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A JOURNAL

OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE OF THE TERRITORY OF FLORIDA, AT ITS SEVENTH SESSION, HELD AT THE CAPITOL, TALLAHASSEE, 1845.

Monday, January 6th, 1845. The Senate was called to order by Thomas Brown, Secretary at the last session of the Council.

The following members answered to their names, and were qualified by the Honorable Isaac Bronson, Judge of the Eastern District:

From the Western District.—Messrs. N. A. Long, Walker Anderson, and W. W. J. Kelly.

From the Middle District.—Messrs. W. D. Moseley, A. G. Johnson, J. M. Gilchrist, S. B. Richardson, and T. Baltzell.

From the Eastern District.—Messrs. J. Summerlin, I. D. Hart, J. Carter, and B. A. Putnam.

From the Southern District.Messrs. T. Pent, and G. W. Macrae. Mr. Macrae was then unanimously called to the Chair ; after which, the Senate adjourned until to-morrow, 10 o'clock, A. M.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 7th, 1845. The Senate met pursuant to adjournment, Mr. Macrae in the Chair. There being a quorum present, on motion of Mr. Hart, the Rev. Mr. Martin was invited to open the session with prayer, which was done accordingly.

On motion of Mr. Baltzell, the Senate proceeded to the election of its officers. The following was the result:

FOR PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE,
William D. Moseley received 7 votes,
Jacob Summerlin

1 vote,
Blank,

6 votes. There being no election, the Senate proceeded to a second balloting, which resulted as follows: W. D. Moseley,

7 Blank,

6 The Chair declared W. D. Moseley duly elected President of the Senate.

Mr. Hart appealed from the decision of the Chair, on the ground that Mr. Moseley had not received a majority of the votes of the Senate.

The Senate reversed the decision of the Chair and went into a third balloting, which resulted as follows: W. D. Moseley,

7 Blank,

2 I. D. Hart,

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