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this Legislature that he has not been informed of any further action thereon ; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That the Governor of the State of Nevada be, and he is hereby authorized to cause to be made up a copy of the statement already sent for adjustment to the National authorities touching such claim and indebtedness, and forward the same to our Senators and Representative in Congress, urging its payment at an early day, as an act of justice no less due to Nevada than to other States of the National Union in similar cases.

No. IV.-Assembly Concurrent Resolution.

[Passed February 17, 1869.]

Resolved, by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That John S. J. S. ShoeShoemaker, County Clerk of Washoe County, is hereby granted leave maker

granted of absence from the State for the period of five months; provided, leave of that he leave a competent deputy, to perform the duties of his office abse as required by law.

absence.

No. V.-Assembly Concurrent Resolution.

[Passed February 20, 1869.] Resolved, by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That J. G. Mc- J. G. McClinton, County Recorder of Esmeralda County, is hereby granted Clinton leave of absence from said county for six months from the first day of Peave of April, 1869 ; provided, that he leaves a competent deputy to fulfill the absence. duties of the office.

granted

No. VI.-Assembly Concurrent Resolution.

[Passed February 20, 1869.]

Prison.

Resolved, by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That the Judici- Relative to ary Committee of the Assembly and of the Senate be directed to ex- title to State amine into the condition of the title to the State Prison ground, and buildings, and report by bill or otherwise what means, if any, are necessary to protect the interests of the State in the premises.

No. VII.-Joint Resolution.

[Passed February 23, 1869.]

66 First in war,

Relative to WHEREAS, By the particular efforts of our countrywomen, the Mount the tomb of

Vernon estate, the home and tomb of Washington, has been secured Washington

as a national heritage, where every American citizen may go to
offer his homage to the memory of him who was
first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen”; and, where-
as, It is due to our national character that the venerated spot should
be placed and maintained in a condition befitting its hallowed asso-
ciations; therefore,

Resolved, by the Assembly and Senate jointly, That Congress be requested to appropriate such a sum of money as when invested will yield the annual amount sufficient to keep the grounds and buildings at Mount Vernon in good order and repair, and to pay the expense of its maintenance, directing the investment of the funds to be made by some competent Government officer, and the principal to be subject to his sole control.

No. VIII.—Assembly Concurrent Resolution.

[Passed February 26, 1869.]

S.A.Kinsey granted leave of absence.

Resolved, by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That Stephen A. Kinsey, County Clerk of Douglas County, State of Nevada, be and he is hereby granted leave of absence from this State for the period of six months, at such time as he may select during his present term of office; provided, that said Kinsey shall employ as deputy a competent and responsible person during such absence, and for whose official act he shall be held responsible.

No. IX.-Assembly Concurrent Resolution.

[Passed March 1, 1869.]

R. A. Fras

absence.

Resolved, by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That Robert A. jer granted Frasier, Treasurer of Washoe County, be and he is hereby granted

leave of absence from the State for the term of five months, at any time during the present year that he may select; provided, that he shall leave a competent and responsible deputy, to discharge the duties of said office during his absence.

No. X.-Assembly Joint Resolution.

(Passed March 4, 1869.]

WHEREAS, Time has demonstrated the fact that the Pah Ute tribe of Relative to

the Walker Indians now occupying that section of territory reserved for their river Indian exclusive use by the General Government, known as the Walker reservation. River Indian Reservation, are, as non-cultivators, entirely indifferent as to the value of the arable land for agricultural purposes which is included within the said reservation; and, whereas, said land, to the aggregate number of three thousand acres or more, would be settled upon by whites who would properly till and develop it to the benefit of themselves, and an increase of the valuation of taxable property in this State, if the same should be permitted by the U. S. Department of Indian affairs ; and, whereas, an occupation of the same for agricultural purposes will not interfere with the hunting and fishing pursuits of the aforesaid Indians, but will result in their employment as laborers by the settlers, as has been expressed by the U.S. Indian Agent for this State ; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada jointly, that our Representatives in Congress be, and they are hereby requested to use their efforts at the Indian Bureau of the Department of the Interior at Washington, to have thrown open to white settlers for pre-emption, so much of the arable land in said Walker River Indian Reservation, Esmeralda County, Nevada, as is included within its boundaries, north from a point on the said Walker River, eight miles from the inlet of Walker Lake, as is more fully described by the accompanying map.

Resolved, That the Secretary of State be and he is hereby directed to furnish each of our Representatives in Congress with a copy of the foregoing preamble, joint resolution and accompanying map.

No. XIConcurrent Resolution relative to the Mail Service from

Belmont, Nye County, to Shermantown, White Pine County, in this State.

[Passed March 4, 1869.]

Shermantown.

WHEREAS, The rapid increase of population and business in the eastern Relative to

portion of our State, embracing the districts of Troy, Grant, and a tri-weekly others contiguous thereto, render an increase of mail facilities of the Belmont to utmost importance to the business public of that section; therefore, i be it

Resolved, by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That our Senators be instructed, and our Representative in Congress requested to use all honorable and proper means to procure a tri-weekly mail from Belmont, in Nye County, via Hot Creek, to Shermantown, White Pine County, in this State.

Resolved, That the Governor be requested to forward a copy hereof to each of our United States Senators and Representative in Congress.

No. XII.-Joint Resolution relative to Congressional aid for

rendering the Colorado River navigable, and for a Railroad through Eastern Nevada.

[Passed March 4, 1869.]

Asking Government aid to make the Colorado river navigable.

WHEREAS, The Colorado River is the natural channel for the com

merce of the greater portion of the country lying between the Rocky and Sierra Nevada Mountains; and,

Whereas, The said river can by a reasonable expenditure be made navigable to the mouth of the Los Vegas, or to the town of Callville, in the State of Nevada; and,

Whereas, The opening of said river to navigation to either of the places named, and the construction of a railroad from such point through eastern Nevada to some point, and to connect with the Central Pacific Railroad, would be of great benefit to the country traversed by said river and railroad, and would be an enterprise of great national importance; and,

Whereas, The Colorado Railroad and Navigation Company is a corporation, organized under the laws of the State of Nevada, for the purpose of constructing a railroad as above designated, and has commenced and is now engaged in the survey of a route for the same; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the Senate and Assembly conjointly, That our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representative requested, to use all honorable means to procure an appropriation from the Congress of the United States, sufficient for rendering said river navigable to the points above named, also to procure aid in grants of land, assistance in bonds or guarantees as may be deemed just and proper for aid to an enterprise of national importance, second to none that may seek assistance from the Government of the United States.

Resolved, That his Excellency the Governor be requested to transmit

a copy of the foregoing to each of our Senators and Representative in Congress.

SENATE RESOLUTIONS.

No. I.-Senate Concurrent Resolution.

(Passed January 6, 1869.]

Resolved, by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That one thou- Relative to sand copies of the Governor's Message be printed for the use of the printing Senate and Assembly.

Message.

No. II.-Senate Concurrent Resolution.

[Passed January 12, 1869.]

Resolved, by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That five hundred Relative to copies of the Rules and Joint Rules of both houses be printed for the rules and use of the Senate and Assembly.

joint rules.

No. III. Senate Concurrent Resolution..

[Passed January 16, 1869.]

tary of State

certain bills.

Resolved, by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the Secre- Requesting tary of State be requested to furnish from the archives of his office all the Secrebills delivered to the Governor, within days of the adjournment to furnish of the last session, and not returned to the House in which the same originated prior to adjournment, but which were delivered to the Secretary of State, not approved by the Governor, and that said Secretary be requested to communicate therewith the present condition of the same.

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