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Senate Journal 1837 (30-318514-P085B.pdf)


concurrent vote of both branches of the Legislature and a majority of all the votes given in each branch respectively; that the House of Representatives shall on Wednesday, the fifteenth day of the current month at ten of the o'clock in the forenoon, proceed to the choice of a Senator on their part of ballot, and continue to ballot until a choice on their part be effected or until they shall have balloted four times without effecting a choice, and thereupon the House shall cease to ballot, and inform the Senate by message of the election or failure to elect their part, whereupon, the Senate shall at twelve of the o'clock of the same day, proceed to elect a Senator on their part by ballot, and if an election is made on the part of the House, and the Senate concur in electing the same person on their part, it shall constitute an election. But of the Senate elect on their part a person other than the one elected on the part of the House, the Senate shall notify the House thereof by Message, and the House shall thereupon assign some subsequent day for coming to an election on their part, and if upon such trial the House shall concur with the Senate, in electing on their part the same person as was elected on the part of the Senate, the person thus chosen shall be considered duly elected a Senator from this State in the Congress of the United States. But if the House upon trial shall nonconcur with the Senate, and on their part elect a person other than the one chosen by the Senate, the House shall notify the Senate thereof by message, and

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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Language: English

Date: 1837

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