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CONNECTED WITH THE ASSUMPTION AND ESTABLISHMENT

OF GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE OF

VERMONT ,

TOGETHER WITH THE

Journal of the Council of Safety,
THE FIRST CONSTITUTION,

THE EARLY JOURNALS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,

AND THE

LAWS

FROM THE YEAR 1779 TO 1786, INCLUSIVE.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED THE PROCEEDINGS

OF THE FIRST AND SECOND COUNCILS OF CENSORS,

COMPILED AND PUBLISHED BY
WILLIAM SLADE, JUN. SECRETARY OF State,

OR LIBRI

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MIDDLEBURY :
J. W. COPELAND, PRINTER.

1823.

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DISTRICT OF VERMONT, To wir.

DE IT REMEMBERED, that on the third day of February, in the LS L.S. 1.

D forty-seventh year of the Independence of the United States of Ameri\.ca, WILLIAM SLADE, Junior, of the said district, Esquire, hath deposited iu

this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:-Vermont State Papers ; heiog a collection of records and documents counected with the assumption and establishment of government by the people of Vermont ; together with the journal of the Council of Safety, the first Constitution, the early journals of the General 1 ssembly, and the laws from the year 1779, to 1786, inclusive To which are added the proceedings of the first and second Councils of Censors. Compiled and published by WILLIAM SLADE, Jun Secretary of State." In coclorinity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled "an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned."

JESSE GOVE,

Clerk of the District of Vermont, A true copy of record, examined and sealed by

J, GOVE, Clerka

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CONTENTS.

257

275

Page.

Documents relating to the controversy with New-York and New

Hampshire, and the admission of Vermont into the Union, - 8

Journal of the Council of Safety, - - - - - 197

Extracts from the early journal of the Governor and Council, 237

First Constitution, - - - - - - - - 241

Journal of the General Assembly, March Session, 1778, ..

June Session, 1778, -

268

October Session, 1778, -

Laws, passed Feb. session, 1779, - - - - - 287

June session,

- - - - - 389

Oct. session, . -

- -

391

March session, 1780,

395

Oct. session, "

398

Feb. session, 1781,

- - - 421

April session, .. - .

June 3ission, . - -

430

Oct. session,

439

Feb. session, 1782

June session, "

449

Oct. session, . - -

456

Feb. session, 1783,

Oct. session, .. .

472

Feb. session, 1784, -

483

. Oct. session, ".

491

.. June session, 1785, - - - - - 497

.. Oct. session, " -

.. Oct. session, 1786, -

504

Resolutions of the first Council of Censors, .

511

Constitution, as revised by the first Council of Censors, 516

Address of the first Council of Censors, to the freemen, - 531

Proceedings of the second Council of Censors, - - - 545

Records of the Supreme Court,

Proclamation of pardon, June 1779, -

556

Governor's speech, Oct. 1779, -

558

Commission of Confiscation, - - - - - 560

Order of Court of Confiscation, - - - - - 502

Writ of seizin, issued by Court of Confiscation, - - 562

Ethan's Allen's complaint to Court of Confiscation,

563

List of Governors of Vermont, from 1778 to 1822, - - 564

List of Judges of Supreme Court, from 1778 to 1899, -

564.

List of Senators in the Congress of the U. S. from 1791 to 1822, 500

List of Representatives to Congress, from 1791 to 1822, 566

Ancient inscription,

568

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467

500

- 549

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