History of the Proceedings and Extraordinary Measures of the Legislature of Maine, for the Year 1830; With the Several Opinions of the Justices of the

History of the Proceedings and Extraordinary Measures of the Legislature of Maine, for the Year 1830; With the Several Opinions of the Justices of the

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ... preclude it. But the motion was negatived, YEAS--Dunlap, Davee, Hall, Hutchinson, Hutchins, Ingalls, Megquier, Steele--8. 14 for Smith, 0 for Huntoon. j Jlingsbeiy, Phelps, Hilton. t Megquier, Hutchinson, Dunlap, Ingalls. NAYS--Drummond Gardner, Healey, Hilton, Hinds, Kingsbery, Phelps, Morse--8. The object of treating the voters of Baileyville with the liberality extended to other towns, whose returns were no less defective, was not abandoned here. Mr. Megquier, after the last vote had been declared, moved "that the chairman of the committee on the returns of votes for Senators, be requested to read to the board the return of votes for Senators from the town of Baileyville, to show who was the clerk of said town." The only argument offered in opposition to this motion was, that it was unparliamentary to read such evidence in debate--that the report should be recommitted, or no new light could properly be admitted upon the subject of it. In reply it was urged, f that it was altogether inexpedient to waste the time of recommitting the report, when the evidence asked was contained in a single line of a document already in the possession of the Senate, it being in the hands of the chairman of the committee on senatorial returns, who could read in a minute all that was required;--that if the objection to the return of votes from Baileyville was, that two persons had certified as town clerks--one being, probably, clerk pro tern, in the absence of the other, the legal clerk;--that if gentlemen who make this objection, would permit the other return from the same town to be read, all doubts as to who was the town clerk, would be dissipated; that, if they would not do this, it was asked what evidence there was, that Daniel' Ford, the certifying...show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236530882