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BY AUTHORITY OF CONGRESS.

THE

Statutes at Large

AND

PROCLAMATIONS

OF THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

FROM MARCH 1871 TO MARCH 1873,

AND

TREATIES AND POSTAL CONVENTIONS

Arranged in Chronological Order and carefully collated with

the Originals at Washington,

WITH

REFERENCES TO THE MATTER OF EACH ACT AND TO THE SUBSEQUENT

ACTS ON THE SAME SUBJECT.

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The rights and interest of the United States in the stereotype plates from which this work is printed are hereby
recognized, acknowledged, and declared by the publishers, according to the provisions of the joint resolution of
Congress, passed March 3, 1845.

VOL. XVII.

BOSTON:
LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY.

1873.

CORNELL ADVERTISEMENT. UNIVERSITY A28077

LIBRARY

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We intend to publish annually, and as soon after the close of each Session of Congress as is possible, the Acts of that Session, in a similar form and with a similar arrangement.

It will be seen by the following extracts from the Act of Congress, August 8, 1846 (Vol. IX., p. 76), and the Joint Resolutions of September 26, 1850 (Vol. IX., p. 564), and March 31, 1866 (Vol. XIV., p. 352), that our edition has been sanctioned by Congress, and is the OFFICIAL EDITION.

And whereas said edition of the said Laws and Treaties of the United States has been carefully collated and compared with the original rolls in the archives of the Government, under the inspection and supervision of the Attorney-General of the United States, as duly certified by that officer : therefore, Be it further enacted, that said edition of the Laws and Treaties of the United States, published by Little & Brown, is hereby declared to be competent evidence of the several public and private acts of Congress, and of the several treaties therein contained, in all the courts of law and equity and maritime jurisdiction, and in all the tribunals and public offices of the United States and of the several States, without any further proof or authentication thereof” – APPROVED, August 8, 1846.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of State be authorized and directed to contract with Little & Brown to furnish their annual Statutes at Large, printed in conformity with the plan adopted by Congress in eighteen hundred and forty-five, instead of the edition usually issued by his order, under the act of Congress of April twentieth, eighteen hundred and eighteen, and which conforms to an edition of the laws now out of use.” APPROVED, September 26, 1850.

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LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY. Boston, July, 1873.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1873,

BY LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY,
in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

CAMBRIDGE:

PRESS OF JOHN WILSON AND SOX

LIST

OF THE

PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS

OF CONGRESS

CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME.

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

STATUTE 1. - 1871.

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Smithsonian Institution. An act to amend "An act to establish the Smithsonian Institution for

the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men,” approved August 10, 1846. March

20, 1871, ch. 1. Moneys paid into Court. An act relating to moneys paid into the courts of the United States.

March 24, 1871, ch. 2... Cemetery at San Francisco. An act relating to condemned cannon for cemetery at San Franciso.

March 24, 1871, ch. 3 Commissioners to revise the Statutes. An act to authorize the commissioners to revise the statutes

to print their reports. March 24, 1871, ch. 4 Patent-office. An act to further regulate the publication of the specifications and drawings of

the patent-office. March 24, 1871, ch. 5. R. H. Lamson. An act authorizing the President to nominate R. H. Lamson a lieutenant in the

United States navy. March 27, 1871, ch. 6 Eastport, Maine. An act to re-establish the office of surveyor at Eastport, Maine. March 30,

1871, ch. 7 ... Virginia. An act to amend an act entitled “ An act to divide the State of Virginia into two judi

cial districts." April 4, 1871, ch. 8. Sutro Tunnel in Nevada. An act authorizing the President to appoint commissioners to examine

and report upon the Sutro tunnel in the State of Nevada." April 4, 1871, ch. 9.... Buffalo, N. Y. An act relating to the harbor at Buffalo, New York. April 15, 1871, ch. 14.... Lyon Monument Association. An act authorizing the Secretary of War to place at the disposal of

the Lyons Monument Association, of Missouri, certain condemned cannon. April 15,

1871, ch. 15. .. Duplicate Checks. An act to authorize the payment of duplicate checks of disbursing officers.

April 19, 1871, ch. 16... Potomac, Va. An act to create a port of delivery at Potomac, Virginia, and for other purposes.

April 19, 1871, ch. 17. .:. George A. Stevens. An act for the restoration of Commander George A. Stevens, United States

navy, to the active from the retired list. April 19, 1871, ch. 18. Leavenworth, Lawrence, and Galveston Railroad Company. An act to enable the Leavenworth, Law

rence, and Galveston Railroad Company to relocate a portion of its road. April 19, 1871,

ch. 19. . Deficiency, Sc. Appropriation. An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appro

priations for the service of the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventyone, and for additional appropriations for the service of the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for other purposes. April 20, 1871, ch. 21.

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