them, and that his Excellency will make a Communication, in writing, to both Houses of this General Assembly on this day, at three o'clock this at'ternoon.
Mr Morris, from the Select Committee to whom uas referred, the petition relative to Andrew Mack, Esq. a Senator from the coui.ty of Hamilton, made report; which was taken up, read, committed lo a Committee of the whole Senate, and made the order of the day for this day.
Mr Hale offered for adoption a resolution; which was taken up, read, and agreed to as follows, to wits
Resolved, That David Smith, Esq.be admitted within the bar of the Senate, as a reporter for the Ohio Monitor.
Mr Leavitt offered for adoption a resolution; which was taken op, read, and agreed to as follows, to wit:
Resolved, That the Senate will meet in the Representatives'HalL ontomorrow at 3 o'clock, P. M. for the purpose of opening and can¬ vassing the returns of the late election for Governor of the State of Ohio, conformably to the provisions of the second section ofthe second article of the Constitution.
Ordered, Tbat the House of Representativeg be informed thereof.
A message was received from his Excellency the Governor, by the Secretary of State; which was taken up by the Senate, and read as follows,to wil:
Fellow Citizens of the Senate^
And House of Representatives:
It gives me the most heartfelt satisfaction, that in performing the daties imposed on the Executive, by the Constitution, 1 have nothing to communicate relative to the ordinaVy concerns of the government, but Chat which every citizen must be pleased to hear. Health has con¬ tinued to shed its blessings over our State, and individual happinesa, and general prosperity have accompanied it The laws have been duly administered—our public works have progressed successfiilly— Ihe public credit remains firm and unshaken—and the revenue is.in a prosperous condition. For these manifold blessings, we cannot be too thankful, nor too faithful in the discharge of every duty, to llie Great Giver of all good; and while we bow before him, in humble adoration and ur>feigned gratitude, we should no( be unoiindful tbat we have re¬ ceived those ble.ssings, not on account of any worth in ourselves, but from the rich fountains of His mercy lowards us.
Among the first and most important duties you will be called on to discharge, at the present session, will be the election of a representa¬ tive for the State in the Senate of the Union, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of the Hon William H. Harrison. I sug¬ gest the propriety of supplying this vacancy as early as will be consis¬ tent with the satisfactory discharge of so important a public duty.
By an act of Congress, pa.ssed the 24th of May, 1823, there is grant¬ ed to (he State of Ohio, a quantity of land, equal to the one half of f\yt sections in width, on each side of a Canal between Dayton and the