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House Journal 1821 Volume 1 (30-41314-P015B.pdf)

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has been ordered, the expence [expense] of which will be laid before you, and will render further remarks unnecessary.

Of the loan of twenty five thousand dollars authorized at the last session, the Treasurer borrowed eleven thousand dollars only, being all that was necessary. This sum, added to the sum borrowed by the Convention, makes the State debt at this time amount to twenty five thousand dollars. The receipts into the Treasury, including the eleven thousand dollars borrowed, amounted on the thirty first day of December last, to the thirty four thousand three hundred and eighty six dollars. And the payments up to that time, to twenty three thousand, two hundred and fifty three dollars _ leaving in the Treasury on the first day of January instant, a balance of eleven thousand on hundred and thirty three dollars. The situation of the Treasury will probably admit under a system of rigid economy in the public expenditures, of the payment of a considerable part, if not all of the debt due from the State within the year; provided the pauper expenses and those for criminal prosecutions are not made a State charge; in which case I recommend the passing of a Resolve authorizing the Treasurer to pay such portions of the debt as the condition of the Treasury may from time to time admit. Although the salaries of most of the officers have been established at less than half the sum allowed to similar officers if the state, from which we have but just separated, no immediate inconvenience has resulted from it; as the persons designated to fill the offices, have accepted their appointments. This early evidence of disposition on

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: 1821

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