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requested to carry said bill to the house, and acquaint that body with the reasons for proposing the said amendments.

A bill, passed in the house of Representatives, Entitled “An act to enable Allen Hayes and Abner Forbes to sell and convey all the real estate of Lewis R. Morris West, a minor," was sent up for revision, &c. and being read, Resolved, To concur in passing the same, with this amendment, that the word “two" be erased before the word " thousand," in the eleventh line of the 20. Section, and insert in lieu thereof the word " three;" and M". Jacob requested to inform the house of the reasons for the same.

On motion, Resolved, That Mr. Miller be appointed a Committee to make out and receive the Debenture of Council.

On motion, Resolved. That M". Allis be a Committee to join such members as the house of Representatives may appoint to receive and distribute the Election Sermons, and the Proclamations for a Thanksgiving.

The following bills, passed in the house of Representative, were sent up for revision &c. viz. “An act to revive an act Entitled 'An act assessing a tax of two cents per acre on the town of Plainfield, late St. Andrew's Gore, for the purpose therein mentioned;?.” “ An act empowering Zebulon Spaulding and Martha Davis, Administrators to the Estate of David Davis, late of Hubbardton, deceased, to convey certain lands therein mentioned;" “ An act assessing a land tax on the township of Winhall in the County of Bennington;"_“ An act directing the Treasurer of this State to credit the town of Bethel the sum therein mentioned;" and "An act empowering the Committee appointed on a land tax in the town of Stowe to publish new advertisements.” The said bills being severally read and considered, Resolved, To concur with the house in passing the same respectively. Adjourned to 2 O'clock P. M.

2 O'CLOCK P. M. M". Chipman, member of the house of Representatives, appeared in the Council Chamber and stated that he was requested to acquaint the Governor and Council that there was no business pending before the house.

Mr. Witherell, member of the house, returned the resolution passed in Council this morning, relative to the distribution of the Election Sermons and Proclamations for a Thanksgiving, with this order of that body thereon, viz.

“ In General Assembly, Nov. 4, 1779. Resolved, That the house do not concur in the said resolution, and that Mr. Witherell wait upon the Governor and Council and inform them of the reasons of their nonconcurrence.

Attest, SAML. C. CRAFTS, Clerk.Mr. Witherell stated that the house had anticipated the business contemplated by said resolution, and a distribution of the Sermons and Proclamations had been made accordingly, and then he withdrew.

A bill passed in the house of Representatives, Entitled “An act directing the Treasurer of this State to pay to the Proprietors of Salem the sum therein mentioned,” was sent up for revision &c. and the same being read, Resolved, To concur in the passing of the same, with this proposal of amendment, viz. That after the word “repay,” in the 3rd line of the 1st. Section, erase the whole of the residue of the said bill and insert these words, to wit, "unto the original proprietors of said Salem, their Heirs, Executors, Administrators or certain Agent or Attornies, his, her, or their proportions of the said sum of 536 66|100 dollars after the first day of August next, taking his or her receipt or discharge for the

same," and Mr. Jacob was appointed to inform the house of the reasons of Council in proposing the said amendment.

The Council resumed the consideration of the bill Entitled " An act directing the publishing of advertisements in the Newspapers therein mentioned,” & Resolved, To concur in passing the same, with the proposal of amendment accompanying the same.

The bill Entitled “ An act to repeal an act passed in Oct. 1794, directing the uses of the rights of land in this State heretofore granted by the British Government as Glebes for the benefit of the Church of England as by their Law established," was again read and considered, & Resolved, That the accompanying proposal of amendment be proposed to be added to the bill, in lieu of the former one to which the house had nonconcurred.

The following bills, passed in the house of Representatives, were sent up for revision and concurrence or proposals of amendment, viz. “ An act to pay His Excellency the Governor of this state the sum therein mentioned;" “ An act granting to Ezra Butler, Jabez Jones, George Kennan and their Associates, the exclusive priviledge of building a toll Bridge over Onion River against Waterbury;"” “ An act in addition to an act relating to Goals and Goalers, and for the relief of persons imprisoned therein;' ” “ An act directing the Treasurer of this this State to pay to William Rice, eight Dollars and Twenty Cents;" ** An act directing the Treasurer of this State to pay the sum of money hereinafter mentioned;” “ An act reviving an act assessing a tax of two cents per acre on the town of Braintree;" and "An act for the relief of the town of Springfield, as therein mentioned." The said bills being severally read and considered, Resolved, To concur in passing the same respectively, and ordered, That the Secretary inform the house therewith.

The Council adjourned untill 9 O'clock tomorrow morn.

TUESDAY, November 5th. 1799, 9 O'clock A. M. Council met pursuant to adjournment.

On motion of M". Todd, Resolved, that all and singular the votes, resolutions and proceedings on the bill sent up from the house of representatives, on the 2nd. Inst

. Entitled “ An act directing the publishing of advertisements in the newspapers therein mentioned,” dode or had thereon yesterday, be and hereby is and are reconsidered. Ordered, That the said bill be referred to Mr Todd for amendment. Mr. Todd reported sundry amendments, which were read and accepted, whereupon Resolved, To concur in passing said bill with the said proposals of amendment, and M" Todd was appointed to inform the house of the reasons of Council in proposing them.

Resolved, the house of Representatives concurring therein, that M". Brigham and M". Jacob be a Committee on the part of Council to join such Committee as may be appointed on the part of the house of Representatives, as a Committee of conference on a bill now pending before Council, Entitled “ An act for the purpose of settling disputes respecting landed property," and to conter on some mode of adjusting the difference of sentiment in the two houses thereon. Ordered, That the Secretary carry the said resolution to the house, which was directly returned with this order thereon :

"In General Assembly, Nov. 5 1799. Resolved, That M. G. Olin, M" Butler, M" Harrington, M". Shumway and M". Porter «lo join the aforesaid Committee.

Attest, SAML C. CRAFTS, Clerk.”

The following bills, passed in the house of Representatives, were sent up for revision and concurrence or proposals of amendment, viz. “ An act establishing a Corporation by the name of the Windsor and Woodstock Turnpike Company;" “ An act for the relief of Zadock Hard and others;" * Aa act suspending civil process against Eli Coggswell;" and " An act to prevent the hawking and vending of Feathers, except in the manner therein directed," and the same being severally read and considered, Resolved, To concur in passing the said bills respectively. The following written messages were received from the house:

* In General Assembly, Nov. 4th. 1799. The house have concurred in the amendments proposed to the bill Entitled " An act establishing a County Grammar School at St. Albans, in the County of Franklin." Nov. 5, 1799, also concurred in the amendments proposed to the act relative to the Glebe lands in this State.

Attest SAML C. CRAFTS, Clerk.

“ In General Assembly Nov. 5, 1799. The bill entitled "An act in addition to an act directing the mode of publishing advertisements," returned from Council by M" Todd with proposals of amendment, which were read and Concurred.

Attest, SAML C. CRAFTS, Clk." Mr. Chipman, member of the house of Representatives, appeared in Council and returned a bill Entitled " An act directing the Treasurer of this State to pay the proprietors of Salem the sum therein mentioned," to which amendments had been proposed by the Council, with this entry thereon, viz.

“In General Assembly Nov. 4, 1799. The foregoing amendments were read-Resolved, that the house do do not concur in the said amendments, and that Mr. Chipman be requested to return said bill and amendments to the Governor and Council, and state the reasons of the nonconcurrence of the house.

Attest, SAML C. CRAFTS, Clerk.And after stating the reasons of the house, M" Chipman withdrew. The said bill and amendments being further considered, Resolved, That the Governor and Council do rescind from their former amendments, and concur in passing the said bill. Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the house therewith.

A bill, passed in the house of Representatives, Entitled " An act regulating Collectors of land taxes in this State," was sent up for revision, &c. and being read and considered, Resolved, To concur with the house in passing the same, with the revision of the Title, so that it will read, * An act directing the Collectors of land taxes in their office and duty.”

Mr. Stanton, fron, the house, returned the bill Entitled " An act dividing the State into districts for electing Representatives to the Congress of the United States, and directing the mode of their election," which originated and passed in Council, with this proposal of amendment annexed to the same: in the 9th. line from the top, after - Western district," insert " for the purpose of electing a Representative to Congress;" and after stating the reasons of the house in proposing the said amendment, and requesting the concurrence of Council therein, he withdrew. The said amendment being read and considered, Resolved, That the Goverernor and Council do concur therein.

The following resolution, passed in the house of Representatives, was sent up for revision, &c. viz.

“ STATE OF VERMONT, In General Assembly, Nov. 5th. 1799. Resolved, That the Senators and Representatives of this State, in the Congress of the United States, be and they are hereby requested to use their best endeavors that Congress propose to the Legislatures of the

several States the following amendment to the Constitution of the United States, viz.

"That the Electors of President and Vice President, in giving their Votes, shall, respectively, distinguish the person whom they desire to be President, from the person whom they desire to be Vice-President, by annexing the words “ President,” or “ Vice-President,” as the case may require, to the proper name voted for. And the person having the greatest number of votes for Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors chosen, shall be Vice-President: and if there be no choice, and if two or more persons shall have the highest number of votes, and those equal, the Senate shall immediately choose, by ballot, one of them for Vice President, and if no person shall have a majority, then from the five highest on the list the Senate shall, in like manner, choose the Vice President. The Votes shall be taken by States, the Senators from each State having one vote. A quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two thirds of the States, and a majority of all the States shall be necessary to a choice. And in case the Senators and Representatives of this State in Congress shall find that the aforesaid amendment is not conformable to the sentiments of a constitutional majority of both Branches of the national legislature, they are hereby requested so to modify the same as to meet the sentiments of such majority-Provided, however, that any amendment which may be agreed on, shall oblige the Electors to designate the person they desire to be President from the one they desire may be Vice-President.

“Resolved, That his Excellency the Governor be requested forthwith to transmit the same to the Senators and Representatives of this State in Congress, and also to transmit the same to the supreme Executive of the several States."

Attest SAML. C. CRAFTS, Clerk.” The same being read and considered, on the question, will the Governor and Council concur with the house in adopting the said resolution ? It passed in the affirmative. Adjourned to 2 O'clock P. M.

2 O'CLOCK P. M. M". Brigham from the Committee of conference appointed this morning by the concurrent resolution of both houses, reported as follows :

* To the hon'ble both houses of the legislature now sitting: Your Committee, to whom was referred the consideration of the bill, expressed in the within resolution, report, That they have had a conference but cannot agree upon any proposals whatever respecting said bill.

PAUL BRIGHAM for sd. Come. The Council resumed the consideration of the bill, brought from the house of Representatives this morning, Entitled “ An act for the purpose of settling disputes respecting landed property.” On motion, Resolved, To rescind from the former fourth amendment, and to concur in passing said bill with the further proposal of amendment transmitted with the same to the house.

A bill, passed in the house of Representatives, Entitled “An act relating to the Stage Road, as laid out by the Committee for that purpose, thro' the Town of Hartland,” was sent up for revision &c. and being read, Resolved, That the Governor and Council do concur in passing the same, with this proposal of amendment: after the four first words in the first Section, erase the residue of the bill and insert the sections accompanying the said bill in their stead.

His Honor the Lt. Governor in the Chair.

The following Letter and communication was received from his Excellency the Governor. [Letter not entered on the journal]. The

said letter being read, and the matter therein considered, Resolved, That it is the advice of Council, That his Excellency make the arrangements in the militia agreeably to the manner prescribed in the foregoing letter. His Excellency resumed the Chair.

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 Oct. 1800, and for other purposes,” was sent up for revision &c. and being read, Resolved, To concur therein with certain proposals of amendment, and M". Todd appointed to acquaint the house with the reasons of Coun-' cil in proposing the same.

M". Blake, member of the house, returned the appropriation bill with this order of that body on the same, viz.

" In General Assembly, Nov. 5th. 1799. The within amendments, so far as it respects the extra Session of Council, concurred, and the remainder nonconcurred, and Mr. Blake appointed to return the same to Council and state the reasons.

Attest, SAML C. CRAFTS, Clerk.The said bill and amendments being again read and considered, Resolved, To rescind from the proposed amendments nonconcurred by the house, and to concur in passing said bill. M". Todd appointed to acquaint the house with the same.

M" Miller reported the Debenture of Council which was read and accepted as follows, viz.

Travel. Attendance. Amount. His Honor Paul Brigham Lt Governor 20

27 $110.40 The hon'ble Elisha Allis

50
19

34.50 John Bridgman

55
11

23.10 William Chamberlin

17

35.10 Stephen Jacob

1
27

40.62 Luke Knoulton

48

35.76 Ebenezer Marvin

150
22

51.00 Solomon Miller

100
26

51.00 Elijah Robinson

10
27

41.70 Samuel Safford

85
14

31.20 John Strong

90
27

51.30 Abel Spencer

40
22

37.80 Timothy Todd

45
27

45.90 Jonas Galusha

78
2

12.36 Richard Whitney Secretary

50
27

73.50 William Rice Esq". Sheriff of Windsor County

15
25

39.30 John C. Waller, Deputy Sheriff

30

6.60 John Brown

20
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5.40 Daniel Heald

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$731.94 Mr. Lyon, member of the house, appeared in Council and returned the bill Entitled “ An act for the purpose of settling disputes respecting anded property," with the following entry made thereon, viz.

" In General Assembly Nov. 5, 1799. Returned from Council, with proposals of amendment, which being read, the house nonconcurred and directed the same to be 'again sent to the Governor and Council by Mr. Lyon.

Attest, SAML C. CRAFTS, Clerk.

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