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fine, and in
than five thousand dollars, and be imprisoned not less than six months, prisonment. Penalty upon
nor more than three years. revenue officers Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That if any officer or agent apor agents for
pointed and acting under the authority of any revenue law of the United gross neglect of duty, for con States shall be guilty of gross neglect in the discharge of any of the duties spiring, or mak- of his office, or shall conspire or collude with any other person to defraud ing opportunity the United States, or shall make opportunity for any person to defraud signing fulse cer- the United States, or shall do, or omit to do, any act with intent to enable tificates, and
any other person to defraud the United States, or shall make or sign any failing to report frauds.
false certificate or return in any case where he is by law or regulation required to make a certificate or return, or having knowledge or information of the violation of any revenue law by any person, or of fraud committed by any person against the United States under any revenue law of the United States, shall fail to report, in writing, such knowledge or informa
tion to his next superior officer, and to the commissioner of internal Fine and im- revenue, he shall, on conviction, be fined not less than one thousand prisonment.
dollars, nor more than five thousand dollars, and shall be imprisoned not
less than six months, nor more than three years. Prosecutions Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That no compromise, or discontinunot to be discon- ance, or nolle prosequi of any prosecution under this act shall be allowed without, &c. without the permission in writing of the Secretary of the Treasury and
APPROVED, March 31, 1868.
May 19, 1868. CHAP. XLIII.
- An Act making Appropriations for the Expenses of the Trial of the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson and other contingent Expenses of the Senate for the Year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and sirty-eight, and for other Purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropria
States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and tions for expen
the same are herehy, appropriated out of any money in the treasury not ses of impeach- otherwise appropriated for the payment of the expenses of the trial of ment trial, &c. the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, and other contingent expenses of
the Senate of the United States for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight:
For expenses of the trial of the impeachment of Andrew Johnson,
President of the United States, ten thousand dollars. Bliscellaneous. For miscellaneous items, forty thousand dollars. Capitol police. For deficiency in the appropriation for the payment of the Capitol
police, and for additional policemen and incidental expenses thereof,
seventeen thousand dollars. Additional
For deficiency in the appropriation for the payment of additional mesMessengers.
sengers, fifteen thousand dollars.
APPROVED, May 19, 1868.
May 20, 1868. CHAP. XLVI. - An Act to grant the Right of Way to the Whitehall and Pultsburgh
Railroad Company. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Whitehall and States of America in Congress assembled, That the Whitehall and PlattsPlattsburgh R. R. Co, to have
burgh Railroad Company be, and is hereby, authorized to locate, concertain right of struct, and operate its railroad across the land belonging to the United way.
States at Plaitsburgh, in the State of New York, upon a line commencing in the highway leading from Plattsburgh to Peru, at a point one hundred feet north from the north line of the enclosure surrounding the government buildings, running thence in a northeasterly diroction about sixteen hundred feet to the bank of Lake Champlain, thence northwardly along the bank of said lake to the north line of the land belonging to the United States, such line of said road being designated on a map of survey of the
same, made by James P. Campbell, and now on file in the office of the Proviso, Secretary of War: Provided, that the right of way herein granted shall
bo subject to such restrictions as the Secretary of War may think neces. Limit of grant. sary to protect the interests of the United States : And provided further, That no more than four rods in width of the government land shall be occupied under the provisions of this act.
APPROVED, May 20, 1868.
CHAP. XLVIII. - An Act to extend the Charter of Washington City, also to regulate May 28, 1868. the Selection of Officers, and for other Purposes.
Repealed, ex Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United cept 2 and 6. States of America in Congress assembled, That an act entitled “ An act Act of 1848, to continue, alter, and amend the charter of the city of Washington,” ch.43, Vol: ix. approved May seventeenth, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, and the in force one year, several amendments thereof now in force, are hereby continued in force or, &c.
See vol. xvi. p. for the term of one year from the date hereof, or until Congress shall by s. law determine otherwise.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Mayor, aldermayor of the city of Washington, District of Columbia, the board of men, and counaldermen, and the board of common council thereof, to assemble in joint convention, and convention at the city hall in said city on the first Tuesday of July, elect certain ofieighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and proceed to select by ballot all offi- cers by ballot. cers whose appointments, upon the nomination of the mayor, are now authorized by the charter, or by any law of the United States, or act or
Time of ineetordinance of said city, or which may hereafter be authorized thereby, who
ing; term of of shall hold their offices respectively for one year, and until a successor is fice. appointed; and on the same day of the month in each year thereafter the
Future elecjoint convention shall proceed to a new selection: Provided, That no Qualifications person shall be regarded as incompetent to hold any of said offices, or be for such offices. disqualified therefor, who is a qualified elector in said District.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That in all meetings of the mayor Proceedings of the city of Washington and of the boards of aldermen and common
while in conven
tion. council for the purposes mentioned in the second section of this act, the mayor or the president of either of said boards shall preside, and the secretaries of said boards sball act as tellers, and keep a record of the proceedings, and the mayor, or any member of either of said boards may nominate one or more persons for the offices required to be filled, and the person having the highest number of votes shall be publicly declared selected, and a certificate of his election shall within five days be made Certificates of
election. out and be signed by the presiding officer and secretaries, and be trans
Persons electmitted to the person selected, who shall within ten days thereafter enter ed, when to enon the discharge of the duties of his office, which shall be immediately ter on office. vacated by any person then holding the same.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That all questions arising in the Questions joint convention authorized by this act shall be determined by a majority arising in the
be of the votes of the members thereof present at any of its meetings, and determined by a it shall have power to adjourn from time to time until all the duties majority vote. imposed upon it shall be completed, and to require of the persons selected
Adjournfor any office such security as may be deemed necessary. And in the Vacancies. event of any vacancy from disability, death, or resignation, it shall be the duty of the mayor to call a meeting of the joint convention to select a successor for the unexpired term of service.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That when the mayor, the board of Bank for the aldermen, and the common council shall be assembled in joint convention, deposit of as provided for in this act, they shall, by a majority vote, designate a city to be desigbank in which the various moneys of the city of Washington shall be nated in the condeposited, and they shall make such regulations in relation to the mode in which such funds shall be kept and paid out as shall be deemed advisablo for the interests of the city ; and within five days after such designation Certificate of a certificate of the bank selected shall be made out and placed in the selection to be
or cashier of
hands of the president or cashier thereof, and thereafter it shall not bank. City funds not
be lawful to retain or deposit the funds of the city, or any part thereof, in to be elsewhere any other bank or place, unless by order of the board. unless, &c. Amendment of,
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the first section of the act 1867, ch. 6, $ 1.' entitled " An act to regulate the elective franchise in the District of ColVol. xiv. p. 375. umbia,” passed January eight, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, be, and
Electors to me the same is hereby, amended so as to require electors in the city of Washside in ward fifteen days be- ington to reside in the ward or election precinct in which they shall offer fore offering to to vote fifteen days prior to the day of any election, instead of three
Elective fran- months : Provided, That said section shall not be construed as conferring chise not con- the elective franchise in said city on non-commissioned officers, soldiers, ferred on officers, soldiers,
sailors, or marines in the regular service of the United States, stationed sailors, &c. un- or on duty in said city, except such as may have become actual residents less, &c.
with their families in said city for one year previous to any election : Persons claiming to be natur
Provided further, That no person claiming to be a naturalized citizen alized not to be shall be registered as an elector, nor shall the name of any such person registered, &c. be retained on the list of voters, without the production of his naturalunless papers Are produced,
ization papers or duly certified copies thereof, or satisfactory proof of the &c.
loss of the same; and for the purpose of correcting said list as regards Correction of the aforesaid classes of persons, and in all other respects, the judges voting lists.
of election shall meet in some proper place in said city between the hours
of nine o'clock, A. M., and seven o'clock, P. M., on three days instead of Original vot- two days, as now required : Provided further, That all the original lists main in whose of voters both before and after their correction shall remain in the custody. custody of the member of the board of judges first named in their appoint
ment by the supreme court of the District of Columbia ; and, in the event
of his removal or resignation, in the custody of his regularly appointed This section successor, except when being copied for publication and for the use of the continued in force one year.
commissioners of elections, and said original lists shall at all times be open Vol. xvi. p. 8. for the use and inspection of either of said judges: Provided further,
No property That no property qualification shall be required for any of the officers of quired for office said city, and that three days prior to any election each board of commiscers.
sioners of election shall appoint two clerks to assist them in registering Clerks to board of com
the names of voters in their respective election precincts, and in making missioners of returns of the elections, who shall be sworn before the clerk of the elections.
supreme court of said District truly and faithfully to perform their duties,
and for any misconduct in office be subject to the same penalties to which Judges of elec- said commissioners are now subject : And provided further, That it shall tion to make regulations.
be the duty of the judges of election to make any regulations and give any notice which may be proper or necessary to carry out any of the pro
visions of this section. Repeal of in- Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That all acts and ordinances, or consistent laws. parts thereof
, or parts of the charter of the city of Washington inconsistent herewith, be, and the same are hereby, repealed.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
President of the Senate pro tempore.
[NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE. — The foregoing act having been presented to the President of the United States for his approval, and not having been returned by him to the House of Congress in which it originated within the time prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, has become a law without his approval.)
CHAP. XLIX. - An Act making Appropriations to supply Deficiencies in the Appropri- May 80, 1868.
ations for the Execution of the Reconstruction Laws in the third military District for the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sum, or so Appropriation much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same is hereby, appropri- for deficiency ated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for into effects the the purpose of carrying out the reconstruction laws in the third military reconstruction district for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and laws in the third sixty-eight, viz. To provide for the expenses of carrying into effect the 1867, ch. 168. “ Act to provide for the more efficient government of the rebel States," Vol. xiv. p. 428. for the third military district, the sum of eighty-seven thousand seven hundred and one dollars and fifty-five cents.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
President of the Senate pro tempore.
(NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE. - The foregoing act having been presented to the President of the United States for his approval, and not having been returned by him to the House of Congress in which it originated within the time prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, has become a law without his approval.]
CHAP. L. - An Act declarıng Saint George, Boothbay, Bucksport, Vinalhaven, and June 6, 1868.
North Haven, in the State of Maine, and Sun Antonio, in the State of Texas, Ports of
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Saint George and Booth Ports of debay, in the State of Maine, in the collection districts of Waldoboro' and livery estab..
lished in Maino Wiscassett, respectively, and San Antonio, Texas, in the collection dis. and Texas. trict of Saluria, and Bucksport and Vinalhaven and North Haven, in the State of Maine, in the districts of Castine and Belfast, respectively, be, and the same are hereby, declared ports of delivery: Provided, That nothing in this act contained shall occasion additional expense to the government of the United States.
APPROVED, June 5, 1868.
CHAP. LI. - An Act to partially supply Deficiencies in the Appropriations for the Service June 8, 1868.
of the fiscal Year ending on the thirtieth June, eightcen hundred and sixty-eight. 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 Deficiency the same are hereby, appropriated out of any money in the treasury not for 1868. otherwise appropriated, to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, viz.
For compensation of the officers, clerks, messengers, and others, receiv House of Reping an annual salary in the service of the House of Representatives, resentatives. twelve thousand nine hundred and sixty dollars.
For folding documents, including materials, twenty-five thousand dollars.
For miscellaneous items, ten thousand dollars.
revenue from lecting the revenue from customs, for the half year ending June thirtieth,
customs. eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, one million eight hundred thousand dollars.
Payment of To facilitate the payment of soldiers' bounties, in accordance with prosoldiers' bounties.
visions of acts of July twenty-eight, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and 1866, ch. 296, March nineteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, for salaries of fifty $ 12, 13,
clerks of class one, sixty thousand dollars. Vol. xiv. p. 322.
1868, ch. 31. To supply a deficiency in the office of the paymaster-general for blank Ante, p. 43. books, stationery, binding, and other contingent expenses, five thousand Paymaster
dollars. general's office.
Hydration of For deficiency in the appropriation for defraying the expense of hy. Senate chamber, dration of the Senate chamber, three thousand dollars. &o.
For deficiency in the appropriation for stationery, ten thousand dollars.
For deficiency in the appropriation for furniture and repairs, five thousand dollars.
For deficiency in the appropriation for clerks to committees, pages,
horses and carryalls, fifteen thousand dollars. Pension office. To supply a deficiency in the contingent fund of the Pension Office, ten
APPROVED, June 8, 1868.
June 8, 1868. CHAP. LII. An Act making Appropriations for the Support of the Army for the Year
ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred und sixty-nine, and for other Purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Army appro- States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, priation.
and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the support of the army for the year end
ing the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine: Recruiting For expenses of recruiting and transportation of recruits, one hundred
thousand dollars. Pay.
fifteen million dollars. Commutation For commutation of officers' subsistence, two million one hundred and of subsistence and forage.
thirty-three thousand four hundred and thirteen dollars.
For commutation of forage for officers' horses, twenty thousand dollars. Payments in For payments in lieu of clothing for officers' servants, two hundred and lieu of clothing. fifty thousand dollars,
For payments to discharged soldiers for clothing not drawn, two hun
dred thousand dollars. Contingen For contingencies of the army, sixty thousand dollars. cies. Medical, &c.
For medical and hospital department, two hundred thousand dollars : department. Provided, That all sums that have accrued to the credit of the medical Proviso.
and hospital department from the sale of medical and hospital stores, or 1867, ch. 170. Vol. xiv. p. 485. from any other source, except appropriations made by act of March
second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, are hereby directed to be cov
ered into the treasury at the close of the current fiscal year. Medical mu
For army medical museum, five thousand dollars.
For medical and other necessary works for the library of surgeonworks.
general's office, two thousand dollars. Commanding For expenses of commanding-general's office, five thousand dollars. general's office. Quartermas.
For regular supplies of the quartermasters' department, to wit: ters' depart
For the regular supplies of the quartermasters' department, consisting of fuel for officers, enlisted men, guards, hospitals, storehouses, and offices; of forage in kind for the horses, mules, and oxen of the quartermasters' department at the several posts and stations, and with the armies in the field, for the horses of the several regiments of cavalry, the batteries of artillery, and such companies of infantry as may be mounted, and for the authorized number of officers' horses when serving in the field and at the outposts, including bedding for the animals; of straw for soldiers' bedding; and of stationery, including blank books for the quartermasters' department, certificates for discharged soldiers, blank forms for the pay and quartermasters' departments, and for printing of division and depart ment orders and reports, five million dollars.