On the nineteenth day of November in the year of our Lord on thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, 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-

Clark 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-

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. Casey was called to the chair and Francis S. Lyon appointed Secretary of the Senate pro tempore.

Joseph B. Earle a Senator from the District composed of the Counties of Clark and Marengo elected to supply the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of George S. Gaines, David Hubbard a Senator from the County of Lawrence, elected to supply the vacancy occasioned by the death of Matthew Clay; and James Moore a Senator for the District composed of the Counties of Pickens, Fayette, Marion and Walker, appeared, produced their credentials, were qualified and took their seats.

On motion of Mr. Powell, 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 Presidents seat by a committee appointed for that purposes made his acknowledgements to the Senate, and entered upon the discharge of the duties of his office.

The Senate then, on motion of Mr. Crabb, proceeded to the election of a Secretary, and the election being conducted viva voce it appeared that Francis S. Lyon, was duly 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 duly elected.

James A. Bates was then elected door-keeper of the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Casey, Resolved, That the Secretary inform the House of Representatives, that the Senate have assembled and elected the Hon. Nicholas Davis, of Limestone their President, F. S. Lyon Secretary George W. Crabb, assistant Secretary, and James A. Bates door-keeper and are ready to proceed to business.

And then the Senate adjourned till tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.