OCR Interpretation


M'arthur Democrat. (McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio) 1853-1865, January 14, 1864, Image 1

Image and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87075163/1864-01-14/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

J2
1 'Ail
a
! I
KO NOUTII, KO SOUTH, IJlDEIl THE WISSTITUTIOK.' BIT A HACKED ?ll ITE.. M l OF THAT JSSTIWJIEXT AID THE l.MM.
f 1 ..... ... ,'.. '! ... . . . . AarftW-SnA
'M'AMHUli; VINTON COUNTY, OHIO, JANUAKY, 14, 18C4.
NO. 22.
VOL. 12.
a..-.. f -
I f.
i .
flu JitMnii: c
K. A. 4 W. 'tt'.B It ATT ON.
. ' .0 V F10K:
U U..Wo-' .. flail-uK. Katf Court
, , . Han", I'i Stin. '
h Ms. cHil
'lUol-E. t wUU nlon.y.r for Ono
l)..l'.t, Miiultm, t'r Viftji CuUj Tl.rjthj
kf . .l. ... '!'.,. O.-fi.u (Villi
. All f.cr will b dsepriti-tw Hi
xinMlinu ..f Hi .' T. -rlCl Wl-
. Oi.S juaruOlUMUiicHH.n,
.Lcu J -UtUUi.. llo-ei.!"".
,S5
i alia .mo i.r, . i, .
nrn, Un.iUiau ml r..u.U't'. . ' 'd
A'.'ncUifiK'iiu'v h-r.rJ. r. .
KrIIMritil lmlw ' Iw., u?
Tm hue ll.lui.li. ui.o .'' Ml""',
tin a!! A f i i;-j-iu-t.lit .iU Li.iJ.-l N Hot ""'t
bo nii'! in Jvitift- '
. j(T Witx .inl.ictluUOlUUsma. 1-J0r
j .tvur'.i. i. . ,, . ...
iY L' iiMi'i o -..if i l o oorti i'lW.1 wl' r.
Jf.XH HnyiiiM'il' in-l l in ml l Hi" Wn-
i.lu i )i..vo u. iiniH.
ThcHScluocrai J!0flit!.
I I, IIU'llU-H
CuinJWUtlcl..
Jia.:u)i .i t i I'fiis- i..a JjO
U .aid ut Jub rt urli Ii
UUW.vS..
t'AM PHUil'..,
HAND 1J.U.S,
1'OSTKIW.
I'ilvju.T K A M Kb
BILL
in: a i s.
i;t.,lNU.S vt u'.l KINDS.
ttUL'i'i.Sn BILLS.
;i- u, trtl n I h i)vlicd t t W fM
n I iU iiriiiiiiie!it'l'r t'ji C'Aaii.ll un c;
. ., , iMl.i...i! li '!. "iw ..ft'OimtrT.
Hccirii"
J
mr;:i r. Tblrrl
l i(nt i or rtiiy.
IVUNTUH H'MJSE.
scorn pollard.;
paop.-iiETOiis,
..mm.Y h'i.tk iiovi.. wiiiiin". v
,!,, .).(. i 4 hiliu-ntlK, Ohm
roin'SMocTi),
OHIO
CHARLES 'MN&
HI
Lulling. '' ' il''"'"1 Uf101;. 1
Mm nut tnsf ' !" wvuainUaii n.
u:jiiii
... K
I TA I K
f .
fliTIOUXfiV AT LVW,
t
S tf.
y i t i & i ii l ,
h. IE. li V ! A 5
Wo-.iid run; tKll'..U v n uMnai u tln i-.tien
6fU;ArUi!U Vint.ni 'iui Ij.-, tlmt lifl hi
rt-iraa.l, ia J hnhufo- wenkii in Mc
Arlh'ir. A'nl '.liat lit in ir-pre t.i perforin
ail upridriii.Kji.ii .i!itiiiii. '.J hir. iirofo-mioti.
nd h. lid will l.tti'K Wflt en uny ol
hiH utd IriBiuU ami customer wlnj umy l'uvur
lil in wilh uhII.
PittCK .t!OIK't Vl K.
II 4 b at f)r. UoildrigvV tlRoe, Mtin
Ktro t, MoArtlmr Oliio.
' I. a.,LlioivoJ npont thoir ronl.')ceB
f.lLrO H.rt.l'CNLAI'.
MFRIETTA AND CINCINNATI
RAILROAD.
Twins run n follow! :
(HMN CJ fJ?T"
'i ACCUMUOA-
LtAVE. I TIU: OAV MAIL.
Cincinnati, 3 TO p.m. 9 00 a. M.
' PlaiicliHB'.tr, 6 33 p.m. 10 5t a. M.
Oroetifiwld. 7 S3 P. M 1228 A.M.
Ctiilliootlie, 8 45 P.M. 1 33 P.M.
riaeinen, aukive. 3 14 p. M.
ZaKuki. . 3 48 p.m.
AUieui, ; iiiv.M.
Marieim, I 7 03 p.m.
r.rleliuf g, j '30 p. M.
' : ' . AamVK. j I AUKIVE.
; GQI.NG WEST.
" ' I ACOOMODA?
UAVE. TIOK. DiTWAIL.
i i -..
Pdrkertburj. J 7 05 A. M
MarietU, , I 7 '.'0 A. M.
Athens, I 9 40 a. u.
Zaleski, '!0 4tA.M.
Hamdrn. t U.ivi. Ill 13a.m.
Chiilicothc. i b 00 a. m. 1 00 a. m.
Greenfie'.d, I 6 12 a. m. 3 03 p. M.
Bianrheater. 8 13 a.m. 317 p.m.
Ciacinnatl, 10 15 a. h. 6 3) P. M.
L , AUBIVE. ABBITR. AEEIVE.
nc 4th 1662. lyr.
THOMAS FLOYD
w rouiv SMITH.
Slaiu Sl.McAriliur, Ohio.
Wiihiia to Infarm lb 'nnitu t.t k.v..
" - of rtr kdu, t tu iboru.t nStir.
- " A.ara M .lUil All ..u
- "vi. . irsmuMa.
Hot . S ,
- . ;
GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE.
Ointltmtn of the StnatJ -. ..
and Jloute Hretentalivet
V....V...... -v
!(-n. wl AsS.-Ulhl; tlu Cumlitmil . ol
Sltltf, ailJ rcCOIUIUrml Mil IUI1HH8-
I
. In I'uinpliancf. with tlio j ri'vi!on
ill' mil- Oi'iittiuititn, wliii-h rfjulre
llu I 1. iiiiitini 4i (titititinwi h'UKl t, lint
arc ut lie i UK)' acvni ixpi'tiuut, l
tdtrrM you. -
Tlii cundiiiun of my lienltli fr trio
pasl fi-w wut U, mid ir.y preit nt in
di.xmitiun, will Accourit lor ttiC brer
tv i ll.t! coiniiiuiiicutioii.
VJiir .full ntinwu diameter fwr iu
tilii iK-o hiiJ fcXpurk'iiuu.M . liuislu
ior nmkvB in Ci ssary, rnly, ti nt you
lo pnt in jnei)H vl'tlia truo t'm-
l.tu'ii ut liiu ntTfVi- Ot the 6 t:tf, to
ni il'Iu you to uJi'pt turli Icidi.ttioi)
h tin' viclntro i'i our coumiuii oui
dtiiuunh ili'iiniii'ln
Tim pt6t vi'ur has U'i'ii oiiu of e.-v-crp
la 1 01 to nil uohcu iK'l in tho til
iniiiUiraU.'ii uf iho vi r imciit ; ituJ
I Idkn I'LlibulO ill lil'HI'ill txitilli' iiy
lu tlio I'liiiiul Mil J yiluiic ui.iiiiitr hi
w hich iho A iiiii'or ot sJtuti', Tri Hsurcr
nl litut-, bccri-tary vt Sttte, Oomp
iioiloi oi' i'il- TivKsury, t'ujK-rinict.-J
i ii t of thu St,itj U.uii', Su' eriiititi-
Jciit of ruhlio Printing, uud the
Libiiuirtu, I wvo eevcully ptrfuruiod
thoi'r ri'ff.tiv) '.luti'iH. I leri't tluit
1 curui'it itic'iitlo liiu AUonic -(Kit
na! hfiJ int.. Uiinu r Conmi -tiuiur of
I. 'ull.lll'.'ll SoilO'lU ill t !l IH (.: iiidouJa
li 'ii. I'lio SjIi il Ojumi m uiur,
!'.!tiiiiatt;iy for t lie Stu'e, rfuinfiml iiis
oliiot; on ih 11th day of N vi uihur
!ii t, tDtti tlii' i'Ihoo U hi4' lil'.vjd by a
iiihli cuin;Uiit mi l worthy mnti.
'i'liu kiuuia of iho Ex jcutivv! aro b
arduous im to uimuiitiid every moment
o! Iti litiif. To duiiioiinlrtitj tliit it
ii ertfiit. iit to rolct yon ti tho note
of I'livut-1 Soiivtary Ilolfintiii. hcro
wiih, f;iviii' a finiiiev but Jrt nlcvl
eiHlcincnt nf iho luh jia uf tin! i CL'i',
Ii, viuw of t!iO incrutisiiil lubi r thiMwu
Uj.'. li tnio dt.'l'Uttll)i;iit, lildO UiU the
i. I'UilnitiiU of thu. Auditor uud
Tr Hourvr oi State, coiiocquout uh?u
tin) wur, udJ.;vl t) tho fujt that thu
i xpftifut. ol' living in thid city h.ivy
C e.'ii ly iiicreudud within the paat two
ytur.-, I locomuiciid un iiicuuto ot
the bd'uriuJ oftheso otBoera. This
ii.i'n iu.o bhou'.d not bo tluin ii ty
viivni.; sir. J to necuru tiiu bi-noKi
li! BUIl Hl(;i't.'UdU to till) Ull'OUli!) l.i tli
oi id, iiiiinudiato action, dmin thu
ti rtt wo 'k of yor.r BcBbi in, i4'u:T..K.iury
as t!iu Constitution forbid tliu in
croiioC ot i-hiaiinH of ni;y of the State
olH'.'era during tlm Urni fur which
tliuy aro dieted. 1 am uwaio that
tho iiojilo of Ohio Iirvm nver favor
iid high K.'iluricB to their public iffi
crbj but 1 alto wt'lr know, that they
will ciiocr fully bintaiu iii in lixiai
such tuto ot couipcusritioti at) wdl tn
.ible thobo in uioJorutd pecuniary ;ir
cuiDotuucL'S to HcOyjt positions of high
uuet auu conuiuucu. 1 aici renew
my recoinmendution of laetyeur, for a
iiroocr it.un.aao of thu 6, dm v of tho
bupcrinUudtiit of I'ublic Printing
Tuo duties of this oibco aio hLdily
impoitHiit to tho State, uud Lavu
niiiUi iully incrcufcd within iho past
year, i he rebuilt rato ot conipcu6a-
lion iti ciitiioiy iiifv.uquatj to tiio
duties.
I invito your puecial mtotitiou to
thu Auditm' views on tlu ttubjjct ot
ubuiinhini! tho otlioo of Comptroller ut
thu f luat-uiy, and urgj that your liu
bi.cu coniuiittcie thurouuhly invueti
ibtu thu matter, fcjj tur an I am able
t ) dibuover, I tun bco no I radical
):Ood icriilt lioiu uiaintaiuiu tiiia
office.
Durhij! the early yart of tho past
year, au unuoual decree of txoite
munt, disorder and vioieuco prevailed
in many parts of iho State ; to oiich
an exieut did thU stato of lawlcasriefs
exiht, as t' mako it neceesary to send
au uruiod force to several points iu
the Slate, to maintain thu peace. The
puiulfi ofreatet alarm and appreheii
i'.cQ were in tuo counties ol iiolmeo
and ilontgomury. To a grea' extent,
thii causes oi tliia unhappy condition
of a flairs may ba uttnbutea to pohti
cal eioitemeat und'pty strife. I am
most happy to announce, however,
that a thu day for tho election ap
proached, thu passions and prcjudioeh
of tho people bbcamo all aye J ; and
reason end judgmout thus lelt fne to
act, quiet snd order throughout the
State was the happy consequent: we
have seldom, if ever, had a more quiet
and orderly election. Uopies ot the
deuce relating to this important raat-
, I. . Ml U t J il J
HCl, Will DO IOUUU IRIUU IU8UOCU-
lMAm. I.AMAf.i,h IV 1 V
It will be souu thai th amio or
principal cailso ufthe difficnlty roftsr,
red to, jfrew out of the- eiPut on-the
uurt ot the t IHecrs and ngent of Ui
national Goveru:nent, to enforce upoti
cur eit'z -ns the military ordara of thtf
I'renideiif of tho Oliitod Statep; orde
deemed iiecewary by him to crush out
and put down the ruhiiliiou. It wits
claimed, or pretended to be ciuimi'ii.
by tliono who resisted r coutiseli'd
resistance to the enforcement ol these
ordi'ia, that t hey were nncoustilU;
tionul and void. 1 Happily for usaaa
nation and pa pie, wu luul enjoyed S'i
many yeom of pcacu, that the quus
tioiiH itrisiiiff, toiieliini; tho poweisot
i he lJreni lent when tho tutiuu is in,
war. h".d been but liitlo di3cu.ifed b-
the present gem-ruti'Mi of people, Hu.i
tlieiefore were uot tlmpiuhM' undor
stoo.l by them. The Constitution had
imply declared that "tho tV-hident
eiiail bo C'linitiundcr-in-cliief of thu
army and nary id the Uuited Siatea.''
Wliat a coiuniauJer in chief of the
army and navy of u nation might do.
nielli not d'i, when . the nation was
at war to maintain its very ixidlancc,
the trainers ot'your Cinstittiiioii wise
ly omitted to attempt to dud no. Iday
wisely, tor it i3 int in thy province ol
any cue nation on turtu to active inu
anlliority of tlio cuuunaudor in chiel
ol its ur.my and navy ; this is tie.'
o"'tihi:iu'l wi-rk of all tho civiliznl
nations ; wo mint therefore s'.udy 1 1 1 .
laws of uatious to tind out tb'i limit
and extent of this olHjer's authority.
l.'ius viewing this q.imuion, and ut
lievin us I did, that the be v ere I miii
titry orders issued by tho President,
or under hit auihoritv, which iu any
way HlUded our Slate nr it citizens,
wtio clear!? within his powur and
discretion, an I worn highly necessary
and proper to iiiAiutaiu our gnoilv
eruiiivui,! moi-t c.iecrfuHy Kvu the
duly coiiatinued antliurrues of the
.attonal Uovermuent, ubstifitecl to
i n ty within our borders, my aid and
ucMBiutico n- Exjtu'.ivu of tho at.uo,'
It is exirtom.lv nitify to bo able
to boiioVH, thai in thisexcrchc oi'ulH
uial duty, 1 have but iut t!io wilie
oi a very inrze
11,'njor ty of the poop'c
ot t)hio.
Tho financial ulLli's of the Slate
wero never in letter cund.tinn. Ai
th'jngli wu have ud vancoi), dining tint
paat year, tor the Oeimra! Cj-ivcmh
meiit, iu tho care of sick niiU wound
eo soMi' is, ;tnj in uio pttynieia oi
troops culed out to aid in the capture
ot Moiian and his band, the sum oi
11 53,i3(J 03, und have reduced our
public ddbt, by piyui-tu from the
Treasury, the auni ol $67'J 752 GS,
thero still remained i;i t!io Treasury,
to tho credit ot General Revenue
Fund, on the 15rn of November last,
thy bum of Si23.7Bo.91.
All laxes luivo been promptly and
cheerfully paid, exhibiting really a
smaller delinquent list tiuui ever be
fore in tho history of tho Stato. The
Reports of tho Auditor and Treasurer
of Stato, which will bo laid upon your
tables, txliib t in fad, and in detail,
our financial condition. '
Under the provisions ot the statute,
I caused a thorough special examina
tion of thu Truubury to be inadj by
the Hon. S. S, Oaborn, of L ike coun
ty, a happily competent aul suitable
man lor this duty. His report, bear
ing dare tho 10th day of June, A. D.
1S63i which was duly published ac
cording to law, was highly compli
mentary to the Treasurer and hi
assistants.
The Reports of tho Directors of the
several Benevolent Institutions of the
State are herewith submitted. These
institutions are all in a most pros
perous condition ; the saino card and
liberality heretofore extended aro re
commended. Your attention is par
ticularly invited to tho buildings fur
tho accommodation of the Deaf and
Dumb. .1 fear that entire now btruc
ture8 wili be found to be necessary.
The present main building is illy
adapted to the purpose, is in a dila
pidated condition, and entirely too
small to accommodate this unfortunate
dues of the children of our State.
Workshops should also bo provided,
so that the boys may bavo facilit'os
for learning trades.
The Report ot the Directors ot the
Ohio Penitentiary herewith, presents
that Institution in a highly lavorable
condition. Tho report ot Private Se
cretary Iloffrnau herewith, shows that
the number ot applications tor paraous
darinz the year ending Novembor
15th, wero 97, of which 41 were
granted. 39 refused, and 17 continued.,
Ti. . . a .
This report also shows, in brief,
reasons or grounus upon v ni
Mveral pardons "were granted.
rHftaona or crronnda noon which
r . - . - -
the.erntior
Uj'Oii the application of tho mil
iary r.uthoritics of the Nntional Gov
einmei t, I rcrjaested the liroctora
and Vurdeii ot the l'cnitentiafy to
r'e. ivu for ssfekei'pfin' cerrain rebel
(fiicern, taken in arms naiiibt the
(i"Vernmeiit within our State. They
wire reeeiveil on tho 27th da of July,
A. D, 1SG3, and ti,u greater portion
ol them aro yet there conii.ied. I
turret to bu comptlled to announce,
howuver, that, l"r the want cf proper
vigilance on the part of thoso entrust
el with the custody ot these prisoner?,
the leader of tho bund, tho notorbu
John Moiyan, and six other, male
their iikcupo. It is proper to add,
ilnt this nelit nco aroda entirely
froui a inisui.jerstaridiiif between tho
Uulted otates military utithorities at
i Iiia post und the otlieers in charo of
tiio institution. Full particulars, as
lo die conliiK'ui -ut au i escape oftheso
pr;soner, will be found in Document
No 6.
I bad tho satisfaction of visUms
iu-iii' the fall (he State Reform Farm,
near Lancaster, and take j'i eut pleas
tiro in beiiiM'K testimony to thu fideli
ty and economy o" its management.
The im.tiiuli'iu lum proved a profound
suce-.'us, and himu.1,1 receive the footer
iu car.) of the Leisliiture. Tho Ro
port of the Acting Commissioners and
his aisoci'ites herewidi pres-'tituJ, can
iM fail to piuvo highly iuterebtin to
you. Their sevwial leeouinuiiidations
are approved.
Vour attentijii is invited to thu Re
port oi' iho State CuitnisHio'ier of
Coiutnoti Sch 'ols. 1'riuf as his term
of service li u b ieu, liu Commission
er has uu'jinitted a rep'jrt full of in
f.irmatioii upon the important inter
ests committed to his care.
I invito ynnr attention to the 11
poi t ol the Superintendent of tho Stato
lionee herewith. Ho has, in addition
to complying with tho duties imposed
upon ii i in by law, given a full history
ol the ci'iiotiu.'tioii of our magnificent
Mate lloiue, the i-crinal of which
hi.Hory cn not fail t prove highly
lutereotiriij. Tim lucoiumendatiun
of tliia faithful olaei.r lire fully tip-
iirovo,!.
Tho organiz ition of tlm Stato Board
ut Agruii'turo wh a wise measure,
and tiiiould continue to recoi'.u your
Insuring c.re. I'i Uii connection,
,,low inj to rei'-r yon tj that portion
of my me.'s.g' "f ltt year, relating
to tho Act of C.j:iieiS, pushed April
2. 1SG2. entitled "An act donating
public lands t. the suvcrul Stato9 and
Territuiius wh'ch may p'ovide Col
leges for the benefit of Agriculture
and the .Mechanic Arts." I have hood
no reason to change my views as then
expressed, and ! therefore respect
fully rcuew the recoiatnen Jation then
made.
Tho SHvs-ftl Canals of the State,
uow under the oontM of Lessees, are,
1 believe, kept iu a reasonable state
of repair. I have no moans of know
ing whether they prove remunerative
to tho Lessees or not.
Tho several Railroads within tho
State are kept and maintained in good
running order. The managers of the
Boveral roads Irivo evinend a disposi
tion during the pat year to facilitate
he movement of troops to tho full
extent of their ability so. to do. Tho
law lecoutly passed for the taxation
of this species of propel ty , if faithfully
and discreetly administered, is per
bans the best that can be devised : I
therefore recommend its continuance.
Tha rocetit legislation of O ingress,
on tLo subject ot Banks and the Cur
run cy, seems to have overshadowed
all Stato legislation on these subjocts.
Without intending to approve or dis
approve of tho plan adopted by Con
gross, it is idle to suppose, that tho
capitalists of our Stato would bo will
ing to engage in the business of bank
ing under any system that yon con'd
adopt ; hence I recommend that you
simply give the several banking cor
portitious now existing under State
authority all reasonable facilities for
closing the. business of their institu
tions
Tho i'Jilitia system adopted by the
legislation of lust winter hai proved
a profound sr.ccess. The Reports ol
Adjutant General Hill aud Qunrter-
master-ueneral W right cerewith sub
mitted, will furnish you all the sta
tistics, as to the militia of tho State,
deemed necessary to advice you full
ou the subject. The Amendments
the law, suggested by those officers
as also the appropriations asked for
render the system fully efficient, are
commended to your favorable consid-
. , m. .. m m
ineH la'tinui .otneors and
tho. their several employees cannot ba
....
ibighijr coraraoadi to jou. .
v
to
to
Henno Speye r, Esq., Commiosioner
of Immigration, whose appointment
whs reported to your prude cesenrs,
has pmvod li'uisell to be ft highly
competent uud fiiitable persou fur the
position. I lis Reports herowith fu'lr
deiijointr.i'.o thu importance to our
Sia'o of the organization of this Do
nnitnitrit. and it is tiopi-d that it will
bo maintained and foitired by lh!
Logislaturo.
Tliu Roaid for tho exiiininftti':i of
Claims again6t the Stato, growing out
of the wur. created by li e "A't to
provide a Board of OomniiHioiicrs to
examine ceitaiu miii'ary claims, nn i
inukin an BDpiouriatien for their
paunont," has, for want ol'tim but
partially pen'ormcd its work. By tin
Report of said Board herewith, it will
bo seen that claims to the amount of
S 131 01-4 18 were presented, of which
thoBourd pisj.d upon $53 1(11 73,
leaving $-17,832 45 ii'idi-ipoted ol".
The a ggiugnto sum allowed, being
83S.740 70, should bo provided for
by appropriation. -
In addition to the seveial claimi
presenlol, and not investigated for
want of tiuui - eUiim to n largo
amount, growing out of tho Morgan
raid and other causes -aro certain to
be presented to you fur liqui.htlion.
unless rciiuf in some other shape shall
be provided for lha several chtiinar.ts.
For full p irticnlars, in relation to this
new class ot claims, I refer you to
documents herewith, marked number
4. It will be seoa from these papers,
that the estimated amount of pa; pro
per, for the militia who responded to
mv proclamation, is about $25 j,00l
- that the damages committed by the
enemy is ostimatud at 8495,000, nnJ
that the losses and damages occasion
ed by oar own troops aro $152,090.
Thu pay proper, to tho militia, is pro
vided for by appropriation mada at
tho lastKossion ; and the sum of about
$200,000 hns uhoaiy been audited
and paid. It will further ' bs ubserv
ed, by reicraneo l document Na. 4,
tlm; tliis payment was inadu u ion the
recoiuiiiendatioii ol the Secretary ol
Whi-, aud is cousidertd by him sim
ply as an advanoo by thu State to tho
General Government. The . subsis
tence of our militia, called out iu said
Bcrvion, wus at once assumed by tho
General Goteru.nuiit, and much, if
not all el' it, Ins already been paid.
Tho transportation of the troops was
nlao directly assumed by tiio General
Government. No piovision, l.o.vcvur,
has boon made tor thu ai!jusiin.:nt anl
nuidtttiou ot tho several claims for
damages occasioned by tho enemy, or
incident to tho movement of our own
troops. Prompt measures were taken
bv ma, through tuo soveral Military
Committees of the counties interested,
to ascertain and Ihvo reported to mo,
these several claims; aud a bureau
was inaugurated, at the head of which
piitced Henry S. Babbitt, Eiq., a
highly competent peraou, lor tho pur
uuse of arranging aud preserving tbo
evidence of tho same, io adjust aud
determine, with auy degree of accur
acy aud satety to the btate, the
amount ol those eeveral claims, it id
necessary that a special commission
be created for that purpose. I tuuro
fore. recommend that you adopt the
necessary legislation to create and ro
gnlalo this commission ; giving it full
authority in ttie premises, anaoirbC'.-
ing it t j report to you at a future ses
oiou ot tho Logiblature. Tho reports
ot the several Military Committees,
made to me, should bo referred to this
Commission.
1 must not omit to inform you, how
greatly the peoplo ot the Stato nre in
debted to thu several county Mi'itury
Committees appointed by mo. lhoy
have evct cheerfully ropoudod to the
numerous cal. b made upou them, with
a degree of alacrity uud geuerosity
un Don tided ; without thoir etfijiont
aid, tiio beet intuietl8 of the Stato
would at titne-j nave materially Kutkr
d. ' 1 sl.ail uvwr tool grateful to these
gontlemcn, tor their kindness to me
personally, as we,l a olaoially.
luat fcveryvtung ot interest, relat
ing to the gallant men who have been
or may be engaged in the military
service of our oout.try, niay bo col
lected aud perpetuated, 1 recommend
for that purpose tho ea'ablishuieut of
a bureau, to bo kuown as the Bureau
of Military Statistics. Thoao statistics
bhould contain the name, ago aud
place of residence of every odour aud
private who was io any way engaged
in the service ; the date of bis enlist-
uiont ; tho Company and Regiment
to which- he belonged ; the term
service ; the time and reason for bis
diacbargs : whether killed or wound
i w " mv ;
. . ..r
aud the time and f
K V. , ;
of
'I deatli and burial of those who ma?
lie in service. This duty can well
ho potior mud by tho Suroon Gcne.al
of the State ; and, as much of tho in-1
formatiou will have to bo gathered
from tho recordd of tho eev nil hoapi-,
tals, can. perhaps, better bo uurfunned
il.y Lim ihaii by any otfjui ufiijer.
ibh uil l this duty bd thrown upon
Ililll lill'l'Mlitl tk.i j j!ju uMujiIii, I
jiiiut L'ioo bhould bo materially in-
creaiei;, ps a taitblul eluchargo ut Urn
duty would commaiid all of his lime.
1 eubmit. herewith, coinmunica
iious from Secretary IlotTrqan, giving
iu ilutuii the items of txpcuditurui
Irom lha Civil and Military Contin
gent Funds from the 13th ritxy of De
cember, A. D. 1SG2, dary of lost
yu.u'b report, to the 13: h day of Do
ceinbor, A. D. 1SG3. It will besoerV
i that tnm tho civil Fund, there has
h-ii'ii expetidel $020 G8. and from tlm
ildiitary Fund So(J;6Sl 31 I ask'
for thu appointment, at un ialy day,
of a Committee of your body, to ex
uniine these expenditures. Largo as
the expenditure is, I doubt not it will
meet youi approval and I ureontlv
rocammeud that you plaao.at the dis
poral of my sjecessor, a like liberal
contingent fund, that ho may bo ablq
to iiiikt all contingencies likely to,
arie. Our gallant boys in the field
and in h isiptal.un en routo for thoir
respective homes, must have the fos
tering care ul thu State Oovornmont.
lu this connection, allow me to rec
ommeul that yon keep upu your
xtatuto book, thu several laws now
in foicd provid'yig for the Apointment
ol pay agents, and the agencies for
thecarout the Soldiers. The amoant
received by the sevoral pay agents
fj'uui tho Soldiers in tho field and de
posited in the State Treasury for the
distribution to their tauiilicfl, for tha
year, is $901,824 81, at a cost to tho
btato or $2,753 89, and without any
coat to the soldiers or their friends.
I also recommend iho levy, for the
eupoitoftho families of soldiora, bo in
creased i'ru.n olio mill to two mills ou
the dollar, and that tut act for diotrib'i
ting the fame, be so amended a) t
inclu'o tho families of colored sol
diers who have vol an toured since the
passage of the law. The number of
families in the Sta'e, requiring relief
w.ll vary but Utio from thirty thou
and, the levy lecom.ncnded, will giva
to each about $00; this with tho as
bistuueo voluntarily tendered by tho
generous Iu every u.'ighborhood, it is
hopod will in iko every fu.ai.ily com
Iji tab'e, and thas stimulate the patri
otic soldier to duty.
The sum appropriated for suitable
resting places ut Ciuc unaii aud Col
umbus, for our soldiers who may fall
in the sorvico of our country, to wit:
53,000 for tha former aud $5,00 for
the latter, have been expended, Boau '
titul and elligiblo grounds, at spring
Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, and
Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus,
have been selected- The remains of
533 brave boys have been deposited
in the Cemetery ut Cijcinuati, and 67
at Columbus. Without this express
authority, 1 joined the Executives, of
other States in securing a resting
placo for our noble doad who fell at
Gettysburg iu tho great battle of July
last. The sacred ground tUns seenrod
was duly consecrated, with most im
posing coretnouios, on the 19th day
of November last. Accompanied by
my Stall', im 1 quite a large number
of Stato officials, 1 participated, on
behalf of tho State, in the Boletna
cerimonies; the entire cost to the
State, uf this visit, was $2,614 25,
which lias boon charged to the Miii-
A ft 1 ft.
tary, vxmwngeni rutin, ine papers
herewith presented, iu Doc.nmont Na
12, contains a full statement of the
action of this Department in relatioa
to its melancholy duty of Cirin fot
our dead.
It can hardly be necessary tliat I
call your attention to, or speak of, tho
bravery and gallantry of our soldiers
in tho field. Their inauy noblo deed
aro familiar to us all; the soil of ev
ery battle-field baa become sacred
with tho blood pf Oaio's heroes. Our
children shco'd be taught to voner-
ate tho memory ot tbof-e who hare fal
len; and to lovo aud respect tacso who
may be spared by an all-wise provi
dence lo return among ns. God-blest
oar patriotic sold'eri, and all who are
near ana dear to them.
Although the wicked rebellion stilt
continues, wa can jubty claim lor
Cuio a foil performance of dnly ia
the effort to crush it, add maintain,
our happy form ol Governmont; We
have raised within the pfujt year. 15
Iflfif) trooDB
Ibis, aoeded to Uie num
wjbor reported tj the Jt General As-
" ' " J.

xml | txt