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manner as shall be best calculated to subserve the public interest, and as will furnish at least one copy thereof to each state library.
Resolved, That the Senators from this State in the Congress of the United States be instructed, and the Representatives requested, to use their influence to procure the passage of a law providing for the accomplishment of the design recommended in the foregoing resolution.
And be it further resolved, That His Excellency the Governor be requested to forward a copy of the foregoing preamble and resolutions to the presiding officers of both Houses of the 29th Congress, and to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.
On the question,
Ordered, That the clerk request the concurrence of the Sen'ate therein.
On motion of Mr. Bean of Warner
The House resumed the consideration of the bill, entitled “An act to prohibit members of the legislature from receiving pay when not in actual attendance upon the duties thereof," with the amendments which came down from the Senate.
The Senate proposed so to amend said bill, as to strike out all after the enacting clause and insert a substitute.
The sections of said bill were as follows:
Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any member of either branch of the legislature of this State, to receive pay for his attendance, as such member, upon any day, when the House to which belongs shall sit, during some portion of which day he shall not have been actually present during the sitting thereof, unless specially excused by a vote of the house to which he belongs.
Sec. 2. Every member of both branches of the legislature, who shall have been absent, without special permission, any number of days during any session of the legislature, shall furnish to the clerk of the house to which he belongs, one day at least before the close of the session, an accurate statement of the number of days he has been so absent; and the clerks of both houses shall make
rolls in accordance with such statements. Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and af
ter its passage.
The amendment of the Senate was as follows: That from and after the passage of this act, it shall be unlawful for any member or officer of the executive or either branch of
the legislature of this State, to receive pay for his attendance for any day on which he may have been absent during the whole sitting, unless detained from his place by sickness, or specially excused from attending by a vote of the body to which he belongs. And every member or officer who may have been absent for any number of days during any session of the legislature, shall furnish to the clerk or officer charged with the making up of the pay roll for the branch to which he belongs, at least one day before the close of the session, a statement of the number of days he may have been absent, and the pay rolls shall be made up accordingly.
On the question,
Will the House concur with the Senate in the adoption of the foregoing amendment?
The yeas and nays were called for.
Those who voted in the affirmative were Messrs.
Sawyer of Atkinson
Waldron of Dover
Perkins Champion Rice Smith of Moultonborough Sawyer of Wakefield Cate Cotton Corser Gerrish of Boscawen Green Jones of Bradford Clough of Canterbury Kowlton Carter Rolfe Noyes Fowler Page of Concord Wait Foster of Henniker Craig Mitchell Patterson Page of Hopkinton Clough of Loudon Gibson Trussell Wadleigh of Northfield Lyford Fellows Page of Sutton Collins of Warner Bean of Warner Boylston Griffin Swett Shattuck Manahan Richards Sargent of Goffstown Hadley of Hancock Goodale
Ayer Tenney McQuesten of Litchfield Cram of Lyndeborough Brown of Manchester Moore Foster of Manchester James Mowry Smith of Manchester Smith of Mont Vernon Chase of Nashua Lawrence Gay Wetherbee Hogg Atwood Miller Morrison Nay Paige of Weare Cram of Wilton Vilas Marshall Day Felt Wheeler of Keene Batcheller of Marlborough Baker Hutchinson Cook of Richmond Adams of Roxbury Eaton Peabody Richardson Hewes Maynard Albee Tracy Williams Tolles Cooper
Morse of Lisbon
Those who voted in the negative were Messrs.
Sawyer of Dover Marston of Exeter
Demeritt of Lee Kelly
Hilton Marston of Hampton
Dame Blake of Kensington
Blaisdell of Gilford Calef
Merrill Batchelder of North Hampton Eastman Beck
Brown of Ossipee Vennard
Sinclair Hadley of Portsmouth Wentworth Woodbury
Bean of Tuftonborough
Ayes 152, Noes 56.
Will the House concur with the Senate in their amendment to the title of said bill?
It was decided in the affirmative.
Ordered, That the clerk inform the Senate of the concurrence of the House in said amendments.
On motion of Mr. Page of Sutton
The House resumed the consideration of the bill, entitled “An act to sever a part of the town of Grantham and annex the same to the town of Plainfield.”
Mr. Page of Sutton proposed an amendment to said bill.
Resolved, That the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the law, that the crime of adultery be punished by confinement to hard labor in the State Prison for a term of
years. The following message was received from the Senate by their clerk:
“Mr. Speaker-The Senate have postponed indefinitely the bills with the following titles: