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House Journal 1824 (30-318939-P116A.pdf)

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cases less urgent, the commanding officers have been directed to furnish statements of the necessary repairs, accompanied by estimates of the probable expense. It is believed also, that in many instances, the apparatus connected with the field ordnance, will be unfit for use another season, without very considerable repairs. As the property entrusted to the care of the several artillery companies is of no inconsiderable value, it may be expedient to adopt such further measures as will more effectually ensure its preservation, and a proper accountability for its condition and safe keeping.

Under the act of Congress "for arming and equipping the whole body of the militia of the United States", I have received from the war department fifteen hundred and nine stands of arms, being the quota apportioned to Maine from January 1. 1820 to December 31. 1822. The arms due this State for the four years prior to January 1820, are included in the apportionment made to Massachusetts, and will, no doubt, be delivered over by that State, whenever we shall make application therefor.

On the twelfth day of May last, the office of Treasurer of the State became vacant by the death of the Treasurer. Two discreet persons were immediately appointed to take an inventory of all monies and other property belonging to the State, which were in the possession of the Treasurer at the time of his death. The public property of every description, found in the office, was there-

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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