House Journal 1826 (30-318941-P046A.pdf)
the committee on State Lands to enquire into the expediency of so far altering or revising the Law authorizing the sale of Public lands as to give the land Agent authority to sell to any individual or company any quantity not exceeding – thousand acres – and the House concurred.
The committee on engrossed bills reporte as duly engrossed
Bill – to divide the town of Machias & incorporate the towns of West Machias East Machias and Machias Port
-to incorporate the Benevolent Society of Bowdoin College
which were severally passed to be Enacted. Sent up for concurrence.
Petition of Abel Gibson of Fryburg on subject of Gunhouse in said town was read & referred to the Messrs Gibson of Denmark, Abbot of Vassalboro & cushman of Rumford.
Petition of Exekiel Hayes & others for an Academy at Exeter was read and referred to the committee on Literature &c. Sent up for concurrence.
Petition of Daniel Sewall & als of Kennebunkfor authority to build a dam across Mousam River &c was read and referred to the committee on so much of the Governors Message as relates to internal improvement. Sent up for concurrence.
Petition of Robert Cousins and others of a parish in Lyman praying to have the doings of said Parish made valid
-of Parker McCobb & als of Phipsburg [Phippsburg] for a registry of deeds to be established at Topsham
were severally read and referred to the committee on the Judiciary. Sent up for concurrence.
Petition of the Selectmen of Lisbon to establish by law the lines of said town
-of Samuel Chase & als for an alteration of the line between Brunswick & Freeport
were severally read & referred to the committee on the incorporation of towns. Sent up for concurrence.
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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