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VI. RECORD OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL,

March 12, 1778, to Aug. 23, 1779..

231-309

Introduction....

233-242

Record of Governor and Council..

243-309

The Governor and Council as a Board of War..

294-309

VII. APPENDIX..

311-525

APPENDIX A, No. 1, Poceedings of the Congress and Com-

mittee of Safety for Cumberland County, June 1774 to

September 1777.....

313-370

APPENDIX A.No.2, Gloucester County Committee of Safety, 371-375

APPENDIX B, Some Miscellaneous Remarks, and Short

Arguments, on a Small Pamphlet, dated in the Conven-

tion of the Representatives of the State of New York,

October 2, 1776, and sent from said Convention to the

County of Cumberland, and some Reasons given, why

the District of the New Hampshire Grants had best be

a State. By IRA ALLEN. Hartford, [Conn.,] printed by

Ebenezer Watson, near the Great Bridge, M.DCCLXXVII. 376-389

APPENDIX C, Manifesto prepared and published by order

of the Westminster Convention, October 30, 1776...... 390-393

APPENDIX D, Dr. THOMAS YOUNG to the Inhabitants of

Vermont, 1777.....

394-399

APPENDIX E, Remarks on Article three of the Declaration

of Rights, by Hon. DANIEL CHIPMAN.

400-402

APPENDIX F, The Name “ VERMONT".

403-404

APPENDIX G, First Union of New Hampshire towns with

Vermont, in 1778-9.....

405-441

APPENDIX H, Proclamation of pardon issued by Gov.

CHITTENDEN, June 3, 1779..

442-443

APPENDIX I, A Vindication of the Opposition of the In-

habitants of Vermont to the Government of New York,

and of their right to form an independent State. Hum-

hly submitted to the impartial World. By ETHAN

ALLEN. Printed by Alden Spooner, 1779, printer to

the State of Vermont..

+44-517

APPENDIX J, Documents on the enforcement of the au-

thority of Vermont in Cumberland County in May 1779, 518-525

VIII. ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS..

526

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AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PRINTING OF THE JOURNALS OF THE COUNCIL OF SAFETY AND OF

THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL.

SEC. 1. The governor of the state is hereby authorized to appoint some suitable person or persons, and to contract with him or them to edit and publish the journals of the council of safety and the early journals of the governor and council to such extent as the governor shall judge necessary to preserve the history of the state.

SEC. 2. Such person or persons so appointed are also authorized to publish, in the form of an appendix tú such records, any cotemporary public documents that may be necessary to explain such records.

SEC. 3. Such records shall not be printed faster than one volume of convenient size each year.

SEC. 4. There shall be printed one thousand copies of each volume of said publication, and two hundred copies be given to the Vermont Historical Society, two hundred copies to the state library, and six hundred shall be deposited with the state librarian for sale on such terms as the governor shall prescribe.

SEC. 5. The expenses and accounts for editing and printing said records shall be approved by the governor before they shall be audited by the state auditor.

Approved, November 15, A. D. 1872.

COMMISSION.

UNDER and by virtue of the authority of the Act of the General Assembly of the State of Vermont, approved November 15th, A. D. 1872, I hereby appoint and empower the Hon. E. P. WALTON of Montpelier, in said State of Vermont, to prepare and publish two volumes of convenient size, (octavo,) and in good style, of the Journals of the Council of Safety and of the Governor and Council of this state, with such additional matter as may be deemed necessary and proper by notes and appendix ; and I do hereby commend him to the favor of all National and State authorities, Historical Societies and Librarians, and gentlemen having materials useful for the proposed work, assuring them that the courtesy rendered to him as the agent of the State will be deemed a courtesy to the State.

Given under my hand and the seal of the State, at Woodstock, this thirteenth day of January, A. D. 1873.

JULIUS CONVERSE. By the Governor: J. D. DENISON,

Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs.

L. S.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND EXPLANATIONS.

To His Excellency, JULIUS CONVERSE :

In issuing the first volume of the records of the Council of Safety and Governor and Council of Vermont, justice to others requires me first to acknowledge your own zeal in aiding the work by giving me ample powers and prompt responses to my requests for advice ; and next to acknowledge the valuable materials gleaned from the labors of others in the field of Vermont hlstory ; to wit: to Hon. Hiland Hall, for suggestions and criticisms, and for the aid derived from his Early History of Vermont; to B. H. Hall, author of the History of Eastern Vermont; to Miss ABBY Maria HEMENWAY, for very numerous items of personal history in the Vermont Historical Magazine ; to the Histories of Vermont, &c., by IRA ALLEN, Dr. JOHN A. GRAHAM, Dr. SAMUEL WILLIAMS, and Rev. ZADOCK THOMPSON ; to Dr. JEREMY BELKNAP'S History of New Hampshire ; to Hon. WILLIAM SLADE's State Papers ; to the Documentary History of New York; to the two volumes of Collections of the VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY ; to Hon. DANIEL CHIPMAN'S Memoir of Governor Thomas Chittenden, &c.; to Hon. WM. M. PINGRY, of Perkinsville, for the Pingry Papers ; to Hon. JAMES H. PHELPs, of West Townshend, for new and valuable additions to the record of the General Conventions, &c.; to HENRY S. DANA, Esq., of Woodstock, for papers contributed, and for criticisms; to Hon. SAMUEL Swift, for the History of Addison County; and to the town histories of Bennington by Rev. ISAAC JENNINGS, Fair Haven by ANDREW N. ADAMS, Pittsford by Dr. A. M. CAVERLY, Salisbury by John M. WEEKS, and Shoreham, by Rev. Josiah F. GOODHUE. Many other town histories, contained in Miss HEMENWAY's Historical Magazine, have been used and are cited in the notes.

Special acknowledgments are due to Hon. David READ of Burlington, and Hon. Lucius E. CHITTENDEN of New York city, for their labors in securing the portrait of Gov. Thomas Chittenden ; and to Hon. ROSWELL MARSH of Steubenville, Ohio, for the portrait of Lieut. Gov. Joseph Marsh.

And finally it is due to the people of Vermont that I should declare, that no portraits of Chittenden and Marsh were ever painted in their lifetime, and that the engraved portraits in this volume have been constructed from descriptions of the person, dress, and character of these

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