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House Journal 1828 (30-318943-P037A.pdf)

60 Report on the petition of Smith Baker & al, granting leave to withdraw, came from the Senate Committee with special instructions for concurrence - and the House refused to concur in the recommitment, & accepted the report of the Committee.

On motion of Mr. Vaughn of New Vineyard,

Ordered that the Messrs Vaugh of New Vineyard, Moor of

Anson & Russell of Temple be a committee to inquire into the expediency of making further provisions to the act establishing the law of the road, which shall require sleighs and sleds drawn by one horse to be so constructed as that in travelling therewith they will incline to the right side of the road - read and passed.

On motion of Mr. Phelps of Fairfield, Ordered that the committee on the Judiciary be directed to inquire into the expediency of so altering the law relating to the punishment of crimes, that imprisonment for life be substituted for punishment by death - read & passed. Sent out for concurrence

On motion of Mr. Browne of Kennebunk, Ordered that the committee on the Judiciary be directed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law, that the Treasury of the several counties, shall publish annually in some newspaper a detailed statement of all the receipts + expenditures of their res- pective counties, during during the year next preceeding the time of such publication on - read and passed. Sent up for concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Barrett of Canaan, Ordered, that Mssrs Barrett of Canaan, Cobb of Durham + Cobb of Waterville with such as the Senate may join be a committee to inquire into the expediency of revising the law regulating the solemnization of Marriages with leave to report +m read and passed. Sent up for con currence.

Petition of John Dole + others and report thereon, taken from the last years files of the Senate, came from the Senate referred to

Description: The journal of the House of Representatives 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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