Senate Journal 1820-21 (30-28907-P019A.pdf)
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Branches of the Legislature are proceeding on public business & are ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make to them. Read & passed. Sent down for concurrence. Came up for concurrence & Messrs Bragdon of York, Sturdivant of N. Yarmouth & Merrill of Topsham are joined.
[Petitions pending betterment law committed]
An order of the Hon. House committing the petition of Ezekiel Knawlton [?] & others, of Simon [?] Ward & others, of John A. Chandler & others, of Jeromus Waterary [?] & others, of William Writt & others: praying are assigned and sent to the betterment see : to messrs Emery of Portland, Wheeler of Camden, Smith of Wiscasset, Atherton of Prospect & Wyman od Canaan, with such as the Senate may join, came up for concurrence. Read & concurred & the Hon. Messrs Williamson & Foxcroft - joined.
[Report of committee to wait on Governor]
The Hon. Mr Williamson of the committee appointed to wait on the Governor & inform him that the two branches of the Legislature are proceeding on public business and are ready to receive any communications he may be pleased to make to them, reported that the committee had attended to that service & that the Governor was phased to say that he could make a communication, in writing, to the two branches at half past 12 Oclock this day.
[Petitions on the subject of betterment law committee.]
An order of the Hon. House committing the petition of William Bukford & others, of Mr. [?] Tucker & others, of Joseph Johanus [?] & others, of John Avery & others, of John Bailey & others, of Seth Hathorne & others and Ebenezer Colby & others praying an assignment [?] to the betterment law, to the committee on "similar subject," came up for concurrence. Read and concurred, & Messrs Williamson & Foxcroft joined.
Ordered, that the Hon. Messrs Foxcroft & O'Brien with such as the hon.
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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