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Circuit Court in California. An act to alter and amend an act entitled "An act to establish a
Circuit Court of the United States in and for the State of California," approved March
third, eighteen hundred and fifty-five. April 30, 1856, ch. 23...
Columbus made a Port of Delivery. An act creating Columbus, in Kentucky, a port of delivery.
May 9, 1856, ch. 24..

Cumberland Roud in Illinois, surrendered to that State. An act to surrender to the State of Illinois the Cumberland Road in said State. May 9, 1856, ch. 25....

Bounty Land Law extended. Evidence in Case of. An act to amend the act in addition to certain acts granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States, approved March third, eighteen hundred and fifty-five. May 14, 1856, ch. 26..

Grant to Iowa, for Railroads. An act making a grant of lands to the State of Iowa, in alternate sections to aid in the construction of certain railroads in said State. May 15, 1856, ch. 28.. Deficiency Appropriation Bill. An act to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-six. May 15, 1856, ch. 29...

Voting in Washington. An act to provide for at least two election precincts in each ward in the city of Washington, and for other purposes. May 16, 1856, ch. 30..... Grant of Land to Florida and Alabama for Railroads. An act granting public lands, in alternate sections, to the States of Florida and Alabama, to aid in the construction of certain railroads in said States. May 17, 1856, ch. 31.....

Vincennes Lands, Duties as to, transferred. An act to transfer certain rights and duties conferred upon the trustees of the town of Vincennes, Indiana, to the common council of the city of Vincennes. June 2, 1856, ch. 36

Grant of Land to Alabama for Railroads. An act granting public lands, in alternate sections, to the State of Alabama, to aid in the construction of certain railroads in said State. June 3, 1856, ch. 41.....

Grant of Land to Louisiana for Railroads. An act making a grant of lands to the State of Louisiana, to aid in the construction of railroads in said State. June 3, 1856, ch. 42..... Grant of Land to Wisconsin for Railroads. An act granting public lands to the State of Wisconsin, to aid in the construction of railroads in said State. June 3, 1856, ch. 43. Grant of Land to Michigan for Railroads. An act making a grant of alternate sections of the public lands, to the State of Michigan, to aid in the construction of certain railroads in said State, and for other purposes, June 3, 1856, ch. 44..

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Place of Session of Courts in Delaware. An act to change the place of holding the courts of the United States in the district of Delaware. June 14, 1856, ch. 45..

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Suspended Entries and Preemptions. An act to revive and continue in force the provisions of the act of 1853, in relation to suspended entries of public lands," and the act of 1846, in relation to suspended preemption land-claims." June 26, 1856, ch. 47...

Time of Session of Courts in West Virginia. An act changing the time of holding the District Court of the United States at Wytheville, in the Western District of Virginia. June 26, 1856, ch. 48..

Time of Sessions of Courts in Tennessee. An act to change the times of holding the United States Courts in Tennessee. July 3, 1856, ch. 50....

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Entry of Land in Plattsburg District, (Mo.) An act granting to certain citizens of the State of Missouri the right to enter certain lands in the Plattsburg district, in said State. July 3, 1856, Improvement of Mississippi River. An act to remove obstructions to navigation in the mouth of the Mississippi River, at the Southwest Pass and Pass a l'Outre. July 8, 1856, ch. 54.... 24 Improvement of Channel over Flats of St. Mary's River, Mich. An act making an appropriation for deepening the channel over the flats of the St. Mary's River, in the State of Michigan. July 8, 1856, ch. 55.....

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Improvement of Channel over St. Clair Flats, Mich. An act making an appropriation for deepening the channel over the St. Clair flats, in the State of Michigan. July 8, 1856, ch. 56....... 25 Limits of Land District in Minnesota. An act to explain the act approved twelfth April, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, entitled "An act to establish additional land-districts in the Territory of Minnesota.' July 8, 1856, ch. 57..

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Additional Land Districts in Minnesota, established. An act to establish two additional land-districts in the Territory of Minnesota. July 8, 1856, ch. 58.....

Kansas, survey of Southern Boundary of. An act to authorize the President of the United States to cause the southern boundary line of Kansas Territory to be surveyed and marked. July 8, 1856, ch 59....

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Appropriation for a Road from Fort Ridgley to South Pass. An act for the construction of a road
from Fort Ridgley in the Territory of Minnesota, to the South Pass of the Rocky Moun-
tains, in the Territory of Nebraska. July 22, 1856, ch. 65.............
Consular and Diplomatic Appropriation Bill. An act making appropriations for the consular and diplo-
matic expenses of government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred
and fifty-seven. August 1, 1856, ch. 72.....

Ships Albany and Porpoise, when to be reckoned as lost. An act for the relief of the widows and or-
phans of the officers, seamen, and marines of the United States sloop of war Albany,
and for other purposes. August 1, 1856, ch. 73........

·Court of Claims, Quorum of; Officers of. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to establish a court for the investigation of claims against the United States," approved February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and fifty-five. August 6, 1856, ch. 81..

Removal of Obstructions in Savannah River. An act to alter and amend, "An act to appropriate money to remove obstructions in the Savannah River, below the city of Savannah, in the State of Georgia," approved March third, eighteen hundred and fifty-five. August 7, 1856, ch. 82.

Grant of Land to Mississippi for Railroads. An act granting public lands in alternate sections to the State of Mississippi to aid in the construction of railroads in said State, and for other purposes. August 11, 1856, ch. 83......

Georgetown, School Tax in; Voters in. An act to amend the charter of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia. August 11, 1856, ch. 84.

Prairie du Chien, Titles in, confirmed. An act to confirm to certain persons therein named, their titles to certain lots in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. August 11, 1856, ch. 85...

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Schools in Washington, General Act respecting. An act to provide for the public instruction of youth in primary schools throughout the County of Washington, in the District of Columbia, without the limits of the cities of Washington and Georgetown. August 11, 1856, ch. 86...... 33 Running Boundary with British Possessions. An act to provide for carrying into effect the first article of the treaty between the United States and Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, of the fifteenth day of June, eighteen hundred and forty-six. August 11, 1856, ch. 87.

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Settlement of Account of the Bank of the State of Missouri. An act to authorize and direct the settlement of the account of the Bank of the State of Missouri, for money advanced for the subsistence and transportation of volunteers. August 16, 1856, ch. 118.... District Court in South Carolina, Sessions of; Jurisdiction of. An act to alter the time for holding the District Court in South Carolina, and for other purposes. August 16, 1856, ch. 119.. Payment to Vermont. An act to reimburse the State of Vermont the expenses incurred by her in paying her militia called out in eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, and eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, to preserve the neutrality of the country. August 16, 1856, ch. 120.... 43 Improvement of the Patapsco River. An act for the improvement of the navigation of the Patapsco River, and to render the port of Baltimore accessible to the war steamers of the United States. August 16, 1856, ch. 121.....

Navy Appropriation Bill. An act making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven. August 16, 1856, ch. 122.... Compensation of Members of Congress. An act to regulate the compensation of Members of Congress. August 16, 1856, ch. 123......

Accounts for Fees; Courts in Territories. An act to amend the acts regulating the fees, costs, and other judicial expenses of the Government in the States, Territories, and District of Columbia, and for other purposes. August 16, 1856, ch. 124...

Medical and Hospital Department in the Army. An act providing for a necessary increase and better organization of the Medical and Hospital Department of the army. August 16, 1856,

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Improvement of the Des Moines Rapids. An act for continuing the improvement of the Des Moines
Rapids in the Mississippi River. August 16, 1856, ch. 126...

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Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Salaries of. Regulations as to. An act to regulate the diplomatic
and consular system of the United States. August 18, 1856, ch. 127.................
Indian Affairs, General Appropriation Bill for. An act making appropriations for the current and con-
tingent expenses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various
Indian tribes for the year ending June thirtieth, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven.
August 18, 1856, ch. 128....

Certain Civil Expenses, General Appropriation Bill for. An act making appropriations for certain civil
expenses of the government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and
fifty-seven. August 18, 1856, ch. 129

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Guano Islands. An act to authorize protection to be given to citizens of the United States who may
discover deposites of guano. August 18, 1856, ch. 164.....

Jurisdiction of Washington City extended over Navy Yard Bridge. Regulation of Travel over Benning's

Bridge. An act to extend the jurisdiction of the corporation of the City of Washington over

the lower Eastern Branch or Navy-yard Bridge, and to regulate travel upon the upper

Eastern Branch or Benning's Bridge, and for other purposes. August 18, 1856, ch. 165... 120
Graduation of Lands in Greensburg District, La. An act to fix the graduation periods for lands in the
Greensburg District, in the State of Louisiana. August 18, 1856, ch. 166.......

Fortifications, Appropriation Bill for. An act making appropriations for fortifications and other works

of defence, and for repairs of Barracks and Quarters, for the year ending the thirtieth

of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven. August 18, 1856, ch. 167....

Post-Roads established. An act to establish certain post-roads. August 18, 1856, ch. 168........... 122

Copyright of Dramatic Compositions. An act supplemental to an act entitled "An act to amend the

several acts respecting Copyright," approved February third, eighteen hundred and thirty-

one. August 18, 1856, ch. 169.

Commercial Information. An act to amend an act entitled "An act requiring Foreign Regulations

of Commerce to be laid annually before Congress," approved August sixteenth, eighteen

hundred and forty-two, and for other purposes. August 18, 1856, ch. 170............
Kansas, Appropriation for Survey of Southern Boundary of. An act making an appropriation for the
survey of the Southern Boundary Line of Kansas Territory. August 18, 1856, ch. 171.... 139
Land-Claims in Vincennes District. An act to continue the land-offices at Vincennes, Indiana, and
to ascertain and adjust the titles to certain lands in the States of Indiana and Illinois, for-
merly included within the Vincennes land-district. August 18, 1856, ch. 172.

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STATUTE II.-1856.

JOINT RESOLUTIONS.

STATUTE III.—1856-57.

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