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the derelict Hawaiian brig Victoria, said vessel being now owned by a citizen of San Francisco, California.

APPROVED, July 20, 1868.

July 20, 1868. (No. 64.) Joint Resolution exonerating certain Vessels of the United States from the

Payment of Tonnage Fees to consular Agents in Canada.

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United No tonnage States of America in Congress assembled, That hereafter no consul or fees from United States vessels at consular agent of the United States shall exact tonnage fees from any or near ports in vessel of the United States touching at or near ports in Canada, on her Canada.

regular voyage from one port to another within the United States, unless said consul or consular agent shall perform some official services, required by law, for such vessel when she shall thus touch at a Canadian port.

APPROVED, July 20, 1868.

July 23, 1868.

(No. 67.) Joint Resolution to admit, free of Duty, certain Statuary.

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United A certain States of America in Congress assembled, That the statue representing marble statue to the figure of Victory, intended to surmount the monument in memory of of duty. the Pennsylvania soldiers who fell in the Mexican war, now about being

erected on the capitol grounds at Harrisburg, being in marble cut in Italy,
and which will soon be ready for shipment, shall be admitted free of
duty.
APPROVED, July 23, 1868.

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July 23, 1868. (No. 68.) Joint Resolution admitting Steam Plows free of Duty for one Year from June

thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Steam agricul. States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of section admitted free of two of the joint resolution approved March twenty-six, A. D. eighteen duty.

hundred and sixty-seven, respecting the importation of agricultural maAnte, p. 23.

chinery free of duty, be, and the same is hereby, extended and shall continue in force for the further period of one year from the thirtieth day of June, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and that any such machinery shipped before the said thirtieth day of June, eighteen hundred and sixtyeight, or which may have arrived since that day, be exempt from duty.

APPROVED, July 23, 1868.

July 23, 1868. (No. 69.) Joint Resolution to amend the fourteenth Section of the Act approved July

1866, ch. 298, twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, entitled "An Act to protect the Revenue, and $ 14.

for other Purposes.Vol. xiv. p. 331.

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Collection of States of America in Congress assembled, That the fourteenth section of direct toxin in the act approved July twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, enStates suspend- titled " An act to protect the revenue, and for other purposes,” be, and ed until Jan. 1, the same is hereby, so amended as to extend the operation thereof until

January first, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine.

APPROVED, July 23, 1868.

1869.

July 25, 1868. [No. 72.) A Resolution to carry into Effect the Resolution approved March two, eighteen Vol. xiv. p. 673. hundred and sixty-seven, providing for the Exchange of certain public Documents.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Additional States of America in Congress assembled, That the congressional printer, copies of public whenever he shall be so directed by the joint Committee on the library, joint committee be, and he hereby is, directed to print fifty copies in addition to the regular on the library number, of all documents bereafter printed by order of either house of for exchange.

Congress, or by order of any department or bureau of the government,

and whenever he shall be so directed by the Joint Committee on the Library, one hundred copies additional of all documents ordered to be printed, in excess of the usual number; said fifty or one hundred copies to be delivered to the librarian of Congress, to be exchanged, under direction of the joint committee on the library, as provided by joint resolution approved March two, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven.

Sec: 2. And be it further resolved, That fifty copies of each publica- Fifty copies of tion printed under direction of any department or bureau of the govern- printed, &c. to ment, whether at the Congressional Printing Office or elsewhere, shall be be at disposal of placed at the disposal of the joint committee on the library to carry out

the joint com

mittee on lithe provisions of said resolution.

brary. APPROVED, July 25, 1868.

[No. 73.] A Resolution granting Permission to Officers and Soldiers to wear the Badge of July 25, 1868.

the Corps in which they served during the Rebellion. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all who served as officers, Officers and nou-commissioned officers, privates, or other enlisted men in the regular soldiers may army, volunteer, or militia forces of the United States, during the war of of their army the rebellion, and have been honorably discharged from the service or corps. remain still in the same, shall be entitled to wear, on occasions of cereinony, the distinctive army badge ordered for or adopted by the army corps and division, respectively, in which they served.

APPROVED, July 25, 1868.

(No. 74.] A Resolution to admit certain Persons to the naval Academy. July 27, 1868. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Navy Six persons, be, and he is hereby, authorized to receive for instruction at the Naval designated by Academy, Annapolis, not exceeding six persons, to be designated by the of Japan may be government of the empire of Japan : Provided, That no expense shall received at nathereby accrue to the United States : And provided further, That the val academy. Secretary of the Navy may, in the case of the said persons, modify or dispense with any provisions of the rules and regulations of the said academy which circumstances may, in his opinion, render necessary or desirable.

APPROVED, July 27, 1868.

Tax to be

[No. 75.) A Resolution relative to Lighting the Streets of Washington City, District of July 27, 1868.

Columbia. WHEREAS, the municipal authorities of the city of Washington have Preamble. failed to carry out the arrangements for lighting the streets of said city, 1866, ch. 296.

Vol. xiv. p. 316. in accordance with the provisions of an act entitled “An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government,” approved July twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six : Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the mayor and city councils of the city of Washington be, and they are hereby, authorized and levied to pay for

lighting streets directed to levy and collect a tax from the property holders of the city of Washington sufficient to defray the expenses of lighting the avenue and street lamps of said city with six-feet burners, twenty-one nights in each month, from dark until daylight, and keep said lamps so lighted each year.

Sec. 2. And be it further resolved, That the mayor and city councils Contract may of the city of Washington be, and they are hereby, authorized to contract be made with with the Washington Gas Light Company for the term of one year, and Gas Light Com80 from year to year until otherwise provided by law, at such rates as pany for gas. inay be agreed upon not exceeding the maximum now fixed by law, for

with gas.

from time to

all the illuminating gas required for the avenue and street lamps and public offices of the city and public grounds under the control of said

city. Number of Sec. 3. And be it further resolved, That the mayor and city councils street lamps to of the city of Washington be, and they are hereby, authorized and direct

ed to increase from time to time, as the public good may require, the numtime, &c.

ber of street lamps on any of the streets, lanes, alleys, public ways, and grounds, in the city of Washington, and to do any and all things pertaining to the well lighting of the city, and to levy and collect a tax from the

property holders therefor. If city au- Sec. 4. And be it further resolved, That in the event of the failure thorities fail to collect tax or to

of the mayor and city councils to levy and collect the tax herein authorlight city, Sec- ized, or to light the said city as herein directed, then the Secretary of the retary of Inte- Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to levy a tax upon rior to che tax the property of said city, and to collect the same, sufficient to light said city

light the city.

for the current year, and so from year to year, in case of such failure of said mayor and city councils to light as herein directed and to fully execute the provisions of this joint resolution in the place and stead of the

said mayor and city councils. Washington Sec. 5. And be it further resolved, That nothing herein contained Gas Light Com- shall be construed to relieve the said Washington Gas Light Company pany not exempt

from paying the internal revenue tax imposed by law.

APPROVED, July 27, 1868.

froin tax.

July 27, 1868. (No. 76.) Joint Resolution in Relation to Surveys and Examinations of Rivers and

Harbors. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Secretary of States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War shall War to state

cause to be prepared and submitted to Congress, in connection with the reto Congress certain facts, with ports of examinations and surveys of rivers and harbors hereafter made by reports of exami- order of Congress, full statements of all existing facts tending to show to nations, &c. of rivers, &c.

what extent the general commerce of the country will be promoted by the several works of improvements contemplated by such examinations and surveys, to the end that public moneys shall not be applied excepting where such improvements shall tend to subserve the general commercial and navigation interests of the United States.

APPROVED, July 27, 1868.

July 27, 1868. [No. 77.] Joint Resolution relative to printing Specifications of Patents.

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Printing speci- States of America in Congress assembled, That no bills be paid by the fication of pat- treasury for printing specifications of patents above the contract price, ex

cept that seventy cents may be added to each thousand words for the additional cost of composition occasioned by change made in the printing by order of the commissioner of patents.

APPROVED, July 27, 1868.

July 27, 1868.

(No. 78.] Joint Resolution for the Donation of certain Columns.

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Donation of States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the columns from

Treasury is hereby authorized to donate to such cemeteries as as have Pennsylvania bank building to been in whole or in part dedicated to the burial of soldiers or sailors who certain ceme- lost their lives in defence of the United States, or to such voluntary assoteries.

ciations of citizens as contributed to the comfort and wants of these patri

ots while living, the six columns taken from the old Pennsylvania bank Proviso. building, in the city of Philadelphia : Provided, That but one column

sball be donated to such cemetery or association in any one State, and that the same shall be used as a monument.

APPROVED, July 27, 1868.

[No. 79.) Joint Resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to furnish Cannon to July 27, 1868.

Soldiers' Monument Associations of Pequannock and Puterson, N. J. 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 Cannon and authorized to furnish to the Soldiers' Monument Associations of the town- Monument As

balls to Soldiers' ship of Pequannock, Morris county, N. J., and Paterson, Passaic county, sociations of peo N. J., each four pieces of condemned cannon, and twenty balls, in all quannock and eight pieces of cannon and forty balls, to be placed about the said monu

Paterson, N. J. ments.

APPROVED, July 27, 1868.

(No. 80.) Joint Resolution giving the Assent of the United States to the Construction of July 27, 1888.

certain Wharves in the Harbor of Oswego, New York. WHEREAS the common council of the city of Oswego, in the State of

Preamble New York, by resolutions unanimously adopted April seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and May twelfth, eighteen hundred and sixtyeight, in pursuance of the authority granted them by the legislature of New York in the charter of said city, have given permission to the owners of lots eleven and twelve, also of lots thirteen, fourteen, eighty-one, and eighty-two, and of lots fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, and eighteen, in fortification block number two, in the first ward of said city, to construct wharves in front of said lots, seventy feet in width, and extending northerly so that the north end of said wharves may be on a line with the north line of the Ontario elevator pier, but not less than two hundred and tifty feet distant from the nearest point of the United States pier, which wharves will extend into the navigable waters of said harbor : Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the assent of the United Assent by ConStates be, and the same is hereby, given, so far as Congress has power to gress to owners give the same, to the owners of the lots above mentioned, to construct go, N. Y., to said wharves in accordance with the terms of said resolutions, subject, construct however, to the approval of the engineer department of the army.

APPROVED, July 27, 1868.

(No. 81.) A Resolution to drop from the Rolls of the Army certain Officers absent with July 27, 1868.

out Authority from their Commands. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following-named offi

Certain army

officers absent cers of the army reported by the Secretary of War absent from their without authorcommands without authority, be, and they are hereby, dropped from the ity to be dropped rolls, with loss of all pay and allowances, viz. First Lieutenant D. H. from rolls. Weiland, sixth infantry; First Lieutenant H. H. Lanty, fourth infantry; First Lieutenant A. J. McDonald, fifth artillery; First Lieutenant Richard Wilson, third artillery ; Second Lieutenant J. W. Godman, sixth infantry; Second Lieutenant Guy Morrison, tenth infantry. This resolution to take effect from the dates at which they absented themselves from their regiments.

APPROVED, July 27, 1868.

(No. 82.) A Resolution joint Resolution appealing to the Turkish Government in behalf July 27, 1868.

of the People of Crete. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the people of the United Sympathyhezo States renew the expression of their sympathy with the suffering people people of Crete. of Crete, to whom they are bound by the ties of a common religion and by the gratitude due to the Greek race, of which the Cretans are a part; that they rejoice to believe that the sufferings of this interesting people

may be happily terminated by a policy of forbearance on the part of the Turkish goveroment, and they hereby declare their earnest hope that the Turkish government will listen kindly to this representation, and will speedily adopt such generous steps as will secure to Crete the much-de

sired blessings of peace and the advantages of autonomic government. Contest in Sec. [2]. And be it further resolved, That religion, civilization, and Crete should be humanity require that the existing contest in Crete should be brought to .

a close, and to accomplish this result the civilized powers of the world

should unite in friendly influence with the government of Turkey. Minister of the Sec. [3]. And be it further resolved, That it shall be the duty of the United States to President to instruct the minister of the United States at Constantinople be instructed to, &c.

to co-operate with the ministers of other powers in all good offices to Copy to Tur- terminate the sufferings of the people of Crete; and that it shall be the kev.

further duty of the President to communicate a copy of this resolution to the government of Turkey.

APPROVED, July 27, 1868.

July 27, 1868. (No. 83.) Joint Resolution to aid in relieving from Peonage Women and Children of the

Navajo Indians. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Women and States of America in Congress assembled, That Lieutenant-General W. children of Navajo Indians to

T. Sherman be, and is hereby, authorized and requested to use the most be reclaimed efficient means his judgment will approve to reclaim from peonage the from peonage. women and children of the Navajo Indians, now held in slavery

in the territory adjacent to their homes and the reservation on which the Navajo Indians have been confined.

APPROVED, July 27, 1868.

July 27, 1868. (No. 84.) Joint Resolution relative to the Pay of the chief Clerk in the Office of the

Sergeant-at-Arms of the House. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Pay of chief States of America in Congress assembled, That the clerk is directed to clerk in office of sergeant-at

pay from the contingent fund of the House to the chief clerk in the office arms of the of the sergeant-at-arms the difference between his present pay and the House. amount voted him by a resolution of the House, passed June twenty-fifth,

eighteen hundred and sixty-six, thereby fixing the salary of the clerk in the office of the sergeant-at-arms at twenty-five hundred dollars per annum.

APPROVED, July 27, 1868.

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