Senate Journal 1830 (30-318509-P041A.pdf)
meet in convention this day, at Eleven o'clock A.M. for the purpose of filling deficiencies in the Senate, for the following reasons.
1- Because the Senate have not determined what deficiencies exist in the Senate.
2- Because the Senate have not ascertained who are the Constitutional Candidates to fill such deficiencies, if any exist.
But the Senate will communicate with the House of Representatives as soon as deficiencies are determined and the Constitutional candidates ascertained, proposing a Convention of the Members of the two Houses for the purpose of filling such deficiencies. and this Message was delivered accordingly by the Secretary of the Senate.
The Senate resumed the consideration of the order first offered by Mr Dunlap in this forenoon session and pass the same
Mr Meqquier moved the following Preamble and Order -
[Mr Meqquier Preamble & order relative convention to fill vacancies]
In Senate 2d February 1830 Thereat a part of the Members of the Senate have withdrawn from the Senate Board, without the consent of the Senate, for the auozized [?} purpose of meeting the Members of the House of Representatives in convention to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
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