House Journal 1822 (30-318937-011A.pdf)
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[Report by committee to inform Gov that quorum is present.]
Mr Williams, from the committee appointed to wait on the Hon. Daniel Rose President of the Senate and acting Governor of the State and inform him that a quorum of this House is assembled and are ready to be qualified, reported that the Committee had performed that service and that the acting Governor answered that he would forthwith attend in the Representatives Chamber and qualify the members agreeably to the provisions of the Constitution
Accordingly the Hon. Daniel Rose, President of the Senate and acting Governor of Maine, and the Council, attended by the Sheriff of Cumberland came in, when all the members aforenamed took and subscribed the oaths or affirmations prescribed by the Constitution of the State to qualify them for the duties of their office.
The House then proceeded by ballot to the choice of a clerk, and, upon examining the ballots, it appeared that James Loring Child Esquire of Augusta was duly elected - 119 in favor -1 against.
[qualified] The oath to support the Constitution of the Untied States and of this State, together with an oath for the faithful discharge of the duties of ^ his appointment was administered to him by the Chairman.
[Speaker chosen] The Chair being resigned to the Clerk, the House proceeded by ballot, to the choice of a Speaker, and, upon examining the ballots it appeared that Benjamin Ames Esquire, the member returned from Bath, was duly elected -
whereupon, He was conducted to the Speakers Chair, when he
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