A Memorial Relating to the Destruction of State Fisheries Presented to Congress on March 9, 1892 by the Commission of Sea and Shore Fisheries of the State of Maine: In Opposition to the "Lapham Bill" (H.R. 5030) Permitting the Use of Purse Seines in the Menhaden and Mackerel Fisheries Contrary to State Law
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