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No debts by which, &c., to be contracted unless, &C...........

Act to be passed by a two-thirds vote. .........
And to be submitted to a vote of the people, if, &c. .........
Credit of the District not to be loaned, &c...
Law authorizing, to be submitted to the people .........

to be published in at least two newspapers for at least three

months prior to the vote
to contain provision for the payment of the interest by a tax to be

levied, &c
to receive a majority of the votes cast for members of the Legisla-

tive Assembly
Money not to be borrowed or bonds issued, except authorized by spe-

cial act of assembly
Property not included in Washington or Georgetown not to be taxed

for streets, or expenditures of a local nature for the exclusive

benetit of said cities .....
in Georgetown not to be taxed for debts contracted by Wash-

ington
in Washington not to be taxed for debts contracted by George-

town..
Neither city to be taxed for the exclusive benefit of the county outside

their limits....
Special laws not to be passed in certain specified cases.

Special taxes may be levied in particular sections, wards, &c
Notaries public, their appointment, powers, and duties .............
Those now in commission to continue in office until, &C.....

0. Oath of office of the various officers.

All civil officers to take oath ..
To be certified and recorded..

P.
Paupers, assembly to define by law who shall be entitled to relief as
Money to be raised by taxation for their support and maintenance......

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Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds, offices and duties of, to remain as

now until modified by Congress.
Additional duties may be imposed ....

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Salaries of Governor and Secretary, and pay of officers and members of the

assembly.... Secretary

Appointment, residence, term of office, qualifications, and duties.....
Before acting as, to take oath ......
Duty in respect to disbursement of moneys.
Oath to be certified.......
Salary of, and how paid ......
To call the House of Delegates to order at the opening of each new

Legislative Assembly, and preside until, &c..
To give bond, with sureties..
When to act as Governor ...........

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United States Attorney and Marshal, offices and cuties of, to remain as now

until modified by Congress..
Additional duties may be imposed.

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V. Voters and their qualifications ......

Right of suffrage not be limited or abridged....

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INDEX TO ACTS OF CONGRESS.

A.

Page.
Appropriations-
For Columbia Hospital for Women and Lying-in-Asylum .......

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Institution for the Deaf and Dumb......

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Pennsylvania avenue, between Fifteenth street and Rock creek,
improvement and repair of.........

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salaries and other necessary expenses of the Metropolitan Police .. 37
salary of the Governor.

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salaries of members of the Board of Health .........

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Public Works......

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Council

31-32
salary of the Secretary of the District

31-32
salaries of oflicers of reform school....

50
support of indigent insane of the District in the Government Hos-
pital for the Insane ......

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To defray expenses of paviug roadway, curbing, &c., in front of prop-
erty of the United States in the District of Columbia....

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To pay the Board of Public Works proportionate cost due from the

United States Government for the filling of the canal from Seventh
to Seventeenth street west, and of the cost of intercepting sewer
along the canal adjoining United States property..

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To purchase site for reform school, and to erect suitable buildings
thereon

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Of miscellaneous character.

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B.

Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Company. (See Railroad Company.)
Board of commissioners for the construction of new jail provided for and desig-
nated .............

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Health, appropriation to pay salaries of the members of the ......... 31-32
Public Works, appropriation to pay salaries of members of the........ 31-32

and Governor to be satisfied as to completion of Pied-

mont and Potomac railroad before validity is given

to District subscription to stock of the road........... 53
compensation of members of .............

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function of, to commence at date of appointment
and qualification of members. ..

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No person to draw salary as member of, who is paid
another salary by the United States .......

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Survey of Harbor and River at Washington provided for and desig-
nated ...........

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Bonds -

Commissioners of Sinking Fund to issue, for purpose of funding liabili-
ties of city of Washington ....

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Of District for subscription to stock of Piedmont and Potomac Railroad

Company not to be disposed of for less than par...
Piedmont and Potomac Railroad Company to give......

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Canal, Washington

Appropriation made for proportion payable by the United States for

filling up...
Changes in course of, authorized.
Land made by filling up of, declared to be the property of the United

States
Part of cost of arching of, to be borne by the Orange, Alexandria, and

Manassas Railroad Company ......
Cominissioners of, powers, &c., of, transferred to the Board of Public

Works.......
Capitol grounds, enlargement of.
Chief justice of supreme court of the District to be one of the commissioners

for construction of new jail.........
Columbia Hospital for Women and Lying-in-Asylum, appropriation for sup-

port of the

Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, appropriation for the ..... Commission for improvement of M street, powers, &c., of, transferred to Board

of Public Works....
Commissioners of Washington canal, powers, &c., of, transferred to Board of

Public Works
for construction of new jail designated..
of Sinking Fund authorized to fund liabilities of city of Wash-

ington due June 1, 1871, and to issue bonds Council, appropriation for salaries of members of the.

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Deaf and Dumb, appropriation for the Columbia Institution for the
Depot site of Baltimore and Potomac railroad, provisions concerning
District of Columbia-

Act of Legislative Assembly of July 10, 1871, making appropriations

for iinprovements and repairs in, and providing for payment thereof,

confirmed by Congress ......
Construction of new jail in, provided for .....
Debt of, including debt of late corporations, limited to ten millions of

dollars.......
Issuing of bonds of, for improvements, under act of Legislative Assem-

bly, izpproved August 19, 1871, forbidden ..
Taxation in, except assessments for special improvements, limited to

two per centum on cash valuation of property..

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Franklin square, statue of General Rawlins to be placed in........... ...............
Free public highways anthorized in the District of Columbia

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Gas-light Company, Washington, authorized to increase capital stock and to estend works .......

54 Governor and Board of Public Works to be satisfied as to completion of Pied

mont and Potomac railroad prior to validity of subscription thereto
the District of Columbia...

53 appropriation to pay salary of...

31-32 anthorized to sell part of lot 14, square 253, and with proceeds purchase another lot for public school purposes..

57 power of, to send boys to reform school.

49 to be one of the commissioners for construction of new jail .....

51 and Secretary of the Treasury to approve bonds of Piedmont and

Potomac Railroad Company

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Harbor and river at Washington, board of survey provided for and designated..
Health, Board of, appropriation for salaries of members of the ..........
Hospital, Columbia, and Lying-in-Asylum for Women, appropriation for

for Insane. (See Insane.)
Highways, free public, authorized in the District of Columbia ........

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Insane, indigent of the District, appropriation for support of, in the Govern-

ment Hospital for the Insane.....

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Jail, construction of, for the District of Columbia provided for .........

Secretary of Interior, chief justice supreme court of District, and Gov-

ernor to constitute board of commissioners for construction of
Judge of police court, power of, to send boys to reform school.......

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Legislative Assembly-
Act of, approved August 19, 1871, authorizing District of Columbia to

create a debt for special improvements and repairs by issuing

four millions of bonds, &c., declared by Congress null and void.
approved August 19, 1871, levying tax for payment of interest

on four million of dollars of bonds, &c., declared by Con-

gress null and void...
approved July 10, 1871, making appropriations for improve-
ments and repairs in District of Columbia, &c., confirmed by

Congress....
To assess and cause to be collected $125,000 to reimburse to United

States part of cost of new jail ..........
Lot 14, part of, in square 253, to be sold by Governor

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Metropolitan Police, appropriation to pay salaries and other necessary ex-

penses of .............
M street, powers, property, and records of commission for improvement of,

transferred to Board of Public Works ..........

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Orange, Alexandria, and Manassas Railroad Company authorized to run trains

and transport freight and passengers within District of Columbia ........

P.

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Piedmont and Potomac Railroad Company-

Subscription to stock of, by District of Columbia assented to by Con-

gress conditionally
Bonds, approved by Governor and Secretary of the Treasury, in sum of

$800,000 to be given by..
District bonds for subscription to stock of, not to be disposed of for less
District tax for interest on bonds for subseription not to exceed $36,000

in any one year..
Governor and Board of Public Works to be satisfied as to completion of

road ......
No part of District subscription to stock of, to be paid until subscrip-

tion and payment and expenditure of one million dollars........

than par

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Police court, judge of, power to send boys to reform school........

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Metropolitan, appropriation for salaries and other necessary expenses
of

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Public buildings and grounds, inventories and accounts to be kept concerning.. 55
schools, lot to be purchased for ........

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Works, appropriation for salaries of members of the Board of..........31-32, 41
highways authorized in the District of Columbia

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Works, Board of, compensation of members of .........

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function of, to commence at date of appointinent
and qualification of members.....

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no person to draw salary as member of, who is paid
another salary by the United States.....

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Railroad Company, Baltimore and Potomac-

Allowed to extend track and occupy property as depot site..

Bridge to be erected by, over carriage-road in public reservation ..........
Railroad Company, Baltimore and Potomac-

Depot and track of, not to extend beyond B street north
Flagmen to be kept by
Provisions as to tracks of....
Required to adopt grades according to determination of Board of Pub-

lic Works, or other authority
to pay taxes for property occupied as depot site and for im-

provements thereon......
to pay any damages sustained by owners of property on Sixth

street by reason of laying tracks..
to pay all damages for which city of Washington or District

of Columbia may be liable, growing out of removal of pri-

vate parties from property to be occupied by company.

to obtain possession of certain property at their own cost......
Railroad Company, Piedmont and Potomac-

Subscription by District of Columbia to stock of, approved by Con-

gress conditionally......

Required to give bond to the District ......
Railroad Company, Washington and Georgetown, to repair share of Pennsyl-

vania avenue, between Fifteenth street and Rock creek..
Railroads, street, prohibited on I and K street fronts of cert, in squares .........

no further, to be laid down in Washington“ without consent

of Congress
Rawlins, General, statue of, to be placed in Franklin square..
Reform school-

Appropriations for salaries of officers at ......
Expenses of boys sent to, by authorities of District to be reported and

paid
New site for, to be selected and purchased...
Penalty for enticing away boys or harboring or concealing escaped boys.

Provisions as to sending boys to, by authorities of District ....
River and harbor at Washington, board of survey provided for, and designated..

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Salaries of Governor, Secretary, and Boards of Public Works and Health ap-

propriated for ........

of Council appropriated for....
Schools, public-

Lot for, to be purchased with proceeds of part of lot 14, square 253 ......
Part of lot 11, square 141, and public reservation, Eighth and Ninth

streets and K street and Virginia avenue southeast, set apart for pur-

poses of..

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