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the expense of transportation shall be audited, and paid by the Auditor by warrant on the State Treasury.

APPROVED, July 14th, 1856.

RESOLUTION NO. 3.

GRANT OF LAND.

JOINT RESOLUTION asking Congress for a grant of land to aid in the con

struction of a certain Rail Road.

Clinton.

Resolved, by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, Grant of land. That our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives be requested, to use their best exertions to procure the passage of a bill, making a grant of land to aid in the construction of a Rail Road from Clinton, Clinton county, Iowa, to Cedar Rapids, and thence in a north-westerly To northern direction to the northern boundary of the State.

boundary. Resolved, That the Secretary of State be instructed to Secretary forforward a copy of the foregoing resolution to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.

APPROVED, July 14, 1856.

ward.

RESOLUTION NO. 4.

PENITENTIARY.

A JOINT RESOLUTION in relation to paying over money for the use of the

Penitentiary.

Resolved, by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa,

State treasuThat the Treasurer of State is hereby directed to pay over rer to pay

Warden. to the Warden of the Iowa Penitentiary for the use of the same, twenty-three dollars, moneys collected and paid over to him by the Attorney General, from the securities of Richard Quinton, late Warden of the Penitentiary. APPROVED July 12, 1856.

RESOLUTION NO. 5..

MAIL FACILITIES.

JOINT RESOLUTION to procure additional mail facilities.

Mail facilities.

Resolved, by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, That our Senators be instructed, and our Representatives in Congress be requested, to use their influence to procure increased mail facilities, on the route from Chariton, in Lucas county, via Osceola, in Clark county, Afton, in Union county, Quincy, in Adams county, Frankford, in Montgomery county, and Glenwood, Mills county, to Plattsmouth, in Cass county, Nebraska Territory, so as to have a mail conveyed over said route three times a week, in hacks or

coaches. Secretary to Resowed, That the Secretary of State, be instructed to forward..

send a copy of these resolutions to our Senators and Representatives in Congress, and to the Postmaster General.

APPROVED July 15th, 1856.

RESOLUTION NO. 6:

GRANT OF LAND..

JOINT RESOLUTION asking a grant of public lands, to aid in the construo

tion of a Rail Road, from Fort Madison to a point at or near Nebraska City.

Instructions.

Resolved, by the General Assembly of the State of Ioroa, That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be instructed to procure a grant of the public lands, to aid in the construction of a Rail Road from Fort Madison, via West Point, Keosauqua and Bloomfield, to a point at or near Nebraska City.

forward.

Resolved, That the Secretary of the State of Iowa be in- Secretary to structed to send a copy of these resolutions to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.

APPROVED July 14th, 1856.

RESOLUTION NO. 7.

GRANT OF LAND.

JOINT RESOLUTION, asking for a grant of land to construct a Rail Road

form Keokuk to the South Bend of the Minnesota River, with a branch from Fort Desmoines to the Northwest corner of the State.

Resolved, by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, Lands requesThat our Senators and Representatives in Congress be in- ted. structed to procure a grant of land, to aid in the construction of a Rail Road from Keokuk by the way of Fort Desmoines to the northern line of the State of Iowa, in the direction of the southern bend of the Minnesota or St. Peters River, with a branch from Fort Desmoines to a point near the North West corner of the State of Iowa... Resolved, That the Secretary of State be instructed to Secretary for

ward. send a copy of this resolution to our Senators and Representatives in Congress.

APPROVED July 14, 1856.

RESOLUTION NO. 8.

GRANT OF LANDS.

Å JOINT RESOLUTION asking for a grant of lands to aid in the construe

tion of a certain Rail Road.

Resolved, by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, Grant of landsThat our Senators be instructed, and our Representatives be requested, to use their utmost exertions to proenre a grant of lands to aid in the construction of a Rail Road,

from Washington, in Washington county, via Oskaloosa, Mahaska county, and Knoxville, in Marion county, to some point on the Missouri river, at or near Council Bluffs, upon the same terms and conditions as the “act for a grant of lands to the State of Iowa, in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of certain Rail Roads in said State," ap

proved May 15, 1856. Secretary for- Resolved, That the Secretary of State forward to each ward.

member of Congress a copy of the foregoing resolutions.

APPROVED, July 15th, 1856.

RESOLUTION NO. 9.

STATE LOAN.

JOINT RESOLUTION authorizing the borrowing of money from the School

Fund of Iowa.

Borrow.

Interest.

Agent. Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of

Iowa, That the Governor of Iowa be and is hereby appointed agent of the State, to borrow the sum of one hundred thousand dollars from the Superintendent of Public Instruetion of Iowa, for a term not exceeding five years, at a rate of interest not exceeding ten per cent. interest per annum; interest payable annually at the office of the Superinten

dent of Public Instruction. Bonds.

Be it further resolved, That the said agent be and is hereby empowered and authorized to execute to the Superintendent, in the name of the State of Iowa, sufficient vouchers for said sum of money, and upon the receipt of said

money, it is hereby made the duty of said agent to pay said Pay into State money to the Treasurer of State, reserving so much as shall

Treasury. be necessary to liquidate the bonds of the State hereinafter Liquidate provided for in the fifth resolution, taking therefor dupli

cate receipts, one of which shall be filed with the Secretary of State.

debt.

to loan.

Be it further resolved, That the faith of the State is here Faith of State

pledged. by irrevocably pledged for the full payment of said money and interest, according to the terms and conditions of this resolution.

Be it further resolved, That the Superintendent of Pub-Sup. Pub. Ins. lic Instruction be and is hereby authorized to loan the State of Iowa, from the school fund of said State, a sum of money not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, for a term not exceeding five years.

Be it further resolved, That the Governor of Iowa be au-Agent to pay thorized, and it is hereby made his duty, to appropriate so much of the money borrowed in pursuance of this resolution, as shall be sufficient to liquidate the bonds of the State, payable at the Philadelphia Bank, on the first of January, A. D., 1857.

APPROVED, July 15th, 1856.

bonds.

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