"We are indebted to a particular friend for the following detail of Legislative proceedings:--'Frankfort, Dec. 5, 1810. Both houses of the Legislature were organized on Monday, nearly all the members of both appearing. The house of representatives elected Jno. Simpson of Shelby, their Speaker--votes on the first ballot thus--' John Simpson, 37, Samuel South, 14, and William McMillan, 14." The Reporter (Lexington, KY). December 8, 1810.
"Monday, December 3. Thomas Doughty, Esq. was unanimously re-elected clerk. The House then proceeded to the election of a speaker and Mssrs. Simpson, McMillan and South, being nominated, the votes stood thus: For Mr. Simpson, 37, Mr. McMillan, 14, Mr. South, 14." The Palladium (Frankfort, KY). December 8, 1810.
"A quorum was formed in both houses the first day of the session. Thomas Dougherty was unanimously elected clerk of the lower House, and Willis A. Lee, clerk of the Senate. Mr. John Simpson was elected speaker on the first ballot--viz: John Simpson, 37, William McMillan, 14, Samuel South, 14." Kentucky Gazette (Lexington, KY). December 11, 1810.
Journal of the Kentucky House of Representatives, 1810. 4.
The Palladium (Frankfort, KY). December 8, 1810.
The Reporter (Lexington, KY). December 8, 1810.
Kentucky Gazette (Lexington, KY). December 11, 1810.
Farmer's Friend (Russellville, KY). December 14, 1810.
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