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Senate Journal 1836 (30-318513-P257B.pdf)


-dred and four thousand, one hundred and eleven, dollars, and thirty four cents. Of this sum, one hundred and forty eight thousand and twelve dollars and fifty three cents, have gone to reduce the principle and interest of the Public Debt. But notwithstanding the magnitude of this item, the resources of the Department yet exceed its liabilities. In January last the funded debt due from the State, amounted to one hundred and thirty four thousand four hundred and sixty - six dollars and seventy five cents. In the early part of the year additional sums were borrowed, amounting to fifty-nine thousand dollars. By the payment of one hundred and thirty eight thousand four hundred and sixty six dollars and seventy five cents, the principle of these claims has been reduced to fifty-five thousand dollars, as before named. There has been paid for interest the sum of nine thousand, five hundred and forty five dollars and seventy eight cents, and the balance of cash now in the Treasury, is six thousand three hundred and forty one dollars, and eighty seven cents. Satisfactory as this exposition must be, it must be equally gratifying for you to know, that the public securities in the possession of the Land Agent, including a small amount of cash in his hands constitute an amount of more than three hundred and seventy thousand dollars. It is provided by the Constitution of the United States, that each State shall appoint Electors of President and Vice President, in such manner as the Legislature thereof, may direct, An election of these officers will take place in the course of the current political year. It will therefore be incumbent upon you, at you present session, to prescribe the manner, in which the electors on the part of this State shall be chosen. As it will be necessary for me during the session to

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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