Official Charge of the Election to be held December 6, 1819:
At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the ____of ____ in the county of ____qualified to vote for Senators, holden on the first Monday of December, being the sixth day of said month, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, for the purpose of giving in their votes in writing, expressing their approbation or disapprobation of the Constitution prepared by the Convention of Delegates, assembled at Portland, on the second Monday of October last, pursuant to An Act, entitled “An Act relating to the Separation of the District of Maine from Massachusetts proper , and forming the same into a separate and independent State.”
The whole number of votes given in, in said ____ were sorted and counted in the open meeting of the _____by the Selectmen who presided at said meeting and were ____ of which ______ were in the favor of the Constitution prepared by the Convention as aforesaid, and ______________
Were opposed to said Constitution.
The foregoing is a true copy of the record, as entered in open meeting in the books of the __________Attest, Selectmen of __________ Town Clerk Note.
The foregoing return must be transmitted and delivered to the Committee appointed by the Convention to receive returns, on or before the first day of January next.
PORTLAND, October 29th, 1819
Resolved, that the Constitution adopted by this Convention, be published and sent to the several towns, districts and plantations within the District of Maine ;-- and that the inhabitants thereof, qualified y law, be required to assemble in their respective towns, districts and plantations, on the first Monday of December next, to give in their votes in writing, expressing their approbation of or disapprobation of said Constitution.
Read and accepted, WILLIAM KING, President. Attest, R. C. Vose, Secretary.
IN CONVENTION AT PORTLAND, October 29th, 1819
Resolved, That the Hon. A. K. Parris, Hon. Ezekiel Whitman, and William P. Preble, Esquire, be a Committee to receive the returns of the several towns and plantations approving or disapproving of the Constitution prepared by this Convention.
Attest, ROBERT C. VOSE, Secretary.