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of each to each of the State Officers, and to each Senator and Assem- General and

1 Mineraloblyman; four copies of each to each of the attachés of the Senate and gist. Assembly; and the balance of the Surveyor General's Reports shall be equally divided between the Surveyor General and the Secretary of State. And the balance of the Reports of the State Mineralogist shall be equally divided between that officer and the Secretary of State, for general distribution.

No. XVII.-Joint Resolution relative to Mail Service between

Placerville, California, and Carson Valley, Utah Territory.

[Passed February 20, 1869.]

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Resolved, by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Relative to our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representative re- appropria quested, to use all due exertion to secure the passage of an Act to Thompson. appropriate the sum of six thousand dollars to J. A. Thompson, for carrying the United States Mail from Placerville in California to Carson Valley in Utah Territory, during the years 1856, 1857 and 1858.

Resolved, That his Excellency the Governor be requested to transmit a copy of these resolutions to each of our Senators and Representative in Congress.

No. XVIII.-Senate Concurrent Resolution.

[Passed February 26, 1869.]

Resolved, by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the print Relative to ing executed by the State Printer, under orders from the Secretary of orders for

printing the Senate, Clerk of the Assembly, Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate and Assembly, and for which the State Printer has the receipt of those officers, given in their official capacity, be considered as ordered by authority of the two houses of the Legislature.

No. XIX.–Senate Concurrent Resolution.

[Passed February 26, 1869.]

leave of

Resolved, by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That D. G. Fran- D.G. cis, Sheriff of Esmeralda County, be, and he is hereby granted leave cis granted of absence from the said County, or State, for the period of six months, absence. in the year A. D. 1869; provided, he leaves a competent deputy to act in his absence.

No. XX.-Joint Resolutions relating to the protection of Fish in

the Truckee River and its Branches.

[Passed February 27, 1869.]

Relative to WHEREAS, The protection of fish in the lakes and streams of our counprotection of fish.

try is recognized as a proper subject of legislation ; and, whereas, the statutes of the State of California contain no adequate provisions whereby the fish in the Truckee River and its branches are protected ; that by reason of the practice of lumbermen in running the saw-dust of their mills into these streams, their entire destruction seems probable, at no distant day; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the mutual interests of the people will be subserved by the enactment of laws tending to the protection of fish in the above named streams; and that we earnestly urge upon the State of California, through their Legislature, that they do by legislative enactment restrain all persons from running saw-dust into said streams.

Resolved, That the Secretary of State is requested to forward to the Governor of the State of California a copy of these resolutions, with the request that he lay the same before the Legislature of that State at its next session.

No. XXI.-Joint Resolution.

[Passed March 1, 1869.]

Ratifying Resolved, by the Senate and Assembly, conjointly, That the Legisla-
Article XV.
Constitu-

• ture of Nevada hereby ratifies and confirms the amendment to the tional

Constitution of the United States proposed by Congress, which adds Amend. ment. thereto an article in terms as follows:- Article fifteen, Section one.

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color or previous condition of servitude.

Section Two. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

No. XXII.Concurrent Resolution relative to certain Military

Stations located in the State of Nevada.

[Passed March 1,1869.]

Relative to Resolved, by the Senate, the Assembly concurring: First-That the Italitary and Commander of the Department of the Pacific, (U. S. A.) be and he is protection hereby requested, to adopt proper measures to afford to the settlers and and miners. miners now residing north of the Humboldt river, within this State, per

to settlers

fect security against the depredations of hostile Indians. Second-That in the opinion of the members of the Senate and Assembly, the necessity for military stations at the places known as Fort Churchill, Camp Ruby and Camp Halleck no longer exists, owing to the establishment of settlements contiguous thereto, sufficient in themselves for their own protection, and the consequent withdrawal therefrom of the hostile savages; but that the military forces now garrisoning these stations are needed at other localities within this State, north of the Humboldt river; that this opinion of the Senate and Assembly of the Legislature of the State of Nevada is strengthened from the frequent depredations committed by hostile Indians in that portion of the State, resulting in frequent murders and the destruction of property. Third–That said Commander be and he is hereby earnestly requested, to give the subject matter hereof early attention, and that in the future selection of military posts, due regard will be had to the localities now inhabited by hostile savages. Fourth-That a copy of this Resolution, duly certified and attested with the Great Seal of the State, be furnished by his Excellency the Governor to the Commander of Department of the Pacific, at his earliest convenience.

No. XXIII—Joint Resolution.

[Passed March 3, 1869.]

.. Resolved, by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, That H. G. Blashis Excellency H. G. Blasdel, Governor of Nevada, is hereby granted leave of absence from the State for the period of eight months, during absence. his present term of office.

I granted leave of

· No. XXIV.–Senate Concurrent Resolution relative to the pay

ment of the Captain of the Guard and the Guards of the State Prison in gold coin.

[Passed March 3, 1869.]

Resolved, by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the Board Relative to of State Prison Commissioners be, and they are hereby directed to payment of

guards at allow and pay to the Captain of the Guard and to the Guards of the Prison. State Prison monthly salaries at the same rate as heretofore, the same to be payable in gold coin.

No. XXV.–Senate Concurrent Resolution.

[Passed March 4, 1869.]

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Resolved, by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Nevada have leave of absence from the State for a period of six months, said leave of absence to commence at any time that the Lieutenant Governor may select in the year eighteen hundred and seventy; provided, that the Lieutenant Governor shall not absent himself from the State during the absence of the Governor.

No. XXVI.- Concurrent Resolution providing for the election of

a Board of Regents.

[Passed March 4, 1869.]

joint

Relative to Resolved, by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the Senate convention, and Assembly will meet in joint convention, at the hour of six o'clock

P.M. on the fourth day of March, 1869, for the purpose of electing a
Board of Regents.

No. XXVII.–Senate Concurrent Resolution relative to station

ing more U. S. Troops at Camp McDermott.

[Passed March 4, 1869.]

General Halleck to station troops at Camp McDermitt.

Requesting WHEREAS, There are large bands of hostile Indians infesting the

northern part of this State, threatening the peace and safety of the citizens thereof, and are now preparing for open war, (as reported by the friendly Piutes); and, whereas, there is but one company of United States troops, consisting of about sixty men, stationed at Camp McDermitt, which force is entirely inadequate to resist an outbreak of the two hundred Indian prisoners now held at such camp; and, whereas, such outbreak is liable to occur at any day, and place the property and lives of the citizens of that section of the State in great danger; and, whereas, a larger force at said camp is necessary to protect the present settlers and encourage the settlement of an extensive agricultural and mineral region, and the trade and travel to and from Idaho; therefore,

Resolved, by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That Major General H. W. Halleck, commanding Department of the Pacific, be and he is hereby most respectfully requested to station at Camp McDermitt at least two full companies of U. S. Cavalry.

Resolved, That his Excellency the Governor, be and he is hereby requested to transmit a copy of these resolutions to Major General Halleck.

· No. XXVIII.–Senate Concurrent Resolution.

[Passed March 4, 1869.]

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Resolved, by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That a commit- Appointing tee of three on the part of each House be appointed to wait on bis to wait Excellency the Governor, and ascertain of him whether he has any on the

Governor. further communications to make to either branch of this Legislature.

No. XXIX.Senate Concurrent Resolution.

[Passed March 4, 1869.]

Resolved by the centres, be orde

Resolved, by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That one thou- Relative to

printing sand copies of the sermon of the Rev. Mr. Allen, delivered to the sermon of menubers of both Houses, be ordered printed, and delivered to him for Rev. Allen. distribution.

No. XXX.–Senate Concurrent Resolution.

[Passed March 4, 1869.]

Hillyer,

Resolved, by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the thanks Thanks to of the people of the State be tendered by their representatives in the Messrs. Legislature to Messrs. Hillyer, DeLong, Welty and Bonnifield, who De Long, so presented their case to the Supreme Court in the recent contest with Bom

ith Welty and the Executive, and to whose eminent ability and service in great measure is due the favorable decision of the highest judicial tribunal.

Bonnifield.

No. XXXI.–Senate Concurrent Resolution.

[Passed March 4, 1869.]

lette

Resolved, by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That S. H. Mar- S. H. Marlette be allowed one hundred copies of the Surveyor General's Report, allowed 100 and the balance be distributed as follows: Ten copies to each member copies of

Surveyor of the Senate and Assembly, two copies to each attaché, ten copies to General's each State officer, and the balance be equally divided between the Sur- Report. veyor General and Secretary of State for general distribution.

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