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The question on the adoption of the amendments proposed by Mr. Wheatley to the bill, entitled “ an act relating to jurors' fees," having been taken, was decided in the negative.

And the main question, Shall the bill be engrossed and read the third time? was decided in the negative.

So the bill was rejected.

Mr. Miner, from the committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the resolution introduced by Mr. Wooster, relative to the sale of bank charters to citizens without this state, reported that, in the opinion of the committee, no legislation is required upon the subject contemplated.

(S. 20.) Mr. Townsley introduced a bill entitled "an act to repeal part of the first section of chapter thirteen of the Revised Statutes ;"

Which was read the first and second times, and referred to the committee on manufactures.

The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 1840. (H. 49.) The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill entitled “an act laying a tax on the lands in Brownington,” and it was read the third time and passed.

Mr. Bottum presented the petition of Charles Grant and twenty-two others, for the abolition of capital punishment, which was read, and

On motion of Mr. Butler,
Referred to a select committee of three Senators.

The President appointed Mr. Butler, Mr. Eaton of Washington, and Mr. Bottum, as said committee.

(H. 33.) The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill from the House of Representatives entitled “ an act to annex Acton, in the county of Windham, to Townshend, in said county."

Mr. Townsley moved to commit the same to a Senator with instructions to amend it, by adding a proviso, which is in these words :-“ Provided, That this act shall not take effect, unless each of the towns of Townshend and Acton, shall, at a town meeting in each of said towns, legally warned and holden for that purpose, before the first day of February next, yote to adopt the provisions of this act."

Which motion was adopted, and the President appointed Mr. Townsley to make the amendment, who reported the same in conformity with the instructions of the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Miner, The rule requiring a specific reference to a Senator, was suspended,

and the Senate considered and adopted the following further amendment to the said bill, proposed by Mr. Townsley :

“Sec. 6. After the first day of February next, any liabilities of the town of Acton may be prosecuted against said town of Townshend, in as full and ample a manner as if such liabilities had originally existed against Townshend; and all rights of action of said town of Acton may, in like manner, be prosecuted in the name of said town of Townshend."

Whereupon the main question, Shall the bill as amended pass ? was taken and decided in the affirmative.

So the bill, as amended, passed.

Mr. Gilson, from the committee on bills, reported that the said committee have this day presented to the Governor, for his approbation and signature, bills of the following titles :

(H. 2.) “An act granting to David H. Sumner the right of a toll bridge;"

(H. 5.) “An act reviving an act laying a tax on the lands in Granby;"

(H. 8.) “An act to amend an act entitled "an act to incorporate the Windsor County Mutual Fire Insurance Company;"

(H. 15.) “An act providing a compensation for returning the votes for Senators, for Electors, and Representatives to Congress, to the county clerks;"

(H. 18.) “An act to incorporate Phillip's Academy;"

(H. 21.) “An act to pay Chauncey Goodrich the sum therein mentioned;" and

(H. 25.) “ An act to pay Robert Pierpoint and others, the sum therein mentioned.”

(S. 19.) The Senate resumed consideration of the bill, entitled “an act in relation to Highways."

Mr. Dana moved to amend the same by striking out the words “ three freeholders of the vicinity," and inserting the words “some person residing in the county." The amendment was adopted, and

On motion of Mr. Miner,
Ordered, That the said bill be laid on the table..

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

MR. PRESIDENT: The House have, on their part, appointed a committee to join a committee from the Senate, to examine into the condition of the State Library.

And the House concur with the Senate in passing a resolution relative to altering the constitution of the United States.

(S. 21.) Mr. Townsley, from the committee on Banks, reported a bill entitled “ an act relating to banks ;

Which was read the first and second times, and laid on the table.

(S. 17.) Mr. Miner, from the committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill entitled “an act extending the jurisdiction of justices of the peace," reported the same with amendments, and it was laid on the ta

ble.

The Senate adjourned.

AFTERNOON,

Mr. Wheelock introduced the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee on Education be instructed to enquire into the expediency of providing that no practitioner of medicine shall be entitled by law to receive compensation for services, unless he shall have applied himself to the acquisition of botanical science, for the term of three years, and report by bill or otherwise.

Which was read and passed.

(H. 43.) Mr. Bottum, from the committee on Roads and Canals, to whom was referred the bill entitled “an act to revive an act therein mentioned," - reported the same with an amendment, which was adopted, and the bill was read the third time and passed.

(S. 18.) Mr. Dana, from the committee on Education, to whom was referred the bill entitled “an act concerning the union of school districts," reported the same; and it was amended, and

Ordered, To be engrossed and read the third time.

(S. 5.) Mr. Crawford, from the committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the bill entitled “an act in addition to, and in alteration of, an act entitled 'an act regulating and governing the militia of this state,'” reported the opinion of the committee to be adverse to the passage of said bill, and

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

Mr. Crawford, from the same cemmittee, reported adversely to any legislative action on the resolution relative to the militia law of 1817.

(S. 22.) Mr. Wheelock introduced a bill entitled “an act relating to town records;"

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

Mr. Eaton of Washington presented the petition of B. F. Abbott, which was read, and referred to the committee on Claims.

(S. 17.) The Senate, as in committee of the whole, took into consideration the bill entitled “ an act extending the jurisdiction of justices of the peace,” and amended the same.

The said amendments were adopted by the Senate, and the bill was 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 have passed bills of the following titles: (H. 36.) “An act in relation to bills of divorce;"

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(H. 54.) “An act altering the name of Harriet Flagg, and constituting her heir at law of John W. Merrill;"

(H. 14.) “An act altering the name of George Harper, and constituting him heir at law of Hagar M. Morrison;"

(H. 17.) “An act to pay for certain military services rendered on the northern frontier;" and

(H. 40.) “An act to pay Silas Wright the sum therein mentioned,"

Also, a resolution, providing for the collection of the school Fnnd; in which they ask the concurrence of the Senate.

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

IN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Oct. 21, 1840. SIR: I have the honor to transmit to the Senate the Report of the Superintendent of the State Prison; the Bank Commissioner's Report; the Adjutant General's Report; the Quarter Master General's Report; the Report of the Commissioners of the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind; the Report of the Auditor in the Treasury Department; fourth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Vermont Asylum for the Insane, and of the Physician and Superintendent of said Asylum; the report of the committee for contracting for the labor of the State prisoners; the report of the committee for revising the Statutes, and the report of the Auditor in the Treasury Department on the school fund, for the year 1840; which documents have been laid before the House of Representatives, for the use of the General Assembly, by His Excellency the Governor.

I am, very respectfully,
your most obt. servt.

CARLOS COOLIDGE,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The llon. David M. CAMP,

President of the Senate.
A resolution from the House of Representatives, as follows: ·

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, that the Treasurer, as Commissioner of the school fund, be directed to collect the demands which are due from the several individuals to said fund, at as early a period as is practicable. Was read, and referred to the committee on Education.

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

(H. 36.) “An act in relation to bills of divorce;"
(H. 54.) “An act altering the name of Harriet Flagg, &c.," and

(H. 14.) “An act altering the name of George Harper, &c." to the com- , mittee on the Judiciary; and

(H. 17.) “ An act to pay for certain military services rendered on the northern frontier," and

(H. 40.) “An act to pay Silas Wright the sum therein mentioned," To the committee on Finance.

On motion of Mr. Townsley, The Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 1840. Mr. Butler introduced the following resolutions :

1st. Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That our Senators in Congress be, and they hereby are, instructed, and our Representatives requested, to use their influence in that body to prevent the chartering of a United States Bank.

2d. Resolved, That the Governor of this State be requested to transmit a copy of the foregoing resolution to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.

Which were read and referred to a select committee of three.

The President appointed Mr. Miner, Mr. Butler, and Mr. Adams, as said committee.

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

And it was so amended, and the resolution, as amended, was passed.

The preamble and resolutions relative to the Tariff, from the General Assembly of Connecticut, laid before the Senate by His Excellency the Governor, with his communication of the 13th instant, were referred to the committee on Manufactures;

The report of the Adjutant-General and of the Quarter-Master-General, were referred to the committee on Military Affairs;

The report of the committee for revising the Statutes, was referred to the committee on the Judiciary, and · The report of the Auditor in the Treasury Department, to the committee on Finance.

(S. 17.) The Senate took up the engrossed bill entitled “ an act extending the jurisdiction of justices of the peace," and

(s. 18.) The engrossed bill entitled 6 an act providing for the union of school districts;

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

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

IN HOUSE OF RRPRESENTATIVES,

October 22, 1840. 3 SIR: I herewith transmit to the Senate certain proceedings of the General Assembly of the States of New York, Kentucky, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maine, Indiana and North Carolina ; also a remonstrance from the inhabitants of the District of Columbia, and resolutions and address from citizens of the city of Georgetown in the District of Columbia, heretofore transmitted by the Senate to the House of Representatives, and called for in yours of the 19th instant.

With much respect,
Your obedient Servant,

CARLOS COOLIDGE,

Speaker of House of Representatives. To the Hon. David M. Camp,

President of the Senate.

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