Senate Journal 1820-21 (30-28907-P015B.pdf)
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several times in giving in their votes for three Senators, and the same names are certified on each ballot.The returns from Thompson's Pond Plantation in
the County of Cumberland, & Palmyra in the County ofnumber of votes
Somerset state a certain ^ with and particular discrim- ination, thus in the former are "for Lathrop Lewis, Archelaus Lewis, Barnes Potter seventeen" - in the latter are "for John Moore & William Kendall fourteen votes ", for Obed WIlson & James Bawell twenty nine votes. " The committee therefore have re- jected these returns on account of this uncertainty.The committee feel it their duty to state, that tho the
returns of votes from Falmouth in the County of Cumberland and Friendship in the County of Lincoln certify the number of votes given, in numerical figures instead of words, the commit- tee have accepted & counted them in the foregoing statementBut they have rejected the return from Brookkville in the
County of Hancock because it sates the votes to be "for Abel W. Atherton & Andrew Witham forty eight votes" & for George Ulmer & Leonard Jaris six votes" without distinguishing the mem- ber for each of them severally [?].The return from the plantation of Mountville in the
County of Lincoln contains some informalities as to the of- ficers who acted officially in the meeting when the senatorial votes were given, but the return has not been rejectedall which is respectfully submitted. William D. Williamson Chairman
Read & accepted & sent downHon. Mr Foxcroft was charged with a message to the
Hon. House to acquaint them that the Senate propose forming a consonance of the two branches of the Legislature in the Representation chamber this day at half past eleven o'clock for the purpose of filling the vacancies at the Senate board occasioned by the full number of Senators not having been elected by the people in the District of Cumberland, Lincoln, & Hancock & to request the concurrence of the House herein [?].
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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