Senate Journal 1830 (30-318509-P048B.pdf)
(84) [Sec of State to notify Councillor elect] that the Secretary of State be requested to inform Phinehas Varnum Esq that he has been duly elected a Councillor to advise the Governor in the Executive Department , during the current political year, and to request his immediate attendance. Sent down for Concurrence. Concurred.
[Return of Sheriff of Kennebec] A communication from the Secretary of State, with accompanying documents, relating to the return of Jesse Robinson Esq, Sheriff of the County of Kennebec, 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. Megquire & Hinds of the Senate.
[Convention to qualify the Governor.] Agreeably to assignment the Senate proceeded to the Hall of the House of Representatives, and assembled in Convention, at twelve o'clock.
The President pro tem of the Senate took the Chair.
[Governor qualified in Convention] Jonathan G. Hunton Esq, Governor elect, came in, attended by Council, and before the President pro tem of the Senate, in the presence of both Houses of the Legislature took and subscribed the oaths required by the Constitution to qualify him to enter upon the discharge of his official duties. [Proclamation of the Sec. of State] The Secretary of State then made Proclamation, that Jonathan G. Hunton Esquire is Governor and Commander in Chief of the State of Maine, for the current political year and that he is to be respected and obeyed accordingly.
The convention then separated, and the Senate returned to their Chamber.
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