Congressional Edition Volume 3197

Congressional Edition Volume 3197

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...Record of the 25th instant, in which it appears that t he Senate have agreed to an amendment in the act of Congress of June 19, 1878, relating to wrecking in coterminous waters whereby the difficulty which has arisen from the inclusion of the Welland Canal in that act will be removed. I have, etc., Julian Pauncefote. Extract from the Congressional liecord. No. 59, of February 35, 1S93. Mr. Sherman. I shall be absent from the Chamber after a little while, and I ask the Senator to allow me to offer an amendment. It has been shown to him. Mr. Dawes. Very well. Mr. Sherman. At the end of line 8, on page 28, I move to insert: That an act to amend an act entitled "An act to aid vessels wrecked or disabled in waters coterminous to the United States and the Dominion of Canada," approved June 19, 1878, be, and is hereby, amended by striking out the words "the Welland Canal." If Senators do not know what the amendment is, I will state it in a few words. Congress passed an act authorizing aid to be given to vessels wrecked or disabled in the waters coterminous to the United States aud the Domiuion of Canada upon condition that Canada would pass the same kind of a law, so that the wrecking vessels on all the lake shores and the waters of that region shall go to the rescue of vessels of the other country. It was to be mutual. Canada passed the same law; but unfortunately in the law passed by our Congress we included the Welland Canal, which is a canal on the Canadian side, and it is found that the two acts are not exactly reciprocal. Therefore the two countries, although both are willing, have not been able to allow this wrecking privilege to the vessels of the different nations. I have a letter here from the Secretary of State and other...show more

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  • Paperback | 476 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 844g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561988
  • 9781236561985