Senate Journal 1836 (30-318513-P007B.pdf)
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On motion of Mr Talbot, Ordered, that Messrs Talbot Latham and Benson be a Committee to receive, sort and counts the votes for President; who having attended to the duties assigned them, reported that the whole number of votes was 24. Necessary to a choice 13. Josiah Pierce had 23. Nathaniel Clark 1. Josiah Pierce was declared duly elected President, signified his acceptance by an address and took the Chair.
Gentlemen of the Senate, I receive this renewed and distinguished proof of your kindness and confidence with feelings of deep sensibility and gratitude. The little experience I have had in performing the duties if presiding officer if this Board, has not at all diminished my estimate of the high responsibility and beneficially to the State. Distrustful of my abilities. I can promise nothing but good intentions and continuing efforts to do my duty with impartiality and fidelity, and I shall measure my happiness in the place I occupy by the success which may attend those efforts. On your part, Gentlemen. I shall need and look for candor and timely cooperation I entreat you individually yo supply my deficiencies and to lend me your support in maintaining the Rules and Ordered of the Senate, whish are so necessary to presence harmony and dignity and ensure a
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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