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House Journal 1836
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31. Messrs Foster of Pembroke Emery Saco Chadbourne Standish Fletcher Thomaston Adams Lincoln Howard Dresden McDaniel Cornville of the House
On motion by Mr Holmes of Alfred Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of modifying the criminal Jurisdiction of the Courts and otherwise revising and altering the criminal Law - Sent up for con.
On motion by the same Ordered That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of increasing the number of the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court and Court of Common Pleas. Sent up for concurrence.
On motion by Mr Wells of Hallowell Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to enquire into the expediency of fixing by law the period for the execution of criminals, condemned to death, not exceeding one year from the time of passing sentence upon them. Sent up for concurrence.
Mr Manser of Monroe moved the following Order which was read & on motion of Mr Parris of Buckfield ordered to lie on the table - viz Ordered, That the messenger of the House be required to keep the Representatives Hall - the Lobby of the House and the several Committee rooms clear of boys and constant idle spectators during the session of the Legislature - and further ordered that the