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ENACTED BY THE
FORTY-FOURTH CONGRESS-FIRST SESSION
THE YEAR 1876.
[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
Bep., followed by text in brackets, indicates that the part so inclosed is repealed, and
Sup., that the part following in brackets is superseded by acts noted in margin or referred to in the notes.]
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION THREE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN
PUBLIC PRINTING. (1)
Standards and proposals for Government printing-paper.
Jan. 25, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 2.
proposals for Gov-
R. S., § 3767.
Be it enacted, &c., That section three thousand seven hundred and sixtyseven of the Revised Statutes of the United States be and the same is hereby amended, so that it will read: "The Joint Committee on Public Printing shall fix upon standards of paper for the different descriptions of public printing, and the Congressional Printer shall, under their direction, advertise in two newspapers, published in each of the cities 246, § 1, par. 1. of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and Cincinnati, for sealed proposals to furnish the Government with paper, as specified in the schedule to be furnished to applicants by the Congressional Printer, setting forth in detail the quality and quantities required for the Public Printing." (1)
And all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby Repeal. repealed. [January 25, 1876.]
NOTE. (1) The amendment made by this act is incorporated into the second edition of the Revised
Feb. 1, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 2.
clerks of cer
AN ACT TO AMEND THE REVISED STATUTES RELATING TO NATURALIZATION.
Declaration of intention, &c., for naturalization may be made before clerks of certain courts.
Declaration of Be it enacted, &c., That the declaration of intention to become a citiintention, &c., for zen of the United States, required by section two thousand one hundred naturalization and sixty-five of the Revised Statutes of the United States, may be may be made be- made by an alien before the clerk of any of the courts named in said section two thousand one hundred and sixty-five; and all such declarations heretofore made before any such clerk are hereby declared as legal and valid as if made before one of the courts named in said section. [February 1, 1876.]
NOTE.-This act is in the second edition of R. S., § 2165.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE REVISED STATUTES TOUCHING VICE CONSUL GENERALS. Meaning of the words "minister" and "consul," in laws respecting foreign relations. Be it enacted, &c., That section forty-one hundred and thirty (1) of the Revised Statutes of the United States be, and the same is, amended by inserting, after the words "consul-general", the words "vice consulgeneral", so that the section shall read as follows, namely:
(1) SEC. 4130. The word "minister", when used in this title shall be understood to mean the person invested with, and exercising, the principal diplomatic functions.
The word "consul" shall be understood to mean any person invested by the United States with, and exercising, the functions of consul-general, vice consul-general, consul or vice-consul. [February 1, 1876.]
NOTE.-(1) The amendments made by this act are incorporated into the second edition of the Revised
AN ACT FIXING THE TIME OF HOLDING THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
Feb. 18, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 4.
[SECTION 1], That a term of the circuit court of the United States for when to be held the districts of California, Oregon and Nevada shall be held as follows, namely:
R. S., §§ 658, 664. 1874, June 16, ch. 287.
When act takes effect, &c.
For the district of California, on the first Monday of February, second Monday of July, and fourth Monday of November in each year;
For the district of Oregon, on the second Monday of April and the first Monday of October in each year;
And for the district of Nevada, on the third Monday of March and the first Monday of November in each year.
And the said terms respectively shall be in the place and stead of those now provided by law.
Sec. 2. That this act shall take effect on the first day of March, eighteen hundred and seventy-six; and all provisions of law inconsistent therewith are hereby repealed: Provided, That when a term shall have commenced in any of said districts before this act takes effect, it shall be lawful to continue such term until the time for the commencement of the first term in said district to be held under the provisions of this act. [February 18, 1876.]
AN ACT TO CHANGE THE LOCATION OF THE CONSULATES AT AIX-LA-CHAPELLE AND
Consulates removed to Cologne and Utila, in Bay Islands.
Feb. 18, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 4.
Consulates removed to
R. S., § 1690.
Be it enacted, &c., That the consulate now established at Aix-la-Chapelle, in class five, in schedule B of consulates, be removed to Cologne, and Utila, in Bay within the same consular district; and the consulate now established at Omoa and Truxillo, in class seven, in schedule C of consulates, be removed to Utila in the Bay Islands; and that such removals shall in no manner affect the appropriations for such consulates, or the existing provisions of law applicable thereto, except as modified hereby. [Feb ruary 18, 1876.]
275, § 1, pp. 34, 35.
1878, 11, ch.
AN ACT TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR STAMPING UNSTAMPED INSTRUMENTS.
Feb. 25, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 5.
Stamps may be affixed prior to January, 1877, to unstamped instruments heretofore made. Be it enacted, &c., That the provisions of the act entitled "An act to Stamps may be provide for the stamping of unstamped instruments, documents, or affixed prior to papers," approved the twenty-third day of June, in the year eighteen January, 1877, to unstamped instruhundred and seventy-four, be, and the same are hereby, extended to the ments heretofore first day of January, in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-seven. made. [February 25, 1876.]
R. S., § 3422. 1874, June 23, ch. 462.
105 Mass., 49.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO ENABLE THE PEOPLE OF COL-
[SECTION 1], That so much of section three of the act entitled "An act to enable the people of Colorado to form a constitution and State who may vote at government, and for the admission of the said State into the Union on 1875, March 3, an equal footing with the original States" approved March third, eight- ch. 139, § 3. een hundred and seventy-five, as reads "and also to vote upon the acceptance or rejection of such constitution as may be formed by said convention" be amended so as to read as follows:
"And all who are qualified voters of said Territory under the laws thereof at such time as the constitution to be framed shall be submitted to the people for ratification or rejection shall be entitled to vote upon the question of such ratification or rejection."
SEC. 2. That section thirteen of said act be amended by adding at the end of said section thirteen the following:
"And if the balance of said legislative appropriations does not amount to the sum of twenty thousand dollars, then there shall be, and there hereby is, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, a sum sufficient, with the said unexpended appropriations, to make the sum of twenty thousand dollars, which shall be used for the purposes aforesaid: Provided, That any money hereby appropriated not necessary for such purposes shall be covered into the Treasury of the United States. [March 3, 1876.]
Appropriation. 1875, March 3, ch. 139, § 13.
March 14, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 7.
AN ACT TO EXTEND TO THE PORT OF GENESSEE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK THE
Imports for transportation in bond may be entered at or transported to Genessee, N. Y.
Imports for Be it enacted, &c., That the privileges of sections twenty-nine hundred transportation in and ninety to twenty-nine hundred and ninety-seven of the Revised bond may be en- Statutes inclusive be, and they are hereby extended to the port of Gentered at or trans- essee, in the State of New York. (1) [March 14, 1876.]
ported to Genessee,
NOTE.-(1) See act of 1880, June 10, ch. 190, §§ 7, 8, by which R. S. §§ 2990–2997 are repealed, and other R. S., §§ 2990- provisions made on the same subject.
16 Opin. Att'y
April 10, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 28.
tion in Nebraska to
Treaty (11 Stat. L., 729).
[SECTION 1], That with the consent and concurrence of the Pawnee tribe of Indians, (1) expressed in open council in the usual manner, the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause to be appraised and sold the entire reservation set apart for said Indians, in the State of Nebraska, by the provisions of the first article of a treaty with them, concluded September twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, in the following manner:
The said Secretary shall appoint three disinterested and competent persons, who, after being duly sworn to perform said service faithfully and impartially, shall personally examine and appraise said lands at their actual cash value, by legal subdivisions of one hundred and sixty acres, separately from the value of any improvements on the same, and shall also examine and appraise the value of said improvements, and make return thereof to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
After the appraisement of said lands as herein provided, the Secretary of the Interior shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to offer the same for sale on the following terms and conditions, to wit:
After advertising the time of sale for three months in one newspaper published in each of the cities of New York, Washington, Chicago, Saint Louis, Cincinnati, Columbus, Nebraska, and Omaha, he shall offer the lands at public sale to the highest bidder for one-third cash in hand, the balance in two equal annual payments, drawing interest at the rate of six per centum per annum from the day of sale.
Said land shall be sold in separate tracts of one hundred and sixty acres, and none of it shall be sold for less than its appraised value, or for less than two dollars and fifty cents per acre. Said sale to take place at some point in Nebraska as near as may be to said land, to be fixed by the Secretary of the Interior.
If any person shall commit waste or damage upon said lands before mitting waste; full payment therefor, his rights to the lands purchased by him shall cease, and the same, together with all of said lands not sold at said public sale, shall be sold under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, at private sale, on the same terms and subject to the same conditions as those sold at said public sale:
Patents, when to issue.
Provided, That said lands shall not be sold for less than their appraised value, or for less than two dollars and fifty cents per acre.
And patents in fee-simple shall be issued to the purchasers of lands under the seals herein provided for upon the payment to the Secretary of the Interior in full of the purchase price of the same:
NOTE. (1) This consent was given June, 1876.
Provided, That if any of said tracts of land shall contain valuable improvements thereon, made by or for the Indians, or for Government be sold separately. purposes, said improvements may be sold separately from the lands on which they are situated, or may be sold with the land, as the Secretary of the Interior may deem best:
And provided further, That the second section of the act of Congress, approved June tenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, making provision for the sale of a portion of these lands, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.
Repeal of. 1872, ch. 436, § 2 (17 Stat. L., 391).
SEC. 2. [Appropriates three hundred thousand dollars for removal of Appropriation Pawnees.]
for removal of Pawnees. Application of
SEC. 3. That any surplus that may remain from the proceeds of the sale of the lands described in said first section, after the reimbursement proceeds of sale of Ïands. to the United States of said sum of three hundred thousand dollars, and after the purchase of a suitable reservation in the Indian Territory for the Pawnee tribe of Indians, shall be placed to the credit of said Indians on the books of the Treasury of the United States, and bear interest at a rate not to exceed five per centum per annum, payable semi annually, except such portion thereof as the Secretary of the Interior, with the approval of the President of the United States, may deem necessary to be expended for their immediate use for subsistence or other beneficial objects.
SEC. 4. That the following described reservation in Indian Territory be, and the same is hereby, set apart for the use and occupation of the for Pawnees. Pawnee tribe of Indians, namely:
All that tract of country between the Cinnarron and Arkansas Rivers embraced within the limits of townships twenty one, twenty two, twenty three, and twenty-four north, of range four east, townships eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty one, twenty-two, twenty three, and twenty-four north, of range five east, townships eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twentyone, twenty-two, and twenty-three north, of range six east of the Indian meridian:
Provided, That the terms of the sixteenth article of the Cherokee treaty of July nineteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, shall be complied with so far as the same may be applicable, thereto:
And provided further, That the sum to be paid to the Cherokees by the Pawnees for such quantity of the land herein described as may be within the limits of the Cherokee country west of the ninety-sixth meridian of west longitude shall not exceed seventy cents per acre:
And provided also, That the portion of the reservation herein described lying within the territory ceded to the United States by the third article of the Creek treaty of June fourteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, shall be paid for by said Pawnees at the rate of thirty cents per acre. SEC. 5. That the Secretary of the Interior shall cause to be made to each head of a family or single person over twenty-one years of belonging to said Pawnee tribe, and residing upon said reserve, who shall so elect, an allotment within said reservation, of one hundred and sixty acres of land, as near as may be, to be governed by the lines of public survey; and upon the approval of the Secretary of the Interior of such allotments, certificates shall be issued therefor by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs:
Cherokee treaty to be complied
Treaty (14 Stat. L., 804).
Pawnees to make certain payments. Treaty (14 Stat. L., 785).
Allotments to heads of families,
Provided, That whenever it shall be made to appear to the satisfac tion of the Secretary of the Interior that any allottee has occupied and when to issue. cultivated any portion of his or her allotment for the period of five successive years, and has at least twenty-five acres of the same fenced and in crop, such allottee shall be entitled to receive a patent for his or her allotment, with the condition that the same shall not be aliened or conveyed within fifteen years from the date thereof, and then only with the consent of the Secretary of the Interior and under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe. [April 10, 1876.]