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On the fifteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, 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,

_____ _____.

_____Conecuh, Covington, Pike & Henry,

John W. Devereux.


John Murphy.


Thomas Casey.

_____Wilcox and Clarke,

Neal Smith.

_____Marengo and Greene,

John Coats.

_____Perry and Autauga,

Dunklin Sullivan.

_____Bibb and Shelby,

Jack Shackleford.

_____St. Clair and Blount,

David Conner.


John Wood.

_____Tuscaloosa and Pickens,

Levin Powell.

_____Marion and Franklin,

William Metcalfe.


Arthur F. Hopkins.


Thomas D. Crabb.

_____Jackson and Decatur,

Robert McCamy.


Nicholas Davis.


David Moore.


Hugh McVay.

_____Montgomery and Butler,

John D. Bibb.

On motion of Mr. Casey, Mr. McVay was called to the chair; and on motion of Mr. Powell, F. S. Lyon was appointed Secretary pro tem,

Mr. Taggert, from Mobile, Baldwin and Washington, appeared, produced his credentials, was qualified and took his seat.

On motion of Mr. Powell,  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 entered upon the duties of his office.

On motion of Mr. Crabb,  Resolved, that the Senate do now proceed to the election of a Secretary; and the election having been conducted in the manner prescribed by the Constitution, it appeared that F. S. Lyon was unanimously elected.

On motion of Mr. Shackleford,  Resolved, that the Senate do now proceed to the election of an Assistant Clerk; and the election being Constitutionally conducted it appeared that David H. Burke was unanimously elected.

On motion of Mr. Bibb, the Senate then proceeded to the election of a Door-Keeper, and Matthew D. Thomason having a majority of votes was declared to be duly elected.


On motion of Mr. Casey, Resolved, that a message be sent to the House of Representatives informing them that the Senate have assembled and elected the Hon. Nicholas Davis, of Limestone their President, Francis S. Lyon, their Secretary, David H. Burke, Assistant Clerk, and M. D. Thomason, Door-Keeper, and are ready to proceed to business.

When, on motion, the Senate adjourned till tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.