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CONNECTED WITH THE ASSUMPTION AND ESTABLISHMENT
OF GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE OF
TOGETHER WITH THE
Bournal of the Council of Safety,
THE FIRST CONSTITUTION,
THE EARLY JOURNALS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
FROM THE YEAR 1779 TO 1786, INCLUSIVE.
TO WHICH ARE ADDED THE PROCEEDINGS
OF THE FIRST AND SECOND COUNCILS OF CENSORS.
GOMPILED AND PUBLISHED BY
DISTRICT OF VERMONT, To wit.
this office, the title of a book, the right whereof be claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:-“Vermont State Papers ; heing a collection of records and documents counected with the assumption and establisbment 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 Issembly, 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 conformity 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 au- . thors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned."
Clerk of the District of Vermont. A true copy of record, examined and sealed by.
J, GOVE, Clerk,
.. Oct. session, 1786, - - - - -
Order of Court of Confiscation, - - - - -
TO THE DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE CONTROVERSY WITM
Page. Correspondence between the Governors of New Hampshire and
New-York, relative to the jurisdiction of those provinces, com
mencing - - - - - November, 1749, List of grants made by the Governor of New-Hampshire, west
of Connecticut river, previous to the year 1765, . . Grant from Charles II to the Duke of York, by virtue of which
the territory called the New-Hampshire grants, was originally
claimed by the province of New York, - - - Proclamation of the Governor of New-Hampshire, asserting the
claim of that province to the grants, west of Connecticut
river, - - - - - - March, 1764, Order of the King in Council, establishing the west bank of Connecticut river as the boundary between the provinces of NewYork and New-Hampshire,
- - July, 1764, Order of the King in Council, prohibiting the Governor of New
York from making grants of land in the disputed terri
tory, - - - - - - - July, 1767. Continuance of grants by the Governor of New York, and vio.
lent proceedings, thereupon, - - - - - Communication from the Governor of New York to the inhabi
tants of Bennington and its vicinity, - - May, 1772, Answer of the inhabitants of Bennington, &c. to the foregoing
communication, - - - - - June, 1772, Communication of Ethan Allen, Seth Warner, Remember Baker
and R. Cochran, to the Governor of New-York, June, 1772, Order of Governor of New-York, suspending prosecutions in be
half of the crown, against the inhabitants of the New-Hamp
shire grants, - - - - - - - - 29 Communication of the Governor of New York to the inhabi
tants of Bennington and the adjacent country, relative to their dispossessing certain settlers in the vicinity of Otter Creek,
claiming under grants from New-York, - - Augt. 1772, Answer to the foregoing communication, - - - Augt. 1772, Report of the Lords of trade to his Majesty's Privy Council, on
the subject of this controversy, • - . Dec. 1779, Review of the controversy,--violent proceedings on the New| Hampshire grants, .
- - - - Violent proceedings of the General Assembly of New
York, - - - - - - February, 1774, 37 Meetings and resolutions of committees from sundry towns on the New-Hampshire grants, • •
April, 1774, 98
Act of the Legislature of New York,“for preventing tumultuous
and riotous assemblies” on the New Hampshire grants, and
passed, - - - - - - March, 1774,
against the proceedings of New York, - April, 1774,
Court-Flouse, in Westminster, - - March, 1775,
the east side of the mountains, held at Westminster, evincing
York, · - - - - - April, 1775,
sentatives from the towns on the New Hampshire grants, a-
- January, 1776,
of the New Hampshire grants, at their sessions at Dorset,
with that declaration, - - - - - - -
shire grants, to the Continental Congress, announcing the dis-
trict to be a free and independent State, - - -
the President of Congress, relative to the assumed indepen.
dence of Vermont, - - January and March, 1777,
Vermont, recommending the formation of a Constitution and
the election of Delegates to Congress, April, 1777,
sumption and establishment of government in certain cases,
Vermont, - - - • - - May, 1777,
dence of Vermont, - - - - June, 1777,
the Governor of New. Hampshire, relative to the surrender of
- July, 1777,
lative to the Constitution, - - February, 1778,
overtures to the inhabitants of Vermont, February, 1778,
union with Vermont, - - - - June, 1778,