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Senate Journal 1827 (30-318506-P027A.pdf)

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[Sewall William B. employed to draft bills &c] Mr Southwick from the Committee to employ some suitable person to draft Bills &c, reported that they had employed William B. Sewall, Read and accepted. Sent down for concurrence Concurred -

[Message from Gov death of Maj Gen McDonald communicated] The Secretary of State came and laid on the table a written message from the Governor, announcing to the Legislature the death of Major General John McDonald of the first Division of the Militia of this State, which was read & sent down.

[order of notice] [pet. of John Thompson &al] Mr Sweat from the Committee on Turnpikes, Bridges and Canals on the petition of John Thompson and others reported an order of notice which was read and accepted. Sent down for concurrence - Concurred

[Resolve respecting Gaol at Eastport] Order of the House of Representatives that the Senate be requested to send down the Resolve and accompanying papers respecting a Gaol at Eastport. referred from the last Legislature to the present was read and request granted

[order, altering times C.S. Cumberland] Orders of the House of Representatives that the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of altering the times of holding the Courts of Sessions for the County of Cumberland with leave to report by Bill or otherwise

[order, abolishing militia system] “ that the Committee on Militia and Military Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of abolishing all parts of the Militia system so far as is admissible by the Constitution of the United States and of this State were severally read and passed in concurrence

[Order county roads] On motion by Mr Washburn ordered that the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed o take under consideration the expediency of requiring all county roads hereafter located to be opened

Description:

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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Language: English

Date: 1827

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