"The Legislature of this state convened in this city yesterday; and a large majority of the members being present, both Houses were organized. Bartlett Yancey, Esq. was elected Speaker of the Senate, and Alfred Moore, Esq. Speaker of the House of Commons. The former without opposition; the latter by 11 votes over Mr. Strange. The votes were 65 and 54." Raleigh Register, and North-Carolina Gazette (Raleigh, NC). November 18, 1823.
The Western Carolinian (Salisbury, NC) and the Carolina Sentinel (New Bern, NC) list Alfred Moore with 64 votes and Robert Strange with 55 votes.
"It was understood at Raleigh, that the friends of Mr. Calhoun generally supported Mr. Moore, and those of Mr. Crawford, generally supported Mr. Strange, in the contest for Speaker." Carolina Sentinel (New Bern, NC). November 22, 1823.
Raleigh Register, and North-Carolina Gazette (Raleigh, NC). November 18, 1823.
Carolina Sentinel (New Bern, NC). November 22, 1823.
Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, DC). November 22, 1823.
United States Gazette (Philadelphia, PA). November 26, 1823.
Western Carolinian (Salisbury, NC). December 2, 1823.
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