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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 Twashington,

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 28977

LIBRARY

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In publishing the following Laws, the same plan bas been adopted that was prescribed in the Joint Resolution of Congress of March 3, 1845 (Vol. V., p. 798), authorizing a subscription to tl edition of all the Laws of the United States published by us. A close exainination of this volu will disclose some apparent errors in the Laws as here printed; but as we procure a careful pllation with the records at Washington by an experienced reader of the Department of State, and scrupulously follow the original, any seening errors must be attributed to the Rolls, and not to us.

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 bas 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 equiry 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 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.” — APPROVET), September 26, 1850.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of State be, and be is hereby, authorized and directed to renew the contract of October thirty-first, eighteen hundred and fitty, between the Department of State and Little, Brown, and Company, of Buston, Massachusetts, for the annual publication of the Statutes at Large of the United States until otherwise ordered by Congress, in conformity with the joint resolutions approved respectively March third, eighteen hundred and forty-five, an l S.ptember thirtieth (twenty-sixth], eighteen hundred and fifty." — APPROVED, March 31, 1866.

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

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

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

CAMBRIDGE:

PRESS OF JOHN WILSON AXD SON.

LIST

OF THE

PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS

OF CONGRESS

CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME.

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

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STATUTE I. - 1871.

Page 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

1 Moneys paid into Court. An act relating to moneys paid into the courts of the United States. March 24, 1871, ch. 2 .

1 Cemetery at San Francisco. An act relating to condemned cannon for cemetery at San Franciso. March 24, 1871, ch. 3

2 Commissioners to revise the Statutes. An act to authorize the commissioners to revise the statutes to print their reports. March 24, 1871, ch. 4

2 Patent-Office. An act to further regulate the publication of the specifications and drawings of the patent-office. March 24, 1871, ch. 5°

2 R. I. Lamson. An act authorizing the President to nominate R. H. Lamson a lieutenant in the United States navy. March 27, 1871, ch. 6 .

3 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 judicial districts.” April 4, 1871, ch. 8.

3 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.

3 Buffalo, N. Y. An act relating to the harbor at Buffalo, New York. April 15, 1871, ch. 14.... 4 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. .:

4 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. .

5 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 seventy-
one, 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. ... 5

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Page Civil Rights Fourteenth Amendment. An act to enforce the provisions of the fourteenth amend

ment to the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes. April 20, 1871, ch. 22.

13 New Mexico. An act for convening the next legislative assembly of the Territory of New Mexico, and for other purposes. April 20, 1871, ch. 23

16 Willamette Collection District. An act concerning the compensation of the collector of customs for the district of Willamette, in the State of Oregon. April 20, 1871, ch. 24 .

16 Transportation by Rail of bonded Goods. An act amending an act to reduce internal taxes, and for

other purposes, approved July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy. April 20, 1871, ch. 25.

16 Jurors in the Courts of the District of Columbia An act to amend the act approved June six

teenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, entitled “ An act providing for the (s/election of

jurors to serve in the several courts of the District of Columbia.” April 20, 1871, ch. 26. 16 Post-Roads. An act to establish certain post-roads. April 20, 1871, ch. 27

17 Post-Routes. An act to establish post-routes. April 20, 1871, ch. 28

17 Pennsylvania Military Legion of the City of Philadelphia. An act authorizing the Secretary of

War to place certain condemned cannon at the disposal of“ The Pennsylvania Military

Legion of the city of Philadelphia.” April 20, 1871, ch. 29 Wisewell Barracks. An act to authorize the Secretary of War to give Wisewell barracks to the Beulah Baptist Church. April 20, 1871, ch. 30

19 Branch Mint at Dahlonega, Georgia. An act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to convey

the United States branch mint at Dahlonega, Georgia, to the trustees of the North Georgia Agricultural College for educational purposes. April 20, 1871, ch. 31 .

19 The ShipWilliam F. Storer.” An act to authorize the Secretary of the Navy to change the name of the ship“ William F. Storer.” April 20, 1871, ch. 32 .

19 Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company. An act to enable the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company to mortgage its road. April 20, 1871, ch. 33

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PUBLIC RESOLUTIONS.

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[No. 1.) International Congress on Penitentiary and Reformatory Discipline. A resolution author

izing the appointment of a commissioner to an international congress on penitentiary and

reformatory discipline. March 20, 1871 : [No. 2.) Industrial Home School of the District of Columbia. Joint resolution authorizing the

Secretary of the Navy to turn over certain property to the managers of the Industrial

Home School of the District of Columbia. March 20, 1871 [No. 3.) Professor Samuel F. B. Morse. Joint resolution granting the right to erect a monu

ment to Professor Morse on a government reservation. March 24, 1871

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STATUTE II. - 1871-72.

Ninth Census. An act to provide for a deficiency in the appropriations for the expenses of taking the ninth census of the United States. December 16, 1871, ch. 1 ..

23 Steamboats on the Mississippi River. An act relating to the limitation of steam pressure on towing

and freight boats on the Mississippi river and its tributaries. December 20, 1871, ch. 2. 23 Treaty with Great Britain. -- Claims Commission. An act making appropriations for expenses in.

curred under articles twelve to seventeen inclusive, of the treaty between the United States and Great Britain, concluded at Washington, May eight, eighteen hundred, and seventy-one. December 21, 1871, ch. 3.

24 Treaty with Great Britain. — Arbitration at Geneva. An act making appropriations for expenses

that may be incurred under articles one to nine, inclusive, of the treaty between the United States and Great Britain, concluded at Washington, May eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. December 21, 1871, ch. 4

24 Chicago. An act for the construction of a public building at Chicago, Illinois. December 21, 1871, ch. 5 ..

24 Post: Roads. An act to establish post-roads. January 16, 1872, ch. 6.

25 Post-Roads. An act to establish post-roads. January 16, 1872, ch. 7.

27 Alleged Outrages in the Southern States. An act making an appropriation to supply a deficiency

in the appropriation for expenses of the joint select committee on alleged outrages in the Southern States. January 16, 1872, ch. 8 .

27 Courts in Virginia. An act to change the times for holding circuit and district courts of the United States for the western district of Virginia. February 1, 1872, ch. 10 .

27 Apportionment, ninth Census. An act for the apportionment of representatives to Congress among the several States according to the ninth census. February 2, 1872, ch. 11

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Page Duplicate Checks of disbursing Officers. An act to authorize the payment of duplicate checks of disbursing officers. February 2, 1872, ch. 12 .

29 Machinery. An act to admit certain machinery imported from foreign countries free of duty. February 2, 1872, ch. 13

29 Post-Routes. An act to establish certain post-routes in the State of Iowa. February 2, 1872, ch. 14 30 Japan. An act in relation to the embassy from Japan. February 2, 1872, ch. 15

30 Iron Steam Ice-boats. An act to cxempt the iron steam ice-boats constructed by the city of Phila

delphia from the inspection required by the act of February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, entitled “An act to provide for the better security of life on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam, and for other purposes." February 6, 1872, ch. 16 .

30 Post-Roads. An act establishing certain post-roads in Vermont. February 12, 1872, ch. 18. • 30 Alerander Smith and Halcyon Skinner. An act for the relief of Alexander Smith and Halcyon Skinner. February 20, 1872, ch. 19

80 Post-Office Department. An act making appropriations to supply a deficiency in the appropriations

for salaries and contingent expenses of the post-office department for the current fiscal year. February 20, 1872, ch. 20

81 Pensions. An act making appropriations for the payment of invalid and other pensions of the

United States for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-three.
February 20, 1872, ch. 21.

31 Leavenworth. An act to amend an act entitled “An act to provide a national currency secured by

pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof," approved June third, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. March 1, 1872, ch. 22

82 Green Bay, foc., Ship Canal. An act extending the time for the completion of the Green Bay and

Sturgeon Bay and Lake Michigan Ship Canal, in the State of Wisconsin. March 1, 1872, ch. 23.

32 Public Park. An act to set apart a certain tract of land lying near the headwaters of the Yellow Stone River as a public park. March 1, 1872, ch. 24 .

82 Shreveport. An act to constitute Shreveport in the State of Louisiana, a port of delivery. March 1, 1872, ch. 25 ..

33 Missouri River. An act to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Missouri River at or near St. Joseph, Missouri. March 5, 1872, ch. 28

33 Customs Duties, Paintings, fc. An act to provide for the admission of paintings, statury [statuary), and photographs for exhibition, free of duty. March 5, 1872, ch. 29.

35 Department of Justice. An act transferring certain powers and duties to the Department of Jus

tice, and providing a seal therefor. March 5, 1872, ch. 30 Fur-bearing Animals in Alaska. An act supplementary to the act entitled “ An act to prevent the

extermination of fur-bearing animals in Alaska.” March 5, 1872, ch. 31 Pensions. An act amending the act approved July twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty. eight, entitled “An act relating to pensions.” March 5, 1872, ch. 32-. .

36 Internal Revenue Tar. An act to repeal the paragraphs of schedule C. of the internal revenue acts

imposing taxes on canned meats, fish, and certain other articles March 5, 1872, ch. 33 36 Customs Duties. Merchandise for Transportation. Toledo. An act to amend section thirty-five

of an act entitled “An act to reduce internal taxes and for other purposes.” March 5, 1872, ch. 34

36 District Courts and Judges. An act to defray the expenses of district judges from other districts

while holding district or circuit courts in the southern district of New York. March 5, 1872, ch. 35

36 Washington, D. C. An act to provide for the survey of the harbor and river at Washington, D.C. March 5, 1872, ch. 36

86 Michael and Anna.” An act to authorize the issuing of a certificate of registry to the brig "Michael and Anna.” March 5, 1872, ch. 37

87 Isadora." An act authorizing an American register to the British brig “ Isadora," owned hy Edwin M. Fowle, of Newton, Massachusetts. March 5, 1872, ch. 38

87 Swamp Lands in Iowa. An act for the relief of Lucas, O'Brien, Dickinson, and other counties in the State of Iowa. March 5, 1872, ch. 39

87 George W. Morse. An act for the relief of George W. Morse. March 11, 1872, ch. 40

37 Elko Land District. An act to create an additional land district in the State of Nevada. March 12, 1872, ch. 42

88 Minnesota. An act to create an additional land district in the State of Minnesota. March 12, 1872, ch.43.

88 Warren National Bank. An act authorizing the Warren National Bank of South Danvers, in the

State of Massachusetts, to change its name to the Warren National Bank of Peabody,
Massachusetts. March 12, 1872, ch. 44

88 Public Building at Cincinnati. An act to authorize the purchase of a site for a public building at Cincinnati, Ohio. March 12, 1872, ch.45

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