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VOL Villi? I. " MOTfl'ELiai:, YJ3ISRIOIVT, ttOVEJIBEK 23, 1839.":. ' IWMIIER47.
LEGISLATURE OF VEIIMONT.
From Walton' Daily Journal-
Fkidav, Nov, 15.1S39.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
1 flu the proceedings of the Senate, on Wednes
dav last, when Mr. McMillan moved lo erase the
words " in specie," immediately after the words
should read, relating to the deposits, instead of the
Mr. Eaton called up the resolution dooming the
town of Glastenbury, and the resolution passed. .
Bills. In addition to an act incorporating the
Vermont Mutual Fire Insurance Company, exten
ding the time for paying losses after Jan. 1S40, and
nllowing interest thereon ; supported by Messrs.
Converse, Egerton and Pierpoint, opposed by Mr.
Lawrence, read a 3d time and passed.
Bills. Establishing East Poultney lion Compa'
ny, twice read referred to committee on manufac
tures; compensating the Sheriff of Bennington
county for executing Archibald D. Bales, twice
read and referred to com. on claims ; to remove
obstructions in Paul's stream in the county of'Ea-
scx, referred to the Senator from Essex. Adj.
Mr. Huse obtained leave of absence ofter Satur
Reports of Committees. The com. of Claims
reported against tbo petition of Sylvanus Ripley
in the statement of facts it appeard that in 1S17
Ripley had a claim of $15 against one Huntington
on which the latter was committed; that Ilun
tington applied lo the legislature for an act of sus
pension, which was granted notwithstanding th
. e r- i .1 . . .
remonstrance oi ivipiey : on mis statement a mi
nority of the committee were for allowing the
claim. The majority avered that there was no
proof to show that Ripley had lost any thing, and
lurther, that this was the first instance in which
i j , , - .i i ,
creditor nau ever presented a claim under the sus
pension acts. The petitioner had leave to with
draw. By General Committee, against bill rela
ting to Orleans county buildings, dismissed ; bii
relating to Northneld Factory Fire Co., ordered to
3d reading. By Land fax Committee, asking to
be discharged from further consideration of the
bill taxing Greensboro' agreed to; the bill was
supported by Mr. Waterman aud ordered to a 3i
Lngrossed bills Fassed. Incorporating East
Poultney Iron Co.; to pay G. H. Smith $200; to
remove obstuctions in raul s river.
A bill granting a ferry to Abel Phelps of A
burgh, was amended, so as to grant a ferry on each
side, to Phelps and Hazen, and ordered to a third
Mr. B-iscomb moved to reconsider the vote dis
missing me oni: repealing- tne net jor removing
obstructions in rassumpsic and Moose rivers, nnd
Alter some explanations bv Messrs. Fairbanks
Porter and Chandler, the bill was rejected
: The Senate returned the bill incorporating the
Bank ofPoultney, with amendments, several of
which were concurred in. One proposition, con
fining the security given by stockholders to bonds
secured by mortgages, (instead of bonds or mort
gaffes,) gave rise to discussion ; Messrs Warner of
Newhaven. and Tenney supporting, and Messrs
Needham, Brown, Sprague, Kinsman and Baxter
opposing it ayes 8, noes 146 so the amendment
was non-concurred in. Another amendment con
nected with this was non-concurred in r also an
amendment requiring the bank to go into operation
within one year. Another amendment subiec
to the payment of one half per cent! semi-annual
ly, &c. ' ' '
' Report. By Mr. Swifi, against the bill rela
ting to common schools read a 3d time and re
jecled,, . Adj.
Mr. Smith of P., had leave of absence.
A resolution was received from the Senate
dooming the town of Glastenbury in $600 in ad
dition to the real estate list and concurred in. .Al
so a bill in addition to the act to incorporate the
Vt. Mut. Fire Ins. Co., wli ich was read' twice and
ordered to a third reading.
The Senate returned the militia bill -with a-
mendmems, viz : to strike out that part relating to
exempts ; to strike out that part requiring Major
Generals to attend officers' drill?, to strike, out
" annually" in the section relating to regimental
reviews to strike out the section relating to Cav
alryto strike out the sectior.s for paying officers
lor attendance on drills and court martials to a-
mcnd so a,s to require drills biennially to strik
ing out the taction requiring regimental reviews
ienma!!y lo strike out the whole chapter rela
ting to leyuneritjl court martinis and substitute
t ie n: o visions of the old act of ISIS, toceiher with
on foot pedlars, and after the adoption of an amend
ment, erasing five and inserting twenty-live, as the
licence of foot pedlars, when the substitute, repor
ted by the committee, was adopted.
Bills. To incorporate the Bank of Vermont, at
Vergennes, with the same, provisions as Bank of
roultncy, reported by the committee On banks,
amended, by the addition of a new section, when
Mr. Foster moved so lo amend the' bill as to re
quire at all times, in the bank, no less rharf 12 hi
per. cent in specie of the capital stock paid jn." A'
mendment lost, and at the'suggestion of Mr. Pier
point, the name of the bank was altered to Mer
chants' and Farmers' Bank, and the bill was or
dered to be engrossed for a 3d reading.
Resolution. From the House, for adjournment
of both Houses on Wednesday moi'ning next.
Laid on the table. Adj.
ting the bank to (he provisions of the bank act of
lbJO, was rejected. Another, requiring the bank
lo pay a semi-annual tax on the capital paid in of
one half of one per cent, was opposed bv Messrs
Brown, Richardson of Waitsfield, Needham, Dil
hngham and Butler, supported by Mt. Sanborn
' Mr. Harris obtained leave of absence after to
morrow morning. ; : Adj. .
. - ' 2 o'clock P. M..
SENATE. -.. :;.
On account of the absence of the President Mr.
Lawrence was elected Pcsideot pro tern. .
Reports. Bv Mr. Lawrence , the bill altering
the names of certain persons, with proposals of a'
mendment 'which was rejected, and the bill read
a 3d time arid passed ; by the same altering the
name of Marion Lovely to. Marion Lamson- laid
on the table ; by Mr. Waterman, the bill incorpo
rating the'Newbury Mill "and Manufacturing Co.',
read a third time, when its passage was opposed
by Messrs. Egerton and Pierpoint, on the ground
that there was no necessity for silcha 'corporation
rejected; By, Mr. Holmes, the bill providing
for removing obstructions from Falls stream in the
county of Essex read a 3d time and on motion
of Mr. Jenness laid on the table ; by Mr. McMff
ian the bill incorporating. the Freehold Bunk: at
Felchville, with proposals of amendment that the
Stftpkhnldnr Viall v,t l-u InAnhtnA 1n tVio hnnli- tn
a greater amount than 18 per cent, on the capital
stock paid in, nor any individual stock-holder over
SNiiiuy adopted ; also to strike out. that part . re
quiring security on bonds and confining it to mort
gages, supported by Messrs. Bowen and Pier
point, and opposed by Messr?. Curtis, McMillan,
Egerton and Cobb, when the question was put
and. decided in the negative, ayes 9, ayes 12. It
was also proposed to amend so as to require the
bank to go into operation by the 1st of October
next adopted also requiring the hank to pay,
semi-annually, one half of one per cent, &c., ac
cording to the provisions of the banking law -car
ried, yeas 16, nays 0, when the bill was read a 3d
time and on motion of Mr. Foster laid on the ta
- ' house. : '
Mr. Lane had leave of absence! Adj.
.:' . v Friday Eve. Nov. 15.
- ' ' -: . SENATE. . ' : - f . '
': Mr. McMillan called up the bill to incorporate
the Bank of Poultney, which was sent from the
House with several of the amendments of the Sen
ate, pon-concurred in. . Relating to the giving of
bonds receded from ; also the amendment requir
ing the bank to go into operation by the first of
November next adhered to. The Senate also
resolved to adhere to the amendment, relating to
sundry amendments, ail of which the
solved not to concur in.
The Senate also returned the bill to revive
act taxing Jay witn amendments, winch were
concurred in. Adi.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 1S39.
Prayer by the chaplain.
ucpori. jjy Mr. roster, the bill lor the com
pensation of the militia callcd'out on the northern
frontier read a 3d time, when a statement
facts was made, and the bill recommitted.
Bills To pay G. H. Smith, the sum &c. for
his services in executing Archibald L. Bates-
read a third time and passed ; by Mr. Lawrence
to incorporate the Bank of Vermont twice read
and referred to com. on banks.
ilJr. Bowen introduced a resolution for a joint
assembly, this alternoon, to lill the vacancy occa
sioned by the promotion of General Ransom
an. converse asked leave ot absence lrom and
after Monday morning next Leave refused.
Mr. Bowen called up the bill incorpora;ing the
Weathersfield Light Infantry company'and moved
an amendment reducing the number from 64 te 50
adopted. The bill was opposed bv Messrs
Converse and Cobb, when it was moved to commit
the bill to com. on military affairs, whicli was
negatived and the bill laid on the table. Adj
Leave of absence was granted to-Mr. Little-
Mr. iNeedham, moved the nppomtment ol a
committee of conference to join on the - non
concurred amendments of the Poultney Bank bill,
carried and Messrs Kinsman, cutler and Ells
worth were appointed.
Mr.-Sanborn, offered a resolution requiring the
Supt. of the Vt. St. Prison, to retain the Kev. Mr,
Harvey as Chaplain of said prison, which he sup
ported by some remarks, believeing that some exi
pression ol the House on the subject might be
-a v - l yt 1 f T tir f TIT
proper, ivlessrs i' isle ot w., vvarner oi iNew
laven and Bridgeman believed the resolution
not in order and unpreceaented.
The Chair remembered no precedent, but would
take the sense of the House.
Messrs. Brown and Sprague supported the res
Mr. Ilazen moved to dismiss the resolution.
when the aves and noes being taken,' stood yeas
109, nays 39. So the resolution was dismissed
on the ground that it was inexpedient for the Leg-
la'vre to interfere with the appointments ot the
Sup't though the services of the Chaplain seem
to re highly appreciated, ' '
Ihe resolution lor adjournment was called up
and referred to a com. of two and Messrs. Fullam
and Tenney, were appointed.
Reports of Committees. Uy xvlil. Com. against
the Petition of Albursh : against a bill relating to
the militia, dismissed ; acainst the resolution for
deducting certain militia polls from the list of
Royalton, dissmissed. By Gen. Com. against the
bill relating to county buildings, dissmissed. By
Bank, com., a substitute for the bill to recharter
!ie Bank of Rutland, in conformity with the
Bills. Making appropriations for state govern
ment, made the order for Monday morning alter
some remarks by Messrs. Brown, Chandler, and
Wentworlh; repealing the militia act ol last year,
Resolution. By Mr. Brown instructing the
committee of Ways and Means to report a plan
for extiriiri; lshinr the state debt, which was adop
Resolutions on the Public Lands. Half past 3
P. M.J Mr. Brown moved to lay them on the ta
ble supported by Messrs. Brown and Needham,
opposed by Messrs. Goudey, Warner, Fisk of Wa
terville, and Hazen, and negatived, 77 to 66. Mr.
Thomas moved to lay them ori the table until
Wednesday morning next (the time of the adjourn
ment) ruled out of order. Mr. Brown moved to
amend by instructing our Senators and Represen
tatives, "&c, "if in their opinion it is legal, just
and consistent with good policy." Supported by
Messrs. Brown, Needham and Rice and opposed
by Mr. Chandler, ayes 74, noes S7. Mr, Brown
also moved to amend to confine the distribution to
lands " that are contained within the limits of Flor
ida and Louisiana:'' supported by Messrs. Brown,
JNeedham and Kice, opposed by Messrs. Uoudy
and Fullam, Mr. Ferrin moved to adjourn ayes
67, nays 72, The question recurring on Mr
Brown's amendment; ayes 70 noes 89. Mr. Hall
moved to adiourn, Mr. Brown supporting it, an
nouncing that it was now Saturday evening, and
he had more amendments to propose: ayes 73,
noes 85. Mr. Brown moved to amend by adding
after the words ' avails of public lands these words
" or so ma;h as in their opinion Congress has
a right to dispose of lo the states:" ayes 69, noes
87. Mr. Mattocks moved an adjournment ayes
noes 80. Mr. rennock moved the reading
of the report negatived. Mr. Pennock moved to
lav the subject on the table and make it the spe
cial order for to morrow morning ruled out of or
der. Mr. ThOmas moveU a call - of the Ilouoe
negatived. The question was then taken on the
passage of the resolutions ayes "90 noes 32, so
the resolutions were adopted, which were as fol-
oivs : ' ...
" Resolved, by the Senate and. House of Repre
sentatives, lhat our senators m congress be in
structed and our Representatives requested to use
their influence to procure the passage of a law,
which shall provide for a just distribution among
thescteral states, of the proceed' of the public lands
agreeably to the terms of the deeds of cession;-
which provide that the lands so ceded "shall be
considered as a common fnnd.for the use and ben
efit of the United States, members of the federal
alliance," " and shall be faithfully and bona fide
disposed of for that purpose, and for no other pur
pose or use whatever;" and to oppose any meas
ure calculated to promote the eventual surrender of
lose lands to the states, in winch they are situa-
eds, which would be entirely repugnant to the
condition of these grants and contrary to that
principle ot equal and exact lustice wnicii
should characterize all the dealings of the Gener
al Government vvilh the several states of the U
principles of the new system, with the addition of
half per cenr. tax ; read three times, when Mr,
Sprague opposed the bill on the ground that Rut
nd co. had banking: . capital enough . already
Mr. Needham moved to amend by reducing the
tax to one quarter per cent. Mr. Hodges said he
was villinc to take the bill as "it was. The mo
tion prevailed, and the bill passed, yeas 87, nays
CI . .
... . r
Ensrossed Bills In addition to the act to in
corporate the Northfield Fire Co. ; laying a tax-
Greensboro ; to grant a lerry to Abel rneips
and Jabez Hazen ; in addition to an act to incorpo'
rate the Vt. Fire Ins. Co., severally read and pass'
ed. . :
The com. also reported a substitute for the new
bill, committed to them, to incorporate the Bank
of Montnelier, niacin? the bank on the same prin
ciples ns those of all the charters granted at this
session on the new system, wnicn was read ; wnen
Mr. Brown moved to lav it on the table, stating
he wi.shed to know whether the House were to
have any asurance that, the stock would be 'taken
. . J . . mi :i-J
up betore passing n. ino niuuuu pieviuiuu.
The bill to pay Anson Davis was taken up and
the amend meut of the .Senate concurred in. .
Mr. Hazen called up the bill to pay certain
militia for their services on the frontier supported
bv Mr. Hazen, opposed by Messrs Needham and
Brown, on account of the shape of the bill which
they thought would preclude the State from get
ting its pay from- the general government for tho
sums thus paid to these militia, &c.,when the bill
wasrejected. . ' , '
Mr. Sawyer had leave of absence.
- Mr. Henry moved to reconsider the vote passing
the Jutland Bank bill, which motion was laid on
tho table. " - ' - - , Adj.
. Saturday, 3 1-2 o'clock P, M,
The Senate resumed consideration of the chap.
" Resolved,'-' That the Governor be requested to
transmit copies of the foregoing resolution to each
of our Senators and Representatives in Congress
and to each of the Governors of the states, with
the request that they present it to ihe legislatures
of their respective states. AcJ!'
; : Monday, Nov. 18.
;;- SENATE. '
Praver bv ihe chaplain.
Bills. Relating to turnpike roads, considered
and laid on the table ; for removing obstructions
in Paul's stream in the county of Essex, support
ed by Mr. Holmes, read a third time and its pas
sage refused ; incorporrting the Merchant's and
Farmer's Bank at V ergennes, with a capital stock
of $ 100,000, bill read a third time, supported in
remarks, by Mr. Lawrence, opposed by Mr. Edg
erton. Mr. Swift said he should vote for the bill
although he was opposed to many of its provisions.
He was willing the experiment should be made,
tho' Jie felt little or rio 'confidence in its success.
He would vote for banks in places wero charters
were about to expire ;' but was utterly opposed to
the present project of those who talked much of
bank reform to multiply and increase banking in
stitutions in different parts of the state. The yeas
and nays were demanded, when Messrs Cobb and
Adams asked to be excused lrom voting, tor the
reason that they were absent, at the reading of the
b?l! they wero not excused ; when the question
was put upon the final passage or the bill, and de
cideu in the affirmative, yeas 10 nays 9; in addi
tion to an act. providing for reporter ol the deci
sions of the Supreme court, from the house, twice
rpnrl nnd 'referred to the com. on finance; altering
the name - of Marion Lovelv, read1 a third time
and passed ; relating to the militid, from' the House
twice read and referred to the committee, on
military affairs; relating to highways, amended,
read a third time and passed; laying a tax on lands
in Greensboro,' reported by Mr. Marsh, repealing
the act laying a tax of six cents and laying a tax
offour ecnt3, to be co!l?cteu in money, laid upon
ihe table.-1'-' ''"' '. -
Resolution. Vrom the House, relating to the
subject ofJtftverjrs nnd the 6lave trade in the Dis
trict or-Ci$wmfa.;rtd the resolutions were sever
ally read and laid upon tho table.' '
Milifiz Bills. Returned from the Houjenon-
concurring in the amendments proposed' by the
Senate, and the question will the Senate insist on
trie amendments i was decided in the aihrmative
to furnish a field piece to the 14th Regiment
the militia, at Derby and vicinity, reported
by Mr. Lawrence, read a third time and passed
yeas 1(J nays 10, the president votins in the a
firtnative; establishing- WVathcrsfielJ Light Infan
try Company, the third reading refused, ayes 9
nays it. .dj.
' ' ' " HOUSE.
Prayer by Rev. E. Smith. "" 1
Reports of Committees. Bv Judiciary Commit
tee, bill making negotiable paper subject to the
trustee process, ordered to a third reading. By
com. on Military Ahairs. bil s m addition to mi
itia act, (Cavalry Co. of Stir regiment 'to be rein
stated to the lSth,) and to restore Tunbridgc cav
airy company, ordered to a third reading. By
Committee of Claims, bill to pay A. D. Arms
$25, Jos. Rollins- $20, ordered to anhird reading
to pay feilas Wright $20, dismissed. By Judi
ciary committee, against repealing part of act rela
ting to imprisonment for debt, dismissed. By
corn, ol Llairns, bill to pay Kufus Campbell ftlou
after some discussion by Messrs. Baxter, Dilling
ham, Jirown aud others, the bill was dismissed;-
against bills for benefit of Abel White, and to pay
Milo L. Blodge'.t, dismissed : against petitions of
. Morse and Lebbus Ldgerton, and ihey had
leave to withdraw. Bv select com. against bill
altering the name of the town of St. George, dis
missed. By General committee bill to preserve
tisn m Caslleton pond; 'dismissed. By commit'
tee on Banks, against bill lo incorporate Wind
ham County Savings Institution laid upon the
table; bill to secure billholders on the closing of
Banks, ordered to a third reading. By Select
Committee on the state of the treasury; laid on the
Mr. Fullam, by unanimous consent, introduced
a bill relating to the grand list; read once.
Resolutions. By Mr. Brown, directing audit
or of accounts to Teport the sum paid for printing
within the last two years, and lo whom paid a
dopted. By Mr. Brown, requiring the committee
of ways and means to lay before the House their
estimate of the expenses of the state, which was
Mr. Rice called up the bill abolishing capital
punishments, and on motion of Mr. Butler it was
laid on the table with the understanding that it
shall not again be called up.
The auditor of accounts obtained leave of ab
sence after to-morrow morning.
A bill to incorporate the Merchants and Mechan
ics Bank, from the Senate, referred to committee
Engrossed Bills. Relative to reporter of decis
ions of Supreme Court ; in addition to the militia
act, (relative to cavalry company of the 5th regi
ment,) relating to the mflitia of Goshen sever
ally passed. The Lill relating to Craftsbury Ri
fle Co., was ordered to a third reading.
Appropriating Bills. Assessing a tax for the
support of government; Mr. Brown moved to raise
the tax from three to four cents on the dollar
supported bv Messrs. Brown, Dillingham and I
Needham, opposed by Messrs. Hodges, Chandler
and Warner of Newhaven. and negatived, 87 to
70, and the bill was passed ; making appropria
tion for the support of the government passed;
authorizing the treasurer to borrow a certain sum
Mr. Kinsman from the com. cf conference on
the Poultney Bank bill, reported, reccommending
a compromise on the various amendments in ques
tion the stock to be taken by the 1st of January
1841, and a semi-annual tax of one-third of one
percent, of the -capital stock to be paid into the
state treasury, agreed to. Adj.
- ' ' "2 o'clocck, P. M.
Mr. Converse moved the reconsideration of the
vote, in the forenoon, refusing tho bill establishing
the Weathersfield Light Infantry Company a 3d
reading. The vote was reconsidered, and the Liii
passed to be engrossed.
Bills. From the House assessing a tax. for the
support qf Government, severally twice read and
referred to the committee on finance: relating to
the militia in the town of Goshen, providing that
ttiey be organized, into a battalion, and not corn
pelled to ih Miiilitarv duty out of town, twice
read and referred to, the committee on military af
Resolutions'. Relating" to slavery, sent up from
the House for concurrence, called up by Mr. Swift.
1st Resolution opposed by Mr. Ldgerton. as extra-
legislative, and concurred in, yeas 16, nays 3,
Messrs. Edaerton, Hoyt and Jenne6s. 2d Reso-
tition, Mr., Converse moved to amend by erasing
the words "and a daring violation of the constitu-
tution of the United States," in this resolution.
Mr, Eaton moved so to amend the amendment
that it read "a violation of the spirit of the con
stitution of the United States." Amendment of
Mr.Eaton lost, and ihe question recurring upon
the proposed amendment offered by Mr. Converse,
it was opposed by Mr. Foster, iii'rcmarks nnd a-
dopted; aud in the resolution, as amended, the
Senate resolved lo concur. 3d Kesolution, concur
red in; from the House, relating to the public binds
(as reported in the proceedings of the House,) laid
upon the table, on motion of Mr. pobk ""
.Mr. Holmes called,-up ihe bill incorporating the
Freehold Bank at Felchville, and it was recom
mitted for amendments. ' Adj.
, , HOUSE. . . .:
s Mr. Kinsman called up" the bill incorporating
the Bank of Montpelier," and it was ordered to a
third reading, 114 to 32, and it was recommitted.
Engrossed Bills. 'To pay A, D. Arms, and
Jos. Rollins, relating to Lamoille County cavalry
company, Tunbridge Cavalry Co., Craftsbury Ri-
ne iO. ... ,
The Senate returned the bill relating to high
ways, with amendments, which were concurred
- mi t , 1 1.1 . 1 .
in. ine oenate also returned me resolution on
" Aiherton's gag," with a proposition to strike out
the words " a daring violation ofthe Constitution:
agreed to. '
The Judiciary Committee were discharged from
the bill on steamboat stock, and the bill wasposs-
ed. . , , t ' ' ; - ,' ' '
Tha House considered the, Rutland, Ran If bill
when Mr. Henry withdrew his motion to recon
sider the vote passing the bill : Mr. Brown mov,
ed to reconsider tho vote passing the bill, which
was ruled out of time by the chair. Mr. B. ap
pealed from the decision, whereupon the question
was put and the decision of tho chair was sustain
'Mr. Brown offered a resolution suspending tho
rule, relative to motions to reconsider, which was
Reports of Committees. By com. on Military
Affairs bill to restore cavalry company 1st regi
ment 2d brigade to its former priveleges, ordered
to a third. reading. By select com., Chap. 4, of
forms, ordered to a 3d reading. Adj.
Monday Eve.1 Session, Nov. '18, 1839.
- , SENATE. ' '
Bills. Reorganizing a'comnanv' of "Light In
fantry Company in Weathersfield, debated, at
some length, Messrs. Converse and Bowen, ad-
voaled, and Messrs. Cobb and Egerton onnoiin''
the bill and it passed veas 12. noes 5 : lor tho
relief of Win Crane and "Orson Thayer, read the
third time, and passed ; incorporating the Feer-
hold Bank, at Felchville, reported by Mr. Curtis,
amended, agreeable to instructions, read a third
time and passed, yeas 11 nays 7 j to pay for cer
tain military services on the norther frontier, re
ported by Mr. Burgess, read a third time and
passed; by Mr. Converse, providing for the publica.
lion of the revised statutes, requiring the com
mittee of revision to procure the same for publi
cation, and requiring them to give public notice
and receive proposals for printing, read twice, the
rule dispensed with, read a third time and passed ;
extending the charter of the Bank of Rutland.
returned from the House, with proposition to
amend, by substituting a new bill. Mr. McMil-
an, moved to erase from section 15. one aitartcr
and insert onehalf as the semi-annual percent to
be paid into the state treasury, advocated by
Messrs. McMillan, Cobb and Egerton, oppossed
by Messrs. Pierpoint and Converse, and ndon-
ted, and on question of concurring with iho
louse, in adopting the substitute, the veas and
nays were demanded by Mr, Hemmenway, and
the Senate resolved to concur, yeas 11, nays 9 ;
relating to the militia, returned from the House,
nsisting upon their adherence, nonconcurrins- in
the amendments of the Senate. Mr. Cobb moved
that the Senate recede from the amendments
Mr. Converse said if any Senator wished to Bee
the Judges ofthe Supreme courtcome down from
the bench and follow the drum and fife.'or a bu
gle through-our streets, they had a very different
taste from his own. True, they could pay forty
shillings or be hung; but Mr. Converse said he
would not disgrace the court, nor would he dis
grace the statute book with euch a provision.
Mr. Pierpoint said he opposed the bill, not because
he was opposed to the militia, but because to Was
lnend to the mifitin. Ihe bill, in its present
hape, without the amendments of the Senate'-
ould pay an officer with his epauletts for his ,
services, while it compelled the soldier with ' bis
musket to work without pay.- Giving-pay for
training was just the way to break down the mili
tia, to deprive it of its chivalrous spirit. Mr.
Egertoit said if the odious principle of paying of
fees for training were the only objections' a the
bill, he could submit to that, much as he depreca
ted the converting of patriotism into pay and tho
love of country into the love of money b"ut the
idea of compelling our' high courts of jurispru
deuce to submit to the decision of courts mar
tial, smacked a little too much of placing the '
military above the civil power. "He had, as a Sen
tor, taken the oath to support the constitution ;
with the remembrance of his oath before his mind,
he could not vote to recede. Mr. Cobb with.
drew his motion to recede, for the nurnosp'of
giving an opportunity of a test vote, when Mr,'
Pierpoint moved that the senate adhere to the- ivv:-
eral amendments. Sir,- Cobb demanded the
ea& anu nays, anu the Donate resolved to ad
here, yeas 12, nays 9 ; to remove obstructions on
rani's stream in thecouity of Essex, vo:e refi sing
to pass reconsidered, and rtie bill laid on the table;
restoring a company of cavalry in Tunbridge' to
its former privileges referred to the committee on
military affairs';' relating to Craftsbury rifle comi
puny, same reference; te p-iy Austin' D. ' Arms,
for services as Librarian, referred to the commit
tee on claims; to pay Joseph ' Rollins, same ref
erence ; relating to Lamoille Counly Cavalry,
read twice, and referred to the committee on
military' affairs ; relating to tha support of f ailp-
ers, read twice and referred to the committee on
the judiciary ; incorporaling'the Caledonia Coun
ty Mutual Fire Insurae Company, read and re-
ferred to Messrs Holmes, Hnrvey and McMillan j
to provide for the security of bill holders, rinq
twice and referred to the committee on Ranks,
Resolutions. From the House providing leave
to the Committee appointed to examine into the
affairs of Windsor and Essex Banks, to act dur
ing the recess, and - report at the next session of
the Legislature, virtually to postpone ihe besw
ness fur a year. Laid on the table. Adj,'-' ; '
, ; " ' FOtfSE.
4gepoi tof the auditor of accounts,' on tb
pricing, was read, and COO conies ordtrci
Bills. For the' support of the gospel, (two
bills) dismissed; "relating to support of pauprs.
passed; relating .to witnesses (no religious te:-t re!
quired) reported against by the Judiciary Com
mittee: supported by Messrs. Thomas, Rice nnd .
Chamberlain, opposed by Mr. Dillingham, and re-.
jccted,'72 to 64. Relating to taxing banks, lo in
corporate the Bank of Castleton. severely dis
missed; incorporating Caledonia Mutual Fire Ip-
surance Co. passed; incorporating bank o Mc.v.tL
pelier, passed, 91 to 31; Tclaiing to trusts process
passed; for security ofbillholderi tmVloshjff banks''
passed; establishing Wqatliersfield Light" Infan
try, passed; to incorporate Merchant's pnd Far-'
tner's bank at Vergennes. amended, nnd supported
by Mr. Benton, Fullam Hay ward of A., and Need,
ham, and opnos'ed by Messrs., Sanborn, Rice ar.d '
Ihoinns, The question on the second reading
of the bill was pending nt ihe ndiournmpnf
Mr. Brown asked leave of nbsenco after tomor-,
LTcd to be
row, - Mr, Bard said, before the question was pur
he wished to propound a .question to the gentleman,