Senate Journal 1820-21 (30-28907-P017B.pdf)
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on proclamation was made by the Secretary of State pro tempore that William King Esq. is elected Governor of the State of Maine and is now duly qualified to exercise all the functions of the office & all persons in the exercise of public trusts, whether in a civil or military capacity and all the good people of the State are required to give to his public acts & commands all due respect accordingly.
The business of the convention being finished, the two houses separated.
[Petition of G.R. Freeman]
An concur [?] of the Hon. House of Representatives committing the memorial of Gen. R. Freeman & others on the subject of the betterment laws to Messrs Emery of Portland, Smith of Wiscasset & irhiche [?] of Gauidin [?], with such as the Senate may join to consider & report thereon [?], came up for concurrence, read & concurred & Messrs Williams & Foxcroft are joined.
Adjourned till 4 oclock PM.
Met according to adjournment.
[Secretary of Senate to appoint assistant]
[Assignment to choose Chaplain]
Ordered, on motion of the Hon Mr. Moody, that the Secretary of the Senate be authorized to procure some suitable person as an assistant, the better to enable him to keep & record the records & proceedings of the Senate, during the present session or monitor [?] the further course thereof. - Whereupon the Secretary of the Senate appointed Rufus K. Goodenow. his assistant. Ordered, on motion of the Hon Mr. Moody, that tomorrow at 11 oclock be assigned for the choice of a chaplain & that a nomination, in the mean time, be suspected [?].
[Come to report Rules & Orders]
Ordered, that the Hon Messrs. Williamson, Moody & Gage be a committee to report rules & orders for the Senate.
Agreeably to assignment the two Houses met.
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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