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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.

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.]

guards at

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 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.]

Lieutenant

granted leave of absence.

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.]

Camp

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

northern part of this State, threatening the peace and safety of the station

citizens thereof, and are now preparing for open war, (as reported troops at

by the friendly Piutes); and, whereas, there is but one company of McDermitt.

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.]

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 his Excellency the Governor, and ascertain of him whether he has

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

committee to wait on the Governor.

No. XXIX.-Senate Concurrent Resolution.

[Passed March 4, 1869.]

Resolved, by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That one thou- Relative to sand copies of the sermon of the Rev. Mr. Allen, delivered to the sermon of members of both Houses, be ordered printed, and delivered to him for Rev. Allen. distribution.

No. XXX.- Senate Concurrent Resolution.

[Passed March 4, 1869.]

Messrs.
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 Legislature to Messrs. Hillyer, DeLong, Welty and Bonnifield, who De Long, so presented their case to the Supreme Court in the recent contest with Welty and the Executive, and to whose eminent ability and service in great measure is due the favorable decision of the highest judicial tribunal.

No. XXXI.- Senate Concurrent Resolution.

[Passed March 4, 1869.]

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 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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PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION.

No. I.--Proposal to Amend the Constitution of the State.

[Passed February 27, 1869.)

The Senate, the Assembly concurring, hereby propose, That Section Proposal to One of Article Two of the Constitution of the State of Nevada be amend Conamended by striking therefrom the word “white” wherever it occurs striking out therein.

No. II.—Proposal to Amend the Constitution

[Passed March 3, 1869.]

The Assembly, the Senate concurring, propose the following Consti- Proposal to tutional Amendment: Section one of Article Two of the Constitution amond Conof the State of Nevada is amended by striking therefrom the word striking out 'male” wheresoever it occurs therein.

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