House Journal 1833 (30-318948-P009A.pdf)
8 which was administered to him by Williams Emmons Esq. a Magistrat for the County of Kennebec, as follows - I, Asaph R Nichols do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge to the best of my ability, the duties incumbent on me as Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Maine. - [underlined]So help me God.
The Clerk being duly qualified presided during the further organization of the House.
A Committee consisting of Messrs. Jarvis of Ellsworth, Washbum of Livermore, Shaw of Sanford, Fernald of Saco, and Frost of Standish, was appointed to receive, sort and count the votes for a Speaker - and on counting the same it appeared that the whole number of votes given in was one hundred and seventy five - necessary to achieve eighty eight - Nathan Clifford had one hundred and ten - Joseph Dane had sixty one - John Wilkins two - William Clark one - John D McCrate one - and [underlined]Nathan Clifford Esquire of Newfield was declared elected.
Ordered that when this House adjourn, it adjourn until nine oclock tomorrow morning.
And the House adjourned Attest Asaph R. Nichols Clerk.
Description: The journal of the House of Representatives 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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