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Senate Journal 1830 (30-318509-P161B.pdf)

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alone such deficiencies must and ought to be supplied: and, because the undersigned believe that that Construction of the Constitution, by which a "part" of the Senators elected by the people and a "part" of members of the House of Representatives have assumed, in a Convention, to the existence and formations of which the Senate has never consented and which was not attended by any of its Constitutional Officers, to judge of the "Elections" and Qualifications" of the Members of the Senate, and to determine what deficiencies exist and also to determine who are the Constitutional Candidates to supply deficiencies, by them, and directly to prostate and overthrows the Independence of the Senate, and, in fact, to make the Senate a Subordinate instead of a "Coordinate" branch of the Legislature, and to destroy the Check which the Constitution plainly intends the Senate shall be upon the House of Representatives.

And the undersigned request that this their Protest maybe entered upon the Journal and Records of the Senate. (Signed)

Robert P. Dunlap. Charles Hutchings Jr. John L. Megquier. James Steele. Theodore Ingalls. Daniel Hutchinson. Thomas Davee.

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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