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JOINT RESOLUTIONS.

PASSED AND APPROVED AT THE SEVENTH SESSION OF THE STATE LEGIS.

LATURE, COMMENCING JANUARY THIRD, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUN
DRED AND SIXTY-FIVE, AND TERMINATING MARCH THIRD, ONE THOU.
SAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FIVE.

NUMBER I.

Joint Resolution of the Legislature of the State of

Minnesota, requesting the Senators anil Representatives thereof to use their influence to secure the locatinn February 1, 1865. of the North or Siouc City Branch of the Pacific Railroad, westwardly, as near as may be, along the parallel of forty-two and one-half degrees of north latitude, to a point of junction with the main trunk of said road.

Whereas, By several acts of Congress liberal grants of public lands have been made for the construction of a railroad from the head of Lake Superior, southwesterly, via Saint Paul, to a point on the western boundary of Iowa at or near the parallel of forty-two and one-half degrees of north latitude, intersecting in its passage a railroad running westwardly from Winona, Preamble. and another running up the valley of the Root River, in Minnesota, and one from McGregor, in Iowa, and connecting with the north or Sioux City branch of the Pacific Railroad at the above point,—that southwestern road operating as a main trunk to all the others.

And whereas, The best interests of all of those roads, as well as of the country through which they run, and the whole region of country westwardly thereof, require and demand that that branch should run westwardly on the nearest, most direct, and most practicable route, to unite with the main trunk in the neighborhood of Fort Larimie.

To secure the loca

or Sioux City Branch of the Pacific Railroad.

And whereas, A diversion of that branch from that route to the Platte Valley Route, thereby increasing very materially the distance, will be destructive of the best interests of those roads, and the country through which they run, as also a palpable violation of the spirit and evident intention of the law creating that branch; therefore,

Resolved, That our Senators and Representatives in

Congress be requested to use their best efforts and tion of the North influence to secure the location of said branch, west

wardly, as near as may be, along the parallel of fortytwo and one-half degrees of north latitude to it point of junction with the main trunk, and so as in the most effectual manner to promote the best interests of all those roads, and of the country through which they pass.

Resolved, That they protest against and use their influence to prevent that branch from being diverted down the Valley of the Missouri River, to unite with the Platte Valley Route.

Resolved, That the Secretary of State be directed to send a duly authenticated copy of this preamble and resolutions to the President of the United States, and to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.

Approved February 1, 1865.

NUMBER II.

January 27, 1865.

A Joint Resolution relating to the New Ulm Mill

Claims.

Beitresolved by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :

That our Senators and Representatives in Congress

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are requested to use their efforts to procure the passage Relating to the of a law authorizing the payment of the. oo New Ulm “New Ulm Mill Mill claims,” being for labor done and materials furnished in building a mill at New Ulm in the fall of eighteen hundred and sixty-two, by order of General Pope, commanding this military department.

Resolved, That the Governor be requested to forward a copy of this resolution to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.

Approved January 27, 1865.

NUMBER III.

March 2, 1865.

A Joint Resolution requesting our Senators and Rep

resentatives in Congress to use their endeavors to obtain a grant of land to aid in the construction of Slack-Water Navigation on the Cannon River and Lakes from Red Wing, on the Mississippi River, to the Minnesota River, near Mankato.

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Resolved, That our Representatives and Senators in Congress are hereby requested to use their endeavors to obtain from the United States a grant of land to aid to obtain a grant in the corstruction of Slack-Water Navigation from the construction of Red Wing, on the Mississippi River, via Cannon River Slack-Water naviand lakes, and Lake Elysian to the Minnesota River, non River. near Mankato.

gation on the Can

Approved March 2, 1865.

NUMBER IV.

February 11, 1865.

Joint Resolution requesting our Senators and Represen

tatives in Congress to use their endeavors to obtain a
grant of land to aid in the construction of a ship
canal across the portage which divides the waters of
Lake Superior from Portage Lake.

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Resolved, That our Representatives and Senators in

Congress are hereby requested to use their endeavors the construction of to obtain from the United States a grant of land to aid

in the construction of a ship canal, from Lake Superior,
through the isthmus or neck of land known as the
portage, which divides the waters of Lako Superior
from Portage Lake.

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Approved February 11, 1865.

NUMBER V.

January 27, 21865.

Joint Resolution of the Legislature of the State of Min

nesota, for additional relief to the sufferers from the
Sioux Indian war of eighteen hundred and sixty-two.

Preamble.

Whereas, It appears from the report of the commissioners, appointed under the act of Congress, eptitled “An act for the relief of persons for damages sustained by reason of depredations and injuries by certain bands of Sioux Indians, approved February sixteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-three,” that many

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