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Senate Journal 1828 (30-318507-P037B.pdf)

Thursday January 17th 1828

On motion by Mr Richardson, Ordered that the Secretary of the Senate notify Mark Harris Esq. that he has by the joint ballot of the two branches of the Legislature been elected Treasurer of State for the current political year. [right margin] Notice to M. Har- ris, Treasurer of State

On motion by Mr Grover ordered that the committee on the Judiciary be requested to take into consideration the expediency of authorizing Registers of Deeds to employ clerks, and also as to expediency of remitting to Registers of Deeds the 17 cents duty on each deed recorded when the amount received by a Register of Deeds for any one year does not exceed

Dollars, with leave to report by bill or otherwise. Sent

down for concurrence concurred [right margin]

Order - inquire into the expediency of author izing Reg of Deeds to employ clerks + remitting duty in certain cases

Order of the House of Representatives that the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing that all witnesses called to testify before any com- -mittee of the Legislature be first sworn in the same manner as witnesses who testify in Courts of Justice was read and pass- ed in concurrence. [right margin] order of House expediency of having witnesses before Legis lature sworn

On motion by Mr Herrick, Ordered that the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of increasing the compensation of witnesses in the Judicial Courts of this State with leave to report by bill or otherwise. Sent down for concurrence. concurred [right margin] Order - expediency on increasing compen sation of witnesses in Jud. Courts -

A communication was received from James Irish Land Agent, also the Auditors Report of the Accounts of the Land Agent and the same were read and referred to the committee on State Lands and on motion by Mr. William 200 copies were ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate. Sent down for concurrence. concurred [right margin] communication from Land Agent Referred + printed

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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