The Senate met pursuant to adjournment, Mr. Robert R. Harwell, a Senator from the county of Baldwin, appeared and took his seat.
Mr. Garth moved that the committee of the whole house be discharged from further consideration of the propriety of admitting the member from Jackson county, to a seat in the Senate, and the question being taken it passed in the affirmative.
Mr. Gause moved the following resolution, which was adopted. Resolved that a committee be appointed on the part of the Senate together, with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the house of representatives, to wait on His Honor the acting Governor and to inform him that the two branches of the General Assembly were organized and are ready to receive any communication he may think proper to make, whereupon Messrs. Gause and Casey were appointed a committee on the part of the Senate.
Mr. Garth moved that the member from Jackson county be qualified, and take his seat in the Senate, and on taking the question the
yeas and nays were called for, it passed in the affirmative; those who voted in the affirmative are Messrs. President, Chambers, Conner, Davis, Farmer, Garth, Hanby, Hodges, Hogg, Metcalf, Ringold, Rose, Terrel and Ware, 14.
Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Casey, Gause, Harwell, Herbert, Seabury, Trotter, 6. William D. Gains then appeared and produced a certificate of his election as a Senator, from the county of Jackson, was qualified by the President and admitted to take his seat as a member of the Senate.
On motion of Mr. Casey, it was resolved, That the President of the Senate, assign to Messrs. Allen and Parsons, the editors of the Cahawba Press and Watchman, seats within the bar of this house for the purpose of reporting the proceedings of the Senate, or if necessary they may appoint any suitable person to act for them.
On motion of Mr. Chambers it was resolved, That a committee of three members be appointed on the part of the Senate, to join such members as may be appointed by the house of representatives as a joint committee to inquire into the expediency of appointing a public printer or contracting for the public printing, and report the result of their proceedings. Messrs. Chambers, Farmer and Rose, were appointed the committee in the Senate.
On motion of Mr. Farmer it was resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be authorised to call on the Secretary of State for such books in his office as may be necessary for the use of the Senate during the present session.
On motion, the Senate adjourned to ten o'clock to-morrow morning.