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as may be in the State Library, or may be hereafter received for distribution. And it was read and passed in concurrence.

On motion of Mr. T. T. Barrett, The Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1845.

Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Dempster.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

The President announced the appointment of Mr. Billings, Mr. Marshall and Mr. Woodbridge, as the Select Committee directed to be raised on so much of the Governor's Message as relates to the subjects of the Federal Union, Texas, and Slavery.

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

Resolred, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire whether any alteration of the present law in relation to the duties or fees of Sheriffs and Constables, is necessary.

Mr. Simonds presented the petition of Josiah Morse and 87 others of Concord, praying for legislation in aid of the improveinent of Common Schools.

And it was referred to the Committee on Education.

(S. 6.) Mr. Chittenden, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, to whom had been referred the bill entitled “ An act in addition to an act incorporating the Village of Woodstock,' passed Oct. 11, 1836," requested that the Committee be discharged from further consideration of the same. And the request was granted.

And, on motion of Mr. Chittenden,
The said bill was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

On motion of Mr. Noyes,
The Senate adjourned.

AFTERNOON.

(S. 6.) Mr. J. Barrett, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill entitled “An act in addition to an act in

corporating the Village of Woodstock,' passed Oct. 11, 1836," reported the same, without amendment.

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

Mr. Noyes, from the Select Committee raised to inquire into the condition of the Vermont Asylum for the Insane, submitted the following report, which was read and Ordered, To lie upon the table. [See Appendix.)

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

MR. PRESIDENT :-The House of Representatives have passed a reso. lution providing for the distribution of the Report of the State Geologist to each town in the State ; and have also passed bills of the following titles:

(H. 10.) “ An act relating to Fire Engine Companies.”

(H. 16.) An act providing for an additional session of the Supreme Court in Windsor County."

(H. 20.) “ An act relating to inquests on the dead."

(H. 24.) An act establishing the boundary line between the towns of Enosburgh and Bakersfield.”

(H. 34.) “ An act in addition to an act in amendment of Chapter 18 of the Revised Statutes, entitled Of Common Schools,' approved Oct. 30, 1844.” And

(H. 37.) “ An act for the relief of Patrick O'Flanagan.",

in which resolution and bills they request the concurrence of the Senate.

And the said bills from the House of Representatives were severally read the first and second times, and referred as follows:

House bills No. 10, No. 16, No. 20, and No. 37, to the Committee on the Judiciary.

House bill No. 34 to the Committee on Education. And
House bill No. 24 to the Committee on Land Taxes.

(S. 14.) Mr. Bradley, from the Committee on Banks, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act to alter the name of the Windsor County Bank,” reported the same, without amendment, with the opinion that it ought to pass.

And it was Ordered, To be engrossed and read the third time. (S. 12.) Mr. Woodbridge, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill entitled " An act in addition to an act relating to licenses to inn-keepers and retailers," reported the same, without amendment, with the opinion that it ought to pass.

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

(S. 8.) Mr. Vilas, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act in amendment of Chapter 63 of the Revised Statutes, relating to divorce," reported the same, with the opinion that it ought not to pass. And the third reading thereof was refused.

The resolution from the House of Representatives providing for a distribution, to the several Town Clerks, for the use of the Towns in this State, of the Report of the State Geologist, was taken up, and

Passed in concurrence.

(S. 16.) Mr. J. Barrett introduced a bill entitled "An act in amendment of Chapter 35 of the Revised Statutes, entitled Of ejectment.'

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

(S. 2.) Mr. Hurd called up the bill on the table entitled " An act to incorporate the Bennington County Bank."

And, on motion of Mr. Hodges, it was recommitted to the Committee on Banks.

(S. 14.) The Senate took up the engrossed bill entitled " An act to alter the name of the Windsor County Bank.” And it was read the third time and passed.

On motion of Mr. Richardson, The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1845.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved:

Mr. Sabin presented the petition of C. G. Burnham and 43 others, on the subject of Common School education.

And it was referred to the Committee on Education. I (S. 6.) The Senate took up the engrossed bill entitled “ An act in addition to an act incorporating the Village of Woodstock,' passed Oct. 11, 1836."

And it was read the third time and passed. (S. 12.) The engrossed bill entitled " An act in addition to an act relating to licenses to inn-keepers and retailers," was taken up, and

Read the third time and passed. (S. 7.) Mr. Woodbridge, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill entitled "An act in addition to Chapter 28 of the Revised Statutes," reported the same with the proposal to amend by inserting after the word "stalk" in the 4th line, the words, " which shall have been severed from the hill on which it grew.".

And the amendment proposed was adopted ; and the bill
Ordered, To be engrossed and read the third time.

(H. 34.) Mr. Sabin, from the Committee on Education, to whom was referred the bill from the House of Representatives entitled - An act in addition to an act in amendment of Chapter 18 of the Revised Statutes, entitled Of Common Schools,' approved Oct. 30, 1844," reported the same without amendment, with the opinion that it ought . to pass ; and it was

Ordered, To be read the third time.
Aud the said bill was thereupon read the third time and passed in con-

currence.

tice,?,

(S. 17.) Mr. Vilas introduced a bill entitled “ An act to restore John W. Staples to his legal privileges.”

And it was read the first and second times, and referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

(S. 18.) Mr. Vilas, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the petition of Hiland Hall on the subject of Variances between the declaration and the proof in judicial proceedings, reported a bill entitled “An act in addition to Chapter 25 of the Revised Statutes, entitled . Of the Supreme and County Courts.'”

And it was read the first and second times, and
Ordered, To be engrossed and read the third time.

(S. 10.) Mr. Vilas, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act to repeal the 19th Section of Chapter 97 of the Revised Statutes— Of offences against public jus

reported the same, with the opinion that it ought not to pass. And the third reading thereof was refused. (S. 4.) Mr. Woodbridge, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act relating to Attorneys at Law," reported the same with the proposal to amend as follows :

Insert after the word " money " in the 13th line of the first page, the word hereafter; and after the word “ execution,in the 23d line, insert the words, " Unless the Court shall be satisfied that the failure of such Attorney to pay over the money so collected shall have been occasioned by accident and without the fault of said Attorncy;" and erase the words judgment and" in the 24th line, and insert, after the word "execution' in the same line, the words “ with such endorsement thereon."

And, thus amended, the Committee recommended the passage of the bill.

And the said amendments were severally adopted, and the bill Ordered, To be engrossed and read the third iime. A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Merrill, their Clerk :

Mr. President :- The House of Representatives have passed a resolution providing for a Joint Committee to ascertain and adjust the boundary line between the Counties of Windham and Bennington, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

Mr. Sias requested leave of absence from the Senate until Monday next at 2 o'clock, P. M.

And the leave asked was granted.

(S. 10.) On motion of Mr. Billings, the vote was reconsidered by which the third reading of the bill entitled " An act to repeal the 19th

Section of Chapter 97 of the Revised Statutes, 'Of offences against
public justice, was refused.

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

The Senate considered the resolution from the House of Representa-
tives providing for a Joint Select Committee to consist of the Senators
of Bennington and Windham Counties, and of three members of the
House from each of said Counties, to inquire into the expediency of
providing by law for ascertaining the boundary line between said Coun-
ties.
And it was read and passed in concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Smith, The Senate adjourned.

AFTERNOON.

(S. 2.) Mr. Bradley from the Committee on Banks, to whom was re-committed the bill entitled “ An act to incorporate the Bennington County Bank,” reported the same, with the proposal so to amend the same, that the Capital Stock shall be one hundred thousand dollars, instead of fifty thousand, the shares four thousand, instead of two thousand, and the number of the Directors seven, instead of five.

And the amendments proposed were adopted, and the bill, as amended, was

Ordered, To be engrossed and read the third time. (H. 20.) Mr. J. Barrett, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the House bill entitled, “ An act relating to inquests on the dead," reported the same with the opinion that it ought not to pass.

And the third reading thereof was refused.

(S. 9.) Mr Woodbridge from the same Committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled - An act in alteration of Chapter 15 of the Revised Statutes, entitled of the settlement of Paupers,'” reported the same with the opinion that it ought not to pass.

And, on motion of Mr. Richardson, the said bill was dismissed.
The Senate took up the following engrossed bills :
(S. 7.) “ An act in addition to Chapter 28 of the Revised Statutes."
And

(S. 18.) "An act in addition to Chapter 25 of the Revised Statutes, entitled of the Supreme and County Courts.'

And the said engrossed bills were severally read the third time and passed.

(S. 19.) Mr. Winn introduced a bill entitled "An act in addition to Chapter 28 of the Revised Statutes, relating to the attachment of personal property."

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

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