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On motion of Mr. Sabin, it was Ordered, That the Senate do now proceed to elect a Chaplain for the year ensuing. On taking and counting the ballots, the

Rev. JOHN GRIDLEY was found to be duly elected, and the Secretary was directed to apprise him of his election.

On motion of Mr. Hodges, it was Ordered, That a Committee of two Senators be appointed by the President pro tempore, to wait on his Excellency the Governor, and inform him ihat the Senate have met and organized, and are ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make. Mr. Flodges and Mr. Smith were appointed by the President pro

tempore to perform that duty.

Mr. Morgan introduced the following resolution, which was read and passed :

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the Secretary and Clerk procure to be published in pamphlet form, for the use of the General Assembly, four hundred copies of the Legislative Directory, embracing the Joint Rules, and Rules of each House.

Mr. T. T. Barrett introduced the following resolution, which was read and passed :

Resolved, That the Secretary cause to be provided for the President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, and each of the Senators, one daily and one weekly newspaper, as each shall designate, printed in this village.

On motion of Mr. Sabin, it was Ordered, That when the Senate adjourn, it shall be to meet at three o'clock this afternoon.

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

MR. PRESIDENT :--[ am directed to announce to the Senate that a quorum of the House of Representatives have convened, and organized by the election of the Hon. Ebenezer N. Briggs, Speaker, and of FERRAND F. Merrill, Clerk pro tempore, and are now ready to proceed to business.

The House have on their part appointed a Committee to canvass the votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Treasurer, for the year ensuing.

The House concur with the Senate in passing the resolution providing for a Joint Assembly of the two Houses, to hear the report of the Canvassing Committee.

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

AFTERNOON.

Mr. George Marshall, the Senator elect for Essex County, appeared on the floor of the Senate, and was sworn and took his seat.

Mr. Hodges, from the Select Committee appointed to wait on the Governor and apprise him of the organization of the Senate, and that they were ready to receive any communication he might have to make to them, reported that the Committee had performed the duty assigned to them.

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

Mr. President :- The House of Representatives have passed a res. olution providing for the adoption, pro lempore, of the Joint Rules of the last session, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The Senate took up the resolution from the House providing for the adoption, pro tempore, of the Joint Rules of the last session.

And it was passed in concurrence.

The hour designated, by a concurrent resolution of the two Houses, for a Joint Assembly to hear the report of the Canvassing Committee, having arrived, the Senate repaired to the hall of the House of Representatives.

The Senate having returned from the meeting of the Joint Assembly,

Mr. Morgan introduced the following resolution, which was read and passed :

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That both Houses meet in Joint Assembly, at four o'clock this afternoon, for the purpose of electing a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Treasurer, for the year ensuing.

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

Mr. PRESILENT:— The House of Representatives concur with the Senate in passing the resolution providing for a Joint Assembly, to elect a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Treasurer, for the year ensuing.

Mr. Hodges introduced the following resolution, which was read and passed :

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the rembers of both houses meet in County Conventions, on Friday next, at three o'clock in the afternoon, to nominate County Officers; and that both Houses meet in Joint Assembly on Saturday next, at ten o'clock, A. M., to make County appointments.

The hour designated for a meeting of the two Houses in Joint Assembly, to elect a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Treasurer, for the year ensuing, having arrived, the Senate repaired 10 the hall of the House of Representatives.

And, having returned therefrom,

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On motion of Mr. Sabin, it was
Ordered, That a Committee of two Senators be appointed by the
President pro tempore, to wait on the Lieutenant Governor elect and con-
duct him to the Chair of the Senate.
Mr. Sabin and Mr. Richardson were appointed to perform this duty.

On motion of Mr. Sabin,
The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1845.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Sabin, from the Select Committee appointed to wait upon the Lieutenant Governor elect and conduct him to the Chair of the Senate, announced to the Senate that His Honor was now in attendance, and prepared to take the oath of office prescribed by the constitution and laws of the State, and to enter upon the perfornance of the duties of his office.

Whereupon, His Honor Horace Eaton, Lieutenant Governor elect, appeared in the Senate Chamber, the oath of office was administered to him by the Secretary, and he assumed the Chair.

A message from the House, by Mr. Merrill, their Clerk pro tempore :

MR. PRESIDENT :—The House of Representatives concur with the Senate in passing the resolution providing for the publication of a Legislative Directory, and they have passed a resolution providing for County and Probate District Conventions, and for a Joint Assembly to complete the County appointments, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The Senate took_up the resolution from the House providing for County and Probate District Conventions this afternoon, at three o'clock, and for a Joint Assembly to-morrow, at ten o'clock, A. M., to complete County appointments.

And it was passed in concurrence.

(S. 1.) Mr. J. Barrett introduced a bill entitled “ An act in amend. ment of Chapter 80 of the Revised Statutes, entitled. Of Banks.'

And it was read the first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Banks.

The following communication from the Governor was reccived and read : To the President of the Senate :

I have the honor to inform the Senate that I propose to take the oaths which the Constitution prescribes for the Governor of the State,

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in the Executive Chamber, at two o'clock this day, and to make my annual Executive communication to the General Assembly at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and also, that I have appointed Mr. George H. Beaman of Rutland, Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs.

WILLIAM SLADE. October 10, 1845.

On motion of Mr. Billings, it was Ordered, That the Senate do now proceed to elect the Standing Com. mittees.

And the ballots having been taken and examined, the following Senators were found to be elected :

On Finance-Mr. Rich, Chairman ; Mr. Fifield, and Mr. Onion.

On the Judiciary-Mr. J. Barrett, Chairman ; Mr. Vilas, and Mr. Woodbridge.

On Claims—Mr. Hard, Chairman ; Mr. Noyes, and Mr. Hodges.
On Education-Mr. Sabin, Chairman ; Mr. Smith, and Mr. Campbell

. On Agriculture—Mr. Bution, Chairman ; Mr. Ladd, and Mr. Howe. On Manufactures—Mr. Winn, Chairman ; Mr. Billings, and Mr. Richardson.

On Elections—Mr. Morgan, Chairman ; Mr. Fifield, and Mr. Clapr:

On Military Affairs—Mr. T. T. Barrett, Chairman ; Mr. Page, and Mr. Brownell.

On Roads and Canals--Mr. Chittenden, Chairman ; Mr. Marshall, and Mr. Bellows.

On Banks—Mr. Bradley, Chairman ; Mr. Smith, and Mr. Sias. On Land Taxes—Mr. Bemis, Chairman ; Mr. Richardson, and Mr. Simonds.

The following communication from the Speaker of the House of Representatives was received and read :

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Oct. 10, 1845. Sir :-I have the honor to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives have elected Ferrand F. Merrill their Clerk for the year ensuing

I am, very respectfully,

Your ob't servant,
E. N. BRIGGS,

Speaker of the House of Representatives. Hon. HORACE EATON,

President of the Senate.

On motion of Mr. J. Barrett, it was Ordered, That the Committee on Rules be appointed by the Presi. dent.

The following Senators were thereupon appointed as the Committee on Rules :

Mr. J. Barrett, Chairman ; Mr. Vilas, and Mr. Hodges. Mr. Billings presented the petition of Martin Perry of Ludlow and 41 others, praying for legislative action in aid of the improvement of Common School education.

Mr. Campbell presented a like petition from David Allen of Putney and 85 others.

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Mr. J. Barrett presented a like petition from Joel Clapp of Woodstock and 72 others; and

Mr. Page presented a like petition from Jacob Kent of Newbury and 25 others.

Which several petitions were read and referred to the Committee on Education.

Mr. Campbell also presented the petition of Sylvester Grout, praying for relief under existing laws respecting School Districts.

And it was read, and on his motion referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. T. T. Barrett presented the petition of William Rounds, Jr., praying for payment for services rendered under the militia law of 1842. And it was read and referred to the Committee on Claims.

On motion of Mr. Chittenden, The Senate adjourned.

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AFTERNOON.

Mr. Woodbridge presented the petition of Amon Bailey of Poultney and 43 others, praying for legislative action in behalf of the improvement of Common School education.

Mr. Onion presented a like petition from 0. L. Shafter of Wilmington and 48 others; from Moses Bliss of Sheldon and 17 others, and from J. W. Staples of Charlotte and 51 others.

Mr. Button presented a like petition from Lewis M. Walker of Clarendon and 78 others.

And these petitions were severally referred to the Committee on Education.

(S. 1.) Mr. Bradley, from the Committee on Banks, to whom had been referred the bill entitled “ An act in amendment of Chapter 80 of the Revised Statutes, entitled “Of Banks,'” reported the same, with the proposal to amend by inserting the words "time, or " before the word - lerm,” in the 7th line; and thus amended, the Committee recommended the passage of the bill.

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

On motion of Mr. J. Barrett, The rule having been suspended by unanimous consent, the bill, duly engrossed, was thereupon read the third time and passed.

Mr. Billings introduced the following resolution, which was read and passed :

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That a Committee of two be appointed from each body, to report Joint Rules for the present session.

Mr. Chittenden presented the petition of D. A. Barber of Benson and

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