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OFI 1 CIA L.J
wvs of the United States
rA3r AT Tll2
rival S; s?i or Ike Hit Congress.
No. 1 An Act to strengthen tbe public
it e-i'fe rt the Fetute and Ilmsc of Rep -rf-e-t'df-ic
of the Ciilitd States if Amenta
'i'tiiti.i o;der (. remove anv doubt as
ti tii. purpose of the gnV'.'rnir.ent to dis
til :- ah just, Miii.r t i,e;s to tin' public;
er '.t.;ur. : t j I to seitie eonli.etlng q ios
ti rn a: i 1 in err relations of the Li'.vs by
v.rtae or which, tv-iea obligations h ive
h -e t e rr ic.-.!, i: is hereby oru vided and
fbv! tr.-d ;!; it Hie t.-ith of the United
S ,i'.:-s is s n. '.nn'.y pledged to the payment
l.i c .mi or its e;
i vnhm' oi' t! tiic ouoga
t;.,;i - ot' she Foi
iv.s not bearing in-
teres.. I;:, awn us LU" S aVs n.t.'.-. anl j
of a'.! the iireiv.-.i-be ir'mg obli: iuiis of '
the I. u.U-d S.ates. ex
law ii'i'li'.i! T.:n;
,).,. ,-!; of an v such
- .! v v viu'e l tii it thi
!! :- b - p ti t i:i lawi'ni money or
o :i i' c'in-icv tl.-i-i 1 a:i i .-:a'-r. lint
-'i.iii be redei.ii.'il or
!i u i'e-- ;;t .-'tell t Till
!)' C-:i viTi i o le
i;i o co!,! ;if iii,1 oDilon (o tne tioiuer. or
ii a less at sncii ;i;ae hands jf the United
i- a'es !)M:i;i: a lower 1'a'e d' irtterest
ili;, i the .'.! to b- redeemed can !x
. ,! i j.t p .; in Coin. And the United
S:.t'e- H ol.Mi-i'y '.!.'im i.s fuoh to
in ike ;'o i-a : . i at tite eariiest nractieable
) ' '
ii re u';.i )Hun of the U ailed
in e -la.
T o. r.r.Aixi:,
r . : ' j it , jH-t .v -ilativcs.
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wv to nn
. v-i a-;,
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il hi. 1 u-e o.f a lateral
1 iht!,! r.,' an 1 Potent ic
1 w 'liiti the District of
. tli-'ii o.' the j! i
r ulra s I 1 i' tin i
i ..;',, i . a noro v
i e eio'a irv o. !;..
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ia ii.e ii;n
: ';e':ee. hm use ot a lat
he V, ihiniore ami Polo
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atiiiot -d to expend!,;
.'.'ii.'rif! n i-iiia
;h ! iie.-.-.l bra.
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. wiiii tiioir
1 I e;ei-e;a : - .i v.
aid ei y o,i ;i,i t ! wllicil-
.' tWo i'OU'es h; re';l .-.t'-ig-
ii'.ia.tuy in y e.ect and de-
n i ' a
.....j-.; i ae in ; ; rsec" um oi
, a . I :
i a;, ;v,;'i (Jaroiin.i ave
n'h we.- wu: d'.y along said
I i ; i
o; in so-atii i street :
s- ! cet V. e-tw:'.r.i v to
V' , r -r V
i , . ' , ,''t.
ii.. . i - , .
a i on ,, ii . . t i . t , y ; i ni-' in ersec'ioti
ol .- :h J :i rrl w-r.l irimh street ;
S- coi'.u. j'n-ir.;r.g at same point cn i
t'le norihivu j-le.re oi' tie- ea'ern branch j
ea llli' 1 'O .Oil; IC
ft (T) I. .M su e;.
i .v. a ;.! -'ra
V, a-.i. ;:,a-.. ;
i Wtdiiil -r i ' (.
re.i t ave;;,;e i
to t in- r ! a
a; r between souih h;iii,l een per centum, payaote semi annuatiy
: iii. -ceo west ward I v be- j nud to mortgage as security ttierofor all
ii to the iut'-TM-cf ton of j the corporate rights. franchNes property,
n :?h sou'li L and ivi-t I real and personal, of whatever kind so
i ; ,.;:. ahrug s-nid Vir- ever, belonging to s;iid company.
ori':w!w.ir.iiy to s -vAU : S-c 5. A nil la it farther enacted,
-e isy a l:ne enrviisg j That, the persons, herein named as corpo-
e c.i- j
it n ti-''.' L'ov ;o '. i'.'giat i nvemi" :
. , j
le.Mt-e '.t'ii': vor.ooa tVi a.u: nor tavest- j
v.;: ii I i iii 1 i.i '-rr'.'iiuii ot .vaioh C and j
we.-r .Nt.ii'i s; r
2 i I 1 n i' th er ( ii-'ict e d
win-re the pa: i ovrn
r proper'y reij:; ired tiy
That in all eiv
.i , t , i
nn' sa ;ii jat ;:;: e ;:
(a;n ..rav caa'iai aree v.-;:l; s tal comnanv i
on t.c aoiounr ci (iamage cl'.dmed. either j
lor ;- ii 1 iatid or ii? ite; aa!s in iiie c uiln:c
ti"i of ',. at'oi ivij road e.iid a con !e;nn.i-J
'1 1 V'ii'l.lai'll
eri-b i ii! !l,e
i v e
t ie ;
it 1 pro Vt'i i v 1'iiru i- i
ry nc. cija.teon a. m
r,nd to w l.ieh H.U ar
1 ae, ! !dv v-sevoti. !
idatory. eiih- J
er .;!; v
appeal to the -itpi-eine court j
o; tne i tid ot ' o , ; ; ; j , ( i : i wilh.il tinrtv
t'. iv- from the romlPir.:: o t'ie verdict of ! described if shall be the du'y of the above
th-- j try : and in ;ti! ; es wlieft' the s tid i named corporators (a mjoiityot them
o mp oi v tii take ii:i app" il they : !i.i!l shall contmfe a quotaim for the trarisac
g;v ! e; t p'j . p .; r . -,; p n-rjcs claim ng s tion of bu-due.s, to call ;i meeting of the
and enrith-d to d uu tges iti a peivaltv ti; stockholders, at the city of Washington
le t-i d iiib'e he .-n;:i faantl b v the jury tor the purpose of electing directors of
v i h a eoiliiiou t!i,r the sod company iiie said corporation. at.d each share of
sh ill pay er (;'!-! to !.. p tid su c !i anion iif said stock o.u which the said Iwetry per
oS d oi-:'.g-' and cae, th..' oariv m iv be centum has been paid as hereiii!;ehte
iai'itU'd to r-.-.viv on t!ie jiidg;n-n; of (he provided tdiall entitle the owne- to one
s-iil sif!'";;;.' c-v,i :. wpi'iour detnv. and V'Ce. The corporators herein named snail
o'i u'i.i 'i b-aal auipie and saiiieieti!" stii-e-I desigrate a m jority of their number to
ties -I; ;;' !-, g.v.en. to be apnrov.-sl bv the act as inspectors of elections ; which ma
t'! '!'''" co-.ts-; : ami in (:,ses where I joriiy of inspectors so designated shall
or ! li iir. claimant haH ;p- 1
a. l c-ampatn-. if it s'.iuil ivciutre ?
i ..o-u.-oo ii-.' o: ttu- pvojjcriy con-dem-c-d
an-! valued as orrsaid. 'bea.rc
a a 1
shad ie- i iwiui for th-.
1 '. ia a : i :er. ter a oeia, to the jiart;.
i . .i , .
!ieres ti t l i at lea ;t double t he siim !
t ae '! v. :. :r--: ;. to he a:orovo.l I
by t!e sitpreaic c mrt. and with a con ii- with a full report of their proceedings un
ti n to pay vvt :i on: d day se.ch Mim and i !er this act. and thereupon the duties of
cos's a m ;y be -ivrarde I by the said j ihe corporators hereinbefore named shall
c en i w lda ;t lurth.-r di-I tv : an I upon the j cease and determine forever ; and there
Ueiivery or tomb r of su Ii b.md f!ie s tid t af.er the said directors, with their succes-
eoaip o;y iv ;i
Of ' iteir s :: 1 , .
nt'.t a-i i 1 he s
'..ree.t . tin
! as j;- the
' Co , - . ;a . ion
parties v .;h;i-
i . .
;iy n . i agreed
be paid for the
npon the mmi, n; r ,.,
prop.e: t y io t o u,..l
Wtiei-c .;. , ; r,.;n
fd that ia all eases !
tea tpy n:al appeal and ;
esiat. they j.jay have the i
give oeaU a
H',Vt'i' to proi
j'.; ,1' ::: ...!' " v,':!:;;,u ; i ua i
X'u,',' p'es' 'fi-oVc''-'-' " IJ',";,''r) :
" 1','., '"' '.'i 'i'"' '' no appeai ;
ty i .;
a i i a a n t a ': " t
agreed upon '.-.'upe.ii.itio-i for th
.rty retpiti'ed : in a'.i e ise w'nere th
i t :
r r .I - i:r,:: ; :j .Uii l'v'tV xnrmulvnl. together with suco other
1 1 o , i . i o : i , , t a . . , t i a i on i l ,s t a e s o a , i .i; ' . . . ,
;..ttl b e b P.. .,(,,: ,. . o...cers. agents, and employees as they
Vi- , i., t ,. ' . t ' ' ' !u"Xil Ul' t tn t- decn nocessarv. each of whom shall
tti.v.'ti ana n-'d. i nt ..... . ,, ,
O i'lV a a-i i: it a ies l ; t. !iao;i i;
C '. ' ! ii i-'ll o ) cn'icfcit
the si l Pa!;;!!i -ste U'.bl Potomac
atti ( ''.i.ii pitiv e.-el any oilier partv-
re- o ir .es -sa t, a!i i W ei it.ay eon- i or ve-ign itiim. except as bereinbebe-e
std t th.-m-dves aggrteved by tne verdict i provided tor. Th- treasu.-M- a..d ecreta
of !;ej ivy. shall hive tne ligtif to appeal : ry shall give bonds with severity as the
to th s-tprem- c air- of ihe DIstiiet oi,bard sli.Pl troin time to tiine' veq .ire.
ColaaiU: .. vrat, ti siiii! hive ,pu i-henon ; Mi enng. d the stockholders of the said
oi a.j s:;..-.! i .--. an.-t s:t tit fcir an I de i cor,. km fr tlie elee?io:i of direc'ors.
i''t tni'te ; ue :- me. aiter mo e-e to an 1 !!'-
lies waa-u, t;u. t.iiiTVftria i cl a inrv.
; r.d the i-i
j a.i ra: o; iue sa.a c-r.U't sj.uI
Sec. 4 And be it further enafef
That shU act shall take ehect from tiie
date or its p i?-vage.
Approved. March 18. ISf.O.
No. 3. -An Act lor the further security
oj' equal rig Irs in the District of Columbia.
L'c ii enacted hi the Snnte and Hmie of Rep-
ictcit i-iees of the United Siatn tf America
in C(.v-y . tixxenJeed.
That tne word white' whore-ever it
occurs in the laws relating to the District
of Columbia, or in the charter or ordi
nances of the cities of Washington or
Georgetown, and operates as a limita
tion on the right of any elector of such
District, or of either of'the cities, to hold
any ofiiee, or to be selected and to serve
as a juror, be. and the same is hereby, re
pealed, and it shall be un'.awful for any
person or officer to enforce or attempt to
enforce such limitation after the passage
of ttiii act.
Approved. March IS. ISC!)..
No. 4. An Act to incorporate the Na
tio: al Junction Railway Company.
lie it enacted hj thu Sen tte and Ihu f of Rep-
i-eeiit4tt:V(- the United states f America
in Co.'i'jre usinnitded,
Tii.it J nines A. M tgruder. John L Kid
well. C. J I . Cragim John W. Thompson,
Ualler Kiib inrti. Alexander R. Shepard.
and William II. Tenney. of the Disuicf
of Columbia, together with such other
persons as may become associated with
them for that purpose, together with their
successors, are hereby created and erect-
e i into :i body corporate and politic in
deed and in law. by the name and si tie of
ihe National Juneii n fiailway Company,
and by that name have perpetual succes
sion, and shall be able to sue and to be
sued, to plead a id be impleaded, to de-
eiolaud be defended, in the courts of law
an i equity within the District of Colum
bia, and may use a common seal, and
may adopt by-laws for the regulation of
Sc 2 And le h further enacted,
Tint the said corporation i.s hereby fully
authorlz d cud empowered to survey lo
cate, lay out, c instruct, collect tolls upon,
maintain, and enjoy a railway line, with
appuivenances and machinery necessary
for one or more tracks, within "the District
of Contnibi i. commencing at, the northern
terminu of the aqueduct bridge, in the
city d (Georgetown, or at some eiigib.e
po'mt on the .south shore of the Potomac
river above and near said bridge; thence
in a northeasterly direction by the mo.-d
feasible route cros.-ng I lock cr.-ek. enter
ing the city of Washington, ami passing
ihro.sgh ei her S. T, or U street west.
north. around Ihe city of Washington,
crossing the branches ot the city, in s.tch
a manner as not to be dangerous to pas--en-ors
and trains on either road : thence
to a point most, teas. hie on the i'otom ic
t :ver. or Uasfern branch of t ii same, a!
' ee.r the u.tvy yard, at a p..int to be
: i t r i oo by iie .Secretary of the Navy.
r.;h ihe rights powers, and privileges 'o
i c-.n-fruet the s aid road. Ihe glade;; of the
j rood to be approved by ;Lo au'horities of
the cities of Vv ash ingion and Georgetown ;
I also the privileges of loca ing and c.m-
..'t I'lii-titirf rr., ,n.l I T i . . O ...... I- . . . 1 . . .-
,,',!,,, ':i i ;.. i...
Ti, ; ... 1 o .,,,,1 I.'...,... y,U
sfeet wer. in Wa-hingion city: also a
similar deoot at some convenient, point in
, , ..,..,. ,,.,.. a .i
V t. , . I .wvi.. i.t.tl lllt.7 .,1.1. ,11 It, IHCL.
iS,c. 3. And be it further enacted.
That the capi'al stock of said National
Junction railway shall consist of five
thousand shan-s of one hundred doiia; s
j each, which shall in al! respects be deem
ed pets-mal properly, and shall be trans
ferable in such manner as the by-laws of
sr. id company shell provide.
See. 4 And le. V- f wither entitled.
hat. it aa ! ! a iwtnl f'.u- I tic n.l -.ni, in.
- - ... ........ .... ...w...-...v-.'i.
.,1 i . , ,, .. . ; ., t .. ; i i- : r 1
tii ' - ;'' ik-.u w ay t.oni jimu . ii ueeiuea
:ieees;iry. to borrow from t me to time
.-urns of money not exceeding five hun-
obed thousHixl dollars, and to issue bonds
therefor, bearing interest not exceeding
r ttors. or a m iioiaty of them, .shall, wi. Il
m ninety d ivs after the nas-ao-e and an-
. : - o I
proval of this act, meet in the city ot
Wa-'iitsgton for the p'.irpose of prcscrib-
:nr rgulation- for opening books of sub
sciijition to said capital stock, at such
times ami place as they may designate,
by nitbiic not ice? of at least, ten days in
two daily papers in the city of Washing-
ton : and said book- sha" be kept open
umil two hundred thousand dollars ot
stock shall bt; subscribed, and twenty
per cenium oa all subseripuons shall be
paid in 1 iwini money at the time of sub-
riblng. to tht
person or person.-
aitih-oii.ed by the corporators to receive
'he same: ami wlienever that amount
stiall have beeii sub-'-c: iieol. and twenty
P-'r centum oi ine s.itif niu m as aoo e
cerlify. under ilieir names, the directors
'bus duly elected, and tdiail notify them
t tiien- election and the time and place ot
'he tir-t mi'eting ot the said board of di
rec t)i's. At such meeting the abov.- cor
por itors siiaii deliver to tiiesaid directors
the book of ubscrip'.ion to the stock of
tul -National Junctioii uailw.iy ( ompany.
toiretlier with the amount n.-.td thereon.
surs or assigns, sjiail consti:u;e the said
body politic and corporate. The direc
tors thus chosen shall hold their office for
one e;r and until o hers are elected and
otiaUHed to fid their nhic.es. A m ooritv
of said directors !iall eotistifuto a quorum
fur ihe transaction ol business.
,T- . J a further enacted,
That the said directors small, at their first
mete-ng. tdect from their own number a
i, !!-;. i. .o ..i.. i ;,. ....... t i ... ti ...
,'...-n.i..,,,H4 I ItC iMt.ltl li,. 1 III Y lll.l
i a:so from time to time, elect a tieasnrer.
. . v , v. t . i. ,iit-i iiitiit ri . turn t ii iin
'- ice or po ''ioti dating the pleasure
: bon d of (Proctors. The directors
a arc power tu fill all vacancies in
b rd which may be caused bv death
i ii'ia i if : tritb.sC'ioii of huin-s.
; be n, o.-n tin-.M-i'.,
'" u ':1 annuaby. and at such o'her
t::ncs v, y.
si-.ch notice us may be
prescribed by the by-la-v2. The directors '
of tbe said corporation may require tho j
subscriber. to the-., capital .t.!ck to Dav j
the amount by them subscribed. re;-ee-'
tiveiy. at sueu time.,, m sttcti manner, and
, I, I l I I O i I I ',3 II I
iii ut.,1 una may (teem I
proper ; and i. any s iockhopJer shall rr
ittse or neglect to pay any instalment, as!
required by a resolution of the board of
directors, the said board may forfeit said
stock for non payment, and all previous
payments .shall revert in law ami iu
equity to the said corporation under such
regulations, or may sue for and collect
the unpaid ins-alments in any court of
Sec. 7. And le. it further enacted.
That the said corporation ii hereby em
powered to purchase. lease, receive, and
hold such real estate or other property as
may be necessary for accora dishing the
objects of this act, and may by their
agents, engineers, contractors, or work
men immediately enter upon, take pos
session of. and use all such re il estate
and property as may be necesstry for the
construction, maintenance, and opera
tion of said railroad and the accommoda
tions appertaining thereto. Put all real
es ate or property thus entered upon and
appropriated by sail railroad, and the
accotum tilati us appertaining iheret.j.
which are not donations shall be pur
chased by said Corporation of tin owner
or owners of the same at a price to be
mutually agreed upon between them ; and
in case of a disagreement, as to price, the
said corporation, nor the owner or owners
of such real estate or property, shall ap
ply by pothion to a justice ol the supreme
court ol the District of Columbia, particu
larly describing the property ; ami the
said justice, upon receiving such applica
tion, shall cause such no ice to be given j
to the other party as he shall deem pro-!
per and suiiioient. appointing therein aj
ume ana place tor bearing tlie parties : at
which time and place, upon proof that
the notice directed hits been given, the
saiil justice shall direct the manner of as
certaining the true va ue of said real es
tate or other property, together with the
damages which the owner or owners
thereof have sustained, or may sustain by
reason of the appropriation, occupation,
and use thereof by the said corporation :
and the said justice shall appoint not less
than three r.or more than seven competent
and disinterested commissioners, who
shall be freeholders in the District of Co
lumbia, and at least one of them shall be
a resident of the municipal corpora. ion in
which said real estate or oilier property
m iv be situated, and who shall, under!
the d.rection of said justice, view said
prem.ses or properly, take slum le.v.unoiiy
as i hey m iv deem proper, in ike appraise
ment, and (leiermine said damaires. and
report the sinie under oath an 1 in wib-j
iug to said justice. The report shall con-
tain a minute and accurate deserip ion of I
the real estate and other properly ap- !
praised, together with all the evidence!
taken by th' commissioners iu the case. I
If shall by the duty of said justice to ex
amine the report, of said commissioners,
ami upon application of either par-y he
shall give the parties a hearing in relation I
thereto; and he shall have power to in-j
crease or diminish said appraisal or dam-I
age.s ii ite si) in oecome sitisittM upon
such hearing that, injustice U is been done."
Upon proof to the sad jus-ice. to be
made within sixty days after his deterrain
a ion of pavment to the owner or owners,
or depositing to the credit f the owner
or owners, or their legal representatives,
in suji banking institution as said justice
shall direct, ihe amount of said award,
and the payment of all expenses attend
ing the same, including an allowance of
three dollars per dim to each of the
aforesaid commissioners, the said justice
shall order or deciee, particularly de
scribing said real estate or other property,
and reciting the iippraisement of d ima
ges and the mode of making it. together
with such f icts as he m iv deem pertinent ;
and Y. lwn the said order or decree shall
be recorded in the recorder's ofiiee of the
county or city in which such real estate or
oilier property is situated, the sntd corpo
ration, or its successors or assigns, shall
be legally or equitably seized and pos
sessed of such real estate or other proper
ly for the ue and for the purposes herein
before desctibed. In c ise any married
worn in. infant, idiot, insane peton. or
non resident of the district in which said
real estate or other property may be situ
ated, shall be interested in such real es
tate or other property, ihe said justice
sh 11 appoint some competent disinterest
ed person to appear beiore s iid commis
sioner and act lor and iu behalf of such
tn irried woman, infant, idiot, insane per
son, or noit-resideijf.
Sea; S And le it farther civic fed..
That if any person shall wilfully do or
cause to be done any act or acts whatever,
whereby any building, strncure. or other
work, or any engine, car. or machine, or
other property appertaining to said rail
road shall be injured, impaired, or de
stroyed, or stopped, the person or person-so
oifenduig shall be guilty of a mis
demeanor, and on conviction thereof by
any court of competent, jurisdiction shall
be punished by a tine, al ihe discretion ot
the court, of no' more than live thousand
dollars, or by imprisonment of not more
than two years, or both, at the di-cretioii
o' the court, anil also forfeit and pay to
t!ie said company, its successors and as
s'gns. the amount of damages sustained
by means of such offences, to be recover
ed by said company wiih costs of suit by
auy ac ion of debt or c ts?.
Sr." 9. And le. it further enieti'd.
That said company shad not grant to any
railroad or oilier corporation the exclu
sive right to transfer passengers or fre'ght
over said railroad : but any privilege
granted to ore corporadon shall be ex
tended to all who m iv m ike application
for such privilege on the same terms, con
ditions. and rates, and shall not sell,
transfer, or lease treir corporate rights to
any company that will not clu ck baggage
or commut' fares with all connecting
railroads upon the terms specified in this
Skc 10 And le it further enacted.
That the siid corporation shall, a t-oia as
practicable after the ele;tioii ot directors,
as hereinbefire provided, to com n -uce
and prosecute ihe work of construct inz
and equipping said railroad that it shall
be fatly completed and equipped in three ,
years from and after thu first board o! di
rectors have been elee'ed.
Skc 1 1 An I le it further enacted
That Congress shall have the right to reg
ulate the rate of fares collected oy said
company from passengers and the rate of
chaiges for transporting freight ; and all
property owned by said company shall be
subject to taxation by the proper munici
St.c 12. And ? it further ')tirt d
That this act may be at any time amended
Approved. March 20. 1SCG.
No. o. An act to abolish the ')Cice of j
chief of saff to the fj.-iiera' of th army, j
IU ii fnacted bf the Se tU and w?;.-- of Rip-
rf4;;t- it'.m f the Unit I ktalc af Auin i- j
C-J til L -'fi e fS- e.iiei a.
That ihe'otlice ol chief ot staff with the
rank of brigadier general to the General
commanding the army be, and-the t atne
is hereby abolished
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
Skc 2 And be it furt'vr enacted.
That ail laws and parts ot laws ineon as.t
eui wi h the provisions of th s act be, and
the same are hen by. p'pe led.
Approved. Aprd 3 Ifc' -'-
No. ('. An ;:Ct; to amend "An act
irguniting the teniae of certain civ. i of-Oetes.'-'
Ue it erected t-y tie Senate ar.d Hvue j
lllrrnttt.Ke 'f the U:i ii-d ."State vj
Anu iva in t"t u-- uuud,
'lhat the first and second sections of an
act entitled "An Act regulating iiie ten
ure of certain civil offices.'' passed March
two,, eighteen hundred and sixty seven,
be. and the same are hereby, repealed :
and in lieu of said repealed sections the
following are hereby enacted :
That every person holding any civil of
fice to which he has been or hereafter may
be appointed by and with the advice and
consent of the Senafe. and who .shall have
become duly quaidi-d o actiheieiu. shall
be entitled to hold s'ich ollice during the
term i'orwtdch he shal. have been appoint
ed, uuies.- sooner removed by and wi ll
ihe adrice and con-ami of the .Senate, or
by the appointment, wiih the like advice
and consent of a successor in his potcc.
except as herein otherwise provided.
Sdio. 2 And le it further enacted,
That during any rece.ss of the iSeuaie the
President is hereby empowered, ii. hi?
discre.iou. to suspend any civil officer
appointed by and with the advice and
Consent of the .Senate, ex ept judges of
the United States courts, until the end of
ihe next session of the Senate, and to des
ignate some suiiab e person, subject to be
removed in his discretion by the designa
tion of another, to perform the dudes of
such suspended officer in the mean lime:
and such person so des gnnted si a 1 take
the oa-drs and give the bonds req it red by
law to be taken and g veu by tiie uspend -d
ohicer an i snail, during ihe time he per
lorms his ditties be entitled to ihe salary
and euo'iirufufs oi' such oilice. no part of
which shall belong o the olficer suspended;
and it shall be Ihe duty ot the Piesioeul
w.thin thirty days after Ihe commence
ment ofeneh session ot the Senate, except
for any oHice which iu his opinion ought
not to be liiled to p. iminate persons to lilt
all vacancies in ofiiee which exis.ed at Ihe
meetingof the Senate, whether temporal
ily fb-ed or not. and also in tin place of all
nhici-rs suspended ; and if the Sen ite dur
ing such session .shall reluse to advise and
consent to an appointment in the place of
any suspended o'licer. thou, and not other
wise, the President shall nominate auoi her
person as soon its practicable to said ses
sion of the Senate for Paid ofiiee.
KC. 3 And le further enacted.
That sect. on three of the act Io winch
this is an am mdmetitjie amended by in
set ing alba- the woid resignation.,' in
line th ee of said section, ihe io!. owing;
or expiration of tei m of oilice.,'
Approved, A pr;l
No. 7. An act t amend an act en 5 it led
An act to provide a national currency se
cured by a pledge of L'ni'ed Sia es bonds,
and io provide lot the circulation and re
demption ihereo ', " aiiro o-red June third.
IS'.-i by eXLfud.ug ceriain penuities to ao
lie it .- reffd hy the S'cnttfe and I lunar of
'i-:,f rr. ...iUiif. (f the Chit id biaUs If
Amficu in CiiiiijrciT-i ti-i.-n-mbli'd,
'i toil, eV'-iy person wlio siiall aid or
abet any oilicer or agent oi any a .-sue: a
tion iu doing any of tier acts enum 'rated
in section tiny -live of an act. enutle.I An
act to provide a national currency .o
cund by a j.ledgeoi United States bonds,
and io prov.de lor the circulation and re
demption thereof'' approved June third,
eigh veil hundred six y-tour. with in. en!
to defraud or deceive, shai i be liah e to
tne same punishment therein provided for
the priucipa I.
Approved April fi. ISCi).
No. S. An .tei to carry into eii'eet the
convention of July four, eighteen hundred
and sixty-eight between the United States
and Mexie. . for the adjustment of C"-aim.
Ue it enacted b-i the e.-iaf.e and aii-t i f II. p
rexentiU tv if Ihe U'tVt I rs.t't of Anirr
li a in Umop-f asui-iit'ded,
't hat thi l i i.'.-itleu I sljali nominate and.
by and with the a n ice and cott-nit of the
Senate, appoint a Commissioner, on the
part ot the UePod Stales, lo hear and de
cide, conjointly with the commissioner to
be appointed on the part of I ii- republic
of iiexico. the claims comprehended in
the provisions of the convention oi July 4.
PSCcS. between the Utii'ed States it .Mexico.
Skc. 2 And l,r ii urt'ier ca't'ded.
That the compensation jf theCommissioner
.snail be at such rate no' exceeding four
thousand five hundred d bus a year in the
currency of the United rf. sites, as may be
determined by agreement between the ex
ecutive departments of this government
and of Mexico. The compensation of the
secretary to be appointed on the part of
the United S ates utid-r the provisions of
the convention, s'.i ill be at such rate, not
exceeding twenty-live hundred dollars a
year, in the currency of the United States
as shah be determined in the m inner ulore
s.iid. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted.
That, tlie President, be. and hereby is. au
thorized to appoint a suitable person as
agent on behalf of the United States to
attend th commissioners to present and
support, claims on behalf of this govern
ment, to answer claim-- in ule upon it. and
to represent, if generally in ail in afters con
nected with the inves.igi ion and decision
thereol ; the compensation of such agent
not- to exceed t?4 0 )1. shn I be determined
and allowed by the President. : and ihe
J're-ideiu is hereby authorized to mike
such provision for the contingent expenses
of the commission, and for the advances
contemplated by the sixth article of the
conveii'ion as to him shall appear reiso a
nb'e and p oper. The salaries, expenses,
advances, and the compensation to be paid
to the umpire, when determined, sh ill be
paid out of any moneys in the treasury
not odierwise appropriii.'e.l.
Skc. 4 Ami be if further enacted
Th it, the commissioner on the pari of the
United Stales. in conjunction wi;h the com
missioner on the part of Mexico, is hereby
attihorized to make all needful rules and
regulations for conducting the business of
the commission: such rules and regulation
not contravening the Constitution of the
United S bites, the provisions of this act. or
KC. 5. And le. it further enae'ed.
That the Secretary of State is hereby au
thorized and required to transmit to the
commissioner on the part of the United
States such papers and records relating to
the commission as he may deem proper, or
as may be called for by the Commission
er?: and at the termination of the commis
sion all the records, documents and o'her
papers which hive Imh-" brought before
the commissioners or which m ly be in tlie
possession of their .secretaries shall be de
posited in 'lie Department of Smie ; Previ
tled. That this section shall not b so con
strued as to prevent tlie cornnrssioner on
the part of Mexico from .ieposjUng in Ihe
Department, certified co;j. - or duplicates
of papers produced on behalf of his gov
ernment instead of originals. i
I KG 45 And le if further enae'ed,'
That upon suggestion by tH i-r par'v that,
a witness w '.; so testimony is deemed im-i
portant, re-fuses, or k unwilling '.o t'.2Ky,
if shall be couipc-enr for tbe board of
enrnnn-.om r- to s-u, a commission to seme
Habibie per. or. i to take the testimony of
tu h wiiiie.s.s. who, if in the P. died S'-i'es.
may be compelled to appear and sesaify
beiore sncii eommis.-dotiors in the same
manner as is now provided by law iu the
case of commissions issued from the courts
of ihe Pniie i States.
Approved April 7. ISfiS.
No. 9 An act to continue in force an
act entitled "An act to extend the charter
of Washingion city' and so forth.
Be if evicted ly tht Senn'e and Jit use
of Representatives of the. U. S. of
America in Congress assembled,
That the first and sixth sections of the
act entitled An act to extend the charter
of Washington city, also to regulate the
selection ot officers, and 'for other purpos
es' of tlie twenty-eigh'.h of May. I80M, be
and I he same are hereby continued in force
lor die period of one year and until Con
gress shall otherwise deferm'ne ; and that
all he other sections of said act are hereby
Approved. April 7. IS'!!).
No.lt). An act relating to freedmen'.s
Le it enacted ly the Senate and louse
of liepresentn fires of the United Stales
of A': erica in Cong esx assembled.
That the commis.-io.K-r of tne bureau of
Refugees and Freed m- u. is an Uiorizod and
tlitecii d to continue tlie treednieti s hospit
als at Kichmond, Virginia ; Vicksburg,
.Mississippi ; and in the District of Coltim
b.a, including the asylum for aged and in
firm frecdiiien and for orphan children :
Pv willed. That the expense thereof shall
be paid by the commissioner out of moneys
heretofore appropr-afed for the u-r of the
bureau: And procidtd fuelier. That said
hospitals shaii be discontinued as soon as
may be pracicab e in the discretion of the
President of the United States.
approved. April 7, lSeiJ.
No. ll.--.n Act making appropriations
to supply deficiencies in the apropri dions
for the service of government for ihe lis
cal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen
hundred and sixty nine, and nd.liuoii.il
appropriations tor the year ending June
thirtieth, eighteen hundred, and seventy,
and Icr other purposes.
Zr it r.rtcttd b j the Senate and I foil -e of
R'pn- ? ut it v r; o f the United Stales of
America i i Cnigre.i ass hi'jf d,
'thai the following sum-- be. and the
same are heieby, appropriated, out ot
any money in tlie treasury not oiherwi-e
appropriated, f-r the service of the ft-cal
year ending June thir ie.h. eighteen hun
dred and SiX' v-uine. for the objecis herein
after expressed, namely:
TKIiASi K V Pl-ii'AKTMKN T.
For the pay o! superiuiendent. watch
men, laborers and -all oilier employees iti
the treasury bui ding, and the fire other
buildings occupied for the use of th"
Treasury Dep irm.-ni under ihe charge of
sti l supei-iii en lent, thirty three housnnd
seven hundred and ninety live dollars.
For iigutiug the ab-.ne six b. Hidings,
three thousand two hundred and live dol
lars. For incidental expenses of the said
build ogs. three thousand dollars.
For luriii'uie and repairs, of furniture,
ten thousand doll us.
For sata! y ot temporary clerks in the
Treasury Department, at such rates as the
Secretary of ' he I reasury may deem just
and reas uiable. thiriv live thousand dol
lars. For salaries and expenses of collectors,
assessors, assir-tant assessors, supervisors,
and detectives, together with the ex
penses ol carry ing iuio etf'oet the various
provisions of the several acts providing I
internal revenue, excepting items other-
wise provided for. I wo m.llions ot' dollars. ;
For deo'ci ing and bringing lo trial arid
punishment persons guilty of violating
ife in ertial revenue laws or conniving
at the same, in ca t-s where such expenses
are not odierw.se provided for by law.
fifty thousand dollars.
rosr iiKKtc:-: p!-:jaut.msxt.
To supply the deh-ienev icaused by the
defalcation of F. P. 0 msn ad. disbursing
clerk) iu the appropriations for blank
books and stationery, fuel and lights, and
lights for the general post office buiiding.
including the Si.vrh Auditor s ofiiee. re
pairs of the building, furniture, p ipering.
painting, fifing up pei m mem c ises lor
tiling p ipers ; for pay of engtin er. lore
man and laborers ; for iibrary purposes
it- r-Il'-'ins. ami for miscellaneous items
for. y seven ihous.md tloilars.
For temporary clerks for quarter end
iug thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and
s.xty-nine, thirteen thousand and eighiy
For temporary e'erks' salaries for the
month of March, seven thousand five hun
dred dollars. And the Secretary of the
Treasury is directed to turn over to the
Post Cflice Department, which shall re
ceive and Use the same, the envelopes
pritre 1 in the Treisury Department for
the dead letter ofii;e.
HOf.SK Or 1 1 1 i 1 ' ! 1 K S E XT A T 1 V Fi S
For compensation of the document file
clerk, an diorized by resolution of Febru i
ry twenty-eight, eighteen hundred and
s.xtv-eight the sum of SaX hundred dol
That the resolution of tlie House of
Representatives ol March third, eighteen
hundred ami !i ly seven g vitig Dmit i
Puck compensation for preparing list of I
appropriations, and so forth, is hereby ex
tended to his successor iu ofiiee ; and that
there be. and is hereby appropriated, out
of any money in the ireisury not, other
wise appropriated, such a sum as may be
necessary to carry out the provisions ol
the said resolution.
For additional compensation to the
reading clerks, as provided by act of
Match three, etgh'.eeu hu ldred and six'y
n ne, Ihe sum of one thousand nine hun
dred and sixty nine ddUrs and ninety
two cents ; and also a sum sufficient to fix
the pay of the clerk in charge of the en
grossment and enrolment of the Ilou-se
biils and joint resolutions at the smir rate
as that of the reading clerks, covering the
same period of their increased pay.
For the usual additional compensation
to the reporters of the Sena'e for the Con
gressional Glob..' for reporting the pro
ceedings of the Senate for the first session
of ihe forty first Congress, four hundred
dollars each, two thoii-iiid dollars.
For the usual addi ional compensation
to ihe repor ers of the House for the Con-gres-iona!
Globe for reporting the pro
ceeding-, of the House for the first session
of the forty-first Congress, four hundred
dollars each, two thousand eight hun
For pages and temporary mail boys,
six thousand lour hundred dollars.
To supply deficiency for Ihe compensa
tion of tbe assi-nani librarian of ihe House
from March fourth, eighteen hundred and
sixty-nine, to July firs:, eighteen hundred
and sixty-nine two hundred -and twenty
three dodars and twenty con s.
For car. age, five thousand live hundred
For miscellaneous items, twenty thou
s md dollars.
For the. purpose of defraying the ex
penses of the Joint Committee on Ue
irenehmetit. the sum of rive thousand
dollars: Provide I. That said appropria
j tion sh .11 be drawn from !he Ireasnry on
the order of ihe Set-re, my of tlie Seea'o.
and d.sbursed ttroler. and subject in a'.!
j respects to, the p ovi.-Ions of the jo.nt
j re-oiii ioti of January 1 weu'y-second.
eie.ii een hunanm an t six'y seveti.
For packing-boxes for the Senate, five
hundred ami tor'y tour dollars.
w a i : t k a . r m ii r.
For the purpose ol paying t lie premiums
awarded to certain arciiiteeis of the coun
try, for plans submitted by them tor a
new W;ir department building, six thou
For the salary of the solicitor and na
val judge advocate general from July
first, eighteen hundred and sixty nine, to
June thirtieth, eighteen hund ed and sev
enty, three thousand five hundred dol
To enable the Secretary of the Trensury
to pay G. G. Cushman. in accordance
win tne act ot uecem ,er iitteen, eighteen
hundred and si.x-y-e.g;if. tbe balance found
due htm bv the l- itth Auditor of the
reasury. nine hundred ana iorty-elght
m- ,a,!.. ...... c. ..., , ..r ... . t...
with tlie act of December fifteen, eighteen
i ii iiiaoie uu- oo;i t. uiij i'i ine iu;:uior;
j'lii t.il.tst- til u I I II. 1 . t "it 1J tliiO O lil
p iny two thou-iand copies of the Ibieenth
volume of the United Sa:es Statutes
at Purge for distribution. agree
ably to the acts of Congress d. reefing the
d.s-ribution of the other volumes seven
For rent of building occupied for gov
ernment u.ses by clerks of the Pension
Office, nine hundred and sixty nine dol
lars and fifty cents.
For compensation of clerks in ihe office
of the surveyor general of Minnesota,
three thousand eight, honored dodars.
S o 2. And le it further enacted.,
That the following sums, or so much
thereof as tn iv be necessary, are he; eb v
. . -.. . . .. . .
appropriated tor the service ol the Hs..al
veiir ending June
h u ii-
died and sevent v.
rit cvsrav p;-i
For salary of temporary clerks in tin
Treasury Department at
prescr.bed by law for other cb-rks iti said
- . ... . . .
department lor idee dtrn
uml twerp y th:usand d;)!!
1 ... 1 k
Mliee oi the First Comp 1 roller
eor at hiiona! salary hereby allowed
to the First Comp'rola-r of the tieiisury
VAUwn hundred do iars and the said saia-
rv is hereby established at live thousand
dollars per annum from the first d iv of
July, eigii'een hundred and s;xfv i.i.;
and a stun stillicii nt io pay the same is
hereby appropriated up to July iirt.
eighteen hundred and seventy.
For six clerks of cla-s four, eight clerks
rd' class three, seven clerks of class two.
lour clerks of c! iss one. six copvis's
ass'i-mut nii'.ssenger. iind oni
i'ort v five thot
Olfi -e of t'ie Second C-omptridier
For lour clerks of cl
o ir c
ol class three, eight
and nine clerks of class
thir! v fi v e
:hous:n six hundred d "'hit's,
(hli.-e of the First Auditor :
For one clerk ot cl t-s four, and Ihre
clerks oi class two. siv thou-, uid dollars.
O .ice of the Second Auditor :
For one hundred clerks of c'ass me
one hundred and twenty i fneisand dollars:
I'mcitltd. That iii! c'tetks employ ed ia ihe
otTiee of the P iym is'er (Jeueral. in per
torming any of the dudes transferred by
the act of March third, eighteen hundred
and .-dxty-niue. from his office to that o!
tne r-nM.'otiu .auditor ol tue treasury, shall
not be coiu itra-il alter May first, eig'.iteeii j
hundred and sixty-nine. ! i
p iym nt oi the neces'-s-arv e
j.enses incurreil ia deiendiug
against the Secreiarv of the Troa-n
or j -,
his agents f r tin-seizure of captured and
ab.iml onetl property in the late insurrec
tionary districts, and for the defence ol
the L intod States against subs for ami in
respect io such property in the Court oi
Claims, twenty-five thousand dollars.
Construction branch of the Treasury
For consfruefson of custom -house n'
Portland. Maine, seventy thousand do!
For completing the custom house a:
Ogde nsburgh. New York, thirty seven
thousand five hundred dollars.
For removing the hydraulic we'gh's
and consiruciion of northwest, stais wav in
tri'iisurv building, ti
i in v
uoiiars : l rovnlcu lhat any porn m oi
the sums apj.u ojiiiated in the three pre
ceding items which may be necessary,
and a'so any portion of the amount ap
pr ipriated for the court house at Spring
ik-ld. Illinois, by "An act making appro
priations forsnndr; civ il eype.-ises of (he
governnvnt for the year ending June
thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy
and for other purposes. ' approved March
third, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine
may be expended during the current id
For heating apparatus and repairs o'
same for public buildings, twenty thou
I NTKRiOTt PPil'ATtT V. K XT.
For campetis niori of lemporarv clerks
in the otlice ol iiie Indian bui-ean tweivy
nine ihousitid foui- bun Ired dollars, lie
ing for one clerk of class three, s 'veil oi
cl iss two. twelve of class one. and lour
copyists at nine hun bed dollars per an
num. For compensation of (wo addi' ional
examiners iu the Patent Ofiiee, at two
thousand five hundred dollars each, lire
For twenty-one clerks class fwo. in the
Patent Office, at fourteen hundred dollars
each, twenty-nine thousand four hundred
For fourteen clerks class one. in the
P. tent Office, at twelve hundred dollars
etch, sixteen thousand eight hundred
POST OFI-tCf! PR PA RTM i-i NT.
For temporary .clerks in the Post Ofiiee
Department,. fhir!y-tvvo thousand dollars.
llOtSH OF It K I K K S K XTATiVKS.
For compensation of ihe document: file
clerk authorized by resolution of Pebrua-
ry twenty-eight, eighteen hundred and
sixty-eight, one thotisand es
For iiicrease.l compensation to the two
readme- clerks authorized bv ;,et of f
..:...! ....... i i . j
iioiu. i-iiiiri-.i liu in. i ei.i ami sixiv-mne
eight hundred and sivtv-tour dollars
For salary of chief justice and two as -
sociates in tne lerritorv of Idaho i t
creased py act of .M trch two. ei-dib
hu, ideed and sixty-seven, th ee thousand
For salary of chief justice and two as
socia'es in the Territory of Montana, in
creased by act of March two. eighteen
hun Ired and sixty-seven, three thousand
For the per diem and mileage of the
members of the territorial assembly of
the 'Territory of Washington at, its second
biennial session which meets on the fit
Uondav- in December, ei-diteei; hui'.di-'id
and sixt v-nine. an 1 for thU iiwf I.mio.i
penses of the same, twelve thousand dol-
Sf.c 3. And belt, farther ennchd.
Tl... w.. ... i. . , ,
dha so much oi (ne act approved M irch
tlittd oighteen hundred uml si:.: . -nine
"nuking appropriations for sundry civil j
expenses of tiie governtr.ent for the year:
thirtieth, eighteen band red
approp! i ite
survey big t
r ... 1
twenty thaus;u;( doiiurr
e public lands in ;j.. s
" j-'i 1 Ti
IS so so ouo.'CU ;;S io antii-oni
ed ;;s to
id so :
en !Lohs in.! ,'ice. l.oa,,;" .'"i:y
1 i I '
, .. " "". U I'i,
a icii ot the act arruv.v.s.i o
... , . , . i .tj
i,i;n.'!i ed and sivt,. '
making appropriations for tie; wi''
tive. executive, and Judicial expon-J1'
the government for the year endiaV
thirtieth of June, eighteen hundrf a-"
seventy'' as appropriates two tl1(,ls. jj!
five hundred dollars for clerks in the 07
of the surveyor general of Minnesota"4'?
so modified as to appropriate in a;
Sec 4. And le it further cnoctir
That the salary allowed by law to tK
consul at Bangkok shalf be. paid with 'X
limitation contained in the second sect:'--,., -
of the Act making appropriation f . k
the consular and diplomafic expen?
the government, for the year ending j '
thirtieth, eighteen hundred and s,.
a;i; tor ;,,. purposes." approved Ml
lhhvL hundred and sixtv-V :h
.,t dt.,pll.,;.! ; mvh si:ms as Ina; 'V,'
. hvK.u heu.:uiulv p-dd on account t,f I . '
i c .- i j .t r ,i '"''rv.
t oF.c . Ann be it 1 urthcr em.r- i
And le it further cii'.c'A
'. ti, ti,., . ... .,.ni ,.r !.... ,i
i , , , . " . ,
! ,i.i uu, jjijjiwjin.il 'n ji liiiet'il luiill;a!1(j
nnii. lis iiu 1.1.(11 """'"fS ine oiK0t
: ... l fi'i: .t. - . . ? .. i . S" uU- ;
iug auo uiiiug me; oiijHHM grounds. an
propria -ed in An act unking apjinn',-
aliens for sundry civil expenses 'of f
government tor flie year endin? hvw
thirty, eighteen hundred and seYinh
approved March three, eighteen hu,.'j,'( '
atid .sixty-nine, hhai! be e"xended muu"
the direction of the arclntect of the C
tol extension. 1
Si-jo. F. And I? if. further ence'ed '
That the act -approved .Maiah thirc, (;.'.
j teen humlred and Sixiy-tiine, ci'ii1 -
i" A'1 making appropriations to saja.i..
i tP'f'eienci.'s iti the appropriations for f,
i S(,i'v!ci' :t th' fC" comment for Ihe h.
, a r ...... ; t a .a., i
1 oo..,.u o ..n.,- um iy . i-i-uieeu nu u ,
be so ametideil
I clause of said
usa tor ot ner pe.rp .
s lo insert in the ,-( c ru
ict ittter tne words
salary of on.? it
each per year,"
fovo the 'first
, . ,
i v '"'' 111 ,a Ci;i;-- uf 1
j ,11101 such atuouui in auuitmii to
I anion!! appropriated ia an act en;
j" An act making appropriations f
eg.sit.tive. executive, ami judicial
;en-e.s of the government lor the
I f e
g June thirty.
seven' v.'' ap'.iro ed
hundred ami sixty nine, for fuel, lg!i!.,
labor, and miscellaneous ib f.-is. a p-. v
be nece.-s.try to pay the said
is le'reby iiporieiriafed.
EC. . Ann te n 1 urti.er cv.-r':1
there shall be
Interior, wlio fh.;
t!i of ti;
rite such o
lit! Y tn' ass
of tlie Pre
is mg laws
Igned lo him i v
ami w;io s
;ien as is i
e -.V i 1, d I)'.
eg. and a sum sufficient
for the reinain-.Ser of ih
pav su :ii -.t i,trv I
tOi the next fiscal
year is hereby u
! Skc. a. And be it
That the two clerks o
j oiliee of education and;
I eu.i-led An act makii
i'i tie in :
inzed by rn ;
i oii' tie ic
itive. exeCiU.ve. an-1 jU'ft.
the government for the vi
thirtieth ot June, t-iu'litf
i he.ni.lred and seventy
ired. aiiti six'y
. i W
ii V il
i atid ji.tr:
ymetit of a
- in';; iiam o i" tjilit' o
suuli. afu-r tUe co!!i!neiii:e:ii
die lii'X- iise.tl year, be repealed.
Sr.c. '.). And be if. further en
l ha, iiie Secretary of War be. and
iereby. author:.-' 1 io make the nee J- '
t'.'.tt-trrs ot appropriations from nn t .
iistricts having an exec-s of up iirtepn.i-
carry into off.
ion taws tit d:sti ic!s which are
t I C 1
leficient in the ammm: necessary
i ry it
o effect said laws.
(' !( A .l 7- If f.y flrr r,irf.-l
s . . - . J ;S . J 'M, C ( t- I' M II. I l I ' ' '
Thar the Washington (Pas-light Coir' a
tie. and they ana hereby, required to in
crease their rate d discount for pien,
payment to eighteen and t hree-fo-irth-'"r
ceitt. f t-oiu and after the first day u.
Approved, Apiil 10, IsG'J.
No. 13 A j act sinthorzi!!? the pubin--ion
of t c co stiiations of V i r.ci uia , M
si p , and Texns, to u vote of the people w
leitiid, iA .g the i lea tion of State oftlcei &, I
vi led liy tin- -;i;d coiistiti.tics, and n .
b i s of t "ongress.
he it enacted Iv the Sen a fe and Ir
of ttep ese nl nt ices of (fie United SLi
of Amc-icn in (arngress assembled,
That tlie Presi ier.t f the Pn'ttc! it '
at s, ,c!i ti ue as h - may deem bsf f rtt
pnbhc iiitere: i. i--.iv submit tbe constitnt
winch was ft ;. . -
iy the convention w
met u Hi lo ,- Virginia, on Tue-dav,
itnrd iay oi i.'-i-e eher, one thousand t..
titiiidr d and sixt v-swets to the votets
said State, l egi.-t red at the date of Saul -mission,
tor i ;itirication or rej.'i tioa ; a"1
ay also subtn t to a separa e vote such jr-c
v sinus o s od constitution as he mnv if f i
b sr. mi ii vote to b; taken ci th r upon f t
of toe ii I pi nvis! -ns alone, or in cunne t1
wit'n 'tie other portions of said cOi.stituh
s the President niay direct. i
; Sec 2. And be il fur 'her enctf
1 iiiat at. tlie same clec-pm tiie voters tjt
s aie may vote tor and elcet. memfie s at" -geaeiai
;,s-i !:,! of s id Stale, and a 1
olll -er- o' -aid State rovide-.l for by t! c ,
-onsiit dian, and m tubes of ( "o igress, v- f
t e otii er con.m n;ling tb-j c'istnet i '
gmia shal can.- lhcl sts d" i eisier A ' '
o- said .ituU; . to l.e tcvised, enlarged, .H'-:--cor.
e, ted prior to such t lert i an, a ceo il ' -t
I !W. ai.d to ' t!-:at purpo-c may uyy 1
su. h registrar as he may deem iic 1 1
Ami said el.ti ms shall he held and :t u'
thereof made ia the manner pr vided bv t
,ic.s of i iinj; cnnmunly Called tiie it .3
struct on .;cts.
c 3. And le it further enic''"
i That (he President of the IJtrtcd Stan
I VA 1 1;e nnoitier submit ibe const tut o
Tex.i-i to du-
vol, rs of
dd State :tt
as he may u.oV-
1 tll!,,e an'1 111 ' ch manner
! e l!icr ,i,e iilue eon-titution, or
i . i i l-
prov ded iti
1 ii sit. see:.'.. in or tt wo -mi .it i os.r ict 1
; - ' , ' a,,,
i . . '
t m tlie Veters may v ,te for an 1 c!e i
mlii- nrt!,i, !...,'.w..t.s,. .,.,1 ,.; ft f S lit'
j oflicers p. o vided lo - in said cotistitutioa.
.! members of ( eer j- I'rr.ri le I -ts". P:
i ai.'"f i Lv.
no elceiiin shall b- held in
i i exas fbr any purpose until tue Pre-
Ulf. a ts.
(i. 4. And le it further ennc't f
Thitt V.e Presid-nt tf the Uuifed States " '
m idco man u r resubmit the ce!istia-.tiet
Missis.si;,;) to the v.itt- s. f said Statu at
tim atid in i- uc ; tiiunii -r as he fuay ot-"-' '
either the e dire cunstitut on or sep
-yi c jsioas of ihe sa ue, us pn-vided m J-
1. 1st section of t.hi; act, to a seoarat-j v tc .
and ;it ihe same election th voter- n -v
te for and lea the m inbcis of tlie '(-
t bit tie aid ud the -tate cftit-ers pn.viae
i in said coiistitut.oni and niembers o t--
rL'"s . ... , ,
j i-EC .' And be it further ence.t
( f , tt 1
; laiitii-t! at.-ucn i le Hon, tlie leg ."' ,:
j ,jie vsjate so rat ifvi..-, ele, ted as pr-v
-,.. tn uo r.r. sh.-l.d asmhlf at the cit-ilJ
t said Stale oa tiie fuurta Tuesday afur t'r
oLajid pro .iiilg,itio;i of such ratio ;ita ' " I
' th2 iriliiary ofiicer commaidiug in said
and soveniv. and for oilier