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The British Post Office, on its side, shall pay to the Post Office of Italy on such of the patterns of merchandize, mentioned in Article I preceding, as shall originate in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, a like sum of 1 franc per kilogramme net weight.

IV. The transmission by Italian packets of patterns of merchandize from Malta to Italy or from Italy to Malta shall not give rise to any accounts between the British and the Italian Post Offices.

But when the transmission of these Articles shall take place by means of French packets, the Italian Post Office shall account to the British Post Office for such of the patterns of merchandize as shall be despatched from Italy to Malta, at the rate of 1 franc per kilogramme, in repayment of the sea rate payable by the British Post Office to the French Post Office for the conveyance of those Articles by means of the French packets.

V. The present Articles shall be considered as additional to the detailed regulations arranged between the Post Office of Great Britain and the Post Office of Sardinia for the execution of the Postal Convention of 12th December, 1857, and shall be carried into effect on the 1st day of January, 1864.

Done in duplicate and signed in London on the 30th day of November, 1863, and in Turin on the 4th day of December of the same year.

(L.S.) STANLEY OF ALDERLEY. (L.S.) G. BARBAVARA.

ACT of the British Parliament, " for the Government of the

Cayman Islands." (26 & 27 Vict. cap. 31.]

[June 22, 1863.] WHEREAS certain magistrates and other inhabitants of the Island of Grand Cayman have from time to time, in vestry or otherwise, passed or assumed to pass certain Acts or resolutions for the government of the Cayman Islands; and whereas doubts are entertained whether such Acts or resolutions are of any effect in the said islands, and by what authority laws may be made for the government of tbe same, and what laws are actually in force therein ; and it is expedient that such doubts should be set at rest : Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

I. All Acts or resolutions heretofore passed or purporting to have been passed at any meeting of the magistrates or representatives, or of the justices and vestry, or of the vestry of the Island of Grand Cayman, shall, so soon as a fair copy of the same shall have been signed by the Governor of Jamaica in verification thereof, be and be deemed to have been valid and effectual, for all purposes whatever within the said Cayman Islands, from the date at which the same shall purport to have been passed.

II. It shall be competent to the Legislature of Jamaica to make laws for the peace, order, and good government of the said islands, and by such laws to alter or repeal all or any of the aforesaid Acts or resolutions; and also to give to the justices and vestry, or other body or bodies of persons in the said islands, such power of making laws or regulations for local purposes within the same, as to the said Legislature may seem fit.

III, Until it shall be otherwise provided by the said Legislature, it shall be lawful for the said justices and vestry, in their accustomed manner, or in such other manner as shall be prescribed in writing under the hand and seal of the Governor of Jamaica, to make such regulations as to them shall seem fit for the following purposes; that is to say,

Respecting their own constitution and procedure; respecting the powers and duties of public officers; and especially respecting the powers, functions, and procedure of justices of the peace and officers acting under their authority; and respecting appeals from the decisions of such justices to the supreme court of Jamaica :

Respecting the establishment, maintenance, discipline, and powers of the police :

Respecting the management, occupation, and disposal of the public property or common land :

Respecting the abatement of puisances, the construction of works of public utility, the making of roads, the cleansing of streets and houses, and other matters affecting the health or convenience of the community:

Respecting the custody of offenders and accused persons; respecting the imposition and collection of rates and taxes, and respecting the custody and expenditure of the proceeds thereof :

Provided always, that no justice of the peace shall by virtue of any such regulation try any suit or action, without the consent of the parties thereto, in which the value of the matter in dispute shall exceed 1001., nor take cognizance of any capital crime, nor sentence any offender to the payment of a fine of more than 501., or to imprisonment for a longer term than twelve months.

IV. No regulation made by such justices and vestry or other legislative authority in the said islands shall take effect until the same shall have been signed by the officer administering the Government of Jamaica in token of his assent thereto; and every such

regulation may be disallowed by Her Majesty by Order in Council, or through one of her principal Secretaries of State, and shall cease to be of any effect so soon as the disallowance thereof shall be proclaimed within the said islands.

V. Except as they may be inconsistent with the aforesaid Acts or resolutions, and subject to any such alterations as may be made by or by authority of the aforesaid Legislature of Jamaica, and to such regulations as may from time to time be made under authority of this Act, the laws now in force in Jamaica shall from the date of this Act be deemed to be in force in the said islands, so far as the same shall be applicable to the circumstances thereof.

VI. The officer administering the Government of Jamaica shall have, as far as may be, the same powers and authorities in respect of the said islands as if the same had been part of the Island of Jamaica.

VII. The Supreme Court of Jamaica, and all officers thereof, shall have and exercise, in respect to suits, actions, questions, or prosecutions arising in the said islands which may not be lawfully triable by any authority therein, or which, in conformity with any law or regulation in force therein, may be referred for the decision of the said court, the same jurisdiction and power as if the same islands were part of the Island of Jamaica.

VIII. It shall be lawful for the Supreme Court to entertain appeals from the decisions of a justice or justices of the peace in the said islands, within such limits as may be prescribed by any law or regulation in force in the said islands; and by rule of court from time to time to make such special provision as the said court may think requisite, for the proper hearing and determination of such suits, actions, prosecutions, and appeals as aforesaid: provided that no such rule shall take effect until it shall have been signed by the officer administering the Government of Jamaica in token of his approval thereof.

TREATIES of Peace, Cession, 8c., between The United States

and certain Nations and Tribes of Indians.—1862, 1863. (1.)—Treaty between The United States of America and the Kansas

Tribe of Indians.Kansas, March 13, 1862. [Ratified by the President of The United States, March 16, 1863.]

Whereas a Treaty was made and concluded at the Kansas Agency, in the then territory, but now State, of Kansas, on the 5th day of October, A.D. 1859,* by and between Alfred B. Greenwood, Commissioner on the part of The United States, and the Chiefs and

* Vol. XLIX. Page 503.

headinen representing the Kansas tribe of Indians, and authorized by said tribe for that purpose ; which Treaty, after having been submitted to the Senate of The United States for its constitutional action thereon, was duly accepted, ratified, and confirmed by the President of The United States, on the 17th day of November, A.D. 1860, with an amendment to Article IV thereof, which amendment, first proposed and made by the Senate on the 27th day of June, A.D. 1860, was afterwards agreed to and ratified by the aforesaid Chiefs and headmen of the Kansas tribe of Indians on the 4th day of October of the same year.

Now, therefore, it is further agreed and concluded on this 13th day of March, A.D. 1862, by and between H. W. Farnsworth, a Commissioner on the part of The United States, and the said Kansas tribe of Indians by their authorized representatives, the Chiefs and headmen thereof, to wit:

ART. I. That the said Treaty and the amendment thereof be further amended so as to provide that a fair and reasonable value of the improvements made by persons who settled on the diminished reserve of said Kansas Indians between the 2nd day of December, A.D. 1856, and the 5th day of October, A.D. 1859, shall be ascertained by the Secretary of the Interior, and certificates of indebtedness by said tribe shall be issued by him to each of such persons for an amount equal to the appraisement of his or her improvements, as aforesaid; and that like certificates shall be issued to the class of persons who settled on said diminished reservation prior to the 2nd day of December, A.D. 1856, for the amounts of the respective claims as provided for and ascertained under the provisions of the amendment of said Treaty; and that like certificates be issued to the owners of the same for the amounts of claims which have been examined and approved by the Agent and Superintendent, and revised and confirmed by the Secretary of the Interior, under the provisions of Article V of said Treaty, and that all such certificates shall be receivable as cash, to the amount for which they may be issued, in payment for lands purchased or entered on that part of the first assigned reservation outside of said diminished reservation, or of any part of the diminished reservation that may hereafter be offered for sale, or may be redeemed and paid out of the proceeds of sales of lands when such proceeds have not theretofore been made applicable to other purposes named in said Treaty

II. The Kansas tribe of Indians, being desirous of making a suitable expression of the obligations the said tribe are under to Thomas S. Huffaker, for the many services rendered by said Huffaker as missionary, teacher and friendly counsellor of said tribe of Indians, hereby authorize and request the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the said Thomas S. Huffaker the half section

of land on which he has resided, and improved and cultivated since the year A.D. 1851, it being the south half of section 11, in town. ship numbered 16 south, range numbered 8 east, of the sixth principal meridian, Kapsas.

In testimony whereof, the said H. W. Farnsworth, Commissioner, as aforesaid, and the said Chiefs and headmen of the Kansas tribe of Indians, bare hereunto set their hands and seals, at the Kansas Agency, in the State of Kansas, on the said 13th day of March, in the year of our Lord, 1862.

In presence of,
T. S. HUFFAKER, and 4 others.

H. W. FARNSWORTH. [Signed by 23 Chiefs.]

And whereas, the said Treaty having been submitted to the Senate of The United States for its constitutional action thereon, the Senate did, on the 6th day of February, 1863, advise and consent to the ratification of the same, by a resolution, and with an amendment in the words and figures following, to wit:

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,

February 6, 1863. Resolved, (two-thirds of the Senators present concurring,) That the Senate advise and consent to the ratification of the Treaty concluded at the Kansas Agency, March 13th, 1862, between H. W. Farnsworth, United States' Commissioner, and the Chiefs and beadmen of the Kansas tribe of Indians, with the following amendments, viz.:

No. 1. In Article I, at the end of line 14th, insert “not exceeding in the aggregate the sum of 15,000 dollars.”

No. 2. In Article I, after the word " Treaty," jn line 22nd, insert " not exceeding in the aggregate the sum of 14,421 dollars.”

No. 3. In Article I, after the word “ Treaty,” in the 29th line, insert " not exceeding in the aggregate the sum of 36,394 dollars and 47 cents.

No. 4. In Article I, after the word "reservation," in line 34th, strike out all to the end of the Article, being these words: “ Or of any part of the diminished reservation that may hereafter be offered for sale, or may be redeemed and paid out of the proceeds of sales of lands when such proceeds have not theretofore been made applicable to other purposes named in said Treaty."

No. 5. In Article II, after the word “Kansas," in the 16th line, add " on the payment by said Huffaker of the appraised value of said lands, at a rate not less than 1 dollar and 75 cents per acre." Attest:

J. W. FORNEY, Secretary.

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