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RESOLUTIONS.

CONCURRENT AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS.

NUMBER I.- Assembly Joint Resolution No. 12.

[Adopted January 4, 1876.) Resolved by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That our Increase of Senators in Congress be instructed and our Representatives in Ingor requested to use all honorable means in their power to pro- County. cure an increase of the mail service on mail route number forty-six thousand one hundred and thirty-eight, from Caliente, in the County of Kern, to Lone Pine, in the County of Inyo, in the State of California, by changing said service from a tri-weekly to a daily mail.

Resolved, That his Excellency the Governor be requested to forward a copy of the above resolution to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.

No. II.-Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 13.

[Adopted January 10, 1876.) Resolved by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That two Inaugural thousand copies of the inaugural address of his Excellency, in Spanish. Governor Irwin, be ordered printed in the Spanish language, for distribution throughout the State.

No. III.-Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 3.

[Adopted January 10, 1876.] Resolved by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That our Breakwater Senators and the several Representatives from this State in and harbor the Congress of the United States be requested to use their Obispo. best endeavors to secure an appropriation for the purpose of building a break water at the Port of San Luis Obispo, and also to have a law passed, declaring the Harbor of San Luis Obispo a port of entry.

Expenses of inauguration ceremonies.

No. IV.- Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 20.

[Adopted January 17, 1876.) Resolved by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That the following bills of or expenses for the inauguration ceremonies of the Governor, payable out of the appropriation for the contingent funds of the Senate and Assembly, in equal proportions, be paid as follows: Fisch & Grant's band, one hundred dollars; T. D. Scriver, one hundred and forty-five dollars; C. M. Tucker, porter, four dollars; N. L. Drew & Co., fifty dollars and eighty-seven cents; B. F. Alexander, twentyfour dollars and fifty cents; William O'Brien, five dollars; J. J. Maloney, porter, four dollars; E. F. Boyle, four dollars.

Preamble.

No. V.-Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7, asking a modifica

tion of our treaty with China.

[Adopted January 20, 1876.] WHEREAS, It is the duty of the General Government to pro

mote the welfare of its citizens by the enactment of wise laws, and to advance their material interests by treaties of friendship and commerce with foreign nations, by conceding to their subjects such rights as they allow our citizens to enjoy in their territories; and, whereas, our present treaty with China grants to her subjects privileges for which, in return, we receive no corresponding advantages, but which bring to our shores large numbers of her people, many of whom come among us to pursue an immoral vocation, which has made certain quarters of our towns and cities localities where human degradation is seen in its most abhorrent forms; and, whereas, the laboring element that is brought among us from China, by organized companies of capitalists, is not of a desirable character as residents, because, owing to the low standard of living on which it can subsist, it deprives our own working people of employment in industries which they have learned only by a long apprenticeship; and, whereas, pauper wages for our working classes, who have wives and children depending on them for support, result from the maintenance of the treaty with China, which largely contributes to fill our poor-houses and hospitals with unwilling inmates, as the only shelter they can obtain from poverty and sickness caused by loss of work; and, whereas, it is against public policy that, under any pretext whatever, encouragement should be given, by treaty stipulations or otherwise, to the immigration of a servile laboring element among us; therefore, be it

Modification Resolved by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That our with China. Senators be instructed and our Representatives requested to use their influence to have Articles V. and VI. of our treaty with China modified so as to discourage the further immigration of Chinese to our shores, by appropriate action on the part of the Federal Government.

Resolved, That his Excellency the Governor be requested to forward a copy of the foregoing preamble and resolution to our Senators and Representatives in Congress, at as early a day as possible.

No. VI.-Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 14.

[Adopted January 20, 1876.] WHEREAS, The people of the United States owe a debt of Preamble.

gratitude to the gallant men who fought under their flag in the Mexican War-a contest which has secured to the American Union territories of great value, which have yielded precious metals and cereal products in such abundance as to assist in developing, in an extraordinary degree, our moral and material interests; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That our Pensions to Representatives in Congress be requested and our Senators Mexican instructed to use their best efforts to procure

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passage of an veterans. Act granting pensions to the soldiers, sailors, and marines of the Mexican war of eighteen hundred and forty-six, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, and eighteen hundred and fortyeight.

Resolved, That his Excellency the Governor of California be requested to forward a copy of these resolutions to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.

No. VII.- Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 25.

[Adopted February 1, 1876.] Resolved by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That a com- Translating mittee of three from each House be appointed, respectively laws into by the Speaker and President, to receive proposals and award the contract for translating into Spanish the laws of the present session of the Legislature.

No. VIII.--- Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 24, relative to the transfer of Indian affairs to the War Department.

(Adopted February 1, 1876.] Resolved by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That our Transfer of Senators and Representatives in Congress be requested to use ment of their influence to obtain the passage of a law, at an early affairs.

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