House Journal 1824 (30-318939-P074A.pdf)
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Monday February 9th 1824
Met according to adjournment.
[Committee - Towns to return Lands received -]
Ordered, that Messrs Francis, White & Gowen be a committee to consider the expediency of directing the Selectmen of the several towns in this State to return to the next Legislature, whether any & if any, what, quantity of land has been granted by Government for religious purposes - and also for the use and benefit of schools within their respective towns, with a statement of the annual income arising from the same - read & passed.
[Committee - preserve Public timber]
An order came from the Senate for concurrence, requesting the committee on State lands to enquire as to the expediency of making further provision for the preservation of pine timber on the States land - and the House concurred.
[Bill - shows &c]
Bill respecting Public shows & exhibitions, which passed this House Feb. 4th. came from the Senate in a new draft for concurrence and the House passed the same to be engrossed in concurrence.
[Bill - herring fishery]
Bill additional to an act to regulate the herring fishery, was read a 3d time & passed to be engrossed in concurrence with the Senate.
[Report - persons 70 years old taxable]
The committee to consider the expediency the exempting persons of seventy years age & upwards from the payment of a poll tax reported that is inexpedient to pass any law upon that subject. The report accepted in the Senate came down for concurrence and the House concurred.
[Resolve - Jedidiah Herrick]
Resolve in favor of Jedidiah Herrick - was read a 2d time & passed to be engrossed in concurrence.
[Bill - cheap law -]
Bill additional to an act for rendering the decisions in civil actions as speedy and as little expensive as possible was read a 3d time & passed to be engrossed. 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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