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Appropriation For the necessary expense of collecting, classifying, labelling, and &c. specimens of packing mineralogical and metallurgical specimens, to complete the exhi mineral wealth; bition of the mineral wealth of the United States. laborers and
For the necessary expense of laborers and extra service in the offices incidental ex
at Paris and New York, and for the expenses of a secretary, clerks, penses. scientific assistants and draughtsmen, rooms, and other incidental expenses
of the commission. Detailed state- Sec. 3. And be it further resolved, That it shall be the duty of the tures to be made general agent at New York, and of the commissioner-general at Paris, to to Congress transmit to Congress, through the Department of State, a detailed statethrough the De- ment of the manner in which the expenditures herein authorized are partment of State.
made by them respectively,
APPROVED, March 12, 1867.
March 12, 1867. [No. 2.) A Resolution extending the Time for the Completion of the Improvement of the
extending the andme.consin Rivers Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Time for com- States of America in Congress assembled, That the time provided for the provement of the completion of the improvement of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers, and
a Fox and Wig- canal connecting the same, by section three of an act of Congress, apconsin rivers ex- proved August eighth, eighteen hundred and forty-six, entitled, “ An
act 1846, ch. 170, 58. to grant a certain quantity of land to aid in the improvement of the Fox Vol. ix. p. 88. and Wisconsin rivers, and to connect the same by a canal in the Territory
of Wisconsin,” be, and the same hereby is, extended for the term of five years from and after the approval of this resolution, with all the rights and privileges conferred by said act.
APPROVED, March 12, 1867.
March 16, 1867. (No. 3.) A Resolution presenting the Thanks of Congress to George Peabody.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Thanks of States of America in Congress assembled, That the thanks of Congress Congress to George Peabody.
be, and they hereby are, presented to George Peabody of Massachusetts, for his great and peculiar beneficence in giving a large sum of money, amounting to two million dollars, for the promotion of education in the more destitute portions of the southern and southwestern States, the benefits of which, according to his direction, are to be distributed among the entire population without any distinction, except what may be found
in needs or opportunities of usefulness. A gold medal Sec. 2. And be it further resolved. That it shall be the duty of the to be presented President to cause a gold medal to be struck, with suitable devices and in the name of inscriptions, which, together with a copy of this resolution, shall be prethe people of the sented to Mr. Peabody in the name of the people of the United States. United States. Appropriation.
Sec. 3. And be it further resolved, That a sufficient sum of money to carry this resolution into effect is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
APPROVED, March 16, 1867.
March 16, 1867. [No. 4.) A Resolution for the Relief of Freedenen or Destitute Colored People in the
District of Columbia. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropriation States of America in Congress assembled, That fifteen thousand dollars be, for the relief of and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury titute colored not otherwise appropriated, for the relief of freedmen or destitute colored people in the
people in the District of Columbia, the same to be expended under the District of Co- direction of the commissioner of the bureau of freedmen and refugees.
how to be ex APPROVED, March 16, 1867. pended.
[No. 5.) Joint Resolution to authorize the refunding of discriminating Duties exacted March 22, 1867.
upon Merchandise imported in Hawaïian Vessels. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the Secretary of the Discriminating Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to remit or refund all duties which
upon merchanhave been assessed since the first day of January, one thousand eight hun- dise imported in dred and sixty-five, on Hawaiian vessels and their cargoes beyond the Hawaiian ves amount which would have been payable on vessels of the United States funded. and their cargoes.
APPROVED, March 22, 1867.
[No. 6.) Joint Resolution in Relation to certain Coin and Bullion on special Deposit in March 22, 1867.
the Treasury. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the one hundred thou Certain coin sand dollars, or thereabout, in coin and bullion, now on special deposit in and bullion on the treasury of the United States, after said bullion is converted by direc- in the treasury tions of the treasurer into coin, be paid into the treasury.
to be converted
into coin and APPROVED, March 22, 1867.
paid into the
treasury. (No. 7.) Joint Resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to turn over certain Prop- March 22, 1887.
erty of the United States, at Camp Chase, Ohio, for the Use of the National Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, and for other Purposes.
Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War The barracks, be, and hereby is, authorized to turn over the barracks, buildings, and &n, at Camp other property of the United States, now at Camp Chase, near Columbus, be turned over Ohio, to the board of managers of the national asylum for disabled volun- to the managers
of the national teer soldiers, for the use and benefit of such soldiers.
asylum for disSec. 2. And be it further resolved, That the Secretary of War be, and abled volunteer hereby is, authorized to sell such surplus clothing, quartermaster's and soldiers.. medical stores, as he may deem expedient, at first prices, to the national ing and certain asylum for the use of disabled volunteer soldiers therein.
stores may be
sold to the asyAPPROVED, March 22, 1867.
lum at fint
prices. (No. 8.) Joint Resolution to supply an Omission in the Enrolment of the " Ad to provide March 22, 1867. increased Revenue from imported Wod, and for other Purposes."
1867, ch. 197.
Vol. xiv. p. 659. WHEREAS, in the enrolment of the bill entitled “ An Act to provide in Preamble. creased revenue from imported wool, and for other purposes," approved March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, the words “Canada long wools” were inadvertently omitted from the paragraph designated under the heading “Class 2. Combing Wools"; and whereas, said words are in the engrossed bill, and were intended as part of the act aforesaid, as passed by the Thirty-ninth Congress : Therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the “Act to provide in
"Canada long creased revenue from imported wool, and for other purposes," aforesaid, pools into beinbe, and is hereby, amended by inserting after the words “ Down combing 2. Combing wools,” in the paragraph headed “Class 2. Combing Wools” the words wools.” “ Canada long wools.”
APPROVEN. March 22, 1867.
[No. 9:1, 4. Resolution providing for the necessary Surveys for a Ship Canal between March 22, 1867.
Take Erie and Lake Ontario, for military, naval, and commercial Purposes. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, Surveys, plana, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to cause surveys, with plans and and estimates tó
ship canal to
estimates of cost, to be made by an officer of engineers for a ship canal to connect lakes Erie and Onta- connect lakes Erie and Ontario, or the navigable waters thereof, of suit. rio.
able location and dimensions for military, naval, and commercial purposes, 1866, ch. 138. and that the expenses of the same be defrayed from the sums appropriated 1867, ch. 144.
in the acts of June twenty-three, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and 70, 418. March two, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, for examinations and sur
veys relating to the improvement of harbors and rivers on the northwestern lakes.
APPROVED, March 22, 1867.
Vol. xiv. pp.
March 22, 1867. (No. 10.) A Resolution amending the ninth Section of “ An Act to amend an Act entitled 1852, ch. 106, 59. • An Act to provide for the better Security of the Lives of Passengers on board of Vessels Vol. X. p. 68. propelled in whole or in part by Steam,' and for other Purposes," approved August thir
tieth, eighteen hundred and fifty-two.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Friction-match- States of America in Congress assembled, That the fifth division of the es may be car- ninth section of an act entitled “ An Act to amend an act entitled an act ried on board passenger steam
to provide for the better security of the lives of passengers on board of boats, and how. vessels propelled in whole or part by steam and for other purposes,"
approved August thirtieth, in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-two, is so far amended that inspectors may, in the license therein provided for, exempt a steamer from the obligation to carry in a safe, chest, or apartment, composed of or lined with metal, compact packages of friction-matches, securely packed in strong, tight wooden chests or boxes, the covers of which shall be firmly fastened on by locks, screws, or other fastenings, and which shall be stowed in a safe part of the steamer designated in their license by the inspectors, and at a safe distance from any fire.
APPROVED, March 22, 1867.
(No. 11.) Joint Resolution fixing the Rate of Duty on Umbrellas, and on Wire Spiral March 26, 1867.
States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the pasDuty upon
sage of this joint resolution, there shall be levied, collected, and paid upon imported umbrellas, sun
umbrellas, parasols, and sun-shades, imported from foreign countries, when shades, &c. and made of silk, no lower rate of duty than that now imposed upon piece and on wire spiral furniture
dress silks, namely, sixty per centum ad valorem; and when made of other springs. materials than silk, the duty shall be fifty per centum ad valorem; and that
wire spiral furniture springs, imported from foreign countries, manufactured of iron wire, shall be required to pay the same rate of duty as now imposed on iron wire, namely, two cents per pound, and fifteen per centum ad valorem.
APPROVED, March 25, 1867.
March 26, 1867. |No. 12.) A Resolution to terminate a Contract of a Member of Congress with the Post
Office Department of the United States of America. Preamble. WHEREAS it is declared by an act of Congress, approved April twenty1808, ch. 4. first, eighteen hundred and eight, that “ No member of Congress shall diVol. ib. p. 484.
rectly or indirectly, himself or by any other person, in trust for him, or for his use or benefit, or on his account, execute, hold, or enjoy, in whole or in part, any contract or agreement, hereafter to be made, or entered into, with any officer of the United States
or to any benefit to arise therefrom,” and so forth; and whereas the present contractor for route No. 14782, from Lincoln, California, to Portland, Oregon, has recently been elected United States Senator : Therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Postmaster- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster-General General to cancel a certain be, and he is hereby, authorized to cancel the contract between the United contract for con- States and the present contractor for the transportation of the mail on veying the mail, route No. 14782, between Lincoln, California and Portland, Oregon, an
nulling the same in the usual way, to take effect on the thirtieth day of and make a now September, anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. And it is hereby made the duty of the Postmaster-General, after the passage of this resolution, to advertise for bids, for the performance of the service, for the residue of the contract term, for at least sixty days, in at least one newspaper published at the seat of government of the State of California ; and one newspaper published in Portland, Oregon, and to contract with the lowest responsible bidder: Provided, That the Postmaster-General, in accordance with the usage of the Department, shall have the power to reject any bid which he may deem exorbitant.
APPROVED, March 26, 1867.
[No. 13.) Joint Resolution providing for the Importation into the United States of certain March 26, 1887.
Works of Art Drity free, and for other Purposes. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage imported for
Objects of art of this joint resolution, any object of art imported by any individual or as- presentation to sociation of individuals for presentation, as a gift, to the United States the United government, or to any State, county, or municipal government, shall be States, or to any admitted free of duty, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary municipal govof the Treasury may prescribe.
ernment, to be
free of duty. Sec. 2. And be it further resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury Daties paid be, and he hereby is, authorized to refund the duties paid on any steam on certain steamagricultural machinery imported into the United States during the current ploughs may be
remitted. fiscal year as models or for experimental purposes, and to remit the duties on any steam machinery of like description which may be imported for Time extended.
Post, p. 260. such purpose prior to the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixtyeight: Provided, That this section shall apply only to steam ploughs.
Sec. 3. And be it further resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury Employment is hereby authorized and required to discontinue the employment of any the collection of officer or person employed under the acts for the collection of direct taxes direct taxes in in insurrectionary districts within the United States, whenever in his judg- insarrectionary ment their service is no longer needed, and he is hereby authorized to discontinued devolve upon any officer or officers of internal revenue in said districts when, &c. any portion of the duties imposed by said acts, who shall perform such
Such duties te duties without additional compensation.
be performed by
wbom. APPROVED, March 26, 1867.
(No. 14.). A Resolution to make valid the Laws of New Mexico passed at the Session of March 26, 1867.
the Legislature held at Santa Fé, from the third Day of December, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, lo thirty-first day of January, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the laws passed by the Certain laws legislative assembly of the Territory of New Mexico, at its last session, passed by the which began on the third day of December, eighteen hundred and sixty- sembly of New six, and ending on the thirty-first day of January, eighteen hundred and Mexico made sixty-seven, and signed by W. F. M. Army, acting secretary and acting
valid. governor of said Territory of New Mexico, shall have the same force and effect as though the same had been approved and signed by the governor duly appointed, subject to the future revision and approval of Congress.
APPROVED, March 26, 1867.
(No. 15.) A Resolution concerning the Uniform of Persons in the Diplomatic Service of March 27, 1867.
the United States. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Persons in the States of America in Congress assembled, That all persons in the diplo- vice of the Unitmatic service of the United States are prohibited from wearing any. uni- ed States not to form or official costume not previously authorized by Congress.
wear any uni
form, &c. unless, APPROVED, March 27, 1867.
March 28, 1867. (No. 16.) 4 Resolution declaring the Meaning of the second Section of the Ad of the 1961, ch. 70, $ 2. second of March eighteen hundred and sixty-one, relative to Properly lost in the military Vol. xii. p. 199. Service.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Claimants for States of America in Congress assembled, That section two of the act lost property complying with
of Congress entitled “An act to provide for the payment of expenses incertain condi curred by the Territories of Washington and Oregon in the suppression tions, to be paid of Indian hostilities therein in the years eighteen hundred and fifty-five the amount of judgments in
and eighteen hundred and fifty-six," approved the second of March, their favor. eighteen hundred and sixty-one, shall be so construed that whenever any 1861, ch. 70,42 claimant for lost property shall comply with all the terms and conditions 1849, ch. 129. of the act of the third of March, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, on the Vol. ix. p. 414. subject of property lost in the military service, he, she, or they shall be
paid the amount of the judgments in his, her, or their favor, entered by the third auditor and certified by him as required by the last-named act, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
APPROVED, March 28, 1867.
March 29, 1867. (No. 17.] Joint Resolution to furnish Transportation of Provisions to the Destitute in the
South. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United The Secretary States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Navy, of the Navy
upon the application of the contributors or of any person on their behalf, may charter a vessel to convey be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to charter a vessel to conprovisions con vey provisions contributed by the people from Baltimore, Maryland, to people of Balti- Wilmington, North Carolina, for gratuitous distribution among the destimore to Wild tute of the South, under the direction of the contributors and such regumington, for the lations as may, by the Secretary of the Navy, be prescribed. destitute in the South.
APPROVED, March 29, 1867.
March 29, 1867. (No. 18.] Joint Resolution in Reference to the Payment of the Salaries of Members of
Congress. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Members of
States of America in Congress assembled, That each senator, member of Congress, who have taken the the House of Representatives, and delegate in Congress, after having required oath, taken and subscribed the required oath, shall be entitled to receive his may receive
at the compensation at the end of each month, at the rate now established by pay end of each law, and an amount sufficient to pay their compensation and mileage to month.
the first day of July next is hereby appropriated out of any money in Appropriation. the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
APPROVED, March 29, 1867.
March 29, 1867. [No. 19.) Joint Resolution to amend an Act entitled "An Act to provide increased Reve1867, ch. 197.
nue from imported Wool, and for other Purposes. Vol. xiv. p. 561.
The words Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United "unmixed with States of America in Congress assembled, That the act entitled “An act out from provis- to provide increased revenue from imported wool and for other purposes," ion concerning approved March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, be amended tariff on webbings, beltings,
by striking out in the paragraph commencing with the words “on web&c.
bings, beltings, bindings, braids,” the following words, viz: “unmixed Repeal of duty with silk.” on lastings, &c.
Sec. 2. And be it further resolved, That the joint resolution of March not to apply to certain lastings, second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, to amend section five of an act &c.
entitled “An act to increase the duties on imports and for other purposes,” xiv. 1864. ch.1,1,45: approved June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, shall not be Vol. 13, p. 208. construed to apply to lasting, mohair cloth, silk, twist, or other manufac
tures of cloth woven or made in patterns of such size, shape, and form, or cut in such manner as to be fit for buttons exclusively.
APPROVED, March 29, 1867.