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Senate Journal 1824 (30-318503-P142A.pdf)


them would depend entirely upon the same decisions. The cells not having been completed until the last of November, it is not probable that they will be sufficiently dried and in a suitable situation to be occupied with safety to health until the ensuing spring. The whole expense of the prison, keepers house, hospital and yard, in its present situation, including the sum paid for the land, is short of twenty six thousand dollars; and the superintendant estimates that fifteen hundred dollars more will be fully sufficient to meet all the additional necessary expenditures. A full report of the proceedings of the superitendant, exhibiting the several items of expense, accompanied by proper vouchers, will be laid before you, agreeably to the provisions of the law under which he was appointed.

In the month of July last, I received official information that Massachusetts, under the fifth article of the first section of the act relating to the separation of the two States, did elect to pay to this State the sum of thirty thousand dollars, in lieu of the lands set off by the Commissioners, under the act aforesaid, as an indemnification to Maine for having assumed to perform certain obligations towards the Penobscot tribe of Indians. This sum has since been paid by Massachusetts into the Treasury of this State.

I lay before the Legislature a copy of an agreement entered into by the Commissioners as aforesaid, by which they have completed the distribution and assignment that remained to be made in the division of the personal property belonging to the two States. The small

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: 1824

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