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Mr. Spaulding of Weston,
“ Parker of Andover.

Third Congressional District :
Mr. Hulburd of Waterville,
" Churchill of Elmore,
" Weston of Belvidere,
" Lefevre of Grand Isle,
" Hill of Isle La Motte,
" Hutchins of North Hero,
" Comings of Berkshire,
“ Wightman of Georgia,
6 Barney of Swanton,
" Holbrook of Lemington,
" Adams of Maidstone,
" Morrison of Canaan,
• Pease of Bolton,
" Sutton of St. George,

" Walston of Williston.
Joint resolution from the Senate as follows:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the two Houses meet in Joint Assembly, to-morrow afternoon (October 15,) at half past two o'clock, to receive the report of the joint committee appointed to canvass the votes for members of Congress ;

Was read and adopted in concurrence.

Mr. Henry presented the petition of Wm. G. Shaw and sixty-eight others, praying for the establishment of a State Asylum for the Insane ;

Which was referred to the special committee on the Insane Asylum.

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

By Mr. Lynde,

H. 80. An act in relation to the equalization of the appraisal of real estate ;

To the Committee on the Grand List.

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By Mr. Boynton,

H. 81. An act in relation to extending the time for locating the Woodstock Railroad;

To the Committee on Railroads.
By Mr. Tyler,

H. 82. An act to amend section forty-two of chapter one hundred twenty-six of the General Statutes, relating to " salaries and fees”;

To the Committee on the Judiciary.

H. 83. An act to pay Elijah Hanson the sum therein named;

To the Committee on Claims.
Mr. Davenport offered the following joint resolution :

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the time for the final adjournment of the General Assembly of the State of Vermont be, and hereby is, fixed as Tuesday, November 3, 1874, at four o'clock in the af. ternoon;

Which was read and its adoption refused.

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

By Mr. Hubbard,
H. 84. An act to equalize taxation;
To the Committee on the Grand List.
By Mr. Kelton,

H. 85. An act to pay Edwin Wheeler the sum therein named.

To the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Chamberlin,

H. 86. An act to amend an act entitled “ An act to in. .. corporate the Midland Railroad Company;".

To the Committee on Railroads.
Joint resolutions from the Senate as follows:

R230lvast by the Serate and House of Representatives, That the use of the Hall of the House of Representatives be granted to the Verinont Officers' Reunion Society, for

their annual reunion on the evening of Thursday, November 5, 1874;

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That both Houses meet in Joint Assembly, in the Hall of the flouse of Representatives, on Tuesday, October 27th, at half past two o'clock in the afternoon, to elect a Secretary of the State, Auditor of Accounts, Sergeant-at-Arms, Ad. jutant and Inspector General, Quartermaster General, Judge Advocate General, Railroad Commissioner, Commis. sioner of Insane, Superintendent of the State Prison, Three Directors of the State Prison, Three Trustees of the Re. form School and Three Trustees of the Vermont University and State Agricultural College ;

Were severally read and adopted in concurrence.
Mr. Buel offered the following joint resolutions :

Resolved as the judgment of the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Vermont,

First. That the continued and recent outrages with their attendant circumstances, in several of the Southern States of the Union, upon the peaceable and law-abiding citizens, by so called “ White Leagues " and their abettors, clearly show that the anti-republican ideas upon which the late rebellion was founded are not yet eradicated; and that it is the evident intention of the great body of those lately engaged in hostilities against their country, and their sympathizers, to render nugatory the thirteenth, four. teenth and fifteenth amendments of the Constitution of the United States;

Second. That it is the duty of the Executive Department of the Government, and of Congress, to take efficient measures to protect and defend all citizens in the full and perfect enjoyment of that liberty secured by the thirteenth amendment; that equality of civil rights secured by the fourteenth amendment; and that free enjoyment of the right of suffrage secured by the fifteenth amendment aforesaid, without regard to the race, color or previous condition of servitude of any such citizen;

Third. That the enforcement and protection of those sacred constitutional rights cannot be safely entrusted to those who opposed their adoption or who now oppose them, their national execution, or the great principles of justice and equality on which they rest;

Which were read and the question being, Shall the res. olutions be adopted on the part of the House ? Mr. Smal. ley moved that the resolutions be voted upon separately;

Which motion was agreed to; and the question being, Shall the first resolution be adopted on the part of the House ? Mr. Pattee moved that it be ordered to lie, and be made the special order for next Wednesday afternoon at half past two o'clock, and that the clerk be directed to procure the printing of the usual number of copies for the use of the House; Which motion was agreed to.

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

By Mr. Smalley,

H. 87. An act to amend "An act authorizing the Gov. ernor to contract for statues of Jacob Collamer and Ethan Allen," approved Nov. 27, 1872; . To the Committee on the Judiciary. By Mr. Blodgett,

H. 88. An act to pay Moses E. Porter the sum therein uamed;

To the Committee on Claims.
The Speaker announced the appointment of the follow.

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SPECIAL COMMITTEES :

To inquire into the expediency or advisability of a modifi.

cation of the Pauper Laws, as provided by the resolution of Mr. Bailey of Fairhaven;

Mr. Bailey of Fairhaven,
" Hier of Lincoln,
" Miller of Ryegate,

Mr. Smith of Jericho,
" Houston of Victory,
" Cutler of Bakersfield,
" Conro of South Hero,
" Wheeler of Johnson,
" Palmer of Williamstown,
" Stevens of Charleston,
" Daniels of Middlesex,
“ Atcheson of Westminster,
" Baker of Rochester,
" Bickford of Woodford.

To whom was referred so much of the Governor's Message as

relates to Jails and Workhouses :

Mr. Kelton of Montgomery,
" Bailey of Fairhaven,
“ Tyler of Irasburgh,
." Gilman of Montpelier,
" Kent of Panton,
" Dartt of Weathersfield,
“ Brown of Strafford.

To constitute Joint Committee on Fisheries, on the part of

the House :

was exci

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Mr. Newell of Shelburne,
" Norton of Bennington,

" Bartholomew of Benson. At his request, Mr. Draper was excused from serving as Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, and Mr. Goodwin of Hartland designated to act as Chairman.

The Speaker laid before the House a communication from his Excellency, the Governor, as follows:

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