Discourse, 11 February 1843

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Mayor Made his Inaugural Address— & <​in which he​> urged the necessity of the city council acting upon the principle of liberality & of relievi[n]g [p. [181]] the city f[r]om all unnecessary expences & burthens. Not to attempt to improve the city but enact such laws as will promote peace & good order. & the people will improve the city, capitalist will come in from all quarters & mills factories. & machinery of all kinds & buildings will arise on every hand this will become a great city. & prophecid that if the council would be liberal in their proceedings they would become rich.— & spoke at considerable length again[s]t the principle of pay for every little service rendered and espec[i]ally that of committe[e]s having extra pay.— [p. [182]] for services— & reproved the Judges of the late Election for not holding the poll open after 6 o clock when there were many wishing to vote.— [p. [183]]