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IN SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,}
The Senate having proceeded, in pursuance of the Constitution, to reconsider the bill entitled "An act supplementary to an act entitled ⚫ An act to provide for the more efficient government of the rebel States,' passed March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and to facilitate restoration," 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 bill:
Resolved, That the bill do pass, two thirds of the Senate agreeing to pass the same.
J. W. FORNEY,
CHAP. VII.—An Act to provide for a District and a Circuit Court of the United States March 25, 1867. for the District of Nebraska, and for other Purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the State of Nebraska shall hereafter constitute one judicial district, and be called the district of Nebraska; and for said district a district judge, a marshal, and a district attorney of the United States, shall be appointed by the President, by
Nebraska to be
and with the advice and consent of the Senate. SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said district of Nebraska District of shall be attached to and constitute a part of the eighth judicial circuit; attached to and a term of the circuit court and district court of the United States for eighth judicial said district shall be held in the city of Omaha, in the State of Nebraska, circuit. on the first Monday of May, and on the first Monday of November, in places of holdeach year. ing circuit and SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the circuit and district courts district courts. Jurisdiction, of the United States for the district of Nebraska, and the judges thereof powers, and durespectively, shall possess the same powers and jurisdiction and perform ties of the cirthe same duties possessed and performed by the other circuit and district courts and judges of the United States, and shall be governed by the same laws and regulations.
cuit and district courts.
Nebraska to constitute one judicial district. Judge, marshal, and attor
ney to be appointed.
SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the district judge appointed Salary of disfor the district of Nebraska shall receive as his compensation the sum of trict judge. thirty-five hundred dollars a year, payable in four equal instalments, on the first days of January, April, July, and October of each year.
Fees and com
SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That the marshal and district attorney of the United States, and clerk of the circuit and district courts, for the said district of Nebraska, shall severally possess the powers and perform the duties lawfully possessed and performed by similar officers in other districts of the United States, and shall for the services they may perform receive the fees and compensation allowed by the act entitled "An pensation. act to regulate the fees and costs to be allowed clerks, marshals, and at- Vol. x. p. 161. torneys of the circuit and district courts of the United States, and for other purposes," approved February twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and fifty-three.
1853, ch. 80.
duties of the trict attorney.
marshal and dis
writs of error.
SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That all cases of appeal or writ of error, heretofore prosecuted, and now pending in the Supreme Court of to appeals and the United States, upon any record from the supreme court of the Territory of Nebraska, or which may hereafter be prosecuted from said court as herein allowed, may be heard and determined by the Supreme Court of the United States, and the mandate of execution or of further proceedings shall be directed by the Supreme Court of the United States to the circuit or district court of the United States for the district of Nebraska, or to the supreme court of the State of Nebraska, as the nature
District judge for lowa to act in Nebraska until a judge is appointed.
of said appeal or writ of error may require, and each of these courts shall be the successor of the supreme court of Nebraska Territory as to all such cases, with full power to hear and determine the same, and to award mesne or final process thereon. And from all judgments and decrees of the supreme court of the Territory of Nebraska, prior to its admission as a State, the parties to said judgments and decrees shall have the same right to prosecute appeals and writs of error to the federal courts as they had under the laws of the United States prior to the admission of said State of Nebraska into the Union.
SEC. 7. And be it further enacted, That until a judge for said district of Nebraska shall be duly appointed, the district judge of the United States for the district of Iowa shall act as the district judge of Nebraska, and shall have and exercise the same jurisdiction and power in the district hereby created as he has in the district of Iowa.
APPROVED, March 25, 1867.
March 26, 1867. CHAP. VIII. —An Act to exempt Wrapping-Paper, made from Wood or Cornstalks, from Internal Tax, and for other Purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Wrapping-pa- States of America in Congress assembled, That, from and after the pasper made of wood, &c. ex- sage of this act, wrapping-paper, made of wood or cornstalks, shall be empt from inter- exempt from internal tax.
Ten per cent tax to be paid by banks, bankers, &c. upon notes of cities, &c. paid out by them after May 1, 1867.
All wrappingpaper to be free from internal tax.
Wooden ladders exempt.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That every national banking association, state bank, or banker, or association, shall pay a tax of ten per centum on the amount of notes of any town, city, or municipal corporation paid out by them after the first day of May, anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, to be collected in the mode and manner in which the tax on the notes of state banks is collected.
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That wrapping-paper made from any other material than that cited in the first section shall be also exempt from internal tax.
SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passage of this act, ladders made wholly of wood shall be exempt from internal tax. APPROVED, March 26, 1867.
March 26, 1867. CHAP. IX.
Deeds for the conveyance of real estate in the
District of Columbia, how may be acknowledged.
- An Act in Relation to the Acknowledgment of Deeds in the District of Columbia.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That hereafter acknowledgments of deeds for the conveyance of real estate in the District of Columbia may be taken by the recorder of deeds for said District, or by a single justice of the peace; and any such acknowledgment heretofore taken by a single justice of the peace is hereby made and declared to be a valid Former con- acknowledgment: Provided, That nothing in this act shall be held to impair the title of bona fide purchasers who, by conveyances and formal acknowledgments, have, prior to the passage of this act, acquired paramount titles under existing laws.
March 26, 1867. 1866, ch. 128.
Vol. xiv. p. 68.
APPROVED, March 26, 1867.
CHAP. X.- An Act supplementary to an Act entitled "An Act to reimburse the State of West Virginia for Moneys expended for the United States in enrolling, equipping, and paying military Forces to aid in suppressing the Rebellion," approved June twenty-one, eighteen hundred and sixty-six.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Money appro- States of America in Congress assembled, That the money appropriated priated to reim- by the act to which this is a supplement shall be disbursed under the diburse West Virginia, how to be rection of the Secretary of War.
APPROVED, March 26, 1867.
CHAP. XI. — An Act to authorize the Entry and Occupation of a Portion of Long March 28, 1867. Island, in Boston Harbor, for military Purposes.
tary of War for
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War Part of Long be, and he is hereby, authorized to take possession of that portion of harbor, may be Island, in Boston Long Island, in Boston harbor, Massachusetts, belonging to James T. taken possession Austin, for the purpose of erecting thereon a fort and such other struc- of by the Secretures as may be needed for military purposes, and there shall be paid for military purthe same, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, poses. the sum of five thousand dollars, as agreed upon between Ivers J. Austin, therefor. the agent and representative of the said James T. Austin, and the agent of the United States charged with the negotiation for the purchase of said property: Provided, That said amount shall not be paid until the Attorney-GenAttorney-General of the United States shall be satisfied that the title of the title. said portion of said island has been fully transferred to the United States free from all encumbrance, and that the person receiving the money is competent to act in the premises.
APPROVED, March 28, 1867.
eral to approve
CHAP. XII.—An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to sell the Gover[n]- March 28, 1867. ment Warehouses on Atlantic Dock, Brooklyn, New York.
sold at auction.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treas- Government ury is hereby authorized, in his discretion, to sell the property on Atlan- warehouses on Atlantic Dock, tic Dock, Brooklyn, New York, being warehouses numbers fifty-four, Brooklyn, New fifty-six, and fifty-eight, now owned by the government, the sale to be made York, may be at public auction to the highest and best bidder therefor, in ready money, after giving notice thereof six weeks in succession in two daily papers printed in the city of New York. And upon sale being made as aforesaid, the said Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and em powered to make, execute, and deliver to the purchaser thereof a good and sufficient deed for the premises, conveying all the right, title, and interest of the United States.
APPROVED, March 28, 1867.
CHAP. XIII. - An Act making Appropriations to supply Deficiencies in the Appropria- March 29, 1867. tions for contingent Expenses of the Senate of the United States for the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and for other Purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, Deficiencies and the same are hereby, appropriated out of any money in the treasury for contingent not otherwise appropriated, for the objects hereinafter expressed, namely:
For clerks to committees, pages, horses, and carryalls, fifteen thousand dollars.
For miscellaneous items, thirty thousand dollars.
For salary of the clerk to the committee on appropriations, from the date of his appointment to the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, twenty-eight hundred and ninety-eight dollars.
appropriations expenses of the
Senate for the year ending June 30, 1867.
Clerks to committees.
mittee on appro-
To pay the expenses incurred under the resolution of the Senate directing the hydration of the atmosphere of the Senate chamber, the sum of the Senate of seven thousand five hundred dollars is hereby appropriated and added chamber. to the contingent fund of the Senate.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That section ten of an act entitled of act 1867, ch. "An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the govern- 167, § 10. ment for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, Vol. xiv. p. 467. and for other purposes," passed at the second session of the Thirty-ninth Congress, shall not be construed to allow a greater compensation for the
&c. in the papers in the District
Pay for publica- publication of the laws passed by Congress and executive proclamations tion of the laws, and treaties in the papers of the District of Columbia than is provided by law for such publication in other papers. And the newspapers in the ten rebellious States named in section seven of "An act making appropapers in the ten priations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending rebellious States June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and for other purposes,' to publish the laws, &c.
which have been or may be designated in pursuance of the provisions of said section for the publication of the public laws and treaties of the United States, shall publish the public laws and treaties of the Thirtyninth Congress, authentic copies of which it shall be the duty of the SecSecretary of retary of State to furnish as soon as practicable, after receiving notice of such designation; and there is hereby appropriated out of the treasury, Appropriation. from any moneys not otherwise appropriated, a sum sufficient to pay for Accounts and said service: Provided, That the accounts therefor shall be settled in the rate of pay. usual manner, and the compensation shall not exceed the rate fixed in section seven aforesaid.
State to furnish copies.
Clerk of the
House to select 'newspapers in the several
States and Terri
tories in which the laws, legal notices, &c. are to be published. Secretary of State to furnish copies.
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That so much of section seven of an act entitled "An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and for other purposes," approved March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, as relates to the publication of the treaties and laws of the United States, be and the same is hereby extended to the States not therein designated, and to the Territories; and that it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State, upon receiving notice of the designation of newspapers under the act aforesaid and this section, promptly to furnish to such newspapers authentic copies of the treaties and laws of the United States to be published as aforesaid: Provided, That it shall be lawful to print the laws and treaties of the United States, as aforesaid, in three newspapers in Louisiana: And provided further, That the rates fixed by previous laws shall not be hereby increased.
Appropriations SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the following sums be, and for House of Representatives. the same are hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the objects hereinafter expressed, for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, namely:
For stationery for the House of Representatives, nine thousand dollars.
Rates of pay.
Appropriation for salaries of commissioner of education and his clerks;
offices and stationery. Repairs of Long Bridge. Appropriations for expenses of Indian delegations visiting Washington.
For newspapers, ten thousand dollars.
For miscellaneous items, ten thousand dollars.
SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That there be, and hereby is, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for salaries of the commissioner of education and his clerks, twelve thousand four hundred dollars, for the period of three months ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight.
For furnishing offices and for stationery, six thousand dollars.
For the repair of Long Bridge, District of Columbia, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War, fifteen thousand dollars.
SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to enable the Secretary of the Interior to pay the expenses incurred by certain Indian delegations in visiting Washington city for the purpose of negotiating treaties and in their return home, to wit:
For the Sioux of Lake Traverse, ten thousand dollars.
For the Sioux of the Upper Missouri, fifteen thousand dollars.
For the tribes residing in the State of Kansas, fifteen thousand dollars.
For the Chippewas of the Mississippi, six thousand dollars.
Laws allowing the making of treaties with In
And all laws allowing the President, the Secretary of the Interior, or the commissioner of Indian affairs to enter into treaties with any Indian tribes are hereby repealed, and no expense shall hereafter be incurred in dian tribes renegotiating a treaty with any Indian tribe until an appropriation author- pealed. izing such expense shall be first made by law.
Post, p. 18.
SEC. 7. And be it further enacted, That the several sums of money Chief engiheretofore appropriated to be expended under the direction of the com- neer, &c. to exmissioner of public buildings be transferred to and may be expended un- pend moneys apder the direction of the chief engineer of the army, or such officer of the expended under propriated to be engineer corps as he may direct.
APPROVED, March 29, 1867.
direction of commissioner of public buildings.
CHAP. XIV. An Act to reimburse the States of Indiana and Ohio for Moneys expended March 29, 1867. for the United States in enrolling, equipping, and provisioning Militia Forces to aid in suppressing the Rebellion.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That immediately after the President to passage of this act the President shall appoint three commissioners, by appoint three and with the advice and consent of the Senate, who are not residents of to ascertain the the State of Indiana, whose duty it shall be to ascertain the amount of amount of moneys expended by the State of Indiana in enrolling, equipping, subsist- moneys spent by ing, transporting, and paying such State forces as were called into service ing, &c. State in said State since the first day of January, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, forces during the to act in concert with the United States forces in the suppression of rebellion against the United States.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the commissioners so appoint- Commissioners ed shall proceed, subject to regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary to do what. of War, at once to examine all the items of expenditure made by said State for the purposes herein named, allowing only for disbursements What disbursemade and amounts assumed by the State for enrolling, equipping, subsist- ments to be allowed; ing, transporting, and paying such troops as were called into service by the governor, at the request of the United States department commander commanding the district in which Indiana may at the time have been included, or by the express order, consent, or concurrence of such commander, or which may have been employed or used in suppressing rebellion in said State. And no allowance shall be made for any troops which did not perform actual military service in full concert and co-operation with the authorities of the United States and subject to their orders.
In making up the account certain items of ex
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That in making up said account, for the convenience of the accounting officers of the government, the commissioners shall state separately the amounts expended, respectively, for penditure to be enrolling, equipping, arming, subsisting, transporting, and paying said stated separately. troops.
what not to be allowed.
Rates of com
SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That, in the adjustment of accounts under this act, the commissioners shall not allow for any expenditure or pensation to be compensation for service at a rate greater than was at the time authorized by the laws of the United States and the regulations prescribed by the Secretary of War in similar cases.
report to the
SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That as soon as said commissioners Commissioners shall have made up said account and ascertained the balance, as here- to make written in directed, they shall make written report thereof, showing the different Secretary of items of .expenditure as hereinbefore stated to the Secretary of the Treas- Treasury. ury, who shall cause the same to be examined by the proper accounting officers of the treasury, and said officers shall audit the said accounts as in ordinary cases; and if from said report it shall appear that any sum remains due to the said State, he shall draw his warrant for the same, paid. payable to the governor of said State, and deliver it to him.
Any sum due the State to be
SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That the commissioners to be ap- Commissioners pointed as aforesaid shall, before proceeding to the discharge of their du- to be sworn.