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July 19, 1867. [No. 38.) Joint Resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to admit to Examination
Morris Rice Evans for Admission to the Naval Academy in September next.
Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Morris Rice States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Navy Evans to be ad- be, and he is hereby, authorized to examine for admission to the Naval ination for ad-.- Academy, in September next, Morris Rice Evans, in the same manner as
though he had presented himself in June, as provided by regulation. Naval Academy.
APPROVED, July 19, 1867.
inission to the
July 19, 1867. (No. 39.] Joint Resolution to carry into Effect the several Acts providing for the more
efficient Government of the Rebel States. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropriation States of America in Congress assembled, That, for the purpose of carryto carry into ef- ing into effect the above-named acts, there be appropriated, out of any the more efficient money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one million government of dollars. the rebel States.
SCHUYLER COLFAX, 1867, ch. 168. Vol. xiv. p. 428.
Speaker of the House of Representatives. Ante, pp. 2, 14,
B. F. WADE, 29.
President of the Senate pro tempore.
In the Houstulę REL, E86XTATIVES, U.S.,}
Resolved, That the joint resolution do pass, two-thirds of the House of
Clerk H. R. U. S.
IN THE SENATE MK 19, 1887TED States}
The Senate having proceeded, in pursuance of the Constitution, to reconsider the resolution entitled “ Joint Resolution to carry into effect the several acts providing for the more efficient government of the rebel States," returned to the House of Representatives by the President of the United States, with his objections, and sent by the House of Representatives to the Senate, with the message of the President returning the resolution :
Resolved, That the resolution do pass, two-thirds of the Senate agreeing to pass the same. Attest:
J. W. FORNEY,
Secretary. By W.J. MCDONALD,
July 30, 1887. [No. 40.) Joint Resolution authorizing Extensions of the Mail Steamship Service between
the United States and China and Japan. Mail steamship Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United service between the United States States of America in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster General and China and be, and he is hereby, authorized to extend and improve the mail steamJapan.
1866, ch. 87. ship service to Japan and China, authorized by act of February sevenVol. xlii. p. 430. teenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, by establishing regular mail con
nections with such other seaports in China and Japan as will, in his judgment, promote the usefulness and efficiency of the mail service established by said act: Provided, That such extensions and improvements of the service are made without additional expense to the government.
APPROVED, July 20, 1867.
(No. 41.] A Resolution declaring Sympathy with the suffering People of Crete. July 20, 1867. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the people of the United Declaration of States feel a strong sympathy with the people of Crete, constituting a part the people of the of the Greek family to which civilization owes so much; that they are United States pained by the report of the present sufferings of this interesting people; with the people
of Crete. and they unite in the hope that this declaration, which they feel it their duty to make, will be favorably considered by the government of Turkey in determining its policy towards Crete.
Sec. 2. And be it further resolved, That it shall be the duty of the The President President of the United States to communicate this resolution to the gov- this resolution to ernment of Turkey.
Turkey APPROVED, July 20, 1867.
PUBLIC ACTS OF THE FORTIETH CONGRESS
ington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the second day of Decem-
without day. ANDREW JOHNSON, President. BENJAMIN F. WADE, President of the
Senate. SCHUILER Colfax, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
CHAP. I. - An Ad granting a certain Right of Way to the Hudson River West Shore Dec. 14, 1887.
Right of way
to Hudson, &c. States is hereby given to the Hudson River West Shore Railroad Com- R. R. Co. 'over pany to locate, construct, and operate its railroad on the Shore line, across government the property belonging to the government at West Point, in the State of property at West
Point, New New York, upon such location and under such regulations as shall be York. approved by the Secretary of War.
APPROVED, December 14, 1867.
CHAP. II. - An Act to provide for changing of Names of Persons in the District of Dec. 20, 1867.
Columbia. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Samuel Chase Barney, Samuel Chase Jr., of the District of Columbia, be, and he is hereby, authorized to change'his change his name to Samuel Chase De Krafft, and that this act shall take name. effect from December first, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That any person being a resident
the District of of the District of Columbia, being desirous to have his or her name Columbia may changed, may file a petition in the supreme court of the said District of have their naines Columbia, setting forth therein the reasons therefor, and also the name
changed; desired to be assumed; notice of the filing of such petition containing the mode of prosubstance and prayer thereof shall be published for three consecutive weeks in some newspaper in general circulation published in said District, prior to the hearing of said petition. The said supreme court, or the justice holding the civil term thereof, on proof of such notice, and upon such showing as may be deemed satisfactory, may change the name of such applicant according to the prayer of such petition.
APPROVED, December 20, 1867.
Jan. 11, 1868. CHAP. III. - An Ad to prevent Frauds in the Collection of the Tat on distilled Spirits.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Full tax to be States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the paspaid on distilled spirits, before
sage of this act no distilled spirits shall be withdrawn or removed from they are taken any warehouse for the purpose of transportation, redistillation, rectificafrom warehouse, tion, change of package, exportation, or for any other purpose whatever, for any purpose. until the full tax on such spirits shall have been duly paid to the collector See ch. 78, Post, of the proper district. And all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with
the provisions of this act be, and they are hereby, repealed.
APPROVED, January 11, 1868.
Feb. 8, 1868.
Cotton exempt from internal tax after,
CHAP. V. - An Act to provide for the Exemption of Cotton from internal Tax. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all cotton grown in the United States after the year eighteen hundred and sixty-seven shall be exempt from internal tax; and cotton imported from foreign countries on and after November first, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, shall be exempt from duty.
APPROVED, February 3, 1868.
imported, to be free of duty, after, &c.
Feb. 4, 1868.
CHAP. VI. An Act to suspend further Reduction of the Currency.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Power of Sec- States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the retary of Treasury to reduce passage of this act, the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury to make currency by, &c. any reduction of the currency, by retiring or cancelling United States suspended. Mutilated
notes, shall be, and is hereby, suspended; but nothing herein contained United States shall prevent the cancellation and destruction of mutilated United States notes, may be notes, and the replacing of the same with notes of the same character and replaced. amount.
Speaker of the House of Representatives. B. F. WADE,
President of the Senate pro tempore.
Indorsed by the President: "Received January 23, 1868."
[NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE. — The foregoing act having been presented to the President of the United States for his approval, and not having been returned by him to the House of Congress in which it originated within the time prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, has become a law without his approval.)
how to be
Feb. 10, 1868.
CHAP. VIL - An Act in Relation to tacing Shares in national Banks.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Shares in na- States of America in Congress assembled, That the words “place where tional banks to the bank is located, and not elsewhere,” in section forty-one of the “act to 1864, ch. 106,' provide a national currency," approved June third, eighteen hundred and
sixty-four, shall be construed and held to mean the State within which Vol. xiii. p. 111. the bank is located; and the legislature of each State may determine taxed.
and direct the manner and place of taxing all the shares of national banks located within said State, subject to the restriction that the taxation shall not be at a greater rate than is assessed upon other moneyed capital
in the hands of individual citizens of such State: And provided always, Shares of non- That the shares of any national bank owned by non-residents of any residents.
State shall be taxed in the city or town where said bank is located, and not elsewhere.
APPROVED, February 10, 1868.