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Senate Journal 1820-21 (30-28907-P063B.pdf)

103 [M. Generals] Arguably to assignment the Senate proceeded to the election of Major Generals of the 8th & 11th Divisions of the Militia of this State. When upon receiving sorting and counting the votes for a ma[-]jor general in the 8th Division they were found to be as follows viz.

Whole number of votes -- 18 Necessary to a choice -- 10 Brig. General Wellington had 15

And was declared elected in concurrence with the House

And on receiving sorting and counting the votes for a Major General in the 11th Division they were found to be as follows (viz.)

Whole number of votes -- 18 Necessary to a choice -- 10 Col. James McLellan had -- 14

and was declared elected whereby the Sen-ate non concurred [with the House] in the choice of Col. Isaac G. Reed of which the House was informed and this concurrence in the choice of Col. James McLellan requested.


Ordered that the Secretary of State be requested to inform the Governor that Brig. Gen Joel Wellington has been elected in manner prescribed by the Constitution a Major General to command to command the 8th Division of the Militia of the State. Read & passed. Sent down for concurrence.

Description: The Journal of the Senate documents the proceedings in the chamber, including actions taken on bills, petitions and reports from committees read, and votes taken. The journals are not transcripts and therefore do not include floor speeches that are found in the modern Legislative Records.

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Language: English

Date: 1820-1821

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