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Senate Journal 1820-21 (30-28907-P023B.pdf)

and so exposed a maritime frontier as Maine. Yet while Military roads are making to aid the defence of some portions of our country, and bays, rivers and towns are fortifying for the defence of others, most of the garrisons and works within this State erected at considerable expense by the National Government are now without a single soldier to guard them, and for want of necessary attention rapidly falling into decay. It only requires that our situation should be properly represented and understood, that the procedure should be corrected and the desired effect produced.

The Commonwealth has stipulated to pay the State of Maine, thirty thousand dollars for performing certain duties and obligations to the Indians within this state, provided the assent of the Indians and a release of that Commonwealth from all engagements to them are just obtained. In recommending this subject to your consideration I indulge the hope that such measures will be adopted, as while they are least expensive to the State, shall be best calculated to protect the rights, and to secure to this, the last remnant of the natives residing among us, all that comfort which they are cap-able of enjoying.

The amount for travel and attendance of the members of the late convention, and for incidental expenses was twenty one thousand one hundred and thirty on dollars. The sum received from the treasury of Massachusetts, as provided by the act relating to the Separation, was seven thousand, seven hundred and forty two dollars, leaving a balance of thirteen thousand three hundred and eighty nine dollars. To discharge this balance and other accruing expenses, the sum of fourteen thous-and dollars were borrowed from the banks of the State for the repayment of which it will be necessary for the legislature to make provision.

The receipts into the Treasury agreeable to our general system of revenue, will be from the State for twenty eight thousand seven hundred and eighty six dollars

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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