Development of the American Merchant Marine and American Commerce: Hearings Before the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries of the House of Representatives, on Senate Bill No. 529--The Shipping Bill of the Merchant Marine Commission, April 4 to 13, 1906

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1906 - 563 páginas
Considers legislation on merchant marine subsidies, PO authority over ocean mail contracts, special shipping subsidies for US-Philippine trade, and Naval Reserve establishment. Includes H.Doc. 59-564, Feb. 24, 1906, "Development of the American Merchant Marine and American Commerce;" "The West and the Merchant Marine";"What other nations do for their shipping"; "Some facts about the French subsidy system"; "Tonnage taxes"; "The South American trade"; "Philippine trade"; Discriminating duties"; "Proposed ocean mail lines"; "Existing ocean mail lines under act of 1891"; "Subventions to cargo vessels"; "Subventions to the deep-sea fisheries"; "Resolutions of Commercial Associations specifically indorsing the shipping bill of the Merchant Marine Commission"; "Resolutions asking Congress to restore the Mercantile Marine"; "American ships for American commerce" (p. 465-563)

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Página 99 - ... o•clock pm, a recess was taken until 2 o•clock pm) AFTER RECESS.
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