House Journal 1823 (30-318938-P011B.pdf)
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Thursday January 2nd 1823.
Met according to adjournment.
[Committee to invite the clergymen of Portland to act as Chaplains]
Ordered that Messrs Hammond of Elliot, Leach of Raymond and Cobb of Durham be a committee to wait on the several ordained ministers of the Gospel in the town of Portland and request their attendance upon this House as Chaplains, during the present session in rotation according to seniority.
[Committee to contract for Messenger & Page]
Ordered that Messrs Hutchins, Burr & Lewis be a committee to contract with some suitable person to perform the duties of Messenger & Page to this House the present session. Read & passed.
[Message from Senate]
Message from the Senate by Mr Smith their Secretary.
[Fill vacancies in Senate]
The Senate propose a convention of both Houses in the Representatives Chamber at 11 o'clock this day for the purpose of coming to the choice of a Senator to fill the vacancy in Lincoln district - and inform the House that the constitutional candidates are Edward Kelleran [Killeran] & Isaac G Reed."
The House concurred the Senate in their proposition and the Clerk was charged with a message to acquaint the Senate therewith.
[Committee - Executions levied by mistake]
Ordered that Messrs Williams, Dunlap & Fox be a committee to ascertain what provision, if any, is necessary to enable creditors to obtain satisfaction of executions levied through mistake upon real estate not belonging to the debtors, with power to report by bill or otherwise. Read and passed.
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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