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[Par. 182.] Section fifty-four hundred and seventy is amended by inserting, in the sixteenth line, after the word "thereon”, a semicolon. [Par. 183.] Section fifty-four hundred and seventy-nine is amended by striking out, in the eleventh line, the word "to", immediately preceding the word "procure", and inserting the word "or".
Par. 184.] Section fifty-five hundred and seventy-nine is amended by striking out, in the fourth line, the words "the Patent Office", and inserting the word "Patents".
Verbal error cor-
R. S., § 5479.
R. S., § 5579.
SEC. 2. That the following amendments be, and the same are hereby, made to the Revised Statutes relating to the District of Columbia, of District of Conamely:
[Par. 1.] Section one hundred and ninety-two is amended by inserting, after the word "the" in the second line, the word "Union".
[Par. 2.] Section one hundred and ninety-five is amended by inserting, after the word "ten" in the seventh line, the words "Revised Statutes of the United States".
[Par. 3.] Section three hundred and nine is amended by striking out, in the third line, where it occurs the second time, the word "three" and inserting the word "six".
[Par. 4.] Section three hundred and twelve is amended by striking out, in the fifth line, the word "three" and inserting the word "six". [Par. 5.] Section three hundred and twenty-two is amended by inserting, after the words "United States" in the second line, the words "by and with the advice and consent of the Senate".
[Par. 6.] Section four hundred and forty-five is amended by striking out, at the end of the section, the word "two" and inserting the word "three".
[Par. 7.] Section four hundred and sixty-seven is amended by inserting, after the word "President" in the second line, the words "by and with the advice and consent of the Senate".
[Par. 8.] Section four hundred and seventy-six is amended, by inserting after the word "section" in the first line, the words "four hundred and thirty-nine".
[Par. 9.] Section seven hundred and seventeen is amended by inserting after the words "Revised Statutes" the words "of the United States". [Par. 10.] Section seven hundred and fifty-four is amended by adding at the end of the section, the words, "whenever at a general term, held by four justices, the court shall be equally divided, such divisious shall be noted on the minutes; and within four days, either party may file with the clerk a motion to have the cause re-argued before five justices; and such re-argument shall be as soon as conveniently may be."
Verbal error cor-
R. S., § 195.
R. S., § 309.
R. S., § 312.
R. S., § 445.
R. S., § 717. Supreme court of District in general
R. S., § 754.
R. S., § 763. 102 U. S., 394.
[Par. 11.] Section seven hundred and sixty-three is amended by striking out said section and inserting in lieu thereof the following as section supreme court of seven hundred and sixty-three: "Said courts shall have cognizance of all crimes and offenses committed within said district and of all cases in law and equity between parties, both or either of which shall be resident or be found within said district and also of all actions or suits of a civil nature at common law or in equity, in which the United States shall be plaintiffs or complainants; and of all seizures on land or water, and all penalties and forfeitures made, arising or accruing under the laws of the United States; and any one of the justices may hold a criminal court for the trial of all crimes and offenses arising within the District."
Verbal error cor
[Par. 12.] Section seven hundred and sixty-four is amended by inserting after the words "Revised Statutes" in the last line, the words "of rected. the United States".
[Par. 13.] Section seven hundred and sixty-five is amended by inserting, after the words "Revised Statutes," in the third line, the words "of the United States".
NOTE.-These amendments are incorporated into the second edition of the Revised Statutes. See
R. S., § 764.
Verbal error cor.
R. S., § 780.
R. S., § 811.
R. S., § 841.
R. S., § 843.
Compensation of jurors. R. S., § 873.
Verbal error corrected.
R. S., § 897.
R. S., § 1193.
R. S., § 1288.
[Par. 14.] Section seven hundred and eighty is amended by inserting after the words "Revised Statutes" in the fifth line, the words "of the United States".
[Par. 15.] Section eight hundred and eleven is amended by inserting, after the words "indebted to" in the second line, the words "the defendant in".
[Par. 16.] Section eight hundred and forty-one is amended by inserting, after the word "section" in the third line, the letter "s" so as to read "sections"; and inserting after the words "one hundred and four" in the third line, the words "one hundred and seven and one hundred and eight"; and adding at the end of the section, the words "and of bribery at elections."
[Par. 17.] Section eight hundred and forty-three is amended by inserting, after the words "Revised Statutes" in the eighth line the words "of the United States".
[Par. 18.] Section eight hundred and forty-seven is amended by striking out, in the last line, the words "in the following section", and inserting the words "otherwise by law."
[Par. 19.] Section eight hundred and seventy-three is amended by inserting, after the words "the circuit" in the second line, the words "and district" and by striking out, in the second line, commencing with the word "District", the remainder of the section, and inserting the words "of the United States, by the act of February twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and fifty-three."
[Par. 20.] Section eight hundred and ninety seven is amended by inserting, after the words "Revised Statutes" in the last line, the words "of the United States".
[Par. 21.] Section eleven hundred and ninety-three is amended by inserting, after the words "Revised Statutes" in the fourth line, the words "of the United States".
[Par. 22.] Section twelve hundred and eighty three is amended by striking out the word "eight" in the fourth line, and inserting the word "nine".
[Par. 23.] Section twelve hundred and eighty-eight is amended by inserting, after the words "Revised Statutes" in the second line, the words "of the United States". [February 27, 1877.]
AN ACT TO RATIFY AN AGREEMENT WITH CERTAIN BANDS OF THE SIOUX NATION OF
That a certain agreement made by George W. Manypenny, Henry B. Whipple, Jared W. Daniels, Albert G. Boone, Henry C. Bulis, Newton Edmunds, and Augustine S. Gaylord, commissioners on the part of the United States, with the different bands of the Sioux Nation of Indians, and also the Northern Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians, be, and the same is hereby, ratified and confirmed:
Provided, That nothing in this act shall be construed to authorize the removal of the Sioux Indians to the Indian Territory and the President of the United States is hereby directed to prohibit the removal of any
portion of the Sioux Indians to the Indian Territory until the same shall be authorized by an act of Congress hereafter enacted,
Part of agree
Except article four, except also the following portion of article six: "And if said Indians shall remove to said Indian Territory as herein- ment not conbefore provided, the Government shall erect for each of the principal chiefs a good and comfortable dwelling-house" said article not having been agreed to by the Sioux Nation; said agreement is in words and figures following, namely:
"ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT
made pursuant to the provisions of an act of Congress entitled "An act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, and for other purposes," approved August 15, 1876, by and between George W. Manypenny, Henry B. Whipple, Jared W. Daniels, Albert G. Boone, Henry C. Bulis, Newton Edmunds, and Augustine S. Gaylord, commissioners on the part of the United States, and the different bands of the Sioux Nation of Indians, and also the Northern Arapahoes and Cheyennes, by their chiefs and headmen, whose names are hereto subscribed, they being duly authorized to act in the premises.
Boundaries of reser
Treaty (15 Stat. L.,
"ARTICLE 1. The said parties hereby agree that the northern and western boundaries of the reservation defined by article 2 of the treaty between the United States vation. and different tribes of Sioux Indians, concluded April 29, 1868, and proclaimed Feb635). ruary 24, 1869, shall be as follows: The western boundaries shall commence at the intersection of the one hundred and third meridian of longitude with the northern boundary of the State of Nebraska; thence north along said meridian to its intersection with the South Fork of the Cheyenne River; thence down said stream to its junction with the North Fork; thence up the North Fork of said Cheyenne River to the said one hundred and third meridian; thence north along said meridian to the South Branch of Cannon Ball River or Cedar Creek; and the northern boundary of their said reservation shall follow the said South Branch to its intersection with the main Cannon Ball River, and thence down the said main Cannon Ball River to the Missouri River; And the said Indians do hereby relinquish and cede to the United States all the territory lying outside the said reservation, as herein modified and described, including all privileges of hunting;
And article 16 of said treaty is hereby abrogated.
"ART. 2. The said Indians also agree and consent that wagon and other roads, not Roads, &c., through exceeding three in number, may be constructed and maintained, from convenient and reservation. accessible points on the Missouri River, through said reservation, to the country lying immediately west thereof, upon such routes as shall be designated by the President of the United States; and they also consent and agree to the free navigation of the Missouri River.
"ART. 3. The said Indians also agree that they will hereafter receive all annuities Annuities; where re provided by the said treaty of 1868, and all subsistence and supplies which may be eived. provided for them under the present or any future act of Congress, at such points and places on the said reservation, and in the vicinity of the Missouri River, as the President of the United States shall designate.
"ART. 4. [The Government of the United States and the said Indians, being mutu- Delegation to select ally desirous that the latter shall be located in a country where they may eventually home in Indian Terribecome self-supporting and acquire the arts of civilized life, it is therefore agreed tory. that the said Indians shall select a delegation of five or more chiefs and principal men act above.) Not confirmed. (See from each band, who shall, without delay, visit the Indian Territory under the guidance and protection of suitable persons, to be appointed for that purpose by the Department of the Interior, with a view to selecting therein a permanent home for the said Indians. If such delegation shall make a selection which shall be satisfactory to themselves, the people whom they represent, and to the United States, then the said Indians agree that they will remove to the country so selected within one year from this date.
And the said Indians do further agree in all things to submit themselves to such beneficent plans as the Government may provide for them in the selection of a country suitable for a permanent home, where they may live like white men.]
"ART. 5. In consideration of the foregoing cession of territory and rights, and upon full compliance with each and every obligation assumed by the said Indians, the rations, purchase of United States does agree to provide all necessary aid to assist the said Indians in the surplus, employment, work of civilization; to furnish to them schools and instruction in mechanical and agricultural arts, as provided for by the treaty of 1868.
Also to provide the said Indians with subsistence consisting of a ration for each individual of a pound and a half of beef, (or in lieu thereof, one half pound of bacon,) one-half pound of flour, and one-half pound of corn; and for every one hundred rations, four pounds of coffee, eight pounds of sugar, and three pounds of beans, or in lieu of said articles the equivalent thereof, in the discretion of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
Such rations, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be continued until the Indians are able to support themselves.
Rations shall, in all cases, be issued to the head of each separate family; and whenever schools shall have been provided by the Government for said Indians, no rations
Erection of houses.
Not confirmed. (See act above.)
Artisans to be married, &c.
Unfit persons to receive no benefits.
Treaty of 1868 con655).
shall be issued for children between the ages of six and fourteen years (the sick and infirm excepted) unless such children shall regularly attend school.
Whenever the said Indians shall be located upon lands which are suitable for cultivation, rations shall be issued only to the persons and families of those persons who labor, (the aged, sick, and infirm excepted ;) and as an incentive to industrious habits the Commissioner of Indian Affairs may provide that such persons be furnished in payment for their labor such other necessary articles as are requisite for civilized life.
The Government will aid said Indians as far as possible in finding a market for their surplus productions, and in finding employment, and will purchase such surplus, as far as may be required, for supplying food to those Indians, parties to this agreement, who are unable to sustain themselves; and will also employ Indians, so far as practicable, in the performance of Government work upon their reservation.
"ART. 6. Whenever the head of a family shall, in good faith, select an allotment of land upon such reservation and engage in the cultivation thereof, the Government shall, with his aid, erect a comfortable house on such allotment;
[And if said Indians shall remove to said Indian Territory as hereinbefore provided, the Government shall erect for each of the principal chiefs a good and comfortable dwelling-house.]
"ART. 7. To improve the morals and industrious habits of said Indians, it is agreed that the agent, trader, farmer, carpenter, blacksmith, and other artisans employed or permitted to reside within the reservation belonging to the Indians, parties to this agreement, shall be lawfully married and living with their respective families on the reservation;
And no person other than an Indian of full blood, whose fitness, morally or otherwise, is not, in the opinion of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, conducive to the welfare of said Indians, shall receive any benefit from this agreement or former treaties, and may be expelled from the reservation.
"ART. 8. The provisions of the said treaty of 1868, except as herein modified, shall tinued (15 Stat. L., continue in full force, and, with the provisions of this agreement, shall apply to any country which may hereafter be occupied by the said Indians as a home; and Congress shall, by appropriate legislation, secure to them an orderly government;
Indians subject to laws of United States. -pledged to this agrement.
Agreement subject to approval.
They shall be subject to the laws of the United States, and each individual shall be protected in his rights of property, person, and life.
"ART. 9. The Indians, parties to this agreement, do hereby solemnly pledge themselves, individually and collectively, to observe each and all of the stipulations herein contained, to select allotments of land as soon as possible after their removal to their permanent home, and to use their best efforts to learn to cultivate the same.
And they do solemnly pledge themselves that they will at all times maintain peace with the citizens and Government of the United States; that they will observe the laws thereof and loyally endeavor to fulfill all the obligations assumed by them under the treaty of 1868 and the present agreement, and to this end will, whenever requested by the President of the United States, select so many suitable men from each band to co-operate with him in maintaining order and peace on the reservation as the President may deem necessary, who shall receive such compensation for their services as Congress may provide.
"ART. 10. In order that the Government may faithfully fulfill the stipulations contained in this agreement, it is mutually agreed that a census of all Indians affected hereby shall be taken in the month of December of each year, and the names of each head of family and adult person registered; said census to be taken in such manner as the Commissioner of Indian Affairs may provide.
"ART. 11. It is understood that the term reservation herein contained shall be held to apply to any country which shall be selected under the authority of the United States as the future home of said Indians.
"This agreement shall not be binding upon either party until it shall have received the approval of the President and Congress of the United States.
"Dated and signed at Red Cloud agency, Nebraska, September 26, 1876.
AN ACT TO ALLOW A PENSION OF THIRTY-SIX DOLLARS PER MONTH TO SOLDIERS
Pensions for loss of one hand and one foot in military or naval service.
Be it enacted, &c., That all persons who, while in the military or naval service of the United States, and in the line of duty, shall have lost one hand and one foot, or been totally and permanently disabled in both, shall be entitled to a pension for each of such disabilities, and at such a rate as is provided for by the provisions of the existing laws for each disability: Provided, That this act shall not be so construed as to reduce pensions in any case. [February 28, 1877.]
AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF CERTAIN CLAIMANTS UNDER THE DONATION LAND LAW of Oregon, APPROVED SEPTEMBER TWENTY-SEVENTH, EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY.
Claims for settlements on lands in Oregon and Washington Territories, included in certain military reservations, made valid and patents to issue.
Feb. 28, 1877.
19 Stat. L., 264.
Be it enacted, &c., That the claims of such persons who were duly Claims for setqualified thereto, and made bona-fide settlements upon lands in the tlements on lands State of Oregon and Washington Territory, under the provisions of the in Oregon and in Washington Terriact of Congress, approved September twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred tory, included in and fifty, entitled "An act to create the office of surveyor general of the certain military public lands in Oregon, and to provide for the survey, and to make reservations, made valid and patents donations to settlers of the said public lands," and the legislation sup- to issue. plemental thereto, which have been included, in whole or in part, within the limits of any reservation made by the United States for military purposes subsequent to the date of such settlement and prior to the completion of the period of residence and cultivation required by said act, which reservation has been, or may hereafter be, declared abandoned by the Secretary of War as no longer necessary to the United States for mili tary or other purposes, shall be adjudicated and patented the same as other donation claims arising under said act and supplemental legislation, as though such reservation had never been made:
Provided however, That no claim of any settler coming within the purview of this act shall be validated or confirmed the value of whose improvements, at the time such reservation was made by the United States, has been ascertained and paid for by the Secretary of War, as required by the aforesaid act of September twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and fifty, and the legislation supplemental thereto. [February 28, 1877.]
1850, ch. 76 (9 Stat. L., 496). R. S., § 2393.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE SALE OF CERTAIN LANDS IN KANSAS.
1. Cherokee strip of public land in Kansas to be sold.
2. Proceeds; how disposed of.
3. When act takes effect.
Feb. 28, 1877.
19 Stat. L., 265.
1872, ch. 157 (17
Whereas, certain lands in the State of Kansas, known as the Cherokee strip, being a strip of land on the southern boundary of Kansas, some two or three miles wide, detached from the lands patented to the Cherokee Nation Stat. L., 98). by the act known as the Kansas-Nebraska bill, in defining the boundaries thereof, said lands still being, so far as unsold, the property of the Cherokee Nation; and
Whereas an act was passed by the Forty-second Congress, which became a law on its acceptance by the Cherokee national authorities, and which fixed the price of the lands east of Arkansas River at two dollars per acre, and west of said river at one dollar and fifty cents per acre; and
Whereas portions of the same have been sold under said law, and portions remain unsold, the price being too high: Therefore,
Be it enacted, &c.
sas to be sold.
[SECTION 1], That the Secretary shall offer for sale to settlers all of Cherokee strip of said tract remaining unsold at the passage of this act at the local land public land in Kanoffices in the districts in which it is situated, at one dollar and twentyfive cents per acre; and all of said lands remaining unsold after one year from the date at which they are so offered for sale at the local landoffices shall be sold by the Secretary of the Interior for cash, in quantities or tracts not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres, at not less than one dollar per acre.
SEC. 2. That the proceeds of said lands shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States, and placed to the credit of the Cherokee Na- disposed of.