JOURNAL

OF THE

SENATE.

On the twenty-first day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, 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, Washington, and Baldwin,

William Crawford;

---- Pike, Covington, and Henry,

William Irwin;

---- Monroe, and Wilcox,

Arthur P. Bagby;

---- Clarke, and Marengo,

George S. Gaines;

---- Green,

Zachariah Merriwether;

---- Montgomery,

James Abercrombie;

---- Dallas,

Thomas Casey;

---- Bibb, and Perry,

Dunklin Sullivan;

---- Shelby, and Autauga,

James Jackson;

---- Blount, and St. Clair,

John Ash;

---- Jefferson,

John Brown;

---- Tuscaloosa,

Levin Powell;

---- Pickens, Fayette, Marion, and Walker,

Jesse Vanhoose;

---- Morgan,

Thomas D. Crabb;

---- Franklin,

Theophilus Skinner;

---- Lawrence,

Matthew Clay;

---- Lauderdale,

James Jackson;

---- Limestone,

Nicholas Davis;

---- Madison,

Thomas Miller;

---- Jackson,

Robert McCamy.

On motion of Mr. Powell, Mr. Crabb was called to the chair, and Francis S. Lyon appointed secretary pro tem.

On motion of Mr. Casey, all the members of the senate were qualified by taking the oath prescribed by the Constitution, and by an act entitled an act supplementary to an act to suppress duelling, passed on the 17th December, 1819.

The Senate then proceeded to the election of a President, and the election being conducted viva voce, Nicholas Davis of Limestone was unanimously elected President of the Senate, whereupon Mr. Davis being conducted to the President's seat, make his acknowledgements to the senate and entered on the discharge of his duties.

The Senate, then, on motion, proceeded to the election of a Secretary, and the election having been conducted in the manner of prescribed by the Constitution, it appeared that Francis S. Lyon was unanimously elected, who, having been qualified as the law directs, entered on the discharge of his duties.


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The Senate then proceeded to the election of an Assistant Clerk, and the election being constitutionally conducted, it appeared the George W. Crabb was duly elected.

The Senate then proceeded to the election of a Door-Keeper, and James A. Bates, having a majority of votes, was declared to be duly elected.

On motion of Mr. Crabb, Resolved, That a message be sent the House of Representatives, informing them that the Senate have assembled, and elected the honorable Nicholas Davis of Limestone their President, Francis S. Lyon their Secretary, George W. Crabb Assistant Clerk, and James A. Bates Door-Keeper.

On motion of Mr. Casey, Resolved, That a committee be appointed on the part of the Senate to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives to wait on the Governor and inform him that the two Houses of the General Assembly are now organized, and ready to receive any communication he may please to make: whereupon Messrs. Casey and Jackson of Lauderdale were appointed a committee on the part of the Senate.

Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives therewith.

On motion of Mr. Powell, Resolved, That a standing committee of privileges and elections be appointed, and that the credentials of the members returned be referred to that committee.        

And then the Senate adjourned till tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.