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Session Laws, 1914
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No. J.

Requesting the Senators and Representatives in Congress from
Maryland to use all honorable means to secure the location of
the proposed United States steel armor plant, at Annapolis,

WHEREAS, The proposition is now on foot to establish a United
States Steel Armor Plant; and

WHEREAS, For the following reasons, Annapolis, in Maryland,
pre-eminently, is the most suitable site for said establishment:

FIRST—Because here is the United States Naval Academy,
where the midshipmen of the United States Navy are educated
to be officers in the Naval Service of the country, which midship-
men will, in time, become the managers of said plant, and now,
in their novitiate they can become acquainted with the work
of the factory which may be made part of the curriculum of
the Academy.

SECOND—Here is located the Post Graduate School of the
Naval Academy, where naval officers are now being instructed
in highest branches of naval science. With the Naval Experi-
ment Station there, the armor plant may be readily made a part
of the course of instruction of the Post Graduate Course.

THIRD—The Government, at Greenberry's Point, now owns
sufficient grounds, near Annapolis, for the establishment.

FOURTH—The water, adjacent to Greenberry's Point, is ten
fathoms deep. Thus, there is ample waterfront fit for the largest
vessels and ships of the Navy.

FIFTH—There are two railroads to Annapolis that can give
ample railroad service for materials that will be needed at the

SIXTH—The plant, located at Annapolis, will be almost di-
rectly under the eye of the Navy Department, and will be
readily accessible from Washington.

SEVENTH—With the erection of the contemplated fortifica-
tions at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, the plant will be pro-


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Session Laws, 1914
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