Senate Journal 1830 (30-318509-P156B.pdf)
In Senate 26th January 1830. VThe Committee appointed to examine the Returns of votes from the several Towns and Plantations in the State for Senators, ascertain who are elected, what number of Vacancies exist and who are the Constitutional Candidates, having attended to that duty, report, that in the
[ Report of the Select Committee on the Returns of votes for Senators. (See Journal of the Senate PAge 30] District of York, the whole number of votes given in and returned, in conformity with the provisions of the Constitution are 7056 Necessary to constitute an election 3529 Benjamin Pike has 3529 Abijah Usher Jr has 3530 and are elected. At the bottom of the certificate from the Town of Kittery, the Selectmen and Town clerk certify as follow: to wit: After the above were counted and declared, and before the Record was made, Two more votes were given in for Moses Sweat, two more for Benjamin Pike and two more for James Goodwin," after which follow the signatures of the Selectmen of said Town and the attestation of the town Clerk. From the evidence produced to your Committee they were satisfied, that said last mentioned votes were duly and constitutionally received, sorted, counted and declared, with the other votes, in open Town Meeting, and they have allowed and counted the same, for the Persons for whom they were respectively given. In some of the Returns of votes, which were counted for Abijah Usher Jr, the Junior was omitted. 262 Votes were returned as given in Buxton for Abijah Usher Esquire. Evidence was furnished to the Committee that these were actually given for Abijah Usher Jr, and so recorded on the Town Records. Others votes were returned for Hon. Abijah usher, which title of Hon. it was made to appear, is
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