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House Journal 1836 (30-318951-P012B.pdf)

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Committee to have been duly returned is forty five thousand two hundred and eight; of this number Robert P Dunlap has twenty seven thousand seven hundred & thirty three; William King sixteen thousand eight hundred & sixty, and all other persons six hundred & fifteen; that the number necessary to constitute an election is twenty two thousand six hundred & five - that Robert P. Dunlap having twenty seven thousand seven hundred and thirty three votes, and ten thousand two hundred & fifty eight more than all other persons voted for, is constitutionally elected Governor of the State of Maine for the current political year - that in many of the returns allowed by the Committee, the name of the town was not set against the signature of the Selectmen either on the inside or outside of said returns, but as there was enough in the body of the returns to show from what towns they came, your Committee allowed and counted them. The return from New Vineyard in the County of Somerset although made into the office of the Secretary of State in season was not sealed up as the Constitution requires and the votes were rejected by your Committee.

The returns from Troy in the County of Waldo, Brownfield in the County of Oxford, Dexter in the County of Penobscot and Pembroke & Whiting in the County of Washington were not attested by the Clerks of these towns, and were severally rejected by your committee. The return from North Berwick in the County of York was signed by but one of the Selectmen of said town, and therefore rejected by your Committee. The returns from Lisbon in the County of Lincoln and Chester in the County of Penobscot were not made to the office of the Secretary of State thirty days prior to the first Wednesday of January as the Constitution requires & were therefore rejected by your Committee - and the House accepted the report in concurrence with the Senate.

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: 1836

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