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House Journal 1825 (30-318940-P074B.pdf)

139 Bill imposing fines on Towns neglecting to choose Representatives, (reported by the special Committee of the House on that subject) was read a 1st & 2nd time and tomorrow at 10 oclock assigned for a 3d reading.

Resolve in favor of John Perry, (reported by the committee on his petition) was read [underlined]once and ordered to lie on the table.

Bill in addition to the several acts now in force respecting Highways, came from the Senate in a new draft for concurrence - and the House concurred & further amended the Bill as on Sheet P. Sent up for concurrence.

Message from the Governor.

A message from the Governor dated FebY 14 1825 (see appendix page 228) on the subject of the expense of the execution of Seth Elliot, referred in Senate to the Committee on Accounts, came down for concurrence and the House concurred.

Bill concerning sales of land for taxes, (reported by a special committee of this House) was read 1st & 2d time & tomorrow at 10 oclock assigned for a 3d reading.

Bill to incorporate the Saco Falls Manufacturing Company, was read a 1st & 2nd time & tomorrow at 10 o'clock assigned for a 3d reading.

An order came from the Senate for concurrence, directing the committee on State Lands to enquire into the expediency of authorizing the Land Agent to carry into effect, contracts made by the Commissioners of the Land Office of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with certain settlers on townships No 1& 2 Notch of the Bingham Purchase on the East of Penobscot river - and the House concurred.

An order came from the Senate for concurrence directing the Committee on New Trials to enquire what alterations if any are necessary in the existing laws, giving power to the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court to appoint Auditors - and the House concurred.

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: 1825

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