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DOCUMENTS,

INCLUDING

MESSAGES AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS

MADE TO THE

FORTY-EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE

STATE OF OHIO.

ORBERED TO BE PRINTED IN A SEPARATE VOLUME, BY ACT

PASSED DECEMBER 16, 1836.

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GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE.

Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives :

In obedience to the Constitution of the State, you are again assembled as the Representatives of the people, to exercise the high and responsible duties of providing laws for the welfare of your common constituents.

During the past year, while intestine divisions and wars have devastated some portions of other countries, and the struggle of the people for liberty has spread general anxiety and alarm among the aristocracies of the Old World, for the stability of their governments, we have reason to congratulate ourselves, that through the benign infuences of our free Institutions, and the blessings of Divine Providence, this nation, of which our State forms no inconsiderable part, has been left to progress in its onward march, in civil, religious, internal and all other improvements, which tend to national happiness, prosperity and aggrandizement.

Since your adjournment, that dreaded scourge—the cholera-made its appearance in many of our towns and cities, clothing them in mourning, and in its course spreading general afliction and dismay; yet we have abundant reason for gratitude and thanksgiving to God, for the restoration of health throughout our borders, and for our general prosperity as a State.

The laws regulating all the departments of State, have been executed, during the past year, with fidelity and a due regard to the interests of the State. A full and detailed account of the condition of each department, will in due time be laid before you by the officers on whom that duty, by law, devolves.

The following statement exhibits the Receipts and Disbursements during the year 1849, and the balances applicable to the payment of the State debt.

RECEIPTS. Tares paid into the State Treasury, including miscellaneous items

$1,270,503 63 Taxes collected from Banks and State Insurance Cos. 55,692 23 Tolls received from Canals and Public Works, and raid into the State Treasury

731,173 50 Dividends upon Turnpike and Canal stocks and incidental receipts

43,803 91 Canal lands sold, and proceeds paid into the Treasury 42,195 04

2-PUD. DOO.

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