Senate Journal 1836 (30-318513-P008A.pdf)
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A speedy and correct transaction of the public beliefs. In our country and its free institutions our fathers have left us a priceless inheritance. We are called upon by the strongest motives that can excite the human mind to transmit unimpaired that inheritance to prosperity
Our state occupies a high and commanding notion. May it never be our lot by any unwise legislation to lower her rank or impede her progression the careers of wealth, honor of happiness, But attending to her interests with unabused zeal and unyielding firmness. May we advance her moral, her intellectual and her physical power.
Abating under a deep sense of our responsibility to our constitution, posterity and our maker. May we implore with sincere never-ending feelings of support and guidance of him who holds in his hands the fates of men and the destinies of nations.
On motion of Mr. Clark, ordered that Moers's Clark. Severance and miller be a committee to receive and count the votes for secretary. Who having attended the duties assigned them reported that the whole number of votes of 23, all of which were for William Tafton who was declared duly elected. He signified his acceptance and took subscribed the oaths required by the constitution before James L. Child ESQ. Authorized by Dedimus Botestatem in presence of the senate.
On motion of Mr. Merrow, Ordered, that Mosser's Merrow, Wesley and Strickland be a Committee to receive, sort and count the votes for messengers who having at tended to the duties assigned them reported that the whole number of votes was 22. All of which were for Robert Martian, who was declared duty elected.
On motion of Mr. Talbot, Ordered, that the rules and orders of last year be the rules and orders of this board until the adoption of new ones..
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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