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DESPATCH FROM COLORADO,
The resolutions of a mass meeting, held February 12, on the subject of admitting that Territory into the Union.
FEBRUARY 13, 1867.-Referred to the Committee on the Territories and ordered to be printed.
DENVER, COLORADO, February 12, 1867. To the President of the United States Senate and Speaker of the House of Rep
Large and enthusiastic mass meeting this evening unanimously adopted the following preamble and resolution :
Whereas it has been falsely reported to Congress by interested parties that a majority of the people of Colorado are opposed to State organization; and whereas the same unscrupulous parties have misrepresented our Territory and people in many other ways, by depreciating our wealth and prosperity, and falsifying our actual population: Now, therefore, we, the Union men of Arapaho county and many from other portions of the Territory, in mass convention assembled, do adopt the following:
Resolved, That to our certain knowledge the people of Colorado are very largely in favor of State organization.
Resolved, That we most respectfully and earnestly urge upon Congress the passage of the bill for our admission as a State, recently vetoed by the President.
Resolved, That we pledge the faith of the great national Union party we represent for the prompt acceptance of its conditions and the ratification of the constitutional amendment proposed by Congress.
Resolved, That the president of this meeting telegraph these resolutions to the President of the United States Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives, with request to lay them before the respective Houses of Congress. AMOS STECK, President.
GREEN BAY AND LAKE PEPIN RAILWAY.
LEGISLATURE OF WISCONSIN.
A grant of land to aid in the construction of the Green Bay and Lake Pepin railway.
FEBRUARY 13, 1967.-Referred to the Committee on Public Lands and ordered to be printed.
MEMORIAL to Congress for a grant of land to aid in the construction of the Green Bay and Lake Pepin railway.
To the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in Congress assembled:
Approved February 6, 1867.
The memorial of the legislature of the State of Wisconsin respectfully represents that the Green Bay and Lake Pepin railway, starting from a point at or near the headwaters of Green bay, and terminating at the foot of Lake Pepin, in Buffalo county, is a work of great national importance, and will open to settlement a large extent of country that is now unprovided with roads or railroad facilities; that the country between Green bay and Lake Pepin embraces some of the richest farming and lumbering lands in the State, capable of sustaining a dense population, and the settlement thereof is almost prohibited for the want of railroad facilities; that it only requires an avenue through it to cause emigration to flow in and settle up this vast region, which otherwise must remain for a long period undeveloped, unless Congress grants its aid: Therefore, your memorialists respectfully ask that a grant of land be made to the Green Bay and Lake Pepin Railway Company to aid the said company in vigorously pushing to completion their road.
The governor of the State of Wisconsin is hereby requested to transmit a copy of this memorial to each of our senators and representatives in Congress, and also one to the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Repre
Speaker of the Assembly. WYMAN SPOONER,
President of the Senate.
LUCIUS FAIRCHILD, Governor.
STATE OF WISCONSIN, Secretary's Office, s8:
The secretary of state of the State of Wisconsin hereby certifies that the foregoing has been compared with the original enrolled memorial deposited in this office, and that the same is a true and correct copy thereof, and of the whole of such original.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the great seal of the State, at the capitol in Madison, this eighth day of February, A. D. 1867. [SEAL.] THOS. S. ALLEN,
Secretary of State.
BOUNTY TO SOLDIERS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR DISCHARGE
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF PENNSYLVANIA,
Congress to pass a law allowing bounty to soldiers who received an honorable discharge, but lost the same.
FEBRUARY 12, 1867.-Referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions and ordered to be printed.
JOINT RESOLUTION requesting Congress to pass such laws as will enable soldiers who have lost their discharges to receive the one hundred dollars bounty, under the act of Congress of July twenty-eighth, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six.
Whereas, by a late decision of the Paymaster General, at Washington, sol. diers who have lost their discharges are not able to draw the one hundred dollars authorized by act of Congress of July twenty-eighth, one thousand eight. hundred and sixty-six;
And whereas this decision does great injustice to many brave soldiers who, for causes beyond their control, have lost their discharges: Therefore,
Resolved by the senate and house of representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in general assembly met, That the senators and representatives from Pennsylvania in the Congress of the United States be, and are hereby, requested to vote for, and use their influence for, the passage of such a law as will enable those soldiers who have lost their discharges from the United States army, and whose names are borne on the muster-rolls of their respective organizations as having been honorably discharged from the service of the United States, to receive the bounty now allowed by law.
Resolved, That the governor of Pennsylvania be, and is hereby, requested to forward a copy of these resolutions to each member of the United States Senate and House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.
JOHN P. GLASS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Speaker of the Senate.
Approved the seventh day of February, anno Domini one thousand eight andred and sixty-seven.
JNO. W. GEARY.