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mont, for the year ensuing, by the joint ballot of the Council and General Assembly

The Committee of toth houses then dissolved, and the Governor and Council returned to their Chamber and Adjourned to 10 O'clock on Monday morning.

MONDAY, 13 October 1800, 10 O'clock A, M. The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

Benjamin Swan Esquire, Treasurer of the State of Vermont, having executed his bond agreeably to Law before entering on the duties of his office, personally appeared and took the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution, and also the Oath to support the Constitution of the United States, which were administered to him by his Excellency the Governor.

A Petition from the Trustees of Addison County Grammar School, praying that a College may be established at Middlebury and to grant a Charter of Incorporation to such Trustees as shall be appointed, giving the same rights and privileges as are exercised and enjoyed by the Corporations and Trustees of other Colleges and Universities, was sent up from the house of Representatives with this entry made thereon, viz.

“In General Assembly, Oct. 11, 1800. Read and referrred to Messs. Robinson, S. R. Bradley, Witherell, Perry, Johnson, Janes, Dunbar, and Stanley, to join a Committee from Council, to report by bill or otherwise.

Attest NATHAN Osgood Cik." The said petition with the order of the house thereon being read, Resolved, That Mr. Safford and M". Jacob do join the aforesaid Committee.

On motion of L Gov. Brigham, Resolved, that the rules adopted by Council at their last session, on the sixteenth day of October 1799, be adopted for the regulation of Council the year ensuing. Adjourned to 2 O'clock P. M.

2 O'CLOCK P. M. The Council met pursuant to adjournment, and having no business before them, Adjourned untill 9 o'clock Tomorrow morning.

TUESDAY, October 14th 1800, 9 O'clock A. M. The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

His Excellency stated to the Council that, by the Journals of the Senate of the United States, which had been furnished him as Governor, one of the seats on the part of this state in the Senate of the United States will become vacant on the third day of March next.

Whereupon, on motion, Resolved, The house of Representatives concurring therein, that two o'clock this afternoon be agreed upon as the time for the Governor and Council and General Assembly to meet in their respective houses and each ballot for a Senator to supply the seat on the part of this State in the Senate of the United States, which will become vacant on the third day of March next-And that the two houses immediately thereafter convene in joint Committee in the Representatives' room, and proceed agreeably to law. Ordered, by the Governor, that the Secretary inform the house of Representatives of the communication made by him to the Council. Ordered, further, by the Governor and Council, that he carry down the aforesaid resolution to the house of Representatives & request their concurrence therein.

A bill, Entitled “ An act for the purpose of erecting a work house in this State,” referred from the last Session of the Legislature, was sent up from the house of Representatives with this order entered thereon:

“ In General Assembly Oct. 13, 1800. Read and referred to Messs. Canfield, Cutler, Hammond, Perry, Thompson, Niles, Bottom, Cahoon, Barlow & Strong, to join a Committee from Council, state facts & make report.

Attest NATHAN Osgood Clk.The said bill with the proceedings of the house thereon being read, Resolved, Thai M". Strong do join the aforesaid Committee.

The Petition of Joel Marsh, Elias Stevens and George Dana, praying that the Legislature will pass an act granting to them and their associates the exclusive privilege of making a Turnpike Road from the mouth, and on the northerly side of White River as near said River as may be, through Hartford, a corner of Pomfret and Sharon, to the mouth of the second branch in White River in Royalton, being about twenty one miles, under such regulations as shall be thought best, (was sent up from the house] with this order thereon:

“In General Assembly Oct. 13th. 1800. Read and referred to Mess. Wright, Hammond, Allen, Jacob Smith, Thompson, Kingsbury, Lyon, Grow, E. Sheldon, and Hinman to join from Council, state facts, and report their opinion thereon.

Attest NATHAN Osgood Clerk." And being read with the proceedings of the house thereon, it was Resolved, That Mr. Brigham do join the aforesaid Committee.

A petition from the Inbabitants and landowners of Weston, praying for a tax of three Cents on each acre of land in said town, public lands excepted, for the purpos of making and repairing as well the County as the town roads leading thro' said town — and also a petition from the inhabitants & landowners of Chittenden, praying that an act may pass granting a tax of two cents on each [acre] of land in said town, public rights excepted, to repair roads and build bridges in said town, were sent up from the house of Representatives, with this order on each:

" In General Assembly, Oct. 11th. 1800. Read and referred to the land tax Committee to state facts &c.

Attest, NATHAN Osgood Clerk.And the same being read, with the proceedings of the house thereon, respectively, it was Resolved, to concur in the said reference.

A Petition from the Inhabitants and landowners of Andover, to pass an act granting a tax of two cents on each acre of land in said town, public lands excepted, for the purpose of repairing a certain road in said town, was sent up from the house of Representatives with this order on the same:

* In General Assembly, Oct. 11, 1800. Read and referred to Messs. G. Bradley, D. Jewett, Train, Russ, Hanks, Curtiss, Eln. Keyes, A. Bliss, Larraby & Chapin, to join a Committee from Council, to be styled the Second Land Tax Committee, to state facts &c.

Attest, NATHAN OSGOOD Clerk.The

aforesaid petition and the proceedings of the house thereon being read, Resolved that Mr. Marvin do join the aforesaid Committee.

A Petition from the Inhabitants and Landowners of Mount-holly, praying that a tax of two cents on each acre of land in said township may be granted, except on public rights, to defray the expense of making a public road thro' said town as laid out agreeably to the direction of a certain act, passed at October Session 1799. A Petition from the proprietors and landowners of the township of Killington (Sherburne,] praying the Legislature to pass an act granting a tax of one cent

per acre on all the lands in said township, public rights excepted, for The purpose of making repairs on the roads in said Township; A petition from a number of the inhabitants of the town of Reedsboro', praying that the Legislature will grant a tax of two cents on the acre on all the lands in said township, public rights excepted, for the purpose of making and repairing roads and building bridges in said town; and a petition from the proprietors and landowners of the town of Fairfax, praying the Legislature to grant a tax of two cents on the acre on all the lands in said town, public rights excepted, for the purpose of making and repairing roads and building bridges, were sent up from the house of Representatives with this order on each:

“ In General Assembly Oct. 13, 1800. Read and referred to the Second land tax Committee.

Attest NATIIAN Osgood Clerk." The aforesaid several petitions and the proceedings of the house on the same respectively being read, Resolved, That the Council do concur therein. Adjourned to 2 O'clock P. M.

2 O'CLOCK P. M. The Hon'ble Timothy Todd, and the Hon'ble Abel Spencer, Esquires, elected members of Council, appeared in the Council Chamber and declaring their acceptance of the appointment of Councillors and taking the necessary oaths, were admitted to their seats.

On motion of M. Jacob, Resolved, The General Assembly concurring therein, that the two houses meet in the Representatives' room, at the opening of the house tomorrow morning, in joint Committee, to choose Judges of the Supreme Court for the year ensuing. Ordered, That the Secretary carry the said resolution to the house.

The resolution which was sent to the house of Representatives in the morning, relative to the choice of a Senator in Congress, was returned with this order endorsed thereon, viz.

" In General Assembly, Oct. 14, 1800. Read and resolved, that the house do not concur in the foregoing resolution.

Attest NATHAN Osgood, Clerk.The following resolution was sent up from the house :

“In General Assembly, Oct. 14, 1800. Resolved, His Excellency the Governor and Council concurring therein, That nine o'clock on Friday morning next be agreed upon as the time for the Governor and Council and general Assembly to meet in their respective houses and each ballot for a Senator to represent this State in the Congress of the United States, to supply the seat on the part of this State in the Senate of the United States which will become vacant on the third day of March next, and that the two houses immediately thereafter convene in joint Committee in the representatives' room and proceed agreeably to Law. Extract from the Journals.

Attest NATHAN Osgood, Clerk.Which was read, and Ordered, That it lie on the table. The Council adjourned untill 9 O'clock Tomorrow morning.

WEDNESDAY, October 15, 1800, 9 O'clock A. M. The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The resolution, sent to the house of Representatives yesterday, relative to the election of Judges of the Supreme Court of Judicature, was returned to the Council with this entry made thereon :

"In General Assembly Oct. 14, 1800. Resolved, that this house do concur in the foregoing resolution.

Attest NATHAN OSGOOD, Clerk.On motion, Resolved, That the Governor and Council do immediately proceed to the representatives' room for the purpose mentioned in the above resolution. Agreeably to the concurrent resolution of both houses, the Governor and Council and house of Representatives met, in the Representatives' room, in joint Committee, for the purpose of electing the Judges of the Supreme Court of Judicature for the year ensuing. His Excellency in the Chair-Roswell Hopkins Secretary of State, Clerk. The ballots being taken for the Chief Judge & examined, The hon'ble Enoch Woodbridge Esq". had a majority of all the votes. The ballots being taken for the first assistant Judge and examined, The hon'ble Lot Hall Esq". had a majority of all the votes. The ballots being taken for the Second Assistant Judge and examined, The hon'ble Noah Smith Esq". had a majority of all the votes-When John Chipman Esquire, Sheriff of Addison County, by proclamation, declared the aforesaid Gentlemen duly elected to their respective offices by the joint ballot of both houses. The Committee then dissolved and the Governor and Council returned to the Council Chamber.

M". Jacob called up the resolution, sent up from the house of Representatives, relative to the appointment of a Senator to represent this State in the Congress of the United States—and the same being read and considered, Resolved, That the Council do concur therein, with this amendment, that instead of the words “ nine O'clock on Friday morning next," these be inserted in lieu thereof, “two ('clock this afternoon." Ordered, That the Secretary carry said Resolution to the house.

On motion of M". Robinson, who was in the affirmative of the preceeding resolve, Resolved, That the same be and hereby is reconsidered, and that the Governor and Council do concur with the house in the said resolution, and Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the house therewith. Adjourned to 2 o'clock P. M.

2 O'CLOCK P. M. The following resolution was sent up from the house of Representatives:

“ In General Assembly Oct. 15, 1800. “Resolved, the Governor and Council concurring therein, that the members of both houses meet in County Conventions at 4 O'clock this afternoon, for the purpose of making nominations of the County officers of the respective Counties, and that both houses meet in grand Committee, at the opening of the house tomorrow morning, for the purpose of receiving such nominations and acting thereon. Extract from the Journals.

Attest NATHAN Osgood Cik.The aforesaid resolution being read and considered, Resolved that the Governor and Council do not concur therein. Ordered, That Mr. Spencer do return said resolution to the house of Representatives and assign the reasons of such nonconcurrence.

Resolved, The house of Representatives concurring therein, that the house of Representatives meet the Governor and Council in joint Committee at three O'clock this afternoon, in the Representatives' room, for the purpose of appointing a time when the members of the several Counties will meet in Convention to make the nomination of the County officers in their respective Counties - and also, to agree on a time when to receive such nominations and make the County Elections for the year ensuing. Ordered, That the Secretary carry the same to the house.

The foregoing resolution was returned by an officer of the house with this order entered thereon:

“In General Assembly Oct. 15, 1800. Read and concurred in the foregoing resolution.

Attest NATHAN Osgood Clk.At three O'clock the Governor and Council proceeded to the Repre- . sentatives' room and met that body in joint Committee for the purposes expressed in the foregoing resolution, and having compleated the same, Governor and Council returned to their Chamber & Adjourned untill 9 O'clock tomorrow morning.

THURSDAY, October 16th. 1800, 9 O'clock A. M. The Council met pursuant to adjournment, and pursuant to the concurrent resolution of both houses met the house of Representatives in joint Committee in the Representatives' room for the purpose of receiving the County nominations, and appointing the officers of the several Counties for the year ensuing, in which business the joint Committee were employed untill afternoon, when the Governor & Council returned to their Chamber and adjourned untill 9 o'clock tomorrow morning.

FRIDAY, October 17th. 1800, 9 O'clock A. M. The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the house of Representatives that agreeably to the concurrent resolution of both houses, the Council, in their chamber, are ready instantly to proceed to ballot for a Senator to represent this State in the Congress of the United States.

Mr. Robinson, member of the house of Representatives, appeared in the Council Chamber and informed the Council that the house of Representatives will immediately proceed to the choice of a Senator to represent this State in the Congress of the United States and he withdrew.

Whereupon-Resolved, That the Governor and Council do at this time ballot for a Senator agreeably to the said concurrent resolution of both houses, passed on the 15th. Instant. The ballots being taken and examined, The hon'ble Elijah Paine Esquire had a majority of all the votes.

M. Lyon, member of the house of Representatives, appeared in Council and delivered the following message, viz.

"May it please your Excellency, I am directed to inform your Excellency and the hon'ble Council, that the house of Representatives have balloted for a Senator, agreeably to the concurrent resolution of both houses, and are now ready to convene in joint Committee and proceed according to Law”—and he withdrew.

Whereupon, Resolved, That the Governor and Council do immediately proceed to the Representatives' room for the above purpose. The Governor and Council having met_the house of Representatives in their room in joint Committee, –His Excellency in the Chair-Roswell Hopkins, Secy. of State Clerk-When the above proceedings of the Governor and Council were read by their Secretary, and the following proceedings of the House of Representatives were read by their Clerk, viz:

“In General Assembly, Oct. 17, 1800. Agreeably to the order of the day, the Speaker called on the house to bring in their ballots for the person whom they would nominate as Senator to represent this State in the Congress of the United States (to supply the place] which will become vacant on the third day of March

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