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70 ACCOMPANY JOINT RESOLUTION ON THE SAME SUBJECT FROM THE

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Mr. BUEL, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, made the following

REPORT:

The Committee on Foreign 4fuirs, to whom were referred sundry peti

tions of citizens of the United States residing in States adjacent to the northern chain of lakes, id the memorial of the legislature of the State of Wisconsin, praying Congress to adopt measures for securing to American commerce the right of freely navigating the St. Lawrence, and also joint resolutioris of the legislature of the State of Michigan relative to the same subject, report :

That they have had the subject under consideration, and they recomenend the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the free navigation of the St. Lawrence river, for commercial purposes, demands the earnest attention of the American government; and that it is highly desirable that it be secured 10 American commerce at an early day.

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