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troller of said District, as is now provided by the laws of said District, all the moneys collected by virtue of this act, with which said moneys the said commissioners shall pay, or cause to be paid, the coupons or interest on said bonds issued by them under the provisions of this act; and the residue, collected as aforesaid as a sinking fund, the said commissioners shall invest in the said bonds issued hy them, or in any bonds of the District of Columbia or of the late corporations of the cities of Washington or Georgetown, and shall cause to be placed on record, in the

office of the Register of the said District of Columbia, a Report to be made full and complete report of all their acts herein on or beAssemblgo matto fore the first day of January of each year, and shall also

make a report of the same to the Legislative Assembly at the commencement of each regular session thereof.

SEC. 4. That the said bonds sball be issued in the name of the District of Columbia, and shall show that they are so issued in payment of the liabilities aforesaid of the city of Washington, (found to be due at the time and in the manner provided in the first section of this act,) and said bonds shall be signed by a majority of the commissioners aforesaid, and countersigned by the Register and the Comptroller of the said District; and a proper registry shall be kept in the office of the Register of the said District of the number, denomination, date of issue, and to whom issued.

Sec. 5. That so much of the act passed at the late extra Assembly, approved January 13, 1972, session of the Legislative Assembly of the District of Copayment of thedebis lumbia, entitled “An act providing for the payment of tion of Washington the debts of the late corporation of Washington," ap

proved January nineteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, levying taxes on real and personal property in the city of Washington, to pay the debt and the interest on the debt of the late corporation of Washington, as conflicts with the provisions of this act, be, and the same is hereby, disapproved, canceled, and declared void.

Sec. 6. That the act of the Legislative Assembly of the August 19, 1971, au. District of Columbia, approved August nineteenth, bonds and lesringa eighteen hundred and seventy-one, entitled “An act auinterest on suwe de thorizing the District of Columbia to create a debt for

special improvements and repairs in said District by the issuing of four millions of bonds and levying a tax for the

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payment of the interest as it shall annually accrue thereon, and submitting the act with the question of the issuing of four millions of improvement bonds to a vote of the people at a general election in said District ;” and also the act of the Legislative Assembly, approved August July 10, 1971, maknineteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, entitled for aprovements “An act levying a tax for the payment of the interest as confirmudu. it shall annually accrue on four millions dollars of bonds authorized to be issued by the District of Columbia to create a debt for special improvements and repairs in said District, by the issuing of four millions of bonds, and levying a tax for the payment of the interest as it shall annually accrue thereon, and submitting the act, with the question of the issuing of four millions of improvement bonds, to a vote of the people at a general election in the said District," be, and the same are hereby, disapproved and declared null and void, and the authorities of the District are hereby forbidden to issue any portion of the four millions of bonds named in said acts; and that the act of the said Legislative Assembly, approved July tenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, entitled “An act making appropriations for improvements and repairs in the District of Columbia, and providing for the payment thereof,” be, and the same is hereby, approved, ratified, and confirmed.

Sec. 7. That the debt of the District of Columbia, including the debts of the late corporations, shall at no time Columbia, not to exexceed the sum of ten millions of dollars, unless an in- dollars., unless aucrease over the said amount shall have been previously gress. authorized by act of Congress. SEC. 8. That all laws and parts of laws inconsistent with

Repealing clause. this act are hereby repealed.

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ENLARGEMENT OF CAPITOL GROUNDS.

May 8, 1872.

An Act making appropriations for the legislatire, cxecutive, and judicial

I penses of the Government for the year eniring June thirtieth, eighten hundred and serenty-three, anul for other purposes.

SEC: 6. That the public grounds surrounding the Capitol shall be enlarged (according to the plan approved by Capitol grounds.

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Secretary of Interior to purchase at agried price not exceeding a certain appraisal.

the Committees on Public Buildings of the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively, which plan is hereby directed to be deposited in the custody of the Secretary of the Interior) by extension between First street cast and First street west, in the following manner: northwardly to the south side of B street, and southwardly to the north side of South B street, including, in addition to so much of the reservations, avenues, and streets as are necessary for such extension, the two squares designated on the plan of the city of Washington as numbers şix hundred and eighty-seven and six hundred and eighty-eight, respectively.

Sec. 7. That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Interior to purchase, from the owner or owners thereof, at such price, not exceeding its actual cash value, as may be mutually agreed on between the Secretary and such owner or owners, and not exceeding the appraisal made by the cominission of nine in their report to Robert Ould, United States district attorney for the District of Columbia, on the twenty-first day of January, eighteen hundreri and sixty-one, such private property as may be necessary for carrying this act into effect, the value of the property so purchased to be paid to the owner or owners thereof, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise

appropriated, on the requisition of said Secretary: ProProvided, before vidled, That before such payment shall be made, the owner proved by Attorney or owners of the property purchased shall, by good and

sufficient deed or deeds, in due form of law, and approved by the Attorney General of the United States, fully release and convey to the United States all their and each of their several and respective rights in said titles to such lands and property so purchased.

Sec. 8. That if the Secretary of the Interior shall not

Iu- be able to agree with the owner or owners of any private supreme court of property needed for the purposes of this act upon the to make an appraise- price to be paid therefor, or if for any other cause he shail

be unable to obtain the title to any such property by mutual agreement with the owner or owners thereof, it shall be his duty to make application to the supreme court of the District of Columbia, which court is hereby authorized and required, upon such application, in such

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mode, and under such rules and regulations as it may adopt, to make a just and equitable appraisement of the cash value of the several interests of each and every owner of the real estate and improvements thereon necessary to be taken for the public use in accordance with the provisions of this act, and to which the Secretary has been unable to obtain the title by mutaal agreement with the owner or owners thereof.

Sec. 9. That the fee-simple of all premises so appro- Fee-simple, upon priated for public use, of which an appraisement shall or appraised value have been made under the order and direction of said States. court, shall, upon payment to the owner or owners, respectively, of the appraised value, or in case the said owner or owners refuse or neglect for fifteen days after the appraisement of the cash value of said lands and improvements by said court to demand the same from the Secretary of the Interior, upon depositing the said appraised value in the said court to the credit of such owner or owners, respectively, be vested in the United States. And the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and required to pay to the several owner or owners, respectively, the appraised value of the several premises as specified in the appraisement of said court, or pay into court by deposit, as hereinbefore provider, the said appraised values; and the sum necessary, not exceed- Appropriation ing four hundred thousand dollars, for such purpose is sum, not to exceed hereby appropriated cut of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated: Provided, That the Secretary

building materials of the Interior is hereby authorized to sell at public authorized auction such materials in the buildings in squares numbers six hundred and eighty-seven anı six hundred and eightyeight as are not necessary for the public works in this District; and further, that the moneys realized by such sales shall be applied to the improvement and extension of the Capitol grounds.

Sec. 10. That said court may direct the time and manner in which possession of the property condemned shall be to direct time and taken or delivered, and may, if necessary, enforce any pussession of prop order or issue any process for giving possession. The cost of it to be paid by occasioned by the inquiry and assessment shall be paid by costs to be taxed by the United States, and, as to other costs which may

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arise, they shall be charged or taxed as the court may. direct.

Sec. 11. That no delay in making an assessment of of purchase, money compensation, or in taking possession, shall be occasioned ownership or by any doubt which may arise as to the ownership of the

property, or any part thereof, or as to the interests of the respective owners, but in such cases the court shall require a deposit of the money allowed as compensation for the whole property or the part in dispute. In all cases, as soon as the United States shall have paid the compensation assessed, or secured its payment, by a deposit of money, under the order of the court, possession of the property may be taken.

Sec. 12. That the Washington and Georgetown Railroad Company and the Metropolitan Railroad Company be, and they are hereby, required to move their tracks, respectively, from the Capitol grouuds, as hereby established, and to run the same as they may be directed, from time to time, by the officer in charge of the public

buildings and grounds, as the grading and filling up of Commissionera; said grounds may render necessary. That a commission, removal or loonus consisting of the Secretary of the Interior, the chief in front of western engineer of the army, and the officer in charge of public entrance of Capitol. buildings and grounds, is hereby authorized and directed

to examine and report to Congress, prior to the second Monday of December next, a plan by which the locomotive railroad track in front of the western entrance of the Capitol shall be removed, with due regard to the rights of all parties concerned, and by which proper connections with other railroads may be made.

REFORM SCHOOL.

Reform School

May 15, 1872. An Act relating to the Reform School of the District of Columbia.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives

of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Trustees of the the board of trustees of the Reform School of the District render monthly ac- of Columbia shall cause monthly accounts to be rendered

to the proper accounting officers of the Territory of the District of Columbia for the expenses of such boys as have been sent to the said school, by the proper authorities,

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