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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE
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,
H. W. English,
W. B. Lewis,
H. H. Williams, 18th
Jarius E. Neal,
is 10th li 15th
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,
29th District, P. P. Henderson,
Marshall county, 35th Tho's Drummond,
Black Hawk county,
Chickasaw county, 41st John Scott,
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.
January 10, 10 o'clock, A. M.
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,