was inaugurated at noon to-day.
In his address to the Legislature he said that now there is no conflict between the Constitution of the United States
and the Constitution
of the State of Georgia
, and the laws of the United States
He pays a handsome tribute to the good conduct of the negroes during the war, and says they must be thoroughly protected in their persons and property, have the right to enter the courts, and should be encouraged to work, and they will then be the best working class, and their late owners the best employers, in the world.
He reviews the condition of the State
institutions, and says that even light taxes will be burdensome, but thinks the people will not suffer, and concludes with the words, "God help us all."
Provisional Governor Johnson
then tendered the oath to Governor Jenkins
, who was then declared by the President
of the Senate to be Governor
The sentiments expressed in the address were cordially endorsed by the members of the Legislature, which body will adjourn tomorrow.