Pursuant to adjournment, the Senate met at 7½ o'clock. The Tax bill being under consideration when the Senate adjourned, there being no quorum present, Mr. Brannon moved a call of the Senate.
The motion prevailed, whereupon the roll was called, and the following Senators found absent:
*James D. Armstrong, Cyrus A. Branch, Charles Bruce, *W. W. Carraway, Boliver, Christian, *Joseph Christian, *Ro A. Coghill, W. H. Day, Asa D. Dickinson, *B. B. Douglas, *Wm. L. Early, J. R. Garnett, Richard Logan, *James K. Marshall, Charles Massie, Wm. N. McKenney, B. H. Nash, Wm D. Pate, John D Pennybacker, Wm. D. Quesenberry, *James M. Taliaferro, Wm. F. Thompson, T. H. Urquhart, J. W. M. Witten.
The doors being closed, Mr. Johnston moved that the Sergeant-at-Arms be directed to summon to the bar of the Senate such Senators as were absent.
He wished the community to know who it was that was neglecting the public business at this important juncture.