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(S. 19.) Mr. Dean called up the bill entitled “ an act relating to Highways," and on the question, Shall the bill be engrossed and read the third time ? the yeas and nays, having been demanded by Mr. Swift, were as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative, are, Messrs. Bates, Bemis, Bottum, Butler, Dana, Dean, Eaton of Washington, Foster, Gilson, Howe, Morse, Norton, Palmer, Russell, Short, Swift and Wheatley—17.

Those who voted in the negative, are, Messrs. Adams, Chipman, Clark, Crawford, Eaton of Franklin, Fletcher, Harvey, Marsh, Miner, Townsley, Waterman, Wheelock and Wooster

So it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Dana, from the select committee, to whom was referred certain proceedings and resolutions of other states relative to the Public Lands, reported a preamble and resolutions, (see Appendix, which were adopted by the Senate.

(S. 20.) Mr. Crawford, from the committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the bill entitled “an act to repeal part of the first section of chapter thirteen, of that portion of the Revised Statutes entitled of the Militia,'” reported the same with amendments.

The amendments were adopted by the Senate, and are as follows:

Strike out from the title of the bill, the words “ that portion of the Revised Statutes entitled of the militia,' and insert the words, “the act regulating and governing the militia ;" and strike out from the body of the said bill, the words - Revised Statutes," and insert the words “act regulating and governing the militia."

And the bill was laid on the table.

(H. 36.) Mr. Miner, from the committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled “an act in relation to bills of divorce," reported the same without amendment, and it was read the third time.

And on the question, Shall the bill pass ? the yeas and nays, having been demanded by Mr. Bottum, were as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Messrs. Bemis, Butler, Crawford, Dana, Dean, Eaton of Franklin, Eaton of Washington, Fletcher, Foster, Gilson, Harvey, Howe, Marsh, Miner, Morse, Norton, Palmer, Russell, Short, Swift, Townsley, Waterman, Wheatley, Wheelock and Wooster--25.

Those who voted in the negative, are,
Messrs. Adams, Bates, Bottum, Chipman and Clark--5.
So the bill was passed.

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

Mr. PRESIDENT: The House concur with the Senate in passing a bill (S. 10) entitled “ an act relating to the grand list;" and, also, in the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bills entitled (H. 43) “an act reviving an act therein mentioned,” and (H. 33)“ an act annexing Acton in the county of Windham to Townshend in said county.”

The Senate adjourned.

AFTERNOON.

Mr. Short, from the committee to whom was referred the preamble and resolutions from the Addison County Baptist Association, reported that the committee, at this time, deem it inexpedient to legislate upon the subject.

(H. 38.) Mr. Short, from the committee on Education, to whom was referred the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled “an act to establish a high school at Bakersfield, by the name of the Bakersfield Academical Institute,” reported the same, without amendment, and on his motion, it was laid on the table.

(S. 21.) The Senate, as in committee of the whole, took up the bill entitled “an act relating to banks.”

And, after making progress therein,
The Senate adjourned.

Friday, Oct. 23, 1840. Mr. Short, from the committee on Education, to whom was referred the resolution introduced by Mr. Wheelock, relative to the practice of physic, reported that, in the opinion of the committee, no legislation is expedient thereon.

Mr. Crawford, from the committee on Military Affairs, requested that the said committee be discharged from further consideration of the resolution relative to reducing the expenses of the militia of this State.

Which request was granted.

(H. 17.) Mr. Norton, from the committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled “an act to pay for certain military services rendered on the northern frontier,” reported the same without amendment, and it was read the third time, and

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

(S. 23.) Mr. Eaton of Washington introduced a bill entitled “an act to pay Moses L. Church the sum therein mentioned," * Which was read the first and second times, and referred to the committee on Claims.

Mr. Bottum, from the committee on Roads and Canals, to whom was referred the resolution relative to reducing the tolls on the Winooski Turnpike, reported the opinion of the committee to be adverse to legislation tion thereon.

(S. 19.) The Senate resumed the consideration of the engrossed bill entitled " an act in relation to highways," and it was read the third time.

And on the question “Shall the bill pass ?" the yeas and nays, having been demanded by Mr. Eaton of Franklin, were as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Bates, Bemis, Bottum, Butler, Dana, Dean, Eaton of Washington, Foster, Gilson, Howe, Morse, Norton, Palmer, Russell, Swift, and Wheatley.-16.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Adams, Chipman, Clark, Crawford, Eaton of Franklin, Fletcher, Harvey, Marsh, Miner, Townsley, Waterman, Wheelock, and Wooster.

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So the bill passed.
The Senate adjourned.

AFTERNOOR.

(S. 24.) Mr. Clark introduced a bill entitled “an act to pay William C. Fox the sum therein mentioned,"

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

On motion of Mr. Clark, The committee on Claims was discharged from further consideration of the bill (S. 23) entitled “an act to pay Moses L. Church the sum therein mentioned.”

And the said bill was referred to the committee on Military Affairs.

(H. 41.) Mr. Waterman, from the committee on Manufactures, to whom was referred the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled "an act to incorporate the Readsboro' Manufacturing Company," reported adversely to the passage of the same, and

On motion of Mr. Townsley, It was laid on the table.' (H. 17.) Mr. Norton called up the bill from the House of Representa

tives, entitled "an act to pay for certain military services rendered on the northern frontier," and the question “Shall the bill pass ?" being taken, was decided in the affirmative.

(H. 46.) Mr. Gilson called up the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled "an act to pay Moses N. Chamberlin the sum therein mentioned;" and it was read the third time and passed.

(S. 28.) Mr. Miner introduced a bill entitled “ an act relating to the militia."

Which was read the first and second times, and referred to a select committee of three;

And the President appointed Mr. Morse, Mr. Howe, and Mr. Wheelock, as said committee.

The following communication was received from His Excellency the Governor: To the Senate :

I have the honor to make known to the Senate, that Darius Pride, Esq., who has been elected second assistant judge of Orange County, declines the office.

S. H. JENISON. Executive Chamber, ?

Oct. 23d, 1840. 3 (8. 21.) The Senate, as in committee of the whole, resumed the consideration of the bill entitled “an act relating to banks," and after making progress therein,

Mr. Waterman asked leave of absence from and after to-morrow morning, which was granted, and

On motion of Mr. Norton, The Senate adjourned.

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· SATURDAY, Oct. 24, 1840. (8. 25.) Mr. Short introduced a bill entitled “an act relating to Essex

Which was read the first and second times, and, on his motion, referred to a select cominittee of three.

The President appointed Mr. Short, Mr. Eaton of Franklin, and Mr. Miner, as such committee.

(S. 26.) Mr. Eaton of Washington introduced a bill entitled "an act granting to Sally Fuller a premium on woven silk,'

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

*(S. 27.) Mr. Swift, from the committee on Banks, to whom was referred
the petition of N. Cross and others, for an act extending the charter of the
Bank of Bennington, reported a bill, entitled “an act to extend the char-
ter of the Bank of Bennington,"
Which was read the first and second times, and,

On motion of Mr. Butler,
Laid on the table.
Mr. Short introduced the following resolution:

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the members of the County of Orange, of both Houses, meet in county convention, at 5 o'clock this afternoon, for the purpose of nominating a second assistant judge of said Orange County, in place of the Hon. Darius Pride, who declines the appointment.

Which was read and passed.

(S. 21.) The Senate, as in committee of the whole, resumed the consideration of the bill entitled “an act relating to banks," and after making progress therein, the committee rose, and

The Senate adjourned.

AFTERNOON

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Merrill their clerk;

MR. PRESIDENT: The House have passed a resolution for the payment of the State debts, in which they ask the concurrence of the Senate.

The House concur with the Senate in passing a resolution for convention of the members of the General Assembly from Orange County for the nomination of a second assistant judge.

(S. 2.) The House do not concur in passing the bill entitled "an act to prevent fraudulent attachments.”

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

(S. 10.) “An act relating to the grand list;"

(H. 16.) “An act altering the boundary line between Salisbury and Leicester;"

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

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(H. 32.) "An act to discontinue the north mountain road in Chittenden;"

(H. 33.) “An act to annex Acton in the county of Windham to Townshend in said county;"

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