House Journal 1828 (30-318943-P010A.pdf)
6 a quorum of the House of Representatives is present, and invite their attendance in the Representatives chamber to be there qualified.
The Senators accordingly came in and had seats assigned them.
A message was then sent to the Governor informing him that both branches of the Legislature are now assembled in the Representatives Chamber and ready to be qualified, & requesting him to attend there & administer to them the oaths of office.
Accordingly the Governor, attended by the Council, Secretary & Treasurer of State came in, when in their presence the Senators present took and subscribed the oaths required by the Constitution to qualify them to enter upon the discharge of their official duties - after which the Representatives took & subscribed the oaths required by the Constitution to qualify them to enter upon the discharge of the duties of their office.
A committee, consisting of Messrs Bourne of Kennebunk Carpenter of Howland, Allen of Norridgewock, Ingalls of Bridgeton & Chase of Kittery were appointed to receive sort and count the votes for a Clerk - and on counting the same, it appeared the whole number given in was One hundred thirty nine 0 necessary to a choice seventy that James Loring Child of Alna, had One hundred & thirty six and was duly elected- and being present he signified his acceptance and took the following oath of Office which was administered to him by the chairman viz. "I James Loring Child do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge to the best of my abilities the duties incumbent upon me as Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Maine SO HELP ME GOD."
The Clerk being this duly qualified, presided during the
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