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RKKVTPELIEK, VESIOJIT, XOV&UDEU 10, 1S39.
From the Pennsylvania Freeman,
Nomination of distinct anti-slavery candidates.
We have read with no smiill degree of inter
est the address of a comrniuee of abolitionists in
Monroe county, New York, in favor of a distinct
political organization on anti-slavery grounds.
We sat down to its perusal, predisposed to with
hold our assent to its arguments, but we are free
.lo confess that we have found ourselves unable to
answer them, in a manner satisfactory to our
own mind. The course heretofore recommen
ded, viz: to withhold our votes from pro-slavery
candidates and give them only to men favorable
to our principles, beautiful as it has ever seemed
to us in theory, has thus fir proved a -practical
failure. Witness the New York and Massachu
setts election last year. Abolitionists have been
false to their dutyt they have covered them
selves and the cause of freedom with disgrace.
Vermont abolitionism has cftert been cited as an
evidence of the efficiency ot this action : yet, the
abolitionism of Vermont is not represented on
jhe floor of Congress. One of her Senator?
meanly apologized lttst year for the passage of the
anti-slavery resolutions of the Legislature : and
that verV Legislature elected another Senator
who is reported 'to have exulted over the duped
friends of freedom, who were prevailed upon to
eive him their votes, at.'d in the excitement of
victory to have rejoiced thai he "could go into
Confess without a nigger on his back." The
abolftionists of Rhode Island at the lata election
for Congress had a noble opportunity to discrimi
nate at the ballot box between a friend and an en
emv of freedom. Thomas W. Dorr, a member
of the Executive Committee of the State Society.
Was a candidate for Congress, and was basely de
serted bv the professed friends of the slave. Of
the eiht hundred anti-slavery men who fou
years ago signed the call for the Rhode Island
Anti-Slaverv Convention, a few only were found
willing to sacrifice their party predilections. Th
Democratic: abolitionists had no confidence in the
integrity of a Whig candidate ; 'the Whjg had
no faith in tho man who was held up as a Van
Burea partisan ; ar.d the consequences has been
that both have voted with their respective parties.
In our Stata New Hampshire the friends ol
emancipation at the last Congressional election,
took the bold step of nominating a list of thorough
anti-slavery candidates. With but little effort
with all the scruples and difficulties attendant
upon a new movement to contend with in a
State where abolitionism had been crushed down
by the united energies of both political parties
eighteen hundred good men and true, deposi
ted their votes for the anti-slavery ticket. Had
the New York abolitionists at the election last
year been as faithful, the vote of Lt. Gov. Brad
ish would have exceeded that of the pro-slavery
candidates by a majority of more than 10,000
- We leave these facts, for the consideration of
our readers. The question, whether vve shall
vote for men nominated by others, and for purposes
foreign to our cause, or nominate candidates of
our own, is not one of principle, but simply of
expediency; and our only aim should be to do
what is best calculated to promote the slaves'
freedom. We may hereafter find room to publish
the Rochester address, not endorsing in all re
spects its conclusions, but regarding it as an able
and important document, deserving, to say the
least, the candid attention of the friends of eman
cipation. We perceive by the last Liberator that
the Board of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery
Society, have issued a long address to the aboli
tionists of that State, in which they deprecate the
nomination of distinct anti-slavery candidates, not
aswrongin itself, but asbad policy ;Withthegen
eral tenor of this address we agree. We believe
with it : " That our cause is indissolubly con
nected with the politics of the country that it has
always contemplated the use of political action
for the overthrow of slavery that its success is
involved in the fidelity with which its electoral
friends bestow their suffrages, irrespective of par
ty lines and badges." And while we are oppos
sed to any attempt to FottcE into life a distinct po
litical party in favor of Emancipation we cannot
undertake "to censure our New Hampshire friends
for their course last year, believing as we do that
this matter must be left to abolitionists in their
various localities to decide for themselves.
We sincerely hope lhat our friends in Massac.hu
sets will at the coming election wipe out the
deep and black reproach, which now rests upon
our cause in consequence of the misereble results
of the last election. In the name of the abolition
ists of Pennsylvania, we entreat them to remem
ber the slave on the day of election : and to for
get on that day all their dissentions to stand for
. that time, at least, shoulder to shoulder, an un
broken phalanx of consistent men. They are
trong in numbers, and if they are faithful in this
Srial-time of their integrity, they will secure the
eesjiect of the slaveholder; and the fear and
dread of the unswerving adherence to the right,
will be felt by both political parties at the north.
for ourselves, we are solicitous mainly for the
integrity of the friends of the slave. So long as
they vote, as they have heretofore to a great ex
tent, for mere party candidates with the collar of
political servitude upon them, irrespective of
their sentiments and practice on the question of
emancipation, they undo on the day of election
all which they may have done for the bondmen
in tho other 364 days of the year. They nre as
justly chargeable with the guilt of upholding
slavery, as the electors of Maryland or Virginia.
The cruise cannot prosper with such auxiliaris.
The prayer of such will be an abomination be
fore the God of the oppressed ; and when they
appeal to tho slaveholder and urge him to the
sacrifice of his property, well may tho latter re
tort upon them : "Hypocrites ! first sacrifice your
own prejudices and partialities, before you ash
m to turn my family as beggars into the street.'
Of one thing we nre fully persuaded, unless
abolitionists can be induced to act more consis
tent in this matter, we may as well give over
our exertions as an organized Society. The un
faithfulness of many of our number neutralizes
in a great degree even the moral influence of the
honest and upright. The slaveholder sees the
inconsistency and folly of his reprovers; H
teels justihed in imputing base motives to aboli
tinnists generally ; and their prayers, entreatio
and rebukes fall oowerless on bis ears: H
classes the innocent with tho guilty the honest
aavocato ot freedom, with the canting hypocrite
v noways oneway and votes another.
i ue power oi moral suasion consists no! in
numbers. The voice of one honest reformer.
whose practice and life ore consistent with his
profession,- and who gives on all occasions evi
uencc of h.s sincerity and forgctfullness of self
in his concern for others, is ever more powerful
in us appeals to conscience, than the stormy re
bukes of an inconsistent multitude. If moral.
suasion then alone is to bo depended upon
for the emancipation of the slave, we should for
ourselves, urge the immediate dissolution of our
societies. I he faithful and true hearted would
then be able lo address themselves to the con
science and better feeling of the slaveholder, un
embarrassed by their association with the unwor
thy and hypocritical.
Charles Hammond, Esq., the shrewd and able
conductor cf the Cincinnati Daily Gazette in his
paper of the 22d uh., has the following article
THE HOLDING BACK SYSTEM.
This system has become the lever of all the
country s operations, especially of those which
hnve some unpleasant points about thein. Th
vvhigs hold back nominating their candidate for
the presidency. And their leading papers hold
buck all discussion of the preferences that should
bo given between the candidates. A mighty effort
is made to hold back all inquiry respecting the
effect of slavery, upon'the institutions and business
of tho nation. Its progress, its expansion, the
opinions, feelings and doctrines which originate
and sirengthen it are held back. Congress, polit
ical party, the press, the pulpit all hold back
inosc who rctusc to hold nadi are reviled ana
The tariff mu?t not be discussed except to coti
dernn it. Any thing like the truth respecting i
must be held back. Cotton must be heki back,
and the why and the wherefore must also bo held
buck. Bacon is held back, and the owners ex
pect the public press to hold back all expositions
ol the object and consequence. Money is held
back, and why it is so, must be held back too.
All this holding hack is insisted upon to aid the
success ot humbug And humbug is a great
nursing mother, of many things, besides Morus
The r.cuntry is wihering and withering under
all the hold backs fastened upon it. In nothing
is this more prevalent than in relation to the lead
ing measures of the South. Her politicians make
no secret of their sectional feelings and purposes
rule or ruin is her motto. The tariff was ta
ken off to prevent open insurrection from ripening
into treason. And the absence of the tariffis now
conducing largely to our embarrassments. It
permits the English manufacturer, after the pur
chases of the season are made, to glut our markets
with merchandize of the same character, and sell
it at prices so low as to drive our own merchants
from the trade. A most instructive article upon
this subject, is copied into our columns to-day,
from the Baltimore American, which should be
carefutly read. The subject is tabooded, or under
the order of hold back; and this makes a sensible
view of it, the more valuable. But the reviewer
holds back the great truth, that a sectional power
broke up the protective system;
That same, power which is now involving all
the business of the Union in prostrating disaster,
by a hold back of her cotton. She bullied Con
sress to srive up the tariff- she bribed the Banks
to become cotton dealers, to force a raise of prices.
The Pennsylvania Monster has sunk under her
fiorts to sustain tho cotton market. Ihe lianlt
of England has shivered in her strongest har
ness. The price of Cotton consolidates, and the
people of th United Stales rejoice. But one
eat truth is held bade. When the English
manufacturer pays a high price for cotton, he
charges it on his fabric. Those who wear Eng
lish manufacturers pay for tho staple. When
holding back the cotton secures an advanced price
for the planter, it operate as a tax on all other
employments, who have, at least, to pay that
price. The farmer and the artizan, the laborer
and the manufacturer of the West, and the
North, and the East, all their employments are
deranged that price may be raised upon thein for
the great staple ! And the mass of sufferers hum
bugged to deem itfall for the public good ! And
the press must hold all this, back. The wide ex
tent of the cotton humbug, its ramifications of in
terest and their influence, wherever they are felt,
must not be explained. The South Ho! trea
son there! All about the South must be held
back, except that she produces the great staple,
and in consideration whereof she is to be receiv
ed as the great regulator of the land !
Extract of a letter recently received from Lon
don. 'American Slavery as it is' is not only wtll
received, but is doing good for there are still
those who say that a " false coloring" has always
been thrown around the slave system ; such,
though professedly opposed to slavery, have nev
er felt bound, as with those who are bound. 'The
testimony of n thousand witnesses' presents the
system disrobed in all its naked deformity
coverless, save in the drippings of blood, its na
tive dress. I hope and expect lhat it will be re
viewed by some master hand and come back
to you, sending foi'th its wailings until there shall
be melting heaits. Eman.
The Holy Bible. The British and Foreign
Bible Society, since its formation in iSOl, has is
sued upwards of 9,000,000 of Bibles and Testa
ments. The American Bible Society since its formation
has published, about 2,500,000.
The Bible has been publshed (or is now pub
lishing,) in 185 different languages.
Legislature of Vermont.
From Walton's Daily Journal.
Friday Nov. 8, 1839,
Prayei by the chaplain.
.Bills. From the House, to pay Orias Seymore
&80 for distributing the Journals, read a third
time and passed ; lo pay Anson Davis gCO, for ex
penses in keeping beorge Holmes, twice read and
referred to ihe committee on claims ; annexing a
part of INqrwich to the town of Hartford, twice
read and referred to the committee on the Judici
ary; providing for a chaplain lo the Stnla Pris
on, with a salary of 0100 per annum, twice read
and referred lo the com. on finance, incorporating
the rrovident institution or savings, ot Brattleboro,
reported by Mr. Adams, with an amendment, giv-
nig nny iuture legislature power to alter or re-
peiil. The amendment, was adopted, without
division, when Mr. Cobb called for the bill. It
was opposed by Messrs. Egerton and Cobb, in de
bate, supported by Mr. Townslcy, and the yeas
and nays being demanded by Mr. Hemmonway on
the passage of the bill to be engrossed and read a
third time, on motion of Mr; Towr.aley.it was laid
upon the table ; laying a tax oil the county of La
moille, reported by Mr. Bowen, read a third time,
and passed ; r.nnexing a part of the town of Nor
wich to the town of Hartford, reported by Mr.
Robinson, and ordered to third reading.
Resolution. By Mr. Swift, provided for the
supply ol county clerks, with the Vermont reports
Prayer by Rev. E. Smith.
Messrs. Miner, Fuller and Kendall, obtained
leave of absence after to-morrow morning.
lu-ports of Committees. By Land lax com
mittee, against tax on Mount labor, and the House
concurred ; for a tax on Ripton, and leave to brine
in a bill was granted.
Bill. By Mr. lyler, persons furnished with ri
fles, and proper rifle accoutrements, and doing
service in standing companies, to be returned e
quipped ordered to a third reading, 110 to 34.
Ihe Senate returned the Woodstock corpora-
lion bill, adhering to its amendment laid on the
Resolutions. From the Senate, with a report
on resolution of state of Indiana against the in
terference with slavery by the free states: read
and laid on the table.
Tho bill abolishing capital punishments wasta
ken up, and the discussion resumed by Mr. Rice
in favour of the bill. Mr. Sanborn moved to dis
miss the bill. The motion to dismiss was sustain
ed by Messrs Brown and Bard, opposed by Messrs
rsutler and iNeedham, and negatived ayes 67,
noes 89. Adi.
Friday, 2 o'clock P. M.
Bill. To nav Anson Davis the sum mention
ed, reported by Mr. Cobb, with a statement of the
facts in the case, and committed. Ihe bill was
ordered to be engrossed and read a third time,
yeas 16, pays 10 ; of the production of silk, twice
read and referred to committee on manufactures;
chap. 107, of salaries and fees, reported by Mr.
Adams, with proposal of amendment, which was
negatived, and an amendment proposed by Mr.
Pierpoint, adopted. Adj.
oatvuday, iov. y, lsja.
Prayer by the chaplain.
Bills. Mr. Townsley called up the bill estab-
ishing an institution of savings at Brattleboro',
when Mr. Swift proposed an amendment, of erase-
ng the clauses empowering the corporation to hold
real estate In buildings, other than as security for
debts; amendment adopted, and the bill passed
to be engrossed ; yeas 22, nays 3 ; annexing a
part of the town of Norwich to the town of Thet-
ford, read a third time and passed ; to pay Ozias
Sevmour the sum mentioned. -read a third time
and passed ; extending the charter of the Bank oi
Rutland, reported by Mr. McMillan, of the com
mittee on banks, with proposals of amendment,
by striking out all after section first and insetting
fifteen more sections; the sections proposed to be
stricken out, and the sections to be inserted, were
read, when Mr. Pierpoint moved an amendment
to one of the sections, proposed by the committee
to be stricken out, so to restrict the stock-holders
and directors, that no one of them at any time
shrill hp inrfpfitpd In lh Vmnlr nvpr fi nrr rnnt Cii
capital; opposed by Blessrss. Egerton, Jenness and
Cobb. Supported by Mr. Pierpoint, who said the
directors and stock-holders were willing to accept
of the amendment he proposed. Adj.
Mr. Bascomb called up the report and resolu
tions, from the com. of Education, on the public
lands, and moved its printing; motion opposed by
Mr. Needhamj and withdrawn.
Messrs. Green, Roberts, Gillett and Earner ob
tained leave of absence after Monday morning.
Petitions. Of landholders of Greensboro' for
an abatement of tax, &c. referred to Land Tux
Committee! of Emery Wheelock and others,
and of Asahel Hubbard and others, lo Temper
Engrossed, Bills Passed. To pay Jeremiah
Bushee $9, for the relief of Irtt McLoud, altering
names of certain persons. Relating to riflemen
doing duty in standiug companies, (130 to 51,) lo
credit the Superintendent of tho state prison $950.
Bill. In pursuance of leave, a bill taxing lands
in Ripton, ordered to :i third reading.
Resolutions. By Mr. Brown, for procuring
from the General Government payment for mili
tary services on the northern frontier, adopted ;
froin the Senate, furnishing Vt. Reports to Coun
ty Clerks, passed;
Reports of Committees. By Military Com
mittee, against the account of Ephram Maxham,
and the House concurred ; bill appropriating $1450
for military services on the northern frontier re
committed. By com. of Ways and Means, bill for
the relief of Chas. Bellamy and others; and of Or
son Thayer, ordered to a 3d reading by same
com. the report of Superintendant and Chaplain
of the state prison, recommending the printing of
onn :. I ;A t. I .i
juu tujuira ui uu; same which was cuucurrcu m
By Select Committee; against bill relating to stale
prison, (House bill; and it was dismissed. By
com on Military Affairs, bill incorporating Bur
lington Volunteer Engine Co., ordered to a third
reading, xiy com. ol Vv ays and Means, against
bill for the relief of Daniel Meeder, and it was dis
missed. The resolution of Mr. Partridge, that it is inex
pedient lo charter of rechajier any Bunks at the
present session, together with sundry amendments,
on motion of Mr. Dillingham was dismissed.
Bank Bills.-lle-Kli&rler'ing the Bank of Caledo
nia ; Mr. Mattocks moved an amendment, that the
debts of said bank shall not exceed the amount of
deposites in specie together with twice the amount
of the capita! ;tock paid in ; agreed to, and after
one or two unimportant amendments, the bill was
ordered to a 3d reading.
The bill for dividing the income upon the pub
lic money (surplus revenue) being under consider
ation, an amendment was offered for dividing one
half equally among the districts, and one halfac
cording to the number of scholars ; adopted, 106
to 31. Mr. Bard moved to dismiss the bill, sup
ported by IVJr. sanborn. iJaclheltl, Butler, IJiomas
IJfvJgeSi Jackson, Chamberlain and Dillingham,
and opposed by Messrs. 1 enney, and Wheeler of
ivlonipclier ayes 7'J, noes 100. Mr. Hazard rnov
ed a proviso, requiring districts to keep ' a school
two months at their own expense before beinof en
titled to receive a share c! this fund : rciectcd.
Mr. Goudy moved lo strike out " onu half," fof
the fund divided by districts and insert one quar
ter opposed by Messrs. Fisk of Eden and R'ce.
supported by Messrs. Goudy and Fullam ; re-
ected, vo to 51. Ihe bill was ordered lo a 3d
Mr. Alverson obtained leave of absence after
?rIonday morning; Adj.
2 o'clock, P. M.
Mr. Tracy and Mr. Robinson, had leave of ab
sence from and after Monday morning next.
Bills. To pay Rich Bayley the sum mentioned,
for the repair of cannon for the Hardwick artillery
company. A statement of facts in the case was
called for. from which it appeared that the state
had furnished the company with cannon and car
riage; that by neglect of former officers, and the
use of carraige occasionally for agricultural purpo
ses, the cannon for celebrations, repairs had be
come necessary. The present captain had pro
cured the repairs, paid the bills,- nnd charges the
same to the stale, rightful owner of ihe property.
Yeas 7 nays 16.
Resohdiort.--Yxoxw the House, requiring the
Tieasurer to ascertain the expenses incurred by
this state, on ths northern frontier; Laid upon
the table; Adj.
Leave of absence was granted to Mttsrs. Mc
Laughlin, Dwinnell, Cook and Lake
On motion of Mr. Brown the rule to devote af
ternoons to the revised statutes was suspended for
tho present, and the House took up the bill to in
corporate the Rutland Co. Bank at Poultney: Mr.
uoudey moveu an additional section, requiring
the cashier, when required, to exhibit to the bank
inspector the list 6f stockholders, with their sure
ties, the amount of their indebtedness, &c. adop
ted. Mr. Chandler moved an amendment no of
ficer of stockholder to be indebted to a sum great
er than six per cent of its capital stock, supported
by Messrs. Chandler and Hodires, and opposed bv
Messr3. crown, Dillingham and butler; ayes im
noes 49, so the amendment was adopted. Mr.
Hodges moved to change the title, "Rutland Coun
ty Bank," to the Bank :f Poult ney-agrced to. Mr.
Chamberlain moved to limit the time of suspen
sion of specie payments from " sixty" to thirty
days after which bill holders may notify the prop
er officer and cause an injuction to be issued, &c
negatived. Messrs. Clark, JJrown, bprague, but
ler, and Sawyer supported, nnd Mr. Hodges op
posed the bill, when it was ordered to a third read
Monday, Nov. 11.
Prayer by the chaplain.
Mr. Eaton introduced a resolution that the leg
islature adjourn on Frdav, the 15th inst. laid
on the table.
Mr. Noble called up the bill incorporating the
bank of Brandon on motion of Mr. Pierpoint
Ihe bill to incorporate the Windham county
Provident institution for savings was fead a third
time and passed.
Ihe bill to extend the charter of the bank ol
Rutland was taken up. Mr. Pierpoint varied his
proposal ofamendment, so that the batik shall not
loan to all tho stockholders over fifteen per cent,
on the amount of capital stock paid in, nor to any
individual stockholder over $2UUU, which was a-
dopted. On motion of Mr. Pierpoint the 11th
section was stricken out. Mr. McMillan propos
ed so to amend the bill that the debts of the bank
at any one time, shall not exceed the deposits and
double the amount of capital stock paid in, which
was adopted. Mr. Cobb proposed so to amend
the 10th section as to require the bank to pay in
to the State Ireasury semi-annually one-half per
cent on the amount of capital stock paid in, in
stead of 10 percent on the profits, when on mo
tion of Mh Ldgerton ihe bill was laid on the ta
Mr. Cobb reported the bill to pay Anson Davt.
the sum &c., with proposals ofamendment, which
were adopted read a third time and p.issed
Mr. Cobb called up the bill dooming the town
of Glastenbury $935,54 and moved to insert $400;
Mr. Eaton moved to amend the amendment by in
serting $?G00, which was adopted, when the reso
lution was laid on the table.
The bill altering the names of certain person?
was referred to committee on military affairs.
IiesMMfto?u.--lnatructing the Judiciary com
mittee to report a bill abolishing capital punish
ment "-taken up and on motion of Mr. Pierpoint
postponed indefinitely; from thehouse, for making
enquiry as to the amount of expense consequent
on the disturbances on the northern frontier was
taken up and passed. Adj.
' 9 o'clock, A. M.
Prayer by Rev. E; Smith,
By Mr. Allen of A. in relation to the
militia, rclerred to Military committee By Mr;
Lharlton.-to revise an act laying a tax on Jay
passed to be eng.ossed. By Mr. Redfield to au
thor.se the Judps of Orleans Co. to sell the Coun
ty buildings and build anew, referred th Gener
al committee. By Mr. Sanborn relating to tax
es on Banks referred to the com. on bank, '
Mr. Dillingham called up the bill to pay Rot'
ert Pierpoint and others, when the blank was fil
led with $3500, and the engrossing being dispen
sed with the bill had its final passage.
The resolutions and report of committee on pub
lie lands was made the order for to-morrow morn
Resolutions. By Mr. Bartlett, appointing corm
of Debentures adopted. By Mr. Hodges, pro
hibitingthe introduction of bills after Wednesday,
except bills reported by committees.
Reports of C&mmiltees. By com. of Ways and
Means on the resolution enquiring whether the
ofnee of Supt. of Slate Prison should not be abol
ished and whether the salary may not be reduced,
report that the office should not be abolished, but
that tho salary is more than" adequate. By Gen.
Coin, .".gainst the bill to allow jurors travelling"
toes against the bill relating to town clerks a-
trainst the bill to repeal part of the net abolishing
imprisonment for debt, which were severally dis
Engrossed Bills. Tor the relief cf Wm. Crane
and A. Thayer, of Charles Belamy and others
taxing lands in Ripton to incorporate Burlington
Volunteer Engine, Co. severally read and nassadj
The bill relating to the division of the income of
surplus money among school districts was passed
by ayes and nays, rtyes 06 nays 67.. The bill
to incorporate the bank of Caledonia also coming
up for final passage, was opposed by Mr. Hunting
ton, who Drotested nffainst this and thr wWn lmiU
of what he called the miscalled "reformed Banks,"'
propliecying lhat the stock would not be taken, and
if it was it would go into the hands a speculators
Mr. Sprague said he must record his vote a-
gainst the recharter of any bank.- The yeis and
nays being called nnd taken stood, yeas 137, nays
'Jo, so hie bill had its final passage m the House
Mr. Tennev called up the bill o incorrjccrate th
Newbury Mill Co. when Mr. Chamberlain offer-'
ed to amend po that the private property 6f the
members shall be holden &c., supported bv Mr.-
Waterman and adopted, yeas S3, havs 58. an
the bill passed to be engrossed.
Ihe bill to incorporate the Poultnev Iron Man
u factory Co. was taken up, amended and re-committed,
on motion of Mr. Dillingham, with instruc
tions to make private property holden.
ihe engrossed bill annexing partof the town of
Mansfield to Underhill was read and passed.
2 o'clock P. M
Bills. From the House, to incorporate the Bur
lington volunteer engine company-twice read and
referred to committee on military affairs; to pay
Robert Tierpoint and others, for their services ill
revising the statutes of this State read a third
time and passed j relating to the distribution of the
public mcney among-cornmon schools twice read
nnd referred to com. on education; laying a tax
of three cents per acre on ihe lands in the town
of Ripton twice read and referred to committee
on land taxes; for the relief of Charles Belamy
and others twice read and referred to co.-nmiffrk
nf finance; for the relief of William Crane and A.
Thayer twice read and referred to committee on
Report. By Mr. Cobb, the till fof the relief
of Ira McLoud, with proposal of . amendment.
which wa3 adopted, the biil read a third time and
passed ; by Mr. Lawrence the bill providing that
when a man shall lurnish himself with a rifle nnd
appropriate equipments, he shall be returned
equipped, that tho same ought not to pass. Mes
srs. Marsh and Pierpoint, supported it on thd
ground that' those who had furnished themselves
with rifles at considerable cost, ought not to be
obliged to throw them by, and be at the expenso
of procuring other equipments Messrs. Cobb and
lownsJey opposed it because rifles could not be
appropriately used in companies in connexion with
muskets when on motion ofMr. Townslev tho
bill was laid on the table.
Bills. From the House, annexing part of th
town of Mansfield to the town of UnderhiU
twice read and ordered to be read a third time ;-
to incorporate the .bank of Caledonia-ttvice read
and referred to com. on Banks.
Report. By Mr. Lawrence, the till to nav
Jeremiah Bushee, the sum &c, for transporting
rifles-' tho third reading rejected ; by same, the
petition relating to the Weathersfield iight infan4
try company ; of French Warner and others-
which presenting no action were laid on the table;
2 o'clock P. M
The chair appointed the committee to make tip'
debentures, as follows : Messrs. Hastings, Rice
Hound, Wheelock. Messrs. Waite, Spear, Stow-
ell, Foster of Walden, Kinsley Fisk of Eden,
Stihnan, Rich, Ladd.
Mr. Norton asked leave of absence ufter to-mor
row : granted.
Appointment by the chair. Mr. flutchihs. on
the com. on bills, in place'of Mr. Cook.
Un motion of Mr. Lhnmherlain, ta6 tote adop
ting his amendment to ths Newbury Mill Co., bill
Mr. Parker of Bradford introduced a Li!l rela1
live to county buildings which wasreiefred to the
Gen. Committed Adj.
Monday Eve. Nov. ih
Bills Passed. In addition to the militia act of
1S37, chapter 64 of husband and'wifc, Si of soci
eties for the support of the gospel and literary and
othfr associations. Adj.
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1S39;
Prayer by the chnplsiln.
Bill. "From the House, annexing a part of th$
town of Mansfield to tho town of Underhill, tend
a third time and passed ; bv Mr. Bowen.
jlishing the Weathersfield Light Infantry Compa