Proceedings of the Rapids Convention: Held at Burlington, Iowa, on the 23d and 24th of October, 1851 (Google eBook)

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Morgan & McKenny, 1852 - Rapids Convention - 24 pages
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Page 8 - ... outlet, would also enhance the value and facilitate the settlement of the Government Lands of the Northwest, situate above said Rapids, and would be economy to the Government in the end, in a saving of cost of transportation of supplies and armament. Your memorialists further refer pour honorable body to the resolutions passed by this convention, and to statistics which will be embodied and furnished by a committee of this body. Col. Geo. Madeira offered the following resolution, which was unanimously...
Page 6 - Island rapids if snch plans should be carried out. " But this convention, at the same time that it gives expression to this opinion, defers to the action of Congress and of the officers to whom the execution of the work may be intrusted, asking only, with all the earnestness that right and j ustice demand, that full and unobstructed navigation shall be granted to us.
Page 9 - Illinois, for the able and impartial manner in which he has discharged the duties of presiding officer of this Convention.
Page 4 - Leffler tried hard to have the improvement of the Des Moines and Rock River rapids of the Mississippi River included in the rivers and harbors bills of 1846 and 1847.
Page 9 - Institution, in the department of bibliography, were fully recognised by this convention in the following resolution, which was unanimously adopted: " Resolved, That the thanks of this convention be presented to the...
Page 6 - Territory imperatively demand the action of Congress in making adequate appropriations for the removal of obstructions in the navigation of the Mississippi River formed by the Des Moines and Rock Island rapids.
Page 6 - ... carried out. But this convention, at the same time that it gives expression to this opinion, defers to the action of Congress and of the officers to whom the execution of the work may be entrusted asking only, with all the earnestness, that right and justice demand, that free and unobstructed navigation shall be granted to us. Resolved, That the Senators and Representatives in Congress from the several States represented in this convention, be, and they are hereby, respectfully requested...
Page 6 - That experience and the testimony of the navigators of the Upper Mississippi, demonstrate the correctness of the Surveys and Report...
Page 7 - To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, in Congress assembled: YOUR MEMORIALISTS, a convention of two hundred and ninetyfour delegates from the States of Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Missouri, and the Territory of Minnesota, assembled at Burlington, in the State of Iowa, on the 23d and 24th days of October, 1851, respectfully call the attention of your Honorable body to...
Page 6 - Resolved, As the opinion of this convention, composed of delegates from the States of Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin and Iowa, and the Territory of Minnesota, That the Mississippi River is a great National Highway, the control and jurisdiction of which has been reserved to Congress ; and that it is the...

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