House Journal 1836 (30-318951-P217B.pdf)
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Gentlemen of the Senateand the House of Representatives:
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Gentlemen of the Senateand of the House of Representatives:
In assembling to discharge the important duties assigned to us respectively by the people, let us be grateful to a beneficent Providence, by whom our State has been preserved during the year that has just closed, from any calamity or popular commotion.Nothing has occurred since the meeting of the last Legislature, to interrupt the increasing prosperity of the State; industry of every class has been in constant and unprecedented demand, and has received corresponding reward; the agriculturist has been most bountifully blest, both in his seed time and in his honest, and the commerce of our citizens has sustained its elevated character for successful enterprise upon every sea under the watchful guardianship of the nation at administration. At such a juncture in our history as a State, and under circumstances so prosperous and full of pleasing promise in relation to the future, the demands of the public for general legislation are necessarily few, and such such as do exist are happily
Description: The journal of the House of Representatives 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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