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of Lebanon, to be brigadier general of the National Guard of Pennsylvania, for the term of five years, from June 1, 1890.

JAMES A. BEAVER.

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To the Senate Nominating George R. Snowden Major General of the National Guard.

Executive Chamber,

Harrisburg, January 7, 1891. Gentlemen: N CONFORMITY WITI LAW, I HAVE THE 'honor hereby to nominate for the advice and con

sent of the Senate, George R. Snowden, of Philadelphia, to be major general of the National Guard of Pennsylvania, for the term of five years from July 25, 1890, vice John F. Hartranft, deceaged.

JAMES A. BEAVER.

To the Senate Nominating Spencer C. Gilbert a Mem

ber of the Board of Trustees of the State Lunatic Asylum at Harrisburg.

Executive Chamber,

Harrisburg, January 15, 1891. Gentlemen:

CONFORMITY WITH LAW, I HAVE THE honor hereby to nominate for the advice and con

sent of the Senate, Spencer C. Gilbert, of Harrisburg, to be a member of the board of trustees of the

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Pennsylvania State Lunatic Asylum, at Harrisburg, for the term of three years to compute from October 25, 1890.

JAMES A. BEAVER.

To the Senate Nominating Edward A. Devlin a Magistrate for Court No. 8 of the City of Philadelphia.

Executive Chamber,

Harrisburg, January 15, 1891. Gentlemen : N CONFORMITY WITH LAW, I HAVE THE

honor hereby to nominate for the advice and con

sent of the Senate, Edward A. Devlin, to be a magistrate for court No. 8 in the city of Philadelphia, vice Robert R. Smith, deceased, until the first Monday of April, 1891.

JAMES A. BEAVER.

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To the Assembly Transmitting a Letter from Hon.

Harry White Concerning the Erection of a Monument to Hon. James Wilson, Representative from Pennsylvania in the Colonial Congress, etc.

Executive Chamber,

Harrieburg, January 15, 1891. Gentlemen :TRANSMIT HEREWITH FOR YOUR INFORMA

tion a letter addressed to me by Hon. Harry White,

of Indiana, Pennsylvania, of the 2d instant, containing a proposition for the erection of a monument to

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the Hon. James Wilson, representative from Pennsylvania in the Colonial Congress in the convention for the formation of a constitution of the United States, and also in convention for the formation of the constitution of Pennsylvania in 1790.

The warrants therein referred to were endorsed: "Pay to the order of James A. Beaver, Governor of Pennsylvania, to be turned into the state treasury," and have, in accordance with the endorsement, been handed to the State Treasurer. The commonwealth is the gainer thereby to the extent of two thousand five hundred dollars. Neither under the terms of the warrants themselves, nor under the usages of the treasury, is any interest due or payable thereon.

Your attention is respectfully called to the suggestion made by Judge White in his letter, which I cordially commend to your thoughtful and careful consideration. It is gratifying to find the men of this generation appreciating the work done for them by their predecessors, and endeavoring in some way to perpetuate the memory of those who, with signal ability, steadfastness of purpose and ardent patriotism, served their own generation and the cause of popular government for all generations.

Among the men who rendered such service for Pennsylvania, James Wilson had no superior and as a constitutional lawyer had not his equal. As opportunity offers Pennsylvania should see to it that the names of her illustrious founder, William Penn, and those of men equally great, who served her in trying emergencies, notably those of Benjamin Franklin, Robert Morris, Anthony Wayne, Thomas Mifilin and James Wilson should be remembered and perpetuated. Such an opportunity as to one of these men is afforded by the proposition of Judge White. The amount asked to be appropriated is moderate for a such a purpose.

I recommend that an appropriation of $7,500 be made for the erection of a statute in honor of James Wilson, to be expended under the direction of the Board of Public Grounds and Buildings, upon consultation with Hon. Harry White, whenever the additional sum of $2,500 shall have been contributed for that purpose. This appropriation would take but $5,000 out of the treasury, $2,500 thereof having been contributed by Judge White by the surrender of the certificates herein before referred to. Such an appropriation would emphasize the debt which this generation owes to the men of the previous century, and would also have a tendency to stimulate a movement of like character for perpetuating the memory of men who are entitled to like honor.

JAMES A. BEAVER.

To the Senate Nominating Joseph H. Gray a Member

of the Board of Managers of the Pennsylvania Reform School at Morganza.

Executive Chamber,

Harrisburg, January 16, 1891. Gentlemen :N CONFORMITY WITH LAW, I HAVE THE

honor hereby to nominate for the advice and con

sent of the Senate, Joseph H. Gray, of Allegheny county, to be a member of the board of managers of the Pennsylvania Reform School at Morganza, vice Wilson McCandless, deceased.

JAMES A. BEAVER.

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So the Senate Nominating Jacob H. Longenecker Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Executive Chamber,

Harrisburg, January 19, 1891. N CONFORMITY WITH LAW, I HAVE THE

honor hereby to nominate for the advice and con

sent of the Senate, Jacob H. Longenecker, of the county of Bedford, to be Secretary of the Commonwealth, vice Charles W. Stone, resigned.

JAMES A. BEAVER.

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