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Senator Fletcher of Addison,

Viall of Bennington,
Brainerd of Caledonia,
Bingham of Chittenden,
Perkins of Essex,
Kelton of Franklin,
Chamberlin of Grand Isle,
Boyden of Orange,
Crane of Orleans,
Walker of Rutland,
Jones of Washington,
Cutting of Windham,
Goodwin of Windsor,
Page of Lamoille,

and they were confirmed by the Senate.

Mr. Crane from the committee appointed to wait upon His Excellency the Governor, and inform him that the Senate had organized and was ready to proceed to the business of the session, reported that they had performed the duty assigned them, and that the Governor had at present no communication to make to the Senate.

Mr. Boyden offered the following resolution, which was read and adopted :

Resolved, That the Secretary be and is hereby directed to inform the House of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate have assembled and are ready to proceed with the business of the Session.

On motion of Mr. Burnap, the committee to canvass votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Treasurer, were permitted to sit during the sessions of the Senate.

The Senate proceeded to the election of a President pro tempore, And on motion of Mr. Walker, no other nomination being made,

JUSTUS DARTT,

a Senator from the county of Windsor, was unanimously elected viva voce President pro tempore of the Senate.

He presented himself at the bar of the Senate, took the oath of office, and taking the chair, addressed the Senate as follows:

SENATORS: I thank you for this unanimous expression of your confidence, and assure you that I shall endeavor to merit your commendation and to promote the best interests of the State.

I shall rely not so much upon my own ability as upon your forbearance and aid, which I am sure I shall receive.”.

* On motion of Mr. Boyden the Senate took a recess of fifteen minutes.

At the expiration of the recess the President pro tempore resumed the chair.

A message was received from the House of Representatives by Mr. Stickney, their Clerk, as follows: MR. PRESIDENT :

I am directed to inform the Senate that a quorum of the House have assembled and organized by the election of James L. Martin, the Representative from the town of Londonderry, as Speaker, and William W. Stickney of Ludlow as Clerk, and are now ready on their part to proceed with the business of the Session.

The President pro tempore administered the prescribed oath to the members of the canvassing committees, appointed to canvass votes for State Officers.

On motion of Mr. Gilmore, the Senate adjourned at eleven o'clock and forty minutes.

AFTERNOON.

President pro tempore in the chair.

Mr. Kelton offered the following joint resolution, which was read and adopted on the part of the Senate :

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the two Houses meet in joint assembly on Thursday, October 5th instant, at three o'clock in the afternoon, to receive the report of the joint canvassing committee appointed to canvass votes for State Officers.

On motion of Mr. Walker, the Senate took a recess of thirty minutes.

At the expiration of the recess the President pro tempore resumed the chair.

A message was received from the House of Representatives by Mr. Stickney, their Clerk, as follows : MR. PRESIDENT :

I am directed to inform the Senate that the House have on their part appointed the following named gentlemen as members of the committee to canvass votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Treasurer :

Addison County.......... Mr. Cutts of Orwell,

Kimball of Vergennes,

Atwood of Salisbury ;
Bennington County.............Mr. Burton of Rupert,

66 Webb of Sunderland,
66 Young of Arlington ;

Caledonia County..............Mr. Robie of Barnet,

66 Folsom of Sheffield,

06 Jones of Wheelock; Chittenden County..... Mr. Kimball of South Burlington,

66 Preston of Bolton,

66 Quinn of Milton ; Essex County....

Mr. Wadley of Concord,
06 Wells of Granby,

66 Hobson of Brighton; Franklin County .....

. Mr. Temple of Franklin,

Kittell of Sheldon,

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

Sowles of Alburgh,
66 Dixon of South Hero,

66 Fisk of Isle La Motte ; Lamoille County ........ Mr. Randall of Hyde Park,

66 White of Eden,

66 Eaton of Wolcott; Orange County.....

. Mr. Peck of Brookfield,

66 Stanley of Washington,

66 McLam of Topsham ; Orleans County ...

.Mr. Wakefield of Westfield,

Bean of Glover,

Smith of Brownington ;
Rutland County......

Mr. Brien of Castleton,
u Grover of Wells,

66 Walker of Benson ; Washington County........... .Mr. Page of Cabot,

66 Mayo of Moretown,

66 Blake of Woodbury ; Windham County......

Mr. Jones of Dover,
66 Lynde of Dummerston,

66 Stickney of Brookline; Windsor County.....

Mr. Maxham of Bethel,
6. Preston of Sharon,
• McCullough of Reading.

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The House have considered joint resolutions from the Senate as follows:

Joint resolution relating to Joint Assembly to receive the report of the Joint Canvassing Committee to canvass votes for State officers.

Joint resolution in relation to joint rules,
And have adopted the same in concurrence.

The House have on their part, adopted the joint resolution in relation to Joint Assembly, in the adoption of which the concurrence of the Senate is requested.

A 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 tomorrow forenoon at ten o'clock

and forty-five minutes, to hear the valedictory message of His Excellency the Governor,

Was read and adopted in concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Boyden, the Senate adjourned at three o'clock and forty-five minutes.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5TH, 1882.

Reading of the scriptures and prayer by the Chaplain.
Journal of Wednesday read and approved.

Mr. Crane introduced the following resolution, which was read and adopted :

Resolved, That the Standing Committees of the Senate shall severally consist of the Senators hereafter named, to wit:

ON RULES.

Mr. Dartt,
66 Barber,
66 Crane.

ON FINANCE.

Mr. Jones,
66 Colburn,
6 Estey.

ON JUDICIARY.

Mr. Walker,
66 Burnap,

Crane,
66 Ide,

Hogan,

Boyden,
•6 Bingham.

ON CLAIMS.

Mr. Burnap,
66 Viall,
66 Fletcher,
66 Kelton,
66 Cutting.

ON EDUCATION.

Mr. Boyden,
66 Howard,
66 Dartt,
66 Page,
66 Chamberlin.

ON AGRICULTURE.

Mr. Childs,
66 Cutting,
66 Read.

ON MANUFACTURES. Mr. Brainerd of Franklin, 66 Estey, 66 Goodwin.

ON ELECTIONS.

Mr. Page,
66 Perkins,
66 Barber.

ON MILITARY AFFAIRS.

Mr. Estey,
66 Brainerd of Caledonia,
66 Walker.

ON RAILROADS.

Mr. Ide,

Bingham, 66 Dartt,

Templeton,

Colburn, 66 Read,

Gilmore.

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