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Excerpt from book: Other improvements of great importance will from time to time present themselves, and will doubtless obtain the countenance of the Legislature. To expedite the plans of improvement which the wisdom of the General Assembly may think expedient to resume or adopt, it is respectfully suggested, that the State might be benefitted by undertaking them exclusively upon her own resources, rendering it the duty of the Principal Engineer often to inspect them, and placing the same under his direction and controul. I received a communication from John M'Coy, Esq., a member of the Board of Public Works, under date of the 7th of October, announcing his determination to resign his appointment as a member of the Board. As the labours of that body will commence on the first day of January next, it may be well, at an early day to appoint a successor. The military force of the State is strong and increasing. The greatest harmony amongst the officers exists every where: though some legislative enactments may be necessary for its better discipline, and prompt and effective action. The arms and ordnance are in excellent order, and can be used whenever necessity requires, without encountering expense or delay. The strength of this force, together with the number, description, and condition of the arms and ordnance, will be seen by reference to the reports of the Adjutant General and Commandant of the Public Guard, herewith communicated. The condition of the Treasury will be found to be as prosperous, as at any former period, though the amount on hand may be less than on the corresponding day of the last year: this difference may perhaps be accounted for by the reduction in the taxes made at the last session of the General Assembly. The unexpended balance in the Treasury at the end of the fis...  
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