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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.

EDITED BY

GEORGE P. SANGER,

COUNSELLOR AT LAW.

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

VOL. XV.

BOSTON:
LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY.

· 1869.

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National, Military, and Naval Asylum. An act to amend an act entitled " An act to amend an.

act entitled An act to incorporate a National, Military, and Naval Asylum for the Relief
of the totally disabled Officers and Men of the Volunieer Forces of the United States,'

approved March twenty-one, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. March 12, 1867, ch. 1 Commissioners to the Indian Country. An aet making appropriations for the expenses of commissioners sent by the President to the Indian country. March 14, 1867, ch. 2...

1 Wreck of Steamship Scotland. An act to repeal a joint resolution entitled “A Resolution to pro

vide for the Removal of the Wreck of the Steamship Scotland," approved January twenty-
ninth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. March 16, 1867, ch. 3.

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Maimed and Destitute Soldiers. An act to clothe the maimed and destitute soldiers. March 22,
1867, ch. 4....

1 Land in Burlington, Iowa. An act in relation to a certain tract of land in Burlington, Iowa. March 22, 1867, ch. 5...

2 Rebel States. An act supplementary to an net entitled " An Act to provide for the more efficient

Government of the Rebel States," passed March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven,

and to facilitate restoration. March 23, 1867, ch. 6 ...
Courts of the United States in Nebraska. An act to provide for a district and a circuit court of

ihe United States for the district of Nebraska, and for other purposes. March 25, 1867,
ch. 7..

5 Internal Tar, Wrapping-Paper, National Banking Associations, Ladders. An act to exempt wrap

ping-paper, made from wood or cornstalks, from internal tax, and for other purposes,

March 26, 1867, ch. 8...
Deeds in the District of Columbia. An act in relation to the acknowledgment of deeds in the Dis-

trict of Columbia. March 26, 1867, ch. 9..
West Virginia. An act supplementary to an act entitled “ An act to reimburse the State of West

Virginia for Money's expended for the United States in enrolling, equipping, and paying
Military Forces to aid in suppressing the Rebellion," approved June 21, eighteen hundred
and sixty-six. March 26, 1867, ch. 10......

6 Long Island, in Boston Harbor. An act to authorize the entry and occupation of a portion of Long Island, in Boston harbor, for military purposes. March 28, 1867, ch. 11.,

7 Government Warehouses in Atlantic Dock. An act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to

sell the gover[o]ment warehouses on Atlantic Dock, Brooklyn, New York. March 28,
1867, ch. 12..

7 Deficiency Appropriution. An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropria

tions for contingent expenses of the Senate of the United States for the fiscal year ending
June thirtieth, cighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and for other purposes. March 29, 1867,
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Indiana and Ohio. An act to reimburse the States of Indiana and Ohio for moneys expended.

the United States in enrolling, equipping, and provisioning militia forces to aid in suppe
sing the rebellion. March 29, 1867, ch. 14...........

...........11 30 American Atlantic Cable Company. An act to grant to the American Atlantic Cable Telegrali

Company, of New York, the right of way and privilege to lay, land, and operate a si Pa30 marine telegraph cable on the Atlantic coast of the United States, and establish telegra).. communication between the United States and Europe viâ the Bermudas and Azor !

Islands March 29, 1867, ch. 15.................................................1.) Chester, Pa., made a Port of Delivery. An act to establish a port of delivery at Chester, Pennsy!

vania. March 29, 1867, ch. 16 ....... Patent Office. An act to increase the force in the Patent Office. March 29, 1867, ch. 17...... Lincoln Monument Association. An act to incorporate the Lincoln Monument Association, a

March 29, 1867, ch. 18..... Watchmen, Capitol Police, Uniforms, fc. An act to authorize the appointment of certain watch-art

men, and for other purposes. March 30, 1867, ch. 20....... Colorado Territory. An act amendatory of the organic act of Colorado Territory. March 30, e

1867, ch. 21................ National Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphan Home. An act for the support in part of the National Sol. 2

diers' and Sailors' Orphan Home in the District of Columbia. March 30, 1867, ch. 22.. 13. Agricultural College in Netraska. An act extending to the State of Nebraska the provisions of an

act relating to agricultural colleges. March 30, 1867, ch. 23 ...... Public Grounds. Capitol Building. An act to provide in part for grading the public grounds, and

for other purposes. March 30, 1867, ch. 24..... Printing in Treasury Department. An act supplementary to an act entitled “An Act making Appro- of

priations for Sundry Civil Expenses of the Government for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and for other Purposes," passed March second, eighteen

hundred and sixty-seven. July 19, 1867, ch. 27..... Certain Soldiers and Sailors not to be deemed Deserters. An act for the relief of certain soldiers and

· sailors therein designated. July 19, 1867, ch. 28 ......... Post-Rouds. An act to establish certain post-roads. July 19, 1867, ch. 29 ...... ......... Rebel States. An act supplementary to an act entitled “ An Act to provide for the more efficient

Government of the Rebel States," passed on the second day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and the act supplementary thereto, passed on the twenty-third day of

March, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. July 19, 1867, ch. 30........... Hostile Indian Tribes. An act to establish peace with certain hostile Indian tribes. July 20, 1867,

ch. 32........................... Claims Convention with Venezuela. An act to carry into effect the convention with the republic

of Venezuela for the adjustment of claims of citizens of the United States on the Govern

ment of that republic, July 20, 1867, ch. 33........ Treaties with Indians. An act amendatory of “An Act making Appropriations to supply Deficiencies

in the Appropriations for Contingent Expenses of the Senate of the United States for the fiscal year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and for other Purposes," July 20, 1867, ch. 34 .....

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PUBLIC RESOLUTIONS.

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[No. 1. Universal Exhibition at Paris. A resolution supplementary to other joint resolutions

to enable the people of the United States to participate in the advantages of the Universal Exhibition at Paris, in 1867. March 12, 1867.....

......... [No. 2.] Fox and Wisconsin Rivers. A resolution extending the time for the completion of the im

provement of the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers. March 12, 1867............... (No. 3.) George Peabody. A resolution presenting the thanks of Congress to George Peabody.

March 16, 1867............... (No. 4.] Freedmen in the District of Columbia. A resolution for the relief of freedmen or desti

tute colored people in the District of Columbia. March 16, 1867......... [No. 5.) Discriminating Duties. Joint resolution to authorize the refunding of discriminating

duties exacted upon merchandise imported in Hawaiian vessels. March 22, 1867........ (No. 6.] Special deposit of Coin and Bullion. Joint resolution in relation to certain coin and bullion

on special deposit in the treasury. March 22, 1867...................... .......... [No. 7.) National Asylum for disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Joint resolution authorizing the Secre

tary of War to turn over certain property of the United States, at Camp Chase, Ohio, for the use of the national asylum for disabled volunteer soldiers, and for other purposes. March 22, 1867.............

....................... [No. 8.) Canada Long Wools. Joint resolution to supply an omission in the enrolment of the

* Act to provide Increased Revenue from Imported Wool, and for other Purposes.” March 22, 1867.........

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Canal between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. A resolution providing for the neces-
rveys for a ship canal between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, for military, naval,
mmercial purposes. March 22, 1867...

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iction Matches in Passenger Steamboats. A resolution amending the ninth section of
Act to amend an act entitled 'An Act to provide for the better Security of the Lives
ssengers on board of Vessels propelled in whole or in part by Steam,' and for other
oses," approved August thirtieth, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, March 22, 1867.... 22
Customs Duties. Joint resolution fixing the rate of duty on umbrellas, and on wire
| furniture springs. March 25, 1867..

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Contract for carrying the Mail. A resolution to terminate a contract of a member of
ress with the Post-Office Department of the United States of America. March 26,

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Works of Art, Steam Ploughs, Collection of Direct Tares in busurrectionary Districts.
at resolution providing for the importation into the United States of certain works of

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duty free, and for other Purposes. March 26, 1867....
New Mexico.

A resolution to make valid the laws of New Mexico passed at the
-ion of the Legislature held at Santa Fé, from the third day of December, eighteen hun-
d and sixty-six, to thirty-first day of January, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. March

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1867...

Diplomatic Service. A resolution concerning the uniform of persons in the diplomatic
rvice of the United States.
March 27, 1867.....

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Claimants for Lost Property. A resolution declaring the meaning of the second sec-
cion of the act of the second of March eighteen hundred and sixty-one, relative to the prop-

24 erty lost in the military service. March 28, 1867.. 7.) Destitute in the South. Joint resolution to furnish transportation of provisions to the destitute in the South. March 29, 1867......

24 18.] Members of Congress, Joint resolution in reference to the payment of the salaries of members of Congress. March 29, 1867....

24 Customs Duties. Joint resolution to amend an act entitled " An Act to provide Increased Revenue from Imported Wool, and for other purposes.” March 29, 1867

24 20.j Ship Canal. Louisville and Portland Canal. Joint resolution providing for the neces

sary surveys for a ship canal around the falls of the Ohio River, for military, naval, and
commercial purposes.' March 29, 1867..
21.] Dredge Boats. Joint resolution to authorize the Secretary of War to build dredge

boats for use at the mouth of the Mississippi River. March 29, 1867....
| 22.! Army Officers. Joint resolution authorizing the second auditor to settle the accounts
of officers of the army in certain cases.

1867.. 23.) Agricultural College Scrip. Joint resolution relative to the issue of agricultural college scrip to the States lately in rebellion. March 29, 1867......

25 2»24.! District of Columbia. A resolution in relation to the educational interests of the District of Columbia. March 29, 1867...

26 25.] Colored Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines. A resolution in reference to the collection and

payment of moneys due colored soldiers, sailors, and marines, or their heirs. March 29,
1867.

26 0. 26.) District Elections in the District of Columbia. A resolution relative to the payment of

expenses incurred by the judges of election for the cities of Washington and Georgetown,
District of Columbia. March 29, 1867..

27 To. 27.) Western and Northwestern Rivers. A resolution in relation to the execution of surveys

of rivers ordered by Congress. March 29, 1867... 10. 28.) Destitute in the Southern and Southwestern States. A resolution for the relief of the destitute in the Southern and Southwestern States. March 30, 1867....

28 fo. 29.1 Purchase and Distribution of Seeds. A resolution authorizing the transfer of certain

funds, and providing for the purchase of seeds and their distribution in the Southern
States. March 30, 1867...

28 No. 30.] Arms and Equipments for Tennessee. A resolution directing the Secretary of War to

furnish certain arms and equipments to the State of Tennessee. March 30, 1867.... 28 No. 31.) Payment for Slaves drafted, fc. us Volunteers. Joint resolution suspending all proceed

ings in relation to payment for slaves drafted or received as volunteers in the military
service of the United States. March 30, 1867..

29 No. 32.] Rebel States. Joint resolution providing for the expenses of carrying into full effect

an act entitled " An Act to provide for the more efficient Government of the Rebel States.”
March 30, 1867.

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No. 33.] Traders at Military Posts. A resolution to anthorize the commanding general of the
army to permit traders to remain at certain military posts. March 30, 1867...

29 [No. 34.] Ruggles Property at New York Nary-Yard. A resolution for the purchase of lands adjoining the navy-yard at Brooklyn. March 30, 1867...

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