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Senate Journal 1827 (30-318506-P031A.pdf)

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[52] [1827] [Order - jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace] Order of the House of Representatives that the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to take into consideration the expediency of providing by law, that in all actions for assumpsit within the jurisdiction of a Justice of the Peace where there are two or more defendants and the plaintiff and one or more defendant shall reside in the same County and another defendant or defendants shall reside in adjoining county, any justice of the peace in either county shall have jurisdiction of the same and authority to grant summons, capias and attachment at the request of any person applying for the same directed to the proper officer in each of said counties empowered to execute the same was read and passed in concurrence

[pet. Ben. Prescott &c] Order of the House of Representatives that the Senate be requested to take from their files and send down the petition of Benjamin Prescott and others and accompanying papers was read and request granted.

[order - law for the relief & support of Poor] On motion by Mr Balkham ordered that messrs Balkam and Francis with such as may be joined by the House be a committee to inquire how far the 18th Section of an Act entitled " An Act providing for the relief, support, employment and removal of the Poor" has been complied with so far as relates to that part of the said 18th section enacting that all monies accruing from licenses granted to Retailers, Innholders and Victuallers shall be paid into the respective town treasuries when such licenses are granted, for the benefit of the poor of said town with leave to report by Resolve or otherwise, Sent down for concurrence - concurred and messrs Whitney Page and Rowell were joined.

[Report on petition] Mr Dennett from the Committee on Incorporation of towns reported leave for a bill on the several petitions

[of Ch. Merrill & al] of Charles Merrill and others

[of Albert Cargill & al] of Albert Cargill and others and

[of Ezek. Philbrook & al] of Ezekiel Philbrook and others Read & acc -


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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