Journal & votes of the House of Assembly regarding Dartmouth

Another work in progress, I hope to tie the legislative record to debates, votes, as well as Council debates and votes together for easier reference.

Tuesday, 20th December 1785: Bill for establishing a free ferry, read a first and second time

“Mr. Wallace presented the Draft of a Bill for establishing a free Ferry between Halifax and Dartmouth, which was read a first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed.”

Journal and votes of the House of Assembly for the province of Nova Scotia, 1785

Thursday, December 22d, 1785: The Bill for regulating ferries, &c. read a third time, Act for regulating ferries, agreed to be the Council

“The bill entitled, an act in addition to and amendment of an act for establishing and regulating ferries was read a third time and ordered to be sent to council by a member … A message from the Council with the act in addition to and amendment of an act for establishing and regulating ferries … agreed to by Council”

Journal and votes of the House of Assembly for the province of Nova Scotia, 1785

Wednesday 28th December, 1785: Bills assented to

“A message from his excellency the Governor requiring the attendance of the House of Assembly in the Council chamber. The speaker with the house accordingly attended, when his Excellency was pleased to give his assent to the following bills, viz: … An Act in addition to, and amendment of an act for establishing and regulating ferries”

Journal and votes of the House of Assembly for the province of Nova Scotia, 1785

Thursday 6th December, 1787: Money spent on Roads at Dartmouth, Dartmouth buildings

“A sum of £71 9 paid for roads at Dartmouth”, a mention of Dartmouth buildings.

Journal and votes of the House of Assembly for the province of Nova Scotia, 1787

Friday 7th December, 1787: House resolve itself into Committee on Dartmouth Whale Fishery

“House went into committee on the subject of the whale fishery at Dartmouth. Mr. Tonge took the chair. The commissioners appointed to extend and lay out the monies voted by the general assembly for the purpose of encouraging and establishing a whale fishery at Dartmouth, appeared before the committee, and the solicitor general, one of the commissioners having been fully heard; Mr. Wilkins thereupon moved, that the special report made by the committee of public accounts respecting the expenditure of monies, voted for the encouragement of the whale fishery be recommitted, and that the commissioners appointed for that service be desired to prepare their accounts, and submit them with vouchers to such committee to be audited and passed by them before the next session, agreeable to law; which passed in the affirmative. The speaker resumed the chair. The chairman of the committee reported the foregoing proceedings, which the house agreed to.”

Journal and votes of the House of Assembly for the province of Nova Scotia, 1787

Tuesday, 24th March, 1789: Bill for regulating the Common of the Town Plot of Dartmouth

“Presented and read a first time a Bill, entitled, An Act to enable the Inhabitants of the town plot of Dartmouth to use and occupy the common field, granted them by his excellency the lieutenant governor, in such a way as they may think most beneficial to them”

Journal and votes of the House of Assembly for the province of Nova Scotia, 1789

Wednesday, 25th March, 1789: Bill for regulating Common at Dartmouth, read second time

“Read a second time … the Bill for regulating the Common belonging to the Town Plot of Dartmouth, and ordered to be committed. The house went into a Committee on the consideration of the above bills, and the further consideration of the bills committed yesterday.”

Journal and votes of the House of Assembly for the province of Nova Scotia, 1789

Wednesday, 1st April, 1789: Bill for regulating Common at Dartmouth sent to the Council

“The following bills were read a third time, passed and sent to the council by Mr, Scwartz, who reported he delivered … The Bill for regulating the common belonging to the Town Plot at Dartmouth”

Journal and votes of the House of Assembly for the province of Nova Scotia, 1789

Saturday, 4th April, 1789: Message from Council with Dartmouth Common Bill, with Amendments

Journal and votes of the House of Assembly for the province of Nova Scotia, 1789

“A message was received from the council with the bill for regulating the common belonging to the town plot at Dartmouth, sent down with amendments.”

Monday, 6th April, 1789: the Dartmouth Common Bill

“The house having agreed to the amendments proposed by the council to the Dartmouth Common bill, the same was amended, and also passed, and Capt. Howe delivered the five forgoing bills to the Council.”

Journal and votes of the House of Assembly for the province of Nova Scotia, 1789

Thursday, 9th April, 1789: Bills assented to

“His excellency was them pleased to give his assent to the following bills: … A Bill entitled, an act to enable the inhabitants of the town plot of Dartmouth to use and occupy the common field granted them by his excellency the lieutenant governor, in such a way as they may think most beneficial to them”

Journal and votes of the House of Assembly for the province of Nova Scotia, 1789

Monday, 8th April, 1793:

“Mr. Harthorne, pursuant to leave given, presented a Bill, for extending an Act, passed in the Thirty second Year of the Reign of his late Majesty, to prevent unnecessary firing off Guns, and other fire Arms in the Town and Suburbs of Halifax, to the Town of Dartmouth, and the fame was read a first Time.”

Tuesday, 9th April, 1793:

“A bill, for extending an act, passed in the thirty second year of the reign of his late majesty, to prevent unnecessary firing of guns, and other firearms, in the town and suburbs of Halifax, to the town of Dartmouth .. was read a second time .. resolved that the said bill be committed, to a committee of the whole house.”

Wednesday, 10th April, 1793:

Saturday, 27th April, 1793: