The Centennial Celebrations of the State of New York: Prepared Pursuant to a Concurrent Resolution of the Legislature of 1878, and Chapter 391 of the Laws of 1879

The Centennial Celebrations of the State of New York: Prepared Pursuant to a Concurrent Resolution of the Legislature of 1878, and Chapter 391 of the Laws of 1879

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The Centennial Celebrations of the State of New York: Prepared Pursuant to a Concurrent Resolution of the Legislature of 1878, and Chapter 391 of the Laws of 1879

The Centennial Celebrations of the State of New York: Prepared Pursuant to a Concurrent Resolution of the Legislature of 1878, and Chapter 391 of the Laws of 1879

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INTRODUCTORY.

On the 8th of May, 1878, a concurrent resolution, introduced by Hon. JAMES G. GRAHAM, of Orange, in the House, was passed by the Legislature, of which the following is a copy:

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

RELATIVE TO THE PUBLICATION OF CERTAIN HISTORICAL RECORDS.

On motion of Mr. GRAHAM:

WHEREAS, The "Centennial" of the adoption of the first Constitution of the State of New York, at Kingston, Ulster country, was appropriately recognized by the New York Historical Society, and afterward duly celebrated at Kingston; and,

WHEREAS, The Centennial of the battles of Fort Stanwix and Oriskany, and Bemis Heights, the laying of the corner-stone of the monument at the old Fort at Schoharie, to DAVID WILLIAMS, one of the captors of Major ANDRE, as well as the battle of Saratoga, were all appropriately celebrated (on the grounds which have been made famous forever in our history) by military display, and the patriotic addresses of distinguished orators and statesmen, and by the inspiring tributes of our poets; therefore, be it

Resolved (if the Senate concur) , That the Secretary of State cause to be prepared and published in appropriate manner and style, a full and correct record of the proceedings at all said "Centennial" celebrations, including therein the official action of the authorities by whom the same were conducted; a statement of the military exercises and the organizations taking part therein, all historical sketches read, and all addresses and poems prepared and delivered at the several Centennial celebrations, and that five thousand copies of the same be prepared and published as aforesaid, ten copies thereof to be furnished to each member, and one copy to each officer and reporter of the present Legislature, and one to each officer of the State government; one thousand copies to be furnished to the State Library for exchange, and for distribution to other libraries in this State; and the remainder to be used by the Secretary of State in supplying persons who made addresses at such celebrations, and the persons officially connected therewith, and to such other persons or institutions as he may deem proper; also to accompany this work with views of the Old and New Capitol of the State, outside and inside, as far as practicable, with appropriate historical sketches connected therewith; said work to be compiled and executed under the supervision of the Secretary of State, and to be let by him to the lowest responsible bidder; but the entire expense thereof shall not exceed the sum of six thousand dollars.

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