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Senate Journal 1830 (30-318509-P170A.pdf)

XXVII a denial to allow it.

Pursuant to the Resolve of the 16th of February 1828" relative to fines, forfeitures and bills of costs," the person appointed to examine the books and accounts therein designated, made a report to the Governor and Council in October last, of the fines, forfeitures and bills of costs which remain unpaid for the use of the State. As the Resolve does not authorize the Governor and Council to take measures to collect the sums which became due, prior to the first day of July 1828, the Secretary of State was directed to furnish the Clerks of the Courts in the several Counties with a copy of that report, and to prepare a list of the sums remaining unpaid on the first day of January last, and copies of such explanations as he should receive in relation thereto, for the present Legislature; which lists and copies are herewith transmitted; as also copies of the proceedings of the Governor and Council of the last year, in relation to accounts in the office of the Secretary of State, of warrants drawn upon the Treasury in favor of Persons who are accountable for the expenditure of the same, with a statement of such accounts existing prior to the first of January 1828, which have not since that time been settled. The method of keeping accounts for fines, forfeitures and bills of costs, prescribed in and by the Resolve of the 16th of February 1828, will obviously create in the office of the Secretary of State very numerous accounts, with Sheriffs, their Deputies and Coroners in every part of the State. An alteration of the system, so far as to make one officer in each County chargeable with the collection and payment of these sums, is recommended. There are several appropriations made by former Legislatures for specific objects which have been applied, only in part, and are not now needed for the purposes for which the appropriations were made; yet the balances appear on the books as a charge upon the Treasury. A Schedule of the accounts is transmitted herewith, and it is submitted to the considerate of the Legislature, whether these unexpended balances may not be transferred to some other appropriation, and the old accounts balanced.

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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