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Senate Journal 1825 (30-318504-P139B.pdf)

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Governors Message]

interests of this State that the negociation [negotiation] be prosecuted with all convenient dispatch From information communicated to me from different sources of high respectability, their is reason to believe that depredations to a very considerable extent have been committed on our timber lands lying on the Aroostook and Madawascah [Madawaska] and other streams emptying into the St. John; and that unless energetic measures are speedily adopted on that part of the government, a large portion of our valuable timber in that region[?] will soon be destroyed. It is represented that these depredations are committed by British subjects, and on that portion of the territory of this State which is claimed by the British Government as belonging to the Province of New Brunswick. This pretended claim & it is understood: includes about one third of our territory, comprehending a great portion of our best timber land, and large tracts of superior quality for cultivation and settlement. The several communications from which this information has been derived, will be laid before you, and the subject is recommended to your special consideration.

In carrying into execution the Resolve of the last Legislature, “providing for a State Arsenal,” the first object was to obtain a suitable site. After viewing various situations, and availing themselves of the opinion of a number of military officers of rank and intelligence, the Council unanimously advised that the building be erected on the heights of land at the westerly part of this town. A spot containing one acre and a half was settled for the purpose, and the same was con-veyed

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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: 1825

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