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JOURNAL
OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENT-

ATIVES OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE TER-
RITORY OF FLORIDA, HELD AT THE CAPITOL, IN THE
CITY OF TALLAHASSEE, BEGINNING ON THE SECOND
DAY OF JANUARY, A. D. 1843.

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MONDAY, January 2, 1843.
'The House of Representatives met, and was called to order by
Hugh Archer, Chief Clerk of the former Legislative Council. The
roll was called under the Proclamation of his Excellency the Gov-
ernor, and the following members answered to their names, viz :
From Calhoun-Francis Arnou.

Columbia Jacob Summerlin.
Duval-J. B. Lancaster.
Gadsden-N. D. Zeigler.
Hamilton-John L. Stewart.
Jackson-Joseph Irwin appeared, and claimed his seat.
Leon—T.R. Berton, J. Knowles, A. Cromartie, D. MÄRaeny.
Madison-Charnick Selph.
St. Johns—D. Dummitt and Bnckingham Smith.

Walton-A. Turner.
There not being a quorum present, the House adjourned until to-
morrow, 12 o'clock.

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Tuesday, January 3, 1843. The House met pursuant to adjournment, and there being no quorum present, adjourned until to-rnorrow,

WEDNESDAY, January 4, 1843. The House met' pursuant to adjournment, and the Journal of yesterday's proceedings was read.

The following members were present, and took their seats, viz:
From Calhoun-Francis Arnou.

ColumbiaJacob Summerlin.
Duval-J. B. Lancaster.
Franklin-R. J. Floyd.
Gadsden-Messrs. Zeigler and Forman.
Hamilton --John L. Stewart.
Jackson Joseph Irwin,

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From Leon–T. R. Becom vles, A. Cromartie, D. MÄRaeny.

Jefferson—W.R. Taylor and James Scott.
Madison-Charnick Selph.
Monroe-A. Patterson.
St. Johns-D. Dummitt and Buckingham Smith.
WaltonA. Turner.
Nassau—J. H. Haddock.

HillsboroughJ. M. Palmer. A quorum being present, on motion of Mr. Smith, Mr. Betton was called to the Chair, when the House proceeded to the election of a Speaker. On counting the ballots, Mr. Smith, of St. Johns, was declared duly elected Speaker of the House.

Messrs. Knowles and Scott were appointed a committee to conduct the Speaker elect to the Chair, who thereupon returned his thanks to the House in a short, appropriate address.

The Honorable Judge Douglas, Judge of the Middle District of Florida, administered the oath to the Speaker; after which, the Speaker administered the oath of qualification to the members present.

On motion of Mr. M'Raeny, the House proceeded to the election of a Chief Secretary; and on counting the ballots, Hugh Archer was declared unanimously elected to that office.

The House, on motion of Mr. Irwin, went into an election for Sergeant-at-Arms, or Door-keeper; and on counting the votes, Moses Ellis was declared duly elected.

The oath of office was severally administered by the Speaker to the Chief Secretary and Door-keeper.

Mr. Knowles offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Senate be informed that this House is now organized by the election of the Honorable Buckingham Smith, Speaker; Hugh Archer, Esq., as Chief Secretary; and Moses Ellis, as Sergeant-at-Arms.

Which was adopted.
Mr. Betton offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed by the Speaker of this House, with a similar committee from the Senate, io wait upon the Governor, and inform him that the Legislative Council is now organized, and prepared to receive any message he may desire to make.

Messrs. Betton, Floyd, and Scott, were appointed that committee. The House then adjourned until to-morrow, 12 o'clock.

THURSDAY, January 5, 1843. The House met pursuant to adjournment, and the Journal of yesterday's proceedings was read.

Mr. Pent, a member elect from the county of Dade, appeared, presented satisfactory evidence of his election, was sworn, and took bis seat.

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