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House Journal 1822 (30-318937-021A.pdf)

30 and on motion of Gen Russell referred to Messrs Todd, Dennet & Starr with such as the Senate may join. Sent up for concurrence.

[ordered to be printed] whereupon motion, Ordered, that the committee aforesaid Ordered, that the committee aforesaid be instructed to procure three hundred copies of the same with such parts of the accompanying documents as they may think adviseable, to be printed for the use of the Legislature. Sent up for concurrence.

[Petitions &c]

Petition of William R Ware & others for an act incorporating them with powers to erect & maintain a meeting house in Frankfort - was read and referred to the committee on incorporation of parishes and other Religious Societies and ministerial & school lands

[Governors message] A communication in writing, was received from the Governor by Ashur Ware Esq Secretary of State, who delivered in the same at the Speakers table and withdrew, which was then read as follows:

Gentlemen of the Senate and of the House of Representatives :

The commencement of the political, like that of the civil year, invites to a review of the past as well as to the prospect of the future. For the blessings of the one, we have abundant reason to be grateful to be grateful to our Supreme Legislator; - in view of the other, to implore direction from the same source of wisdom and of peace. Among the favors of the past year, which call for our sincere acknowledgements, are the abundance with which the exertions of our husbandmen have been crowned ; the health and peace which have pervaded our land, and the continuance of all the inestimable civil and religious advantages secured to us by our Constitution. During the last political year, this Constitution, which had been ratified with unexampled unanimity by our fellow-citizens, has been put into complete operation, and in no part has it been found materially defective. Those valuable institutions, which, under the parent State, had proved the palladium of public and private repose, have been nourished and protected here.

The enlightened and judicious excercise of the Legislative and Executive powers, have been evinced by the establishment of our highest judicial tribunal on a basis as permanent as in any State, and by filling it in a manner highly satisfactory. Our literary institutions have felt the fostering hand of government, at least, to the extent of the expectations of their warmest friends; and the general laws of the State, after an able and thorough revision have been re-enacted without innovation. All this has been done by our predecessors; done in a manner satisfactory to their constituents, and honorable to the State and to themselves.

Description: The journal of the House of Representatives 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: 1822

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