Count the Cost eBook

David Daggett
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My fellow citizens—­we have a government which has protected us a Century and an half—­we have enjoyed unexampled prosperity.—­We may transmit a glorious inheritance to posterity.—­The writer has children dear to him as his own blood—­these children are to him a sacred deposit—­He can, with confidence, commit their political interests to such a government as Connecticut has enjoyed.—­He is persuaded that if they feel the iron hand of despotism, it will not be from such a government, and such rulers as we now possess—­Before he yields his own, and their dear, and inestimable rights to the wild projects of the reformers of this age, he is firmly resolved to sit down and Count the Cost, and he entreats his fellow citizens to adopt similar resolutions.

APPENDIX.

A View of the Fiscal Concerns of Connecticut.

Capital Funds of the Civil List. 
                                              Dols.  Cts. 
Funded 6 per cent.  Stock, (real capital) — 209,273 83
Deferred —­do. — do. — do. — — 148,632 83
Funded 3 per cent. do. — — — 50,038 11
Bank Stock — — — — — 44,725
          
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                                             425,669 77
          
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School Funds. 
Bonds collaterally secured — — 1,020,542 27
New Lands received in payment of
  School Bonds, price at which received, 194,000
Funded 6 per cent.  Stock, (real capital) 14,048
Deferred —­do. — do. -do. — — — 5,455 7
Funded 3 per cent. do. — — — — 4,570 95
          
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                                           1,238,617 29
          
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Annual Expense of Government. 
     Viz. 
Salaries of Executive Officers, — — 8,630
Debentures and Contingent expenses of
  the Legislature for two Sessions, — 17,100
Debenture of the Supreme Court of Errors, 550
Judicial expenses, — — — — 6,100
Expense of Newgate prison, — — — 4,000
Charges of Paupers and Vagrants, — — 4,500
Allowance of 2 dollars on the 1000 of the list being a draw-back from the State Tax, 12,000
Contingent Expenses, comprising all other
charges of Government, — — — 6,200
          
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                                              59,080
          
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