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An Act establishing a County Grammar School in the County of Caledonia &c. having passed the House, Read and nonconcurred and Resolved that General Brigham be appointed a Member from the Council to Transmit the same and assign the Reasons of the Council for their non
An Act in addition to an Act entitled an Act Regulating the Choice of Representatives to Congress &c. having passed the House &c. Read and Concurred.
An Act Directing the Treasurer of the State of Vermont to pay out several sums of money &c. having passed the House &c. Read and Concurred.
An act empowering the Justices and Selectmen to Make Abatements in Certain Cases therein Mentioned &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.
An Act for the Releif of Nathan Osgood Esq. in his Capacity as Bondsman for Augustine Hibbard &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.
An Act granting the exclusive privilidge of Keeping a Ferry from Milton to South Hero &c. having [passed] the House, Read and Concurred.
An act in addition to an act entitled an Act assessing a Tax of Twopence on each acre of Land in the Town of Victory in the County of Orange &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.
Adjourned Untill 2 Oclock in the Afternoon.
Met according to adjournment.
An Act empowering & Directing Certain persons therein mentioned to Lay out and survey a Post Road from Massachusetts Line to the North Line of the Town of Newbury in the County of Orange having passed the House, Read & Concurred with proposals of Amendment.
An Act assessing the fees of the Legislature for the present year having passed the House, Read and Concurred with the following amendment, that the Council Receive their fees in a Due proportion.
An Act repealing an act entitled an Act for the Temporary Residence of the Legislature of this State for the time therein mentioned having passed the House, Read and Nonconcurred for the following Reasons to wit, that the said Act being a Temporary one and so near the expiration and no evils to be apprehended from its Operation &c. Adjourned Untill Tomorrow 9 Ocl. A. M.
The act as finally passed fixed the pay of one dollar and forty-six cents per diem for Councillors, and one dollar and twenty-five cents for members of the House and the Auditor of accounts. The act applied only to the session of 1795. The appropriation act for state expenses for the legislative year, Oct. 1795 to Oct. 1796, was £1723 2 7 for debentures of Lieut. Governor, Council, General Assembly, and necessary officers including the Auditor of accounts; £3 for wood and candles for the Council room; 18 shillings for same for the clerks; $50 for powder used on election day; £1 10 to the Auditor for services in 1794-5 in the recess of the legislature; $10 extra to the Secretary of the Council; and $5 extra to the Sheriff. The appropriation for Auditor's orders was £1600. The pound was reckoned at $3.334 cents.
TUESDAY Oct. the 27 Day A. D. 1795.
Met according to adjournment. An Act in addition to an act Incorporating the City of Vergennes having passed the House, Read and Concurred.
An Act in addition to an act Laying a Tax on Brumly [Peru] & Landgrove &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.
An Act to appoint a Committee for the purposes therein mentioned &c. [to set off part of a farm to Joseph Macks of Wilmington, which had been set off on an execution in favor of State Treasurer Mattocks,] having passed the House, Read and Concurred.
An Act Discharging Timothy Church from the payment of a Certain part of a note therein mentioned &c. having passed the House &c. Read and Concurred.1
An Act in addition to an act appointing a Committee to Divide Sundry Towns in the Northern part of this State having passed the House, Read and Concurred.
An Act Introducing Dollars and its parts as the Money of Account in this State &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred with proposals of amendment.
Resolved that Judge Lynde be appointed to Receive the Debentures of Council.
An act granting to Stephen Jacob, Amasa Paine, & Oliver Gallup the exclusive Right of Building a [toll] Bridge of [over] White River &c. [in Hartford,] having passed the House, Read and Concurred.
Adjourned Untill 2 O'clock P. M.
Met according to adjournment.
A Resolution from the House Allowing the Lieuft. Governor ten Dollars in addition to his fees allowed by Law, Read & Concurred.
An act granting to Amasa Paine three pounds for his services as Deputy Attorney General having passed the House &c. Read and Concurred.
An act with respect to the Negotiability of Notes &c. having passed the House. Read and Concurred with the following proposal of amendment Viz. that no executor or administrator shall be barred by said act &c.
An act granting a Suspension of prosecutions against Harding Williard for one year &c. having passed the House &c. Read and Con
An act to Continue the Jurisdiction of Orange County till the first Day of December A. D. 1796 having passed the House, Read and Concurred. [Jurisdiction over towns set off in the formation of new
An act to prevent the Destruction of Muskrats &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.
An act regulating the Taxation of Costs in Justices Courts &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.
An act appointing a Committee to Receive & Compile [to collect, compare and revise] the Laws of this State &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.
An act making appropriations for the present year &c. having passed the House, Read & Concurred with proposals of Amendment.
An act in Addition to and Alteration of an Act entitled an act in addition to an act &c. for summoning Juries &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.
'See Vol. III, pp. 268, 276, 297, and 333.
An act granting to Samuel Williams, Gideon Olin, & Jonathan Parker Jun. &c. a Certain Gore of Land &c. having passed the House &c. Read and Concurred.
An act empowering Jonathan Robinson Esq. to Draw out ten Dollars out of the Treasury &c. having passed the House, Read & Concurred. An act exempting Certain Towns from paying State Taxes &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.
An act for the Releif of Merril Sheppard &c. having passed the House Read and Concurred.
An act granting to Benjamin Cady a Bill of Abatement &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.
An act allowing the Town of Shaftsbury the sum of fourteen pounds seven shillings out of the Public Treasury of this State &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.
An act appointing certain persons therein Named to Inspect & Certify the Printed Volumes of the Statute Laws of this State &c. having passed the House Read & Concurred.
The act repealing an act entitled an act to establish the Residence of the Legislature &c. being Returned from the House [with a message] that they Do not Recede from the Act for the Reasons Offered by the Council, therefore Resolved by the Council that said act be suspended Untill the next Session of the Legislature.
An act relating to the payment of the Surveyor General &c. having passed the House, Read & Concurred with proposals of Amendment.
An act of Suspension in favour of Daniel King &c. having passed the House, Read and Nonconcurred & Resolved that it be Recommended to the Legislature to Lay over said Act to the next Session &c. that the Creditors be Notified &c.
An act altering the name of the Town of Newhuntington to that of Huntington, having passed the House, Read and Concurred.
An act making provision in Cases where Records of any Court of Probate are Destroyed by fire &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.
An act empowering Selectmen to Lease Lands belonging to County Grammar Schools &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.
An act Crediting the Town of Bennington three pounds seventeen shillings & nine pence &c. having passed the House, Read and Concurred.
CONFISCATION OF THE PROPERTY OF ENEMIES TO THIS AND THE UNITED STATES.-1779.
Whereas the General Assembly of the Representatives of the Freemen of the State of Vermont Did at their Last Session Order the Confiscation and Sale of the Estates both Real and Personal of the Enemies of this & the United States Living within this state who have Distinguished themselves by Repairing to the Enemy or other Treasonable Conduct, and Did appoint the Governor and Council of this State to be a Court to Confiscate and Order the Sale of Said Estates
To THOMAS CHANDLER Senior Esquire,
You being by said Court appointed a Commissioner to sell said Lands &c. You are hereby Authorised and fully empowered to sell at Public Vendue or at private Sale all or any such Lands, Improvements, possessions, Houses, Mills, or other Buildings, or such part of them as you can
sell to the Advantage of this State, Lying & being in the Townships of Rockingham, Westminster, Kent [Londonderry,] Putney, and Chester, and Moveable Estate, formerly belonging to the Persons whose Names are in the List to this affixed and is by this Court Confiscated to the use of this State. You will give Deeds in the Name and in behalf of the Representatives of the Freemen of this State. If the Title was Derived from the Government of Newhampshire you will warrant the Purchaser the said Newhampshire Title and if the forfeiture had only the Newyork Title where there is no Hampshire Grant on said Lands you will sell the Possession and Improvement only except in the Town of Kent [Londonderry]. You will not sell on any other Terms than for cash Down except you first have Liberty from this Court. You will take care to sell to Persons who are known friends to this and the United States and such persons as are Disposed to settle and Improve the Lands soon. Such of Said Lands &c. as are by Bargain or Lease actually Made by any of the Commissioners of Sequestration Let out to any person or Persons for any Term of Time, You will sell under such Incumbrances making such Reserves as will be necessary to Keep good the Bargain or Lease of said Commissioner of Sequestration. You will take all proper means to make public that you have such Lands to sell. You will take the advice of the Selectmen of the Town where you sell Lands &c. in that [what] manner it is best to sell before you Determine the sale of any of the aforesaid Lands &c. You will take care to assertain the Bounds and Quantity of the Lands you sell in the Deeds you give. You will take care to Öbtain all the writings that Did belong to the Persons whose Names are in the annexed List in Order to enable you to assertain the proper title to the Lands as also the Debts and Credits of said persons; if any person or persons within this State is by you suspected to have in Custody or have any knowledge of any papers that Did belong to any of said persons, you are hereby impowered by a summons or warrant to call him or them before some assistant [Councillor] or Justice of the Peace & examine him or them under Oath relative to the Matters. You will take a Certificate on Oath from the persons to whom you sell Lands &c. Certifying the exact sums of money they pay unto you For any of the aforesaid Lands &c. also assertaining the Bounds and Quantity, in what Town & what part of the Town and who was the forfeiter. You will mention in the Deeds you give the exact sum you receive. The aforesaid Certificate [you] will Transmitt to this Court for Record. You will Lodge the monies arising from such Sales together with such monies as you Collect being Due by Bond. Note or Otherwise, to such persons, which Debts you are hereby Authorized to Collect, with the Treasurer of this State or his Substitute, and after you have sold the whole of the Estate of any of the aforesaid persons you will apply to the Gov of this State or any one Member of this Court who shall appoint Two Respectable Freeholders of this State Commissioners who shall advertize the Creditors of said Estate or Estates in the Hartford [Connecticut] Newspapers three weeks successively at least one Month before they shall meet of the time and place of their Meeting, their Business, and [notifying them] to bring in their accounts [against] Estate or Estates; Also set up a Copy of said Advertisement in some Public Place in the Town where the person Last Resided when said Commissioners will sit to find & examine the accounts against said Estates & Determine the Just Debts Due from such Estate or Estates and a True List of them to you Deliver which List together with a List of the Collectable Debts Due to the forfeiter you will forthwith Transmitt to the Treasurer of this State. Said meeting you will attend in behalf of this State. Seid Commissioners to be paid a Reasonable Reward for
their services. You will Keep a Just and True account of the Time and Money you spend in performing the Business herein enjoined on you and exhibit the same to this Court for settlement.
THOMAS CHITTENDEN Govr.
Bennington February the 23 Day A. D. 1779.
The foregoing is A true Copy of the Original Commission & Directions therein Contained as given to me & ordered to be Recorded by his Excellency the Governor. Attest, TRUMAN SQUIER Secretary. A True List of Tories Names Upon the Back of said Commission Viz. Col James Rogers: Kent.
Capt. Timothy Lovil-Rockingham.
WINDSOR Tuesday Oct. the 27 Day A. D. 1795.
DEBENTURE OF COUNCIL for Windsor October Session A. D. 1795.
THE END OF WINDSOR OCT. SESSION FOR THE YEAR A. D. 1795.
'The foregoing copy of a commission of sequestration doubtless was ordered to be recorded by Gov. Chittenden, as embracing the reasons for his dissent to the surrender of the land of Col. Rogers in Kent [Londonderry.]