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Mr. Speaker :-I am directed to announce to the House of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate have met, and organized by the election of the Hon. James Barrett, a Senator for Windsor County, President pro tempore, and are now ready to proceed to business.

The Senate have on their part appointed the committee to canvass the votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Treasurer, for the year ensuing :-and have passed a resolution providing for a Joint Assembly of the two Houses to hear the report of the Canvassing Committee, in which they request the concurrence of the House of Representatives.

A resolution from the Senate :

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That both Houses meet in Joint Assembly at three o'clock this afternoon, to hear the report of the Canvassing Committee.

Which was read and passed in concurrence.

The Speaker nominated and the House appointed the following gentlemen a Committee, on the part of the House, to canvass the votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Treasurer for the year ensuing, namely :

Bennington County-Messrs. Blackmer, Bentley, Gardner.
Windham County-Messrs. Hall, Stoddard, Morse.
Rutland County-Messrs. Gilmore of Rutland, Clark, Maxham.
Windsor CountyMessrs. Harlow, Danforth, Churchill.
Addison County_Messrs. Lawrence, Frost, Strong of Starksboro'.
Orange CountyMessrs. Jones, Buchannan, Burton.
Chillenden County-Messrs. Pease, Fletcher, Fairchild.
Washington County-Messrs. Tilden, Holden, Carpenter.
Caledonia County-Messrs. Fairbanks, Wesson, Wilmarth.
Franklin County-Messrs. Clark, Mason, Drury.
Orleans County-Messrs. Nelson, Wheelock, Hitchcock.
Lamoille CountyMessrs. Keeler, Waterman, Benson,
Esser County-Messrs. Howe, Fry, Crawford.
Grand Isle County-Messrs. Adams, Davis, Holcomb.
Mr. Rice introduced the following resolution :

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the Joint Rules of the last session be adopted as the rules of the present session, until others are adopted.

Which was read and passed.
Mr. Ballou introduced the following resolution :

Resolved, as the sense of this House, That it is its duty and privilege to call upon the Divine Author of our being for direction in our delib. erations, and the Speaker is requested to invite, in rotation, the resident clergymen of the village of Montpelier to attend with us daily, at the opening of our sessions, for that purpose.

Which was read and passed.
Mr. Crowley introduced the following resolution :

Resolved, That when the House adjourn, it adjourn to meet at three o'clock this afternoon.

Which was read and passed.
Mr. Maxham introduced the following resolution :

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Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House cause to be published for the use of the members of the General Assembly, four hundred copies of the Legislative Directory, containing the Joint Rules and the Rules of the two Houses.

Which was read and passed.
Mr. Maxham also introduced the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Clerk of the House be directed to furnish each member of the same with one daily and one weekly newspaper printed in this village, to be selected by the members, and delivered at their boarding houses every morning.

Which was passed.
The House adjourned.

AFTERNOON.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Clarke, their Secretary:

Mr. SPEAKER :—The Senate have passed a resolution providing for the publication of the Legislative Directory, in which they request the concurrence of the House of Representatives.

A resolution from the Senate :

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 the Rules of each House.

Which was read and passed in concurrence.

Mr. Royal C. Belknap, the representative from the town of Brunswick, presented his credentials, was sworn, and took his seat.

The hour designated by the joint resolution of the two Houses for a meeting of the Joint Assembly, having arrived, the Senate appeared in the hall of the House.

The Joint Assembly having concluded its session,

The memorial of S. Danforth and 31 other citizens of Pownal, in favor of the improvement of Common Schools, was referred to the Committee on Education.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Clarke, their Secretary.

Mr. SPEAKER :-The Senate concur with the House of Representatives in passing the resolution adopting the Joint Rules of the last session until others are adopted.

The Senate have passed a resolution providing for a Joint Assembly for the purpose of electing a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Treasurer, for the year ensuing, in which they request the concurrence of this House.

A resolution from the Senate :
Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That both

Houses meet in Joint Assembly this afternoon, at 4 o'clock, for the purpose of electing a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Treasurer of the State, for the year ensuing.

Which was read and passed in concurrence.
Mr. Rice introduced the following resolution :

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the members of both Houses meet in County and Probate District Conventions on Saturday next, at three o'clock in the afternoon, to nominate County Officers and Judges of Probate ; and that both Houses meet in Joint Assembly on Monday next, at ten o'clock, A. M., to confirm said nominations. Which was read.

On motion of Mr. Stevens, Said resolution was amended by striking out the word " Saturday" and inserting in the place thereof the word “ Friday,and by striking out the word “ Mondayand inserting the word “ Saturday.

And the resolution, as amended, was passed.

The hour for a meeting of the Joint Assembly having arrived, in pursuance of the resolution of the two Houses, the Senate appeared in the hall of the House.

The Joint Assembly having concluded its session,

The Speaker laid before the House a communication from the President of the Senate, which was read, as follows :

SENATE CHAMBER,

Oct. 9, 1845. SiR :

I have the honor to inform you that D. W. C. Clarke has been elected Secretary of the Senate, and Frederick Billings, Assistant Secretary, for the year ensuing.

Very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,

JAMES BARRETT,

President pro tem. of the Senate. Hon. E. N. Briggs,

Speaker of the House of Representatives. The House adjourned.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1845.
Prayer by Rev. George B. Manser.
The journal of yesterday was read.

The Speaker laid before the House a communication from the Governor, which was read, and is as follows: To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

I have the honor to inform the House of Representatives that I propose to take the oaths which the Constitution prescribes for the Governor of this State, in the Executive Chamber, at iwo 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.

The Speaker announced the appointment of the following gentlemen as the Committee on Rules:

Messrs. Swift, Kellogg and Stevens.
Mr. Bill introduced the following resolution :

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That both Houses meet in Joint Assembly on Wednesday next, at ten o'clock, a. M., to elect Judges of the Supreme Court and Secretary of State, for the year ensuing.

Which was read, and ordered to lie on the table, on motion of Mr. Stevens.

(H. 1.) Mr. Swift, on leave, introduced a bill entitled “ An act assessing a tax on the County of Addison.”

Which was referred to the members from Addison County.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Clarke, their Secretary :

Mr. SPEAKER :—The Senate concur with the House of Representatives in passing the resolution providing for County and Probate District Conventions for nominating County and Probate Officers, and for a Joint Assembly to confirm said nominations.

On motion of Mr. Swift, The House proceeded to the election of a Clerk for the year ensuing. And the ballots having been taken and examined by the tellers,

FERRAND F. MERRILL was duly elected and sworn.

Mr. Fairbanks introduced the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Judiciary Committee be instructed to examine the charters which have been granted in this State to Rail Road Corporations, and inquire whether any legislation is required for the purpose of granting equal privileges to all the said corporations, and as far as their legal rights will permit, to place them on the same footing ; and especially whether any legislation, consistent with the rights conferred by

the acts of incorporation, is expedient or necessary in relation to any provision exempting any corporation from taxation.

Which was read and passed. The petition of Peter Starr and others, praying for a renewal of the Charter of the Bank of Middlebury, was referred to the Committee on Banks.

The petition of Artemas Nixon, praying for remuneration for moneys paid to the Vermont State Bank, was referred to the Committee of Claims.

The petition of Asa George and others, and the petition of C. Shipman and others, each praying for the revival of the law of 1818 as to the Enrolled Militia, were referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

The following petitions in favor of the improvement of Common Schools, were referred to the Committee on Education, namely:

Of E. D. Barber and 56 other citizens of Middlebury.
Of William L. Hawkins and 21 other citizens of Reading.
Of Phineas Herrick and 34 other citizens of Milton.

The petition of John Kelton and others, praying that Avery's Gore in Addison County and a part of Ripton may be incorporated into a township, was referred to a select Committee of three, on motion of Mr. Swift.

The petition of Percival Moore, praying for the alteration of his name, was referred to the General Committee, on motion of Mr. Maxham.

The House adjourned.

AFTERNOON.

(H. 2.) Mr. Russell, on leave, introduced a bill entitled “ An act laying a tax on the County of Chittenden."

Which was read the first time and referred to the members from the County of Chittenden.

The memorial of Enos Merrill and others, upon the subject of War and the adjustment of difficulties between Nations, was ordered to lie on the table, on motion of Mr. Cheever.

The following petitions in favor of the improvement of Common Schools were presented and severally referred to the Committee on Education, namely :

Of James Roberts and 9 other citizens of Sheffield.
Of John H. Worcester and 144 other citizens of St. Johnsbury.
Of Truman Galusha and 60 other citizens of Jericho.
Of Samuel Mills and 15 other citizens of Shelburne.
Of Lewis M. Walker and 77 other citizens of Clarendon.
Of Timothy Shedd and 24 other citizens of Newbury.
Of Horace Wilcox and 48 other citizens of Pawlet.
Of J. H. Myers and 92 other citizens of Poultney.

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