Senate Journal 1830 (30-318509-P052A.pdf)
(91) Friday 12th February 1830.
The Senators present were called to order at the hour to which the Senate had adjourned.
[order relative to absent members] On motion by Mr. Megquier; Ordered, that the Messenger be directed to call during the recess, at noon, on the Members of the Senate who have absented themselves, this morning, from their seats and inform them that the Senate has been without a Quorum and request their attendance at the afternoon session.
The Senators present then adjourned.
[Messengers statement relative to the absent members] Afternoon - The Senators present were called to order by the President. The Messenger stated to the Senate, that he had called at the Boarding Houses of the five members of the Senate who were absent from the forenoon session, and that he had not found any of them to whom he could communicate the request of the Senate.
[order relative to absent members] On motion by Mr. Davee, Ordered, whereas certain members of this Board have absented themselves from the Senate without leave first had and obtained, & whereas a Quorum of the Senate is not now present and the public business of the State is hereby much retarded, and the wheels of government stopped; therefore Ordered, that the Messenger of the Senate be directed to request their immediate attendance at this Board of Messrs. Phelps, Gardner, Drummond, Morse & Hinds, to aid in the discharge of public business; and that a copy of this order signed by the President and attested by the Secretary
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