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Joint Special Comm. Opposing a Congressional Bill Repealing the Duty on Salt. Report, 1840
House No. 31 In February, a joint special committee reported on a federal bill ending the duty on imported salt and removing the bounty on pickled
fish and fishing vessels. The Legislature opposed the bill and sent Resolves to that effect: Resolves concerning the duty on salt and the bounty to
fishing vessels, 1840. Resolved: the repeal of the duty and bounty would negatively affect the American people. Resolved: passage would destroy the
salt and cod businesses in Massachusetts. Resolved: the Governor would please notify other states and Congress about the Resolves. (Digitized from a
microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   Ordered, that a committee of five be appointed, with such as the Senate may join, to take into consideration and report upon the expediency of instructing our senators, and requesting our representatives in Congress, to oppose the passage of a bill introduced into the Senate of the United States, December 27, 1839, for repealing the act laying a duty upon imported salt, granting a bounty upon pickled fish exported, and allowing bounty to vessels employed in the fisheries ...
OCLC Number:   1418946234
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