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Senate Journal 1834 (30-318511-P191A.pdf)

368 the Chair, and the he will be pleased to accept this testimony of their approbation and the expression of their best wishes for his prosperity and happiness. Which Resolve being read by the Secretary was Unanimously passed.

Mr. Williamson then addressed the Senate as follows; "Gentlemen of the Senate, I should be wanting in a sense of gratitude did I not appreciate the kind and flattering expression in the vote you just passed. If I have, in any degree, fulfilled your expectation in discharging the duties of the chair, I owe much of my success to your kindness and assistance. Permit me to congratulate you on the successful termination of the laborious duties of this Session. No root of bitterness has entered this Hall to interrupt the harmony of our Board, or retard the business of Legislation; but all your deliberations have been conducted with the most liberal feelings towards each other and with a single eye to the public good. The pleasant associations connected with our public duties shall long be cherished in my recollection. Gentlemen, it is our peculiar privilege to live in a State rapidly advancing in prosperity and daily [?]discosing its resources. Our wide domain, our extensive rivers and streams, our distant increasing settlements, our active and enterprising population now numbering nearly half a million are annually disclosing new subjects of legislation and claiming the fostering care of government. Wherever we turn our eye, we behold the cheering fruits of industry and successful enterprise. In a State embracing so great a variety of local interests, and in an age proverbial for its improvement, laws must necessarily be multiplied to meet the numerous wants of the people and subserve the improved condition of society. If, therefore, the labors of legislation have increased upon your hands, 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: 1834

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