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CAMBRIDGE

LIST

OF THE

PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS

OF CONGRESS,

CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME.

Acts of the Forty-first Congress of the United States.

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STATUTE I. - 1869.

Page Public Credit. An act to strengthen the public credit. March 18, 1869, ch. 1......

1 Baltimore and Potomac R. R. Co. An act supplementary to an act entitled “An act to authorize

the extension, construction, and use of a lateral branch of the Baltimore and Potomac railroad into and within the District of Columbia," approved February 5, 1867. March 18, 1869, ch. 2....

1 District of Columbia. An act for the further security of equal rights in the District of Columbia. March 18, 1869, ch. 3.....

3 National Junction Railway Company. An act to incorporate the National Junction Railway Company. March 29, 1869, ch. 5.....

3 Chief of Staff. An act to abolish the office of chief of staff to the general of the army. April

3, 1869, ch. 9..... Tenure of Office. An act to amend “ An act regulating the tenure of certain civil offices." April

5, 1869, ch. 10.... National Banking Association. - Aiding, fc. Officers in embezzling the Property of the Bank. An

act to amend an act entitled “An act to provide a national currency secured by a pledge of
United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof,” approved
June third, eighteen hundred' and sixty-four, by extending certain penalties to accessories.
April 6, 1869, ch. 11.....

7 Mexico, Commissioner under Convention with. An act to carry into effect the convention of July

sour, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, between the United States and Mexico, for the adjustment of claims. April 7, 1869, ch. 12......

7 Washington, D. C. An act to continue in force an act entitled “An act to extend the charter of

Washington City,” and so forth. April 7, 1869, ch. 13... Freedmen's Hospitals. An act relating to freedmen's hospitals. April 7, 1869, ch. 14...... Deficiencies Appropriations. An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropria

tions for the service of government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, and additional appropriations for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy, and for other purposes. April 10, 1869, ch 15....

9 Indian Expenses Appropriation. An act making appropriations for the current and contingent ex

penses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy. April 10, 1869, ch. 16.....

13 Mississippi, Texas, and Virginia. An act authorizing the submission of the constitutions of Vir

ginia, Mississippi, and Texas, to a vote of the people, and authorizing the election of State

officers provided by the said constitutions, and members of Congress. April 10, 1869, ch. 17 40 Internal Revenue. An act to amend an act entitled “ An act imposing taxes on distilled spirits and

tobacco, and for other purposes," approved July twentieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-cight. April 10, 1869, ch. 18..

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Page Rivers and Harbors Appropriation. An act making an appropriation for the improvement of

rivers and harbors, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine,

and the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy. April 10, 1869, ch. 19. 44 Judge Advocates of the Army. An act to declare and fix the status of judge advocates of the army. April 10, 1869, ch. 20......

44 New Mexico. An act to repeal an act of the legislature of New Mexico imposing a capitation tax on bovine cattle. April 10, 1869, ch. 21...

44 .Judicial System. An act to amend the judicial system of the United States. April 10, 1869,

44 Married Women in the District of Columbia. An act regulating the rights of property of married women in the District of Columbia. April 10, 1869, ch. 23....

45 Land Grants to Alabama. An act to renew certain grants of land to the State of Alabama. April 10, 1869, ch. 24......

45 Attorney-General. An act concerning the Attorney-General. April 10, 1869, ch. 25..

46 Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad Company. An act to extend the time for the Little Rock and

Fort Smith Railroad Company to complete the first section of twenty miles of said road.
April 10, 1869, ch. 26.....

46 Land Grant for a Railroad and Telegraph Line. An act to amend an act entitled “An act grant

ing lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Central Pacific Railroad, in California, to Portland, in Oregon," approved July twenty-five, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. April 10, 1869, ch. 27.....

47 Port of Entry, Superior District. An act to discontinue Sault Ste. Marie as a Port of Entry in the

Superior district, and to establish Marquette in lieu thereof. April 10, 1869, ch. 28...... 47 Furniture for the President's House. An act making available an appropriation heretofore made for furniture for the presidential mansion. April 10, 1869, ch. 29 ...

47 Post-Roads. An act to establish certain post-roads. April 10, 1869, ch. 30.

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[No. 1.) Removing Buildings from Capitol Grounds. A resolution authorizing the removal of the

public stables, steam saw-mill, and other buildings from the Capitol grounds. March 23, 1869

51 [No. 2.). Omission in Enrolment of Civil Expenses Appropriation Act. -- Payment to B. A. Shepherd.

Joint resolution to supply an omission in the enrolment of the "Act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy, and for other purposes," approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine. March 24, 1869.....

51 (No. 3.] Consular Fees. A resolution relative to consular fees. March 26, 1869...

51 [No. 4.] Lighthouses. A resolution in relation to lighthouses on the coast of Oregon. March 26, 1869.

51 [No. 5.) Omissions in Enrolment of certain Appropriation Acts. Joint resolution to supply omis

sions in the enrolment of certain appropriation acts, approved March third, eighteen hun

dred and sixty-nine. March 29, 1869 [No. 6.1 Custom-House at Bangor. Joint resolution to facilitate the construction of the customhouse at Bangor, Maine. April 3, 1869...

52 [No. 7. Government Buildings at Fort Totten. A resolution relating to government buildings at Fort Totten, Dakota Territory. April 6, 1869 ....

52 [No. 8. Enlisted Men of the Army. A resolution respecting the pay and allowances of enlisted men in the army. April 6, 1869....

52 (No. 9.) Settlers on Shawnee Lands in Kansas. A resolution for the relief of settlers upon the absentee Shawnee lands in Kansas. April 7, 1869.....

53 [No. 10.) Railroad Bridge over the Ohio River. Joint resolution authorizing the building of a railroad bridge over the Ohio river at Paducah, Kentucky. April 7, 1869....

53 (No. 11.) Adjutant-General's Department. Joint resolution concerning vacancies in the adjutantgeneral's department. April 10, 1869...

53 (No. 12.) Transfer of Appropriations for Public Printing. Joint resolution authorizing the trausfer of certain appropriations heretofore made. April 10, 1869

54 [No. 13.) Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company. A resolution in relation to the Bur

lington and Missouri River railroad branch of the Union Pacific railroad. April 10, 1869.. 54 [No. 14.] Brevet Major-General S. P. Heintzelman. A resolution respecting the retirement of Brevet Major-General S. P. Heintzelman. April 10, 1869

54 [No. 15.) Soldiers' Bounties. A resolution for the protection of soldiers and their heirs. April 10, 1869..

54 |No. 16.] Portage Lake and Luke Superior Ship Canal. A resolution extending the time for the

completion of the Portage Lake and Lake Superior ship canal. April 10, 1869... ... 55

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[No. 17.) San Diego. A resolution making San Diego, California, a port of delivery. April 10,

1869 (No. 18.) Great and Little Osage Indian Lands. A resolution enabling bona fide settlers to pur

chase certain lands acquired from the Great and Little Osage tribe of Indians. April 10,

1869 [No. 19.) Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroad Companies. Joint resolution for the protec

tion of the interests of the United States in the Union Pacific Railroad Company, the Cen

tral Pacific Railroad Company, and for other purposes. April 10, 1869. (No. 20.) Northern Pacific Railroad Company. Joint resolution granting right of way for the

construction of a railroad from a point at or near Portland, Oregon, to a point west of the Cascade mountains, in Washington Territory. April 10, 1869..

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Georgia. An act to promote the reconstruction of the State of Georgia. December 22, 1869,

ch. 3..... Deficiency Appropriations. An act making appropriations to partially supply, deficiencies in the

appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and

seventy. December 23, 1869, ch. 4.... Des Moines Rapids. An act making a temporary appropriation for the prosecution of the work

upon the improvement of the Des Moines rapids in the Mississippi river. December 23,

1869, ch. 5.. Washington, Alexandria, and Georgetown Steam Packet Company. An act in addition to the act

entitled An act, to incorporate, the Washington, Alexandria, and Georgetown Steam

Packet Company.” January 15, 1870, ch. 6..... Des Moines River. An act repealing so much of the act of August eighth, one thousand eight

hundred and forty-six, as declared the Des Moines river, in the then Territory of Iowa, a

public highway. January 20, 1870, ch. 7...... Committee on Banking and Currency. An act making appropriations to defray the expenses of the

committee on banking and currency incurred in pursuance of investigations ordered by the

House of Representatives. January 20, 1870, ch. 8... Army. An act relating to retired officers of the army. January 21, 1870, ch. 9. Virginia. An act to admit the State of Virginia to representation in the Congress of the United

States. January 26, 1870, ch. 10...... Contributions for, and Acceplance of, Presents by Government Officials, fc. prohibited. An act to

protect officials in government employ. February 1, 1870, ch. 11. Virginia. An act to amend an act entitled “ An act to admit the State of Virginia to represen

tation in the Congress of the United States.” February 1, 1870, ch. 12..... Willamette River, Oregon. An act giving the consent of the United States to the erection of a

bridge across the Willamette river, in Oregon, from the city of Portland to the east bank

of said river. February 2, 1870, ch. 13.. Wyoming Territory. An act to establish a land district in Wyoming Territory, and for other pur

poses. February 5, 1870, ch. 14...... District of Columbia. An act for the temporary relief of the poor and destitute people in the Dis

trict of Columbia. February 15, 1870, ch. 17.... Military Academy. An act making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for

the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. February 21,

1870, ch. 18.. Mississippi. An act to admit the State of Mississippi to representation irr the Congress of the

United States. February 23, 1870, ch. 19...... Deficiency Appropriations for Naval Service. An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies

in the appropriations for the naval service for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hun

dred and seventy, and for other purposes. February 24, 1870, ch. 20... Investigation as to Sale of Cadetships, Appropriation for Expenses of. An act making an appropria

tion to defray the expenses of witnesses in the investigation by the military committee in

reference to the sale of cadetships. February 24, 1870, ch. 21..... Post-Roads. An act to establish certain post-roads. March 5, 1870, ch. 22... Oaths. An act to authorize officers of the executive departments to administer oaths in certain

cases. March 7,1870, ch. 23....... Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad Company. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to ex

tend the time for the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad Company to complete the first section of twenty miles of said road," approved April ten, eighteen hundred and sixty

nine. March 8, 1870, ch. 25.. Soldiers' Monument Commitlee of Rock Island County, Illinois. An act to authorize the Secretary of

War to place at the disposal of the Soldiers' Monument Committee of Rock Island county,
Illinois, certain condemned ordnance. March 9, 1870, ch. 26......

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Page City of Port Huron, Grant of Land to, for a Public Park. An act to amend an act entitled “ An act

providing for the sale of a portion of the Fort Gratiot-military reservation in St. Clair county, in the State of Michigan,” approved July twentieth, eighteen hundred and sixtyeight. March 18, 1870, ch. 28...

76 Arizona. An act to confirm the apportiooment and amend certain laws of the Territory of Ari. March 23, 1870, ch. 29.,

76 Moneys due from the United States to certain States in Default, fc. to be withheld, g-c. An act pre

scribing the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury in certain cases therein named. March 25, 1870, ch. 30..

77 Acknowledgment of Deeds, fc. An act relating to acknowledgments of deeds or other instruments of writing in the District of Columbia. March 25, 1870, ch. 31....

77 Lateral Branch of Baltimore and Potomac Railroad. An act to extend the time for the completion

of the lateral branch of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad, authorized by the act approved February fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and to change the location in the city of Washington, along the bank of the canal.' March 25, 1870, ch. 32...

78 Washington Mail Steamboat Company. An act to incorporate the Washington Mail Steamboat Company. March 25, 1870, ch. 33....

78 Washington General Hospital and Asylum of the District of Columbia. An act to incorporate the

Washington General Hospital and Asylum of the District of Columbia. March 25, 1870, ch. 34..

79 Mutual Fire Insurance Company of the District of Columbia. An act amendatory of the charter of

the Mutual Fire Insurance Company of the District of Columbia. March 25, 1870, ch. 35 80 Potomac Insurance Company of Georgetown, D. C. An act to renew and continue in force the char

ter of the Potomac Insurance Company, of Georgetown, District of Columbia. March 25, 1870, ch. 36....

80 Texas. An act to admit the State of Texas to representation in the Congress of the United States. March 30, 1870, ch. 39......

80 Texas. An act to facilitate the administration of justice in the State of Texas. April 5, 1870, ch. 44..

81 Bridge across the Delaware River. An act giving the consent of the United States to the erection

of a bridge across the Delaware river, between Philadelphia and Camden. April 6, 1870, ch. 46....

81 Washington, D.C. An act authorizing the corporation of the city of Washington to set apart

portions of streets and avenues, as parks for trees and walks. April 6, 1870, ch. 47...... 82 Crib in Lake Erie. An act declaring the consent of Congress to the erection of a crib in Lake

Erie by the city of Cleveland, Ohio, for the protection of an inlet for a waterworks tunnel about to be constructed by said city. April 13, 1870, ch. 54...

83 Deficiency Appropriation. An act to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for salaries of United

States ministers for the fiscal year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy. April 13, 1870, ch. 55,..

83 Deficiency Appropriation. An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropria

tions for the service of the government for the fiscal year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy, and for other purposes. April 20, 1870, ch. 56....

83 Buffulo, N. Y. An act to authorize the city of Buffalo, New York, to construct a tunnel under

Niagara river, and to erect and maintain an inlet pier therefrom. April 20, 1870, ch. 57. 90 Usury Laws. An act to amend the usury laws of the District of Columbia. April 22, 1870,

91 Washington Homeopathic Medical Society. An act to incorporate the Washington Homcopathic Medical Society. April 22, 1870, ch. 60....

91 Hospital for Foundlings. An act for incorporating a Hospital for Foundlings in the city of Washington. April 22, 1870, ch. 61 .....

92 National Theological Institute and University. An act declaring the construction of " An act to in

corporate the National Theological Institute," approved May tenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and also “ An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the National Theological Institute, and to define and extend the powers of the same, approved March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. April 22, 1870, ch. 62...

93 Nebraska and Dakota. An act to re-define a portion of the boundary line between the State of Nebraska and the Territory of Dakota. April 28, 1870, ch. 64....

93 Land Grant to Oregon Central Railroad Company. An act granting lands to aid in the construc

tion of a railroad and telegraph line from Portland to Astoria and McMinville, in the State of Oregon. May 4, 1870, chi 69....

94 Georgetown, D. C. An act to authorize the corporate authorities of the city of Georgetown, in the

District of Columbia, to pave and improve the streets thereof. May 4, 1870, ch. 70...... 95 Texas. An act to extend the time within which persons elected to office may take the oath of

office prescribed in an act entitled “ An act to admit the State of Texas to representation in the Congress of the United States," approved March thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy. May 4, 1870, ch. 71.....

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