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consideration, and beg leave to report, that in their opinion the prayer of your petitioner is reasonable and ought to be granted, and recommend the adoption of the following resolution :

Resolved, That his Excellency the Governor be, and he is hereby authorized to issue his warrant on the Treasury in favour of Benjamin F. Johnson for one hundred and six dollars, and that the said sum be provided for in the appropriation act of the present session for that specific purpose.

Read and agreed to, Dec. 11th, 1834.

JACOB WOOD,

President of the Senate.

Attest-JOHN A. CUTHBERT, Secretary.

In the House of Representatives,

Concurred in, Dec. 19th, 1834.

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THOMAS GLASCOCK,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Attest-JOSEPH Sturgis, Clerk.

Approved, Dec. 20th, 1834.

WILSON LUMPKIN, Governor.

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IN SENATE.

Resolved, That his Excellency the Governor be, and he is hereby authorized and requested to pay out of the contingent fund all the expenses attending the interment of the Hon. Jonathan Lewis, a Senator from the county of Burke; McLin Lundy, Esq. a member from the county of Scriven ; and Aaron Jones, Esq. of the county of Lee.

And be it further resolved, That in testimony of the respect due to the memory of our associates, his Excellency the Governor be, and he is hereby authorized and requested to have their graves enclosed in a decent and appropriate manner, and that he pay for the same out of the contingent fund.

Read and agreed to, Nov. 27th, 1834.

JACOB WOOD,

President of the Senate.

Attest—John A. CUTIIBERT, Secretary.

In the House of Representatives,

Concurred in, Dec. 18th, 1834.

THOMAS GLASCOCK,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Attest-JOSEPH STURGIS, Clerk.

Approved, Dec. 20th, 1834.

WILSON LUMPKIN, Governor.

IN SENATE.

Resolved, That his Excellency the Governor be, and he is hereby authorized and requested to transmit, with the Laws and Journals of the present session, the following books to the counties hereinafter named, viz.

To the county of Bullock, two copies of Clayton's Georgia Justice, and two copies of Dawson's Compilation.

To the county of Cherokee, six copies of the Georgia Justice, six copies of Dawson's Compilation, and six copies of Prince's Digest.

To the county of McIntosh, six copies of the Georgia Justice.

To the county of Houston, three copies of Prince's Digest, three copies of Dawson's Compilation, and three copies of the Georgia Justice.

To the county of Wayne, three copies of the Georgia Justice.

To the county of Liberty, six copies of Prince's Digest.

To the county of Campbell, six copies of Prince's Digest, and six copies of Dawson's Compilation.

To the county of Coweta, four copies of Prince's Digest, four copies of Dawson's Compilation, and four copies of the Georgia Justice.

To the county of Walton, six copies of Prince's Digest.

To the county of Rabun, six copies of Clayton's Georgia Justice and six copies of Prince's Digest.

To the county of Talbot, six copies of Dawson's Compilation, six copies of Prince's Digest, and six copies of the Georgia Justice.

To the county of Lee, five copies of Prince's Digest and five copies of Dawson's Compilation.

To the county of Merriwether, three copies of the Georgia Justice.

To the county of Carrol, four copies of Prince's Digest and four copies of the Georgia Justice.

To the county of Union, five copies of Prince's Digest.

To the county of Baker, three copies of the Georgia Justice and three copies of Dawson's Compilation.

To the county of Early, two copies of the Georgia Justice, two copies of Prince's Digest, and two copies of Dawson's Compilation

To the county of Camden, two copies of Prince's Digest, two copies of Dawson's Compilation, and two copies.of the Georgia Justice.

To the county of Stewart, five copies of the Georgia Justite and five copies of Dawson's Compilation --for the use of the officers of said counties respectively. Read and agreed to, 14th Nov. 1834.

JACOB WOOD,

President of the Senate.

Attest-JOHN A. CUTHBERT, Secretary.

In the House of Representatives,

Concurred in 18th Dec. 1834.

THOMAS GLASCOCK,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Attest—JOSEPH STURGIS, Clerk.

Approved, Dec. 20th, 1834.

WILSON LUMPKIN, Governor.

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IN SENATE.

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Resolved, That his Excellency the Govenor be authorized and respectfully requested to have forwarded, with the Laws and Journals of the present session, to the county of Henry, one copy each of Scott's Military Tactics and a copy of the compilation of the Militia Laws of the State, together with such other laws as are usual for the use of the commandant of the eighty-fifth Regiment; to the one hundred and ninety-first battalion, and to the commandant of the eight hundred and eightyeighth District Company in said county, together with laws and regulations, and other orders to which said regiment, battalion, and company district are by law entitled.

Resolyed further, That his Excellency be requested as aforesaid to have forwarded to the county aforesaid, and at the time aforesaid, one copy each of Prince's Digest, the Georgia Justice, and of Dawson's Compilation of the Laws of the State, for the use of the newly-created eight hundred and eighty-eighth district company of Georgia Militia ; and also, one copy of Prince's Digest, one of the late Georgia Justice, and one of Dawson's Compilation, for the use of the five hundred and twenty-fifth district company in the county afore. said.

Resolved further, That in case a sufficient number should not now be on band, his Excellency be requested to contract and pay for the same out of the contingent fund, and forward as aforesaid.

Read and agreed to, 16th Nov. 1834.

JACOB WOOD,

President of the Senate. Attest-JOHN A. CUTHBERT, Secretary.

In the House of Representatives,

Concurred in, Dec. 18th, 1834.

THOMAS GLASCOCK,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Attest-JOSEPH STURGIS, Clerk.
Approved, 19th Dec. 1834.

WILSON LUMPKIN, Governor.

IN SENATE.

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The committee on the State of the Republic to whom was referred the communication of his Excellency the Governor, and the accompanying documents on the subject of the claim of the State of Georgia against the United States growing out of services rendered, and moneys paid by the State during the revolutionary war, report :

That from said documents it appears that this State has a claim for said services and moneys paid, ascertained by an agent of the Government of the United States, as long ago as the year seventeen hundred and eighty-five, and for which the said agent issued his certificate.

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This claim at that time amounted to one hundred and twenty-three thousand two hundred and eighty-three dollars and seventy cents. Subsequently to the issuing of said certificate, an act of Congress was passed for the appointment of commissioners to settle the accounts between the United States and the States of the Union; and the commissioner appointed under the authority of said act made a report, which was submitted to the Congress in seventeen hundred and ninety-three, and in which Georgia was admitted to be a creditor of the Government of the Union, to the amount of nineteen thousand nine hundred and eighty-eight dollars. It does not appear that the commissioner who made said report took into consideration the amount due the State as ascer. tained by the agent in seventeen hundred and eighty-five, so that this large debt seems now to be due to this State. This claim has been repeatedly urged upon the consideration of the Government until it was finally rejected, upon the inequitable plea of the statute of limitations, as long ago as seventeen hundred and ninety-five. Your committee cannot believe that the Government of the Union will persist in a defence so discreditable to itself, against a just clair. The payment of this claim has been postponed by the Government itself, while claims of a similar nature have long since been discharged to other States. It is therefore a debt on which interest is not only legally but equitably demandable, and on which your committee cannot believe the Government will hesitate to pay the interest. The evidence necessary to the

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