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Senate Journal 1828 (30-318507-P009B.pdf)

Committee to receive sort and count the votes for Secretary, who, having attended that duty, reported that the whole number of votes was 18 [right margin] Secretary chosen Necessary to constitute an election 10 Ebenezer Hutchinson had 17 James P. Vance 1 Ebenezer Hutchinson was then declared elected signified his acceptance and took and subscribed the oaths required by the Constitution before William T. Vaughn Esq authorized by Dedimus Potestatum [underlined]

[right margin] Message to Governor and Council that the Senate was organized [main body] Mr Cushman was charged with a message to the Governor and Council that the Senate was duly organized by the choice of Robert P. Dunlap President and Ebenezer Hutchinson Secretary.

[right margin] Message to H.R. [main body] Mr Dennett was charged with a similar message to the House of Representatives.

[right margin] Returns of votes for Senators [main body] The Secretary of State came in and laid upon the table the returns of votes for Senators in the several towns and plantations in this State and the same were committed to Messrs Dennett, Washburn, Hathaway Megquier, Herrick, Cutler and Richardson.

[right margin] Rules + orders of last year adopted [main body] Ordered that the Rules and orders of the last Senate be adopted for the government of the present until others are formed and adopted.

[right margin] Message from H.R. that the House was duly organized [main body] Message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Vance that the House was duly organized by the choice of John Ruggles Speaker and James L. Child Clerk

On motion by Mr Williams Ordered that when the Senate adjourn they adjourn to meet again at 3 oclock this afternoon.

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: 1828

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