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Senate Journal 1828 (30-318507-P064A.pdf)

112 [left] pet. of Town of Albion and Rem of town of China Refer to next Legislature Mr. Miller from the same Committee on the petition of the town of Albion to be restored to its former limits and the Remonstrance of the town of China against the same, reported a reference to the next Legislature of the subject and in conformity to the agreement of the parties on file the following order viz [left] Order - Town of Albion + China Ordered that Reuel Williams and Williams Emmons, both of Augusta and Rufus Burnham of Unity Esqs be a committee and they are hereby authorized to receive the petition of the town of Albion praying to have that part of the town of China annexed to Albion which was taken from the town of Fairfax now Albion by an Act of the Legislature of Massachusetts passed the tenth day of February A.D. 1816 and annexed to Harlem now China, also that part of the town of China which was taken from Fairfax now Albion when China was incorporated, and the Remonstrance of the town of China against the same and all papers accompanying them and repair to the said towns of Albion and China, giving suitable notice to the parties interested of the time and place of meeting to consider the question in dispute between them and to report on or before the second Wednesday, of the first session of the next Legislature, And they, or a majority of them are hereby authorized under oath to hear the parties, to receive + examine all evidence which may be deemed relevant in the premises and consider and report at said session their opinion whether the prayer of said petitioners ought to be granted, or what consideration or remuneration, if any, ought in justice to be paid by the Inhabitants of China to the Inhabitants of Albion if not granted, if granted, what remuneration, if any, ought in justice, to be paid by the town of Albion to the town of China. Provided that the expense hereof shall be borne by the said towns of Albion and China or either of them as said committee may award. And the Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to furnish the Committee with the papers aforesaid and an attested copy of this order of the Legislature

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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