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House Journal 1827 (30-318942-P059B.pdf)


Petition of Marshfield Steele & als to be incorporated by the names of the 'Washington County Bible Society" was read & referred to the committee on the incorporation of Parishes ect. Sent up for concurrence.

Petition of William Hill & als to be incorporated by the name of the Kennebunk Water Power Manufacturing Company, was read & referred to the committee on Manufactures. Sent up for concurrence.

Petition of Nicholas Pierce for a pension, was read and referred to the committee on applications from sick & wounded soldiers -Sent up for concurrence.

Resolve establishing the seat of Government, was taken up agreeably to assignment Mr Adams moved to strike out all the words after the word Resolved and substitute instead thereof the words "That Portland in the Country of Cumberland be the place at which the next Legislature shall meet and hold its sessions." Mr Ames called for a division of the question and the Chair put the question on striking out - and the question was lost 51 pro 69 con. Mr Adams then moved to strike out the word thirty, in the first resolve wherever the same occurs and the motion prevailed. Yeas and nays were taken Yeas 76 nays 60. Mr Adams then moved to fill the blanks with forty, and the motion was lost at 41 pro 45 con. Mr Mitchell of Portland then moved to fill the blanks, with thirty five and before the question was taken the House adjourned until half past two oclock this afternoon -

Afternoon, Met according to adjournment

An order came from the Senate for concurrence, directing that the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of repealing that art of the first section of an act entitles, "And Act establishing & regulating the fees of the several offices and other persons therein mentioned" Passed 20 March 1821 which


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: Englsih

Date: 1827

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