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Appropriation.

comptroller to settle the account of the collector in the manner prescribed by this act, a sufficient sum be, and is hereby, appropriated, payable out of the general fund.

Approved August 23, 1871.

August 23, 1871.

canal to be leased for a

CHAP. CX.–An Ad authorizing the Governor and Bouril of Public Workir

to lease the grounds laying along the line of Washington cmmal. Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the District of Columbia, That the Governor and Board of Public Works Wharf sites along

Washington are hereby authorized and requested to lease to responsible

period not exceed. parties, for a period not exceeding twenty years, and for ing 20 years. the largest amount which can be obtained, requiring ample security therefor, the grounds or wharf sites which now lie along or near the Washington canal, or which may be created by the improvement thereof, and which are, or may be, under the control of the District of Columbia : Provided, That such lease or leases shall be made after ten days' advertisement in two daily papers of the District, asking for quired. proposals for the same, and the proceeds of such lease or

Application of proleases shall be applied to defray the expense of the im- ceeds. provement and repair of said canal.

Approved August 23, 1871.

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August 23, 1871.

All judgments of supreme court of

CHAP. CXI.--An Act to make judgments a lien on equitable interests.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the District of Columbia, That all judgments that have been, or hereafter may be, entered by the supreme court of the District of District, and judgColumbia against any person or persons, or incorporated the peace hereafcompany, and all judgments which have been, or hereafter erly filed, made liens

on equitable inter. shall be, entered against any person or persons, or incor- ests. porated company, by any duly commissioned and qualified justice of the peace in and for the District of Columbia, which judgments shall have been filed in the clerk's office of the supreme court of the District of Columbia in pursuance of the third section of the act of Congress, entitled * An act to further amend the law of the District of Columbia in relation to judicial proceedings and preserve records of marriages therein," approved first day of June, Anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy, be, and the same are hereby, made and declared to be a lien on equitable interests of such person or persons, orincorporated company,

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in and to any real estate within the District of Columbia from and after the date of this act: Provided, That such lien shall only be enforced by a proceeding in equity : And provided further, That said lien shall be lost unless the same shall be enforced within twelve years from the date of the judgment.

Approved August 23, 1871.

RESOLUTIONS.

July 11. 1871.

Simon Caro have special ped

No. 1.] Resolution granting a special peddler's license to Simon Caro.

Be it resolved by the Legislative Assembly of the District of Columbia, That Simon Caro, of Washington, be granted permission to obtain a peddler's license for cigars and ler's license. tobacco for said city, he paying the amount due for four months at the yearly rate of said license, said yearly license being fifty dollars, he conforming with the laws thereof.

Approved July 11, 1871.

July 24. 1871.

(No. 2.) 1 Joint Resolution continuing in force "An act to provide tempo

rary officers for the cities of Washington, Georgetown, and the county of Washington," approved June two, eighteen hundred and serenty-one, and defining the duties of the officers therein prociileil for.

Be it resolved by the Legislative Assembly of the District of Columbia, That the provisions of the act entitled “ An Act providing temact to provide temporary officers for the cities of Wash- tinued till otherwise

» provided by law. ington, Georgetown, and the county of Washington, approved June two, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, which authorizes the Governor to appoint officers therein named, be continued in force from and after the expiration of the period therein named until such time as it shall be otherwise provided by law: Provided, That said officers shall be regarded in all respects officers of the District of Columbia, and shall perform such duties, in addition to those now specially imposed on them, not inconsistent with the nature of their offices, as the Governor may find necessary to the due execution and enforcement of any of the ordinances or laws of the District.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, by reason of the emergency arising from the necessity for providing at once for the administration of municipal affairs, this act shall go into effect immediately.

Approved July 24, 1871.

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Act to take effect at once,

August 3, 1871.

(No. 3.) A Resolution uuthorizing the Governor to suspend the work on the

Northern market.

Be it resolved by the Legislative Assembly of the District of Governor requested Columbia, That the Governor be, and he is hereby, respect. La course suspension fully requested to cause the suspension of all work at the

market known as the Northern Liberty market, except the sweeping and cleaning of the same.

Approved August 3, 1871.

orn market.

August 9, 1871.

Payments by Washi

pany for the poor to

ernor.

[No. t.) Joint Resolution to poriile for the exprewiture of onstui mon,

Be it resolved by the Legislative Assembly of the District of

Columbia, That the payments to be made by the Washingin Market com- ington Market Company for the support and relief of the direction of the Gods poor, under the provisions of the fourteenth section of the

act of Congress approved Vay twenty, eighteen hundred and seventy, entitled “ An act to incorporate the Washington Market Company,” be expended under the order and direction of the Governor, and the Governor is hereby

authorized and empowered to pay, out of the first money's Appropriation to

received from said Market Company, one thousand dolAssociation for Imo lars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to defray the

outstanding debts of the “ Washington Association for the Improvement of the Condition of the Poor," upon receiving properly certified bills for the same, countersigned by the president, treasurer, and secretary of said society.

Approved August 9, 1871.

provement of Con. dition of Poor

August 10, 1871,

Governor author

(No. 5.) A Resolution to authorize the Goronor to institute proceelings for

the straightening and improrement of Aqueduct street, in Georgetown.

Be it resolved by the Legislative Assembly of the District of

Columbia, That the Governor be, and he is hereby, authorized to institute pro- ized to institute the necessary proceedings provided for in sion of Aqueduct the fifth section of the act of Congress, entitled “ An act street, Georgetown.

supplementary to the act entitled · An act to amend the charter of Georgetown,'” approved March fifth, eighteen hundred and nine, in order to condemn to public use, and to open and improve an extension of Aqueduct street from a point opposite the western termination of Pennsylvania avenue to a point on Bridge street, according to a plat to be furnished by the surveyor of the Board of Public Works.

Approved August 10, 1871.

August 18, 1871.

(No. 6.) A Resolution trunsferring the authority of the Water Bourd to

Board of Public Works: Be it resolved by the Legislative Assembly of the District of Columbia, That whereas Congress, in its act approved February twenty-one, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, entitled “ An act to provide a government for the District of Columbia," enacts that the Board of Public Works shall have entire control of, and make all regulations which they deem necessary for keeping in repair the streets, avenues, alleys, and sewers of the city; and whereas, for the proper and contemporaneous improvement of said streets, and so forth, it is important that the authorities to lay water-mains, and the additional authority exercised by the Water Board of the city of Washington, shall be vested in the Board of Public Works; therefore, be it Resolved, That all the authorities now exercised by and

Authority of conveyed to the Water Board of Washington city by the ferred to Board of acts of the corporation of said city be, and same are hereby, transferred to the Board of Public Works, and the office of said Water Board is hereby abolished.

Approved August 18, 1871.

Public Works.

(No. 7.) A Joint Resolution in relation to markets in Georgetown. August 19, 1871. Be it resolved by the Legislative Assembly of the District of Columbia, That dealers in meat, vegetables, and provisions Certain dealers,

upon payment of may occupy stalls and carry on their business in the license, may occupy butchers' and farmers' market, in Georgetown, upon the business in butchpayment of the same amount of license or rent as is now paid by dealers in the market known as the Corporation market. This resolution to remain in force for the term

ers' and farmers' market in Georgetown.

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August 19, 1871.

Board of Public

(No. 8.) A Jomt Resolution authorizing the Board of Public Works to

fix certain grades. Be it resolved by the Legislative Asseinbly of the District of Columbia, That the Board of Public Works be, and they are hereby, authorized to fix and establish the grades of Parles to establish the avenues, streets, and alleys of the cities of Washington and Georgetown, and the roads of the county of Washington.

Approved August 19, 1871.

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