The legislature Meets
Governor Stewart's farewell message
Governor Jackson's inaugural
bills to call a State convention and to organize the State militia
the convention bill rights.
The same day the newly elected State officers took the oath of office, and Gov. Claiborne F. Jackson sent his inaugural address to the two houses.
Governor Jackson was a Kentuckian of ViGovernor Jackson was a Kentuckian of Virginian descent.
He was a middle-aged man of dignified and impressive bearing, a farmer of independent fortune, and had been a citizen of the State for forty years. He was a forcible speaker, a debatme recognized as one of the most positive and active of Southern leaders.
In his address Governor Jackson traced the origin and growth of the anti-slavery party, and showed that it was in violationh money to organize and arm them—and assumed such an arrogant and threatening demeanor that Governor Jackson was appealed to by quiet citizens for protection.
He had no authority to call out the mili