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Committee chosen-Captain Jonathan Fassett, Col. Strong and Mr. Chandler.

Voted, that a committee of five be appointed to report their opinion what shall be done with tory women and children, &c. Committee cho. sen-Mr. Moses Robinson, Capt. Gallop, Capt. Hodges, Mr. Alverd and Mir. Harvey.

Assembly adjourned until two o'clock, afternoon.

Assembly met, according to adjournment.

Voted, that the Representatives have three dollars per day, from the time they lett home, and four pence per mile, for horse travel; and that the Councillors be allowed the same wages.

Voted, to raise twenty men to guard the frontiers from White River to Strafford and Corinth, to the lakes, &c.

Voted, that Capt. Hodges have the command of said guard, as a subaltern.

Voted, that four pounds per month, and forty shillings bounty, be allowed each soldier, above mentioned.

Voted, that Capt. Rowley take copies of the several acts of this Assembly, and turnish each town in the shire of Rutland with the same.

Voted, that Benjamin Fassett be, and hereby is, appointed clerk for the district of Bennington.

Voted Moses Robinson, clerk for the District of Manchester.

Voted, that the clerks for the several districts, take copies of the acts for the electing justices of the peace, and judges of probate.

Voted, that this Assembly be adjourned, and it is hereby adjourned, until his Excellency the Governor commands them to meet.

JOURNAL, &c.

OCTOBER, 1778.

STATE OF VERMONT-Windsor, Thursday, Oct. 8, 1778. The Assembly being met, proceeded to choose a Clerk; when Bezaleel Woodward, Esq. was chose, and took the oaths required by the constitution, to qualify him for that office.

Attest, THO, CHANDLER, Jun. Secoy. Chose Thomas Chandler, Jun. Esq. Speaker; and he accordingly took the oaths required by the constitution to qualify him for that office.

Attest, BEZA. WOODWARD, Clerk. The House then proceeded to examine the certificates of the members, whereby it appears that the following towns had duly appointed the per

sons whose names are annexed to them, to represent them, in the Gene ral Assembly of this State, for the ensuing year, viz:Pownal, 37

Maj. Joseph Williams, Kent, Deacon Edward Aikin, konul, Capt. Eli Noble. Springfield, Lieut. Samuel Scott. Benning. Ś Capt. John Fassett, Chester, Maj. Thomas Chandler.

ton, Col. Eben. Walbridge. Weathersfield,Capt. Wm. Upham. Shafts- S Maj. Gideon Olin, Winters Capt. Eben. Curtiss, bury. Mr. John Millington. Vindsor, Thomas Cooper, Esq.

S John Fassett, Jun. Esqertford, Mr. William Gallop. Arlington Col. Ethan Allen. Wood Capt. Phineas Williams, Sandgate, Mr. Reuben Thomas. | stock, Capt. John Strong. Sunderland, Mr. Joseph Bradley. Hartford, Stephen Tilden, Esq. Manches- S Capt. Gideon Ormsby: Pomfret, Capt. John Throop.

ter, Martin Powel, Esq. Bernard, Capt. Edmond Hodges. Dorset, Capt. Ab’m. Underhill haron, Mr. Benjamin Spalding. Reuport, Moses Robinson, Esq. Royalton, Lieut. Jos Parkhurst. Pollet, Mr. Gideon Adams. Thetford, Timothy Bartholomew. Danby, Thomas Rowley, Esq. Strafford, Mr. Frederick Smith. Wells, Mr. Ithamir Hibbert." Fairlee, Ichabod Ormsby, Esq. Poltney, William Ward, Esq. Moretown, Mr. Benjamin Baldwin. Clarendon, Lieut. Abner Lewis. Corinth, Mr. Joshua Nutting. WallingfordMr. Abraham Jackson. Newbury, Col. Jacob Kent.

ī S Capt. Zebulon Mead, l, SNehemiah Easterbrook Rutland, Castleton, Jesse Belknap, Esq. Enfield, Bela Turner, Esq. Pittsford, Jonathan Fassett, Esq. Dresden, Beza. Woodward, Esq. Neskobe, Capt. Josiah Powers."

S Jona. Freeman, Esq. Cornwall, Doct. Nathan Foot. anover, David Woodward. Guilford,

in s Capt. Comfort Starr. Canaan, Thomas Baldwin, Esq. "l, Capt. Levi Goodner. Cardigan, Col. Elisha Payne.

Š Edward Harris, Esq. Oxford, Col. Israel Morey. alejat, Hubbel Wells, Esq. Piermont, Mr. Abner Chandler. WhitinghamLieut. Silas Hamilton. Haverhill, Maj. James Bailey. : Wilmington Mr. Elijah Alverd. Gunthwaite,John Young, Esq. DummerstonCapt. Jona. Knights. Landaff, Mr. Nathaniel Rogers. Townshend, Col. Samuel Fletcher.lv

Mr. Abel Curtiss, Putney,

Norwich, 3 Mr. Abner Miles.

leh, > Capt. Joseph Hatch. WestminsterNath'l Robinson, Esq. Barnet, Mr. Alex. Harvey. Rocking. Doct. Reuben Jones,

ham, Joshua Webb, Esq.

A messenger was then sent from the House, to his Excellency the Governor, and the Honorable Council, that the Assembly were ready to attend divine service; which was accordingly attended at the meetinghouse.

The Representatives present, then took the oaths required by the constitution, to qualify them to act as members of Assembly.

Chose Col. Payne, Col. Walbridge, John Fassett, Jun. Esq., Captain Curtiss, Capt. Young and Col. Fletcher, a committec to join a committee from the Council, in counting and sorting votes for Governor, Lieut. Governor, twelve Councillors, and a Treasurer for this State, for the year ensuing; who were sworn by the Clerk to a faithful discharge of that trust.

The joint committee having sorted and counted the votes, declared the following persons chosen, viz:

His Excellency, THOMAS CHITTENDEN, Esq. Governor.

His Honor, JOSEPH MARSH, Esq. Lieutenant Governor.
Hon. Joseph BowkER,

BENJAMIN CARPENTER,
JACOB BAYLEY,

Moses ROBINSON,
PETER OLCOTT,

JEREMIAH CLARK,
PAUL SPOONER,

Ira ALLEN,
TIMOTHY BROWNSON,

THOMAS MOREDOCK,
Jonas Fay,

ELISHA PAYNE, ESQUIRES,

Councillors. IRA ALLEN, ESQUIRE, Treasurer. Of all which, public proclamation was duly made, by the Sheriff.

Assembly then adjourned, till to-morrow morning, nine o'clock, then to be held at this place.

Friday, Oct. 9. Assembly met, according to adjournment.

Voted, and resolved, that every person is required by the constitution to renew the oath of allegiance, as well as the oath of office, on every new appointment, before he enters on the execution of his office.

Chose Col. Payne, Mr. Freeman and John Fassett, Jun. Esq. a committee to make a draft of rules and orders, necessary for the regulation of the Assembly. Assembly adjourned, until two o'clock, afternoon.

Two o'clock, P. M. Assembly met, according to adjournment. Chose Joseph Fay, Esquire, Secretary of this State, the year ensuing.

Voted, and resolved, that Jonathan Freeman, Esq. and Capt. David Woodward, be a committee to wait on the Reverend Eden Boroughs, and return him the thanks of this Assembly, for the sermon delivered by him to them, yesterday; and that they desire a copy thereof, for the press.

Voted, and resolved, that Mr. Woodward and Col. Morey, be a committee to procure three hundred copies of the above mentioned sermon printed at the expense of this State.

Voted, and resolved, that Thursday, the twenty sixth day of November next, be observed as a day of public and solemn Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for his manifold mercies; and that his Excellency the Governor be desired to issue his proclamation therefor.

Voted, and resolved, that Capt. G. Ormsbee, Col. Morey and Col. Walbridge, be a committee to take into consideration the case of Wm. Moor, who stands bound to this Assembly: and that they report measares proper to be taken thereon.

Assembly adjourned, until tomorrow morning, eight o'clock.

Saturday Morning, 8 o'clock. Assembly met, according to adjournment. On the motion of Col. Olcott, in behalf of the town of Norwich,

Voted, and resolved, that an order be issued by the clerk to the freemen of the town of Norwich, to choose two members, to act in General Assembly, in lieu of the two members they chose on the first Tuesday in September, who are elected Councillors, and accepted thereof, and are, thereby, disqualified from acting as members of this Assembly; and that the constable of Norwich be directed, forthwith, to warn a meeting of said freemen, for that purpose; giving notice four days before the time of holding the meeting.

Voted, and resolved, that Judah Paddock and Alden Spooner be, and are hereby, appointed printers for the General Assembly of this state.

Voted, and resolved, that Col. Payne, Doct. Jones and Capt. Wheatly, be a committee to draught a letter to the Honorable President and Council of New Hampshire, informing them that this Assembly are possessed of a letter to his Excellency Gov. Chittenden, of the 22d of August last, from the said President :* and of hostilities in the town of Enfield; and to request that they use measures to prevent them, in future.

Assembly adjourned, until next Monday morning, eight o'clock.

Monday, 12th Oct. 8 o'clock. Assembly met, according to adjournment.

Voted, and resolved, that Abel Spencer's petition for two eleven acre lots of land in Clarenden, be granted, and that Col. Claghorne, commissioner of the sale of confiscated lands in said Clarenden, be directed to give said Abel Spencer a deed of the lots before mentioned, in the name and behalf of the freemen of the State.

Assembly adjourned, until two o'clock, afternoon.

Two o'clock, P. M. Assembly met, according to adjournment.

Voted, and resolved, that bis Excellency the Governor, and the Hon. orable the Council, be desired to join with this Assembly in a committee of the whole, to-morrow morning, at nine o'clock, to take into consideration the subject of the letter of the 22d August last, from the Hon. Meshech Weare, Esq. President of the Council of New Hampshire, to his Excellency Governor Chittenden.

Granted the widow Anna Hurd's petition to have the use of her late husband's farm, free of rent, during the pleasure of this Assembly.

Granted the petition of Joseph Tyler, Esq. for the sum of eleven pounds, twelve shillings, expense in curing wounds he received in the battle at Bennington.

Voted, and resolved, that John Fassett, Jun. Esq., Capt. Curtiss and Doct. Foot, be a committee to take into consideration sundry accounts, exhibited for articles lost in public service, by sundry persons, last year.

The committee appointed on the 10th instant, to draught a letter to

* For this later, see page 91.

the Honorable President and Council of New-Hampshire, made their report, as on file; which was read approved.

Voted, and resolved, to allow the Secretary, twenty-one shillings per day, during his actual service, in that office, since last March, in lieu of all other reward he may have been entitled to, by virtue of any act, vote, or resolution, which has, heretofore, been passed by the General Assembly of this State.

Voted, and resolved, that Capt. Wheatly and Mr. Powel be a committee to join one or more from the Council, to adjust accounts with the Treasurer for the year past; and that they report the state of them to this Assembly.

Assembly adjourned until to-morrow morning, eight o'clock.

Tuesday, Oct. 15. Assembly met, according to adjournment.

Voted, and resolved, that Mr. Hibbert, Mr. Robinson and Mr. Adams be a committee, to take into consideration the petition of Israel Burritt, of the 8th instant, and report thereon to this Assembly, at their next session.

Voted, and resolved, that Doct. Jones, Capt. Jonathan Fassett and Capt. Turner, be a committee to take the petition of Eunice Cook, of the 5th instant, into consideration, and report thereon.

Assembly adjourned until two o'clock, afternoon.

Two o'clock, P. M. Assembly met, according to adjournment.

Resolved, that this Assembly now join his Excellency the Governor, and the Honorable ouncil, in a committee of the whole, to take into consideration the matters contained in the letter of the 22d August last, from the Honorable Meshech Weare, Esq. President of the Council of New-Hampshire, to his Excellency Governor Chittenden, and every matter which may relate to the subject therein contained ; and that they report thereon, to this Assembly.

Assembly adjourned until to-morrow morning, eight o'clock.

Wednesday, Oct. 14. Assemby met, according to adjournment, and joined the Governor and Council, in committee of the whole, on the subject entered upon yesterday. Assembly adjourned until two o'clock, afternoon.

Two o'clock, P. M. Assembly met, according to adjournment.

Pursuant to an order from the Clerk of this Assembly, to the town of Norwich, last Saturday, the constable of said town makes return of Mr. Abel Curtiss and Capt. Joseph Hatch, chosen agreeable to said order, to represent them in this Assembly; who were sworn, and took their seats in the House.

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