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Messrs. E. Allen, Barrett, Butler, Cutts, Dutton, Eaton, Field, French, Hubbell, Munsill, Porter, Smalley, Starr, Stevens, and Wright -15.

Those Senators who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Aiken, Bartlett, Bingham, Blodgett, Camp, Dillingham, Hatch, Plumb, Sowles, and Sprague--10.

So the amendment was adopted.

On the question, will the Senate adopt the amendment of the Commit. tee which provides that section 9 shall be stricken from the bill, the yeas and nays were demanded by Mr. Dillingham, and are as follows :

Those Senators who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. E. Allen, Barrett, Butler, Camp, Cutts, Dutton, Field, Hubbell, Munsill, Porter, Smalley, Sowles, Start, and Stevens-14.

Those Senators who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Aiken, Bartlett, Bingham, Blodgett, Dillingham, Eaton, French, Hatch, Plumb, Sprague, and Wright-11.

So the amendment was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Dutton, the following was adopted as a substitute to section 9, which had been ordered to be stricken from the bill:

“No deduction shall be made or allowed to any person for any debt for which he shall be holden as surety, and not as principal, except such principal has actually failed and become irresponsible, or as partner in any mercantile or other business except from the partnership property, nor for any debt which shall appear to have been a gift from such person—nor for any note or other security payable on some future uncertain day without interest.

The following amendment was proposed by the Committee: “ All merchants, manufacturers and mechanics within this State shall be assessed and set in the lists in the several towns to which they belong, in proportion to their several gains, not exceeding one hundred dollars, according to the best discretion and judgment of the listers, and shall not be assessed in any other way for their stock in trade.

And the question being, Will the Senate adopt the amendment ? the yeas and nays being demanded by Mr. Hatch, are as follows:

Those Senators who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. E. Allen, Barrett, Butler, Camp, Cutts, Dutton, Field, Hubbell, Munsill, Porter, Smalley, Sowles, Starr, and Stevens-14.

Those Senators who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Aiken, Bartlett, Bingham, Blodgett, Dillingham, Eaton, French, Hatch, Plumb, Sprague, and Wright-11.

So the amendment was adopted.
The following amendment was proposed by the Committee :

“Sec. 15. When any person shall think that he is assessed by the lis. ters for money on hand, debts due, or for bank and insurance stock, or for faculty or gains, in a greater sum than is just and reasonable, such person may apply to the selectmen, or a majority of them, of the same town, and if he, by his own testimony on oath, or otherwise, can satisfy them, that his assessment is too high, it shall be the duty of the selectmen, by the 15th day of August, to lodge in the town clerk's office of such town, a certificate of the sum to which they have reduced the assessment of such person; which certificate shall be taken by the listers as the sum in which such person shall be assessed.

“Sec. 16. It shall be the duty of the person appealing to the selectmen

as aforesaid, to give notice to one or more of said listers, of the fime and place of hearing said application.”

And the question being, Will the Senate adopt the amendment ? the yeas and nays, being demanded by Mr. Sowles, are as follows:

Those Senators who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. E. Allen, Barrett, Blodgett, Briggs, Butler, Cutts, Dutton, Eaton, Field, Hubbell, Munsill, Plumb, Porter, Smalley, Sowles, Starr, Steyens, and Wright-18.

Those Senators who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Aiken, Bartlett, Bingham, Camp, Dillingham, French, and Sprague-7.

So the amendment was adopted. On motion of Mr. Briggs, the bill and ameendments were Ordered to lie upon the table. Mr. Briggs called up the resolution on the table relative to establishing the Circuit and District Courts of the U.S. at Montpelier.

Mr. Smalley moved that the same be indefinitely postponed; and on this question, the yeas and nays, having been demanded by Mr. Bartlett, were as follows:

Those Senators who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. E. Allen, Barrett, Briggs, Butler, Camp, Cutts, Dutton, Eaton, Field, French, Hubbell, Munsill, Plumb, Porter, Smalley, Sowles, Starr, and Wright-18.

Those Senators who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Aiken, Bartlett, Bingham, Blodgett, Dillingham, Hatch, Sprague, and Stevens-8.

So the resolution was indefinitely postponed.

(S. 48.) Mr. French, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill entitled “an act entitled Mechanic's Liens," reported adversely to the passage of the same.

And on the question, Shall the bill be engrossed and read the third time? the yeas and nays having been demanded by Mr. Sprague, were as follows:

The Senator who voted in the affirmative is, Mr. Sprague-1. Those Senators who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Aiken, E. Allen, Barrett, Bartlett, Bingham, Blodgett, Briggs, Butler, Camp, Cutts, Dillingham, Dutton, Eaton, Field, French, Hatch, Hubbell, Munsill, Plumb, Porter, Smalley, Sowles, Starr, Stevens, and Wright-25.

So the question was decided in the negative. Mr. Bartlett, on his own motion, was excused from further attendance on the Senate from and after tomorrow morning.

The following bills from the House of Representatives were severally read twice and referred as follows:

(H. 147.) “ An act in addition to chapter 29 of the Revised Statutes," to the Committee on the Judiciary.

(H. 156.) “An act to pay the claims against the State Prison," to the Committee on Finance.

(H. 150.) “ An act to pay Chauncey Goodrich the sum therein mentioned,” to the Committee on Claims, and

(H. 119.) “ An act relating to the punishment of capital crimes," to the

select Calamittee raised on the Senate bill to abolish capital punishment.

(H. 2.) The bill from the House entitled “an act to repeal (an act in amendment of section 63 of chapter 28 of the Revised Statutes,'" was read twice and laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Briggs, The Senate adjourned.

Friday, Nov. 11, 1842. Prayer by the Chaplain. The Journal of yesterday was read.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Merrill, their Clerk:

MR. PRESIDENT: The House of Representatives have passed a resolution for furnishing the State Library with sundry documents, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

(s. 21.) The House concur with the Senate in passing the bill entitled "an act for the relief of Salma Davis and others."

The House do not concur with the Senate in passing the following entitled bills :

(&. 13.) “ An act altering the name of Gilman Sinclair," and

(s. 66.) “An act fixing the time for holding the County Courts in the Counties of Chittenden and Lamoille."

(H. 147.) Mr. Briggs, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill from the House entitled "an act in addition to chapter 29 of the Revised Statutes," reported the same with the proposal to amend the same by adding the following section : “Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.”

The amendment was adopted, and the bill was read the third time and passed in concurrence.

(S. 80.) Mr. Briggs, from the same Committe, reported the bill entitled "an act relating to paupers in jail,” with the opinion that the same ought not to pass.

And the third reading was denied.

(H. 119.) Mr. Butler, from the select Committee on the subject of abolishing capital punishment, to whom was referred the bill from the House entitled “an act relating to the punishment of capital crimes," reported the same without amendment, and it was, on motion of Mr. Camp,

Ordered to lie upon the table, and be made the order for this evening. (S. 81.) Mr. Camp, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill entitled “an act relating to the collection of taxes," reported the same without amendment, and it was

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Ordered to be engrossed and read the third time.

(S. 79.) Mr. Camp, from the same Committee, reported the bill entitled "an act relating to the surplus revenue," adversely, and the third reading was refused.

(H. 156.) Mr. Camp, from the same Committee, reported the bill from the House entitled "an act to pay the claims against the State Prison," with the opinion that the same ought to pass, and it was read the third time and passed in concurrence.

(H. 130.) Mr. French, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the bill from the House entitled “an act relating to the election of Representatives to Congress," with the opinion that the same ought to pass, and it was read the third time and passed in concurrence.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Merrill, their Clerk:

MR. PRESIDENT :--The House of Representatives have passed a bill (H. 36,) entitled “an act to incorporate the Bank of Orange County," in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The Governor has announced to the House that he has this day approved and signed the following entitled bills :

(H. 95.) “ An act in addition to 'an act establishing the County Grammar School of the County of Caledonia, in the town of Peacham,' passed Oct. 27, 1795."

(H. 161.) “ An act making appropriations for the support of Govern(H. 165.) “An act in addition to chapter 95 of the Revised Statutes." (H. 162.) “An act assessing a tax for the support of Government."

(H. 164.) “An act making appropriations to pay the Convention called by the Council of Censors."

(H. 148.) “An act in addition to chapter 77 of the Revised Statutes, relating to the collection of taxes."

(H. 163.) “An act authorizing the Treasurer to borrow the sum therein mentioned," and

(H. 152.) “ An act to incorporate the Branch Turnpike Company."

(S. 71.) The Senate took into consideration the amendments proposed by the House of Representatives to the bill entitled "an act in relation to the Militia," and the same were severally concurred in.

(S. 82.) Mr. Smalley, from the select Committee, to whom was referred the Report of Henry Stevens, and the message of the Governor 'accompanying the same, reported a bill entitled “an act to pay Henry Stevens the sum therein mentioned." Which was read twice and referred to said Committee.

The Chair, on motion of Mr. Camp, appointed Mr. Hubbell to fill the vacancy in said Committee occasioned by the absence of Mr. Green. Mr. Smalley introduced the following resolution : .

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the Governor be requested, if in his judgment the interest of the State shall thereby be promoted, to procure the documents and papers relative to the early civil and political history of the State, to be collected and arranged, and lodge ed in the Secretary of State's office; and also to extend the Commission

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of Henry Stevens, in the prosecution of the inquiries as to the claims of this State upon the United States, for the further time of one year. Which resolution was read and passed.

The following resolution from the House of Representatives was read and adopted in concurrence:

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That at least five copies of each of the several reports made by any Committee or other officer, to the Executive, or either House and printed by their order, shall be deposited in the State Library, and after the members and several officers are supplied with one copy, all the remaining copies shall be transmitted by the sargeant-at-arms to the Librarian, to be by him deposited in said Library for future reference.

(H. 36.) The bill from the House entitled "an act to incorporate the President, Directors and Company of the Orange County Bank," was read twice and laid on the table.

Mr. Starr, from the select committee on communications from other States, to whom was referred certain resolutions relating to a tariff, reported adversely to the passage of the same, and they were laid on the table.

(S. 63.) The bill entitled "an act in addition to chapter 20 of the Revised Statutes” was taken up, and on motion of Mr. Camp, indefinitely postponed.

(H. 113.) The Senate took up the bill from the House of Representatives entitled "an act relating to elections," and the question, Shall the bill be read the third time? was decided in the negative.

On motion of Mr. Hubbell, The Senate adjourned.

AFTERNOON.

(H. 14.) Mr. Plumb, from the Committee on Claims, to whom was referred the bill from the House entitled, “an act to pay William Maxham the sum therein mentioned,” reported adversely to the passage of the same, and the third reading was refused.

.(H. 94.) The Senate took up the bill from the House entitled "an act relating to the United States Deposite Money."

Mr. E. Allen moved to strike out the first and second sections and substitute the following:

“Section 1. The several towns shall, at each annual meeting, elect one or more trustees, not exceeding three, in the same manner, as the other town officers are elected, whose duty it shall be to receive, take care of, and manage, the money deposited with the respective towns; and they

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