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Senate Journal 1836 (30-318513-P256B.pdf)

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Indians. This on the first day of the present month amounted to sixty two thousand, seven hundred and thirty seven dollars, and twenty one cents - fifty thousand dollars of this sum being the avails of four townships of land purchased of them by the State, and right thousand dollars received from individuals for land and timber belonging to this Tribe, with interest on the said sums. Two thousand dollars more all due from the same persons, which when received at the treasury will be added to this fund. I recommend, there, that a Board of Commissioners be established for the purpose of investing and managing these funds, conforming in substances to the mode proposed in the Report of the Treasurer of State, which will in due time be laid before you. In commission [?] with this subject, I submit the propriety of causing the lands belonging to the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Indians excepting a small lot in the town of Perry.) to be sold, and the avails funded for their benefit. They are not wanted by the Indians for cultivation, and are greatly exposed to the in roads of trespassers, the more so on account of their proximity to a foreign State, into which offenders with their plunder may easily escape. In relation to the North Eastern Boundary, I have received no other intelligence during the past year than that which has recently been made public, by the annual Message of the National Executive to Congress. It may with confidence be expected, that the good understanding now existing between the United States and Great Britain alike honorable to both nations, will lead to such an adjustment of our border difficulties, as will receive the pacification of the people of this State. It cannot have escaped your observation that the Act passed at the last session of the Legislature, prohibiting the use and circulation of Bank bills of the denomination of one dollar, and of other denominations prospectively, has not been sufficient unaided by auxiliary provisions to effect 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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