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Senate Journal 1836 (30-318513-P257A.pdf)


obvious design of the Legislature in its enactment. The experience of several States in the Union where for many years past, paper money of small denominations has been excluded [?] from circulation, attest the wisdom of the theory upon which the Act in question was founded. But connected with its expediency is now combined a just vindication of the Legislative authority of the State, in favor of such additional enactments as shall be effectual, in the suppression of the prohibited classes of Bank bills. I shall cheerfully cooperate with you in any measurers you may deem calculated to effect the object in view, believing that the best interests of the public will be essentially promoted, by the complete execution of the policy, on which the before named Act is founded. The Condition of the Treasury is truly gratifying. The past year has brought much prosperity to the finances of the State. All our redeemable debt has been extinguished, and the whole funded debt now outstanding, amounts but fifty five thousand dollars. The monies received into the Treasury, from all sources during the year, amount to three hundred and ten thousand, four hundred and fifty three dollars and twenty one cents. Of this sum one hundred and thirty three thousand, five hundred and sixty seven dollars and fifty five cents, were derived from the Land Department. This liberal contribution has arisen not so much from an encessin [?] the quantity of the sold, as from an increase in the price. And here I cannot forge the remark, that the public domain is of incalculable value. If it be guarded with vigilance, and disposed of by slow degrees, the revenue to be deriveal [?] from it, may ultimately be made to meet the ordinary expenses of out government, and supply ample endowments to many of those benevolent Institutions for relieving the infirmities or mediating the sorrows of the unfortunate, and for advancing the interests of religion. Science and literature, which more than commercial wealth or martial conquest evince the true elevation of a community. The disbursements of the Treasury have been thrice hundred.

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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