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fice of a Commissioner of the Deaf, Dumb and Blind, reported (see appendix) adversely to the passage of the resolution, in concurrence with the House.

And the said resolution was Ordered to lie on the table. (S. 56.) The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, considered the bill entitled "an act defining the qualifications and rights of freemen, and for other purposes," and having made progress therein, reported the same.

And on motion of Mr. Sprague, The Senate adjourned.

AFTERNOON.

(H. 106.) Mr. Barrett, from the Committee on Land Taxes, to whom were referred the bills from the House of Representatives entitled "an act in amendment of an act laying a tax on the Lands in Avery's Gore in Addison County," and (H. 134) « an act to continue in force, and in amendment of an act laying a tax on the lands in Goshen," reported the same without amendment, and they were

Ordered to lie upon the table.

(S. 66.) Mr. French, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom were referred the bills entitled “an act for fixing the time for holding the County Courts in the Counties of Chittenden and Lamoille," and (S. 67.) can act altering the third and fifth Judicial Circuits," reported the same, without amendment, and they were, severally,

Ordered to be engrossed and read the third time.

(S. 65.) Mr. Field, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, to whom was referred the bill entitled "an act in addition to an act to incorporate the Goshen Turnpike Company,” reported the same without amendment, and it was - Ordered to be engrossed and read the third time.

(8.76.) Mr. Sowles, from the Committee on Agricnlture, to whom was referred the bill entitled "an act relating to the preservation of Fur," reported adversely to the passage of the same, and, on motion of Mr. Briggs, it was indefinitely postponed.

(S. 63.) Mr. Smalley, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, to whom was referred the bill entitled “an act in addition to chapter 20 of the Revised Statutes," reported adversely to the passage of the same; and, it was, on his motion,

Ordered to lie upon the table. Mr. Smalley, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, to whom was referred the resolution of inquiry, relative to laying out roads through unorganized towns and Gores of land, reported the opinion of the Committee to be that no legislative action is required thereon.

(S. 58.) Mr. Field, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, to whom

was referred the bill entitled "an act in alteration of chapter 21 of the Revised Statutes," reported the same, with the proposition to amend by filling the blank in the same, with the words “ eighteen cents,” and that thus amended, the bill ought to pass.

The amendment was adopted, and the bill, as amended,
Ordered to be engrossed and read the third time.

(H. 122.) Mr. Briggs, from the Judiciary Committee, to whom was referred the bill from the House entitled “an act in alteration of chapter 107 of the Revised Statutes, in relation to Juror's fees," reported the same, and

The third reading was refused.

(H. 90.) Mr. Briggs, from the same Committee, to whom was referred the bill from the House entitled “an act altering the name of Elvira Patterson, and constituting her heir-at-law of Osee F. and Huldah Allen," reported the same, with the proposition to amend by adding the following proviso to the second section thereof:

Provided, That the said Osee F. and Huldah Allen, shall within one year from the passing of this act, make and subscribe their consent to the provisions of this act, and lodge the same in the town clerk's office in Craftsbury, and cause the same to be there recorded.”

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

(S. 50.) Mr. Stevens, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the bill entitled "an act to pay James Morse the sum therein mentioned," reported the same, and the blank was filled with the sun 6 137 45," and

The bill rejected. Mr. E. Allen, from the Committee on Bills, reported that they had this day presented to the Governor, for his approval and signature, bills of the following titles :

(H. 129.) “An act laying a tax on the lands in Bradley Vale," (H. 15.) “An act to divide the state into Congressional Dictricts," and (H. 127.) “An act in amendment of chapter 102 of the Revised Statutes."

On mution of Mr. Hubbell, the vote of the Senate concurring with the House in passing the resolution relative to the adjournment of the General Asseinbly, was reconsidered.

Mr. Hubbell moved to reconsider the vote adopting the amendment of Mr. Eaton, striking out the words “at 5 o'clock, A. M."

And the vote was reconsidered; and the question being, will the Senate adopt the amendment ? the yeas and nays being demanded by Mr. Eaton, were as follows:

Those Senators who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Aikin, Barrett, Bingham, Blodgett, Camp, Dillingham, Dutton, Eaton, Hatch, Smalley, Sprague and Stevens—12.

Those Senators who voted in the negative are, Messrs. E. Allen, Bartlett, Briggs, Butler, Cutts, Field, French, Hubbell, Plumb, Porter, Sheldon, Sowles, Starr, Townsley and Wright—15.

So the amendment was rejected.

Mr. Eaton moved to lay the resolution upon the table, and that it be made the order of the day for Wednesday morning next; and on this motion of Mr. Townsley demanded the yeas and nays, which are as follows:

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Those Senators who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Barrett, Bartlett, Blodgett, Butler, Camp, Dillingham, Eaton, French, Hatch, Smalley, Sprague, Stevens,–12.

Those Senators who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Aiken, E. Allen, Bingham, Briggs, Cutts, Dutton, Field, Hubbell, Munsill, Plumb, Porter, Sheldon, Sowles, Starr, Townsley and Wright -16.

So the motion was lost:

And the question being, will the Senate concur with the House in passing the resolution; the yeas and nays, being demanded by Mr. Camp; were as follows:

Those Senators who voted in the affirmative are,
Messrs. Aiken, E. Allen, Barrett, Bartlett, Bingham, Briggs, Butler,
Cutts, Dutton, Field, Hatch, Hubbell, Munsill, Plumb, Porter, Sheldon,
Smalley, Sowles, Starr, Townsley,and Wright-21.

Those Senators who voted in the negative are,
Messrs. Blodgett, Camp, Dillingham, Eaton, French, Sprague, and Ste-
So the resolution was passed in concurrence.

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

MR. PRESIDENT: I am directed to communicate to the Senate, sundry documents relative to the State Prison, heretofore transmitted to the House of Representatives, by His Excellency the Governor, for the use of the General Assembly.

The Governor has announced to the House that he has this day approyed and signed bills of the following titles :

(H. 127.) “An act in amendment of Chapter 102 of the Revised Statutes."

(H. 116.) “An act in amendment of an act to incorporate the President, Directors and Company of the Bank of Poultney."

(H. 111.) “An act in addition to an act to incorporate the Bennington County Mutual Fire Insurance Company."

(H. 129.) “An act laying a tax on the lands in Bradley Vale.” (H. 15.) "An act to divide the State into Congressional Districts." (S. 56.) The Senate took up the unfinished business, being the bill ertitled “an act defining the qualifications and rights of freernen, and for other purposes," and having made progress therein, rose and reported the same, with sundry propositions of amendment, which were adopted.

Mr. Barrett moved to insert, in section 5, after the words “selectmen," the words “any number of,"

Which was adopted. On motion of Mr. Butler the sixth section was stricken out. Mr. Dillingham moved to amend by adding to the 4th section, as follows:

“Nor shall any such student be permitted to vote in any town, where such school, academy, seminary or college is situated, unless he has a residence in such town other than that of a student residing there for the purposes of education.”

And the amendment was adopted, and the bill, as amended Ordered to be engrossed and read the third time. (S. 62.) The Senate took into consideration the bill on the table entit

led an act relating to Public Accounts,” and having considered the same as in Committee of the Whole, rose and reported progress, and the bill

was

Ordered to lie upon the table.
Mr. Briggs introduced the following resolution:

Resolved, That during the remainder of the session, the Senate meet at 6 1-2 o'clock P. M., in addition to the usual times of meeting. Which was read and passed.

On motion of Mr. Hubbell, The Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, Nov. 8, 1848. Prayer by the Chaplain. The journal of yesterday was read. (S. 21.) Mr. Dillingham, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ an act for the relief of Salma Davis and others," reported the same with a proposal to fill the blank therein with the sum of “$842," and the recommendation that the bill pass.

And the blank was so filled, and the bill.
Ordered to be engrossed and read the third time.

(S. 14.) Mr. Dillingham, from the same Committee, reported the bili entitled “an act in addition to chapter 24 of the Revised Statutes," and moved that the further consideration thereof be indefinitely postponed.

And it was so ordered. Mr. Briggs called up the report on the table, relative to the right of Henry Stowell to perform the duties of a Commissioner of the Deaf, Dumb and Blind, for the year 1841-2.

And the question, Will the Senate concur with the House in passing the resolutions ? was decided in the negative. Mr. Sprague introduced the following resolution: .

Resolved, That the Committee on the Grand List be requested to enquire into the expediency of so amending the listing law taxing bank stock as to include corporations who are owners, as well as individuals.

And it was read and passed.

Mr. Starr, from the select Committee on the resolutions and documents from other States, communicated by the Governor, made a report (see Appendix,) on the resolutions of the Legislature of the State of New York, relative to reducing the rates of postage, and abridging the franking privilege, concluding with the following resolutions :

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Vermont, That they do concur in the said resolutions of the Legislature of the State of New York; and that our Senators and Representatives in Congress be respectfully requested to use their best endeavors to procure a reform in the Post Office laws in conformity with the above views.

Resolved, That the Executive of this State be respectfully requested to transmit copies of the foregoing report and resolutions to the Senators and Representatives of this State in Congress, and also to the Executives of our sister States, with the view to their being laid before their respective legislative bodies.

And the said resolutions were passed."

(S. 5.) Mr. Butler, from the select Committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled “an act relating to the punishment of capital crimes," reported the same without amendment, and on motion of Mr. Briggs, it was

Ordered to lie upon the table.

(H. 131.) Mr. Sowles, from the Committee on Banks, to whom was referred the bill from the House of Representatives entitled “an act to amend an act to incorporate the President, Directors and Company of the Bank of Montpelier,” reported the same, with the proposal to amend the same by inserting, after the words "fifty thousand dollars," the words “instead of the sum, seventy-five thousand dollars, as provided in the act to which this is an amendment."

And the amendment was adopted, and the bill, as amended, passed in concurrence.

(S. 69.) Mr. Sowles called up the bill entitled "an act providing for a geological survey of this State.”

Mr. Hatch offered the following amendment to section 4:

“Provided, that no money shall be expended for the purpose aforesaid, until the amount the State is now owing is paid.”

And the amendment was rejected. Mr. Sprague moved that the further consideration of the bill be indefinitely postponed, and on this question, demanded the yeas and nays, which were as follows:

Those Senators who voted in the affirmative are,
Messrs. Blodgett, Butler, Hatch, Sprague, Stevens, and Wright-6,
Those Senators who voted in the negative are,
Messrs. Aiken, E. Allen, Barrett, Bingham, Briggs, Cutts, Dutton, Ea.
ton, Field, French, Munsill, Plumb, Porter, Sheldon, Smalley, Sowles, and
Starr-17.

So the motion was lost, and the bill was
Ordered to be engrossed and read the third time.

On motion of Mr. Sowles, the rules were suspended, and the bill was read the third time.

And on the question, Shall the bill pass ? the yeas and nays, being demanded by Mr. Blodgett, were as follows:

Those Senators who voted in the affirmative are,
Messrs. Aiken, E. Allen, Barrett, Briggs, Cutts, Dutton, Eaton, Field,
French, Munsill, Plumb, Porter, Sheldon, Smalley, Sowles, and Starr--16,

Those Senators who voted in the negative are,
Messrs. Blodgett, Butler, Hatch, Sprague and Wright-5.
So the bill passed.

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