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Appointment of consul at Birmingham,
sul at Valencia;
Salary of conat Hakodadi
Alexandria, Calcutta, Constantinople, Frankfort-on-the-Maine, [Main,] Havana, Montreal, Shanghai, Beirut, Tampico, London, Paris; and on Consulates at and after the fourth of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, the consulates at Paris and London shall be known and designated as consulatesconsulates-gen- general.
Paris and London to be called
and Buenos Avres.
Consul to be appointed at Winnepeg, pay.
Aix-la-Chapelle, Acapulco, Algiers, Amoy, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Aspinwall, Bankok, Basle, Belfast, Buenos Ayres, Bordeaux, Bremen, Brindisi, Bologne, Barcelona, Cadiz, Callao, Canton, Chemnitz, Chin Kiang, Clifton, Coaticook, Cork, Demarara, [Demerara,] Dundee, Elsinore, Fort Erie, Foo-Choo, Funchal, Geneva, Genoa, Gibraltar, Glasgow, Goderich, Halifax, Hamburg, Havre, Honolulu, Hong-kong, Hankow, Hakodadi, Jerusalem, Kanagawa, Kingston, (Jamaica,) Kingston in Canada, La Rochelle, Laguayra, Lahaina, Leeds, Leghorn, Leipsic, Lisbon, Liverpool, Lyons, Malaga, Malta, Manchester, Matanzas, Marseilles, Mauritius, Melbourne, Messina, Moscow, Munich, Mahe, Nagasaki, Naples, Nassau, (West Indies,) Newcastle, Nice, Nantes, Odessa, Oporto, Osacca, Palermo, Panama, Pernambuco, Pictou, Port Mahon, Prescott, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Revel, Rio de Janeiro, Rotterdam, San Juan del Sur, San Juan, (Porto Rico,) Saint John, (Canada East,) Santiago de Cuba, Port Sarnia, Rome, Singapore, Smyrna, Southampton, Saint Petersburg, Santa Cruz, (West Indies) Saint Thomas, Spezzia, Stuttgardt, Swatow, Saint Helena, Tangier, Toronto, Trieste, Trinadad de Cuba, Tripoli, Tunis, Tunstall, Turk's Island, Valparaiso, Vera Cruz, Vienna, Valencia, Windsor, Yeddo, Zurich. And there shall be appointed a consul at Birmingham, at an annual salary of two thousand five hundred dollars; and a consul at Tunstall at an annual salary of fifteen hundred dollars; and a consul at Barmen at an annual salary of fifteen hundred dollars; and the consul at Valencia shall receive an annual salary of fifteen hundred dollars. The consul at Hakodadi and Buenos Ayres shall receive an annual salary of two thousand five hundred dollars; and there shall be appointed a consul at Winnepeg, Selkirk Settlement, British North America, who shall receive an annual salary of one thousand five hundred dollars.
III. COMMERCIAL AGENCIES.
Aux Cayes, Bahia, Batavia, Bay of Islands, Cape Haytien, Candia, Cape Town, Carthagena, Ceylon, Cobija, Cyprus, Falkland Islands, Fayal, Guayaquil, Guaymas, Maranham, Matamoras, Mexico, Montevideo, Omoa, Payta, Para, Paso del Norte, Piræus, Rio Grande, Saint Catharine, Saint John, (Newfoundland,) Santiago, (Cape Verde,) Stettin, Tabasco, Tahiti, Talcahuano, Tumbez, Venice, Zanzibar.
Amoor River, Apia, Belize, Gaboon, Saint Paul de Loanda, Lanthala, Sabanilla.
For interpreters to the consulates in China, Japan, and Siam, includ- Interpreters. ing loss by exchange thereon, five thousand eight hundred dollars.
For expenses incurred, under instructions from the Secretary of State, in bringing home from foreign countries persons charged with crime, and charged with expenses incident thereto, ten thousand dollars.
For salaries of the marshals for the consular courts in Japan, including that at Nagasaki, and in China, Siam, and Turkey, including loss by exchange thereon, nine thousand dollars.
For rent of prisons for American convicts in Japan, China, Siam, Prisons for and Turkey, and for wages of the keepers of the same, nine thousand dollars.
For the restoration of the Protestant American cemetery at Acapulco, in Mexico, one thousand dollars.
For salaries of ministers resident and consuls-general to Hayti and Liberia, eleven thousand five hundred dollars.
Marshals for consular courts.
Cemetery at Acapulco.
Hayti and Li
For expenses under the act of Congress to carry into effect the treaty between the United States and her Britannic Majesty for the suppression of the African slave-trade, twelve thousand five hundred dollars: Prop. 531. vided, That the salaries of the judges and other officers shall be paid to Salaries of them only upon the condition that they reside at the places where the judges, &c. to be paid only on courts are to be held, as provided by law, and only for so much of the condition, &c. time as they reside at such places: And provided further, That the President be, and he is hereby, requested to apply to the government of Request to be made for abrogaGreat Britain to put an end to that part of the treaty of April seventh, tion of part of eighteen hundred and sixty-two, which requires of each government to treaty providing keep up mixed courts, and upon the consent of the government of for mixed courts, Great Britain being obtained, then the salaries of all the officers of the Vol. xii..p. 1227. United States connected with said courts shall cease.
For expenses under the neutrality act, ten thousand dollars.
For the payment of the fifth annual instalment of the proportion contributed by the United States towards the capitalization of the Scheldt dues, to fulfil the stipulations contained in the fourth article of the convention between the United States and Belgium of the twentieth of May, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, the sum of fifty-five thousand five hundred and eighty-four dollars in coin, and such further sum as may be necessary to carry out the stipulation of the convention providing for payment of interest on the said sum and on the portion of the principal remaining unpaid.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That no diplomatic or consular officer shall receive salary for the time during which he may be absent from his post (by leave or otherwise) beyond the term of sixty days in any one year: Provided, That the time equal to that usually occupied in going to and from the United States in case of the return, on leave, of such diplomatic or consular officer to the United States may be allowed in addition to said sixty days; and section three of act of March thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, is hereby repealed.
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the fee provided by law for the verification of invoices by consular officers shall, when paid, be held to be a full payment for furnishing blank forms of declaration to be signed by the shipper, and for making, signing, and sealing the certificate of the consular officer thereto; and any consular officer who, under pretence Penalty upon of charging for blank forms, advice, or clerical services in the preparation for illegal of such declaration or certificate, shall charge or receive any fee greater charges, &c. in amount than that provided by law for the verification of invoices, or who shall demand or receive for any official services, or who shall allow any clerk or subordinate to receive for any such service any fee or reward other than the fee provided by law for such service, shall be deemed Dismissal from guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be dismissed from office, and on con- office, fine, imviction before any court of the United States having jurisdiction of like prisonment.
Suppression 1862, ch. 140.
Neutrality. 1818, ch. 88.
Vol. iii. p. 447.
Scheldt dues. Vol. xiii. p. 649.
Diplomatic, &c. officers not to receive pay
Fee for verification of invoices to cover what.
in Canada not to be allowed tonnage fees.
Tonnage or clearance fees
not to be charged vessels making regular daily trips between the
United States and Canada, except, &c. Examinations to be made into the accounts of
SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the President is authorized, on the recommendation of the Secretary of the Treasury, to cause consular officers examinations to be made into the accounts of the consular officers of and the business the United States, and into all matters connected with the business of
of their offices.
their said offices, and to that end he may appoint such agent or agents as may be necessary for that purpose; and any agent, when so appointed, shall, for the purpose of making said examinations, have authority to administer oaths and take testimony, and shall have access to all the books and papers of all consular officers. And any agent appointed in this behalf shall be paid for his services a just and reasonable compensation, not exceeding five dollars per day for the time necessarily employed, in addition to his actual necessary expenses, the same to be paid out of the sum appropriated for expenses of collecting the revenue, no greater sum than five thousand dollars shall be expended as compensation of such agent or agents in any one year. And the President shall Names, &c. of communicate to Congress, at the commencement of every December agents to be com- session, the names of the agents so appointed, and the amount paid to
Agents to be appointed; their power, pay, &c.
Limit to expenditure for agents.
Congress. Consular officers wilfully neglecting to render accounts, &c.
or to pay over moneys due the
United States, to be deemed guilty
Penalty, fine, imprisonment, and disqualification for office.
offences be punished by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by fine not exceeding two thousand dollars. And hereafter no consul, vice-consul, or consular agent in the dominion of Canada, shall be allowed tonnage fees for any services, actual or constructive, rendered any vessel owned and registered in the United States that may touch at a Canadian port; and that in the collection of official fees they shall receive foreign moneys at the rate given in the treasury schedule of the value of foreign coins. And hereafter, in cases of vessels making regular daily trips between any port of the United States and any port in the dominion of Canada, wholly upon interior waters not navigable to the ocean, no tonnage or clearance fees shall be charged against such vessels by the officers of the United States, except upon the first clearing of said vessel in each year.
Consul-general or consul to ex
SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That no consul-general or consul ercise duties of now holding, or who shall hereafter hold, either of said offices, shall be only one office. permitted to hold the office of consul-general or consul at any other con
Expenses of prison, &c. at Bankok.
Limit to allow-sulate, or exercise the duties thereof; and hereafter there shall only be ance to vice-con- allowed to any vice-consulate or consular agency, for expenses thereof,
sulates or consular agencies.
an amount sufficient to pay for stationery and postage on official let
Salary of consul and of interpreter.
No salary to marshal.
See Vol. xvi.
each, together with the reports of such agents.
SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That any consular officer of the United States who shall wilfully neglect to render true and just quarterly accounts and returns of the business of his office, and of moneys received by him for the use of the United States, or who shall neglect to pay over any balance of such moneys which may be due to the United States, at the expiration of any quarter, before the expiration of the next succeeding quarter, shall be deemed guilty of embezzlement of the public moneys, and shall, on conviction thereof, before any court of the United States having jurisdiction of like offences, be punished by imprisonment not exceeding one year and by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars, and shall be forever disqualified from holding any office of trust or profit in the United States.
SEC. 7. And be it further enacted, That the entire expense of prison and prison keepers at the consulate of Bankok, in Siam, shall hereafter not exceed the sum of one thousand dollars annually; and the salary of the interpreter shall not exceed the sum of five hundred dollars annually; and no salary shall hereafter be allowed the marshal at that consulate ; and the annual salary of the consul at Bankok shall be three thousand ollars, to commence July first, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. APPROVED, March 3, 1869.
An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-Office March 3, 1869. Department during the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated for the service of the Post-Office Department for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy, out of any moneys in the treasury arising from the revenues of the said department, in conformity to the act of the second of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-six :
For inland mail transportation, including pay of route agents, postal clerks, and mail messengers, thirteen million thirty-seven thousand six hundred and fifty-three dollars: Provided, That no part of said sum shall be paid for inland transportation between Fort Abercrombie and Helena.
For clerks for post-offices, two million dollars.
For payments to letter-carriers, one million dollars.
For wrapping paper, fifty thousand dollars.
For twine, twenty thousand dollars.
For letter balances, four thousand dollars.
For compensation to blank agents and assistants, eight thousand dollars.
For foreign mail transportation, four hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
For ship, steamboat, and way letters, eight thousand dollars. For compensation to postmasters, four million five hundred and forty- Postmasters, six thousand dollars.
clerks, and letter-carriers.
For office furniture, two thousand five hundred dollars.
For advertising, forty thousand dollars: Provided, That no part of this sum shall be paid to any papers published in the District of Columbia for advertising mail routes, except in Virginia and Maryland.
For postage stamps and stamped envelopes, five hundred thousand dollars.
For detecting and preventing mail depredations and for special agents, one hundred thousand dollars; and no greater sum shall be paid special agents than is hereby provided.
For mail-bags, and mail-bag catchers, one hundred and twenty thousand dollars.
Appropriation for Post-Office Department. 1836, ch. 270. Vol. v. p. 80.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the following sums, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same are hereby, appropriated for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, viz:
For steamship service between San Francisco, Japan, and China, five hundred thousand dollars.
For steamship service between the United States and Brazil, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
For steamship service between San Francisco and the Sandwich Islands, seventy-five thousand dollars.
For supplying deficiency in the revenues of the Post-Office Department for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy, five million seven hundred and forty thousand dollars. APPROVED, March 3, 1869.
For mail-locks, keys, and stamps, thirty-seven thousand dollars.
For miscellaneous payments, including payment of balances to foreign Foreign balcountries, eight hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars.
For preparing and publishing post-route maps, sixteen thousand dollars.
Mail-bags, locks and keys.
For retransfer to money-order account, being money transferred by Money-order postmasters and deposited in the treasury as postage receipts, one million dollars.
Steamship service between
the United States and
San Francisco and the Sand
Deficiencies for the year 1870.
March 3, 1869. CHAP. CXXVII. — An Act to authorize the Transfer of Lands granted to the Union Pacific Railway Company, Eastern Division, between Denver and the Point of its Connection with the Union Pacific Railroad, to the Denver Pacific Railway and Telegraph Company, and to expedite the Completion of Railroads to Denver, in the Territory of Colorado.
R. R. Co. may
tion, &c. of its
road and tele
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Union Pacific States of America in Congress assembled, That the Union Pacific Railway Company, eastern division, be, and it hereby is, authorized to contract with the Denver Pacific Railway and Telegraph Company, a corporation existing under the laws of the Territory of Colorado, for the construction, operation, and maintenance of that part of its line of railroad and telegraph between Denver City and its point of connection with the Union Pacific railroad, which point shall be at Cheyenne, and to adopt the roadbed already graded by said Denver Pacific Railway and Telegraph Company as said line, and to grant to said Denver Pacific Railway and Telegraph Company the perpetual use of its right of way and depot grounds, and to transfer to it all the rights and privileges, subject to all the obligations pertaining to said part of its line.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Union Pacific Railway Company, eastern division, shall extend its railroad and telegraph to a connection at the city of Denver, so as to form with that part of its line herein authorized to be constructed, operated, and maintained by the Denver Pacific Railway and Telegraph Company, a continuous line of railroad and telegraph from Kansas City, by way of Denver to CheyAnd all the provisions of law for the operation of the Union Pacific railroad, its branches and connections, as a continuous line, without discrimination, shall apply the same as if the road from Denver to Cheyenne had been constructed by the said Union Pacific Railway Company, eastern division; but nothing herein shall authorize the said eastern division company to operate the road or fix the rates of tariff for the Denver Pacific Railway and Telegraph Company.
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That said companies are hereby authorized to mortgage their respective portions of said road, as herein defined, for an amount not exceeding thirty-two thousand dollars per mile, to enable them respectively to borrow money to construct the same; and that each of said companies shall receive patents to the alternate secrate sections of tions of land along their respective lines of road, as herein defined, in like
to receive patents for alter
Denver City and
shall extend its railroad and
so as to form
telegraph to, &c. continuous line from Kansas City
Laws to apply. enne.
Operating of road and rates of
The companies may mortgage their roads;
manner and within the same limits as is provided by law in the case of lands granted to the Union Pacific Railway Company, eastern division: but not en- Provided, That neither of the companies hereinbefore mentioned shall be titled to subsidy in United States entitled to subsidy in United States bonds under the provisions of this
APPROVED, March 3, 1869.
March 3, 1869. CHAP. CXXVIII. An Act to provide for the Execution in the District of Columbia of Commissions issued by the Courts of the States and Territories of the United States or of Foreign Nations, and for taking Depositions to be used in such Courts.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Provision for States of America in Congress assembled, That any party to any suit detaking testimony of witnesses in pending in any court of any State or Territory of the United States, or the District of of any foreign nation, may obtain the testimony of any witness residing Columbia under in, or temporarily within, the District of Columbia, to be used in such
be used in suits suit. When a commission to take such testimony shall have issued from
the court in which such suit is pending, or a notice shall have been given according to the rules of practice prevailing in such court, on producing the same to a justice of the supreme court of the District of Columbia, and on due proof being made to such officer that the testimony of any witness residing in the District, or temporarily within it, is material to the be summoned. party desiring the same, such officer shall issue a summons to such wit