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Senate Journal 1837 (30-318514-P008A.pdf)

6. Fri. Jan. 6.

Mr Isaac Strickland, Eleventh District Oxford Co.

On motion of Mr. Talbot, Ordered, that a message be sent to the Governor and Council informing them that a quorum of the Senators elect is present and are ready to be qualified according to the Constitution - which message was delivered by Mr Talbot.

Where upon the Governor and Council, attended by the Secretary of State and the Sheriff of Kennebec County, came in and the Senators elect, before the Governor and Council took and subscribed the oaths required by the Constitution to qualify them to enter upon the discharge of their official duties, after which the Governor and Council withdrew.

On motion of Mr Manning, Ordered, that Messrs. Manning, Benson and Mildram be a committee to receive, sort, and count the votes for President; which Committee, having attended to the duties assigned them, reported that the whole number of votes given in was - 18 Necessary for a choice 10 John C. Talbot had 17 S. Staples 1.

John C. Talbot was declared duly elected, who signifying his acceptance by an adress & took the chair

President Address.

Mr Chairman: The vote that has just been passed has offered to me a place both honorable and responsible. To be called to preside over

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: 1837

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