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stand uncovered till they are counted, and the vote made certain without any further debate.

45. One Monitor shall be appointed by the Speaker for each division of the House, whose duty it shall be, to see to the due observance of the Orders of the House, and on demand of the Speaker, to return the number of votes and members in their respective divisions.

46. If any member shall transgress any of the Rules and Orders of the House, and persist therein, after being notified thereof by any Monitor, it shall be the duty of such Monitor to give information thereof to the House.

PETITIONS, MEMORIALS, &c.

47. All Petitions, Memorials, and other papers addressed to the House, shall be presented by the Speaker, or by a member in his place, and shall be endorsed with the name of the person presenting it, and the subject matter of the same. They shall be read by the Speaker, Clerk, or such other person as the Speaker may request, and shall be taken up in the order they were first presented, unless when the House shall otherwise direct.

48. No Petition of a private nature shall be received after the expiration of thirty days from the commencement of the session, unless by order of the House.

BILLS, RESOLUTIONS AND GRANTS.

49. No resolution for a grant of money shall pass without being read on two several days, the second time to be assigned by the House.

50. No engrossed bill or resolve shall be sent to the

Senate without notice thereof being given to the House by the Speaker.

51. No bill shall pass to be engrossed until it shall have had three several readings, the time for the last reading shall be assigned by the House; the second reading shall be by the title, and at the time of the first, unless objected to, in which case a time shall be assigned.

52. No act or resolve shall be passed affecting the rights of individuals or corporations, without previous notice to such individuals or corporations.

53. All bills in their third reading and resolves in their second reading shall be committed to the Standing Committee on bills in the third reading, to be by them examined, corrected, and so reported to the House.

54. All engrossed bills and resolves shall be committed to the Standing Committee on Engrossed Bills, to be strictly examined; and if found by them to be truly and strictly engrossed, they shall so report to the House, and the same shall pass to be enacted without any further reading, unless on motion of any member, a majority of the House shall be in favor of reading the same as engrossed.

COMMITTEES.

55. The following Standing Committees shall be appointed at the commencement of the session, with leave to report by bill or otherwise, viz:

On Elections,

On Engrossed Bills,

On Finance,

On County Estimates,

On Bills in the Third Reading,

On Leave of Absence.

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JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES.

On the Judiciary,

On Literary Institutions,

On Banks and Banking,

On Incorporation of Towns,

On Division of Towns,

On Division of Counties,
On State Lands,

On State Roads,

On the State Prison,

On Roads and Bridges,

On Canals and Rail Roads,

On Interior Waters,

On the Militia,

On Agriculture,

On Manufactures,

On Accounts,

On Parishes,
On Claims,

On Public Buildings,

On Interior Fisheries,

On Military Pensions,
On Indian Affairs,

On the Library,

To consist of seven members each on the part of the House, except on the Library, which shall consist. of three.

56. In all elections by ballot, of committees of the House, the person having the highest number of votes, shall act as chairman.

57. Any member having obtained leave of absence,

and having in his possession any papers relative to the business before the House, shall leave the same with the Clerk.

58. The chairman of every committee, other than of the Standing Committees, who shall have business referred to them, shall make report of their doings therein, within four days after their appointment.

ELECTIONS.

59. In all elections by ballot of the House, a time shall be assigned for such election, at least one day previous thereto.

OF THE REPRESENTATIVES' HALL.

60. No person, not a member or officer of the House, except members of the Senate, their Secretary and Assistants, the Governor and Council, State's Treasurer, Secretary of State, Land Agent, Adjutant General, Judges of the S. J. Court, and C. C. Pleas, Chaplains of the House and Senate, and Reporters of the proceedings and debates of the House, shall be admitted within the Representatives' Hall, unless invited by the Speaker, or some member of the House.

JOINT RULES.

1. All endorsements on papers on their passage between the two Houses (excepting bills and resolves on their final passage) shall be under the signature of the Clerk of the House, or Secretary of the Senate, respectively.

2. Whenever a select committee shall be appointed by the House, and be joined by the Senate, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Senate to transmit to the Clerk of the House the names of the members of the Senate, so joined, in order that they may be entered upon the Journal of the House.

CIVIL GOVERNMENT

OF THE

STATE OF MAINE,

FOR THE POLITICAL YEAR

1840.

JOHN FAIRFIELD, SACO,

GOVERNOR.

COUNCIL.

GOWEN WILSON,

JOHN WEBB,

BENJAMIN F. EASTMAN,

ALPHEUS LYON,

NATHAN C. FLETCHER,

JOHN BURNHAM,

MICAH J. TALBOT,

THOMAS WHITE, Messenger

to the Governor and Council.

PHILIP C. JOHNSON, Secretary of State.

Treasurer.

ABNER B. THOMPSON, Adjutant General. RUFUS MCINTIRE, Land Agent.

THOMAS SAWYER, Surveyor General.

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