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( Andrew Johnson,
Joshua R. Giddings,
Thomas J. Henley,
John A. McClernand,
From the State of
[ James Dellet,
Gustavus M. Bower, MISSOURI
James B. Bowlin,
James H. Relfe,
(James M. Hughes. ARKANSAS . . . Edward Cross.
James B. Hunt.
• Henry Dodge. lovi
Augustus C. Dodge.
One hundred and ninety-three members having answered to their names,
A quorum, consisting of a majority of the whole number of members composing the House of Representatives, was present.
Mr. Barnard offered, in his place, to read a paper, signed by himself and forty-nine other members of the House; but objection was made: when a motion was submitted that Mr. Barnard have leave to read the paper, that question was put by the Clerk to the House; which, on a division, decided against granting the leave.*
A motion was made by Mr. Weller, that the House do proceed to the election of a Speaker, viva voce.
And the question being put by the Clerk that the House do agree to this motion, It passed in the affirmative.
The House proceeded, viva voce, to the election of a Speaker; the result of which vote was as follows:
The following named members voted for John W. Jones, one of the Representatives from the State of Virginia, viz:
Joseph H. Anderson, Archibald H. Arrington, Archibald Atkinson, Samuel Beardsley, James E. Belser, Charles S. Benton, Benjamin A. Bidtack, James Black, James A. Black, Julius W. Blackwell, Peter E. Bossier, Gastavus M. Bower, James B. Bowlin, Linn Boyd, Jacob Brinkerhoff, Richard Brodhead, jr., Aaron V. Brown, William J. Brown, Edmund Burke, George A. Caldwell, John Campbell, Jeremiah E. Cary, George 8. Catlin, Augustus A. Chapman, James G. Clinton, Howell Cobb, Walter Coles, Edward Cross, Alvan Cullom, Amasa Dana, Richard D. Davis, John W. Davis, Ezra Dean, Paul Dillingham, jr., Stephen A. Douglass, George C. Dromgoole, Alexander Duncan, Robert P. Dunlap, Chesselden Ellis, Lucius Q. Ć. Elmer, Isaac G. Farlee, Orlando B. Ficklin, Henry D. Foster, Richard French, Thomas W. Gilmer, Byram Green, John P. Hale, Hannibal Hamlin, Hugh A. Haralson, Samuel
laserted by order of the House. See Journal of Monday, 11th December, post.
Hays, Thomas J. Henley, Joshua Herrick, Isaac E. Holmes, Joseph P. Hoge, George W. Hopkins, Edmund W. Hubard, William S. Hubbell, James M. Hughes, Orville Hungerford, James B. Hunt, Charles J. Ingersoll, John Jameson, Cave Johnson, Andrew Johnson, George W. Jones, Andrew Kennedy, Preston King, Littleton Kirkpatrick, Alcee Labranche, Moses G. Leonard, Dixon H. Lewis, William Lucas, William C. McCauslen, William B. Maclay, Robert McClellan, John A. McClernand, Felix G. McConnell, Joseph J. McDowell, James J. McKay, James Mathews, Heman Allen Moore, Joseph Morris, Henry C. Murphy, Moses Norris, jr., Robert Dale Owen, William Parmenter, William W. Payne, John Pettit, Emery D. Potter, Zadock Pratt, Smith M. Purdy, George Rathbun, Almon H. Read, David S. Reid, John R. Reding, James /. Relfe, R. Barnwell Rhett, John Ritter, Orville Robinson, Jeremiah Russell, Henry St. John, Romulus M. Saunders, Thomas H. Seymour, David L. Sey. mour, Samuel Simons, Richard F. Simpson, John Slidell, John T. Smith, Thomas Smith, Robert Smith, Lewis Steenrod, Lemuel Stetson, John Stewart, James Stone, Selah B. Strong, George Sykes, William Taylor, Jacob Thompson, John W. Tibbatts, John B. Weller, John Wentworth, Horace Wheaton, Henry Williams, William Wilkins, Henry A. Wise, Joseph A. Woodward, Joseph A. Wright, and Jacob S. Yost.
The following named members voted for JOHN WHITE, one of the Representatives from the State of Kentucky, viz:
John Quincy Adams, Daniel M. Barringer, Daniel D. Barnard, Milton Brown, Joseph Buffington, Charles H. Carroll, Absalom H. Chappell, Samuel Chilton, Thomas L. Clingman, Jacob Collamer, Henry Y. Cran: ston, Garrett Davis, Edmund Deberry, James Dellet, John Dickey, Hamilton Fish, Elias Florence, Solomon Foot, Henry Frick, Joshua R. Giddings, Willis Green, Joseph Grinnell, Henry Grider, John J. Hardin, Alexander Harper, Charles Hudson, Washington Hunt, Joseph R. Ingersoll, Jaines Irvin, Michael H. Jenks, Perley B. Johnson, Daniel P. King, Abraham R. McIlvaine, George P. Marsh, Edward J. Morris, William A. Moseley, Willoughby Newton, Thomas J. Patterson, Joseph H. Peyton, J. Phillips Phænix, Elisha R. Potter, Alexander Ranısey, Kenneth Rayner, Charles M. Read, George B. Rodney, Charles Rogers, Samuel Ć. Sample, Robert C. Schenck, William T. Senter, Luther Severance, Albert Smith, William P. Thomasson, Daniel R. Tilden, Asher Tyler, Joseph Vance, John J. Vanmeter, Samuel F. Vinton, Robert C. Winthrop, and William Wright.
Henry Nes voted for William WILKINS, of Pennsylvania.
Necessary to a choice
. 95 JOHN W. JONES, one of the Representatives from the State of Virginia, having received a majority of the whole number of votes given in. was declared to be duly elected Speaker of the House.
Mr. Jones was then conducted to the chair by Walter Coles, of Virginia, and John Quincy Adams, of Massachusetts, where the oath to support the Constitution of the United States, as prescribed by the Constitution, and by the act of June 1, 1789, entitled “An act to regulate the time and manner of administering certain oaths," was administered to the Speaker by Dixon H. Lewis, one of the Representatives from Alabama.
The same oath (or affirmation) was then administered by the Speaker to all the other members of the House, who answered to their names, as per list herein before recited.
Delegates from Territories then appeared, were sworn to support the Constitution of the United States, and took their seats, viz:
From the Territory of Florida-David Levy.
Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate is assembled, and that the Senate is ready to proceed to business. And the Secretary withdrew.
On motion of Mr. Dromgoole, it was Ordered, That a message be sent to the Senate to inform that body that a quorum of the House of Representatives has assembled, and that John W. Jones, one of the Representatives from the State of Virginia, has been chosen Speaker; and that the House is now ready to proceed to business; and that the Clerk do go with said message.
On motion of Mr. Charles J. Ingersoll, Resolved, That a committee be appointed, on the part of this House, to join such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to wait on the President of the United States, and inform him that a quorum of the two Houses is assembled, and that Congress is ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make.
Mr. Charles J. Ingersoll, Mr. Wise, and Mr. William P. Thomasson, were appointed of the committee on the part of this House.
Mr. Dromgoole moved the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Standing Rules and Orders of the last House of Representatives be adopted as the rules and orders of proceeding of this House.
A motion was made by Mr. Duncan to amend the resolution, by add. ing, "except the rule limiting a speech to one hour.”
This was accepted by Mr. Dromgoole, who made the same a part of his resolution.
A motion was made by Mr. John Quincy Adams to amend the said resolution, by adding thereto the following: "and except the rule generally known as the 21st rule of the House, in the words following: "No petition, memorial, resolution, or other paper, praying the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, or any State or Territory, or the slave trade between the States or Territories of the United States, in which it now exists, shall be received by this House, or entertained in any way whatever.""
A motion was made by Mr. Cave Johnson to amend the resolution, by striking out these words: “except the rule limiting a speech to one hour," being the addition moved by Mr. Duncan, and accepted by Mr. Dromgoole.
It passed in the affirmative,
And on the question to agree to the amendment moved by Mr. Cave Johnson, It passed in the affirmative. Yeas, · · · · · · · · · · · 97
: . . . . . 91 The yeas and nays being desired' by one fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in affirmative are-
Mr. Zadock Prall
Charles M. Read
George B. Rodney
Samuel C. Sample
Robert C. Schenck
William T. Senter
David L. Seymour
William P. Thomasson
Daniel R. Tilden
Job I. Van meler
Samuel F. Viuion
John B. Weller
Abraham R. Mcllvaine Horace Wheaton
Robert C. Winthrop
Joseph A. Woodward
Joseph A. Wright
Jacob S. Yost.
Those who voted in the negative are-
Heman Allen Moore
William A. Moseley
Henry C. Murphy
Moses Norris, jr.
Robert Dale Owen
William W. Payne
Elisha R. Potter
Emery D. Polter
Smith M. Purdy
Almon H. Read
David S. Reid
John R. Reding
James H. Relte
R. Barnwell Rhett
William C. McCauslen Henry St. John
Romulus M. Saunders
Thomas H. Seymour
Richard F. Simpson
John T. Smith