Senate Journal 1836 (30-318513-P103A.pdf)
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Petition of Henry Davidson and others praying for assistance in making highways - read and referred to the Delegation of Waldo in concurrence.
Petition of Edward Hodgkins and others praying for an Act to authorize the Selectmen of Towns to appoint Measurers of Salt, Corn and Grain - read and referred to the Committee on Agriculture in concurrence.
Remonstrance of James Emerson and others against the abolition of Capital Punishment - read and referred to the Committee on Capital Punishments in concurrence.
Order from the House of Representatives instructing the Committee on the Judiciary to inquire into the expediency of providing by law, that the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court and also the Court of Common Pleas shall, in all jury causes before them tried between party and party, reduce their charge to writing at the request of either of the parties, their agents or attornies, so far as the same relates to matters of law - read and passed in concurrence.
Order from the House of Representatives instructing the Committee on Accounts to inquire into the expediency of providing by law, some better method of auditing accounts against the State - read and passed in concurrence.
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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