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1863.

No. 87.
RESOLUTIONS on the death of Wm. H. Edmonds.
Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky:

Ist. That the members thereof have heard with profound sorrow and regret of the death of Wm. H. Edmunds, a member of the House of Representatives from the coun. ty of Caldwell, which occurred on board of the steamboat Nashville, during the last autumn, near Caseyville, on the Ohio river, from the shot of a guerrilla.

2d. That the General Assembly bears its testimony to the fidelity of Mr. Edmunds as a legislator, and to his worth, and the propriety of his conduct, as a citizen and a man.

3d. That we the members of this General Assembly tender to his bereaved wife and family the expression of our sincerest sympathy and condolence.

4th. That we will wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days, and that the two Houses be draped in mourn. ing, and that a copy of these resolutions be forwarded by the Clerk of the House of Representatives to the wife and family of the deceased.

5th. That in respect to the memory of the deceased we do now adjourn.

Approved January 22, 1863.

No. 88.
RESOLUTION providing for the sale of certain public documents.

Whereas, It is represented that there is a large stock of old Auditor's Reports and other public documents published for distribution remaining undistributed—therefore, be it

Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky :

That George A. Rubertson, the Librarian, be directed to sell the same, and pay the proceeds into the treasury, after deducting ten per cent. for his services : Provided, That he shall not sell any of the reports of the Geological Sarvey : And, provided further, That he shall retain for the use of the State twenty copies of each work hereby ordered to be sold.

Approved January 27, 1863.

1863.

No. 89.
RESOLUTION concerning the claims of our citizens against the Va-

tional Government.
Whereas, The people of Kentucky have been greatly
injured by the taking of their property for military pur-
poses by our various companies, regiments, brigades, and
divisions; and, in many cases, the individual sufferer, in.
stead of receiving just compensation, has not been furnish-
ed even with a proper receipt or certificate of account,
showing the kind and quantity and value of the property
taken, or amount of damage done ; and in many cases
where the citizen has been furnished with a stated account
showing the kind, quantity, and value of the property tak-
en, it has been certified in such manner, by the officers
whose duty it was to furnish a proper voucher, that when
presented for payment no money could be drawn, in con-
sequence of alledged informalities and objection of differ-
erent kinds—therefore,

Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

That our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives requested, to use their best efforts to secure the speedy payment of all the just claims of our citizens against the National Government; and to that end they are desired to have one or more commissioners appointed, who are citizens of Kentucky, with full authority to take proof and assess the amount of damages sustained by any citizen, from the seizure and appropriation of his property to public use, and to sanction the claims of our citizens where informal vouchers have been granted to them, so that they may be paid without further delay.

Approved February 4, 1863.

No. 90.
RESOLUTION to go into an election for a Commissioner for the East-

ern Lunatic Asylum.
Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky :

That this General Assembly will, on Friday next, at 12, M., by joint ballot of both Houses, proceed to elect a commissioner for the Eastern Lunatic Asylum, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Dr. Sam'l M. Letcher.

Approved February 13, 1863.

1863.

No. 91.
RESOLUTION concerning tolls due the State of Kentucky by the

United States.
Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwcalth of
Kentucky:

That our Senators' in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives requested, to procure the passage of an act directing the payment of tolls to the State on her slack water navigation, turnpike roads, and bridges, where the same have been used for the transportation of troops, forage, or army stores.

Resolved, That his Excellency, the Governor of the Commonwealth, be requested to forward to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress, a copy of these resolutions.

Approved February 13, 1863.

No. 92. RESOLUTIONS in relation to the pay of deceased soldiers. Whereas, There were a great number of soldiers mustered into the service of the State of Kentucky, for the purpose of being mustered into the service of the United States army, and who, as soon as being mustered in the State service, were placed under the command of the United States officers, and were in actual service of the United States, and while in ac'ual service of the United States army, and in the line of their duty, a great many contracted disease and died, and some were killed in battle before they were mustered into the service of the United States; and whereas, there is no law of the United States providing to pay their widows and heirs their arrears of pay due them at their death, and their bounty of $100therefore, be it

Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky :

That Congress be requested to pass an act providing to pay them their arrears of pay and $100 bounty, due them at the time of their death, in the same manner and way that they would have been had they been mustered into the service of the United States.

Be it further resolved, That the Governor be requested to transmit a copy of the foregoing preamble and resolutions to the members of the Senate and House of Representatives in Congress from this State.

Approved February 16, 1863.

1863.

No. 93.
RESOLUTION requesting the Governor to cause one bundred guns to

be fired on the 22d, and to cause the National Flag to be hoisted on
the Capitol.
Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky :

Thai the Governor, on the 22d of the present month, cause one hundred guns to be fired near the arsenal, in honor of the memory of Washington, the Father of the Republic, and that on the same day he cause the National Flag to be hoisted on this Capitol.

Approved February 21, 1863.

No. 94.
RESOLUTION of gratitude to Kentucky volunteers
Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky:

That, profoundly grateful for the heroic fortitude and sacrifices displayed by the volunteer officers and soldiers of this State, who, throughout this war, have upheld the flag of the Union, and the honor and glory of the State, the General Assembly hereby tenders to them the homage of their unreserved gratitude, and that we hereby extend to the relations and friends of the fallen brave our heartfelt sympathy.

Approved February 24, 1863.

No. 95
RESOLUTION for the benefit of Mrs. Elizabeth Weldin.
Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky:

That the Governor be and he is hereby directed to cause to be paid, out of the Military Fund, the sum of ninety-five dollars, to Mrs. Elizabeth Weldin, for services rendered to the sick and wounded soldiers at Augusta, Bracken county, Kentucky

Approved February 28, 1863.

1863.

No. 96.
RESOLUTIONS requesting Congress to pass laws providing for paying

Kentucky Home Guards.
Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky :*

That our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives requested, to procure the passage of a law providing for the pay of military service rendered by the organized home guards of Kentucky, where they have been actually called into the Federal military service by order of Federal officers in the service of the United States.

Resolved, That his Excellency, the Governor of this Commonwealth, be requested to forward to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress a copy of these resolutions.

Approved February 28, 1863.

No. 97.
RESOLUTION for the benefit of Mary J. Reese.
Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky :

That the Governor be and he is hereby directed to have paid out of the military fund, the sum of $95 to Miss Mary J. Reese, for services rendered to the sick and wounded soldiers in the hospitals at Richmond, Ky.

Approved March 2, 1863.

No. 98.
RESOLUTIONS concerning National Affairs.
Resolred by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky:

1. That our institutions are assailed by an armed rebellion on one side, which can only be met by the sword; and on the other by unconstitutional acts of Congress, and startling usurpations of power by the Executive, which, we have seen by experiment, can be corrected by the ballot-box. Policy, as well as principle, requires that Kentucky shall await the process of reform, which is slow but sure, and refrain from all unlawful and unconstitutional acts which have already brought terrible calamities upon the country; whilst we invoke the aid of all patriotic men, to avert the evils that threaten our free institutions.

2. Resolved, That this General Assembly declares, as before it has often times declared, that the State of Kentucky

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