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ever, by any attempts at change, unless they are made with a determination to effect a thorough and well matured reform, and to extend it to every officer, immediately or remotely connected with the Treasury. I am relieved from the necessity of entering into greater detail, by the able report of the Auditor, appointed at the last session of the Legislature, which I herewith transmit to you.

In my annual communication last year, I called your attention to several subjects connected with the administration of the General Government, and certain proposed amendments in our Federal Constitution. I allude to the Veto power, the re-eligibility of the President, and the power of removal from office. Subsequent occurrences have strengthened my confidence in the soundness of the views I then expressed; but whether these questions-or that of the distribution of the proceeds of the Public Lands among the several states, to which they have, in my opinion, the clearest right-call for any immediate legislative action, I submit to your judgment and discretion.

CHARLES PAINE, EXECUTIVE CHAMBER,

Octo. 14, 1842. 3

Mr. Starr moved that three hundred copies of His Excellency's Message be printed for the use of the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Sprague the said resolution was amended by striking out the words “ three hundred," and inserting the words “two hundred," and as amended, passed.

The Senate took up the amendments proposed by the House to the Senate resolution relative to a Legislative Directory, which said amendments are as follows:

First-Strike out the word “except” and insert in lieu thereof the word “ with.”

Second-Strike out the word “four” and insert the word " six."

The Senate concurred in the first of the said amendments, and voted not to concur in the second.

Mr. Briggs called up the report of the Auditor, trafismitted with the Governor's message, and on his motion the said report was referred to the Committee on Finance.

The Senate adjourned.

SATURDAY, Oct. 15, 1842.

Prayer by the Chaplain.
The journal of yesterday was read.

(S. 3.) Mr. Briggs introduced a bill entitled “an act in amendment of section 63 of chapter 28 of the Revised Statutes, and to repeal an act therein mentioned."

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

(S. 4.) Mr. Butler introduced a bill entitled “ an act abolishing capital punishment." Which was read the first and second times, and

On motion of Mr. Camp,
Referred to a select committee of three Senators.

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

MR. PRESIDENT:-The House have passed a resolution providing for the appointment of a Joint Committee to prepare and report Joint Rules of the two Houses, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The said resolution of the House is as follows:

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, that a joint Committee of three members of the Senate, and three members of the House of Representatives, be appointed by their respective Houses to report Joint Rules.

The Senate passed the same in concurrence. Mr. Butler introduced the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Committee on Agriculture be instructed to enquire into the expediency of providing by law, for the payment of a bounty on wheat raised in this state, and report by bill or otherwise.

Which was read and passed.
Mr. Plumb introduced the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Committee on Roads and Canals be instructed to enquire into the expediency of amending the 25th section of the 20th chapter of the Revised Statutes, in relation to the opening of highways.

Which was read and passed.

Mr. Camp, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the report of the Auditor communicated with the annual message of the Governor, reported the same in part, and, on his motion, it was

Ordered, That three hundred copies of the said report be printed.
Mr. Blodgett introduced the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Committee on Elections be instructed to enquire whether any person is holding a seat in this Senate, who was ineligible to such office at the time of receiving his election.

Which was read and passed.

The Chair announced the appointment of Mr. Camp, Mr. Briggs, and Mr. Dillingham, as the Conimittee on the part of the Senate, to prepare and report Joint Rules of the two Houses.

The Senate took into consideration the resolution on the table, introduced yesterday, by Mr. Sheldon, relative to a geological survey of the State. And it was passed.

On motion of Mr. Stevens, . The Senate adjourned.

1912.

SATURDAY, OCT. 15, 1842.

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AFTERNOON.

Mr. Eaton, a Senator elect from Franklin County, appeared in the Senate Chamber, was sworn, and took his seat. Mr. Munsill introduced the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Committee on Roads and Canals be instructed to enquire into the expediency of providing, by law, for laying out highways through unorganized towns and gores of land.

Which was read and passed.

(S. 4.) The President announced the appointment of Mr. Butler, Mr. Starr, and Mr. Blodgett, as the select committee on the bill entitled “an act abolishing capital punishment.”

(S. 5.) Mr. Butler introduced a bill entitled "an act relating to the punishment of capital crimes." Which was read the first and second times, and

Referred to the select committee to whom was referred the bill (S. 4,) entitled “an act abolishing capital punishment."

(S. 6.) Mr. Sowles introduced a bill entitled "an act to pay the town of Alburgh the sum therein mentioned.” Which was read the first and second times, and Referred to the Committee on Claims. Mr. Hubbell presented the petition of Laura Elizabeth Moore and others, praying for authority to hold real estate.

And said petition was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

(S. 7.) Mr. Hatch introduced a bill entitled "an act in addition to an act in relation to the Grand List,"

Which was read the first and second times, and,
Referred to a select committee of three Senators.

The President'announced, as such committee, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Field and Mr. Eaton.

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

MR. PRESIDENT,—The House have passed a resolution providing for a Joint Assembly to elect Judges of the Supreme Court; also to elect a Secretary of State, Auditor of Accounts, and Auditor in the Treasury Department; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The House have resolved to insist on their second proposed amendment to the resolution of the Senate, providing for a Legislative Directory.

A resolution from the House of Representatives, as follows:

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That both Houses meet in Joint Assembly, on Tuesday next, at ten o'clock A. M. to elect Judges of the Supreme Court for the year ensuing.

Which was read and passed, in concurrence.

A resolution from the House of Representatives, as follows:

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That both Houses meet, in Joint Assembly, on Wednesday next, at three o'clock, P. M. for the purpose of electing a Secretary of State, an Auditor of Accounts against the State, and an Auditor in the Treasury Department for the year ensuing. Which was read and passed, in concurrence.

The Senate took up the resolution relative to the Legislative Directory returned from the House with the resolution to insist on their proposed amendment, and resolved to recede from their disagreement to the said amendment, and to concur in the same.

Mr. Sheldon moved a reconsideration of the vote of the Senate concurring in the adoption of the resolution from the House of Representatives, providing for a Joint Assembly to elect Judges of the Supreme Court.

And the question being taken,
The Senate refused so to reconsider.

On motion of Mr. Munsill,
The Senate adjourned.

Monday, Oct. 17, 1842. Prayer by the Chaplain. The Journal of Saturday was read.

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

MR. PRESIDENT,--The House have passed a resolution providing for the appointment of a Joint Committee, to examine into and report, the condition of the State Library, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The House have, on their part, appointed as the Committee to prepare and report Joint Rules of the two Houses, Mr. Hebard, Mr. Vilas and Mr. Pettibone.

On motion of Mr. Camp, the Senate reconsidered their resolution concurring with the House in passing a resolution providing for a Joint Assembly to elect a Secretary of State, an Auditor of Accounts against the State, and an Auditor in the Treasury Department, for the year ensuing, and

On his motion, the said resolution was laid on the table.
Mr. Sprague introduced the following resolution:

Resolved, That while the products of this State are at the present rainous low prices, it is an incumbent duty on the Legislature, now in session, to make diligent inquiry into the propriety of reducing all salaries estab

lished by law; particularly that of the Judges of the Supreme Court, which now is over one hundred and fourteen dollars per month, by the year, to that of eighty-three and one third, and the Committee on Finance be requested to make such inquiry, and report by bill or otherwise.

Which was read, and on motion of Mr. Cutts,
Laid on the table.
Mr. A. Allen introduced the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to report a bill extending the jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace to the trial of all actions, on book accounts, where the balance claimed to be due does not exceed one hundred dollars.

Which was read; and the question being taken, it was rejected.

(S. 8.) Mr. Plumb introduced a bill entitled “an act in addition to, and alteration of, Chapters 28, and 103, of the Revised Statutes."

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

(S. 9.) Mr. Sheldon introduced a bill entitled “an act in addition to, and in alteration of, the act relating to the Grand List, passed November 11, 1841.”

Which was read the first and second times, and referred to the select committee on the bill (S. 7,) entitled "an act in addition to an act relating to the Grand List.”

The Senate took up a resolution from the House of Representatives, as follows:

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That a select committee of three, on the part of each House, be appointed by the two Houses, to examine into and report the condition of the State Library. And it was passed in concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Briggs, it was Ordered, That when the Senate adjourn, it adjourn to meet to-morrow morning, at the usual hour.

On motion of Mr. Barrett, The Senate adjourned.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1842. Prayer by the Chaplain. The journal of yesterday was read. The President announced as the committee on the part of the Senate, to examine into and report the condition of the State Library, Mr. Blodgett, Mr. Barrett, and Mr. Cutts.

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