House Journal 1828 (30-318943-P125A.pdf)
234 As the topics presented are related to Executive measures, it may be well now to observe that, respecting those, the Governor and Council where required to act, have maintained a perfect harmony in feeling and rarely varied as to conclusions. With rectitude of motion men can never quarrel and will not often disagree in opinions. Amidst the train of objects following than before noticed, we see Agriculture, Commerce, and the Arts applying a power, which although not primary and creative, is doing much to produce new and embellish old establishments. It would have been considered proper to have produced a statistical view of the results except that it is know that an abler hand has grasped the subject, and will present a map, calculations, and reasonings which cannot but meet the wishes and encouragement of the Legislature, as such objects have received encouragement in several of the other States and as they must receive encouragement or fail. What has been done and what may be done will all be directed to satisfy persons abroad, as well as at home, that here is a field for their enterprise, where equal rights, and with some local exceptions, equality in the social condition is enjoyed, where industry finds its certain reward within the reach of the plough, where virtue gives rank and where the highest object of philanthropy is accomplished by imparting to every mind that religious and literary instruction which prepares it for earth and Heaven. In the number of our resources is one so conspicuous that it must early attract your notice. It is that of a wild and fertile territory, embracing about six million of acres. It is not necessary now to attempt to show ho evidently it is subject to your jurisdiction, no to speak of its distinguished natural advantages which impart to it the capacity of
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