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An Act establishing a Turnpike road & Gates from Shewsbury across the Mountain &c. having passed the House, Read & Concurred.

An Act granting to John Holbroock & others the Exclusive Privilidge of running a Stage &c. having passed the House &c. Read & Concurred.

An Act Ascertaining the Principles on which the List of this State shall be made & Directing Listers in their Office & Duty &c. having passed the House, Read & Concurred with proposals of amendment.

An Act in favour of John Gove &c. having passed the House &c. Read & Concurred.

Adjourned Untill 9 Oclock to Morrow Morning.

FRIDAY March the 10 Day A. D. 1797. Met according to Adjournment.

An Act for paying the Legislature the present Session &c. having passed the House, Read & Concurred.

An Act Laying 3 Cents on each acre of Land &c. [in Fairlee, read and concurred; also the same tax on each acre of that part of Richmond formerly belonging to Williston.]

An amendment to the act regulating Testate & Intestate Estates having passed the House, Read & Concurred with proposals of amendment.

An Act for regulating and Governing the Militia of this State &c. having passed the House &c. Read & Concurred with proposals of amendment.

Adjourned Untill 2 Oclock in the Afternoon.
Met according to adjournment.

An act appointing Timothy Mead Jun. to Collect a Land Tax on Landgrove & Brumley &c. having passed the House &c. Read & Concurred.

An act in addition to an act for Granting a Tax of one penny on each acre of Land upon the Township of Fayston &c. having passed the House, Read & Concurred.

An act appointing Jonas Brigham a Committee man &c. having passed the House, Read & Concurred.

An act Directing the Treasurer to receive a Certain Note or Order & pay the same to Paul Gates &c. having passed the House &c. Read & Concurred with an amendment.

An Act suspending the Operation of Certain acts therein mentioned and for other purposes &c. having passed the House &c. Read and Concurred with proposals of amendment.

The Debenture of the Council being made out & Read &c. Resolved that M". Jacob be Appointed to Apply to the Treasurer for the pay &c.

An act in addition to & Alteration of an Act entitled an act Empowering and Directing certain persons therein named to Lay out & survey a post road from Massichusetts Line to the North Line of Newbury &c. having passed the House, Read & Concurred.

An act making the Appropriations for the present year &c. having passed the House, Read & Concurred.

RUTLAND Friday March 10th Day A. D. 1797. A DEBENTURE OF COUNCIL &c.

Dolls,
Total. Cents.
105

55

48

48

32

20

40

His Honor the Miles

Days Lieut. Goy’nr Travel. Dolls. Cents. Attend. Paul Brigham Esquire 50 5

55

25
& the Hon ble
Samuel Safford

60
6
66

25 John Strong

5 Luke Knoulton

63
7
0

25 Ebenezer Marvin 120 13

32

13 Jonas Galusha

50
5
55

25 Gideon Olin

52
5

78 John White

82
9
12

25 Cornelius Lynde 50

55

11 Elijah Robinson 45

0

25 Samuel Williams

0 William Chamberlain 100 11

11 & Stephen Jacob 45

5

0 Esquires Councillors. Truman Squier Sec'ry 36 4

0

25 & Jonathan Bell, Sheriff 0 0

0

25 Mr. Isachar Reeds bill for his Chamber &c.

66 32 75 87 30 53

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753 & 42 A True Debenture of Council as was made up at the Rutland Adjourned Session of the Legislature, which said Debenture was paid över & Duly & Respectively Receipted as Appears from the Minutes.

Attest, TRUMAN SQUIER Sec’ry.

TWENTY-FIRST COUNCIL.

OCTOBER 1797 TO OCTOBER 1798.

ISAAC TICHENOR, Bennington, Governor, from Oct. 16 1797.1
PAUL BRIGHAM, Norwich, Lieut. Governor.

Councillor's :
SAMUEL SAFFORD, Bennington, John WHITE, Georgia,
JOHN STRONG, Addison,

CORNELIUS LYNDE, Williamstown, LUKE KNOULTON, Newfane, ELIJAH ROBINSON, Weathersfield, EBENEZER MARVIN, Franklin, SAMUEL WILLIAMS, Rutland, JONAS GALUSHA, Shaftsbury, WM. CHAMBERLAIN, Peacham, GIDEON OLIN, Shaftsbury, STEPHEN JACOB, Windsor.

TRUMAN SQUIER, Manchester, Secretary.

Lucius HUBBARD, Ludlow, Sheriff.
The members of Council are the same as for the preceding year.

* For biographical notice and portrait of Gov. Tichenor, see Vol. III.

RECORD OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL

AT THE

SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT WINDSOR.

OCT. 1797.

STATE OF VERMONT SS. At a Meeting of bis Honor the Lieut. Govềur & Council Began & Holden at Windsor at their Annual Oct. Session on the secoud Thursday of Oct. A. D. 1797, Present His Honor the Lieut. Gov’nr Paul Brigham Esquire, & the following Members of the Honb' Council Viz. Samuel Satford, John Strong, Luke Enoulton, Ebenezer Marvin, Jonas Galusha, Gideon Olin, John White, Elijah Robinson, Cornelius Lynde, Samuel Williams, William Chamberlain, & Stephen Jacob Esquires, Councillors. Truman Squier Secry & Lucius Hubbard Sherit:

A resolution from the House Appointing a Committee Consisting of Two Members from each County to join such Committee as the Council shall please to appoint to Receive, Count, & Sort the Votes for a Govinr Lieut. Gov'n Treasurer & Councillors for the [year] ensuing. Read & Resolved that Judge Safford, Williams, Olin, Strong, Marvin, Lynde, Chamberlain, Robinson, and Knoulton, be Appointed to Join said Committee. The aforesaid Committee personally appearing before his Honor the Lieut. Gov'nt were Duly Qualitied by Oath to their respective Appointment.

Adjourned Untill 4 Oclock in the Afternoon.
Met according to adjournment."
Adjourned Until 9 Oclock to Morrow Morning.

'From the printed Assembly Journal of Oct. 12 1797:

5 o'CLOCK P. M. The honorable Samuel Safford, esq. chairman of the committee appointed to receive, sort, and count the votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer and Councillors, for the year ensuing, handed to the speaker the following report, to wit:

To the Honorable the General Assembly of the state of Vermont now in session at Windsor.

Your committee appointed to receive, sort and count the votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer and Councillors for the year eusuing, Report. That no person has a majority of votes for Governor. That the honorable Paul Brigham Esq. has a majority of votes for Lieutenant Governor. That Samuel Mattocks Esq. has a majority of votes for Treasurer. That the honorable Elijah Robinson, Samuel Safford, Samuel Williams, Ebenezer Marvin, Cornelius Lynde, William Chamberlain, Jonas Galusha, Luke Knoulton, John Strong, Stephen Jacob,

FRIDAY Oct. the 13 d. A. D. 1797. Met according to adjournment.'

A Resolution from the House requesting his Honor the Lieut. Gov’or & Council to Join the House of Representatives in Grand Committee at the Opening of the House in the Afternoon for the purpose of Electing a Gov'or for the year ensuing. Resolved to Join accordingly.

A resolution from the House Appointing One Member from each County a Committee to Join such Committee as the Council shall please to Appoint to Arrange the business of the present Session; Members chosen Messrs. Shumway, Knight, Williams, Isaac Clark, Marsh, Johnson, Keys, [Elnathau Keyes,] Sias, & Fassett. Resolved that Messrs. Knoulton, Strong, & Robinson be Anpointed to Join said Committee.

His Honor the Lieut. Gov'nt & Council then proceeded to the House to Join said Committee agreable to the resolution which was Concurred in this forenoon-Afterwards returned to the Council Chamber & proceeded to Business."

Adjourned Untill 9 Oclock to Morrow Morning.

1

John White, and Gideon Olin, Esquires, have the highest number of votes, for councillors, by the suffrages of the people. Signed,

SAMUEL SAFFORD, for Committee. Windsor, October 12, 1797.

Whereupon Lucius Hubbard, esquire, sheriff of the county of Windsor, by proclamation, declared said officers, respectively, duly elected by the suffrages of the people.

The Vermont newspapers of the period give no account of election day services; which, as the appropriations therefor show, were much more expensive than usual. It appears from the printed Assembly Jounrnal that an election sermon was preached by the Rev. Samuel Whiting, of Rockingham.

* From the printed Assembly Journal, morning of Oct. 13, 1797:

The house met pursuant to adjournment, his honor the Lieutenant Governor and the honorable Council being present. The honorable Paul Brigham, esquire, declared his acceptance of the office of Lieutenant Governor, and was duly qualified before the legislature, by the honorable Nathaniel Chipman, esquire, chief judge of the supreme court of judicature.

From the printed Assembly Journal, Oct. 13 1797, afternoon :

The council and general assembly, pursuant to the resolution of this morning, met in joint committee, for the purpose of electing a Governor for the year ensuing. His Honor the Lieut. Governor in the chair, Roswell Hopkins, Clerk. The ballots being taken and examined, the honorable Isaac Tichenor, esquire, had a majority of all the votes. Whereupon Lucius Hubbard, Esq. Sheriff of the county of Windsor, by proclamation, declared the said Isaac Tichenor, Esq. duly elected Gov. ernor, in and over the state of Vermont, for the year ensuing:

On motion, Resolved, That Mr. Jacob, Mr. Spencer, and Mr .Samuel Miller be a sub-committee from this joint committee, to wait on the honorable Isaac Tichenor, Esquire, and acquaint him of his appointment, as Governor, in and over the state of Vermont, for the ycar ensuing;

Mr. Jacob, from the sub-committee aforesaid, reported verbally, That the committee had waited on the honorable Isaac Tichenor, Esq. with a

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