Doc. No. L 3
Gmtlemm of the Senette
(tml House of jR^esenititivet:
Asacmhled loffclher ea the repre«cnta*ives «»f the people, lo con- sidtT the condiiion of public ailaiir», yfjur atientioin i* fimt j»roperly directed lo those pk'asing; cjrcurniSiance* which evince the g'oodniesi of an overruling Providence, to who»e &ror we are indebted for all we enjoy. We are thus reminded, too, of tbe large ni£a«ure of gmt' ilude wc owe for unuorabeped blessings and benefiit. A year, cfowd- ed with events of interest, has been added to the past, since I kst addressed your honorable body. AlMJndance hascron-nedl the kbora of the husbandman in that period. Commerce and domestic indus* try flourish and increase. Sickness prerafled to some extent in -va¬ rious parts of the State, during the inonths of August axid Septem¬ ber, yet its fatality has been inconsidiTable. TranqaiMitj and order have been maintained tiithin our borders. The supreaiaey of ibe laws Is BtfJI acknowledged, and the advancement of oar peoph m rirtue, morality, and all tiie ekoaents of natJooaJ greatness, haa beeii unabated.
The duties ofthe different braiicbes ofthe State Ooremmeint have been discharged, during the past year, with prontptoeaB and fidelity, giving ample guarauiy, conijnualJy, that the rights of petsom and property and all the inii>rests of community, hare been oli|ects of fugh re^rd. The Reports ofthe heads of tbe several Depaitmema, which will, in due time, be laid before Toti« will furnish you with • detailed statement of their ccmdition ana <^ration.
The following statement exhibits a g?eneral view of the receipts and disbursements of the State Government, during the last Sscat year :
Oeneial revenue received during the year ending Nor.
16. 1846 - --- --—._- $163,021 62
Balance in the Treasurj,- on the 15th Nov.> 11*45 m^tOS W
Total applicable to the support of the State gtjvernmefil,
benevolent institutions, &c — 340,980 60
Paid out during the year ending I5lh Nov. ISIO. Wuii(r
bills paid at the Treasurj' H>2,T0I 69
Balance in the Treasury on the 16th Nov., ISIO tfiT/JSJ* 01