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Compensation ties, be sworn that they will carefully examine the accounts existing beof commissiontween the United States and the State of Indiana, and that they will
, to the best of their ability, make a just, true, and impartial statement thereof, as required by this act. They shall receive such compensation for their services as may be determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, not ex.
ceeding ten dollars per day for each commissioner. Provisions of Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of this act shall this act to apply apply in every respect to the State of Ohio, and the same proceedings Ohio.
shall be had for ascertaining the amount due the said State of Ohio, as are herein provided for ascertaining the amount due the State of Indiana, and for the payment of such amount, when ascertained under the limita
tions and restrictions of this act, a sufficient sum is hereby appropriated. Appropriation. Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That a sufficient sum is hereby ap
propriated to carry this act into effect.
APPROVED, March 29, 1867.
March 29, 1867. CHAP. XV.- An Act to grant to the American Atlantic Cable Telegraph Company, of
New York, the Right of Way and Privilege to lay, land, and operate a Submarine Tele graph Cable on the Atlantic Coast of the United States, and establish Telegraph Commu nication between the United States and Europe, via the Bermudus and Azores Islands.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United American At- States of America in Congress assembled, That the American Atlantic lantic Cable Tel- Cable Telegraph Company, of New York, be, and are hereby, vested egraph Company may lay and with the right, power, and privilege, having acquired the necessary land operate cables
therefor, to lay, land, and operate their cable or cables on the Atlantic on the Atlantic coast, except,
coast, except the coast of Florida, within the jurisdiction of the United &c.;
States, and the right, power, and privilege so to lay, land, and operate their cable or cables shall be vested in the said American Atlantic Cable
Telegraph Company for the period of twenty years from the approval of to commence this act: Provided, That the said company shall commence active operaoperations in two years;
tions within the space of two years from the approval of this act. may lay and Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the American Atlantic Cable operate cables in Telegraph Company, having acquired the necessary land therefor, shall on the Atlantico have the right, power, and privilege to lay, land, and operate their cable coast, except, or cables within any of the harbors, waters, inlets, towns, and cities on the &c.
Atlantic coast, except the coast of Florida, offering the most practical and convenient landing, and to construct or erect all the necessary fixtures to
accomplish the object of this act. The govern
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the government of the United ment to have the States shall at all times have the preference in its use; upon terms that use of the cables. may be agreed upon between the Postmaster-General and the said com
pany. This act may Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That Congress shall have power to be altered, &c. alter, amend, or repeal this act.
APPROVED, March 29, 1867.
March 29, 1867. CHAP. XVI. - An Act to establish a Port of Delivery at Chester, Pennsylvania.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Chester, in the States of America in Congress assembled, That Chester, in the district district of Phila- of Philadelphia, shall be a port of delivery, and a surveyor shall be apport of delivery: pointed, who shall reside at said port of delivery and receive a salary of
five hundred dollars per annum.
APPROVED, March 29, 1867.
March 29, 1867. CHAP. XVII. – An Act to increase the Force in the Patent-Office.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Adlitional States of America in Congress assembled, That the commissioner of patprincipal and assistant exam
ents is authorized from time to time to appoint, in the manner already provided for by law, such an additional number of principal examiners, iners may be first assistant examiners, and second assistant examiners, as may be re
appointed in the
patent-offico. quired to transact the current business of the oflice with despatch: Provided, That the whole number of such additional examiners shall not Proviso. exceed four of ea class, and that the total annual expense of the patentoffice shall not exceed its annual receipts.
APPROVED, March 29, 1867.
CHAP. XVIII. An Ad to incorporate the Lincoln Monument Association.
March 29, 1867. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United See post, p. 256. States of America in Congress assembled, That Alexander H. Randall, The Lincoln James Harlan, Alexander Ramsey, Nathaniel P. Banks, Sidney Perham, Monument AssoJohn Conness, John T. Wilson, Godlove S. Orth, Delos R. Ashley, Hal- ciation in Washbert E. Paine, Charles O'Neill, Burt Van Horn, John F. Driggs, Fred- incorporated. erick E. Woodbridge, Jacob Benton, John Hill, Shelby M. Cullom, Thomas A. Jencks, Orin S. Ferry, N. B. Smithers, Francis Thomas, Samuel McKee, Horace Maynard, John F. Benjamin, Rufus Mallory, Sidney Clarke, Daniel Polsley, Walter A. “Burleigh, John Taffe, and their successors, are constituted a body corporate in the District of Columbia, by the name of the Lincoln Monument Association, for the pur- Object of tho pose of erecting a monument in the city of Washington, commemorative corporation. of the great charter of emancipation and universal liberty in America. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the persons named in the first
First trustook. section of this act shall be the first trustees of the corporation, and shall have power to fill vacancies in their number, and to add to their number, Vacancies. not exceeding one from each State in the Union. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That said corporation shall have
Property of power to own and control such property as may be necessary for the car- corporation. rying out of the objects of the association. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That said corporation shall have
Collection of power to collect money, and to make such rules and regulations as they money. may deem necessary or expedient.
Rules and regSec. 5. And be it further enacted, That said corporation shall have
Officers and power to appoint a president, a vice-president, a secretary, a treasurer, board of manaand also a board of managers, consisting of not less than seven nor more gers of the cor
poration. than thirteen, who shall have a general control of the affairs of the association, and who may be selected from persons not included in the list of corporator[ator]s. The treasurer shall execute a bond in such penalty as
Bond of treasmay be required, conditioned for the safe-keeping of the funds of the cor- urer. poration which may come into his hands, and for the faithful discharge of the duties required of him.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the property of said corpora- Property to be tion held or occupied by them for the uses and purposes of their incorpo- held for what ration shall be exempt from all taxes to be levied under the authority of uses;
to be exempt the United States, or of any municipal corporation within the District of from taxes. Columbia. Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That Congress may at any time here
This act may after repeal, alter, or amend this act.
be altered, &c. APPROVED, March 29, 1867.
CHAP. XX. -- An Act to authorize the Appointment of certain Watchmen, and for other March 30, 1867.
Purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the eight watchmen on the Sergeants-atdome of the Capitol, at the congressional stables, the gate-keeper, and ate and House watchmen of the grounds surrounding the Capitol, be hereafter appointed to appoint cerby the sergeant-at-arms of the Senate, and the sergeant-at-arms of the tain watchmen
House. That the officers aforesaid be also authorized to appoint three
additional watchmen, one for each of the eastern porticos and the carriagePay of watch- ways under the same. Each watchman so appointed shall receive an an
nual compensation of one thousand dollars, payable on the order of the
sergeant-at-arms of the Senate and the sergeant-at-arms of the House, or Appropriation either of them, and the amount of money necessary to pay said watchfor present fiscal men from the date of their appointment until the end of the present fiscal year;
year be, and the same is hereby, appropriated. for next fiscal For the compensation of said watchmen for the fiscal year ending June year;
thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, the sum of eleven thousand
dollars is hereby appropriated. for additional For the compensation of an additional lieutenant and private of the oficer and prin Capitol police, authorized to be appointed by the presiding officers of the police. two houses of Congress, from the date of their appointment until the close
of the present fiscal year at the rate paid others of the same grade, sc much money as may be necessary is hereby appropriated, and for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight,
the sum of thirty-three hundred dollars is hereby appropriated. Sergeant-at- The sergeant-at-arms of the Senate and the sergeant-at-arms of the arms of Senate House are hereby authorized to select a pattern for a uniform for the lect pattern and Capitol police and watchmen, and furnish to each member of the force furnish uniform two suits per year, at a cost not to exceed fifty dollars per suit, and also to police and watchmen, at
to furnish said force with the necessary belts, arms, and so forth, at a cost what price; not to exceed twenty dollars per man, and the amount of money necessary
belts, arms, to carry this provision into effect is hereby appropriated out of any money &c.
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, payable upon the certificate Appropriations. of the officers above named. One half of the moneys hereinbefore appro
priated shall be paid into the contingent fund of the Senate, and the other
half into the contingent fund of the House of Representatives. Sergeant-at- Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sergeant-at-arms of the arms to make rules, &c. to Senate and of the House of Representatives are authorized to make such secure the Capi- rules and regulations as they may deem necessary to preserve the peace tol from deface- and secure the Capitol from defacement and for the protection of the pubmay arrest and lic property therein, and shall have power to arrest and detain any person deta in persons violating said rules, until such person can be brought before the proper rules
, u.11,9&c. authorities for trial, without further order of Congress. Appropriations
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all moneys appropriated for for Washington the Washington aqueduct and for the other public works of the District aqueduct, &c. how to be ex
of Columbia shall be expended under the direction of the Secretary of pended.
War. This act may Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That all laws inconsistent with this be altered.
act are hereby repealed.
APPROVED, March 30, 1867.
March 30, 1867. CHAP. XXI. - An Act amendatory of the organic Act of Colorado Territory.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Sessions of the States of America in Congress assembled, That hereafter the sessions of legislative as the legislative assembly of Colorado Territory shall be biennial. Memsembly of Col. bers of the council shall be elected for the term of four years, and memorado Territory to be biennial. bers of the house for the term of two years, and shall receive the sum of
Term of mem- six dollars per day instead of three dollars heretofore allowed, and shall bers of the council and of the also receive the same mileage now allowed by law. house.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That each house shall have author. Pay and mile
ity to elect, in addition to the officers now allowed by law, an enrolling age.
Each house clerk, who shall receive five dollars per day. The chief clerk shall remay elect an en- ceive six dollars per day, and the other officers elected by said legislature Pay of clerks
shall receive five dollars per day each. and other offi- Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the members of the legislative cers.
assembly elected at the general election of said Territory in the year
Members eighteen hundred and sixty-seven shall compose the first legislature under to be the first this act, and said legislature shall meet at the time now fixed by law for legislature unthe meeting of the legislative assembly of Colorado Territory.
der this act.
Legislature to APPROVED, March 30, 1867.
CHAP. XXII. -- An Act for the Support in Part of the National Soldiers' and Sailors' March 80, 1867.
Orphun Home in the District of Columbia. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be, and is hereby Appropriation appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropri- in part of the ated, for the support in part of the National Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphan National Sol
diers' and Sail. Home, in the District of Columbia, organized under an act of the twenty
ors' Orphan fifth of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, amended by the act of the Home, and how twenty-second of February, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, to be ex- to be expended. pended under the direction of the officers of said institution, five thousand
1866, ch. 249.
1867, ch. 62. dollars.
Vol. xiv. pp. APPROVED, March 30, 1867.
CHAP. XXIII. An Ad extending to the State of Nebraska the Provisions of an Act March 30, 1867.
relating to Agricultural Colleges. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the grant made by law Land granted
to Nebraska for of the second day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, to each State,
agricultural col. of land equal to thirty thousand acres for each of its senators and repre- leges. sentatives in Congress, for the purpose of establishing agricultural col- 1862, ch. 180.
Vol. xii. p. 503. leges, is extended to the State of Nebraska in the same manner as if
1866, ch. 209. Nebraska had been a State of the Union at the date of the passage of Vol. xiv. p. 208. said law.
APPROVED, March 30, 1867.
CHAP. XXIV. - An Act to provide in Part for grading the Public Grounds, and for March 30, 1867.
other Purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of twenty thou Appropriation
for grading pubsand dollars is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not
lic grounds, otherwise appropriated, to be expended by the Secretary of the Interior removing buildunder the supervision of the architect of the Capitol extension, in grading, ings, &c. filling up, removing buildings, and improving the public grounds and streets around the Capitol.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all repairs and alterations of the Repairs, alterCapitol building shall be made under the direction and supervision of the ations
, &c; to be architect of the Capitol extension.
whose direction. APPROVED, March 30, 1867.
CHAP. XXVII. – An Act supplementary to an Act entitled "An Act making Appropri- July 19, 1867.
ations for sundry Civil Expenses of the Government for the Year ending June thirty, 1867,ch.167,4 10. eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and for other Purposes," passed March second, eighteen Vol.' xiv. p. 467. hündred and sixty-seven.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the concluding proviso Printing in of section ten of the act described in the title hereof shall not be held to the Treasury prevent the necessary printing, as heretofore done, in the Treasury its bureaus, how Department and the bureaus thereof, by their own employees; but the may be done. number of persons employed in this service shall not be increased.
APPROVED, July 19, 1867.
July 19, 1867. CHAP. XXVIII. - An Act for the Relief of certain Soldiers and Sailors therein desig
nated. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Certain sol States of America in Congress assembled, That no soldier or sailor shall diers and sailors be taken or held to be a deserter from the army or navy who faithfully not to be deemed deserters from served according to his enlistment until the nineteenth day of April, the army or na- eighteen hundred and sixty-five, and who, without proper authority or their citizenship.
leave first obtained, did quit his command or refuse to serve after said Forfeitures of date; but nothing herein contained shall operate as a remission of any pay, &c. not re- forfeiture incurred by any such soldier or sailor of his pay, bounty, penmitted.
sion, or other allowances, but this act shall be construed solely as a removal of any disability such soldier or sailor may have incurred by the loss of his citizenship in consequence of his desertion.
APPROVED, July 19, 1867.
July 19, 1867.
CHAP. XXIX. - An Act to establish certain Post-Roads.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Post roads es- States of America in Congress assembled, That the following be estabtablished in Maine. lished as post routes :
From Kennebunk, via Kennebunkport, to Cape Neddick.
July 19, 1867. CHAP. XXX. – An Acl supplementary to an Act entitled “An Act to proride for the
more efficient Government of the Rebel States,” passed on the second day of March, eigh1867, ch. 153. Vol. xiv. p. 428.
teen hundred and sixty-seven, and the Act suppleinentary thereto, passed on the twenty-third Ante, p. 2.
day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. Post, pp. 29, 30.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Meaning of States of America in Congress assembled, That it is hereby declared to chap. 153 of acts have been the true intent and meaning of the act of the second day of of 1867, &c. declared.
March, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven, entitled “ An act to Governments
provide for the more efficient government of the rebel States,” and of the in certain rebel states declared act supplementary thereto, passed on the twenty-third day of March, in not to be legal. the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven, that the govern
ments then existing in the rebel States of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, Texas, and Arkansas were not legal State governments; and that thereafter said governments, if continued, were to be continued subject in all respects to the military commanders of the respective districts, and to the paramount
authority of Congress. Commander of Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the commander of any disdistrict may sus- trict named in said act shall have power, subject to the disapproval of pend or remove any civil or
the General of the army of the United States, and to have effect till dismilitary officer, approved, whenever in the opinion of such commander the proper adrninsubject, &c. and istration of said act shall require it, to suspend or remove from office, or may appoint to the vacancy
from the performance of official duties and the exercise of official powers, any officer or person holding or exercising, or professing to hold or exercise, any civil or military office or duty in such district under any power, election, appointment or authority derived from, or granted by, or claimed under, any so-called State or the government thereof, or any municipal or other division thereof, and upon such suspension or removal such commander, subject to the disapproval of the General as aforesaid, shall have power to provide from time to time for the performance of the said duties of such officer or person so suspended or removed, by the detail of some competent officer or soldier of the army, or by the appointment of some other person, to perform the same, and to fill vacancies occasioned by death, resignation, or otherwise.