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House Journal 1833 (30-318948-P018A.pdf)

26 Petition of Daniel Perkins 3d - of Stilman Drake - of John A. B. Whitman - each praying for change of name - were severally read and referred to the Committee on change of Names

Agreeably to assignment two branches of the Legislature met in convention in the Representatives Hall for the purpose of choosing seven councillors to advise the Governor in the Executive department of the Government the present year - also for the Choice of Secretary of State, Messrs Davee, Hamlin and Bradbury of the Senate, Messrs Smith of Westbrook, Webster of Belfast, Washbum of Liver. More, Chase of Calais and Phelps of Fairfield - were appointed a Committee to receive sort and count the votes for councillors, who having attended to the duty assigned them, reported that the whole number of votes given in was one hundred and ninety two - necessary to constitute a choice ninety seven - Nathaniel Clark had one hundred and twenty six - Robert P. Dunlap one and twenty four - Alfred Pence one hundred and twenty three Thomas Sawyer Jr. one hundred and twenty four - Isaiah[?] Dana one hundred and twenty three, John Hodgdon one hundred and nineteen and were declared elected - They also reported that Benjamin Greene had sixty nine votes, John Perley sixty nine, William Frost, sixty one - Edward Kent sixty nine - Benjamin Bradford sixty nine - Nathaniel Groton sixty four - Isaiah Merrow five five[?] - Amos Patten mo - The Committee failing on the first Ballot to elect the seventh Councillor, it was ordered that a second ballot be taken for that purpose - The same Committee there proceeded to receive sort and count the votes for a seventh Councillor - and having attended to that duty, reported that the whole number given in was one hundred eighty four - necessary to a choice ninety three - Amos H.

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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Language: English

Date: 1833

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