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Doc Number: 64
Administration: John Steele, Acting
Date(s): 7/20/1801
Address, Acting Governor Steele, Natchez, to Legislative Council and House of Representatives, celebrates the Constitution of the United States and the extension of self-government to the Mississippi Territory, their law-making powers being limited only by the need for the Governor's assent as the General Government's representative; acknowledges the need for legislation in regards to jurisprudence and regulation of the military; urges economy in fiscal matters and attention to immoral and injurious practices present in society; tenders law books for their perusal