House Journal 1826 (30-318941-P009A.pdf)
the most gratifying proofs of the wisdom of representative government; and it behoves [behooves] us to endeavour [endeavor] that we do not derogate from the high character our State has already achieved; but rather add something to the examples of wisdom, intelligence and virtue afforded us by preceeding [preceding] legislative councils. And may we not rely with confidence upon the aid of a Divine Providence in so directing our deliberations, that they may all tend to promote the best interests of the State, and advance the public prosperity and happiness.
Mr Cummings was charged with a message to inform the Senate of the organization of this branch of the Legislature by the election of John Ruggles Esquire Speaker and James L Child Esquire Clerk.
Mr Delano of Woolwich was charged with a similar message to the Governor.
Mr Green came with a message from the Senate informing this House of their organization by the election of Jonas Wheeler Esquire of Camden, President, & Nathaniel Low Esqr Secretary.
Ordered that the Rules & orders of the last Legislature be observed by the House until a new code be adopted read & passed.
The Secretary of State came in and informed the House that he had laid upon the table of the President of the Senate the returns of votes for Governor received at his office, for the examination of the two branches of the Legislature.
Ordered that the Clerk of this House be requested to employ some suitable person to assist him in the duties of his office. read & passed and Herbert T Moore of Clinton was appointed accordingly.
Ordered that Messrs White of Monmouth, Cobb of
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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