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envoys to France rejected 250

Embargo 466

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Frankfort, seat of government 6

residence for secretary &c. 185

Forfeiture incurred 20

Funk John divorced 244
Faction, what it is 113
French rupture 198
France hostile 206
French decree &c. 280—)
mission of Ellsworth 293
L'Insurgent taken lb.
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Government commenced
on what founded
its use
Genet arrived, his intrigue 87. 93
Governor communiuu'ps corres-
pondence with J. Innis 170
Green river settlers 178
Garrard James Gov. his speech 189
quotations from it 266.276. 282
his communications 333.368

Gracchus on convention 248

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Hardin John Col. killed 41

his biography 42

Hardin William wounded 135

Hawkins Martin, proposals &c. 317

Harrison governor of Indiana,

makes war &c. 480

his account of the battle 494

examined . 507

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Innis James, his mission 153

Justices of the peace, their fees 34

jurisdiction 473

Interest on damages 475

Indian hostilities 40

depredations 81

Impeachments &c. 73

Inspections, acts concerning lb.

Innis Harry appointed judge 78

sends Spaniards to Wilkinson 154

proceedings in the legislature 447

Jefferson Thomas secretary U S. 88

partialities to France &o. 125

Jefferson to Washington 201

to Mazzei 204

made president 340

Jefferson and Burr 339

Innis Harry, reasons 224

Insurance company 348

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Kenton Simon, further particu-
lars of his life 149

Kentucky Adademy 158

Quarter session justices excluded

from the legislature 170

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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

Representation apportioned

185.453.476

Rodgers Commodore 472

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Shelby Isaac, first governor

his speech

his conduct

correspondence

his letter, &c. Salaries of governor, &c. Scott General

at Georgetown

elected governor

his communications

his valedictory
Sheriffs declared ineligible
Suffrage, right discussed
Sebastian, Innis, &c. intrigue
Salaries increased
State overeignty discussed
Seminiry Transylvania

may move
Salaries of judges abatable
Street assaulted
Sebastian's pension
Sergeant, new officer
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Todd Robert, C. commissioners,

fix the seat of government Taxes laid

on spiritous liquors Treaty with the British

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THE

CHAP. I.

Commencement of operations under the ConstitutionGovernor dis repair to Lexington, and open the first session of the Legislature of KentuckyGovernor makes communications to bathhousesthe manner, and substance, of eachProceedings of the General AssemblyCourtsRevenue, 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.

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