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CHAP. XXXVII. - An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-Office March 80, 1868.
Department during the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixtynine.
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 Appropriation
for post office the same are hereby, appropriated for the service of the Post-Office De
department. partment for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixtynine, out of any moneys in the treasury arising from the revenues of the 1836, ch. 270. said department, in conformity to the act of the second of July, eighteen Vol. v. p. 80. hundred and thirty-six:
For inland mail transportation, including pay of route agents, postal Inland mails. clerks, and mail messengers, ten million five hundred and twenty-six thousand dollars.
For foreign mail transportation, four hundred and twenty thousand dol- Foreign mails. lars, under the act approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty- v.1865, ch.69.
Vol. xiii. p. 604. five, entitled "An act relating to the postal laws." For ship, steamboat, and way letters, eight thousand dollars.
Ship, &c. letters. For compensation to postmasters, four million two hundred and fifty Postmasters, thousand dollars.
clerks, and letter
carriers. For clerks for post-offices, two million dollars.
For payments to letter-carriers, seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars. For wrapping paper, seventy thousand dollars.
Paper and For twine, fifteen thousand dollars.
twine. For letter balances, three thousand five hundred dollars.
For compensation to blank agents and assistants, eight thousand five Blank agents. hundred dollars.
For office furniture, three thousand dollars.
For advertising, fifty thousand dollars: Provided, That no part of this Advertising. sum shall be paid to any papers published in the District of Columbia ex Proviso. cept for advertising mail routes in Virginia and Maryland.
For postage stamps and stamped envelopes, four hundred and fifty Postage thousand dollars.
stamps and en
velopes. For mail depredations and special agents, one hundred thousand dol
agents. For mail bags and mail-bag catchers, one hundred and fifteen thousand
Mail bags, dollars.
locks, and keys. For mail locks, keys, and stamps, thirty thousand dollars.
For payment of balances to foreign countries, three hundred and fifty Foreign balthousand dollars.
For miscellaneous payments, including allowances to postmasters for rent, light, fuel, fixtures, stationery, envelopes, and so forth, three hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the following sums, or so much Steamship thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same are hereby, appropriated service. for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated :
For steamship service between San Francisco, Japan, and China, five Japan and hundred thousand dollars.
China. For steamship service between the United States and Brazil, one hun. Brazil. dred and fifty thousand dollars.
For steamship service between San Francisco and the Sandwich Sandwich Islands, seventy-five thousand dollars.
Islands. For preparing and publishing post-route maps, twenty thousand dol- Post-route lars.
maps. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That if the revenues of the Post- . Appropriation Office Department shall be insuflicient to meet the appropriations of this if revenue is do act, then the sum of eight hundred thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to be paid
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out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply deficiencies in the revenue of the Post-Office Department for the year ending thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine.
APPROVED, March 30, 1868.
March 30, 1868. CHAP. XXXVIII. – An Act making Appropriations for the consular and diplomatic
Expenses of the Government for the Year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred ana sixty-nine, and for other Purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Unitea Consular and States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and diplomatic ap- the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not propriation.
otherwise appropriated, for the objects hereafter expressed, for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine,
namely: Envoys, min- For salaries of envoys extraordinary, ministers, and commissioners of isters, and com- the United States at Great Britain, France, Russia, Prussia, Spain, missioners.
Austria, Brazil, Republic of Mexico, China, Italy, Chili, Peru, Por-
dred and one thousand dollars.
At London and Paris, two thousand six hundred and twenty-five sistants.
At Saint Petersburg, Madrid, Berlin, Florence, Vienna, and Mexico, eighteen hundred dollars each.
For salaries of assistant secretaries of legation at London and Paris,
three thousand dollars. Interpreters. For salary of the interpreter to the legation to China, five thousand
For salary of the secretary of legation to Turkey, acting as interpreter, three thousand dollars.
For salary of the interpreter to the legation to Japan, two thousand
five hundred dollars. Contingent For contingent expenses of all the missions abroad, thirty thousand expenses. dollars.
For contingent expenses of foreign intercourse, thirty thousand dollars : Provided, That this sum shall be expended for purposes of foreign inter
course only. Consulates in For expenses of the consulates in the Turkish dominions, namely: inTurkish domin- terpreters, guards, and other expenses of the consulates at Constantinople, ions.
Smyrna, Candia, Alexandria, and Beirut, two thousand five hundred
dollars. American sea
For the relief and protection of American seamen in foreign countries, 1803, ch. 9. per acts of February eighteen, (twenty-eight] eighteen hundred and three,
1811, ch. 28. Vol. ii. pp. 203, and February twenty-eight, eighteen hundred and eleven, two hundred
thousand dollars. Rescuing sea- For expenses which may be incurred in acknowledging the services of
the masters and crew[s] of foreign vessels in rescuing citizens of the
United States from shipwreck, five thousand dollars. Blank books, For the purchase of blank books, stationery, book-cases, arms of the stationery, &c. United States, seals, presses, and flags, and for the payment of postages,
and miscellaneous expenses of the consuls of the United States, including
loss by exchange, thirty thousand dollars. Office rent. For office rent for those consuls-general, consuls, and commercial
agents who are not allowed to trade, including loss by exchange thereon, forty-five thousand dollars.
For salaries of consuls-general, consuls, commercial agents, and thirteen consular clerks, namely:
eral, consula, SCHEDULE B.
&c. Alexandria, Calcutta, Constantinople, Frankfort-on-the-Main, Havana, Montreal, Shanghai.
III. COMMERCIAL AGENCIES.
V. COMMERCIAL AGENCIES.
agents. SCHEDULE C. Amoor River, Apia, Gaboon, Saint Paul de Loando, [Loanda,] includ- Salary of con. ing loss by exchange thereon, four hundred thousand dollars, and the sul at Guaymas
established. salary of the consul at Guaymas shall be one thousand dollars per annum : Provided, That all moneys received for fees at any vice-consu
Moneys in ex
cess of $1,000 lates or consular agencies of the United States, beyond the sum of one received by conthousand dollars in any one year, and all moneys received by any consul suls, &c. from or consul-general from consular agencies or vice-consulates in excess of &c. to be paid one thousand dollars in the agregate from all such agencies or vice-con- into treasury.
sulates, shall be accounted for and paid into the treasury of the United Expenses of States, and no greater sum than five hundred dollars shall be allowed for vice-consulate pot to exceed
the expenses of any vice-consulate or consular agency for any one year : $ 500 8 year.
Provided, That hereafter the compensation of consuls whose annual salaPay of certain aries do not, under existing law, exceed one thousand five hundred dolconsuls.
lars, and the foes collected at the consulates where they are located and
dollars, shall be two thousand dollars per annum.
thereon, five thousand eight hundred dollars. Persons
For expenses incurred, under instructions from the Secretary of State, charged with crime.
in bringing home from foreign countries persons charged with crime, and
expenses incident thereto, ten thousand dollars. Marshals for For salaries of the marshals for the consular courts in Japan, including consular courts. that at Nagasaki, and in China, Siam, and Turkey, including loss by ex
change thereon, nine thousand dollars. Salaries of For the salaries of the consuls at Osaca and Yeddo, Japan, whose certain consuls salaries are hereby fixed at three thousand dollars each, six thousand
dollars. Prisons. For rent of prisons for American convicts in Japan, China, Siam,
and Turkey, and for wages of the keepers of the same, nine thousand
dollars. Hayti and Li For salaries of ministers resident and consuls-general to Hayti and beria.
Liberia, eleven thousand five hundred dollars. Suppression For expenses under the act of Congress to carry into effect the treaty of slave-trade.
between the United States and her Britannic Majesty for the suppres1862, ch. 140. Vol. xii. p. 531. sion of the African slave-trade, twelve thousand five hundred dollars. Neutrality For expenses under the neutrality act, twenty thousand dollars.
1818, ch. 88. Vol. iii. p. 447.
For the payment of the fourth annual instalment of the proportion
contributed by the United States towards the capitalization of the
convention between the United States and Belgium of the twentieth of
remaining unpaid. Officers of ar Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That any officer of the army or navy my or navy of the United States who shall, after the passage of this act, accept or holding any dip lomatic office to hold any appointment in the diplomatic or consular service of the governbe considered as ment, shall be considered as having resigned his said office, and the place having resigned, held by him in the military or naval service shall be deemed and taken to
be vacant, and shall be filled in the same manner as if the said officer had
resigned the same. Diplomatic, &c. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That no diplomatic or consular receive salaries,
officer shall receive salary for the time during which he may be absent &c.
from his post by leave or otherwise, if such absence shall exceed sixty Repealed. See post, p. 321. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the act entitled “ An act to en
Immigration. Repeal of courage immigration,” approved July fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty1864, ch. 246.
four, be, and the same is hereby, repealed. Vol. xiii. p. 385.
APPROVED, March 30, 1868.
officers not to
Blarch 31, 1869. CHAP. XLL - An Act to exempt certain Manufactures from internal Tax, and for other
Purposes. Certain mana Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United factures ex empted from in- States of America in Congress assembled, That sections ninety-four and ternal tax. ninety-five of the act entitled “ An act to provide internal revenue to sup
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Tax on pe
This act not
&c. not re
port the government, to pay interest on the public debt, and for other Repeal of purposes," approved June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and 1981. c. 178. all acts and parts of acts amendatory of said sections, be, and the same
Vol. xiii. pp. are hereby, repealed, except only so much of the said sections and amend. 264-272,
1866, ch. 78. ments thereto as relates to the taxes imposed thereby on gas made of coal
Vol. xiii. pp. wholly or in part, or of any other material; on illuminating, lubricating, 475-478. or other mineral oils or articles the products of the distillation, redistilla- 1866, ch. 184,89 tion, or refining of crude petroleum, or of a single distillation of coal, 128 - 133. shale, peat, asphaltum, or other bituminous substances, on wines therein 1867, ch. 189, 19 described, and on snuff and all the other manufactures of tobacco, in
474, 476. cluding cigarettes, cigars, and cheroots : Provided; That the products of
except as to petroleum and bituminous substances bereinbefore mentioned, except tain oils, wines, illuminating gas, shall, from and after the passage of this act, be taxed snuff, tobacco, at one half the rates fixed by the said section ninety-four.
cigars, &c. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That nothing in this act contained shall be construed to repeal or interfere with any law, regulation, or provision for the assessment or collection of any tax which, under existing to apply to taxes laws, may accrue before the first day of April
, anno Domini eighteen April, 1, 1868. hundred and sixty-eight. And nothing herein contained shall be con Tax on cerstrued as a repeal of any tax upon machinery or other articles which taia machinery, have been or may be delivered on contracts made with the United States pealed. prior to the passage of this act.
See post, p. 836. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That after the first day of June Drawback not next, no drawback of internal taxes paid on manufactures shall be allowed to be allowed on the exportation of any article of domestic manufacture on which there 1868, on exporis no internal tax at the time of exportation ; por shall such drawback tation of articles be allowed in any case unless it shall be proved by sworn evidence in is no tax at time writing, to the satisfaction of the commissioner of internal revenue, that of exportation; the tax had been paid, and that such articles of manufacture were, prior
nor in any
case unless, &c.; to the first day of April, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, actually purchased or actually manufactured and contracted for, to be delivered for such exportation; and no claim for such drawback, or for any drawback of internal tax on exportations made prior to the passage of this act, shall must be present
ed before Oct. 1, be paid unless presented to the commissioner of internal revenue before the first day of October, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That every person, firm, or cor Manufacturporation who shall manufacture by hand or machinery any.goods, wares, ers, &c. of aror merchandise, (breadstuffs and unmanufactured lumber excepted,) not cifically taxed, otherwise specifically taxed as such, or who shall be engaged in the manu- except, &c. facture or preparation for sale of any articles or compounds not otherwise whose annual specifically taxed, or shall put up for sale in packages with his own name $5,000, to pay or trade-mark thereon any articles or compound not otherwise specifically tax on excess. taxed, and whose annual sales exceed five thousand dollars, shall pay for Post, p. 168. every additional thousand dollars in excess of five thousand dollars, two Rate of tas, dollars, and the amount of sales in excess of the rate of five thousand returns, &c. dollars per annum shall be returned quarter-yearly to the assistant assessor, and the tax on the excess of five thousand dollars shall be assessed by the assessor and paid quarter-yearly in the months of January, April, First assesse July, and October of each year, as other taxes are assessed and paid. ment to be in And the first assessment herein provided for shall be made in the month July, 1868. of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, for the three months then next preceding.
SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That every person engaged in carrying on the business of a distiller who shall defraud or attempt to de- distiller for de fraud the United States of the tax on the spirits distilled by him, or any tempting to de part thereof, shall forfeit the distillery and distilling apparatus used by fraud, the United him, and all distilled spirits and all raw materials for the production of States of the distilled spirits found in the distillery and on the distillery premises, and tilled by him. shall, on conviction, be fined not less than five hundred dollars, nor more Forfeiture