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Senate Journal 1836 (30-318513-P255A.pdf)


mature deliberation you should coincide in this opinion. I would respectfully suggest, whether further legislative action on this subject may not be necessary. Under the Resolve of the twenty fourth of March last, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars was appropriated for the benevolent purpose of aiding our indigent blind, in precuring an education at the New England Asylum in Boston. In accordance with the provisions of this Resolve, seven blind persons from this State are now enjoying the benefits of this valuable institution. We have also at the American Asylum in Hartford, further deaf and dumb and pupils, supported wholly or in part at the expense of the State. By recurring to the proceedings of the Last Legislation you will find, that a Resolve was passed, authorizing the Governor with the advice of Council to appoint Commissioners, to report a system of Prison Discipline for the State, together with the best location and most suitable construction of buildings for a new State Prison, the additional means of State for erecting such buildings at the presents location, with an estimate of the expend of completing the proposed establishment. In conformity to the authority vested in the Executive, the trust was confided to William D. Williamson, Nathaniel Clark, and Joseph R. Abbot Esquire, who have been assiduously engaged in the discharge of the duties devolving upon them by this appointment; The Report of the Commissioners will be laid before you at an early period of your session, arguably to provision of the Resolve under which they were appointed. In pursuance of a Resolve of the last Legislature: "on relation to a Rail Road from some point on the Atlantic sea board to the City of Quebec," an application was made to the President of the United States for the services of an Engineer to aid in the

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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