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AFTERNOON SESSION.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

ROLL CALL. On the call of the Districts, the following Senators answered to their names :

1st District_W. R. Chisholm ;
3d District-R. P. Baker ;
4th District-S. H. Murphy;
13th District-J. L. Pennington ;
14th District-W. W. Glass ;
15th District-W. B. Harris ;
16th District-B. F. Royal ;
17th District-Jacob Black;
18th District-C. S. G. Doster;
19th District-A. P. Wilson ;
20th District-J. W. Jones;
22d District-A. H. Curtis;
23d District-G. H. Duskin ;
24th District-Lloyd Leftwich ;
25th District-W. J. Gilmore ;
26th District-J. W. Dereen;

31st District, William Miller, Jr. On motion of Mr. Wilson,

A committee of three was appointed to invite some com. petent judicial officer into the Senate Chamber, for the purpose of administering the constitutional oath to the Senators.

Messrs. Wilson, Doster and Curtis were appointed said committee.

After retiring a few minutes, said committee returned with Chancellor Felder, who at once administered the constitutional oath to Mr. Pennington, temporary President; and then to all the other Senators present.

On motion of Mr. Duskin, Mr. Pennington was chosen as temporary President, until the Lieutenant Governor elect is qualified.

ELECTION OF SECRETARY. Senate then proceeded to the election of a permanent Secretary.

Mr. Black put in nomination Mr. M. P. Blue, of Montgomery ;

Those who voted for Mr. Blue, are:

Messrs. Baker, Black, Chisholm, Curtis, Dereen, Doster, Duskin, Glass, Gilmore, Harris, Jones, Leftwich, Millen, Murphy, Pennington, Royal and Wilson–17.

Mr. Blue having received all the votes cast, Mr. President declared him to be duly and constitutionally elected Secretary of the Senate.

Mr. Haralson, Senator elect from the 21st District, (Dallas), appearing in the Senate chamber, was duly qualified by Chancellor Felder, and took his seat.

On motion of Mr. Doster,

A committee of three was appointed to inform the House of Representatives, that the Senate was organized by the election of Mr. Pennington as temporary President, and Mr. Blue as Secretary, and was ready to receive any communication from the House.

Messrs. Doster, Wilson and Royal were appointed said committee. On motion of Mr. Harris,

The rules of the last Senate of Alabama were adopted for the government of the present Senate, until revised or repealed.

The committee appointed to inform the House of Representatives of the organization of the Senate, reported through their chairman, Mr. Doster, that they had discharged that duty.

Said report was received and the committee discharged.

JOINT RESOLUTION.

Mr. Duskin offered the following joint resolution, * which was read and adopted :

Resolved by the Senate, (the House concurring), That a joint committee, to consist of three on the part of the Senate, and five on the part of the House of Representatives, be appointed, whose duty it shall be to wait upon his Excellency the Governor, and inform him that the two Houses of the General Assembly are properly organized, and ready to receive any message or communication he may have to make.

Messrs. Duskin, Doster and Haralson were appointed said committee on the part of the Senate.

Senate then adjourned until 9 o'clock to-morrow morning

TUESDAY, November 19, 1872.

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Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Stevens.
Minutes of yesterday were read and approved.
The Senators came forward and enrolled their names.

A committee of the House appeared in the Senate chamber, which informed the Senate that the House of Representatives was duly organized and ready to proceed to business.

Message from the House, by Mr. Dalton:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

November 19, 1872.

Mr. President :

I am directed by the House to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives have concurred in the joint resolution passed by the Senate, for the appointment of a committee of the two Houses, to wait upon his Excellency the Governor, and inform him of the readiness of the General Assembly to receive any communication he may have to submit.

The following have been appointed said committee on the part of the House:

Messrs. Masterson, Lamb, White, Dustan and McAfee. Senate then adjourned until 2 p. m.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
On motion,
Senate adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow, morning.

WEDNESDAY, November 20, 1872.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

ROLL CALL.

On the call of the roll, the following Senators answered to their names:

lack, Chisholnarris, Jonasson–17.

Messrs. Baker, Black, Chisholm, Carter, Dereen, Dos.. ter, Duskin Glass, Gilmore, Harris, Jones, Leftwich, Miller, Murphy, Pennington, Royal and Wilson-17.

Minutes of yesterday were read and approved.

REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE.

The joint committee to wait upon his Excellency, the Governor, and inform him that the two houses of the General Assembly were duly organized, and ready to receive any communication he may have to make, through their chairman, Mr. Duskin, reported that they waited on the Governor yesterday, who informed them that he would communicate with them to-day. On motion of Mr. Wilson,

A committee of three was appointed to consider and report upon the cases of Senators, who have no certificates.

Messrs. Doster, Murphy and Wilson were appointed said committtee.. Upon the suggestion of Mr. Pennington,

The Senators present holding certificates came forward and put them in the custody of the Secretary.

Senate then took a recess until 12 o'clock m.

After the expiration of the recess. The Senate was called to order. Mr. Duskin announced that he had received a communication from Governor Lindsay;

Which, on motion, was read by the Secretary, and returned to Mr. Duskin.

Senate then adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning.

THURSDAY, November 21, 1872.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

ROLL CALL.

On the call of the roll, the following Senators answered to their names :

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Messrs. Black, Chisholm, Curtis, Dereen, Doster, Duskin, Glass, Gilmore, Harris, Harasson, Jones, Leftwich, Miller, Murphy, Pennington, Royal and Wilson—17.

Minutes of yesterday were read and approved.
Senate adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning.

FRIDAY, November 22, 1872.

ROLL CALL.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

ROLL CALL. On the call of the roll the following Senators answered to their names:

Messrs. Baker, Black, Curtis, Dereen, Doster, Duskin, Glass, Gilmore, Haralson, Harris, Jones, Leftwich, Miller, Murphy, Pennington, Royal and Wilson—17..

Minutes of yesterday were read and approved.

REPORT OF SELECT COMMITTEE.

Mr. Doster, from the committee appointed to investigate the cases of all Senators who hold no certificate from the Secretary of State, reported that from their investigation they find the following to have been elected Senators:

1st District-W. R. Chisholm ;
4th District-R. P. Baker ;
17th District-Jacob Black;
26th District-J. W. Dereen ;

31st District-William Miller, jr. Said report was adopted and the committee discharged.

On motion of Mr. Wilson, the Senate proceeded to perfect its organization by the election of sundry officers.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY. Mr. Wilson put in nomination Mr. W. W. Smith, of Lee county.

Those who voted for Mr. Smith are : Messrs. Baker, Black, Curtis, Dereen, Doster, Duskin, Glass, Gilmore, Haralson, Harris, Jones, Leftwich, Miller, Murphy, Pennington, Royal and Wilson-17.

Mr. Smith having received all the votes cast, Mr. President declared him duly and constitutionally elected Assistant Secretary of the Senatě

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