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public building in ing heretofore authorized to be constructed at Trenton, New Jersey, inTrenton, N. J. cluding the sight (site) thereof, be, and the same is hereby, limited to the

Additional ap- sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars; and one hundred and fifty propriation. thousand dollars in addition to the amount heretofore appropriated is here

by appropriated for the purpose aforesaid out of any money in the treasury

not otherwise appropriated; and the said building, instead of being conFire-proof

structed strictly fire-proof, shall have a fire-proof vault extending to each vault.

story; and all money heretofore and hereby appropriated shall be ex

pended under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, who shall Plans and cause proper plans and estimates to be made, so that no expenditure shall estimates.

be made or authorized for the full completion of said building beyond the No money to amount heretofore and hereby appropriated : Provided, That no money be expended heretofore or hereby appropriated shall be used or applied for the purpose until, &c.

until a valid title to the land for the site of such building shall be vested in the United States, and until the State shall also duly release and relinquish to the United States the right to tax or in any way assess said site, or the property of the United States that may be thereon, during the time that the United States shall be or remain the owner thereof.

APPROVED, March 18, 1872.

March 18, 1872. CHAP. LIX.- An Act for the Construction of an Addition to the United States Court

house and

Post-office Building in Indianapolis, Indiana, and for the Purchase of additional Ground adjoining the Site of said Building.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Addition to States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treaspublic building ury be, and he is hereby, authorized and instructed to cause to be erected in Indianapolis, Ind., for the an addition to the building now owned by the United States in the city of courts and public Indianapolis, Indiana, to correspond in design to the said building, and offices.

suitable for the further accommodation of the United States courts, postLimit to cost office, local land-offices, and internal revenue and pension offices, at a cost

not to exceed one hundred thousand dollars ; said addition to be erected

on the grounds now owned by the United States. Additional land Sec. 2. That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he hereby is, authorto be purchased. ized and directed to negotiate for the purchase of the lot or part of lot lying

east of and adjoining the ground on which the United States court-house

and post-office building has been erected in the city of Indianapolis, InCost how to be diana, at a cost to be agreed upon by the owner or owners of said lot or determined.

part of lot, and the judges of the circuit and district courts of the United States and the district attorney of the United States for Indiana, and the

postmaster at Indianapolis, subject to the approval of the Secretary of No money to the Treasury: Provided, That no money which may hereafter be approbe expended

priated for this purpose shall be used or expended in the purchase of said until, &c. See Post, p. 353. lot or part of lot until a valid title thereto shall be vested in the United

States, and until the State of Indiana shall cede its jurisdiction over the same, and shall also duly release and relinquish to the United States the right to tax or in any way assess said lot or part of lot, and the property of the United States that may be thereon during the time that the United States shall be or remain the owner thereof.

APPROVED, March 18, 1872.

March 18, 1872. CHAP. LX. - An Act to provide for a Building for the Use of the Post-office, Custom

house, Pension-office, United States Circuit and District Courts, and internal Revenue Offices, at Hartford, Connecticut.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Building to be States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the TreasHartford, Conn., ury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to cause to be constructed for public offices a suitable building at Hartford, Connecticut, for the accommodation of the and courts of the custom-house, post-office, pension-office, United States circuit and district

Limit to cost. courts, and internal revenue offices, at a cost not exceeding three hundred

thousand dollars ; said building to be constructed with a fire-proof vault Fire-proof extending to each story, and under the direction of the Secretary of the vault. Treasury, who shall cause proper plans and estimates to be made, so that Plans and estino expenditure shall be made or authorized for the full completion of said mates. building beyond the sum of three hundred thousand dollars : Provided, That no money which may hereafter be appropriated shall be used or ex No money to pended for the purposes herein mentioned until a valid title to the land for be expended the site of such building, which, it is understood, the city of Hartford pro- See Post, p. 353. poses to donate for this purpose, shall be vested in the United States, nor until the State of Connecticut shall cede its jurisdiction over the same, and also duly release and relinquish to the United States the right to tax or in any way assess said site, or the property of the United States that may be thereon, during the time that the United States shall be or remain the owner thereof.

APPROVED, March 18, 1872.

CHAP.

LXII. – An Act authorizing the Survey and Marking of the Boundary between March 19, 1872. the Territory of the United States and the Possessions of Great Britain, from the Lake of the Woods to the Summit of the Rocky Mountains.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United Joint commisStates, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, be, and he is the boundary behereby, authorized to co-operate with the government of Great Britain in tween the United the appointment of a joint commission, in accordance with the plan and States and Britestimates of Brigadier-General A. A. Humphreys, Chief of Engineers, &c.

ish possessions, submitted November twenty-third, eighteen hundred and seventy, for determining the boundary line between the United States and the British possessions, between the Lake of the Woods and the Rocky Mountains : Provided, however, That engineers in the regular service of the United Engineers in States shall be employed exclusively as engineers in the performance of the regular serthe duties contemplated by this act, without any additional salary, and the Secretary of War is hereby directed to make the necessary details of engineers for that purpose.

SEC. 2. That fifty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be Appropriation. required, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in See Post, p. 529. the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to carry into effect the object of said joint commission.

APPROVED, March 19, 1872.

CHAP. LXIII. – An Act for the Relief of Pre-emption Settlers in the State of California. March 22, 1872.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all bona fide pre-emption Certain preclaimants who may have filed their declaratory statements, prior to the emption settlers passage of this act, upon any of the public lands in the State of California, have one year shall have one year from and after the passage of this act in which to make from, &c. to proof and payment of their respective claims.

prove, &c., their

claims. APPROVED, March 22, 1872.

CHAP. LXV. - An Act appropriating Money for the Purchase of a suitable Site, and erect- March 27, 1872.

ing a Building thereon, in the City of Saint Louis, Missouri, to be used for the Purposes of a Custom-house, Post-office, and other federal Offices.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, T'hat the Secretary of the Treas

Site to be proury is hereby authorized and directed to purchase, at a private sale, or by Louis

, Mo., for

cured in Saint condemnation in pursuance of the statutes of the State of Missouri, a suit- building for able lot in the city of Saint Louis, for the purpose of erecting thereon a custom-house, building, to be used for the purposes of a custom-house, post-office, United

post-office, &c. State court, and other federal offices; and that the sum of five hundred Appropriation

thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be found necessary, is hereby

appropriated, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, Former appro- for the purchase of said lot; and that the sum of three hundred thousand

1870, Ch. 292. dollars heretofore appropriated by an act entitled “ An act making appropriaVol. xvi. p. 297. tions for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending June

1871, ch. 21. thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and for other purposes,” and Ante, p. 12.

extended by an act entitled “ An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the civil service of the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and for additional appropriations for the service of the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for other purposes," approved April twentieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, shall be applied toward the erection of

the building above mentioned ; and the Secretary of the Treasury shall Plans, &c. cause proper plans and estimates to be made; but no expenditure shall be No expenditure made or authorized for the construction of said building until a valid title a valid

title is ob to the land for the site of said building shall be vested in the United States, tained, jurisdic- and until the State of Missouri shall cede its jurisdiction over said site and tion ceded, and shall also duly release and relinquish to the United States the right to tax right to tax relinquished.

or in any way assess said site, or the property of the United States that may

be thereon, during the time that the United States shall be or remain the Limit to ex- owner thereof: Provided, That no expenditure shall be made or authorized penditure.

for the site exceeding five hundred thousand dollars, nor for the full completion of said building and site exceeding two million two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. All acts or parts of acts conflicting with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

APPROVED, March 27, 1872.

March 27, 1872. CHAP. LXVI. - An Act extending the Time for the Completion of the Portage Lake and

Lake Superior Ship Canal. Time for com- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United pletion of Portage States of America in Congress assembled, That time for the completion of Superior ship the Portage Lake and Lake Superior Ship Canal be, and the same is hereby, Vol. cit. p.620. extended to the third day of March, anno Domini eighteen hundred and Vol. xiv. p. 81. seventy-three. Vol. xvi. p. 599. APPROVED, March 27, 1872.

March 30, 1872. CHAP. LXXII. - An Act in Addition to an Act entitled An act to amend an Act enti

1866, ch. 288. tled 'An Act for the Removal of Çauses in certain Cases from State Courts,' approved Vol. xiv. p. 306. July twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-six," approved Murch second, eighteen 1867, ch. 196.

hundred and sixty-seven. Vol. xiv. p. 558.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Certain perso- States of America in Congress assembled, That whenever a personal action nal actions in

has been or shall be brought in any State court by an alien against any State courts by aliens against citizen of a State who is, or at the time the alleged action accrued was, a certain civil offi- civil officer of the United States, being non-resident of that State wherein Sers of the United jurisdiction is obtained by the State court, by personal service of process, removed to the such action may be removed into the circuit court of the United States in circuit courts of and for the district in which the defendant shall have been served with proStates.

cess, in the same manner as now provided for the removal of an action brought

in a State court by the provisions of section three of the act of March second, 1833, ch. 57. eighteen hundred and thirty-three, entitled " An act further to provide for Vol. iv. p. 632. the collection of duties on imports.”

APPROVED, March 30, 1872.

April 1, 1872. CHAP. LXXIII. - An Act to authorize the Construction of a Bridge across the MissisSee 1872, сh 281. sippi River at or near the Town of Clinton, in the State of Iowa, and other Bridges Post, p. 215. across said River, and to establish them as Post-roads.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Bridge across States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be lawful for any

person or persons, company or corporation, to build a bridge across the the Mississippi Mississippi river, at such point on said river, within fifteen miles of the River near Clintown of Clinton, in the State of Iowa, as may accommodate the Chicago, thorized, &c. Burlington, and Quincy railroad and its connections on the west side of said river, and to lay on or over said bridge railway tracks for the more perfect connection of any railroads that are, or shall be, constructed to the said river at or opposite said point, under the limitations and conditions hereinafter provided; that said bridge shall not interfere with the Bridge not to free navigation of said river beyond what is necessary in order to carry interfere with

navigation, &c.; into effect the rights and privileges hereby granted ; and in case of any litigation arising from any obstruction, or alleged obstruction, to the free navigation of said river, the cause may be tried before the district court of the United States of any State in which any portion of said obstruction or bridge touches: Provided, That said bridge shall not be so located nor with present or constructed as to interfere in any manner with the approaches to the railroad bri railroad bridge now erected at Clinton, or with the piers of the same, or so as to obstruct in any manner the passage of said bridge by boats, vessels, or rafts, or to render such passage more difficult or dangerous : Provided, however, That this clause shall not be construed to prohibit the crossing of the approaches to said bridge, if such crossing shall be found necessary.

Sec. 2. That any bridge built under the provisions of this act may, at may be drawthe option of the company building the same, be built as a draw-bridge, bridge, or built with a pivot or other form of draw, or with unbroken or continuous spans: spans. Provided, That if the said bridge shall be made with unbroken and continuous spans, it shall not be of less elevation, in any case, than fifty feet above extreme high-water mark, as understood at the point of location, to the bottom chord of the bridge ; nor shall the spans of said bridge be Spans and piers. less than two hundred and fifty feet in length, and the piers of said bridge shall be parallel with the current of the river, and the main span shall be over the main channel of the river, and not less than three hundred feet in length: And provided also, That if any bridge built under this act Draw-bridge; shall be constructed as a draw-bridge, the same shall be constructed as a pivot draw-bridge, with a draw over the main channel of the river at an accessible and navigable point, and with spans of not less than one hundred and sixty feet in length in the clear on each side of the central or pivot pier of the draw; and the next adjoining spans to the draw shall not be less than two hundred and fifty feet; and said spans shall not be less than thirty feet above low-water mark, and not less than ten above extreme high-water mark, measuring to the bottom chord of the bridge ; and the piers of said bridge shall be parallel with the current of the river, where said bridge may be erected: And provided also, That said draw to be opened shall be opened promptly, upon reasonable signal, for the passage of promptly. boats.

Sec. 3. That any bridge constructed under this act, and according to Bridge to be a its limitations, shall be a lawful structure, and shall be known and recog- and a post-route. nized as a post-route, upon which, also, no higher charge shall be made for the transmission over the same of the mails, the troops, and the Charges for munitions of war of the United States than the rate per mile paid for their transportation. transportation over the railroads public highways leading to the said bridge, and the United States shall have the right of way for postaltelegraph purposes across said bridge.

Sec. 4. That all railway companies desiring to use the said bridge shall All railway have and be entitled to equal rights and privileges in the passage of the companies to

rights same, and in the use of the machinery and fixtures thereof, and of all the in the passage of approaches thereto, under and upon such terms and conditions as shall be the bridge, &c. prescribed by the Secretary of War, upon hearing the allegations and proofs of the parties in case they shall not agree.

Sec. 5. That the structure herein authorized shall be built and located Regulations for

the security of under and subject to such regulations for the security of navigation of said the navigation of river as the Secretary of War shall prescribe, and the said structure shall prescribed by the be at all times so kept and managed as to offer reasonable and proper Secretary of War. means for the passage of vessels through or under said structure; and the

[See ch. 281. Post, p. 215.)

said structure shall be changed at the cost and expense of the owners

thereof, from time to time as Congress may direct, so as to preserve the Right to erect, free and convenient navigation of said river. And the authority to erect may be revoked. and continue said bridge shall be subject to revocation, modification by

law whenever the public good shall in the judgment of Congress so re

quire, without any expense or charge to the United States. Bridges across Sec. 6. That the Muscatine Western Railroad Company, or their River authorized assigns, a corporation existing under the laws of the State of lowa, be, near Muscatine, and is hereby authorized to construct and maintain a bridge across the Iowa; Mississippi river at the city of Muscatine, in the State of Iowa. The

bridge authorized to be built by this section is hereby declared to be a post-route, and shall have all the privileges, and is subject to all the terms, restrictions, and requirements contained in the foregoing sections

of this act. between the Sec. 7. That a bridge may be constructed and maintained across the counties of Car Mississippi river, at any point they may select, between the counties of sides, Illinois, &c. Carroll and Whitesides, in the State of Illinois, and the counties of

Jackson and Clinton, in the State of Iowa, either by the Western Union Railroad Company or the Sabula, Ackley, and Dakota Railroad Company, or both of them, or by either or both of their successors or assigns, or by any person, company, or corporation having authority from the States of Illinois and Iowa. The bridge authorized to be built by this section is hereby declared to be a post-route, and has all the privileges, and is subject to all the terms, restrictions, and requirements contained in

the foregoing sections of this act. between La Sec. 8. That a bridge may be constructed and maintained across the Crosse Co., Wis- Mississippi river, at any point they may select, between the county of Houston Co., La Crosse, in the State of Wisconsin, and the county of Houston, in the Minnesota State of Minnesota, by the Milwaukee and Saint Paul Railway Company,

their successors or assigns, or by any person, company, or corporation having authority from the States of Wisconsin and Minnesota. The bridge authorized to be built by this section is hereby declared to be a post-route, and has all the privileges, and is subject to all the terms, restrictions, and requirements contained in the foregoing sections of this

act. Right to alter, Sec. 9. That the right to alter or amend this act, so as to prevent or &c., this act, expressly reserved.

remove all material obstructions to the navigation of said river by the

construction of bridges, is hereby expressly reserved. Act to take Sec. 10. That this act shall take effect and be in force from and after effect from pas- its passage, without any expense or charge to the United States. sage.

APPROVED, April 1, 1872. April 1, 1872. CHAP. LXXIV. - An Act to authorize the Restoration of Gilbert Morton to the naval

Service. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Gilbert Morton States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United pointed ensign in States be, and he is hereby, authorized to nominate, and, by and with the the navy. advice and consent of the Senate, to re-appoint Gilbert Morton an ensign

in the navy.

APPROVED, April 1, 1872. April 1, 1872. CHAP. LXXV.- An Act to change the Name of the Pleasure Yacht Loisto that of

"Sea Witch," and to change the Name of the Yacht William M. Tweedto that of Julia.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Name of the States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treas

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