Senate Journal 1834 (30-318511-P195B.pdf)
my predecessors with great prudence & discretion. An Institution for this object of essential utility, has been for come time in operation at Hartford in Connecticut, and several individuals are now supported there, either wholly or in part, at the expense of this State. The welfare of this unfortunate class of our fellow beings, greatly depends upon their moral and intellectual culture, and we cannot be insensible to their strong claims upon the humanity of a discerning and enlightened Legislature. But while we have thus made provision for the Deaf & Dumb, we have passed by others, who have no less claim to be included among the subjects for public liberality. I allude to the unfortunate Insane, many of whom are in a condition that makes the strongest appeal to our sympathy, and might, I apprehend, derive the highest benefit from the advantages which an Insane Hospital would afford. I submit, therefore, for your consideration whether it would not comport with the humane character of our citizens, and at the same time reflect honor upon us as a State, to make some suitable provision for their relief, either by aiding in the endowment of Lunatic Hospital, or by making an appropriation in aid of those who may seek the benefit of such institutions already established in other States. Among the most important subjects for legislative encouragement, the interests of Agriculture are entitled to a prominent rank. Provision has already been made by the State Government to induce, among those engaged in this of industry, a spirit of improvement. It may, nevertheless, be worthy of carful
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