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From the Journal of the Senate,

May 20, 1915 (pp. 1591-1569)

The Senate:

Sirs:- I am in receipt of a concurrent resolution which has been agreed to by both Houses of the Legislature in relation to a certain bill pertaining to the primary law, asking me to either sign or veto said bill before 12 o'clock, May 20.

I asked the members of the Legislature to return to Lansing to correct a mistake in Senate bill no. 96 (file No. 69), entitled "A bill making an appropriation for the State Highway Department for the payment of the additional State reward on trunk line highways, etc.," a mistake for which the Legislature was solely responsible. No other reasons were specified in my request. In complying with this request, the Legislature has simply performed a duty that it owed the State of Michigan.

This morning when the Speaker of the House and the Lieutenant Governor called upon me inquiring as to what my probable action would be in relation to the said primary bill, I answered that the bill is still under consideration. That statement still holds good. The bill is under consideration, and I have, according to law, until Monday, May 24, in which to sign or veto the bill. This right I still reserve. Furthermore, I am informed that the house has already passed a resolution adjourning until Tuesday May 25, and that resolution has gone to the Senate and is still awaiting action.

Very sincerely yours,

Woodbridge N. Ferris


Source: Fuller, George, editor. Messages of the Governors of Michigan. Volume IV. (Lansing, Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission, 1927), 691.


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