House Journal 1824 (30-318939-P040A.pdf)
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Petition of Robert Boyd & als for a tax to be imposed on sales at Auction was read & referred to Messrs Williams, Richardson & Sturdivant.
Petition of David Prince & als of Cumberland, together with sundry accompanying papers, taken from the files of the Senate of last year, came from the Senate referred to the committee on New trials for concurrence and the House concurred.
Petition of Saml Cook & als of Houlton plan. came from the Senate referred to the committee on State Lands for concurrence - and the House concurred.
Petition of John Dean for a pension together with sundry accompanying papers came from the Senate for concurrence referred to committee on application from sick & wounded soldiers - House concurred.
[Committee - treating on days of Election -]
Ordered that the committee on the militia & military affairs be instructed to enquire into the expediency of prohibiting by law the custom of treating on days of election - sent up for concurrence.
Report on pet. of Richard Edgarly & als of Limington to be annexed to Limerick came down for concurrence referred to committee on incorporation of towns &c & the House concurred.
[Committee - jail keepers to live in jail house]
Ordered that Messrs Hutchinson, McIntosh & Dunn of Poland, be committee with such as the Senate may join to take into consideration the expediency of requiring the several gaol keepers or their deputies to reside constantly within the House provided for that purpose in the several counties within the State - read & passed.
The committee on subject of annexing North Salem to class of Phillips &c - and of Monson & Plant. No. 7. 7th range to class of Ripley &c reported a Resolve - report accepted.
[Resolve - appointing Representatives &c]
Resolve in addition to a Resolve apportioning the Representatives in the several Counties &c on the first apportionment - was read & passed to be engrossed. Sent up for concurrence.
James L Child
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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