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Senate Journal 1820-21 (30-28907-P024B.pdf)

that the selection of two of our most distinguished citizens to re[-]present this State in the Senate of the United States has become necessary. In making this important selection, I feel confident that the Legislature will look with a single eye to the honor and best interests of the State.

The Constitution under which you are assembled, points out generally those duties, which it is necessary should be perform[-]ed by the first Legislature. Having in conformity with the precision of that instrument suggested for your consideration such subjects as I consider deserving of your attention, I request you, gentlemen to be assured that nothing would afford me so much pleasure as con[-]curring with you in all measures calculated to promote the gener-al prosperity, so that our fellow-citizens may view the present with satisfaction, and look forward with confidence to the future; and that [under] the blessing of a wise and gracious Providence the Union of the States and the freedom and happiness of the people may be perpetual [William King] Senate Chamber June 2d. 1820

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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