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Senate Journal 1830 (30-318509-P162A.pdf)

XVI [Protest against the right of Hon. Joshua Hall to preside, act and vote at the Senate Board, and for other purposes. See Journal of the Senate Page 47. 75.

In Senate 2nd February 1830

Whereas by the decease of the Hon. Enoch Lincoln, late Governor of the State of Maine, it became the duty of the President of the Senate to exercise the office of Governor until another Governor shall be duly qualified, and by the Constitution his duties as President, while so exercising the office of Governor, shall be suspended: and Whereas, the Hon. Joshua Hall was on the Fourteenth day of January last duly elected President of the Senate and accepted the office and still continues to hold the same, and no other Person having been duly qualified to act as Governor, we, the undersigned Senators of the State of Maine, hereby protest against the right of the said Joshua Hall to preside and act and vote at the Senate Board, believing such a course to be incompatible with the provisions of the Constitution: and Whereas it has been ascertained by the Senate that Sixteen Senators have been elected, and there are four vacancies; to wit: There in the District of York, and that John Bodwell, Abijah Usher Jr, Nathan D. Appleton, Moses Sweat, Benjamin Pike and James Goodwin are the Constitutional Candidates to fill said vacancies; and one vacancy in the District of Washington and that Obadiah Hill and Charles Peavy are the Constitutional Candidates to fill said vacancy; and the Members of the House of Representatives having communicated to the Senators a Message, proposing a Meeting of the Senators elected and the Members of the House of Representatives in the Hall of the House of Representatives, at eleven oclock this forenoon for the purpose of electing by Joint Ballot the number of Senators required by the Constitution to fill said vacancies: we do hereby concur with the Members of the House, and consent to meet them at the time and place and for the purposes of one said. And we claim to have this statement and determination entered upon the Journal of the Senate.

(Signed) James Drummond. Syms Gardner. Halsey Healey. Abenezer Helton. Asher Hinds. S .Kingsbery. Elijah Morse. Ebenezer S. Phelps.

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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