SPEECH OF HON. MILTON S. LATHAM ON THE PACIFIC RAIL ROAD

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Page 3 - The motion was agreed to ; and the Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, resumed the consideration of the bill, the pending question being on the amendment of Mr.
Page 17 - The motion was agreed to; and the Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, resumed the consideration of the bill (HR 18542) making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1918, and for other purposes.
Page 9 - The interest upon the credit loan of $65,000,000 of bonds will be annually $3 ,900,000, leaving a net excess of $3,400,000 over the present cost; appealing with great force to the economy of the measure, and showing beyond cavil or controversy that in fact the Government will not have a dime to pay on account of its credit, nor risk a dollar by the act authorizing the construction of this great work. The United States, if there is force in figures, facts, and reason, will secure with a land grant...
Page 30 - I ask for the yeas and nays on the passage of the bill. The VICE-PRESIDENT (Mr.
Page 9 - ... liquidation of the principal. Official reports and other authoritative data show that the average annual cost, even in times of peace, in transportation of troops, with munitions of war, subsistence, and quartermaster's supplies, may be set down in round numbers at $7,300,000. The interest upon the credit loan of $65,000,000 of bonds will be annually $3 ,900,000, leaving a net excess of $3,400,000 over the present cost...
Page 18 - River, the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars by, and the same is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. "SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, that the...
Page 5 - ... canals. Such a power has been exercised to a certain extent. It has been the constant practice to allow to the new states a certain proportion of the proceeds arising from the sale of public lands, to be laid out in the construction of roads and canals within those states, or leading thereto. In 1806, congress authorized a road to be opened from Nashville, in Tennessee, to Natchez; and in 1809, they authorized the canal of Carondelet, leading from lake Ponchartraine, to be extended to the river...
Page 17 - California to strike out all of the original bill, after the enacting clause, and to insert a substitute.
Page 18 - The question is on the amendment offered by the Senator from Oregon to the amendment of the committee.
Page 17 - Ibid. (Emphasis added.) Consideration of the bill was then postponed. The next reference to the bill was on March 4, 1870. It states: "MR. STEWART. I move that the Senate proceed to the consideration of Senate bill No. 365, to secure to all persons the equal protection of the laws.

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