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JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS
STATE OF FLORIDA,
Begun and held in the City of Tallahassee, on Monday, Nov. 27, 1848,
AT THE CAPITOL.
OFFICE OF THE FLORIDIAN:
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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE. .
Monday, November 27, 1848, Which being the day fixed by the Constitution of this State for the meeting of the General Assembly, at 12 o'clock, M., Mr. Chas. W. Downing, Secretary of the last Senate, called the Senate to order, and proceeded to call the roll by Districts, when the following Senators appeared and took their seats : From the 4th District, Thomas M. White.
" “ 51h " Daniel J. Smith.
" - Joseph Austin.
James H. T. Lorimer. 66 66 9th " J. L. Crawford.
6 11th William P. Moseley. 5 6 12th
Joseph B. Watts. “ 13th
John P. Sanderson. 66 " 15th
Louis Aldrich. 66 66 17th " William A. Forward. 6 • 18th “ Micajah C. Brown. On motion of Mr. Austin, Mr. Sanderson assumed the Chair, pro tem.
On motion of Mr. Austin, ordered that the Senate be opened by prayer.
Rev. Dr. Todd officiated.
On motion of Mr. White, the roll was called, and the Senators from the Fourth, Fisih, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Fifteenth, Seven. teenth and Eighteenth Districts, having presented certificates of their election, were swory, according to the Constitution of this State, bv William M. Gibson, Justice of the Peace for Leon County.
Mr. Austin moved to adjourn until to-morrow, 10 o'clock.
On which, the yeas and nays being called for by Messrs. Forward and Floyd, were as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. White, D. J. Smith, Austin, Lorimer, Crawford, Moseley, Watts, Sanderson—8.
Nays— Messrs. Floyd, Forward, Aldrich, Brown---4.
TUESDAY, November 28, 1848.
The Senate met pursuant to adjournment, Mr. Sanderson in the chair. The roll being called, there appeared a quorum present.
Mr. O. M. Avery, Senator from the First District, presented his certificate, and was duly sworn by John W. Cowart, Esq., Justice of the Peace.
On motion of Mr. White, ordered that the Senate open by prayer. Rev. Mr. Choice officiated.
Messrs. Burritt, from the Fourteenth District, Costin, from the Nineteenth District, and 'Tracey, from the Sixteenth District, ap. peared and took their seats.
On motion of Mr. Burritt, the Senate proceeded to the election of a President.
Mr. Lorimer nominated Mr. Tracey, of Nassau. Mr. Tracey was unanimously elected.
On motion, a committee, consisting of Messrs. Floyd, Costin, and Avery, were appointed to conduct the President elect to the Chair. Which duty being performed, the President, in an appropriate ad. dress, expressed his thanks for the honor conferred upon him.
On motion, the Senate proceeded to the election of a Chief Sec. retary.
Mr. White nominated Mr. Charles W. Downing, who was unan. imously elected.
On motion of Mr. D. J. Smith, the Senate proceeded to the election of Assistant Secretary.
Mr. White nominated Mr. William C. Bryan, who was unanim. ously elected.
On motion of Mr. White, the Senate proceeded to the election of Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk.
Nr. Austin nominated Samuel Lore, who was unanimously elected.
On motion of Mr. Lorimer, the Senate proceeded to the election of Sergeant-at-Arms.
Mr. Lorimer nominated Waller Taylor.
For Taylor-Messrs. Austin, Avery, Burritt, Crawford, Lorimer, Sanderso!), D. J. Smith, Watts, White-9.
For Potts--Mr. President, Messrs. Floyd, Moseley-3.
On motion of Mr. Crawford, the Senate proceeded to the election of Messenger.
Mr. Crawford nominated Nathaniel A. Jameson, who was unan. imously elected.
Messrs. Downing. Love, Taylor, and Jameson were then duly sworn by John W. Cowari, Justice of the Peace.