Senate Journal 1830 (30-318509-P042B.pdf)
Tuesday 9th February 1830
The Senate met according to adjournment.
[order that the proceedings of the convention be entered on Journal]
On motion by Mr Hinds; Ordered, that the proceedings of the convention for the choice of Senators to fill the vacancies in the Senate be entered on the journal of the Senate, and, on motion by Mr Ingalls, the order was laid on the table.
[Order that sec. furnish copies.]
See appendix Page. XXX On motion by Mr Phelps: Ordered, that the Secretary of the Senate be required to furnish attested copies from the Journal of the Senate, when required by any member of the Board.
[Returns from Sheriffs clerk & Register of Deeds.]
A communication from the Secretary of State, with accompanying documents, relating to returns of Sheriffs, Registers of Deeds, and Clerks of Judicial Courts, came from the House referred to a select Committee consisting of Messrs. Pond of Bucksport, Smith of Nobleborough and Shapleigh of Berwick: it was read and referred in concurrence to Messrs Meqquier, and Hinds, on the part of the Senate.
[Order to print opinion of the jus. of the sup. Jud. Court.]
On motion by Mr Phelps; Ordered, that five hundred copies of the opinions of the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court, in answer to questions propounded to them by the late acting governor and by the Council, and called you by an order of the Senate on the 6th day of February Inst. be printed for the use of the members of the Legislature.
[Order relative to changing punishment of death.]
On motion by Mr Meqquier; Ordered, that the Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to consider the expediency of passing a Law to change the punishment if certain crimes, new made capital by the Laws of this State, to punishment by imprisonment in life: or if such law is deemed
Description: The journal of the Senate 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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