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Ihe senate, a commiwicalJon in wriiiiigi containing Bundiy chcti** sures, which he handed in ui the clerk's tabic, where the Bnmc were ivad as follows-
Gtrtticmen of the senate^ and tiottse qf reftrcamfadvet, Callkd to discharge the executive functions, In consequence of the resignation of die lute governor, it becomes my duty to lay befoie you, such information as has come to my knowledge, relative to the state of the governitvent, and to recommend to your cotiaide- raiion^ the adoption of such meastu'cs as shall he deemed expedient for the well-ordrring of our own inlcrnal police, nnd the proleclioo» peace and jjrospevily of that government of which we foniaa com* poncnl part.
Shortly after T entered on the discharj^e of my official duties, a communication was received from the secretary of the war depait- mcnt, under the diirctlon of the president of the United States, re¬ quiring the organization of a dciachmenl of the militia of this state* Bmountin^ to two thousand fovir hundred and forty-three effective men. Oalers were imimedialcly issued, and every exertion withirt the province of the executive, made to comply with this iTquisiilon. It is, however, with regret 1 inform you, that owing principally to the defects in our militia system, wiilf perhafis some want of exertion oil tha part of some of the officers to whom ordera were issued, (and even this may he said lo grow out of the defects of the militia lavi') that the returns have not as yel all been received at the office of the adj itant-general; this leads me most earnestly to recommend toyour^ early attention and examination of the act, for disciplining the mi-' litia«
The limits intended for this communication, will not juslily a detail of the defects of the iKjfore recited act. But coming gen¬ Uemen as fOii do, from every part of the state, and from amongst our fcllowHctfizens who have been practising on this system under the before recited call for arletachment of the militia of this stitei the defects and difficulties consequent thereon, have doubtless preaeni-i etl themselves to your mtods, and you will Ihcreby be enabled to ap¬ ply the remedy.
The circumstances which occasioned fhe rail for a detaclimerit of the militia of this state, and which produced themoit lively sensationa in the breastsof our fellow-citizens thraughoul every part of the uriioni must be fresh In your rccollectioni.
From the stand which the state of Ohio already occupies among her sister states, it will be exi>ected that the same patriotism and promptitude wbich she ihas tieretofore exhibited, will not be want¬ ing, in the event of a straggle, lo vindicate the riglits and maintain the liberties of our country.
It will be rea>llectsd, that antecedent to the last session of tha jegislaSure, a majority of the judges of the court of common pleas, for Jefferson and Belmont counties, in the third circuit, decided that part of the aa,, entitled " an act, dtfinlng the duties of justices of Uic