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THE TERRITORIES.

REVISED STATUTES OF THE UNITED

STATES.

TITLE XXIII. CHAPTER ONE.

PROVISIONS COMMON TO ALL THE TERRITORIES.

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Sec. 1839. Nothing in this title shall be construed to impair the rights of person or property pertaining to the right of InIndians in any territory so long as such rights remain dians in person unextinguished by treaty between the United States and not impaired such Indians, or to include any territory which, by treaty &c.

by this title, with any Indian tribe, is not, without the consent of such jez. &c tribe, embraced within the territorial limits or jurisdiction 1864 of any state or territory; but all such territory shall be excepted out of the boundaries, and constitute no part of any territory now or hereafter organized until such tribe signifies its assent to the president to be embraced within a particular territory.

Morv. 26 May,

Ibid.

SEC. 1840. Nor shall anything in this title be construed to affect the authority of the United States to reauthority to make any regulations respecting the Indians of any ter-dians ritory, their lands, property, or rights, by treaty, law, or otherwise, in the same manner as might be made if no temporary government existed, or is hereafter established, in any such territory.

SEC. 1841. The executive power of each territory shall be vested in a governor, who shall hold his office for four years, and until his successor is appointed and

Executive qualified, unless sooner removed by the president. He power shall reside in the territory for which he is appointed, and shall be commander-in-chief of the militia thereof. He may grant pardons and reprieves, and remit fines

and forfeitures, for offenses against the laws of the territory for which he is appointed, and respites for offenses against the laws of the United States, till the decision of the president can be made known thereon. He shall commission all officers who are appointed under the laws of such territory, and shall take care that the laws thereof be faithfully executed.

Veto power.
Ibid.

SEC. 1842. Every bill which has passed the legisiative assembly of any territory shall, before it becomes a law, be presented to the governar. If he approve, he'shall sign it; but, if not, he shall return it, with his objections, to that house in which •ję originated, and that house shall enter the objectionts åt large on its journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If, after such reconsideration, two-thirds of that house agree to pass the bill it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other house, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered; and, if approved by.two-thirds of that house, it shall become a law. But in all such cases the votes of both houses shadi.be determined by yeas and nays, and the names of the persons voting for or against the bill shall be entered on the journal of each house. If any bill is not returned by the governor within three days, Sundays excluded, except in Washington and Wyoming, where the term is five days, Sundays excluded, after it has been presented to him, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the legislative assembly, by adjournment sine die, prevent its return, in which case it shall not be a law: Provided, that so much of this section as provides for making any bill passed by the legislative assembly of a territory a law, without the approval of the governor, shall not apply to the territories of Utah and Arizona.

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SEC. 1843. There shall be appointed a secretary for each territory, who shall reside within the territory for which he is appointed, and shall hold his office for four years, and until his successor is appointed and qualified, unless sooner removed by the president. In case of the death, removal, resignation, or absence of the governor from the territory, the secretary shall execute all the powers and perform all the duties of governor, during such vacancy or absence, or until another governor is appointed and qualified.

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