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WINDHAM COUNTY.

SAMUEL B. WELLS,
.SETH N. HERRICK,
OSCAR C. MERRIFIELD,
EDWIN F. SHERMAN,
GEORGE W. WALKER,
.JOHN S. BUTTERFIELD,
STEPHEN SMITH,
ALBERT J. TUCKER,
. ABIJAH MUZZY,
DANIEL DAVIS,
NATHANIEL R. WHITNEY,
.HOLLIS T. ROBINSON,
.DAVID R. COBB,

WILLIAM H. JOHNSON, ...SUMNER CURTIS,

Athens ....
Brattleboro..
Brookline....
Dover...
Dummerston...
Grafton...
Guilford.
Halifax..
Jamaica..
Londonderry
Marlboro....
Newfane
Putney.
Rockingham.
Somerset..
Stratton,
Townshend.
Vernon...
Wardsboro.
Westminster...

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Whitingham...

AMHERST LAMB, Wilmington...

.HENRY WHITNEY, Windham..

WILLIAM HARRIS, JR.

WINDSOR COUNTY. Andover....

..HORACE BURTON,
Baltimore..

.CHARLES A. LELAND,
Barnard
Bethel..

.JAMES M. MCINTOSH,
Bridgewater...

.CHARLES N. WOOD, Cavendish ..

.JOSIAH GILSON, Chester..

WILLIAM ROUNDS, Hartford.

. WILLIAM G. CHANDLER, Hartland

LEWIS EMMONS, Ludlow

WILLIAM H. WALKER, Norwich.

.JOSEPH T. LOVELAND, Plymouth.

ALPHEUS N. EARLE, Pomfret.

.ORA PAUL, Reading

..SUMNER FLETCHER, Rochester.

CHESTER PIERCE, Royalton

. MARTIN T. SKINNER, Sharon...

GUY S. NOTT, Springfield.

.FRANKLIN P. BALL, Stockbridge

.. THOMAS S. HUBBARD, Weathersfield,

HENRY H. SPAFFORD, Weston.....

.SIMEON D. SPAULDING, West Windsor Windsor

.LUTHER C. WHITE, Woodstock..

..CHARLES MARSH. On motion of Mr. Walker, of Ludlow, Mr. Lewis A. Dunn was admitted to take his seat in the House as the representative of the town of Fairfax, without producing his credentials;

On motion of Mr. Welch, Mr. Frederick M. Van Sicklen was admitted to take his seat in the House as the representative of the city of Burlington, without producing his credentials;

Which members, so admitted, were thereupon duly sworn.

The Secretary of State directed the House to the election of Speaker for the year ensuing, and requested that ballots be prepared and forwarded for that purpose.

On motion of Mr. Miner, the election by ballot was dispensed with, and the same ordered to be taken viva voce. The vote having been thus taken, it appeared that

JOHN W. STEWART, the representative of the town of Middlebury, had received a unanimous vote, and he was thereupon declared duly elected.

The Secretary of State designated Mr. Rounds, and Mr. Ross of St. Johnsbury, to wait on the Speaker elect, inform him of his clection, and conduct him to the chair, who per

DTformed the duty assigned to them.

The Speaker was thereupon duly sworn, when he addressed the House as follows: GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES :

I thank you heartily for this renewed expression of tivert and confidence, and I pledge you in return my constant and best efforts to an impartial fidelity in the discharge of the duties which your choice has imposed upon me. My feeling of self-distrust in accepting this position, with its grave a delicate responsibilities, is greatly relieved by my assurert trust in your unfailing courtesy and friendly co-operation. Humbly invoking the Divine blessing upon our deliberations, let us unite our efforts to bring the session upon which we now enter, to the speediest profitable conclusion.

The Speaker directed the House to the election of Clerk for the year ensuing, and requested that ballots be prepares? and forwarded for that purpose.

On motion of Mr. Miner, the election by ballot was dispensed with, and the same ordered to be taken viva voce... The vote having been thus taken, it appeared that

JOHN H. FLAGG, of Bennington, had received a unanimous vote, and lars: declared duly elected, and was thereupon duly sworn.

The Speaker laid before the House a communication fixie the President of the Senate, as follows:

STATE OF VERMONT,
Senate Chamber, Montpelier, Oct. 11, 1966.
To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :-

SIR: I have the honor to inform you that the Senate have elected Henry Clark, of Poultney, as Secretary, and James S. Peck, of Montpelier, as Assistant Secretary.

A. B. GARDNER,

President of the SenateA message from the Senate, by WIr. Clark, their Secretary... as follows:

Mr. SPEAKER: I am directed to inform the House a Representatives that the Senate have organized, and art

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ready on their part to proceed with the business of the session.

He then withdrew.
Mr. Lane, of Cornwall, offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Clerk inform the Senate that the House have completed their organization, and are prepared to proceed to the business of the session ;

Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Prout offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the rules of the House for the last session. be adopted as the rules of the House at its present session, until otherwise ordered ;

Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Walker, of Ludlow, offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Clerk be directed to furnish each member and officer of the House with one daily paper, printed in this State, to be selected by the members and officers ;

Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Harris, of Windham, offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Speaker appoint a committee of three of the members of the House, to wait on his Excellency, the Governor, and inform him of the organization of the House, and its readiness to receive any communication from him ;

Which was read and adopted, and thereupon the Speaker appointed as such commitiee

Mr. Harris of Windham,

Burt of Swanton,

Lane of Cornwall. Mr. Gilman H. Shedd, the representative elect of the town of West Windsor, and Mr. Martin S. Chamberlin, the representative elect of the town of Jay, having presented their credentials in due form, severally received the oaths prescribed by the Constitution, and were thereupon admitted to seats in the House.

On motion of Mr. Ross, of St. Johnsbury, Hiram Hathaway was admitted to take his seat in the House, as the representative of the town of Moretown, without producing his credentials;

And he was thereupon duly sworn.
Mr. Rounds, of Chester, offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That each member of the House forward immediately to the Clerk, on a slip of paper prepared by him

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