The Abridgment; Containing Messages of the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress with Reports of Departments and Selections from Accompanying Papers Volume 1

The Abridgment; Containing Messages of the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress with Reports of Departments and Selections from Accompanying Papers Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...cereals. There are immense tracts of land in Mindanao which are exceedingly rich agriculturally and to which it is the policy of the government to transfer Filipinos from the overcrowded provinces for the purpose of colonization. This plan has also the benefit of bringing into closer relation and better understanding the Filipinos and their Mohammedan neighbors of the south. The plan, which was inaugurated before the advent of the present administration, has entirely justified itself, and additional colonies have been established, notably, the American colony at Momungan, Mindanao. Act No. 2287, regulating the sale of intoxicating liquors in certain districts of the Mountain Province, Nueva Vizcaya and Agusan, is for the benefit and protection of the non-Christian inhabitants of those provinces. Act No. 2309 was enacted, as indicated by its title, for the purpose of changing the name of the former Moro Province to the department of Mindanao and Sulu, in pursuance of the plan more quickly to develop the Mohammedan and pagan inhabitants of the Moro Province and of the province of Agusan in the matter of self-government. By a later act, No. 2408, providing for a temporary form of government for the territory known as the department of Mindanao and Sulu, this plan was still further carried out by dividing the department of Mindanao and Sulu into provinces and making provision for autonomous municipal governments. The purpose of acts numbered 2404 and 2406 is apparent from their titles as is also the purpose of Act No. 2409. Act No. 2429 provides machinery for carrying into effect the plans of the Philippine Commission with relation to the department of Mindanao and Sulu already referred to. Act No. 2513 was passed for the purpose of providing a...show more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 821g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236502523
  • 9781236502520