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Rutland County...............

...Mr. Meacham of Brandon,

" Noble of Tinmouth,

66 Humphrey of Fair Haven ; Washington County.......

. Mr. Leland of Berlin,

66 Huntley of Duxbury,

66 Johnson of Fayston; Windham County............. Mr. Sherwin of Jamaica,

66 Shepherd of Stratton,

06 Wilder of Whitingham; · Windsor County.......

. Mr. Bates of Hartland,

66 Manning of Weston,

“ Blackmer of Stockbridge. The House have on their part adopted a Joint Resolution, asking for certified copies of proposed Constitutional Amendments, and ask the Senate to concur in the adoption of the same.

The House have also appointed the following named members on the part of the House to canvass votes for members of Congress : Addison County.........

..Mr. Williamson of Cornwall,

66 Farr of Lincoln,

06 Orvis of Starksboro; Bennington County.................Mr. Young of Arlington,

66 Walker of Peru,

06 Holden of Landgrove; Caledonia County.......

.Mr. Gibson of Ryegate,

66 Corliss of Newark,

66. Welch of Groton; Chittenden County....

Mr. Preston of Bolton,

66 Sutton of St. George,

66 Miller of Williston ; Essex County.........

. Mr. Grow of Guildhall,

66 Fuller of Lemington,

66 Bean of Victory; Franklin County........

Mr. Rooney of Fairfield, 66 Ellsworth of Fletcher,

66 Merrill of Fairfax ; Grand Isle County.....

Mr. Hyde of Grand Isle,
66 Fiske of Isle LaMotte,

66 Dixon of South Hero; Lamoille County.......

. Mr. White of Eden,

" Stevens of Waterville,

66 Eaton of Wolcott, Orange County ........

.Mr. Stanley of Washington;

66 Curtis of Orange,

66 Chamberlain of Corinth ; Orleans County............... . Mr. Moore of Morgan,

66 Lucier of Jay,

• Young of Greensboro ; Rutland County.

Mr. Fiske of Ira,
66 Horton of Mt. Holly,
6 Johnson of Sudbury ;

Washington County................Mr. Leland of Berlin,

66 Culver of Middlesex,

66 Young of Roxbury ; Windham County.....

. Mr. Stickney of Brookline,

66 Roberts of Somerset,

66 Powers of Athens ; Windsor County....... ......Mr. Perry of Barnard,

“ Fullam of Baltimore,
• Maxham of Pomfret.

Joint Resolution from the House of Representatives as follows:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the Secretary of State be, and he hereby is requested to furnish to the House and Senate respectively, certified copies of the Constitutional Amendments referred by the last General Assembly to the General Assembly then next to be chosen ;

Was read and adopted in concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Brainerd of Franklin, the Senate took a recess of twenty minutes.

At the expiration of the recess, the President pro tempore resumed the chair, and on motion of Mr. Page, the Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1882.

Reading of Scriptures and prayer by the Chaplain.
Journal of Monday read and approved.

The President administered the prescribed oath to the members of the Canvassing Committees, appointed to canvass votes for County and Probate Officers and Justices of the Peace and Members of Congress.

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

By Mr. Howard,

s: 4. An act in addition to chapter twenty-five of the Revised Laws, relating to the equalization of taxes ;

To the Committee on the Grand List..
By Mr. Crane,
s. 5. An act relating to Court Reporters ;
To the Committee on Judiciary.

A message was received from the House of Representatives by Mr. Merrill, their first Assistant Clerk, as follows:

Mr. PRESIDENT: I am directed to inform the Senate that the House have on their part adopted a Joint Resolution providing for a Joint Assembly to elect Judges of the Supreme Court; also a Joint Resolution providing for a Joint Assembly to elect State Officers ;

In the adoption of which the concurrence of the Senate is requested.

The House have considered Joint Resolution from the Senate providing for the appointment of a Joint Committee on Court and State expenses ;

And have adopted the same in concurrence.

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

By Mr. Ide,
S. 6. An act to preserve human life.
To the Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Brainerd of Caledonia,
S. 7. An act relating to Court expenses ;
To the Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Ide,

S. 9. An act in amendment of and in addition to chapter eightythree of Revised Laws, relating to levy of execution ;

To the Judiciary Committee.

Mr. Fletcher presented the petition of Vermont Merino Sheep Breeders Association,

Which was read and referred to the Judiciary Committee.

The President announced the appointment of the following Joint Standing Committees on the part of the Senate:

ON THE LIBRARY.

Mr. Gilmore of Orange,
Go Howard of Rutland.

ON THE HOUSE OF CORRECTION.
Mr. Colburn of Rutland,
66 McIntosh of Windsor,
66 Kelton of Franklin.

ON THE REFORM SCHOOL.
Mr. Boyden of Orange,
66 Ide of Caledonia,
66 Whitcomb of Chittenden.

ON GAME AND FISHERIES.

Mr. Brainerd of Franklin,
66 Templeton of Orleans,
66 Goodwin of Windsor.

UNDER THE FOURTH JOINT RULE.
Mr. Viall of Bennington,
66 Perkins of Essex,
66 Goodwin of Windsor.

Mr. Boyden presented petitions as follows:
Of John B. Mead and one hundred and thirty-five others.
Of A. W. Edson and sixty-six others.

Of Ezra Walker and one hundred and seven others, praying for instruction in scientific temperance in the public schools of the State.

Which were referred to the Committee on Education.
On motion of Mr. Read, the Senate adjourned at eleven o'clock.

AFTERNOON.

Joint Resolution from the House of Representatives as follows:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the two Houses meet in Joint Assembly, at half past two o'clock in the afternoon, on Thursday, the 12th day of October, 1882, for the purpose of electing a Chief Justice and six Associate Justices of the Supreme Court,

Was read.

Mr. Estey moved that the Senate propose to the House to amend the resolution as follows:

By striking out the words “ Thursday the 12th,” and inserting in lieu thereof the words, Wednesday, the 18th. Pending the question, will the Senate agree to the same, on motion of Mr. Burnap, ordered to lie.

Joint resolution from the House of Representatives as follows:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the two Houses meet in joint assembly at half-past two o'clock in the afternoon, on Friday, the thirteenth day of October, 1882, for the election of Secretary of State, Auditor of Accounts, Sergeant-at-Arms, Brigade Commander, Adjutant and Inspector General, Quartermaster General, Judge Advocate General, Railroad Commissioner, three Supervisors of the Insane, three Trustees of the University of 'Vermont & State Agricultural College to serve for a period of six years from and including Dec. 1st, 1883, State Superintendent of Education, and three Trustees of the Vermont Reform School;

Was read, and on motion of Mr. Brainerd, of Caledonia, was ordered to lie.

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

By Mr. Boyden,

S. 9. An act in amendment of and in addition to chapter one hundred and seventy-one of the Revised Laws of Vermont, referring to the destruction of noxious animals;

To the Committee on Agriculture.
By Mr. Crane,

S. 10. An act to amend chapter one hundred and sixty-nine of the Revised Laws, entitled “ The traffic in intoxicating liquors" ;

To Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Howard,

s. 11. An act to amend section two thousand seven hundred and forty-eight, chapter one hundred and thirty, Revised Laws, relating to towns;

To the Committee on Judiciary. Mr. Dartt, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following report, and the rules reported were adopted as the rules of the Senate :

SENATE CHAMBER, Oct. 10, 1882. To the Honorable Senate now in session :

The Committee on Rules respectfully report that they have attended to the duty assigned them, and recommend that the rules of the Senate for the present session be as follows. JUSTUS DARTT,

for Committee.

RULES AND ORDERS OF THE SENATE.

The credentials of Senators shall be presented to the Secretary or Assistant Secretary previous to ten o'clock on the morning of the first Wednesday of October, at which time the Senate shall be called to order. The names of the Senators shall be called over, and when a quorum shall have taken their seats, they shall take the following oath, viz: “I,

Senator of the County of — , in the State of Vermont, October Session, 18—, do solemnly swear that I will be faithful and true to the State of Vermont, and that I will not, directly or indirectly, do any act or thing injurious to the constitution or government thereof as established by convention. So help me God. And I also solemnly swear that, as a member of this Senate, I will not propose or assent to any bill, vote, or resolution, which shall appear to me injurious to the people, nor do or consent to any act or thing whatever, that shall have a tendency to lessen or abridge their rights and privileges, as declared by the Constitution of this State ; but will in all things conduct myself as a faithful, honest representative and guardian of the people, according to the best of my judgment and abilities. So help me God.” Whereupon, they shall, on nomination of the President, appoint a Canvassing Committee, consisting of one Senator from each county to join such commit

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