Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, December 20, 1839, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated December 20, 1839 Page 1
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NOT T H i: Ii 0 II Y O F C -rli S A K 1 U T T II K XV K h F A III! O F It O 31 K . tawiMBHwgwCTr'wwwjmi'wwijiin Fi'ininii"nni m i iii'iii wnnw BY II. B. STACY- HM.WIIMI ! I II I I Ml I II llllllllllll Pleasure of I'uummir Newspapers. In an article on lliu necessity. &, stem that unkind innttcnliun of subscribers nnil ml vortisers. which compel lliu publishers ol papers to iliin ihoir patrons, Iho editor of the Wheeling Tune very justly ami feel inply remaiks. "There is a run it tn fur publishing newspapers in tins world of onis thai is more fain! than any small pox, the cholera, or the yellow lever. Ninety in n hundred meet destruction in it; yet as fust as one dies another takes hit place, eel'' innoculntod Willi the writing fever, Hunks of gold and glury, tnms newspaper publish or drags on a worthies life, half fed. half clothed, toils day and night, heart nick and weary; the public slave, yet wielding nn engine which properly restricted' would move the world, or make its inhabitants tremble. The pros caunot bo frro or iiclul while it is trammelled with poverty and dogged with duns. So situated, it will, it must be, at the beck nf every wbtppur snapper who has money enough t keep the printer's soul and body together. This state of things will not do. Wo move that t he printers of iho U. S. divide off in halves and "jeff" to see which shall go lo digging flitches and picking stone coal for a living. It would improve the situation of both halves mightily. Wo look upon every new paper that ia started, very much as we do upon every new murder that is committed. Wo Ihink, Ihero is another man lost to every thing useful, lost to himself, lost to the world, and doomed to a purgatory from which salt cannot save him. We" h ink that the last days of that man Will be worse than the first ! but all mii-l live anil learn. We have become a little hardened to the business, but if wo had our life to live over again, we would rather adunl I ho trade- ol fishing tor minnows wirh a pin Inmk, than Unit of publishing a paper in tlieUmiid S'n'c-." he risen sta tutes. CHAPTER 7.0. Of Limited Partnerships. 1. Limned partnerships for the trnnsac tion of mercantile mechanical or manufac turin" business within this state, may hi formed by two or more persons, upon the terms, and subject to the conditions and li abilities, prescribed in (his chapter, bm nothing contoined in this chapter shall au thorize such partnerships for the purpose of banking or insurance. 2. Such partnerships may consist nf one or. more persons, who shall be called gen cral partners, and shall In; jointly and rev crally rcpnn-iblu. a general parities now are by law. and nf one or more persons, who shall conlribnic to the common stock n specific sum. in actual cash payment, as capital, and who shall bo called special partners, anil shall not be personally liahle for any debts of partnership, except in the C3es hereinafter specified. 3. The persons forming Riich partner ships, shrill make, and severally sign a cer lificate, which shall contain the name or firm under which such partnership is to be conducted, the names and the re-prctive places of residence of all the genera! and special partners, distinguishing who arc general and who are special partners, the amount of capital which each special par tnei has com riboted to the common stock the goneral namre of the business tn be transacted, and the time when l he partner ship is io commence, and when it is to term'-nate. 4. No such partnerships shall bo deemed to have been lormcil, until a cer'ificaie. made as aforesaid, shall be acknowledged by nil the partners before a justice of the peace and recorded in the town clerk's office in the town in which the principal place of the business is situated, in a book to kept for that purpose, open to public inspection ; and if the partnership shall have places of business situated in different towns, the certificate aforesaid shall he rt: corded in each of such towns; and if any false statement shrill be made in any such certificate, all the persons interested the partnership shall he liable as general partner far all the engagements thereof. 5, The partners shall, for six successive weeks immediately aficr such certificate shall be recorded, publish a copy thereof m a newspaper printed in the county where their principal place of business is situated and if no such paper bo t hero primed, then in a newspaper printed in an adjoining county in this state; and in case such pub lication bo not so made, lliu partnership shall be deemed general. C. Upon every renewal or continuation of a limited partnership, beyond the time originally agreed upon for its duration, a certificate thereof shall he made, acknowl edged, recorded and published, in the like manner as is provided in this chapter for the original formation of limited partner ships, and every such partnership which shall no, be renewed in coiilornnty wiih the provisions of this section shall be deemed a general partnership. 1. The business of the partnership shall be eonducted under a firm, in which the names of the general partners only shall be inserted, without tho addition of the word company or any other general term; and Hid general parlneis only shall trail tact the business and if tho name of any special partner shall be used in such firm, with his consent or privily, or if ho shall personally makt-. any contract respecting the concerns of t0 partnership, with any person except tha general partners, he (hall be deemed and treated as a general partner. I). During tho continuance of nny part nership, uudcrlhe provisions of this chapter no part of the capital stock thereof shall bo withdrawn, nor any division of interest or profits be made, en as to reduce such capital 6tock below the sum Mated m ihu cerlificotu before mentiuned, and if at any time during the continuance, or at the ter or assets shall not be sufficient lo pay the mination ofthe partnership?, the property partnetship debts, iIipii the speciat partners shall he i verally held responsible for all sums by them in any way withdrawn, or divided, with interest thereon from tho tiniethoy were so withdrawn respectively 9. No general assignment by such pari-ncr-hip in case of insolvency. or where their goods ami estate ore insullicient for the payment of all their debts, shall be valid, unless it shall provide fur a distribution of the partnership property among nil tho creditnrs. in proporliun to the amount of their several claims, excepting taxes against the firm, and claims of the govern ment of the United Slates, arising from bonds for duties, which are first to bo paid or secured. 10, In case of nn assignment, as provi ded for in the preceding section, the as sent of (hp creditors slmP, be presumed, unless ihey hIiiiII witnin sixly days after notice thereof, dis-ont, ctthor expressly or by some act clearly implying such dissent amino such a-signment shall be valid, uu les-s notice thereof shall be given in some newspaper, printed in the county where the principal place nf busincs of the party making it is situated, and if no news, per bo printed in such county. then in some now-paper printed in the adjoining enmity in this state, within funrteen days after the making of such assignment. I I. All suits respecting the business ofsuch partnership, shall be prosecuted by and ngninsl the general partners only, except in those ea-os, in which provision is made in this chapter, that the special partners, shall he deemed general partners, and that special partnerships shall he deemed gener al partnership-; in which case all the part ners deemed general partners may join or he jollied in such suit, nnil excepting also l hose cases where special p-rtners shah be held severally responsible on nrcoujit of any minis ny tliem received or Willi dr.i u u iron) the common slock, before pro vided. 12, No dissolution nf a limited partner--hip shall take place, except by operation of law, before the timo specified in the certificate before mentiuned, unless a no tice of such dissolution, shall bo recorded and puhli-hed jn like manner ns the origi nnl certificate, as herein beforo directed tc ho recorded and published. 13. In ah case not otherwise provided fnr in this chapter, the members nl limited partnerships shall be stibj-cl io all the lia bilities, and entitled to all rights of gener al parlours. I lie tnreriiing chapter will be in force on and afler the 1st (nv f,I uiurrv. lfl-10 1 LAWS OF VERMONT. Pasird nl the scuitm nf the General Axsem. bly, in October and .".ivunber A. 1). 1039 AN cr, in mlilm-m In nn net, entliilcd "an act for irnl.iiiii.; met Hvi'iiiiiii ili mililia uf lliia Salute," iiiiroetl iW. 1, 1S3D. It is hereby mailed bi the General As sanity of the St.ita nf rermnnt, asot lows: CHAI'TBIt I. Ojjkcrs, 1, So much of Hie first section of the third chap'er of tho act lo which this is an addition as provides that the division inspector shall lake precedence of nny colonel of the line and so much as pro vides lor 1 ho appointment of one (purler inas'er sergeant lo each town, are hereby rcnealed. 2. In addition to the regimental stnfT now required by Inw, it shall be the duty ofthi" regimental field officers lo appoint one quarter m.i-ter sergeant. CII.M'THIl II. Duties of Officers. I - So much ol' the second section of the fourth chapter of tho act to which this is an ndilition as makes it the duty of the ad jutant nnd inspector general lo attend and take command at all regimental drills, and so much ofthe tenth section ns requires the brigade inspector to attend i he regimental drills and regiinnulnl courts marital, be, nnd llieraniu arc hereby re. pealed. 2. It shail bo the duly of thn major gen erals to attend biennially the inspection nnd review of the several regiments of at least one brigade within their respective divisions. It shall further be thir duty lo attend and take command at each otlicers' drill within their respective divisions, pro vided by this act, lo superintend the exer cises and manoeuvres, ami to introduce the system of discipline established by law and they shall lake III'- command as drill ofiicers so far as it shall be necessary to I he execution ol those duties. It shall bo the duly ofthe brigadier generals, together with their staff, lo at tend biennally the inspection and review ofthe several regiments in thuir respective brigades, 4. It shall be tho duly of the comman dant of each regiment tn appoint the place of all ofiicers' drills ordered hv the briga dier general in pursuance of litis act, and in notify the major general of the division, in which they nro located, thereof. It shall furlhur he Ills duty at all officers' drills within Ins regiment, in tho absence of I hi) major general, to drill his regiment either by himself, or some person uppoin led by him. 5. At all ofiicers' drills and regimental musters directed by this act, lliu adjutant of the regiment shall take precedent of uuy captain of the line. 0. The returns rrquired by tho thir teenth section of the fourth chapter of the actio which this is an addition, shall in elude the amount of nil execut tons issued by the regimental courts martial previous lo the first day of July. And it shall be I he duly of the cowmandanl of each com pany lo annex to his annual return a list of all those within the limits of his coin nanv who aro exempted from military dutv 'in timo of peace only. AY. BTI11CI3M1BKR, 20, 1839. CIJAPTKK III. Uniform. 1. So much of tho militia net of III37, as squires thn chaplain, surgeon, i& Surgeon's mate ol'cuoliregiment, to he uniformed, be, nnd the same hereby is, re pealed. Tho uniform of Iho surgeon, anil surgeon's male of each regiment, shall be as follows ! citizen's black hat, coat and pantnloons, boots and purs. red sash, black rose cockade wiih white one inch engle platc,lhc surgeon with white to inch star on the right breast, ami surgeon mate the same upon the left breast, with horse equippagn as now provided for field and stall' ofiicers CIIAPTBIl IV. Independent Companies and Cavalry, I. The first section ofthe seventh chap tor ofthe act to which this is no iiddnion. ml so much ofthe third section as makes the enlistment of minors into independent companies void, be, and the same hereby is repealed. 2, The commanding officer of any com pany of light infantry riflemen, artillery, or cavalry, may from time to time fill up his company by enlistments from any of the standing companies in their respective regiments. Provided. That he shall not enlist any person under the ago ol twenty. one years, without tho consent of their parents, guardians, or masters being first obtained in writing, and that no en lislmeiits 6halltake place out of any stand ing company so as to reduce said company to a less number than fifty effective pri vatcs. 3. Independent companies, retained up on tlieir own organization by the bonrtl of ofiicers appointed by tho governor, under he M ilitia Act of ni;Jfl, sliall be attached to too regiments within which they are located, and mav from t tine to time, with tho approbation in writing of the Held otlicers of their respective regiment, euli-t from standing companies within their regi subject to the proviso to the first section of this chapter. 4. Rich brigadier general may organize one company of cavalry in rnch regiment in his brigade, upon the recommendation of Hie co I on el of sa id rerrimcnt- i he of ficers of the cavnlry shall furnish them selves with gnodhorsas, at least fourteen linudsand n half high, and shall bo armed with a sword nnd pur of pistols, tin holstcrn of which shall bo covered with bear skin caps. Bach horseman shall furnish himself with a serviceable hnrrc, ol at least fourteen hands and a half high a good saddle, br'dle, nia'l-pillion and va lise. ho'sters, n hren-ipln'o n crooner, : pair of hoots and p it r-, u pnir of pistols, nod sabre, and cartridge box, to coo lant twelve cartridges- !or pislolj. No man siiall he enltiteil into any troop of cavalry, unless he shad own and con--tantlv keep a stittchli.- horse and luruiiure fur ihat setvice. And if any person, who shall be destitute of a soilahle horse and I'll run u ro for more than three months at any one lime, he shall be discharged from such corps, by the captain thereof, and be enrolled in the standing company in which he resides. And when any draft or do lachment shall be made from u troop ol cavalry for nctual service, the inon thus drafted or detached shall march with (heir own horses: and before their march, lln-ir horses shall he aripr.iised by three iodiffer tut men. to bu appointed by Iho command ing officer of I he brigade from which such detachment shall be made The commissioned, non commissioned ofiicer aud musicians of cavalry companies; shall not be required lo ntlend lliu regimental drills provided for n th s net. And tie members of such companies shall ho ex empt from taxes ns they were previous to the parage of the act to which this is an addition. CIIAPTBR V. Compensations. 1. So much o the first section of the eighth chapter ol the act to which this is in addition ns provides for the payment to the adjutant and inspector general of three dollars per day for drilling, and also so much of the proviso as provides thnt the officers attending the regimental courls martial shall not receive nny compensation, be, nnd the same hereby is, repealed. 2 The drilling ofiicor at any regimental drill shall receive for each day's attendance the sum of three dollars, and, if he be the major general of the division, or the com. maiiding ofiicer of Iho regiment, the fur ther sum of six cents for each mile's travel. 3. The ofiicers attending the regimental courts martini ordered by the tMilitia Act of 1(137, shall receive t In.' sum of one dollar for each day's attendance and six cents for each milo's travel. 4. The adjutant, and inspector general shall receive an annual salary of two hun dred and fifty dollars, to bu paid out of the treasury of the slate 5. Bach cniiimtssinned, non cnmmissinnpd ofiicer and musician ehall be paid for each day's ottendanco, at any regimental drill in their respective regiments, tho bum of one dollar. ciiaptbh vr. Rules and Articles. 1. The twenty-fourth nrliclo of the ninth chapter of the net to which this is in and thu same is hereby repealed, 2. All delinquents, lo bo tried beforo a brigade court martial, shall be served with a copy of iho charges and specifications preferred against them, at least ten dayi previous to tho time of trial. 3 Bvery non commissioned ofiicor, mu sician nnd private who, being duly ordered,' shall unnecessarily neglect lo appear nt any elect inn of company ofiicers, at the lime and placo appointed, shall forfeit and pay the sum of one dollar, lo bo collected in tho same manner as other fines for non appearance at any company (ruining now arc. 4. Every cummiesioiieil officer who, being duly ordered, shall unnecessarily neglect to appear at any election of field officers, nt the I mm and placo appointed, shall forfeit and pay thu sum of two dol Inrs. 5. The third and fourth scctinns of the ninth chapter of thu act to which this is m addiltuu, shall be conslruejWo extend to all caes in which cnmpcnsajWn is provided lor otlicers and soldiers hv tins act. CIIAPTBIl VII. Training. Clusters and Drills. 1. Tlie commissioned, non commissioned officers and inn-iciaiis of each regiment, in the uniform prescribed by virtue of the .Iililia Act of K137, shnll, htennallv. ren dezvous, between the 20ih day of August and the 25th day of September, within their respective limits, two days, socces sively. for the norpose of drilling ami im provement in military discipline ; the days of rendezvous to be designated in orders by tin-commandant ol brigade. I he third and fifth sections ofthe tenth chapcr of the acl to which this is in addition be, and the same arc, hereby repealed. 3. I he militia nf this state shall be as. sembled in the year I, 140, ami every second year thereafter, in the month nf September. lor review, inspection and discipline, by regiment, the time of assembling to be do- signolnd in orders by tho commandant of brigade. 1. For nil regimental reviews provided for in this act, the men shall bu warned to meet at eight o'clock in, thn forenoon. 5. The commandant of any company in this state may, in Ins discretion, call Ins company together for military discipline and instruction, in addition to thn tunes herein provided, ono day, previous lo the muster. CIIAPTBIl VIII. Regimental Court t Jim-Hal. 1. A majority of the field officers of nny regiment aro authorized to hold the rem menial courts marital, called by Iho com- inanitant ol the regiment, pursuant to th n quiremeti's of the ,M ititin Acl of IP.37, and one session of said court shall be hold en in each town, in the month of June annually. 2. The executions issued by tho regimen tal court martial shall bo signed by the senior hold officer present, and made re turnableto regimental head quarters-. 3. All non-commisssioned company offi cers-, who have incurred any penally fur non appearance, or non equipment or tun form, at any ofiicers drill, or regimental muster, or by reason of iinnnhtnrv conduct when on duty, disobedience of orders, or neglect to wn-n, shall be summoned hoiore ihu reifimoninl courts martial and tried as oilier delinquents are. 4. AH commissioned staff and comnanv ofiicers. and all non-cninniis-toned staff ofiicers. who shall incur nny penalty for non.appeariinne.iion-rquipinent nr onilorm. atany office's.' drill, regimental muster, or election, and all coininandanis of compline who shall incur any penalty for mm np?ear ance, nno-oquipiucnt or uniform, at any company training or election, shall be amerced by the adjutant of the regiment to which they belong, and shall he tried beforo the regimental court marl ml next to ho holdiiii in the town in which the de linquent re-ides. .1 In nil cases in which fines nro made payable to iho regimental quartermaster, and payment is made to him alier amerce-iii-nt i-sueil, cost shall bu taxed to the tune of payment. C. Io en-o of the absence or inability of the quarter master and qnnrlpr master "ser. genu, ih.; colonel shall have power to authorize any ind ir.-rent person to serve amercements nnd levy executions. 7. Where the fine in which the delin. quuut ts amerced is remitted by thu regi mental court martial m consequence nf'iin exeuse, winch was not rendered lo the captain wnlim twelve days nfier the June training, co-is of citation, service ofthe same, witnesses' and court foes shall be taxed against the delinquent, and execution may i n therefor. And in nil cas'es in winch exeeuii in issues, twenty. livu cents shall he taxed for it. Ii. Where judgment is rendered for n fine by the regimental court martial, the following fees are to he taxed as cost, viv : For the officer serving tho ninercoinent, or a subpuimi for witnesses, six cents per mile for travel, six cents Tor reading, and seven, teen cents for copy ; for the caplnm, I wen. I y. five cents for iho amercement; and for court fees, t weniy five cents for judgment by default, and ,'iliy cents for judgment on heiiing. The cos', laved for execution and court fees shall ho paid by the collect, tug officer, with the fines, to the regimen tal qiiarreriuastur. 0. Witnesses, attending beforo tho reg imental courts: martial, b'hnll be allowed tlie sum of fifty cents fnr each unit every uny s aitumiauco, mid live cents per mil for travel, to bo paid by the delinquent, if jii.igmeni is renuereil against linn, but nut ol any lunds in tho hands, of tho quarter master, if the delinquent U excused. 10. All execut tons issued by tho regi menial court martial shall bo directed lo, and levied by, tho quartermaster nr regi. mental quartermaster sergeant. The reg imental quartermaster shall have power "o serve citations and levy exoculmns thrnugh. nut the state, and the regimuntul quarter, master sergeant shall have tho same pow. er throughout tho regiment to which lie is uttached. 11. In enso nf the absenco or inability of n majority of the field ofiicers to attend any regimental court martial, any one of the field officers shall have power to adjourn said court, not exceedino 30 days. CHAI'TBIt IX. Arms, 1. Tho governor is hereby authorised niu directed to roceivo from' the United Stales, as a purl of the quota of i his slate, las I he tame may become duo under the act of Congress; of 1 110!!, rifles lo I he amount of two thousand, including what have al ready been received under tho Militia Act of 1037. CIIAPTBIl X. Miscellaneous. 1. All collateral suits, brought before a justice of the peace, in which the validity or regularity of tho proceedings before the regimental court martial shall come, in question, shall be appealable to the county court. All field, enmpany and staff officers, who are by law entitled to bo cnmint-sioiled or to reco ve warrants, shall havo full power to act, as though they had lakon the oath of allegiance and had their commissions or warrants in their possession. All sections and parts of sections in the Mililia Acl ol 1 i!37, inconsistent with the enactment of this act, be, and the same hereby arc, repealed. Provided, neverthe less, that nothing in this act shall be con strued so as lo affect any rights or liabilities winch have accrued under the said .Militia Act of 1837. 1. The eighth section of the fifteenth chapter of the act to which this is in addi tion, hp, and the same hereby is repealed. bach regiment shall be furnished with the slate and regimental colors, which stands of colors shall be procured and fur nishcil hy the quartermaster general, under tho direction of the commander in chief, at tho expense ofthe stnte. C. Bach town shall equip those within its hunts who are unable to equip them selves. 7. Bvcry officer, who is required by the act to which this is an addition, lo malic any rolurn in writing, nnd who shall omit to make tho same, shall, for each omission, forleii and pay lo the ofiicer to whom such return is required lo bu made, the sinus as follows, to wit; if a major general, the sum of twenty dollars ; if a brigadier general, the sum ol fifteen dollars: if a field ofiicer, l he sum of ten dollars; and if a captain or subaltern, the sum of five dollars: and fines so assessed shall be collected as fol'ow s viz : The officer, to whom tho return should havo been made, shall demand the same of the ofiicer neglecting, either personally or in writing; and if the nfiicer neglecting to make the returns, shall neglect or refuse to pay said fine within fifteen days alter demand mail! as aforesaid, Iho ( flicer to wliani such return should havo been made, shall is-uc Ins execution therefor, to be directed to nny quarlermas'er in the brigade. And if the officer neglecting shall be n major general, lo the quarter master in the division, who arc hereby authorised lo collect tho same together with costs of collection. And the fines, when collected, shull bo paid to the trcas orer of ibis stale. fl. All returns now rrquired to be made to the Cnmmauder in chtel, by mnjnr am brigadier generals, shall be hereafter made to the adjutant nnd inspector general; who shall make a consolidated return of the same to the commander in chief, as required in the act lo which this is an ad dn ion. 0. All records and files nf the militia of this state, required by theuct to which this is nn addition, io be kept in, and all returns required lobe made, to, Iho oflice of th secretary of civil and military affairs, shall herea'ter be kept in, and made to, the officii of the adjutant antl inspector genera 10. The Ciovemnr, on application of t he persons aggrieved, may make such altera. lions in the limits and organization uf any egiuienr, or company, as in Ins opinion hall be just and expedient. II. Bvery noil rommissionpd ofiicer. mu-icinti or private, who, being duly warned shnll unnecessarily neglect or relitse to appear at any company meeting, for milt lary exercise and instruction, nt tho time and placo appointed, shall furfoit two dol lars. 12, Bvery non-commissioned officer, musician or private, who, being duly or dered, shall uonece-Biirily oegleci to ap pear nt any regimental inspection or re view, at the time and place appointed, shull forfeit Ihreo dollars. 13. Bach officer, non commissinned officer or musician who, being duly ordered shall unnecessarily neglect to appear for nny regimental drill required by law, at the time ami place appointed, shall forfeit three dollars for each day's non attendance. 14, Thu fines provided for in this act shall he collected in the same manner n other fines for nun. appearance, ai uny cum pany training, now aro. 15. In case ihero shall not bo sufficient mnney, in the hands nf tho (ltiarlermasler of each regiment, in pay I he ofiicers nnd musicians as provided lor by law, iho quar termaster shall certify tho same to the commandant of the regiment, and also the sum which will bo necessary to be drawn lur Iho piyinent of said ofiicers nud must. clans, for their attendance at any regimen tal drill, or court martial for the collection ol lines previously held ; whereupon the commandant of said regiment mny draw upon the treasurer oftlns state in favor of said quartermaster, for such sum nf mutiny us may he necessary fnr the payment of said ofiicers nnd musicians, and the treas urer is authorized to pay the same out of any money in tho treasury nut otherwise appropriated. Provided, that it shall be thu duty uf the cnminatidnul of each regi muni, to certify, m his order upon the treasurer as provided for by this section, that the regimental drills hnvo brcn duly held oe requited by law, for the then cut rent year, beforo tniil order shall be paid by the treasurer Approved Nov. 19, 1039. An Act, making nppiopropriuilon for the sup port of i;i)eiuiiioui. It is hereby enacted f(C, I. Thu sum nf furlv,fivo thousand dol lars is hereby appropriated for tho pur' pusu of paying thu dehenturo of thu Lieu tenant Governor, lliu Senate and tho VOL. XIIT No.652 House ol Representatives, and tho conttu. gent expenses ol the General Assembly, the debenture of the Auditor of Ac counts, such salancsas arc provided by law, and btich sums as are directed by uccinl acts ol the Legislature to bu paid from the ttcasury, 2, A sum nut t-xeccdinir forlveight thousand dollars is hereby appropriated for the purpose of paying such ucinnndfl against the slate ns may be allowed by the Auditor of accounts and such n may be drawn by the supreme and county courts, and such orders as may bu drawn by uuthorily ofthe act entitled an act for regulating and governing Iho mililin of this statu approved by the Governor No vember 1, 1037. 3. The sum of two thousand dollars' is hereby appropriated for the payment of clnims ogainat the Vermont Stnto Prison, which sum the Treasurer is authorized and directed to pay lo the order of tho super intendent of sntd prison, to be by said su perintendent applied in payment of tho claims now outstanding against the orison. 4, This net shall take effect from and ter its passage. 'Approved, Nov. 19, 1039. As Act, to repcnl an act therein mentioned. It ii hereby enacted SfC. That an acl entiled "an act, to faciliate the rendering of turnpike mads free roads,' pas-nd November first, eighteen hundred and thirty eight, be, and the same is. hereby repented . Provided that this acl hall take effect from and after the passins thereof, Annrovd. Oct. 24. 1039. IIBSOLUTIONS. Public Lands. Resolved, by Ihe Senate and the Hnuso of Representatives, Thnt our Setntorg in Congress bo instructed, and our Repre sentatives requested, to use their influence to procure the passage of a law which shall provide for a just distribution, among the several states, of the proceeds of the pubtic land, agreeably to the terms of Ihe deeds of cession, which provide that the lands, so ceded, "shall be considered as a common fund, for the use and benefit of all the United States, members of the fed. oral alliance," "and ehall be I'uithfully ami bono fide disposed of for Ihat purpose, and for no other use or purpose whatsoever" ano to oppose any measure calculated lo promote the eventual surrender of theo lands to thestates in which they are situa ted, whicn would be entirely repugnant lo the dondtllon ol these grants, nnd contrary to that principle of equal and exact justice which should characterize all tho dealings) of the general government wi'h the several states of the Union. Uesulved, by the Senate nnd Hnuse of Representatives. Ihat ihe Governor be re quested to transmit copies ofthe forego, tog resolution lo each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress, and lo each of the Governors of tho States, with the request that thpy present it to the legisla lures of their respective Slates. I NTERN A L i M PRO VBM ENTS. WtiEnEAs, a largo amount of the public iiii.iiey of ihe United Slates lias been npprupriatcd, under authority of tho Generral Government, for purposes of Internal Improvements within the limits ofthe several states and territories, and whereas the Slate of Vermont, noiwnh standing her citizens pay their full pro portion ofthe public revenue, has not derived an equivalent from tho expen diture ol said money -therefore. Re.-oi.vei), by the Senate and Houe of Representatives, Thai our Senators in Con gress be instructed, am our Representa tives requested, to use their best exertions, at the ensuing session of Congress, to obtain the passage of a law, providing for refun ding lo Vermont her proportion of the money so appropriated and expended. SLAVERY. &c. 5. IlKsri.rcD, by ihe Senate and House of Representatives, That Congreis posses ses the power to nbnhsh slavery and thu slave trade in tho Dislr ci of Columbia, and to prohibit the slave trade between the several slates. 2. Resolved, That the parage of a resolution by the House of Representatives nf lite United Stales, in December, 1337, in which it was ordered thai all pnpers, touching the subject of slavery, should "be laid upon the table, without being rend, printed, debated or referred;" and Ihe adoption uf a similar rculutinii by the last Congress, was a (l.igrant abuse uf the right of petition, am! in the name nf Ihe people of this stale, we solemnly protest against Iho adoption of a similar resolution by thu next, or tiny succeeding Congress. 3. Resolved, Thai the Governor bo requested lo transmit n copy of the fore going resolutions lo each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress. VERMONT REPORTS. Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the Secretary of Slate and Librarian of the Stale Library, bn directed In deliver to each county clerk, one copy of each volume ofthe Vermont Reports, of which they severally have, or may hereafter havo the charge, to be kept in the office ofsuch clerk lor tho use of (ho courts in such county, provided, that in all cases there shall be a sufficient number of each volume preserved for the use of the library and for exchanges with other stales. STATE OF VERMONT, ) Sec. or State's Office, Mn.NTPKMEii.Nuv. 27, 1039. ) I hereby certify that the foregoing foui teen chapters, are truo copies of tho acta and resolutions of a public kind, passed by Iho Legislature nf th s state at their session in October nud November, A. D. 1839. as appears by the files in this office, CHAUNCEY L. KNAPP. Secretary of Slatr, 4

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