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TWENTY-FIFTH COUNCIL.

OCTOBER 1801 TO OCTOBER 1802.

ISAAC TICHENOR, Bennington, Governor.
PAUL BRIGHAM, Norwich, Lieut. Governor.

Councillors:
SAMUEL SAFFORD, Bennington, STEPHEN JACOB, Windsor,
John STRONG, Addison,

SOLOMON MILLER, Williston,
EBENEZER MARVIN, Franklin, ELISHA ALLIS, Brookfield,
ELIJAH ROBINSON, Weathersfield, Noah CHITTENDEN, Jericho,
WM. CHAMBERLAIN, Peacham, BERIAH LOOMIS, Thetford,
Jonas GALUSHA, Shaftsbury, ELIAKIM SPOONER, Westminster.
JOHN WHITE, Georgia,

RICHARD WHITNEY, Guilford, Secretary.
Josiah EDSON, Randolph, Sheriff.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES. Noah CHITTENDEN, oldest son of Gov. Thomas Chittenden, was born in Salisbury, Conn., in 1753. He came to Vermont with his father, in 1784 removed from Arlington to Cambridge, and previous to 1795 from that town to Jericho. He represented Jericho in 1796, and from 1812 until 1815 ; was Sheriff of Addison county, (then extending to Canada line,) in 1785, and of Chittenden county 1787 until 1790 ; Assistant Judge of Chittenden county court 1804 until 1811, and Judge of Probate in 1811. He was Councillor 1801 until 1812. He married a daughter of Hon. John Fassett, and had Thomas, who removed to Ohio; and Hannah, who married Hon. Truman Galusha.- Vt. Hist. Magazine, Vols. I and II; and Deming's Catalogue.

BERIAH Loomis represented Thetford 1782 until 1786, 1787 until 1790, and in 1817; was Councillor 1801 until 1808, and 1809 until 1814; Assistant Judge of Orange County Court 1797 until 1812, and 1813 until 1818; and a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1791. Among his sons were the late Hon. Jeduthun Loomis of Montpelier, and Col. Gustavus Loomis of the U. S. army.

ELIAKIM SPOONER represented Westminster in 1793, '4, and '5; and was Councillor from Oct. 17 1801 until 1808.—Deming's Catalogue.

Resigned, Oct. 16, on accepting the office of judge of the supreme court.

* Appointed Oct. 17, in place of Stephen Jacob resigned.

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FRIDAY, October 9th. 1801, 10 O'clock A. M. The Council met pursuant to adjournment. Ordered, That the Secretary issue letters of Notice to the new Councillors of the following tenor:

NEWBURY 9th. October 1801. Sir — By the report of the Committee appointed to receive, sort and count the votes for Governor, L Governor, Treasurer, and Councillors for the year ensuing, you have been duly elected a Councillor and as such have been declared. You will therefore be pleased to join the Council, as a member, as soon as possible after receiving this notice. By direction of His Excellency & the hon'ble Council, I am &c.

RICHD. WHITNEY Secy. On motion, Resolved, The rules of Council adopted the last Session be the rules of Council the present session. Adjourned to 2 O'clock P. M.

2 O'CLOCK P. M. The following resolution was received from the house by M". Hay:

“In General Assembly Oct. 9, 1801. Resolved, the Governor and Council concurring therein, That the members of both houses meet in County Conventions at three O'clock this afternoon for the purpose of making nominations for the County officers for the respective Counties: and that both houses meet tomorrow morning for the purpose of receiving such nominations and acting thereon — And that Mr. Hay be requested to carry up this resolution and inform the Governor and Council of the reasons for passing the same.

Extract from the Journals. Att. Thos. TOLMAN Clerk pro tem.” And M". Hay, after assigning the reasons of the house, withdrew.

The same being read, Resolved, That the Governor and Council do concur in passing the same. Ordered, That the Secretary inform the house of the said Concurrence.

M". Robinson, member of the house of Representatives, appeared in Council and informed them that the house was organized and ready to receive any communications which his Excellency the Governor should be pleased to make.

Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the house of Representatives that his Excellency, accompanied by the Council, will, unless differently instructed, immediately wait on the house of Representatives, in their room, take the necessary oaths and make his communications.

Accordingly, the Governor, with the Council, proceeded to the Representatives' room, and, after taking the necessary oaths, with the Lt. Governor and Council, he delivered the following speech to both branches of the Legislature. [For speech see Appendix J.]

The Governor and Council then returned to their chamber and commenced the consideration of business.

A petition from Wm. C. Harrington and others, praying for a tax of six cents on each acre of land in Burlington, public rights excepted, was sent up from the house with this order thereon :

“ In General Assembly Oct. 9, 1801. Read & referred to Messs. Ormsby, Allen, Shaw, A. Stevens, Painter, Jona. Fiske, B. Harrington, Cahoon, Farnsworth, Crafts & Wetherbee, to join a 'Committee from Council, state facts &c.

Attest Thos. TOLMAN Clk pro tem.” And the same being read, Resolved, That M". White do join the aforesd. Committee.

Adjourned to 9 O'clock Tomorrow morning.

SATURDAY October 10th. 1801, 9 O'clock A. M. The Governor and Council met pursuant to adjournment, proceeded to the house of Representatives, and after prayer, united in joint Committee agreeably to the concurrent resolution of yesterday, relative to the several County nominations. On motion, Resolved, That when the two branches of the legislature shall meet in joint Committee, that his Excellency the Governor, & in his absence the L Governor, shall be chairman of such Committee, and that the Secretary of State, and in his absence the Secretary of the Governor and Council, shall be Clerk of such Committee. His Excellency accordingly took the Chair-Roswell Hopkins Secretary of State, Clerk. The joint Committee then acted on the respective County nominations as reported by the County Conventions, and adjourned untill Tuesday morning at the opening of the house. The Governor and Council then returned to their Chamber, and adjourned untill 10 O'clock on Monday morning.

MONDAY, October 12th. 1801, 10 O'clock A. M. The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

Resolved, The house of Representatives concurring therein, that the house meet the Governor and Council in joint Committee in the Representatives' Room, at the opening of the house this afternoon, to elect a Brigadier General to supply the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of David Erwin, late Brigadier General of the second Brigade in the second Division of the Militia of this State, which resignation has been duly accepted by his Excellency. Ordered, That the above; be transmitted to the house by the Secretary.

On motion of M". Jacob, Resolved, That the Debenture of M" Spencer and Mr. Burt, late members of Council, be made up as follows : Mr. Spencer 80 miles Travel 9.60, 2 Dys attendance 3.00, $12.60 ; M" Burt, 80 miles Travel 9.60, 2 Dys attendance 3.00, 12.60–$25.20. The following resolution was received from the house :

“In General Assembly Oct. 12, 1801. Resolved, the Governor and Council concurring therein, that at the opening of the house this afternoon the Grand Committee meet for the purpose of appointing Judges of the Supreme Court. Extract from the Journals.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk.The same being read, Resolved, That the Governor and Council do concur therein. Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the house therewith.

The resolution passed this day by Council, relative to the appointment of a Brigadier General, was returned from the house concurred. Adjourned to 2 O'clock P. M.

2 O'CLOCK P. M. The Governor and Council met the house of Representatives in joint Committec pursuant to the Concurrent resolutions of both houses And the ballots being taken and examined, Colonel Elisha Averill was elected Brigadier General of the 24. Brigade in the 2d. Division of the Militia of this State. The ballots being taken and examined for Judges of the Supreme Court, Israel Smith Esquire was elected Chief Judge, and Royall Tyler and Stephen Jacob Esquires, Assistant Judges. The joint Committee then dissolved, and the Governor and Council returned to their Chamber.

Benjamin Swan Esquire, Treasurer of the State, produced his bonds, and the sureties being approved, the Governor administered to him the necessary oaths.

The Council Adjourned to 9 O'clock Tomorrow morning.

TUESDAY, October 13th. 1801, 9 O'clock A. M. The Governor & Council met pursuant to adjournment, & met the house of Representatives in joint Committee for the purpose of compleating the County Elections agreeably to their adjournment, and after making progress thereon, the said Committee adjourned untill the opening of the house tomorrow morning, and the Council returned to their Chamber.

His Excellency laid before the Council sundry papers relative to the grant of a certain Gore made to James Anderson & Company, and a request to have the Charter issued – whereupon, Resolved, That Mr. Strong and Mr. Safford be a Committee to examine the old records relative to the Grant of said Gore and report their opinion to the Council. The following resolution was recd. from the house :

* In General Assembly Oct. 12, 1801. Resolved, that a Committee consisting of a Member from each County be appointed to take under consideration the expediency of passing a law corresponding with the 33d. Section of the Constitution of this State, to join a Committee from Council. Members chosen,-Messs Ornısby, Shafter, Chipman, Stevens, Fuller, Hatch, Buel, Wing, Jancs, Hinman, and Dana. Ordered that this Committee report on Thursday morning next. Extract from the Journals. Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk.

The same being read Resolved, That Mr. Robinson join the aforesaid Committee. The following resolution was received from the house :

“In General Assembly Oct. 12th. 1801. On motion, Ordered, that a Committee consisting of a member from each County be appointed to examine the expediency of erecting a work house to join a Committee from Council to report by bill or otherwise. Members chosen-Messs. Robinson, Roberts, Flagg, Leland, Tarbox, Painter, Lord, Bottom, Chapin, Sheldon & Wetherbee. Extract from the Journals.

Att. JA . ELLIOT Clerk." The same being read, Ordered, That Mr. Marvin and M" Miller join the aforesaid Committee. The following order was received from the house of Representatives :

"In General Assembly Oct. 12, 1801. A petition from North Hero, another from South Hero and Middle Hero, another from Alburgh, and the fourth from the Isle of Motte, all praying for a new County, were referred to Mess. Wright, Roberts, T. Harrington, Spooner, Rich, Jona. Fisk, Dunbar, Stanley & Williams, to join a Commiitee from Council. Extract from the Journals.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk." The same, with the several petitions alluded to, being read, Ordered, That Mr. Loomis join the aforesaid Committee.

A petition from Daniel Cameron, praying for a suspension of all civil prosecutions against him for the term of six years, was sent up from the house of Representatives with this order thereon :

"In General Assembly Oct. 12, 1801. Read and referred to M". Theophilus Harrington, Mr. Richards and Mr. Olin. On motion added Mr. Shafter and Mr. Ormsby, to join a Committee from Council, state facts &c. Attest JAS. ELLIOT, Clerk.

And the same being read, Ordered, That M". Galusha join the aforesaid Committee.

The Petition of Nathaniel Brown Dodge, praying for an act suspending all civil prosecutions against him for the term of six years, was received from the house with this order thereon :

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