Senate Journal 1830 (30-318509-P029B.pdf)
(48) purpose of filling such deficiencies. And the Message was delivered accordingly by the Secretary.
The Senate resumed the consideration of the order first moved by Mr. Dunlap, in the forenoon session, and passed the same.
[Mr. Megquier Preamble & order] Mr. Megquier made the following Preamble and Order, Whereas a part of the Members of the Senate have withdrawn from the Senate, without the consent of the Senate, for the avowed purpose of meeting the Members of the House of Representatives in Convention to fill deficiencies in the Senate, which have not been ascertained by the Senate, and when the Constitutional Candidates have not been designated by the Senate for filling deficiencies, if any exist, and without the concurrence of the Senate to such convention: and Whereas such a procedure is unwarranted by the Constitution, and any election made by such convention is void and can give no right to any Individual so elected, to a seat in the Senate, or to take part in the acts of the Senate; it being the exclusive right of the Senate alone to judge of the elections and qualifications of its own Members, and the Senate being therefore the only Constitutional Tribunal to decide upon the legality or illegality of the returns of votes for Senators, therefore, Ordered, that a message be sent to the Acting Governor and Council, that they may have notice, that the Senate have not concurred in the election of any Persons to fill any deficiency which may exist in the Senate. [Message dld by Secretary] The above was read and passed and the Message was delivered accordingly by the Secretary, on Wednesday morning. On motion, Ordered, that when the Senate adjourn, they adjourn to ten o'clock tomorrow morning
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