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Senate Journal 1830 (30-318509-P168B.pdf)

papers relating to this contract are herewith transmitted for the consideration of the Legislature. These roads when opened and completed will be found to have been made at great cost, but with a reasonable expectation, that the advantages to be derived from them will amply repay the exposure; and to secure these advantages, it appears necessary, that provision should be made for keeping in repair while the public lands through which they pass remain unsold.

The Maps are Statistical Views of the State, subscribed for the Secretary of State, pursuant to the Resolve of February 1828, are received, and as sufficient number remain to be disposed of at the pleasure of the Legislature, I would recommend, that provision be made for furnishing one to each of the United States, This appropriation is due to the States from which we have received similar presents, and is the most eligible mode of obtaining others as they may hereafter be published. The Maps and Statistical Views of the State, subscribed for by the Secretary of State, pursuant to the Resolve of February 1828. are received, and as a sufficient number remain to be disproved of at the pleasure of the Legislature, I would recommend, that provision be made for furnishing one to each of the United States. This appropriation is due to the States from which we have received similar presents, and is the most eligible mode of obtaining others as they may hereafter the published. The existing state of the very important question relating to out Northeastern Boundary, furnishes an urgent motive for placing in the Archives of every State in the Union, a correct Map of the Territory of this State, as designated by the Treaty of 1783- Since the last Session of the Legislature, Copies of the Commissions of the several Governors of the Provinces of Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick from the year 1763 to 1786 inclusive, have been deposited in the Secretary's office by the Minister Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extraordinary for the United States to the Court of the Netherlands, with a copy of "A map of the Territory contained between the lines respectively contended for by the United States and Great Britain as being their North Eastern Boundary of the United States, in conformity to the Treaty of Peace of 1783." The copies of the Commissions were obtained by the General Government in 1828, and are the first copies in extense of these documents which have ever existed in the United States. On the description of the boundaries of the Provinces adjourning this State the same lines now claimed by us as the limits of dil territory, are particularly laid down in these Commissions, and none other. It is due to that confidence which the State has heretofore justly reposed in the ability and fidelity of the General Government, to believe, that the subject of our North Eastern Boundary has received the detention which its acknowledged importance demands, We

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: 1830

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