of 12 o'clock, to elect a Senator to the Congress of the United States from this state. Ordered, that the Senate concur in the above resolution, and that the secretary inform the House thereof.

Mr. Casey offered the following resolution: Resolved by the Senate, with the concurrence of the House of Representatives, That the Senate will convene in the Representative chamber, at 3 o'clock this evening, to elect a Solicitor of the first judicial circuit, a Commissioner to class the university lands in the second judicial circuit, a public printer, and Judges of the county courts; which was adopted.

Mr. Powell offered the following resolution: Resolved, that the Senate will on to-morrow, at 10 o'clock A. M. proceed to elect three members thereof, to act jointly with such committee as may be appointed by the House of Representatives, for the purpose of examining into the condition of the Bank of the State of Alabama, pursuant to an "act entitled an act to amend the charter of the Bank of the State of Alabama: which was adopted. Ordered, that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Tunstall:

Mr. President: The House of Representatives concurring the resolution of your honorable body relating to the election of a Solicitor of the first judicial circuit, a Commissioner to class the university lands in the second judicial circuit, a Public Printer, and Judges of the county courts, and have amended the same by inserting the words "excepting the Judge of Wilcox county court;" in which amendment they desire your concurrence. They have also adopted the following resolution: Resolved, That the Senate be informed that this House in now prepared to received the, to go into the election of a Senator to the Congress of the United State, and that the east end of the Representative Hall is assigned for their reception.

Ordered, That the Senate concur in the amendment made by the House of Representatives to their resolution relating to the election of certain officers therein specified, by "exception the election of Judge of the county court of Wilcox."

The Senate then, on motion, repaired to the Hall of the House of Representatives, and after having taken the seats assigned them, Mr. President announced the object of the meeting, when the two Houses proceeded to the election of a Senator to the Congress of the United States, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the death of the Hon. Henry Chambers. John McKinley and Clement C. Clay being in nomination;

For Mr. McKinley 41 votes

For Mr. Clay 38 votes.

Those who voted for Mr. McKinley are-

Mr. Ashe Sullivan Bradford Dubose Duke Martin
Brown Vanboose Crenshaw Ellis   Massey
Casey (Reps) Craig Edwards   Pickens
Irwin Mr. Speaker Coopwood Greening   Parham
Jones Acklen Coleman Johnson Jones Perry
Merriwether Benson Davis of Fr. Lawler   Williams
Miller Bridges Dennis McVay of Laud. Weissenger
Skinner Brown Dupuy McVay of Law. Walthall- 41


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Those who voted for Mr. Clay are-

Mr. President (Reps.) Dale Montgomery Rhodes
Abercrombie Mr. Ambrister Edmonson Moore of Mad. Raney
Barton Bailey Exum Moore of Jack. Smith of Henry
Clay Broadnax Fluker Mead Smith of Lau.
Crabb Bell Heard Neill Sims
Jackson Barclay Harris Perkins Terry
McCamy Coe Lewis Powell Whitfield- 33.
Powell Davis of Jack. McClung Ross  

John McKinley having received a majority of the whole number of votes, was declared by Mr. Speaker to be duly elected a Senator to the Congress, of the United States from this State, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the death of the Hon. Henry Chambers.

The election being completed, the Senate withdrew, retired to their own chamber, and Mr. President resumed the chair: when, on motion. the Senate adjourned till 3 o'clock this evening.

Evening Session.

A message was received from the House of Representatives by Mr. Tunstall their clerk, inviting the Senate to assembly in the Representative Hall, for the purpose of going into the election of certain officers, pursuant to a resolution. Whereupon the members of the Senate repaired to the Hall of the House of Representatives, and after having taken their seats, Mr. President arose and declared the object of the meeting- When the two houses proceeded to the election of a Solicitor of the first judicial circuit. John Elliott, John, Hunter, P. T. Harris, Elisha Youn, Dr. R. W. McRea and Thomas P. Lumpkin being in nomination- For Mr. Elliott 20 votes, Mr. Hunter 13, Mr. Harris 14, Mr. Young 12, Mr. McReas 9, Mr. Lumpkin 9.

Those who voted for Mr. Ellitt are

Mr. President, Barton, Casey, McCamy, Merriwether, Miller, Skinner, Vanhoose of the Senate. Mr. Benson, Bell, Barclay, Davis of Jack. Edmondson, Johnson, Montgomery, Mead, Martin, Perkins, Parham, Ross, of the House.

Those who voted for Mr. Hunter are

Mr. Brown, Irwin, Jones, of the Senate. Mr. Speaker, Bradford, Crenshaw, Davis of Fr. Dennis, Exum, McVay of Law. Perry, Powell, Smith of Henry, of the House.

Those who voted for Mr. Harris are

Mr. Ashe of the Senate. Mr. Brown, Coleman, Dupuy, Dubose, Fluker, Jones, Lawler, McClung, Moore of Mad, Massey, Neill, Rhodes and Whitfied. 14, of the House.

Those who voted for Mr. Young are

Mr. Jackson, Powell, Sullivan of the Senate, Mr. Craig, Duke, Ellis, Moore of Jack, Smith of La, Sims, Weissenger, Williams, Walthall, 12, of the House.

Those who voted for Mr. McRea are

Mr. Bagby of the Senate. Mr. Acklen, Bridges, Dale, Edwards, Greening, Heard, McVay of Land. Pickens- 9.

Those who voted for Mr. Lumpkin are

Mr. Abercrombie, Clay, Crabb of the Senate. Mr. Bailey, Broadnax, Coe, Coopwood, Lewis, Terry- 9.

Neither of the persons in nomination having received a majority of the whole number of votes, the two Houses proceeded to vote a second time for a Solicitor of the first circuit- the same persons in nomination

- For Mr. Elliott 20 votes- Mr. Hunter 18- Mr. Harris 14- Mr. Young 10- Mr. McRea 7- Mr. Lumpkin 8.


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Those who voted for Mr. Elliott are

Mr. President, Barton, Casey, McCamy, Merriwether, Miller, Skinner, Vanhoose of the Senate, Mr. Benson, Bell, Barclay, Davis of Ja. Edmondson, Johnson, Montgomery, Mead, Martin, Perkins, Parham, Ross- 20.

Those who voted for Mr. Hunter are

Mr. Brown, Irwin, Jones of the Senate. Mr. Speaker, Acklen, Bradford, Crenshaw, Coopwood, Davis of Fr. Dennis, Exum, Moore of Ja. McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Perry, Powell, Smith of Hen. Williams- 18.

Those who voted for Mr. Harris are

Mr. Ashe of the Senate. Mr. Brown, Coleman, Dupuy, Dubose, Fluker, Jones, Lawler, McClung, Moore of Mad. Massey, Neill, Rhodes, Whitfield- 14.

Those who voted for Mr. Young are

Mr. Jackson, Powell, Sullivan of the Senate. Mr. Craig, Duke, Ellis, Smith of Land. Sims, Weissenger, Walthall- 10.

Those who voted for Mr. McRea are

Mr. Bagby of the Senate. Mr. Bridges, Dale, Edwards, Greening, Heard, Pickens- 7.

Those who voted for Mr. Lumkin are

Mr. Abercrombie, Clay, Crabb of the Senate. Mr. Bailey, Broadnax, Coe, Lewis, Terry- 8

Neither of the persons in nomination having received majority of the whole number of votes, the two houses proceeded to vote a third time for a Solicitor of the first circuit- the same gentlemen in nomination except Mr. Reas, whose name was withdrawn. For Mr. Elliott 31 votes, Mr. Hunter 26, Mr. Harris 11, Mr. Young 4, Mr. Lumpkin 5.

Those who voted for Mr. Elliott are

Mr. President, Ashe, Bagby, Barton, Casey, Clay, Jackson, McCamy, Merriwether, Miller, Skinner, Vanhoose, of the S. Mr. Benson, Bridges, Bell, Barclay, Coe, Davis of Jack. Dale, Dupuy, Edmondson, Edwards, Johnson, Montgomery, Mead, Martin, Perkins, Pickens, Parham, Ross, Smith of Laud.- 31.

Those who voted for Mr. Hunter are

Mr. Brown, Crabb, Irwin, Jones, of the Senate. Mr. Speaker, Acklen, Brown, Bradford, Crenshaw, Craig, Coopwood, Coleman, Davis of Fr. Dennis, Ellis, Exum, Greening, Heard, Moore of Jack. McVay of Laud, McVay of Law, Massey, Perry, Powell, Smith of Hen. Williams- 26.

Those who voted for Mr. Harris are

Mr. Powell of the Senate. Mr. Dubose, Fluker, Jones, Lawler, McClung, Moore of Mad. Neill, Rhodes, Sims, Whitfield- 11

Those who voted for Mr. Young are

Mr. Sullivan of the Senate. Mr. Duke, Weissenger, Walthall- 4

Those who voted for Mr. Lumpkin are

Mr. Abercrombie of the Se. Mr. Bailey, Broadnax, Lewis, Terry, 5, of the H.

Neither of the persons in nomination having received a majority of majority of the whole number of votes, the two houses proceeded to vote a fourth time for Solicitor- Messrs, Young and Lumpkin withdrawn-

For Mr. Elliott 37 votes, Mr. Hunter 29, Mr. Harris 11.

Those who voted for Mr. Elliott are

Mr. President, Ashe, Bagby, Barton, Casey, Clay, Jackson, McCamy, Merriwether, Miller, Skinner, Sullivan, Vanhoose of the Senate. Mr. Benson, Bridges, Broadnax, Bell, Barclay, Craig, Coe, Davis of Ja. Dale, Dupuy, Dubose, Edmondson, Edwards, Johnson, Montgomery, Mead, Martin, Perkins, Pickens, Parham, Ross, Smith of Laud, Terry, Walthall- 37.

Those who voted for Mr. Hunter are

Mr. Brown, Crabb, Irwin, Jones of the Senate. Mr. Speaker, Acklen, Brown,


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Bradford, Crenshaw, Coopwood, Coleman, Davis of R. Dennis, Duke, Ellis, Exum, Greening, Heard, Moore of Ja. McVay of Laud, McVay of Law, Massey, Perry, Powell, Smith of H. Sims, Williams, Weissenger, Whitfield- 29.

Those who voted for Mr. Harris are

Mr. Abercrombie, Powell of the Senate. Mr. Bailey, Fluker, Jones, Lawler, Lewis, McClung, Moore of Mad. Neill, Rhodes- 11.

Neither of the gentlemen in nomination having received a majority of the whole number of the votes, the two houses proceeded to vote a fifth time for Solicitor of the first circuit: For Mr. Elliott 43 votes, Mr. Hunter 32, Mr. Harris 2.

Those who voted for Mr. Elliott are

Mr. President Merriwether Bailey Dubose Perkins
Abercrombie Miller Broadnax Edmondson Pickens
Ashe Powell Bell Edwards Parham
Bagby Skinner Barclay Fluker Ross
Barton Sullivan Craig Johnson Rhodes
Casey Vanhoose Coe Montgomery Smith of Laud.
Clay of the Senate. Davis of Jack. Moore of Mad. Terry
Jackson Mr. Benson Dale Mead Walthall- 43.
McCamy Bridges Dupuy Martin  

Those who voted for Mr. Hunter are

Mr. Brown Brown Dennis Duke Moore of Jack. Powell
Crabb Bradford Ellis Exum McVay of Laud Smith of Hen.
Irwin Crenshaw Greening   McVay of Law. Sims
Jones of Sen. Coopwood Heard   Massey Williams
Mr. Speaker Coleman Jones   Neill Weissenger
Acklen Davis of Fr. Lawler   Perry Whitfield- 32.

Those who voted for Mr. Harris are- Mr. Lewis, McClung.

John Elliot having received a majority of the whole number of votes, was declared by Mr. Speaker to be duly elected Solicitor of the first judicial circuit.

The two houses then proceeded to elect a Commissioners to class the university lands in the second judicial circuit. James Moore and Thomas Crawford being in nomination- For Mr. Moore 35 votes, Mr. Crawford 42.

Those who voted for Mr. Moore are

Mr. Crabb (Reps)   Coopwood Heard Perry
Irwin Mr. Acklen   Davis of Fr. Jones Powell
Jones Benson   Dubose Moore of Mad. Sims
McCamy Bridges   Edmondson Moore of Jack. Terry
Miller Brown Ellis   McVay of Laud Williams
Skinner Broadnax   Edwards Neill Weissenger
Sullivan Bradford Coe Greening Pickens Walthall- 35

Those who voted for Mr. Crawford are

Mr. President Merriwether Coleman Johnson Perkins
Abercrombie Powell Davis of Ja. Lawler Parham
Ashe Vanhoose Dale Lewis Ross
Bagby (Rep's.) Dennis McClung Rhodes
Barton Mr. Speaker Dupuy montgomery Smith of Hen.
Brown Bailey Duke McVay of Law. Smith of Lau.
Casey Bell Exum mead Whitfield- 42
Clay Barclay Fluker martin  
Jackson Crenshaw Harris massey  

Thomas Crawford having received a majority of votes, was declared


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by the Speaker to be duly elected a Commissioner to class the university lands in the second judicial circuit.

The two houses then proceeded to elect a public printer. Davenport & McFarland and Grantland & Robinson being in nomination. For Davenport & Mr. Farland 30 votes, Grantland & Robinson 48.

Those who voted for Davenport & McFarland are

Mr. Ashe   Merriwether Crenshaw Edmonson Parham
Bagby   Sullivan Coopwood Exum Perry
Brown   (Rep's) Coleman McVay of Law. Pickens
Casey Clay Mr. Benson Davis of Fr. Martin Sims
Jackson   Bridges Dale Massey Weissenger
Jones   Bell Dupuy Neill Williams- 36.

Those who voted for Grantland & Robinson are

mr. President (Rep's) Davis of Ja. Johnson Perkins
Abercrombie mr. Speaker Dennis Jones Powell
Barton Acklen Dubose Lawler Ross
Crabb Bailey Duke Lewis Rhodes
Irwin Brown Ellis McClung Smith of Hen.
McCamy Broadnax Edwards Montgomery Smith of Hen.
Miller Bradford Fluker Moore of mad. Terry
Powell Barclay Greening Moore of Jack. Walthall
Skinner Craig Heard McVay of Laud. Whitfield- 48
Vanhoose Coe Harris Mead  

Grantland & Robinson having received a majority of votes, were declared to be duly elected state printers.

The two houses then proceeded to elect a Judge of the Couty Court for Washington county, James Taggart alone being in nomination- For Mr. Taggart 77 votes.

Those who voted for Mr. Taggart are, all the members present.

James Taggart having received seventy-seven votes, was declared by Mr. Speaker to be duly elected Judge of the County Court of Washington county.

The two houses then proceeded to elect a Judge of the County Court of Monroe county: Asa Hammond and Henry W. Taylor being in nomination. For Mr. Hammond 32 votes, Mr. Taylor 45.

Those who voted for Mr. Hammond are

mr. merriwether Bradford Duke   Moore of mad. Rhodes  
Sullivan Coopwood Ellis Edwards McVay of Laud. Sims Terry
(Rep's) Coleman Fluker Massey Neill Williams
mr. Speaker Davis of Fr. Heard Perkins   Weissenger
Benson Davis of Ja. Johnson Pickens   Walthall  
Braodnax Dubose Montgomery Perry   Whitfield- 32.

Those who voted for Mr. Taylor are

mr. President Jackson mr. Acklen Dupuy Moore of Ja.
Abercrombie Irwin Bailey   Edmondson McVay of Law.
Ashe Jones Brown   Exum Mead
Bagby McCamy Bell   Greening Martin
Barton Miller Barclay   Harris Parham
Brown Powell Crenshaw   Jones Powell
Casey Skinner Craig Coe Lawler Ross
Clay Vanhoose Dale   Lewis Smith of Hen.
Crabb (Rep's) Dennis   McClung Smith of La. 48

Henry W. Taylor having received a majority of the whole number of


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votes, was declared by Mr. Speaker to be duly elected Judge of the county court of Monroe county.

The two houses then proceeded to elect a Judge of the county court of Greene county; Thomas F. Moody, William McDowell, and Pleasant May, Jr. being in nomination. For Mr. Moody 48 votes, Mr. McDowell 3, Mr. May 27.

Those who voted for Mr. Moody are

Messrs. Ashe Skinner Craig Harris Pickens
Bagby Sullivan Coe Johnson Parham
Casey Vanhoose Coopwoood Lawler Perry
Clay (Reps.) Coleman McClung Powell
Irwin Acklen Davis of Fr. Moore of mad Smith of Henry
Jones Benson Davis of Jack. Moore of Jack. Williams
McCamy Bridges Dupuy McVay of Law. Weissenger
Merriwether Brown Dubose Martin Walthall
Miller Barclay Duke Neill Whitfield - 48.
Powell Crenshaw Heard Perkins  

Those who voted for Mr. McDowell are

Messrs. Barton (Reps) Ellis Montgomery

Those who voted for Mr. May are

Mr. President (Reps.)   Dale Dennis Greening Massey  
Abercrombie Mr. Speaker   Edmondson Jones Ross Rhodes
Brown Bailey   Edwards   Lewis Smith of Lau.  
Crabb Broadnax   Exum   McVay of Laud. Sims  
Jackson Bell     Bradford Fluker   Mead Terry- 27  

Thomas F. Moody having received a majority of the whole number of votes, was declared by Mr. Speaker to be duly elected Judge of the county court of Greene county.

The two houses then proceeded to elect a Judge of the county court of Jackson county: James Russell, William S. Compton and Joseph B. Eason being in nomination. For Mr. Russell 30 votes, Mr. Compton 35, Mr. Eason 7.

Those who voted for Mr. Russell are

Mr. President Irwin (Reps.)   Coleman McVay of Law.
Ashe Jones Messrs. Bridges Davis of Jack. Mead
Bagby McCamy Bailey   Dupuy Neill
Brown Merriwether Broadnax   Heard Parham
Casey Powell Barclay Coe Harris Terry
Clay Vanhoose Coopwood   Lewis Walthall- 30

Those who voted for Mr. Compton are

Mr. Abercrombe Bell   Ellis Moore of Jack. Ross
Barton Crenshaw   Edwards Montgomery Smith of Henry
Jackson Davis of Fr.   Exum McVay of Laud Smith of La.
(Reps.) Dale Dennis Fluker Martin Sims
Mr. Speaker Dubose   Greening Massey Williams
Benson Duke   Johnson Perkins Weissenger
Brown Edmondson   Jones Pickens Whitfield- 35

Those who voted for Mr. Eason are

Messrs, Miller, (Reps.) Acklen, Bradford, Lawler, McClung, Moore of Mad. Perry- 7.

Neither of the persons in nomination having received a majority of the whole number of votes, the two Houses proceeded to vote a second time for Judge of the county court of Jackson, the name of Mr. Eason being withdrawn. For Mr. Compton 29 votes, Mr. Russell 33.


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Those who voted for Mr. Compton are

Mr. Abercrombie Benson Duke Jones Perkins
Barton Brown Edmondson Lawler Pickens
Jackson Bell Ellis Montgomery Ross
Miller Crenshaw Edwards Moore of Mad. Smith of Hen.
Vanhoose Davis of Fr. Exum Moore of Jack. Sims
(Rep's) Dale Fluker McVay of Laud. Weissenger
Mr. Speaker Dennis Greening Martin Williams
Acklen Dubose Johnson Massey Whitfield- 39

Those who voted for Mr. Russell are

Mr. President Jones Broadnax Davis of Jack. Mead
Ashe McCamy Bradford Dupuy Parham
Bagby Merriwether Barclay Heard Perry
Brown Powell Craig Harris Smith of Laud.
Casey (Reps) Coe Lewis Terry
Clay Bridges Coopwood McClung Walthall- 33
Irwin Bailey Coleman McVay of Law.  

William S. Compton having received a majority of the whole number of votes, was declared by Mr. Speaker to be duly elected Judge of the county court of Jackson county.

The two houses then proceeded to elect a Judge of the county court of Walker county; Samuel D. Reed and George C. Boggs being in nomination. For Mr. Reed 60 votes, Mr. Boggs 12.

Those who voted for Mr. Reed are

Mr. President Mr. Speaker Coleman Greening   Parham
Abercrombie Acklen Davis of Fr. Heard Harris Powell
Ashe Benson Davis of Jack. Johnson   Ross
Bagby Bridges Dale Jones   Smith of Hen.
Barton Bailey Dennis Lawler   Smith of Laud.
Jackson Broadnax Dupuy Lewis   Sims
Jones Bell Dubose McClung   Terry
Merriwether Bradford Duke Montgomery Williams
Miller Barclay Ellis Moore of Mad. Weissenger
Skinner Crenshaw Edwards Moore of Jack. Walthall
Vanhoose Craig Exum Mead   Whitfield- 60
(Rep's) Coe Fluker Perkins    

Those who voted for Mr. Boggs are

Messrs. Brown McCamy Coopwood McVay of Law. Perry- 12
Clay (Reps.) Edmondson Martin  
Crabb Brown McVay of Laud. Massey  

Samuel D. Reed having received a majority of the whole number of votes, was declared by Mr. Speaker to be Judge of the county court of Walker county.

The two houses then proceeded to elect a Judge of the county court of Marion county: William H. Ragsdale alone being in nomination-

For Mr. Ragsdale 67 votes. Those who voted for Mr. Ragsdale are

Mr. President, Abercrombie, Ashe, Barton, Brown, Clay, Crabb, Irwin, Jones, McCamy, Merriwether, Miller, Powell, Sullivan, Vanhoose. (Rep's.) Mr. Speaker, Acklen, Benson, Bailey, Brown, Broadnax, Bell, Bradford, Barclay, Craig, Coe, Coopwood, Coleman, Davis of Fr. Davis of Ja. Dale, Dennis, Dupuy, Dubose, Duke, Edmondson, Ellis, Edwards, Exum, Fluker, Greening, Heard, Harris, Johnson, Jones, Lawler, Lewis, McClung, Moore of Mad. Moore of Ja. McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Mead, Martin, Massey, Perkins, Perry, Powell, Ross, Smith of Hen. Smith of Laud. Sims, Terry, Williams, Weissenger, Walthall Whitfield- 67.


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William H. Ragsdale having received all the votes present, was declared by Mr. Speaker to be duly elected Judge of the county court of Marion county.

The two houses then proceeded to elect a Judge of the county court of Shelby county; Leonard Tarrant alone being in nomination. For Mr. Tarrant 64 votes.

Those who voted for Mr. Tarrant are, the same as those who voted in the election for Judge of the county court of Marion, except Messrs. Coe, Fluker and Sims of the House of Representatives.

Mr. Tarrant having received all the votes present, was declared by Mr. Speaker to be duly elected Judge of the county court of Shelby county.

The elections being completed, the Senate withdrew, retired to their own chamber, and Mr. President resumed the chair: when, on motion, the Senate adjourned till to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.