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Provided, That if any of said tracts of land shall contain valuable improvements thereon, made by or for the Indians, or for Government be sold separately. purposes, said improvements may be sold separately from the lands on which they are situated, or may be sold with the land, as the Secretary of the Interior may deem best:
And provided further, That the second section of the act of Congress, approved June tenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, making provision for the sale of a portion of these lands, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.
SEC. 2. [Appropriates three hundred thousand dollars for removal of Pawnees.]
1872, ch. 436, § 2
(17 Stat. L., 391).
for removal of Pawnees. Application of
SEC. 3. That any surplus that may remain from the proceeds of the sale of the lands described in said first section, after the reimbursement proceeds of sale of lands. to the United States of said sum of three hundred thousand dollars, and after the purchase of a suitable reservation in the Indian Territory for the Pawnee tribe of Indians, shall be placed to the credit of said Indians on the books of the Treasury of the United States, and bear interest at a rate not to exceed five per centum per annum, payable semi annually, except such portion thereof as the Secretary of the Interior, with the approval of the President of the United States, may deem necessary to be expended for their immediate use for subsistence or other beneficial objects.
SEC. 4. That the following described reservation in Indian Territory be, and the same is hereby, set apart for the use and occupation of the for Pawnees. Pawnee tribe of Indians, namely:
All that tract of country between the Cinnarron and Arkansas Rivers embraced within the limits of townships twenty one, twenty two, twenty three, and twenty-four north, of range four east, townships eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty one, twenty-two, twenty three, and twenty-four north, of range five east, townships eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twentyone, twenty-two, and twenty-three north, of range six east of the Indian meridian:
Provided, That the terms of the sixteenth article of the Cherokee treaty of July nineteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, shall be com- to be complied plied with so far as the same may be applicable, thereto:
And provided further, That the sum to be paid to the Cherokees by the Pawnees for such quantity of the land herein described as may be within the limits of the Cherokee country west of the ninety-sixth meridian of west longitude shall not exceed seventy cents per acre:
And provided also, That the portion of the reservation herein described lying within the territory ceded to the United States by the third article of the Creek treaty of June fourteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, shall be paid for by said Pawnees at the rate of thirty cents per acre. SEC. 5. That the Secretary of the Interior shall cause to be made to each head of a family or single person over twenty-one years of age belonging to said Pawnee tribe, and residing upon said reserve, who shall so elect, an allotment within said reservation, of one hundred and sixty acres of land, as near as may be, to be governed by the lines of public survey; and upon the approval of the Secretary of the Interior of such allotments, certificates shall be issued therefor by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs:
Treaty (14 Stat.
Allotments to heads of families, &c.
Provided, That whenever it shall be made to appear to the satisfac-patents for, tion of the Secretary of the Interior that any allottee has occupied and when to issue. cultivated any portion of his or her allotment for the period of five suc cessive years, and has at least twenty-five acres of the same fenced and in crop, such allottee shall be entitled to receive a patent for his or her allotment, with the condition that the same shall not be aliened or conveyed within fifteen years from the date thereof, and then only with the consent of the Secretary of the Interior and under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe. [April 10, 1876.]
April 13, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 32.
Offenses not capital, except not to be prosecuted after three years.
R. S., § 1044, 1045.
2 Cr., 336.
17 Wall., 168.
5 Cr. C. C., 38,
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1044 OF THE REVISED STATUTES RELATING TO LIMITA-
Offenses not capital, except under revenue and slave-trade laws, not to be prosecuted after three years.
No person shall be prosecuted, tried, or punished for any offense, not capital, except as provided in section one thousand and forty-six, unless the indictment is found, or the information is instituted within three years next after such offense shall have been committed.
But this act shall not have effect to authorize the prosecution, trial or punishment for any offense, barred by the provisions of existing laws.
73, 116. 98 U. S., [April 13, 1876.]
100 U. S., 33.
102 U. S., 201.
NOTE. (1) The amendments made by this act are incorporated into the second edition of the Revised Statutes in section 1044.
April 17, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 33.
Silver coins to be
issued in redemp
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A DEFICIENCY IN THE PRINTING AND ENGRAVING BUREAU
2. Silver coins to be issued in redemption of
Be it enacted, &c.
Currency so redeemed to be part of sinking. fund.
SEC. 2. That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby directed to issue silver coins of the United States of the denomination of ten, twenty, tion of fractional twenty-five and fifty cents of standard value, in redemption of an equal R. S., §§ 3513, amount of fractional currency, whether the same be now in the Treas ury awaiting redemption, or whenever it may, be presented for redemp tion; and the Secretary of the Treasury may, under regulations of the Treasury Department, provide for such redemption and issue by substitution at the regular sub-treasuries and public depositories of the United States until the whole amount of fractional currency outstanding shall be redeemed.
1875, March 13,
Currency so redeemed to be part of sinking-fund. R. S., § 3694.
And the fractional currency redeemed under this act shall be held to be a part of the sinking-fund provided for by existing law, the interest to be computed thereon as in the case of bonds redeemed under the act relating to the sinking-fund [April 17, 1876.]
April 18, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 34.
Oaths to Sen
AN ACT FURTHER TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINISTERING OF OATHS IN THE SENATE.
1. Oaths to Senators, officers, and witnesses may
Be it enacted, &c.
2. Oaths, how administered to officers and witnesses by Secretary of Senate and chief clerk.
[SECTION 1], That the Presiding Officer, for the time being, of the ators, officers, and Senate of the United States, shall have power to administer all oaths witnesses may be administered by and affirmations that are or may be required by the Constitution, or by presiding officer. law, to be taken by any Senator, officer of the Senate, witness, or other R. S., §§ 28, 1758. person, in respect of any matter within the jurisdiction of the Senate. SEC. 2. That the Secretary of the Senate, and the chief clerk thereof, shall, respectively, have power to administer any oath or affirmation required by law, or by the rules or orders of the Senate, to be taken by any officer of the Senate, and to any witness produced before it. [April 18, 1876.]
-to officers and
witnesses by Secretary of Senate and chief clerk.
R. S., §§ 52, 1758.
AN ACT TO CONFIRM PRE-EMPTION AND HOMESTEAD ENTRIES OF PUBLIC LANDS WITHIN
1. Entries of lands in limits of land-grants prior to notice of withdrawal of lands, &c., confirmed.
2. Claims abandoned on account of decision of Land Office may be re-entered.
Be it enacted, &c.
3. Claims entered after the expiration of land.
April 21, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 35.
Entries of lands
notice of with
[SECTION 1], That all pre-emption and homestead entries, or entries in compliance with any law of the United States, of the public lands, in limits of landmade in good faith, by actual settlers, upon tracts of land of not more grants prior to than one hundred and sixty acres each, within the limits of any land- drawal of lands, grant, prior to the time when notice of the withdrawal of the lands em- &c., confirmed. braced in such grant was received at the local land-office of the district R. S., § 2257, in which such lands are situated, or after their restoration to market by 2259, 2289, 2297. 15 Opin. Att'yorder of the General Land-Office, and where the pre-emption and home. Gen., 583. stead laws have been complied with, and proper proofs thereof have been made by the parties holding such tracts or parcels, they shall be confirmed, and patents for the same shall issue to the parties entitled thereto.
of decision of
SEC. 2. That when at the time of such withdrawal as aforesaid valid Claims abanpre-emption or homestead claims existed upon any lands within the doned on account limits of any such grants which afterward were abandoned, and, under Land Office may the decisions and rulings of the Land Department, were re-entered by be re-entered. pre-emption or homestead claimants who have complied with the laws governing pre-emption or homestead entries, and shall make the proper proofs required under such laws, such entries shall be deemed valid, and patents shall issue therefor to the person entitled thereto.
SEC. 3. That all such pre-emption and homestead entries which may entered after exhave been made by permission of the Land Department, or in pursuance piration of landof the rules and instructions thereof, within the limits of any land-grant at grant deemed a time subsequent to expiration of such grant, shall be deemed valid, and a compliance with the laws and the making of the proof required shall entitle the holder of such claim to a patent therefor. [April 21, 1876.]
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A LAND-OFFICE IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF UTAH TERRITORY,
April 25, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 36.
1. Beaver land district in Utah established. -office to be located by President.
Be it enacted, &c.
2. Register and receiver for
[SECTION 1], That so much of the public lands of the United States in the Territory of Utah, beginning at the southwestern boundary of district, in Utah, said Territory, thence running north on the line between said Territory R. S., 2256, 2d and the State of Nevada to the Fourth Standard parallel of latitude, ed., p. 413. thence easterly along said line to the eastern boundary of [of] said Territory, thence southerly to the southern boundary of said Territory, thence westerly to the place of beginning, be formed into a land district, to be called the Beaver land district, the land-office for which shall be located at such point as the President may direct, and may be removed from cated by Presitime to time to other points within said district whenever, in his opinion, it may be expedient.
SEC. 2. That the President be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a register and a receiver for said district, who shall respectively be required to reside at the site of said office; and they shall have the same powers, perform
the same duties, and be entitled to the same compensation as are or may be prescribed by law in relation to the land-office now established at Salt Lake City. [April 25, 1876.]
Deposits made by settlers on public lands for certain surveys to go in part payment of
R. S., § 2403.
AN ACT TO CORRECT AN ERROR IN THE REVISED STATUTES OF THE UNITED STATES,
Deposits made by settlers on public lands for certain surveys to go in part payment of lands.
Section two thousand four hundred and three is amended by striking 1879, March 3, out in the second line the word "seven" and inserting the word one, and all proceedings under said section two thousand four hundred and three shall have the same force and effect as though enacted as herein amended. [April 27, 1876.]
NOTE.-(1) This error is corrected in the second edition. The whole section is repealed and a substitute enacted in its place by act of 1879, March 3, ch. 170.
April 29, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 41.
AN ACT TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC PROPERTY, TURF AND GRASS OF THE CAPITOL
Capitol grounds, &c., not to be used as play-grounds to destruction of grass, &c.
Be it enacted, &c., That it shall be the duty of the Capitol police here&c., not to be used after to prevent any portion of the Capitol grounds and terraces from as play-grounds to destruction of being used as play-grounds or otherwise, so far as may be necessary to protect the public property, turf and grass from destruction or injury. R. S, §§ 1820, [April 29, 1876.]
May 1, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 41.
lumbia before com
AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO SUPPLY DEFICIENCIES IN THE APPROPRIATIONS
Par. 1. Witnesses residing in District of Columbia Par. 2. Territorial officers; salary not to commence before committees of House allowed only
until sworn in.
- to take oath in Territory.
[Par. 1.] That witnesses residing in the District of Columbia and not ing in District Co- in the service of the government of said District or of the United States, mittees of House who shall be summoned to give testimony before any committee of the allowed only $2 House of Representatives, shall not be allowed exceeding two dollars per day. for each day's attendance before said committee. R. S., § 848.
[Par. 2.] Hereafter payment of salaries of all officers of the Territories cers; salaries not of the United States appointed by the President shall commence only to commence until when the person appointed to any such office shall take the proper oath, and shall enter upon the duties of such office in such Territory; And said oath shall hereafter be administered in the Territory in which such office is held.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE SEPARATE ENTRY OF PACKAGES CONTAINED IN ONE
[SECTION 1], That a separate entry may be made of one or more packages contained in an importation of packed packages consigned to one importer or consignee, and concerning which packed packages, no invoice, or statement of contents or values, has been received.
May 1, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 49.
Separate entry of packages contion may be made tained in importa
in certain cases.
Every such entry. shall contain a declaration of the whole number of parcels contained in such original packed package; and shall embrace 2841. all the goods wares, and merchandise imported in one vessel at one time for one and the same actual owner, or ultimate consignee.
in such cases. R. S., § 2841.
SEC. 2. That the importer, consignee, or agent's oath prescribed by Oath of importer, section twenty-eight hundred and forty-one of the Revised Statutes, is consignee, or agent hereby modified for the purposes of this Act, so as to require the importer consignee or agent to declare therein that the entry contains an account of all the goods imported in the for account of
is master, from
fied, shall in each case, be taken on the entry of one or more packages contained in an original package.
But nothing in this act contained shall be construed to relieve the importer, consignee, or agent from producing the oath of the owner or ultimate consignee in every case, now required by law; or to provide that an importation may consist of less than the whole number of parcels contained in any packed package, or packed packages consigned in one vessel at one time, to one importer, consignee or agent.
SEC. 3. That all provisions of law inconsistent herewith are hereby Repeal. repealed. [May 1, 1876.]
NOTE. (1) This whole act is printed in the second edition of the Revised Statutes between sections 2841 and 2842.
AN ACT REVISING AND AMENDING THE VARIOUS ACTS ESTABLISHING AND RELATING
to have charge of lands, buildings, &c., keep books, account for money, &c.
-books of, open to inspection.
8. Commitment of boys to.
President of trustees may commit certain boys.
Be it enacted, &c.
May 3, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 90.
bia; how gov
[SECTION 1], That the institution known as the Reform-School of the District of Columbia shall be in the charge of, and governed and man- in District Columaged by, a board of seven trustees, who shall be appointed by the Pres- erned. ident of the United States, upon the recommendation of the Attorney- 1880, June 4, ch. General, each for the term of three years, but in such a manner that the 121, § 1, par. 1. terms of not more than three of them shall expire within any one or the
That one of the trustees shall be elected president of the board, whose president of duty shall be prescribed by the board.