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[PUBLIC—No. 8.1 AN ACT making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the fiscal year

ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the support of the Military Academy for the year ending the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and seventy:

For additional pay of officers, and for pay of instructors, cadets, and musicians, one hundred and eighty-four thousand five hundred and seventy dollars and eighty-eight cents.

For commutation of officers' subsistence, six 'thousand one hundred and thirty-two dollars.

For pay in lieu of clothing to officers' servants, one hundred and fiftysix dollars.

For current and ordinary expenses, sixty-one thousand nine hundred and thirty dollars.

For increase and expenses of library, two thousand dollars..
For expenses of board of visitors, two thousand dollars.
For forage for artillery and cavalry horses, four thousand dollars.
For horses for artillery and cavalry practice, two thousand dollars.
For repairs of officers quarters, three thousand dollars.
For furniture for cadets' hospital, five hundred dollars.
For gas pipes, gasometers, and retorts, six hundred dollars.
For materials for quarters for subaltern officers, three thousand dollars.
For purchase of fuel for cadets mess-hall, two thousand dollars.
For furniture for soldiers' hospital, one hundred dollars.
For reflooring academic building and barracks, one thousand dollars.
For repairing roads, five-hundred dollars.

For contingencies for the superintendent of the academy, one thousand dollars.

Approved, February 2, 1869.

[PUBLIC_No. 9.] 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 seventy. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the payment of pensions for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and seventy:

For invalid pensions under various acts, nine million dollars. ...

For pensions of widows, children, mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters of soldiers, as provided for by acts of March eighteenth, eighteen hundred and eighteen; May fifteenth, eighteen hundred and twentyeight; June seventh, eighteen hundred and thirty-two; July fourth, eighteen hundred and thirty-six; July seventh, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight; March third, eighteen hundred and forty-three; June seventeenth, eighteen hundred and forty-four; February second, July twentyfirst, and July twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and forty-eight; February third, eighteen hundred and fifty-three; June third, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight; and July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two,

with its supplementary acts, and under various special acts, and for compensation to pension agents and expenses of agencies, ten million dollars.

For navy pensions to invalids, widows, and children, and other relatives of the officers and men of the navy dying in the line of duty, now provided by law, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

Approved, February 2, 1869.

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(PUBLIC--No. 10.) AN ACT supplementary to an act entitled “An act to confirm the titles to certain lands in

the State of Nebraska.” Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions and benefits of an act entitled “ An act to confirm the titles to certain lands in the State of Nebraska,” approved the twenty-fifth day of July, anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, be, and the same are hereby, extended to the east half and northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of section nine, township fifteen, range thirteen east, sixth principal meridian, in Douglas county, Nebraska, and that the title to the same is hereby confirmed to the parties holding by deed from the patentee.

Approved, February 2, 1869.

[PUBLIC_No. 11.)

AN ACT making appropriations for the payment of salaries and.contingent expenses of the

Patent Office for January and February, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of fifty-four thousand seven hundred and sixty-six dollars for the payment of the salaries of the officers and employees of the Patent Office, and for the ordinary contingent expenses of said office, for the months of January and February, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine.

Approved, February 9, 1869.

(PUBLIC_No. 12.) AN ACT to amend an act entitled “An act to prohibit the coolie trade by American citizens

in American vessels," approved February nineteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all the provisions of an act entitled “An act to prohibit the coolie trade by American citizens in American vessels,” approved February nineteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, shall be extended so as to include and embrace the inhabitants or subjects of Japan, or of any other oriental country, known as coolies, in the same manner and to the same extent as such act and its provisions apply to the inhabitants and subjects of China.

Approved, February 9, 1869.

[PUBLIC_No. 13.]. AN ACT for the temporary relief of the poor and destitute people in the District of Columbia.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sumn of thirty thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the temporary relief of the poor and destitute population in the District of Columbia, to be expended under the supervision and direction of the mayor of the city of Washington, the mayor of the city of Georgetown, and the president of the levy court of the District of Columbia.

SCHUYLER COLFAX, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

B. F. WADE,

President of the Senate pro tempore. Endorsed by the President: “Received February 6th, 1869."

NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.-The foregoing act having been presented to the President of the United States for his approval, and not having been returned by him to the house of Congress in which it originated within the time prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, has become a law without his approval.]

[PUBLIC—No. 14.] AN ACT to prevent loaning money upon United States notes. Be it enacted by the Senate, and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That no national banking association shall hereafter offer or receive United States notes or national bank notes as security or as collateral security for any loan of money, or for a consideration shall agree to withhold the same from use, or shall offer or receive the custody or promise of custody of such notes as security, or as collateral security, or consideration for any loan of money; and any national banking association offending against the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof in any United States court having jurisdiction shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, and by a further sum equal to one-third of the money so loaned; and the officer or officers of said bank who shall make such loan or loans shall be liable for a further sum equal to one-quarter of the money so loaned; and the prosecution of such offenders shall be commenced and conducted as provided for the punishment of offences in an act to provide a national currency, approved June third, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and the fine or penalty so recov. ered shall be for the benefit of the party bringing such suit.

Approved, February 19, 1869.

[PUBLIC—No. 15.] AN ACT to locate and establish an assay office in the Territory of Idaho. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a United States assay office be located and established at Boise City, in the Territory of Idaho, for the assaying of gold and silver. For the carrying on of the business of said office the following officers shall be appointed, as soon as the public interest shall require their service, upon the nomination of the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, namely: One superintendent, one assayer, and one melter and refiner, and two clerks, and the superintendent may employ as many subordinate workmen and laborers, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, as may be required. The salaries of the said officers and clerks shall be as follows: To the superintendent, the sum of two thousand dollars; to the assayer, the sum of eighteen hundred dollars; to the melter and refiner, eighteen hundred dollars; to the clerks, one eighteen hundred dollars, and one sixteen hundred dollars; to the subordinate workmen and laborers such wages and allowançès as are customary, according to their respective stations and occupations.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the officers and clerks to be appointed under this act, before entering upon the execution of their offices, shall take an oath or affirmation before some judge of the United States or of the supreme court of said Territory, as prescribed by the act of July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and each become bound to the United States of America, with one or more sureties, to the satisfaction of the director of the mint or of one of the judges of the supreme court of Idaho Territory and of the Secretary of the Treasury, with the condition of the faithful performance of the duties of their offices.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the general direction of the business of said assay office of the United States shall be under the control and regulation of the director of the mint at Philadelphia, subject to the approbation of the Secretary; and for that purpose it shall be the duty of the said director to prescribe such regulations, and to require such returns periodically and occasionally, and to establish such charges for parting, assaying, melting, and refining, as shall appear to him to be necessary for the purpose of carrying into effect the intention of this act in establishing said assay office.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That said assay office shall be a place of deposit for such public moneys as the Secretary of the Treasury may direct. And the superintendent of said assay office who shall perform the duties of treasurer thereof, shall have the custody of the same, and also perform the duties of assistant treasurer; and for that purpose shall be subject to all the provisions contained in an act sentitled) “An act to provide for the better organization of the treasury, and for the collection, safe-keeping, transfer and disburseinent of the public revenue,” approved August sixth, eighteen hundred and forty-six, which relates to the treasury of the branch mint of New Orleans.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That the superintendent of said assay office be authorized, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, and on terms to be prescribed by him, to issue in payment of the gold dust and bullion deposited for assay and coinage, or bars, drafts, or certificates of deposit, in sums of not less than one hundred dollars, payable at the treasury, or any sub-treasury of the United States, to any depositor electing to receive payment in that form.

SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of any money in the United States treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended in the construction of said assay office, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury; and the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby directed, on the passage of this act, to order the immediate construction of said assay office.

SEC. 7. And be it further enacted, That all the laws and parts of laws now in force for the regulation of the United States assay office at New York, and for the governinent of the officers and persons employed therein, and for the punishment of all offences connected with said assay office, or with the mint of the United States, shall be, and they are hereby, declared to be in full force in relation to the assay office by this act located and established, so far as the same may be applicable thereto.

Approved, February 19, 1869.

[PUBLIC_No. 16.] AN ACT to give an additional term of the United States circuit court for the eastern district

of Arkansas. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That instead of one term a year, as now prescribed by law, the circuit court of the United States for the eastern district of Arkansas shall hereafter be held on the second Mondays of April and October in each year.

ŠEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be in force from and after the passage thereof.

Approved, February 19, 1869.

[PUBLIC_No. 17.] AN ACT to authorize the importation of machinery for repair only, free of duty. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That machinery for repair may be imported into the United States without payment of duty, under bond to be given in double the appraised value thereof, to be withdrawn and exported after said machinery shall have been repaired; and the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to prescribe such rules and regulations as may be necessary to protect the revenue against fraud, and secure the identity and character of all such importations when again withdrawn and exported, restricting and limiting the export and withdrawal to the same port of entry where imported, and also limiting all bonds to a period of time of not more than six months from the date of the importation.

Approved, February 19, 1869.

PUBLIC_No. 18.] AN ACT to enable the Holly, Wayne, and Monroe Railway Company, in the State of

Michigan, to have the subscription to its capital stock duly stamped. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the president of the board of directors of the Holly, Wayne, and Monroe Railway Company, in the State of Michigan, or any director of said company, may appear before the collector of the revenue of the first congressional district of the State of Michigan at any time prior to the first day of May, eighteen hundred

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