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May 29, 1872.

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INCREASE OF STOCK AND WORKS OF WASH-
INGTON GAS-LIGHT COMPANY.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That of the Washington the capital stock of the Washington Gas-light Company

Gas-light Company

increased $200, be, and the same is hereby, increased two hundred thou

with of in

creasing it not ex sand dollars, with the privilege of increasing it not ex

ceeding as

from time to time, in

may be required ceeding one million dollars, as the same may be required extending their from time to time, for extending their works in the Disof Columbia east of trict of Columbia east of Rock Creek: Provided, however,

Rock Creek.

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June 1, 1872.

An Act to increase the capital stock and to extend the works of the Washington Gas-light Company.

That said increase of capital stock shall not be made from undivided profits of said company which have already accrued, or may hereafter accrue, but from capital actually paid in: Provided also, That said increased capital stock shall be subject to all the conditions of the charter of said Washington Gas-light Company,

NEW JAIL.

An Act in relation to the construction of a new jail for the District of Columbia.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That The Secretary of the Secretary of the Interior, the chief justice of the su

the Interior, chief

justice of supreme preme court of the District of Columbia, and the Gov

court of

Columbia, and Governor of said District are hereby created a board of com

ernor of said Dis

trict constituted a missioners, with full power to carry out the provisions of

board of commis.

sioners, with full the act of Congress approved July twenty-fifth, eighteen

power to execute the

provisions of act of hundred and sixty-six, entitled "An act authorizing the

Congress approved

July 25, 1866, au- construction of a jail in and for the District of Colum

thorizing the con

struction of a jail in bia," and the acts amendatory thereof; and the said comlumbia,and directed missioners are directed to cause the work of building the

the District of Co

to cause the work of

jail to

be entered upon jail therein provided for to be entered upon without de

without delay.

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lay: Provided, That the said board shall have authority to change the site heretofore selected, and adopt such plans as shall, to the said commissioners, seem to be for the best interests of the District of Columbia. And the

Secretary of the Treasury is hereby directed to place to
the credit of the Secretary of the Interior the sum of
three hundred thousand dollars, which said sum the Sec-
retary of the Interior is authorized to expend in the con-
struction of a jail, as is herein provided; and in order
that the work upon said jail shall begin without delay, the
appropriation herein made shall take effect immediately:
Provided, That the plans and designs for said jail shall be Proviso,
prepared by the supervising architect of the Treasury
Department, and the work shall be done under his super-
vision, subject to the approval of said commissioners.

For the purpose of

reimbursing the

United States for a
District of Columbia

part of the cost, the

is required to assess or and

ury of the United

completion of

$125,000.

the Interior

to enforce the col

lection of said tax in

SEC. 2. That for the purpose of reimbursing the United States for a part of the cost of said jail, it shall be the duty of the Legislative Assembly of the District of Columbia, and they are hereby required, to assess and cause and collect, by tax to be collected, by tax or otherwise, and pay in the Treas- pay into the treas ury of the United States, at or before the completion of States, at or before said jail, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five thou-si jail, the sum of sand dollars; and upon default of the payment of the The Secretary of sum aforesaid into the treasury of the United States at the time before mentioned, the Secretary of the Interior shall appoint a collector, whose duty it shall be to proceed with the collection of the taxes assessed by the Legislative Assembly in such manner and form as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior. And if the said District of Columbia shall neglect, fail, or refuse to assess such tax, the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and empowed to make such levy and proceed to its collection as aforesaid. And all acts inconsistent here- Repealing clause. with are hereby repealed.

case of default by

the District of lumbia.

INVENTORIES OF PUBLIC PROPERTY.

An Act relating to inventories and accounts of the property of the United
States in public buildings and grounds.

June 4, 1872.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That to carry out more effectually the second section of an act entitled "An act to provide inventories and accounts of the property of the United States in the public buildings President's House,

The officer or offcers having charge of the United States and

property in

about the Capitol,

and Botanical Gar- and grounds belonging to the United States in the Dis

den to furnish the

architect of Capitol trict of Columbia," approved July fifteenth, eighteen hun

extension with an

annual statement of dred and seventy, that it shall be the duty of the officer

the property

in all the

rooms, and grounds or officers having in charge the property of the United under their charge, States in and about the Capitol, the President's House,

purchased during

each year, and an

account of the dis- and the Botanical Garden, to furnish an annual statement

position of such

same period.

property during the to the architect of the Capitol extension, by the first day of December in each year, setting forth the public property in all the buildings, rooms, and grounds under their charge, purchased during each year, and an account of the disposition of such property during the same period, whether by sale or otherwise.

June 4, 1872.

CONVEYANCE OF PROPERTY FOR PUBLIC
SCHOOLS.

An Act directing the conveyance of certain lots of ground, with the improvements thereon, for the use of the public schools of the city of Washington.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Part of lot num. the following described lands in the city of Washington,

bered in square

together with

public reservation to wit: A parcel of land marked and designated upon

between 8th and 9th streets and K street and Virginia ave.

the map of the city of Washington as part of lot numsoutheast, known as bered eleven, in square numbered one hundred and fortyhouse, and the one, beginning at the northwest corner of said lot, and run

Anacostia engine

buildings and im

provements there- ning thence due south on the west line of said square fifty

on, set apart and ap

propriated for the feet; thence due east thirty feet; thence due north fifty

use of the public

schools of the city feet; thence due west, on

of Washington.

the north line of said square, to the point of beginning. Also a certain piece of land, marked and designated upon the map of the city of Washington as a public reservation, located between Eighth and Ninth streets and K street and Virginia avenue southeast, known as the Anacostia engine-house; and the buildings and improvements on said lot are hereby set apart and appropriated for the use of the public schools in said city of Washington, so long as they shall be occupied for that purpose, and no longer.

An Act amending an act entitled “An act directing the conveyance of a lot of ground for the use of the public schools of the city of Washington.”

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Governor of the District of Columbia authorized to sell and convey part of

lot 14, in square 253,

the proceeds of said

sale to be invested

for the purpose and for no

other

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Governor of the District of Columbia be, and he is hereby, authorized to sell and convey part of lot numbered fourteen, in square numbered two hundred and fifty-three, being particularly described as follows, to wit: Beginning at northwest corner of said lot, and improvements thence running south thirty-six feet nine inches, thence the public schools, east fifty-five feet four inches to east line of said lot, purpose. thence north thirty-six feet nine inches, thence west to the place of begining; the proceeds of said sale to be invested by the authorities aforesaid in another lot or part of lot in the city of Washington, and in improvements thereon, the said property so purchased to be used for the purpose of the public schools, and for no other purpose; and The conveyance of the conveyance of the authorities aforesaid of the prop-ized to be sold shall erty hereinbefore described shall vest in the purchaser vest in the purchas thereof an absolute and perfect title: Provided, That said perfect title. sale shall be made at public auction, in the day time, to Proviso. the highest bidder, upon notice of the time, place, and terms of sale, published in the National Republican and Daily Patriot, newspapers published in the city of Washidgton, in the District of Columbia, once in each day successively of their respective issues for thirty days immediately preceding such sale. And the Governor may, if in his opinion the said lot will bring a higher price, give time for payment of a part of the purchase money, taking the usual security upon said lot, which he is authorized hereby to take and discharge when full payment shall be made.

the author

er an absolute and

RIGHT OF WAY TO ORANGE, ALEXANDRIA,
AND MANASSAS RAILROAD COMPANY.

An Act to authorize the Orange, Alexandria, and Manassas Railroad Company to run trains and transport freight and passengers within the Dis trict of Columbia.

June 4, 1872.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be lawful for the Orange, Alexandria, and Ma

June 8, 1872.

The Orange, Alex

andria, and Manas

sas Railroad Com

pany authorized to

transport passen

gers
within the District

and freight nassas Railroad Company, a corporation chartered under

of Columbia, and for the laws of the State of Virginia, to exercise its functions

this purpose to have

to run

trains upon and as a common carrier, and transport passengers and freight

of

Baltimore and Poto- Within the District of Columbia, and for this purpose shall

mac Railroad Com

pany across the Po- have authority to run locomotives and trains upon and

tomac river, upon

terms

tions prescribed by

said bridge.

and condi- Over the bridge which has been constructed by the BaltiCongress in the act more and Potomac Railroad Company across the Potomac for the building of river at the western terminus of Maryland avenue, in the city of Washington, upon the terms and conditions prescribed in the act of Congress granting to said Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Company the privilege to construct and operate said bridge; and the said Orange, AlexanAnd are author- dria, and Manassas Railroad Company may put down a certain strektang single track along Maryland avenue from its western terminus to its intersection with the Washington canal, now in process of being filled up, and thence by a curve southwardly along the ground heretofore occupied by the said canal to the intersection of D or E streets south, as may be determined by the engineer in charge of the public buildings and grounds, and thence along one of said streets by a tunnel under the public grounds east of the Capitol building, upon such route and in such manner as the said engineer may prescribe, to Second or Third street east; thence along said Second or Third street to the line of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad; and the track of said rail

Said track to con- road company, except so much thereof as is laid in the

form to the grade

that shall be pre- said tunnel or its approaches, shall conform to the grade

scribed by the Board

of Public Works.

Railroad company the property of individuals by the construction of said

to pay any damages

that may be sustain railroad shall be paid by said Orange, Alexandria, and Ma

ed by individuals by

reason of the con- nassas Railroad Company: Provided, That the said Orange,

struction of said railroad.

Alexandria, and Manassas Railroad Company shall pay to

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the District of Columbia one-half of the cost of arching the Washington canal from Maryland avenue to the street on which the said railroad track enters the tunnel aforesaid: And provided further, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to grant to said company the right to establish a depot along said avenue or streets until consent for the same has first been obtained from the Legislative Assembly of the District of Columbia.

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of the streets occupied as above, as shall be prescribed by

the Board of Public Works; and any damage caused to

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