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Senate Journal 1830 (30-318509-P043A.pdf)

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inexpedient, to provide for the execution of Persons sentenced to suffer death in the Prison, where they may be confined, instead of executing them in public as is now the practice. Sent down for concurrence. Concurred.

[Order relative to Debtors to the State] Orders of the House of Representatives; that the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing the Attorney General, or some other public officer, to discharge Persons from imprisonment who stand committed on Writs or Executions in favor of the State; and also the expediency of providing by law for notice on some public officer of the intention of such Debtor to take the Poor Debtors oath; and also the expediency of authorizing the proper officers to compound with or discharge Debtors to the State, when the interest of the State requires it.

[order relative to taking the census] (also) That the same committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by Law for the taking of the census of the Inhabitants of this State by the Selectmen of Towns and Plantations, or otherwise, preparatory to a new apportionment of Representatives in this House. were severally read and concurred.

[order relative to amending militia law) (also) The the Committee on the Militia and Military affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of amending the Militia Law, so as to make it the duty of Commanding Officers of Independent Companies, in case of enlistment to give notice of the Standing Companies within whose limits such enlistments shall have been made.

[Reviews & Inspection] (also) That the same committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of doing away all General Reviews, and all Company trainings, except the annual Inspection.

were severally read and concurred.

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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Language: English

Date: 1830

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