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Title Letter from Saml. A. Swann to Frank Drew and A. J. Higginbotham
Object Name Letter
Scope & Content Fernandina, Fla. May 18th, 1895.
Frank Drew and
A. J. Higginbotham, Representatives etc.
Tallahassee, Fla.
As so little time remains in which to consider the hundreds of bills that are still to be acted on, I write to urge upon you both the importance of bringing the Fernandina Western Ry. Land Grant bill and the Salt marsh bill (Senate Bills 192 & 237) to an early and successful passage.

No two measures are of so much importance to Nassau County, and if you fail to get them through at this session it will be a terrible vlow to all interests at this point.

With the land grant bill the new R. R, is an assured fact. With-out it, the enterprise may fail to materialize.

Senate Bill 237 went through the upper House without a dissenting voice. As it asks nothing of the State except its confirmation of old titles to salt marsh lands, I hope you can arrange to waive the rules & and carry it to its third reading and certification when first called up.

The location of large saw mills here will depend to a great extent upon Legislative action upon this bill at this session.
Very truly
(signed) Saml. A. Swann

Note: see also 2004.032.001
Catalog Number 2004.032.002
Collection Thompson Collection
Accession number 2004.032
Caption Letter from Saml. A. Swann
Number of images 1
People Swann, Samuel A.
Drew, Frank
Higginbotham, A. J.
Search Terms Salt marsh bill
Senate Bill 192
Senate Bill 237
Fernandina Western Ry. Land Grant
Saw mills
Subjects Land grants
Political issues
Classification Government & Politics