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sional District, be appointed upon nomination of the Pres. ident of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively, to canvass the votes given in the several Congressional Districts and declare those persons having a majority of all the votes cast in said districts, respectively, to be elected Representatives to represent this State in the Congress of the United States ;

Was read, and being the same as one already adopted by both Houses, was

Ordered to lie.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Baldwin, their Secretary, as follows: - MR. SPEAKER: I am directed to inform the House that the Senate have, on their part, adopted a joint resolution in relation to the original rolls of Capt. Giles Harrington's Militia Company ;

Also, a joint resolution relating to the appointment of a standing committee to be denominated the Committee on Fisheries ;

In the adoption of which the concurrence of the House is requested.

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

By Mr. Munson,

H. 74. An act relating to the manufacture and sale of domestic wines ;

To the Committee on Manufactures.
By Mr. Culver,

H. 75. An act relating to collection of school district taxes ;

To the Committee on Education.
By Mr. Holbrook,

H. 76. An act to legalize the grand lists of the town of Lemington, for the years 1873 and 1874;

To the Committee on the Grand List.

Joint resolutions from the Senate as follows :

WHEREAS, The original rolls of Captain Giles Harring. ton's Militia Company, called into service for the suppres. sion of the Northern Frontier disturbance at Alburgh, Ver. mont, in April, 1839, bear evidence of having been altered without authority, by attempting to change figures “6 and 5” into figures "8 and 3” in several places on said rolls, and it also being manifestly the intention of the maker of said rolls that the original, unaltered rolls should be the true and correct rolls of said company; now, therefore

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That, with a view of furnishing a correct and authentic record of the service of said company, the original rolls of said company before such alterations were made, be and hereby are declared and adopted as the true and genuine rolls of said company, and the Secretary of State is hereby directed to record such original rolls in his office, without reference to such unauthorized alterations, as the proper evidence of the service of said company ;

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That a joint standing committee, to consist of two Senators and three Representatives to be denominated the Committee on Fisheries, be appointed, to whom shall be referred all bills, petitions and other matters relating to the protection or preservation of fish in the waters of this State;

Were severally read and adopted in concurrence.

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

By Mr. Cardell,

H. 77. An act to protect fish in Worcester Pond in Warren;

To the Committee on Fisheries. By Mr. Chamberlain, H. 78. An act legalizing the grand list of the town of Jay for the year of 1874;

To the Committee on the Grand List.

House bill entitled

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

Was called up, and referred to the Special Committee on the Insane Asylum.

Mr. Danforth, from the special committee, to whom was referred House bill entitled

A. 18. An act changing the boundary lines between the towns of Williston and Jericho,

Asked that the committee have leave to sit during the sessions of the House ;

And the request was granted.
On motion of Mr. Perrin, the House adjourned.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1874.

Reading of Scriptures and prayer by Rev. Mr. Merrill of Chelsea.

Journal of yesterday read and approved. Mr. Scott presented the petition of P. V. Scott and for. ty-four others, citizens of the town of Craftsbury, praying for the enactment of a law regulating railroad tariffs ;

Which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Powell of Richford introduced a bill entitled

H. 79. An act to enable the pew owners and proprietors of the old brick Church in Richford, county of Franklin, to dispose of the same;

To the Committee on the Judiciary.

A message from his Excellency, the Governor, by Mr. Dillingham, Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs, as fol.

Mr. SPEAKER: I am directed by the Governor to deliver to the House of Representatives a communication in writing with an accompanying document.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Baldwin, their Secretary, as follows:

Mr. SPEAKER: I am directed to inform the House that the Senate have, on their part, adopted the following joint resolutions :

Joint resolution relating to Joint Assembly to receive the report of the committee to canvass votes for members of Congress ;

Joint resolution granting the use of the Hall of the House of Representatives to the Vermont Officers' Reunion Society;

Joint resolution relating to Joint Assembly for the election of certain State officers;

In the adoption of which the concurrence of the House is requested.

The Senate have considered joint resolution from the House providing for a Joint Assembly to complete the election of a United States Senator ;

And have adopted the same in concurrence.

The Senate have appointed the following named senators a committee, on the part of the Senate, to canvass votes for members of Congress :

First Congressional District :
Bennington County ... Mr. Colburn,
Rutland County .. . " Howe,
Addison County . . . . " Brookins,
Washington County. . . “ King.

Second Congressional District :
Caledonia County ... Mr. Granger,
Orange County .... " George,
Windsor County . . . . " Parker,
Windham County ... " Wyman.

Third Congressional District :
Chittenden County ... Mr. Chessmore,
Grand Isle County ... “ Reynolds,
Lamoille County . . . . " Page,
Orleans County.

" Tolman,
Essex County ..... “ Benton,
Franklin County, ... « Atwood.

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The Speaker announced the following named members to constitute the committee, on the part of the House, to canvass votes for members of Congress :

First Congressional District :
Mr. Barnes of Bristol,
“ Birchard of Shoreham,
" Smith of Addison,
" Batchelder of Peru, -
" Bickford of Woodford,
" Elwell of Glastenbury,

Reed of Pawlet,
" Bartholomew of Benson,
“ Babcock of Pittsfield,
" Strong of Fayston,
" Young of Roxbury,
“ Cameron of Woodbury.

Second Congressional District :
Mr. Lee of Newark,
" Pierce of Stannard,
" Drake of Sheffield,
1 Titus of Vershire,
• Eastman of West Fairlee,
« Green of Brookfield,
• Fitts of Wardsboro,
" Cutting of Brattleboro,
16 Pike of Stratton,
" Dutton of Norwich,

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