House Journal 1826 (30-318941-P045B.pdf)
Ordered that the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to enquire into the expediency of so amending the laws relating to Usury as to provide, that only so much of any contract or agreement containing usury shall be void, as such contract or agreement exceeds the lawful interest. read and passed. Sent up for concurrence.
Petition of Joshua Emerson & als of Deer Isle was read & referred to the Governor & Council – sent up for concurrence.
Petition of Jonathan Hill & als & report thereon, came from the Senate referred to the committee who have under consideration the petitions respecting the location of the Courts in York County for concurrence - & the House concurred.
Petition of Joseph Southwick & als to be incorporated as the Kennebec Canal Company came from the Senate referred to the committee on Turnpikes, Bridges & Canals for concurrence – and the House concurred
Petitions of Daniel Harriman et als and
-of Caleb Gilman et al
came from the Senate referred to the committee on the incorporation of Parishes & other Religious Societies for concurrence - & the House concurred.
Resolve on the petition of Luke Lambard & accompanying papers, taken from the last years files of the Senate, came from the Senate referred to the committee on the Judiciary for concurrence – and the House concurred
Petition of James Thompson & als for a law to protect Surveyors appointed by the Judicial Courts to run[?] lines, came from the Senate referred to the Committee on the Judiciary for concurrence, and the House concurred.
An order came from the Senate for concurrence directing
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