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SUBMITTED TO THE

TWELFTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE STATE OF IOWA,

WHICH CONVENED AT DES MOINES, JANUARY 13, 1868.

WM, M. STONE, RETIRING GOVERNOR.
SAMUEL MERRILL, GOVERNOR : INAUGURATED JAN. 16, 1868.
BENJAMIN F. GUE, RETIRING LIEUT.-GOVERNOR.
JOHN SCOTT, LIEUT.-GOVERNOR AND PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE.
ED WRIGHT. SECRETARY OF STATE.
JOAN A. ELLIOTT, AUDITOR OF STATE,
SAMUEL E. RANKIN, TREASURER OF STATE.
(YRUS C. CARPENTÈR, REGISTER OF THE STATE LAND OFFICE.
D. FRANKLIN WELLS, SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION,
JOHN RUSSELL, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

VOLUME II.

DES MOINES:
F. W. PALMER, STATE PRINTER,

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CONTENTS OF VOL. II.

First and Second Annual Reports of Progress of the State Geologist, and the

Assistant and Chemist of the Geological Survey.

Report of the Commissioner of Claims.

Report of Dr. Otto Thieme, Commissioner to the Paris Exposition of 1867.

Supplemental Report of the Register of the State Land Office.

Eighth Biennial Report of the Institution for the Education of the Blind.

Report of the Visiting Committee to the Blind Asylum.

Seventh Biennial Report of the Iostitution for the Education of the Deaf and

Dumb.

Report of the Visiting Committee to the Deaf and Dumb Asylum.

Report of the Commissioners to locate the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb.

Report of Committee to visit the site for the Institution of the Deaf and Dumb

at Council Bluffs.

Report of Officers of the Hospital for the Insane.

Supplemental Report of the Superintendent of the Hospital for the Insane to

the Senate.

Report of Joint Committee to visit Iowa Insane Hospital.

Report of the Officers of the Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home.

Report of the Visiting Committee to the Soldiers' Orphans' Home, located at

Cedar Falls.

- Report of the Committee to visit the Orphans' Home at Glenwood.

Memorial in relation to the Iowa Orphans' Home, and Accompanying Documente,

by Hon. C. C. Cole.

Biennial Report of the Warden of the Penitentiary.

Report of the Visiting Committee to the Penitentiary.

Report of the Visiting Committee to the State University.

Report of the Joint Committee to visit the Agricultural College and Farm.

Report of the Secretary of the State Agricultural Society to the General Assembly.

Sixth Biennial Report of the Board of Curators of the State Historical Society.

Memorial in behalf of White's Manual Labor Institute.

Report of the Committee to Visit Solferino Farm and White's Manual Labor

School.

Special Message of Gov. Stone, January 15: List of Pardons and Remissions for

the years 1866–7.

Special message of Gov. Stone, January 15: Report of disbursements of Gover.

nor's Contingent Fund,

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Special Message of Gov. Stone, January 15, and Report of Col. J. N. Dewey,

Commissioner of Claims.

Special Message of Gov. Merrill, January 24.

Special Message of Gov. Merrill and accompanying Documents relative to

connecting the Mississippi with the Lakes, February 28.

Special Message of Gov. Merrill, March 23.

Special Message of Gov. Merrill, April 3.

Constitutional Amendment.--Resolution, Report of Committee, and Opinion of

the Attorney - General, January 30.

Opinion of the Attorney - General ou the Taxation of National Banks, Jan. 30.

Opinion of the Attorney - General on the Powers of the Legislature to regulate

Tariffs on Railroads.

Opinion of the Attorney - General on County Indebtedness.

Opinion of the Attorney - General relative to the Cedar Rapids and Missouri

River Railroad, to the Senate, February 27.
Opinion of the Attorney - General on the Cedar Rapids and Missouri River Rail-

road Land - Grant, to the House of Representatives, March 18.
Opinion of the Attorney - General relative to the Cedar Rapids and Missouri

River R. R. Company, to the Senate.

Reports of the Committee on the Suppression of Intemperance, to the Senate,

Minority Report of the Committee on Railroads on Senate File Nos. 140 and 170,

to the Senate.

Minority Report of the Committee on Railroads on House File Nos. 232 and 238,

to the House of Representatives.
Memorial of the Twelfth General Assembly to the United States Congress rela-

tive to Water Communication between the Atlantic and the Mississippi.

Report of the Secretary of State in Relation to the Criminal Returns for the

years 1866–7.

Rules of the Twelfth General Assembly of the State of Iowa, and List of Stand-

ing Committees and Members.

OF PROGRESS BY THE

STATE GEOLOGIST

AND THE

ASSISTANT AND CHEMIST

ON THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF

THE STATE OF IOWA

TOGETHER WITH THE SUBSTANCE OF

POPULAR LETTERS

CONTRIBUTED TO THE NEWSPAPERS OF THE STATE DURING THE YEARS 1866 AND 1867, IN ACCORDANCE WITII LAW; ALSO EXTRACTS ORIGINALLY

CONTRIBUTED TO SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS AS A PART OF THE

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