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for its commission. To offer the citizen a civil remedy for such offenses is a mockery, as it invites him to expensive, vexatious, and prolonged litigation against rich and powerful corporations that even, if successful, does not stop the wrong, but gives only a money return for a particular injury. The Commonwealth should make the litigation her own, and in her own name should proceed to punish the officials who deliberately set at nought and over-ride the Constitutional injunctions. Fear of imprisonment will do more to prevent the evil than the most comprehensive civil remedy, and prevention is the end which all should have in view.

This is the last communication which it will be my privilege to transmit to the General Assembly. Impressed with an earnest desire to leave no effort untried and no information uncommunicated that will aid in advancing the public weal, and perfecting our fabric of government, I have set out my views at considerable length. Four years of executive service have convinced me how much is yet to be accomplished for the reformation of abuses which have grown up constantly and imperceptibly in nearly all of the departments of the civil administration. The duty of eradicating these abuses is a task of great magnitude, but will assuredly yield to fidelity, industry, and zeal. In the effort to accomplish this end, there should be entire unity of purpose, and mutual assistance by all officers of the Government. I do not feel that I would properly acquit myself of my entire duty in this respect, if I did not fully lay before the Assembly the results of my official study and observation. That they may be of aid to the Legislature in promoting good government and advancing the prosperity of the Commonwealth, is my earnest hope and only desire.

ROBT. E. PATTISON,

To the Senate Nominating Trustees of the State Hos

pital for the Insane at Warren.

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Executive Department,

Harrisburg, January 4, 1887. Gentlenen: Y CONFORMITY WITH LAW, I HAVE THE

honor hereby to nominare for the advice and

consent of the Senate, the following named persons to be trustees of the State hospital for the insane at Warren, Pennsylvania, for the term of three years from the dates set opposite their names, viz:

John 0. Sherred, Cambridge, Crawford county, June 10, 1886.

J. T. Smiley, Titusville, Crawford county, June 10, 1886.

R. B. Stone, Bradford, McKean county, June 10, 1886.

ROBT. E. PATTISON.

To the Senate Nominating Members of the State

Board of Health and Vital Statistics.

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Executive Department,

Harrisburg, January 4, 1887. Gentlemen:N CONFORMITY WITH LAW, I HAVE THE

honor hereby to nominaie for the advice and

consent of the Senate, the following named persons to be members of the State Board of Health and Vital Statistics, under the provisions of section one of the act of June 3, A. D. 1885, creating the said board, to wit:

Rudolph Hering, C. E., Erie, for the term of two years, to compute from July 1, 1885.

David Engelman, M. D., Easton, from July 6, 1885, until July 1, 1889.

ROBT. E. PATTISON.

To the Senate Nominating G. M. Shoop a Trustee of the Hospital for the Insane at Danville.

Executive Department,

Harrisburg, January 4, 1887. Gentlemen :N CONFORMITY WITH LAW, I HAVE THE

honor hereby to nominate for the advice and

consent of the Senate, G. M. Shoop, of Danville, Montour county, to be trustee of the hospital for the insane at Danville, Pennsylvania, from October 15, 1886, until June 9, 1887, vice A. F. Russel, deceased.

ROBT. E. PATTISON.

IN

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To the Senate Nominating Commissioners of the Board of Public Charities.

Executive Department,

Harrisburg, January 4, 1887. Gentlemen:N CONFORMITY WITH LAW, I HAVE THE

honor hereby to nominate for the advice and

consent of the Senate, the following named persons to be commissioners of the Board of Public Charities, for the term of five years from the dates set opposite their names, viz:

J. K. Lee, Philadelphia, January 20, 1886.
Charles J. flarrah, Philadelphia, May 18, 1886.

Peter C. Shidle, Pittsburg, Allegheny county, June 10, 1886.

J. Monroe Shellenberger, Doylestown, Bucks county, June 10, 1886.

W. J. Sawyer, Pittsburgh, Allegheny county, June 10, 1886.

ROBT. E. PATTISON.

To the Senate Nominating Thomas Bradley a Trustee

of the State Hospital for the Insane of the SouthEastern District.

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Executive Department,

Harrisburg, January 4, 1887. Gentlemen :N CONFORMITY WITH LAW, I HAVE THE

honor hereby to nominate for the advice and

consent of the Senate, Thomas Bradley, of Philadelphia, to be trustee of the State Hospital for the Insane of the South-Eastern District of Pennsylvania, for the term of three years, from May 20, 1886, vice Clement R. Wainwright, resigned.

ROBT. E. PATTISON.

To the Senate Nominating Edward Stuck State Li

brarian.

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Executive Department,

Harrisburg, January 4, 1887. Gentlemen :S CONFORMITY WITH LAW, I HAVE THE

honor hereby to nominate for the advice and

consent of the Senate, Edward Stuck, of the county of York, to be State librarian for the term of three years, from the first Monday of February, 1886.

ROBT. E. PATTISON.

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To the Senate Nominating J. Harvey White Manager of the Pennsylvania Reform School.

Executive Department,

Harrisburg, January 4, 1887. "entlemen N CONFORMITY WITH LAW, I HAVE THE

honor hereby to nominate for the advice and

consent of the Senate, J. Harvey White, of Allegheny county, to be manager of the Pennsylvania Reform School, from September 2, 1886, until the first Monday of May, 1889, vice John J. Gillespie, deceased.

ROBT. E. PATTISON.

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To the Senate Nominating John P. Edge a Member of the State Board of Agriculture.

Executive Department,

Harrisburg, January 4, 1887. Gentlemen: N CONFORMITY WITH LAW, I HAVE THE

honor hereby to nominate for the advice and

consent of the Senate, John P. Edge, of Downing. town, Chester county, to be a member of the State Board of Agriculture, from the fourth Wednesday of January, 1886, for the term of three years.

ROBT. E. PATTISON.

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