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STATE OF New YORK
Albany, January 1, 1896 To the LEGISLATURE:
The Constitution of the State provides that the Governor “shall communicate by message to the Legislature, at every session, the condition of the State and recommend such matters to them as he shall judge expedient.” Under this mandate it therefore becomes my duty to advise you of all subjects requiring special attention at your hands and to suggest such legislation as my experience and observation in the Executive office leads me to regard as expedient and necessary.
It may be well to note, at the outset, that the pres