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PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1841. Agreeably to the provisions of the Constitution, the Senate of the State of Vermont convened, at the State House, in Montpelier, on the second Thursday of October, being the fourteenth day of the month, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-one. In the absence of the Lieutenant Governor, the Senate was called to order by D. W.C. CLARKE, Esq., Secretary, when the following Senators answered to their names and were sworn :Bennington County, - - - - NOADIAH SWIFT,
HENRY SHELDON. Windham County, - - - - John BARRETT,
EMERY WHEELOCK. Rutland County, - - - .. - ORSON CLARK,
ANDERSON G. DANA,
ABEL GILSON, 56
THOMAS P. RUSSELL.
DORASTUS WOOSTER. Orange County, - - - . CALVIN BLODGETT,
TAPPAN STEVENS. Chittenden County, - - . . THADDEUS R. FLETCHER,
David FRENCH. Washington County,
PAUL DILLINGHAM, JR.,
NATHANIEL Eaton. Caledonia County,
DANIEL W. AIKEN,
THOMAS BARTLETT, JR. Franklin County, -
On motion of Mr. Clark, the Senate proceeded to the election of a President pro tempore ; when, on assorting the ballots, it was found that the
Hon. Horace Eaton, Senator from Franklin County, was duly elected, and he, thereupon, took the Chair.
On motion of Mr. Wooster, Ordered, That the rules of the Senate of the last session be adopted as the rules of the present session until otherwise ordered.
On motion of Mr. Dana, Ordered, That a message be sent to the House of Representatives, informing them that the Senate is assembled, and are organized; having elected the Hon. Horace Eaton President pro tempore.
On motion of Mr. Swift, and on the nomination of the President, the following Senators were appointed a committee to canvass the votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Treasurer: Messrs. Wooster, Clark, Swift, Crawford, Dean, Hatch, Eaton of Washington, Fletcher, Aiken, Sabin, Sowles, Hemenway, Howe, and Fisk; and they were, thereupon, sworn.
Mr. Dillingham introduced the following resolution:
Resolved, the House concurring,) That the members of both houses meet in joint assembly this afternoon at 3 o'clock, to hear the report of the Canvassing Committee.
Which was read and passed.
Resolved, That the Secretary be directed to furnish the President, Secretary and Assistant, and each Senator, with one daily and one weekly newspaper, during the session, such as each may designate, at the expense of the State.
Which was read and passed.
Mr. Dillingham presented the memorial of Moody Rich, claiming to have been elected Senator from the County of Essex, and praying to be admitted to his seat as such Senator. Which was read, and laid on the table.
On motion of Mr. Dana, Ordered, That when the Senate adjourn, it adjourn to meet at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Mr. Crawford introduced the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate, and the Clerk of the House of Representatives, procure to be published, in pamphlet form, for the use of the members of the General Assembly, six hundred copies of the Legislative Directory, with the Joint Rules, and the Rules of both houses. Which was read and passed.
On motion of Mr. Clark, Ordered, That the Senate do now proceed to ballot for a Secretary and Assistant Secretary for the year ensuing: Whereupon,
The ballots having been taken and examined, D. W. C. Clarke was found to be duly elected Secretary, and Edward A. Stansbury Assistant Secretary; and they were thereupon duly sworn, and entered upon the duties of their respective offices.
On motion of Mr. Wooster, Ordered, That the Senate do now proceed to ballot for a Chaplain of the Senate, for the year ensuing: Whereupon,