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The same being read and considered, on motion, Resolved, That bis Honor the Lt Governor be requested to return the application and request to the person who brought the same forward, [and] acquaint him, that the present existing laws of this State are amply competent to secure the object contemplated thereby, and, further, that his honor recommend the person to proper council and advice.

His Excellency, from indisposition, not being able to attend Council, His Honor the Lt. Governor in the Chair. Mr. Todd, member of Council, appeared, and after taking the necessary oaths, was admitted to a seat.

On motion of M" Spencer, Resolved, That Mess's Spencer, Todd, and Jacob, be a committee to draught and report rules for the regulation of Council for the year ensuing.

A Petition of the Selectmen of Poultney, was sent up from the house of Representatives, with the following entry made thereon:

· In General Assembly, Oct. 12th. 1799. Read and Referred to Mess Chipman, Burton, and Burt to join a Committee from Council to state facts and make report.

Attest,

SAML.C. CRAFTS, Clerk.The said Petition, with the proceedings of the house thereon, being read, Resolved, That Messs. Chamberlain and Jacob do join the Committee aforesd.

A Petition, signed by a number of Persons, praying that certain proprietors of a Dam may be compelled to draw off the waters of Tinmouth Pond, was sent up from the house of representatives, with the following entry made thereon:

" In General Assembly, Oct. 12th. 1799. Read and referred to Messs. Elias Keyes, Chipman, & Witherell, to join Committee from Council to state facts and make report.

Attest,

SAML. C. CRAFTS, Clerk." The said Petition, with the proceedings of the house thereon, being read, on motion, Resolved, That M" Knoulton and M" Marvin do join the aforesaid Committee.

Petitions, signed by Reuben Hatch, and the Selectmen of Chelsea, praying for a land Tax on Chelsea, were sent up from the house of representatives, with the following order made thereon:

“ In General Assembly, Oct. 12, 1799. The inclosed were read, and referred to Messs. Olin, Duncan, Harrington, Z. Curtis, J. Pond, Swift, Hay, Bean and Sheldon, to join a Committee from Council, to be styled the First Land Tax Committee, to state facts and make report. Attest, SAML C. CRAFTS, Clerk.

The said Petitions with the proceedings of the house thereon being read, Resolved, That Mr. Robinson do join the aforesaid Committee.

A Petition of Joel Woodworth, praying for an act of suspension of arrest on civil process, was sent up from the house of representatives, with the following entry made thereon:

“In General Assembly, 12 Oct. 1799. Read and referred to Messs. Ormsby, Allen, Ward, Strong, Linsly, Walker, Rood, Roberts and F. Davis, to join a Committee from Council.

Attest, SAML. C. CRAFTS, Clerk." The said Petition, and the proceedings of the house thereon being read, Resolved, That Messs. Strong and Safford do join the aforesaid Committee.

A Petition of the Trustees of Addison County Grammar School, praying that a College may be established at Middlebury, in said County, and a Charter of incorporation granted accordingly, was sent up from the house of representatives, with the following entry made thereon:

"In General Assembly, Oct. 12, 1799. Read and Referred to Messs. Olin, Hunt, Hammond, z. Curtis, Johnson, Beardsley, and Sheldon, to join Committee from Council, to state facts &c.

Attest, SAML. C. CRAFTS, Clk." The said petition, with the proceedings of the house thereon, being read, on motion, Resolved, That Messs. Spencer and Brigham join the aforesaid Committee.

A petition from General Eli Coggswell, and other Military officers, praying that provision may be made by the legislature for arming and equipping the Militia of this State, was sent up from the house of representatives, with the following entry made thereon-viz.

“ In General Assembly, Oct. 12, '99. Read and referred to Mess. Wright, IIenry, Hammond, Stevens, J. Pond, Walker, Barnes, P. Davis, & Danforth, to join Committee from Council to state facts &c.

Attest SAUL C. CRAFTS, Clerk.The said Petition, with the proceedings of the house thereon being read, Resolved, That Messs. Todd and Miller do join the aforesaid Committee.

The Council adjourned until 10 O'clock Monday morning.

MONDAY October 14th. 1799, 10 O'clock A. M. The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

A Petition, signed by a Committee, on behalf of the town of Andover, praying for a division of said Town, was sent up from the house of Representatives, with the following entry made thereon:

“ In General Assembly, Oct. 12, 1799. Read and referred to Messs. Bottom, Ward and Lyon to join Committee from Council, to state facts &c.

Attest SAML. C. CRAFTS, Clerk.The sait! Petition, with the proceedings of the house thereon, being read, Resolved, That Mr. Chamberlain do join the aforesaid Committee.

A Petition, praying for the appointment of a new Collector in Brunswick, in the room of Philip Grapes, deceased, was sent up from the house of Representatives, with the following entry made thereon:

“In General Assembly, Oct. 14, 1799. Read and referred to Messs. Stanton, Blake and Robinson, to join, state facts &c.

Attest SAML. C. CRAFTS, Clerk.The said petition, with the proceedings of the house thereon, being read, Resolved, That M". Jacob do join the aforesaid Committee.

A petition from the Inhabitants of Westford, and a petition of the proprietors of Cabot, each petition praying for a land tax, were received from the house of representatives, with the following or a similar order on each:

" In General Assembly, Oct. 12, 99. Read and referred to the first land Tax Committee to state facts &c.

Attest, SAML. C. CRAFTS, Clerk." The said petitions, with the proceedings of the house thereon, being read, Resolved, That the Council do concur in the orders of the house made thereon respectively.

A petition, from the inhabitants of Bakersfield, was sent up from the house of Representatives, praying for a land tax with the following order made thereon, viz.

“In General Assembly, Oct. 14th. '99. Read and referred to the First land tax committee to join, state facts &c.

Attest, SAML. C. CRAFTS, Clerk.

The said petition, with the order of the house thereon, being read, Resolveil, That the Council do concur in the order of the house made thereon.

A Petition from Thomas Leverett of Windsor, praying that an act of Insolvency may be passed in his favor, and a petition from Joseph Caldwell of Middlebury, praying that his person and property may be freed from arrest by civil process, were sent up from the house of representalives with the following, or a similar order on each, viz.

“In General Assembly, Oct. 14, 1799. Read and referred to the Committee on the Petition of Joel Woodworth to join, to state facts &c. Attest SAML. C. CRAFTS, Clerk.'

The said Petitions, with the proceedings of the house thereon, being read, Resolved, That the Council do concur in the orders of the house made thereon respectively.

A petition, signed by å number of persons, praying for the removal of a 'Dam across the river Otter-Creek, at the falls in Vergennes, was sent up from the house of Representatives, with the following entry made thereon:

“In General Assembly, Oct". 12, 1799. Read and referred to the Committee on the petition from Tinmouth to join, state facts &c.

Attest SAML. C. CRAFTS, Clerk.The said petition, with the proceedings of the house thereon, being read, Resolved, Thai the Council do concur in the proceedings of the house thereon.

The following resolution, passed in the house of representatives, was sent up to the Council:

“ In General Assembly, Oct. 14, 1799. On motion of M". Keyes, Resolved, That his Excellency the Governor and Council be requested to meet the house of Representatives in Grand Committee, at the opening of the house this afternoon, for the purpose of electing the Judges of the Supreme Court of Judicature-Also to appoint a time for making the County nominations. Extract from the Journals.

Attest,

SAML. C. CRAFTS, Clerk.” The said resolution being read and considered, Resolved, That the Governor and Council do concur therein, and Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the house therewith.

A petition, praying for a land Tax of three Cents per acre on the lands in the townships of Waterbury and Moretown, together with a remonstrance against the prayer of said petition, were sent up from the house of representatives, with the following entry made thereon:

“In General Assembly, Oct. 14th. 1799. The within petition and remonstrance accompanying were read and referred to the first land tax Committee.

Attest SAM. C. CRAFTS, Clk." The said petition and remonstrance, with the proceedings of the house thereon, being read, on motion, Resolved, That the Council do concur in the order of the house made thereon, with the addition of M". Spencer to said Committee on the part of Council.

The petition of Nathan Manly, of Bridport, in the County of Addison, praying for an act of insolvency, was sent up from the house of representatives with the following entry made thereon:

" In General Assembly, Oct. 14, 1799. Read and referred to the Committee appointed on the petition of Joel Woodworth, to join, state facts &c.

SAML. C. CRAFTS, Clerk.

Attest,

The said petition, with the proceedings of the house thereon, being read, Resolved, That the Council do concur in the order of the house thereon.

A petition, praying for a Land Tax, in the Town of Winhall, was sent up from the house of representatives with the following entry made thereon:

“ In General Assembly, Oct. 14th. 1799. Read and referred to the first land Tax Committee, to join, to state facts &c.

Attest, SAMUEL C. CRAFTS, Clerk.The said petition, with the proceedings of the house thereon, being read, Resolved, That the Council do concur in the order of the house thereon. Aljourned untill 2 O'clock P. M.

2 O'CLOCK P. M. The Governor and Council proceeded to the house of representatives, and joined them for the purpose expressed in the concurrent resolution of both houses this morning.

The Governor and Council returned and took their seats.

A Petition, praying for a land tax on Avery's Gore, in the County of Franklin, was sent up from the house of representatives, with the following entry made thereon:

“In General Assembly, Oct. 14, 1799. Read and referred to Messs. Shumway, Henry, Ward, Burr, H. Olin, S. Smith, Bliss, Strong and Hubbard, to be denominated the second land tax committee, to join from Council, to state facts &c.

Attest SAML. C. CRAFTS, Clerk.The said petition, with the proceedings of the house on the same, being read-Resolved, That the Council do concur therein, and that Mr. Miller be the Committee on the part of Council.

The Council adjourned untill 9 O'clock tomorrow morning.

TUESDAY, October 15th. 1799, 9 O'clock A. M. The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Governor and Council proceeded to the Representatives' room, and join'd them for the purpose of receiving the County nominations, and making the appointments of the officers in the different Counties in this State.

The Governor and Council returned to their chamber and adjourned untill 2 O'clock in the afternoon.

2 O'CLOCK P. M. The subject of the application of the Executive authority of Massachusetts, was resumed, and before coming to any resolution on said business, the Council adjourned untill 9 o'clock tomorrow morning.

WEDNESDAY, October 16th. 1799, 9 o'clock A. M. The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

M" Spencer, from the Committee appointed to draught and report rules for the regulation of the Council, reported as follows:

“ To the Honorable the Council,-Your Committee, appointed to prepare and report rules for the Council, have attended to that duty, and report the following.

ABEL SPENCER for Come. Windsor Oct. 16, 1799.

1st. The Council shall meet every morning at the ringing of the bell in the Council Chamber, and punctually attend prayers.

2nd. His Excellency shall decide all questions of order, or the Lieutenant Governor in the absence of his Excellency, unless the same be submitted to the Council by the member called to order.

3rd. All nominations shall be made by his Excellency, and in his absence by the Lieutenant Governor, unless otherways specially directed.

4th. No member of Council, in the minority of any vote or resolution determined, shall move for a reconsideration thereof.

5th. No member shall call for the Yeas and Nays, on any vote or resolution, after the same has been declared a vote from the Chair.

6th. Every motion shall be reduced to writing, if it be requested from the Chair or by any member.

7th. No member of Council shall speak more than twice to the same question, without leave first obtained from the Council.”

The said report being read, Ordered that it lie on the table for consideration.

On motion, Resolved. The house of Representatives concurring therein, That the house of Representatives meet the Governor and Council, in the representatives' room, at the opening of the house tomorrow afternoon, for the purpose of electing a Brigadier General of the second Brigade in the fourth division of the Militia of this State, in the room of Brigadier General Cornelius Lynde, whose resignation has been accepted by his Excellency. Ordered, That the Secretary carry the above resolution to the house.

M". Marvin stated to the Council, that M" Kuoulton, yesterday afternoon, received the melancholy intelligence that his eldest son was dangerously sick, and as the Council had adjourned untill 2 o'clock this afternoon, had left town without first obtaining permission from Council, and hoped he should be secured from a charge of any want of respect, under the particular circumstances which urged his departure ; whereupon, Resolved. That Mr. Knoulton have liberty of absence, and that the same be entered on the Journals.

On motion of Mr. Strong, Resolved, that Mr. Brigham be a Committee on the part of Council, to supply the place of M" Knoulton, on all petitions, and for all purposes, for which M". Knoulton was chosen, previous to his having obtained leave of absence.

His Excellency the Governor laid before the Council the following letter from the Honle Benjamin Burt Esq" viz.

“ To his Excellency the Governor and the hon'ble the members of the Council, Gentlemen,-Sensible, as I am, of the honor conferred on me in an election to a seat in your honorable body, by the suffrages of a respectable portion of my fellow Citizens-at an earlier period of my life, I should have embraced the election with pleasure. Advanced, as I now am, I think it my duty to decline taking a seat. Wishing your Excellency and Honors much harmony and unanimity in all your deliberations, I subscribe myself your Very humble Servant. Octr. 16th. 1799.

BENJA. BURT. A Petition, from a number of subscribers, styling themselves United Baptists, praying to be incorporated into a Society, with powers to purchase and transfer real properiy, and make bye laws not incompatible with the Constitution and Laws of this state, was sent up froin the house of representatives, with the following entry made thereon:

" In General Assembly Oct. 16, 1799. Read and referred to Messs. Ward, Whitney, J. Smith, Hay and Lyon, to join a Committee from Council to state facts &c.

Att. SAME C. CRAFTS, Clk.The said Petitions, with the proceedings of the house thereon, being read, Resolved, That Messs. Todd and Chamberlin do join the aforesaid Committee.

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