Senate Journal 1827 (30-318506-P007B.pdf)
 [committee on votes for Govr.]
On motion by Mr Dennett, ordered that Messrs Dennet, Stebbins, and Dunne with such as the House may join be a committee to examine the Returns of votes for Governor from the several towns and plantations in this State, sent down for concurrence, came up concurred and Messrs White Johnson Roberts, Mace, Bixby and Barnard were joined. On motion by Mr Southwick, ordered that the Senate hoped two sessions each day until otherwise ordered too commence at 10 o’clock in the forenoon and 3 o’clock in the afternoon
[messages how communicated]
on motion by Mr Emery, ordered that all messages between the two Houses of the Legislature, be communicated by the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives respectively and that all papers be transmitted by them or their assistants respectively, sent down for concurrence, came up concurred
[Rules & orders] on motion by Mr Hathaway, ordered that Mesrs Hathaway, Parsons and Butman be a Committee to draft Rules and orders for the Government of the Senate during the present Legislature
[committee to employ draftsman -] order of the House of Representatives that Messrs Burr Chase and Farnsworth be a committee with such as the Senate may join to employ some suitable person to assist the Members of the Legislature in drafting the Laws and Resolves the present session came up of concurrence and the Senate concurred and joined Messrs Southwick and Washburn adj.
The journal of the Senate 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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