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said letter being read, and the matter therein considered, Resolved, That it is the advice of Council, That his Excellency make the arrangements in the militia agreeably to the manner prescribed in the foregoing
His Excellency resumed the Chair.
A bill, passed in the house of Representatives, Entitled "An act making appropriations for the support of government for the present Session, and from thence to the session of the General Assembly in Oct. 1800, and for other purposes," was sent up for revision &c. and being read, Resolved, To concur therein with certain proposals of amendment, and Mr. Todd appointed to acquaint the house with the reasons of Council in proposing the same.
Mr. Blake, member of the house, returned the appropriation bill with this order of that body on the same, viz.
"In General Assembly, Nov. 5th. 1799. The within amendments, so far as it respects the extra Session of Council, concurred, and the remainder nonconcurred, and Mr. Blake appointed to return the same to Council and state the reasons.
SAML C. CRAFTS, Clerk."
The said bill and amendments being again read and considered, Resolved, To rescind from the proposed amendments nonconcurred by the house, and to concur in passing said bill. Mr. Todd appointed to acquaint the house with the same.
Mr. Miller reported the Debenture of Council which was read and accepted as follows, viz.
Mr. Lyon, member of the house, appeared in Council and returned the bill Entitled "An act for the purpose of settling disputes respecting anded property," with the following entry made thereon, viz.
"In General Assembly Nov. 5, 1799.
Returned from Council, with proposals of amendment, which being read, the house nonconcurred and directed the same to be again sent to the Governor and Council by Mr. Lyon.
SAML C. CRAFTS, Clerk.”
The said bill with the amendments being again read and consideredResolved, [to suspend the passage of the bill until the next session of the General Assembly.]
On motion, Resolved, That his Excellency be and he hereby is advised to issue his proclamation for a day of humiliation, fasting and prayer throughout this State, on such day as shall be appointed by the President of the United States, if he shall think expedient; and if no day shall be appointed by the President, Then to issue his Proclamation on such day as his Excellency shall think proper.
A bill, passed in the house of Representatives, Entitled "An act in addition to an act entitled 'An act for the distribution of Laws, journals and other papers,' was sent up for revision &c. and being read, Resolved, To concur in passing the same, with certain proposals of amendment transmitted with the same.
Mr. Davis, member of the house of Representatives, appeared in the Council Chamber and informed the Governor and Council that the house had concurred in the amendments proposed by the Governor and Council to the act for the distribution of Laws, Journals and other papers.
The Secretary of the Council failed to complete the record, and the remainder is supplied from the journal of the House :
IN COUNCIL, 5th Nov. 1799.
Resolved, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That the House of Representatives meet the Governor and Council in the representatives' room, immediately, for the purpose of adjourning without day. Ordered, That the Secretary transmit the same to the House.
Mr. Nelson, a member of the House, informed the Council of the concurrence of the House in the foregoing resolution; whereupon, his excellency the Governor and Council repaired to the House, and after prayer by the chaplain, the sheriff of Windsor County adjourned the legislature without day.
'Resigned, Oct. 21 1800.
2 Mr. Spencer probably removed from Clarendon to Rutland previous
to his election as Councillor in 1800.
Elected Oct. 21 1800, in place of Mr. Knoulton resigned.
RECORD OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL
SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT MIDDLEBURY, OCT. 1800.
STATE OF VERMONT, ss.
Journal of the proceedings of the Governor and Council of the State of Vermont, at their Session begun and holden at Middlebury, within and for said State, on the second Thursday of October, being the ninth day of said month, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred, pursuant to the Constitution and Resolves of said State.
On which day appeared His Excellency Isaac Tichenor, Esquire, Governor; His Honor Paul Brigham, Esquire, Lt Governor; Of the Council, The Hon'ble Elisha Allis, John Bridgman, William Chamberlain, Stephen Jacob, Luke Knoulton, Ebenezer Marvin, Solomon Miller, Elijah Robinson, Samuel Safford and John Strong, Esquires. Richard Whitney Secretary. John Chipman Esquire Sheriff of Addison County. Resolved, That a Committee of Five members be appointed to receive, sort, and count the votes for Governor, Lt Governor, Treasurer, and Councillors for the year ensuing, to join such Committee as may be appointed by the house of Representatives, for that purpose. Members Chosen, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Knoulton, Mr Chamberlain, Mr. Miller and Mr. Allis.
The aforesaid Committee, personally appearing before the Governor and Council, were severally and duly sworn to the faithfull discharge of their trust. Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the house therewith. The Council adjourned to 4 o'clock P. M.
4 O'CLOCK P. M.
Mr. Hay, Member of the house of Representatives, appeared in Council and delivered the following message:-" May it please your Excellency, I am directed by the house of Representatives, to acquaint your Excellency and the hon'ble Council that the Committee appointed by a concurrent resolution of both houses, to receive, sort and count the Votes for Governor, Lt Governor, Treasurer and Councillors for the year ensuing, are now prepared to report, and therefore request the Governor and Council to meet the house of Representatives immediately, in the Representatives' room, to hear the same."-And he withdrew.
Whereupon, Resolved, That the Governor and Council do immediately proceed to the house of Representatives for that purpose.
The Governor and Council, accordingly, joined the house of Representatives, agreeably to the foregoing message and resolve thereon, when the following report was handed in by the Chairman of said Committee, viz.
"To the hon'ble General Assembly, now sitting,-Your Committee, appointed to receive, sort and count the Votes for Governor, Lt Governor, &c. report as follows: That His Excellency Isaac Tichenor is elected Governor-His Honor Paul Brigham, Lt Governor-That no person has a
majority of Votes for Treasurer-That Samuel Safford, William Chamberlain. Ebenezer Marvin, John Strong, Stephen Jacob, Elijah Robinson, Solomon Miller, Luke Knoulton, Elisha Allis, Timothy Todd, Jonas Galusha and Abel Spencer Esquires are elected Councillors. LUKE KNOULTON Chairman.
Middlebury Oct. 9, 1800."
The said report being read, John Chipman Esquire, Sheriff of the County of Addison, by public proclamation, declared said officers severally and duly elected to their several offices, by the suffrages of the i Freemen.'
The Governor and Council returned to their Chamber, and adjourned untill 9 O'clock tomorrow morning.
The Council met pursuant to adjournment.
Mr. Galusha, elected a member of the Council, appeared in the Council Chamber and declaring his acceptance of the appointment of Councillor and taking the necessary oaths, was admitted to a seat.
Adjourned to 2 O'clock P. M.
2 O'CLOCK P. M. Mr. J. Robinson, member of the house, appeared in Council and delivered this message:
"May it please your Excellency, The house of Representatives have organized, are ready to proceed to business, and to hear any communications from the Executive"—and he withdrew.
FRIDAY, October 10th. 1800, 9 O'clock A. M.
Ordered, by his Excellency, That the Secretary acquaint the house of Representatives, that the Governor, accompanied by the Council, will immediately wait on the house, in the Representatives' room, and make his communication, or at such time as shall be agreeable to the House.
His Excellency, accompanied by the Council, then proceeded to the house of Representatives and delivered the following speech to both branches of the Legislature.-[For the speech, see Appendix J.]
The Governor and Council then returned to their Chamber and adjourned to 9 O'clock tomorrow morning.
SATURDAY October 11th. 1800, 9 O'clock A. M.
The Council met pursuant to adjournment. The following resolution was sent up, from the house of Representatives, viz.
1 From Spooner's Vermont Journal of Oct. 27 1800 :
AGGREGATE STATEMENT OF VOTES BY COUNTIES FOR GOVERNOR. Isaac Tichenor. Israel Smith. Scattering.