10 JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
At one o'clock, being the hour appointed, the fenttc af^ tended in the reprefentanves' chamber, and judge Meigs adminiftered the oaihs of office to the governor, when bis Excellency addrefied tlie two houfcs as follows : Cent I a 771^11 oj the Senate ^ and
Of the Houfe oj R^prtfentativcSj
IN obedience to the call of m> fellow citizens, communi¬ cated to me through your joint committee, I have attended to take aud fubfcribe \\e neceflary oaihs required by the conftitution, preparatory to adminiftering tlie government of this ftate. I cannot, on this occafion, but exprcls to them through their reprefcntatives, the higli fenfe 1 entertain of the obligations I am under for their partiality towards me, in the unnniniify which they have nianiftfted at the Jaie elcc^ tions, and to alkire you and them, tliac fo far as my very linnited talents and experience will enable, it fhall be my ftudy and care to keep the public weal coi ftantly in vieWp and uniformly to endeavor to evidence that the confidence repofed in me has not been mifplaced.
In order to divert as little ot your time as poffible from the important duties affigned you, and to avoid that unnei ceflary parade whicli has been too often made ufe of, 1 will, while I am here;, obferve, that to-morrow, at eleven o'clock^. I fhall make a conununicaTJon to the legiilature on the ftate of the government, by meHage.
The fc^nate then returned to their chamber..
The fenate, according to the order of iheday,again refolved itfelf into a committee of the whole, on the report of the committee of tlecftions and privileges, on the memorial of^ James Pritchard, Mr. Paul in the chair, and after fome time fpent therein, the fpeakcr refumed the ciiair and Mr. Paul reported, that the committee had, according to order, taken the faid report into confideration, and come to a lefblutioei^ thereupon, which lie delivered in at the clerk's table.
Adjourned till ten o'clock, to-monow morning.
FRIDAY, 4ih March, 1803.
A mcflage from the houfe of reprefcntatives, by Mr. Saf» lord,
The houfe of reprefentatives have appointed a committer on their part, jointly with luch committee as may be ap- poiuted on the pare of tlie ienate, to examine the account* of ;he tcrritoiicii trcai'urer.