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Also as special committee on proposals of amendment to the Constitution,

Senator Howard of Rutland,

Page of Lamoille, 661 Hogan of Franklin,

Barber of Bennington, 66 Cutting of Windham, 66 Crane of Orleans,

66 Dartt of Windsor. Mr. Ide offered a joint resolution, as follows:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That both Houses meet in Joint Assembly in the Hall of the House of Representatives on Thursday, October 19th, at half-past two o'clock in the afternoon, to elect a Secretary of State, Auditor of Accounts, Sergeant-at-Arms, Brigade Commander, Adjutant and Inspector General, Quartermaster General, Judge Advocate General, Railroad Commissioner, three Commissioners of Insane, three Trustees of the Reform School, and three Trustees of the Vermont University and State Agricultural College;

Which was read and adopted on the part of the Senate.

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 adopted a joint resolution, authorizing the respective standing committees of the Senate and House on the State Prison, to visit the same;

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

The President appointed, as provided by the new joint rules, in addition to the joint committee on the Library already name,

Senator Page of Lamoille.
A joint resolutions from the House, as follows:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the standing committees of the Senate and House of Representatives on the State Prison, be authorized and directed to jointly visit and inspect the State Prison at Windsor, to acquaint themselves with its sanitary condition, and see if any further legislation is required for the benefit of the prison or the interest of the State ;

Said committee to report by bill or otherwise to their respective Houses ;

Was read and adopted in concurrence.
Mr. Hogan offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to procure for the use of the Senate two hundred printed copies of the proposed constitutional ainendments, as certified by the Secretary of State.

Which was read and adopted.

Mr. Boyden introduced a bill entitled,

S. 18. An act in addition to chapter ninety-nine of “ Revised Laws,” referring to discharge of personal property mortgages ;

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

The hour having arrived for a meeting of the two Houses in Joint Assembly, the Senate repaired to the Hall of the House of Representatives ;

Having returned therefrom, on motion of Mr. Gilmore, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1882.

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

On motion of Mr. Fletcher, the reference of the Petition of Vermont Merino Sheep Breeders Association was recalled, and the petition was referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

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

By Mr. Goodwin,

S. 19. An act in addition to chapter one hundred and twentythree of the “Revised Laws,” entitled “ annulling marriage and divorce;"

To the Judiciary Committee.
By Mr. Brainerd, of Franklin, (by request),

S. 20. An act to establish a State Board of Health and Vital Statistics ;

To the General Committee.
By Mr. Ide,

S. 21. An act in amendment of chapter forty-four of the “ Revised Laws,” relating to the Supreme Court;

To the Committee on the Judiciary.

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 considered joint resolution from the Senate providing for a Joint Assembly, to hear the report of the joint committee to canvass votes for County and Probate Officers ;

And have adopted the same in concurrence.

The House have on their part adopted a joint resolution granting the use of the Hall of the House of Representatives to the Vermont Bible Society;

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

The House have on their part appointed as Joint Standing Committees :

ON THE LIBRARY.

Mr. Burke of Albany,
66 Kimball of South Burlington,
66 Partridge of Norwich,
66 Lynde of Dummerston,
66 Walter of East Haven.

ON THE HOUSE OF CORRECTION.

Mr. Horton of Chittenden,
66 Grover of Wells,
6. Way of Andover,
66 Kent of Calais,
66 Jones of Wheelock.

ON THE REFORM SCHOOL.

Mr. Pond of Berkshire,
66 Davis of Marshfield,
66 Phillips of Putney,
o Manning of Weston,
66 Noble of Tinmouth.

ON GAME AND FISHERIES.

Mr. Thorp of Charlotte,
66 Chubb of Thetford,
66 Wood of Woodford,
66 Woodard of Halifax,
66 Walker of Benson.

UNDER THE FOURTH JOINT RULE.

Mr. Smith of Shrewsbury,
66 Culver of Middlesex,
16 Young of Greensboro.

The House have on their part appointed as Joint Special Committee on Court expenses :

Mr. Allen of Ferrisburgh,

66 Battell of Middlebury,
" Thompson of Irasburgh.

On motion of Mr. Bingham, the reference of a bill entitled,

S. 7. An act relating to court expenses was recalled, and the bill was referred to the special joint committee on State and Court expenses :

The President laid before the Senate the following communication from the Sergeant-at-Arms : His HONOR, SAMUEL E. PINGREE:

President of the Senate : Sir :-In pursuance of section one hundred seventy-one, chapter sixteen, of the Revised Laws, I have appointed subject to your approval, the following persons officers of the Senate :

C. M. Russell.............Door Keeper, .
Z. H. McAllister .......... Assistant Door Keeper.
Walter A. Weed, Jr....... Page,
Thomas Underwood....... "

T. C. PHINNEY,

Sergeant-at-Arms. SERGEANT-AT-ARMS OFFICE, MONTPELIER, October 11, 1882. S

Mr. Hogan presented the petition of Rev. Charles Van Norden, and one thousand eight hundred and ten others, praying for a law requiring instruction to be given in the public schools on the subject of alcohol and its effect upon the human tissues, brain and character.

Which was read and referred to the Committee on Education.

Mr. Crane presented the petition of Horace W. Worthen, and one thousand fifty-six others on the same subject matter.

Which was read and referred to the Committee on Education.

The hour having arrived for a meeting of the two Houses in Joint Assembly, the Senate repaired to the Hall of the House.

Having returned therefrom, bills of the following titles were severalls introduced, read the first and second times and referred as follows:

By Mr. Hogan,
s. 22. An act entitled an act relating to the running of railroads ;
To the Committee on Railroads.
By Mr. Burnap,

s. 23. An act in addition to chapter one hundred and fifty-eight Revised Laws, relating to reorganization of railroad companies after foreclosure;

To the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. Colburn,

s. 24. An act simplifying indictments and informations for perjury and subornation of perjury;

To the Committee on the Judiciary.

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Joint resolution from the House as follows:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the use of the Hall of the House of Representatives be granted to the Vermont Bible Society on Wednesday evening, October 18th, 1882, for the purpose of holding the anniversary exercises of that society, together with an address by President Buckham, of Burlington ; . Was read and adopted in concurrence. Mr. Colburn offered a joint resolution, as follows:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the joint standing committee on the House of Correction be instructed to visit said institution at Rutland, inquire into its sanitary condition and practical working, and report to their respective Houses by bill or otherwise ;

Which was read and adopted on the part of the Senate. Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred a bill entitled,

S. 5. An act relating to Court Reporters ;
Reported in favor of its passage:
Thereupon the third reading was ordered to-morrow morning.
Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was re-
ferred a bill entitled,

S. 6. An act to preserve human life ;
Reported recommending that the bill be amended as follows:

By striking out in the last line of section one the words " not more than ten dollars," and inserting in lieu thereof the words not less than five nor more than ten dollars.

Which was agreed to.

And the bill was ordered to be read the third time to-morrow morning.

The President laid before the Senate the following communication from Honorable E. P. Walton : His HONOR, SAMUEL E. PINGREE,

President of the Senate : SIR :- In behalf of Hoel H. Camp, Esq., of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I have the pleasure of presenting to the Senate an excellent portrait of the late Hon. David M. Camp, of Derby, Lieut. Governor, and the first presiding officer of the Senate in 1836. I will add, that he was the author of the first rules of that body, which are still substantially retained. . I have the honor to be,

With high respect,
Your obedient servant,

E. P. WALTON.
MONTPELIER, Oct. 9, 1882.
Which was read.
Mr. Howard offered the following joint resolution :

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That for and in the name of the State of Vermont, they accept with thanks the gift of the portrait of the late Lieut. Governor Camp, the first president of the Senate, as presented by his son Hoel H. Camp, Esq., through the Hon. E. P. Walton.

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