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in the District of Columbia and the Territories of the United States, and the slave trade between the several States and the Territories of the Union," came within the order of the House of the 12th December ultimo, which directs that every petition, memorial, resolution, proposition, or paper, touching or relating, in any way, or to any extent whatever, to slavery as aforesaid, or the abolition thereof, shall, on the presentation thereof, without any further action thereon, be laid upon the table, with out being debated, printed, or referred ;” and that so much of the said resolutions of the Legislature of the State of Vermont would be laid on the table accordingly, without further action thereon, and without being debated, printed, or referred.

The question was stated, Shall the decision of the Chair stand as the judgment of the House ?

A motion was made by Mr. Bronson, that the said appeal do lie on the table; And the question being put on this motion,

129. It passed in the affirmative,


s Yeas,





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