Senate Journal 1830 (30-318509-P006A.pdf)
the Members elect were called to order by Mr Steele.
[Message to the acting Gov & Council, informing them of a quorum.]
Mr Meqquier was charged with a Message to the acting governor and the Council, that a Quorum of the Members elect of the Senate were present and ready to be qualified. The acting governor replied that he would communicate an answer by message The Senators elect adjourned to two oclock in the afternoon.
[Message from acting gov. in answer]
A Message was received from the acting governor, that he with the Council, would meet the Senators elect, in the Senate Chamber, forthwith, to qualify them by administering to them the Constitutional oaths.
[Members of the Senate qualified.]
The President of the Senate of 1829, now exercising the office of Governor, accompanied by the Council, met the Senators elect, in the Senate Chamber, and the Senators elect took and subscribed the oaths of office before the acting governor and Council.
The acting governor and Council then retired
[Committee to receive, sort & count votes for President.]
On motion; Ordered, that messrs Gardiner, Meqquier and Davee be a Committee to receive, sort and count the votes for a President of the Senate: and having attended to that duty they reported,
that the whole number given was Sixteen. Necessary to a choice ---- Nine that Robert P. Dunlap had - seven Sanford Kingsbery --- seven John L. Meqquier --- one. Ebenezer S. Phelps --- one. No choice.
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