Senate Journal 1820-21 (30-28907-P020A.pdf)
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and the Hon. Mr Foxcroft was required to accompany him to the President of the Convention to take & subscribe the oaths required by the constitution to qualify him to take a seat at this Board.
[Mr Potter qualified] The Hon Mr Foxcroft came in & reported, that he had attended the Hon. Mr. Potter to the President of the Convention to take & subscribe the oaths required by the Constitution, to qualify him to take a seat at this Board, & that he has taken & subscribed the oaths required by the constitution & that he is qualified to take his seat at this Board, & the Hon Gentleman took his seat accordingly.
The petition of Sylvanus Boardman & others a committee of the Maine Literary & Theological Institution read and committed to the Hon Messrs Boutelle & McDonald with such as Hon House may join. Sent down for concurrence.
Came up concurred & Messrs Greenleaf of Portland, Holland of Jay, & Emmersan [Emerson] of Machias joined.
[Rules & orders to be printed] On motion of the Hon. Mr. Moody Ordered that the Secretary of this Board cause to be printed a sufficient number of the Rules & Orders as reported by the committee for the use of the Senate, together with a list of the officers of the civil government of the State & of the joint standing committees of the two branches of the Legislature & of the Standing committees of the Senate.
[Mode of taxation] An Order of the Hon House appointing Messrs Spofford of Deer Isle, Allen of Sanford and Hall of Frankfort with such as the Hon. Senate may join a committee to take into consideration the expediency of adopting an uniform system or mode of assessing taxes in the State of Maine with leave to report by bill or otherwise, came up for concurrence - Read & concurred & the Hon Messrs Potter & Gage joined.
At half past twelve oclock the Secretary of State Protempore
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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