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Road through the western part of the Counties of Addison & Rutland,” and the said bills, with the accompanying documents, being severally read, it was Resolved, To concur in passing them respectively into laws.

Messs. Spencer and Robinson, to whom was referred the Bill Entitled “An act to regulate the travel with sleighs or sleds in this State," reported that it ought to pass, whereupon Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and ordered that it be engrossed and transmitted to the house by the Secretary for their revision &c.

M". Galusha, to whom was referred the bill Entitled “ An act to suspend all prosecutions and suits of a civil nature against John Basse (Bessee) for the term of time therein mentioned," reported amendments, which were adopted, and then it was Resolved, To concur in passing said bill as amended, and Mr. Galusha appointed to inform the house of the reasons of Council in proposing the said amendments. The following resolution was received from the house :

"In General Assembly Nov. 5, 1800. Resolved that there be a Committee of two appointed from this house, to join a Committee from Council, to draught and report a bill to this house making appropriations for the year ensuing. Members ChosenMess. Robinson and Jacob Smith. Extract from the Journals.

Attest N. OSGOOD, Clerk.Resolved, That Mr. Brigham do join the aforesaid Committee.

On motion, Resolved, That the Vote nonconcurring the bill Entitled “ An act giving leave to John D. Sheldon to raise by lottery the sum of one Thousand Dollars,” be and the same is hereby reconsidered. And the said bill being again read and amended, Resolved, To concur in passing the same as amended, & Mr. Brigham appointed to inform the house of the reasons of Council in proposing the said amendments.

The Committee, to whom was referred the bill Entitled “An act making provision for perpetuating and making more public the adjudications of the supreme Court,” reported that it ought to pass, whereupon Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and Ordered, That it be sent to the house for their revision &c. Adjourned to 2 O'clock P. M.

2 O'CLOCK P. M. The following bills, passed in the house of Representatives, were sent up for revision and concurrence or proposals of amendment: “An act incorporating Johnson's Gore, in the County of Windham, into a town by the name of Acton;" "An act in addition to an act Entitled 'An act directing the laying out and making a County Road from the South line of Wheelock in the County of Caledonia to the South line of Stanstead in Canada, and taxing sundry towns thro' which the same shall pass,' passed 31st Oct. 1799;" and "An act in addition to an act Entitled. An act appointing a Committee to lay out, alter and streighten the road from Vergennes thro’ Castleton to Bennington,'” and the said bills being severally read and considered, Resolved, To concur in passing them into laws respectively. The following resolution was sent up from the house :

“In General Assembly, Nov. 6, 1800. Resolved that his Excellency the Governor and Council be requested to give information to the house what order they have taken, if any, on a resolution of this house, passed the 29th. Oct last, requesting his Excellency the Governor and Council to meet this house in Grand Committee, in the Representatives' room, at the opening of the house, on the morning of the 31st of the same October, for the purpose of Electing a Chief Judge of the County Court for the County of Rutland, to fill ihe

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vacancy occasioned by the death of the late Samuel Williams Esquire. Extract from the Journals.

Attest N. Osgood, Clerk." Which was read, and on motion Ordered, That M Spencer be requested to inform the house of Representatives that altho' no resolution of the description mentioned in said resolution, as respects dates, has been received by the Council, yet they did receive a resolution, in substance the same, dated the 30ih. of Oct. requesting them to meet the house of Representatives at the opening of the house the then next morning, in the Representatives' room, but did not receive the same 'till after the time of said meeting had expired, and that they have taken no order thereon.

The bill passed in Council, Entitled “An act regulating the travel with sleighs or sleds in this State," was returned from the house nonconcurred, by Mr. Butler, who assigned the reasons of the house for their nonconcurrence and withdrew.

The following bills, passed in the house of Representatives, were sent up for revision and concurrence or proposals of amendment: “An act directing the Treasurer of this State to credit the town of Middlebury the sum therein mentioned;" "An act establishing the division of lands in the town of Shoreham;" "An act granting to John Taylor of Alburgh the exclusive right of keeping a ferry from the Northwest part of said town across Lake Champlain to the Western shore in the State of New York;" "An act enabling the proprietors of the town of Whiting to make and establish a division of their lands;" "An act granting to Peter Ferris the exclusive right of keeping a ferry for the term of fifteen years;" and "An act directing the Treasurer of this State to pay the Constable of the town of Newhaven for the year 1798, the sum therein mentioned;" which were severally read and considered, and it was Resolved, To concur in passing the said bills respectively into laws.

A bill, passed in the house of Representatives, Entitled "An act in addition to an act Entitled 'An act regulating Marriage and Divorce,' passed 23 Feby. 1797," was sent up for revision &c. and being read was amended and Resolved, To concur in passing the said bill into a law, with the amendments accompanying the same, and Mr. Chamberlain appointed to inform the house of the reasons of Council for the same.

Resolved, That M" Miller make out the Debenture for the present session.

Mr. Gallup, from the house of Representatives, returned the bill, which originated in Council, Entitled "An act establishing a Corporation by the name of the Connecticut River Turnpike Company,” concurred by the house with a proposal of amnendment, to insert after the word “Gristmill” in the 29th. line of the 7th. Section, the words “or sawmill,” and after stating the reasons of the house for the same he withdrew. The said amendment being read, Resolved, to concur in the same, and Ordered, that the Secretary acquaint the house therewith.

The following bills, passed in the house of Representatives, were sent up for revision and concurrence or proposals of amendment: “ An act enabling William Thorpe, a subject of the British Crown, to hold certain lands within this State;" and "An act for the purpose of establishing an academy at Montpelier in the County of Caledonia,” and the said bills being severally read and considered, Resolved, To concur in passing them respectively into laws.

The Council adjourned to 9 O'clock tomorrow morning.

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FRIDAY, November 7, 1800, 9 O'clock A. M. The Council met pursuant to adjournment. The following resolution was received from the house:

In General Assembly Nov. 6, 1800. Resolved, that the Governor and Council be requested to meet the house of Representatives, in the Representatives' room, at the opening of the house tomorrow morning the 7th. Inst. in grand Committee, for the purpose of electing a Chief Judge of the County Court for the County of Rutland, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the death of the late Samuel Williams Esquire, also to elect a Chief Judge of the County Court of the County of Orleans, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of John Ellsworth Esq". Extract from the Journals.

Attest NATHAN Osgood Clerk.” And the same being read, Resolved, not to concur therein, and Mr. Spencer appointed to wait on the house and inform that body of the reasons of Council for such nonconcurrence.

A bill, passeil in the house of Representatives, entitled “An act suspending civil prosecutions against Jabez Rogers Ju'. of Middlebury in the County of Addison and State of Vermont, for the term of five years," was sent up for revision &c. and being read, Resolved, To concur in passing the said Bill into a law.

i bill, passed in the house of Representatives, Entitled “ An act authorizing Benjamin Swan, Treasurer of this State, to prosecute all suits now pending, in the name of Samuel Mattocks as Treasurer," was sent up for revision &c. and being read, was amended & then Resolved, To concur in passing the same as amended, and Mr. Jacob appointed to inform the house of the reasons of Council in proposing the said amendments.

On motion of M". Jacob, Resolved, The house of Representatives concurring therein, that the Governor and Council meet in Committee with the house of Representatives in the Representatives' room at 2 O'clock, to appoint a Judge of Probate for the district of Manchester for the year ensuing in the room of Truman Squier Esq". who has declined accepting the appointment. Ordered, That the same be transmitted to the house by the Secretary. The above resolution was returned from the house concurred.

On motion of Mr. Galusha, Resolved, The General Assembly concurring therein, that M". Jacob & Galusha join a Committee from the house to take under their consideration the propriety of directing by law the mode and manner of filling vacancies that may happen in the offices of the Supreme and County Courts and Probate Courts, Sheriffs, and Justices of the Peace, when the legislature shall be in session, and report by bill or otherwise.

The following Bills, passed in the house of Representatives, were sent up for revision and concurrence or proposals of amendment: “ An act empowering Asa Woods and Ruel Sherman, Collectors of Road Taxes, to record their proceedings,” and “ An act in addition to an act Entitled

an act reducing into one the several acts for laying out, making, repairing and clearing highways,'” and the said bills being severally read, Resolved, To concur with the house in passing them respectively into Laws.

M". James Fisk, member of the house, returned to the Council the bill Entitled “ An act giving leave to John D. Nelson to raise by lottery the sum of one Thousand dollars," to which the Council had made proposals of amendment, and informed the Council that the house had nonconcurred in adopting them, and after assigning the reasons, he laid the said bill on the table and withdrew, whereupon Resolved, That the passage of the said bill be suspended untill the next Session of the Legislature, and Ordered that the Secretary return the same to the house and inform them thereof.

M" Miller reported the debenture of the Lt Governor & Council, which was read and accepted as follows: N. B.-No copy of Debenture among the papers of Council. Adjourned to 2 O'clock P. M.

2 O'CLOCK P. M. The resolution of Council relating to the propriety of directing by law the manner of filling vacancies in certain offices, was returned from the house nonconcurred, by M" Chipman, & after stating the reasons of the house for such nonconcurrence, he withdrew.

The following bills, passed in the house of Represntatives, were sent up for revision and concurrence or proposals of amendment: “An act making appropriations for the support of government the present session and from thence to the session of the general assembly in October 1801 and for other purposes,” and “ An act repealing an act Entitled ' An act assessing a tax of one Cent on the dollar on the list of [the year] 1800, passed this present session, and for laying a tax of one cent on the dollar on the list of the year 1800," and the said bills being severally read, Resolved, To concur in passing them into laws respectively.

On motion of Mr. Galusha, he had leave to introduce a bill Entitled “ An act in addition to and alteration of an act Entitled 'An act directing the Collectors of land-taxes in their office and duty,' passed 3 Nov. 1799," and the said bill being read, Resolved, That it pass, and Ordered that it be engrossed and sent to the house for their revision &c.

M". Eln. Keyes communicated to the Council the disposition of the house to rise.

A bill, passed in the house of Representatives, Entitled “An act in addition to an act constituting the supreme Court of Judicature & County Courts, defining their power and regulating their judicial proceedings,” was sent up tor revision &c. & being read Resolved, the General Assembly concurring therein, that the said [bill] be laid over for the consideration of the next Session of the Legislature, & M". Jacob requested te inform the house of the same, with the reasons of Council.

Resolved, That bis Excellency the Governor be requested to issue his Proclamation appointing the last Wednesday of April next to be observed as a day of public humiliation, fasting and prayer throughout this State, if the President of the United States should not appoint a day for that purpose, and in that case, on that day.

Resolved, The house of Representatives concurring therein, that the Governor and Council do immediately meet the house of Representatives, in the Representatives' room, for the purpose of adjourning the present session of the Legislature. Ordered, That the Secretary carry the above to the house.

The said Resolution was returned from the house concurred, and the Governor & Council immediately proceeded to the Representatives' room, and after an appropriate prayer by the Chaplain, M". Attwater, both branches of the legislature were adjourned without day, and public proclamation thereof was made by John Chipman Esquire Sheriff of the County of Addison.

A true Journal. Attest [RICHARD WHITNEY,] Secretary.

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RECORD OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL

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SPECIAL SESSION CONVENED AT WINDSOR, MAY 26 1801.

STATE OF VERMONT. At a special meeting of his Excellency the Governor and Council, convened at Windsor, within and for said State, pursuant to notice from the Governor, on Tuesday the twenty sixth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one, and of the Independence of the United States the Twenty fifth, for the purpose of supplying the Vacancy in the Office of Judge of Probate for the District of Hartford, occasioned by the death of William Perry Esq" late Judge of Probaté for said District-Present His Excellency Isaac Tichenor, Esqr. Governor, His Honor Paul Brigham, Esq”. L' Governor, of the Council The Hon. Samuel Safford, Jonas Galusha, Abel Spencer, Stephen Jacob, Elijah Robinson & Benjamin Burt Esquires. Richard Whitney, Secretary.

A Quorum having convened, The Council adjourned untill 7 O'clock tomorrow morning.

WINDSOR 27 May 1801, 7 O'clock A. M. The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The ballots being taken for a Judge of Probate to supply the Vacancy occasioned in said office, in the District of Hartford, by the death of William Perry Esqr. late Judge of Probate in said District, and examined, The hon'ble Paul Brigham had a majority of all the votes, and was declared duly elected, and commissioned accordingly. Resolved, That the Debenture of Council be allowed as follows:

Travel.

Amt. of Days of Amt, of Whole

Travel. Attend'ce Attend'cel Amt. Paul Brigham Esq". Le Governor 20 $2.40 2 $8.00 $10.40 Samuel Safford

90 10.80 2 3. “ 13.80 Jonas Galusha

9.60 2 3. 6 12.60 Abel Spencer

45 5.40 2 3. “ Councillors

8.40 Stephen Jacob

1 12 2

3.12 Elijah Robinson

10 1.20

3. “ 4.20 Benjamin Burt

25 3. “

3. “ Richard Whitney Secretary

50 6. “ 2 5.“ Also Resolved, That there be al

lowed to Mr. Joseph Pettis, for the use of his house

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80

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$71.52 The Council then adjourned without day. A True Journal.

Attest [RICHARD WHITNEY,] Secretary.

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