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A petition signed John Barret and Lewis R. Morris Esquires, praying for the exclusive right of building a Bridge across Connecticut river near sd. Barritt's Dwelling house, having been read in the House and Committed, to join a Committee of Council, Resolved that M". Brigham join said Committee and also to join the Committee on the petition of Zebina Curtis Praying for like priviledges &c.

The petition of Samuel B. Sheldon having been read in General Assembly and Committed to join a Committee of Council, Resolved that M". Olin join sd Committee.

The petition of Jonathan Parker praying for a Grant of Land adjoining to Killington (Sherburne,) having been read in General Assembly & Committed to join a Committee of Council, Resolved that M". Walbridge join said Committee.

IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY 18th. October 1793. Resolved that his Excellency the Governor be requested to appoint the first Thursday of December next to be Observed as a day of public Thanksgiving throughout this state and Issue his proclamation accordingly.

Attest, R. WHITNEY Clerk. An act altering the Name of Wildersburgh to that of Barre having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

Honble. Jacob Bayley appeared & was duly qualified & Took his seat accordingly.

An act empowering Joel Doolittle Administrator on the Estate of John Doolittle Deceased to deed Lands in Certain Cases, having passed the House was read & Concurred.

A petition Signed Ezra Fellows, and Isaac Gorham, praying for relief on acct. of a Resolution of the General Assembly, Obtained in a fraudulent manner by Noah Smith Esq" relative to the Grant of Sheffield, having passed the General Assembly and a request thereon to join in Grand Committee, Resolved that the Governor & Council join accordingly.

Adjourned to 8 °Clock Tomorrow.

SATURDAY IN COUNCIL Windsor 19th October 1793. Met according to adjournment. Present His Excellency Governor Chittenden, his honor L. Governor Olcott, and the following members of the Honbie. Council vizt. John Fassett Jacob Bayley Thomas Porter Samuel Safford John Strong Eben". Walbridge Jonathan Hunt Luke Knoulton Eben". Marvin Paul Brigham Jonas Galusha Gid". Olin. Jos. Fay Secy. Wm. Sweetser Sht:

Ăn Act Granting to Josiah Tilden the sum of six pounds, having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

An act in addition to Bristol Land Tax having passed the General Assembly was read & Concurred.

An aci in alteration of an act for the purpose of raising £300 by Lottery for building a Bridge Over the river Lamoile, having passed in General Assembly was read & Concurred.

An Act for dividing the Town of Cavendish, and altering one part of it to the Name of Baltimore, having passed the General Assembly was read & Concurred.

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

An act annexing part of the Town of Tinmouth to the Town of Wallingford, having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

The Governor & Council joined the House in Grand Committee on the petition of Ezra Fellows & Isaac Gorham; the Committee adjourned to Wednesday Morning next at the Opening of the House.

Adjourned to 9 °Clock Monday Next.

MONDAY 21 October 1793. Met according to adjournment. Present his Excellency Governor Chittenden, His honor Lt. Governor Olcott, & the following Members of the Honble. Council, vizt Jacob Bayley John Fassett Thomas Porter Samuel Safford John Strong Eben". Walbridge Jonathan Hunt Luke Knoulton Eben". Marvin Paul Brigham Jonas Galusha Gideon Olin. Jos. Fay Secy. Wm. Sweetser Sheriff.

Honbie. Samuel Mattocks as principle and the Honble. John Strong & N. Chipman Esq's sureties, was recognized before the Governor & Council in due form of Law in the Sum of Ten thousand pounds L. money to the Secy. of State for the faithful performance of his duty in said office of Treasurer.

An act in addition to & alteration of an act for raising 30,000 Dollars, having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred (with amendments.

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

A bill from the House was rec'd requesting the Governor & Council to join a Grand Committee for the purpose of Confering on the propriety of Erecting a State Goal and Work House. Resolved that the Governor & Council will join accordingly.

An act in alteration of and in addition to an Act for raising 30,000 Dollars being returned from the House non-concurring with amendments proposed by Council, Resolved that the Governor & Council on Reconsideration rescind from their proposals of amendment & concur with the General Assembly in passing the Within Act into a Law of this State.

An act directing the Treasurer to pay the Selectmen of Dummerston in the County of Windham the sum of £18 13 8 having passed the Genl. Assembly was Read & Concurred.

Adjourned to 9 °Clock Tomorrow.

TUESDAY 224 October 1793. Met according to adjournment. Present as yesterday. The Governor & Council joined the House in Grand Committee agreeable to the order of the day on the Subject of providing a suitable prison for the purpose of contining State Criminals and putting them to Labor.'

Resolved that the General Assembly be requested to lay before this Council official Statements of the State of the Treasury, the expenditures of the State, the Grand List & other resources of Revenue arising to this State for the Courant Year, for the information of this Council. Copy sent to the House.

An act repealling a certain Clause in an act for Supporting Foreigners, having (passed] the Council was directed to be sent to the General Assembly to be passed into a Law of this State.

Ailjourned to 2 Clock P. M.

The Committee recommended the appointment of a board to obtain information as to the best location.

Met according to adjournment.

An act Granting to Jonathan Parker Ju". Esq" seventeen hundred acres of Land & appointing a Committee to join a Committee of Council to assess the Granting fees thereon, read & Concurred, & Mr. Marvin appointed to join the Committee of the House for assessing the fees.

Honble. Brigadier General Bradley Resigned his Command of the Eighth Brigade of the Militia of the State of Vermont, which was accordingly accepted.

An act repealling a Certain Clause in an act for providing for the Support of Foreigners &c. was returned from the House non concurred.

Adjourned to 9 °Clock Tomorrow.

WEDNESDAY 234 October 1793. Met according to adjournment. Present as Yesterday.

An act empowering Allen Harrington to Sell part of Ephraim Harrington's real Estate, having passed the General Assembly was read & Concurred.

An act repcalling part of an act regulating processes in civil Causes having passed the General Assembly was read & Concurred.

An act empowering the Supreme Court to Grant New Trials, having passed the General Assembly was read & Concurred.

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

A bill from the House was rec'd requesting the Governor & Council to join the House in Grand Committee to take under Consideration the petition of M". [James] Denison, and others, praying for Compensation for the loss of Land purchased of the State, whereupon Resolved to join accordingly.

Adjourned to 9 °Clock Tomorrow.

WEDNESDAY [Thursday] 24 October 1793. Met according to auljournment. Present His Excellency the Governor -bis honor the Lt Governor, & the Members of the Honble Council as usual-except M". Galusha who obtained Leave of Absence last evining.

An Act Granting to Elnathan Marvin £35 11 0 having passed the General Assembly was read & nonconcurred.

An Act Regulating the Election of Governor, L. Governor, Treasurer, Counsillors and Representatives, having passed the House was read and Concurred.

An act Granting Ephraim Doolittle Liberty to enter an appeal in a Certain Cause, read & Concurred with proposals of amendment.

An act Enabling the administrators of Charles Wolcott to sell real Estate read and Concurred with proposals of amendment.

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

A packet was rec'd this day by his Excellency the Governor from the executive of the Common Wealth of Massachusetts, enclosing a Certain Letter, the Speach of His Excellency John Hancock Esq" at the opening of the Session, and the proceedings of the Legislature on the Subject of the suibility of the State, by an individual, to answer before the "Court of the United States, which severai Letters and papers have shaving] been read in their Order, Resolved that said Letter & other papers be communicated to the House Tomorrow Morning at the Opening of the House.

An act against Counterfitting & passing bills of public Credit, Coins, Notes &c. read & Concurred.

An act Granting a Tax of one penny half penny on the acre in Wildersburgh (Barre,] having passed the House was read and Nonconcurred, for the following reasons vizt. It appears to this Council that two pence has been already Granted, and that the Town is sufficiently settled to repair their own roads in the usual way.

An act Granting a Tax of one penny on the acre in Starksboro—Fayston-Buel & Averys Gores, read & Concurred.

An Act Granting Leave to Oliver Barrit and Others to raise by Lottery the sum of Two thousand and five hundred Dollars for the purpose of Clearing and amending the Navigation of Connecticut River having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

Adjourned to 9 °Clock Tomorrow.

FRIDAY 25th October 1793. Met according to adjournment. Present His Excellency Governor Chittenden, his honor L. Governor Olcott, and the following members of the Honble. Council vizt. Jacob Bayley John Fassett Thomas Porter Samuel Safford John Strong Ebenezer Walbridge Jonathan Hunt Luke Kpoulton Ebenezer Marvin Paul Brigham Gideon Olin. Joseph Fay Secy. Wm. Sweetser Sherriff:

Having rec'd no business from the House, adjourned to 2 °Clock P. M. at which time the Governor and Council are to join the General Assembly in Grand Committee to take under consideration the petition of Isaac Gorham and Ezra Fellows. Having met agreable to assignment the Committee agreed to the Motion of M": [Noah] Smith to postpoon the Consideration of the petition until M". Adams could be Notified-the time proposed and agreed on is the first Tuesday of the meeting of the Legislature in October next.

An act for Creditting the Town of Fairlee £5 12 6 read and Concurred.

An act Granting a Tax of 20 pr acre in Sunderland & Stratton read & Concurred excepting Stratton which was rejected as a proposal of amendment.

Adjourned Until Tomorrow Morning."

SATURDAY— Windsor 26 October 1793. Met according to adjournment. Present his Excellency Governor Chittenden, his honor Lt. Governor Olcott, and the Members of the Hon ble. Council as yesterday.

The Governor & Council joine? the House in Grand Committee agreeable to the order of the day.

An act providing for the distribution of the Laws &c. having passed in Council was directed to be sent to the Genl Assembly to be passed into a Law of this State.

An act directing the Treasurer to pay unto Elnathan Marvin the Sum of £35 11 0 being returned from ihe House without Agreeing to the amendments of the Council, Resolved that Mr. Olin be requested to

i The Governor and Council joined the House, when the Governor presented sundry documents and resolutions from Massachusetts for an amendment to the constitution of the United States on the liability of states to suits in federal courts.-See Appendix B.

return the bill to the House & assign the reasons for nonconcurrence vizt, that that Debt Originated before the existence of the State, therefore cannot be considered as a regular charge against this Government."

A petition Signed by James Denison and others Inhabitents of Hartland praying for Compensation for Land Bought of the State in which the title failed, being Committed to join a Committee of Council, Resolved that Messrs. Olin & Marvin join said Committee.

An act for raising a Tax of 20 pr. acre in Sunderland and Stratton was read having passed the General Assembly, [and] was recommended to be suspended until the next session of Assembly for further information.”

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

Lewis R. Morris is Elected Brigadier General in Lieu of Stephen R. Bradley, resigned.

An act Granting to Elnathan Marvin £35 11 0 having been returned to the General Assembly nonconcurred, by a Member of Council stating the reasons for their nonconcurrence, was again sent up by a member of the House, stating that the House could not recind [recede) from their Act, the Council Took the Second time under consideration & Resolved that the said act be suspended until the next Session of the Legislature in October Next.

An act regulating Election of Governor, Lt. Governor &c. read & Concurred with amendments.

[Adjourned to Monday morning next.]

MONDAY Windsor 28 October 1793. Met according to adjournment. Present His Excellency Govt. Chittenden, his honor L. Governor Olcott and the following members of the Honble Council vizt. Jacob Rayley John Fassett Thomas Porter Samuuel Satford John Strong Ebenezer Walbridge Jonathan Hunt Luke Knoulton Ebenezer Marvin Paul Brigham Gideon Olin. Joseph Fay Secy. Wm. Sweetser Sheriff.

An act for perpetuating Testimony Read and passed the Council & directed to be sent to the General Assembly to be passed into a Law of this State.

Adjourned & met again.

An act for regulating Goals and Goalers read & returned to the House by Mr. Brigham with proposals of amendment.

The reasons given by Mr. Olin were as follows:

That the arms and accoutrements, for which said bill is intended as a compensation, were furnished by the said Israel, [of whose estate Elnathan was administrator,] for the use of the continental army, and actually delivered in February 1777, which was previous to the organization of this State as an independent government.–See printed Assembly Journal, 1793, p. 123, where the name of the claimant is Merwin.

The Assembly adhered to its disagreement, and the Council suspended the bill until the next session.

* The House concurred, postponing the bill.

* The election was made in Grand Committee. Col. Elijah Robinson of Weathersfield was first elected, but he positively declined, when Col. Morris was elected.

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