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The Governor and Council returned to their Chamber.

James Witherell Esq". elected a Councillor for the year ensuing, appeared in the Council Chamber, accepted his appointment, and after taking the necessary oaths was admitted to a seat.

The following resolution was [resolutions were] received from the house :

“In General Assembly Oct. 15, 1802. On motion, Resolved, That a Committee of three members be appointed, to join such Committee as the Governor and Council may appoint, to be denominated the first land Tax Committee, to whom petitions praying for land taxes shall be referred. Members chosen-M". Dunbar, M". Theophilus Harrington and Mr. Huntington.

On motion, Resolved, That the said Committee be directed to report the number and amount of all taxes on lands on which a tax is now prayed for.

Resolved, That all land Committees allready appointed, or hereafter to be appointed, be enjoined to state to the house whether any objection is made to the petitions which may respectively come before them.

Extract from the Journals. Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk." And the same being read, Ordered, That M" Chamberlain join the aforesaid Committee.

A petition from the Selectmen of the town of Cabot, and one from sundry Inhabitants of the town of Mansfield, praying for land taxes on said towns, were received from the house with this order on each:

“In General Assembly Oct. 15, 1802. Read and referred to the First land tax Committee.

Att. JAS. ELLIOT Clk.And the same being severally read, Resolved, That the Council do concur in the orders thereon. The following resolution was received from the house :

“ In General Assembly Oct. 15, 1802. Resolved, That a Committee of five, to join a Committee from Council, be appointed to whom all petitions for new trials shall be referred. Members chosen-Mr. Chittenden, Mr. Seth Paine, Mr. Moses Robinson [of Bennington,] Mr. Harvey and Mr.Chipman. Extract from the Journals.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk." And the same being read, Resolved, That Mr. Safford do join the aforesaid Committee. 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 10 O'clock Monday morning.

MONDAY, October 18th. 1802, 10 O'clock A. M. The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The petition of John Sargeant and others praying to be incorporated as a Company of Artillery in the second Regiment second Brigade and second division of the Militia of this State, was received from the house, with this order thereon :

“In General Assembly Oct. 18, 1802. Read and referred to Mr. Martindale, Mr. Thos Hammond, and Mr. Newell, to join such Committee as the Governor and Council may appoint.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT, Clerk." And the same being read, Ordered, That Mr. Galusha join the aforesaid Committee.

The petition of Asaph Sheldon and others, praying to be incorporated as a Company of Artillery in the second regiment first Brigade and second Division of the Militia of this State, and a petition from a number of the Inhabitants of the town of Chester, were received from the house, with this order on each:

“ In General Assembly Oct. [18] 1802. Read and Referred to the Committee on the petition of John Sargeant and others.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk.” And the same being read, Resolved, To concur with the house in their order thereon. The following Resolution was received from the house:

“In General Assembly Oct. 18th. 1802. Resolved, the Governor and Council concurring therein, that both branches of the legislature meet in their respective houses, on Tuesday morning, precisely at the hour of ten o'clock, and then and there proceed to ballot for a suitable person as Senator to represent this State in the Congress of the United States for six years from and after the fourth [third] of March next-And that immediately afterwards both houses meet in the Representatives' room for the purpose of declaring the person elected. And if the two branches do not agree on the same person, that then they proceed by joint ballot to elect a suitable person as Senator as aforesaid. Extract from the Journals.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clk.And the same being read, Resolved, That the Governor and Council do concur therein. The following resolution was received from the house :

“In General Assembly Oct. 18, 1802. Resolved, the Governor and Council concurring therein, that both houses meet in the Representatives' room, in joint Committee, on Tuesday at two Oclock in the afternoon, for the purpose of proceeding by joint ballot to elect Judges of the Supreme Court, and of declaring the persons so elected. Extract from the Journals.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT, Clerk.And the same being read, Resolved, That the Governor and Council do concur therein.

A petition from the Inhabitants of Benson, and a remonstrance accompanying the same, were received from the house, with this order on the same :

“In General Assembly Oct. 18th. 1802. Read and referred to Mr. Thcos. Harrington, Mr. Niles and Mr. Moses Robinson, to join such Committee as the Governor and Council may appoint.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT, Clerk.” And the same being read, Ordered, That Mr. Miller do join the aforesaid Comunittee. The following resolution was received from the house :

“ In General Assembly Oct. 18, 1802. Resolved, the Governor and Council concurring therein, That the members of both houses meet in County Conventions at three O'clock afternoon on Tuesday next for the purpose of making County nominations for County officers : and that both houses convene in joint Committee on Wednesday next, at ten O'clock, forenoon, in the Representatives' room, for the purpose of receiving such nominations and making appointments of such officers. Extract from the Journals.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk.And the same being read Resolved, That the Governor and Council do concur therein.

The petition of the Proprietors of Pawlet was recd. from the house, with this order thereon:

“ In General Assembly Oct. 18, 1802. Read and referred to a joint Committee on the petition from Benson.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT, Clerk.And the same being read, was referred accordingly.

A petition from the land owners of Coit's Gore, and one from the Selectmen of Canaan, praying for land taxes, were received from the house, with this order on each:

“In General Assembly Oct. 18, 1802. Read and referred to the First land tax Committee.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT, Clerk.And the same being read, Resolved, to concur with the house in their reference of the same.

The Petition of Ebenezer Allen against Stephen Pearl, one from John Pomeroy against David Fairwell, and one from Jonas Matthews against D. Huntington, praying for new trials in those respective cases, were receiv'd from the house, with this or a similar order on each:

“ In General Assembly Oct. 18th. 1802. Read and referred to the Committee on Petitions for new trials.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk.And the same being read, Resolved, To concur with the house in their reference of the said petition. Adjourned to 2 O'clock P. M.

2 O'CLOCK P. M. The petition of Stephen Conant was received from the house with this order thereon:

“ In General Assembly Oct. 18, 1802. Read and referred to Mr. Chipman, M". Hay and Mr. Blake to join such Committee as the Governor and Council may appoint.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk." And the same being read, Resolved, That M". Chittenden do join the aforesaid Committee.

The petition of Amasa Green against S. Chase & S. Cleaveland was sent up from the house, with this order thereon:

“ In General Assembly Oct. 18th. 1802. Read and referred to the joint Committee on petitions for new Trials.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk." And the same being read, Resolved, To concur with the house in the reference of the same.

A petition from the Inhabitants of Pawlet was sent up from the house with this order thereon:

“In General Assembly Oct. 18, 1802. Read and referred to Mr. Leland, Mr. Lyon and Mr. Niles to join such Committee as the Governor and Council may appoint.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk." And the same being read, Ordered, That Mr. Allis do join the aforesaid Committee.

A petition from Cyrus Martin and others, one from Zenas Allen, and one from Ashur Southard and others, were received from the house with this order on each.

“In General Assembly Oct. 18th. 1802. Read and referred to the Committee upon the petition of John Sargeant and others.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk.And the same being read, Resolved, To concur with the house in the aforesaid reference.

A petition from the proprietors of Enosburgh was received from the house with the following order thereon:

“ In General Assembly Oct. 18, 1802. Read and referred to the first land tax Committee.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk." And the same being read, Resolved, To concur with the house in the aforesaid reference.

The following resolution was received from the house of Representatives, viz.

“ In General Assembly Oct. 18, 1802. Resolved, That a Committee of three members be appointed, to join such Committee as the Governor and Council may appoint, to be denominated the Second Land Tax Committee. Members Chosen-Mr. Ja Fisk, Mr. Olin and Mr. Miles. Extract from the Journals.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk." And the same being read, Ordered, That M" Spooner do join the aforesaid Committee.

The petition of Caleb Gannet and John Mellen was received from the house with this order on the same:

“In General Assembly Oct. 18, 1802. Read and referred to M". Hunt, Mr. Linsley and M. Jacob Smith, to join such Committee as the Governor and Council may appoint.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT, Clerk.And the same being read, Ordered, That M". White do join the aforesaid Committee.

A petiti from the Inbabitants of Harwich [Mount Tabor] was received from the house of Representatives, with this order thereon:

“In General Assembly Oct. 18, 1802. Read and referred to Mr. Chipman, Mr. Moses Robinson and Mr. Theo® Harrington to join such Committee as the Governor and Council may appoint.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk. And the same being read, Ordered, That Mr. Spooner do join the aforesaid Committee.

The petition of John Minkler and others was received from the house with this order thereon:

“In General Assembly Oct. 18, 1802. Read and referred to the joint Committee appointed upon the petition of sundry Inhabitants of the Town of Harwich.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk.And the same being read, Resolved, To concur with the house in the aforesaid reference.

Three petitions from a number of the Inhabitants of Addison were received from the house with this order thereon:

“In General Assembly Oct. 18, 1802. Read and referred to M". Chipman, Mr. Woodbridge and Mr. Linsley, to join such Committee as the Governor and Council may appoint.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk.And the same being read, Ordered, That Mr. Galusha do join the aforesaid Committee.

A petition from the Inbabitants of Whitingham was received from the house with this order thereon:

“In General Assembly Oct. 18th. 1802. Read and referred to the First land tax Committee.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk.And the same being read, Resolved, To concur with the house in the aforesaid reference.

A petition from the Inhabitants of Bristol, one from the Inhabitants of Brunswick, one from the Inhabitants of Moretown, one from sundry Inhabitants of the County of Orleans, one from the Inhabitants of Newbury, and one from the Inhabitants of Sheffield, were received from the house of Representatives, with this order on each:

"In General Assembly Oct. 18, 1802. Read and referred to the Second land tax Committee.

Attest JAMES ELLIOT Clerk.And the same being severally real, Resolved, To concur with the house in their said reference. The following resolution was received from the house:

"In General Assembly Oct. 18, 1802. Resolved, that a Committee of three be appointed, to join such Committee as the Governor and Council may appoint, to be denominated the Third land Tax Committee. Members chosen - M". Kingsley, Mr. Jabez Jones and M" Janes. Extract from the Journals.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk." And the same being read, Resolved, That Mr. Strong do join the aforesaid Committee.

A petition from the proprietors of Norfolk (Canaan] was received from the house with this order thereon:

" In General Assembly, Oct. 18, 1802. Read and referred to the third land tax Committee.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk.Aud the same being read, Resolved, To concur with the house in the aforesaid reference.

A petition from William Johnson was received from the house with the following order thereon:

“In General Assembly Oct. 18, 1802. Read and referred to Mr. J. Wright, Mr. Richards and M". Hay to join such Committee as the Governor and Council may appoint.

Attest JAS ELLIOT Clerk." And the same being read, Ordered, That Mr. Safford do join the aforesaid Committee.

A petiton from Wm. Goodrich was received from the house with this order thereon:

“In General Assembly Oct. 18, 1802. Read and referred to the Committee on the petition of Wm. Johnson, with the addition of Mr. Shafter. Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk.

And the same being read, Resolved, To concur with the house in the aforesaid reference.

The petition of Elisha Taylor against Enoch Woodbridge, praying for a new trial, was received from the house with this order thereon:

“In General Assembly Oct. 18, 1802. Read and referred to Mr. Josiah Wright, M". Chittenden and M" Lyon to join such Committee as the Governor and Council may appoint.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT, Clerk." And the same being read, Ordered, That Mr. Witherell do join the aforesaid Committee.

A petition for a Turnpike Road from Sudbury to Hubbarton was received from the house with this order thereon:

“ In General Assembly Oct. 18, 1802. Read and referred to Mr. Spooner, Mr. Keyes and Mr. Chipman, to join such Committee as the Governor and Council may appoint.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk." And the same being read, Ordered, That Mr. Strong do join the aforesaid Committee.

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