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Done at the city of Washington this twenty-ninth day of October, in

the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy(SEAL.] four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the ninety-ninth.

U. S. GRANT.
By the President:
HAMILTON Fish,

Secretary of State.

No. 11.

Dec. 21, 1874.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.

Whereas it is provided in the Constitution of the United States that the United States shall protect every State in the Union, on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened), against domestic violence; and

Whereas it is provided by the laws of the United States tbat, in all cases of insurrection in any State, or of obstruction to the laws thereof, it shall be lawful for the President of the United States, on application of the legislature of such State, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened), to call forth the militia of any other State or States, or to employ such part of the land and naval force as shall be judged necessary for the purpose of suppressing such insurrection, or of causing the laws to be duly executed; and

Whereas the legislature of the State of Mississippi, now in session, have represented to me, in a concurrent resolution of that body, that several of the legally elected officers of Warren County,in said State, are prevented from executing the duties of their respective offices by force and violence—that the public buildings and records of said county bave been taken into the possession of, and are now held by, lawless and unauthorized persons—that many peaceable citizens of said county have been killed, and others have been compelled to abandon, and remain away from, their homes and families—that illegal and riotous seizures and imprisonments have been made by such lawless persons-and, further, that a large number of armed men from adjacent States have invaded Mississippi to aid such lawless persons, and are still ready to give them such aid ; and

Whereas it is further represented as aforesaid, by said legislature, that the courts of said county cannot be held, and that the Governor of said State has no sufficient force at his command to execute the laws thereof in said county and suppress said violence, without causing a conflict of races and endangering life and property to an alarming extent; and

Whereas the said legislature, as aforesaid, have made application to me for such part of the military force of the United States as may be necessary and adequate to protect said State and the citizens thereof against the domestic violence hereinbefore mentioned, and to enforce the due execution of the laws; and

Whereas the laws of the United States require that, whenever it may be necessary, in the judgment of the President, to use the military force for the purposes aforesaid, he shall forth with, by proclamation, com. mand such insurgents to disperse and retire peaceably to their respect

ive abodes within a limited time : Turbulent and disorderly persons

Now, therefore, I, ULYSSES S. GRANT, President of the United in Mississippi com- States, do hereby command said disorderly and turbulent persons to manded to disperse. disperse and retire peaceably to their respective abodes within five days

from the date hereof, and that they refrain from forcible resistance to the laws, and submit themselves peaceably to the lawful authorities of said county and State.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington, this twenty-first day of December,

in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and seventy-four, [SEAL.] and of the Independence of the United States the ninetyninth.

U. S. GRANT.
By the President:
HAMILTON FISH,

Secretary of State.

No. 12.

Feb. 17, 1875.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas objects of interest to the United States require that the Preamble. Senate should be convened at twelve o'clock on the fifth day of March next, to receive and act upon such communications as may be made to it on the part of the Executive :

Now, therefore, I, ULYSSES S. GRANT, President of the United States, Proclamation to bave considered it to be my duty to issue this my proclamation, declara conveno Senate of

the United ing that an extraordinary occasion requires the Senate of the United States to convene for the transaction of business at the Capitol, in the city of Washington, on the fifth day of March next, at twelve o'clock at noon on that day, of which all who shall at that time be entitled to act as members of that body, are hereby required to take notice. Given under my hand and the seal of the United States at Washing.

ton the seventeenth day of February, in the year of our Lord (SEAL.) one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the ninety-ninth.

U. S. GRANT.
By the President:
HAMILTON FISH,

Secretary of State.

INDEX

TO TIL

FOREGOING PUBLIC LAWS, RESOLUTIONS, AND PROCLAMATIONS.

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Absentee Shawnee Lands, resolution 9, April 7, 1869, for protection of

bona-fide settlers on, in Kansas, ex

tended to occupants of certain tract. Accomplices, authority of United States courts, judges,

and district attorneys to obtain testimony of, by dismissal, or engagement to dismiss proceedings, not attected by

1874, ch. 391, s. 19. Accounting Officers, right of, to revise accounts of clerks, mar

shals, & c., not to be diminished by act requiring approval of accounts by

court...... Accounts, of clerks, marshals, &c., for sees, & c., sball

be approved in open court before payment; record of approval, &c., of, to

be kept; shall be made in duplicate. for mileage, &c., subsequent to July 1,

1874, how settled .... Actions, against officers of Congress, for acts done in

discharge of otiicial duty, &c., low

defended... removal of, execution, payment of judg

ment, by what former acts governed.. dcts of Congress, how and from whom bills, orders, resolu

tions, or votes, on becoming law or taking effect, are to be received and

preserved by Secretary of State...... Adams Express Company,

payment to, appropriation for..... Additional Tal. See Internal Rcronue. Adjutant-General's Department,

of what officers composed. repeal of section prohibiting promotions

and filling vacancies... appropriation for contingencies of, at head

quarters of military divisions, &c.... Admiralty Causes, circuit courts shall find and state facts and

conclusions of law in, separately... on consent of parties, may submit issues

of fact to jury... review by Supreme Court to be limited to

questions of law arising on record, &c. Adrertisements, so much of section 3826 of Revised Statutes

as refers to, repealed..... of mail-lettings of each State, &c., to bo

posted in post-offices, &c....

Advertisements-Continued.
of apportionment of taxes collected in Dis-

trict of Columbia to several funds... 501 of lists of taxes on real estate in District of

Columbia, and of notice of sale...... 502 of distraint and sale of personal property

for taxes in District of Columbia... 503 of sales under act of legislative assembly of

District of Columbia, August 10, 1871,
relating to assessments for special im-
provements...

505 Advertising, collectors of internal revenue to be paid for

certain ; account of, how made and
verified

309 appropriation for, for Post-Office Department...

342 Agent and Consul-general, at Cairo, appropriation for salary of...

326 salary of

483 Agents of Indian Affairs, appropriation for.....

421 Agricultural Department, appropriations for

.367,368 for printing and binding for..

371 for improvement of grounds of.

394 to enable, to participate in international exhibition...

400 old canal grounds annexed to reservation No. 2, occupied by

518 Agricultural Reports, may be transmitted by Commissioner of

Agriculture and members of Congress
through mails free.

343 Ahuapce, Wis.,

appropriation for improvement of harbor at. 456 Alabama, deficiency appropriation for stenographers

to Select Committee on Political Af-
fairs in....

403 post-roads established in.

486 Alaska, appropriation for salaries and traveling ex

penses of agents at seal-fisheries..... Alexandria, Loudon and Hampshire Railroad

Company,
Secretary of War and Attorney-General may

adjust claim of United States against. 335 limit of time for settlement; security for payment....

335 prosecution of claim not to be delayed ;

what allowances may be made ; claims
against United States to be released.

335

401

294

407

478

478

432

315

373

315

315

342

312

337

Page.

Page. Aliens,

Appropriations-Continued. immigration of certain classes of, unlawful. 477 for pensions for year ending June 30, provisions for prevention of such unlaw

1876 ful immigration, and for return of for

for service of the Post-Office Departbidden immigrant

477, 478

ment for year ending June 30, 1876.310-313 Alien Convicts,

for legislative, executive, and juimmigration of, unlawful

477

dicial expenses for year ending provisions to prevent such immigration,

June 30, 1876..

.343-370 and for return of immigrant

477, 478

for sundry civil expenses of the Alizarine,

Government for year ending June may be imported free of duty......

309
30, 1876

-371-402 Allegany Reservation,

for deficiencies for the fiscal year endlease of lands in, for railroad purposes rati

ing June 30, 1875, and for former
fied....

330
years

.402-420 Seneca Indian villages in, to be surveyed,

for service of Indian Department for &c...

330

year ending June 30, 1876.... 420-451 Ambassadors,

for support of the Army for year endsalaries of...

483
ing June 30, 1876

.452-455 American Convicts,

for rivers and harbors for year endappropriations for rent of prisons, &c., for, in

ing June 30, 1876

.456-406 certain foreigu countries...

327 for the Military Academy for year American Material,

ending June 30, 1876....

. 466-469 Secretary of War to give preference to, in

for purchase of scales for use of Post-Office contracts for material for public im

Department

291 provements

455 to re-imburse city of Boston for expenses in all labor thereon to be performed within

improving Chelsea street, bordering
jurisdiction of United States..

455
on navy-yard ....

292 American Products,

for compensation, &c., of oflicers observing barrels and grain-bags exported filled with,

transit of Venus, to be paid from
may be returned empty free of duty.

309
what...

303 American Seamen,

for special distribution of seeds to sufferers appropriation for relief and protection of, in

by grasshopper ravages

303 foreign countries

327 for custom-house and post-oflice at Saint for expenses of acknowledging services

Louis, Mo...

304 in rescuing.

327 to pay interest on three-sixty-five bonds of Amoor River, Russia,

District of Columbia..

305 consulate at, as consulate of class five, in

for expenses of visit of King of Hawaii to
schedule B, discontinued......

486
United States

313 Anacostia Bridge,

for supplies to sufferers by grasshopper ravappropriation for annual repairs....

393
ages

314 Anacostia and Potomac Rirer Railroad,

for illustrating report of geological and geoact giving the approval and sanction of

graphical surveys, amended....

315 Congress to the route and termini of,

for contingent fund of House of Representaand to regulate its construction and

tives....

316 operation

328 for topographic and hydrographic survey, Anchovies,

by officers of Coast Survey, of South rate of duty on.

308

Pass of Mississippi River and bar.... 465 Annual Statutes,

for ground for post-office at Harrisburgh, Pa. 506 appropriation for editing the.......

349 for construction of military roads in AriApaches of Arizona,

514 appropriation for subsistence of .....

413 for disabled soldiers, pages, folders, &c., Apaches,

employés of House of Representaappropriation to pay installment, &c...... 423

tives...

515 to be expended ouly on those remaining

for site for post-office, &c., at Topeka, Kans. 517 peaceably on reservations...

423 for completion of public building at Covingfor subsistence, &c., of, in Arizona and

ton, Ky..

518 New Mexico....

423 Aquia Creek, Va., in Indian Territory

423 appropriation for improvement of........ 459 Apalachicola River, Fla.,

Arapahoes, appropriation for improvement of....

459 appropriation for subsistence, &c., of..... 423 Appointments,

to be expended only for peaceable Indians in Treasury Department, to be arranged so

on reservations...

423 as to be distributed equally among for payment of installments to..

434 States, Territories, and District of

for support, civilization, &c., of captive.... 418 Columbia, according to population.398, 399 Architect of Capitol, Appomattox River, Va.,

to enforce provisions as to exhibition of appropriation for improvement of......... 459

works of art in Capitol, and use of Appropriations,

roomy as studios....

376 for the naval service for year ending

to remove stables, &c., from Capitol grounds 385 June 30, 1876...

296-302 Arickarece, for fortifications and other works of

appropriation for purchase of goods, &c.,for. 423 defense for year ending June 30, Arizona, 1876

.313, 314

title of United States to certain lands in Pima for consular and diplomatic ex

County, in, relinquished to certain penses for year ending June 30,

persons .

305 1876

.321-328

See Public Lands.

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