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force at the time such commissioners may make the final report of their doings.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, in performing this duty, the Duties of the commissioners shall bring together all statutes and parts of statutes which,
commissioners. from similarity of subject, ought to be brought together, omitting redundant or obsolete enactments, and making such alterations as may be necessary to reconcile the contradictions, supply the omissions, and amend the imperfections of the original text; and they shall arrange the same under titles, chapters, and sections, or other suitable divisions and subdivisions, with head-notes briefly expressive of the matter contained in such divisions; also with side-notes, so drawn as to point to the contents of the text, and with references to the original text from which each section is compiled, and to the decisions of the federal courts, explaining or expounding the same, and also to such decisions of the State courts as they may deem expedient; and they shall provide by a temporary index, or other expedient means, for an easy reference to every portion of their report.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That when the commissioners have Copy of their completed the revision and consolidation of the statutes, as aforesaid, they completed work shall cause a copy of the same, in print, to be submitted to Congress, that to Congress in the statutes so revised and consolidated may be re-enacted, if Congress print. shall so determine ; and at the same time they shall also suggest to Con- Suggestions. gress such contradictions, omissions, and imperfections as may appear in the original text, with the mode in which they have reconciled, supplied, and amended the same; and they may also designate such statutes or parts of statutes as, in their judgment, ought to be repealed, with their reasons for such repeal.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the commissioners shall be Work may be authorized to cause their work to be printed in parts, so fast as it may be printed in parts. ready for the press, and to distribute copies of the same to members of Congress, and to such other persons, in limited numbers, as they may see fit, for the purpose of obtaining their suggestions; and they shall, from 'Report to Contime to time, report to Congress their progress and doings.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the statutes so revised and consolidated shall be reported to Congress as soon as practicable, and the to be completed. whole work closed without unnecessary delay.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the commissioners shall each Compensation receive as compensation for his services at the rate of five thousand of commisdollars a year for three years, with the reasonable expenses of clerical Clerical service service and other incidental matters, not to exceed two thousand dollars and incidontal annually for such expenses.
APPROVED, June 27, 1866.
See Pub. Res.
CHAP. CXLI. — An Act making further Provisions, for the Establishment of an June 27, 1866.
Armory and Arsenal of Construction, Deposit, and Repair on Rock Island, in the Stute of Illinois.
Post, p. 573. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to change, fix, and establish the Position of position of the railroad across Rock Island and the bridge across the Mis- railroad across si-sippi river at and on the island of Rock Island, so as best to accord the bridge across with the purposes of the government in its occupancy of said island for the river to be military purposes; and in order to effect this he is authorized to grant to
Permanent lothe railroad company a permanent location and right of way on and cation and right across Rock Island, to be fixed and designated by him, with such quantity of way. of land, to be occupied and held by the company for railroad purposes, as may be necessary therefor; and that the said grant and change be made
Terms and on such terms and conditions, previously arranged, between the Secretary conditions.
of War and the companies and parties in interest, as will best effect and secure the purposes of the government in occupying the island.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of War be, and Pecuniary and
is hereby, authorized to grant to the companies and parties in interest other aid to be given. such other aid, pecuniary or otherwise, toward effecting the change in the Wagon road. present location of their road and bridge and establishing thereon a wagon
road for the use of the government of the United States to connect said island with the cities of Davenport and Rock Island, to be so constructed as not materially. to interfere with, obstruct, or impair the navigation of the Mississippi river, as may be adjudged to be fair and equitable by the
board of commissioners authorized under the act of April nineteenth, 1864, ch. 60.
eighteen hundred and sixty-four, entitled “ An act in addition to an act Vol. xiii.
for the establishment of certain arsenals,” and may be approved by him. Small Islands Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of the act, apadjacent to Rock Island.
proved April nineteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, entitled “ An act in addition to an act for the establishment of certain arsenals," be so estended as to include the small islands contiguous to Rock Island, and
known as Benham's, Wilson's, and Winnebago islands. Appropriations. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the following sums be, and
they are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for Rock Island arsenal, to be applied as fol
lows, viz: For claims for To liquidate claims for property in Benham's, Wilson's, and Winnebago property taken for military pur
islands, and for property in Rock Island which has been taken, in purposes.
suance of law, for military purposes, two bundred and ninety-three thousand six hundred dollars, or so much thereof, and no more, as may be necessary to pay the respective claimants such amounts as may be reported by the board of commissioners authorized by the act of April nineteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and ordered by the United States circuit
court to be paid to each. Water power.
To secure water-power at the head of Rock Island, one hundred thou
sand dollars. Storehouses, To erect storehouses for the preservation of arms and other munitions &c.
of war, and to establish communication between Rock Island arsenal and the cities of Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island, Illinois, one hundred thousand dollars.
APPROVED, June 27, 1866.
June 27, 1866. CHAP. CXLII. - An Act to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to authorize the Sale of 1866, ch. 63.
Marine Hospitals and Revenue Cutters," approved April 20th, 1866. Ante, p. 40.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That the act entitled “ An act to Certain marine authorize the sale of marine hospitals and revenue cutters," approved hospitals not to April twentieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, shall not be construed to be leased or sold.
authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to lease or sell any such hospital where the relief furnished to sick marine[r]s shall show an extent of relief equal to twenty cases per diem, on an average, for the last preceding four years, or where no other suitable and sufficient hospital accommodations can be procured upon reasonable terms for the comfort and convenience of the patients.
APPROVED, June 27, 1866.
June 27, 1866. CHAP. CXLIII. An Act in Amendment of an Act to promote the Progress of the
Useful Arts, and the Acts in Amendment of and in Addition thereto.
States of America in Congress assembled, That upon appealing for the first Fee for appeal time from the decision of the primary examiner to the examiners-in-chiet from decision of in the patent oflice, the appellant shall pay a fee of ten dollars into the patent office, to the credit of the patent fund; and no appeal from the examiner in patprimary examiner to the examiners-in-chief shall hereafter be allowed un
ent office, &c. til the appellant shall pay said fee.
APPROVED, June 27, 1866.
CHAP. CXLIV. - An Act to establish a Land Office in the Territory of Idaho. June 27, 1866.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the public lands within the Territory of Idaho to which the Indian title is or shall be extinguished Idaho land dis
trict established. shall constitute a new land district, to be called the Idaho district, to be located at Boise City, Ada county; and the President is hereby author- Location. ized to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a regis- Register and ter and receiver of public moneys for said district, who shall be required receiver. to reside at the place at which said office shall be located, and they shall have the same powers, perform the same duties, and be entitled to the
Duties, pay, same compensation as are or may be prescribed by law in relation to land &c. offices of the United States in other Territories.
APPROVED, June 27, 1866.
CHAP. CLV.- An Act amendatory of the organic Act of Washington Territory..
June 29, 1866. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Sessions of States of America in Congress assembled, That after the next annual ses- Washington
legislature in sion of the legislative assembly of said Territory the sessions shall be bi- Territory to be ennial. Members of the council shall be elected for the term of four biennial.
Term of office years, and members of the house for the term of two years, and shall re- and pay of memceive the sum of six dollars per day instead of three dollars heretofore bers of the counallowed, and shall also receive the same mileage now allowed by law.
cil and house. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That each house shall have authori. Enrolling clerk ty to elect, in addition to the officers now allowed by law, an enrolling
for each house. clerk, who shall receive five dollars per day.
The chief clerks shall re- clerks and other
Pay of chief ceive six dollars per day, and the other officers elected by said legislature officers. shall receive five dollars per day each.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the first election, for the first Time of first biennial session under this act, shall be at the time of holding the general biennial elec
tion. election for the Territory in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-seven.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the act of the legislative as- The act of the sembly of the Territory of Washington, approved January fourteenth, legislature relateighteen hundred and sixty-five, entitled “ An act in relation to the county county is disapof Skamania,” be and the same is hereby disapproved.
proved. APPROVED, June 29, 1866.
CHAP. CLVI. – An Act to create the Ofice of Surveyor-General in Idaho Territory. June 29, 1866. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
Surveyor-genStates of America in Congress assembled, That the President, by and with
eral for Idaho. the advice and consent of the Senate, shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint a surveyor-general for Idaho, whose annual salary shall be
Salary. three thousand dollars, and whose power, authority, and duties shall be Duties. the same as those provided by law for the surveyor-general of Oregon. He shall have proper allowances for clerk hire, office rent, and fuel, not Allowances. exceeding what is now allowed by law to the surveyor-general of Oregon, and he shall locate his office at Boise City, in said Territory of Idaho. Office at Boise
City APPROVED, June 29, 1866.
Grants to be
July 8, 1866. CHAP. CLVIII. – An Act to extend the Time for the Reversion to the United States of
the Lands granted by Congress to aid in the Construction of a Railroad from Amboy, by Hillsdale and Lansing, to some Point on or near Traverse Bay, in the State of Michigan, and for the Completion of said Road.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That the time limited by the Act of 1856, fourth section of an act entitled “ An act making a grant of alternate secch. 44, 4. Vol. xi. p. 22,
tions of the public lands to the State of Michigan, to aid in the construcrevived and ex- tion of certain railroads in said State, and for other purposes," approyed tended for seven June three, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, for the completion of the railyears.
road from Amboy, by Hillsdale and Lansing, to some point on or near Traverse bay, shall be, and hereby is, revived and extended for the period of seven years, from and after the third day of June, one thousand eight
hundred and sixty-six; and that said grants shall continue and remain in in full force, pro- full force and effect for and during that period, as if it had been so provided, &c.
vided in said fourth section of said act of June three, eighteen hundred The Amboy, and fifty-six: Provided, That the Amboy, Lansing, and Traverse Bay &c., Railroad to Railroad Company, a corporation organized under the laws of the State forfest, the grant, of Michigan, shall forfeit all right to said grant, or any part thereof which
it may now have, or which may hereafter be conferred upon it, by the legislature of the State of Michigan, if and whenever the said company
shall fail, in whole or in part fully and completely to perform any of the Twenty miles following conditions, that is to say: First, to clear, grub, and grade twenty of road-bed to be consecutive miles of the road-bed of said road between Owasso and Sagicompleted by Feb. 1, 1867. naw City, so that the same shall be in readiness for the ties and iron by See Post
, p. 425. the first day of February, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven ; Second, to Road to be fin- fully complete said road from Owasso to Saginaw City, so that the same to, &c., by Nov. shall be in readiness for the running of trains by the first day of Novem1, 1867.
ber, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven ; Third, to fully complete in like Twenty other manner twenty miles of said road in each and every year after the said first miles to be com
day of November, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and to fully complcted each year.
plete the entire road by the time limited by this act: And provided. fur
ther, That in case of failure of said Amboy, Lansing, and Traverse Bay If conditions Rail Company to perform any of the above conditions by the respective are not per- times limited therefor, the legislature of the State of Michigan may at formed, the State of Michigan may its first session after any such failure, confer the said grant upon some conter the grant other railroad corporation, or corporations, upon such terms and conditions upon some other railroad corpora
as the legislature may see fit, to carry out the purposes of the said act of June three, eighteen hundred and fitty-six, and when so conferred, such corporation or corporations shall be entitled to have and enjoy all of the said grant, which shall not then have been lawfully disposed of, to the same extent and in the same manner and for the same purposes, as if the same had been originally conferred upon such corporation or corporations.
And any such railroad corporation or corporations, whether now organSuch grant not ized or hereafter to be organized, upon which said grant may be so conto affect any pre- ferred in whole or in part, may receive the same without prejudice to any vious grant.
Limit to land grant, or other rights or franchises previously acquired. But in amount of land
case shall such corporation or corporations be entitled to receive to be received.
more than ten sections of land to the mile, for that portion of said road
which may be consolidated in accordance with the provisions of this Control of
act: And, provided, further, That if the legislature shall, in any such legislature over case of failure, so confer said grant as above provided, then the said the lands. lands, or so much thereof as shall then remain not lawfully disposed of,
shall be subject to the disposal and future control of said legislature, as
provided in section three of said act of June three, eighteen hundred and If legislature does not confer fifty-six, until the expiration of the time limited by this act. But in case the grant, lands the said legislature shall in such case fail to so confer said grant, then the to revert to the said lands shall revert to the United States. United States.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Flint and Pere Marquntte
Railroad Company may change the western terminus of its road to some Flint, &c., railpoint on Lake Michigan, at or south of Grand Traverse Bay; and any may change its railroad corporations, having a right to the respective land grants speci- western termified in the said act of June three, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, located nus. in the lower peninsula of the State of Michigan, may unite and contract Railroads with with each other, or with any other railroad corporation or corporations, land grants may for the construction and operation of a single line of road for any portion gle line of road of their routes, without prejudice to any land grants, or other rights or for any part of franchises previously acquired. And any and all such corporations are their routes. hereby authorized to change the location of their lines of road, so far as
Locations may may be necessary, for the purpose of such consolidation, but not so as to be changed for change their respective termini otherwise than is authorized by this act. purpose of conAnd whenever any change of terminus or location of line is made, as provided for in this act, the corporation or corporations making such change, shall file in the General Land Office new maps definitely showing Maps of change such change and the new line of road adopted: Provided, That the road to be filed in land mentioned in the first section of this act shall run on the west side of
Route, &c., of Saginaw river, and that the principal depot shall be located in the north- Amboy, &c., ern portion of the plat of Saginaw City, so as best to accommodate the Principal depot. cities of Saginaw and East Saginaw.
Sec. 3 And be it further enacted, That the lands granted by the said Lands granted act of June three, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, to aid in the construction in aid of the Anof the railroad described in the first section of this act, shall be disposed how to be disof only in the following manner, that is to say: when the Governor of posed of.
When ten miles the State of Michigan shall certify to the Secretary of the Interior that
are completed, ten or more consecutive miles of said road have been completed in a good &c. and substantial manner, as a first-class railroad, stating definitely the commencement and termination of each completed portion of said road and the corporation or corporations so entitled to lands on account thereof, the Secretary of the Interior shall cause patents for lands for such completed portion of said road to be issued to said corporation or corporations: Provided, That none of said lands shall be acquired or so patented
Proviso. for any portion of said road so completed south of the intersection of said road with the Detroit and Milwaukee railway, until the whole of said road north of said intersection shall have been completed and the lands therefor patented as aforesaid; And provided further, That the road mentioned in the first section of this act shall be and remain a public and free to the
public highway, highway for the use of the government of the United States, and shall United States. transport, free from toll or other charges, all property, troops, and munitions of war belonging to the same. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That all laws and parts of laws in- Repealing
clause. consistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.
APPROVED, July 3, 1866.
Road to be a
CHAP. CLIX. – An Act to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to amend an Act entitled July 3, 1866.
* An Act to aid in the Construction of a Railroad and Telegraph Line from the Missouri 1862, ch. 120. River to the Pacific Ocean, and to secure to the Government the Use of the same for Vol. xii. P: 489. Postal, Military, and other Purposes,' approved July 1, 1862," approved July 2, 1864.
1864, ch. 216.
Vol. xiii. p. 356. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Union Pacific Rail
Railway Comway Company, eastern division, is hereby authorized to designate the pany to desiggeneral route of their said road and to file a map thereof, as now required nate general by law, at any time before the first day of December, eighteen hundred route of road,
&c., before Dec. and sixty-six; and upon the filing of the said map, showing the general i, 1866. route of said road, the lands along the entire line thereof, so far as the
Lands on line
of road to be same may be designated, shall be reserved from sale by order of the Sec- then reserved retary of the Interior: Provided, That said company shall be entitled to from sale. only the same amount of the bonds of the United States to aid in the construction of their line of railroad and telegraph as they would have same as if, &c.
Amount of bonds to be the