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House Journal 1824 (30-318939-P066A.pdf)

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Wednesday February 4th 1824

Met according to adjournment

[Bill - fine towns not Represented]

Ordered that the Senate be requested to send down the Bill imposing a fine on towns entitled, who refuse to send Representative, on their last years files. read & passed.


Remonstrance of James Osgood agst the petition of Frederic Howard & als, came from the Senate referred to the committee on Turnpikes, Bridges & Canals. Sent up for concurrence.

[Report - Hosea Rich & al]

Report on petition of Hosea Rich & al of Penobscot, that it is inexpedient further to consider the subject, came from the Senate accepted for concurrence & the House concurred.

[Committee - Probate Laws]

Ordered that the committee on New trials be instructed to enquire if any, & what alterations or amendments are necessary to be made in the Probate laws of this State - read & passed. Sent up for concurrence.

[Committee - Sessions York County]

Ordered that Messrs Sands, Wood & Chase of Kittery be a committee to consider the expediency of altering the terms of the Court of Sessions in the County of York - read & passed.

[Committee - people to say where seat of Government shall be permanently settled -]

Ordered, that Messrs Smith, Clark of Strong, Hopkinson, Sturdivant, Dunn of Poland, Coolidge, Hatch, Weeks, Stone, Parker, Crosby & Fletcher & Adams of Cherryfield be a committee to consider the expediency of submitting to the people of this State the question whether the public interest would be promoted by fixing on a permanent seat of government for this State at the present time - read & passed.


Petition of William Thomas of Prospect to be divorced from his wife - was read & referred to the committee on new trials. Sent up for concurrence.

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: 1824

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