Senate Journal 1830 (30-318509-P036A.pdf)
(59) reported that the whole number of votes given for a President pro tem was Eighteen Necessary to a choice Ten Sanford Kingsbury had Ten Robert P. Dunlap Six John L. Megquier One James Drummond One. [Question as to the right of the York Senators to vote] Mr. Ingalls, before declaring the number of votes for each Person balloted for, remarked that there were eighteen votes give, including the three vote given by the Gentlemen from York District, vis: Messrs. Appleton, Bodwell, and Usher, whose right to vote had not yet been recognized , and the question "shall the votes of those Gentlemen be received and counted" was decided by yeas and nays in the affirmative as follows: [Yeas] Yeas Messrs. Drummond, Gardner, Healey, Hilton, Hinds, Kingsbury, Morse & Phelps - 8 [Nays]Nays Messrs. Davee, Dunlap, Hutchinson, Hutchings, Ingalls, Meguier & Steele -7 [Mr. Kingsbury voted President pro tem] Mr. Kingsbury was thereupon elected President of the Senate pro tem: He signified his acceptance of the office and took the chair. [Pres. pro tem excused from serving on com.] The President pro tem by his request, was discharged from serving on the Committee, a Member of which he was this day appointed, and Mr. Appleton was appointed in his room.
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