House Journal 1825 (30-318940-P109B.pdf)
209 Appendix. Messages from the Governor transmitted to the two Branches of the Legislature during the session commencing Jan& 5th & ending FebY 28. 1825.
Message. (see page 18.)
Gentlemen of the Senate, and the Hous[House] of Representatives: The Constitution having made it my duty to give the Legislature, information of the condition of the State, the present is a suitable occasion for acknowledging, in behalf of the whole people, our obligations to a kind and bountiful Providence for the favors of the past year. The last has been a season of uninterrupted prosperity to the citizens of this State. The health of the people, the success of individual enterprise, and the abundance of the produce of the soil, all direct our grateful hearts to that Being, whose riches fill the earth. May these blessings be long continued; and may all our efforts the present year be best directed to promote the harmony and the happenings of our fellow citizens. While the press remains free, and our present systim of free schools and general education is supported, the rights of the people will rarely be endangered by the arm of power. Periodical elections, the great corrective principle in our form of government, afford a strong
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