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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March 30, 1868
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822 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS [Mar. 30,

tion we are permitted to indulge the contemplation of that
smiling welcome which awaits us upon the threshbold of our
own homes. The sun of our constitutional legislative exist-
ence lingers in a cloudless horison, and I hesitate to break
the momentary spell which links the pleasures of the trem-
bling, living present, with the sacred memories of the long
gone past as they spring in unison along these hallowed walls.
But time and duty are inexorable.

It is for others to judge the character of the measures we
have been called upon to perfect, and the manner in which
we have disposed of the grave and delicate questions we have
been required to determine. May we not reasonably hope,
we have done the State some service, and the great cause of
constitutional liberty and republican government no harm.
But we must and will abide the verdict.

Any attempt upon my part to give expression to my appre-
ciation of the uniform, uninterrupted courtesy, kindness, and
consideration I have received at your hands, personally and
in the position to which you assigned me, would be both cold
and feeble compared with the real sentiments such treatment
has inspired in my breast. Pardon me for saying no more
upon this point.

And now, Senators, the sliver cord which bound us in
agreeable intercourse must be loosed, the parting word must
be uttered, take with you, one and all, the best wishes of my
heart, for you and yours forever.

I pronounce this Senate adjourned sine die.
ATTEST : AUGUSTUS GASSAWAY,
Secretory.


 
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