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Title:[Executive action] 1844 Jan. 4, Nashville, Tennessee [to] Legislature re Capitol site / James Jones : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Jones, James

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Date: January 4, 1844
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is an executive action dated January 4, 1844 from Tennessee governor James Jones addressed to the state legislature regarding the Capitol building site. Specifically, the subject of the letter is a resolution of the General Assembly for the governor to occupy a house on the grounds. The governor chose to decline the offer to reside in the house.
Collection:Governor James Jones Papers

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Executive Department
January 4 1844Gentleman of the Senate
and House of Representatives

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Resolution of the 27th ultimo, directing me to take charge of the grounds set apart for the Capital of the State. I do not know that I fully comprehend the intention of the General Assembly in the first Resolution; if however it is your intention (and I presume it was) that I should occupy the house as a residence, I want beg leave most respectfully to decline the honor, fully appreciating, as I can the kind intentions that suggested the adoption of the Resolution.

The second Resolution provides, that the Brick edifice on the ground shall be occupied by the Secretary of State; thus, I regard as a wise provision, as the office at present occupied by that officer is insufficient for a business office, and a library room. If the General Assembly shall think proper to give other direction to the Executive in regard to the public grounds, they will be most cheerfully attended to.

James C Jones

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[added: Executive Message In relation to the occupation of the grounds set apart as a site for the State Capitol__
No [Number]. of Reps [Representatives]. 4 jany [january] 1844 Read and laid on the table P.S. Mitchell ]

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