House Journal 1836 (30-318951-P086B.pdf)
Tuesday February 9th 1836
Met according to adjournment.
Reports on the Order of 18th ult, relative yo corporations - on the Order of 21. ult relative to County Commissioners - on the Order of 1st inst relative relative to Public Commissioners - on the Order of 19th ult relative to a valuation for Schoolhouses that legislation is inexpedient, were severally read & accepted in concurrence with the Senate.
Memorial of the Proprietors of the Thomaston Bridges against the petition of John Creighton & others was read & referred in concurrence, to the Committee on Roads & Bridges.
Opinion of the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court on the question " If the Legislature shall abolish the punishment of death, will the crime of murder become by the Constitution bailable offense" that the same would become bailable, was read & referred in concurrence to the Committee on Capital Punishments.
Bill - An Act to fix the compensation of superintending School Committees was read once & ordered to lie on the table.
Resolve authorizing the Treasurer to receive the fourth instalment due from Nehemiah Leavitt, was read twice & passed to be engrossed in concurrence with the Senate.
Petition of Newell Witherly & others & of - " George Burnham - both that the prayer of the petition of S.A. Morse & others
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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