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vada, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Maine, Iowa, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, South Carolina, and Louisiana, being three fourths and more of the several States of the Union, have ratified the fourteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States, duly proposed by two thirds of each House of the Thirty-ninth Congress; therefore,

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring.) That said fourteenth article is hereby declared to be a part of the Constitution of the United States, and it shall be duly promulgated as such by the Secretary of State. “ Attest:

GEO. C. GORHAM, Secretary.

“ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

July 21, 1868. Resolved, That the House of Representatives concur in the foregoing concurrent resolution of the Senate declaring the ratification of the fourteenth article of amendment of the Constitution of the United States.' « Attest:

EDWD. MCPHERSON, Clerk.

And whereas official notice bas been received at the Department of State that the legislatures of the several States next hereinafter named have, at the times respectively herein mentioned, taken the proceedings hereinafter recited upon or in relation to the ratification of the said proposed amendment, called article fourteenth, namely:

The legislature of Connecticut ratified the amendment June 30th, 1866; the legislature of New Hampshire ratified it July 7th, 1866; the legislature of Tennessee ratified it July 19th, 1866; the legislature of New Jersey ratified it September 11th, 1866, and the legislature of the same State passed a resolution in April, 1868, to withdraw its consent to it; the legislature of Oregon ratified it September 19th, 1866; the legislature of Texas rejected it November 1st, 1866; the legislature of Vermont ratified it on or previous to November 9th, 1866; the legislature of Georgia rejected it November 13th, 1866, and the legislature of the same State ratified it July 21st, 1868; the legislature of North Carolina rejected it December 4th, 1866, and the legislature of the same State ratified it July 4th, 1868; the legislature of South Carolina rejected it December 20th, 1866, and the legislature of the same State ratified it July 9th, 1868; the legislature of Virginia rejected it January 9th, 1867; the legislature of Kentucky rejected it January 10th, 1867; the legislature of New York ratified it January 1oth, 1867; the legislature of Obio ratified it January 11th, 1867, and the legislature of the same State passed a resolution in January, 1868, to withdraw its consent to it; the legislature of Illinois ratified it January 15th, 1867; the legislature of West Virginia ratified it January 16th, 1867; the legislature of Kansas ratified it January 18th, 1867; the legislature of Maine ratified it January 19th, 1867; the legislature of Nevada ratified it January 22d, 1867; the legislature of Missouri ratified it on or previous to January 26th, 1867; the legislature of Indiana ratified it January 29th, 1867; the legislature of Minnesota ratified it February 1st, 1867 ; the legislature of Rhode Island ratified it February 7th, 1867 ; the legislature of Delaware rejected it February 7th, 1867; the legislature of Wisconsin ratified it February 13th, 1867; the legislature of Pennsylvania ratified it February 13th, 1867; the legislature of Michigan ratified it February 15th, 1867; the legislature of Massachusetts ratified it March 20th, 1867; the legislature of Maryland rejected it March 23d, 1867; the legislature of Nebraska ratified it June 15th, 1867; the legislature of Iowa ratified it April 3d, 1868; the legislature of Arkansas ratified it April 6th, 1868; the legislature of Florida ratified it June 9th, 1868; the legislature of Louisiana ratified it July 9th, 1868; and the legislature of Alabama ratified

it July 13th, 1868. Fourteenth Now, therefore, be it known that I, WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of amendment to

State of the United States, in execution of the aforesaid act, and of the aforethe constitution certified to be

said concurrent resolution of the 21st of July, 1868, and in conformance thereto, adopted, and de- do hereby direct the said proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United clared valid. States to be published in the newspapers authorized to promulgate the laws of

the United States, and I do hereby certify that the said proposed amendment has been adopted in the manner bereinbefore mentioned by the States specified in the said concurrent resolution, namely, the States of Connecticut, New Hampshire, Tennessee, New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont, New York, Ohio, Illinois, 'West Virginia, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, Missouri, Indiana, Minnesota,

Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, Louisiana, South Carolina, Alabama, and also by the legislature of the State of Georgia; the States thus specified being more than three fourths of the States of the United States.

And I do further certify that the said amendment bas become valid to all intents and purposes as a part of the Constitution of the United States.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Department of State to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington this twenty-eighth day of July, in the year [SEAL.]

of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight, and of the
Independence of the United States of America the ninety-third.

WILLIAM H. SEWARD,

Secretary of State.

No. 14.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA : October 12, 1886.

A PROCLAMATION.

In the year which is now drawing to its end, the art, the skill, and the labor

Day for Pub of the people of the United States have been employed with greater diligence lio Thanksgivand vigor, and on broader fields than ever before, and the fruits of the earth ing recommendhave been gathered into the granary and the storehouse in marvellous abun. ed. dance. Our highways have been lengthened, and new and prolific regions have boen occupied. We are permitted to hope that long protracted political and sectional dissensions are at no distant day to give place to returning harmony and fraternal affection throughout the Republic. Many foreign states have entered into liberal agreements with us, while nations which are far off, and which heretofore have been unsocial and exclusive, have become our friends.

The annual period of rest, which we have reached in health and tranquillity, and which is crowned with so many blessings, is by universal consent a convenient and suitable one for cultivating personal piety and practising public devotion.

I therefore recommend that Thursday, the twenty-sixth day of November next, Thursday, be set apart, and observed by all the people of the United states, as a day for November 26th, public praise, thanksgiving, and prayer to the Almighty Creator and Divine 1868. Ruler of the Universe, by whose ever-watchful, merciful, and gracious providence alone, states and nations, no less than families and individual men, do live and move and have their being.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my band, and caused the seal of the
United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this twelfth day of October, in the

of

year our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight, and of the In[L. 8.] dependence of the United States the ninety-third.

ANDREW JOHNSON. By the President:

William H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.

No. 15.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Dec. 25, 1868.

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.

THI Eas the Preside of the United States has heretofore set forth several proclamations, offering amnesty and pardon to persons who bad been or were concerned in the late rebellion against the lawful authority of the government

Vol. xiii. pp. of the United States, which proclamations were severally issued on the eighth 787; 741, 758.

day of December, 1863, on the twenty-sixth day of March, 1864, on the twentyAnte, p. 699. ninth day of May, 1865, on the seventh day of September, 1867, and on the

fourth day of July, in the present year;

And whereas, the authority of the Federal Government having been re-established in all the States anu Territories within the jurisdiction of the United States, it is believed that such prudential reservations and exceptions as at the dates of said several proclamations were deemed necessary and proper may now be wisely and justly relinquished, and that a universal amnesty and pardon for participation in said rebellion extended to all who have borne any part therein will tend to secure permanent peace, order, and prosperity throughout the land, and to renew and fully restore confidence and fraternal feeling among the whole people, and their respect for and attachmeut to the National Government, de

signed by its patriotic founders for the general good: Full pardon Now, therefore, be it known that I, ANDREW Johnson, President of the and amnesty,

United States, by virtue of the power and authority in me vested by the Congranted to all persons engaged stitution, and in the name of the sovereign people of the United States, do in the late re

hereby proclaim and declare unconditionally, and without reservation, to all bellion. and to every person who directly or indirectly participated in the late insur

rection or rebellion, a full pardon and amnesty for the offence of treason against the United States, or of adhering to their enemies during the late civil war, with restoration of all rights, privileges, and immunities under the Constitution and the laws which bave been made in pursuance thereof.

In testimony whereof, I have signed these presents with my hand, and have caused the seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed.

Done at the city of Washington, the twenty-fifth day of December, in the [seal.]

year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight, and of
the Independence of the United States of America, the ninety-third.

ANDREW JOHNSON.
By the President:
F. W. SEWARD,

Acting Secretary of State.

INDEX

TO THE

FOREGOING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAWS, RESOLUTIONS, TREATIES, AND

PROCLAMATIONS.

A.

Adams, Aquilla,
payment to.

380
Abbott, Trevett,

Adams, Mrs. Naomi,
lieutenant-commander United States navy, pension to..

443
may be ordered before retiring board Additional Bounties. See Bounty.
for examination for restoration to active

act in relation to.

334
list of navy.....

358 Additional Bounty
Absence

to certain enlisted soldiers may be paid
of the proper internal revenue stamp to

to their heirs....

37
be prima facie evidence in certain cases Additional Clerks,

that the tax has not been paid.....156, 163 authorized to facilitate pavment of sol.
Academy, Military. See Military Academy.

dicrs' bounties....

43
appropriations for

.42, 268
Academy, Naval. See Naval Academy.

preference given to certain soldiers
and sailors..

43
appropriations for..

..70, 278

authorized in Attorney-General's office.75, 76
Acapulco,

their salaries, &c..

76
restoration of the Protestant American

in Post-Office Department, authorized for
Cemetery at..

321

superintendent of foreign mails..... 196
Accessories

and additional compensation of officers
to the embezzlement of the funds, &c. of

and clerks, appropriation for......... 299
national banking associations by their Additional Pay
officers, how punished....

339 to seamen, and landsmen on board vessels
Accounts

of war, when acting as firemen and
of army officers, second auditor to audit

coalhcarers...

280
and settle in certain cases.....

25 Adjutant-General,
of distillers, to be kept.

.132, 133

appropriations for office of..102, 103, 294, 295
to be rendered in duplicate. 133 Adjutant-Generals
to state what....

133 of States and Territories may send by
to be sworn to.

133

mail, free of postage, medals, &c. award-
books of, open to inspection of officers 133 ed to soldiers by legislatures... 248

to be preserved for two years... 133 Adjutant-General's Department,
storekeeper to keep daily...

134 no new appointments, and no promotions
rectifier to keep as prescribed by commis-

in, until otherwise directed by law.... 318
sioner ..

113 Admiral of the Nary,
wholesale dealer to keep as prescribed by

and general of the army, to inquire into
commissioner ....

143

and re; ort upon the Ryan-Hitchcock
tobacco dealers and manufacturers to keap 155 mode of inarine fortifications...... 346
collector to keep, of sales of tobacco Advertisements, fc.
stamps...

155 in District of Columbia, Maryland, and
collector to render monthly, of articles

Virginia, to be published in certain
stored in bond.

165
newspapers...

110
false (See Penalty).

for other States, &c. not to be pub-
Accounts, Public,

lished in those papers, unless, &c.. 110
balances of, stated by auditor and certified

may be printed in three newspapers in the
by comptroller, not to be modified by

District of Columbia...

110
heads of departments...

54 to be selected by clerk of house.. 110
Acknowledgments of Deeds,

Advertising,
in the District of Columbia, provisions

appropriation for, for Post-Office Depart-
concerning..

ment.

55
existing rights not affected...

limit upon expenditure of..... 55
Ada County, Idaho,

Agassiz, Louis,
county commissioners of, may select a reappointed a regent of the Smithsonian
site for territorial prison.

282
Institution...

349

... 636

.. 322

Agency Buildings,

Agriculture,
provided by treaty for the

treaty provisions for the improvement of
Sacs and Foxes..

496 the Sissiton and Warpcion bands of
Kiowas and Comanches.

582

Dakota or Sioux Indians....507, 509, 510
Cheyennes.

594, 657
Senecas and Shawnees..

515
Utes..

620
Qunpaws..

516
Sioux

636
Cheyennes..

597
Crows.

650
Ules..

... 621
Navajoes

659
Sioux.

638
Shoshonces and Bannicks..

674
Crows.

.651, 652
Sec Tilles of the several Indian Tribes.

Cheyennes.

.657, 653
Agent, Indian,

Navajoes.

669
provided by treaty for the

Shoshonees and Bannarks......675, 676
Sacs and Foxes..

.468, 496 Sec Titles of the several Indian Tribes.
Sissiton and Warpaton bands of Da- Agriculture, Department of: Seo Department of
kota or Sioux Indians.

.507, 509 Ayriculture.
Kiowas and Comanches.

583 uct to provide for certain claims against
Cheyennes.

.594, 657
the..

.90, 378
Utes..

620 certain funds transferred, placed to the
Sioux

credit of, to be used in puriba-e and
Crows.

650

distribution of seeds in the Souihern
Navajocs

618
States.

28
Shoshonees and Bannacks... 675 appropriations for the...

..106, 297
Agents,

Aid and Confort
for formally delivering and receivin: the

to the rebellion, what to be prima facie
territory ceded by Russia to the United

evidence of giving:

75
States...

52

upon whom burden of proof rests... 75
general and special, under internal reves Alabama,

nue act, offices to be discontinued..... 145 the government existing in, March 23,
to be appointed to examine the accounts

1867, declared to be not legal...

14
of consular officers, and the busincs; of

if continuerl, how to be continued... 14
their offico...

322 convention in, for fraining constitution, of
their power, duties, pay, &c.

whom to consist, and how appointed.. 3
limit to expenditure for..

322 post-roads established in.. ...45, 327
names, &c. of, with their reports, to be

admitted to representation in Congress,
communicated to Congress, at each

when, &c...

73
December session....

322
fundamental conditions.

73
Agents of the Unitel Slutes. See Ertradition, foc. first meeting of legislature.

74
to receive from foreign governments,

when act takes effect..

74
under treaties for the extradition of

fourteenth amendment of Constitution
criminals, the person accused of crime,

proclaimed to be adopted by..

705
to safely transport and kcep such pris.

law for disbunding militia forces, repealed
oner..
.337, 338 as to....

266
vested with powers of marshal...... 338 repeal of act prohibiting the organization
penalty for knowingly obstructing, &c.

of the militia furces in...

337
or for rescuing prisoner....

338 Alaska,
Agricultural College,

territory ceded to the United States by
grant of public land for, in Nebraska.... 13 Russia to constitute the collection dis-
amount of grant..

13
trict of..

240
Agricultural College Lands,

port of entry to be where.

240
provision for the selection of

63
collector and his salary..

240
selection of, by California...

63 regulations for the nationalization of ves-
Agricultural College Scrip,

sels owned by residents of the ceded
further issues, &c. of, to any State lately

territory.

240
in rebellion, except Tennessee, prohib-

importation into, and use in, of fire-arms
ited, until, &c...

..25, 26

and distilled spirits may be prohibited. 241
acceptance by registers and receivers of

and exportation of, from other ports
any already issued, forbidden, until, &c. 26

if destined to ports in this ter-
not over three sections of public land in

ritory...

241
any one township, to be entered by.... 227 penalty for landing or attempting to land
Agricultural Implements,

such articles...

241
to be furnished to the

coasting trade of territory, how regulated. 241
Kiowas and Comanches.

583 killing of fur-bearing animals proliibited. 211
Utes..

621

may be authorized by the Secretary
Sioux.

640
of the Treasury:

241
651, 652 what courts to have jurisdiction of of.
Cheyennes.
.657, 658 fences under this act, &c...

241
Navajoes

669

who may make arrests of per:ons or ves.
Shoshonees and Bannacks..

675
sels..

241
See Titles of the several Indian Tribes.

remission of fines, penaltics, and for-
Agricultural Machinery, Steam,

feiturcs incurred in..

242
admitted free of duty...

23, 260

Secretary of Treasury may prescribe
Agricultural Statistics,

certain regulations.

241
and annual report, appropriations for 106, 298 appropriation....

241

Crows.

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