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(H. 33.) Mr. Miner, from the committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill entitled "an act to annex Acton, in the county of Windham, to Townsend, in said county," reported the same without amendment, and it was read the third time, and

Laid on the table.

(S. 16.) Mr. Miner, from the same committee, reported the bill entitled "an act relating to costs," with the opinion of the committee adverse to the passage of the same.

Mr. Clark moved that the bill be indefinitely posponed, and, on this question, the yeas and nays, having been demanded by Mr. Butler, were as follows:

Those Senators who voted in the affirmative, are:
Messrs. Adams, Bates, Bem is, Bottum, Chipman, Clark, Dana, Dean,
Eaton of Franklin, Fletcher, Harvey, Marsh, Miner, Morse, Norton, Palmer,
Russell, Short, Swift, Townsley, Wheelock, and Wooster.-22.

Those Senators who voted in the negative, are,
Messrs. Butler, Eaton of Washington, Gilson, and Howe.—4.
So the said bill was indefinitely postponed.

On motion of Mr. Norton,
The Senate adjourned.

Monday, Oct. 19, 1840. (S. 17.) Mr. Butler introduced a bill entitled “an act extending the jurisdiction of justices of the peace,"

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

Mr. Clark, from the Committee on Claims, to whom was referred the bills from the House of Representatives, severally entitled (H. 25)“ an act to pay Robert Pierpoint and others the sum therein mentioned," and (H. 21) "an act to pay Chauncey Goodrich the sum therein mentioned,” reported the said bills, without amendment, and

(H. 25.) The bill entitled “an act to pay Robert Pierpoint and others the sum therein mentioned" was

Read the third time and passed; and

(H. 21.) The bill entitled “an act to pay Chauncey Goodrich the sum 'therein mentioned” was,

On motion of Mr. Wooster,
Laid on the table.
Mr. Swift introduced the following resolution:

Resolved, That no bills be brought into the Senate after this day, except such as may be reported by Committees, on business now before them.

Which was read, and laid on the table.
Mr. Miner, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred

the resolution stated on the journal of October 12th, relative to certain elections, reported the opinion of the Committee to be adverse to any legislative action thereon.

On motion of Mr. Miner, The President was requested to address a communication to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, asking the return to this body of the documents transmitted to the House, in coinpany with the official communication of the President of the Senate, under date of the 14th instant.

(S. 10.) The Senate resumed the consideration of the engrossed bill entitled "an act relating to the Grand List.” Which was read the third time and passed.

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

MR. PRESIDENT:-The House have passed bills of the following titles, in which they ask the concurrence of the Senate:

(H. 43.) “An act reviving an act therein mentioned ;"

(H. 23.) “An act to continue in force an act laying a tax on lands in Troy :"

(H. 49.) “An act laying a tax on the lands in Brownington;" (H. 48.) “An act to pay Enoch Pomroy the sum therein mentioned ;” and

(H. 38.) “An act to establish a High School at Bakersfield by the name of the Bakersfield Academical Institute.”

Which said bills were severally read the first and second times, and disposed of as follows:

(H. 23.) The bill entitled “an act to continue in force an act laying a tax on lands in Troy” was referred to the Committee on Land Taxes."

(H. 43.) The bill entitled “an act reviving an act therein mentioned," to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

(H. 49.) The bill entitled “an act laying a tax on the lands in Brownington” was

Ordered, To be read the third time.

(H. 48.) The bill entitled "an act to pay Enoch Pomroy the sum therein mentioned" was referred to the Committee on Claims.

(H. 38.) The bill entitled “an act to establish a High School at Bakersfield, by the name of the Bakersfield Academical Institute,” to the Committee on Education.

(S. 1.) Mr. Foster called up the bill entitled “an act to authorize the business of banking,” and

On the question, “Shall the bill be engrossed and read the third time ?" It was decided in the negative.

(H. 2.) Mr. Russell called up the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled "an act granting to David H. Sumner the right of a toll bridge,” and, on his motion, it was amended by the addition of the fol, lowing words :-"This act is subject to alteration, amendment, or repeal, by any future Legislature;" and the said bill, as amended, was read the third time, and passed.

On motion of Mr. Swift, The Senate adjourned.

AFTERNOON.

(H. 21.) Mr. Clark called up the bill from the House of Representatives entitled "an act to pay Chauncey Goodrich the sum therein mentioned," and it was read the third time, and passed.

Mr. Eaton of Franklin, from the Committee on Education, to whom was referred the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled “act to incorporate Philips Academy,” reported the same, without amendment, and it was read the third time and passed.

(H. 15.) Mr. Bates, from the Committee on Elections to whom was referred the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled “an act providing a compensation for returning the votes for Senators, for Electors, and Representatives to Congress, to the county clerks,” reported the same without amendment, and it was read the third time, and passed.

(S. 18.) Mr. Dana introduced a bill entitled “an act concerning the union of 'school districts,"

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

(S. 2.) The yeas and nays, on the question of the indefinite postponement of the bill entitled “an act to prevent fraudulent attachments," having been demanded by Mr. Bemis, were as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Palmer, and Wooster.-2. Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Adams, Bates, Bemis, Bottum, Butler, Chipman, Clark, Crawford, Dana, Dean, Eaton of Franklin, Eaton of Washington, Fletcher, Foster, Gilson, Harvey, Howe, Miner, Morse, Norton, Russell, Swift, Townsley, Waterman, Wheatley, and Wheelock.—26.

So the question was decided in the negative, and
Thereupon, the main question being taken, the bill was passed.

(H. 32.) Mr. Bottum, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, to whom was recommitted the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled "an act to discontinue the north mountain road in Chittenden," with instructions to report facts, reported the said bill without amendment, and it was read the third time, and passed.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Washburn, the Assistant Clerk:

MR. PRESIDENT:-The House concur in the amendment proposed by the Senate to the bill entitled “an act granting to David H. Sumner the right of a toll bridge.”

(S. 19.) Mr. Bottum, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, to whom was referred the resolution relative to the indictment of highways, reported a bill, entitled "an aet in relation to highways,"

Which was read the first and second times, and,

On motion of Mr. Miner, Laid on the table.

The Senate took up the resolutions introduced by Mr. Gilson, relative to altering the constitution of the United States, and, on the motion of Mr. Bottum, to amend the same by striking out the words “of six years,” the yeas and nays, having been demanded by Mr. Swift, were as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Adams, Bates, Bemis, Bottum, Butler, Chipman, Clark, Dana, Dean, Eaton of Franklin, Eaton of Washington, Fletcher, Gilson, Harvey, Howe, Marsh, Miner, Norton, Palmer, Russell, Swift, Townsley, Waterman, Wheatley, and Wheelock.-25.

Those who voted in the negative are,
Messrs. Crawford, Foster, Morse, and Wooster.-4.
So the amendment was adopted.

On the question “shall the resolution pass?" the yeas and nays having been demanded by Mr. Miner, were as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Adams, Bates, Bemis, Butler, Chipman, Clark, Crawford, Dana, Dean, Eaton of Franklin, Fletcher, Foster, Gilson, Harvey, Howe, Marsh, Miner, Morse, Norton, Palmer, Russell,' Swift, Townsley, Waterman, Wheatley, Wheelock, and Wooster.—27.

The Senator who voted in the negative is,
Mr. Eaton of Washington.-1.
So the resolution, as amended, was passed.

On motion of Mr. Wooster,
The Senate adjourned.

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1840. Mr. Wooster introduced the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Committee on Finance be instructed to report a bill, the object of which shall be to reduce the expenses of the present militia system.

Which was read, and rejected.

(H. 46.) Mr. Adams, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled "an act to pay Moses N. Chamberlin the sum therein mentioned,” reported the opinion of the Committee to be adverse to the passage of said bill, and

On motion of Mr. Gilson, It was laid on the table.

Mr. Clark introduced the following resolution:

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the Secretary of State be authorized to exchange any reports of the decisions of the Supreme Court in his office, for other reports of the same Court, when, in his judgment, such an exchange may be for the interest of the State.

Which resolution was read, and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Morse called up the resolution introduced by Mr. Dana, relative to the adjournment of the Legislature, and proposed to amend the same by striking out “ Friday," and inserting “ Tuesday.”

On motion of Mr. Adams,
The resolution and proposed amendment were laid on the table.

(S. 14.) The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill entitled “an act relating to jurors' fees.”

Mr. Wheatley moved to amend the same by striking out the word “fifty," in the first section, and inserting “twenty-five;" and striking out the word “fifty," in the second section, and inserting the word "thirty-four.”

Pending the consideration whereof,
The Senate adjourned.

AFTERNOON.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Washburn, the assistant clerk:

MR. PRESIDENT: The House have passed a resolution for the appointment of a joint committee to examine the State Library ;

(H. 41.) Also, a bill, entitled “an act to incorporate the Readsboro' Manufacturing Company,” in which they ask the concurrence of the Senate.

(H. 41.) The said bill, entitled “an act to incorporate the Readsboro' Manufacturing Company," was read the first and second times and referred to the committee on Manufactures.

The said resolution from the House of Representatives, is as follows:

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That a committee of three, on the part of each house, be appointed by the two Houses, to examine into the condition of the State Library, agreeably to the provisions of chapter seven of the Revised Statutes. Which was read and passed.

The President appointed Mr. Eaton of Franklin, Mr. Butler and Mr. Miner, as such committee on the part of the Senate.

(H. 23.) Mr. Marsh, from the committee on Land Taxes, to whom was referred the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled “an act to continue in force an act laying a tax on lands in Troy," reported the same without amendment, and it was read the third time and passed.

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