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Governor's Message. No. 1. Secretary of State.

2. Commissioners of Public Printing.

3. State Treasurer.

4. Commissioners of Public Lands.

5. Kailroad Commissioner.

6. Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin.

7. Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane;

8. Northern Hospital for the Insane.

9. Institution for the Education of the Blind.

10. Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb.

11. Directors and Warden of the Wisconsin State Prison.

12. Wisconsin Industrial School for Boys.

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DELIVERED TO THE LEGISLATURE IN JOINT CONVENTION,
THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1881.

MADISON, WIS.:

DAVID ATWOOD, STATE PEINTBB.

GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE.

Fellow Citizens of the Senate and Assembly: \

The past year has been fruitful in abundant harvest3; and every form of industry has yielded remunerative returns. Public order has been maintained without interruption, in all parts of the State, and there has not been, in any locality, even the fear of tumult. The various educational, benevolent and penal institutions of the State were never in better condition, or more adequately prepared to meet the public necessities and expectations; and, whatever criticisms may have been made upon methods and details of management, no suggestion has come to my knowledge, of anything affecting the integrity or the purity of motives of any officer connected with their management.

Complying with the command of the Constitution, which requires the Governor to "communicate to the Legislature, at every session, the condition of the State, and recommend such matters to them for their consideration as he may deem expedient," I have followed my custom of previous years, and invite~your attention to a statement of the facts and the figures which exhibit the u condition of the State," and, with but little elaboration, argument or comment, suggest the more important matters which demand your consideration.

PUBLIC FINANCES. ,

The receipts into the State Treasury for the fiscal year ending

September 30,1830, from all sources, were $1,744,719 09

Balance September 30,1879 588,824 60

Total $2, 333, 543 89

The disbursements, during the same period for all purposes

were $1,872,144 98

Balance September 30,1880 461,398 71

Total $2,333,543 69

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