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said Committee the Gov'nr & Council returned to the Council Chamber & Reassumed the Business of the Day.

Adjourned Untill 2 Oclock in the afternoon.

Met according to adjournment.

The Petition of Amos Potter of Pitstown in the County of Rensilear & State of Newyork praying for a New Trial in a Certain Cause therein mentioned &c. being read & by the House referred to the Committee appointed to hear petitions between party & party for New trials &c. resolved that Mess Safford & Lynde be Appointed to Join said Committee.

A resolution from the House of Representatives Appointing a Committee consisting of one member from each County to Join such Committee as the Council shall please to Appoint to take under Consideration all Petitions praying for New trials between party & party, State facts & make report thereon, Members Chosen Messrs. Wait, Holmes, Wing, A. Chamberlin, Claghorn, Heald, C. Smith, Cutler, & Baker, Resolved that Mess Safford & Strong be Appointed to Join said Committee.

A resolution from the House requesting the Gov'nr & Council to appoint thursday the 7th Day of December next to be Observed as a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Praise throughout this State.

The Petition of Genl. Roger Enos now Confined in Woodstock Gaol for a Debt due from him to this State praying for an Act Liberating him from said Confinement &c. being read & by the House referred to Messrs. J. Robinson, Wait, & Allis to Join such Committee as the Council shall please to Appoint, Resolved that Mr. Galusha be Appointed to Join said Committee.

The Petition of Thomas Richardson praying for an act Quieting him in his possessions made on a Gore of Land Adjoining the North part of Enosburgh &c. Read and by the House referred to Messrs. Israel Foster, P. Wright, & Cutler to Join a Committee from Council, Resolved that Mr. Knoulton be Appointed to Join said Committee.

The Petition of Richard Rand praying for a Grant of a Gore of Land of about six hundred acres Lying between Marlboro' & Newfane &c. being read & by the House referred to Mess. Sam" Jewett, Fassett, & Walker to Join such Committee as the Council shall please to Appoint, Resolved that Mr. Safford be appointed to Join said Committee.

A resolution from the House Appointing a Committee Consisting of One Member from each County to Join such Committee as the Council shall please to appoint for the purpose of taking under Consideration all Lottery Petitions &c. to be stiled the Lottery Committee, Members Chosen Mess Moore, D. Jewett, Lothrop, Throop, Samuel Miller, [Asahel] Chamberlin, [Martin Chittenden,] Standley [Timothy Stanley,] & Holmes, &c. Resolved that Mr. Olin be appointed to Join said Committee.

The proposals of Messrs. Judah P. Spooner & James Lyon for printing the Statute Laws of this State being read & by the House referred to a Committee consisting of one Member from each County to Join such Committee as the Council shall please to appoint &c. Resolved that Mr. Lynde be appointed to Join said Committee.

The Petition of Josiah Scott, & other Inhabitants of the Towns of Wolcott, Elmore, & Craftsbury, praying for an Act of Legislation granting them Leave to raise the sum of five hundred Dollars by way of a Lottery for the purpose of Building a Bridge over the River La Moile in s'd Wolcott, & being read & by the House referred to the Lottery Committee to Join the [committee] from the Council &c. Resolved to Join Accordingly.

The Petition of Benj. Whitman in behalf of the Proprietors of Leicester praying for a grant of Unappropriated Lands within this State & to Contain fourteen thousand acres of Land to make up the Deficiency of the Lands in said Town of Leicester Occasioned by the Grant previously made of Salsbury which Includes a part of s'd Leicester, being read & by the House referred to Mess'. Knight, Is Smith, & Olcott, to Join such Committee as the Council shall please to Appoint, Resolved that [Lieut.] Gov'ar Brigham be Appointed to Join said Committee.

An Act for the Partition of Real Estates in Certain Cases &c. having passed the House, read & Concurred.

The Petition of James Hide [Hyde] Late of Poultney praying for Compensation for the Loss of 28 Acres & 63 Rods of Land in said Poultney set over to the State of Newyork by the Commissioners of this State in settling the Line of this State with the State of Newyork, being read & by the House referred to Mess Saxton [Sexton,] J. Whitney, I. Clark, Curtiss, McLanklin [McLaughlin,] Walker, Thorp, Cahoon, & Town [Fasset,] to Join such a Committee as the Council shall please to Appoint, Resolved that Gov'ar Brigham be Appointed to Join said Com

mittee.

The Petition of Solomon Norton praying for Like Compensation as the foregoing petitioner has is referred by both houses to the Committee Last Mentioned- & the Petition of Seth Craw praying for Like Compensation & for Like Losses as the Petitioners James Hide & Solomon Norton have Done is also referred to the same Committee as are appointed on said Petitions.

The Petition of Aaron Post & others praying for Leave to raise a pond &c. Upon Fairlee Lake &c. being read & by the House referred to Mess. Hatch, D. Whitney, & Z. Curtiss &c. to Join a Committee from Council &c. Resolved that Judge Marvin be appointed to Join said Committee.

The Petition of Joseph Marks of Wilmington praying the Legislature to Chancer or Lequinquish [relinquish] One Certain Judgement had against him by this State as bail for being bound for one James Frazer &c. being read & by the House referred to Messrs. I. Smith, Linsley, & Johnson, to Join a Committee from Council, Resolved that Mr. White be appointed to Join said Committee.

The Petition of Simeon Hager who prays for an Insolvant act in his favour &c. being read & by the House referred to a Committee appointed to Hear Petitions for Insolvent acts Generally, Resolved to Join accordingly.

A resolution from the House Appointing a Committee consisting of one Member from each County to join such Committee as the Council shall please to Appoint to take under Consideration all Petitions for Acts of Insolvency or Suspension, Members Chosen Mess Moore, Shafter, Lothrop, Willoby [Willoughby,] John Clark, Johnson, Chittenden, Chandler, & Hutchins, Resolved that Govt Brigham be Appointed to Join said Committee.

The Petition of Seth Ford & others praying for a Grant of a Gore of Land Lying between the Towns of Enosburgh & Montgomery in the County of Franklin &c. being read & by the House referred to the Committee Appointed on the Petition of Thomas Richards &c. Resolved that Mr. Knoulton be Appointed to Join said Committee.

The Hon. Jonas Galusha Esqr Moved for Leave of Absence During the remainder of the Session, which was granted.

The Act Directing the Mode of Obtaining Licenses & regulating Inns & Houses of public Entertainment Read & Concurred with the following proposals of Amendment to wit, after the word presented in the 15th

Line after [of] the 1st Section erase the Section to the end & Insert these words to wit, to the next & Stated County Court in the same County. Such Court may grant Licenses to such Person or any number of them that they shall think expedient, to keep Inns or houses of Public entertainment for the year ensuing, which Licenses shall be in force for one year next after the Stated Session of the Court after such Nomination is made & no Longer. Also erase the whole of Sects. third, fourth, fifth, sixth, & seventh, & Insert & it is hereby further enacted that it shall be the Duty of the several County Courts in their respective Counties in their Discretion to Assess the Persons so by them Licensed in such sums severally as they shall Judge proper not exceeding thirty Dollars or Less than one Dollar according to their respective profitts & situations, which sum shall be paid to the Clerk of such Court & be by him delivered over to the Treasurer of the same County for the use of the County & shall be accounted for by said Treasurer. In sect. 9th in the fourth Line erase the words Town Clerk of the Towns & Insert the County Court of the County. In the fourteenth Line & nineteenth Line of the same section before the word Beer erase the word Common & Insert the word Strong; in the sixteenth Line of the same Section after the word Brandy insert the word Methiglin, and in the nineteenth Line of the same Section erase the word Methiglin, Also erase the whole of Section tenth.

Adjourned Untill 9 Oclock to Morrow Morning.

Met according to adjournment.

FRIDAY Oct. the 20 d. A. D. 1797.

The Petition of Isaac Beard of West Springfield in the Commonwealth of Massichusetts praying to be restored to his Law in a Certain action therein mentioned & a new Trial granted him, & also to have Liberty to give Copies of Deeds from the Town Clerk's Office in evidence, the Original Deeds being Lost &c. Read & by the House referred to Messrs. E. Wheelock, Johnson, & J. Whitney, to Join such Committee as the Council shall please to appoint &c. Resolved that Mr. Williams be appointed to Join said Committee.

A resolution from the House Appointing a Committee to consist of five persons to Join such Committee as the Council shall please to Appoint to take under Consideration the sixth Article of the arangement of the Business of the present Session to wit that measures be taken to Appoint Inspectors & Pakers of Beef, Pork & Flour &c. Members Chosen Mess. Curtis, Olcott, Wing, Chittenden, & J. Wright, Read & Resolved that Mr. Knoulton be appointed to Join said Committee.

A resolution from the House Appointing a Committee of three persons to Join such Committee as the Council shall please to appoint to take under Consideration the fifth Article of the arangement of the Business of the present Session to wit that some Measures be taken for the sale of the Lands of Minors &c. Members Chosen Mr. Burnham, Hutchins & Shumway, Read & Resolved that Mr. Strong be appointed to Join Said Committee.

Resolved that Mr. Robinson be appointed to Join the Committee appointed on the Petition of Gen' Roger Enos Instead of Mr. Galusha who was excused by leave of Absence During the remainder of the Session. A Petition of a number of the Inhabitants of the Town of Windham preferred to the Legislature at their Last Oct. Session holden at Rutland with their Doings thereon being read & by the Council resolved that the same be referred to MessTM. Knoulton & Lynde.

An Act Directing the Mode of the Election of the Gov'ar Lieut. Gov'ar Treasurer & Councillors of the State & Representatives having passed the House, read and Concurred with the following proposal of amendment to wit, In the sixth Line of the second section after the word both Insert the words either of, and erase the word of in the same Line, & Insert before the Last proviso in the third section at the letter A these words-provided always & it is hereby further enacted that if the Representative of any Town shall Die, be Absent or Otherwise Incapacitated or prevented from Transmitting the Votes & Certificates as aforesaid, the same shall by the presiding Officer be Delivered to any Representative of the County in which such Town is situate whose Duty [it] is hereby made safely to Transmit the same to the Committee to be appointed by the Council & General Assembly as aforesaid, and erase the words & Also. Adjourned Untill 2 Oclock in the Afternoon.

Met according to adjournment.

An act for the revival of & in addition to an act entitled an act assessing a Tax of One penny per acre on the Lands in the Town of Brownington passed the 8th [November] A. D. 1796 having passed the House, Read & Concurred.

Adjourned Untill 9 Oclock to Morrow Morning.

Met according to adjournment.

[SATURDAY, Oct. 21, 1797.]

An act annexing part of Windham to Londonderry &c. having passed the House, Read & Concurred.

An act relating to Interest on Contracts Made or hereafter to be made having passed the House, Read & Concurred with the following proposals of amendment to wit, after the word One in the Twenty sixth Line1 & Insert these words-the whole of the Usurious part of said Contract & Twenty five per Cent. on the whole sum of said Contract; and from the word accustomed in the 38th Line erase the residue of the provisional Clause.

The Petition of Aaron Barlow of Barnard who prays for an act of Legislation granting him a New Trial in a Certain Action brought against him by one William Burton of Hartford and which has been finally Decided against him &c. being read & by the House referred to Mess Robinson, Marsh, & Knight, Resolved that Mr. Olin be appointed to Join said Committee.

A resolution from the House appointing a Committee consisting of five Members to Join such Committee as the Council shall please to appoint to take under Consideration the extent of the act Authorizing Samuel Williams Esq to Do the State printing & Report their Opinion thereon, Members Chosen Messrs. Olcott, Curtis, Morey, Wright, & Williams, Read & Resolved that Messrs. Marvin & Chamberlain be appointed to Join said Committee.

Adjourned Untill 2 Oclock in the Afternoon.

Met according to adjournment.

Adjourned Untill 10 Oclock Monday Morning next.

Met according to Adjournment.

MONDAY Oct. the 23 d. A. D. 1797.

A petition of William Maxwell of Barnet who prays for an act Vacating a Certain Deed which he gave to his child Inconsiderately &c.

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being read & by the House referred to Messrs. Johnson, Israel Smith, & Cahoon, to Join such Committee as the Council shall please to appoint, Resolved that Mr Chamberlain be appointed to Join said Committee.

The petition of Ebenezer Marvin, Stephen Royce, & Stephen Pearl Esquires who pray for a grant of a Gore of Land between the Towns of Berkshire & Richford for the benefitt of the proprietors of said Berkshire, being read & by the House referred to Mess. Linsley, Lothrop, & Fassett, to Join such Committee as the Council shall be pleased to appoint, Resolved that Mr Strong be appointed to Join said Committee. An act for the support of the Gospel &c. having passed the House &c. Read & Concurred.

An act Directing the Mode of taking forfeitures of Grants and Charters &c. having passed the House &c. Read & Concurred.

Adjourned Untill 2 Oclock in the afternoon.

Met according to adjournment.

The Petition of Samuel Campbell of the South Hero in the County of Chittenden who prays for an act of Legislation granting him a New trial in a Certain action wherein one Jedediah Hide was DefendantRead & by the House referred to Messrs. Knight, Burt, & Linsley, to Join such Committee as the Council shall please to appoint, Resolved that Mr. Robinson be appointed to Join said Committee.

An act Liberating Gen'" Roger Enos from Confinement &c. having passed the House, Read & Concurred with the following proposal of amendment to wit, that next after the word note in the Twentieth Line of said act Insert these words to wit, payable on Demand.

The Petition of Jonathan Parker Esq & others who pray for a Land Tax of one cent & half per acre to be assessed on all the Lands in Medway [Mendon,] public rights excepted &c. having passed the House, &c. Read & Concurred.

The act relating to the Office & Duty of an Attorney General, State's Attornies, Clerks of the Supreme Court & County Court & County Treasurer &c. Read with the following proposal of amendment to wit, in the 6th Line in the 9th Section after the word Counties Insert the words "Annually or Oftener if need be." On Motion of Mr. Olin the yeas & nays were called for, which were as follows to wit

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& said Bill was therefore concurred in with said proposal of amendment. The House have by their written Messuage Informed the Gov'nr. & Council that they have concurred in the proposal of amendment to the act Liberating Gen' Roger Enos from Confinement.

The House of Representatives have sent their written Messuage to inform the Gov'nr. & Council they have Concurred in the proposal of amendment to the act against Usurious Contracts &c.

Adjourned Untill 9 Oclock to Morrow Morning.

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