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Towns therein specified &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred."

An act appropriating the Propagation Lands &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.?

An act making Compensation for the Detached Militia of this State &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.3

An act in addition to and in alteration of an act granting a Tax of one penny on each acre of Land in the Towns of Morristown, Sterling, & Worcester &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

An act granting a new Trial to sundry Inhabitants of Alburgh &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

Adjourned untill 8 O'clock to Morrow Morning."

THURSDAY October the 30 Day A. D. 1794. Met according to adjournment.

An act for the more Speedy settlement of Controversies having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

An act to enable Towns to make Laws to prevent Sheep from running at Large &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

A Resolution of the House appointing a Committee of three to make appropriations for the year ensuing and bring in a Bill for that purpose -Members Chosen Mess's J. Robinson, Williams, & Bridgham [Bridgeman.] Resolved that Judge Knoulton Join the aforesaid Committee.

An act appointing a Collector in Colchester, Burlington, Essex, and Shelburn &c. having passed House, Read and Ordered to be sent tú the General Assembly with an amendment.

An act to rectify a mistake in the Charter of Midway (Medway, now Mendon,] &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

An act granting to Eliakim Spooner the sum of forty Two pounds nine shillings & three pence &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

An act in addition to an act for mending and Clearing Highways &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

An act in addition to an act entitled an Act Defining the Powers of the Supreme & County Courts having (passed] the House, Read and Concurred.

The act in addition [to] and alteration of an act entitled an act Defining the Powers of Justices of the Peace &c. being with the non concurrence of the House &c. [in the amendments of the Council] Returned, Read and Concurred.

The towns were “Georgia, St. Albans, Swanton, Highgate, Sheldon alias Hungerford, Fairfield, Bakersfield alias Smithfield, Fairfield and Bakersfield, Fairfax, Fletcher, Cambridge, and Coit's Gore," (Waterville. ]

? See note 2, ante, p. 74.
* See Appendix F.
* From the printed Assembly Journal, Oct. 29 1794.

Resolved, that the salary of his Excellency Thomas Chittenden, Esquire, Governor of the state of Vermont, be the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds, lawful money, for the year ensuing:

Resolved,' Also, That the salary of Samuel Mattocks, Esquire, Treasurer of the state of Vermont, be the sum of one hundred and twenty pounds, lawful money, for the year ensuing.

A Bill brought in regulating the mode of raising money for Building School Houses and supporting Schools in the several Districts &c. (was] Read and Ordered to be sent to the General Assembly to be passed into a Law.

An act Levying a Tax in Windsor County having passed the House, Read & Concurred.

An act for i he purpose of Obliging the Proprietors of a Mill Dam &c. [on the niouth of Wells pond, to draw off the water,] having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

An act Directing the uses of the Rights of Land in this State heretofore granted by the British Government as Glebes for the Benefits &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.'

An act assessing a Tax of Twopence on the pound on the List of A. D. 1794 having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

An act making provision for the payment of costs in Certain Cases therein mentioned &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

An act empowering Adam Dickey Collector of the halfpenny Tax in the Town of Topsham &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

An act appointing Commissioners to settle with the Treasurer &c. having (passed] the House (was read & concurred,] an amendment proposed and Ordered to be sent to the House.

An act in addition to and explanation of an act for the Purpose of Raising by Lottery five hundred Dollars &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.?

An act to suspend the Prosecution of an action against Abel Spencer and James Claghorn having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

An act in addition to the Isle La Mott Land Tax having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

An act for Committing Prisoners by the Authority of the United States in the Goal in the City of Vergennes having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

An act appointing a Collector of Land Taxes in the Town of Jericho having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

An act granting a Tax of one penny on each acre of Land in the Township of Stowe in Chittenden County having passsed the House, Read & Concurred.

An act for the Purpose of Granting a new Trial to Samuel Beach against Henry Wiswell &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

Adjourned untill 2 Oclock in the afternoon.
Met according to adjournment.

An act in addition to an act entitled an act for the Incorporating a part of the Towns of Newhaven, Panton &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

An act granting a Tax of Two pence on each acre of Land in the Township in [of] Bakerstield having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

An act to suspend the administration of Israel Stockings &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

An act for making a new Town out of Putney and Athens by the name of Brookline having passed the House, Read and Concurred. A Bill brought into the Council for the (purpose] of enabling Certain

See note 2, ante, p. 74.
* For a bridge over Lamoille river in Fairfax.

Persons therein named to take of and Lease out the Lands granted for the use of the Grammar Schools in the County of Windsor, Ordered to be sent to the General Assembly to be passed into a Law of this State.

An act making appropriations for the Year A. D. 1794 having passed the House, Read and Ordered to be sent to the General Assembly with an amendment. Returned with all the amendment non-Concurred except the Expences of the Council as to their Chamber and Candles.Read and Concurred.

IN COUNCIL October the 30 Day A. D. 1794. Resolved that the Treasurer of this State be and he is hereby Directed to pay to his Excellency the Governor five hundred Dollars out of the money appropriated for that Purpose for his Salary for the present year.

An act making it the Duty of the Supreme Court to appoint a Clerk in each County &c. having passed the House, Read and Ordered to be sent to the General Assembly with a proposal of Amendment.

An act granting a Tax of one penny on each acre of Land in the Town of Mansfield in Chittenden County &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

An act granting to Samuel Williams Esqr. the Right of Doing all the printing Business in this State for the Legislature for the Term of ten years having passed the House, Read and Ordered to be sent to the General Assembly with a Proposal of an amendment.

An act regulating settling Duties required by Charter &c. having passed the House, Read and nonconcurred and Returned with the Reasons assigned

His Honor Judge White is appointed to Receive the Debenture of Council.

The Letter of Address from the Legislature to the Hon'ble Thomas Porter Esq'r on his Resignation of his Office as Councillor (was] Read and Unanimously approved of by the Council.

DEBENTURE OF COUNCIL for Rutland October Session A. D. 1794. His Honor

Miles
Days

£.

S. D. the Lieuft. Governor Travel. Att. Jonathan Hunt

80
22
19
3

4 The Hon'ble Thomas Porter

14
22
8
3

4 Samuel Safford

60
22

9
14

0 John Strong

48
22
9
6

0 Ebenezer Walbridge

58
22

9

12 Luke Knoulton

63
22

9
16

0 Ebenezer Marvin

120

22
11

14 Paul Brigham

50

9

7 Jonas Galusha

50
22
9

7 Gideon Olin

52
15

6

19 John White

90
22
10
14

0 Cornelius Lynde

50
22
9
7

4 & Elijah Robinson

2
0
14

0 Esq’rs Councillors Truman Squier Secy.

36
13
7
1

0 John Fay DP. Secy.,

70
10
7
5

8 Jonathan Bell Esq Sheriff.

22

6
12

0

£144: 17: THE END OF SAID SESSION.

TRUMAN SQUIER Secy.

NINETEENTH COUNCIL.

OCTOBER 1795 TO OCTOBER 1796.

THOMAS CHITTENDEN, Williston, Governor.
JONATHAN HUNT, Vernon, Lieutenant Governor.

Councillors:
SAMUEL SAFFORD, Bennington, Jonas GALUSHA, Shaftsbury,
John STRONG, Addison,

GIDEON OLIN, Shaftsbury.
EBEN'R WALBRIDGE, Bennington, John WHITE, Georgia,
LUKE KNOULTON, Newfane, CORNELIUS LYNDE, Williamstown,
EBENEZER MARVIN, Franklin, ELIJAH ROBINSON, Weathersfield.
PAUL BRIGHAM, Norwich,

SAMUEL WILLIAMS, Rutland.
TRUMAN SQUIER, Manchester, Secretary,
WILLIAM SWEETSER, Windsor, Sheriff.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICE. 1800, February 28th.-Hon. SAMUEL WILLIAMS, of Rutland, being at Plymouth, Vt., where he and his brother Elias had a mill, lime-kilns, &c., “while hauling a load of wood, accidentally fell upon it, a knot entered his body, causing his death.”. Judge Williams was one of the earliest settlers and one of the most distinguished citizens of Rutland. He was one of the few Whigs who remained in Rutland after the evacuation of Fort Ticonderago. He was for many years town clerk and selectman, represented Rutland in the General Assembly of Vermont in 1783, '84, '85, 87, '88, '89, '90, '91, '92, 93, 94, '98, and '99. Councillor, 1795, '96, 97, and '98, the last of which he declined, preferring to represent Rutland in the House. Judge of Rutland county court, 1790, '91, 92, and '93; Chief Judge, 1794, 95, '96, '97, ’98 and '99, being Chief Judge at the

By CHAUNCEY K. WILLIAMS, Esq., of Rutland.

* Sept. 22 1777, the Council of Safety gave Mr. Williams a permit to pass and repass the linefof defence unmolested. - See Vol. I, p. 177, where this permit was erroneously assigned to Rev. Dr. Samuel Williams.

3 He was elected to both the House and Council in 1795, and served in the Council.

time of his death. He was one of the first members of the Congregational church in the east parish, and was its first deacon. He and Rev. Samuel Williams, LL. D., were the establishers of the Rutland Herald, the first number of which was issued December 8th, 1794. To him is this village indebted for its common, the funds for its purchase being mainly contributed by him and he being the first grantee named in the deeds ("to Samuel Williams and other inhabitants of said town of Rutland.”) His remains were brought to Rutland “and buried with tokens of deep respect as an honored citizen." A beautiful marble tablet was erected over his remains, in what is known as the north burial ground in the east parish of Rutland, on which is the following inscription:

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