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qualifications necessary to the proper performance of its duties ; but, relying on your aid and support, I entered upon those duties with a confident hope of rendering my services in some degree acceptable; and having so far succeeded as to elicit the expression of your approbation as contained in the resolution wbich you have so generously adopted, is to me a source of satisfaction surpassed only by a consciousness of having endeavored, 10 the ut. most of my abilities, to perform the duties of the station uprightly and impartially.

Pernit me to return you my sincere thanks for the uniform courtesy, kindness and support which has at all times and on all occasions been extended towards me by each and every member of this body, and to assure you that it is with the utmost pleasure that I bear witness to the prompt attention whii h has been given by each and every member of this House to the public business which has been presented for your consideration and action.

Be pleased, Senators, to accept my best wishes for your safe and joyous return to your families—for your present and future prosperity and liappiness, and that we may be permitted again to assemble, at the time to which the Legislature may be adjourned, fully prepared to enter upon our public duties.”

On motion of Mr. Gregg

Resolved, That when the Senate adjourn this evening, it be to meet again to-morrow at five o'clock in the morning.

A message from the House of Representatives by their Clerk :

"Mr. President--The House of Representatives have passed a bill entitled "An act to abrogate the right to vote by proxy in certain cases,” in which they ask the concurrence of the Honor. able Senate."

The foregoing bill, sent up from the House of Representatives for concurrence, was read a first time.

Mr. Gregg moved that it lie upon the table.
On the question, shall this bill lie upon the table?
Mr. Gregg demanded the yeas and nays.

Those who voted in the affirmative were Messrs. Creighton, Gregs, Adams, Brown, Belding and Goodhue-6.

Those who voted in the negative were Messrs. Pickering, Renton, Nutter, Cornerford, Neuleton and Johnson-6.

So the motion to lay the biil upon the table did not prevail.
The bill was then read a second time.

Mr. Adams moved that the further consideration of the bill be postponed to ihe next session of the Legislature

Which was decided in the negative.
Oo motion of Mr. Johnson-

Resolșed, That the rule: of the Senate be so far suspended that this bill be read a third time at the present time.

Said bill was accordingly read a third time.
On the question, sliall this bill pass?
Mr. Nuiter demanded the yeas and nays.

Those wbo voted in the affirmative were Messrs. Pickering, Renton, Nutter, Cornerford, Nelleton and Johnson-0.

Those who voted in the negative were Messrs. Creighton, Gregg, Adams, Brown, Belding and Goodhue—6.

So the bill was rejected.

Ordered, That the Clerk notify the House of Representatives accordingly.

Dr. Goodhue, from the joint committee on Engrossed Bills, reported that they had carefully examined and found correctly engrossed bills and resolutions and an address with the following titles:

"An act providing for the return of inventories."

"An act to incorporate certain persons by the name of the Hopkinton Village Aqueduct Association."

"An act in favor of Charles 11. Peaslee, Adjutant and Inspector General.”

"An act to establish times and places for holding Courts of Probate in the county of Coos."

"A resolution directing the payment of money into the Treasury by Robert Davis, Jate Quarier Master General.”

"A resolution in favor of Jeremiah Gates and others.”

A resolution authorizing the Treasures of this Siate to borrow money on the credit and for the use of the State."

"A resolution in favor of David H. Collins and others."
“An address for the removal of certain military officers."

A message was received from the House of Representatives giving information that the Speaker of that body had signed the foregoing bills resolutions, and addresses reported as correctly engrossed by the committee on Engrossed Bills, and their Clerk was directed to lay them before the Senate for the signature of their President.

Thereupon the President of the Senate signed said bills, resolutions, and addresses, and the same were delivered to the Committee on Engrossed Bills to be laid before the Governor for his approval and signature.

Mr. Goodhue, from said committee, reported that they had this evening presented the aforesaid bills resolutions and addresses, by them reported as correctly eng, ossed, 10 His Excellency the Governor for his approval.

Mr. Gregs, from the joini committee on Engrossed Bills, reportsıl that they had carefully examined and found correcily engrossed the bill entitled "An act in addition to an art entitled an act to incorporate the New lJainpshire Asylumn for the Insane."

A message was received from the House of Representatives giving information that the Speaker of that body had signed the foregoing bill, reported as correctly engrossed by the committee on Engrossed Bills, and their Clerk was directed to lay it before the Senate for the signature of their President.

Thereupon the President of the Senate signed said bill and the same was delivered to the committeed on Engrossed Bills, to be laid before the Governor for his approval and signature.

Mr. Goolhue, froin said committee, reported that they had this evening presented the aforesaid bill, by them reported as correctly engrossed, to His Exellency the Governor for his approval.

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Mr. Pickering moved a reconsideration of the vote rejecting the bill entitled An act to abrogate the right to vote by proxy in certain cases."

On the question, will the Senate reconsider the vote rejecting said bill?

Mr. Belding demanded the nays.

Those who voted in the affirmative were Messrs. Pickering, Rentou, Nutter, Comerford, Nettleton and Johnson---6.

Those who voted in the negative were Messrs. Creighton, Gregg, Adams, Brown, Belding and Goodhue-6.

So the motion to reconsider did not prevail.
Ou motion of Mr. Pickeri:g-

The Senale adjourned.

SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 1840.

A message from the House of Representatives by their Clerk:

“Mr. President—The House of Representatives have appointed Messrs. Hoit of Bridgewater, Moore of Milford, Bludgett, Spaulding, George of Plaistow, Ames, Wedgewood, Bixby, Ferrin and Batchelder of Marlborough, with such as the Senate may join, a committee to wait upon His Excellency the Governor and informi bin that the business of the preseni session being finished, loth branches of the Legislature are now ready to be adjourned to Wednesday the eighteenth day of November next; in which they ask the concurrence of the Honorable Senate."

On motion of Mr. Goodhue

Resol-ed, That the Senate concur with the House of Representatives in the appointment of a joint select committee to inform the Governor of the readiness of the Legislatore to adjourn.

Ordered, That Messrs. Gregg and Goodhue be joined io said committee on the part of the Senate.

Ordered, That the Clerk notify the House of Representatives accordingly.

Mr. Gregg, from the joint committee on Engrossed Bills, reported that they had carefully examined and found correctly engrossed, bills and resolutions with the following titles :

“ An act relating to Rail Roads and other corporations. “ An act to alter the names of certain persons."

"An act in amendment of an act entiiled an act in addition to an act entitled an act for laying out highways, passed July 3, 1929.”

"An act in favor of the Portsmouth Artillery Company in the first regiment N. H. militia."

“An act 10 incorporate the Nashua Literary Institution.”

« An act to annex a certain tract of land in the town of Landaff to School District No. 2 in the town of Lincoln."

6 An act 10 extend the time for the completion of the Sswalls! Falls Locks and Canal."

“ An act in favor of the Strafford Guards."

“ An act suspending for a limited time the operation of an act entitled an act prohibiting the emission and circulation of bank bills of a sinall denomination, passed January 13, 1837."

“ An act 10 repeal an act entitled an act 10 incorporate the proprietors of the Coventry Turnpike Road in New llampsliire.

" An act in favor of the Nashua Artillery Company;' “ An act to incorporate Engine Company No. 4 in Concord.” "An act to provide for the choice of Road Commisioners."

"An act in imendment of an act entiiled an act for the limitation of actions and preventing vexatious suits."

“A resolution requiring the Librarian to procure the binding of such books and pamphlets in the State Library, as niay be worthy of preservation.”

“A resolution appointing Jacob C. Carter Librarian,"
"A resolution in favor of Philip Carrigain."
"A resolution in favor of John C. Gerrish,”

“ A resolution appointing William Fiske 10 take charge of the State Ilvuse and Siate House Yard."

"A resolution directing the niode in which the Secretary of State shall forward blanks, &c. to the several 1owns."

"A resolution in favor of Rev. N. Boulon and others."
"A resolution in favor of J. B. Wiggin."
"A resclution in favcr of John T. Blake."

"A resolution directing the Governor to appoint three persons to revise, codify and amend the statute laws of New Hampshire."

A resolution fixing Wednesday the eighteenth day of November next as the day to which the Legislature shall adjourn at the close of the present session."

A message was received from the House of Representatives giving information that the Speaker of that body liad signed the foregoing bills and resolutions, reported as correctly engrossed by the committee on Engrossed Bills, and their Clerk was directed to lay them before the Senate for the signature of their President.

Thereupon the President of the Senate signed said bills and resolutions, and the same were delivered to the committee on Engrossed Bills to be laid before the Governor for bis approval and signature.

Mr. Gregg, from said committee, reported that they had this day presented the aforesaid bills and resolutions, by the reported as correctly engrossed, to His Excellency the Governor for his approval.

Mr. Gregg, from the joint select committee appointed to wait on His Excellency the Governor and inform him of the readiness

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