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Their salaries.

Salaries of the

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That hereafter the agents for the

Salaries Sioux and Seminole Indians, for the Omaha agency, for the Kickapoo

agents. agency, for the Kansas agency, and for the Neosho agency, shall receive each an annual salary of one thousand five hundred dollars, instead of the salary of one thousand dollars now allowed by law.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That in lieu of the provisions for the exercise of the duties of superintendents of Indian affairs in the Ter- Superintendents ritories of Oregon, Washington, Utah, and New Mexico, as now pro- ington, Utah, and vided by law, the President be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint, New Mexico terby and with the advice and consent of the Senate, one superintendent of ritories. Indian affairs for the Territories of Washington and Oregon, at the annual salary of twenty-five hundred dollars; one superintendent of Indian affairs for the Territory of New Mexico, and one for the Territory of Utah, each at the annual salary of two thousand dollars ; and that from and after such separation of the duties of said offices, the governor of

governors of Washington shall receive the same salary as that paid to the governor of those territories. Oregon; and the governors of Utah and New Mexico shall each receive the salary of twenty-five hundred dollars. The superintendents of Indian Superintendents affairs in the Territories of Oregon, Washington, Utah, and New Mexico, treaties. shall negotiate no treaties with any Indian tribes within said territories, unless instructed thereto by the President of the United States. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That one of the second class clerk-Clerkships in

Indian bureau. ships in the Indian bureau shall hereafter be made a third class clerkship, to be designated by the commissioner of Indian affairs.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That in settling the accounts of Thomas J. Henly, as superintendent of Indian affairs in California, the J. Henly. accounting officers of the treasury be, and they are hereby, authorized to allow him the amount of seven hundred and fifty dollars, paid by him to Sanders and Benham for interest upon money advanced by them on account of the Indian service in California, upon his producing satisfactory vouchers for these expenditures.

APPROVED, March 3, 1857.

Settlement of accounts of Thos.

CHAP. XCI.-An Act to establish an additional Land District in the State of Wisconsin. March 3, 1857.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the districts of lands now subject to sale at La Crosse and Hudson, in the State of Wisconsin, as are contained within the following boundaries, shall constitute a new land district, to be called the Chippewa district, to wit: District consti

Chippewa Land north of the line dividing townships twenty-four and twenty-five north ; tuted. south of the line dividing townships forty and forty-one north ; west of the line dividing ranges one and two east, and east of the line dividing ranges eleven and twelve west; the location of the office for which shall be designated by the President of the United States, and shall by him from time to time be changed as the public interest may seem to require.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, or during the recess thereof and until the end of its next session after such appointment, a register and receiver for said district, who shall respectively be required to reside at the site of the office, be subject to the same laws, and entitled to the same compensation as is or may hereafter be prescribed by law in relation to other land officers of the United States.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the sales shall continue at the Sales to continue old land offices at La Crosse and Hudson till the registers and receivers at old offices till,

c thereat are notified that the officers for the district created by this act are prepared to enter on their duties.

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Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That to meet the expenses of carryAppropriation. ing this act into effect, the sum of five thousand dollars, or as much

thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated for salaries, commissions and incidental expenses of the offices of the register and receiver, to be expended under the direction of the commissioner of the General Land-Office.

APPROVED, March 3, 1857.

March 3, 1857.

Chap. XCII.-An Act to confirm certain Entries of Land therein named.

confirmed.

orovisos.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Entries under States of America in Congress assembled, That all entries of the public graduation law,

land[s]under the act to graduate and reduce the price of the public lands

subject to entry, to actual settlers and cultivators, approved fourth of 1854, ch. 244. August, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, made prior to the passage of this

act, in which the purchaser has made the affidavit and paid the purchaseVol. x. p. 574.

money as required by said act and the instructions issued and in force,

and in the hands of the Register at the time of making said entry, are Exceptions and hereby legalized, and patents shall issue to the parties respectively, ex

cepting those entries under said act, which the commissioner of the General Land-Office may ascertain to have been fraudulently or evasively made; Provided, That this act shall not be so construed as to confirm any of said entries which have heretofore been annulled and vacated by said commissioner on account of fraud, evasion of law, or other special cause; and provided further, That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to deprive any actual settler and cultivator of his right to any

land on which he resided at the time of an entry by another person under the act to which this act is an amendment.

APPROVED, March 3, 1857:

March 3, 1857. CHAP. XCIII.-An Act to establish three additional Land Districts in the Territory of

Nebraska.

Nemaha Land

tuted.

South River constituted.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all that portion of the Territory of Nebraska at present included in the Omaha district, which lies south of the line which divides townships six and seven.north, ex

tended from the Missouri River westward, shall constitute an additional District consti- district, to be called the “Nemaha Land District;" all said Omaha district

which is situated south of the south shore or right bank of the Platte

River, and north of the said township line, between townships six and Platte seven north, shall constitute an additional land district, to be called the District « South Platte River Land District ;” and all that portion of said Omaha

district which lies north of the south boundary of the “Omaha Reserve," extended westward, being identical with the line which divides townships

twenty-three and twenty-four north, shall constitute an additional land Dahkota Dis

district, to be called the “ Dahkota Land District ;” the location of the offices for which shall be designated by the President of the United States, and shall by him, from time to time, be changed as the public interests may seem to require.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the

Senate, or during the recess thereof, and until the end of the next session Officers for said of Congress after such appointment, a register and a receiver for each

trict constituted.

land district hereby created, who shall be required to reside at the site of their offices, have the same powers, responsibilities, and emoluments, and be subject to the same acts and penalties, which are or may be prescribed by law in relation to other land officers of the United States.

districts.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President is hereby authorized to cause the public lands in said districts, with the exception of such as may have been or may be reserved for other purposes, to be exposed to sale in the same manner and upon the same terms and con- Sales authorized ditions as other public lands of the United States: Provided, That all in said districts. sales and locations made at Omaha city of lands situated within the

at Omaha city limits of the new districts hereby created, which shall be valid and right confirmed. in other respects up to the day on which the new offices shall respectively go into operation, be and the same are hereby confirmed.

APPROVED, March 3, 1857.

Certain sales

CHAP. XCIV.-An Act to establish three Additional Land Districts in the Territory of March 3, 1857.

Kansas.

Delaware land

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all that portion of the “ Pawnee land district," in the Territory of Kansas, created by the thirteenth section of the act approved twenty-second July, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, entitled “ An act to establish the offices of surveyor- 1854, ch. 103. general of New Mexico, Kansas, and Nebraska, to grant donations to

Vol. x. p. 308. actual settlers therein, and for other purposes,” which is situated north of the north or left bank of the Kansas River, and east of the line which divides ranges eight and nine east, shall constitute a separate district, to be called the “ Delaware land district,” all that portion of said Pawnee

district constidistrict which is situated south of the nearest township line to the parallel tuted. of thirty-eight degrees of north latitude, to be hereafter determined by the Commissioner of the General Land Office, shall constitute an additional district, to be called the “Osage land district,” and all that portion Osage district of said Pawnee district which lies west of the line dividing ranges eight

constituted. and nine east and north of the nearest township line to the parallel of thirty-eight degrees of north latitude, shall constitute a district to be called the “o Western District,' land district," the location of the offices for Western diswhich shall be designated by the President of the United States, and trict constituted. shall by him, from time to time, be changed as the public interests may seem to require.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President be, and he is hereby, authorized, whenever the public interests shall require, to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, or during the recess thereof, and until the end of the next session of Congress after such appointment, a register and a receiver for each or either of the districts hereby created, who shall respectively be required to reside at the site of their offices, have the same powers, responsibilities, and emoluments, and be subject to the same acts and penalties, which are or may be prescribed by law in relation to other land officers of the United States. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President is hereby au

Sales authorthorized to cause the public lands in the districts created by this act, with ized at said disthe exception of such as may have been or may be reserved for other purposes, to be exposed to sale in the same manner, and upon the same terms and conditions as other public lands of the United States : Provided, That all sales and locations made at the office of the old district of lands and locations situated within the limits of the new districts, which shall be valid and right in other respects, up to the day on which the new offices shall go into operation, be and the same are hereby confirmed.

APPROVED March 3, 1857.

Officers for said districts.

Former sales

confirmed.

CHAP. XCV.-An Act to expedite Telegraphic Communication for the Uses of the Govern- March 3, 1867.

ment in its Foreign Intercourse. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of State, in

Britain inake a like contract.

sages.

Contract for

the discretion, and under the direction of the President of the United Atlantic telegraph authorized.

States, may contract with any competent person, persons, or association, for the aid of the United States, by furnishing not exceeding two ships in laying down a submarine cable, to connect existing telegraphs between the coast of Newfoundland and the coast of Ireland, and for the use of such submarine communication when established by the government of the United States, on such terms and conditions as shall seem to the President just and reasonable, not exceeding seventy thousand dollars per annum until the nett profits of such person, or persons, or association, shall be equal to a dividend of six per cent. per annum, and then not

exceeding fifty thousand dollars per annum for twenty-five years : ProProvided Great vided, That the government of Great Britain shall, before or at the same

time, enter into a like contract for those purposes with the same person,

persons, or association, and upon terms of exact equality with those stipuTariff for mes- lated by the United States : And provided, That the tariff- of prices for

the use of such submarine communication by the public shall be fixed by

the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States and the government Equality of of Great Britain, or its authorized agent: Provided further, That the rights to be so- United States and the citizens thereof shall enjoy the use of the said cured.

submarine telegraph communication for all time on the same terms and conditions which shall be stipulated in favor of the government of Great Britain, and the subjects thereof, recognising equality of rights among the citizens of the United States in the use of said submarine communication and the lines of telegraph which may at any time connect with the same at its terminus on the coast of New Foundland and in the United States,

in any contract so to be entered into by such person, persons, or associaProviso as to tion, with that government: Provided further, That the contract to be terms of British made by the British government shall not be different from that already

proposed by that government to the New York, Newfoundland, and London Telegraph Company except such provisions as may be necessary

to secure to each government the transmission of its own messages by its Contract may own agents : And provided further, That it shall be in the power of Conafter ten years by gress, after ten years, to terminate said contract upon giving one year's one year's notice. notice to the parties to such contract.

APPROVED March 3, 1857.

contract.

March 3, 1857. CHAP. XCVI.-An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-Office Depart

ment during the fiscal Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight.

Be' it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated for the Post-Office Department for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight, out of any moneys in the treasury arising from the revenues of the said department, in conformity to the act of the second of July, eighteen hun

dred and thirty-six : Inland trans

For transportation of the mails, (inland,) seven million six hundred portation. and twenty-two thousand two hundred and forty-seven dollars.

For compensation of postmasters, two million one hundred and forty

thousand dollars. Ship and way

For ship, steamboat, and way letters, twenty thousand dollars. letters. Wrapping paper.

For wrapping paper, forty-five thousand dollars. Furniture. For office furniture in the post-offices, six thousand dollars. Advertising. For advertizing, eighty thousand dollars. Mail bags. For mail-bags, fifty-five thousand dollars. Blanks, &c. For blanks, and paper for the same, ninety-five thousand dollars. Mail-locks, &c. For mail-locks, keys, and stamps, fifteen thousand dollars. Special agents. For mail depredations and special agents, sixty-five thousand dollars.

For clerks in the offices of postmasters, seven hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars.

Postmasters.

Clerks.

For postage stamps and stamped envelopes, ninety-five thousand dollars. Stamps and

Envelopes. For miscellaneous items, one hundred and seventy thousand dollars.

Miscellaneous. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of six hundred and sixty-six thousand eight hundred and eighty-three dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply deficiencies in the revenue of the Deficiencies for Post-Office Department for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen year ending June hundred and fifty-seven.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That if the revenues of the PostOffice Department shall be insufficient to meet the appropriations of this act, the sum of two million five hundred thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby appropriated, to be paid out ot' any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply Deficiencies for deficiencies in the revenue of the Post-Office Department for the year year ending June ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight.

30, 1858. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Postmaster-General be and he is hereby authorized to establish and put in operation a semi- Mails authorized monthly mail, by sea, from San Francisco, in the State of California, to and Washington Olympia, in the Territory of Washington, touching at Humboldt Bay, territories and Trinidad, and Crescent city, in the State of California ; Port Orford,

California. Gardiner city, or Umpqua, and Astoria, in the Territory of Oregon ; Shoal-water Bay, Fort Townsend, in the Territory of Washington ; and at such other points as shall be designated by the Postmaster-General : Provided, That the contract for the said service be advertised by the Postmaster-General in pursuance of existing laws, and let to the lowest bidder : And provided further, That the whole cost of said service shall not exceed the sum of one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars per annum, which sum is hereby appropriated for that purpose, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated : Provided further, That the Postmaster-General may, if he shall deem it for the public interest, contract for said service with the lowest bidder, as aforesaid, under the advertised proposals heretofore made for mail service between the points aforesaid.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Postmaster-General be Mail service beauthorized and directed to continue the mail service between Charleston, tweenCharleston, Key West, and Havana, during the months of August and September in KayaWest, and each year for the residue of the present contract term of the southern section by a competent steamer as it is now being performed during ten months of the year; and that to enable him to do so, a sum not exceeding : Annual appruten thousand dollars per annum is hereby appropriated out of any money

priation. in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the fourth section of the act Pay of Postof Congress, approved fifth of August, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, master and his entitled “ An act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office employees at Department, during the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, one 1854, ch. 270, 9 4. thousand eight hundred and fifty-five,” be and the same is hereby continued Vol. x. p. 588. for one year from August fifth, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the Postmaster-General be Adjustment of and he is hereby authorized to reëxamine and adjust all questions arising vice on the Misout of fines imposed upon the contractors for carrying the mails upon the sissippi. Mississippi River.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the Postmaster-General be Application of and is hereby authorized and directed to examine the applications of Vassal D. PinkVassal D. Pinkham, contractor for carrying the United States mail on route w. Ludlow may sixty-seven, between Bangor and Calais, in the State of Maine, and of be examined and

allowed. Lewis W. Ludlow, contractor for carrying the United States mails on route one thousand two hundred and forty-two, from Auburn to South Lansing, in the State of New York, to be released from their respective contracts, and in his discretion to release either or both of them therefrom.

fines for mail ser

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