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Senate Journal 1825 (30-318504-P142A.pdf)

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Governors Message]

and Regulations for the field exercise and manoeuvers of Infantry, and also of enabling the officers of Cavalry and Artillery to avail themselves of a more perfect knowledge of the best systems of discipline for their respective corps, was expressed two years ago, in a communication to the third Legislature. The necessity still remains, as no appropriation for that object has yet been made.

In the mouth of March last, I received a communication from the Governor General of Canada, representing that a British subject had been forcibly seized in the city of Montreal at this instigation of American citizens and forced across the boundary line into the American territory, and was then[?] confined in one of the gaols in this State, and requesting that the person in question should be restored to liberty or replaced within the British territory. On investigation it appeared, that the individual claimed had been apprehended in a neighboring state on a charge of felony committed against our laws, that he had been regularly brought within our jurisdiction by virtue of authority granted and the laws of the States in which he had been apprehended and through which he had been transported: that he had been tried in our highest judicial the Canal and found guilty of the felony of which he was charged, and at the time of the receipt of the application for his release was in prison in execution of the sentence awarded against him. The Provincial Governor was immediately advised of all the facts, corroborated by copies of the whole proceedings, and informed that under these circumstances the Constitution and laws of this State did not authorize the Executive to interfere; at the same time he was assured, that

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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: 1825

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