House Journal 1821 Volume 1 (30-41314-P010B.pdf)
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13 Portland Thursday January 11th 1821.
Met According to adjournment. [M. Burley took his seat] Mr. Burley who was declared at the last session of this Legislature to be duly elected as a Representative from Palermo, Montville and Montville plantation appeared - Mr. Vose of Augusta was requested to introduce him to the Governor to be qualified.
[Rem. of Trenton] Remonstrance of the Inhabitants of Trenton against the petition of Zaccheus Porter and others praying for the establishment of Belfast as a half shire town. Read and committed to the joint standing committee on Incorporation of Towns. Sent up for concurrence.
[Thurston Card] Petition of Thurston Card praying for a pension. Read and committed to joint standing committee on applications from sick and wounded soldiers. Sent up for concurrence.
[Charles Smith & als] Petition of Charles Smith and others praying that the laws exempting ministers from taxation may be repealed. Read and committed to a special committee of this House who have under consideration the petition of Oliver Sewall & others.
[Nehemiah Smith] Petition of Nehemiah Smith praying for a repeal of the Laws exempting ministers from taxation. Read and committed to the same committee.
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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