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2d Session.

No. 66.

IMPROVEMENT OF THE NAVIGATION OF THE OHIO RIVER.

RESOLUTION

- OF

THE LEGISLATURE OF PENNSYLVANIA..

IN RELATION TO

The improvement of the navigation of the Ohio River.

FEBRUARY 8, 1875.-Referred to the Committee on Commerce and ordered to be

printed.

Resolved by the senate and house of representatives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania in general assembly met, That our Senators be instructed, and members of the House of Representatives requested, to vote for, and use all proper means of securing from Congress, an appropriation for the improvement of the Ohio River navigation, and that the governor be requested to transmit copies of this resolution to our Senators and members in Congress. Attest:

RUSSELL ERRETT,

Clerk of the Senate.
ADAM WOOLEVER,
Clerk of the House of Representatives.

20 Session.

No. 67. S

PINE RIVER, MICHIGAN.

JOINT RESOLUTION

OF

THE LEGISLATURE OF MICHIGAN,

ASKING

Congress to aid in the improvement of the navigation of Pine River, in

Charlevoix County, on Lake Michigan.

FEBRUARY 8, 1875.-Referred to the Committee on Commerce and ordered to be printed.

Whereas the commerce of Pine River, in Charlevoix County, exceeds that of any of the harbors on the east shore of Lake Michigan, (excepting those of Grand Haven, Muskegon, and Manistee,) and is constantly increasing; and

Whereas the navigation of said river has been impeded and rendered difficult by the existence and formation of bars at the mouth of said Pine River; and

Whereas the people of Charlevoix County have, by voluntary labor, private subscriptions, local taxation, and issue of bonds, expended upward of twenty thousand dollars in removing obstructions, dredging, and improving the navigation of said river; and

Whereas the State Board of Control of Michigan, in 1872, made an appropriation of $12,500, in State swamp-lands, in aid of the improvement of said Pine River and Harbor; and

Whereas by a report recently made by Colonel Mansfield, of the Engineer Corps United States Army, in charge of the harbor improvements of the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, additional aid is necessary to protect and complete the work already accomplished, and such engineer has reported in favor of the General Government aiding the improvement; therefore,

Resolved by the senate and house of representatives of the State of Michigan, That the Congress of the United States be, and they are hereby, requested to make such appropriation as may be necessary for completing and protecting such improvement, and that our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives requested, to use all proper efforts to secure an appropriation for that purpose.

Resolved, That his excellency the governor be requested to transmit copies of the foregoing preamble and resolution to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.

HENRY H. HOLT,

President of the Senate.

JOHN P. HOYT,

Speaker of the House of Representatives. Approved February 2, 1875.

2d Session. S

No. 68.

SAUGATUCK HARBOR, MICHIGAN,

JOINT RESOLUTION

OF

THE LEGISLATURE OF MICHIGAN,

ASKING

Congress for an appropriation for the improvement of the harbor at Sauga

tuck, on Lake Michigan.

FEBRUARY 8, 1875.-Referred to the Committee on Commerce and ordered to be printed.

JOINT RESOLUTION asking Congress for an appropriation in money for the improvement of the harbor at Saugatuck, in the county of Allegan and State of Michigan.

Whereas Congress has heretofore made appropriations for the improvement of the harbor at Saugatuck, in the county of Allegan, Mich., which appropriations have aided materially in making said Saugatuck an important shipping-port on Lake Michigan; and

Whereas the proper officers of the United States Government, having charge of the lake harbor improvements, have heretofore officially reported that a harbor, second to none, can be made at Saugatuck by the expenditure of a comparatively moderate sum, and that thereby important commercial interests would be developed ; and

Whereas by reason of the improvements of said harbor at Saugatuck, and the commercial interests promoted thereby, the said Saugatuck is now an important shipping-port, having a custom-house, and is the outlet for the products of an enterprising and growing section of country, the prosperity of which is largely dependent upon and promoted by shipping facilities; and

Whereas said harbor at Saugatuck is greatly in need of further appropriations to preserve the Government work already there, and to dredge out bars that exist in said harbor, and to further improve said harbor ; and

Whereas Congress has heretofore made, and continues to make, liberal appropriations of money for the improvement of harbors and rivers, in different parts of the Union, for the advancement of the general prosperity of the country;

Resolved by the senate and house of representatives, That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be requested to use their best endeavors to obtain an appropriation of money for the further improvement of said harbor at Saugatuck, and to improve the navigation of the Kalamazoo River to the village of Saugatuck. That said money be expended under

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