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has been amended to more accurately describe the geographical location of the proposed bridge and to make its purpose clearer.

In view of the undesirability of having two bridges at this side, where apparently one will amply serve the public need, it is suggested that should H. R. 14074, Sixtyfourth Congress, first session, which provides for a free, publicly owned bridge, be now passed, it be also amended so as to repeal the act of Congress approved October 22, 1914, Public, No. 219, Sixty-third Congress, above referred to, which provides for a toll bridge.

JOHN C. SCOFIELD, Assistant and Chief Clerk.

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BRIDGE ACROSS RED RIVER OF THE NORTH.

FEBRUARY 13, 1917.-Ordered to be printed.

Mr. SHEPPARD, from the Committee on Commerce, submitted the

following

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 17602.]

The Committee on Commerce, to which was referred the bil (H. R. 17602) granting the consent of Congress to the county commissioners of Polk County, Minn., and Grand Forks County, N. Dak., to construct a bridge across Red River of the North on the boundary line between said States, having considered the same, report thereon with a recommendation that it pass.

The bill has the approval of the War Department, as will appear by the letter attached and which is made a part of this report.

[Second indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, December 1, 1916. Respectfully returned to the chairman Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives.

The Chief Engineer reports that House bill No. 17602, Sixty-fourth Congress, first session, granting the consent of Congress to the county commissioners of Polk County, Minn., and Grand Forks County, N. Dak., to construct a bridge across Red River of the North on the boundary line between said States, makes ample provision for the protection of the interests committed to the War Department, and I know of no objection to the favorable consideration of the bill by Congress so far as those interests are concerned.

WM. M. INGRAHAM, Assistant Secretary of War.

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has been amended to more accurately describe the geographical location of the proposed bridge and to make its purpose clearer.

In view of the undesirability of having two bridges at this side, where apparently one will amply serve the public need, it is suggested that should H. R. 14074, Sixtyfourth Congress, first session, which provides for a free, publicly owned bridge, be now passed, it be also amended so as to repeal the act of Congress approved October 22, 1914, Public, No. 219, Sixty-third Congress, above referred to, which provides for a toll bridge.

JOHN C. SCOFIELD, Assistant and Chief Clerk.

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BRIDGE ACROSS RED RIVER OF THE NORTH.

FEBRUARY 13, 1917.-Ordered to be printed.

Mr. SHEPPARD, from the Committee on Commerce, submitted the

following

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 17602.]

The Committee on Commerce, to which was referred the bil (H. R. 17602) granting the consent of Congress to the county commissioners of Polk County, Minn., and Grand Forks County, N. Dak., to construct a bridge across Red River of the North on the boundary line between said States, having considered the same, report thereon with a recommendation that it pass.

The bill has the approval of the War Department, as will appear by the letter attached and which is made a part of this report.

[Second indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, December 1, 1916. Respectfully returned to the chairman Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives.

The Chief Engineer reports that House bill No. 17602, Sixty-fourth Congress, first session, granting the consent of Congress to the county commissioners of Polk County, Minn., and Grand Forks County, N. Dak., to construct a bridge across Red River of the North on the boundary line between said States, makes ample provision for the protection of the interests committed to the War Department, and I know of no objection to the favorable consideration of the bill by Congress so far as those interests are concerned.

WM. M. INGRAHAM, Assistant Secretary of War.

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Mr. SHEPPARD, from the Committee on Commerce, submitted the

following

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 17710.]

The Committee on Commerce, to which was referred the bill (H. R. 17710) authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Tallapoosa River, dividing the counties of Montgomery and Elmore, in the State of Alabama, at a point somewhere between Judkin Ferry and Hughes Ferry, having considered the same, report thereon and recommend that it pass.

The bill has the approval of the War Department, as will appear by the letter attached and which is made a part of this report.

[Second Indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, December 2, 1916. Respectfully returned to the chairman Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives.

The Acting Chief of Engineers reports that House bill No. 17710, Sixty-fourth Congress, first session, authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Tallapoosa River, dividing the counties of Montgomery and Elmore, in the State of Alabama, at a point somewhere between Judkin Ferry and Hughes Ferry, makes ample provision for the protection of the interests committed to the War Department, and I know of no objection to the favorable consideration of the bill by Congress so far as those interests are concerned. WM. M. INGRAHAM,

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Assistant Secretary of War.

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