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Senate Journal 1820-21 (30-28907-P013A.pdf)

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[Choice of president] The President of the Convention having retired the Members of the Senate proceeded to the choice of a President when upon receiving, sorting & counting the votes they were found as follows viz. whole number fifteen

Hon. John Chandler had fourteen & was chosen

The Hon. Mr Chandler addressed the Senate expressing his grateful sense of the honor conferred, accepted & took the chair

[Choice Secretary] The Senate then proceeded to the choice of a Secretary & upon receiving, sorting & counting the votes it appeared that Ebenezer Herrick Esq. was unanimously chosen

Mr Herrick being notified of this election appeared in the Senate Chamber signified his acceptance of the office & took & subscribed the oaths required by the Constitution to qualify him to discharge its duties

[Message sent down] The Hon. Mr. Williamson was charged with a message to the Hon. House to acquaint them that the Hon. John Chandler was chosen President & Ebenezer Herrick Esq. Secretary of the Senate

[Message sent down] The Hon. Mr. Moody was charged with a like message to the President of the Convention

[Votes laid on table] The Secretary of State pro Tempore came in & laid upon the table the returns of votes by several Towns & Plantations in the State for Governor & Senators

[Committee on votes for Senators] Ordered, that the Hon. Messrs. Williamson, Boutelle, Seaver, Ripley & Foxcroft be a committee to receive & examine the votes given in the several towns & plantations in this State for Senators and to report thereon, who appear to be elected agreeably to the Constitution and what vacancies exist and who are the constitutional candidates to fill the same

[Comte on votes for Governor] Ordered, that the Messrs. Moody, Gage, O'Brien & Green with such as the Hon. House may join be a committee to receive, sort & count the votes given in the several towns & plantations in this State for Governor

Sent down for concurrence

Came up concurred & Messrs Emery of Portland, Vose of Augusta, McIntire of Parsonsfield, Abbot of Castine & Robins of Green are joined

[Message came up] Col. Reed of Waldoborough came up with a message informing the Senate that the House of Representatives was

Description: The Journal of the Senate documents the proceedings in the chamber, including actions taken on bills, petitions and reports from committees read, and votes taken. The journals are not transcripts and therefore do not include floor speeches that are found in the modern Legislative Records.

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Language: English

Date: 1820-1821

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