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STATE OF VERMONT.

EXECUTIVE CHAMBER, 1

Montpelier, Oct. 15, 1874. I To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

I have the honor to transmit to the House of Representatives, for the use of the General Assembly, the memorial of Francis Atohorishon and others, in reference to a claim of the Iroquois Indians upon the State, for payment for lands in this State, which they represent belonged to that tribe' of Indians, and for which they claim to have received no compensation.

ASAHEL PECK. (For Memorial, seo appendix A.) Which memorial was read by the Clerk.

Mr. Grout of Newport introduced a bill entitled

H. 89. An act to pay James Connal the sum therein oamed;

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

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

MR. SPEAKER: I am directed to inform the House that the Senate have passed bills of the following titles:

S. 2. An act in amendment of section sixty-seven of chapter eighty-four of the General Statutes, entitled “ Of the collection of taxes";

S. 16. An act to amend section seventy-one of chapter eight of the General Statutes, relating to the distribution of Vermont Reports ;

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

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

S. 2. An act in amendment of section sixty.seven of chapter eighty-four of the General Statutes, entitled “Of the collection of taxes";

S. 16. An act to amend section seventy-one of chapter eight of the General Statutes, relating to the distri. bution of the Vermont Reports;

To the Committee on the Judiciary.

On motion of Mr. Martin of Londonderry, the House adjourned.

AFTERNOON.

Mr. Grout, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred House bill entitled

H. 54. An act to amend section thirty-five of chapter one hundred twenty-six of the General Statutes, in relation to writs;

Reported adversely to its passage ;
Whereupon the third reading of the bill was refused.

Mr. Lafountain, from the Committee on Corporations, to whom was referred House bill entitled

H. 32. An act to incorporate the Springfield Ice Company;

Řeported in favor of its passage, when amended by add. ing to the bill another section, as follows:

Sec. 3. This corporation shall not at any time contract debts exceeding in amount three fourths of its capital stock actually paid in, no part of which shall afterwards be withdrawn, or in any manner diverted from the proper business of such corporation ; and if such indebtedness shall exceed that amount, the directors and stockholders shall be personally liable to the creditors of such company for such excess.

Also, by changing the number of section “three " in the original bill to section four;

The House agreeing so to amend, the bill as amended was read the third time and passed.

Mr. Beattie, from the same committee, to whom was referred House bill entitled

H. 4. An act to incorporate the Society of Lafayette at St. Albans, Vermont;

Reported in favor of its passage, when amended by adding thereto another section, as follows:

Sec. 3. This corporation shall not at any time contract debts exceeding in amount three fourths of its capital stock actually paid in, no part of which shall afterwards be withdrawn, or in any manner diverted from the proper business of such corporation; and if such indebtedness shall exceed that amount, the directors and stockholders shall be personally liable to the creditors of such company for such excess ;

Also, by changing the number of the remaining sections. of the bill to correspond with the section added:

The House agreeing so to amend, the bill as amendedi was read the third time and passed.

Bills of the following titles were severally reported from the Committee on Corporations, favorably, read the third time and passed :

By Mr. Cram,

H. 53. An act to incorporate the Champlain Valley Cheese Factory Company;

By Mr. Stevens,

H. 7. An act to incorporate Gillett's Cornet Band of Wolcott, Lamoille County.

Mr. Eddy, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred House bill entitled

H. 42. An act in amendment of section thirty-seven, chapter one hundred and twenty-six of the General Statutes, relating to "fees of parties in justice courts”;

Reported in favor of its passage, when amended by striking out section two.

The House agreeing so to amend, the bill was
Ordered to be read the third time to.morrow afternoon.

House bill entitled

H. 17. An act to amend section thirty-three of chapter thirty-one of the General Statutes ;

Was read the third time and passed.

Mr. Abell, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred House bill entitled

H. 39. An act in amendment of section one of an act approved November 20, 1868, entitled " An act relating to warning town meetings";

Reported in favor of its passage, when amended by striking out section two.

The amendment was agreed to, and the bill was
Ordered to be read the third time to.morrow afternoon.

Mr. King presented the petition of J. C. Webster and thirty-six others, inhabitants of the town of Lunenburgh, praying for amendment to the prohibitory laws of the State; Which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Ilyde offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That when the House adjourn to-morrow at. ternoon it be until half past two o'clock, Monday afternoon;

Which was read, and the question being, Shall the resolution be adopted ? it was decided in the affirmative-yeas 152, nays 55.

The yeas and nays having been demanded by Mr. Pattee, were taken and are as follows: Those members who voted in the affirmative are Messrs.

Cook of Mendon,

Billings,

Coolidge,
Cram,
Culver,
Currier,

Curry,

Abbott,
Abell,
Atcheson,
Atherton,
Babcock,
Bailey of Fair Haven,
Bailey of Windsor,
Baker,
Parnes,
Barney of Swanton.
Barrelt,
Bartholonicw,
Beattic,
Bemis,
Bentley,
Bickford,

Birchard,
Blodgett,
Botium,
Boyn on,
Braisted,
Brown of Lowell,
Brown of Stratford,
Buel,
Burgess,
Calderwooul,
Cameron,
Casey,
Churchill or Goshen,
Clark,
Cooke of Corinth,

Cutler of Bakersfield,
Cutler of lighgate,
Cuiting,
Dapa,
Danforth,
Daniels,
Dartt,
Davis of Danville,
Davis of Reading,
Davis of St. Albans,

Draper,

Kelton Dutton,

Kennedy, Eddy,

Kent of Panton, Elwell,

Ketcham, Evans,

King of Lunenburgh, Fiticid,

Kinne, Fitts of Salisbury,

Ladd,
Fitts of Wardsboro,

LaFountain,
Foster of E.Bt Montpelier, Landon,
Gillett or Richinond, Lee,
Gillette of 'I hetford,

Lord,
Gilman,

Lynde, Goodeli,

Maitin of Londonderry, Goodwin of Chelsea, Martin of Peacham, Goodwin of Hartland, Martyn of Orange, Graves,

McFadden, Green,

McFarland, Grout of Barton,

Miller, Guild,

Mitchell, Hall,

Montgomery, Harris,

Munson, Harvey,

Nash, Harwood,

Newell of Shelburne, Henry,

Noble, Hibbard,

O'Brien, Hill,

Palmer, Ilitchcock,

Parker of Andover, Holden of Barre,

Peck, Hopkins,

Perkins, Houghton,

Pettigrew, Houston,

Pierce of Northfield, Howe,

Pierce of Standard, Hudson,

Powell of Cambridge, Hutchins,

Putnam, Hyde,

Reed,

Renfrew,
Robinson,
Rowe,
Samson,
Sayles,
Scott,
Shaw of Charlotte,
Shaw or Pittsford,
Slade,
Smalley,
Smith of Addison,
Spaulding of W. Windsor,
Sprague,
stanley of Washington, .
Stevens of Eden,
Stocker,
Strong,
Tenney,
Tobey,
Tyler,
Vail,
Walston,
Watson,
Webb,
Webster of Franklin,
Whitcomb,
Whitbed,
Wightman,
Willmarth,
Wilson,
Winslow.
Wright of Orwell,
Wright of Waltham,
Young-152.

Those members who voted in the negative are Messrs.

Adams of Maidstone,
Bacon,
Barney of Guilford,
Bartlett,
Batchelder of Arlington,
Batchelder of Peru,
Cardell,
Chamberlin,
Churchill of Elmore,
Comings,
Conro,
Davenport,
Davis of Holland,
Drake,
Ellis,
Edison,
Fairman,
Foster of Brownington,
Franklin,

Fullerton,
Goodwin of Tunbridge,
Gray,
Gront of Newport
Iladley,
Holbrook,
Holden of Clarendon,
Hubbard,
Hulburd,
Hutchinson,
Kelsey,
Lefevre,
Morrison,
Sewell of Dover,
Nichols,
Norton
l'addock,
Parkhurst,
Parsons,

Pattee,
Perrin,
l'ike,
Powell of Richford.
Ruiter,
Smith or Jericho,
Spaulding of Weston
Spencer,
Stanley of Leicester,
Stebbins,
Stevens of Charleston,
Stone,
Suttory,
Wells,
Weston,
Whecler,
Woodwarl.-55

So the resolution was adopted.

The hour for the Joint Assembly having arrived, the Senate appeared in the Hall of the House.

The Joint Assembly having concluded its session, the Speaker resumed the chair.

Mr. Grout of Barton offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That all bills relating to the preservation of fish and referred to any but the Joint Committee on Fisheries, be recalled, and referred to that committee;

Which was read and adopted.

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