Senate Journal --TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1821.
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On motion, by Mr. Barbour,
Ordered, That the said bill lie on the table.
Mr. Barbour, from the joint committee appointed on the 7th instant to consider and report a mode of examining the votes for President and Vice President of the United States, and of notifying the persons elected of their election, reported the following resolutions, which were read, considered, and agreed to:
Resolved, That the two Houses shall assemble in the Chamber of the House of Representatives on Wednesday next, at 12 o'clock, and the President of the Senate shall be the presiding officer; that one person be appointed a teller on the part of the Senate, to make a list of the votes as they shall be declared; that the result shall be delivered to the President of the Senate, who shall announce the state of the vote, and the persons elected, to the two Houses assembled as aforesaid, which shall be deemed a declaration of the persons elected President and Vice President of the United States; and, together with a list of votes, be entered on the Journals of the two Houses.
Resolved, That if any objection be made to the votes of Missouri, and the counting, or omitting to count which, shall not essentially change the result of the election, in that case, they shall be reported by the President of the Senate in the following manner: Were the votes of Missouri to be counted, the result would be for A B, for President of the United States -- votes. If not counted, for A B, for President of the United States -- votes. But in either event
Page 188 | Page image A B, is elected President of the United States. And in the same manner for Vice President.
Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives accordingly.
The Senate adjourned.