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April 13, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 32.
Offenses not cap
ital, except not to be prosecuted after three years.
R. S., § 1044, 1045.
2 Cr., 336.
17 Wall., 168. 3 McLean, 89. 1 Cr. C C., 485. 3 Cr. C. C., 442. 5 Cr. C. C., 38, 73, 116. 98 U. S.,
450. 100 U. S., 33.
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1044 OF THE REVISED STATUTES RELATING TO LIMITA-
Offenses not capital, except under revenue and slave-trade laws, not to be prosecuted after three years.
Be it enacted, &c., That section one thousand and forty-four of the Revised Statutes of the United States be amended so as to read as follows: (1)
No person shall be prosecuted, tried, or punished for any offense, not capital, except as provided in section one thousand and forty-six, unless the indictment is found, or the information is instituted within three years next after such offense shall have been committed.
But this act shall not have effect to authorize the prosecution, trial or punishment for any offense, barred by the provisions of existing laws. [April 13, 1876.]
102 U. S., 201.
NOTE. (1) The amendments made by this act are incorporated into the second edition of the Revised
April 17, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 33.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A DEFICIENCY IN THE PRINTING AND ENGRAVING BUREAU
2. Silver coins to be issued in redemption of
Be it enacted, &c.
Silver coins to be
Currency so redeemed to be part of sinking. fund.
SEC. 2. That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby directed to issue issued in redemp- silver coins of the United States of the denomination of ten, twenty, tion of fractional twenty-five and fifty cents of standard value, in redemption of an equal R. S., § 3513, amount of fractional currency, whether the same be now in the Treasury awaiting redemption, or whenever it may, be presented for redemption; and the Secretary of the Treasury may, under regulations of the Treasury Department, provide for such redemption and issue by substitution at the regular sub-treasuries and public depositories of the United States until the whole amount of fractional currency outstanding shall be redeemed.
1875, March 13, 1876, July 22, Res. No. 17, p. 254.'
Currency so redeemed to be part of sinking-fund. R. S., § 3694.
And the fractional currency redeemed under this act shall be held to be a part of the sinking-fund provided for by existing law, the interest to be computed thereon as in the case of bonds redeemed under the act relating to the sinking-fund [April 17, 1876.]
April 18, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 34.
Oaths to Sen
AN ACT FURTHER TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINISTERING OF OATHS IN THE SENATE.
1. Oaths to Senators, officers, and witnesses may
Be it enacted, &c.
2. Oaths, how administered to officers and witnesses by Secretary of Senate and chief clerk.
[SECTION 1], That the Presiding Officer, for the time being, of the ators, officers, and Senate of the United States, shall have power to administer all oaths witnesses may be administered by and affirmations that are or may be required by the Constitution, or by presiding officer. law, to be taken by any Senator, officer of the Senate, witness, or other R. S., §§ 28, 1758. person, in respect of any matter within the jurisdiction of the Senate. -to officers and SEC. 2. That the Secretary of the Senate, and the chief clerk thereof, witnesses by Sec- shall, respectively, have power to administer any oath or affirmation reretary of Senate quired by law, or by the rules or orders of the Senate, to be taken by R. S., § 52, 1758. any officer of the Senate, and to any witness produced before it. [April 18, 1876.]
and chief clerk.
AN ACT TO CONFIRM PRE-EMPTION AND HOMESTEAD ENTRIES OF PUBLIC LANDS WITHIN
1. Entries of lands in limits of land-grants prior to notice of withdrawal of lands, &c., confirmed.
2. Claims abandoned on account of decision of Land Office may be re-entered.
Be it enacted, &c.
3. Claims entered after the expiration of land-
Entries of lands
notice of with
[SECTION 1], That all pre-emption and homestead entries, or entries in compliance with any law of the United States, of the public lands, in limits of landmade in good faith, by actual settlers, upon tracts of land of not more grants prior to than one hundred and sixty acres each, within the limits of any land- drawal of lands, grant, prior to the time when notice of the withdrawal of the lands em- &c., confirmed. braced in such grant was received at the local land-office of the district R. S., § 2257, in which such lands are situated, or after their restoration to market by 2259, 2289, 2297. 15 Opin. Att'yorder of the General Land-Office, and where the pre-emption and home. Gen., 583. stead laws have been complied with, and proper proofs thereof have been made by the parties holding such tracts or parcels, they shall be confirmed, and patents for the same shall issue to the parties entitled thereto.
of decision of
SEC. 2. That when at the time of such withdrawal as aforesaid valid Claims abanpre-emption or homestead claims existed upon any lands within the doned on account limits of any such grants which afterward were abandoned, and, under Land Office may the decisions and rulings of the Land Department, were re-entered by be re-entered. pre-emption or homestead claimants who have complied with the laws governing pre-emption or homestead entries, and shall make the proper proofs required under such laws, such entries shall be deemed valid, and patents shall issue therefor to the person entitled thereto.
SEC. 3. That all such pre-emption and homestead entries which may entered after exhave been made by permission of the Land Department, or in pursuance piration of landof the rules and instructions thereof, within the limits of any land-grant at grant deemed a time subsequent to expiration of such grant, shall be deemed valid, and a compliance with the laws and the making of the proof required shall entitle the holder of such claim to a patent therefor. [April 21, 1876.]
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A LAND-OFFICE IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF UTAH TERRITORY,
1. Beaver land district in Utah established. -office to be located by President.
Be it enacted, &c.
2. Register and receiver for
April 25, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 36.
[SECTION 1], That so much of the public lands of the United States in the Territory of Utah, beginning at the southwestern boundary of district, in Utah, said Territory, thence running north on the line between said Territory R. S., § 2256, 2d and the State of Nevada to the Fourth Standard parallel of latitude, ed., thence easterly along said line to the eastern boundary of [of] said Territory, thence southerly to the southern boundary of said Territory, thence westerly to the place of beginning, be formed into a land district, to be called the Beaver land district, the land office for which shall be located office of, to be loat such point as the President may direct, and may be removed from cated by Presitime to time to other points within said district whenever, in his opinion, it may be expedient.
Register and re
SEC. 2. That the President be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a register and a re- ceiver for. ceiver for said district, who shall respectively be required to reside at the site of said office; and they shall have the same powers, perform
the same duties, and be entitled to the same compensation as are or may be prescribed by law in relation to the land-office now established at Salt Lake City. [April 25, 1876.]
Deposits made by settlers on public lands for certain surveys to in part payment of
R. S., § 2403.
AN ACT TO CORRECT AN ERROR IN THE REVISED STATUTES OF THE UNITED STATES,
Deposits made by settlers on public lands for certain surveys to go in part payment of lands.
Be it enacted, &c., That for the purpose of correcting an error in the act entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the statutes of the United States, in force on the first day of December, anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three," so as to make the same truly express such laws, the following amendment is hereby made therein: (1)
Section two thousand four hundred and three is amended by striking 1879, March 3, out in the second line the word "seven" and inserting the word one, and all proceedings under said section two thousand four hundred and three shall have the same force and effect as though enacted as herein amended. [April 27, 1876.]
NOTE. (1) This error is corrected in the second edition. The whole section is repealed and a substitute enacted in its place by act of 1879, March 3, ch. 170.
April 29, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 41.
AN ACT TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC PROPERTY, TURF AND GRASS OF THE CAPITOL
Capitol grounds, &c., not to be used as play-grounds to destruction of grass, &c.
Capitol grounds, Be it enacted, &c., That it shall be the duty of the Capitol police here&c., not to be used after to prevent any portion of the Capitol grounds and terraces from as play-grounds to destruction of being used as play-grounds or otherwise, so far as may be necessary to grass, &c. protect the public property, turf and grass from destruction or injury. R. S, §§ 1820, [April 29, 1876.]
May 1, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 41.
AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO SUPPLY DEFICIENCIES IN THE APPROPRIATIONS
Par. 1. Witnesses residing in District of Columbia Par. 2. Territorial officers; salary not to commence
until sworn in.
[Par. 1.] That witnesses residing in the District of Columbia and not ing in District Co- in the service of the government of said District or of the United States, lumbia before com- who shall be summoned to give testimony before any committee of the allowed only $2 House of Representatives, shall not be allowed exceeding two dollars per day. for each day's attendance before said committee.
mittees of House
R. S., § 848.
[Par. 2.] Hereafter payment of salaries of all officers of the Territories cers; salaries not of the United States appointed by the President shall commence only to commence until when the person appointed to any such office shall take the proper oath, and shall enter upon the duties of such office in such Territory;
And said oath shall hereafter be administered in the Territory in which such office is held.
[May 1, 1876.]
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE SEPARATE ENTRY OF PACKAGES CONTAINED IN ONE
May 1, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 49.
1. Separate entry of packages contained in im- 3. Repeal.
portation may be made in certain cases.
2. Oath of importer, consignec, or agent in such
Be it enacted, &c.
Separate entry of tained in importa
tion may be made
[SECTION 1], That a separate entry may be made of one or more packages contained in an importation of packed packages consigned to one packages conimporter or consignee, and concerning which packed packages, no invoice, or statement of contents or values, has been received. Every such entry shall contain a declaration of the whole number of parcels contained in such original packed package; and shall embrace 2841. all the goods wares, and merchandise imported in one vessel at one time for one and the same actual owner, or ultimate consignee. SEC. 2. That the importer, consignee, or agent's oath prescribed by Oath of importer, section twenty-eight hundred and forty-one of the Revised Statutes, is consignee, or agent hereby modified for the purposes of this Act, so as to require the importer consignee or agent to declare therein that the entry contains an account of all the goods imported in the for account of
which oath so modi
is master, from fied, shall in each case, be taken on the entry of one or more packages contained in an original package.
But nothing in this act contained shall be construed to relieve the importer, consignee, or agent from producing the oath of the owner or ultimate consignee in every case, now required by law; or to provide that an importation may consist of less than the whole number of parcels contained in any packed package, or packed packages consigned in one vessel at one time, to one importer, consignee or agent.
such cases. R. S., § 2841.
SEC. 3. That all provisions of law inconsistent herewith are hereby Repeal. repealed. [May 1, 1876.]
NOTE. (1) This whole act is printed in the second edition of the Revised Statutes between sections 2841 and 2842.
AN ACT REVISING AND AMENDING THE VARIOUS ACTS ESTABLISHING AND RELATING
May 3, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 90.
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[SECTION 1], That the institution known as the Reform-School of the District of Columbia shall be in the charge of, and governed and man- in District Columaged by, a board of seven trustees, who shall be appointed by the Pres- erned. ident of the United States, upon the recommendation of the Attorney- 1880, June 4, ch. General, each for the term of three years, but in such a manner that the 121, § 1, par. 1. terms of not more than three of them shall expire within any one or the
That one of the trustees shall be elected president of the board, whose president of duty shall be prescribed by the board.
Reform School in SEC. 2. That the board of trustees shall be a corporation by the name District of Colum- of the "Board of Trustees of the Reform-School of the District of Columbia to be a corpora- bia," for the purpose of taking and holding, in trust for the United States property of every description which has been purchased, appropriated, or set apart for the use of the institution, or which may hereafter be purchased, appropriated, or set apart for its use, or given or bequeathed to it, or to the said board, for its use, with all power necessary to carry this purpose into effect, and to protect and preserve such property, including the land and buildings, fences, stock, fruit, crops, and trees of all kinds.
SEC. 3. That the board of trustees may appoint a superintendent, two and other em- or more teachers or assistants, and a matron whose salaries are fixed by ployés. law; they may also employ two or more master-mechanics, a farmer, a gardener, and such other persons, as servants and laborers, as may be necessary, and fix their compensation, subject to the approval of the Attorney General.
- treasurer of; his bond and duties.
Superintendent to give bond.
-to reside at in
SEC. 4. That the board of trustees shall appoint a treasurer, who shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, give a bond to the United States with two or more sureties, to be approved by the First Comptroller of the Treasury, in the sum of twenty thousand dollars, or a larger sum, at the option of the said Comptroller, conditioned that he shall faithfully account for all the money received by him as treasurer;
And it shall be his duty to keep a clear and full record of his accounts as treasurer, and report an abstract of the same to the board of trustees once in every two months, and shall also make an annual report to the board of trustees.
SEC. 5. That before entering upon the duties of his office, the superintendent shall give a bond to the board of trustees, with sureties, to be approved by the Attorney General of the United States, in the sum of three thousand dollars, conditioned that he shall faithfully account for all money received by him, and faithfully perform all the duties incumbent on him as superintendent of said Reform School.
SEC. 6. That the superintendent shall reside at the institution constitution; his and stantly and that he, with such subordinate officers as may be appointed other officers' du- in accordance with the third section of this act, shall have the charge and custody of the boys; shall govern them in accordance with such rules and regulations as the board of trustees may prescribe in its bylaws; shall employ them in agricultural, mechanical or other labor; shall give them instruction in reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, and such other studies and in such arts and trades as the trustees may direct; and shall employ such methods of discipline as will, as far as possible, reform their characters, preserve their health, promote regular improvement in their studies and employments, and secure in them fixed habits of religion, morality, and industry.
to have charge
SEC. 7. That the superintendent shall have charge of the lands, buildof lands, buildings, ings, furniture, tools, implements, stock, provisions, and every other spe&c., keep books, cies of property pertaining to the institution, within the precincts thereof, account for money, under the board of trustees, including the farm in possession of the board
-books of, open to inspection, &c.
where the school was first located; and he shall keep in suitable books, regular and complete accounts of all his receipts and expenditures, and of all the property intrusted to him, so as to show clearly the income and expenses of the institution;
And he shall account, in such manner as the trustees may prescribe, for all the money received by him from the proceeds of the institution or otherwise; and he shall keep a register of the names and ages of all boys committed to the institution, with the dates of their admission and discharge, and such particulars of their history before and after leaving the institution as he can obtain.
His books and all documents relating to the Reform-School shall, at all times, be open to the inspection of the trustees, who shall, once or more in every month, carefully examine his accounts, and the vouchers and documents connected therewith, and make a record of the result of