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the Senate have considered joint resolutions from the House as follows:

Joint resolution inviting Hon. John H. French, Secretary of the Board of Education, to address the General Assembly ;

Joint resolution granting use of Hall to Vermont Colonization Society;

And have adopted the same in concurrence.
Mr. King of Lunenburgh introduced a bill entitled

H. 19. An act relating to the duties of Town Superin. dents ;

Which was read the first and second times, and referred to the Committee on Education. Mr. Gilman offered the following joint resolution :

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the use of the Hall of the House of Representatives on Tuesday evening, October 13, 1874, be granted to the Vermont Historical Society for their annual meeting and address;

Which was read and adopted on the part of the House.

Bills of the following titles were severally introduced, read the first and second times, and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Henry,

H. 20. An act in relation to the duties of school district clerks;

To the Committee on Education.
By Mr. Spaulding of Weston,

H. 21. An act in amendment of an act approved Nov. ember 7, 1872, entitled "An act for the collection of taxes";;

To the Committee on the Grand List.
Mr. Perrin offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Committee on Roads, Bridges and Ferries be directed to inquire whether some legislation is not necessary to secure promptness and efficiency in the repairing of highways and bridges, and to guard towas against unjust damages and costs incurred by the travel. ling public, and report by bill or otherwise ;

Which was read and adopted.

The Speaker announced the appointment, agreeably to law, of the following named persons, as Reporters of the House of Representatives, to wit :

Andrew C. Brown of Montpelier,

Orville S. Bliss of Georgia. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Baldwin, their Sec. retary, as follows :

MR. SPEAKER: I am directed to inform the House that the Senate have appointed the following joint committees, on their part:

Under Fourth Joint Rule:
Mr. Houghton,
Mr. Reynolds,
" Parker.

On Joint Rules :
Mr. Granger,

" Howe of Rutland. Mr. Hibbard introduced a bill entitled

8. 22. An act to establish the West Concord Graded School District in Concord ;

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

The Speaker announced as the special committee to whom was referred House Bill entitled

H. 18. An act changing the boundary lines between the towns of Williston and Jericho;

Mr. Danforth of Barnard,
" Kent of Dorset,

" Stanley of Leicester.
On motion of Mr. Kelton, the House adjourned.

AFTERNOON.

Mr. Dana offered the following joint resolution :

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the Joint Committee on the Reform School be in. structed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a reformatory institution for girls, upon a similar basis to that already established for boys at Waterbury, and report by bill or otherwise ;

Which was read and adopted on the part of the House. Mr. Winslow introduced a bill entitled

H. 23. An act to change the pame of Minnie Felton and constitute her heir-at-law of Mark G. and Mary E. Metcalf;

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

Mr. Winslow also presented the petition of Mark G. Metcalf and Mary E. Metealf, praying for the passage of an act changing the name of Minnie Felton to Minnie Felton Metcalf, and constituting ber their heir-at-law;

Which was also referred to the General Committee.
Mr. Slade introduced a bill entitled

H. 24. An act amending “ An act incorporating Middlebury village”;

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

Mr. Evans moved that the House do now adjourn;
Which motion was disagreed to.
Mr. Kelton offered the following resolution:

WHEREAS, Much time and consideration is required by the Speaker in the formation of the various standing committees of this House, and that we may the earlier approach the actual business of this session ; therefore, be Resolved, That when this House adjourn it be to meet on Monday next, at two o'clock in the afternoon;

Which was read and its adoption refused.
Mr. Holden of Clarendon, introduced a bill entitled

H. 25. An act in addition to act number seventy-six, passed in 1870, entitled "An act to protect butter and cheese manufacturers”;

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

On motion of Mr. Perrin, the House adjourned.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1874.

Reading of Scriptures and prayer by the Chaplain.
Journal of Saturday read and approved.
Mr. Hutchinson introduced a bill entitled

H. 26. An act to exempt certain articles from attachment and execution ;

Which was read the first and second times, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Henry offered the following joint resolution :

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That a committee of two senators and three members of the House of Representatives be appointed, to whom shall be referred all bills petitions and other matters relating to the Vermont Insune Asylum, or to the treatment, care and condition of the insane in this State, and all bills regulat. ing the admissiom of the insane to asylums in this State.

Which was read and adopted on the part of the House.

Mr. Tyler introduced a bill entitled

H. 27. An act to amend section forty-four of chapter. thirty-one of the General Statutes ;

Which was read the first and second times, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Henry introduced a bill entitled

H. 28. An act for the better protection of personal liberty;

Which was read the first and second times, and
Ordered to lie.
Mr. Hyde introduced a bill entitled

H. 29. An act to repeal an act entitled “An act to amend chapter ninety-four of the General Statutes, entitled

Of the trafic in intoxicating drinks,'” approved Novem. ber 13, 1869;

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

On motion of Mr. Perrin, the House adjourned.

AFTERNOON.

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Bills of the following titles were severally introduced, read the first and second times, and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Gillett of Richmond,

H. 30. An act to amend section three of chapter sev. enty-nine of the General Statutes, relating to interest;

To a special committee composed of seven members of the House.

By Mr. Dana,

H. 31. An act to change the name of Franklin Hill to Franklin Youtt;

To the General Committee.

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