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or irregular warrants, accounts, or vouchers; and what, if any, amount

board remains in the bands of said treasurer; and to the end aforesaid, and Powers of board of audit.

to enable the said board of audit to coinplete the duties assigned

thereto in said act, said board sball have all the powers and perform all Report to Con

the duties in said act set forth; and shall make report of their proceed. gress at present ings.herein and pursuant to said act, together with all oral testimony session.

hereafter taken by them to Congress at the present session thereof not later than the fifteenth day of February, eighteen hundred and sev. enty-five.

Approved, December 21, 1874.

Feb. 16, 1875. [No.3.] Joint resolution authorizing the President to appoint a commissioner to attend

the International Penitentiary Congress at Rome.

•Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Commissioner to States of America in Congress assembled, That the President be, and he Internatio

Del Pen is hereby, authorized to appoint a commissioner to attend the Interitentiary Congress.

national Penitentiary Congress, proposed to be beld next year at Rome.

Approred, February 16, 1875.

Feb. 26, 1875.

[No. 5.] Joint resolution appointing managers of the National Home for Disabled

Volunteer Soldiers.

Be it rcsolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Managers of Na- States of America in Congress assembled, That the following persons be, tional Home for and are boroby roonpointed mong Disabled Volun

I and are hereby, reappointed managers of the National Home for Disteers.

" abled Volunteer Soldiers, under the provisions of the act entitled "An 1866. c. 21. v. 14. act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate a national military p. 10.

and naval asylum for the relief of the totally disabled officers and men R. S., Title lix, of the volunteer forces of the United States,' approved March twentyc. 3, p. 943. first, eighteen hundred and sixty-six,”—John H. Martindale, of New

York; Hugh L. Bond, of Maryland ; and Erastus B. Wolcott, of Wisconsin ; whose terms expired on the twenty-first of April, eighteen bundred and seventy-four.

Approved, February 26, 1875.

March 2, 1875. [No. 6.] Joint resolution to provide for the preservation of the manuscript returns of

the first and ninth censuses. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States Manuscript re- of America in Congress assembled, That the Congressional Printer be, and turns of first and he is hereby, authorized and directed to bind in suitable form for ready ninth be bound.

to reference, and for their better preservation, the manuscript returns of the first and ninth censuses of the United States.

Approred, March 2, 1875.

censuses to

March 3, 1875.

[No. 7.] Joint resolution explanatory of an act entitled "an act fixing the number of

Paymasters in the Army of the United States," approved March second, eighteen hundred and seventy-five.

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 1873, c. 118, ante, States of America in Congress assembled, That the intent and meaning 338, explained.

of an act entitled "An act fixing the number of Paymasters in the Army of the United States", approved March two, eighteen hundred and seventy-five was to authorize the appointment of such additional pumber of paymasters with the rank of major as will make the total R.S., 1194, p. 212, number of Paymasters with the rank of major, fifty, and no more. And repealed in part. so much of section eleven hundred and ninety-four of the Revised Statutes as applies to the Paymasters of the rank of major be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

[No. 8.] Joint resolution for the relief of Lowell A. Chamberlain

March 3, 1875. Whereas, it appears that Lowell A. Chamberlain was induced to ten. der the resignation of his commission of first lieutenant in the First regiment of Artillery, United States Army, under the apprehension of being dismissed therefrom by sentence of a general court-martial, which resignation was accepted by the President of the United States, to date November seventeenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three; and

Whereas the vacancy created by the acceptance of the said resignation has been filled by promotion in regular course: now therefore,

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President be, and heLowell A. Cbamis hereby, authorized and empowered to restore the said Lowell A. berlain restored to Chamberlain to his position in the Third Regiment of Artillery, United

od rank and position

and

in Army. States Army, with the same rank and date of commission, and without forfeiture of pay, as if he had not tendered his resignation ; Provided, Proviso. That the President shall be convinced, upon an examination of the evidence in the case, that the dismissal of the said Chamberlain by sentence of the general court martial, before which he was tried, would bave been unjust and not warranted by the facts; And provided further, Proviso. That no vacancy which may hereafter occur in the grade of first lieutenant in the First Regiment of Artillery, United States Army, shall be filled until the number of officers in that grade in the said regiment shall be reduced to the number now allowed by law,

Approved, March 3, 1875,

PROCLAMATIONS

MADE BY THE

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

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