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SENATE.–Laid on the table, 2,500 copies ordered privted, 1,000 of which to be in the German
language, 2,000 to be for the use of the board, and 500 for the use of the Senate. February 4, 1867.

D. P. DYER, Secretary.
Horer --Laid on the table, 5,000 copies ordered printed in pamphlet form, 2,000 in English,

aan, and 1,000 in French, 3,500 for the use of the Board of Immigration and 1,500 for
e House. February 19, 1867.

N. T. DOANE, Chief Clerk.

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JEFFERSON CITY :
EMORY S. TOSTER, PUBLIO PRIITER.

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REPORT.

AN ACT TO ENCOURAGE IMMIGRATION TO THE STATE OF MISSOURI.

SECTION

SECTION 1. Creates a Board of Immigration, to be ap 7. Treasurer of the board to give bond. pointed by the Governor.

8. Appropriation out of the State treasury. 2. Governor and Secretary of State to be ex 9. Board may open books for subscriptions and officio members of the board; duties of

endowments. the board.

10. Immigration Fund so created to be deposit3. The board may publish or cause to be pub

ed, where, and expended, how. lished, what.

11. Vacancies in the board, how to be filled. 4. The board may appoint agents.

12. Board to co-operate with the Bureau of Im5. Meeting of the board, when and where to be migration at Washington, D. C.; reports beld.

to be made to Legislature. 6. Governor to be presiding officer; election of

officers.

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WHEREAS, The time has arrived when the subject of immigration should receive the immediate services and unremitted attention of every well meaning citizen of our State, in order to repair as rapidly as possible the losses of population sustained through the desolations of war, by the introduction of a people recommended by their loyalty, their industry and intelligence; and whereas, that in order to secure this end every inducement should be offered that class of immigrants, come from what portion of the civilized world they may, and the development of our agricultural and mineral resources should be encouraged, therefore

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, as

follows:

SECTION 1. There is hereby created a Board of Immigration, which shall be composed of five members, three of which are to be appointed by the Governor.

SEC. 2. The Governor and Secretary of State shall be ex-officio members of this board ; and it shall be its duty to do all and every. thing which may and will enhance and encourage immigration to our State, either from the eastern States of the United States or from the eastern hemisphere.

Sec. 3. The members of this board shall, if they deem it advisable and proper for the encouragement of immigration, publish or cause to be published pamphlets, essays and articles treating on and describing in a true light the developed and undeveloped agricultural and mineral resources of the State of Missouri, our facilities for navi. gation, railroad connections, and our wide-spread commerce, and to distribute them in such localities wherever, in their opinion, they may be useful, beneficial and of good for the promotion of immigration to our State.

Sec. 4. They also shall have power, whenever deemed expedient

by them, to appoint an agent or agents either for the eastern States of the United States or for Europe, for the purpose of aiding and advising immigration; and such agent or agents shall act solely under the instruction of the Board of Immigration, who shall also fix and allow their compensation for their services, to be paid out of the fund created as hereinafter provided.

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the Board of Immigration to meet in the city of St. Louis, on the last Monday in the months of March, June and September, and on the first Monday in December, for consultation, and to transact such business as properly may come before the same; but nothing in this act shall be so construed as to prevent a meeting of the board at any other time, whenever a majority thereof shall deem it advisable for the dispatch of business and the interest of immigration; such calls, however, shall always be made by the president of the board, and countersigned by the secretary thereof.

Sec. 6. The Governor of the State shall be presiding officer of the board, and in their first meeting on the last Monday in March, A. D. 1865, the board shall elect, by ballot, a corresponding and recording secretary, a vice president and a treasurer, out of their own number.

Sec. 7. The treasurer of the board shall give bond in the sum often thousand dollars, which bond shall be approved by the president and secretary thereof, and deposited with the Secretary of State.

Sec. 8. Four thousand dollars are hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the use of the Board of Immigration, and to be expended by them as they think best and expedient for the interest of immigration to the State of Missouri.

Sec. 9. The Board of Immigration is furthermore authorized and shall have power to open books and invite and solicit contributions and endowments of money from corporations, manufacturers, merchants and all persons who are immediately and directly benefited by the flow of immigration; which money so contributed shall also be under the control of and expended by the board for the intents and purposes in the preceding section stated.

SEC. 10. The fund so created shall be called "Immigration Fund," and all money accruing under the preceding section shall be deposited in a bank to be designated by the board, subject to the order of the same. The drafts to be signed by the president and countersigned by the treasurer.

SEC. 11. In case of a vacancy in the board occurring by death, removal, resignation or otherwise, such vacancy shall be filled by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the board.

Sec. 12. It shall be the duty of said board to co-operate with the Bureau of Immigration at Washington City, and to make regular reports of their labors and proceedings to the General Assembly of the State, accompanied by such references, suggestions and statistics as may furnish good and reliable data and a proper basis for future leg. islation on the subject of immigration.

This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved February 16, 1865.

TITLE XXIII. CHAPTER 68.

AN ACT CONCERNING THE BOARD OF IMMIGRATION.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri,

as follows: SECTION 1. There shall be a Board of Immigration, which shall be composed of five members, three of which are to be appointed by the Governor.

SEC. 2. The Governor and Secretary of State shall be ex-officio members of this board; and it shall be its duty to do all and everything which may and will advance and encourage immigration to this State, either from the eastern States of the United States or from the eastern hemisphere.

SEC. 3. The members of this board shall, if they deem it advisable and proper for the encouragement of immigration, publish or cause to be published pamphlets, essays and articles treating on and describing, in a true light, the developed and undeveloped agricultural and mineral resources of the State of Missouri, our facilities for navigation, railroad connections, and our wide.spread commerce, and to distribute them in such localities wherever, in their opinion, they may be useful, beneficial and of good for the promotion of immigration to our State.

Sec. 4. They also shall have power, whenever deemed expedient by them, to appoint an agent or agents, either for the eastern States of the United States or for Europe, for the purpose of aiding and advising immigration, and such agent or agents shall act solely under the instruction of the Board of Immigration, who shall also fix and allow their compensation for their services, to be paid out of the fund created as hereinafter provided.

SEC. 5. It shall be the duty of the Board of Immigration to meet in the city of St. Louis on the last Monday in the months of March, June and September, and on the first Monday in December, for consultation, and to transact such business as properly may come before the same; but nothing in this chapter shall be so construed as to prevent a meeting of the board at any other time, or the regular meeting of the board at any other place, whenever a majority thereof shall deem it advisable for the dispatch of business and the interest of immigration ; such calls, however, shall always be made by the president of the board and countersigned by the secretary thereof.

SEC. 6. The Governor of the State shall be the presiding officer of the board, and the oficers now appointed and serving shall hold their offices until the last Monday in March, 1867, at which time the board shall elect, by ballot, out of their own number, a recording secretary and a corresponding secretary, a vice president and a treasurer, who shall hold their offices for two years and until their successors are duly elected and qualified.

Sec. 7. The treasurer of the board shall give bond in the sum of ten thousand dollars, which bond shall be approved by the president and secretary thereof, and deposited with the Secretary of State.

SEC. 8. The sum of two thousand dollars, annually, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury of the State not otherwise appropriated, for the use of the Board of Immigration, to be expended by them as they think best and expedient for the interest of im uigration to the State of Missouri, which shall be in full of all other appropriations.

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