House Journal 1822 (30-318937-015A.pdf)
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Friday January 4 1822
Met according to adjournment
[Chaplains - accept] Mr Mace from the Committee to wait on the several ordained ministers of Portland and inform them of their election as Chaplains to officiate in rotation according to seniority, reported that the Committee had performed that service, and that the Rev Gentlemen had accepted their appointment and would enter upon their duties tomorrow.
[pet. of Cyrus Hamlin] Petition of Cyrus Hamlin, Sheriff of the County of Oxford, stating that the gaol in that County had been demolished by fire, and praying for the passage of a law authorizing him to remove the prisoners to the gaol in Portland -
Read and referred to Messrs Virgin, Mace and Chase of Livermore.
On motion of Mr Balch, [Committee to make preparation for public prayer]
Ordered, that a committee of this House, to be joined by the Senate, be appointed to make arrangements for the Executive and Legislative authorities of the State to attend public prayer immediately after the Governor elect shall have been qualified - and also
Ordered that Messrs Balch, Scammon and Bradbury be the Committee on the part of the House.
[pet. of Sam. F. Brown] Petition of Samuel F. Brown and others praying for the incorporation of a School to be denominated Buckfield Grammar School.
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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