Senate Journal 1834 (30-318511-P008B.pdf)
3 President's Address
Gentlemen of the Senate, I tender you my sincere thanks for the honorable station you have assigned me. Impressed with the responsibility of the duties devolving upon me, it shall be my constant endeavor to serve you with faithfulness and assiduity, and my highest reward, next to an approving conscience, shall be your approbation.
Messrs. Bridgham, Pease and Prescott were appointed by a Committee to receive sort and count the votes for Secretary, who having attended to the duty assigned them, reported that the whole number of votes was 21. all of which were for William Trafton. William Trafton was then declared unanimously elected, signified his acceptance, & took and subscribed the oaths required by the Constitution before Joseph Chandler, Esquire, authorized by Decimus Potestation, in presence of the Senate.
Mr. Cogswell was charged with a message to the Governor and Council informing them that the Senate was duly organized by the election of Joseph Williamson President and William Trafton Secretary.
Mr. Pierce was charged with a similar message to the House of Representatives.
On motion of Mr. Cobb, ordered that the Secretary be authorized to appoint his assistant, and William H. Burrill was accordingly appointed.
On motion of Mr. Cobb, ordered that the Rules
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