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both branches of the Legislature without serious opposition. The County Commissioners— Peter Stair, Benjamin Weygandt and Henry Goudy, good and true men, in whose integrity the people can place abiding confidence, at once procured from different architects, plans for the new building. After careful examinations that of Mr. Thomas Boyd, of Pittsburgh, was selected as in their judgement: the best. A call was then made for sealed proposals for the erection of the building agreeable to the plans of the architect. When upon breaking the seals that of Mr. Wm M. Keyser, of New Brighton, Pa., was accepted, be agreeing to do the work in the proper manner and agreeable to the plans for the sum of 64,975 dollars. Skilled workmen and laborers have been employed, material secured and the foundation rapidly brought to its present state of forwardness. The corner stone has been laid in your presence by the Grand
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