House Journal 1836 (30-318951-P221A.pdf)
informed however that it will shortly be ready to be submitted to your consideration. The Commissioners appointed agreeably to the Resolve of the tenth of March last to consult upon the same subject subject with the same subject with the civil authorities of the Canadas, and others have attended to the duty entrusted to them, and a copy of their Report is herewith laid before you. A Resolve having been past by the last Legislation constituting the governor, the members of the Council, and the Land agent, a Board of Internal Improvements they immediately organized themselves for the performance of the duties assigned to them by this Resolve. A competent Engineer was selected by the Board, who has been in active service since his appointment. His surveys and Reports, as soon as received, will be submitted and Reports, as soon as received, will be submitted for the inspection and consideration of the Legislature. The annual Report of the adjutant General will be laid before you at an early, and will make you acquainted with the present condition of our militia. By the last returns it appears that the numerical force of the Militia of this State, as exhibited by the Muster Rolls was forty thousand eight hundred and twenty seven men. There were forwarded to me from the War Department in the month of July last ten hundred and ninety one stands of arms, and fourteen pieces of ordnance, with the necessary military equipment, by virtue of an act of Congress for arming the whole body of the militia, passed April 23, 1808. They have been committed to the custody of the acting Quarter Master General, and are now subject to the disposition of the Legislature. The Report of the Land agent will exhibit in detail the concerns of that Department for the past year
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