House Journal 1822 (30-318937-011B.pdf)
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11 made his acknowledgements to the House in the following words,
Gentlemen, While penetrated with a deep sense of gratitude for this honorable mark of distinction, it is with fearful apprehensions I enter upon the duties, thus assigned me. In all deliberative assemblies, the rights and privileges of each individual member are recognized and defined by the rules and orders, they adopt, and by those general principles of parliamentary proceedings, which have been sanctioned by the wisdom and experience of ages; and upon a constant adherence to these Rules and principles must always depend the security of each others privileges, the dispatch of business, and the dignity of the assembly. Whatever you may anticipate from the Chair I pledge only the efforts of a mind divested of prejudice, and devoted to the public business of the Session; and Gentlemen, may I not, in return, ask, what I shall always need - the indulgence of charity, and the id of your wisdom.
On motion of Mr Adams of Portland [message to the Senate to inform them of the organization of the House]
Ordered, that a message be sent to the Senate, to inform them that a quorum of this House is assembled; that they have elected Benjamin Ames Esqr. their Speaker and James L Child their Clerk, and are ready to proceed to business ; and that Commodore Tucker be requested to go with the said message.
On motion of Mr Lewis of Gorham, [same to acting Governor.] Ordered that a similar message be sent to the Hon. Daniel Rose Esquire, President of the Senate and
Description: The journal of the House of Representatives 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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