Collections of the Pejepscot Historical Society, Volume 1, Part 1

Front Cover
The Society, 1889 - Brunswick (Me.) - 157 pages
0 Reviews
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 14 - ... 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.
Page 15 - Brunswick convention to take any measures tending to that event have ceased" ; and "that it is not expedient for the present General Court to adopt any further measures in regard to the separation of the District of Maine.
Page 9 - ... an assembly of men charged with the most solemn duties," meaning no doubt a convention of opinion • n,l decision of Massachusetts should be delegates chosen by towns. Here the delegates would have been in proportion to the number of majorities in each corporation and not in proportion to the aggregate majority of all the votes returned. It is understood that the bill as first reported to the legislature, authorized the delegates to decide on the expediency. It was however so far amended as...
Page 10 - ... four of the votes returned. The corporate majorities of yeas must be placed in one column and those of nays in the other and each added — Then, as five is to four so is the aggregate majority of yeas in the towns and plantations in favor, to the aggregate majority of nays in those opposed.
Page 10 - that if a majority of five to four at least of the votes returned are in favor of said District's becoming an independent State aforesaid, then and not otherwise, said convention shall proceed to form a constitution, as is provided in this act.
Page 14 - majority ' refers to a majority of the votes returned, and not to the aggregate of local and municipal majorities. That this is a self-evident position, resulting from a perusal of the Act, and not susceptible of illustration or contravention by any argument That of consequence, the contingency, provided...
Page 9 - But your committee do not feel authorised to say that these words have no meaning. In the report of the committee prefixed to the act, it appears to have been the intention, that the expediency of separation should have been decided, by "an assembly of men charged with the most solemn duties," meaning no doubt a convention of delegate!

Bibliographic information