House Journal 1826 (30-318941-P022B.pdf)
necessary the more effectually to protect wood and timber lands read and passed. Sent up for concurrence.
Ordered that the committee on the Judiciary be instituted to enquire into the expediency of exempting from attachment execution and distress all bread stuff and provisions designed exclusively for the use of families – Sent up for concurrence
An order came from the Senate for concurrence directing the committee on the Judiciary to consider the expediency of amending the Laws relating to Highways so that proceedings against towns for deficiencies shall be by complaint or petition, and not by indictment – and the House concurred.
Ordered that this House will hold but one session each day to commence at half past nine o clock excepting on mondays & then at ten o clock.
Petition of Stephen Kimball in behalf of the Penobscot Canal Corporation for a Lottery – was read a refer to the joint committee appointed today to revise the laws respecting Lotteries. Sent up for concurrence.
Petition of Robert O Dunlap and als, of the Benevolent Society of Bowdoin College praying to be incorporated, came from the Senate referred to the Committee on Literature for concurrence – and the House concurred.
An order came from the Senate directing that the accounts of the Warden of the States Prison be referred to the committee on so much of the Governors Message as relates to the State Prison for concurrence – and the House concurred.
The Committee on the petition of David Y[?] Bent appointed yesterday reported an order of notice – and the report was accepted.
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