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Innis Harry appointed judge 78
sends Spaniards to Wilkinson 154
proceedings in the legislature 447
Jefferson to Washington 201
to Mazzei 204
made president 340
Jefferson and Burr 339
Innis Harry, reasons 224
Insurance company 348
Kenton Simon, further particu-
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Louisiana purchased 362
his pension 415
Navigable waters noticed 70
Occupant law 473
Quarter session justices excluded
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Relief system commenced 15
Revenue tax &c. 18.20.23
Replevy allowed 71
Recovery Fort besieged 136
Resolutions of the legislature 159
for an address to remove Judges
Muter and Sebastian 161
Revenue deficient 237
Rodgers Commodore 472
Shelby Isaac, first governor
his letter, &c. Salaries of governor, &c. Scott General
Todd Robert, C. commissioners,
fix the seat of government Taxes laid
on spiritous liquors Treaty with the British
Commencement of operations under the Constitution—Governor dis repair to Lexington, and open the first session of the Legislature of Kentucky—Governor makes communications to bathhouses—the manner, and substance, of each—Proceedings of the General Assembly—Courts—Revenue, C.
[1792/J The elections having been made in the month of May, agreeably to the provisions of the schedule annexed to the constitution; and Monday, the 4th of June, 1792, appointed for the meeting of the general assembly, in Lexington; the governor, and members, elected, stood ready to repair to the seat of government. Accordingly, on the 3d of the month, Isaac Shelby, the declared governor, left his farm, destined for that place; in order to take on himself the executive administration. The same day, passing through Danville, he there received a congratulatory address, from the inhabitants—to which he returned a respectful reply; and then proceeded on his journey. The next day he arrived in Lexington, escorted by a troop of volunteers, who had met him on the road, pursuant to an order of the trustees of the town, by whom he was received with some parade; when addresses, similar to those already mentioned, were exchanged between the parties.
On the same day, arrived also, the greater number of the senators, and a large proportion of the representatives: no business, however, was done on Monday. On the next day, a quorum of both houses of the general assembly, were formed in their respective -chambers. When each proceeded to organize itself, according to the powers vested in it by the constitution. The senate, chose Alexander Scott.Bullett, for its speaker; and the representatives, placed in the chair of their house, Robert Breckenridge—both from the county of Jefferson. The clerks, and other officers, were then chosen. Communications between the two houses, being exchanged, that each was ready to proceed to legislative business; a joint resolution was adopted, that the governor should be informed by a committee, composed of members from each house, that they were ready to receive such communications, as he might be disposed to make.
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The committee, according to order, reported that they had Waited on the governor, and to their information, had received his reply, that he would the next day at 12 o'clock, in the senate chamber, meet the general assembly, in order to make his communications. Accordingly, on the day appointed,'the speaker and members of the house of representatives, repaired to the chamber of the senate, a little before the time for expecting the governor, and took the seats prepared for them, on the right front of the speaker's chair, the senators being on the other. At the appointed hour, the governor, attended by the secretary, made his appearance at the portal of the hall; when the speaker of the senate leaving his scat, met the gevernor, and conducted him to one, placed on the right of the speaker's chair.
After the repose of a minute, the governor rose with a manuscript in his hand, and respectfully addressing, first the senate, and then the house of representatives, read the communications which he had prepared; and delivering to each speaker a copy of the manuscript, he retired: as did also, the speaker, and members, of the house of representatives; who were re-formed, in their own hall, immediately after.
Each house, resumed its appropriate functions; and among the first business, ordered the communications from the governor, to be entered on the journals.
In substance, they recommended to the attention of the legislature, the prosperity of the country, as the great object of government—the establishment of both private and public credit, as among the most efficient means of effecting this desirable result. The first, was represented to depend upon a speedy, and impartial administration of justice; the latter, on a scrupulous adherence to all public engagements.