Official Report of the Proceedings of the River and Harbor Convention, Held in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on September 3D and 4th, 1885

Official Report of the Proceedings of the River and Harbor Convention, Held in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on September 3D and 4th, 1885

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...the Mississippi River, on the eleventh day of July, 1883. They took charge of the work in Washington, to secure the last appropriation, and they did their work well. They are representative men; they are men of ability; they are men of experience in this country, and they know what they are about. They are our representatives, they are not discharged, and are now in existence; and I make the resolution that they be requested to take charge of this whole matter in Washington, and take such action as they see fit, for the purpose of securing appropriations for the purposes embraced in your resolutions that have been adopted by this convention. A delegate: Make it a motion and not a resolution, and then we are all right. Mr. Blakeley: I have made my motion. I move the adoption of the resolution. Mr. Stannard, . of Missouri: Mr. Chairman and gentlemen of the convention: I believe it has been an almost universal rule that when the Committee on Resolutions report, that they should designate some way in which those resolutions or the resolutions of the convention should be reported to Congress. That was a work that the committee neglected to do, inadvertently. Now, the object of my friend from Minnesota (Mr. Blakeley) seems to be that some action shall be taken by this convention by which, authoritatively, these resolutions may be presented to Congress. It makes very little difference to me, and I suppose but very little difference to the gentleman upon my right who has offered this resolution, whether the Executive Committee which he is representing shall present these resolutions to Congress, or whether there shall be designated one gentleman from each state and territory, with the chairman of this convention as the chairman of that committee, to..show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236510208
  • 9781236510204