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PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF CONGRESS

CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME.

STATUTE I.-1877.

ACTS OF THE FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.

Army Appropriations. An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, and for other purposes. November 21, 1877

Deficiency Appropriations. An act to provide for certain deficiencies in the pay of the Navy and the
pay of the Marine Corps, and for other purposes. November 21, 1877.
Samuel G. Reed. An act authorizing the change of the name of the ship Samuel G. Reed. Novem-
ber 21, 1877
Captain Charles Robbins. An act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to issue a register and
change the name of the schooner Captain Charles Robbins to Minnie. November 24, 1877...
Binding Documents. An act authorizing binding of documents for members of Congress. December
10, 1877

RESOLUTION.

Statue of General Greene. Joint resolution fixing a site for the statue of General Greene. November 23, 1877

STATUTE IT.--1877-78.

United States Attorne District of Columbia. An act to provide a method for the settlement and ad-
justment of t accounts of the attorney of the United States for the District of Combia.
December 14, 1877
Deficiencies, 1878. An act to provide for deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the gov-
ernment for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, and
for prior years, and for other purposes. December 15, 1877..

Biennial Register. An act providing for the printing and distribution of the Biennial Register.
December 15, 1877.

Samuel G. Reed. An act authorizing the changing of the name of the ship Samuel G. Reed. Decem-
ber 15, 1877...

Steamer Huron. An act relative to the burial of the officers and others of the United States Navy who perished by the wreck of the United States steamer Huron, and for other purposes. December 15, 1877

Post-Roads. An act establishing post-roads. January 14, 1878

Great Seal of United States. An act to authorize and direct the Secretary of State to affix the Great
Seal of the United States to a certain document therein stated. January 18, 1878...
Miners' National Bank of Braidwood. An act to change the location and name of the Miners' National

Bank of Braidwood, Illinois. January 31, 1878

Public Printing. An act to further regulate the purchase of material for the public printing and binding. February 1, 1878

District of Columbia. An act to punish embezzlement in the District of Columbia, and to protect
the records of said District, and for other purposes. February 4, 1878
Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas, and Red Rivers. An act for the removal of obstructions from the Mis-
sissippi, Missouri, Arkansas, and Red Rivers, and for the preservation of the public property.
February 7, 1878...

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Omoa and Truxillo Consulate. An act to change the name of the
February 11, 1878.....

Consulate at Omoa and Truxillo."

Senators Morton and Bogy. An act for providing portraits to accompany the memorial addresses on

the late Senators Morton and Bogy. February 19, 1878.. Dakota Law-Library. An act to appropriate money for the purchase of a law-library for the Territory of Dakota. February 25, 1878..

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Wyoming Law-Library. An act making an appropriation for the purchase of a law-library for the use of the courts and the United States officers in the Territory of Wyoming. February 25,

1878......

Silver Dollar. An act to authorize the coinage of the standard silver dollar, and to restore its legaltender character. February 28, 1878.

C. M. Whittaker. An act to change the name of the steam-tug C. M. Whittaker to Caroline. March 4, 1878.

Pension Agents. An act to amend section four thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight of the
Revised Statutes. March 8, 1878....

Revised Statutes. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to provide for the preparation and publication of a new edition of the Revised Statutes of the United States," approved March second, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven. March 9, 1878.....

West Virginia Courts. An act changing the times of holding terms of the district court for the district of West Virginia. March 9, 1878.

Pensions. An act amending the laws granting pensions to the soldiers and sailors of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve, and their widows, and for other purposes. March 9, 1878 Bridge at Glasgow, Mo. An act to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Missouri River at or near Glasgow, Missouri. March 13, 1878......

Revised Statutes. An act further to suspend the operations of section five thousand five hundred and
seventy-four of the Revised Statutes of the United States, title seventy-two, in relation to
guano islands. March 15, 1878..

Witnesses in United States Courts. An act to make persons charged with crimes and offenses competent
witnesses in the United States and Territorial Courts. March 16, 1878....
Bennett's Polar Expedition. An act in aid of a Polar expedition designed by James Gordon Bennett.
March 18, 1878

Woodruff Scientific Expedition. An act to authorize the granting of an American register to a foreignbuilt ship, for the purpose of the Woodruff Scientific Expedition around the world. March 23, 1878..

Fortification Appropriations. An act making appropriations for fortifications and for other works
of defence, and for the armament thereof, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen
hundred and seventy-nice, and for other purposes. March 23, 1878
Franklin Insurance Company. An act to extend the charter of the Franklin Insurance Company of
the city of Washington. March 26, 1878..........

Worthington and Sioux Falls Railroad Company. An act to authorize the Worthington and Sioux Falls
Railroad Company to extend its road into the Territory of Dakota to the village of Sioux
Falls. April 2, 1878

Deficiency Appropriations. An act to provide for deficiencies in the miscellaneous fund of the Senate and
of the House of Representatives. April 2, 1578....

District of Columbia. An act to amend an act entitled "An act for the support of the government for the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, and for other purposes." April 3, 1878 ..

Library of Congress. An act to constitute a commission to consider and report a plan for providing
enlarged accommodations for the Library of Congress. April 3, 1878...
John A. Darling. An act for the relief of John A. Darling. April 8, 1878

Judicial District in Missouri. An act to amend section five hundred and forty, chapter one, title thir

teen, Revised Statutes of the United States. April 8, 1878...

War Department Contracts. An act to authorize the Secretary of War to prescie rules and regulations to be observed in the preparation, submission, and opening of bids for contracts under the War Department. April 10, 1878. .

Non York Indian Lands in Kansas. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to provide for the sale
of certain New York Indian lands in Kansas," approved February nineteenth, eighteen hundred
and seventy-three. April 17, 1878...

District of Columbia. An act to prevent depredations upon property in the District of Columbia.
April 17, 1878

Revised Statutes. An act requiring the Commissioner for preparing and publishing a new edition of the Revised Statutes of the United States to revise and perfect the index to the first volume of the same. April 19, 1878.........

Fort Riley Bridge. An act to authorize the construction of a bridge abutment and approach within the Fort Riley military reservation. April 20, 1878

George A. Armes. An act to authorize the restoration of George A. Armes to the rank of captain.
April 23, 1878

Contagious and Infectious Diseases. An act to prevent the introduction of contagious and infectious diseases into the United States. April 29, 1878.....

City of Kansas. An act to provide for the erection of a public building in the city of Kansas in the

State of Missouri. April 29, 1878

District of Columbia. An act to prevent the sale of policy or lottery tickets in the District of Columbia. April 29, 1878..

District of Columbia.' An act providing for the recording of deeds, mortgages, and other conveyances

affecting real estate in the District of Columbia. April 29, 1878

District of Columbia. An act for the relief of the public schools of the District of Columbia. April

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Public Printing. An act to provide for a deficiency in the appropriation for the public printing and binding for the current fiscal year. April 30, 1878... Passports to Brazil. An act authorizing the issue of passports free to colored citizens going to Brazil. Deficiency Appropriations. An act to provide for deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, and for prior years, for subsistence of the Army, and for other purposes. April 30, 1878.. Appropriations. An act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to employ temporary clerks, and making an appropriation for the same; also making appropriations for detecting trespass on public lands, and for bringing into market public lands in certain States, and for other purposes. April 30, 1878. Alaska Customs Officers. An act to provide for the administration of the oath of office to collectors and other officers of the customs in the district of Alaska. May 2, 1878.... Twenty Cent Pieces. An act to prohibit the coinage of the twenty cent piece of silver. May 2, 1878. Propeller East. An act authorizing and directing the Secretary of the Treasury to issue an American register to the Canadian-built propeller East by the name of Kent. May 2, 1878. Ute Indians of Colorado. An act authorizing the President of the United States to make certain ne

gotiations with the Ute Indians in the State of Colorado. May 3, 1878.. Unincorporated Colleges. An act to extend the provisions of section thirty-two hundred and ninety

seven of the Revised Statutes to other institutions of learning. May 3, 1878.... Naval Service Appropriations. An act making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, and for other purposes. May 4, 1878 South Pass Jetties. An act making an appropriation for pier-lights at the entrance of the jetties in the South Pass of the Mississippi River. May 6, 1878..

Pacific Railroads. An act to alter and amend the act entitled "An act to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes," approved July first, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and also to alter and amend the act of Congress approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, in amendment of said first-named act. May 7,

1878

Issue of Arms. An act to amend a joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to issue arms,
approved July third, eighteen hundred and seventy-six. May 16, 1878....
Mail Lettings. An act to regulate the advertising of mail lettings, and for other purposes. May 17,

1878

Transportation in Bond. An act extending the privileges of sections twenty-nine hundred and ninety to twenty-nine hundred and ninety-seven of the Revised Statutes, inclusive, to the port of Bath, in the State of Maine. May 25, 1878.... Пomesteads. An act for the relief of settlers on the public lands under the pre-emption laws. May 27, 1878 D. A. McDonald.

An act to change the name of the steamboat D. A. McDonald to Silver Wave.

May 27, 1878
Indian Service Appropriations. An act making appropriations for the current and contingent ex-
penses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian
tribes, for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, and for other
purposes. May 27, 1878..

District of Columbia. An act to authorize the Commissioners of the District of Columbia to refund
certain taxes erroneously collected, and for other purposes. May 23, 1878.
Legal Tender Notes. An act to forbid the further retirement of United States legal-tender notes.
May 31, 1878..

Columbia College. An act supplementary to the act of March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-
three, entitled An act supplemental to the act of February ninth, eighteen hundred and twenty-
one, incorporating Columbia College, District of Columbia. May 31, 1878
Grasshoppers. An act for the relief of certain settlers on the public lands. June 1, 1878..
Timber and Mineral Iands. An act authorizing the citizens of Colorado, Nevada, and the Territories to
fell and remove timber on the public domain for mining aud domestic purposes. June 3, 1878..
Timber and Stone Lands. An act for the sale of timber lands in the States of California, Oregon,
Nevada, and in Washington Territory. June 3, 1878....

Homesteads. An act to provide for the publication of notices of contest under the homestead, pre

emption, and tree-culture laws of the United States. June 3, 1878....

District of Columbia. An act to aler and amend a law of the District of Columbia relative to the inspection of flour. June 4, 1878....

Consular and Diplomatic Service Appropriations. An act making appropriations for the consular and
diplomatic service of the governinent for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and
seventy-nine, and for other purposes. June 4, 1878.

Works of Art. An act to provide for the free entry of articles imported for exhibition by societies
established for encouragement of the arts or sciences, and for other purposes. June 6, 1878...
Bankrupt Law. An act to repeal the bankrupt law. June 7, 1878
Galveston Harbor. An act making further appropriations for continuing the improvements of Gal-
veston Harbor, State of Texas. June 7, 1878....
District of Columbia. An act regulating the appointment of justices of the peace, commissioners of
deeds, and constables within and for the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. June
7, 1878.....

Municipal Corporations in Territories. An act explanatory of section eighteen hundred and eightynine of the Revised Statutes of the United States, and to ratify and confirm certain Territorial legislation, and for o her purposes. June 8, 1878..

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Courts in Ohio. An act to provide for cirenit and district courts of the United States at Toledo, Ohio. June 8, 1878....

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Superintendents of Mints and Assayers. An act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to constitute
superintendents of mints or assayers in assay-offices, assistant treasurers of the United States.
June 8, 1878
District of Columbia. An act providing a permanent form of government for the District of Co-

lumbia. June 11, 1878....

Military Academy Appropriations. An act making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, and for other purposes. June 11, 1878

United States Courts in Virginia. An act to change the time for holding terms of the district court for the western district of Virginia at Danville. June 11, 1878..

Election in California. An act fixing the time for holding the election for Representatives to the Forty-sixth Congress of the United States in and for the State of California. June 11, 1878... Election in Colorado. An act designating the times for the election of Representatives to the Fortysixth and succeeding Congresses from the State of Colorado. June 11, 1878... Pension Appropriations. An act making appropriations for the payment of invalid and other pensions of the United States for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventynine. June 14, 1878 Homesteads. An act for the relief of settlers on the public lands under the pre-emption laws. June 14, 1878

Timber Culture. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to encourage the growth of timber on the Western prairies." June 14, 1878....

Deficiency Appropriations. An act making appropriations to supply the deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, and prior years, and for these heretofore treated as permanent, for reappropriations, and for other purposes. June 14, 1878.

Harper's Ferry Property. An act authorizing the Solicitor of the Treasury, by and with the consent of the Secretary of War, to cancel certain contracts for the sale of lots of land made at Harper's Ferry in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, by the United States, to resell the same, and sell or lease all other real estate and riparian rights now owned by the United States at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. June 14, 1878.... Consular Courts. An act to amend section forty-one hundred and twenty-seven of the Revised Statutes of the United States, in relation to the judicial powers and functions of consuls. June 14, 1878

District of Columbia. An act to authorize the Commissioners of the District of Columbia to make and enforce regulations relative to the sale of coal, and also building regulations. June 14, 1878.. Mutual Fire Insurance Company. An act to amend the charter of the Mutual Fire Insurance Company of the District of Columbia. June 14, 1878.

United States Courts in Tennessee. An act to provide for the appointment of a district judge for the

western district of Tennessee, and for other purposes. June 14, 1878.. Polaris Expedition. An act authorizing the publication for sale of an edition of the Narrative of the Polaris Expedition. June 14, 1878.

Collectors of Customs at Plymouth and Nantucket. An act establishing the salaries to be paid the col

lectors of customs of Plymouth and Nantucket, Massachusetts. June 14, 1878 Charles O. Allibone. An act for the relief of Charles O. Allibone. June 14, 1878. Mississippi and Missouri Railroad Lands. An act to restore certain lands in Iowa to settlement under the homestead law, and for other purposes. June 15, 1878... Barge Office, New York City. An act for the construction of a public building for use by the United States Government in the city of New York. June 15, 1878

District of Columbia. An act for the preservation of game and protection of birds in the District of Columbia. June 15, 1878

National Fair Grounds Association. An act to incorporate the National Fair Grounds Association. June 15, 1878..

District of Columbia. An act to regulate the practice of pharmacy in the District of Columbia. June 15, 1878..

Barataria Ship Canal. An act to authorize the Barataria Ship Canal Company to construct and operate a ship canal from New Orleans to the Gulf of Mexico, through the lands and waters of the United States, and to grant to said company the right of way for that purpose. June 15, 1878

Postal Service Appropriations. An act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, and for other purposes. Jute 17, 1878 Cadet-Midshipmen. An act regulating the appointment of cadet-midshipmen and cadet-engineers in the Naval Academy, and for other purposes. June 17, 1878.. Pensions. An act to increase the pension of certain pensioned soldiers and sailors who have lost both their hands or both their feet or the sight of both eyes in the service of the country. June 17, 1878..

Mexican-Treaty Awards. An act to provide for the distribution of the awards made under the convention between the United States of America and the Republic of Mexico concluded on the fourth day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. June 18, 1878..

Army Appropriations. An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, and for other purposes. June 18, 1878

River and Harbor Appropriations. An act making appropriations for the construction, repair, preservation, and completion of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes. June 18, 1878....

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