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House Journal 1824 (30-318939-P116B.pdf)

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upon delivered over to Elias Thomas Esqr who was duly appointed and qualified as Commissioner, to transact the duties of said office during the remainder of the year. As there is no law fixing the salary of Commissioner, he cannot receive compensation for his services until provision is made therefor by the Legislature.

In the course of the season I have had an opportunity of examining such of our principal literary institutions as during the last year received assistance from the State. Their appearance was such as to afford evidence of increasing usefulness, and of the proper application of the public bounty. The Institution at Gardiner, although recently established, bids fair fully to answer the expectations of its patrons, and by supplying a course of instruction of a higher grade than is usually taught in our common Academies and of a more practical character, and better suited to the immediate business of life, than is afforded in our Colleges, to commend itself to the public favor. It is probable that a better acquaintance with those sciences which may be beneficially applied to Agriculture and the Mechanic arts may be acquired at this Institution than at any other in our country.

Previous to the meeting of the next Legislature, the people will be again called to the exercise of their sovereign power in the election of the first Magistrate of the country. As the national constitution has secured to each State the right of

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: 1824

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