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the immediate direction of an officer of the United States Government, detailed from the proper department for that purpose, if not contrary to the usual practice in such cases; therefore,

Resolved, That the governor be, and he is hereby, requested to transmit a copy of the foregoing preamble and resolution to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.

HENRY H. HOLT,

President of the Senate.

JOAN P. HOYT,

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

2d Session.

No. 69.

HARBORS AT SAINT JOSEPH, NEW BUFFALO, AND BEN

TON, MICHIGAN.

JOINT RESOLUTION

OF

THE LEGISLATURE OF MICHIGAN,

ASKING

Congrees for an appropriation for the improvement of the harbors at Saint

Joseph and New Buffalo ; also, Benton Harbor, 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 im

provement of the harbors at Saint Joseph, Benton Harbor, and New Buffalo, in the county of Berrien and State of Michigan.

Whereas Congress has heretofore made appropriations for the improve. ment of the harbors at Saint Joseph and New Buffalo, in the county of Berrien, Michigan, which appropriations have aided materially in making said Saint Joseph an important shipping-port on Lake Michigan, but have been inadequate to make said harbor at New Buffalo fully practicable; and

Whereas the proper officers of the United States Government having charge of the lake harbor improvements have heretofore officially reported that a commodious harbor can be made at said New Buffalo by the expenditure of a comparatively moderate sum, and that thereby important commercial interests would be developed ; and

Whereas by reason of the improvement of said harbor of Saint Joseph, and the commercial interests promoted thereby, a ship-canal has been constructed from said harbor of Saint Joseph to the village of Benton Harbor, in said county of Berrien ; and said Benton Harbor 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 said harbor at Saint Joseph is greatly in need of further appropriations to preserve the Government work already there, and to further improve said harbor ; and

Whereas Congress has heretofore made, and continues to make, lib. eral 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,'(the senate concurring, ) That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be requested to use their best endeavors to obtain an appropriation of money for the improvement of said harbor at New Buffalo; also an appropriation of money to improve said harbor at Saint Joseph; also an appropriation of money to construct a wing-dam on the north bank of the Saint Joseph River, at said harbor of Saint Joseph, at the junction of the Saint Joseph and Paw-Paw Rivers, on the west or lower side of said Paw-Paw, to improve the navigation of said Saint Joseph River and harbor to the village of Benton Harbor. That said moneys be expended for the specific purposes aforesaid, and under the immediate direction of an officer of the United States Gov. ernment, detailed from the proper department for that purpose, if not contrary to the usual practice in such cases.

Resolved, That the governor be, and he is hereby, requested to transmit a copy 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.

No. 70.

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Congress for ana ppropriation to repair and improve the harbor at South

Haven, on Lake Michigan.

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

Whereas the rapidly increasing commerce of the port of South Haven, in the county of Van Buren, requires that the harbor should be in a condition to safely accommodate the numerous vessels frequenting said port; and

Whereas the citizens of that place have contributed largely of their private means, in addition to former appropriations from the United States Government, in order to improve the harbor and protect the shipping.interests of said place; and

Whereas the shore-end of the north pier of the harbor has been seriously injured by the late autumnal storms, thereby causing serious obstructions to the entrance of said harbor by the formation of a bar across its channel; and

Whereas the producing and consuming interests of the country require that the means of transportation should be increased by the creation of new commercial facilities and the preservation and improvement of present ones: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the senate and house of representatives of the State of Michigan, That the Congress of the United States be, and is hereby, requested to make such appropriation as will be sufficient to speedily repair and improve said harbor of South Haven; and that our Senators and Rep. resentatives in Congress be requested to use all proper efforts to secure an immediate 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.

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