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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1866
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J 0 U R N A L
Wednesday the 10th day of January, in the year one thous-
and eight hundred and sixty-six, being the day appointed by
the Proclamation of the Governor for the meeting of the Gen-
eral Assembly of Maryland, in extraordinary Sesssion, Leu't.
Governor Cox, President of the Senate took the chair, and
the following Senators appeared and took their seats:
Messrs. Billingslea, of Carroll, Davis, of Caroline, Lans-
dale, McMaster, Ohr, Stephenson, Tome, Trail, Turner,
The following Senators elect also appeared and qualified
before the President, by taking and subscribing the oath pre-
scribed by the Constitution:
William Frazier, of Dorchester county, vice T. King Car-
roll, Jr., resigned.
William P. Eaton, of the Third Legislative District of Bal-
timore city, vice George C. Maund, resigned.
George Vickers, of Kent county, vice Daniel Jones, de-
George Wells, of Anne Arundel county, vice Sprigg Har-
wood, resigned.
The President then delivered the following address:
Senators.—Upon the occasion of your reassembling in this
old historic Chamber to-day, I congratulate you that the cloud
of war, which so darkly curtained our nation's sky when last
we parted, has been lifted, and the sunlight of peace, broad,
genial and inspiring been poured in upon every section of this
far stretching land—that the clash of arms has been substi-
tuted by the busy hum of industrious enterprise—that the
armies, gathered almost in a day from city and village, from
mountain and valley, have been as suddenly returned, with
cheerful tramp, to the office, the counting room, the work
shop, and the farm house, whence brave men went forth at
the call of the country.
The storm had rolled away—the echo of the last gun ceas-
ed to reverberate—when the Chief of the Republic, who had

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