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

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The Society, 1889 - Brunswick (Me.) - 157 pages
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Page 20 - ... 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 21 - 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 15 - ... 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 16 - ... 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 16 - 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 20 - 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 4 - design," he said, " had been for some months evident, by " a great number of publications in the Falmouth Gazette, call"ing upon the people in the counties of York, Cumberland and " Lincoln, to assemble together for the purpose of separating " themselves from the government of this Commonwealth, and " of withdrawing the duty and allegiance they owe to the State. " In consequence of these calls, about thirty persons, as I am " informed, assembled at the meeting-house in Falmouth, on the " 5th instant,...
Page 4 - September 17th, and 1st October instant, in order to form some plan for collecting the sentiments of said inhabitants, on the subject of said counties being formed into a separate state — Voted — " That the subscribers be a committee to apply to the several towns and plantations, in said counties, requesting them to send delegates to meet at said meetinghouse, on the first Wednesday of January next, at...
Page 15 - 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!
Page 5 - This party are for vigorous government, perhaps many of them would have been still more pleased with the new Constitution had it been more analogous to the British Constitution. The 2d. party are the eastern part of the state lying beyond New...

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