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Senate Journal 1836 (30-318513-P093A.pdf)

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Petition of the town of Howland, praying that that part of said town south of the Piscataquis River may be incorporated into a town by the name of Emerson - read and referred to the Committee on Incorporation of Towns in concurrence.

Petition of the Overseers of the Poor of Deer Isle, praying for remuneration for expenses incurred in nursing a foreigner, sick with the Small Pox - read and referred to the Committee on Accounts in concurrence.

Petition of Jonathan Farrar and others, praying for the abolition of Capital Punishments - read and referred to the Committee on Capital Punishment in concurrence.

A communication was received from Nathan Weston, Albion H. Paris and Nicholas Emery, Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court, giving their opinion in the affirmative on the question "If the Legislature shall abolish the punishment of death, will the crime of murder become a bailable offence?" - read and referred to the Committee on Capital Punishments. Sent down for concurrence. Concurred.

Mr Jarvis gave notice that tomorrow at eleven o'clock, he should call up the Bill to regulate Banks

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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Language: English

Date: 1836

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