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Wright,” of St. John, New Brunswick, a gold chronometer, in token of appreciation by the government of the United States of his humane and successful efforts in rescuing from death three American seamen on board of the wreck of the American schooner “ Lizzie F. Choate,” of Gloucester, Massachusetts, wrecked at sea on the fourteenth of February, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight.

APPROVED, June 25, 1868.

(No. 42.] Joint Resolution to authorize the Secretary of War to place at the Disposal of June 25, 1868.

the Lincoln Monument Association damaged and captured Ordnance. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War Certain dambe, and he is hereby, authorized, at his discretion, to place at the disposal türed ordnance of the “ Lincoln Monument Association,” incorporated by an act of Con- to be given to gress entitled “ An act to incorporate the Lincoln Monument Association,” the Lincoln

Monument Assoapproved March thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, such dam- ciation. aged and captured bronze and brass guns and ordnance, out of which to 1867, ch. 18. cast the statues of the principal figures surmounting and to be incorporated Ante, p. 11. in said structure: Provided, That no metal as aforesaid shall be thus ap- Proviso. propriated until the voluntary contributions for said purpose, actually in the hands of the treasurer, shall amount to one hundred thousand dollars ; and no more metal shall be thus appropriated than shall be actually used for the purpose of casting the figures as herein mentioned.

APPROVED, June 25, 1868.

(No. 43.] Joint Resolution donating to the Washington City Orphan Asylum the Iron June 25, 1868.

Ruiling taken from the old Hall of the House of Representatives. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be donated to the Iron railing Washington City Orphan Asylum the iron railing taken from the old hall given to Wash

. of the House of Representatives, now in the Capitol grounds: Provided, phan Asylum. That the same shall be taken away in ten days after the passage of this

Proviso. joint resolution.

APPROVED, June 25, 1868.

[No. 47.) Joint Resolution extending the Time for the Completion of the Northern Pacific July 1, 1868.

Railroud.
Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That section eight of an act

Time for com

pleting Northern entitled “ An act granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and Pacific Railroad telegraph line from Lake Superior to Puget Sound, on the Pacific coast,” extended. is hereby so amended as to read as follows: That each and every grant, Vol. xiii. p. 370.

1864, ch. 217, 88. right, and privilege herein, are so made and given to and accepted by said Northern Pacific Railroad Company upon and subject to the following conditions, namely: That the said company shall commence the work on said road within two years from and after the second day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and shall complete not less than one hundred miles per year after the second year thereafter, and shall construct, equip, furnish, and complete the whole road by the fourth day of July, Anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy-seven.

APPROVED, July 1, 1868.

July 3, 1868. _(No. 48.) A Resolution donating certain captured Ordnance for the Completion of a

Monument to the Memory of the late Major-General John Sedgwick.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Bronze cannon States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War jor-General Johin be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to place in charge of MajSedgwick. or-General H. G. Wright, Major-General Frank Wheaton, Major-Gen

eral George W. Getty, and Major-General Truman Seymour, three bronze cannon, captured by the sixth army corps in battle, for the construction of a statue of the late Major-General John Sedgwick, to be placed on a monument erected to his memory by the sixth corps of the army of the Potomac.

APPROVED, July 3, 1868.

July 3, 1868. (No. 49.) Joint Resolution Relative to the Pay of the assistant Librarian of the House.

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Pay of assist- States of America in Congress assembled, That for the present Congress, the House of Re- commencing therewith, the clerk is directed to pay from the contingent presentatives. fund of the House, to the assistant librarian in charge of the hall library,

the difference between his present pay and the pay of the file, printing, and engrossing clerks.

APPROVED, July 3, 1868.

July 6, 1868. [No. 51.] Joint Resolution to correct an Act entitled " An Act for the Relief of certain 1868, ch. 73.

Exporters of Rum.Ante, p. 78.

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Relief of cer- States of America in Congress assembled, That the word “and” where tain exporters of it occurs in said act after the word “export” and before the words “

ac

tually contracted” be changed to “or," so that the corrected act sball read “intended for export or actually contracted for.”

APPROVED, July 6, 1868.

rum.

bor.

July 7, 1868. (No. 52.] Joint Resolution in Relation to the Erection of a Bridge in Boston Harbor.

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Commission States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Navy upon the erection of a bridge

shall detail two competent and impartial officers of the navy, and the in Boston Har. Secretary of War shall detail a competent and impartial officer of the

engineer corps, who shall compose a commission, whose daty it shall be to make careful examination of the harbor of Boston, and shall report to Congress, at its next session, in what manner the commerce of said harbor and the interests of the United States in the navy yard at Charlestown will be affected by the construction of a bridge over the water between the main land in the city of Boston and East Boston, in the manner provided in an act of the legislature of the State of Massachusetts, entitled “ An act to incorporate the Maverick Bridge Company”; and no bridge shall be erected by said company across said water until the assent of Congress shall be given thereto.

APPROVED, July 7, 1868.

July 13, 1868. [No. 54.) A Resolution placing certain Troops of Missouri on an equal Footing with others

as to Bounties. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Certain troops States of America in Congress assembled, That the troops recognized placed on equal in an aci entitled " An act making appropriations for completing the de

fences of Washington, and for other purposes,” approved February thir

teenili, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, be, and are hereby, considered as 1862, ch. 25, $ 3. Vol. xii. p. 339. placed on an equal footing with the vol eers as to bounties, and that all

laws relating to bounties be applicable to them as to other volunteers.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

unteers as to bounties.

[No. 55.) A Resolution in Relation to the Maquoketa River, in the State of Iowa. July 13, 1868.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the assent of Congress is Bridges may

be built across given to the construction of bridges across the Maquoketa river, in the the Maquoketa State of Iowa, with or without draws, as may be provided by the laws of river, lowa; the State of Iowa. Sec. 2. And be it further resolved, That dams and bridges may be con

and across the

Iowa river above structed across the Iowa river, in the State of Iowa, above the town of

Wapello. Wapello.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

(No. 56.] Joint Resolution to extend the Time for the Completion of the West Wisconsin July 13, 1868.

Railroad. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the time fixed and limited Time of comby an act entitled “ An act granting lands to aid in the construction of Wisconsin railcertain railroads in the State of Wisconsin,” approved May five, eighteen road extended. hundred and sixty-four, for the completion of the railroad from Tomah, in 1864, ch. 80, 12. the county of Monroe, to Saint Croix river or lake, between townships Proviso. twenty-five and thirty-one, be, and the same is hereby, further extended for a period of three years to the West Wisconsin Railroad Company, a corporation established by the laws of the State of Wisconsin, and which, by the law of said State, is entitled to the land grant made in the second section of said act : Provided, That if said railway company shall not have completed said railroad from Tomah to Black River Falls on or before the expiration of one year from the passage of this resolution, this act shall be null and void.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

[No. 58.) A Resolution excluding from the electoral College Votes of States lately in July 20, 1868.

Rebellion, which shall not have been reorganized. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That none of the States whose . States lately inhabitants were lately in rebellion shall be entitled to representation in cluded from the the electoral college for the choice of President or Vice-President of the electoral collego, United States, nor shall any electoral votes be received or counted from &c. unless, &c. any of such States, unless at the time prescribed by law for the choice of electors the people of such States, pursuant to the acts of Congress in that bebalf, shall bave, since the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, adopted a constitution of State government under which a State government shall have been organized and shall be in operation, nor unless such election of electors shall have been held under the authority of such constitution and government, and such State shall have also become entitled to representation in Congress, pursuant to the acts of Congress in that behalf : Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to apply to any State which was represented in Congress on the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven.

SCHUYLER COLFAX,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
B. F. WADE.

President of the Senate pro tempore.

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The President of the United States having returned to the Senate, in which it originated, the bill entitled “A resolution excluding from the electoral college votes of States lately in rebellion which shall not have

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been reorganized," with his objections thereto, the Senate proceeded, in pursuance of the Constitution, to reconsider the same; and

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, two thirds of the Senate agreeing to pass the same. Attest:

GEO. C. GORHAM,

Secretary of the Senate.

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IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

July 20, 1868. The House of Representatives having proceeded, in pursuance of the Constitution, to reconsider the bill entitled “A resolution excluding from the electoral college votes of States lately in rebellion which shall not have been reorganized,” returned to the Senate by the President of the United States, with his objections, and sent by the Senate to the House of Representatives, with the message of the President returning the bill

Resolved, That the bill do pass, two thirds of the House of Representatives agreeing to pass the same. Attest:

EDWD. MCPHERSON, Clerk.

July 20, 1868. [No. 59.) A Resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to issue an American

Register to the British-built Brig Highland Mary. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United American reg- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the the brig High- Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to issue an American register land Mary

to the British-built brig Highland Mary, owned by H. and S. French, of Sag Harbor, New York.

APPROVED, July 20, 1868.

July 20, 1868.

[No. 60.] Joint Resolution in Relation to the Rock Island Bridge.

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Work to be States of America in Congress assembled, That the act of Congress “makbridge over the ing appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending June Mississippi River thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and for other purposes," apat Rock Island. proved March two, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, be, and the same is Vol. xiv. p. 485. hereby, so amended as to authorize and direct the Secretary of War to

order the commencement of work on the bridge over the Mississippi

River at Rock Island, to connect the said island with the cities of DavenOwnership of port and Rock Island: Provided, That the ownership of said bridge shall bridge.

be and remain in the United States, and the Rock Island and Pacific Right of way. Railroad Company shall have the right of way over said bridge for all

purposes of transit across the island and river, upon condition that the
said railroad company

shall
pay

to the United States, first, half of the cost of the superstructure of the bridge over the main channel and half the cost of keeping the same in repair, and shall also build at its own cost the bridge over that part of the river which is on the east side of the island of Rock Island, and also the railroad on and across said island of Rock Island; and upon a full compliance with these conditions said railroad company shall have the use of said bridge for the purposes of free transit, but without any claim to the ownership thereof; and said railroad company shall, within six months after said new bridge is ready for use, remove

their old bridge from the river and their railroad track from its present Other roads

location on the island of Rock Island: And provided further, That the may have right government may permit any other road or roads wishing to cross on said

bridge to do so by paying to the parties then in interest the proportionate cost of said bridge, but no such permission to other roads shall impair the right hereby granted to the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Rail

of way.

road Company; and that the total cost of said bridge shall not exceed the

Cost of bridge

not to exceed, estimates made by the commissioners appointed under the act approved &c. June twenty-seven, eighteen hundred and sixty-six : And provided also, That in no case shall the expenditure on the part of the United States exceed one million dollars.

Sec. 2. And be it further resolved, That in case the Rock Island and Existing bridge Pacific Railroad Company shall neglect or fail, for sixty days after the and new bridge passage of this resolution, to make and guarantee the agreement specified built, and road in the act of appropriation aforesaid, approved March second, eighteen right of way, if, bundred and sixty-seven, then the Secretary of War shall be, and is &c. hereby, authorized and required to direct the removal of the existing bridge and to direct the construction of the bridge aforesaid, and expend the money appropriated for that purpose in said act; and the said Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company shall not have, acquire, or enjoy any right of way, or privilege thereon, or the use of said bridge, until the agreement aforesaid shall be made and guaranteed according to the terms and conditions of said act of appropriation. All acts or parts of acts Repealing inconsistent with these resolutions are hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. And be it further resolved, That any bridge built under the Bridge to conprovisions of this resolution shall be constructed so as to conform to the form to act 1866, requirements of section two of an act entitled “ An act to authorize the Vol. xiv. p. 244. construction of certain bridges, and to establish them as post-roads,” approved July twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six.

APPROVED, July 20, 1868.

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(No. 61.] Joint Resolution directing the Secretary of War to sell damaged or unservice- July 20, 1868.

able Arms, Ordnance, and Ordnance Stores. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, Damaged or and he is hereby, authorized and directed to cause to be sold, after offer unserviceable at public sale on thirty days' notice, in such manner and at such times and stores to be sold. places, at public or private sale, as he may deem most advantageous to the public interest, the old cannon, arms, and other ordnance stores now in possession of the War Department which are damaged or otherwise unsuitable for the United States military service, or for the militia of the United States, and to cause the net proceeds of such sales, after paying

Proceeds of

sales. all proper expenses of sale and transportation to the place of sale, to be deposited in the treasury of the United States.

APPROVED, July 20, 1868.

No. 62.) Joint Resolution authorizing the Issue of Clothing to Company F, eighteenth July 20, 1868.

Regiment United States Infantry.
Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be,

Certain clothand he is hereby, authorized to issue to the thirty-three enlisted men of certain men of

ing to issue to company F, eighteenth regiment U. S. infantry, clothing in lieu of, and Company F, equal in amount to, that lost by them in crossing the North Platte River,

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fantry in June, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, as shown and recommended in the report of the board of surtey convened under special order number three, head-quarters post Fort Bridger, Utah, of date of January twentyfourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven.

APPROVED, July 20, 1868.

(No. 63.] Joint Resolution to grant [an] American Register to Hawaiian Brig Victoria.” July 20, 1868. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

American regStates of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treas

ister to brig V ury is hereby authorized and directed to issue [an] American register to

toria.

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