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House Journal 1823 (30-318938-P009A.pdf)

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them reported that a quorum was present.

[message to inform Senate that a quorum is assembled &c &c]

Mr. Ames was charged with a message to inform the Senate that a quorum is assembled and to propose to that body to convene in the Representatives Chamber, that both Houses may be there qualified.

[Senate came in]

The Senate accordingly came in and seats were assigned them by the chairman

[Message to Governor that quorum is present & ready to be qualified]

Mr Parker of Gardiner was charged with a message to inform the Governor that a quorum of both branches is assembled on the floor of the chamber of the House of Representatives and ready to be qualified.

[Report]

Mr Parker having attended to the duty assigned him, reported that the Governor would forthwith attend in the Representatives Chamber and administer the oaths of qualification to the members of the Senate and House of Representatives.

[Governor came in & qualified both branches &c]

Accordingly the Governor, attended by the Council Secretary & Treasurer of State, preceded by the Sheriff of Cumberland, came in - when the members of the Senate were qualified according to the Constitution of the United States and of this State by taking and subscribing the oaths and declarations therein prescribed : after which the aforenamed members of the House of Representatives were also qualified by taking and subscribing the oaths and declarations required by the Constitution of the United States and of this State to qualify them for the discharge of the duties of their office. The throne

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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Language: English

Date: 1823

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