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Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring herein, That our senators in congress be and are hereby instructed, and our representatives requested, to pursue such a course, and adopt such measures—in the first place, by a resort to a just and honorable diplomacy-as will prevent all foreign interference with republican governments on this continent; and that, if such diplomacy fails, that they then adopt such other measures as will effectually prevent such interference.
Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That the electors of the state of Illinois be and they are hereby recommended, at the next election of members of the general assembly, to vote for or against calling a convention to form a new constitution for the state of Illinois.
Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That the adjutant general of the state be authorized and required to make a full report of the records ard transactions of his office, embracing therein the names, residence, date of enrollment, muster, discharge or death, of every officer, soldier and marine of this state in the military and naval service of the United States, during the late war, with such other military information as may be of public interest.
Said report shall be published in size and style of a volume similar to those published by the state of Indiana, and that two thousand five hundred copies of the same be printed under the supervision of the adjutant general.
Resolved, further, That said report, so published, be distributed in manner provided by law, as follows : To the offices of each county clerk and each circuit clerk, one copy; to each public library in this state, one copy; to each member of the general assembly and its elective officers, one copy; to each state officer of this state, one copy; to the adjutant general's office of each state and territory, one copy; to each state library, one copy; to the United States library, five copies; to the war department at Washington City, fifty copies; and the remaining copies to be deposited with the adjutant general, to be disposed of in sets, to soldiers and citizens of the state, at cost; Provided, that said report shall not exceed eight volumes, and shall not cost exceeding two dollars per volume.
WHEREAS, propositions have been submitted to the two houses of the general assembly of the state of Illinois, by the county authorities of Champaign county, and by the citizens acting for and on behalf of the counties of Morgan, Logan and McLean, all of which propositions embrace offers of money, bonds, lands, etc., to induce the state to locate the "Industrial University” at their respective localities; and whereas it is desirable that this state accede to that offer which, all things considered, is the most advantageous to the people of Illinois; therefore,
Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That a committee of fifteen be appointed, of which five shall be members of this body, and ten of the house, whose duty it shall be to proceed forthwith to each of said counties, and examine the various items composing their respective bids, and report on or before the 15th inst., on the cash value thereof, and sufficiency of the title by which said property is held.
Resolved. That until said investigation and report are made, the further action of the general assembly on the subject be suspended.
Resolved, That the secretary of state is hereby directed to report to this house the actual aggregate quantity of stationery delivered to members and officers of this general assembly, and the actual cost price thereof; said report to be transmitted to this house by nine o'clock A. M. to-morrow morning
Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring herein, That the generous offer of Col. E. A. Chapin, superintendent of the Great Western railroad, to furnish a special train, by giving twenty-four hours' notice, to convey the members and officers of the legislature to Jacksonville, be accepted.
Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring herein, That the secretary of state be and is hereby authorized to have fifteen hundred copies of an act entitled “An act relating to the competency of witnesses in civil cases," approved February 19, 1867, printed, with a copy of his certificate thereto attached—one thousand for distribution among the members of the house of representatives, and five hundred for distribution among the members of the senate.
Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring herein, That when the respective houses of the legislature adjourn, on Thursday, the 17th instant, they shall adjourn until the usual hour of meeting on Tuesday next.
WHEREAS, the board of managers of Oak Ridge Cemetery propose to donate to the state a suitable vacant lot, to be selected for the final resting place of the remains of the late Governor William H. Bissell, with his wife and children; therefore,
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the offer of the donation of said lot be accepted for the purpose aforesaid, and that Ex-Governor John Wood, the Hon. Jesse K. Dubois and the Hon. O. M. Hatch are hereby appointed a committee to select said lot, and receive a deed therefor to the state of Illinois, in trust, for the purposes aforesaid.
Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That ten thousand copies of the report of the Illinois State Agricultural Society be printed, under the direction of said society, as heretofore ; and that the secretary of state distribute fifteen copies to each member of this general assembly; fifty copies to each county agricultural society, organized under the law of this state; two hundred copies to the Illinois State Horticultural Society; one hundred copies for the use of the state library; and the remaining copies to said State Agricultural Society, for distribution to other industrial and educational institutions and public libraries of this state and other states and counties.
WHEREAS, the interests of the community require that commerce should be left free to establish and follow such channels as will most conduce to the interests of all, therefore, no such restraints should be imposed upon it as would discriminate unjustly in favor of one locality to the prejudice of another, whether situated in the same or different states; whereas, also, the great lines of railroad communication necessarily extend into several states by continuous lines, and a just regard for the interests of all require that such roads should be allowed to make such regulations for the transportation of passengers and freight as will advance the interests of all, and should not be prevented by legislation, in one state, tending to force such trade to any locality within such state, to the injury of either of the sister states, the roads, or the public; thus, any such legislation would justify corresponding restrictive legislation on the part of a sister state, in defense of the interests of its people, which must necessarily tend to injure both; therefore,
Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That we regret to learn that the legislature of Missouri are endeavoring, by legislation in regard to the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, to prevent travel and trade passing over said road, following its proper and natural channel over the Quincy and Palmyra Railroad, thereby unjustly discriminating in favor of the supposed interests of Missouri, and against those of Illinois.
Resolved, That such legislation should be met in such a spirit as to satisfy the legislature of Missouri that Illinois is willing to throw open the channel of trade and travel, and allow the laws of trade and the interests of our communities to seek such marts as their interests may dictate, without any restraints discriminating in favor of our state to the injury of the other.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded by the governor of this state to the governor of the state of Missouri.
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Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That each member of the twenty-fifth general assembly and the lieutenant governor shall receive for distribution eight copies of the first and second volumes of the report of the state geologist, and upon its publication the same number of copies of third volume; and that each member of the twenty-fourth general assembly be entitled to receive eleven copies of the said third volume, and that the clerks and assistant clerks of the house of representa
tives, and the secretary and assistant secretaries of the senate receive one copy each of the three volumes, and that the state geologist have the distribution of the remaining copies of the three volumes of said report.
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Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That each member of the senate and house, and the speaker of the senate be provided with one bound copy of either of the session issue of the “State Journal” or “State Register,” as he may select, to bebound at the close of the session, and that the secretary of state be required to forward said copy to the address of each person entitled to receive the same, within three months from the close of the session, by express, prepaying all charges incurred by expressing the same.
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Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That the firm of Ely, Burnham and Bartlett, short-hand writers, be and are hereby appointed as the official reporters for this general assembly, whose duty it shall be to place in each house two competent reporters, to be paid at the rate of fifteen dollars per day, each, for making full reports of the debates in short-hand, and writing out for daily publication so much of the same as may be necessary for a full report of the proceedings, and a synopsis of the debates, the aggregate for both houses not to exceed ten columns nonpareil ; and that said reports be published in the “ Springfield Daily Journal” and “Register," and that said papers be paid for the same at the rate of five dollars per column, solid nonpareil.
Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That four hundred copies of the joint rules of the house and senate of the last session be ordered printed for use of the present house and senate, and that the state printer be requested to furnish the same as soon as prac-|| ticable.