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Senator Edwards, of St. Charles, introduceed the following recolution:

Resolved, that the Senate now proceed to the election of the permanent officers of the Senate of the Twenty-ninth General Assembly, in the following order :

First-President pro tem. .
Second-Secretary.
Third-Assistant Secretary.
Fourth--Engrossing Clerk.
Fifin-Eurolling Clerk.
Sixth-Sergeant-at-Arms.
Seventh-Doorkeeper.
Eighth-Chaplain.
Niuth-Folder and Messenger.
Tenth-Official Reporter.

Which was read the first and second times and adopted.

The President of the Senate thereupon announced that nominations for President pro tem. of the Senate are now in order.

Senator Young noininated Senator Morrisson.
Senator Burkeholder nominated Senator Pope.

No other nominations being made, the roll of the Senate was called, and the following Senators voted:

FOR SENATOR MORRISSON-Senators Abney, Ake, Ballingal, Biggs, Claiborne, Coleman, Edwards of St. Charles, Edwards of Lafayette, Flood, Lakenan, Major, Mosby, Murray, Newberry, Parrish, Parsons, Perkins, Phelan, Rubey, Seay, Shelby, Terry, Thompson, Wear, Wight, Wilson, Young and Pope-28.

FOR SENATOR POPE-Senators Morrisson, Burkeholder, Paxton, Read and Wallace-5.

ABSENT–Senator Hudson-1.

Senator Morrisson having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected President pro tem. of the Senate.

The President then announced that nominations for Secretary of the Senate was now in order.

Senator Terry nominated Daniel Able.

No other nominations being made, the roll of the Senate was called, when the following Senators voted:

For DANIEL ABLE-Senators Abney, Ake, Ballipgal, Biggs, Burkeholder, Claiborne, Coleman, Edwards of St. Charles, Edwards of Lafayette, Flood, Lakenan, Major, Morrisson, Mosby, Murray, Newberry, Parrish, Parsons Perkins, Phelan,Paxton, Pope, Rubey, Read, Seay, Shelby, Terry, Thompson, Wear, Wight, Wilson, Wallace and Young-33.

ABSENT–Senator Hudson-1.

Mr. Daniel Able having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Secretary of the Senate.

Nominations for Assistant Secretary of the Senate being the next in order,

Senator Major nominated W. Y. Pemberton.

No other nominations being made, the roll of the Senate was called, and the following Senators voted :

For W.Y. PEMBERTON-Abney, Ake, Ballingal, Biggs, Burkeholder, Claiborne, Colman, Edwards of St. Charles, Edwards of Lafayette, Flood, Lakenan, Major, Morrisson, Mosby, Murray, Newberry, Parrish, Parsons, Perkins, Phelan, Paxton. Pope, Ruhey, Read, Seay, Shelby, Terry, Thompson, Wear, Wight, Wilson, Wallace and Young-—33.

ABSENT—Hudson-1.

Mr. W.Y. Pemberton having received a'majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Assistant Secretary of the Senate.

Nominations for Engrossing Clerk being the next in order, Senator Parsons nominated J. W. Davis.

No other nominations being made, the roll of the Senate was called, and the following Senators voted:

For J. W. Davis-Abney, Ake, Ballingal, Biggs, Burkeholder, Claiborne, Coleman, Edwards of St. Charles, Edwards of Lafayette, Flood, Lakenan, Major, Morris8011, Mosby, Murray, Newberry, Parrish, Parsons, Perkins, Phelan, Pope, Paxton, Read, Ruhey, Seay, Shelby, Terry, Thompson, Wear, Wight, Wilson, Wallace, Young-33.

ABSENT–Senator Hudson-1.

J. W. Davis having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Engrossing Clerk of the Senate.

Nominations for Enrolling Clerk being next in order, Senator Wilson nominated Fred. L. Wensel.

No other nominations being made, the roll of the Senate was called, and the following Senators voted

FOR FRED L. WENSEL—Abney, Ake, Ballingal, Biggs, Burkeholder, Claiborne, Coleman, Edwards of St. Charles, Edwards of Lafayette, Flood, Lakenan, Major, Morrisson, Mosby, Murray, Newberry, Parrish, Parsons, Perkins, Phelan, Paxton, Pope, Read, Rubey, Seay, Shelby, Terry, Thompson, Wight, Wilson, Wear, Wallace and Young--33.

ABSENT-Senator Hudson-1.

Fred. L. Wensel, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Enrolling Clerk of the Senate.

Nominations for Official Reporter being next in order, Senator Thompson nominated James Johnson.

There being no other nominations, the roll of the Senate was called, and the following Senators voted :

FOR JAMES JOHNSON-Senators Abney, Ake, Ballingal, Biggs, Burkeholder, Claiborne, Coleman, Edwards, of St. Charles, Edwards of Lafayette, Flood, Lakenan, Major, Morrisson, Mosby, Murray, Newberry, Parrish, Paxton, Pope, Parsons, Perkins, Phelan, Rubey, Read, Seay, Shelby, Terry, Thompson, Wight, Wilson, Wear, Wallace and Young-33.

ABSENT-Senator Hudson-1.

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James Johnson having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Official Reporter of the Senate.

Nominations for Sergeant-at-Arms being in order, Senator Abney nominated Charles T. Perrie.

No other nominations being made, the roll was called, and the following Senators voted :

FOR CHARLES PERRIE-Senators Abney, Ake, Ballingal, Biggs, Burkeholder, Claiborne, Coleman, Edwards of St. Charles, Edwards of Lafayette, Flood, Lakenan, Major, Morrisson, Mosby, Murray, Newberry, Parrish, Parsons. Perkins, Phelan, Paxton Pope, Read, Rubey, Seay, Shelby, Terry, Thompson, Wight, Wilson, Wear, Wallace and Young-33.

ABSENT--Senator Hudson--- 1,

Charles T. Perrie, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate.

Nominations for Doorkeeper being next in order, Senator Phelan nominated B. P. Bailey.

No other nominations being made, the roll was called and the following Senators voted :

FOR B. P. BAILEY-Abney, Ake, Ballingal, Biggs, Burkeholder, Claiborne, Coleman, Edwards of St. Charles, Edwards of Lafayette, Flood, Lakenan, Major, Morrisson, Mosby, Murray, Newberry, Parrish, Parsons, Perkins, Pnelan, Paxton, Pope, Read, Rubey, Seay, Shelby, Terry, Thompson, Wight, Wilson, Wear, Wallace and Young-33.

ABSENT–Senator Hudson-1.

B. P. Bailey having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Doorkeeper of the Senate.

Nominations for Chaplain being next in order, Senator Abney nominated Rev. E. W. Gilliam,

No other nominations being made, the roll was called, and the following Senators voted :

FOR E. W. GILLIAM-Senators, Abney, Ake, Ballingal, Biggs, Claiborne, Coleman, Edwards of St. Charles, Edwards of Lafayette, Flood, Lakenan, Major, Morrisson, Mosby and Murray.

Senator Newberry, whose name was called, asked to be excused from voting, and, on motion of Senator Thompson, Senator Newberry was excused.

Thereupon the call of the roll was continued, the following Senators voting for Rev. E. W. Gilliam :

Parrish, Parsons and Perkins.

Senator Phelan's name being called, he asked to be excused from voting

Senator Perkins moved that Senator Phelan be excused from voting

Senator Murray moved to amend by excusing all Senators from voting who had conscientious scruples in the matter.

The amendment was carried, and the motion as amended adopted.

The roll.call was continued, and the following Senators voted for Rev. E. W. Gilliam :

Rubey, Terry, Wight, Wilson, Wear, Young and Read-24.

Senators excused from voting—Burke holder, Newberry, Paxton, Pope, Phelan, Seay, Shelby, Thompson and Wallace-9.

ABSENT–Senator Hudson-1.

Rev. E. W. Gilliam having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Chaplain of the Senate.

Nominations for folder and_Messenger being next in order, Sen. ator Morrisson nominated John Delahay.

There being no other nominations, the roll was called, and the following Senators voted:

FOR JOHN DELAHAY–Senators Abney, Ake, Ballip gal, Biggs, Burkeholder, Claiborne, Coleman, Edwards of St. Charles, Edwards of Lafayette, Flood, Lakenan, Major, Morrisson, Mosby, Murray, Newberry, Parrish, Parsons, Paxton, Perkins, Phelan, Pope. Read, Rubey, Seay, Shelby, Terry, Thompson, Wallace, Wear, Wight, Wilson and Young-33.

ABSENT-Senator Hudson-1.

John Delahay having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Folder and Messenger of the Senate.

Senator Edwards of St. Charles, introduced the folllowing resolution:

Resolved, That James Clark and Harry Rubey be declared Pages of the Senate of the 29th General Assembly.

Which was read and adopted.

The officers elected by the Senate came forward and took and subscribed to the oath of office, and entered upon the duties of their respective offices.

Senator Mosby introduced the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate inform the House of Representatives that the Senate is now organizer br the election of T.J O Morrisson, President pre tem.; Dan Able, Secretary; W Y. Pemberton, Assistant Secretary; C. T. Perrie, Sergeant-at-Arms; B. P. Bailey, Doorkepper; J. W. Davis, Engrossing Clerk; Fred. L. Wensel, Enrolling Clerk; Rev. E. W. Gilliam, Chaplain ; Jam-s Johnson, Official Reporter; John Delahay, Folder and Messenger; Masters James Clark and Harry Rubey, Pages; and is ready to proceed to business.

Senator Perkins introduced the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Sergeant-at-Arms, Doorkeeper, Engrossing Clerk, Enrolling Olerk, oficial Reporter, Chaplain, and every clerk of any committee employed under any resolution of this Senate, shall receive as compensation: for their services the sum of five dollars per day each ; the folder and Messenger, three dollars; the Pages and employees of the Doorkeeper, not to exceed six in number, two dollars and fifty cents each ; payment in all cases to be made for the time actually employed as such; and no person employed to any position by the Senate shall hold any position in the House of Representatives; and

Resolved further, That none of the officers or employees, as above mentioned, shall be allowed ary mileage.

Senator Rubey moved to strike out the word "similar.” Carried.

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Senator Rubey moved that the resolution lay over informally. Carried.

Senator Thompson, on leave, introduced Senate Bill No. 1, entitled An act to provide for revising and digesting the laws of the State ; read first and second times, and fifty copies ordered printed.

Senator Rubey offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Secretary be authorized to appoint two Journal Clerks, one Docket Clerk and one Minute Clerk.

Read first and second times and adopted.
Leave of absence granted Senator Pope until Monday.

On motion, the Senate adjourned to meet to-morrow morning at ten o'clock,

THIRD DAY-FRIDAY, January 5, 1877.

MORNING SESSION.'

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
The President, Lieutenant-Governor, in the chair.
Prayer by the Chaplain.

Journal of yesterday, read and approved.

The roll of the Senate being called, the following Senators an. swered to their names :

Senators Abney, Ake, Ballangal, Biggs, Burkeholder, Claiborne, Coleman, Edwards of St. Charles, Edwards of Lafayette, Flood, Hudson, Lakenan, Major, Morrisson, Mosby, Murray, Newberry, Parrisb, Parsons, Paxton, Perkins, Phelan, Read, Rubey, Seay, Shelby, Thompson, Wallace, Wear, Wight, Wilson and Young-32.

ABSENT-Senator Terry-1.
ABSENT ON LEAVE-Senator Pope-1.

The President laid before the Senate papers notifying Senator Wallace of the 21st Senatorial District, that James L. Rush would contest his seat in the Senate of the 29th General Assembly of Missouri; which were read, and, upon motion of Senator Rubey, referred to Committee on Elections.

Senator Rubey introduced the following resolution :

Resolved, That the President appoint a committee of three to wait upon the Governor and inform him of the due oryanization of the Senate and of its readiness to receive any communication he may desire to make.

Read first and second time and adopted.

Whereupon the President appointed Senators Rubey, Young and Hudson as said committee.

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