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From the Journal of the House of Representatives,

May 14, 1913 (pp. 2264-2265)

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives:

Sir: I herewith return without approval

House bill No. 435 (file No. 327, enrolled No. 168), entitled

A bill to amend section 2 of Act No. 313 of the Public Acts of 1887, entitled "An act to provide for the taxation and regulation of the business of manufacturing, selling, keeping for sale, furnishing, giving or delivering spirituous and intoxicating liquors and malt, brewed, or fermented liquors and vinous liquors in this State, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts consistent with the provisions of this act," as amended by Act No. 291 of the Public Acts of 19091 and by Act No. 170 of the Public Acts of 1911, and by Act No. 1 of the Public Acts of 1912, second extra session, said amended section being compiler's sections 5380 of the Compiled Laws of 1897.

I disapprove of this act because it was enacted to give special privileges to a few localities. There is no good reason why any special exception would be made to any class of men or with reference to manufacturing, selling, or keeping for sale spirituous and intoxicating liquors, etc, etc. The best interests of the State compel me to disapprove of this bill.

Respectfully yours,

Woodbridge N. Ferris


Source: Fuller, George, editor. Messages of the Governors of Michigan. Volume IV. (Lansing, Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission, 1927), 659-660.


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