Ireland to Texas Legislature, January 11, 1887

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are to be seen in the grand structure now


towering upwards on Capitol hill.

It will require considerable money to


put the grounds in order and to furnish the


new capitol. I have assurances that the


building will be completed and ready for


occupancy by the time the Twenty-first legis-


lature meets. I call your attention to this


matter so that you may take such intell-


igent action in the case as you in your


wisdom see fit. In the meantime it is


proper to say that, for durability and com-


pleteness, the edifice so far as it has gone is


unsurpassed, and posterity will have no


reason to be ashamed of the work.

The granite for this building is a


gift to the state from Messrs. Westfall, Lacy, & Norton,


the owners of the quarries. I herewith trans-


mit a copy of the last report of the Capitol


Commissioners, to which I invite a careful


perusal.

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Message to the Legislature, January 11, 1887, Records of John Ireland, Texas Office of the Governor, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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