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THE

STATUTES AT LARGE

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

FROM

MARCH, 1897, TO MARCH, 1899,

AND

RECENT TREATIES, CONVENTIONS, EXECUTIVE PROCLAMATIONS,

AND

THE MONTIRRENT RESOLITIONS OF THE TIIN HOI'SES OF CONGRESS.

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March 2, 1899.

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CHAP. 395.-An Act For the erection of a public building at Anniston, Alabama.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the

Anniston, Ala.

Public building auTreasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to purchase or thorized. otherwise provide a site, and cause to be erected thereon a substantial and commodious building, with fireproof vaults, for the use and accommodation of the post-office, and for other Government uses, at Anniston, Alabama. The building thereon, when completed upon plans and specifications to be previously made and approved by the Secretary of the Treasury, shall not exceed in cost the sum of fifty thousand dollars, including cost of site; nor shall any site be purchased until estimates for the erection of a building which will furnish sufficient accommodations for the transaction of public business, and wbich sball not exceed in cost the sum of fifty thousand dollars, including cost of site, shall have been approved by the Secretary of the Treasury; and no purchase of site nor plan for said building shall be approved by the Secretary of the Treasury involving an expenditure exceeding the said sum of fifty thousand dollars for site and building; and the site purchased Fire space. shall leave the building unexposed to danger from fire by an open space of at least forty feet, including streets and alleys.

Approved, March 2, 1899.

March 2, 1899.

New Iberia, La.

Limit of cost.

CHAP. 396.-An Act To provide for a public building at New Iberia, Lonisiana.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the

Public building auTreasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to purchase, thorized. acquire by condemnation, or otherwise provide a site and cause to be erected thereon a substantial and commodious building, with fireproof vaults, for the use and accommodation of the post-office and other Government offices at the city of New Iberia, Louisiana. The site and building thereon, when completed upon plans aud specifications to be previously made and approved by the Secretary of the Treasury, shall not exceed in cost the sum of fifty thousand dollars, nor shall any site be purchased until estimates for the erection of a building which will furnish sufficient accommodations for the transaction of the public business, and which shall not exceed in cost the balance of the sum berein limited after the site shall have been purchased and paid for, shall bave been approved by the Secretary of the Treasury, and no purchase of site nor plan for said building shall be approved by the Secretary of the Treasury involving an expenditure exceeding the sum of fifty thousand dollars for site and building; and the site purchased Fire space. shall leave the building unexposed to danger from fire by an open space of at least forty feet, including streets and alleys.

Approved, March 2, 1899.

March 2, 1899.

Annapolis, Md.
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CHAP. 397.–An Act For the erection of a public building at Annapolis, Maryland.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to purchase a site thorized. for a suitable building, with fireproof vaults therein, for the accommodation of the post-office and other Government offices at the city of Annapolis, Maryland, and cause such building to be erected thereon. The plans, specifications, and fall estimates of said building shall be previ. ously made and approved according to law, and shall not exceed, for the site and building complete, the sum of one hundred thousand dollars.

Approved, March 2, 1899.

Limit of cost.

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