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2d Session. I
MUDDY OR MOAPA INDIAN RESERVATION,
LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA,
The passage of a resolution requesting the President to rescind Executive order of March 12, 1873, setting apart a large quantity of agricultural land in Lincoln County, in the State of Nevada, for an Indian reservation, known as the Muddy or Moapa Indian reservation.
FEBRUARY 4, 1875.-Referred to the Committee on the Public Lands and ordered to be
Whereas the President of the United States, by an Executive order dated March 12, 1873, has set apart a large quantity of agricultural land irf the county of Lincoln, in this State, for an Indian reservation, known as the Muddy or Moapa Indian reservation ; and
Whereas said land embraces nearly one-half of the agricultural land of said county; and
Whereas said land has heretofore supported a population of some 1,700 souls, (as the census of 1870 will show ;) and
Whereas the withdrawal of said land from pre-emption and settlement by our people has seriously diminished the revenue of the county and State; and
Whereas said land, being directly on the route of travel from Utah and Eastern Nevada to Southern California and Arizona, the establishment of a reservation there would be a serious obstruction to trarel and a great detriment to the well-being of the whole State : Therefore,
Resolved, That our Senators in Congress be instructed and our Representatives be requested to urge the passage of a resolution requesting the President to rescind said order.
Resolred, That his excellency the governor be requested to forward to each of our Representatives in Congress an engrossed copy of the above preamble and resolutions.
C. C. STEVENSON,
President of the Senate pro tempore. C. N. NOIEWARE, Secretary of the Senate.
W. C. DOVEY,
Speaker of the Assembly. J. M. WOODWORTH,
Assistant Clerk of the Assembly.
STATE OF NEVADA, Secretary's Office, 88 :
I, J. D. Minor, secretary of state of the State of Nevada, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true, full, and correct copy of the original resolution which passed the legislature of the State of Nevada ou the 18th day of January, 1875, remaining on file in my office.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the great seal of State. Done at office in Carson City, Nevada, this 21st day of SEAL.]
J. D. MINOR,
Secretary of State, By CHARLES MARTIN,
auary, A. D. 1820 at office in unto set my hamy office.
FEBRUARY 6, 1875.-Reterred to the Committee on Commerce and ordered to be printed.
Whereas there is in South Central Missouri a large area of territory bordering on the Gasconade River, between the point where the Atlan. tic and Pacific Railroad crosses it and its mouth; and whereas said territory abounds in rich deposits of iron, lead, and other valuable minerals, and embraces a large extent of improved and productive agricul. tural lands; and whereas the inhabitants of saidt erritory are entirely without railroad facilities, and are powerless to develop the vast natural resources of their territory for want of the means of transportation for their heavy staple products; and whereas said Gasconade River is susceptible of such improvement as will render it navigable ; and whereas them oney-value of the benefits which would result to the nation, the State, and especially to the inhabitants of said territory, from such improvement would be largely in excess of the cost thereof: Therefore be it
Resolved by the hause of representatives, the senate concurring therein, First, that our Senators are instructed, and our Representatives in Congress are requested, to use their utmost exertions to secure an appropriation from the General Government for the improvement of the Gascovade River, from the point where the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad crosses it to its mouth; second, that the secretary of state be, and is hereby, instructed to transmit, without delay, a copy of these resolutions to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.
Approved January 22, 1875.
OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE,
City of Jefferson, Mo. I, Michael K. McGrath, secretary of state of the State of Missouri, do hereby certify that the annexed pages contain a true, complete, and full copy of a concurrent resolutionof the general assembly of the State of Missouri, entitled “ Concurrent resolutions, memorializing Congress for an appropriation to improve the Gasconade River,” approved January 22, 1875, as appears by comparing the same with the original roll of said resolution now on file, as the law directs, in this office.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal. Done at office this 25th day of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy-five. SEAL.
MICHAEL K. MCGRATH,
Secretary of State.
2d Session. I
TEXAS AND PACIFIC RAILROAD.
FIFTY-FIVE PERSONS, COMPANIES, AND CORPORA
TIONS, OF YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO,
The passage of the Texas and Pacific Railroad bill and giving reasons
FEBRUARY 6, 1875.-Referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad and ordered
to be printed.
To the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States in Congress assembled : The undersigned, citizens of the city of Youngstown and vicinity, in Mahoning County, Ohio, manufacturers of iron and producers of coal, and business-men connected therewith, respectfully represent that the stoppage of great works of improvement, of production of irou and other things, and the general depression of business and production in all directions, have greatly lessened the demand for labor, and thrown out of employment immense numbers of laborers, and thereby created great distress generally, but especially among those who are dependent upon their labor for subsistence.
It is believed to be very important that every available means should be seized in this distressing crisis to give opportunity for labor and em. ployment; and to that end, encouragement should be given, among other things, to the completion of any and all advantageous railroad and other public projects, as an outlet for the surplus labor.
So far as the General Government can safely and securely, without loss, under proper guarantees, give credit, aid, and encouragement to great national highways and improvements, the undersigned believe that it ought to be done in this depressing crisis, and they therefore view with approbation the efforts making to obtain aid and means to construct and complete the Texas and Pacific Railroad and any others that have been suspended in consequence of the depression.
The undersigned respectfully and earnestly pray your honorable body to give such credit, guarantees, aids, and encouragement in this direc.