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Senate Journal 1836 (30-318513-P251B.pdf)

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the busy pursuits of private life.

Mr Secretary, I offer the following Resolution.

Resolved, That the thanks of the Senate be offered to the Hon. Josiah Pierce for the able, impartial and very satisfactory manner in which he has performed the duties of presiding officer of this Board. Which Resolve, being read by the Secretary, was unanimously passed.

Mr. Pierce then addressed the Senate as follows. Gentlemen of the Senate:

I feel deeply sensible of the honor done me, by the Resolution you have just adopted with so much unanimity. In the approbation of my conduct as presiding Officer of this Board, so kindles and flatteringly expressed, I have received a very gratifying reward for the solicitude I have left to deserve your favorable opinion. If the mariner or soldier feels regret at parting with those, who have long been his comrades in tedious voyages or campaigns, it is natural to suppose that I too may feel pained on separating from you, with whom I have been happily associated for so may days and weeks in tire anxious endeavor to advance the prosperity of our common and beloved State. If I have been able to discharge, in a manner satisfactory to you, gentlemen, the various and often times laborious and embarrassing duties of the Chair, during our long and arduous session, the success is to be attributed more to the repeated acts of kindness, and to the liberal support I have received from you, than from any ability or merit of my own.

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: 1836

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