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hundred and sixty-seven, to the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, one thousand dollars.

To enable the Secretary of War to meet the expenses of defending Defence of suits brought against parties for executing the orders of government dur-suits by Secreing the late rebellion, fifty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may tary of War. be necessary

To supply a deficiency for reporting and printing the proceedings of the Senate in the Daily Globe, fifteen thousand dollars.

Daily Globe. To repay to the judiciary fund the sum of five thousand two hundred Expenses unand eighteen dollars and thirty-eight cents, being amounts expended by der bankrupt order of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in carrying into effect the provisions of an act, approved March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled “ An act to establish a uniform 1867, ch. 176. system of bankruptcy throughout the United States."

Vol. xiv. p. 517. To reappropriate an unexpended balance of an appropriation made by act approved August fifth, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, " to refund to the State of California expenses incurred in suppressing Indian hostili- Indian hostilities,” said balance having lapsed and been covered into the treasury on

pia. the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, ten thousand one 1854, ch. 267. hundred and eighty-three dollars and sixty-three cents: Provided, That Vol. x. p. 582.

Proviso. nothing shall be paid except subject to existing provisions of law and upon the finding and certificate of the third auditor that the same is actually due.

For the payment to the Territory of Colorado for the services of the Colorado, for first regiment of the Colorado mounted militia, called into the service of mounted militia the United States on the requisition of Colonel Thomas Moonlight; and and other forces. for the services of any other militia forces of the said Territory which were employed in the service of the United States, on the call of the governor of the Territory, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-four, the sum of fifty-five thousand two hundred and thirty-eight dollars and eighty-four cents, being the amount found to be justly due and recommended to be allowed on the account as presented by Thomas M. Vincent, assistant adjutant-general, in his letter to the Secretary of War, dated Washington, October thirty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven: Provided, That said amount shall be taken and deemed to be in full satis- Proviso. faction of the claims of the said Territory: And provided further, That no money shall be paid from the treasury on said account until the public property issued to the forces shall have been properly accounted for to the satisfaction of the proper officers of the treasury..

Inspectors of For deficiency in the appropriation for salaries and other expenses of steamboats. local and supervising inspectors, appointed under act of August thirtieth, 1852, ch. 10€. eighteen hundred and fifty-two, for the better protection of the lives of Vol. x. p. 61. passengers by steamboats, twenty thousand dollars.

Post-office DPost-Office Department. — For overland mail and marine service be

partment. tween New York and California, nine hundred thousand dollars.

Mail service For deficiency for steamship mail service between the United States between New

York and Cali and Brazil during the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hun- fornia; dred and sixty-six, twelve thousand five hundred dollars.

United Stato Reconstruction. - For deficiency under the reconstruction acts for the several military districts for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen Deficiency i hundred and sixty-eight:

military distric.s For the first district, six thousand dollars ;

struction acts. For the second district, one hundred and twenty-seven thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight dollars and twenty-five cents ;

For the fourth district, fifty-three thousand two hundred dollars ;
For the fifth district, forty-five thousand dollars.

For the following amounts estimated as necessary in carrying out the reconstruction acts from and after the thirtieth day of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight:

and Brazil.

under recon

For the first district, ninety-three thousand dollars ;
For the second district, fifteen thousand dollars ;
For the third district, fifteen thousand dollars ;
For the fourth district, seventy-five thousand dollars ;

For the fifth district, eighty thousand dollars. Public build- Public Buildings and Grounds. To supply deficiencies in appropriings and

ations for public buildings and grounds, viz. grounds.

For additional labor cleaning the centre building of the Capitol, repairing the Washington statue on the east grounds of the Capitol, cleaning and repairing columns in the building, laying a new brick pavement on the west front, and repairing fountains, fifteen hundred dollars.

For continuing the filling and grading of the Capitol grounds, under the direction of the architect of the Capitol extension, ten thousand dollars.

For taking care and improvement of reservation number two and Lafayette Square, five hundred dollars.

For care and improvement of grounds south of the President's House, one thousand dollars.

For continuing the grading of Virginia Avenue, to pay cart hire — labor having been furnished by the commissioner of the freedmen's bureau, when the original appropriation was exhausted, to continue the work the hire of carts to be paid by the officer in charge of public buildings and grounds, two thousand dollars.

For cleaning sewer traps on Pennsylvania Avenue, five hundred dollars.

For repairs of water pipes, three hundred dollars.

For removing snow and ice from pavement[s] and public walks, two hundred dollars.

For repairs of Pennsylvania Avenue, and keeping it clean and free from dirt, two thousand five hundred dollars.

For annual repairs of the President's House, including the payment of bills approved by the joint committee of Congress appointed to audit the bills for repairing and refurnishing the executive mansion, ten thousand dollars.

For removal of foot-bridge from Maine Avenue to Third Street west, seventy-five dollars.

For improvement and taking care of the Circle, on Pennsylvania Avenue and Twenty-third Street west, one hundred and fifty dollars.

To supply deficiency in payment for material for gates for Judiciary

Square Hospital, eight hundred and sixty-eight dollars. Feeding desti- For deficiencies in appropriations for feeding destitute friendly Indians, tate friendly In- under act of July twentieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, in accorddians.

ance with recommendations of the Indian peace commission, one hundred and seventy-two thousand eight hundred and twenty dollars and eleven cents: Provided, That no part of the money appropriated for this

purpose shall be paid until the accounts for feeding such destitute Indians Commission to shall be fully investigated by a commission to consist of Lieutenant-GenInvestigate ac- eral William T. Sherman, Major-General P. H. Sheridan, and Majorconnts therefor: General C. C. Augur; and the said commission is hereby authorized, for

Duties, &c. of commission. the purpose of such investigation, to call and examine witnesses in this

behalf, and only the amount that said commission shall certify to be equit

ably and justly due shall be paid. And said commission shall sit at Clerk.

Leavenworth, Kansas, and shall have power to appoint a clerk at a sal-
ary of five dollars per day for the time actually employed; and the sum
of one thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary for clerk
hire, travelling and incidental expenses of the commission, is hereby ap-

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the chief engineer of the

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army shall reimburse to the corporation of the city of Washington for City of Washexpenses incurred in improving the property of the general government ington to be roin said city, under provisions of act of May fifth, eighteen hundred and certain expensixty-four, and in accordance with the recommendation of the Secretary ses. of War, in book of estimates of appropriations, pages two hundred and 1864, ch: 81, 6.3.

. . 69. forty-four and two hundred and forty-five, two hundred and ninety-six thousand nine hundred and forty-three dollars and eighty-eight cents : Provided, That section fifteen of an act entitled "An act to incorporate the city of Washington and to repeal all acts heretofore passed for that Repeal of purpose," approved May fifteenth, eighteen hundred and twenty; and 1820, ch. 104, $ section three of an act approved May fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty- Vol. iii. p. 591, four, entitled “ An act to amend 'An act to incorporate the inhabitants of and the city of Washington, passed May fifteenth, eighteen hundred and 1864, ch. 81, 8.

Vol. xiii. p. 69. twenty, are hereby repealed; and no improvements of the streets, No improvealleys, avenues, or other property of the United States, in the city of ments in streets, Washington, authorized by said act, which is to be paid for by the United for by the UnitStates, shall hereafter be made until an appropriation shall have been ed States, to be made therefor, and such appropriation, when made, shall be expended made until after under the direction of the chief engineer of the army.

appropriation Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That hereafter no contract shall No contract to be entered into for the erection, repair, or furnishing of any public build- be made for any ing, or for any public improvement whatever, which shall bind the gov- ments, &c. for ernment to pay a larger sum of money than the amount in the treasury larger sum than appropriated for the specific purpose. And if any officer of the govern

appropriated. ment shall knowingly contract for the erection, repair, or furnishing of any public building, or for any public improvement which shall bind the government to pay a larger amount than the specific sum appropriated for such purpose, such officer shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof by a court of competent jurisdiction, shall be punished by imprisonment not less than six months nor more than two Penalty, years, and shall pay a fine of two thousand dollars.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That all laws making an appro- Appropriations priation for the payment of the salaries of the solicitor, assistant solicitor, for solicitors of and deputy solicitor of the court of claims, and of the assistant attorney-repealed; general, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, be, and the same are hereby, repealed; and that there be, and hereby is, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the salaries of two assistant attorneys-general, one clerk, for assistant and two clerks of class four for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, attorney genereighteen hundred and sixty-nine, twelve thousand four hundred dollars.

APPROVED, July 25, 1868.

CHAP. CCXXXIV. - An Act for the Relief of the loyal Choctuw and Chickasaw July 25, 1868.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the In-

Compromise terior be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to adopt and ratify and agreements the compromise and agreements entered into and executed on the twentieth with the Choc

taw and Chickaand twenty-first of April , eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, between the

saw Indians legally authorized representatives of the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations adopted. of Indians, and the legally authorized representative of the loyal Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians, claimants under the forty-ninth article of the Vol. xiv. p. 780. treaty of April twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, between the United States and the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians, as a full and final settlement of all claims under the aforesaid article of said treaty. And the amount as stipulated in the aforesaid agreements to be paid to Amount to be the loyal Choctaw and Chickasaw claimants, to wit: To the Choctaw paid out of funds

held in trust for claimants the sum of one hundred and nine thousand seven hundred and them.

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forty-two dollars and eight cents, and to the Chickasaw claimants the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars shall be paid by the Secretary of the Interior to said claimants, out of any moneys in the treasury of the United States belonging to, or held in trust for, said nations of Indians ; but in case there is not a sufficient amount of money in the treasury of the United States belonging to, or held in trust for, said nations of Indians to discharge their respective obligations to the loyal Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians, (claimants,) or in case the Choctaw and Chickasaw

nations of Indians shall request it, then the Secretary of the Interior is Bonds, &c. authorized and directed to sell such bonds or other securities held in trust held in trust

by the United States for the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations of Indians may be sold, if,

as may be necessary to discharge their respective obligations to the afore

said loyal Choctaw and Chickasaw claimants, as stipulated in the aforebut not for said compromise and agreements: Provided, That no bonds or securities less than par.

shall be sold for less than par: And provided further, That no payments Payments to be made only to shall be made nor bonds delivered under the provisions of this act except whom.


every case to the person actually entitled in his own right to receive Certain pow- the same; nor shall any contract or power of attorney relating to the ers of attorney to be held in


same be regarded or held as of any validity unless signed and executed valid.

after the passage of this act: And provided also, That the bonds of the Bonds of Indiana not to be

State of Indiana held by the United States shall not be sold under the sold.

provisions of this act.

APPROVED, July 25, 1868.

July 25, 1868. CHAP. CCXXXV. - An Act to provide a temporary Government for the Territory

of Wyoming. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Territory of States of America in Congress assembled, That all that part of the United Wyoming or

States described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the twentyganized. Boundaries. seventh meridian of longitude west from Washington with the forty-fifth

degree of north latitude, and running thence west to the thirty-fourth meridian of west longitude, thence south to the forty-first degree of north latitude, thence east to the twenty-seventh meridian of west longitude, and thence north to the place of beginning, be, and the same is hereby, or

ganized into a temporary government by the name of the Territory of Indian rights Wyoming : Provided, That nothing in this act shall be construed to imnot affected.

pair the rights of person or property now pertaining to the Indians in said

Territory, so long as such rights shall remain unextinguished by treaty Territory may between the United States and such Indians: Provided, further, That be divided

nothing in this act contained shall be construed to inhibit the government of the United States from dividing said Territory into two or more Territories, in such manner and at such time as Congress shall deem convenient and proper, or from attaching any portion thereof to any other

Territory or State. Executive Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the executive power and author.

Governor, ity in and over said Territory of Wyoming shall be vested in a governor, term of office; who shall hold his office for four years, and until his successor shall be

appointed and qualified, unless sooner removed by the President of the

United States with the advice and consent of the Senate. The governor residence, du- shall reside within said Territory, shall be commander-in-chief of the ties, and pay. militia thereof, shall perform the duties and receive the emoluments of

superintendent of Indian affairs, and shall approve all laws passed by the legislative assembly before they shall take effect, unless the same shall pass by a two-thirds vote as provided in section six of this act; he may grant pardons for offences against the laws of said Territory, and reprieves for offences against the laws of the United States, until the decision of the President can be made known thereon ; he shall commission all officers who shall be appointed to office under the laws of said Territory, and shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That there shall be a secretary of Secretary, said Territory, who shall reside therein and hold his office for four


residence, term

of office, duties. unless sooner removed by the President of the United States, with the consent of the Senate; he shall record and preserve all the laws and the proceedings of the legislative assembly hereinafter constituted, and all acts and proceedings of the governor in his executive department ; he shall transmit one copy of the laws and one copy of the executive proceedings on or before the first day of December in each year to the President of the United States, and, at the same time, two copies of the laws to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate for the use of Congress; and in case of the death, removal, resignation, or other necessary absence of the governor from the Territory, the secretary shall have, and he is bereby authorized and required to execute and perform, all the powers and duties of the governor during such vacancy or absence, or until another governor shall be appointed to fill such vacancy.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the legislative power and Legislative as authority of said Territory shall be vested in the governor and legislative sembly. assembly. The legislative assembly shall consist of a council and house of representatives. The council shall consist of nine members, which Number, term may be increased to thirteen, having the qualifications of voters as here- of office, and inafter prescribed, whose term of service shall continue two years. The members of house of representatives shall consist of thirteen members, which may be council and of

house. increased to twenty-seven, possessing the same qualifications as prescribed for members of the council, and whose term of service shall continue one year. An apportionment shall be made by the governor as Apportionnearly equal as practicable among the several counties or districts for ment. the election of the council and house of representatives, giving to each section of the Territory representation in the ratio of their population, (excepting Indians not taxed,) as nearly as may be, and the members of the Members of council and house of representatives shall reside in and be inhabitants of council and

house to be resithe districts for which they may be elected, respectively.

Previous to dents of district. the first election the governor shall cause a census or enumeration of the Census. inhabitants of the several counties or districts of the Territory to be taken, and the first election shall be held at such times and places, and be con- First election. ducted in such manner as the governor shall appoint and direct, and he shall at the same time declare the number of the members of the council and house of representatives to which each of the counties or districts shall be entitled under this act. The number of persons authorized to be elected, having the highest number of votes in each of said council Plurality to districts for members of the council, shall be declared by the governor

elect. duly elected to the council ; and the person or persons authorized to be elected having the greatest number of votes for the house of representatives equal to the number to which each county or district shall be entitled, shall be declared by the governor to be elected members of the house of representatives : Provided, That in case of a tie between two or Tie votes. more persons voted for, the governor shall order a new election, to supply the vacancy made by such tie vote. And the persons thus elected to the legislative assembly shall meet at such place and on such day as the

Time and governor shall appoint; but thereafter the time, place, and manner of place of first holding and conducting elections by the people, and the apportioning the lative assembly; representation in the several counties or districts to the council and house of subsequent of representatives, according to the population, shall be prescribed by

meetings. law, as well as the day of the commencement of the regular sessions of the legislative assembly: Provided, That no one session shall exceed the Sessions aner term of forty days, except the first, which may be extended to sixty days, the first, not to

exceed forty but no longer.

days. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That every male citizen of the Voters United States above the age of twenty-one years, and (including) persons

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