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Wednesday, November 23.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Tunstall their clerk: --  Mr. President, the House of Representatives have adopted the following resolution, in which they desire your concurrence.  Resolved, that the Senate be invited to assembly in the Representative Hall on today at the hour of three o'clock, for the purpose of opening and publishing the several returns of election for Governor, and that the west end of the Hall be assigned for their reception.  Ordered that the Senate concur in said resolution, and that the secretary acquaint the House of Representatives therewith.

And then the Senate adjourned till half past two o'clock, P.M.

Half past 2 o'clock, P.M.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

A message was received from the House of Representatives by Mr. Morton, a member thereof, informing the Senate that the House was ready to receive them for the purpose of opening and publishing the returns of the election for Governor agreeably to a former resolution:

whereupon the members of the Senate repaired to the Representative Chamber, and having taken their seats, Mr. Speaker proceeded to open and publish the returns from the several counties from which returns had been received; which having been done, Mr. Speaker declared JOHN MURPHY, Esq. to have twelve thousand five hundred and eleven votes.

Mr. speaker therefore arose and announced that John Murphy, Esq. was duly and constitutionally elected Governor of the State of Alabama, for the ensuing two years; and then the Senate withdrew and retired to their own chamber, and Mr. President resumed the chair.

On motion of Mr. Powell, the annual communication of the Governor was taken up, and ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole and made the order of the day for Friday next.

On motion of Mr. Crabb, 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 John Murphy, Esq. and inform him that he has been duly elected Governor of the state of Alabama, for the ensuing two years, and ascertain when it will suit the convenience of His Excellency to take the necessary oaths of office; whereupon Messrs. Crabb and Bagby were appointed a committee on the part of the Senate.

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