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Message Of The Governor Of Georgia

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- - u w The Georgia Legislature assembled at Milledgeville on Friday last, aud the message of the Governor was read. - With reference to army matters, he reeommended the repeal by Congress of the substitute law, and tho employrnent of negroes as teamsters and in simila capaoities in the army. He thinks results have demonstrated the wisdom of retaining the State officers. It had enabled him to organize eighteen thousand troops, in response to a cali for eight thousand ; whilo Alabama, who had turned out her State offioers, had, for want of an organizing force, not raised her quota, aud the Governor was obliged to convene the Legislature, to reorganize the militia. He recommends that the pay of officers be increased twonty-five per cent. and that thoy receive rations, and that the pay of privates be increased to twenty-two dollars a month. He also recommends an increase in the salaries of State officers. He recommends that cotton planting bo restricted to onefourth of an acre to the hand, and that every energy be directed to the production of food. By doing this, and exercising the strictest economy, he thinks the supply of food will be ampie. He proposes that five hundred thousand dollars be appropnated to support soldiers' families, and that aid be extended to the counties along the Tennessec border recently overrun He recommends that $8,000,000 be appropriated as a military fuud, and $2,000,000 as a clothing fund. All these sums he thinks should be raised by taxa tion, rather than by the further issue of bonds or treasury notes, as it is a bad policy to créate a debt under the present inflated currency to be paid in gold and silver. He opposes loaning the credit of the State to the Confedérate government or the indorsement of its bonds, as damaging to the State credit and an improper assumption of the duties of the general government. He alludes to the impropor conduct of impressing agents, and urges tho passage of laws making a violation of the impressment law penal and subject to teu years' imprisonment, and impressing without authority punishable with thirty-nine lashes and ten years' imprisonment. He recommends that the militia be reorganized, so as to include all between eighteen and sixty, aud that the troops now organized for State defense be perniitted to attend tó their home affairs, aecording to the terms of enlistmeut, when not immediately needed to repel invasión. He closes by reeommendiug that the lOth day of December noxt be observed throughout the nation as a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer. iy Never trouble troublo till trouble troublea you.


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