House Journal 1824 (30-318939-P011B.pdf)
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Mr Wheeler came with a message from the Senate to inform this branch, of their organization by the election of Benjamin Ames Esqr President and Charles B Smith Secretary of the Senate.
Jonathan Britton Esqr the member from Otisfield &c appeared, presented his credentials, was qualified &c took his seat.
[returns of members to be examined -]
Ordered that Messrs Williams, McIntire, Joseph Adams of Portland, Spaulding & Eveleth be a committee to receive & examine the returns of the members of this House, & report a list of the names of such as appear to be duly returned with the number of the seats they respectively occupy in the House - read & passed.
[Rules & orders]
Ordered that Messrs Isaac Adams, White of Monmouth & Dane of Kennebunk be a committee to prepare & report a system of rules & orders for the government of this House the present year, & that in the mean time the system adopted the last year be provisionally observed - read & passed.
Adjourned to three oclock this afternoon.
Afternoon - met according to adjournment.
[mode of transmitting Messages &c]
An order came from the Senate for concurrence directing that all messages from the one branch to the other be communicated by the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House respectively; and that all papers be transmitted by them or their assistants - and the House concurred.
Ordered that Messrs Cobb, Richardson, Elden, Fillebrown & Smith be a committee to wait on the
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