From the county of Koss—Anthony Walke, Isaac Cook.
Sandusky, Seneca, Wood and Hancock—Samu¬ el M. Lockwood. Stark—Maihias Shepkr, George Dunbar. Trumbull—Jared P. Kiriland, George S-jcift. Tuscarawas—George Richardson. Warren—Thomas Cor'join, Jeremiah Morrow, Washington—Joseph Barker, jr. Wa3'ne—James Rohrason. Mr Duncan gave notice that on to-monow, or on some future day^ during the session, he would ask leave to introduce a bill to incorpo¬ rate the town of Fulton in the township of Fulton, in the county of HamiUon.
A message from His Excellency the Governor, was presented by Mr Green, his private Secretary; which was taken up and read as follows:
Gentlemen of the Senate, and
House of Representativies:
Seldom hns it fallen to the lot of a community, to enjoy so much prosperity and ha})pincss, mingled with SO few afflicting dispensations of Providence, as has been awarded to our citizens during the last year. A greater degree of health has at no time been enjoyed. The fruits of a productive soil have been abun¬ dant beyond all former example; and the general concerns of the State, were never in a more prosperous condition.
For these distinguished blessings, we cannot be too thankful to the Great Author and Disposer of human life; and, while we acknowl¬ edge and adore His goc^lncss, we should not cease to invoke His con¬ tinued mercy and protection, and the guidance of His wisdom, to di¬ rect our understanding, in the discharge of every duty.
Assembled under circumstances so Aivorable—possessing the confi¬ dence of your constituents—a knowledge of their local wants, and en, larged and libeial views upon general subjects; there is much reason to hope that the great interests of the country, committed to your care, will continue to pro?|)er under your direction.
Our Slate is essentially agricultural. To foster this great interest by creating facilities, for inter communication, as well as to encourage manufactures, and the mechanic arts—to provide for the difiusion of useful knowledge—and to extend the benefits and equalize the bur¬ thens oi' government, will be among the prominent duties ofthe Repre¬ sentatives.
If there is any one subject, which, more than another, claims your attention, as possessing within itself, in a greater degree, the means of preserving our free institutions, of increasing our happiness, and ad¬ vancing our prosperity, it is Education—a systein of general instruc¬ tion, that shall dilVuse its blessings to every class, and shed its enlight¬ ening influence on every mind. History is full of examples, where