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Published under the sanction of the Vermont Anti-Slavery Society.
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THE YOICE OF
For the Voice of Freedom.
In his notes on 1 Tim. 1, 10, Mr. Scott says
''Menstealers are inserted among these daring
criminals, against whom the law of God directs its
tiwful curses." These mcnstealers were persons
vvho kidnapped men lo sell them for slaves : and
his practice seems inseparable from the other in
iquities and oppressions of slavery ; nor can a
Slave-dealer easily keep from this criminality, if
indeed, ' the receiver be as bad as the thief.' They
vho make war for the inhuman purpose of selling
the vanquished for slaves, as is the practice among
African princes, are really mcnstealers. And they,
who, like African traders, encourage their un
christian traffic, by purchasing that which they
know, -or have reason to suspect, to be thus un
justly acquired, are partakers in their crimes."
If these learned Commentators are correct, ns
undoubtedly they are, then kidnappers, and all,
whoby wars or other violent measures reduce
their fellow men to slavery, are men-stealers.
And African traders, and all who abet, or encour
age the Slave trade are accomplices, and in the
judgment of God as bad as the thief. On the
same principle, those governments, and courts,
and editors, who tolerate, countenance, or do any
thing to help the kidnapper, or slave trader, in de
taining his stolen property, or in carrying their
purpose into effect, r.re really accomplices in their
crimes. Ihey help the ungodly, counteract the
designs of God's law, and encourage the trade in
man-stealing. And however they may escape
punishment from men, God will not hold them
Again, if the above sentiment be corret, then
the Spaniards, who purchased Jinqua and his
companions, and put them on board the Amistad,
were man-stcalcrs, and pirates, and as such they
ought to be treated and be held responsible to
the laws of God and man. When they purchas
ed thess Africans, they must have known, that
they were New Negroes, directly from Africa,
brought into Cuba iii direct violation of the laws
of Spain. And they purchased them, that they
might carry out the intention of the pirat
ical traders, and hold them in perptual sla
very, ihey must be accomplices then with
the man-slealers and pirates, and should be seized
and treated as felons. And if these Spaniards are
felons by the law of God and man, then all, who
take an active part to secure ihcm from punish
ment, or to hold their victims and accomplish their
felonious purposes are aiders and abbettors of
men-slcalers. They arc all linked in one chain
of wickedness, partakers of the sin of kidnaping
and piracy. And all their subterfuges will be
swept away by the light of eternity.
Again, if kidnappers and African prin:es, who
make war on their neighbors, that they may re
duce them to slavery, are men-stealers, what are
those American planters, that purchase the stolen
men. and help the kidnapper and African princes
to carry out their wicked purpose ? The parta
ker is the one that holds out the reward to the
kidnapper, and encourage him to prosecute his
criminal trade. Which then is the greater sin
- Again, if it be a crime against which the curse
of God is denounced to kidnap free persons and
reduce them to slavery, what are the prospects of
those slaveholders, who not only hold the persons,
which they purchased of kidnappers,but reduce by
violenceevery child born of their slaves. As o na
tion We have declared that all men are born free,
and that this is a self evident truth. Every man
then, who holds a child as a slave, is a kidnapper,
as much so, as if he stole a person in Boston and
rso'.d him into slavery in Texas. And all laws
imade to justify such theft, are contrary to the
jaw of God, a violation of every principle of hu
manity, and subversive of those fundamental prin
ciples, on which our civil constitutions are foun
ded. And all churches and ministers who excuse,
("countenance or justify such laws, or tolerate
jtdaveholding, are, according to the righteous
Judgment of God, partakers with man-stcalers.
0 my soul twith their assemblies be not thou
united !" AN OLD MAN.
which was held last February, one of the ulterior
objects contemplated was to call a similar Conven
tion afterwards from the whole state. The rea
sons which induced us to postpone ihat measure
were chiefly two, and de-serve consideration now
1. Such a Convention, it is feared, would beat'
tended by the representatives of very few church
es. Suppose one half of the whole are favora
ble to some such action, though I hope that is
rather less than the true number. But from them
you must deduct a good many who would prefer
to speak through the annual Convention of minis
ters. Others, again, will not risk the danger of
disturbance among themselves, if they undertake
to send a delegate. Others will be deterred by
the distance and expense of the journey. You
must also calculate that a number will be preven
ted by unexpected impediments. We invited
nineteen churches to our Convention last winter;
but only eleven attended, though universally fa
vorable to the object. There is reason to fear,
therefore, that the Convention, if called, would b
a meagre one, and fall far short ofjuslly represent
inff the extent of anti-slaverv sentiments in our
churches. We should all regret to give the en
emy so much ground for triumph.
2. The remonstrances of such a Convention
in consequence of their being a minority, would
be very apt to produce an unhappy effect at the
south. Those to whom we address ourselves
would reply at once, that we speak only for a few
while the majority are ol a dillerent opinion
from us, as is evident from their silence. The
voice of the church, as far as that is to be gather
ed from -the action of the majority, they would
be aliedged to be in their favor. At any rate, it is
obvious that we should lose all the advantage of
speaking to them as one integral portion of Zion
since the mass ol our denomination would not in
appearance be united with us.
The proceedings in our late annual Convention
greatly enhance this objection. Their refusal to
act would go far to sustain such a course of ar
gumcnt, and nearly paralyze the influence of any
Convention we could assemble at present.
At the same time there is strong ground to hope
for a different result before long in our annua
Convention. Their objections against action are
such, it seems to me, as a little time and reflection
will dispel. The brethren have been making ad
vances every year: another may bring them toad
dress the proposed letter.
These are some of my reasons for postponing
:i C invention of the churches for the present
I have boon frequently asked by brethren, who
shared in our councils last winter, and perhaps by
others, whether I intended to abandon that part of
our scheme. I have always found them satisfied
with a temporary delay, and convinced of its pro
priety on the above crounds. And their uniform
assent strongly confirms me in these views.
" S. H. HODGES
Chester, Oct. 22, 1S39.
mux of your iniquity. Base -vrelcli, why did you not go
and steal the only pair of boots which some poor man
had or could get. and then you would have been left alone,
nobody would have troubled themselves about the act.
For your audacity in stealing in the great town of Windsor,
and from the great General Curtis, the Court sentences
you to three months imprisonment in the county jail, and
liod give you something to eat."
LEGISLATURE OF VERMONT.
The following comes from a brother in whose
judgment we have great confidence.
For the Voic of freedom.
C, L. Knapp, Esq.
Dear Sir: There are weighty reasons for
holding a Convention of our Congregational
.churches upon the subject of Slavery at no great
distance of time. Even should the annua Con
n,tio.n of ministers conclude to address a letter
to our southern .brethren, there would still be
ground for it. They are only ministers, and do
not represent the churches, which ought to speak
for themselves. There are, indeed, a few dele
gates among them from Consociations; too few
to be felt or give any tone to their proceedings
and representing but o small portion of the church
When it was proposed to call the Convention
in the Chester (then the Black River) Association
l he v ehmont lhkoniclk has lound a hole in
our coat. Under the title " Mr. Birney's Slaves,"
it avers that Mr. Jiirney forsooic his principles and
the principles of the Society, in becoming the le
gal owner of slaves " till the necessary papers
could be prepared" for their emancipation. But
Mr. Birney undoubtedly did right. Behold how
false, then," is the doctrine, that it is sinful to sus
tain to a man the legal relation of an owner to a
chattel ! You mav sustain that relation till the
necessary papers are prepared. Well, Mr. Chron
icle, may we sustain it any longer ? If you say
no, we will engage always to amx to our denun
ciation of the sin of legal ownership, the clause
except till the necessary papers can be prepared,
Our statement will read thus the man who is
legally a slave owner, is really a pirate and a man
stealer, except from the moment when he ceases
to bo a slave owner ax-animo till the necessary
papers can be prepared. Shall we not henceforth
agree ? Mass. Abolitionist.
From the Pennsylvania Telegraph.
The fine satire of the following article is peculiarly ap
plicable to the subject of Slavery. Henry Clay 'the great
man,' can forcibly take, from sixty humble and obscure
individuals, one hundred dollars each, every year, of the
fruits of their industry, and yet escape punishment. But
if one humble and obscure individual were to stop Henry
Clay on the highway, and take from him only one dollar
out of the many thousands which he has forcibly taken
from others, the poor wretch would infallibly be sent to
the penitentiary, instead of claiming a lodging in the Pre
sidential house at Washington.
Old Elias Kevs, formerly Judge of Windham county,
Vt., was a strange composition of folly and good sense, of
natural shrewdness, and a want of cultivation. 1 remem
ber the substance of a sentence he pronounced upon a poor
fellow for petit larceny. The case was stealing a pair of
boots, from General Curtis, then a man of considerable
wealth in the town of Windsor. It was proved that the
General had lost his boots, and that of course he stole
them ; mo tt least said the jury, and a jury, you know are
Well, the Judge very gravely, previously to pronoun
cing the sentence of the court, undertook to read the young
rascal a lectnre. You are a fine fellow," said his hon
or, M to be arraigned before this court for stealing. They
say you are pour no one doubts it, who looks at you
and how dare you, being poor, to have the impudence to
steal a pair of toots ? Nobody but rich people have a
right to take such things without paying for them. They
say you are worthless that is evident from the fact that
no one hag ever asked justice to be done you, all by unan
imous consent pronounced you guilty before you were tried,
Now you, being so worthless was a fool to steal, because
you might know you would be condemned. And then
you perceive it was a great aggravation of your olfence,
that you stole them in the largo town of Windsor. In that
Urere town to commit such an act is most horrible. And
ou must not only eo to Windsor lo steal, but must steal
from that grejjt rasn Gsneral Custis. This caps
From Walton's Daily Journal.
Prayer by the chaplain.
Revised Statutes. Clinp. 35, of "jurors," chap.
36, of "accounts," chnp. 37, of "writs of error,
&c," chap. 33, of "habeas corpus," severally read
a third time and p:iss3(l; chap. 42, of the "levy ol
executions," twice read and referred to the com.
on the Judiciary : chap. 43, of the "sessions of
courts," twice read and referred to Messrs. Pier-
point, Cobb and Converse; chap. 41), of the " par
tition of real estate," reported by Mr. Noble, read
a third time and passed: chap. 27, of " trustees."
reported by Mr. Robinson, that the same ought
not to pass laid upon the table on motion of Mr.
Kittridge; clinp. 33, of " ejectment," 30, "of forfeit
ure of grants, ' and of " new trials;" reported by
Mr. McMillan, without amendment, severally read
a third time and passed; chap. IS of "common
schools," called up by Mr. llemenway, who pro
posed an amendment, providing for distribution of
public school money, at the discretion of towns,
equally to all districts, not exceeding one half the
entire sum, laid upon table.
Reports.-liy Mr. Swift, the bill annexing a part
of the town of Orwell, to the town of VVh itin?.
with an amendment, providing that the inhabitant:
ol said town assent to the annexation. Amend
ment adopted, and the bill read a third time and
passed; by Mr. Bowcn, the bill relating to the State
Prison, with proposal of amendment inving the
chaplain a salary of 8100 annually. Amendment
adopted, when Mr. Townsley moved that the bill
be indefinitely postponed. this motion was sup
ported by ilr. kiltridge, and carried, yeas 2o, nay
3, and the bill was indefinitely postponed.
liiUs.-a rom the House, incorporating the Mem
phremagog literary and Theological Seminary, at
Uerby, twice read and referred to com. on educa
tion; repealing the act of the last session rechar
tcring the Bank of Montpelier, twice read and re
ferred to com. on Banks, in add it ion to the act in
corporating the Vt. Mutual Fire Insurance Coin
pany, twice read rnd referred to committee on the
Judiciary; to pay Lhauncey Goodrich SS5 dollar
twice read and rclerrcd to committee on claims ;
to pay Lewis Soule, the sum of $3S0,7S for losses
sustained by the noninlcrcourse act of 1S12
twice read and referred to the committee on fi
Resolutions. Providing for the purchase of
live maps ol this state, called up bylur. wilt, and
passed; by iur. Marsh authorizing the Secretary
of State, to purchase for the state ten copies of
blade s state papers; read and'pnsseu.
bills. lopay Lhauncey Goodrich the sum
mentioned .reported by Mr. Cobb, read a third time
and passed; to pay Lewis Soule the sum mention
ed, reported by com. and the com. was discharg
ed from the further consideration of the bill; for
tbe relief of Gershom Conger, reported by Mr.
lownslev. without amendment. A statement of
facts was made in the case by which it appeared
that Lapt. Longer had been deprived ol his com
mission by court martial and disqualified for hol
ding any military office in this state, and prays to
be restored to his lost military privilege. Ihe
Senate refused to pass the bill, repealing the act
rechartering the Bank of Montpelier reported by
the committee on banks, and ordered to a thin
Mr. Eaton, of the Committee of Education
made a written report in favor of a Geological
Survey of this state at a future time. Laid upon
Prayer by the Rev. E. Smith.
Messrs. Dillingham, Hodges, Warner of New
haven, and Stark, were appointed committee on
the report of the .trustees at the Vt. Asylum for
Resolutions. From the Senate, to furnish the
American Antiquarian Society certain state doc
uments; passed. by Mr. Partridge, that it is in
expedient to recharterany Banks ot this session
made the order ol the day lor to-morrow morning.
By Mr. Bard, as to the expediency of enlarging
the number of Assistant Surgeons in the militia,
and of their appointment by the commissioned Of
ficers of the several regiments; passed.
relitions. Of males and females ol indham.
referred to Temperance Committee.
Reportsof LommUt.ccs.iis committee of Llaims
against the petition for an increase of the salary of
the chaplain I the State Prison; committed to a
select com. of three. By com. on Education, bill
establishing Hartford Academy, ordered to a third
Bills. By Mr. Parker of Bradford, removing
Caledonia Co. buildings to St, Johnsbury or Lyn
don, as shall be designated by coin, hereafter to
be appointed by the House ; laid on the table, and
made the order of the day for Wednesday morn
Engrossed Bills. In addition to act incorpora
ting the Vt. Mutual Fire Insurance Co.: to incor
porate Memphremngog Literary and Theological
Seminary : to repeal act extending charter ol the
bank of Montpelier; to pay Louis Soule 380,78
and to pay C. Goodrich $S35 ; severally passed.
o compensate the Superintendent ot the Ver
mont State Prison; laid on the table. Taxing the
ands in Cambridge formerly embraced in the town
of Sterling; passed.
Mr. Brown called tin the bill repealing the 2nd
section of the act of 1S3S, relative to the Rutland
and Whitehall Railroad Co. being the section re
serving power to future legislatures to amend or
repeal the charter. Mr. Partridge opposed the
bill, as also did Mr. Dillingham, on the ground that
was a departure from a general principle, well
established by previous legislatures, with reference
to all acts of incorporations. Mr. Hodges and Mr.
L ullam supported the bill, lor the reasons that the
section, which was proposed to be repealed, so far
deterred capitalists from taking slock as to ren
der the act of incorporation entirely useless ; and
that, instance, no possible injury could a
rise, either to individuals or to the state, by ex
erupting the company from the operation of this
section. Ayes 20, noes 165: o the bill was re
The bill in favor of John S. Pettibone was taken
up: Mr. Brown moved to strike out $21 and in
sort ftGO; laid on the table.
The House resumed consideration of the rcnort
of the committee on Banks ; and, after some dis
cussion by Messrs. Fullam, Dillingham, Need
ham, brown, Chandler, and others, it was laid
on tbe table and made the order of the day, for
The House resumed consideration of the bill
for the relief of Henry Damon, the principal facts
proved in the case were read, and the bill was or
dered to a 3d reading, unanimously.
Fi:id.a y, 2 o'clock, P. M.
Bills. From the House, in alteration of an act
incorporating the Vt. Mutual Fire Insurance Com
pany, reported by the committee on the Judiciary
with the opinion that no such legislation is neces
sary; and the Senate resolved not to concur with
the House in its passage ; relating to acknowl
edgment of deeds in foreign countries, reported
Dy iur. Jtouinson, that the revised statutes super
cede the necessity of passing the bill ; by Mr.
Townsley, incorporating the Windham Coun
ty Provident Institution of savings, at Brntlle
boro' t (vice read and referred to committee on fi
nance. Revised Salules.-QUnp. 49, of'Prohate Courts,'
chap. 45, of "estates in dower," chap. 4G, of
"title to rea! estate in descent," twice read and re
ferred to Messrs. Pierpoint, Cobb and Converse.
The Senate went into joint assembly, returned
and after the reading and reference of a few chap
ters of the Revised Statutes.
and Lie bill was read a 3d lime and passsed : repeal
nS A'r1 f 1,10 last session, rechartering thtt
banlc of Montpdier, Tead a third time and passed
laying a tax of 3 cents per acre on lands -in that
part of Cambridge formerly annexed to Sterling
twice read and referred to com. on land taxes ;
estabnshingan academy in the town of Hartford,
twice read and referred to com. on education.
Prayer by Rev. S. Kellogg.
Petitions. Of Inhabitant of Hardwick, one
on Slavery, and one on the traffic in ardent spirits,
referred to appropriate committees.
Reports of Committees. By com on Military
Affairs, against bill relating to' Cambridge Artille
ry Co; laid on the table. By Select Committee,
against the petition of Jabez Hazen, and in favour
of bill granting ferry to Abel Phelps; recommit
ted. By com. of Claims, against the account of
Wrn. W. Goodell, and the claimant had leave to
withdraw. By General Committee, against peti
tions and bill for the annexation of part of Shel
burn to St. George bill dismissed; bill to annex
p-irt of Westminster to Athens, ordered to a 3d
reading. By corn, on Roads and Canals, that the
Directors of Passumsic Turnpike Co. have liberty
to withdraw their petition concurred in; airainst
the bill relative to highways, laid on the table.
Lngorsscd Bills. Establishing- an Academy at
Hartford, taxing part of Cambridge, for the relief
of Henry Damon ; severally passed.
Keslulions. r rom the Senate, to procure 10
copies of Slade's State Papers for the State ; pass-
en. vy Mt. uutier, as to the expediency of addi
tional provisions for securing the collection of
lebts of persons about to abscond, &c, passed.
The bill to annex part of Orwell to Whitin:
Messrs Dillingham, Ellsworth, and Young were
appointed corn, on the memorial of the Chaplain of
the btate rrison.
Mr. Fairbanks was excused from the com. on
the petition of J. W. Hubbard, k, Mr. Wentworlli
appointed in his place.
Revised Statutes. Chapter 9, of counties, pass
ed. Chap. 27, of common law, was reported ;
Mr. Partridge moved to postpone it to the last day
of the session: supported by Mr. Partridge and
opposed by Mr. Chandler, ayes 31 noes 159, and
the bill was ordered to a 3d reading. Chap. 34,
of offsets, and chap. 31, of depositions and witness
es, referred to Messrs. Needham and Baxter.
Chap. 32, of juries, and chapter 33, of habeas cor
pus, referred to the Judiciary Committee. Chap.
33, of new trials, referred to Messrs. Brown and
The Senate having met in joint assembly the
following appointments were made :
Asa btory, hherill.
Win. Spencer, Judge of Probate for the District
Marcus O. Fisher, )
E. B. Chase, I
John Currier, Sheriff,
Issac N. Hall, High Bailiff,
Tkos. Bartlett, Jr., State's Attorney.
Saml. B Mattocks, Judge of Probate.
Salma Davis, Geo. W. Drew, Saml. Sias, Ja
Calvin Morrill, Inspector of Hops.
Grand Isle Co.
Joseph M. Molt,
Gary Whitney, Sheriff,
Pardon Duel, High Bail i If.
Frederick Hazen, States Attorney.
Joel Allen, Judge of Probate,
Wm.II. Russell, Elihu Parks, Jesse
B. S. Phelps, Wm. Brewer. Hop Inspectors.
The Joint assembly adjourned to Wednesday
next, 3 o'clock P. M. and the Senate withdrew.
Saturday, Oct. 27, IS39.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
Revised Statutes. Chapters 57, 53, 59 and GO,
were severally twice read and ref. to committees;
chap. 61, and 02, severally twice read and ref. to
Messrs. Cobb, Chandler and l oster ; chapters O.J
ind 1)1, severally twice read and ref. to .Messrs.
Swiit, Edson and Eeaton ; chap. 05, twice read
nd referred to Messrs. Noble, Hoyt and Jenncss;
hap. GO, the same reading and referred , chap. 07,
twice read and referred to Messrs. Bowen, Harvey
nd Warterman ; chap. 30, of ' replevin," made
the order for this morning, was taken up, its pro
visions commented upon by Mr. Pierpoint, and
the chapter again laid upon the table ; chap. 9, of
counties," an amendment, by the House, cnucni-
red in, and the chapter passed ; chap. 80. of " land
taxes." reported by .Mr. Marsh, with a proposal of
amendment, which was concurred in, and the chap
ter read a third time and passed; chap. 55. o(
the " appointment of trustees of minors," clinp. 50.
of "probate bonds" &c, severally reported by Mr.
Noble: chap, oo, road a third tune and passed,
hap. 50, laid upon the table ; chap. 51, of " es
cheats," reported by Mr. Noble, read a third time
nd passed : chap. 47, of " wills," reported by Mr.
ones, nnd ordered to a third reading; chap. 4S,
of "letters testamentary," also reported by Mr.
Jones, read a third time nnd passed: chap. 49,
ol the administration and distribution of estates ol
intestates, read a third time anil passed; chapters
I, 52 and 53, ail relating to the settlement ol
estates, reported by Mr. McMillan, u-ithout amend
ment, severally read a third time arid passed.
Bus.v rom the House, lor loo relict ot Henry
Damon, read and referred to a select committee.
Messrs. Cobb, Converse and Robinson ; incorpo
rating the Meinpliremagog Litcuary institution,
reported by committee on Education, with a pro
posal of amendment, which was concurred in,
war returned by the Senate with an amendment;
laid on the table.
The House resumed the consideration of Mr.
Partridge's resolution against chartering any banks
at this session ; when Mr. Stark moved a substi
tute for it, embracing the following propositions :
no bank to be rcchartered unless on the following
conditions; 1st to secure bill holders against loss;
2d, to be exempted from safety fund act ; 3d. to bd
subjected to alteration or amendment at any future
legislature ; 4th, lo be subjected to repeal, when
the legislature shall be of the opinion that the bank
has violated its charter or so conducted ns to be-"
come prejudicial to the public interests ; 5th,tobs
allowed to issue S3 for 81 paid in ; 6th, officers to
be subjected lo penal punishment for mal conduct-.
Mr. Partridge opposed the substitute; and the
whole subject was made the order of the day for
Friday morning next.
Mr. Stark introduced a bill to provide for the
security of bill holders on the closing of banks;
referred to a select committee of three.
Mr. Brown introduced a resolution for a com.
to examine the Windsor and Essex, banks. &c
amendment of the Senate concurred in.
2 o'clock P. M,
Rerised Statutes. Chap. G7, reported without
amendment, ordered to be read the third time on
Monday morning ; chap. 5G, of '.' probate bonds"
&c, read a third time nnd passed; chap. 50, read
n third lime and passed.
Mr. Holmes from the coim on land tax, reported
on a bill laying a tax on part of Cambridge with
out amendment, ordered to be read a third time
on' Monday morning.
Mr. Edson from the com. on Education report
ed the bill establishing an academy at Hartford,
without amendment, and the bill was read tho
third time and passed.
Bill. To pay Lewis Soule the sum therein
mentioned, reported by the com. ; facts stated, and
the bill, on motion of Mr. Pierpoint, laid upon the
Revised Statutes. Chap. 33, of new trials,
read a 3d time and passed. Chap. 2S, of process,
referred to the Judiciary Committee. Chap. 37,
of writs of error and auditaquercla. was read ; and
no quorum being.prcsent, and adjournment was
moved negatived ; a call ol the Mouse was mov
ed ayes 58, noes 31 ; carried, and upon the call
121 answered to their names, and further proceed
ings in the call was dispensed with. . Chap. 37.
was read a 2d time and referred to the Judiciary
Committee. Chap. 36, of accounts, twice read
and referred to Judiciary Committee.
Resolution. By Mr. Brown, for the reception
and reference of proposed amendments to the rep
rised statutes; passed. Adj.
Monday, Oct. 2S, 1S3U.
Prayer by the chaplain.
Bills. Laying a tax on part of lands in Cam
fridge, read a 3d time and passed: Mr. Edson
called for ji statement of facts, which was given
by Mr. Holmes, of the com. on land taxes show
iny that the lands proposed to be taxed were orig
inally a part of the town of Sterling. Mr. Edson
could see no reason why a part only of the lands
in any one town should be taxed ; bill laid upon
Revised Sfaues, Chapter C7, of " illegitmato
children," read a third time and passed ; chap. 33,
of 'new trials,' from the House with a proposal of
amendment, which was concurred in; title 83, of
'crimes and punishments,' referred to Messrs.
Pierpoint, Edgerton and Adams ; title IS, of 'the
regulation of trade in certain cases,' embracing
oi u lit chapters, considered, on motion of Mr. Kit
tridge ; chap. 03, of 'divorce,' reported by Mr.
Swift, with proposal of amendment, which was
concurred in, and tho chapter was read a 3d lima
and passed; chap. G3, of ' i inspection of provis
ions and manufactures,' twice read and referred
to committee. The remainder of the forenoon
was principally devoted to the reading nnd referr
ence of chapters on the regulation of trade in cer
tain cases. Adjourned.
Prayer by Rev. E. Smith
Messrs. Smith of Wilmington, nnd Newell
obtained leave of absence after Wednesday morn
ing. fteWft.V'?s.-By Mr. Hay ward, for adjournment
of the Legislature on the 1st Wednesday of