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drawn as bank cir- notes in excess only of three hundred million of dollars, to the amount culation increases. of eighty per centum of the sum of national-bank notes so issued to any 1874, June 20, such banking-association as aforesaid, and to continue such redemption ch. 343, § 6. as such circulating-notes are issued until there shall be outstanding the Repealed by 1878, sum of three hundred million dollars of such legal-tender United States May 31, ch. 146. notes, and no more.]
Resumption of specie payment for legal-tender notes January 1, 1879.
Sale of bonds to
And on and after the first day of January, anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, the Secretary of the Treasury shall redeem, in coin, the United States legal tender notes then outstanding on their presentation for redemption, at the office of the assistant treasurer of the United States in the city of New York, in sums of not less than fifty dollars.
And to enable the Secretary of the Treasury to prepare and provide provide for re- for the redemption in this act authorized or required, he is authorized demption. 1870, ch. 256 (16 to use any surplus revenues, from time to time, in the Treasury not Stat. L., 272). otherwise appropriated, and to issue, sell, and dispose of, at not less 15 Opin. Att'y- than par, in coin, either of the descriptions of bonds of the United States Gen., 359. described in the act of Congress approved July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy, entitled, "An act to authorize the refunding of the national debt," with like qualities, privileges, and exemptions, to the extent necessary to carry this act into full effect, and to use the pro-ceeds thereof for the purposes aforesaid.
And all provisions of laws inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed. [January 14, 1875.]
Jan. 18, 1875.
18 Stat. L., 297.
AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE NAVAL SERVICE FOR THE YEAR ENDING
Expenses of officers of Navy traveling under orders not to be paid unless approved by Secretary, &c.
Expenses of offi- That no allowance shall be made in the settlement of any account for cers of Navy trav- travelling expenses unless the same be incurred for travelling expenses eling under orders not to be paid un- [of officers travelling under orders] unless the same be incurred on the less approved by order of the Secretary of the Navy, or the allowance be approved by him. * Secretary, &c. [January 18, 1875.]
Jan. 19, 1875.
18 Stat. L., 302.
Limit of circula
R. S., 5185.
AN ACT TO REMOVE THE LIMITATION RESTRICTING THE CIRCULATION OF BANKING-
Limit of circulation of banks issuing gold notes repealed.
Be it enacted, &c., That so much of section five thousand one hundred tion of banks issu- and eighty-five of the Revised Statutes of the United States as limits ing gold notes re- the circulation of banking-associations, organized for the purpose of ispealed. suing notes payable in gold, severally to one million dollars, be, and the same is hereby, repealed; and each of such existing banking-associations may increase its circulating-notes, and new banking-associations may be organized, in accordance with existing law, without respect to such limitation. [January 19, 1875.]
AN ACT DECLARATORY OF THE ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO AMEND THE CUSTOMS-
Judges and district attorneys not liable to penalty for discontinuing, &c., proceedings to obtain testimony of accomplices in crimes.
Jan. 22, 1875.
18 Stat. L., 303.
Be it enacted, &c., That nothing in the nineteenth section of the act Judges and disentitled "An act to amend the customs-revenue laws, and to repeal trict attorneys not moieties," approved June twenty-second, eighteen hundred and seventy- for discontinuing, four, shall be construed to affect any authority, power, or right which &c., proceedings to might theretofore have been lawfully exercised by any court, judge, or obtain testimony district attorney of the United States to obtain the testimony of an ac- of accomplices in complice in any crime against, or fraud upon the customs-revenue laws, R. S., § 5292. on any trial or proceeding for a fine, penalty, or forfeiture under said 1874, June 22, laws, by a discontinuance or dismissal, or by an engagement to discon- ch. 391, § 19. tinue or dismiss any proceedings against such accomplice. [January 22, 1875.]
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONER OF THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE TO GRANT
Jan. 28, 1875.
18 Stat. L., 303.
Part of land of
Part of land of Fort Yuma (Arizona) reservation to be patented to town of Yuma. Be it enacted, &c., That the Commissioner of the General Land Office be, and he is hereby, authorized to include, under the patent for the Fort Yuma (Aritown-site of the town of Yuma, county of Yuma, and Territory of Ari- zona) reservation zona, that part of the Fort Yuma military reservation (not exceeding town of Yuma. to be patented to ten acres of land in all,) restored to the public domain under the act of 1874, June 22, Congress entitled "An act authorizing the Secretary of War to relin. ch. 415. quish and turn over to the Interior Department such parts of certain reservations in the Territory of Arizona as may be no longer required for military purposes," approved June twenty-second, eighteen hundred and seventy-four. [January 28, 1875.]
AN ACT TO CONSTITUTE PATCHOGUE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF LONG ISLAND, IN THE STATE
Patchogue, Long Island, N. Y., to be a port of Surveyor to be appointed, who may enroll, &c.,
Jan. 29, 1875.
18 Stat. L., 304.
Be it enacted, &c., That the village of Patchogue, on the south side of Patchogue, Long Long Island, State of New York, shall be, and the same is hereby, made Island, N. Y., to be a port of delivery within the collection district of the port of New York, a port of delivery. R. S., § 2535, par. and shall be subject to the same regulations as other ports of delivery 2. in the United States; That a surveyor be appointed by the President, with the advice and Surveyor to be consent of the Senate, to reside at the said port of Patchogue, who shall appointed, who have the power to enroll and license vessels to be employed in the coast. may enroll vessels, ing trade and fisheries, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may deem necessary, and who shall give the usual bond, per- 2. form the usual duties in the manner prescribed, and receive the fees he may be entitled to by law as allowed to surveyors for the same duties, and no more. [January 29, 1875.]
R. S., § 4320.
Jan. 30, 1875. 18 Stat. L., 304.
AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF CERTAIN OFFICERS OF THE NAVY WHO WERE DROPPED,
Difference of pay given to certain officers of Navy dropped, &c., and afterward promoted and restored. Difference of pay Be it enacted, &c., That all officers now in the Navy, and the widows given to certain or heirs of those who have died while attached to the Navy, including officers of Navy the widow of Captain Elisha Peck relieved by special act of March three, dropped, &c., and afterward pro- eighteen hundred and seventy-three, who were dropped, furloughed, or moted and re- retired under the act of February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, and who were afterward promoted and restored to the active 1855, ch. 127 (10 list of the Navy, under the operations of the act of January sixteenth, Stat. L., 616). 1857, ch. 12 (11 eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, or by the President under the operaStat. L., 153). tion of subsequent laws, shall be entitled to receive out of any money in 1873, ch. 465 (17 the Treasury not otherwise appropriated the difference between the pay Stat. L., 791). R. S., 66 1457, respectively received by them and the pay at that time designated by law for officers on the active list of the rank to which they were respectively promoted, for and during the time they were affected by the operation of the said acts of February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, and January sixteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven. [January 30, 1875.]
1461, 1593, 1594.
Feb. 5, 1875.
18 Stat. L., 305.
Citizen of United
AN ACT TO GRANT TITLE TO CERTAIN LANDS IN THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA.
Citizens of United States of Mexican birth
1. -to have release of title to lands occupied by
1. Claims of to be filed within one year. Reservations and grants not affected by act.
2. Claims to be surveyed and patents issued.
3. Lands occupied for twenty years to be open to settlement.
Prior right of occupants for less time.
Whereas, certain lands in Santa Cruz Valley, county of Pima, and TerStates of Mexican ritory of Arizona, have for many years been occupied and possessed by perbirth occupying sons of Mexican birth, who became citizens of the United States under the Cruz Valley, Ari- treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the Gadsden treaty; and whereas the said persons desire to secure patents for said lands in the small and irregu Treaties (9 Stat. lar tracts in which they were originally taken up under Mexican authority, L., 922; 10 Stat. and have been held and cultivated to the present time, and they cannot do so L., 1031). under the existing land laws of the United States; Therefore,
to have release
Be it enacted, &c.
[SECTION 1], That all the right and title of the United States to the of title to lands oc- land embraced in sections two, eleven, and fourteen, and the east half cupied by them, of sections three, ten and fifteen of township fourteen south, range thirupon proof of facts to be determined teen east, Gila and Salt River meridian, in the county of Pima, Territory by register and re- of Arizona, be, and the same are hereby, relinquished and granted to the person or persons who have been in the actual bona-fide occupancy or possession of said land, by themselves or their ancestors or grantors for twenty years next preceding the date of the passage of this act;
-claims to be filed
within one year.
And it shall be the duty of the register and the receiver of the United States land-office for the district in which said land lies, to hear and determine, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, the rights of the parties claiming under this act; and for that purpose the said register and the said receiver shall have power to summon witnesses, administer oaths, and take testimony relative to such occupancy or possession:
Provided, That no claim as aforesaid shall be of any validity under this act unless it shall have been duly filed with the said register and the said receiver within one year after the passage of this act :
And provided further, That this grant shall not extend to any reser- Reservations vation of the United States, nor prejudice any valid adverse right or and grants not afclaim, if such exist, to said land, or any part thereof, nor preclude a ju- fected by act. dicial examination and adjustment thereof.
SEC. 2. That whenever it shall have been determined by the said regis- Claims to be surter and the said receiver, or on appeal by the Commissioner of the Gen- veyed and patents eral Land Office or Secretary of the Interior that any tract has been occupied as aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the surveyor-general for said Territory to cause the said claims to be surveyed in accordance with the lines of such occupancy, and to furnish approved plats of the same, upon the receipt and approval of which said plats, and the field-notes thereof by the Commissioner of the General Land Office, patents shall issue as in other cases.
Lands not occu
SEC. 3. That any part or parts of said designated lands that are not shown, to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of the General Land pied for twenty Office, to have been so occupied for twenty years, shall be held by him years to be open as open to settlement under the provisions of the preemption or homestead laws of the United States, and patents may be issued therefor for any number of acres not exceeding one hundred and sixty that parties complying with said legal provisions may desire to hold: Provided, That all existing occupants who have settled on said lands within a period of less than twenty years shall have the prior right to cupants for less acquire the same under the homestead laws of the United States. [February 5, 1875.]
Prior right of oc
AN ACT GRANTING THE RIGHT OF WAY AND DEPOT-GROUNDS TO THE OREGON CEN-
Feb. 5, 1875.
18 Stat. L., 306.
[SECTION 1], That for the purpose of aiding in the construction of a Grant of right of railway and telegraph-line from a point at or near Winnemucca, on the way to Oregon Central Pacific Railroad, in the State of Nevada; thence northwesterly Railway Company. to and across Goose Lake Valley, and by way of Sprague River Valley, to the waters of the Middle Fork of the Willamette River, in the Cascade Mountains; thence down said river, on the north side, to Springfield; thence crossing to and continuing upon the west side of said river to the waters of the Columbia River, via Portland, Oregon, there is hereby granted to the Oregon Central Pacific Railway Company, organized under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Oregon on the sixteenth day of September, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and to their successors and assigns, a strip of land, one hundred feet wide, on each side of the central line of said road, through the public lands, and the necessary lands for depots, stations, side-tracks, and other needful uses in operating said road and telegraph, not exceeding twenty acres at any one place:
Provided, That the locations for depots, stations, and side-tracks shall --limitation for not exceed for the whole line of said road more than one location of depots, &c. twenty acres for every ten miles of the same, and when made upon surveyed lands shall conform to the Government surveys thereof:
And provided further, That the State or States, within the limits of which said road or any part thereof shall be hereafter situated, shall
States may limit cost of transporta
Plat and location to be filed.
Line to be completed in ten years. Rights of home.
have the power to regulate and limit the cost of transportation of persons or freight over the same.
SEC. 2. That said company shall, within six months after the location of any section of twenty miles or more of their said road, if the same be upon surveyed lands, and if upon unsurveyed lands, then within six months after the survey thereof by the United States, file a plat of such located section, together with proof thereof, with the register of the land-office for the district wherein said located section may be situated, and upon approval thereof the same shall be noted upon the townshipplats in said office; and thereafter all lands over which the line of said road shall pass shall be sold, located, or disposed of by the United States, subject to such right of way so located as aforesaid:
Provided, That the line of said road shall be completed within ten years thereafter:
Provided further, That this act shall not take effect on any lands to stead and pre-emp- which any bona fide preëmption or homestead claim has attached betion locators pre- fore the definite location of the line of road, and the notice of the same has been given to the land-office in the district where the same is located. SEC. 3. That the rights herein granted shall not preclude the construction of other railroads or telegraph lines through any canyon, defile, or pass on the route of said road, or the crossing of the same at grade by other railroads.
-to build other
roads and telegraph-lines not precluded.
Road to be lo
SEC. 4. That said company shall locate its road within three years from cated within three the passage of this act, and complete the said railroad within ten years from the same date, failing in which, this act shall be null and void. SEC. 5. That Congress hereby reserves the right to alter, amend, or repeal this act at any time that the public interest may require it. [February 5, 1875.]
Act may be amended, &c.
Feb. 8, 1875.
18 Stat. L., 307.
AN ACT TO AMEND EXISTING CUSTOMS AND INTERNAL-REVENUE LAWS, AND FOR