Senate Journal 1830 (30-318509-P035B.pdf)
(58) [suspending his office] from the Hon. Nathan Cutler, informing me that he has this day resigned the Executive trust, which devolved upon him, on the death of the late Governor Lincoln, it now becomes my duty to assume that trust, and for that purpose to retire from this Board, my duties as President of the Senate being thereby suspended. In doing so, I take leave to remark, that that construction of the Constitution, by virtue of which that Gentleman has hitherto exercised the office, has my full acquiescence, my confidence in its correctness having been the result of inquiry and reflection. /signed/ Joshua Hall President
[Message to the Council that the President will act as Governor] On motion by Mr. Kingsbury; Ordered, that a message be sent to inform the Executive Council, that the Hon. Joshua Hall will forthwith repair to the Chamber of the Executive Council, for the purpose of entering on the discharge of his duties as Acting Governor, until another Governor shall be qualified.
[committee to wait on the President] On motion by Mr. Kingsbury, Ordered, that Mr. Dunlap be a committee to attend the Hon. Joshua Hall to the Chamber of the Executive Council, ad Mr. Dunlap afterwards reported that he had attended to that service.
[Sec. took the Chair] On motion by Mr. Gardner, the Secretary of the Senate took the chair vacated by the absence of the Hon. Joshua Hall.
[Com. to receive, sort & count the votes for Presidt. pro tem] On motion by Mr. Megquier; Ordered, that Messrs. Ingalls, Gardner & Steele be a Committee to receive, sort and count the votes for a President pro tem. Afterwards, Mr. Ingalls from said committee
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