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Mr. William Slade

Mr. Joseph Trumbull Mr. Christopher H. Williams Truman Smith

Henry Van Rensselaer Robert C. Winthrop
Edward Stanly
Thomas W. Williarns

Henry A. Wise
John Taliaferro
Lewis Williams

Augustus Young.
Joseph L. Tillinghast
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Mr. Julius C. Alford

Mr. A. Lawrence Foster Mr. Thomas B. Osborne
Landaff W. Andrews
James Gerry

Bryan Y. Owsley
Archibald H. Arrington Thomas W. Gilmer

William Parmenter
Charles G. Atherton
William L. Goggin

Samuel Patridge
Linn Banks
Patrick G. Goode

Nathaniel G. Pendleton
Richard W. Barton
William O. Goode

Arnold Plumer
Benjamin A. Bidlack
Samuel Gordon

John Pope
John M. Botts
James Craham

George H. Proffit
Samuel S. Bowne
Willis Green

Benjamin Randall
Linn Boyd
Amos Gustine

Alexander Randall
David P. Brewster

Richard W. Habersham Joseph F. Randolph
Milton Brown
William A. Harris

Kenneth Rayner
Charles Brown
John Hastings

John R. Reding
Edmund Burke
Samuel L. Hays

Abraham Rencher
Barker Burnell
Thomas Henry

R. Barnwell Rhett
William Butler
George W. Hopkins

Lewis Riggs
William O. Butler
Jacob Houck, jr.

James I. Roosevelt
Green W. Caldwell'
Jacob M. Howard

Romulus M. Saunders
William B. Calhoun
Edmund W. Hubard

Tristram Shaw
John Campbell
Robert M. T. Hunter

Augustine H. Shepperd
William B. Campbell
Hiram P. Hunt

William Simonton
Thomas J. Campbell
Charles J. Ingersoll

John Snyder
Robert L. Caruthers
William Jack

Augustus R. Sollers
George B. Cary
Cave Johnson

James C. Sprigg
Thomas C. Chittenden
John W. Jones

Lewis Steenrod
John C. Clark
George M. Keim

Samuel Stokeley
Nathan Clifford
John P. Kennedy

Charles C. Stratton
James G. Clinton
Andrew Kennedy

Alexander H. H. Stuart
Walter Coles
Thomas Butler King

George W. Summers
James Cooper
Henry S. Lane

Thomas D. Sumter
James H. Cravens
Joseph Lawrence

George Sweney
Edward Cross
Archibald L. Linn

John B. Thompson
Caleb Cushing

Nathaniel S. Littlefield Richard W. Thompson
John R. J. Daniel
Joshua A. Lowell

George W. Toland
Garrett Davis
Abraham McClellan

Thomas A. Tomlinson
Richard D. Davis
Robert McClellan

Philip Triplett
William C. Dawson
James J. McKay

Hopkins L. Turney
Ezra Dean
John McKeon

Joseph R. Underwood
Edmund Deberry
Francis Mallory

John Van Buren
Davis Dimock, jr.
Albert G. Marchand

David Wallace
William Doan
Alfred Marshall

Aaron Ward
Andrew W. Doig
Thomas F. Marshall

Lott Warren
Tra A. Eastman

John Thompson Mason John B. Weller
John C. Edwards
Joshua Mathiot

John Westbrook
Joseph Egbert
James Matthews

Edward D. White
Horace Everett
John Maynard

Joseph L White
Charles G. Ferris
William Medill

James W. Williams
William P. Fessenden
John Miller

Joseph L. Williams
John G. Floyd
Calvary Morris

Fernando Wood
Charles A. Floyd
Peter Newhard

Thomas Jones Yorke
Joseph Fornance
William M. Oliver

John Young. A motion was made by Mr. Wise to amend the said resolution, by adding thereto the following, viz:

" And after the Speaker shall have sworn the members, they will proceed to the election of a Clerk in like manner.”

Which motion was disagreed to.
The said resolution was then agreed to, and

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 WHITE, of Kentucky :

Elisha H. Allen, Landaff W. Andrews, Sherlock J. Andrews, Thomas D. Arnold, John B. Aycrigg, Alfred Babcock, Osmyn Baker, Daniel D. Barnard, Richard W. Barton, Victory Birdseye, Bernard Blair, Wm. W. Boardman, John M. Botts, George N. Briggs, John H. Brockway, David Bronson, Milton Brown, Jeremiah Brown, Barker Burnell, William Butler, Wm. B. Calhoun, Wm. B. Campbell, Thomas J. Campbell, Robert L. Caruthers, Timothy Childs, Thomas C. Chittenden, John C. Clark, Staley N. Clarke, James Cooper, Benjamin S. Cowen, Robert B. Cranston, James H. Cravens, Caleb Cushing, Garrett Davis, William C. Dawson, Edmund Deberry, John Edwards, Horace Everett, William P. Fessenden, Millard Fillmore, A. Lawrence Foster, Patrick G. Goode, James Graham, Willis Green, John Greig, Richard W. Habersham, Hiland Hall, William Halsted, William S. Hastings, Thomas Henry, Jacob M. Howard, Charles Hudson, Hiram P. Hunt, James Irvin, William W. Irwin, Francis James, Isaac B. Jones, John P. Kennedy, Thomas Butler King, Henry S. Lane, Joseph Lawrence, Archibald L. Linn, Thomas F. Marshall, Samson Mason, Joshua Mathiot, John P. B. Maxwell, John Maynard, James A. Meriwether, John Moore, Christopher Morgan, Calvary Morris, Jeremiah Morrow, Eugenius A. Nisbet, Thomas B. Osborne, Bryan Y. Owsley, James A. Pearce, Nathaniel G. Pendleton, John Pope, Cuthbert Powell, Geo. H. Proffit, Robert Ramsey, Benj. Randall, Alexander Randall, Joseph F. Randolph, Kenneth Rayner, Abraham Rencher, Joseph Ridgway, George B. Rodney, William Russell, Leverett Saltonstall, Augustine H. Shepperd, William Simonton, Truman Smith, Augustus A. Sollers, James C. Sprigg, Edward Stanly, Samuel Stokeley, Charles C. Stratton, Alexander H. H. Stuart, George W. Summers, John B. Thompson, Richard W. Thompson, Joseph L. Tillinghast, George W. Toland, Thomas A. Tomlinson, Philip Triplett, Joseph Trumbull, Joseph R. Underwood, Henry Van Renssalaer, David Wallace, Lott Warren, Edward D. White, Joseph L. White, Thomas W. Williams, Lewis Williams, Christopher H. Williams, Joseph L. Williams, Robert C. Winthrop, Thomas Jones Yorke, Augustus Young, John Young.

The following named members voted for John W. JONES, of Virginia :

Archibald H. Arrington, Charles G. Atherton, Linn Banks, Benjamin A. Bidlack, Samuel S. Bowne, Linn Boyd, David P. Brewster, Charles Brown, Edmund Burke, William O. Butler, Green W. Caldwell, Patrick C. Caldwell, John Campbell, George B. Cary, Nathan Clifford, James G. Clinton, Walter Coles, Edward Cross, John R. J. Daniel, Richard D. Davis, Ezra Dean, Davis Dimock, jr., William Doan, Andrew W. Doig, Ira A. Eastman, John C. Edwards, Joseph Egbert, Charles G. Ferris, John G. Floyd, Charles A. Floyd, Joseph Fornance, James Gerry, William O. Goode, Samuel Gordon, Amos Gustine, William A. Harris, John Hastings, Jacob Houck, jr., Samuel L. Hays, Isaac E. Holmes, George W. Hopkins, Edmund W. Hubard, Robert M. T. Hunter, Charles J. Ingersoll, William Jack, Cave Johnson, George M. Keim, Andrew Kennedy, Nathaniel S. Littlefield, Joshua A. Lowell, Abraham McClellan, Robert McClellan, James J. McKay, John McKeon, Albert G. Marchand, Alfred Marshall, John Thompson Mason, James Mathews, William Medill, John Miller, Peter Newhard, William M. Oliver, William Parmenter, Samuel Patridge, Francis W. Pickens, Arnold

Plumer, John R. Reding, R. Barnwell Rhett, Lewis Riggs, James I. Roosevelt, John Sanford, Romulus M. Saunders, Tristram Shaw, John Snyder, Lewis Steenrod, George Sweney, Hopkins L. Turney, John Van Buren, Aaron Ward, Harvey M. Watterson, John B. Weller, John Westbrook, James W. Williams, Fernando Wood.

The following named members voted for HENRY A. Wise, of Virginia :

Julius C. Alford, Sampson H. Butler, Meredith P. Gentry, Thomas W. Gilmer, William L. Goggin, Francis Mallory, Thomas D. Sumpter, John Taliaferro.

The following named members voted for JOSEPH LAWRENCE, of Penn. :

John Quincy Adams, Seth M. Gates, Joshua R. Giddings, John Mattocks, William Slade.

Henry A. Wise voted for WILLIAM Cost JOHNSON, of Maryland.
John W. Jones voted for NATHAN CLIFFORD, of Maine.
Nathaniel B. Borden voted for GEORGE N. Briggs of Massachusetts.

Recapitulation.
For John White, of Kentucky

John W. Jones, of Virginia
Henry A. Wise, of Virginia
Joseph Lawrence, of Pennsylvania
William Cost Johnson, of Maryland
Nathan Clifford, of Maine
George N. Briggs, of Massachusetts

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111 John Wüte, one of the Representatives from the State of Kentucky, having received a majority of the whole number of votes given in, was declared to be duly elected Speaker of this House.

The Speaker elect was then conducted to the Chair by Philip Triplett of Kentucky, and George M. Keim of Pennsylvania, who were appointed by the Clerk to that duty, from whence he addressed the House as follows: « GENTLEMEN :

“I cannot sufficiently express the obligations I feel for the distinguished honor conferred upon me.

I undertake the discharge of the duties of this station with unfeigned distrust of my qualifications. I am sensible of the magnitude and difficulty of the task, of its arduous duties, of its high responsibilities. Six years' service in this body has taught me that this chair is no bed of down, especially in a time of great political excitement. Nothing but a conviction that the same generous confidence which placed me here would continue to support me in the faithful and impartial discharge of my duty could have induced me to accept this office. The duty of presiding over a numerous assembly like this, when even no party divisions exist—when no other than ordinary business is proposed to be considered and passed upon-is no easy task. But perhaps there has been no period in the history of this country when the duties of this Chair were more important, its responsibilities greater, its intrinsic difficulties more embarrassing. Independent of that excited party feeling--the natural result, in all free Governments, of personal rivalship--the consideration and discussion of those great questions which have caused the convention of this special Congress will no doubt give rise to high political excitement. Under these circumstances, I dare not hope I shall be able to give unqualified satisfaction, no matter how faithful, how zealous, how impartial I may be. It shall, however, be my constant purpose to discharge the functions of this station with a singleness of purpose and a fidelity of intention that will secure to me the approbation, I trust, of the just and liberal of all parties.

“ Candor, gentlemen, compels me to say I have never made the rules of this House or Parliamentary law my particular study. Experience in discharge of the duties of this Chair, I may say I have none. The qualifications necessary to a prompt and able discharge of the duties of Speaker are multifarious—some of them difficult. I will not detain you to enumerate them all ; the mention of one, however, which I consider paramount to all others, I cannot omit; I need scarcely say I allude to that of impartialitya rigid, an uncompromising impartiality towards every member; to the exercise of this qualification I pledge myself. The occupant of this Chair should neither lend the influence of his position to make this House subservient to Executive dictation, nor, on the other hand, to encourage a factious opposition to Executive recommendations. Passive obedience to Executive will is not less fatal to liberty than anarchy itself. The true spirit of a House of Representatives is to reflect faithfully the popular will. If it be true, as I hope and believe it is, that this House is the citadel of American freedom—the great sheet-anchor of the Constitution—the grand inquest of the nation-should not all its deliberations be characterized with order, with decorum, with dignity? I invoke you, gentlemen, let all our proceedings be marked with forbearance, moderation, courtesy, and patriotism. If, by any means, this body has impaired its high character as a dignified deliberative assembly, let us unite, one and all, to restore it to its former good standing. Nothing, in my humble judgment, would so effectually secure the perpetuity of our free institutions as a sacred observance of order in the deliberations of this House.

“In conclusion, gentlemen, accept my grateful thanks for this high mark of confidence and respect. And I entreat you, let all our proceedings be such as to sustain the dignity of this House, maintain the honor of the country, promote the public good, and preserve, unimpaired, the integrity of this glorious Union.

The oath to support the Constitution of the United States, as prescribed by the act entitled “ An act to regulate the time and manner of administering certain oaths," was then administered to the Speaker by Mr. Lewis Williams, one of the Representatives from North Carolina; and the same oath (or affirmation) was then administered by the Speaker to all the other members who answered to their names.

A motion was then made by Mr. Wise that the House do proceed to the election of a Clerk viva voce.

Mr. Barnard moved that the motion of Mr. Wise be amended by substituting the words by ballot, for the words, “ viva voce.”

Which motion was disagreed to.
The question recurred on agreeing to the motion of Mr. Wise.
And being put,
It passed in the affirmative.
A message from the Senate by Mr. Dickins, their Secretary:

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Mr. Speaker : I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate is assembled, and that the Senate is now ready to proceed to business.

And then he withdrew.
The House then proceeded, viva voce, to the election of Clerk.
The result of the first vote was as follows:
The following named members voted for Matthew St. CLAIR CLARKE:

John Quincy Adams, Julius C. Alford, Landaff W. Andrews, Thomas D. Arnold, John B. Aycrigg, Daniel D. Barnard, John M. Botts, Edmund Deberry, Richard W. Habersham, William W. Irwin, William Cost Johnson, Isaac D. Jones, John P. Kennedy, Thomas Butler King, James A. Meriwether, John Moore, Jeremiah Morrow, Eugenius A. Nisbet, James A. Pearce, John Pope, Robert Ramsey, Alexander Randall, Kenneth Rayner, William Russell, Augustus A. Sollers, James C. Sprigg, Edward Stanly, Samuel Stokeley, Alexander H. H. Stuart, John Taliaferro, Joseph L. Tillinghast, Joseph R. Underwood, Henry Van Renssalear, Edward D. White, Thomas W. Williams, Christopher H. Williams, Joseph L. Williams, and Henry A. Wise.

The following named members voted for FRANCIS 0. J. Smith:

Elisha H. Allen, Sherlock J. Andrews, Alfred Babcock, Osmyn Baker, Victory Birdseye, Bernard Blair, William W. Boardman, Nathaniel B. Borden, George N. Briggs, John H. Brockway, David Bronson, Milton Brown, Jeremiah Brown, Barker Burnell, William Butler, William B. Calhoun, William B. Campbell, Thomas J. Campbell, Robert L. Caruthers, Timothy Childs, Thomas C. Chittenden, John C. Clark, Staley N. Clarke, James Cooper, Benjamin S. Cowen, Robert B. Cranston, James H. Cravens, Caleb Cushing, Garrett Davis, William C. Dawson, John Edwards, Horace Everett, William P. Fessenden, Millard Fillmore, A. Lawrence Foster, Seth M. Gates, Joshua R. Giddings, Patrick G. Goode, Willis Green, John Greig, Hiland Hall, William Halsted, William S. Hastings, Thomas Henry, Jacob M. Howard, Charles Hudson, Hiram P. Hunt, James Irvin, Francis James, Henry S. Lane, Joseph Lawrence, Archibald L. Linn, Samson Mason, Joshua Mathiot, John Mattocks, John P. B. Maxwell, John Maynard, Christopher Morgan, Calvary Morris, Thomas B. Osborne, Bryan Y. Owsley, Nathaniel G. Pendleton, George H. Proffit, Benjamin Randall, Joseph F. Randolph, Abraham Rencher, Joseph Ridgway, George B. Rodney, Leverett Saltonstall, John Sergeant, Augustine H. Shepperd, William Simonton, William Slade, Truman Smith, Charles C. Stratton, John B. Thompson, Richard W. Thompson, George W. Toland, Thomas A. Tomlinson, Philip Triplett, Joseph Trumbull, David Wallace, Lott Warren, Joseph L. White, Lewis Williams, Robert C. Winthrop, Thomas Jones Yorke, Augustus Young, John Young, and John White, Speaker.

The following named members voted for HUGH A. GARLAND :

Charles G Atherton, Archibald H. Arrington, Linn Banks Benjamin A. Bidlack, Samuel S. Bowne, Linn Boyd, David P. Brewster, Charles Brown, Edmund Burke, William O. Butler, Green W. Caldwell, Patrick C. Caldwell, John Campbell, George B. Cary, Nathan Clifford, James G. Clinton, Walter Coles, Edward Cross, John R. J. Daniel, Richard D. Davis, Ezra Dean, Davis Dimock, jr., William Doan, Andrew W. Doig, Ira A. Eastman, John C. Edwards, Joseph Egbert, Charles G. Ferris, John G. Floyd, Charles A. Floyd, Joseph Fornance, James Gerry, William O. Goode, Samuel Gordon, Amos Gustine, William A. Harris, John Hastings, Jacob Houck, jr., Samuel L.

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