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Senate Journal 1828 (30-318507-P118B.pdf)

Let us then for providing public buildings, which at no distant period must be erected on the place you may approve, proceed with reference to our means, avoiding excessive taxation, and loans, always attended, with early on climate disasters. Instead of improving any judgement on the operations of further periods, let us act on existing means with the view of transmitting benefits not obligations and incumbrances, and of being able to say in our testaments we leave a system and an estate, an example and a benediction, but me bequeath no restrictions on your freedom on your discretion or on your own public lands, we can accomplish all our objects.

The commissioners for dividing the lands owned by Massachusetts, and Maine have suspended their proceedings in consequence of the reasons your will perceive they have assigned. Their agency has been highly beneficial and on some accounts, the prosecution of it seems an object of attention. The topographical knowledge derived, inadequate with partial & distant operations will soon be required for the forming a plan or system as to those communications destined eventually not only to connect several of our rivers with each other, but to intermingle them with the St John and through the St Lawrence with the great western Lakes. That system would probably be more perfect as more early arranged, by continuing the division in as much, as the reservation of materials, of ground, and reservoirs would belong to its details. its execution would of course, await the will of the community and the provisions of the ample means it would demand.

As the topics presented are related to executive measures, it may be well now to observe that, respecting those, the Governor and Council when required to act, have maintained a perfect harmony feeling and rarely varied as to conclusions. With rectitude of motive men can never quarrel and will not often disgrace in opinions. Amidst the train of objects following those before noticed we see agriculture commerce and the

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: 1828

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