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Communications of the President of New-Hampshire to the De.

legates of that State in Congress, and to the Governor of Ver-

mont, on the subject of the above union, Augt. 1778,
Appointment of Ethan Allen to repair to Philadelphia to ascer-

tain the views of Congress relative to Vermont; and his report
to the Legislature, - - - - Oct. 1778, 92
Important proceedings of the Legislature of Vermont relative to

the union, - - - - - - Oct. 1778, 94
Protest of sundry members of the Legislature against the above

proceedings, in which they renounce all political connection

with the State, - - - - - Oct. 1778, 100
Proceedings of a convention of Delegates from sundry towns in

the vicinity of Connecticut river, at Cornish, Dec. 1778, 102
Dissolution of the union with the sixteen towns, east of Connec-

ticut river, - - - - - February, 1779, 102
Application of sundry inhabitants in the vicinity of Connecticut

river to the Legislature of New-Hampshire, proposing a union

of Vermont with the State of New Hampshire, March, 1779, 104
Proceedings of the Legislature of New Hampshire, on the above

application,-claiming jurisdiction over the whole of Ver-

mont, - - - - April and June, 1779, 105
Petition of sundry inhabitants of Cumberland (now Windham)

county, to the Governor of New York, praying for protection

against the authority of Vermont, - - May, 1779, 106
Communication of the Governor of New-York to the President

of Congress, soliciting the interposition of Congress, in
quieting the disputes relative to the New-Hampshire
grants, -

- May, 1779, 108
Appointment by Congress, of a committee to repair to the New-

Hampshire grants for the purpose of effecting a settlement of

the controversy, - - - - - June, 1779 108
Certain officers acting under the authority of New York in the

county of Cumberland, made prisoners, by a force under Ethan

Allen, . - - - - - - - - - 109
Proceedings of Congress, thereupon, - June, 1779,
Resolutions of Congress, recommending to the States of New-

York, New-Hampshire and Massachusetts to pass laws, refer-
ing to the decision of Congress all controversies, relative to ju-
risdiction over the “New-Hampshire grants," and appointing

a time for hearing the same, &c. . . Sept. 1779,
Proceedings of the Legislature of Vermont on the subject of the

foregoing resolutions, - - - - Oct. 1779, 113
Communication of the Governor of Vermont to the President of

the Council of Massachusetts, relative to the claim of that

State, to part of the territory of Vermont, - Oct. 1779, 114
Abstract of “ an appeal to the candid and impartial world” by

the Governor and Council of Vermont, . Dec. 1779, 116
Further proceedings of Congress relative to the proposed
reference of the controversy to the arbitrament of that
body, - - - - - - June, 1780, 117

110

Interesting communication of the Governor of Vermont to the

President of Congress, asserting the right of the State to inde-
pendence, and protesting against the authority of Congress to

arbitrate upon the controversy, - - July, 1780, 118
Congress proceed to a hearing of the controversy, and postpone

indefinitely, a decision thereon, - - Sept. 1780, 122
Remonstrance of Ira Allen and Stephen R. Bradley, agents of

Vt. against the proceedings of Congress, - Sept. 1780, 124
Application to the Legislature of Vermont, from a convention
holden at Charleston, for a union of the grants on both sides

of Connecticut river, - - - - January 1781, 128
Proceedings of the Legislature of Vermont on the subject of the

above application, which resulted in the assertion of a juris-

dictional claim, indefinitely, east of Connecticut river, Feb. 281, 128
Negociation, and articles of union agreed upon, between the Le-

gislature of Vermont, and the Convention holden at Cornish,
by which the New Hampshire grants, east of Connecticut ri-
ver and west of the “Mason line,” were taken into union with

Vermont, - - - - - February 1781, 132
List of towns, east of Connecticut river, which acceded to the

above union, - - - - - - - - 137
Proceedings of the Legislature of Vermont relative to a union

with a part of the State of New-York, including the articles of
said union, and the names of members from certain towns in
New-York, who thereupon took their seats in the Legislature

of Vermont, - - - - - May, 1781, 138
Reflections on the existing state of things, . . . : 141
Important and interesting negociation with the enemy in
Canada, - - -

- 1781 and 1782, 142
Appointment of Agents to repair to the American Congress, to

negociate the admission of Vermont into the American

union, - - - - - - - June 1781, 156
Resolutions of Congress appointing a committee to confer with

the agents of Vermont, • - August 7th, 1781, 157
Conference between the Committee of Congress and the Agents

of Vermont, - - - - - - - - 158
Resolution of Congress, prescribing as a preliminary to the re-

cognition of the independence of Vermont, the relinquishment
of her claims of jurisdiction over New Hampshire and part of

New-York, - - - - August 20th, 1781. 159
Proceedings of the Legislature of Vermont, refusing to relinquish

her extended claims of jurisdiction, - - Oct. 1781, 1
Proceedings of the Legislature of New York, protesting against
the foregoing resolutions of Congress of the 7th and 20th of

August, • - - - - - Nov. 1781, 163
Correspondence between the Governor of Vermont and General

Washington, relative to the situation of Vermont, Dec. 1781
and . . . .

-

January 1782, 167

Proceedings of the Legislature of Vermont, complying with the

condition prescribed by Congress for her admission into the

union, - - - - - - February, 1782, 168
Instructions to the Agents of Vermont, at Congress, Feb. 1782, 169
Proceedings of Congress, resulting in an indefinite postpone-
ment of the question arising from the application of Vermont
for admission into the union, ·

April, 1782, 170
Communication from the Agents of Vermont to the President of

Congress, • - - - - - - - - 172
Act of the Legislature of N. Y., “ for pardoning certain offences

committed in the northeastern part of the State,” April 1782, 173
Act of the Legislature of N. Y.," for quieting the minds of the

inhabitants in the northeastern part of the State," Ap. 1782, 173
Violent proceedings in the southeastern part of Vermont, and im-

portant resolutions of Congress, thereupon, - 1782, 176
Spirited remonstrance of the Governor and Council of Vermont

against said resolutions, addressed to the President of Con-

gress, - - - - - - January, 1783, 178
Remonstrance of the General Assembly of Vermont, on the same

subject, - - - - - • February, 1783, 185
Extract from Williams' history, embracing the period from the

commencement of the year 1783 to the year 1791, when Ver-

mont was admitted into the union, - - - - - 187
Act of the Legislature of Vermont, appointing commissioners to

negociate with commissioners of the State of New-York for
the purpose of settling the line of jurisdiction between the two
States, - -

- Oct. 1789, 192
Act of the Legislature of Vermont, directing the payment of

$30,000 to the State of New York, and declaring the boun-

dary line between the two States, &c. - - Oct. 1790, 193
Act of the Convention of Vermont, approving and ratifying the

Constitution of the United States, including the names of the

members of that Convention, - January 10th, 1791, 194
Act of Congress, admitting the State of Vermont into the
union,

- - February 18th, 1791. 195

ERRATA,
Page 167, 2d line from bottom, for exhibits, read exhibit.

488, bottom line, for attentive, read authentio.

INDEX TO THE LAWS.

Page.
ABATEMENT and amendment of writs, judgments &c., act

concerning - - - - - - - - - 289
Adultery, acts for the punishment of -

290_473
Attornies, act for appointing and regulating - - - - 330
Arson, how punished - - - - - - - 355
Actions, civil, act directing and regulating -

383
Authority not derived froni Vermont, act prohibiting the exercise of 389
Attendance of members of Assembly, act to compel . - 446
Auditors and actions of account, act relating to - - . 456
Acknowledgment of deeds, act providing for compelling

458
Actions civil, act in addition to an act regulating

485

BOATS and canoes, taking without leave, prohibited - . 292
Briefs soliciting charitable contributions, circulation of prohibited 316
Blasphemy, how punished - - - -

355
Barratry and common barrators, act against - - . 361
Bastards and bastardy, act concerning - - - - - 364
Brands, town, fixed, and branding horses regulated - - 365
Burglary, how punished - - - - - - - 366
Breaking the peace, act against .. -

. . 375
Bills of credit, act providing for emitting - - - - 424
Betterment act, 1781 - - - - - - - 442
Betterment act, 1785 -

- - - - - 500
Betterments, act authorising D. Marsh to file declaration for, in a
certain case

- - - - - - - 499

COMMON LAW of England adopted - - - 287-450
Constitution declared to be law

287–449
County lines established - - - - - - - 294
County surveyors, appointment and duty directed and regulated - 324
Constables directed in their office and duty - - - - 332
Counterfeiting bills of public credit, and emitting notes on private

credit, prohibited - - - - - - - - 333
Conveyances, acts relative to authenticating - - 334-458
Costs in criminal prosecutions, in certain cases, by whom paid 356—423
Conveyances, fraudulent, prohibited -

- - - - 373
Currency regulated - - - - - - - 398---503
Currency, scales of depreciation of, in other States, adopted for the
settlement of debts contracted in those States

- 488

394

Confiscated estates, act appointing and empowering commissioners
to sell - - -

- - - - - 406
Coptiscated estates, act to provide for libelling

- - 420
Counties of Windsor and Orange, bounds of extended east of Con-

necticut river - - - - - - - - - 427
Court, Superior, established - - - - - - 298

act directing and regulating choice of . 391

- constituted a Court of equity - - -
Courts, County, directed in their office and duty

428
Courts in Counties of Washington and Orange empowered to take

cognizance of cases in Cheshire and Grafton Counties in New-

Hampshire - - - - - - - - - 427
Courts, several, act defining and limiting the powers of - - 450
Continental bills of credit, scale of depreciation of . .
Conspiracies against the State, act for punishment of - 454
Collector of Manchester discharged from part of tax, on account of

taking counterfeit bills which he could not swear back - • . 462
Contracts, act to compel the fulfilment of, according to intent of

parties -
Coining copper, right of granted to Reuben Harmon - - 509

429

308

DRUNKENNESS, act for punishing - - - - - 331
Deer, act for preservation of - -

346
Delinquents, acts concerning - - - - - 3564429
Dowry of widows, act concerning -

360
Divorce, act regulating - - - - - - - 364
Depositions (affidavits) act regulating the taking .

379
Defamation, act for punishment of - - - - - 382
Disaffected persons, act for removing from the frontiers of the State 414
Depreciation of continental bills of credit, scale of . . . 429
Depreciation of do. act to make up to Col. Warner's regt. &c. 437
Deed to Zacheus Malleroy, act empowering J. Strong to execute 436
Deed of certain premises vacated - - - - - 449
Desertion, act for detecting and discouraging -

. 437
Dartmouth College, act granting 2300 acres of land to trustees of 497

ELECTION of Governor, Council, &c. regulated - - - 325
Elections, County, regulated - - - - - - 421
Election of members of Assembly, resolution relating to

434
Estates, testate and intestate, act for settlement of . - - 339
Executions, act regulating the levying and serving -

362
- act in addition to an act directing the levying, &c. 455
Execution, acts to stay in certain cases

m

-
Executions, in certain cases, act to regulate the satisfying

i - 445—489

. . 495
Embargo laid on raw hides - - - - . - 382
on provisions . .

- - 396_432
Equity powers of Gov., Council and Gen. Assembly, terminated 505

FEES, acts regulating - ... 316-390-391-398-462-477-503

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