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In publishing the following Laws, the same plan has been adopted that was prescribed in the Joint Resolution of Congress of March 3, 1845, authorizing a subscription to the edition of all the Laws of the United States published by us. A close examination of this volume will disclose some apparent errors in the Laws as here printed; but as we procure a careful collation with the records at Washington by an experienced reader of the Department of State, and scrupulously follow the original, any seeming errors must be attributed to the Rolls, and not to us. Where anything absolutely necessary to the sense is omitted in the Rolls, it is inserted in the text, enclosed in brackets.

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Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of State be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to renew the contract of October thirty-first, eighteen hundred and fifty, between the Department of State and LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY, of Boston, 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, and September thirtieth (twenty-sixth], eighteen hundred and fifty." — ApPROVED, March 31, 1866.

LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY BOSTON, January, 1868. [N. B. The references in the margin in this Volume to Volume XV., are to the Pamphlet of the Session Laws of the First Session of the Fortieth Congress, which will make a part of Volume XV. of the Statutes at Large.]

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1868, by

LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY,
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

UNIVERSITY PRESS: WELCH, BIGELOW, & Co.,

CAMBRIDGE.

LIST

OF THE

PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS

OF CONGRESS,

AND OF THE PROCLAMATIONS,

CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME.

Acts of the Thirty-ninth Congress of the United States.

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STATUTE I.-1865 - 6.

Page Jurors in the District of Columbia. An act to amend an act entitled“ An act providing for the

selection of jurors to serve in the several courts of the District of Columbia.” December 18, 1865, ch. 1..

1 Importation of Cattle prohibited. An act to prevent the spread of foreign diseases among the cattle of the United States. December 18, 1865, ch. 2......

1 President's House. An act making appropriation for refurnishing and repairing the President's house. December 19, 1865, ch. 3.

2 Assistant Assessors of Internal Revenue. An act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to appoint assistant assessors of internal revenue. January 15, 1866, ch. 5....

2 Pensions Appropriations. An act making appropriations for the payment of invalid and other.

pensions of the United States for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and additional appropriations for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. February 7, 1866, ch. 6 ...

2 Registering of Vessels. An act to regulate the registering of vessels. February 10, 1866, ch. 8.. 3 Mary Lincoln. An act granting the franking privilege to Mary Lincoln. February 10, 1866, ch. 9. 3 Clerks in Post-Office Department. An act authorizing an increase of the clerical force in the PostOffice Department. February 16, 1866, ch. 10...

3 Importation of Catile, fc. prohibited. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to prevent the

spread of foreign diseases among the cattle of the United States," approved December eighteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-five. March 6, 1866, ch. 12....

3 Lands in San Francisco. An act to quiet the title to certain lands within the corporate limits of

the city of San Francisco. March 8, 1866, ch. 13. Internal Revenue. An act to declare the meaning of certain parts of the internal revenue act,

approved June thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and for other purposes. March 10, 1866, ch. 15.

4 Post-Roads. An act to establish certain post-roads. March 14, 1866, ch. 16 .....

5 Withdrawal of Goods from Public Stores, fc. An act to extend the time for the withdrawal of

goods for consumption from public store and bonded warehouse, and for other purposes.

March 14, 1866, ch. 17 Certain Produce of the Forests of Maine to be free of Duty: An act to further secure American cit

izens certain privileges under the treaty of Washington. March 16, 1866, ch. 18........ 9 Court of Claims. An act in relation to the court of claims. March 17, 1866, ch. 19

9 Fireman's Insurance Company. An act to amend an act to extend the charter of the president

and directors of the Fireman's Insurance Company of Washington and Georgetown, in the District of Columbia. March 17, 1866, ch. 20...

9 National Military and Naval Asylum. 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 volunteer forces of the United States. March 21, 1866, ch. 21 ....

10 Lands in Missouri. An act quieting doubts in relation to the validity of certain locations of

lands in the State of Missouri, made by virtue of certificates issued under the act of Con

gress of February the seventeenth, eighteen hundred and fifteen. March 21, 1866, ch. 22 12 Forgery of Bonds, Public Records, fc. An act more effectually to provide for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States. April 5, 1866, ch. 24....

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Page Library of the Smithsonian Institution. An act to provide for the transfer of the custody of the

library of the Smithsonian Institute to the Library of Congress. April 5, 1866, ch. 25.. 18 District Courts in Minnesota. An act to provide for a term of the district court for the district of

Minnesota, to be held at the city of Winona, in said district. April 5, 1866, ch. 26...... 14 Relief of Seamen and others. An act to amend the act entitled "An act for the relief of seamen

and others borne on the books of vessels wrecked or lost in the naval service," approved

July four, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and for other purposes. April 6, 1866, ch. 27 14 Deficiency Appropriations. An act making additional appropriations, and to supply the deficien

cies in the appropriations, for sundry civil expenses of the government for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and for other purposes.

A pril 7, 1866, ch. 28 ..... Dakota Territory: An act to provide arms and ammunition for the defence of the inhabitants of Dakota Territory. April 7, 1866, ch. 29

26 Civil Rights. An act to protect all persons in the United States in their civil rights, and furnish the means of their vindication. April 9, 1866, ch. 31......

27 Grant of Lands to Wisconsin. An act granting to the State of Wisconsin a donation of public

lands to aid in the construction of a breakwater and harbor and ship canal at the head of Sturgeon Bay, in the county of Door, in said State, to connect the waters of Green Bay with Lake Michigan, in said State. April 10, 1866, ch. 32......

30 Cascade Railroad Company. An act to grant the right of way to the "Cascade Railroad Com

pany” through a military reserve in Washington Territory. April 10, 1866, ch. 33...... 31 Treasury Notes, fc. may be retired. An act to amend an act entitled “ An act to provide ways

and means to support the government," approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-five. April 12, 1866, ch. 39......

31 Pennsylvania. An act to reimburse the State of Pennsylvania for moneys advanced government for war purposes. April 12, 1866, ch. 40 ....

32 Mutual Fire Insurance Company. An act to amend “ An act to incorporate the Mutual Fire Insurance Company of the District of Columbia." April 12, 1866, ch. 41 ...

32 Collection Districts. An act to establish the collection district of Port Huron, the collection dis

trict of Michigan, the collection district of Montana and Idaho, and to change the name of the collection district of Penobscot. April 13, 1866, ch. 44

32 Navy Appropriation. An act making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. April 17, 1866, ch. 45....

33 Missouri. An act to reimburse the State of Missouri for moneys expended for the United States

in enrolling, equipping, and provisioning militia forces to aid in suppressing the rebellion. April 17, 1866, ch. 46 ..

... 38 Liberia. An act to authorize the President of the United States to transfer a gunboat to the government of the republic of Liberia. April 17, 1866, ch. 47

39 Postage. An act to provide that the "soldier's individual memorial" shall be carried through the mails at the usual rate of printed matter. April 17, 1866, ch. 48......

40 Marine Hospitals and Revenue Cutters. An act to authorize the sale of marine hospitals and of revenue cutters April 20, 1866, ch. 63

40 The Michigan," Despatch," and " William K. Muir.An act to issue American registers to

the steam vessels “ Michigan,” “Despatch," and "William K. Muir," and for other purposes. April 25, 1866, ch. 65

40 Public Printing Deficiency Appropriation. An act making appropriations to supply deficiency in

the appropriation for the public printing for the fiscal year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. April 26, 1866, ch. 68

41 Accounts of the Treasurer of the United States. An act to facilitate the settlement of the accounts

of the Treasurer of the United States, and to secure certain moneys to the people of the United States, or to persons to whom they are due, and who are entitled to receive the same. May 2, 1866, ch. 70...

41 Duties under Reciprocity Treaty. An act to remit and refund certain duties. May 2, 1866, ch. 71 42 Pay Department of the Navy. An act to provide for the better organization of the pay department of the navy. May 3, 1866, ch. 72 ..

43 Nevada. An act concerning the boundaries of the State of Nevada. May 5, 1866, ch. 73...... 43 Telegraph to Cuba, fc. An act to encourage telegraphic communication between the United

States and the Island of Cuba and other West India Islands and the Bahamas. May 5, 1866, ch. 74.......

44 Court of Claims. An act to extend the jurisdiction of the court of claims. May 9, 1866, ch. 75.. 44 Levy Court. An act enlarging the powers of the levy court of the county of Washington, in the District of Columbia. May 9, 1866, ch. 76

45 National Theological Institute. An act to incorporate the National Theological Institute. May 10, 1866, ch. 79...

45 Orders from Superior Officer to be a Defence in certain Suits. An act to amend an act entitled

An act relating to habeas corpus, and regulating judicial proceedings in certain cases,”

approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-three. May 11, 1866, ch. 80......... 46 Five Cent Pieces. An act to authorize the coinage of five cent pieces. May 16, 1866, ch. 81. 47

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Duty on Live Animals. An act imposing a duty on live animals. May 16, 1866, ch. 82......... 48 Courts in Mississippi. An act to change the place of holding the courts of the United States for the northern district of Mississippi. May 16, 1866, ch. 83....

48 Vice-Admiral. An act to amend "An act to establish the grade of Vice-Admiral in the United States Navy." May 16, 1866, ch. 84.........

48 Post Office Department Appropriation. An act making appropriations for the service of the Post

Office Department during the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and for other purposes. May 18, 1866, ch. 85.....

48 Kidnapping. An act to prevent and punish kidnapping. May 21, 1866, ch. 86....

50 Railroad Bridge at Rouse's Point made a Post Route.. An act to establish a post route from West

Alburgh, Vermont, to Champlain, in the State of New York, and for other purposes.
May 21, 1866, ch. 87.....

51 Supreme Court Reports. An act amendatory of "An act to provide for the reports of decisions of the supreme court of the United States." May 21, 1866, ch. 88.

51 Courts in Virginia. An act to regulate the time and fix the place for holding the circuit court

of the United States in the district of Virginia, and for other purposes. May 22, 1866, ch. 89...

51 Academy of Music. An act to incorporate the Academy of Music of Washington City. May 24, 1866, ch. 96....

52 Washington Gas Light Company. An act to amend the charter of the Washington Gas Light Company. May 24, 1866, ch. 97..

53 Additional Assistant Secretary of the Navy. An act to authorize the appointment of an additional Assistant Secretary of the Navy. May 26, 1866, ch. 100.....

54 Passports for Citizens only. An act to repeal section twenty-three of chapter seventy-nine of the

acts of the third session of the thirty-seventh Congress, relating to passports. May 30, 1866, ch. 102......

54 Writs of Attachment and Garnishment. An act to define more clearly the jurisdiction and powers

of the supreme court of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. June 1, 1866, ch. 103..

54 Women's Hospital Association. An act to incorporate the Women's Hospital Association of the District of Columbia. June 1, 1866, ch. 104......

55 Certain Produce of the Forests admitted free. An act to protect American citizens engaged in lumbering on the St. Croix river, in the State of Maine. June 1, 1866, ch. 105..

56 Pensions. An act supplementary to the several acts relating to pensions. June 6, 1866, ch. 106. 56 Military Academy Appropriation. An act making appropriations for the support of the Military

Academy for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven.
June 8, 1866, ch. 110...

58 Deficiency Appropriation for House of Representatives. An act making appropriations to supply

deficiencies in the appropriations for contingent expenses of the House of Representatives of the United States, for the fiscal year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and sixtysix. June 8, 1866, ch. 111...

59 Postal Laws. An act to amend the Postal Laws. June 12, 1866, ch, 114..

59 Appropriation for Fortifications. An act making appropriations for the construction, preservation,

and repairs of certain fortifications and other works of defence, for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. June 12, 1866, ch. 115...

61 Lands in St. Louis. An act authorizing documentary evidence of titles to be furnished to the owners of certain lands in the city of St. Louis. June 12, 1866, ch. 116.....

62 Ilumboldt Canal Company. An act to grant the right of way to the “ Humboldt Canal Company through the public lands of the United States. June 12, 1866, ch. 117.....

64 Disbursement of Public Moneys. An act to regulate and secure the safe keeping of public money intrusted to disbursing officers of the United States. June 14, 1866, ch. 122...

64 Accounts of Officers having Money for Refugees or Freedmen. An act to provide for the settlement of accounts of certain public officers. June 15, 1866, ch. 123.....

65 Commercial, fc. Communication between the States. An act to facilitate commercial, postal, and military communication among the several States. June 15, 1866, ch. 124...

66 Pay of Examiners in Patent Office. An act to authorize the commissioner of patents to pay those

employed as examiners and assistant examiners the salary fixed by law for the duties performed by them. June 18, 1866, ch. 126.....

66 Homesteads in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Florida. An act for the disposal of

the public lands for homestead actual settlement in the States of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Florida. June 21, 1866. ch. 127..

66 Reimbursement of West Virginia. An act to reimburse the State of West Virginia for moneys ex

pended for the United States in enrolling, equipping, and paying military forces to aid in suppressing the rebellion. June 21, 1866, ch. 128.

68 Hydrographic Office. An act to establish a Hydrographic Office in the Navy Department. June 21, 1866, ch. 129...

69 Howard Institute and House. An act to incorporate the “Howard Institate and Home” of the District of Columbia. June 21, 1866, ch. 130....

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Paymasters and Pay Department. An act to regulate the appointment of paymasters in the navy,

and explanatory of an act for the better organization of the pay department of the navy.

June 21, 1866, ch. 131....

70

Charles Hunter. An act authorizing the restoration of Commander Charles Hunter to the Navy.

June 21, 1866, ch. 132..

70

Repair, Preservation, and Completion of Public Works. An act making appropriations for the re-

pair, preservation, and completion of certain public works heretofore commenced under

the authority of law, and for other purposes. June 23, 1866, ch. 138......

70

Revision and Consolidation of the Statutes. An act to provide for the revision and consolidation of

the statute laws of the United States. June 27, 1866, ch. 140

74

Armory and Arsenal at Rock Island. An act making further provisions for the establishment of an

armory and arsenal of construction, deposit, and repair, on Rock Island, in the State of

Illinois. June 27, 1866, ch. 141..

75

Marine Hospitals and Revenue Cutters. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to authorize the

sale of marine hospitals and revenue cutters,” approved April 20th, 1866. June 27,

1866, ch. 142.....

76

Fee for First Appeal in the Patent Office. An act in amendment of an act to promote the progress

of the useful arts, and the acts in amendment of and in addition thereto. June 27, 1866,

ch. 143..

76

Land Office in Idaho. An act to establish a land office in the Territory of Idaho. June 27, 1866,

ch. 144...

77

Washington Territory. An act amendatory of the organic act of Washington Territory. June

29, 1866, ch. 155....

77

Surveyor-General in Idaho. An act to create the office of surveyor-general in Idaho Territory.

June 29. 1866, ch. 156....

77

Public Lands to Michican for Railroad Purposes. An act to extend the time for the reversion to

the United States of the lands granted by Congress, to aid in the construction of a rail-

road from Amboy, by Hillsdale and Lansing, to some point on or near Traverse Bay in the

State of Michigan, and for the completion of said road. July 3, 1866, ch. 158...

78

Union Pacific Railway Company. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to amend an act en-

titled 'an act to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri

River to the Pacific Ocean, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal,

military, and other purposes '; approved July 1, 1862," approved July 2, 1864. July 3,

1866, ch. 159....

79

Public Lands to Michigan for a Ship Canal. An act granting certain lands to the State of Michi-

gan to aid in the construction of a ship canal to connect the waters of Lake Superior

with the lake known as Lac La Belle in said State. July 3, 1866, ch. 160...

80

Public Lands to Michigan for a Harbor and Ship Canal. An act granting lands to the State of

Michigan, to aid in the construction of a harbor and ship canal at Portage Lake,

Kcewenaw Point, Lake Superior, in said State. July 3, 1866, ch. 161...

81

Nitro-Glycerine or Glynoin Oil. An act to regulate the transportation of nitro-glycerine, or

glynoin oil, and other substances therein named. July 3, 1866, ch. 162..

81

Iowa Volunteers. An act for the relief of the members of the thirty-seventh regiment of Iowa

Volunteer Infantry. July 3, 1866, ch. 163....

82

Land District in Oregon. An act to create an additional land district in the State of Oregon.

July 3, 1866, ch. 164...

82

Public Lands to Missouri for Railroad Purposes. An act making a grant of lands in alternate sec-

tions to aid in the construction and extension of the Iron Mountain Railroad, from Pilot

Knob, in the State of Missouri, to Helena, in Arkansas. July 4, 1866, ch. 165..

83

Public Lands in Nevada, Surveyor-General, 8c. An act concerning certain lands granted to the

State of Nevada. July 4, 1866, ch. 166......

85

Public Lands to Oregon for a Military Road. An act granting lands to the State of Oregon, to

aid in the construction of a military road from Corvallis to the Acquinna Bay. July 4,

1866, ch. 167.....

86

Public Lands to Minnesota for Railroad Purposes. An act making an additional grant of lands to

the State of Minnesota, in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of railroads in

said State. July 4, 1866, ch. 168......

... "87

Fort Howard Military Reserve, Wisconsin. An act to provide for the disposal of certain lands

therein named. July 4, 1866, ch. 169...

88

Public Lands to Oregon for a Military Road. An act granting lands to the State of Oregon, to

aid in the construction of a military road from Albany, Oregon, to the eastern boundary

of said State. July 5, 1866, ch. 174.

89

Ohio Volunteer Militia. An act to provide for the payment of the sixth, eighth, and eleventh

regiments of Ohio Volunteer Militia of Cincinnati, Bard's company of cavalry, and

Paulsen's battery, during the time they were in the service of the United States, in 1862.

July 5, 1866, ch175 .....

90

Army Appropriation. An act making appropriations for the support of the army for the year

ending thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and for other purposes. July

13, 1866, ch. 176..

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