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A Memorial from Levi Allen as one of the Commissioners for Treating with Lord Dorchester on a Commercial Intercourse between the Province of Quebec & this State, having been read in General Assembly nd Committed to join a Committee of Council, Resolved that Mr. Bayley & M". Strong join said Committee.

An act Grauting a Tax of Two pence on the acre on all the Lands in Chelsea having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred with the amendinent of one penny in lieu of Two pence.

Adjourned to 2 °Clock P. M.
Met according to adjournment.

An act defining the powers of the Supreme and County Courts within this State having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred, with a proviso inserted and returned to the House.

Adjourned to 9 °Clock Monday next.

MONDAY 31t. October 1791. Met according to adjournment. Present His Excellency Governor Chittenden, His honor L. Governor Olcott, and the following members of the honorable Council vizt. Timothy Brownson Jacob Bayley Samuel Safford Thomas Porter John Strong Ebenezer Walbridge Jonathan Hunt Ebenezer Marvin. Joseph Fay Secy. Wm. Sweetser Sherriff.

The Honble. John Strong Resigned his office as Brigadier General of the 4th [6th] Brigade of the Militia of this State, which was accordingly accepted and the General Assembly informed thereof, and requested to join and fill the vacancy at the opening of the House this afternoon.

Adjourned to 2 °Clock P. M.
Met according to adjournment.

A petition from General Spatford praying to be annexed to the west Parish in Williston having been read in General Assembly and Committed to join a Committee of Council--Resolved that M". Porter join said Committee.

A petition from a number of Representatives Inhabitints of the County of Orange, Praying for said "County to be Divided into three Counties, having been read in General Assembly and Committed to join a Committee of Council, Resolved that [Lieut.] Governor Olcott join Said Committee & also M". Walbridge.

Adjourned to 9 °Clock Tomorrow.

TUESDAY 1 November 1791. Met according to adjournment. Present His Excellency Governor Chittenden, His honor Le Governor Olcott, and the following Members of the Honble. Council vizt. Timothy Brownson Jacob Bayley Thomas Porter Samuel Safford Ebenezer Walbridge John Strong Jonathan Hunt Jonathan Arnold Ebenezer Marvin. Joseph Fay Secy. Benjamin Page D. Sheriff

A Letter from the Honble. Major General Roger Enos, Resigning his Command of the 4th Division of the Militia ot' this State which was accordingly accepted, and the General Assembly notified thereof & requested to join in Grand Committee for the purpose of Filling the vacancy.

See Appendix C.

An act granting to William Page and Lewis R. Morris Esquires, their heirs and assigns forever, the Exclusive Right of Locking Belows Falls (so called) on Connecticut River, having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.'

An act directing the Secretary of Council, the Clerk of the Supreme Court, and audittor of accounts to this Siate to make returnes of the amount of orders drawn on the Treasury, having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act to prevent undue influence of Juriors (undue influencing of jurors] by the party gaining their cause Treating them, having passed the General Assembly, was returned to the House with proposals of amendment, to add one Dollar to the usual fees.

An act for the punishment of Rupes, having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred-with a small amendment.

An act defining the Powers of the Supreme and County Courts in this State was returned to the Council by M" Hitchcock, rendering the reasons why the house could not Concur with the Council in the amendment, whereupon the amendment was altered and returned to the House.

An act entituled an act Regulating Proprietors' Meetings, having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act to prevent undue lutluencing Juriors was returned from the House by M". Lott Hall, rendering the reasons why the House could not Concur with the Council in the amendment, whereupon the Council on reconsideration read the bill and Concurred with the House therein.

The Governor, Council & General Assembly joined in Grand Committee, for the purpose of Electing a Brigadier General, when Samuel Benton Esq" was declared to be duly Elected to Command the 6th Brigade-[vice John Strong resigned.]

An act entituled an act empowering Executors and administrators to prosecute and defend suits &c. having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act entituled an act to Establish the residence of the Sitting of the Legislature of this State for the Term of Eight years, having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.*

Adjourned to 2 °Clock P. M.

See Appendix D.

? The act was as follows: AN ACT to establish the residence of the legislature of the state of Ver

mont, for the term of eight years. Whereas great inconvenience and expence have arisen to this state by reason of having no fixed places for holding the sessions of the legislature: And whereas no place near the centre is sufficiently settled to accommodate the same:

It is hereby enacted by the general assembly of the state of Vermont, That the session of the legislature in October next shall be holden at Rutland, and thereafter the annual sessions shall be holden alternately at Windsor, and at Rutland aforesaid, for the space of eight years. And that the next adjourned session of the legislature shall be holden at Windsor, in the county of Windsor; and thereafter the adjourned sessions of the legislature shall be holden alternately, at Rutland and Windsor aforesaid, for the like space of eight years. Provided, That

Met according to adjournment.

The Governor and Council joined the House in Grand Committee for the purpose of Electing a Major General of the fourth Division in place of Major General Enos resigned; the ballots being Taken the Honble. Paul Brigham was declared to be duly Elected.

An act Impowering the Governor to raise two Independant Companies of Caddats (cadets) in the Towns of Windsor and Rutland, having passed the Council was directed to be sent to the General Assembly to be passed into a Law of this State.

An act directing the manner of Taking bail in certain cases therein mentioned having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act empowering Daniel Marsh to administer on the Estate of Thomas W. Pitkin Late of Hartford Decd. & to Empower him to Sell 1 real Estate, having [passed] in General Assembly was read & Concurred.

An act directing leather sealers in their office and duty, having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

A bill from the House appointing a Committee to join a Committe of Council to point out the mode of appointing Electors to Elect a President and vice President of the United States, Resolved that Mr. Arnold join said Committee.

Adjourned to 9 °Clock Tomorrow.

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WEDNESDAY 24 November 1791. Met according to adjournment. Present His Excellency Governor Chittenden-His honor L. Governor Olcott, and the following Members of the Hon ble. Council vizt. Timothy Brownson Jacob Bayley Thomas Porter Samuel Safford John Strong Ebenezer Walbridge Jonathan Hunt Jonathan Arnold Ebenezer Marvin. Joseph Fay Secý. Benja. Page D. Sheriff

The Governor and Council joined the House in Grand Committee for the purpose of Electing of a Brigadier General in place of General Brigham Promoted; the ballots being Taken Elias Stevens was declared to be duly Elected.

An act for Establishing a University within this State, having passed the General Assembly was read & returned to the House with proposals of amendment.

An act to prevent the Groth of Canada Thistle (so called) was read and passed the Council, and ordered to be sent to the General Assembly to be passed into a Law of this State.

A Bill from the House was Recd. appointing a Commi tee to join a Committee of Council for the purpose of forming a bill pointing out the mode to be pursued in adopting the amendments to the Constitution of the United States; Resolved that Mr. Arnold join said Committee.

An act annexing a part of New Haven to the City of Vergeens having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act to Empower William Gurley to Sell the real Estate of Royal Gurley only son to the Revd. Ebenezer Gurley late of Guilford Deceased, having passed the General Assembly was read & Concurred.

Adjourned to 2 °Clock P. M.

the said towns of Rutland and Windsor shall, at their own expence, furnish good and sufficient houses for the reception of the legislature; and shall provide for and entertain the members of the same on reasonable terms.

Met according to adjournment.

An act impowering John Barnes of Pittsford to Serve as first Constable of said Town, having passed the General Assembly was read & Concurred.

The University Act being returned from the House with their Concurrence with the amendments was again read and Concurred.

An act Granting a Lottery of tie Sum of £200 for Erecting a Malt & Brew House in Withersfield, having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act Granting a Tax of one penny pt. acre on the Land in Smithfield for making roads, having passed the General Assembly was read & Concurred.

An act Granting a Tax of one penny př. acre of Land in Fairfield for making roads, having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act in addition to an act for raising a Tax in Athens & appointing Two persons in addition to the former Committee, baving passed the General Assembly was read & Concurred.

An act Granting a Tax on the Land in Hungerford of two pence pr. acre, having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act Granting a Tax of one penny on the list and Ratable Estate in the County of Windsor, having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act Granting a Tax of Two pence pr. acre of Land in Elmore, having passed the General Assembly, was read and Concurred.

An act Granting a Tax of one penny př. acre on all the Lands in Glosenbury (Glastenbury] having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act Granting a Tax of one penny p" acre in the Township of South Hero having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act for altering the line of Jurisdiction of the Towns of Salisbury & Leicester, having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act to empower the Judges of the County Court to repair the Goal in Woodstock in the County of Windsor, having passed the Gen' Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act directing the Sitting of the adjourned Supreme Court, from Woodstock to Windsor, having passed the General Assembly, was read and Concurred.

Au act Granting a Tax of one half penny on the pound in the County of Rutland having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act in addition to an act for Regulating the admission of attorneys at the bar having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.!

An act for the payment of a Chaplain out of the avails of Fines & penalties laid by the Supreme Court, having passed the General Assembly was read & Concurred.? Adjourned to 9 °Clock Tomorrow.

*Any person, if of good moral character and a competent knowledge of the law, was admissible on examination by the court and bar. Anterior to this act a certain term of residence had been required. ? The act was as follows:

AN ACT appropriating monies therein mentioned. Whereas the people called quakers, living in this state, have petitioned the legislature, informing them that they feel a tenderness in their con

THURSDAY 30 November 1791. Met according to adjournment. Present as yesterday:

An act laying a Tax of one half penny př. acre on the Lands in Alburgh, having passed the General Assembly, was read and Concurredadding Samuel Peckham to the Committee.

An act to Suspend any prosecution against John Lyman, having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act to prevent the Groath of the Canada Thistle (so Called) having passed the General Assembly was read & Concurred.'

An act Granting a Lottery of five hundred and fifty pounds for the purpose of erecting a Bridge in Bethel over White River, having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act Granting a Tax of 20 pr. acre on the Land in Handcock, having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act allowing the Sheriff of Windsor County [four deputies,] having passed the Genl. Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act empowering the Select Men of Hartford to Sell the real Estate of a Negro Girl, having passed the General Assembly was read & Concurred.

An act in addition to an act difining the powers of the Supreme & County Courts, having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An Act making certain Processes returnable in Windsor County valid in [law] having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

Ăn act removing certain cause pending in the County [Court) in Addison County to the Supreme Court] having passed the General Assembly was read & Concurred.

An act Granting a Tax of one penny on Each acre of Land in Norfolk [part of Canaan,] having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act Extending the time for the payment of Granting fees op the land Granted to General Muses Hazen in Moore Town having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act Incorporating the East Society of Williston, a part of Jerico and N. Huntington into one Religious Society having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act anexing General Jonathan Spafford to the west Society in Williston read and Concurred.

An act Granting a Lottery to the Inhabitents of Shrewsbury, having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act Granting a Tax of Two pence pr. acre on the land in Isle [la] Mott having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act Granting a Land Tax in the Townships of Lyndon, Newark, science with respect to paying taxes in the expenditure of which sums of money are paid to the chaplains of the general assembly; and whereas this legislature are ever willing to shew their readiness to comply with the reasonable requests of all such people as may think their rights of conscience infringed on: Therefore,

It is hereby enacted by the general assembly of the state of Vermont, That such sum as may be necessary for that purpose, be and is hereby appropriated out of the avails of the supreme court, and the treasurer of this state is hereby directed to govern himself accordingly.

Every possessor of improved land was required to cut the thistles in the month of July or August in each year, on a penalty not exceeding thirty shillings for each neglect, with costs of prosecution,

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