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And it was
Ordered, To be read the third time.
And it was, thereupon, read the third time, and passed in concurrence.

(S. 13.) Mr. Vilas called up the bill, on the table, entitled “ An act relating to interest of money, in addition to Chapter 72 of the Revised Statutes,” and withdrew the amendment offered by him, and spread upon the journal of the 29th instant, and moved the following: Add to Section 1, “ And that no banking incorporation shall divide to the stockholders thereof a greater sum than $6,00 upon $ 100,00 for one year on the capital stock paid in, and after that rate for a longer or shorter And, add to Section 2,

nor shall any stockholder, directly or indirectly, receive any greater sum for any dividend on any bank stack he may own in any banking incorporation." And, pending this motion, on motion of Mr. Smith, the bill was Ordered, To lie upon the table.

(H. 5.) Mr. J. Barrett called up the House bill, on the table, cntiiled " An act extending the Charter of the Farmers' Bank.” And the question being, Shall the bill be read the third time? It was decided in the negative: Nays 18 The yeas and nays, being demanded by Mr. Fifield, were as follows : Those Senators who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Brownell, Chittenden, Hodges, Ladd, Morgan, Noyes, Onion, Rich, Winn, and Woodbridge.

Those Senators who voted in the negative, are Messrs. J. Barrett, T. T. Barrett, Bellows, Bemis, Billings, Bradley, Button, Campbell, Clapp, Fifield, Howe, Hurd, Marshall, Sabin, Sias, Simonds, Smith, and Vilas.

So the third reading was refused.

(H. 9.) Mr. T. T. Barrett called up the House bill, on the table, entitled “ An act to incorporate the Bank of Brandon.” And the question being, Shall the bill be read the third time? It was decided in the negative : Nays 24. The yeas and nays, being demanded by Mr. Onion, were as follows :

Those Senators who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. T. T. Barrett, Button, Morgan, and Woodbridge.

Those Senators who voted in the negative, are Messrs. J. Barrett, Bellows, Bemis, Billings, Bradley, Brownell, Campbell, Chittenden, Clapp, Fifield, Hodges, Howe, Hurd, Ladd, Marshall, Noyes, Onion, Rich, Sabin, Sias, Simonds, Smith, Vilas, and Winn.

So the third reading was refused.

(S. 42.) On the demand of Mr. T. T. Barrett, the Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill entitled “ An act in relation to the Militia.”

And having made progress therein, reported the same with the following proposals of amendment:

1st. Strike out Section 3, and insert as follows: 66 Section 3. The Commander in Chief shall procure soine suitable person from the Norwich

University, or elsewhere, as instructor for said brigade, at the expense of the State, not to exceed in the whole the sum of $ 150 annually.

2d. In Section 7, after the word “ company,in 3d line, insert with the towns to which they severally belong;” and add to said Section 7, the words " which return he shall certify to be correct." And

Strike out Sections 8 and 9, and insert “ Section 8. The Quarter Master General shall, within ten days after the returns mentioned in the preceding section shall have been made to him, make out a complete list of

all the persons who appear, from the returns so made to him, to be entitled I to the compensations mentioned in Sections 5 and 6 of this act, and trans

mit the same to the selectmen of the several towns in which such persons reside, who shall thereupon give each claimant an order on the treasurer of such town for the time to which he is so entitled."

“Sec. 9. The Quarter Master General shall, also, in like manner, make a return to the Treasurer of the State, in which he shall state the sum so paid by cach town, and for which said Treasurer shall credit such town on his Warrant for State taxes for that year.

3d. Strike out all of Section 10 before the word “any,” in 2d line.

And the question being, Will the Senate adopt the first proposed amendment ? It was decided in the affirmative:

S Yeas 15,

Nays 14.
The yeas and nays, being demanded by Mr. Vilas, were as follows:

Those Senators who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Bellows, Billings, Bradley, Button, Campbell, Chittenden, Hodges, Howe, Hurd, Ladd, Morgan, Onion, Rich, Winn and Woodbridge.

Those Senators who voted in the negative, are Messrs. J. Barrett, T. T. Barrett, Bemis, Brownell, Clapp, Fifield, Marshall, Noyes, Richardson, Sabin, Sias, Simonds, Smith and Vilas.

So the amendment was adopted.

And the question being taken, the second and third amendments were severally adopted.

Mr. Howe moved to amend Section 1, by inserting “30” instead of 40, in 2d line, and "50" instead of 70, in 3d line.

Mr. J. Barrett called for a division of the question.

And the question being, Will the Senate amend by inserting " 30" instead of 40, in 2d line?

It was decided in the negative.
So the amendment was rejected.

Mr. Howe thereupon withdrew the remaining clause of his proposed amendment.

Mr. Howe moved to amend Section 2 by inserting “ threein lieu of four,'' in the 5th line.

And the motion was lost.

And the question being, Shall the bill be engrossed and read the third time?

It was decided in the affirmative.
So the bill was
Ordered, To be engrossed and read the third time.

On motion of Mr. Morgan,
The Senate adjourned.

AFTERNOON.

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(S. 50.) Mr. Noyes introduced a bill entitled “ An act in addition to Chapter 49 of the Revised Statutes."

Which was read the first and second times, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

The President announced the appointment of Messrs. Noyes, Sabin and Smith, as the Select Committee under the resolution directing an enquiry respecting the operation and effect of the existing License Law.

(S. 51.) Mr. Noyes introduced a bill entitled “ An act to repeal all laws regulating the sale of spiritous liquors, wine, ale or beer."

And it was read the first and second times, and referred to the Select Committee on the existing License Law.

(H. 92.) Mr. Chittenden, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, to whom was referred the House bill entitled “ An act in amendment of the act incorporating the Village of Middlebury,” reported the same, with the proposal to amend by striking out the word "half,and inserting the word third,” in lieu thereof, in the last line of Section 3, and thus amended, they recommended the passage of thc bill.

And the question being taken, the amendment was adupted.
And the bill, as amended, was
Ordered, To be read the third time.
And it was, thereupon, read the third time, and passed in concurrence.

(S. 49.) Mr. Chittenden, from the same Committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled “An act relating to Highways near the line of adjoining towns,” reported the same without amendment, and recommended its passage.

On motion of Mr. J. Barrett, a verbal amendment was made, and the Ordered, To be engrossed and read the third time.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Merrill, their Clerk :

Mr. President :—The House of Representatives have passed a resolution instructing the Trustees and Superintendent of the Vermont Asylum for the Insane ; and a resolution fixing a day for the final adjournment of the General Assembly, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

They concur with the Senate in passing the bill entitled

(S. 34.) “An act to pay William Rounds, Jr., the sum therein mentioned."

The Governor has announced to the House of Representatives that he has approved and signed bills of the following titles: (H. 29.)

“ An act extending the Charter of Middlebury Bank.” (H. 46.) "An act laying a tax on the County of Washington.” (H. 71.)

" An act for the relief of the town of Berlin." (H. 84.) “An act extending the Charter of the Bank of Newbury.

bill was

(H. 99.) “ An act in relation to the organization of School Districts in unorganized towns and gores.”

(S. 52.) Mr. Onion, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the communication of the Governor on the Journal of the 21st ult., reported a bill entitled “ An act in addition to an act to provide for a Geological Survey of the State,'” and recommended its passage. And it was read the first and second times, and

On motion of Mr. Noyes, Ordered, To lie upon the table.

(H. 28.) Mr. Chittenden, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, to whom was referred the House bill entitled “ An act to revive an act entitled 'an act to incorporate the Bennington and Brattleboro' Rail Road Company,' passed Nov. 10, 1835," reported the same, without amendment, and recommended its passage.

And, on his motion, the said bill was
Ordered, To lie upon the table.

Mr. Billings, from the Committee on Manufactures, to whom was referred the resolution relative to the bounty on silk, spread upon the journal of the 1st instant, reported the same, and recommended that it pass.

Mr. J. Barrett moved to amend the said resolution, so that the Treasurer be directed to pay the bounties mentioned therein.

And it was so ordered. And the resolution, as amended, passed. Mr. Rich, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the following House bills :

(H. 121.) An act to assess a tax for the support of Government."

(H. 124.) An act making appropriations for the support of Government." And

(H. 125.) “ An act authorizing the Treasurer to borrow the sum therein mentioned.”

Reported the said bills, without amendment, and recommended the passage of the same.

And they were, severally,
Ordered, To be read the third time.

And they were, thereupon, severally read the third time, and passed in concurrence.

Mr. Vilas presented the following resolution, which was read and passed :

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That Bliss N. Davis, Mordecai Hale, and J. D. Stoddard, be a Committee to examine the account of Gen. James Morse, relating to the assessment of fines, and the collection and disbursement of the same, under the militia laws of 1837, 39, and 40; and also any claim of the said Morse for expenditures under said laws; and report to the next session of the Legislature the true situation of all matters arising therefrom, both in favor of the said Morse and the State.

Mr. Billings called up the resolution on the table, relative to the removal of the United States District and Circuit Courts.

And on motion of Mr. Smith, it was again
Ordered, To lie upon the table.

The hour designated for a meeting of the Joint Assembly, having arrived, the Senate repaired to the hall of the House of Representatives.

And having returned,

(S. 45.) Mr. Richardson, from the Committee on the Grand List, to whom was referred the bill entitled " An act in alteration of an act relating to the Grand List,” reported the same, with the opinion of the Committee that it ought not to pass.

And, the question being taken, the third reading thereof was refused.

(S. 53.) Mr. Woodbridge introduced a bill entitled “ An act in addition to Chapter 20 of the Revised Statutes, entitled Of laying out and discontinuing Highways and Bridges."

And it was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

(S. 15.) Mr. Smith called up the bill on the table, entitled “ An act relating to interest of money, in addition to Chapter 72 of the Revised Statutes.'s

Mr. J. Barrett proposed certain amendments thereto.
And, on motion of Mr. Vilas, the bill was again
Ordered, To lie upon the table.

(H. 127.) Mr. Morgan, from the Committee on Elections, to whom was referred the House bill entitled “ An act in relation to Elections,'' reported the same, without amendment, with the opinion that it ought to pass.

And, on motion of Mr. Vilas, the said bill was
Ordered, To lie upon the table.

(S. 39.) Mr. Fifield, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act in amendment of an act in addition to Chapter 19 of the Revised Statutes, relating to the instruction of the Deal, Dumb, and Blind, passed Nov. 12, 18:12," reported the same, without amendment, with the opinion that it ought to pass.

And it was, thereupon,
Ordered, To be engrossed and read the third time.

The communication from the Governor, received this morning, relative to Sampson's Index to the unrevised laws, was read.

And, on motion of Mr. Vilas, said communication, together with the accompanying documents, was

Ordered, To lie upon the table.
Mr. Morgan presented the following resolution :

Resolved, That in addition to the usual sessions, the Senate meet hereafter at 7 o'clock, P. M.

And it was read, and on motion of Mr. J. Barrett,
Ordered, To lie upon the table.

Mr. Onion, from the Committee on Bills, reported that they had this day submitted to the Governor, for his approval and signature, bills of the following titles :

(H. 118.) “An act restoring Stuart Lilley to his legal privileges."

(H. 96.) “ An act in explanation of Section 49 of Chapter 12 of the Revised Statutes, relative to the discontinuance of roads." And

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