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to her brave sons who, by thousands, are perilling their lives on the battle-fields of liberty in defense of our government, in this time of its trial, that our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives requested, to use all constitutional means in their power for the immediate relief of that distressed land, by appropriate action.

Resolved, that the Governor forward a copy of this resolution to our Senators and Representatives in Congress with all convenient dispatch.

Approved December 4, 1861.

No. 18.
RESOLUTION providing for an inquiry into the condition of the North-

eastern part of Kentucky.
Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky:

That a joint committee, to consist of three members of the House and two of the Senate, be appointed by the Speakers of the respective Houses; that said committee be instructed to inquire into, and report to the General Assembly, what legislation is necessary to restore the civil authority in Northeastern Kentucky; and, especially, what increase in the military force, if any, is required to aid the civil authorities in the maintenance of law and order, and the protection of the citizens in their persons and property; that they shall have power to send for persons and papers.

Approved December 5, 1861.

No. 19.
RESOLUTION in relation to the furnishing an additional blanket to

the Kentucky soldiers.
Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky :

That the Military Board is authorized and instructed to issue an additional blanket to each non-commissioned officer, private, musician, farrier, blacksmith, and teamster of the Kentucky troops in the field : Provided, The proper officers of the several regiments shall at any time deem it necessary and make a requisition on the Military Board therefor, which Board shall then furnish the same.

Approved December 6, 1861.

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No. 20.
RESOLUTION in relation to maps and surveys.
Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky :

That all officers, or other persons, having charge or being in possession of any maps or note books of any surveys made in this State, and by authority thereof, are hereby authorized and directed to deliver any such maps and books aforesaid, which may belong to or be the property of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to the commanding general of the department of the Ohio, or any properly authorized agent to receive the same, who shall receipt for the books and maps so received by him as a loan for the use of said department, and shall return the same when used.

Approved December 6, 1861.

No. 21.
RESOLUTION in regard to the election of public printer and librarian.

Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky:

That the Senate and House of Representatives, on the 10th day of December next, at 11 o'clock, A. M., proceed to the election of a Public Printer and Librarian.

Approved December 9, 1861.

No. 22.
RESOLUTION in regard to the election of United States Senator.

Whereas, John C. Breckinridge has been expelled from the Senate of the United States : therefore,

Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky :

That the two Houses will proceed, on Tuesday, the 10th instant, at 12 o'clock, noon, to elect a Senator to fill said vacancy

Approved December 9, 1861.

No. 23.
RESOLUTION of thanks to Kentucky volunteers.
Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky:

That the thanks of this general Assembly are hereby tendered to the loyal and brave men of Kentucky who have volunteered to aid and assist the government of the United States in expelling the invaders from our soil.

Approved December 14, 1861.

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No. 24.
RESOLUTION in relation to the election of persons to constitute the

Board of Internal Improvement.
Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky:

That Saturday, the 21st inst., be fixed for the purpose of electing persons to constitute a Board of Internal Improvement for the State of Kentucky.

Approved December 21, 1861.

No. 25.
RESOLUTION in relation to the election of Public Binder.
Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky:

That they will, on Saturday, December 21st, 1861, proceed, by joint ballot, to elect a Public Binder for the State of Kentucky, in compliance with the law passed at the present session of this Legislature.

Approved December 21, 1861.

No. 26.
RESOLUTION in regard to a recess.
Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky:

That when this Legislature adjourns on Monday, the 23d instant, it be to meet again on the 2d Wednesday in February, 1862.

Approved December 21, 1861.

No. 27.
RESOLUTIONS in regard to the pay of absent members.
Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky:

That hereafter the members of the General Assembly shall be allowed to draw their per diem only under the following circumstances: 1st. When they are in actual attendance upon the session of the Legislature. 2d. When they are absent on account of sickness, or legislative business, or have leave of absence since the last recess of the General Assembly.

Resolved, That they who have not taken their seats during the present adjourned session of the Legislature,

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unless absent on legislative business of the State, or for sickness, shall not be allowed their mileage and per diem.

Resolved, That it shall be the duty of the Clerk of each House to furnish the Auditor with the names and time of service of the members of the General Assembly who are entitled to receive their pay in accordance with these resolutions.

Approved December 21, 1861.

No. 28.
RESOLUTION concerning senatorial election for 1863.
Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky: That the following districts are entitled to hold
elections for Senators in 1863 :

The 1st district, composed of the counties of Hickman,
Fulton, and Graves.

The 2d district, composed of the counties of McCracken, Ballard, and Marshall.

The 3d district, composed of the counties of Trigg, Calloway, and Lyon.

The 4th district, composed of the counties of Crittenden, Livingston, and Caldwell.

The 5th district, composed of the counties of Union and Hopkins.

The 6th district, composed of the counties of Christian and Todd.

The 11th district, composed of the counties of Barren, Hart, and Metcalfe.

The 12th district, composed of the counties of Logan and Warren.

The 13th district, composed of the counties of Allen, Simpson, and Monroe.

The 16th district, composed of the counties of Adair, Green, Cumberland, and Russell.

The 18th district, composed of the counties of Garrard, Lincoln, and Casey.

The 23d district, composed of the counties of Grant, Gallatin, and Boone.

The 26th district, composed of the counties of Harrison and Bracken.

The 28th district, composed of the counties of Bourbon,
Nicholas, and Bath.

The 30th district, composed of the counties of Rowan,
Fleming, and Morgan.

The 33d district, composed of the counties of Floyd,
Johnson, Magoffin, and Pike.

The 36th district, composed of the counties of Laurel,
Whitley, Rockcastle, and Knox.

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The 37th district, composed of the county of Jefferson and the 1st and 2d wards of the city of Louisville.

The 38th district, composed of the 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th wards of the city of Louisville.

Provided, That the districts in the city of Louisville, named and numbered in this resolution, are intended to embrace such boundaries as were embraced by the districts as they existed at the time of the adoption of an act, entitled " An act to apportion representation in the Senate and House of Representatives," approved February 29th, 1860.

Approved December 21, 1861.

No. 29.
RESOLUTIONS in relation to the construction of a railroad to con-

nect Kentucky with East Tennessee and Western North Carolina.

The attention of this Legislature having been called to the following passage in the recent message of President Lincoln to the Congress of the United States: "I deem it of importance that the loyal regions of Eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina should be connected with Kentucky and other faithful parts of the Union, by railroad. I therefore recommend, as a military measure, that Congress provide for the construction of such a road as speedily as possible. Kentucky will, no doubt, co-operate, and, through her Legislature, make the most judicious selection of the line. The northern terminus must connect with some existing railroad and whether the route shall be from Lexington or Nicholasville to Cumberland Gap, or from Lebanon to the Tennessee line, in the direction of Knoxville, or some still different line, can easily be determined. Kentucky and the General Government co-operating, the work can be completed in a very short time; and when done, it will not only be of vast present usefulness, but also an available permanent improvement, worth its cost in all the future ; " and deeming it proper to express an early and emphatic indorsement of the recommendations, therefore,

Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

That this General Assembly does most cordially appro; bate the recommendation of the President of the United States to Congress for the construction of a railroad for military purposes, so as to unite us with our brethren, of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina ; that we indorse the statement in the message fully, work, when done, will be not only of vast present usefulness, but also an available permanent improvement, worth its cost in all the future."

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