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Wheelock, to Join a Committee from Council, Resolved that Mr. Olin be appointed to Join said Committee. Adjourned Untill 9 Oclock to Morrow Morning.

TUESDAY Oct. the 18 day A. D. 1796.' Met according to adjournment. The Hon. Stephen "Jacob Esq". arrived and took his seat in Council after taking his Oath of Office.

The Council agreable to the Order of the Day proceeded to Nominate a Person to represent this State in the Senate of the United States, when the Hon. Isaac Tichenor Esquire had a Majority of Votes. The Council then proceeded to (nominate a person] to fill the Vacancy in the Senate of the United States Occasioned by the Resignation of the Hon. Moses Robinson Esq" when the Hon. Nathaniel Chipman Esq" had a Majority of Votes; the Council then proceeded to the House with their Nominations made in manner aforesaid & when compared with the Nominations of the House it appeared they Did not agree in the Last Nomination made for filling the Vacancy & the Joint Ballotts of both Houses being taken the Hon. Isaac Tichenor Esquire was Duly elected.

A Petition from sundry of the Inhabitants from [of] the Towns of Pittsford, Brandon, Chittenden, and Philidelphia (part of Goshen and Chittenden,] praying that a Town may be sett off from the several Corners of said Towns and Incorporated by an act of the Legislature, being read and by the House Referred to Messrs. [Josiah] Fletcher, Jabez Foster, & Edson, to Join a Committee from Council, resolved that M" Chamberlain be appointed to Join said Committee.

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

A Letter of resignation from the Hon. Joseph Marsh Esq" was read & Resolved that the same be Communicated to the House.

Adjourned Untill 9 Oclock to Morrow Morning.

WEDNESDAY Oct. the 19 Day A. D. 1796. Met according to adjournment.

An act protecting Daniel King from Civil Arrests During the Present Session having passed the House, Read & Concurred.

The Govr. & Council then proceeded to the House and Joined in Grand Committee for the Purpose of receiving the County Nominations.

Adjourned Untill 9 Oclock to Morrow Morning.

RUTLAND Thursday (Oct.] the 20 Day A. D. 1796. Met according to adjournment. The Petition of a Number of Persons praying for the exclusive right of a Turnpike road from Bennington to Willmongton and for an act of

The Governor and Council joined the House in the morning of this day, when Gov. Chittenden delivered his last speech to the General Assembly, for which see Appendix C.

? That is, Mr. Tichenor was elected for both the vacancy and the full term.

• See Appendix C.

Incorporation in their favour, Read and by the House referred to Messrs. Dewey, Z. Curtis, Burt, Gallup, & Osgood, to Join a Committee from the Council, Read & Resolved that M". Galusha be appointed to Join said Committee.

An act Discharging Calvin Knoulton from the payment of a Certain Note therein mentioned having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

A Resolution of the Gov'r & Council that the General Assembly be requested to Join in Grand Committee this forenoon for the purpose of filling the Vacancy Occasioned by the Resignation of the Hon. Isaac Tichenor Esq" as Chief Judge in the Supreme Court, (was ordered to be communicated to the House through the Secretary.']

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

The resolution of the House requesting his Excellency to Appoint the first Thursday of December next to be Observed as a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Praise throughout this State Read and approved of & Resolved that Mr. Jacob and Robinson be appointed a Committee to make a Draft for a Proclamation.

The Petition of Genrl Roger Enos setting forth that he is now confined in Woodstock Goal upon a writ of execution in favour of this State for the sum of five hundred pounds against him & that he Does not owe more than one hundred Dollars in the New England States and not more than the same sum to this State which he cou'd have shown had he had Sufficient Opportunity at the time of Trial to have shown it but being out of this State at that time Judgment passed against him for the full sum aforesaid, therefore prays he may be Liberated from his Confinement for the space of one year that he may show to the Treasurer of this State that he Does not owe more than one hundred Dollars Instead of five hundred pounds, Read and by the House Referred to Messrs. Dewey, Linsley, & Spafford, to Join a Committee from the Council, Resolved that Mr. White be appointed to Join said Committee.

An act for paying Samuel Walker Twenty six pounds eighteen shillings having passed the House, Read & Concurred.

Ån act establishing a Jurisdictional Line between Salisbury and Leicester having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

The Petition of the Inhabitants of Marlborough setting forth that the Legislature of this State at their October Session in the year A. D. 1794 passed an act Declaring all the Lands heretofore granted to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign parts to be the property of this State and Did at the same time Appropriate the same to the use of the several Towns where the Lands Lie for their Schools, and there being no such Lands in said Marlboro' but there being a small Gore of Land between said Marlboro’and Newfane to the amount of about Eight hundred Acres of Land Ungranted, therefore the Petitioners pray for a grant of said Land For the use and benefitt of a School or Schools in said Marlboro; Read & by the House referred to the Committee appointed on Timothy Morsman & others Petition, Resolved that it be referred accordingly.

Genrl Philip Schuyler's Letter as President of the Directors of the Western Company [Northern Inland Lock Navigation Company,] to

For the letter of Mr. Tichenor, accepting the Senatorship and resigning as Chief Justice, see Appendix C.

The two Houses subsequently met in Grand Committee and elected Nathaniel Chipman Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, vice Tichenor resigned.

His Excellency the Gov'r Soliciting the Aid of this state in the Internal Lock Navigation from Skeensborough (Whiteball, N. Y.,] to Hudson's River being Officially Communicated to the General Assembly, Read and Referred to M" Dewey, Lyon, Gallup, Arms, Thompson, Farrand, & Sheldon, to Join a Committee from Council, Resolved that Messrs. Knoulton & Strong Join said Committee.'

An act empowering Joel Linsley & Jeremiah Bingham to Deed Land in a Certain case therein mentioned, Read & Concurred with proposals of Amendment.

The Petition of North & South Heroes, Alburgh, & Isle Mott, praying that They may be sett off into a New County, Read & by the House referred to Messrs. Sol. Wright, Fisher, Chauncey Smith, [Flynn,] Eben Wheelock, & Porter, to Join a Committee from Council &c. Resolved that Messrs. Robinson & Williams be appointed to Join said Committee.

Adjourned Until 9 Oclock to morrow Morning.

FRIDAY Oct, the 20 A. D. 1796. Met according to adjournment.

The Petition of a Number of the Inbabitants of the Town of Cavindish praying for an appeal [repeal] of the Act of Incorporation of the Academy in said Cavindish, with a Remonstrance against the Petition, being read and by the House referred to Messrs. Lyon, Stanton, Z. Curtis, Hathaway, & Sias, Resolved that M". Safford be appointed to Join said Committee.

The Hon'ble Judges of the Supreme Court appeared in Council & took their several Oaths of Office respectively.

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

The request from the General Assembly to his Excellency the Gov'r that he would not Issue his warrants for an election of a Member to Congress &c. being taken up, Resolved that his Excellency postpone Issuing his Warrants accordingly.

Adjourned Untill 9 Oclock to Morrrow Morning.

SATURDAY Oct. the 22 Day A. D. 1796. Met according to adjournment.

A resolution from the House appointing a Committee to Join such Committee as the Council shall please to Appoint to Revise the acts relative to the Disposition of Monies raised by Land Taxes for the Purpose of making & repairing roads & Building bridges &c. Read and by the House referred to Messrs. Gallup, Allis, & Whitney, Resolved that Mr. Jacob be appointed to Join said Committee.

An act annexing the Town of Craftsbury to the County of Caledonia having passed the House, Read & Concurred.

An act granting a Tax on Middlesex & Moretown having passed the House, Read and Ordered to Lye.

The Petition of Abner Miles of Putney in the County of Windham praying for a New trial in a Cause Decided against him in the Supreme Court in favour of Isaac Bard in an action of Ejectment, or grant him releif in some other way in said Cause, being read and by the House referred to Messrs. Chittenden, Joshua Chamberlain, and Royce, to Join

See Appendix D.

a Committee of Council &c. Resolved that Judge White and Williams be appointed to Join said Committee.

Adjourned Untill 2 Oclock in the Afternoon.
Met according to Adjournment.

A Letter of Resignation from Maj'. Thomas Craige of Westminster to his Excellency the Gov'r was Read and accepted and Answer ordered to be made out accordingly,

An act suspending all Civil prosecutions against Abia Colburn of Hartford in the County of Windsor for the Term of one whole year with the Petition for that purpose there unto annexed having passed the House, Read and Ordered to Lye.

The Petition of Elkanah Stevens and others praying to have the exclusive privilidge of Locking White River &c. being read and by the House referred to Messrs. (Benjamin] Tupper, [Timothy) Castle, [Timothy] Miller, John Foster, [Edmund] Grandy, [Jonathan] Lewis, & [Timothy] Holibut (Holabird,] to Join a Committee from Council, Resolved that Judge Robinson be appointed to Join said Committee.

The Petition of William Baxter praying for a New trial in the Cause James Strong & Eddy Coy against him in the County Court within & for the County of Windsor being read and by the House referred to the same Committee that it appointed on Abner Miles's Petition, Resolved that Messrs. White and Williams be appointed to Join said Committee.

An act in addition to and Repealing a part of an act for Dividing this State into Districts and pointing out the Mode of Choosing Representatives to represent this state in Congress having passed the House, Read and Ordered to Lye Untill Monday Morning next.

The Consideration of the act suspending all civil suits, actions, &c. against Abia Colburn being again reassumed was Concurred. Adjourned Untill Monday Morning next 9 Oclock A. M.

MONDAY Oct. the 24 Day A. D. 1796. Met according to adjournment.

The Act in Addition to an Act granting a Tax on Middlesex & Moretown having passed the House, Read & Concurred.

The Petition of George Reab praying for a New trial in his Cause against Abel Stevens in the County Court for the County of Bennington being Read and by the House Referred to the Committee appointed on the Petition of Abner Miles® &c. Resolved to Join accordingly.

The Petition of Royal Crafts of Rutland praying to have the exclusive [right] of making and having a Turnpike Road from Finney: Tavern in Shrewsbury to and over a Bridge which is erected across Black water River in Ludlow under such regulations and Restrictions as the Legislature shall Direct &c. being Read and by the House referred to the Committee Appointed on Samuel Saffords & others (petition] &c. Resolved accordingly.

An Act Allowing Constant Brown fifty Dollars &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

An Act empowering Jeremiah Bingham & Ebenezer Hulburt to sell all the real Estate of Hiland Hall Esq* &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.

The Petition of Oliver Gallup & others praying for all the Avails of the Connecticutt River Lottery which remains not expended for the purpose of Appropriating the same on the Post Road on the West side of Connecticutt River &c. being read and by the House Referred to the Lottery Committee, Resolved to Join accordingly.

The Petition of Elijah Bennet praying the Assistance of the Legislature of this State to Help him to Arrears of Pensions previous to his being put upon the Pension List &c. in Consequence of his being wounded in the service of the United States &c. having been read and by the House referred to the Committee appointed on the Petition of Wm. Hazletine, resolved to Join accordingly.

The Petition of the Selectmen of Manchester praying for the grant of a Lottery for the Purpose of Making & repairing a Road across the Mountain from Manchester to Chester &c. being read and by the House referred to the Lottery Committee, Resolved to Join accordingly.

An act Levying a Tax Upon the County of Addison having passed the House, read & Concurred with proposals of Amendment.

Adjourned Untill 2 Oclock in the Afternoon.
Met according to adjournment.

An Act granting a Tax of one penny half penny per acre on the Township of Kingston [Granville) for the Purpose of Making & Repairing roads & Building Bridges in said Town. having passed the House &c. Read and Concurred.

An Amendment being proposed to the Act Levying a Tax Upon the County of Addison by the General Assembly, Read and Concurred.

Maj. Ebenzer Allen Esq" has made Application to his excellency the Gov't for a Dismission from the first regiment in the third Brigade of the Militia of this State. Read and Accepted.

The act in alteration of an act & repealing a part of said act entitled an act Dividing this State into Districts for electing Representatives to Congress &c. being reassumed & taken under Consideration agreable to the Order of the Day, Voted not to Concur.

Adjourned Untill 9 Oclock to Morrow Morning.

TUESDAY Oct. the 25 Day A. D. 1796. Met according to Adjournment.

An act annexing part of the Town of Cornwall to the Town of Middlebury having passed the House, read and Concurred.

Adjourned Untill 2 Oclock in the Afternoon.
Met according to Adjournment.
Adjourned Untill 9 Oclock to Morrow Morning.

WEDNESDAY Oct. the 26 Day A. D. 1796. Met according to Adjournment. Adjourned Untill 2 Oclock in the Afternoon. Met according to Adjournment.

The Act in Alteration of an Act & in Addition to said act entitled an Act Dividing this State into Districts for the purpose of Electing Representatives to Congress &c. having passed the House was again reassumed & Concurred with proposals of Amendment.

Adjourned Untill 9 Oclock to Morrow Morning.

RUTLAND Thursday Oct. the 27 Day A. D. 1796. Met according to Adjournment.

An act to suspend prosecutions & suits on Civil Contracts against Edward Fullington &c. having passed the House, read and Concurred with proposals of amendment.

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