Preamble and resolutions regarding Andrew Jackson's defense of New Orleans, 20 February 1815
Mr. Paine moved the following resolutions, in behalf of the committee appointed on the subject, which were ordered to be printed.
Resolved unanimously, as a sense of this legislature that Major General ANDREW JACKSON, and the gallant officers and soldiers under his command, for their noble defence of the city of New-Orleans, that important military post and grand emporium of commerce, especially in the ever memorable conflict of the 8th of January last, an event surpassing the most heroic and wonderful achievements which adorn the annals of mankind, do eminently deserve the unanimous applause and the lasting gratitude of their country.
Resolved, unanimously. That the thanks of this Legislature be, and they are hereby presented to the said Major General ANDREW JACKSON, and the Officers and Soldiers under his command, for the heroic and glorious achievements aforesaid.
Resolved, unanimously. That these resolutions be signed by the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Assembly: That his Excellency the Governor be, and he is hereby requested to transmit a copy of he same to Major General Jackson, who is hereby requested to communicate to his brave associates in arms, the grateful sense which this Legislature entertain of their signal services, in such manner as he may deem consonant with the occasion.