JOURNAL

OF THE

S E N A T E.

On the seventeenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty three, being the day fixed by law for the meeting of the General Assembly, the following Members of the Senate appeared and took their seats, to wit:

From the Senatorial district composed of the Counties of

Mobile, Baldwin & Washington,

Francis W. Armstrong.

Conecuh, Covington, Pike & Henry,

John W. Devereux.

Monroe,

John Murphy.

Dallas,

Thomas Casey.

Perry and Autauga,

Dunklin Sullivan.

Bibb and Shelby,

Jack Shackleford.

St. Clair and Blount,

David Conner.

Jefferson,

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Tuskaloosa and Pickens,

Levin Powell.

Marion and Franklin,

William Metcalf.

Lawrence,

Arthur F. Hopkins.

Wilcox and Clarke,

Neal Smith.

Marengo and Greene,

John Coats.

Morgan,

Thomas D. Crabb.

Jackson and Decatur,

Robert McCamy.

Limestone,

Nicholas Davis.

Madison,

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Lauderdale,

Hugh McVay.

Montgomery and Butler,

John D. Bibb.

On motion of Mr. Conner, Mr. McVay was called to the Chair, and F. S. Lyon appointed Secretary pro tem.

On motion of Mr. Shackleford, Resolved, That the Senate do now proceed to the election of a President thereof: Whereupon, the election being conducted viva voce it appeared that Nicholas Davis was unanimously elected; who being conducted to the chair, returned his acknowledgments to the House, and proceeded to the duties thereof.

On motion of Mr. Murphy, Resolved, That the Senate do now proceed to the election of a Secretary: and the election having been constitutionally conducted, it appeared that Francis S. Lyon was unanimously elected.

On motion of Mr. Murphy, Resolved, That the Senate do now proceed to the election of an assistant clerk: Thomas W. Fleming, James Gibson Thomas C. Parish, F. H. W. Osborne, William Moore, and David H. Burke in nomination.

The votes stood thus:

For:

Mr. Gibson, 5

For Mr. Burke, 3.

For Mr. Fleming, 4.

For Mr. Moore, 3.

Mr. Parish, 1.

Mr. Osborne, 1.

 

 


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Those who voted for Mr. Gibson, are,

Mr. President,

Crabb,

Hopkins,

Metcalf,

McVay --- 5.

Those who voted for Mr. Burke, are,

Mr. Armstrong,

Shackleford,

Conner --- 3.

Those who voted for Mr. Fleming, are,

Mr. Bibb,

Murphy,

Devereux,

Smith --- 4.

Those who voted for Mr. Moore, are,

Mr. Casey

Sullivan,

McCamy --- 3.

Mr. Coats voted for F. H. W. Osborne, and Mr. Powell for Mr. Parish. Neither having a constitutional majority the Senate proceeded to vote a second time, for an assistant clerk; the same persons being in nomination.

The votes stood as above, and neither having a majority of the whole number of votes, the Senate proceeded to vote a third time for an assistant clerk; the same persons in nomination.

The votes stood thus:

For  Mr. Gibson, 5.

Mr. Burke, 4.

Mr. Fleming, 2.

Mr. Moore, 4.

Mr. Parish, 1.

Mr. Osborne, 1.

 

Those who voted for Mr. Gibson, are,

Mr. President,

Crabb,

Hopkins,

McVay,

Metcalf --- 5.

Those who voted for Mr. Burke, are,

Mr. Armstrong,

Devereux,

Conner,

Shackleford --- 4.

Those who voted for Mr. Fleming, are,

Mr. Murphy,

Smith --- 2.

Those who voted for Mr. Moore, are

Mr. Bibb

Casey,

McCamy,

Sullivan --- 4.

For Mr. Osborne, Mr Coats for Mr. Parish, Mr. Powell.

Neither having a majority of the whole number, the Senate proceeded to vote a fourth time for an assistant clerk; the same persons in nomination.

For Mr. Burke, 6.

Mr. Gibson, 5.

Mr. Moore, 2

Mr. Fleming, 2.

Mr. Osborne, 1.

Mr. Parish, 1.

 

Those who voted for Mr. Burke, are,

Mr. Armstrong,

Bibb,

Conner,

Devereux,

Sullivan --- 6.

 

Those who voted for Mr. Gibson, are,

Mr. President,

Crabb,

Hopkins,

McVay,

Metcalf --- 5.

Those who voted for Mr. Moore, are,

Mr. Casey &

McCamy --- 2.

Mr. Coats, for Mr. Osborne, and Mr Powell, for Mr. Parish.

Neither having a majority of the whole number, the Senate preceded to vote a fifth time, for an assistant clerk.

The votes stood thus:

For Mr. Burke, 3.

Mr. Gibson, 3.

Mr. Fleming, 2.

Mr. Moore, 2.

Osborne, 1.

Parish, 1.

 

Those who voted for Mr. Burke, are,

Mr. President

Armstrong

Bibb,

Conner,

Devereux,

Hopkins

Shackleford,

Sullivan --- 8.

 

Those who voted for Mr. Gibson, are,

Mr. Coats

Crabb,

Metcalf --- 3.

Those who voted for Mr. Fleming, are,

Mr. Murphy,

Smith --- 2.

Those who voted for Mr. Moore, are,

Mr. McCamy,

Casey --- 2.

For Mr. Osborne, Mr. Coats, for Mr. Parish, Mr. Powell.

Neither having a majority of the whole number, the Senate proceeded to vote a sixth time for an assistant clerk; the same persons in nomination.


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The votes stood the same as in the fifth vote, for an assistant clerk.

Neither having a majority of the whole number, the Senate proceeded to vote the seventh time for an assistant clerk; the same gentlemen in nomination.

For Mr. Burke, 9 votes,

For Mr. Gibson, 8 votes.

Those who voted for Mr. Burke, are,

Mr. President,

Armstrong,

Bibb,

Conner,

Devereux

Hopkins,

Murphy,

Shackleford,

Sullivan- 9.

 

Those who voted for Mr. Gibson, are,

Mr. Casey,

Coats,

Crabb,

McVay,

McCamy,

Metcalf,

Powell,

Smith- 8.

 

Mr. Burke having a majority of the whole number of votes, was declared by Mr. President to be duly elected.

On motion of Mr. Bibb, Resolved, that the Senate do now proceed to the election of a door-keeper; Samuel Clay, David Laughlin, George C. Boggs, Joseph H. Mead, and Matthew D. Thomason, in nomination.

The votes stood thus:

For Mr. Thomason, 10.

Mr. Laughlin, 4.

Mr. Boggs, 2.

Mr. Clay, 1.

Those who voted for Mr. Thomason, are,

Mr. Bibb

Casey,

Conner,

Crabb,

Powell,

Devereux,

McVay,

McCamy,

Murphy,

Shackleford, 10.

Those who voted for Mr. Laughlin, are,

Mr. President,

Armstrong,

Hopkins,

Metcalf- 4.

Those who voted for Mr. Boggs, are,

Mr. Coats,

Smith- 2.

Mr. Sullivan, for Mr. Clay.

Mr. Thomason having a constitutional majority, Mr. President declared him duly elected.

On motion the Senate adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock.