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House Journal 1826 (30-318941-P129A.pdf)

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will have no further communication to make to the Legislature at the present session.

The public business before the House being acted upon,

Genl. Fessenden of Portland, asked leave to read the following Resolve and laid it on the Clerk’s desk: - viz.

“Resolved, That the thanks of the House be returned to John Ruggles, Esq. the Speaker, for the very able, dignified, and faithful manner, in which he has performed the duties of his high and responsible office during the present session.”

The Resolve was read by the Clerk, and passed by an unanimous vote.

The Speaker then addressed the House as follows:

Gentleman of the House of Representatives,

To the obligations of gratitude for your partiality in selecting me to preside in this honorable station, you have now added another, for which I am at a loss how to express the acknowledgements I owe. In a situation where the highest talents and greatest experience have never claimed exemption from error, I felt assured, that with my humble qualifications. I should stand in much need of your candor and indulgence: and this expression of your approbation, which derives so much value from the esteemed and respectable source whence it emanated, excites in my bosom the deepest sensibility. My brief experience here has served to teach me how arduous and difficult are the duties of the Chair, how much I am indebted to the kindness of those who have lent me their aid and assistance, and how grateful ought to be my recollections of the many manifestations of your confidence and regard.

In reviewing the labors of the session – in looking upon the manner in which we have discharged the high and important trust committed to us by the people, it is hoped and believed we shall find nothing which we cannot justify to

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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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