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SEC. 2. That Congress shall have the right to regulate Congress to have the rates of fare collected by said company from passen- tiug rates of fare. gers, and the rates of charge for the transportation of freight per ton per mile for all freight passing into the District of Columbia on said railroad shall be not more than the rates charged per ton per mile on that part of the said Orange, Alexandria, and Manassas railroad not in the said District; and that all property owned by said company within said District shall be subject to taxation by the road company, jo proper municipal authority, and Washington city shall be ington to he subject considered as a terminal point, and entitled to all the privileges and facilities of any other terminal points on said road.

Sec. 3. That said railroad company shall give to other Said railroai comrailroad companies connecting therewith the right to tain privileges to pass through and use said tunnel, on such reasonable terms pauies. as may be agreed upon between the respective parties or Congress prescribe.

Sec. 4. That this act may be at any time amended or repealed by Congress.

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INDEX TO ORGANIC ACT.

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Board of Health, appointment powers and duties of .............

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Board of Public Works-
Of whom to consist..

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Appointment, qualification, residence........

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Annual report..

26
Betterments

25
Contracts made by them ....................................

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Powers and duties and pay.

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Term of office.......

25
The Governor, or any other officer, to receive no additional pay as
members of ............

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C.
Constitution and laws of the United States not legally inapplicable to be in
force in District of Columbia...

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Council-

Number and residence of members ..........
Appointment, qualitications, term of office, &c ............
Apportionment for appointment of members.
Governor to call to order at opening of each new assembly...

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Pay of members and officers..

22
Rights of members.......

12
Time and place of first meetiug.

10
of subsequent meetings

10
Who may not be members......

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Corporations may be created, &c., by general law for certain purposes....... 20
Powers to be limited to the District

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Charters of Washington and Georgetown, and all offices abolished after
June 1, 1871

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The District of Columbia declared to be the successor of those cor-
porations

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D.
District of Columbia constituted a body corporate for municipal purposes.....

Powers of the corporation ....
Delegate to the House of Representatives, qualifications and election of........ 23
First election and subsequent elections

23
Plurality to elect....

24
Disbursing officers, who are required to give security, to give it as the Sec-
retary of the Treasury may prescribe....

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E.
Elections, penalty for illegal voting and conduct at .........

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F.
Free schools, system of, to be maintained for the education of the youth of
the District .......

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All moneys raised, &c., for school purposes, except by bequest, &c., to

be appropriated for the equal benefit of all the youths of the District
between certain ages

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Governor

Appointment and term of office of .........
Before acting to take oath ......

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Governor-

Bills not returned within ten days, &c .........
Duty in respect to disbursement of money's.
In case of death, &c., of, who to act as .....
Qualifications, potvers and duties .....
Salary of, and how paid.........
To call the Council to order at the opening of each new assembly......
To return, every five years, valuation of the real estate in the Dis-

trict belonging to the United States ....
To be president of Board of Public Works.

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II.

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9 13 22

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Tlouse of Delegates

Number, qualifications, and residence of members.
Apportionment for the election of delegates...

appointment of members of the Council, and election

of members of the House of Delegates...
Appropriations and appropriation bills .........
Provision as to disbursements of ..........
At opening of each new assembly Secretary of the District to call to

order and preside until, &c .........
Election of delegates.

township officers
Plurality vote to elect ......
Provision in case of a tie vote or vacancy.
Pay of members and of officers.
Rights, &c., of members......
Time and place of first election...

meeting
subsequent elections and meetings.
Three townships may be made.
Who may not be members.....

J.
Judicial courts to remain as now organized until, &c.....

Additional jurisdiction may be conferred...

The practice thereof may be modified ........... Justices of the peace

Legislative Assembly may provide for the appointment of as many as

may be necessary
May define their jurisdiction and prescribe their duties
Not to have jurisdiction where title to land is in dispute..
Nor where the claim exceeds $100 in value.
Those now in commission to continue in otlice until, &c .........

L.
Legislative Assembly

To consist of Council and House of Delegates
Adjournments ......
All township officers to be elected by the people of the respective

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townships
Acts to embrace but one subject to be expressed in title .....................
When to take effect......
All acts of, at all times subject to repeal or modification by Cougress...
Bills, where to originate ....

reading of......

vote on final passage of..
Cannot limit or abridge the right of suffrage
Certain appropriations, when to end....
Expulsion of members.....
First session....
Limit to number of townships.

of power to contract debts
to power of ........

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Legislative Assembly-
May divide part of the District into townships, and create township

officers .....
anthorize levy of special taxes in certain cases
make appropriations for repairs of roads and bridges.
provide for the appointment of justices of the peace and notaries

public.....
pass law's modifying the practice of the judicial courts, and con-

ferring additional jurisdiction .........
impose additional duties upon certain officers

create, &c., by general law, corporations for certain purposes.
No appropriation bill to contain provisions on any other subject...
Not to grant extra pay or allowances to any public officer.

make certain payments...
Vor loan the credit of the District ......
Not to pass special laws in certain specified cases

borrow money or issue bonds except, &c..
tax certain property for certain purposes
expend funds appropriated by Congress, except as authorized by

Congress

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Oath of members of

refusal to take, to forfeit office.

falsely taking to be perjury, to forfeit office, and to disqualify..
Organization of each new, quorum
Provision for choice of clerks and sergeant-at-arms.
Punishment for contempt .........
Pay of members and officers of..
Power of, to extend to what acts.........
Sessions of ..........
Shall maintain a system of free schools.........
Moneys raised, &c., therefor, how to be appropriated......
To provide necessary appropriations for the ordinary and contingent

expenses.....
To have no power to do certain acts..
To define by law who shall be entitled to relief as paupers, and pro-

vide for their support ...........
To provide by law for the election or appointment of ministerial osa-

cers, prescribe their duties, &c .........
To authorize the valuation of private property
Their power to be limited to the District....
Who may not be members of ........

Yeas and nays
Levy Court-

Abolished from certain date.......
Charters and Levy Court continued in force for certain purposes.
Laws and ordinances to be in force until, &c.......
No election of mayor, &c., in Georgetown prior to June 1, 1871...
Present officers to continue until that day.....
No taxes for general purposes to be hereafter assessed by municipal au-

thorities of Washington or Georgetown, or by the Levy Court .......
Pending suits not affected.......
Parts of the District within the present limits of Washington and

Georgetown to be known as Washington and Georgetown, respect-

ively....
Special taxes may be levied by Legislative Assembly....

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Ministerial Officers--

Election or appointment of such as are necessary to be provided for

by law ............
Duties, terms of office, and pay.

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