House Journal 1823 (30-318938-P013A.pdf)
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[Report of Committee to notify the Governor of his election.]
and inform him of his election to the office of Governor of the State of Maine - reported that they had attended to the duty assigned them and that the Governor elect would meet both branches of the Legislature in the Representatives Chamber at 11 o'clock this day for the purpose of being qualified according to the Constitution - The Report accepted in the Senate came down for concurrence and the House concurred.
Accordingly at 12 o'clock the two houses met in convention when Albion K Parris Esquire attended by the Council and the Sheriff of the County of Cumberland came in and took and subscribed the oaths required by the constitution and laws of the United States and of this State to qualify him to discharge the duties of Governor - and the Deputy Secretary of State made public proclamation accordingly.
[Report of Committee on Rules & Orders]
The committee appointed to prepare a system of rules and orders for the government of this branch of the Legislature the present session, made a report which was accepted & ordered to be printed.
[Committee to wait on the Governor & inform him the two branches are proceeding on public business]
An order from the Senate appointing Messrs Bond and Usher a committee with such as the House &c &c to wait upon the Governor & inform him that the Legislature of the State are duly convened for the transaction of public business and are ready to receive any communication he may please to make to them, came down for concurrence - and the House concurred and Messrs Elden, Perley & Moore were joined.
Joseph Adams of Cherryfield appeared, was qual- [qualified]
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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