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Senate Journal 1834 (30-318511-P193B.pdf)



Message of the Governor.

Gentlemen of the Senate and of the House of Representatives. Having been entrusted by out fellow citizens with the guardianship of the public interests, we should not be unmindful of the high responsibilities which delve upon us, nor of the goodness of that Providence through whose controlling agency, all our priviliges, civil and religious, have been secured and preserved. To promote the efforts of useful industry, to secure to all an equality of rights, and to extend the means of general education, are the great ends of our representative system of government. In the pursuit of these important objects, an ample filed is presented for unremitted exertion; and coming as you do directly from the people, I feel assured, that, under a just estimate of the responsibilities, resting upon you as public agents, your deliberations will be characterized by a due regard for the wishes of your constituents, and a strict regard for the highest interests of the State. The tranquil aspect of Public Affairs, the general prosperity attending individual enterprise, and the steady progress our State in wealth and population, conspire to reminder the present period highly auspicious for the commencement, by the State Government, of a system of Internal Improvements, commensurate, in some degree, with the numerous facilities which mature has furnished for

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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