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Supplement to Revised Statutes:
distribution of. 1878, May 22, Res. No. 22, p. 387.
That six thousand three hundred and fifty-seven copies be printed, bound, and distributed as provided for the distribution of the Revised Statutes by the "Joint resolution providing for the distribution and sale of the new edition of the Revised Statutes of the United States", passed May twenty-second, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, and joint reso- 1878, Dec. 21, lution passed December twenty-first, eighteen hundred and seventy- Res. No. 1, 481. eight, and such additional copies, on the order of the Secretary of State, 35 1881, Feb. 8, ch. as may be necessary from time to time, to be kept for sale in the same -to be kept for manner and on like terms as the Revised Statutes are required to be sale. kept for sale, and to supply deficiencies and offices newly created; that for preparing and editing said supplement, including indexing and all clerical work necessary to fully complete said work, including the legis lation of the Forty-sixth Congress, there shall be paid to said editor the sum of five thousand dollars;
to be prima facie
And each Senator and Member of the present Congress who would not receive copies under said joint resolutions shall receive the same members of Fortysixth Congress. number of copies as other Senators or Members receive under the same. The publication herein authorized shall be taken to be prima facie evidence of the laws therein contained in all the courts of the United evidence. States and of the several States and Territories therein; but shall not preclude reference to, nor control, in case of any discrepancy, the effect of any orignal act as passed by Congress: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to change or alter any existing law. [June 7, 1880.]
JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE RELIEF OF CERTAIN PERSONS IN RESPECT OF DUTIES
Cut hoops, barrel hoops, &c., contracted for prior to March 12, 1880, for transportation to pay duty at 35 per cent.
- duties paid in excess to be refunded.
June 14, 1880.
21 Stat. L., 309.
Whereas, by a circular of the Secretary of the Treasury issued in eighteen Preamble. hundred and seventy-eight, after a decision of a case between the United States and an importer in the circuit court of the United States for the southern district of New York, all the articles named in the following resolution were directed to be imported on payment of a duty of thirty-five per cent ad valorem: and
Whereas, the Secretary of the Treasury by letter of March twelfth, eighteen hundred and eighty, to the House of Representatives has communicated his purpose to revoke said circular, and subject said articles to the specifio duty imposed by existing law on all band, hoop and scroll iron; and
Whereas, it is represented, that confiding in the said circular of the year eighteen hundred and seventy eight parties have contracted for such articles to be imported under the duty of thirty-five per centum ad valorem, and it is right and proper to relieve them from the effect of the change of orders by the Secretary of the Treasury upon his construction of the existing law, but without intending to alter existing law, or to interpret by legislative act the effect thereof, leaving that to the judicial tribunals, except as to the special cases herein provided for: Therefore,
Resolved, &c., That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby Cut hoops, barauthorized and directed to cause to be levied upon all articles under rel hoops, &c., conthe designation of "cut hoops", "hoops cut to length", "hoops cut and tracted for prior to punched", and "barrel hoops", the duty of thirty-five per centum ad importation, to March 12, 1880, for valorem, which shall be shown to the satisfaction of the Secretary of pay duty of 35 per the Treasury to have been ordered under bona fide and absolute con- cent. tracts made and entered into prior to March twelfth, eighteen hundred and eighty, and which shall be imported from any foreign country into the United States, prior to the first day of January, eighteen hundred and eighty-one.
- duties paid in And the amount of any duties in excess of thirty-five per centum ad excess to be re
valorem, paid since the twelfth day of March, eighteen hundred and funded.
eighty, upon any of the articles hereinbefore named, which shall be shown as aforesaid to have been imported under such contracts, shall be refunded to the parties entitled thereto out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated. (June 14, 1880.]
JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TIIE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO CERTIFY
SCIIOOL LANDS TO THE STATE OF KANSAS.
June 16, 1880. 21 Stat. L., 310.
Lands selected by Kansas for school purposes confirmed to Stato, &c. Whereas, the United States has sold and disposed of sections sixteen and thirty-six in certain Indian reservations embraced within the territorial limits of the State of Kansas, in pursuance of treaty obligations; and
Whereas the State of Kansas, in pursuance of a decision of the General Land Office, dated August fourteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, has selected for school purposes other equivalent lands in lieu of such sections
sixteen and thirty-six, disposed of as aforesaid: Therefore, Lands selected Resolved, &c., That the lands so selected by the State of Kansas be, by, Kansas for and the same are hereby, confirmed to said State; and the Secretary of school purposes the Interior be, and hereby is, authorized to certify the same to said confirmed to State, &c.
State, in lieu of sections sixteen and thirty-six, sold and disposed of by the United States, within the limits of any former Indian reservation as aforesaid. (June 16, 1880.]
ENACTED BY THE
FORTY-SIXTH CONGRESS-THIRD SESSION
THE YEARS 1880-1881.
NOTE. The omitted chapters and parts of chapters are private, special, local, or temporary acts not
In the margin and in the notes, the letters R. S. refer to the Revised Statutes, and STAT. L. to the
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO DISPOSE OF A PART OF
Fort Dodge military reservation, in Kansas, in part, to be offered to homestead settlers.
-part may be purchased by Atchison, Topeka
Whereas, that portion of the Fort Dodge military reservation hereinafter described is no longer needed for military purposes: Therefore,
Dec. 15, 1880. 21 Stat. L., 311.
Fort Dodge military reservation, in Kansas, in part, to be offered to
Be it enacted, &c., That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Interior to cause all that portion of the Fort Dodge military reservation, in the State of Kansas, being and lying north of land owned and occupied by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company for right homestead settlers. of way for its railroad; and to cause the same to be surveyed, section- R. S., § 2287– ized, and subdivided as other public lands, and after said survey to offer 2317. said lands to actual settlers only, under and in accordance with the homestead laws of the United States:
Provided, That the said Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Com- part may be purpany shall have the right to purchase such portion of said reservation chased by Atchias it may need for its use adjoining that now owned by it, not exceeding Santa Fé Railroad son, Topeka and one hundred and sixty acres, by paying therefor the price at which the Company. same may be appraised under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior. [December 15, 1880.]
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION TWENTY-TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY-EIGHT OF THE RE
VISED STATUTES IN RELATION TO FEES FOR FINAL CERTIFICATES IN DONATION
Dec. 17, 1880. 21 Stat. L., 311.
Fees of registers and receivers for final land certificates in donation cases. Fees of registers Be it enacted, &c., That the sixth paragraph of section twenty-two and receivers for hundred and thirty-eight of the Revised Statutes of the United States final land certifi- be, and the same is hereby, repealed, and that in lieu thereof the foldonation
lowing paragraph be substituted: R. S., ☺ ☺ 2238, "A fee in donation cases of two dollars and fifty cents for each final
certificate for one hundred and sixty acres of land, five dollars for three hundred and twenty acres, and seven dollars and fifty cents for six hundred and forty acres.” [December 17, 1880.]
AN ACT AMENDING SECTION EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY-TWO OF THE REVISED
STATUTES OF THE UNITED STATES
Dec. 23, 1880. 21 Stat. L., 312.
Sessions of Territorial legislatures limited to sixty days. Sessions of Ter
Be it enacted, &c., That section eighteen hundred and fifty-two be, and ritorial legisla, the same hereby is, so amended as to read as follows:
limited to sixty days.
“SEC. 1852. The sessions of the legislative assemblies of the several Substitute for Territories of the United States shall be limited to sixty days' duration." R. S., \ 1852. December 23, 1880.]
Dec. 23, 1880. 21 Stat. L., 313.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FIXED BRIDGE OVER THE SAINT
MARY'S RIVER AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
SECTION 1. Bridge over Saint Mary's River in Charlton 2. Act may be altered by Congress, and SecreCounty, Georgia, authorized.
tary of War may cause changes in bridge, declared to be head of navigation.
&c., to be made if navigation is obstructed. Bridge over
Be it enacted, &c. Saint Mary's River [SECTION 1], That the Waycross and Florida Railway Company and in Charlton Coun- the East Florida Railroad Company be, and they are hereby, authorized ty, Georgia, au- to construct a fixed bridge with one span over the Saint Mary's River thorized.
at the point selected by said companies for crossing said river with their railroad line, about one and one-half miles below Trader's Hill, in Charlton County, Georgia, and to make such bridge of such height as they may see fit:
Provided, The height be sufficient to permit the passage of timber - declared to be
rafts under said bridge ; head of naviga
And such proposed railroad crossing and bridge are hereby declared tion.
to be the head of navigation on the said Saint Mary's River. Act may be al tered by Congress,
SEC. 2. That Congress reserves the right to alter or amend or repeal and Secretary of this act at any time and that if at any time the navigation of the said War may cause river shall in any way be obstructed or impaired by the said bridge the changes in bridge, &c., to be made it Secretary of War shall have authority and it shall be bis duty to require navigation is ob- the said railroad companies to alter and change the said bridge at their structed
own expense in such manner as may be proper to secure free and complete navigation without impediment, and if upon reasonable notice to said rairoad companies to make such change or improvements they shall fail to do so the Secretary of War shall have authority to make the same and all the rights conferred by this act shall be forfeited, and Congress shall have power to do any and all things necessary to secure the free navigation of the river. [December 23, 1880.]
AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF CERTAIN SETTLERS ON RESTORED RAILROAD LANDS.
Jan. 13, 1881. Settlers on railroad lands restored to public domain permitted to purchase within limited time.
21 Stat. L., 315. Be it enacted, &c., That all persons who shall have settled and made Settlers on rail. valuable and permanent improvements upon any odd numbered section road lands restored of land within any railroad withdrawal in good faith and with the per- permitted to pur
to public domain mission or license of the railroad company for whose benefit the same chase same within shall have been made, and with the expectation of purchasing of such limited time. company the land so settled upon, which land so settled upon and improved, may, for any cause, be restored to the public domain, and who, at the time of such restoration, may not be entitled to enter and acquire title to such land under the pre-emption, homestead, or timber-culture acts of the United States, shall be permitted, at any time within three months after such restoration, and under such rules and regulations as the Commissioner of the General Land Office may prescribe, to purchase not to exceed one hundred and sixty acres in extent of the same by legal sub-divisions, at the price of two dollars and fifty cents per acre, and to receive patents therefor. (January 13, 1881.]
AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF THE WINNEBAGO INDIANS IN WISCONSIN, AND TO AID
THEM TO OBTAIN SUBSISTENCE BY AGRICULTURAL PURSUITS, AND TO PROMOTE
Jan. 18, 1881. 21 Stat. L., 315.
3. Future distribution of annuities; how made. Winnebago Indians in Wisconsin who have 4. Adjustment of amount between Indians in settled upon homestead claims under act
Wisconsin and those in Nebraska. of 1875.
Balance found in favor of Indians in Wiscon. - fund in Treasury belonging to.
sin; how secured, &c. 1. Census of tribe in Nebraska and Wisconsin
amount of. to be taken.
5. Titles of Wisconsin Indians to lands inalien. 2. Appuities, &c., heretofore appropriated to be ablo, &c., and free from tax for twenty years.
distributed by Secretary of Interior pro This section to be inserted in patents under rata,
act. Claimants to benefits to show that they have
taken up homesteads, &c. Whereas a large number of the Winnebago Indians of Wisconsin have Preamble. selected and settled in good faith upon homestead claims, under section fifteen Winnebago Inof the act entitled "An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in dians in Wisconsin the appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred upon homestead and seventy-five, and prior years, and for other purposes", approved March claims under act of third, eighteen hundred and seventy five, and all said Indians having sig. 1875, March 3,
, nified their desire and purpose to abandon their tribal relations and adopt ch. 131, $ 15, 16. the habits and customs of civilized people, and avail themselves of the benefits of the aforesaid act, but in many instances are unable to do so on account of their extreme poverty; and
Whereas a portion of the funds belonging to said Winnebago Indians of — fund in TreasWisconsin, and accruing under the act of June twenty-fifth, eighteen hun. ury belonging to; dred and sixty-four, "providing for deficiencies in subsistence and expenses Stat. L., 172).
1864, ch. 148 (13 of removal and support of the Sioux and Winnebago Indians of Minnesota”, amounting to the sum of ninety thousand six hundred and eighty-nine dollars and ninety-three cents, is nou in the Treasury of the United States to their credit; and
Whereas the major portion of the fund belonging to said Indians under said act of June twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, together with the sum of one hundred thousand dollars of the principal fund of the tribe, has since said date been expended for the benefit of that portion of the Winnebago Indians residing in Nebraska ; and
Whereas the location of said Winnebago Indians of Wisconsin has, under the said act of March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, become permanent: Therefore