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Council of Censors

Council of Censors: "The Council is responsible for the repeal of the laws requiring all taxpayers to support the gospel, the meeting house, and the first settled minister; for ending the practice of adopting special acts relieving individuals of their debts or granting them immunity from prosecution for a period of years; for eliminating the practice of punishing offenders of serious crimes with maiming or branding; and for taking the legislature out of the business of holding trials and hearing appeals.” The Council was abolished in 1870.
Records of the Council of Censors.

1806 - 1813: Vermont

Office Scope: State

Role Scope: State