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Senate Journal 1825 (30-318504-P143A.pdf)


[Left margin: 1825

Governors Message]

previous to the close of the year The Rules and Regulations for the government of the prison together with copies of the several reports of the Inspectors will be laid before you. At the date of the last report there were fifty nine persons in confinement, most of whom were at hard labor. The prisoners have been generally healthy. Many of those who were removed from the county gaols have improved in health since their removal. It is the opinion of the Inspectors that the establishment is judiciously managed, and that it will answer well the purposes for which it was erected. The account of the expenses and disbursements, and of all the receipts and profits of the prison, and a statement of its general affairs, will be laid before you as soon as the same shall have been examined and approved by the Inspectors; and the Warden will furnish any additional information that may be required.

I communicate for the information of the Legislature a statement of the expenditure of the appropriation for defraying the contingent expenses up to the first day of the present month. By the report of the Treasurer, which will be laid before you, it will appear that there remained in the Treasury on the first instant, an unexpended balance of eleven thousand one hundred dollars; in addition to which there was at that time due to the Treasury of the tax of 1824, the sum of thirty nine thousand seven hundred and forty one dollars. The people have a right to expect a faithful application of the means they contribute for the support of Government, and that those who superintend 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: 1825

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