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" ... refers to the majority of votes returned, and not to the aggregate of local and municipal majorities : that this is a self-evident position, resulting from the perusal of the act and not susceptible of illustration or contravention by any argument. "
Collections of the Pejepscot Historical Society - Page 20
1889 - 157 pages
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The History of Portland, from its First Settlement

William Willis - 1833
...relative to the construction of the convention, they " have no hesitation in saying that the committee have misconstrued the act by which their powers were...of local and municipal majorities: that this is a self evident position, resulting from the perusal of the act and not susceptible of illustration or...
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The history of Portland, from 1632 to 1864: with a notice of previous ...

William Willis - Maine - 1865 - 928 pages
...relative to the construction of the convention, they "have no hesitation in saying that the committee have misconstrued the act by which their powers were...that this is a self-evident position, resulting from the perusal of the act and not susceptible of illustration or contravention by any argument. That of...
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The History of Portland, from 1632 to 1864: With a Notice of Previous ...

William Willis - Maine - 1865 - 928 pages
...saying that the committee have misconstrued tlie act by which their powers were defined : that the wonl 'majority' refers to the majority of votes returned, and not to the aggregate ! local and municipal majorities : that this is a self-evident position, resulting from the perusal...
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Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, Volumes 70-75

American Antiquarian Society - United States - 1878
...ceeded to say: "Upon this statement, the committee have no hesitation in expressing their fall conviction that the convention have misconstrued the...were defined. That the word ' majority ' refers to a majority of the votes returned, and not to the aggregate of local and municipal majorities. That...
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The People's Law: Or, Popular Participation in Law-making from Ancient Folk ...

Charles Sumner Lobingier - Democracy - 1909 - 429 pages
...this report was placed before the General Court, it was referred to a committee which expressed its "full conviction, that the Convention have misconstrued...the aggregate of local and municipal majorities." ' It further declared : " Massachusetts will be anxious for no union which does not spring from...
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The People's Law: Or, Popular Participation in Law-making from Ancient Folk ...

Charles Sumner Lobingier - Democracy - 1909 - 429 pages
...this report was placed before the General Court, it was referred to a committee which expressed its "full conviction, that the Convention have misconstrued the act by which their powers were def1ned: That the word 'majority' refers to the majority of votes returned, and not to the aggregate...
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1816: America Rising

Carl Edward Skeen - History - 2003 - 299 pages
...formed another joint committee, again chaired by Harrison Gray Otis, which reported on November 16 that "the Convention have misconstrued the act by which their powers were defined." They rejected the specious reasoning of the report, declaring that it was self-evident the terms of...
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