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Senate Journal 1830 (30-318509-P160B.pdf)

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to elect three Persons to be Senators to fill three supposed deficiencies in York District, such deficiencies never having been declared by the Senate to exist in said District, and one Person to be Senator to fill a supposed deficiency in Washington District, such deficiency never having been decaled by the Senate to exist in said District; and did proceed as aforesaid to elect Persons to be Senators, who had never been determined and designated by the Senate to be the Constitutional Candidates, from whom and deficiency, in either of said Districts, ought to be filled: and Whereas Persons claiming to have been elected Senators by the Convention aforesaid, formed in the manner aforesaid, have appeared in the Senate and by virtue of such election, have claimed and do claim a right to sit and act as Senators in the deliberations and proceedings of the Senate;

Therefore the undersigned, members of the Senate of the State of Maine, do hereby most solemnly protest against the proceedings of said Convention as being wholly illegal and in direct violation of the provisions of the Constitution and, therefore, giving no right to any Person or Persons to hold a seat this Board, or to act as a Member of the Senate: any election by said Convention being altogether and absolutely null and void: and the undersigned solemnly protest against the admission of any Person, so elected, to a seat at the Senate Board, or to take any part in the deliberations and doings of the Senate: and if any Person, so elected, shall be permitted to sit and act at this Board, the undersigned hereby make known and declare that such permission is had without their consent, and they have not consented do not consent thereto and that they have not recognized and can not recognize any act, which has been, or may be done by Persons elected by said Convention, in the manner and under the circumstances aforesaid as legal or constitutional, but they must and do regard all such acts as illegal and unwarranted by the Constitution And the undersigned do thus protest, because they most conscientiously believe that it is the plain and most obvious meaning of the Constitution, and that it was the plain intention of the Frames of that Instrument, which is the supreme law of the State, that

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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