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OF

THE PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS

OF CONGRESS

CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME.

AOTS OF THE FORTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.

(STATUTES I.-1883–84.)

Pago Maine, terms of court. An act to fix the time for holding the District Court in the District of Maine, at Bangor. January 18, 1884....

1 Mississippi River. An act inaking an appropriation for continuing the improvement of the Mississippi River. January 19, 1884..

1 First National Bank, Fort Worth, Texas. An act to authorize the increase of the capital stock of the First National Bank of Fort Worth, Texas. January 29, 1884.

1 Edward 0. C. Ord. An act providing for the removal of the remains of the late Maj. Gen. Edward

0.C. Ord, United States Army, from Havana, Cuba, to Washington, D. C. January 31, 1884.. 2 Deficiency appropriations. An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies on account of the

appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty. four, in
regard to rebale of tax on tobacco, and to provide for the expenses of the meeting of the

Legislature of the Territory of New Mexico, and for other purposes. February 14, 1884.... 2 National La Fayette and Bank of Commerce. An act to change ihe name of “ The National La

Fayette and Bank of Commerce" to that of “ The National La Fayette Bank.” February 21, 1884.

3 Iowa, terms of ccurt. An act to fix the times for holding the terms of the Circuit and District Courts of the United States in the Nortbern District of lowa. February 23, 1884.

3 Post routes. An act making all public roads and highways post routes. March 1, 1881.

3 Rear-Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont. An act to complete a statue of the late Rear-Admiral

Samuel Francis Du Pont, United States Navy. March 3, 1884
Mississippi River. An act making appropriation to supply deficiency in amount required for ex-

penditure to June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-four, for examination and surveys required by acts of March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, and June nineteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, to ascertain depth of water and width of channel of South Pass of Mississippi River, also for gauging the waters of the Mississippi River and its

tributaries. March 12, 1884 Standard of time, District of Columbin. An act to establish a standard of time in the District of

Columbia. March 13, 1884 James Sweet National Bank. An act to change the name of the James Sweet National Bank of Nebraska City, Nebraska. March 22, 1884.

5 West Waterville National Bank. An act to change the name of the West Waterville National Bank

of Oakland, in the State of Maine, to that of the Messalonskee National Bank. March 24,

1884. John S. McQuin and J. Warren Wonson. An act to authorize the issuing of a register to John S.

McQuin and J. Warren Wonson for the schooper Druid. March 28, 1884. Congressional Record. An act to limit the cost of indexing the Congressional Record. March 31, 1884 ..

6 Military Academy. An act making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the

fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, and for other purposes. March 31, 1884.

6 Colorado. An act to enable the State of Colorado to take lands in lieu of the sixteenth and thirty

sixth sections found to be mineral lands, and to secure to the State of Colorado the benetit of the act of July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, entitled “An act donating public lands to the several States and Territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts." April 2, 1884

10 Eulogics, Thomas Allen, deceased. An act to print certain eulogies delivered in Congress upon the lato Thomas Allen. April 10, 1884..

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Page Greely expedition. An act authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to offer a reward of twenty-five

thousand dollars for rescuing or ascertaining the fate of the Greely expedition. April 17,
1884

11 Guano Islands. An act to further suspend the operation of section fifty-five hundred and seventy

four of the Revised Statutes of the United States, title seventy-two, in relation to guano
islands. April 18, 1884.

11 Rockport, port of delivery. An act to amend section twenty-five hundred and twenty-seven of the Revised Statutes, relating to the district of Gloucester. April 18, 1884

11 Felony, etc. An act making it a felony for a person to falsely and fraudulently assume or pretend

to be an officer or employee acting under authority of the United States or any Department
or any officer thereof, aud prescribing a penalty therefor. April 18, 1884

11 University of Alabama. An act to increase the endowment of the University of Alabama from the public lands in said State. April 23, 18-4,

12 District of Columbia. An act to amend the Revised Statutes of the United States relating to the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. April 23, 1-84.

13 Bridge, Saint Croix Rirer. An act to authorize the construction of a railroad bridge across the Saint Croix River in the States of Wisconsin and Minnesota. April 28, 1804.

14 Spanish ferry-boat Nuestra Senora de Regla. An act to carry into effect the decree of the district

court of the United States for the southern district of New York in the case of the Spanish
ferry-boat Nuestra Senora do Regla. May 1, 1884..

15 Deficiencies, urgent. An act to provide for certain of the most urgent deficiencies in the appropria

tions for the service of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen
hundred and eighty-four, and for other purposes. May 1, 1884..

15 Alabama, Northern judicial district of. An act to add certain counties in Alabama to the Northern

District therein, and to divide the said Northern District after the addition of said counties into two divisions, and to prescribe the times and places for holding courts therein, and for other purposes. May 2, 1864..

18 Marsh National Bank. An act to change the name of the Marsh National Bank of Lincoln, Nebraska,

to that of the Capitol National Bank of Lincoln, and to increase the capital stock of the
First National Bank of Nashville Tennessee. May 3, 1884....

19 Fort Smith Military Reservation, Arkansas. An aer donating a part of the abandoned military reser

vation at Fort Smith, Arkansas, to the city of Fort Smith, for the use and benefit of the free
public schools thereof, and for other purposes. March 13, 1884...

19 Smithsonian Institution. An act to provide for the appointment of an Acting Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. March 13, 1881..

21 american Baptist Home Mission Society. An act to release the American Baptist Home Mission So

ciety from the conditions of the sale of the Marine hospital building and grounds at Natchez
Mississippi. May 13, 1884 ..

21 Oficial oaths. An act amending the Revised Statutes of the United States in respect of official oaths, and for other purposes. May 13, 1881.

21 Ute Indian Reservation. An act to repeal section cight of an act entitled "An act to accept and

ratify the agreement submitted by the confederated bands of Ute Indians in Colorado for the
sale of their reservation in said State, and for other purposes, and to make the necessary ap-
propriations for carrying out the same," approved June fifteenth, eighteen hundred and
eighty. May 14, 1884 ...

22 Counterfeiting. An act to prevent and punish the counterfeiting within the United States of notes, bonds, or other securities of foreign Governments. May 16, 1881.

22 Alaska. An act providing a civil government for Alaska. May 17, 1884..

24 World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition. An act to make a loan to aid in the celebration of the World's Industrial and Cottvu Centennial Exposition. May 21, 1884..

23 Bridge, Rio Grande River. An act to authorize the construction of a bridge over the Rio Grande

River between the cities of Eagle Pass, Texas, and Piedra Negras, M. xico. May 29, 1884 ... 29 Bridge, Rio Grande Rirer. An act to authorize the construction of a bridge over the Rio Grande River between the cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nueva Laredo, Mexico. May 29, 1884

30 Mississippi River, wagon bridge acros8. An act to amend an act entitled, “An act to authorize the

construction of a ponton wagon bridge across the Mississippi River at or near the city of
Dubuque, in the State of Iowa. May 29, 1824.

31 Bureau of Animal Industry. An act for the establishment of a Bureau of Animal Industry, to pre

vent the exportation of diseased cattle, and to provide means for the suppression and extir-
pation of pleuro-pneumonia and other contag ons diseases among domestic animals. May
29, 1884...

31 Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims. An act to extend the duration of the Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims, and for other purposes. June 3, 1884

33 Volunteers, muster and pay. An act to provide for the muster and pay of certain officers and enlisted men of the volunteer forces. June 3, 1884

34 Texas, judicial districts. An act to amend sections four, five, and nine of an aet approved February

twenty-fourth eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, entitled "An act to create the northern
judicial district of the State of Texas, and to change the eastern and western judicial dis-
tricts of said State, and to fix the time and places for holding courts in said districts”, and
to provide for holding terms of the court of the western judicial district of Texas at the city
of El Paso, and for other purposes. June 3, 1884..

35 Alley, square 234, D. C. An act to vacate an alley in square two hundred and thirty-four, in the

city of Washington, June 3, 1884.
Agricultural Department, appropriations. An act making an appropriation for the Agricultural De-

partment for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, and for
other purposes. June 5, 1884

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Page. Cantilever Bridge. An act to declare the Cantilever Bridge constructed by the Niagara River Bridge Company across the Niagara River a Post Route. June 7, 1884...

39 Postage, rate of, ete. An act fixing the rate of postage to be paid upon mail matter of the second class when sent by persons other than the publisher or news agent. June 9, 1884

40 Fort Hays Military Reservation. An act to authorize the sale of a certain portion of the Fort Hays

Military Reservation, Kansas, to the Ellis County Agricultural Society, of Kansas. June 11, 1884..

40 Drugs, examination of. An act to amend section twenty-seven hundred and forty-three of the Revised Statutes concerning the examination of drugs. June 11, 1884

40 School lands. An act to amend an act passed February tifteenth, eighteen hundred and foriy-ibree,

chapter thirty-three, to authorize the legislatures of certain States to sell certain lands ap.

propriated for school purposes. June 12, 1884.... Dakota. An act in relation to the legislature of Dakota Territory. June 12, 1881

41 Bridges, Wisconsin. An act to authorize the construction of bridges across the Wisconsin Chippewa, and Saint Croix Rivers, in the State of Wisconsin. June 12, 1884.

41 Bridge, Missouri River. An act to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Missouri River

at a point to be selected between the north and the south line of the county of Douglas, State of Nebraska, and to make the same a post-route. June 12, 1884....

43 John W. Saville. An act authorizing the President of the United States to appoint Assistant Engi

neer John W. Saville a passed assistant engineer on the retired-list of the Navy. June 18, 1884 45 Bridge, Missouri River. An act to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Missouri River

at some accessible point within ten miles north and ten miles south of the town of Rulo, in the county of Richardson, in the State of Nebraska. June 18, 1884....

45 Bridge, Cumberland River. . An act to give the assent of Congress to the construction of a free bridge

by the mayor and city council of Nashville, Tennessee, over the Cumberland River, and for other purposes. June 20, 1884...

47 Texas, terms of courts. An act to fix and render certain the terms of the United States circuit and district courts in the eastern and northern districts of Texas. June 20, 1884.

48 Dutiable goods. An act to amend an act entitled “An act to amend the statutes in relation to imme

diate transportation of dutiable goods, and for other purposes," approved June tenth, eighteen
hundred and eighty. June 20, 18-4 .

4€ Rancho de Napa, California. An act authorizing claimants to the Rancho de Napa, in Napa County, California, to prove up their title. June 20, 1084

49 Bridge, Lake Champlain. An act to authorize the construction of a highway bridge across that

part of the waters of Lake Champlain lying between the towns of North Hero and Alburgb,
in the State of Vermont. June 20, 1884..

4S Georgia, terms of court. An act to change the times of holding the district and circuit courts of the United States in the northern district of Georgia. June 20, 1884...

50 National Academy of Sciences. An act to authorize the National Academy of Sciences to receive and hold trust funds for the promotion of science, and for other purposes. June 20, 1884..

50V Telegraph cable. An act to extend an act approved August eighth, eighteen hundred and eighty

two, to encourage and promote telegraphic communication between America and Europe.
June 21, 1884.

50 Bridge, Missouri River. An act to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Missouri River at the city of Leavenworth, Kansas. June 23, 1884.

50 Bridge, Willamette River. An act to authorize the Oregon Pacific Railroad Company to construct

one or more bridges across the Willamette River, in the State of Oregon, and to establish
them as post-roads. June 24, 1884..

52 American merchant marine. An act to remove certain burdens on the American merchant marine

and encourage the American foreign carryiug trade and for other purposes. June 26, 1884.. 53 Graduates, Naral Academy. An act to equalize the rank of graduates of the Naval Academy upon their assignment to the various corps. June 26, 1884....

60 Vaths. An act to provide for the administration of oaths to witnesses in matters depending in either House of Congress. June 26, 1884..

60 Lettler.carriers' leave of absence. An act to grant letter-carriers at free-delivery offices fifteen days' leave of absence in each year. June 27, 1884..

60 Bureau of Labor. An act to establish a Bureau of Labor. June 27, 1884.

60 Iron Mountain Railroad. An act to repeal section one of the act entitled “An act making a grant

ot lands in alternate sections to aid in the construction and extension of the Iron Mountain
Railroad, from Pilot Knob, in the State of Missouri, to Helena, in Arkansas," approved July
fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and for other purposes. June 28, 1884.

61 National Bank, Middletown, Pennsylvania. An act to authorize the National Bank of Middletown, Pennsylvania, to change its location and name. June 28, 1884..

62 Sewerage, District of Columbia. An act making an appropriation for the completion of the sewerage system of the District of Columbia. June 30, 1884...

62 Dutiable good8. An act to amend an act entitled “An act to amend the Statutes in relation to ini

mediate transportation of dutiable goods, and for other purposes," approved June tenth
eighteen hundred and eighty. July 2, 1884..

03 Mechanics' liens, District of Columbia. An act to amend chapter twenty of the Revised Statutes relating to the District of Columbia, concerning mechanics' liens. July 2, 1884....

64 Three months extra pay, Army. An act to extend the benefits of section four of an act entitled “An

act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirtieth,
eighteen hundred and sixty-six," approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-tive.
July 3, 1884.

66 Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company. An act to authorize the extension of the Chesapeake and

Ohio Railway Company to a point on the military lands at Fortress Monroe, Virginia. July
3, 1884..

67 Bridge, Missouri. An act to authorize the construction of a bridge over the Missouri River at or near Sibley, in the State of Missouri. July 3, 1884....

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Pago Harper's Forry, West Virginia, sale of real estate. An act authorizing and directing the sale of the

real estate and riparian rights now owned by the United States at Harper's Ferry, in the
State of West Virginia. July 4, 1884..

69 Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Company, right of way. An act to grant to the Gulf, Colorado

and Santa Fe Railway Company a right of way through the Indian Territory, and for other

purposes." July 4, 1884..
Water supply, District of Columbia. An act to amend an act approved July fifteenth, eighteen hun-

dred and eighty-two, entitled "An act to increase the water supply of the city of Wash-
ington and for other purposes." July 4, 1884..

72 Southern Kansas Railway Company, right of way. An act to grant the right of way through the

Indian Territory to the Southern Kansas Railway Company and for other purposes. July
4, 1884

73 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 eighty-five, and for other
purposes. July 4, 1884

76 Pensions, appropriations for. An act making appropriations for the payment of invalid and other

pensions of the United States for the riscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and

eighty-five, and for other purposes. July 4, 1884 Dakota, Washington, associate justices supreme court. An act providing for two additional associate

justices of supreme court of the Territory of Dakota, one additional associate justice of the

supreme court of the Territory of Washington and for other purposes. July 4, 1884 .. 101 Military reservations. An act to provide for the disposal of abandoned and useless niilitary reservations. July 5, 1884..

103 Bridges, Mississippi River. An act to authorize foot and carriage or railroad bridges across the Mississippi River at Saint Paul, in the State of Minnesota. July 5, 1884.

104 Bridge, Tonawanda, N. Y. An act respecting a bridge at Tonawanda, in the State of New York. July 5, 1884.

106 Appropriations, Army. An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal

year ending June thirtieth, eighteen bundred and eighty-five, and for other purposes. July
5, 1884..

107 Bureau of Military Justice. An act to consolidate the Bureau of Military Justice and the corps of judge-advocates of the Army, and for other purposes. July 5, 1884.

113 Bridge, Missouri River. An act for a bridge across the Missouri River at White Cloud, in Doniphan County, Kansas. July 5, 1884....

113 Chinese immigration. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to execute certain treaty stipula

tions relating to Chinese approved May sixth eighteen hundred and eighty-two.” July 5,
1884

115 Bureau of Narigation. An act to constitute a Bureau of Navigation in the Treasury Department. July 5, 1884..

118 Desertion, Army. An act to relieve certain soldiers from the charge of desertion. July 5, 1884 119 Humes, disabled volunteer soldiers. An act to authorize the location of a branch bome for disabled

volunteer soldiers and sailors in either the State of Arkansas, Colorada, Kansas, Iowa, Min-
nesota, Missouri or Nebraska, and for other purposes. July 5, 1884...

120 Article 72 of Rules of War. An act to amend article seventy-two of the Rules and articles of War. July 5, 1884.

121 Violation internal revenue laws. An act to limit the time within which prosecutions may be instituted against persons charged with violating internal revenue laws. July 5, 1884

122 Washington Territory. An act to validate and cure defects in certain acts of the legislative assembly of Washington Territory. July 5, 1884

122 District of Columbia, appropriations. An act making appropriations to provide for the expensis of

the government of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen
hundred and eighty-five, and for other purposes. July 5, 1884

123 Vessels, masters of, fees. An act to amend sections forty-three hundred and eighty-one and forty

three hundred and eighty-two of the Revised Statutes of the United States, relative to fees
levied and collected from the owners and masters of vessels in domestic commerce. July 5,
1884

132 Rivers and harbors, appropriations. An act making appropriations for the construction, repair, and

preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes. July,
1884

133 Steamship Kent. An act authorizing the inspection of the boiler of the steamship Kent. July 5, 1884

154 Mississippi River, dam acro88. An act granting the consent of Congress to the Saint Cloud Water

Power and Mill Company to construct a dam across the Mississippi River at Saint Cloud
Minnesota. July 5, 1884

154 Dennis Bourne, Massachusetts. Port of delivery. An act to amend paragraph seven of section twentyfive hundred and i wenty-seven of the Revised Statutes. July 5, 1884..

165 Mutual Fire Insurance Company, District of Columbia. An act supplemental to and amendatory of

an act to incorporate the Mutual Fire Insurance Company of the District of Columbia.
July 5, 1884...

155 Postal appropriations. An act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department

for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, and for other
purposes. July 5, 1884

156 Fortifications, appropriations. An act making appropriations for fortifications and other works of

defense, and for the armament thereof, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen
hundred and eighty-five and for other purposes. July 5, 1884

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