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JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO COMMITTEE CLERKS, PAGES, AND OTHER EM-
Court of Claims to be provided with rooms, and those which it has heretofore occupied in Capitol to be arranged for committees.
July 1, 1879.
21 Stat. L., 55.
Court of Claims
SEC. 2. That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be provided namely:
with rooms, and those which it has heretofore occu
For suitable and necessary rooms for the use and accommodation of pied in the Capitol the Court of Claims, which the Secretary of the Interior is hereby au- to be arranged for thorized and directed to procure, five thousand dollars, or so much committees. R. S., § 1051. thereof as may be necessary. (1)
For arranging and furnishing as Committee-rooms for the use of the Senate and House to be allotted equally as nearly as practicable, the rooms in the Capitol now occupied by the Court of Claims, the sum of two thousand dollars.
[July 1, 1879.]
NOTE.-(1) Under this provision the Court of Claims removed to the building occupied in part by the Department of Justice, on Pennsylvania avenue, No. 1509. (Sce Historical Notice in 14 Ct. Cs., R. 1, preceding the rules.
ENACTED BY THE
FORTY-SIXTH CONGRESS-SECOND SESSION
THE YEARS 1879-1880.
[NOTE. The omitted chapters and parts of chapters are private, special, local, or temporary acts, and are not of general interest.
R. S. refer to Revised Statutes; S. L. and STAT. L. to Statutes at Large.]
AN ACT AUTHORIZING AN ALLOWANCE
FOR LOSS BY LEAKAGE OR CASUALTY OF SPIRITS WITHDRAWN FROM DISTILLERY WAREHOUSES FOR EXPORTATION.
1. When spirits are withdrawn from distillery warehouse for exportation, allowance may be made for leakage or loss by accident.
- unpaid taxes on spirits so lost not to be collected.
Be it enacted, &c.
2. To extent of excessive insurance, such tax
Dec. 20, 1879. 21 Stat. L., 59.
When spirits are withdrawn from
[SECTION 1], That where spirits are withdrawn from distillery warehouses for exportation according to law, it shall be lawful, under such distillery warerules and regulations and limitations as shall be prescribed by the Com- houses for exportamissioner of Internal Revenue, with the approval of the Secretary of the tion, allowance Treasury, for an allowance to be made for leakage or loss by any una- may be made for voidable accident, and without any fraud or negligence of the distiller, accident. leakage or loss by owner, exporter, carrier, or their agents or employees, occurring during "R. S., § 3330. transportation from a distillery warehouse to the port of export; 1874, June 9, ch. 1877, March 3, ch. 114, § 5. 1879, March 1, ch. 125, § 10.
Nor shall any assessment be collected for such loss or leakage where Unpaid taxes on the same has not been paid on distilled spirits exported since the first spirits so lost not day of May, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight.
to be collected.
To extent of excessive insurance,
such tax not to be
SEC. 2. That where the spirits provided for in the preceding section are covered by a valid claim of insurance in excess of the market value thereof, exclusive of the tax, the tax upon such spirits shall not be re- remitted. mitted to the extent of such excessive insurance [December 20, 1879.]
Dec. 22, 1879.
21 Stat. L., 59.
AN ACT RELATING TO PRINTING IMPRESSIONS FROM PORTRAITS AND VIGNETTES. Impressions of portraits and vignettes may be furnished from Bureau of Engraving and Printing by order of Secretary of Treasury.
Be it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of the Treasury, at the request portraits and vig- of a Senator, Representative, or Delegate in Congress, the head of a denettes may be fur- partment or bureau, art association, or library, be, and he is hereby reau of Engraving authorized to furnish impressions from any portrait or vignette which by order of Secre- is now, or may hereafter be, a part of the engraved stock of the Bureau tary of Treasury. of Engraving and Printing, at such rates and under such conditions as he may deem necessary to protect the public interests. [December 22, 1879.]
Jan. 21, 1880.
21 Stat. L., 60.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A LAND-DISTRICT IN THE TERRITORY OF DAKOTA, AND LOCAT-
1. Grand Forks land district in Dakota estab-
Be it enacted, &c.
2. Register and receiver; appointment, resi dence, and salaries.
Grand Forks [SECTION 1], That all that portion of the Territory of Dakota lying land-district in and being north of the twelfth standard parallel and east of the tenth Dakota estab- guide meridian shall constitute a new land-district, to be known as the R. S., § 2256, 2d Grand Forks district.
ed., p. 411.
Register and re- SEC. 2. The President is hereby authorized to appoint, in the manner ceiver; appoint- provided by law, a register and a receiver for said district, who shall ment, residence, be required to reside in Grand Forks, in the county of Grand Forks, R. S., $ 2234- until such time as the President may, in his discretion, remove the site
of said land-office from said Grand Forks; and said register and said receiver shall be subject to the same laws and entitled to the same compensation as is or may be provided by law in relation to existing land offices and officers in said Territory. [January 21, 1880.]
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS TWENTY-THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FOUR AND
1. Application for patents for mineral lands, &c.,
may be made by agent when claimant re-
Be it enacted, &c.
2. On unpatented claims year's work required by law to commence January 1 after location.
[SECTION 1], That section twenty-three hundred and twenty-five of the Revised Statutes of the United States be amended by adding thereto lands, &c., may be the following words:
patents for mineral
made by agent
when claimant re- "Provided, That where the claimant for a patent is not a resident of sides out of dis- or within the land district wherein the vein, lode, ledge, or deposit
sought to be patented is located, the application for patent and the affidavits required to be made in this section by the claimant for such patent may be made by his, her, or its authorized agent, where said agent is conversant with the facts sought to be established by said affidavits:
And provided, That this section shall apply to all applications now pending for patents to mineral lands."
SEC. 2. That section twenty-three hundred and twenty-four of the Revised Statutes of the United States be amended by adding the following words:
On unpatented claims year's work required by law to commence Jan
"Provided, That the period within which the work required to be uary 1 after locadone annually on all unpatented mineral claims shall commence on the tion. first day of January succeeding the date of location of such claim, and R. S., § 2324. this section shall apply to all claims located since the tenth day of May, anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy-two." [January 22, 1880.]
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY TO APPOINT A DEPUTY-
Jan. 24, 1880.
21 Stat. L., 62.
Be it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of the Treasury be and is hereby Deputy collector authorized to appoint a deputy-collector or other suitable officer at Sea- of customs, &c., ford, Sussex County, Delaware, who shall have power to enter and clear all vessels coming to that port;
And the salary of such officer shall not exceed the sum of five hundred dollars per annum. [January 24, 1880.]
may be appointed
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AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR CIRCUIT AND DISTRICT COURTS OF THE UNITED STATES AT
Jan. 29, 1880. 21 Stat. L., 62.
[SECTION 1], That the counties of Pike, Butts, and Jasper, heretofore composing a part of the northern district of Georgia, be trans- of Georgia; cerferred to, and henceforth form a part of, the southern district of Georgia.
tain counties trans-
SEC. 2. Said southern district shall be and hereby is, divided into two divisions, to be known as the eastern and the western divisions of trict divided. the southern district of Georgia.
The western division shall consist of forty-three counties, to wit: western divisBibb, Monroe, Jones, Twiggs, Houston, Crawford, Baldwin, Wilkinson, ion. Laurens, Pulaski, Dooly, Macon, Taylor, Upson, Pike, Butts, Jasper, Putnam, Hancock, Warren, Dodge, Wilcox, Telfair, Sumter, Schley, Marion, Talbot, Harris, Muscogee, Chattahoochee, Stewart, Webster, Lee, Terrell, Randolph, Quitman, Clay, Calhoun, Dougherty, Baker, Early, Miller, and Mitchell.
The eastern division shall consist of the remaining counties in said -eastern division. district.
No additional clerk or marshal shall be appointed in said district.
SEC. 3. A term of the circuit court and of the district court for the southern district of Georgia shall be held at Macon in said State on the first Mondays of May and October in each year.
No additional clerk or marshal. A term of circuit
court to be held at
R. S., § 658.