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Strong Jonathan Hunt Isaac Tichenor Luke Knoulton Jonathan Arnold Ebenezer Marvin. Joseph Fay Secy. Wm. Sweetser Sheriff.

Resolved to join the House in Grand Committee at 2 °Clock P. M. for the purpose of Electing Senators agreeable to the order of Saturday.

The Honorable Samuel Mattocks Esqr. Treasurer appeared before the Governor and Council and was duly qualified to serve in that office, by the taking the necessary Oaths of office, and to Support the Constitution of the United States.

The said Treasurer also as Principle (principal) and the Honble John Strong & Nathaniel Chipman Esquires as Sureties was Recognized in due form in the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds Lawful Money, to the Secretary of State for the faithful performance of his duty in his said office of Treasurer.

Attest, JOSEPH FAY, Secy.
Adjournell to 2 °Clock P. M.
Met according to adjournment.

The Governor and Council proceeded to Ballot for the Senators. The ballots being Taken The Honble Moses Robinson Esq" was declared by a Majority of all the votes to be duly nominated the first Senator.

The Ballots being taken for a Second, The Honble Stephen R. Bradley was declared by a Majority of the whole votes to be duly nominated.

A message from the House was reed by M" Chipman, requesting the Governor and Council to join in Grand Committee for the purpose of Comparing the nominations of the the Two Houses for Senators, and to proceed to Election.

The Governor and Council joined accordingly and compared the nomination, when the Honorable Moses Robinson, and Stephen R. Bradley, was declared to be duly Elected Senators to Represent this State in the Congress of the United States.

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By letters of Oct. 10 1791, addressed to Gov. Chittenden and Speaker Olin, Senator elect Moses Robinson stated that it had been suggested that the election of U. S. Senators at the previous session was premature, and urged a decision of that question as soon as possible, inasmuch as Congress was to meet in the last of the then present month. Oct. 15, one of these letters was read, when Matthew Lyon moved, and the House resolved, that the election was premature. Probably the ground taken was, that the election on the 19th of January 1791 preceded by six weeks the date fixed by Congress for the admission of the State into the Union. Both houses joined immediately in grand committee, and after a long debate in the morning session and extending into the afternoon, the question was decided in the affirmative, and the 17th was fixed for another election. On the morning of that day, says the Assembly Journal, “ General Bradley appeared on the floor of the House, and in a handsome and well adapted speech resigned the credentials of his election as a member of the Senate of the United States, into the hands of the Secretary of State.” Neither the official records nor the Vermont newspapers give the names of the unsuccessful candidates; and the only clue discovered is a copy, in the Vermont Journal of Oct. 18 1791, of a humorous hand-bill which was posted in Windsor on the day preceding the election. It characterized the election as “ Federal Racing,” and described the racers thus: Eastern Racers - The Past-Time [Stephen R.

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The Committee then Resolved to proceed to Elect Judges of the Supreme Court. The ballots being Taken the Honble Samuel Knight was Elected chief Judge, and the Honble Elijah Payne [Paine] & Isaac Tichenor Esquires was declared to be duly Elected side judges. Committee adjourned until 2 °Clock Tomorrow then to Elect county officers.'

Adjourned to 9 °Clock Tomorrow.

TUESDAY 18th. October 1791. Met according to aljournment. Present His Excellency Governor Chittenden, His honor L. 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 Isaac Tichenor Luke Knoulton Jonathan Arnold Ebenezer Marvin. Joseph Fay Secy. William Sweetser Sheriff.

A bill was recd from the House Stating the 34. 4th. & 6th. Articles in the bill of arangement & appointing a Committee to join a Committee from the Council to Take into consideration the aforesaid articles; Resolved that Mr. Marvin and M". Tichenor join said Committee.”

A bill from the house was reed on the 5th. article of arangement for amending the Militia bill [act,] and a Committee appointed to join a conmittee of Council; Resolved that Mr. Walbridge and M". Strong join said Committee.

Adjourned to 2 °Clock P. M.

Met according to adjournment & proceeded to join the House in Grand Committee agreeably to the order of yesterday for the purpose of Electing County officers, when they proceeded to read the nomination of the Counties of Bennington, Rutland, Windham, Addison & Chittenden; the whole not being Returned adjourned to Thursday morning next at 9 Clock, and the Council returned to the Council Room.

A bill from the House was reed upon the 10th. article in the arangement vizt, that the Legislature Take under consideration the expediency of Opening a Communication between the waters of Lake Champlain and Hudson River, and also of rendering the Navigation of Connecticut river more Easy and advantageous, was (which had been] read and refered to a Committee of one member from each County to join a Committee of Council. Resolved that M". Arnold join the above Committee.

Bradley,] Peacock [possibly Elijah Paine,] Pretty Town Horse, Old Roger [Enos,] Narraganset Pacer (Jonathan Arnold.] Connecticut Blue [Nathaniel Niles.] Western Racers—The Old Script [Moses Robinson,] Jersey Sleek [Isaac Tichenor.] Figure, Bold Sweeper (probably Matthew Lyon,) Northern Ranger (probably Samuel Hitchcock.]

1 Samuel Hitchcock was at the same time elected Attorney General. Judges Knight and Paine accepted their respective offices in letters which are printed in Appendix C.

. The articles of business thus referred were an alteration of the act defining the powers of the supreme and county courts; a revision of criminal laws; and an act empowering executors and administrators to prosecute suits pending at the death of plaintiff or defendant.

3 The committee of the House consisted of Arad Hunt, Jonathan Robinson, Roger Enos, Matthew Lyon, Gamaliel Painter, William Dennison, and Ira Allen.-See Appendix D.

A petition Signed by William Henry & Nathan Wood Executors on the last will and Testiment of Thomas Caston' Late of Bennington deceased praying for an Act of the Legislature to pass to Establish said will, having been read in General Assembly and a Committee appointed thereon to join a Committee of Council, Resolved that Mr. Marvin join said Committee.

The Honorable Samuel Knight Esq". appearing in Council was duly qualified before the Governor to Execute the office of Chief Justice for the Supreme Court for the year Ensuing. The Honorable Elijah Payne [Paine) also qualified as first side judge.

A petition signed by a number of the Inhabitents of Windsor, praying for a Lottery of one Thousand Dollars to be appropriated to Clearing out Connecticut River, having been read in General Assembly, and a Committee appointed thereon to join a Committee of Council; Resolved that Mr. Knoulton join said Committee, and to join the Committee on the petition of the Inhabitents of Bethel praying for a Lottery for building a Bridge over the third Branch of White river

A petition Signed by Martin Kinsley and Polly Kinsley, praying to have a Law passed to make void an Intailment on a certain Lott of Land in Westminster, having been read in General Assembly and a Committee appointed thereon to join a Committee of Council, Resolved that M". Knoulton join said Committee.

Adjourned to 9 °Clock Tomorrow.

IN COUNCIL Tuesday 19 October 1791. Met according to adjournment. Present His Excellency Governor Chittenden, His honor Lt. Governor Olcott and the following Members of the Honorable Council vizt. Timothy Brownson Jacob Bayley Thomas Porter Samuel Safford Ebenezer Walbridge Jonathan Hunt Isaac Tichenor Luke Knoulton Jonathan Arnold Ebenezer Marvin. Joseph Fay Secy. Wm. Sweetser Sheriff.

An act appointing Commissioners for the purpose of making a settlement with Ira Allen Esquire having (passed) the General Assembly was read and nonconcurred.

A petition of the Inhabitants of Woodstock and others praying for a Grant of a Lottery of three hundred pounds for the purpose of repairing the Roads across the Mountain thro Killington (Sherburne,] having been read in General Assembly & a Committee appointed thereon to join a Committee of Council, Resolved that M". Knoulton join sd. Committee.

A bill from the House was rec'd appointing a Committee to join a Committee of Council, to Confer with and give some directions to the Treasurer Agreeable to his request, Resolved that Mr. Brownson join said Committee.

Adjourned to 2 °Clock P. M. Met according to adjournment. No business being rec'd from the House the Council adjourned to 8 oClock Tomorrow Morning.

THURSDAY 20th. October 1791. Met according to adjournment. Present His Excellency Governor Chittenden, His honor L. Governor Olcott, and the following members

Casson in the Assembly Journal.

of the Honble. Council vizt. Timothy Brownson Jacob Bayley Thomas Porter

Samuel Safford Ebenezer Walbridge John Strong Isaac Tichenor Luky Knoulton Jonathan Arnold Ebenezer Marvin. Joseph Fay Secy. Willm. Sweetser Sheriff.

The Governor and Council proceeded to join the House in Grand Committee to Complete the County Elections.

A bill from the House was rec'd appointing a Committee to join a Committee of Council to Examine the Claims of General Allen. Resolved that Mr. Arnold join said Committee.

A petition from Jacob Sheldon of Reuport was read praying for relief for Land Bought of John Fassett Commissioner of Sales as property belonging to this State, which he is not able to hold by Law, said petition having been read in the General Assembly and a Committee appointed thereon to join a Committee of Council, Resolved that M". Brownson join said Committee.

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

A petition from the Collector of the Town of Sharon praying for relief in Collecting State Taxes on Wild Land, said petition being read in the General Assembly, and a Committee appointed thereon to join a Committee of Council, Resolved that M" Marvin join said Committee.

A petition signed by Benjamin Bellows, and John Bellows, praying to have certain Records Perpettuated, said petition having been read in General Assembly, & a Committee being appointed thereon to join a Committee of Council, Resolved that M". Safford join said Committee.

Adjourned to 9 °Clock Tomorrow.

FRIDAY 214. October 1791. Met according to adjournment. Present His Excellency Governor Chitteuden, His honor Lt. Governor Olcott, and the following Members of the Honble. Council vizt Timothy Brownson Jacob Bayley Thomas Porter Samuel Safford Ebenezer Walbridge John Strong Jonaihan Hunt Isaac Tichenor Luke Knowlton Jonathan Arnold Ebenezer Marvin. Joseph Fay Secy. William Sweetser Sheriff'.

[Before proceeding to the following business, the Governor and Council joined the House to elect further County officers.]

A petition signed John Hazellton praying for Compensation as Surgeon in the Service of this State during the late War, having been read in General Assembly, and a Committee of three members being appointed to join a Committee of the Council, Resolved that M" Brownson join said Committee.

A petition from the Inhabitents of the County of Addison, one from the Inhabitents of Vergeens, one from the Inhabitents of Middlebury, and one other from a number of the lubabitents of said County of Addison, having been read in General Assembly, and a Committee appointed thereon to join a Committee of Council, Resolved that M+ Olcott & Mr. Hunt join said Committee.

Adjourned to 2 °Clock P. M.

Met according to adjournment. Having read Sundry Acts which were ordered to lie on the Table, Adjourned to 9 °Clock Tomorrow.

SATURDAY 224 October 1791. Met according to adjournment. Present His Excellency Governor Chittenden, His honor L. 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 Isaac Tichenor Luke Knoulton Jonathan Arnold Ebenezer Marvin. Joseph Fay Secy. Wm. Sweetser Sheriff.

A petition from William and Royal Gurley, praying for Leave to sell some Real Estate in Guilford the property of a Minor, Having been read in General Assembly and a Committee appointed thereon to join a Committee of Council, Resolved that Mr. Brownson join said Committee.

A petition from Levi Allen praying to be Allowed for his Services as a Commissioner, to negotiate a Treaty of Commerce in the Province of Quebec, having been read in General Assembly and a Committee appointed thereon to join a Committee of Council, Resolved that Mr. Tichenor and M", Marvin join said Committee.

An Act pointing out the mode of Electing Sensors (Censors,] having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred with some Amendments which was Agreed to by the House.

The petition of Samuel Parkins (Perkins) and Samuel Walker, praying to be secured in their persons and properties from arest for three years, having been read in General Assembly, and a Committee appointed to join a Committee of Council, Resolved that M". Hunt join said Committee.

The Petition of Joseph Hubbard and Abraham Downer, praying for a Lottery to compleat the building of a Brew House in Weatherstield, having been read in General Assembly, anil a Committee appointed thereon to join a Committee of Council, Resolved that M" Knoulton join said Committee.

A petition from the Inhabitents of Reedsboro' praying for a Lottery having passed the General Assembly and a Committee appointed thereon to join a Committee of Council, Resolved that Mr. Knoulton join said Committee, and to join the Committee on the petition of a number of the Inhabitents of the Counties of Bennington & Windham praying for a Lottery to compleat a bridge over deerfield river [in Readsborough,] & to amend the roads across the Green Mounta.ns.

An act Dividing the Township of Cavendish into Two Towns, having passed the General Assembly was read & concurred.

Adjourned to 10 °Clock Monday next.

IN COUNCIL Windsor Monday 24th. Oct". 1791. Met according to adjournment. Present His Excellency Governor Chittenden, His honor Lt. Governor Olcott, and the following members of the Honble. Council vizt. Timothy Brownson Thomas Porter Jacob Bayley Samuel Safford Ebenezer Walbridge John Strong Jonathan Ilunt Isaac Tichenor Luke Knoulton Jonathan Arnold Ebenezer Marvin. Joseph Fay Secy. Wm. Sweetser Sheriff.

An act annexing part of the Town of New Haven to the Town of Weybridge having passed the General Assembly, was read and Concurred.

An act to postpone the time for Electing City officers for the City of Vergeens having passed the General Assembly was read and Concurred.

A petition from Calvin Parkhurst was read praying for a Lottery to be Granted for the purpose of building a Bridge over white river having been read in General Assembly, and refered to Lottery Committee; Resolved that Mr. Knoulton join said Committee.

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

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