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THE FIRST LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,
PASSED AT ITS FIRST SESSION.
CHAPTER I.-An Act to provide temporary officers for the cities of Wash
ington, Georgetown, and the county of Washington.
June 2, 1871.
Whereas the act of Congress entitled “ An act to pro
vide a government for the District of Columbia,” approved February twenty-first, eighteen hundred and seyenty-one, abolishes all offices of the cities of Washington, Georgetown, and the Levy Court of the county of Washington on and after the first day of June, A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and directs that the Legislative Assembly of said District shall provide by law for the election or appointment of necessary officers; and whereas an emergency is thereby created; therefore
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Delegates of the District of Columbia, That the following officers in and certain temporary for said District, and such other temporary offices as may davs, from June 1, appear to the Governor to be necessary, be, and the same are hereby, created from the first day of June, A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy-one, to continue for no longer than forty-five days: Provided, That the Governor shall create no offices or officers except such as are now provided for by the acts and ordinances of the corporations of Washington and Georgetown and
the Levy Court.
CITY OF WASHINGTON.
The office of Collector.
The office of Attorney for the Corporation of Washington.
The office of Register.
The office of Commissioners to Washington Asylum, (three.)
The office of Physician of Washington Asylum.
The office of Assistant Clerk of Northern Liberty Market.
The office of Clerk of Western Market.
The office of Commissioners of Northern Liberty Market, (two.)
The office of Commissioners of Eastern Market, (two.)
The office of Measurer of Wood and Coal for Rock Creek district. • The ofiice of Measurer of Wood and Coal for First Canal district.
The office of Measurer of Wood and Coal for Anacostia district.
The office of Measurer of Wood and Coal for Potomao district.
The office of Physician to the Poor of the First Ward.
The office of Trustees of Public Schools for First district, (three.)
The office of Trustees of [Public Schools] for Second district, (three.)
The office of Trustees of Public Schools for Third district, (three.)
The office of Trustees of Public Schools for Fourth dis. trict, (three.)
The office of Superintendent of Street Lamps.
The oflice of Commissioners of Western Burial Ground, (two.)
The office of Sexton of Western Burial Ground.
The office of Commissioners of Eastern Burial Ground, (two.)
The office of Sexton of Eastern Burial Ground.
The office of Inspectors and Measurers of Lumber, (four.)
CITY OF GEORGETOWN.
The offices of Clerk and Treasurer.
The office of Gauger of Spirituous Liquors and Inspector of Salted Provisions.
The office of Weigher of Ilay, Straw, and Fodder.
The office of Guardians of the Georgetown Schools, (seven.)
The office of Fire Commissioners, (six.)
COUNTY OF WASHINGTON.
The office of Collector.
The office of Commissioners for Public Schools.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Governor in this act and take shall appoint the officers to fill the offices provided for in
this act, and shall take such bonds as are required by the acts and ordinances of the corporations of Washington
and Georgetown and the Levy Court. Functions, duties,
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the functions of salaries and fees of the several officers, and the duties, salaries, and fees of same as theretofore, the said several officers, shall be the same as are now de
fined by the acts of Congress, and the laws and ordinances of the corporations of Washington, Georgetown, and the Levy Court, for the offices and officers of like designation, so far as the same may be applicable and not in conflict with act of February twenty-one, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, as aforesaid.
Compensation of said ollicers.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the compensation of the said officers shall be payable at the expiration of their term of appointment or service.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That, for the reasons effect June 1, 18:15 set forth in the preamble, this act shall take effect on and after the said first day of June, eighteen hundred and seventy-one.
Approved June 2, 1871.
June 16, 1871.
Governor to ap
CHAP. II.-An Act concerning notaries public.
point nutaries pel be, and he is hereby, authorized and empowered to ap- fic. point as many notaries public for said District as he may deem necessary, the aggregate number not to exceed one hundred, to continue in office for the term of three years, unless sooner removed by the Governor for good and sufficient cause; and said notaries public, so to be appointed, shall qualify, discharge the duties, receive the fees, and Duties and fees of be subject to the regulations provided for in the act of heretofore. Congress approved April eighteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, entitled “ An act concerning notaries public in the District of Columbia,” except as to the appointment · and removal of the same; but before any person shall be appointed a notary public under this act, he shall pay to Notaries to pay 5 the proper
officer to collect the taxes in the District of Co- pointment, and the lumbia the sum of five dollars, and the same sum annually thereafter. thereafter during his continuance in office, which tax shall be placed to the credit of the general fund.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That every person ap- Must open office pointed a notary public under this act shall, within sixty appointment. days from and after the date of his appointment, open, and thereafter maintain, a public office for the transaction of his business; otherwise his commission shall be revoked by the Governor.
Approved June 16, 1871.
same sum annually
June 16, 1871.
CHAP. III.-An Act to authorize the Governor to appoint a commission to
audit all outstanding claims against the corporations of Washington, Georgetoon, and the Levy Court, and to devise a plan for the liquidation.
Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the District of Columbia, That the Governor be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint three competent citizens, who shall con- point commission to
Governor to ap