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House Journal 1836 (30-318951-P218B.pdf)


of patriotisms, and to induce a sincerity of purpose, which do not operate upon citizens, who attachment to the soil us founded only in accidental or transitory circumstances.

Believing this subject to be of great and increasing importance to the prosperity of our State, it will give me pleasure, gentlemen, to cooperate with you in any course of measures which your wisdom may devise for its direct encouragement, and I cannot forbear to invite the excise of the atmost liberality on your part, that may be thought consistent with your powers as legislators. A foundation may be laid for great increase of wealth in our State, by disseminating practical information upon the subject of cultivating the Mulberry tree and the raising of silk worms for the manufacture of silk. It cannot be doubted, that for these purposes, numerous advantages are possessed by out citizens. And in view of what is doing in other States of the Union in this important and giving branch of manufactures, it must be worthy of your consideration, whether through the public munificence, through exercise upon the subject, that will redound hereafter to you own honor as provident guardians of the public good, and to the in calculable benefit of the State at large. The cultivation of Hemp is another branch of agricultural, as highly worthy of additional encouragement by the State. It is a product adapted to our soil and climate, to a degree unappreciated as yet perhaps, by a majority of those who are most immediately interested in its improvement. It is of a nature to resist successfully the droughts and

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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Language: English

Date: 1836

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