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R. S., § 4002. partment for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and 1876, July 12, ch. seventy-four," approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy179, §1. 1878, June 17, ch. three; and he is hereby directed to have the mails weighed as often as

259, § 1.

now provided by law by the employees of the Post-Office Department, and have the weights stated and verified to him by said employees under such instructions as he may consider just to the Post-Office Department and the railroad-companies.

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Mail-lettings in [Par. 2.] That hereafter the mail lettings for the States of Maryland Maryland, Vir- and Virginia and for the District of Columbia shall be advertised in ginia, and District not more than one newspaper published in the District of Columbia, and Columbia, how advertised. at prices satisfactory to the Postmaster-General, not exceeding the cusR. S., § 3826. tomary rates paid in the city of Washington for ordinary commercial advertisements; and so much of section three thousand eight hundred and twenty-six of the Revised Statutes of the United States as refers to the publication of advertisements in newspapers be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

1876, July 12, ch.


1878, May 17, ch. 107. 1878, June 17, ch. 259, par. 5.

1881, Jan. 21, ch. 25. 15 Opin. Att'y-Gen., 282.

-in each State The Postmaster-General shall cause an advertisement of the mailand Territory, to lettings of each State and Territory to be posted up in each post-office be posted. therein, to be posted conspicuously for at least sixty days before the time of such letting.

R. S., § 3941.

1876, July 12, ch.


15 Opin. Att'yGen., 594.

reduced rates for

SEC. 3.

Congressmen That the provisions of section thirteen of the act of June twenty-third, may mail public eighteen hundred and seventy-four, entitled "An act making appropri documents at the ations for the service of the Post-Office Department for the fiscal year nine months after ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, and for other expiration of term purposes," shall apply to ex-members of Congress and ex-delegates for the period of nine months after the expiration of their terms as members R. S., 3875- and delegates, and postage on public documents mailed by such persons 3879, 3896-3913. 1874, June 23, ch. shall be as provided in said section.

of office.

456, § 13. 1877, March 3, ch. 103, § 7.

Accounts of SEC. 4. That hereafter the Sixth Auditor shall keep the accounts in Post Office Depart- his office so as to show the expenditures of the Post-Office Department ment; how to be under each item of appropriation provided by law.


R. S., §§ 177, 4049, 4050.

Congressional SEC. 5. That from and after the passage of this act, the Congressional Record, &c., may Record, or any part thereof, or speeches or reports therein contained, shall, under the frank of a member of Congress, or delegate, to be written by himself, be carried in the mail free of postage, under such regulations as the Postmaster-General may prescribe;

be franked by Con-
gressmen, &c.
R. S., § 3896.
1874, June 23, ch.
456, § 13.

And that public documents already printed, or ordered to be printed, for the use of either House of Congress may pass free through the mails upon the frank of any member or delegate of the present Congress, written by himself, until the first day of December anno Domini eight. een hundred and seventy-five.

Seeds and agri- SEC. 7. That seeds transmitted by the Commissioner of Agriculture, cultural reports or by any member of Congress or delegate receiving seeds for distribumailed free by Congressmen and Com- tion from said Department, together with agricultural reports emanatmissioner of Agri- ing from that Department, and so transmitted, shall, under such regulaculture. tions as the Postmaster-General shall prescribe, pass through the mails R. S., §§ 527, free of charge. And the provisions of this section shall apply to ex3878, 3896. 1877, March 3, members of Congress and ex-delegates for the period of nine months after the expiration of their terms as members and delegates. [March 1880, June 16, ch. 3, 1875.]

ch. 103, § 7.





1. Par. 1. Post-office money-orders, fees for.
-not to be issued for more than $50.
Par. 2. Gaugers' compensation.
Par. 3. Chief of Bureau of Statistics to gather
facts relating to railroads, &c., and
to publish reports quarterly.
Par. 4. National Home for Disabled Soldiers
not to have fines and forfeitures of
soldiers as before.

clerks not to be employed in relation
to such fines, &c.

-to draw no money except upon an-
nual appropriations.

- manner of drawing money for, &c.

Be it enacted, &c. [SECTION 1.]


Par. 4. -accounts and vouchers for, to be
rendered, audited, &c.

Par. 5. Enlisted clerks in Adjutant-General's
Office continued for special purpose.
Par. 6. Grade of third assistant examiners in
Patent Office abolished.

Par. 7. In Post Office Department clerks of
classes not to be paid from appropri
ations for other purposes.

3. Estimates for appropriations to be furnished
by October 1, and certain abstracts to be
included in Book of Estimates.

March 3, 1875.

18 Stat, L., 343.

Post-office mon

[Par. 1.] That on and after the first day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, the fees on money orders shall be, for orders not exceed- ey-orders; fees for. ing fifteen dollars, ten cents; exceeding fifteen, and not exceeding thirty R. S., § 4032. dollars, fifteen cents; exceeding thirty and not exceeding forty dollars, twenty cents; exceeding forty and not exceeding fifty dollars, twentyfive cents.

And no money-order shall be issued for a sum greater than fifty dollars.

- not to be issued for more than $50. R. S., § 4032. Gaugers compensation. R. S., § 3157.

[Par. 2.] (Sup.) [Hereafter no gauger [internal revenue] shall receive a greater compensation than six dollars per day.] 1874, June 20, ch. 328, § 1, par. 9. Superseded by 1878, June 19, ch. 329, § 1, par. 4. [Par. 3.] It shall be the duty of the officer in charge of the Bureau of Bureau of StaStatistics to gather, collate, and annually report to the Secretary of the tistics to gather facts relating to Treasury, for transmission to Congress, statistics and facts relating to railroads, &c., and commerce with foreign nations and among the several States, the rail- to publish reports road systems of this and other countries, the construction and opera- quarterly. tion of railroads, the actual cost of such construction and operation of R. S., § 339. railroads, the actual cost of transporting freights and passengers on railroads, and on canals, rivers, and other navigable waters of the United States, the charges imposed for such transportation of freight and passengers, and the tonnage transported; and the reports now by law required to be prepared and published monthly in the said Bureau of Statistics shall hereafter be prepared and published quarterly, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury.

unteers not to have

[Par. 4.] That so much of the act entitled (1) "An act to incorporate National Home a National Military and Naval Asylum for the relief of totally disabled for Disabled Volofficers and men of the volunteer forces of the United States", approved fines and forfeitMarch third, eighteen hundred and sixty five, and of all acts amendatory ures of soldiers as thereof, as provides "that for the establishment and support of said asy- before. lum there shall be appropriated all stoppages or fines adjudged against R. S., § 4831. officers and soldiers by sentence of court-martial or military commission, ch. 182, § 1, Par. 7. 1879, March 3, over and above the amounts necessary for the re-imbursement of the Government or of individuals; all forfeitures on account of desertion from the service; and all moneys due deceased officers and soldiers which now are or may be unclaimed for three years after the death of such officers and soldiers," be, and the same is hereby, repealed, to take effect on and after the first day of April, eighteen hundred and seventy-five.

NOTE. (1) The provisions of the acts here referred to, 1865, ch. 91, § 5 (13 Stat. L., 510), and 1866, ch. 21, § 5 (14 Stat. L., 10), are incorporated into Revised Statutes in § 4032, noted in the margin.

-clerks not to be


And from and after April first, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, no employed in rela- clerk shall be employed or paid in any Department of the Government tion to such fines, for services rendered under any provision of said act of March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, or the acts amendatory thereof. -to draw no And from and after the first day of April, eighteen hundred and sevmoney except enty-five, no money shall be appropriated or drawn for the support and upon annual ap- maintenance of what is now designated by law as the "National Home propriations. for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers," except by direct and specific annual appropriations by law.


and And it shall be the duty of the managers of said home, on or before manner of drawing the first day of August in each year, to furnish, to the Secretary of War, money for. R. S., § 4828. estimates, in detail, for the support of said home for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of July thereafter; and the Secretary of War shall annually include such estimates in his estimates for his Department.

-accounts and

And no moneys shall, after the first day of April, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, be drawn from the Treasury for the use of said home, except in pursuance of quarterly estimates, and upon quarterly requi sitions by the managers thereof upon the Secretary of War, based upon such quarterly estimates, for the support of said home for not more than three months next succeeding such requisition.

And no money shall be drawn or paid upon any such requisition while any balance heretofore drawn or received by said home, or for its use, from the Treasury, under the laws now or heretofore existing, and now held under investment or otherwise, shall remain unexpended.

And the managers of said home shall, at the commencement of each vouchers for to be quarter of the year, render to the Secretary of War an account of all rendered, audited, their receipts and expenditures for the quarter immediately preceding, with the vouchers for such expenditures;


Enlisted clerks,

And all such accounts and vouchers shall be authenticated by the officers of said home thereunto duly appointed by said managers, and audited, and allowed, as required by law for the general appropriations and expenditures of the War Department.

[Par. 5.] That the Adjutant-General be, and he is hereby, authorized, &c., in Adjutant- with the approval of the Secretary of War, to continue the services of General's Office not exceeding sixty-seven enlisted clerks, to be employed in copying the continued for special purposes. worn out muster-rolls and records, and in examining war-claims, until R. S., § 169. the said work shall be finished; and of not exceeding sixty enlisted men to be employed as messengers and watchmen until the records of the Adjutant General's Office can be collected in one safe building:

Grade of third

Provided, That the number of enlisted men hereby authorized shall be reduced as soon as their services can be dispensed with without injury to the public service.

[Par. 6.] That on and after the first day of July, eighteen hundred assistant examiner and seventy-six, the grade of third assistant examiner in the Patent Office shall cease.

in Patent Office abolished.

R. S., §§ 169, 476.

In Post-Office

of classes not to

[Par. 7.] That hereafter no payment shall be made as salaries to clerks Department clerks of class one, two, three, or four in said Department, [Post-Office Departbe paid from ap- ment] out of appropriations made for other purposes; propriations for other purposes. R. S., § 167.


Estimates for ap- SEC. 3. That it shall be the duty of the heads of the several Execupropriations to be tive Departments, and of other officers authorized or required to make 1, and certain ab- estimates, to furnish to the Secretary of the Treasury, on or before the stracts to be in- first day of October of each year, their annual estimates for the public cluded in Book of service, to be included in the Book of Estimates prepared by law under his direction; and the Secretary of the Treasury shall submit, as a part R. S., §§ 414, 1798, 3660, 3669, of the appendix to the Book of Estimates, such extracts from the an3814, 3822. nual reports of the several heads of Departments and Bureaus as relate 1881, Feb. 23, ch. to estimates for appropriations, and the necessities therefor. [March 3, 73, § 1.






1. Par. 1. National-bank notes to be printed on distinctive paper, &c.

Par. 2. Bonds, notes, &c., of United States to
have three plate printings.

-one to be done by bank note com-

Par. 3. Rate of compensation for investigat-
ing pension frauds.

Par. 4. Salaries and expenses of agents of sealfisheries in Alaska.

Par. 5. Mailable matter of third class to pay one cent an ounce.

Par. 6. Secretary of State may rent, &c., buildings at Peking for legation. Par. 7. Supervising surgeon of marine hospitals to be appointed by President, &c.; his salary.

Par. 8. Light-House Board may lease grounds for light-house service at mouth of Saginaw River.

Par. 9. Tolls on vessels entering or clearing Thunder Bay River to cease after completion of light-house.

Par. 10. Cost of survey of private land claims
not required to be paid before issue
of patent.

Par. 11. Duties of board of police in District
of Columbia extended to public
squares, &c.
Par. 12. Useless ordnance material of Navy
may be sold; appropriation to pro-
cure new material, &c.
Par. 13. Members, &c., of House whose seats
are contested not to be omitted from

Par. 14. Restriction upon contracts and ex-
penditures for public buildings and
sites therefor.

2. Organization and salaries in Treasury Depart


-in office of Secretary.

-in Construction Branch.

- of First Comptroller.

Be it enacted, &c. [SECTION 1.]

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March 3, 1875.

18 Stat. L., 371.

[Par. 1.] That the national-bank notes shall be printed under the di- National-bank rection of the Secretary of the Treasury, and upon the distinctive or notes to be printed special paper which has been, or may hereafter be, adopted by him for on distinctive paprinting United States notes.


[Par. 2.] Provided, That the above-named notes, currency, and other securities of the United States be executed with not less than three plate-printings:

per, &c.
R. S., §§ 5171,
5172, 5430.

Bonds, notes, &c., of United States to have three plate-print

one to be done

R. S., § 3577.

And provided further, That the Secretary of the Treasury shall have ings. executed one or two of such printings by such responsible and capable and experienced bank-note companies or bank-note engravers as may by bank-note comcontract for the same at the lowest cost to the Government, and at Pays prices not greater than those heretofore paid for the same class of work; no company or establishment executing more than one printing upon the same note or obligation, and the final printing and finishing to be executed in the Treasury Department.

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[Par. 3.] That the additional compensation authorized by section four Rate of compenthousand seven hundred and forty-four of the Revised Statutes, to be sation for investipaid to clerks detailed to investigate suspected attempts of fraud upon gating pension frauds. the Government through and by virtue of the pension-laws, shall be the R. S., § 4744. actual and necessary expenses of transportation, and a per diem allowance in lieu of subsistence, not exceeding four dollars per diem.

Salaries and ex


[Par. 4.] For salaries and traveling-expenses of agents at seal fisheries penses of agents of in Alaska: one agent at three thousand six hundred and fifty dollars per annum; one assistant agent at two thousand nine hundred and R. S., 1973, twenty dollars per annum; two assistant agents at two thousand one hundred and ninety dollars each per annum; and for necessary travel1876, July 31, ch. ing-expenses of agents going to and returning from Alaska, at six 246, § 1. hundred dollars each per annum;


Mailable matter

of third class to pay

one cent an ounce.

R. S., $$ 3878,


1874, June 23, ch. 456, § 8.

13 Blatch., 207. Secretary of



And hereafter no payment whatever shall be made for this purpose from indefinite appropriations.

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[Par. 5.] That section eight of the act approved June twenty-third, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, "making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, and for other purposes," be, and the same is hereby, amended as follows: Insert the word "ounce" in lieu of the words "two ounces."

[Par. 6.] That the Secretary of State be, and he is hereby, authorized State may rent, to rent, furnish, and keep suitable buildings, with grounds appurtenant, &c., buildings at at Peking, for the use of the legation in China, at an annual cost not Peking for legaexceeding five thousand dollars; that the period of such lease shall be for two or more years, and with renewals, as the Secretary of State shall determine, (1)

R. S., § 1680.

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[Par. 7.] That hereafter the salary of the supervising surgeon-general of the United States marine hospital service shall be paid out of the marine hospital fund, at the rate of four thousand dollars per year; and the supervising surgeon-general shall be appointed by the President, by

and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

1875, March 3, ch. 156, § 7.



R. S., § 4658.


[Par. 8.] For erection of range-lights to guide into the cut through the Board may lease outer bar at the mouth of the Saginaw River, in the State of Michigan, grounds for light and for the construction of a new dwelling-house for the light-house mouth of Saginaw keeper's use, And that the jurisdiction of the Light-House Board is hereby extended so that it shall be lawful for said board to lease the necessary ground for erection and maintainance of the said lights. [Par. 9.] That the portion of the act of Congress entitled "An act entering or clear- making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for ing Thunder Bay the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventyter completion of five," approved June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, which light-house. makes appropriation for the construction of a light-house at the mouth 1874, June 23, ch. of Thunder Bay River, in the State of Michigan, be so amended that

Tolls on vessels

River to cease af

455, par. 7.

Cost of survey of private land claims not re

the proviso thereto attached shall read as follows: Provided, That when the light-house is completed, from that time and thereafter further collections of tolls from vessels and their cargoes entering or clearing from said river is hereby prohibited.

[Par. 10.] That the provisions of the third section of the act entitled "An act to reduce the expenses of the survey of the public lands in the quired to be paid United States," approved May thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixtybefore issue of two, requiring that the cost of survey and platting shall be paid by the patent. claimant for any private land claim before a patent therefor shall be isR. S., § 2400. sued, be, and the same is hereby repealed. (2)

Duties of board of police in Dis

[Par. 11.] That the duties devolved and the authority conferred upon trict of Columbia the board of metropolitan police by law, for police purposes, in said extended to public District [of Columbia], shall extend to and include all public squares or

squares, &c.

R. S., § 1819.

Col., § 321-438.

vol. 2, Dist.

NOTES. (1) This same provision is enacted again in the next following act (18 Stat. L., 405). It is not deemed necessary to repeat it in this volume."

(2) The provisions of 1862, ch. 86, § 3 (12 Stat. L., 409), here referred to, are incorporated into the Revised Statutes in § 2400, noted in the margin.

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