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HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR,
BOTH BRANCHES OF THE GENERAL COURT,
New H a mpshire,
JUNE SESSION, 1845.
Gentlemen of the Senate and
House of Representatives:Before proceeding to recommend to your consideration such subjects as to me appear to call for a share of your attention, suffer me to tender to you, and through you to our constituents, my heartfelt thanks for their manly and generous support. All that remains of life will be too short to enable me to repay the debt of gratitude which I owe to the citizens of New Hampshire. They have the right to expect from me, and I have the disposition to render to them, service to the extent of my abilities; and although I never sought for or again expect or even wish to be a candidate for any public office, yet as long as life is spared or reason left to guide, I can never cease to cherish a grateful remembrance of their unexpected favors, nor cease to advocate that which I believe to be right, and openly condemn that which I believe to be wrong
Coming, as you do, from all parts of the State, you are much better acquainted with the wants and wishes of the people, than it is possible for me to be. Such measures as you may see fit to take, will receive from me that consideration which their importance demands, and nothing but a