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Senate Journal 1830 (30-318509-P174A.pdf)

XXIII two more 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 & constitutionally, received sorted, counted and declared with the other votes in open town meeting, and they have altered and counted the same for the persons for whom they were given respectively. In some of the returns of votes, which were counted for Abijah Usher Junior, the Junior was omitted - 262 votes were returned as given in Buxton for Abijah Usher Esquire - Evidence was furnished to the Committee that then were actually given for Abijah Usher Junior and so recorded on the town records other votes were returned for Hon Abijah Usher, which title of Hon, it was made to appear, is usually accorded in courtesy to Abijah Usher Junior, on account of his having been a member of the Senate at a former period- There were other votes for Abijah Usher without such designation, but from the evidence produced, a majority of the Committee were led to believe, that they were intended for said Abijah Usher Junior, and the aforesaid votes were accordingly allowed and counted- In this District there is one deficiency Moses Sweat has 3528 James Goodwin has 3524 and they severally have the highest number of votes among the persons voted for, and not elected, and are not elected, and are the Constitutional Candidates to supply the deficiency in said District

In the District of Cumberland, the whole number of votes given in and retuned in conformity with the provisions of the Constitution are 8526

Necessary to constitute an election 4264 Robert P Dunlap has 4514 John L Megquier has 4524 Theodore Ingalls has 4523 and are elected In the District of Lincoln, the whole number of votes

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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