House Journal 1821 Volume 1 (30-41314-P237B.pdf)
477 Bill - enacted - Committee on Engrossed Bills report as duly engrossed Bills, "extending the powers of the Justices of the Supreme Judicial court in certain cases." "regulating Towns, Town Meetings and the choice of Town Officers." "defining the general powers and duties and regulating the office of Sheriffs & Constables." which were severally passed to be enacted.
Bill - poor debtors Bill "for the relief of Poor Debtors" came back from the Senate amended by striking out and adding instead thereof five ([underlined]new) sections and is now in the House committed to Messrs Brown, Stebbins and Adams and tomorrow at 10 oclock assigned for a third Reading.
Bills - Enacted - Committee on Engrossed Bills report as duly engrossed Bills "establishing the Salaries of Judges of Probate "providing for the payment of costs in criminal prosecutions" "for regulating the Herring Fishery" "against Treason and misprision of treason" "for the prevention of damages by fire and the safe keeping of gunpowder" "prescribing the duty and power of Coroners" "to prevent and to punish Trespasses" which were severally passed to be enacted. Adjourned to 9 oclock tomorrow morning Attest James L Child Clerk
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