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UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
Of the Senate, at the first session of the ninth General Assembly, of the State of Missouri, begun and held at the City of Jefferson, on the third Monday, being the twenty-first day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six.
THE Senate was called to order by Daniel Ashby, president pro tempore thereof.
Were present from their respective senatorial Districts, as follows:
From the third district.-Abraham Byrd.
From the fourth district,-Charles C. Valle.
From the fifth district.-Andrew Goforth.
From the seventh district.—Elliott Lee and John Walsh.
From the ninth district.-Hans Smith.
From the eleventh district.-William K. Vanarsdall.
From the twelfth district.-Alexander M. Robison.
From the fifteenth district.-Owen Rawlins and Thomas J. Gorham.
From the seventeenth district.-James T. V. Thompson.
From the nineteenth district.-Joseph Montgomery.
From the twenty first district.-John D. Williams.
A quorum being present, the president requested Abel Rathbone
Messrs. Deguire, Byrd, Lee, Walsh, McDaniel, Rawlins, Gorham, Montgomery, and Jones, severally presented their credentials, were qualified and took their seats.
On motion of Mr. Byrd,
The Senate proceeded to the election of Secretary.
Messrs. Hiram H. Baber, M. V. Harrison, and Joseph B. Wells, were severally nominated, and on the first ballot, there appeared, For Mr. Baber-Messrs. D. Jones, McClelland, and Williams. For Mr. Harrison-Messrs. Deguire, Goforth, Lee, McDaniel, Rawlins, Robison, and Valle.
For Mr. Wells-Messrs. Ashby, Byrd, Gorham, Smith, Walsh and Weaver.
Neither candidate having a majority, the Senate proceeded to a second ballot, when there appeared,
For Mr. Baber-Messrs. D. Jones, M'Clelland and Williams.