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tions and experience of actual travellers over the line of the contem-
plated road,) and of the increasing necessity for a more facile, safe,
comfortable and economical means of transit by land to Oregon and
California, which route would also open the means of favorable move-
ment of troops from Fort Ridgely through the Indian country to the
Missouri River, thence to Forts Kearny and Laramie, your memori-
alists deem it their duty to solicit from your Honorable Body, an im-
mediate appropriation of Fifteen Thousand Dollars, to the end that
a survey and exploration may at once be made, and a road opened,
that the early spring emigrants may enjoy the advantages of this
road, which are believed to be important and unquestionable one-
third of said appropriation to be devoted to the survey of the road
from St. Paul by Fort Ridgely, to the Missouri River, and the re-
mainder to the survey and marking a route from the Missouri River,
by way of Nobles' Pass, to the summit of the Sierra Nevadas.sia
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J. Travis Rosser,

Secretary of the Territory of Minnesota.

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NUMBER 7.

'eb. 21, 1854.

Memorial to Congress for the establishment of a Road from St. Paul, by way of Little Canada

to Rum River.

'reamble, &c.

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the United Ştates in Congress Assembled: This memorial of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Minnesota respectfully sheweth; that, that portion of said Territory included within the limits of the northern portion of Ramsey, and the western portion of Chisago, and north-western portion of Ramsey Counties, is composed of lands which are fertile and inviting to the emigrant, both on account of the quality of the soil, and the abundance of excellent timber, which, but for the difficulty of communication, owing to the present want of bridges and other improvements necessary to establish and open a Road, which may be travelled with ordinary facility, would shortly be settled and inhabited by a population, which would soon be- Prayer. come the natural and legitimate purchasers of that large and important tract of the public domain, which, for want of the facilities alluded to, remains at the present time mostly an uninhabited wilderness.

Your Memorialists would further represent to your Honorable Body, that the construction of a road from St. Paul, by way of the present settlement of Little Canada, (so called) in the said County of Ramsey by way of the westermost branch of Sunrise River in the County of Chisago, to a point on Rum River in the County of Ramsey, aforesaid, near the south-western corner of Township numbered thirty-five (35) north, Range twenty-five (25) west of the fourth principal Meridian; would accommodate and subserve the interests of the settlers, who would rapidly embrace the opportunity to settle and purchase the intermediate lands along the line of said road-would benefit the interests of all portions of the Territory-enhance the value of all government lands contiguous thereto; and greatly subserve the interests of the Government of the United States in its Military transactions, and in its intercourse with the various Indian tribes within the Territory of Minnesota

Your Memorialists would further represent that owing to the sparseness of the population along the greater part of the line of said proposed Road, we cannot hope for its early completion, without some assistance or appropriation from your Honorable Body to aid in its construction; and your Memorialists would therefore, respectfully pray that you will at as early a day as practicable, appropriate to, and for the construction and completion of the Road aforesaid, a sum not less than five thousand dollars to be expended with and under the proper regulations for the early construction and completion thereof.

N. C. D. TAYLOR,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
S. B. OLMSTEAD, it

President of the Council. Approved-February twenty-first, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four.

W. A. GORMAN.

SECRETARY'S OFFICE,

· St. Paul, March 3, 1854. I hereby certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the original memorial on file in this office. • J. TRAVIS ROSSER,

Secretary of the Territory of Minnesota.

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Feb. 2, 1854.

Memorial to Congress for an appropriatim of Ten Thousand Dollars for the construction of a

Military Road from St. Anthony Falls tu Fort Ridgely.

Preamble, &c.

To the Honorable, the Senate and House of Representatives of the Unit. ed States: The Memorial of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Minnesota, respectfully represents to your Honorable body:

That the construction of the above road is of great importance to the United States in a pecuniary point of view, as it will re-imburse the government to a very great extent, from the readier sale thereby given to the excellent farming and timber lands, through which the line of said road passes, the settlement and purchase of which will be much expedited, by the opening of the means of communication between the two points; that the opening of said road from the Falls of St. Anthony to Fort Ridgely, is a matter of vital importance to the United States Government and the interests of - Minnesota.

That the settlement of the lands through which it passes, and the interests of the enterprising emigrants who have already located in that vicinity, will all be strongly promoted and stimulated by its construction, and in addition to this the government will reap an additional advantage, by thus at once, opening a communication between the Falls of St. Anthony and Fort Ridgely, from the sale of its lands, for agricultural, manufacturing and other purposes, from the speedier, surer and cheaper transportation of the mails, movement of troops, &c., from point to point; and from the increase of population upon the frontier, by settlement and emigration which is sure to follow the completion of this road, and will be evidenced in every advance made in its construc:ion.

Whereupon we respectfully and earnestly urge your honorable body to make the above named appropriation for the construction of said road, as it will not only promote in a great measure the interests of the settlers, but of the Territory at large.

N. C. D. TAYLOR, et Speaker of the House of Representatives.

S. B. OLMSTEAD,

President of the Council. APPROVED-February second, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four.

W. A. GORMAN.
Secretary's OFFICE,

St. Paul, March 30, 1854.
I hereby certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the original
memorial on file in this office.
J. Travis Rosser,

Secretary of Minnesola Territory.

Prayer.

NUMBER 9.

Memorial to Congress, for an appropriation of Twenty Five Thousand Dollars for the tub 97 je

improvement of the Mississippi River, from the Falls of St. Anthony to Sauk Rapids.

To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States :

The Memorial of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Minnesota, respectfully shews to your Honorable Body:

That the navigation of the Mississippi River between the Falls of Preamble, &c. St Anthony and Sauk Rapids, a distance of about one hundred miles by the River, is during the season of low water, obstructed by rocks and other impediments, which a moderate appropriation, judiciously expended would easily remove, and render the navigation of the said River between the points above named free to steam and other water Crafts during the entire season of.navigation,

And your Memorialists respectfully submit, that the benefits which the Government would derive from the improvement above contemplated, would far exceed the amount required to remove the obstacles, to the free navigation of the said River, between the above named points.

Large amounts of goods and money are annually transported by the Government at a heavy expense, over a long and tedious land route to supply the different nations and tribes of Indians, in the northern portion of the Territory, and also the Military forces stationed at Fort Ripley.

These heavy expenses would be inaterially lessened were the improvements herein prayed for made.

For the past two years a Steam Boat has been running on that portion of the said River above named, during the times of high water in the River, but that for more than half of the time during the Summer season, such navigation has been obstructed by the impediments in the said River.

The rapidly increasing settlements on the upper Mississippi, is a further reason which we respectfully urge in favor of the improvements of the said River.

Your Memorialists therefore ask an appropriation of twenty-five Prayer thousand dollars, for the improvement of the Mississippi River between the points aforesaid, to be expended under the direction and authority of the proper department of the Government. "

N. C. D. TAYLOR, Speaker of the House of Representatires. .. Š. B. OLMŠTEAD,

President of the Council. APPROVED-February twenty-first, one thousand eight hundred and fifty four.

" W. A. GORMAN,

SECRETARY'S OFFICE,

St. Paul, April 4, 1854.)
I hereby certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the original
memorial on file in this office.
J. Travis Rosser,

Secretary of the Territory of Minnesota.

NUMBER 10.

March 4, 1854.

A Memorial to Congress for certain Mail Routes therein named.

Preamble.

Prnyer, &c.

The Petition of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Minnesota respect fully represents : That the routes on which the mails are now carried, are not, owing to the extension of the settlements within our Territory, sufficient to afford our population the necessary mail facilities.

Sec. 2. That your memorialists feel a strong reliance upon the wishes of Congress to render all proper mail facilities to the people of this Territory, whenever the wants of the community are inade known, and with this conviction your memorialists would most respectfully ask, that the following mail routes may be established during the present session of Congress, viz:

Ist. From St. Paul by way of Stillwater and St. Croix Falls to the mouth of Left Hand River, at Fon du Lac of Lake Superior, State of Wisconsin.

2d. From Red Wing on the Mississippi river, by way of Farriabault and Henderson to Fort Ridgely."

3d. From Falls of St. Anthony by way of Stevens' Mill at Lake Minnetonka and Walker's Landing to Henderson.

4th. From St. Paul, on the emigrant route by Fort Ridgely to the Missouri river.

5th. From St. Paul to Fort Atkinson in the State of Iowa.
6th. From Henderson, by Fort Ridgely to the Sioux Agency.

7th. From Traverse des Sioux by way of Le Sueur, Henderson,
Farriabault and the Vermillion River to St. Paul.
8th. From Fort Atkinson in Iowa to Farriabault in Minnesota.

N. C. D. TAYLOR, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Š. B. OLMŠTEAD,

President of the Council. APFROVED—March fourth, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four.

W. A. GORMAN.

Secretary's Office, .

St. Paul, April 3, 1854. I hereby certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the original memorial on file in this office. ". J. Travis Rossen,

Secretary of Minnesota Territory.

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