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2d Session.

No. 87.

PENSIONS OF THE WAR WITH MEXICO.

JOINT RESOLUTION

OF

THE LEGISLATURE .OF TEXAS,

INSTRUCTING AND

Requesting congressional delegation to urge upon Congress the early and

favorable consideration of the claims upon the people's gratitude of those who rendered service in the Army and Navy of the United States in the late war with Mexico.

FEBRUARY 19, 1875.-Referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions and ordered to

be printed.

Whereas the gallant deeds of those who served in the Army and Navy of the United States in the late war with Mexico acbieved ad. vantages of vast importance to the American people and reflected the highest honor and credit upon the nation; and whereas a due manifestation of a nation's gratitude toward those who gallantly support its standard in the hour of trial and danger is a capital, invigorating motive to patriotism, and a strong incentive to like deeds of valor: Therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it resolved by the legislature of the State of Texas, That our Senators be instructed and our Representatives in Congress be requested to urge upon Congress the early and favorable consideration of the claims upon the people's gratitude of those who rendered service in the Army and Nary of the United States in the late war with Mexico.

SEC. 2. Be it further resolveil, That the secretary of state be required to furnish a copy of this joint resolution to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress as soon as practicable after its passage.

GUY M. BRYAN, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

R. B. HÚBBARD,

- President of the Senate. Approved February 10, 1875.

· · RICHD. COKE,

Gorernor.

THE STATE OF TEXAS, Department of State : .

I, A W. De Berry, secretary of state for the State of Texa., do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the original enrolled house joint resolution No. 57, passed at tbe second session of the fourteenth legislature, and now on file in this department.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name and affixed the seal of this department, at the city of Austin, this the 11th day of February, A. D. 1875. (SEAL.]

A. W. DE BERRY,

Secretary of State.

20 Session. S

No. 88.

TEXAS AND PACIFIC RAILROAD.

JOINT RESOLUTION

OF THE

LEGISLATURE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,

IN REGARD TO

The Texas and Pacific Railroad.

FEBRUARY 20, 1875.-Referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad and ordered

to be printed.

Whereas our vast agricultural productions and increasing commercial staples demand speedy and convenient transportation to the markets of the world ; and whereas the delays frequently occasioned by the snow. blockades on the Northern Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads have tended to injuriously affect the commercial transportation between San Francisco and the Atlantic States, and to seriously interfere with our intercommunication with the States and Territories on the Pacific slope: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the house of representatives of the State of South Carolina, (the senate concurring,) That our Senators be instructed and our Representatives in Congress be requested to give their earnest and united support to any measure that seeks to extend aid to the Texas and Pacific Railway Company in their efforts to secure an early completion of the Texas and Pacific Railroad, which shall, while granting such aid, protect the Government and guarantee the people against loss.

Resolved, further, That a certified copy of these resolutions be transmitted to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress by the president of the senate and speaker of the house. Adopted February 8, 1875.

R. H. GLEAVES,

President of the Senate. Attest: J. WOODRUFF, Clerk of the Senate,

ROBT. B. ELLIOTT,

Speaker of the House of Representatives. Attest: A. O. JONES,

Clerk of the House of Representatives.

2d Session. I

No. 89.

TEXAS AND PACIFIC RAILROAD.

MEMORIAL

FROM

THE NATIONAL GRANGE,

ASKING

Congress to pass the bill to aid the Texas Pacific Railroad Company to con

struct its road.

FEBRUARY 20, 1875.-Referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad and ordered to

be printed.

OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL GRANGE. The following report was unanimously adopted :

Your committee, to whom were referred the resolutions of the Texas State grange, and of numerous other bodies in different sections of the United States, asking that aid be extended to the Texas and Pacific Railroad, have had the same under consideration, and ask to make the following report:

Your committee have viewed with great interest the expressions of approval and the appeals to Congress to forward this great work emanating from State granges. The boards of trade from the Pacific to the Atlantic are impressed with the great obvious benefits which would result to this whole pation by the speedy completion of this road; and, as it is an enterprise too vast to depend alone for its success upon private capital, equal justice to all sections of our common country requires the aid of the National Government to forward this work, under proper restrictions and safeguards, insuring the Government against loss and the people against unjust impositions and discriminations.

Your committee therefore submit the following resolution :

That this National Grange earnestly invites the attention of Congress to the necessity of a speedy completion of the Texas Pacific Railroad, and ask of that body reasonable aid to the company which has inaugurated this great national enterprise, under such cautionary restrictions and safeguards as the prudence and wisdom of Congress may devise to guarantee the Government against loss and protect the agricultural interests of every section of the country against unjust discrimination in the price of transportation.

DUDLEY W. ADAMS,

Master National Grange. Attest:

0. H. KELLEY, Secretary.

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