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Prayer by the Chaplain, Rev. R. H. Manier.

The journal of yesterday was read.

The roll of the Senate being called by the Secretary, the following Senators answered to their names :

Messrs. Baldwin, Bonner, Frost, Goebel, Harrison of Camden, Harrison of Marion, Hickox, Howland, Kayser, Marvin, Miller, Muench, Snidow, Stevenson and Thompson—15.

Absent--Messrs. Cox, Deal, Denny, Doniphan, Gordon, Gravelly, Mack, Mosby, Norriss, Pratt, Ritchey, Simmons, Smith and Young-14.

The President announced that no quorum was present, when, on motion of Senator Marvin,

The Senate adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.

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The roll of the Senate being called, the following Senators answered to their names:

Messrs. Baldwin, Bonner, Frost, Goebel, Harrison of Camden, Harrison of Marion, Hickox, Howland, Kayser, Mack, Marvin, Mosby, Muench, Snidow, Stevenson and Thompson-16.

Absent-Messrs. Cox, Deal, Denny, Doniphan, Gordon, Gravelly, Miller, Pratt, Norriss, Ritchey, Simmons, Smith and Young-13.

No quorum being present, Senator Howland moved a call of the Senate, and that the Doorkeeper be ordered to bring in absent members.

Senator Miller appearing in the chamber, and thus forming a quorum, on motion of Senator Marvin, further proceedings under the call were dispensed with.

Senator Howland presented the credentials of A: M. McPherson, as Senator from the 26th Senatorial District of Missouri, to fill a vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Senator McCormick.

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Senator Harrison of Marion presented the credentials of Edward B. Carroll as Senator from the 2d Senatorial District of Missouri, to fill a vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Hon. G. W. Anderson.

Messrs. Carroll and McPherson came forward, were qualified, and took their seats as Senators.

The following communication from the Secretary of State was presented to the Senate by the President:

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CITY OF JEFFERSON, November 3, 1865.
To the Honorable, the President of the Senate :

SIR: I have the honor to lay before your honorable body a list of the newly elected members of the Senate, Twenty-third General Assembly, adfourned session: A. M. McPherson, for Twenty-sixth Senatorial District, vice Bowman deceased, vice McCormick, resigned; E. B. Carroll, for Second Senatorial District, vice G. W. Anderson, resigned; E. M. McGee, for Fourteenth Senatorial District, vice R. T. Van Horn, resigned; J. B. Dodson, for Seventh Senatorial District, vice V. Wilson, resigned.

All of the old and new members of the Senate have filed their oath of loyalty in this office, as prescribed by the Constitution of the State.

F. RODMAN, Secretary of State.
On motion of Senator Howland, the foregoing communication of the
Secretary of State and credentials of new members were referred to the
Committee on Elections.

The President laid before the Senate the following communication from the Secretary of State :

State of Musou RH DEFFERSON, Sovember 2, 1865ATE, To the Honorable, the President of the Senate:

SIR: In a speech of Major General Frank P. Blair, Chief of Cavalry on General Pope's staff, made at Rolla, Mo., on Thursday evening, the 19th of October, I find the following:

“It may be that the enormities of that Constitution--the enormity of the fraud by which it was declared to be the fundamental law of Missouri

that may operate upon the Legislature as it did upon the people of St. Louis county and St. Charles and other radical counties, and in that case we will probably have the votes counted in the face of day. But, whether the Legislature counts them or not, they will be counted. The people of Missouri will elect a Legislature who will count these ballots, who will overhaul these returns, and then the Governor of the State and his Secretary of State may be called to account.

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So far I have thought it beneath my dignity to answer the foul and slanderous charges, the silly croakings, falsehoods and vile abuse heaped upon me as Secretary of State by an unscrupulous partisan press, but longer forbearance ceases to be a virtue when a major general in the United States military service, who bases, as is plainly visible, his public assertions upon ungenerous suppositions, mounteth the stump and charges fraud upon State officers. I, therefore, respectfully request the appointment of a joint committee of both houses, whose duty it shall be to examine the returns of the election held in this State on the 6th day of June, 1865, and by regiments, companies and detachments of Missouri troops out of this State, in order to satisfy the Chief of Cavalry aforesaid that no fraud has been practiced either by me or any of the members of the Board of Canvassers, whose duty it was made by the Constitution to count and cast up the vote for and against the new Constitution and railroad ordinance, and furthermore, to refute once and forever the falsehoods of that portion of the press that takes delight in stirring the firebrands of discord among the people of this State, at the expense of the character of the State officers connected with the counting and casting up of the votes polled for and against the new Constitution. I have the honor to be, sir,

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANCIS RODMAN, Secretary of State.

Senator Hickox offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed on the part of the Senate, to join a committee on the part of the House, to wait on the Governor and inform him that the two houses are now organized and ready to receive any communication he may have to make.

Whih was read and adopted.

The Chair appointed as such committee, on the part of the Senate, Senators Hickox and Muench.

The President laid before the Senate the following communication from Mr. Weiner, Sergeant-at-Arms:

St. Louis, October 30, 1865.
To the Honorable, the Lieutenant Governor, President of the Senate :

SIR. I have the honor to tender my resignation as Sergeant-at-Arms.
My continued ill health renders it impossible for me to properly attend to
the duties of the office.
I am, with high consideration, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. WEINER.

On motion of Senator Howland, the resignation of Mr. Weiner as Sergeant-at-Arms was accepted.

On motion of Senator Thompson, the Senate proceeded to the election of a Sergeant-at-Arms.

Nominations being in order,
Senator Thompson nominated B. K. Davis, of Nodaway county.
Senator Harrison of Camden nominated H. L. Bruns, of Cole county.

Senator Bonner nominated H. C. Rich, of Cole county.
Senator Hickox nominated E. G. Moyer, of Cole county.

No further nominations being made, the Senate proceeded with the first ballot, which, upon calling the roll, resulted as follows:

Whole number of votes cast, 19; necessary to a choice, 10.

For Mr. Davis....
For Mr. Bruns..
For Mr. Rich...
For Mr. Moyer....

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The Senators present voted as follows:

FOR MR. DAVIS–Messrs. Baldwin, Frost, Howland, Mosby and Thompson-5.

FOR MR. BRUNS-Messrs. Goebel, Harrison of Camden, Harrison of Marion, Kayser, Miller and Muench-6.

FOR MR. Rich-Messrs. Bonner, Carroll, Mack, McPherson and Snidow-5.

FOR MR. MOYER—Messrs. Hickox, Marvin and Stevenson–3.

Absent-Messrs. Cox, Deal, Denny, Doniphan, Gordon, Gravelly, Norriss, Pratt, Ritchey, Simmons, Smith and Young—12.

No candidate having received a majority of all the votes cast, the Senate proceeded to the second ballot.

Senator Hickox withdrew the name of E. G. Moyer.

The roll of the Senate being called, there appeared as follows:

Whole number of votes cast, 19; necessary to a choice, 10.

For Mr. Davis....
For Mr. Bruns.
For Mr. Rich...

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The Senators present voted as follows:

FOR MR. DAVIS-Messrs. Baldwin, Frost, Hickox, Howland, Marvin, Mosby, Snidow, Stevenson and Thompson—9.

FOR MR. BRUNS—Messrs. Gobel, Harrison of Camden, Harrison of Marion, Kayser, Miller and Muench—6.

FOR MR. RICH—Messrs. Bonner, Carroll, Mack and McPherson-3.

Absent-Messrs. Cox, Deal, Denny, Doniphan, Gordon, Gravelly, Norriss, Pratt, Ritchey, Simmons, Smith and Young—12.

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No candidate having received a majority of all the votes cast, the third ballot was ordered.

Senator Bonner withdrew the name of H. C. Rich.

The roll of the Senate being called, there appeared as follows:

Whole number votes cast, 19; necessary to a choice, 10.

For Mr. Davis...
For Mr. Bruns.

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The Senators present voted as follows:

FOR MR. DAVIS—Messrs. Baldwin, Bonner, Carroll, Frost, Hickox, Howland, Mack, Marvin, McPherson, Mosby, Snidow, Stevenson and Thompson-13.

FOR MR. BRUNS-Messrs. Goebel, Harrison of Camden, Harrison of Marion, Kayser, Miller and Muench—6.

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Absent–Messrs. Cox, Deal, Denny, Doniphan, Gordon, Gravelly, Norriss, Pratt, Ritchey, Simmons, Smith and Young-12.

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

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On motion of Senator Bonner,

Mr. Davis came forward, took the oath of office, and entered upon the discharge of the duties thereof.

Senator Howland offered the following concurrent resolution, being Senate concurrent resolution No. 1.

WHEREAS, Certain charges have been publicly circulated of fraud on the part of the Secretary of State, in the count of the returns of the late election on the new Constitution; and,

WHEREAS, Certain reports have been widely circulated that bribes have been tendered to the Secretary of State to induce him to violate his oath, and return a fraudulent count; therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate, the House concurring therein : That a committee of three members of the Senate and four members of the House of Representatives be appointed, with power to call for persons and papers, and investigate the truth of such reports.

Resolution read the first time and ordered to lie over under the rule.

Senator Muench offered the following resolution :

Be it resolved by the Senate, That a committee of five be appointed by the Chair, to be denominated "Committee on Constitutional Amendments, to whom shall be referred all propositions for amending the Constitution of the State of Missouri.

Resolution read and adopted.

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