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JOURNAL

OF THE

SE NA TE

OF THE

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA,

BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CAPITOL, IN THE

CITY OF RICHMOND,

ON MONDAY THE SECOND DAY OF DECEMBER, IN THE YEAR

ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTY.

RICHMOND:
PRINTED BY JOHN WARROCK,

PRINTER TO THE SENATE.

1850.

LIBRARY
DUKE UNIY
MAR 9 35

GENERAL ASSEMBLY,

BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CAPITOL, IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND, ON MONDAY THE SECOND DAY OF DECEMBER, IN THE YEAR

ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTY.

The Senate met pursuant to the final adjournment of the last session.

William F. Thompson, John W. C. Catlett, Henry W. Thomas, Douglass B. Layne, James G. West, and Evermont Ward, Esqrs., returned to represent Senatorial districts in the fourth class, and Inman Horner, Esq., returned to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of John W. Tyler, Esq., in conformity to the Constitution and pursuant to law, being duly qualified, appeared and took their seats in the Senate Chamber; and a majority of the whole number being present;

The Senate was called to order by Mr. Stanard.

Mr. Stanard nominated Joel Pennebacker as Clerk of the Senate, seconded by Mr. Deneale.

And, upon the question put thereupon, by Mr. Stanard, it was agreed to by the Senate.

Mr. Stanard then nominated William H. Dennis, Esq., as a fit and proper person to discharge the duties of the Chair.

The Clerk called the roll, whereupon it appeared that William H. Dennis, Esq., received the unanimous vote of the members present, to wit :-Messrs. Rives, Woods, Trible, Horner, Barbee, Carlile, Daniel, Carrington, Pitts, Shackelford, Opie, Tate, French, Stanard, Deneale, Grantham, Edmiston, Cowen, Thompson of D., Catlett, Thomas, Layne, West and Ward-24; and was declared by the Clerk, duly elected Speaker of the Senate.

Messrs. Stanard and Deneale, were appointed a committee to inform Mr. Dennis of his election, and having performed that duty, conducted him to the Chair, whereupon Mr. Dennis expressed to the Senate, the high sense he entertained for the honor conferred upon him. . On motion of Mr. Pitts, The Senate then proceeded to the choice of a Sergeant at Arms. Mr. Pitts, nominated Henry M. Bowden, Esq. Mr. Shackelford, nominated Thomas J. Massie. Mr. Trible, nominated Richard B. Gooch.

The Clerk called the roll, whereupon it appeared that the members present voted as follows:

For Henry M. Bowden—Messrs. Dennis, (Speaker,) Carlile, Daniel, Carrington, Pitts, Tate, Deneale, Grantham, Edmiston, Cowen, Thompson of D., Catlett, Layne, West and Ward-15.

For Richard B. Gooch-Messrs. Rives, Woods, Trible, French and Stanard-5.

For Thomas J. Massie-Messrs. Horner, Barbee, Shackelford, Opie and Thomas-5.

Henry M. Bowden having received a majority of the whole number of votes, was declared by the Speaker, to be duly elected Sergeant at Arms of the Senate.

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