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NUMBER 2.

MEMORIAL to congress for an appropriation to complete the harbor im

provements at Manitowoc.

To the honorable senate and house of representatives of the

United States :

The memorial of the legislature of the state of Wisconsin respect, fully represents :

That the town of Manitowoc has received and expended in improving the harbor at the mouth of the Manitowoc river, in the county of Manitowoc, state of Wisconsin, the sum of twenty thousand dollars.

That the appropriations hitherto made by congress to be expended in the inprovement of said harbor are insufficient to complete the same.

That the estimates of Col. J. B. Wheeler, United States engi. neer, based upon actual survey and calculation, show that the further sum of forty-five thousand dollars will be required to complete such improvements.

That without further aid than that already provided the said harbor will be of very limited benefit to the present and rapidly increasing commercial and lumbering interests of the state of Wisconsin; and that portion of the improvements already made will be in great danger of suffering great damage, if not actual destruction, at an early day.

Your memorialists, therefore, ask that the further sum of forty-five thousand dollars be appropriated for the completion of said harbor; and that said appropriation be made in time so that the same may be expended in the present year.

The secretary of the state is hereby requested to furnish a copy of this memorial, duly certified under his hand and the seal of the state of Wisconsin, to the president of the United States, and the president of the senate and speaker of the house of representatives, and to each of our senators and representatives in congress.

Approved January 24, 1868.

NUMBER 3.

MEMORIAL of the legislature of the state of Wisconsin to congress, asking

for extra pension for Richard D. Dunphy.

To the honorable senate and house of representatives of the

United States :

Your memorialists represent that Richard D. Dunphy was twenty-three years of age on the 20th day of November, A. D. 1867; that on the 17th day of December, A. D. 1863, he shipped at the city of New York in the naval service of the United States, and continued in such service until the 5th day of August, A. D. 1864, when, while on the flag ship, Hartford, under the command of Admiral D. G. Farragut, and in action in Mobile Bay, he was struck by the fragment of a shell from the rebel ram, Tennessee, and was so injured that he lost both his arms; that he has a wife, and one child aged ten months, dependent upon his labor for support; that he is entirely disabled and is the only person that served in the navy during the late war who lost both his arms and is living ; that he is a citizen of the state of Wisconsin.

Your memorialists, therefore, respectfully petition congress, at its present session, to grant unto the said Richard D. Dun. phy an extra pension, sufficient for the support of himself and his family.

Approved January 24th, 1868.

NUMBER 4.

MEMORIAL to congress for an appropriation for the improvement of the

Chippewa river in the state of Wisconsin.

To the senate and house or representatives of the United

States :

The memorial of the legislature of the state of Wisconsin respect.

ively represents :

That the Chippewa river, and its tributaries furnish to the large territory of the Chippewa valley, the only highway for

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the export of its agricultural products, and immense quantities of lumber; is the only highway for the import of all the various kinds of merchandise necessary for the use and developement of this extensive section of country. From the mouth of said river, upward some fifty miles, the banks are low, the soil sandy, and the bed of the stream wide, so that during the season of low water the navigation for rafts of logs, lumber and steamboats is difficult, occasioning great expense and delay. The said Chippewa river gives to the Mississippi river a large amount of freight, and is one of its most important tributaries. During the last season not less than six steamboats were daily running upon it, and an aggregate of 150 million feet of lumber went out of said river, with a constantly increasing traffic of up and down freight and passengers. It is estimated that the sum of fifty thousand dollars expended in removing obstructions, deepening the channel, daming sloughs and confining the water to one channel, would so improve the river as to make the navigation good during the whole season. Therefore your memorialists respectfully ask that such aforesaid amount be appropriated for the improvement of the Chippewa river, thereby greatly benefiting and assisting the growth and developement of this large district of our state, in common with like benefit bestowed upon other portions of our common country. 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 representatives.

Approved February 8, 1868.

NUMBER 5.

MEMORIAL for an appropriation to construct a harbor at the mouth of the

Menomonee river.

To the honorable the senate and house of representatives of

the United States :

The memorial of the state of Wisconsin respectfully represents :

That the present yast and rapidly increasing lumbering in. terests and commerce of the northern portion of the state of

Wisconsin, requiring the tonnage of a larger number of steamers and vessels, demand for its maintenance and for the convenience and safety of vessels engaged therein, the construction of a harbor at the mouth of the Menomonee river, Oconto county, in the state of Wisconsin; that the yearly lumber production of the region, which naturally seeks an outlet through the Menomonee river, exceeds one hundred twenty million feet, and that there is no safe resort or harbor for the commerce of the lakes between the ports of Green Bay and Escanaba, a distance of one hundred and twenty miles; that the population of said section, and the business there carried on, is rapidly and yearly increasing, and the present conveniences of commerce are entirely inadequate to its wants.

Your memorialists, therefore, respectfully ask that a reasonable sum of money be appropriated for the purpose of constructing a harbor at the mouth of the Menomonee river for the convenience and safety of the commerce of the lakes.

The chief clerks of the senate and assembly are requested to furnish a copy of the above memorial to the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives, and to each of our members of congress.

Approved Febuary 8, 1868.

NUMBER 6.

MEMORIAL for additional mail service between Lone Rock in Richland

county, and Ironton in Sauk county.

To the honorable the senate and house of representatives of

the United States in congress assembled :

The memorial of the legislature of the state of Wisconsin respectfully represents :

That the interests of a large number of the inhabitants of the counties of Richland and Sauk, in this state, would be greatly enhanced by additional mail service on the present mail route number 13,185, making Cazenovia in Richland county, a point on said route, and that the service may be semi-weekly instead of weekly, as it now is.

Your memorialists respectfully ask that the additional service required by this memorial' may be ordered at the earliest practicable period.

Approved February 8, 1868.

NUMBER 7.

MEMORIAL to congress for a mail route.

To the honorable the senate and house of representatives in

congress assembled :

The memorial of the legislature of the state of Wisconsin respectfully represents :

That the interests and convenience of a large number of the inhabitants of Clark county, in the state of Wisconsin, require the establishment of a mail route from Neillsville, in the county of Clark, to Graves' Mills, in the county of Clark (via Moseley's Corners, George Huntsuer's), a distance of twenty miles.

Your memorialists would therefore respectfully ask that the aforesaid mail route may be established and that the service be put on at as early a day as practicable.

Approved February 8, 1868.

NUMBER 8.

MEMORIAL to congress for a grant of land to aid in the improvement of

Rock river.

To the senate and house of representatives of the United

States :

The memorial of the legislature of the state of Wisconsin respect

fully represents :

That the importance of improving Rock river, so as to connect the navigable waters of the state of Wisconsin and the great lakes with the Mississippi river and its tributaries, has already attracted the attention of the general government; that in the year of 1866, congress ordered a survey of said river to be made at the public expense; that said survey amply de. monstrated the practicability of the proposed improvement, to the published report of which your memorialists respectfully ask the attention of congress.

The improvement referred to contemplates the construction of a canal and slack water navigation from Fond du Lac, on

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