Message of the Governor of Texas.
The message of Gov. Lubbock
states that the revenues of Texas
for the year ending August 31st, were $2,468,361, including a balance of $36,866. The expenditures were the same, with a balance of $15,819.
The penitentiary of Texas
is doing good service to the public.
From December 1st, 1861, to August 31, 1863, it manufactured 2,258,660 yards of cotton goods and 293,298 yards of woolens.
There was at the latter date, 28,962 of cotton and 6,789 of woolens unsold.
Of the whole amount disposed of the army received 1,276,920 of cottons, and 257,751 of woolens.
The gross earnings of the institution for the time mentioned were $1,174,439, and the expenses $468,653.
The Governor, "in view of the Isolation of the States west of the Mississippi
, whereby they are thrown upon their own resources," earnestly recommends an appropriation of at least one million dollars, (to be based on cotton bonds, or that cotton be purchased to be paid for in bonds,) in order to purchase arms and munitions for the benefit of the State
The Governor is distinct upon the question of peace.
There is to be no peace in Texas
until the independence of the Confederate States