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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

OF THE

EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA;

BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF DES MOINES, ON THE

NINTH DAY OF JANUARY, A. D. 1860.

SENATE CHAMBER, City of Des MOINES, January 9th, 1860. In pursuance of the provisions of the Constitution of the State, the Senate convened and was called to order at 2 o'clock, P. M., by Lieut. Gov. Faville.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Bird.

On motion of Mr. Saunders of Henry, J. S. Dimmitt ot Jones was chosen Secretary, pro tem.

Upon motion of Mr. Rankin of Lee, the President proceeded to appoint a committee on credentials, which committee was composed of Messrs. Rankin, Anderson, Wilson of Dubuque, Mann and Sherradden.

The roll was called and the following named gentlemen presented their credentials. From 1st District, Valentine Buechel, 3rd

Cyrus Bussey, 4th

Nathan Udell, 5th

W. E. Taylor, 6th

J. C. Hagans,
7th

H. W. English,
J. F. Wilson,

W. B. Lewis,
17th

H. H. Williams, 18th

Jarius E. Neal,

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From 19th District, John W. Thompson, 21st

J. M. Kent, 6 22nd

Jessee Bowen, u 24th

George F. Green, " 26th

H. G. Angle, 66 27th

G. W. Trumbull, 66 29th

P. P. Henderson, 66 30th

M. L. McPherson, 6 32nd

J. F. Duncombe, 6 33rd

J. J. Watson, 6 34th

A. M. Pattison, 66 35th

Thomas Drummond, 66 36th

A. F. Brown, 6 37th

D. C. Hastings, 66 38th

L. L. Ainsworth, 39th

G. W. Gray, 40th

J. H. Powers, 66 418t

John Scott. Which were referred to the committee on credentials, who retired and after some time returned, and through their chairman, Mr. Rankin, made the following report:

The Coinmittee on Credentials beg leave to report the following gentlemen as entitled to seats in the Senate. 1st District, Valentine Buechel,

Lee county, 3rd Oyrus Bussey,

Davis county, 4th Nathan Udell,

Appanoose county, 5th Wm. E. Taylor,

Wayne county, 6th J. C. Hagans,

Ringgold county, 7th H. W. English,

Fremont county, 10th J. F. Wilson,

Jefferson county, 15th Wm. B. Lewis,

Washington county, 17th H. H. Williams,

Mahaska county, 18th James E. Neal,

Marion county, 19th J. W. Thompson,

Scott county, 21st J. M. Kept,

Cedar county, 22nd Jessee Bowen,

Johnson county, 24th Geo. F. Green,

Jackson county, 26th H. G. Angle,

Linn county,
27th
G. W. Trumbull,

Dubuque county,
D. Hammer,

Clayton county,

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29th District, P. P. Henderson,

Warren county,
30th
M. L. McPherson,

Madison county,
32nd
J. F. Duncombe,

Webster county,
33rd
J. J. Watson,

Iowa county,
34th A. M. Pattison,

Marshall county, 35th Tho's Drummond,

Benton county,
36th
A. F. Brown,

Black Hawk county,
37th
D. C. Hastings,

Buchanan county,
38th
L. L. Ainsworth,

Fayette county,
39th
G. W. Gray,

Alamakee county,
40th
J. H. Powers,

Chickasaw county, 41st John Scott,

Story county,

J. W. RANKIN, Chairman. Which report on motion of Mr. Davis of Clinton, was adopted, when the gentlemen named in the report came forward and took the oath of office, which was administered by the President.

On motion of Mr. Davis of Polk, the Senate adjourned to 10 o'clock, A. M., to-morrow morning.

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SENATE CHAMBER,

January 10, 10 o'clock, A. M.
Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Bird.
Journal read and approved.
Mr. Neal offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the rules of the last Session of the Senate be
adopted until further ordered. Carried.

Mr. Davis, of Polk, moved that the Senate proceed to the election of permanent officers.

Mr. Neal moved to amend by striking out the word permanent and inserting the word pro tem, which was lost.

The motion of Mr. Davis was adopted.

Mr. Davis, of Clinton, moved to proceed to the election of permanent Secretary.

Mr. Neal moved to amend by inserting the following after the

word Secretary: “And that the compensation shall not exceed four dollars per day.'

Mr. Bailey called for the yeas and nays upon the amendment, which were ordered, and were as follows:

The yeas were-Senators Anderson, Ainsworth, Bailey, Bussey Buechel, Duncombe, English, Gray, Green, Johnson, Lewis, Mann, McPherson, Neal, Pusey, Rankin Reiner, Scott, Trumbull, Taylor, Udell, Williams, Wilson of Dubuque, Wilson of Jefferson-24.

The nays were-Senators Angle, Bowen, Brown, Davis of Clinton, Davis of Polk, Drummond, Hagans, Hastings, Henderson, Kent, Pattison of Marshall, Powers, Saunders, Sherradden, Thompson, Watson-16.

So the amendment was adopted.

Mr. Sherradden nominated J. H. Sanders, of Keokuk County, for Secretary

Mr. Pusey nominated J. Smith Hooten, of Pottawattamie county.

The roll was called with the following result: Those voting for Sanders were

Senators Anderson, Angle, Bowen, Brown, Davis of Clinton, Davis of Polk, Drummond, Hagans, Hastings, Henderson, Kent, Lewis, McPherson, Pattison of Marshall, Powers Rankin, Reiner, Saunders, Sherradden, Scott, Thompson, Wilson of Jefferson—23.

Those voting for Hooten, were

Senators Ainsworth, Bailey, Bussey, Buechel, Duncombe, English, Gray, Green, Johnson, Mann, Neal, Pusey, Trumbull, Taylor, Udell, Williams, Wilson of Dubuque--17.

Mr. Saunders having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected.

Mr. Sherradden moved to elect an assistant Secretary.

Mr. Drummond moved to amend by adding the words, that his compensation shall not exceed four dollars per day.”

Mr. Duncombe moved to amend by striking out “our” and inserting "three."

The ayes and nays were called for and ordered. Result as follows:

The yeas were-Senators Anderson, Angle, Ainsworth, Bailey, Bowen, Brown, Bussey, Buechel, Davis of Clinton, Duncombe, English, Gray, Green, Hagans, Henderson, Johnson Kent, Lewis,

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