Governor John P. Gaines' Administration

Public Buildings Message, 1851

Source: Oregon State Archives, Oregon Provisional and Territorial Records, 1851, Calendar No. 5552.


J. P. Gaines – Public Building appropriations

Messages – Governor

Year 1851

Executive Office

Oregon City, September 19, 1851


In obedience to an act of Congress approved July 18, 1850, requiring the “Governor of Oregon Territory to report to Congress annually a detailed statement of the expenditures of money appropriated by Congress for the use of said Territory which is expended under the order or supervision of the Governor and Assembly.”

I have the honour to report that the sum of five thousand dollars has been placed in my hands to be applied to the erection of suitable public buildings, no part of which has been expended.

I have the honour to be

Hon. Speaker of Very Respectfully

The Senate U. S. Your Obedient Servant,

Washington City John P. Gaines

Governor of Oregon

Copies, sent to Secretary and Treasury and Speaker of House of Representatives, and President of the Senate. Sept. 19, 1851.

-E. H.

Estimate of expenditures for fiscal year ending June 30, 1853. mailed Sept. 19, 1851, to the Secretary and Treasury

-E. H.

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