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Journal of the Council of Safety,
THE EARLY JOURNALS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
IROM 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, Jux. SECRETARY OF STATE.
J. W. COPELAND, PRINTER.
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DISTRICT OF VERMONT, TO WIT.
L.S. forty-seventh year of the Independence of the United States of Ameri
ca, WILLIAM SLADE, Junior, of the said district, Esquire, hath deposited in
this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit :"Vermont State Papers ; heing 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 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.” lo 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,
Laws, passed Feb. session, 1779,
Feb. session, 1783,
Ethan's Allen's complaint to Court of Confiscation,
TO THE DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE CONTROVERSY WITH
OF VERMONT INTO THE UNION.
Correspondence between the Governors of New Hampshire and
New-York, relative to the jurisdiction of those provinces, commencing
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 Con
necticut 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 territory,
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 inhabitants 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-Pamp
shire grants, 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,
February, 1774, Meetings and resolutions of committees from sundry towns on the New Hampshire grants,
Act of the Legislature of New York," for preventing tumultuous
and riotous assemblies” on the New-Hampshire grants, and
the east side of the mountains, held at Westminster, evincing
sentatives from the towns on the New Hampshire grants, a-
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-
January and March, 1777,
Vermont, recommending the formation of a Constitution and
sumption and establishment of government in certain cases,
to the President of Congress, relative to the proceedings of
the Governor of New-Ilampshire, relative to the surrender of
overtures to the inhabitants of i ermont, February, 1778,