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Joint Select Comm. on Steamboats. Report on an act of Congress, 1840
Senate No. 16 On January 20, 1840, a Joint Select Committee met to consider asking the federal government to regulate steamboats. In February
1840, the Committee submitted a report. The federal law of 1838 was not good enough. Boats currently are made of flammable material and carry flammable
cargo. Resolves concerning steam boats, 1840. No freight should be carried on passenger boats and the company had to provide life saving equipment.
(Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   That Messrs. Sumner and Dwight, with such as the House may join, be a committee to consider the expediency of urging upon Congress, the necessity and importance of providing by law effective measures for the proper regulation and management of steam boats.
OCLC Number:   1418945644
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