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TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Prefatory Free-ship bili
Pacific trade and Japan.
Extension of act admitting Paris and New York.
Treaties to be repealed.
Value of carrying trade.
Effect on coffee and tea.
Expense compared with subsidies
Increase in ocean freights.
Disturbance of trade illustrated.
Increase in freights on exports...
Discrimination not an American policy
Increase of American shipping under reciprocity
General amendments to navigation laws..
Inland rules to prevent collisions.
Illtreatment of seamen.
Modification of shipping articles.
Laws relating to seamen..
Penalty for desertion
License of shipping masters.
Allotment of wages.
Repeal of reciprocal exemptions from tonnage tax.
Reports of shipping commissioners..
Nativity of seamen.
Compulsory pilotage on coastwise sailing vessels.
Expenditures for rivers and harbors...
Regulation of sailing vessels over 700 tons and their officers.
Free raw materials.
Revised rules of the road.
Obstructions to navigation.
New Orleans and port charges.
Abolition of certain Canadian fees
Concentration of marine bureaus
Statistics for the year.
A. Proposed legislation.
(a) Free ship bill
(b) Bill extending application of the act under which the New York
and Paris were admitted..
(c) Bill making general amendments to the navigation laws.
(d) Bill making general amendments to the laws relating to Ameri-
(e) Bill to repeal reciprocal tonnage tax exemptions.
f) Bill to remove discriminations against American sailing vessels
in the coasting trade...