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Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company. An act to correct a clerical error in the act granting the

right of way through the public lands to the Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company, ap

proved June eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. March 3, 1875 .........
Public building at Topeka.' An act to authorize the purchase of a site for á public building at Topeka,

Kansas. March 3, 1875 ........
Mackinac. An act to set apart a certain portion of the island of Mackinac in the Straits of Mackinac,

within the State of Michigan, as a national park. March 3, 1875......
Mint building at The Dalles. An act to donate to the State of Oregon a public building-lot and ma-

terial, sitnated at The Dalles, Oregon March 3, 1875 ....
Public buildings at Covington. An act to make an appropriation for public buildings at Covington,

Kentucky, March 3, 1875.............
Department of Agriculture. An act to appex certain lands to reservation numbered two, occupied by

the Department of Agriculture. March 3, 1875............
School-district, Sault Sainte Marie. An act to donate a certain portion of the military reservation of

Fort Brady to school-district number one, in township of Sault Sainte Marie, and State of

Michigan, for school-purposes. March 3, 1875.....
Settlers on railroad-lands. Au act for the relief of settlers on lands within railroad limits. March 3,

1875....
Holy Cross Mission. An act for the relief of the Holy Cross Mission, in the Territory of Dakota. March

3, 1875...... Second National Bank of Watkins, N. Y., and Slater National Bank of North Providence, R.I. An act

authorizing the Second National Bank of Watkins, New York, and the Slater National Bank

of North Providence, Rhode Island, to change their names. March 3, 1875...... Auburn City National Bank and First National Bank of Auburn, N. Y. An act to anthorize the consolida

tion of the Auburn City National Bank and the First National Bank of Auburn, New York.

March 3. 1875......................................................
Second National Bank of Jamestown, N. Y. An act to authorize the change of the name of the Second
National Bank of Jamestown, New York. March 3, 1875.........

........ "Jiree Young Men's Benerolent Association." An act to authorize the trustees of “ The Free Young

Men's Benevolent Association " to sell and convey square numbered two hundred and seventy

two, in the city of Washington. March 3, 1875 ...
l'irst rolume of Patent-Office Gazette. An act to provide for the republication of the first volume of the

Patent Office Gazette. March 3, 1870......
Ponton wagon-bridge across the Mississippi Rirer. 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
Jowa. March 3, 1875.....

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PUBLIC RESOLUTIONS.

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(No. 1.] Smithsonian Institution. Joint resolution filling an existing vacancy in the Board of Regents

of the Smithsonian Institution. December 18, 1874 ....
No.2.1 Board of Audit of District of Columbia Joint resolution to continue the board of audit to

examine and audit the unfunded or floating debt of the District of Columbia. December
21, 1874.........

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(No.3.] International Penitentiary Congress. Joint resolution antborizing the President to appoint

a commissioner to attend the International Penitentiary Congress at Rome. February

16, 1875.......
No.5.1 Vational Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Joint resolution appointing managers of the

National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. February 26, 1675 ..
No. 6.) First and ninth census return8. Joint resolution to provide for the preservation of the man-

uscript returns of the first and ninth censuses. March 2, 1875........................ [No. 7.) Army paymasters. Joint resolution explanatory of an act entitled “An act fixing the num

ber of paymasters in the Army of the United States," approved March second, eighteen

hundred and seventy-five. March 3, 1875 ... [No.8.] Lowell A. Chamberlain.Joint resolution for the relief of Lowell A. Chamberlain. March 3,

1875.....

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PROCLAMATIONS-APPENDIX.

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No.8.] Commanding turbulent and disorderly persons in Louisiana to disperse. September 15, 1874. No.9.] Recommending Thursday, November 26, 1874, as a day of national thanksgiving. October 27, 1874.............:

............. .......... No. 10.] Accepting for citizens of the United States the law conceding to foreigners, the right of

holding real estate in the Ottoman Empire. October 29, 1874..... (No. 11.) Commanding turbulent and disorderly persons in Mississippi to disperse. December 21,

1874................ {No. 12.] Convening the Senate of the United States on March 5, 1875. . February 17, 1875:.......

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PUBLIC ACTS OF THE FORTY-THIRD CONGRESS

OF THE

UNITED STATES, Passed at the second session, which was begun and held at the city of Washington, in the

District of Columbia, on Níonday, the serenth day of December, 1874, and was adjourned without day on Thursday, the fourth day of March, 1875. :

ULYSSES S. GRANT, President. HENRY WILSON, Vice-President and President of the

Senate. MATT. H. CARPENTER was elected President of the Senate, pro tempore, on the twenty-third day of December, 1874, and so acted from time to time until the first day of January, 1875. HENRY B. ANTHONY was chosen President of the Senate, pro tempore, on the twenty-fifth day of January, 1875, and so acted until the first day of February, 1875. He was again chosen on the fifteenth day of February, 1875, and so acted from time to time until the twenty-third day of February, 1875. JAMES G. BLAINE, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

CHAP. 1.-An act making an appropriation to enable the Postmaster General to carry Dec, 15, 1874.

into effect the law requiring the prepayment of postage on newspapers, approved June twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of thirty thou. Scales for Postsand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same Office Department, is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not other. approp wise appropriated, for the purchase of scales for the use of the PostOffice Department. Proposals for furnishing said scales shall be in- Advertise mont vited by seven days public notice given by the Postmaster General, and and contract. the contract shall be awarded to the lowest and best responsible bidder; the contractor to be allowed a reasonable time in the discretion of tho, Postmaster General to deliver the article contracted for.

Approved, December 15, 1874.

Dec. 15, 1874.

CHAP. 2.-An act to confirm an agreement made with the Shoshone Indians (eastern

band) for the purchase of the south part of their reservation in Wyoming Territory.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the agreement entered into Agreement with on the twenty-sixth day of September, in the year of our Lord, eighteen Shoshone lodians hundred and seventy-two, between Felix R. Brunot, commissioner on the part of the United States, and the chief, head-men, and men of the castern band of Shosbone Indians, in the words and figures following, be, and the same is hereby, confirmed, satisfied, and approved by the Congress and President of the United States: Provided : That the cat. Condition as to tle furnished under this agreement shall be good, young American cattlo. cattle, suitable for breeding purposes.

Articles of a convention made and concluded at the Shoshone and Date of agreeBannock Indian agency in Wyoming Territory, this twenty-sixth day ment, parties. of September, in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and seventytwo, by and between Felix R. Brunot, commissioner on the part of the United States, and the chief, head men, and men of the eastern band of Shoshone Indians, constituting a majority of all the adult male Indians of said band on tribe of Indians, and duly authorized to act in the premises, witnesseth:

Preamble.

That whereas by article eleven of a treaty with the Shoshone (eastern band) and Bannock tribes of Indians, made the third day of July, eighteen bundred and sixty-eight, at Fort Bridger, Utah Territory, a reservation was set apart for the use and occupancy of said tribes of Indians in the following words: “The United States further agrees that the following district of country, to wit, ' commencing at the mouth of Owl Creek and running, due soutb, to the crest of the divide between the Sweetwater and the Papo-Agie Rivers; thence along the crest of said divide and the summit of Wind River Mountains to the longitude of North Fork of Wind River; thence due north, to mouth of said Nork Fork, and up its channel to a point twenty miles above its mouth; thence in a straight line to head-waters of Owl Creek, and, along middle of channel of Owl Creek, to place of beginning,' shall be, and the samo is, set apart for the absolute and undisturbed use and occupation of the Shoshone Indians herein named ;"

And whereas, previous to and since the date of said treaty, mines bave been discovered, and citizens of the United States have made improvements within the limits of said reservation, and it is deemed advisable for the settlement of all difficulty between the parties, arising in consequence of said occupancy, to change the southern limit of said

reservation: Cession to the I. The Shoshone band or tribe of Indians (eastern band) hereby cede United States of to the United States of America that portion of their reservation in part of reservation. Wyoming Territory which is situated south of a line beginning at a point

on the eastern boundary of the Shoshone and Bannock reservation, due east to the mouth of the Little Papo-Agie, at its junction with the Papo. Agie, and running from said point west to the mouth of the Little Papo. Agie; thence up the Papo-Agie to the North Fork, and up the North Fork to the mouth of the canyon; thence west to the western boundary

of the reservation. Consideration for II. The United States agree to pay to the Shoshone (eastern band) cession of land. or tribe the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars; said sum to be ex

pended under the direction of the President for the benefit and use of said Indians in the following manner, viz: On or before the tenth day of August of each year, for the term of five years after the ratification of this agreement, five thousand dollars shall be expended in the pur

chase of stock.cattle, and said cattle delivered to the Shoshones on their Salary of chief reservation. Second. Tho salary of five hundred dollars per annum of Shoshones. shall be paid by the United States for the term of five years to Wash-a

kie, chief of the Shoshones. ern line of III. Within the term of six months, and as soon as practicable after reservation to be the ratification of this agreement, the United States shall cause the marked.

southern line of the Shoshone reservation, as herein designated, to be surveyed, and markerl at suitable points on the ground, and until said

line has been so surveyed and marked, the United States binds itself Intrusion of pot to permit the intrusion of any white persons upon any of the agriwbite persons cultural or other lands within the limit of the district proposed to be

ceded. Agreement sub- IV. This convention or agreement is made subject to the approval of ject to ratification. the President and the ratification or rejection of the Congress of the

United States.

Approved, December 15, 1874.

Dec. 19, 1874. CHAP. 4.-An act to re-imburse the city of Boston for certain expenses incurred in

the improvement of Chelsea street, (formerly Charlestown,) in connection with the United States navy-yard.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United City of Boston States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby appro. ro-imbursed for printed out of any mo

or priated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, paving Chelsea Street * ordering the sum of one thousand six hundred and thirty-eight dollars and fiftyon navy-yard. three cents, to re-imburse the city of Boston for expenses incurred in the improvement of Chelsea street, bordering on the United States navy-yard, in what was formerly known as Charlestown, Massachusetts.

Approved, December 19, 1874.

CHAP. 5.-An act relating to the disposition of certain lands to be reclaimed in sec- Dec. 21, 1874.

tions fourteen, twenty-three, and twenty-six, in township sixteen north, of range twenty, in the county of Sheboygan, in the State of Wisconsin.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the bed of the Release of certain marsh or pond in sections fourteen, twenty-three, and twenty-six, in swamp lands in township sixteen north, of range twenty east of the fourth principal me.

Sheboygan Coun

ity, Wisconsin, at ridian, in the county of Sheboygan, in the State of Wisconsin, as shall $1.25 per acre. or may be reclaimed by draining the water from the same, shall be owned when drained. and held, so far as any rights or interests of the United States are concerned, by the owners of the lands abutting upon said marslı or pond, and draining the same to the centre or tbread thereof, and divided among the several owners adjoining and abutting said marsh or pond, according to the rules of law, upon payment by said adjoining owners into the treasury of the United States of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre for the amount of land that has been or may be so reclaimed.

Approved, December 21, 1874.

CHAP. 7.-An act reserviug for the use of Congress one hundred and fifty copies of Dec. 24, 1874.

tbe Revised Statutes authorized to be printed by the act of June twentieth eighteen hundred and seventy-four.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the one hundred and fifty One hundred and copies of the Revised Statutes of the United States bound and delivered fifty copies of the to the two houses of Congress by the Congressional Printer, under the Revised Statutes

of num. concurrent resolution agreed to on the eleventh of December eighteen to be par

ber ordered. hundred and seventy-four for that purpose be taken and reserved from the number ordered by the Secretary of State under the act of Congress passed the twentieth day of June eighteen hundred and seventy-four. Ant

Approved, December 24, 1874.

CHAP. 8.-Au act to enable the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia to pro- Dec. 28, 1874.

ceed with its jury-business. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That until the first day of Feb. Grand and petit ruary, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, it shall be lawful for the su- jurors in District

of Columbia to bo preme court of the District of Columbia, in its various terms, to cause of

various terms, to cause drawn from existto be drawn by lot and impaneled from time to time the proper num- ing lists. ber of persons for grand aud petit jurors in said court from those whose names are now deposited with the clerk of the said court in tbe general jury box as jurors of the District of Columbia ; and such panels so drawn and constituted shall be deemed and held to be valid and legal : Provided, That nothing herein shall be construed to impair the right of challenge to individual jurors, as now existing by law.

Approved, December 28, 1874.

CHAP. 9.-An act providing for the authentication of the revised statutes of the Dec. 28. 1874.

United States and for preserving the originals of all laws in the Department of -
State.

Be it cnacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, Tbat the certificate to the printed Certificate to Re-

vised Statutes, how volume of the revised statutes of the United States required by section to be my two of "An act providing for publication of the revised statutes and · Ante, p. 113.

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