Letter from Puget Sound: Organization of the Territorial Legislature

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Title

Letter from Puget Sound: Organization of the Territorial Legislature

Subject

Politics and government

Description

A hilarious description of legislative stubbornness. The Territorial Legislature spends a week electing officers. Moving the capitol to Walla Walla was discussed. The Council (forerunner of the Senate) managed to elect most officers with the exception of Sergeant-at-Arms. After the 98th ballot, the effort was given up and the meeting adjourned.
"But little business in the way of legislation will be transacted until after the holidays. In the meantime the most important matters are being discussed freely on the outside."

Abstract

A report about the inaction and stubbornness of the Territorial Legislature.

Creator

"From an occasional correspondent"

Source

Daily Evening Bulletin

Publisher

San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Bulletin Company

Date Issued

1863-01-01

References

Hurd, Jared S.

Medium

Web

Type

newspaper

Identifier

Article GT3000186922

Bibliographic Citation

Vol. 15, No. 72, p. 3, col. D

Spatial Coverage

Olympia; Thurston

Temporal Coverage

December 1 through December 5, 1863

Provenance

King County Library System database, 19th Century Newspapers

URL

http://infotrac.galegroup.com.ezproxy.kcls.org/

Start Page

3

End Page

3