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House Journal 1826 (30-318941-P088B.pdf)



Petition of John Ruggles & others for a Lottery for the purpose of exploring for coal mines in Thomaston

were read and referred to the committee on the subject of Lotteries. Sent up for concurrence.

Petition of Silas Estes & als of Westbrook for an amendment of the Constitution of this State so as to provide that the Legislature shall hold its sessions in May or June – was read and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary Sent up for concurrence.

Bill to incorporate the town of Carthage, came from the Senate with sundry amendments for concurrence – and the House concurred.

Mr Bailey of Whitfield [Whitefield] has leave of absence after to day [today].

Bill – to incorporate the Proprietors of the Baptist Meeting House in Machias Port was referred on motion to Messrs Warren of Palmyra, Hill of Machias & Burr of Litchfield

Bill to change the names of certain Banks, was read 1st & 2nd time & tomorrow at 10 o clock assigned for a 3d reading.

Adjourned until three o clock this afternoon.

Afternoon. Met according to adjournment.

The committee to whom referred the subject of considering the expediency of adopting means to give to the several towns & plantations in this State early information of the acts & Resolves of the Legislature &c reported a Resolve - & the report was accepted.

Resolve providing for a more speedy promulgation of the doings of the Legislative – was read once and ordered to lie on the table.

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: 1826

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