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AN ACT TO AMEND THE ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR SUN-
DRY CIVIL EXPENSES OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE
THIRTIETH, EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FOUR, AND FOR OTHER PUR-
POSES," APPROVED MARCH THIRD, EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-THREE.
Debates of Congress to be printed under direction of Joint Committee on Printing.
Be it enacted, &c., That the act entitled "An an act making appropri- Debates of Con-
ations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year gress to be printed
purposes," approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, on Printing.
be, and the same is hereby, amended by adding to the proviso (1) in the 1873, Mar. 3, ch.
clause of said act relating to the public printing and binding the follow- 227,
ing words: "and of the House of Representatives." [January 22, 1874.]
NOTE.-(1) The provision here referred to in act of 1873, ch. 227 (17 Stat. L., 510), is incorporated into
Biennial Register; 1,500 copies to be printed.
Be it enacted, &c., (Sup.) [That in lieu of the number of copies of the
Biennial Register now authorized by law to be printed, the Secretary
of the Interior be, and he is hereby, directed to cause to be printed
fifteen hundred copies of the said work.] [January 23, 1874.]
Pay for report-
Provided, (Sup.) [That from and after the passage of this act a sum
not exceeding forty-two thousand dollars shall be paid for reporting the ing proceedings of
the direction of the respective Houses; and all laws inconsistent here- Superseded 1874,
January 29, 1874.
Two deputy com-
AN ACT TO ABOLISH THE OFFICE OF DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE.
Revenue, made vacant by the death of General B. J. Sweet, be, and the missioners of Inter-
same is hereby, abolished; and that the Secretary of the Treasury may, nal Revenue only:
upon the recommendation of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, nated First Depu-
designate one of the two remaining deputy commissioners as First Dep- ty.
uty Commissioner, who shall perform the duties and be paid only the R. S., §§ 235, 322.
salary prescribed for the office of deputy commissioner hereby abolished.
be executed at Uni-
AN ACT AUTHORIZING COINAGE TO BE EXECUTED AT THE MINTS OF THE UNITED
Coinage for foreign countries may be executed at United States mints..
Be it enacted, &c., That it shall be lawful for coinage to be executed at
February 4, 1874. AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE LINES OF TELEGRAPH CONNECTING THE CAPITOL WITH
THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS OF THE GOVERNMENT.
Telegraph lines between Capitol and Departments - Operation of, how conducted.
Be it enacted, &c., That the lines of telegraph, connecting the Capitol
tween Capitol and
under supervision by virtue of the act of Congress approved March third, eighteen hun-
of officer in charge dred and seventy-three, entitled "An act making appropriations for
of public build- sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June
1873, ch. 227 (17 thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other purposes,"
be, and the same are hereby, placed under the supervision of the officer
in charge of the public buildings and grounds; and that the said officer
be authorized and empowered to make rules and regulations for the
And the Secretary or Head of each Executive Department, and the
February 9, 1874. AN ACT CHANGING THE TIMES FOR HOLDING CERTAIN
2. Processes to be entered at said terms.
[SECTION 1], That instead of the times now fixed by law, the terms of
the district courts of the United States for the district of Iowa, to be
At Council Bluffs on the fourth Monday of March and the fourth
Monday of September, in each year.
SEC. 2. That all causes, processes, suits, and proceedings now pend-
said ing or commenced for said terms of court, or hereafter to be commenced,
shall be continued or returned in and to said courts at the several times
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE REMOVAL OF February 11, 1874.
THE FLATHEAD AND OTHER INDIANS FROM THE BITTERROOT VALLEY, IN THE
TERRITORY OF MONTANA," APPROVED JUNE FIFTH, EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND
1. Pre-emption lands in Bitterroot Valley; time 2. Settlers on, to have benefit of homestead
[SECTION 1], That the time of sale and payment of pre-empted lands Pre-emption lands
in the Bitterroot Valley, in the Territory of Montana, is hereby extended in Bitterroot Val-
for the period of two years from the expiration of the time allotted in ley; time of sale
the act entitled (1) "An act to provide for the removal of the Flathead tended.
NOTE. (1) The time allotted by the act here referred to, 1872, ch. 308 (17 Stat. L., 226), was "within
twenty-one months from the date of settlement, or of the passage of this act," which act was passed
AN ACT GRANTING CERTAIN SWAMP-LANDS IN HOLT COUNTY, MISSOURI, TO SAID HOLT February 19, 1874.
Rights of homestead and pre-emption settlers
[SECTION 1], That all the tract of land embraced in what is known as
SEC. 2. That the Commissioner of the General Land-Office is hereby
directed to have said lands surveyed, and to cause to be executed to the
Rights of home-
Provided, That nothing in this act contained shall be so construed as to
to an amount of land not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres upon
the payment to the county of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre: Cost of surveying
1. Assistant and passed assistant engineers in 2. Cadet-engineers, course of instruction of, at
[SECTION 1], That from and after the passage of this act the title of
first assistant engineer shall be changed to passed assistant engineer,
gineers in Navy: and that the title of second assistant engineer shall be changed to
1394, 1476, 1556.
SEC. 2. That from and after the thirtieth day of June eighteen hun-
dred and seventy-four, the course of instruction at the Naval Academy
February 24, 1874. AN ACT TO WITHHOLD FROM SALE THE SITE OF THE OLD LIGHT-STATION AT NAYATT
Site of old light- Be it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is
station at Nayatt hereby, authorized and directed to withhold from sale the site of the old
La Messilla land
[SECTION 1], That all that portion of the Territory of New Mexico
SEC. 2. That the President shall appoint, by and with the advice and
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CHIEF CLERK OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT TO SIGN REQUI-
SITIONS ON THE TREASURY DURING THE TEMPORARY ABSENCE OF THE SECRE-
Secretary of War may authorize chief clerk to sign requisitions, &c., in his absence.
may authorize tary of War is temporarily absent from the War Department, he may
chief clerk to sign authorize the chief clerk of the Department to sign requisitions upon
in his absence. the Treasury Department, and other papers requiring the signature of
AN ACT TO AMEND THE FIFTEENTH SECTION OF AN ACT APPROVED JUNE EIGHTH,
EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-TWO, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REVISE, CONSOL-
IDATE AND AMEND THE STATUTES RELATING TO THE POST-OFFICE DEPARTMENT."
Be it enacted, &c., (1) That section fifteen of the act "to revise, consoli-
date and amend the statutes relating to the Post Office Department," by Postmaster Gen-
approved June eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, be amended eral and all per-
"SEC. 15. That before entering upon the duties, and before they shall
receive any salary, the Postmaster General, and all persons employed
in the postal service, shall respectively take and subscribe before some
magistrate or other competent officer authorized to administer oaths by
the laws of the United States, or of any State or Territory, the follow-
"'I, A. B. do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be,) that I will faithfully
perform all the duties required of me and abstain from everything forbidden by the
laws in relation to the establishment of post-offices and post-roads within the United
States; and that I will honestly and truly account for and pay over any money be-
longing to the said United States which may come into my possession or control;
"And I also further swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the
"And this oath or affirmation may be taken before any officer civil or before what offi-
military holding a commission under the United States, and such officer cer may be taken.
is hereby authorized to administer and certify such oath or affirmation."
NOTE.-(1) Section fifteen of the act of 1872, ch. 335 (17 Stat. L., 287), here referred to, is incorporated
into the Revised Statutes in § 391.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY TO DISCONTINUE THE
USE OF THE CUTTER "RELIEF" AS A REVENUE CUTTER, AND USE SAID VESSEL
FOR A BOARDING STATION IN MOBILE BAY.
March 5, 1874.
Secretary of the Treasury may use revenue-cutter Relief as a boarding station in district of Mobile.
R. S., § 2758.
AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO PAY THE OPERATORS OF THE GOVERNMENT
TELEGRAPH CONNECTING THE DEPARTMENTS WITH THE TWO HOUSES OF CON-
That said lines of telegraph shall be for the use only of Senators, Telegraph
Members of Congress, Judges of the United States courts, and officers tween Capitol and
of Congress and of the Executive Departments, and solely on public used.