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Senate Journal 1820-21 (30-28907-P022A.pdf)


the most plenary evidence how advantageous this employment is to the people of our State. The encouragement which agriculture has received not only from Government, but from patriotic individuals and the consequent advances, which it has made afford the most satisfactory evidence of the importance of a continued and more particular attention to that interest. The propriety of encouraging our various agricultural societies at this time cannot be doubted. As the inhabitants of a good soil and healthy climate, we owe it to a bountiful providence to do all in our power to make it the residence of men alike prosperous and happy.

The manufacturing business of our country is at this time acquiring new energy. The capital now employed though already large, will necessarily be increased; as this State furnishes an unusual number of sites, where water power can be applied with advantage I suggest for your consideration whether there would not be a propriety and found policy in exempting all such manufacturing establishments as are or may be located within this State as far as the principles of the constitution will admit from every species of taxation for a considerable term of time. Some such encouragement the manufacturing interest at this time requires. If yielded, the State will no doubt find itself amply indemnified by the increase of capital and a large accession of respectable inhabitants.

The fisheries on our coast, bays and rivers are so connected the one with the other, and are an interest so important to the people that they will requires your particular attention. The laws enacted for their regulation, differ so materially that it may well be doubted whether all the provisions are calculated to promote the public good and whether in some instances the views of individuals and sec-

Description: The Journal of the Senate documents the proceedings in the chamber, including actions taken on bills, petitions and reports from committees read, and votes taken. The journals are not transcripts and therefore do not include floor speeches that are found in the modern Legislative Records.

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Language: English

Date: 1820-1821

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