At a General Assembly of the State of Alabama, begun and held at the town of Cahawba on the first Monday in November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty; it being the second session of the General Assembly of said State, the following members of the Senate appeared and took their seats, to wit, Thomas Casey, Littlepage Sims, John D. Terrel, Bennet Ware, David Conner, Flemming Hodges, John Gause, Joseph B. Chambers, William Trotter, Thomas Hogg, William Metcalf, Joseph Farmer Howel Rose, Gabriel Moore, Jesse W. Garth, Gabriel Hanby, John Watkins, John Herbert, Thomas Ringold.
On motion of Mr. Rose, Mr. Farmer was called to the chair.
On motion, Mr. Rogers was appointed Secretary, pro tem.
On motion of Mr. Rose, it was resolved that the Senate do now proceed to the election of President, whereupon the election being conducted viva voce, those who voted for Mr. Moore, are Messrs. Farmer, Conner, Garth, Hanby, Hodges, Hogg, Metcalf, Rose, Terrel, and Ware, 10. Those who voted for Mr. Casey are Messrs. Watkins, Gause, Herbert, Ringold, Sims and Trotter, 6. Those who voted for Mr. Watkins are Casey, Chambers, 2. For Mr. Garth, Mr. Moore, 1. It appeared that Mr. Gabriel Moore was duly elected, who being conducted to the chair, returned his acknowledgments to the house, and proceeded to the duties thereof.
Mr. Nicholas Davis a Senator from the county of Limestone, appeared and produced a certificate of his election, whereupon the oath prescribed by law was administered to him by the President, and he took his seat in the Senate.
On motion of Mr. Gause, resolved that the Senate do now proceed to the election of Secretary. The election being conducted viva voce it appeared that Marmaduke Williams was duly elected, and was qualified accordingly and proceeded to the duties thereof.
On motion, it was resolved that the Senate do now proceed to the election of door keeper and the election being conducted viva voce it appeared that Matthew W. McClellan was duly elected, who entered on the duties thereof.
On motion of Mr. Farmer, it was resolved that the Secretary inform the house of representatives that a quorum of the Senate have convened, and elected Mr. Gabriel Moore President, Marmaduke Williams Secretary, and Matthew W. McClellan, door keeper and were ready to proceed to business.
On motion, the Senate adjourned to ten o'clock to-morrow morning