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Senate Journal 1820-21 (30-28907-P032B.pdf)

[Com. on time place & matter of choosing U.S. Senators] Ordered, that Messrs Moody & Potter with such as the the House may join be a committee to consider & report by Bill or otherwise, the time, place & manner of choosing Senators to represent this state in the Congress of the United States. Sent down for concurrence

Came up concurred. Messrs Redington of Waldoboro, Burr of Litchfield

[Convention] Agreeably to assignment the two Branches of the Legislature met in convention & Mark Harris Abiel Wood & Isaac Lane Esquire, Counsellors elect came in & took & subscribed the oaths prescribed by the constitution to qualify them to take their seats at the Council Board.

[Order to Secy] Ordered that the Secretary of State pro tempore inform the Governor that Mark Harris, Abiel Wood & Isaac Lane esquires are qualified agreeably to the provisions of the Constitution, Counsellors to advise the Governor in the Executive part of Government the ensueing [ensuing] year. Sent down for concurrence. Came up concurred.

[Authority to qualify civil officers] The Committee to whom the subject was referred reported a resolve authorizing the Governor & Council when in session or any two of the Council in the recess to administer to the Secretary & Treasurer & to the adjutant and quarter general the oaths required by the constitution to qualify them to discharge the duties of their respective offices. Sent down for concurrence. Came up concurred.

[Mr Rose appeared] Mr. Rose appeared in the Senate Chamber & Mr Potter was requested to accompany him before the President of the convention to take & subscribe the oaths required by the constitution to qualify him to take a seat at this board.

Adjourned till 9. oclock tomorrow.

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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