Abbildungen der Seite
PDF
EPUB

and others concerned being fully heard-Resolved, To concur with the house in passing said bill into a law, with the proposals of amendment accompanying the same; and Mr. Galusha directed to inform the house of the reasons for proposing the said amendments. The following resolution was received from the house.

“In General Assembly Nov. 11, 1802. Resolved, the Governor and Council concurring therein, that the General Assembly meet the Governor and Council, in the Representatives' room, at ten o'clock tomorrow morning, for the purpose of adjourning the legislature without day. Extract from the Journals.

Att. JAS. ELLIOT Clerk." And the same being read, Ordered, That it lie on the table till tomorrow morning.

The following bills, passed in the house of Repreesitatives, were sent up for revision and concurrence or proposals of amendment : " Au act in addition to an act granting a tax of two cents on each acre of land in the town of Somerset, in the County of Windham, passed at Newbury A. D. 1801;” “An act in addition to an act Entitled 'An act regulating and governing the Militia of this State, passed 10th. March A. D. 1797;"? "An act affecting the collection and expenditures of a land tax in Huntsburgh [Franklin,) granted November 7th. 1792;" "An act in addition to and amendment of an act Entitled 'An act for suspending prosecutions against Timothy Clement, for the space of tive years;' “An act in addition to an act Entitled 'An act regulating Marriages and Divorce,' passed the 28th day of February A. D. 1797;" "An act authorizing the Proprietors of Guildhall to ratify and compleat the division of their lands;" and, “An act to exempt and free the body of William Goodrich of Vergennes from personal arrests and imprisonment on civil processes for the space of one full year from and after the rising of this Assembly;" and the said bills being severally read and considered, Resolved, To concur with the house in passing them respectively intó laws. The following written messages were received from the house :

· In General Assembly Nov. 11, 1802. The General Assembly have concurred in passing the bill sent down from the Governor and Council entitled “An act relating to public lands."

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk.

" In General Assembly Nov. 11, 1802. The General Assembly have concurred in the amendments proposed hy the Governor and Council to the following bills, A bill Entitled "An act in addition to and in alteration of an act Entitled 'An act ascertaining the principles on which the list of this State shall be made, and directing Listers in their oflice and duty;' ” and A bill Entitled "An act laying a tax of three cents per acre on the town of Milton.”

Attest JAS. ELLIOT, Clerk.Adjourned to 9 O'clock A. M. Tomorrow.

FRIDAY, November 12 1802, 9 O'clock A. M. The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

M". Olin, member of the house of Representatives, appeared in the Council Chamber and informed the Council that he was directed by the house to wait on them and learn at what hour they would be ready to meet the house for the purpose of adjourning the legislature without day.

Mr. Emmons returned the bill Entitled “An act to establish for the time being the jurisdictional lines of the towns therein mentioned," with this order of the house thereon:

“In General Assembly Nov. 12, 1802. Read and nonconcurred on the first amendment, and Mr. Emmons is appointed to carry up said bill and assign the reasons, and concurred in the other amendments.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk.And after assigning the reasons he withdrew, and it (was] Resolved, To rescind from the said amendment nonconcurred by the house, and to concur in passing said bill into a law.

The resolution relative to the time of the adjournment of the legislature was again read, when it was Resolved, To concur in the same with this amendment, That the two houses meet at one O'clock for the purpose expressed in said resolution.

A bill, passed in the house of Representatives, Entitled “An act in addition to an act Entitled "an act authorising and empowering the proprietors and landowners of Williston to confirm and complete the division or pitches of their lands, passed Nov. 4, 1799,” was sent up for revision &c. and being read, Resolved, To nonconcur with the house in passing the said bill into a law, and M". Chamberlain was requested to assign the reasons for the same.

Mr. Harrington returned the bill Entitled "an act granting to Zacheus Peaslee and others the exclusive right of erecting a wharf and store house at Burlington bay &c." with this order thereon:

“In General Assembly Nov. 12, 1802. The General Assembly have concurred in the first amendment proposed by the Governor and Council to the bill Entitled "An act granting to Zacheus Peaslee and others the exclusive right of erecting a wharf and Store house at Burlington bay” &c. and have nonconcurred in the second amendment, and Mr. W. C. Harrington is appointed to carry up said bill and assign the reasons for nonconcurrence &c.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT, Clerk.And the said bill and order of the house being read, Resolved, To rescind from the amendment nonconcurred by the house and to concur in passing said bill with this further proposal of amendment, viz. That in the fifteenth line, after the word "house," erase the word “thirty” and insert the word “twenty five," and Mr. White was desired to carry said bill to the house and assign the reasons for the said last proposed amendment.

A bill, passed in the house of Representatives, Entitled "An act making appropriations for the support of Government for the present Session and from thence to the Session of the General Assembly in October 1803, and for other purposes," was sent up for revision &c. and being read, Resolved to concur with the house in passing the said bill into a law, with this proposal of amendment, viz. That the name of “Richard Whitney, Secretary of Council,” be inserted after the word “Thomas Tolman,” and the sum of five Dollars be added to the amount of monies mentioned in said bill, and Mr. Chamberlain desired to carry said bill to the house and assign the reasons for said amendment.

The following bills, passed in the house of Representatives, were sent up for revision and concurrence or proposals of amendment: "An act appointing a Committee to lay out and survey a public road from Berkshire to Brandon, for a direct communication from the north to the south part of this State;" “ An act directing the Secretary of State to cause to be published in certain newspapers the act therein mentioned;" “An act in addition to and in alteration of an act Entitled 'an act reg. ulating fees,' passed Oct. 27th 1798;” and “ An an act in alteration of and to amend an act Entitled . An act relating to Goals and Goalers, and for the relief of persons imprisoned therein,' passed March 9th A. D. 1797;"

and the said bills being severally read and considered, Resolved, To concur with the house in passing said bills into laws.

Resolved, That the Governor be and he hereby is directed to issue his proclamation for a day of fasting and prayer throughout this State on the second Wednesday of April next. The three following written messages were receivd. from the house:

In General Assembly Nov. 11, 1802. The General Assembly have concurred in the amendments proposed by the Governor and Council to the bill Entitled “An act authorizing and empowering the Judges of Rutland County Court to examine into and direct what shall be done with a dam erected across Olter Creek, called Osgood's Dam." Also, in the amendments by them proposed to the bill Entitled “An ac! granting a tax of two cents on each acre of land in the town of Colchester, and that part of Burlington which lies west of a line between Williston and Burlington,” &c. Also, in the amendment by them proposed to the bill Entitled "An act empowering the Administrators of Thomas Davison to sell the land therein mentioned.” Also, in the amendments by them proposed to the bill Entitled “An act laying duties on licenses,” &c.

Attest

JAS. ELLIOT Clerk."

“ In General Assembly Nov, 12, 1802. The General Assembly have concurred in the amendments proposed by the Governor and Council to the bill Entitled "An act in addition to an act constituting a Court of Chancery."

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk.

“In General Assembly Nov. 12, 1802. The General Assembly have concurred in the amendments last proposed by the Governor and Council to the bill Entitled "An act granting to Zacheus Peaslee, Samuel Hickok &c. and their Associates, the exclusive right of erecting a wharf at Burlington Bay,” &c. And the said bill is become a law.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT, Clerk.Mr. Chipman, member of the house, appeared in the Council Chamber and infornied the Council that the General Assembly having no business before them are now ready to adjourn.

The Governor and Council accordingly repaired to the Representatives' room, and after an appropriate prayer by the Chaplain, both branches of the Legislature were adjourned without day, and public proclamation thereof made by Sheriff Sawyer.

A true Journal. Attest [RICHARD WHITNEY,] Secretary.

TWENTY-SEVENTH COUNCIL.

OCTOBER 1803 TO OCTOBER 1804.

Isaac TICHENOR, Bennington, Governor.
PAUL BRIGHAM, Norwich, Lieut. Governor.

Councillors:
SAMUEL SAFFORD, Bennington, | ELIAKIM SPOONER, Westminster,
NATHANIEL Niles, West Fairlee, JAMES WITHERELL, Fairhaven,
Jonas GALUSHA, Shaftsbury, Asaph FLETCHER, Cavendish,
JOHN WHITE, Georgia,

ELIAS KEYES, Stockbridge, BERIAH LOOMIS, Thetford, SAMUEL SHEPARDSON, Guilford, Noah CHITTENDEN, Jericho, EBENEZER WHEELOCK, Whiting.

RICHARD WHITNEY, Guilford, Secretary.
SAMUEL FLETCHER, Townshend, Sheriff.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES.

ELIAS KEYES, born in Ashford, Conn., was one of the first settlers of Stockbridge in 1784 or 1785, which town he represented in the General Assembly 1793 until 1797, 1798 until 1803, 1818. 1820, and 1823 until 1826; and in the Constitutional Convention of 1814. He was Councillor from 1803 until 1818, with the exception of 1814; and Member of Congress 1821 to 1823. He was also Assistant Judge of Windsor County Court 1806 until 1814, and Chief Judge 1815 until 1817. Otherwise he was not always fortunate in the law, the editor remembering his presentation of a petition to the Assembly, as a member, in this form: "for the relief of Elias Keyes, which Elias I am.” –Lanman's Dictionary of Congress; Thompson's Vermont; Deming's Catalogue.

Doct. ASAPH FLETCHER was a descendant, in the fifth generation, from Robert Fletcher, who was of English or Welsh stock, and settled at Concord, Mass., in 1630. Doct. Fletcher was born in Westford, Mass., June 28 1746, where he resided until Feb. 1787, when he removed to Cavendish, Vt. He held several public offices in Massachusetts, and

after his settlement in Vermont he was elected representative as soon as he was eligible, in 1789, and re-elected in 1790, '92, and 1820. He was also a delegate in the Constitutional Conventions of 1791 and 1793; an Elector of President and Vice President in 1816; Assistant Judge of Windsor County Court 1801 until 1805; and Councillor 1803 until 1808. In 1768 be united with the Baptist church in Leicester, Mass., and until his death was an active and devoted Christian-a period of more than seventy years. Among his sons were Gen. Asaph Fletcher jr., who was Sheriff of Windsor County 1820 until 1830; Hon. Richard Fletcher of Boston, Member of Congress 1837-39, and Judge of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts 1848-1853; Doct. Alpheus Fletcher of Cavendish; Rev. Horace Fletcher of Townshend; and Ryland Fletcher of Cavendish, who was Lieut. Governor of Vermont 1854-56, and Governor 1856–58.Fletcher Genealogy; Deming's Catalogue; and Vt. Legislative Directory.

SAMUEL SHEPARDSON is named in B. H. Hall's Eastern Vermont, p. 516, as the guide of the Vermont troops who in 1784, under the command of Stephen R. Bradley, suppressed the disorder in Guilford and vicinity. He was Councillor from 1803 until 1808, and seems to have held no other offices except Register of Probate in 1806, and Elector of President and Vice President in 1808.-Deming's Catalogue; and Vt. Legislative Directory.

EBENEZER WHEELOCK was one of the early settlers of Whiting, and he represented that town 1790 until 1794, '95, '96, 1802, and 1817 until 1821. He was Councillor 1803 until 1808; and delegate in the Constitutional Convention of 1793.- Deming's Catalogue.

[merged small][ocr errors]
« ZurückWeiter »