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Agreeably to previous notice, and by leave, Mr. Blaisdell of Lebanon introduced a bill, entitled "An act in addition to an act relative to representing stock in certain cases,"

Which was read a first and second time.
Ordered, That it be referred to the committee on the Judiciary.
On motion of Mr. Nettleton

The House resumed the consideration of the message of His Excellency the Governor, relative to the offer of a reward by the Executive for the apprehension of the murderer of Jonas L. Parker.

On motion of Mr. Foster of Manchester

Resolved, That it be referred to the committee on the Judiciajy On inotion of Mr. Maynard

The House adjourned.

TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 1845.

Mr. Tilton presented the petition of Gardner Towle and others, praying for the grant of a charter for a railroad from Portsmouth to Concord;

Mr. Brooks presented the petition of G. W. Kittredge and others, praying for the grant of a charter for a railroad from Portsmouth to New Market;

Mr. Moulton presented the petition of G. Towle and others, praying for the grant of a charter for a railroad from Portsmouth io Concord or Manchester;

Mr. Hadley presented the petition of James Ladd and others, for the same object;

Mr. George presented the petition of Nathaniel Clark, jr., and others, in aid of the prayer of the petition of S. D. Bell and others, for a charter for a railroad from Plaistow to Manchester;

Mr. Foster of Manchester presented the petition of the direc otrs of the Granite Bridge, praying for an amendment of their charter;

Mr. Rogers presented the petition of William Howard and others, praying for the grant of a charter for a railroad intersecting the contemplated Northern Railroad at Canaan, and extending io Orford.

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

Mr. Hewes presented the petition of Asahel Dodge, relative to certain alleged improper and illegal conduct of certain justices of the superior court and of the Attorney General.

Mr. Hewes moved that said petition be referred to a committee of the whole House.

Mr. Nesmith moved that said petition be rejected.
After debate, the question being put,
It was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Carter, presented the petition of stockholders of the Concord Bank, praying that the sum of five hundred dollars, paid by said bank into the treasury in 1840, may be refunded;

Mr. Capron presented the petition of A. H. Bennett and others, praying for a grant of a charter for a bank at Winchester.

Ordered, That said petitions be referred to the committee on Banks.

Mr. Eastman presented the petition of sundry citizens of Chatbam, praying for the passage of an act to protect cranberry lands in certain cases.

Ordered, That it be referred 10 the committee on Agriculture and Manufactures.

Mr. George presented the petition of the first rifle in the 7th regiment, praying for authority to elect an additional officer.

Ordered, That it be referred to the committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Poor presented the petition of Alvan Grimes and others, praying for the passage of an act,authorizing the town of Franconia to send a representative to the legislature.

Ordered, That it be referred to the committee on Elections.

Mr. Marshall presented the petition of citizens of Dublin, praying for additional legislation respecting the organization of common schools;

Mr. Vilas presented the petition of Thuly Freeman, praying for the passage of an act,severing a tract of land from school district No. 3 in Walpole, and annexing the same to school districi No. 2 in Alstead;

Mr. Jones of Bradford presented the petition of John M. Emerson and others, praying that a tract of land may be severed from school district No. 3 in Bradford,and annexed to district No. 17 in Warner;

Mr. Rice presented the petition of John Smart, praying that a tract of land may be severed from school district No. 3 in Freedom, and annexed to district No. 4 in Eaton;

Mr. Ayer presented the petition of Levi Woodbury and others, praying for the passage of an act granting to each town and

incorporated place of the State, a copy of the books published by the Historical Society, the same to be supplied at the expense of the State.

Ordered, That said petitions be referred to the committee on Education.

Mr. Preston presented the petition of inhabitants of New Ipswich, praying for the passage of an act removing the term of court for Hillsborough county, now holden at Manchester, lo Amherst.

Ordered, That it be referred to a committee, consisting of the delegation from Hillsborough county.

Mr. Nettleton presented the memorial of Amasa Hall and others, remonstrating against the granting of the prayer of a petition for the severance of a portion of Grantham, and its annexation to Plainfield;

Mr. Brown of Grantham presented the memorial of John B. Smith and others, and the memorial of Stephen R. Moulton and others, remonstrating against the same object;

Mr. Jessaman presented the memorial of the selectmen of Lincoln, remonstrating against the granting of the prayer of a petition for the severance of a portion of Lincoln, and its annexation to Landaff;

Mr. Clough of Enfield presented the petition of John Stocker and others, praying for the passage of act severing a tract of land from Springfield, and annexing the same to Gran m;

Mr. Morse of Haverhill presented the memorial of Eber Eastman and others, remonstrating against the granting of the prayer of the petition of E. M. Rollins, for the severance of a tract of land from Haverhill, and its annexation to Bath.

Ordered, That said petitions and memorials be referred to the committee on Towns and Parishes.

Mr. Pitman, from the committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the petition of Richard Quimby and others, praying for further legislation for the relief of the poor, made a report, whereupon

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

Mr. Fowler, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill, entitled “An act in addition to chapter 25 of the Revised Statutes," made a report, whereupon

Resolved, That the further consideration of said bill be indefinitely postponed.

Mr. Fowler, from the same committee, having considered the provisions of the existing laws in relation to imprisonment in case

of prosecutions in bastardy, reported a bill, entitled "An act in amendoient of chapter 199 of the Revised Statutes;">

Which was read a first lime.

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

Mr. Fowler, from the same committee, to whom was referred the resolution, instructing them to inquire into the expediency of exempting personal property from taxation, to the amount of the indebtedness of the owner, made a further report, whereupon

Resolved, That it is inexpedient to legislate upon that subject.

Mr. Fowler, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An act in amendment of chapter 20 of the Revised Statutes,” reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That it be read a third time to-morrow afternoon at three o'clock.

Mr. Proctor, from the committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of William Osgood and others, praying for such an amendment of the militia law, as that persons conscientiously scrupulous of performing military duty,shall be exempled from the payment of an equivalent, made a report, whereupon

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

Mr. Kellogg, from the same committee, to whom was referred the resolution, instructing said committee to inquire into the expediency of so amending the militia law, as that persons not liable to perform military duty, who may perform duty, shall receive compensation therefor, made a report, whereupon

Resolved, That it is inexpedient to legislate upon the subject.

Mr. Batchelder of Haverhill, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of David Bartlett and others, praying for the abolition of regimental musters, and for the passage of an act prohibiting selectmen of towns paying soldiers who are exempted from military duty; also for the passage of an act taxing dogs, the same to be appropriated for schooling, reported the following resolution:

Resolved, That said commmittee be discharged from the further consideration of the subject, and that the same be referred to the committee on Education.

The question being upon the adoption of the resolution,
On motion of Mr. Nettleton-

Resolved, That the further consideration of the subject matter of şaid report be indefinitely postponed.

Mr. Haddock, from the committee on Education, to whom was referred so much of the address of His Excellency the Govern

or, as relates to common schools, reported a bill, entitled "An act in addition to chapter 69 of the Revised Statutes;"

Which was read a first time.

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

Mr. Adams, from the committee on Towns and Parishes, to whom were referred the petition of Samuel Knights and others, praying for the passage of an act severing a tract of land from Jefferson, and annexing the same to Whitefield; also the petition of citizens of Whitefield, and the petition of citizens of Jefferson, in aid of the petition of Samuel Knight and others, made a report, whereupon

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

Mr. Smith of Temple, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of E. A. Crawford and others, praying that a tract of land may be severed from Carroll, and annexed to Nash and Sawyer's Location, made a report, whereupon

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

Mr. Gibson, from the committee on Roads, Bridges and Canals, to whon was referred the petition of the selectmen of Lincoln, praying for an appropriation for a road leading from Woodstock to Franconia, made a report, whereupon

Resolved, That said petition be referred to a committee consisting of the delegation from Grafton county.

Mr. McQuesten of Wentworth, from the committee on Elections, to whom was referred the certificates of election of members returned to serve in the House, made the following

REPORT:

The standing committee on Elections, to whom were referred the certificates of elections of members returned to serve as representatives in this House, having attended to the duties assigned them, have directed me to report the following resolution.

WM. D. McQUESTEN, for the Committee. Resolved, That the following named gentlemen have been legally elected as members of this House, to wit:

FROM ROCKINGHAM COUNTY.

Atkinson,

Laban Sawyer.

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