Senate Journal 1836 (30-318513-P025A.pdf)
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Tuesday, January 12, 1836.
Order from the House of Representatives, instructing the Committee on the Judiciary to inquire into the expediency of fixing, by law, the period for the execution of criminals, condemned to death, not exceeding one year from the time of passing sentence upon them, - read and on motion of Mr Purinton ordered that when the question is taken on the passage of said order, it shall be by yeas and nays. -and the same on motion of Mr. Fish was ordered to lie on the table.
Order from the House of Representatives instructing the Committee on the Judiciary to inquire into the expediency of modifying the criminal Jurisdiction of the Courts and otherwise revising and altering the criminal law - read and passed in concurrence.
Order from the House of Representatives instructing the Committee on the Judiciary to inquire into the expediency of increasing the number of the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court and Court of Common Pleas - read and passed in concurrence.
A communication was received from Asaph R. Nichols, signifying his acceptance of the Office of Secretary of State - read and sent down.
A message was received from the Governor, transmitting the annual Report of the Adjutant General, which Report on motion of Mr Merrow was ordered to lie on the table, and on motion of Mr Jewett ordered that five hundred copies be printed for the use of the Legislature.
Mr Johnson of Somerset appeared. He was conducted to the Governor and Council by Mr Talbot, and was
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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