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Senate Journals--21st Session.

JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

OF THE

TERRITORY OF FLORIDA.

BEGUN AND HELD IN THE CITY OF TALLAHASSEE, ON MONDAY THE SECOND

DAY OF JANUARY, EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FORTY-THREE.

TALLAHASSEE:
S, S. SIBLEY, PRINTER, FLORIDIAN OFFICE,

1843.

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us 20518.1.5 (1843)

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A JOURNAL

OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE OF THE TERRITORY

OF FLORIDA, AT ITS TWENTY-FIRST SESSION, HELD AT THE CAPITOL, TALLAHASSEE, 1843.

MONDAY, January 2, 1843.

The Senate met at 12 o'clock, M. On motion of Mr. Liv. ingston, G. W. Parker was appointed Secretary pro. tem. who proceeded to call the roll, and the following Senators answered to their names, viz:

On motion of Mr. Livingston, Mr. Priest was called to the Chair.

There not being a quorum present, on motion the Senate adjourned until to-morrow 12 o'clock, M.

TUESDAY, January 3, 1843. . The Senate met pursuant to adjournment, and the journal of yesterday's proceedings was read. The Clerk proceeded to call the roll, agreeable to the Proclamation of his Excellency the Governor, when the following Senators answered to their names, viz:

From the Middle District-Messrs. Geo. K. Walker, Livingston, Mathers, Haughton and Baltzeli.

From the Western District-Messrs. Geo. Walker, Yonge, Long and Ramsay.

From the Eastern District-Messrs. Cooper, Priest and Pelot.

From the Southern District-Mr. Smith, 13.

On the announcement being made that a quorum was present Mr. George Walker moved that the Senators present now proceed to take the oath of qualification preparatory to the organization of the Senate. Which motion prevailed, and the Senators came forward, and were sworn, Judge Marvin [by request] administered the oath.

On motion of Mr. Ramsay, the Senate proceeded to the election of President, and the Hon. Geo. Walker, of the Western District, was duly elected on first ballot.

On motion of Mr. Ramsay, the Chair appointed a committee (consisting of Messrs. Cooper, Pelot and Livingston) to conduct the President to the Chair. Whereupon he returned his thanks to the Senate for the honor conferred on him, in a few brief and appropriate remarks.

On motion the Senate proceeded to the election of Secretary of the Senate, and on first ballot Thomas Long, Esq. was duly elected, and took the oath of office.

Mr. Livingston moved that the Senate proceed to the election of Sergeant-at-Arms. Which motion prevailed, and Alfred A. Fisher, Esq. was unanimously elected by acclamation, and came forward and took the oath of office.

On motion of Mr. Pelot, the Senate proceeded to the election of Assistant Clerk, and Mr. Webb was duly elected, and took the oath of office.

On motion being made to go into an election of Foreman for the Senate, Mr. Yonge suggested that the duties of that officer be first defined—whereupon Mr. Baltzell introduced the following resolution:

Resoved, That an election be had for Forman of the Senate, and that that officer discharge the duties of Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk. Which resolution was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to the election of said officer, and after several unsuccessful ballotings, on motion of Mr. Ramsay,

The Senate adjourned until to-morrow 12 o'clock, M.

WEDNESDAY, January 4, 1843.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment, and the Clerk proceeded to call the roll. A quorum being present, the journal of yesterday's proceedings was read, amended and adopted.

Mr. Haughton offered the following resolution, viz :

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to draft Rules for the regulation of the Senate, and until such committee make their report, the Rules of the last Senate be adopted.

Mr. Baltzell offered the following amendment to said resolution:

"Provided, however, that the committee be selected by the Senate according to the practice of the Senate of the United States."

On the adoption of the amendment, the yeas and noes were called for by Messrs. Balızell and Pelot, and were,

Yeas : Messrs. Baltzell, Cooper, Long, Pelot, Priest and Smith-6.

Nays: Messrs. Haughton, Livingston, Mathers, Ramsay, Walker and Yonge-6.

(On motion of Mr. Livingston, the President was excused from voting.)

The amendment was therefore lost. The original resolution was then adopted, and the chair appointed Messrs. Haughton, Baltzell and Livingston said committee.

On motion of Mr. Long, the Senate proceeded to the election of Foreman, and Geo. W. Parker was duly elected, and came forward and took the oath of office.

Mr. Pelot moved that the Senate now proceed to the election of Messenger, which motion prevailed, and Geo. O. McMullin was duly elected, and came forward and took the oath of office.

On motion of Mr. Pelot, the chair appointed a committee of two to inform the House that the Senate is now organised and ready for business; whereupon the chair appointed Messrs. Pelot and Baltzell said committee.

On motion of Mr. Baltzell, the Senate now adjourned until to-morrow 12 o'clock.

THURSDAY, January 5, 1843.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. The Clerk proceeded to call the roll- the journal of yesterday's proceedings was read, amended, and approved.

On motion of Mr. Livingston, the oath of office was administered to Mr. Hart.

On motion of Mr. Long, the Chair appointed a committee of three to act in concert with a committee from the House, to wait on his Excellency the Governor, to inform him that they

Messrs. Long, Hart, and Yonge, were appointed said cominittee.

The following messages were received from the House:

“ On motion of Mr. Knowles, it was resolved, That the Senate be informed that this House is now organised that the Hon. Buckingham Smith is elected Speaker ; Hugh Archer, Chief Secretary; Moses Ellis, Sergeant at Arms, or Doorkeeper.

H. ARCHER, Clerk.” “Resolved, That a committee of three be appcinted to unite with a similar committee from the Senate, to wait upon the Governor, and inform him that the Legislative Council is now or

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