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Garfield
Howard
Chase of Unity
Jones of Washington
Sargent of Wendell
Whitcher
Stevens of Bristol
Blair
Knowles
Lowe
Jesseman
Morse of Haverhill
Batchelder of Haverhill

Dickerson
Curry
Poor
Morse of Lisbon
Stevens of Lymane
Webster
Rogers
Smart
Avery
Wheeler of Berlin
Parker of Milan
Carlton

Ayes 116. Noes 124.

So the negative of the question prevailed, and the arnendment was rejected.

The question recurring upon the adoption of the resolution reported by the committee,

On motion of Mr. Stevens of Bristol
Resolved, That said resolution lie upon the table.

Mr. Sawyer of Dover, from the cominittee on Finance, to whom was referred the treasurer's estimate of the receipts and expenditures for the ensuing political year, reported a resolution, raising a tax of sixty thousand dollars for the use of the State,

Which was read a first time.

Ordered, That it be read a second time to-morrow forenoon at eleven o'clock.

Mr. Dame, from the committee on Claims, to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Hart's Location, praying to be relieved from costs incurred by the sale of said location upon a warrant for taxes, made a report, whereupon

Resolved, That the petitioners have leave to withdraw their petition.

Mr. Clement, from the same committee, to whom was referred the account of Ezra Dame, made a report, whereupon

Resolved, That the petitioner have leave to withdraw his account.

Mr. Tenney, from the coinmittee on Military Accounts, to whom was referred the accounts of B. F. Lombard and John L. Clendennin, reported a resolution of their favor;

Which was read a first time.

Ordered, That it be read a second time to-morrow forenoon at eleven o'clock.

Mr. Sanborn, from the committee on Education, to whom was referred the report of the commissioners of the literary fund, made a report, whereupon

Resolved, That said report is satisfactory, and that the same be filed in the office of the Secretary of State.

Mr. Atwood, from the committee consisting of the delegation from the county of Hillsborough, to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An act in amendment of an act, entitled an act to alter the times of holding the terms of the court of common pleas, approved December 28, 1844,” reported said bill without amendment.

On motion of Mr. Foster of Manchester

Resolved, That said bill lie upon the table, and be made the special order of the day for Tuesday next, at three o'clock in the afternoon.

The Speaker laid before the House the following communication from the Secretary of State, made in accordance with a resolution of the House passed yesterday. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives:

In obedience to a resolution of the House of Representatives, passed June 19th, directing the Secretary of State to report to this House, the amount paid by this State for the N. H. Reports, how much has been paid during the past year, for what number of volumes and pages, to whom paid, and the cost per volume of the reports after they are bound," I would inform the House that from July, 1843, to March, 1844, there was paid for the N. H. Reports, the sum of $2063 71. Of this amount, there was paid for 239 bound volumes to furnish the several states and territories and the United States with full copies each, agreeably to a resolution, approved July 21, 1843, the sum of $918. The balance was paid for 250 copies each, of three numbers of the reports in pamphlet form.

The amount paid from June, 1844, to May, 1845, was $1,526 75. Of this sum, $130 50 was paid for bound vols. for the several states and territories and the United States. The balance was paid for 250 copies each, of four numbers of the reports.

The number of copies received in pamphlet form, for the year ending June, 1844, was 750, equal to 250 volumes. The number of bound volumes during the same period was 239.

The number of copies received in pamphlet form for the year

ending June 1845, was 1000, equal to 333 1-3 volumes. The number of bound volumes received during the same period, was 29.

The sums above specified, were paid to the Hon. Joel Parker; and the cost to the State, in pamphlet form, is at the rate of 75 cents per hundred pages: each pamphlet contains about 200 pages.

The price paid by the State for bound volumes, is $4 50 for each volume.

THOMAS P: TREADWELL, Secretary of State.

On motion

The House adjourned.

AFTERNOON.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the orders of the day, upon bills with the following titles:

"An act in addition to an act to incorporate certain persons by the name of the proprietors of the Cheshire Bridge Corporation, approved Dec. 11, 1804;">

An act to incorporate the Dover Bank;” "An act in amendment of an act, entitled an act to regulate the times and places of holding the courts of probate within and for the county of Rockingham, approved December 27, 1844;"

"An act to sever a tract of land from the town of Hebron, and to annex the same to the town of Groton;"

"An act to sever a certain tract of land from the town of Hebron, and annex the same to the town of Plymouth;"

Which were severally read a third time.
Resolved, That they pass, and that their titles be as aforesaid.

Ordered, That the clerk inform the Senate of the concurrence of the House in the passage of the bill, entitled “An act iy addition to an act to incorporate certain persons by the name of the proprietors of the Cheshire Bridge Corporation,” and request their concurrence in the remainder of said bills.

On motion of Mr. Sawyer of Atkinson

Resolved, That the rules be so far suspended that all bills in order for a second reading this forenoon at eleven o'clock, be read a second time at the present time.

The House accordingly proceeded to the consideration of the

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bill, entitled "An act authorizing married women to devise their seal estate;'

Which was read a second timne. Mr. Nesmith proposed an amendment to said bill, which was adopted.

Ön motion of Mr. Tilton of Deerfield

Resolved, That the rules be so far suspended, that said bill be read a third time at the present time.

Said bill was then read a third time.
Resolved, That it pass, and that its title be as aforesaid.

Ordered, That the clerk request the concurrence of the Serate therein.

The House proceeded in the order of the day to the consideration of the bil, entitled “An act incorporating the Portsmouth, New Market and Concord Railroad."

On inotion of Mr. Peirce of Dover-
Resolved, That said bill lie upon the table.

The House proceeded in the order of the day, to the consideration of the bill, entitled "An act in amendment of the 73d chapter of the Revised Statutes;"

Which was read a second time.

Mr. Sanborn proposed an amendment to said bill, which was rejected.

Mr. Stevens of Bristoi proposed an amendment to said bill, avhich was adopted.

Mr. Fowler proposed an atnendment to said bill, which was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Peabody

Resolved, That the rules be so far suspended, that said bill be read a third time at the present time.

Said bill was then read a third tinje.

Mr. Sawyer of Atkinson moved that the rules be so far suspended that said bill be put upon its second reading, for the purpose of amendment.

Mr. Page of Sutton moved that said bill lie upon the table,
And the question being put,
It was decided in the negative.

The question recurring, upon the motion to suspend the rules and put said bill upon its second reading, and being put,

It was decided in the affirmative.
Mr. Edwards moved that said bill lie upon the table,
And the question being put,
It was decided in the affirmative.
Agreeably to previous notice and by leave, Mr. Baldwin intro-

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duced a bill, entitled “An act to unite the Worcester and Nashua Railroad Company and the Groton and Nashua Railroad Corporation;"

Which was read a first and second time.

Ordered, That it be referred to the committee on Roads, Bridges and Canals.

Mr. Marston gave notice, that he will to-morrow ask leave to introduce a bill, entitled “An act in addition to and in amendment of the 17 ist chapter of the Revised Statutes.”

Mr. Coombs gave notice that he will to-merrow ask leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to change one of the terms of the superior court in the fourth judicial district."

The following message was received from His Excellency the Governor, by the Secretary of State. To the Senate and House of Representatives:

I herewith transmit to the House of Representatives the annual returns of the Adjutant and Quarter Master General.

JOHN H. STEELE. Council Chamber, June 20, 1845.

On motion of Mr. Fowler

Resolved, That the message of His Excellency the Governor, with the accompanying returns, be referred to the committee on Military Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Clough of Canterbury

Resolved, That the committee on the Judiciary be instrueted to inquire into the expediency of amending chapter 110 of the Revised Statutes.

Mr. Fowler submitted the following preamble and resolutions.

Whereas the attention of Congress has been called by the legislatures of the several states to the necessity and importance of à distribution among the several states, of the printed reports

of the highest judicial tribunal in the Union, the superior court of the United States, in a manner similar to that in which the laws and resolves of the national legislature are distributed; and whereas this legislature believe that such a distribution of said reports as would at least furnish the same for the use of the governments of each of the states would be of great public utility, therefore,

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened, That in the opinion of this legislature, it is the duty of Congress to provide for the purchase and distribution of said reports of the decisions of the superior court in such

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