Senate Journal 1827 (30-318506-P009A.pdf)
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appears to have been signed by the Assessors of a plantation and attested by a plantation clerk; from the town of Alexander because the return is signed by the Assessors and not by the Selectmen; from the town of Howland, because the return is not signed by the selectmen; from the town of Hermon because the return does not purport to be signed by the Selectmen; from the town of Canaan, because the return appears to have been directed to the Secretary of State without any expression of its contents and came to the hands of the Committee with the seal broken; from the town of Weld because it does not appear by the return that the votes were given at a meeting of the Inhabitants of said town; and from Thompson pond plantation, Mt Desert, Fryeburg Academy Land, plantation no. 1, in the county of Oxford, plantation no. 2 first Range in the county of Somerset, Starks, Dutton and Sunkhaze no returns appear to have been received. Read and accepted. Sent down for concurrence. Came up concurred.
[message to Gov. on his election] on motion by mr Stebbins, ordered that Messrs Stebbins, Francis and Dunn with such as the House may join be a Committee to inform Enoch Lincoln esq. that he is duly elected to the office of Governor of the State of Maine for the current political year and that the two branches of the Legislature are ready to convene in the Representatives Chamber, that in their presence he may take and subscribe the oaths of office required by the Constitution and to receive any communication he may be pleased to make to them. Sent down for concurrence. Came up concurred and Messrs Mitchell, Abbott, Davis, Smith and Farnsworth were joined.
Agreeably to assignment the Senate proceeded to ballot for the choice of a Chaplain, the committee appointed
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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