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Asking Congress to make further appropriation to pay the expenses of the

eleventh session of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Montana. . 124

In relation to the improvement and repair of the Mullan wagon road, built by

the Government of the United States during the years 1859 and 1861, extend-

ing from Walla Walla, in the Territory of Washington, to Fort Benton, in the

Territory of Montana..

124-126

Remonstrating against any radical change in the present system of land surveys. 126-127

Petitioning for the erection of the two military districts of Montana into a mili-

tary department under the command of Brevet Major General Miles . 127-129

Asking that the treaty between the United States and China be modified .

129-130

Asking the transfer of the management of Indian affairs to the war department. 130–131

Asking modification of the law imposing a penalty for driving stock over an

Indian reservation .

131-133

In relation to military telegraph .

133-134

Asking for additional improvements on the Yellowstone and upper

Missouri

rivers.

134-135

Asking for the establishment of a United States land office at Miles City, Custer

county, Montana Territory

135-136

In relation to restoring a portion of the Crow Indian reservation to the public

domain

136-137

In relation to a public highway from the head of navigation to and through

the National Park .

137-138

Asking Congress to pass an enabling act for Montana Territory

138-140

THE TERRITORIES.

REVISED STATUTES OF THE UNITED

STATES.

TITLE XXIII.

CHAPTER ONE.

PROVISIONS COMMON TO ALL THE TERRITORIES.

Mont. 26 May, 1864.

SEC. 1839. Nothing in this Title shall be construed to impair the rights of person or property pertaining to the Indians in any Territory, so long as such rights remain unextinguished by treaty between the United Right of InStates and such Indians, or to include any Territory and property which, by treaty with any Indian tribe, is not, without this Title, &c. ;

boundaries, &c. the consent of such tribe, embraced within the territorial limits or jurisdiction of any State or Territory; but all such Territory shall be excepted out of the boundaries, and constitute no part of any Territory now or hereafter organized until such tribe signifies its' assent to the President to be embraced within a particular Territory.

SEC. 1840. Nor shall anything in this Title be construed to affect the authority of the United States to make any regulations respecting the Indians of any ins.

regulate InTerritory, their lands, property, or rights, by treaty, law, or otherwise, in the same manner as might be made if

no temporary government existed, or is hereafter estab· lished, in any such Territory.

SEC. 1841. The executive power of each Territory shall be vested in a governor, who shall hold his office for four years, and until his successor is appointed and qualified, unless sooner removed by the President. He shall reside in the Territory for which he is appointed,

Authority to

Ibid.

Executive power.

Ibid.

Ibid.

and shall be commander-in-chief of the militia thereof. He may grant pardons and reprieves, and remit fines and forfeitures, for offenses against the laws of the Territory for which he is appointed, and respites for offenses against the laws of the United States, till the decision of the President can be made known thereon. He shall commission all officers who are appointed under the laws of such Territory, and shall take care that the laws thereof be faithfully executed.

SEC. 1842. Every bill which has passed the legislative assembly of any Territory shall, before it becomes a law, be presented to the governor. If he approve, he shall sign it, but if not, he shall return it, with his objections, to that house in which it originated, and that house shall enter the objections at large on its journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If, after such reconsideration, two-thirds of that house agree to pass the bill, it shall

be sent, together with the objections, to the other house, Veto power. by which it shall likewise be reconsidered; and, if

approved by two-thirds of that house, it shall become a law. But in all such cases the votes of both houses shall be determined by yeas and nays, and the names of the persons voting for or against the bill shall be entered on the journal of each house. If

any

bill is not returned by the governor within three days, Sundays excluded, except in Washington and Wyoming, where the term is five days, Sundays excluded, after it has been presented to him, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the legislative assembly, by adjournment sine die, prevent its return, in which case it shall not be a law : [Provided, That so much of this section as provides for making any bill passed by the legislative assembly of a Territory a law, without the . approval of the governor, shall not apply to the Territories of Utah and Arizona.] SEC. 1843.

There shall be appointed a secretary for each Territory, who shall reside within the Territory for which he is appointed, and shall hold his office for four

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