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House Journal 1823 (30-318938-P018A.pdf)

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[Committee - public records to be kept at seat of Government.]

McDonald & Kelleran [Killeran] with such as the House &c a committee to inquire into the expediency of providing by law that all the public records shall be kept in Offices at the seat of Government, for concurrence - and the House concurred & joined Messrs Merrill, Carleton & Larrabee.

[Counsellors elected]

Agreeably to assignment the two branches of the Legislature convened in the Representatives chamber at 12 o'clock and proceeded to the choice of seven Counsellors by ballot - and on counting the ballots it appeared the whole number given was 151 necessary to a choice 76 - Isaac Lane had 134 - William Chadwick had 148 - James McLellan had 147 - Joshua Gage had 152 - Daniel Merrill had 119 - Elias Stowell had 145 & Jonathan Farrar had 143 and they were severally chosen.

[Report of Committee to contract for a Messenger & Page]

The committee appointed for the purpose reported that they had contracted with Moses Davis to perform the duty of Door Keeper and also to provide a Page at the sum of 4$ per day.

[Secy. of State Acceptance]

A communication was received from Amos Nichols Esqr. notifying his acceptance of the Office of Secretary of State.

[Report - executions levyed thro' mistake]

Mr Williams from the committee appointed 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 - reported a Bill - report accepted.

[Bill - Executions levied by mistake &c]

Bill - providing a method for doing justice, when through mistake executions are levied upon real estate

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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