Senate Journal 1830 (30-318509-P040B.pdf)
Meqquier & Steele ---- 7
[Message to the House concurring in convention]
On motion by Mr Drummond; Ordered, that a Message be sent to the House of Representatives, informing them that the Senate concur in following a Convention at eleven o'clock A.M. tomorrow for the purpose of electing Seven Councillors to advise the governor in the Executive Department of Government, and a Secretary and Treasurer of the Stat, for the current political year - ( The message was delivered accordingly, on Tuesday morning, by the Secretary of the Senate)
[Order to enter Mr Meqquiers' Protest on the Journal]
Mr Meqquier had leave to read and lay on the table a Protest signed by himself and six other Members of the Senate, and it was Ordered that said Protest be entered on the Journal of the Senate. See appendix Page IX.
Mr Hilton moved the following Preamble and Order;
[Mr Hilton Preamble & Order.]
In Senate 8th February 1830 Whereas on the 2d day of February 1830 certain Orders and votes were passed as this Board, after a Protest signed by Eight Senators "against the right of Joshua Hale to preside and act and vote at the Senate Board, believing such a course to be incompatible with the provisions of the Constitution," which orders, votes and proceedings were entered on the Journal of the Senate, when there was not a Constitutional Quorum of the Senate present, there being but Seven Senators and the President present; and as said orders, votes and proceedings were improperly returned on the Journal, therefore,
[Order to expunge Mr Meqquiers motion & order relative to a convention.]
Ordered that the following orders, votes & proceedings, entered on the Journal of the Senate be expunged. Vis: On motion by Mr Meqquier; Ordered, that a Message be sent to the House of Representatives, that the Senate nonconcur the House of Representatives in their proposition to
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