House Journal 1827 (30-318942-P011A.pdf)
8 Ordered that the House of Representatives hold two sessions each day commencing at 1/2 past two o'clock in the afternoon until otherwise ordered. - read & passed.
Ordered that Messrs Evans of Gardiner, Smith of Nobleboro' & Woodbury of Minot be a committee to contract with some fuitable person Orr persons to perform the duties of Door Keeper & Page. - read & passed.
Mr Emery came with a Message to inform the House of the organization of the Senate by the election of Robert P Dunlap Esquire President and Ebenezer Hutchinson Esquirer Secretary.
Orderred, that Messrs Adams of Portland, Abbot of Castine & Goodenow of Alfred be a committee to report rules and orders for the government of the House the present political year. - read & passed.
Ordered that Messrs Swan of Portland, Cobb of Durham Parcher of Saco, Cobb of Waterville & Hobbs of Waterboro' be a Committee to wait on the several ordained Clergymen in the town of Portland, and request their attendance upon the House on Chaplains in regular notation according to the seniority during the present session. read & passed
The Secretary of State came in and informed the House that we had laid upon the Senate table the several returns of votes for Governor given in Sept last in the several towns U& plantations within this State.
Adjourned until 1.2 past two o'clock this afternoon.
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