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No. 9.

IN ASSEMBLY

January 15, 1907

REPORT

To the Governor of the State of New York:

The undersigned respectfully report that in pursuance of Chapter 669 of the Laws of 1906, an Act which provides for the appointment of commissioners to inquire into the advisability of preserving the waters of the Bronx River from pollution, and of creating a reservation of the lands on either side of the river, they were appointed commissioners by the Hon. Frank Wayland Higgins, Governor of the State, and that they thereupon qualified as such commissioners and organized by the election of Madison Grant, as chairman, and James G. Cannon, as Treasurer, and that they appointed William W. Niles, Secretary, and J. Warren Thayer, Engineer. That immediately after their organization, the Board made a careful personal inspection and examination of the Bronx River from Bronx Park to Kensico Reservoir, and repeated this personal examination from time to time thereafter. That they familiarized themselves with the present condition of the stream, the improvements along

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