The Senate met pursuant to adjournment, Mr. James L. Seabury a Senator from the county of Mobile, appeared and took his seat.
On motion of Mr. Farmer, the following resolution was adopted.
Resolved, that until rules of order be prepared and adopted for the government of the Senate the rules of order and decorum for the government of the senate of the State of Alabama at their first session be, adopted for the government of this house.
On motion of Mr. Farmer, resolved that a committee consisting of three members be appointed, to prepare rules of order and decorum for the government of the Senate, during the present Session, whereupon Messrs. Farmer, Garth and Chambers were appointed.
On motion of Mr. Chambers it was resolved that a committee be appointed on privileges and elections, whereupon Messrs. Chambers, Garth, and Metcalf were appointed.
William D. Gaines, produced a certificate of his election as Senator from the county of Jackson, in order to qualify and be admitted as a member of the Senate.
On motion of Mr. Garth the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole house on the propriety of admitting the member from Jackson to a seat in the Senate, Mr. Watkins in the chair, and after some time spent therein. Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Watkins reported that the committee according to order had under consideration the propriety of admitting the member from Jackson county to his seat in the Senate, and had made some progress therein, but not having time to go through had directed him to ask leave to sit again, which was granted.
Received from the house of representatives by Messrs. McVay and Murphy, a message informing the Senate they had convened, elected Mr. George W. Owen, Speaker, James J. Pleasants, Clerk, and Daniel Rather door keeper, and were ready to proceed to business.
On motion the Senate adjourned to ten o'clock to-morrow morning.