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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 regulating the duties on imported copper and copper ores," 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.
GEO. C. GORHAM,
Secretary of the Senate, U. S.
CHAP. XLVI.— An Act making Appropriations (in part) for the Expenses of the Indian Feb. 25, 1869. Department, and for fulfilling Treaty Stipulations.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropriation States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sum be, and for Yancton the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not Indians; otherwise appropriated, for the purpose hereinafter expressed:
Sioux tribe of
For the relief of the Yancton Sioux tribe of Indians, in Dakota Territory, in fulfilling treaty stipulations where the money has been misappropriated, to be expended under the direction of the governor and acting superintendent of Indian affairs of Dakota Territory, and to be considered as an offset against any claim these Indians may have against the govern- to claims. ment for services during the late war, ten thousand dollars. APPROVED, February 25, 1869.
to be considered as an offset
An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to confirm certain private Feb. 25, 1869.
Claims of Cornelio Vigil and
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the exterior lines of the Cornelio Vigil and Cram St. Vrain claims of eleven leagues each, subject Cram St. Vrain to claims derived from said parties as confirmed by the act of Congress to be adjusted; approved twenty-first June, eighteen hundred and sixty, United States Statutes, volume twelve, page seventy-one, shall be adjusted according to the lines of the public surveys, as nearly as practicable, with the limits of said claims, yet in as compact a form as possible; and the claims of all actual settlers upon the tracts heretofore claimed by the said Vigil and St. Vrain, holding possession under titles or promises to settle, which have been made by said Vigil and St. Vrain, or their legal representatives prior to the passage of this act, who may establish their claims within one year from the passage of this act, to the satisfaction of the register and receiver of the proper land district, shall in like manner be adjusted according to the subdivisional lines of survey, so as to include the lands so settled upon or purchased, and the areas of the same shall be deducted and excluded from the adjusted limits of the claims of said Vigil and St. Vrain respectively; and the claims of all other actual settlers falling within the limits of the located claims of Vigil and St. Vrain and pre-emption shall be adjusted to the extent which shall embrace their several settlements upon their several claims being established either as pre-emption or homesteads, according to law; and for the aggregate of the areas of the latter class of claims the said Vigil and St. Vrain, or their legal representatives, shall be entitled to locate a like quantity of public lands, not mineral, according to the lines of the public surveys, and not to exceed one hundred and sixty acres in one section.
of all actual settlers on, &c.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the gen- Lines of puberal land office to cause the lines of the public surveys to be run in the lie surveys to be
regions where a proper location would place the said Vigil and St. Vrain claims, and that the expense of the same shall be paid out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated; yet, before the confirmation of the said act of June twenty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty, shall become legally effective, the said Vigil and St. Vrain, or their legal repCost thereof. resentatives, shall pay the cost of so much of said surveys as enures to Improvements their benefit respectively, and that all settlers of the said third class, whose claims may be adjusted as valid, shall have the right to enter their improvements by a strict compliance with the pre-emption or homestead laws.
of certain settlers.
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That upon the adjustment of the Vigil and St. Vrain claims according to the provisions of this act, it shall be the duty of the surveyor-general of the district to furnish proper approved plats to said claimants, or their legal representatives, and so in like manner to said derivative claimants, which shall be evidence of title, the same to be done according to such instructions as may be given by the commissioner of the general land office.
Claimants to select and locate claims within, &c. three months, or be held to have
SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That immediately upon running the lines as provided in section second of this act, the surveyor-general of said district shall notify the said Vigil and St. Vrain, or their agents or legal representatives, of the fact of such survey being made, and said claimants shall, within three months after notice of such survey, select and locate their said claims in accordance with such survey and the provisions of this act and of the act to which this is amendatory, so far as the same is not changed by this act, and shall within said time furnish abandoned them. the surveyor-general with the description of such location, specifying the
lines of the same. And the party failing to make such selection and location, in such manner and within such time, shall be deemed and held to have abandoned their claim, and their rights and equities under this act, and the act to which this is amendatory, shall cease and terminate. SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That in case of the neglect or refusal of the said Vigil and St. Vrain, or either of them, to accept of the provisions of this act, and the act to which this is amendatory, and to locate their said claims, as provided therein, no suit shall be brought or proceedings instituted in any of the courts of the United States, by such party or by any one claiming through or under them, to establish or enforce said claims, or for any cause of action founded upon the same, after six months from the passage of this act.
APPROVED, February 25, 1869.
Plats to claimants.
Surveyor-general to give notice that the
survey is being
No suit to be brought if, &c.
March 1, 1869. CHAP. XLVIII. - An Act making Appropriations for the Naval Service for the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy.
Pay of officers and seamen.
Bureau of yards and docks.
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 they are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and seventy: For pay of commission, warrant, and petty officers and seamen, seven millions of dollars.
Bureau of Yards and Docks. For contingent expenses that may accrue for the following purposes, viz:
For freight and transportation; for printing, advertising, and stationery; for books, models, and drawings; for the purchase and repair of fire-engines; for machinery of every description; for purchase and maintenance of oxen and horses, and driving teams; for carts, timber-wheels, and workmen's tools; for telegrams and postage of letters on public service; for furniture for government offices and houses; for candles, oil, and gas; for cleaning and clearing up yards; for flags, awnings, and packing-boxes;
for rent of landings; for tolls and ferriages; for water-tax, and for rent of stores, eight hundred thousand dollars.
Navy Yard at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. For the necessary Navy Yard at Portsmouth; repairs of all kinds, fifty thousand dollars. Boston;
Navy Yard at Boston. For repairs of buildings, and repairs of all kinds, one hundred thousand dollars.
Navy Yard at New York. For repairs of all kinds, one hundred thousand dollars.
Navy Yard at Philadelphia. thousand dollars.
For repairs of all kinds, twenty-five Philadelphia;
Navy Yard at Washington. For repairs of all kinds, fifty thousand dollars.
Navy Yard at Norfolk. For preservation of the yard and the necessary repairs of all kinds, thirty thousand dollars. Navy Yard at Pensacola. For preservation of the yard and the Pensacola; necessary repairs of all kinds, thirty thousand dollars. Navy Yard at Mare Island. - For repairs of all kinds, sixty thousand dollars.
Naval Station at Sackett's Harbor. For repairs and the general care of the public property, one thousand dollars. Naval Station at Mound City, Illinois. kinds, five thousand dollars.
Naval Asylum at Philadelphia.
one thousand dollars.
- For necessary repairs of all
For furniture and repairs of same,
For house-cleaning and white washing, eight hundred dollars.
For gas and water rent, one thousand two hundred dollars.
For support of beneficiaries, fifty-four thousand dollars: Provided, That this appropriation and all amounts hereafter appropriated for the support of the naval asylum at Philadelphia, the beneficiaries therein, the pay of officers, repairs, contingent and other expenses, shall be charged to and paid from the income of the naval pension fund.
Naval station at Sackett's Harbor;
Appropriations for naval asylum to be paid from income of naval pension fund.
For pay of superintendents and the civil establishment at the several navy yards and stations under the control of the bureau of yards and lishment at docks, and at the Navy Asylum, fifty thousand dollars.
Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting. For the purchase of hemp and other material for the navy; for the purchase of coal and the trans- equipment and portation and other expenses thereon; for the purchase of various articles of equipment, viz: wire rope and machinery for its manufacture, hides, cordage, canvas, leather, iron cables and anchors, furniture, galleys, and hose, and for the payment of labor for equipping vessels, and manufacture of articles in the navy yards pertaining to this bureau, eight hundred thousand dollars.
For expenses that may accrue for the following purposes, viz:
For freight and transportation of materials and stores for bureau of equipment and recruiting, expenses of recruiting, transportation of enlisted men, printing, postage, advertising, telegraphing, and stationery for the bureau, apprehension of deserters, assistance to vessels in distress, two hundred thousand dollars.
For the pay of superintendents and the civil establishment at the several navy yards under this bureau, eighteen thousand dollars. Bureau of Navigation.
For navigation apparatus and supplies, and for purposes incidental to navigation, viz:
For pay of the civil establishment under this bureau at the several navy yards, twelve thousand dollars.
For local and foreign pilotage and towage for vessels of war, fifty thousand dollars.
Bureau of navigation.
American nautical alma
Eclipse of the
For text-books, stationery, instruments, and furniture used in instructing naval apprentices, one thousand five hundred dollars.
For services and materials for correcting compasses on board of vessels, and for testing compasses on shore, three thousand dollars.
For nautical and astronomical instruments, for nautical books, maps, and charts, and sailing directions, and for repairs of nautical instruments for vessels of war, ten thousand dollars.
For books for libraries of ships of war, three thousand dollars.
For navy signals and apparatus, other than signal flags, namely, signal lanterns, lights, rockets, and apparatus of all kinds for signal purposes, for drawings and engravings for signal books, six thousand dollars.
For compass fittings, including binnacles, pedestals, and other appurtenances of ships' compasses, to be made in the yards, three thousand dollars.
For appliances for measuring ships' way and sounding, as logs, log lines, log reels, log paper, and sand glasses, for leads, lead reels, lead lines, armings for leads, and other sounding apparatus, and for running lights, (side and head lanterns prescribed by law,) three thousand dollars.
For lamps and lanterns of all kinds for binnacles, standard compasses, and tops, for lamps for cabins, ward-room, and other quarters for officers, and for decks, holds, and store-rooms, and for lamp-wicks, chimneys, shades, and other appendages, six thousand dollars.
For bunting and other material for flags, and for making and repairing flags of all kinds for the navy, three thousand dollars.
For oil for vessels of war, candles, chimneys, wick, and soap, other than for engineer department, forty thousand dollars.
For commanders' and navigators' stationery for vessels of war, five thousand dollars.
For musical instruments and music of flag-ships for vessels of war, one thousand dollars.
For freight and transportation of navigation materials, instruments, books, and stores, postage on public letters, telegraphing on public business, advertising for proposals, packing-boxes and material, blank-books, forms, and stationery at navigation offices, eight thousand dollars.
For preparing and publishing maps, charts, nautical books, and other hydrographic information, twenty thousand dollars.
For expenses of naval academy, viz:
For pay of professors and others, sixty thousand dollars.
For pay of watchmen and others, forty-five thousand two hundred and ninety-four dollars.
For contingent expenses, sixty-one thousand four hundred and fifty
For necessary repairs of quarters, eight thousand six hundred and eighty dollars.
For support of department of steam enginery, and for pay of mechanics and laborers, five thousand dollars.
For expenses of naval observatory, viz:
For wages of one instrument-maker, one messenger, one porter, and three watchmen; for keeping grounds in order and repairs to buildings and enclosures; for fuel, light, and office-furniture, and for stationery, chemicals for batteries, postage, and freight, and contingent, thirteen thousand five hundred dollars.
For salary of clerk, one thousand five hundred dollars.
For preparing for publication the American nautical almanac, namely: pay of computers and clerk, twenty thousand five hundred dollars. For observation of the eclipse of the sun in August, under the direction of the superintendent of the nautical almanac, five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.
For office expenses, one thousand dollars.
For erecting suitable frame building and mounting transit circle in it, Transit circle. five thousand dollars.
For payment of expenses of visitors to the naval academy, two thousand dollars.
Harbor of Mid
For deepening the entrance to the harbor of Midway Islands, in the Pacific ocean, so as to afford a safe rendezvous and port of refuge and way Islands in resort for the naval and merchant vessels of the United States, fifty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy, if, in his judgment, after a preliminary examination, he shall deem such expenditure expedient. Bureau of Ordnance. For guns, gun-carriages, shot, shell, magazine and laboratory stores, and equipments of all kinds; for gunpowder, small arms, equipments, and ammunition; for fuel and materials necessary in carrying on the mechanical branches of the ordnance department at the navy yards and stations, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
For pay of the superintendents and the civil establishment at the several navy yards under this bureau, fifteen thousand dollars.
For contingent expenses, one thousand dollars.
That the officer in charge of ordnance and gunnery experiments at the Washington navy yard shall receive the same and no greater pay than the officers of the same grade performing other shore duty. Bureau of Construction and Repairs. For preservation of wood and iron vessels and ships in ordinary, and for those that are on the stocks; vessels for the naval academy; for purchase of material and stores of all kinds; labor in navy yard; transportation of material, repair of vessels, and maintenance of the navy afloat, two millions five hundred thousand dollars.
For pay of superintendents and the civil establishment at the several navy yards under this bureau, thirty thousand dollars.
Bureau of Steam Engineering. For pay of the superintendents and the civil establishment at the several navy yards under this bureau, twenty-four thousand dollars.
For stores and materials, tools; for repairs of machinery of steamers, boilers, instruments, and labor at navy yards and repairs of the machinery, and purchase of stores and materials for vessels of squadrons on foreign stations; and for transportation of materials, six hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
Visitors to naval academy.
For pay of the civil establishment under this bureau at the several navy hospitals and navy yards, fifty thousand dollars.
Marine Corps. For pay of officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, privates, clerks, messengers, steward, nurse, and servants; for rations and clothing for officers' servants, additional rations to officers for five years' service, for undrawn clothing, four hundred and fifty thousand dollars. For pensions, [provisions,] one hundred and fifty-six thousand six hundred and seventy-two dollars.
Bureau of ordnance.
Pay of officer in charge of ordnance, &c. at Washington navy yard.
Bureau of Provisions and Clothing. For pay of the civil establish- provisions and clothing; ment at the several navy yards under this bureau, and at the naval asylum, twenty-six thousand dollars.
For provisions and clothing, one million five hundred thousand dollars. To meet the demands upon the bureau for freight and transportation of stores, for candles, fuel; for tools and repairing same at eight inspections; for books and blanks; for stationery; for furniture and repairs of same in offices of paymasters and inspectors; for telegrams and postage; tolls and ferriages; and for ice, seventy-five thousand dollars.
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. For necessary repairs and improvements of hospitals and appendages, including roads, wharves, walls, surgery. out-houses, sidewalks, fences, gardens, farms, painting, glazing, blacksmiths', plumbers', and masons' work, and for furniture, thirty thousand dollars.
Bureau of construction and repairs;
Provisions, clothing, fuel.