Senate Journal 1830 (30-318509-P179A.pdf)
Journal that sixteen Senators have been elected by the people, and that there is a vacancy existing in the District of Washington - and whereas it appears by the Records of the Governor and Council, and the proceedings of the Senate above referred to that the Constitutional Candidates in said District to supply the deficiency in the same, are Obadiah Hill, who had eight hundred & forty eight votes, and Charles Peavey who had eight hundred forty one votes.
Therefore, Resolved, that this convention now proceed to elect by Joint ballot on Senators from the two candidates above named to supply the deficiency in said District - read & passed.
A committee consisting of Messrs Drummond & Hinds of the Senate and Messrs Folsom, Chamberlain & McGaffey of the House were appointed to receive sort & count the votes for a Senator to supply the deficiency in Washington District - and having attended to the duty assigned them the Committee the whole number of ballots given to be eighty two - message to constitute an election forty two - that Obadiah Hill had eighty two - and he was declared elected.
Mr Boutelle of Waterville moved the following Resolution - "State of Maine In Convention of the members of the House of Representatives and members of the Senate elect - Feby 2nd 1830 Resolved, That the Secretary of State be requested to notify John Bodwell, Abijah Usher Jun & Nathan D Appleton Esquires this day elected as Senators to supply the deficiencies in the District of York, and also Obadiah Hill Esquire elected as Senator to supply the deficiency in the District of Washington, of their election and to request their attendance forthwith - and that he be requested, when they arrive, to conduct them to the Council Chamber to be qualified & afterwards introduce them into the Senate Chamber - read & passed.
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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