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An Act establishing a Turnpike road & Gates from Shewsbury across the Mountain &c. having passed the House, Read & Concurred.
An Act granting to John Holbroock & others the Exclusive Privilidge of running a Stage &c. having passed the House &c. Read & Concurred.
An Act Ascertaining the Principles on which the List of this State shall be made & Directing Listers in their Office & Duty &c. having passed the House, Read & Concurred with proposals of amendment.
An Act in favour of John Gove &c. having passed the House &c. Read & Concurred.
Adjourned Untill 9 Oclock to Morrow Morning.
FRIDAY March the 10 Day A. D. 1797.
Met according to Adjournment.
An Act for paying the Legislature the present Session &c. having passed the House, Read & Concurred.
An Act Laying 3 Cents on each acre of Land &c. [in Fairlee, read and concurred; also the same tax on each acre of that part of Richmond formerly belonging to Williston.]
An amendment to the act regulating Testate & Intestate Estates having passed the House, Read & Concurred with proposals of amend
An Act for regulating and Governing the Militia of this State &c. having passed the House &c. Read & Concurred with proposals of amendment.
Adjourned Untill 2 Oclock in the Afternoon.
Met according to adjournment.
An act appointing Timothy Mead Jun. to Collect a Land Tax on Landgrove & Brumley &c. having passed the House &c. Read & Concurred. An act in addition to an act for Granting a Tax of one penny on each acre of Land upon the Township of Fayston &c. having passed the House, Read & Concurred.
An act appointing Jonas Brigham a Committee man &c. having passed the House, Read & Concurred.
An act Directing the Treasurer to receive a Certain Note or Order & pay the same to Paul Gates &c. having passed the House &c. Read & Concurred with an amendment.
An Act suspending the Operation of Certain acts therein mentioned and for other purposes &c. having passed the House &c. Read and Concurred with proposals of amendment.
The Debenture of the Council being made out & Read &c. Resolved that Mr Jacob be Appointed to Apply to the Treasurer for the pay &c. An act in addition to & Alteration of an Act entitled an act Empowering and Directing certain persons therein named to Lay out & survey a post road from Massichusetts Line to the North Line of Newbury &c. having passed the House, Read & Concurred.
An act making the Appropriations for the present year &c. having passed the House, Read & Concurred.
A True Debenture of Council as was made up at the Rutland Adjourned Session of the Legislature, which said Debenture was paid over & Duly & Respectively Receipted as Appears from the Minutes.
Attest, TRUMAN SQUIER Sec'ry.
OCTOBER 1797 TO OCTOBER 1798.
ISAAC TICHENOR, Bennington, Governor, from Oct. 16 1797.
SAMUEL SAFFORD, Bennington,
JOHN STRONG, Addison,
LUKE KNOULTON, Newfane,
JOHN WHITE, Georgia,
CORNELIUS LYNDE, Williamstown,
TRUMAN SQUIER, Manchester, Secretary.
The members of Council are the same as for the preceding year.
1 For biographical notice and portrait of Gov. Tichenor, see Vol. III.
RECORD OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL
SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT WINDSOR.
STATE OF VERMONT SS.
At a Meeting of his Honor the Lieut. Gov'nr & Council Began & Holden at Windsor at their Annual Oct. Session on the second Thursday of Oct. A. D. 1797, Present His Honor the Lieut. Gov'ar Paul Brigham Esquire, & the following Members of the Hon' Council Viz. Samuel Safford, John Strong, Luke Knoulton, Ebenezer Marvin, Jonas Galusha, Gideon Olin, John White, Elijah Robinson. Cornelius Lynde, Samuel Williams, William Chamberlain, & Stephen Jacob Esquires, Councillors. Truman Squier Sec'ry & Lucius Hubbard Sheriff.
A resolution from the House Appointing a Committee Consisting of Two Members from each County to join such Committee as the Council shall please to appoint to Receive, Count, & Sort the Votes for a Gov'r Lieut. Gov Treasurer & Councillors for the [year] ensuing. Read & Resolved that Judge Safford, Williams, Olin, Strong, Marvin, Lynde, Chamberlain, Robinson, and Knoulton, be Appointed to Join said Committee. The aforesaid Committee personally appearing before his Honor the Lieut. Gov'r were Duly Qualified by Oath to their respective Appointment.
Adjourned Untill 4 Oclock in the Afternoon.
Met according to adjournment.'
Adjourned Until 9 Öclock to Morrow Morning.
From the printed Assembly Journal of Oct. 12 1797:
5 O'CLOCK P. M.
The honorable Samuel Safford, esq. chairman of the committee appointed to receive, sort, and count the votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer and Councillors, for the year ensuing, handed to the speaker the following report, to wit:
To the Honorable the General Assembly of the state of Vermont now in session at Windsor.
Your committee appointed to receive, sort and count the votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer and Councillors for the year ensuing, Report. That no person has a majority of votes for Governor. That the honorable Paul Brigham Esq. has a majority of votes for Lieutenant Governor. That Samuel Mattocks Esq. has a majority of votes for Treasurer. That the honorable Elijah Robinson, Samuel Safford, Samuel Williams, Ebenezer Marvin, Cornelius Lynde, William Chamberlain, Jonas Galusha, Luke Knoulton, John Strong, Stephen Jacob,
Met according to adjournment.'
FRIDAY Oct. the 13 d. A. D. 1797.
A Resolution from the House requesting his Honor the Lieut. Gov'r & Council to Join the House of Representatives in Grand Committee at the Opening of the House in the Afternoon for the purpose of Electing a Gov'ar for the year ensuing. Resolved to Join accordingly.
A resolution from the House Appointing One Member from each County a Committee to Join such Committee as the Council shall please to Appoint to Arrange the business of the present Session; Members chosen Messrs. Shumway, Knight, Williams, Isaac Clark, Marsh, Johnson, Keys, [Elnathan Keyes,] Sias, & Fassett. Resolved that Messrs. Knoulton, Strong, & Robinson be Appointed to Join said Committee.
His Honor the Lieut. Gov'r & Council then proceeded to the House to Join said Committee agreable to the resolution which was Concurred in this forenoon-Afterwards returned to the Council Chamber & proceeded to Business.*
Adjourned Untill 9 Oclock to Morrow Morning.
John White, and Gideon Olin, Esquires, have the highest number of votes, for councillors, by the suffrages of the people.
Windsor, October 12, 1797.
SAMUEL SAFFORD, for Committee.
Whereupon Lucius Hubbard, esquire, sheriff of the county of Windsor, by proclamation, declared said officers, respectively, duly elected by the suffrages of the people.
The Vermont newspapers of the period give no account of election day services; which, as the appropriations therefor show, were much more expensive than usual. It appears from the printed Assembly Journal that an election sermon was preached by the Rev. Samuel Whiting, of Rockingham.
1 From the printed Assembly Journal, morning of Oct. 13, 1797:
The house met pursuant to adjournment, his honor the Lieutenant Governor and the honorable Council being present. The honorable Paul Brigham, esquire, declared his acceptance of the office of Lieutenant Governor, and was duly qualified before the legislature, by the honorable Nathaniel Chipman, esquire, chief judge of the supreme court of judicature.
From the printed Assembly Journal, Oct. 13 1797, afternoon :
The council and general assembly, pursuant to the resolution of this morning, met in joint committee, for the purpose of electing a Governor for the year ensuing. His Honor the Lieut. Governor in the chair, Roswell Hopkins, Clerk. The ballots being taken and examined, the honorable Isaac Tichenor, esquire, had a majority of all the votes. Whereupon Lucius Hubbard, Esq. Sheriff of the county of Windsor, by proclamation, declared the said Isaac Tichenor, Esq. duly elected Governor, in and over the state of Vermont, for the year ensuing.
On motion, Resolved, That Mr. Jacob, Mr. Spencer, and Mr.Samuel Miller be a sub-committee from this joint committee, to wait on the honorable Isaac Tichenor, Esquire, and acquaint him of his appointment. as Governor, in and over the state of Vermont, for the year ensuing.
Mr. Jacob, from the sub-committee aforesaid, reported verbally, That the committee had waited on the honorable Isaac Tichenor, Esq. with a