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WAR DEPARTMENT.

To pay claims of officers and enlisted men of the Regular Army for back-pay that may be due them on pay-rolls, final accounts, and Treasury certificates, being for the service of the fiscal year 1871 and prior years.......

23, 711 75 To pay claims of officers and enlisted men of the Regular Army for back-pay that may be due them on pay-rolls, final accounts, and Treasury certificates, being for the service of the fiscal year 1872 .....

............................ 25, 095 95 To pay claims of officers and enlisted men of the volunteer service, or their heirs and assigns,

for arrears of pay or balances that may be certified to be due to them by the accounting officers of the Treasury Department, being for the service of the fiscal year 1871 and prior years......................

597, 428 40 To pay claims of officers and enlisted men of the volunteer service, or their heirs and assigns, for arrears of bounty that may be certified to be due them by the accounting officers of the

Treasury Department, being for the service of the fiscal year 1871 and prior yeary....... 534, 147 23 For payment of amounts certified to be due by the accounting officers of the Treasury De.

partment for subsistence-stores of the Army, being for the service of the fiscal year 1871 and prior years ................

14, 150 71 For pay of superintendent of building occupied by Subsistence Department at No. 17 Madison

Place, Washington, D.C........................ For payment of amounts certified to be due by the accounting officers of the Treasury Department for subsistence-stores of the Army, being for the service of the fiscal year 1872....

10 00 For payment of amounts certified to be due by the accounting officers of the Treasury De.

partment for clothing of the Army, being for the service of the fiscal year 1871 and prior years ..................................................................................

241 29 For payment of amounts certified to be due by the accounting officers of the Treasury De. partment for clothing of the Army, being for the service of the fiscal year 1872.....

1,000 00 For payment of amounts certified to be due by the accounting officers of the Treasury De

partment for transportation of the Army, being for the service of the fiscal year 1871 and prior years..........................................................................

89,971 06 For payment of amounts certified to be due by the accounting officers of the Treasury De

partment for transportation of the Ariny, being for the service of the fiscal year 1872....... 48,708 02 For payment of amounts certified to be due by the accounting officers of the Treasury De

partment for regular supplies of the Army, being for the service of the fiscal year 1871 and prior years .....

61, 907 01 For payment of amounts certified to be due by the accounting officers of the Treasury Department for regular supplies of the Army, being for the service of the fiscal year 1872..

835 17 For payment of amounts certified to be due by the accounting officers of the Treasury De.

partment for incidental expenses of the Army, being for the service of the fiscal year 1871 and prior years ............

5,625 08 For payment of amounts certified to be due by the accounting officers of the Treasury De. partment for incidental expenses of the Army, being for the service of the fiscal year 1872..

3,882 20 For payment of amounts certified to be due by the accounting officers of the Treasury De.

partment for rent or hire of quarters for troops, and for officers on military duty, being for the service of the fiscal year 1871 and prior years........

77, 643 58 For payment of amounts certified to be due by the accounting officers of the Treasury De.

partment for rent and bire of quarters for troops, and for officers on military duty, being for the service of the fiscal year 1872.

948 88 For payment of amounts certified to be due by the acconnting officers of the Treasury De.

partment for purchase of horses for the cavalry and artillery, being for the service of the fiscal year 1871 and prior years......

27, 668 00 For payment of amount certified to be due by the accounting officers of the Treasury De.

partment for stoves furnished for the Army, being for the service of the fiscal year 1871 and prior years ......

15 00 To settle the claims of volunteers for pay while serving in the Indian war of 1855 and 1856

in Oregon and Washington Territories, as per certificate of the accounting officers of the

Treasury Department, being for the service of the fiscal year 1871 and prior years......... 3,110 00 To settle the claims of volunteers for services rendered in the Indian war in 1855 and 1856 in

Oregon and Washington Territories, as per certificate of the accounting officers of the

Treasury Department, being for the service of the fiscal year 1871 and prior years....... 5, 866 74 To settle claims certified to be due by the accounting officers of the Treasury Department, being for the service of the fiscal year 1871 and prior years.........

12 65 For contingencies of the Army certified to be due by the accounting officers of the Treasury Department, being for the service of the fiscal year 1872 ....

160 00 For payment of amount certified to be due by the accounting officers of the Treasury De.

partment for subsistence of officers of the Army, being for the service of the fiscal year 1871 and prior years ........

154 20 For payment of amount certified to be due by the accounting officers of the Treasury De.

partment for medical and hospital supplies, and incidental expenses of the medical depart. ment of the Army, being for the service of the fiscal year 1871 and prior ears........

699 92 For payment of the amount certified to be due by the accounting officery of the Treasury

Department for current expenses at arsenals, being for the service of the fiscal year 1871... For payment of amount certified to be due by the accounting officers of the Treasury De.

partment for ordnance, ordnance-stores, and supplies, being for the service of the fiscal year 1872...................................................

63 88 For payment of amounty certified by the accounting officers of the Treasury Department to be due for the support of freedmen and refugees, being for the service of the fiscal year 1871 and prior years......

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INTERIOR DEPARTMENT. For payment of amount due Louis Dupleix for rent of room in which the archives of the land-office at Natchitoches, Louisiana, were kept for safe-keeping, from November 1, 1868. to April 16, 1871, inclusive, at the rate of $20 per month, being for the service of the fiscal

year 1871, and prior years ............. For the purpose of closing the accounts of certain receivers of public moneys acting as dis

bursing agents in the several States and Territories, as per letter of the First Comptroller

of the Treasury, being for the service of the fiscal year 1871 ......... For the purpose of closing the accounts of certain receivers of public moneys acting as dis

bursing agents in the several States and Territories, as per letter of the First Comptroller

of the Treasury, being for the service of the fiscal year 1872... For salaries and commissions of registers and receivers of United States land-offices for the fiscal year 1872 .......................................................................

And to enable the accounting officers of the Government to settle the accounts of certain registers and receivers of the United States land-offices, a transfer (not involving any appropriation of money out of the Treasury) of a sufficient sum, not exceeding $10,000, is hereby authorzed.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. For payment of unsettled claims now pending before the Department for defraying expenses of United States courts, being for the service of the fiscal year 1871, and prior years........

And the appropriation of $100,000 " for the construction of depot-buildings, including shops, offices, and commissary and quartermasters'store-rooms at San Antonio, Texas," made by act of March 3, 1873, is hereby continued and rendered available for the purpose originally intended.

SEC. 5. That wbenever it may be necessary, in the settlement of the accounts of disbury. ing officers of the Government for expenditures already made in pursuance o 1 law, to use appropriations carried to the surplus fund under section 5 of the act of June 20, 174, the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to make the necessary entries on the books of the Department to effect such settlements: Provided, That such entries shall not involve

the expenditure of any moneys from the Treasury.
SEC. 6. That the Secretary of the Treasury, throngh the proper accounting officers, be,

and he is hereby, authorized and directed to apply the balances of $267.02, and $182.49, now
standing to the credit of Francis M. Lamper, late receiver of public moneys and disbursing
agent, respectively, on the books of the Treasury Department, in partial payment to the
legal holders thereof of certain checks amounting to the sum of $562.79, drawn by Roger S.
Greene, judge of the second judicial district, Washington Territory, on the First National
Bank of Portland, Oregon, against a deposit made with the said Francis M. Lamper, late
United States depositary at Olympia, Washington Territory, May 11, 1871, to the credit and
subject to the order of the court, and which said Lamper was supposed to have transferred
to the First National Bank of Portland at the time of the discontinuance of the Olympia de.
positary, but failed to account for; and that the said balances of $267.02, and $182.49, due
to the said Francis M. Lamper, as late receiver and disbursing agent, respectively, together
with the additional sum of $113.28, required to cover the full amount of said checks, be
paid the proper holders of said checks, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise
appropriated.................................................
To enable the Department of Justice to settle with and pay John G. Hosmer, late sheriff of

Cayuga County, New York, the disbursements and reward paid in the capture of the no.
torious counterfeiter, Thomas Ballard........

SEC. 7. That the Secretary of State is authorized to pay, out of any balance now remaining unexpended, of the moneys appropriated in juint resolution approved February 14, 1873, entitled "Joint resolution to enable the people of the United States to participate in the advantages of the International Exposition to be held at Vienna in 1873," the sum of $500 to each of the fifteen commissioners, appointed under authority of said joint resolution, who, in addition to undertaking reports upon special subjects at said exposition, either served upon international juries or were detained in Vienna by reason of assisting in the arrangement of the American department of the exposition, or the performance of other duties imposed upon them by the State Department for a period of more than seventy-five days, as shown by the records on file in the State Department.

SEC. 8. That the proper accounting officers of the Treasury are hereby authorized, in the settlement of the accounts of John L. Smith, late Indian agent to the Otoes, now deceased, to consider and adjust the same upon the best evidence accessible to them, allowing such credits as may seem just and equitable, and with the concurrence of the Secretary of the Interior.

SEC. 9. That the Military Academy band shall consist of one teacher of music, who shall be leader of the band, and may be a civilian, and of forty enlisted musicians of the band.

SEC. 10. That the teacher of music shall receive $90 per month, one ration, and the allowance of fuel of a second lieutenant of the Army; and that of the enlisted musicians of the band, ten shall each be paid $34 per month; and the remaining thirty shall each be paid $30 per mooth; and that the enlisted musicians of the band shall have the benefits as to pay, arising from re-enlistments and length of service, applicable to other enlisted med of the Army.

Sec. 11. That John T. Ensor, Zephaniah Poteet, and the other sireties of David L. Stanton, late collector of internal revenue for the fifth district of Maryland, by bond to the United States dated April 24, 1869, be, and they are hereby, released from their said liability arising from any defalcation of the said David L. Stanton, as such collector, and the proper officer of the Treasury Department be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to dismiss any and all suits that may have been instituted and are now pending in favor of the United States against the sureties aforesaid growing ont of the default of the said collector.

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Brought forward. SEC. 12 That section 3309 of the Revised Statutes be so amended that the word seventy. wherever it occurs in the same, shall be stricken out and the word ninety be substituted therefor.

SEC. 13. That section 4 of the act of Congress entitled "An act for the government of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes," approved June 20, 1874, be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to substitate the word “June" for the word "Mareh," and so as to provide that it shall be the duty of the collector of taxes to prepare a complete list of all taxes, and property upon which the same are assessed, in arrears on the 1st of June, 1875, and he shall within ten days thereafter publish the same, with a notice of sale, in the regular issue of a daily newspaper published in said District, to be designated by the commissioners of the District, twice a week for two successive weeks, giving notice that if said taxes in arrears, together with the penalties and costs that may have accrued thereon, shall not be paid prior to the day named for sale, the property will be sold by said collector at public auction at the south front of the court-house on the 29th day of June, 1875, between the hours of 10 o'clock a, m. and 2 o'clock p. m. of said day. Upon the day and at the place specified as aforesaid said collector shall proceed to sell any and all property upon which such taxes shall remain unpaid, and shall continue to sell the same from day to day thereafter be. tween the hours aforesaid until all the property aforesaid shall have been brought to auction. Certificates of sale and conveyances shall be made to the purchasers at such sale in accordance with the provisions of an act of the legislative assembly approved August 23, 1871, entitled “An act prescribing the duties of certain officers for the District of Columbia and fixing their compensation," except that the deeds shall be executed by the commission. ers of the District or their successors in office, instead of the governor and secretary. Said sale shall be subject to the same privileges of redemption that are prescribed by said act of the legislative assembly approved August 23, 1871. And on the 1st day of each succeeding month after the passage of this act, and until said sale, there shall be added upon all such taxes remaicing delinquent and unpaid & penalty of one per centum upon the amount thereof, to be collected with such taxes.

All acts and parts of acts in conflict with the foregoing provisions are hereby repealed.

SEC. 14. That hereafter the commissions of all officers under the direction of and control of the Secretary of the Interior shall be made out and recorded in the Department of the Interior, and the seal of the said Department affixed thereto, any laws to the contrary notwitstanding: Provided, That the said seal shall not be affixed to any such commission before the same shall have been signed by the President of the United States. And all commissions heretofore issued in conformity to the provisions of the 3d section of the act of 31st of May, 1854, and all official acts done by officers thus commissioned are hereby declared legal and valid.

SEC. 15. That apy Indian born in the United States, who is the head of a family, or who has arrived at the age of twenty-one years, and who has abandoned or may hereafter abandon his tribal relations, sball, on making satisfactory proof of such abandonment, un. der rules to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior, be entitled to the benefits of the act entitled "An act to secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain," approved May 20, 1862, and the acty amendatory thereof, except that the provisions of the 8th section of the said act shall not be held to apply to entries made under this act: Provided, however, That the title to lauds acquired by any Indian by virtue hereof shall not be subject to alienation or incumbrance, either by voluntary conveyance or the judgment, decree, or or. der of any court, and shall be and remain inalienable for a period of five years from the date of the patent issued therefor: Provided, That any such Indian shall be entitled to his distributive share of all annuities, tribal funds, lands, and other property, the same as though he bad maintained his tribal relations; and any transfer, alienation, or incumbrance of any interest he may bold or claim by reason of his former tribal relations shall be void.

SEC. 16. That in all cases in which Indians have heretofore entered public lands under the homestead law, and have proceeded in accordance with the regulations prescribed by the Commissioner of the General Land Office, or in which they may hereafter be allowed to so enter under said regulations prior to the promulgation of regulations to be established by the Sec. retary of the Interior under the 15th section of this act, and in which the conditions prescribed by law have been or may be complied with, the entries so allowed are hereby confirmed, and patents shall be issued thereon; subject, however, to the restrictions and limit. ations contained in the 15th section of this act in regard to alienation and incumbrance.

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By the act making appropriations for the repair, preservation, and completion of certain public

works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes.

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For the improvement of the harbor at Ontonagon ...
For the improvement of Eagle Harbor.
For the improvement of the harbor at Marquette .........
For the improvement of the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers ....
For the improvement of the harbor at Green Bay .....
For the improvement of the harbor at Menomonee.....
For the improvement of the harbor at Ahuapee, Wis....
For the improvement of the harbor at Two Rivers, Wis ..
For the improvement of the harbor at Manitowoc, Wis ...
For the improvement of the harbor at Sheboygan, Wis........
For the improvement of the harbor at Port Washington, Wis
For the improvement of the harbor at Milwaukee ....

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For the improvement of the harbor at Racine, Wis.....
For the improvement of the harbor at Kenosha, Wis...
For the improvement of the harbor at Chicago, Ill.
For the improvement of the harbor at Calumet, Ill.
For the improvement of the harbor at Michigan City, Ind.
For the improvement of the harbor at Frankfort, Mich....
For the improvement of the harbor at Manistee, Mich .....
For the improvement of the harbor at Ludington, Mich.
For the improvement of the harbor at White River, Mich...
For the improvement of the harbor at Muskegon, Mich .....
For the improvement of the harbor at Black Lake, Mich....
For the improvement of the harbor at Saugatuck, Mich...
For the improvement of the harbor at South Haven, Mich.....
For the improvement of Saint Mary's River and Saint Mary's Falls Canal, $200,000; of which

sum not to exceed $40.000 may be used in the settlement of such claims of the contractors,
Barker, Williams & Bangs, and Barker & Williams, for damages and delays in the time of
commencing work on said canal during the existence of their contracts, as the Secretary of
War, on the report of the Engineer Department, sball judge to be just and equitable.....
For the improvement of the harbor at Cheboygan, Mich ...
For the improvement of Saint Clair River at the mouth of Black Riv
For the improvement of the Harbor of Refuge, Lake Huron ..
For the improvement of the harbor at Monroe, Mich.
For the improvement of Saginaw River, Mich..........
For the improvement of the harbor at Toledo, Ohio ...
For the improvement of the harbor at Sandusky City, Ohio....
For the improvement of the barbor at Huron, Ohio .....
For the improvement of the harbor at Vermillion, Ohio......
For the improvement of the harbor at Black River, Ohio....
For the improvement of the harbor at Grand River, Ohio
For the improvement of the harbor at Ashtabula, Ohio....
For the improvement of the harbor at Conneaut, Ohio.....
For the improvement of the harbor at Erie, Pa.........
For the improvement of the harbor at Port Clinton, Ohio....
For the improvement of the harbor at Rocky River, Ohio.
For the improvement of the harbor at Dunkirk, N. Y....
For dredging the niud bars in the Hudson River in front of Jerrey City..................
For the improvement of the harbor at Buffalo, N. Y., $100,000; and out of this appropriation

the Chief of Engineers may pay Daniel E. Bailey the sum of $23, 287.76 for work done by
him upon such improvement in 1873 and 1874, and for which he has not been paid, in full

satisfaction thereof.......
For the improvement of the harbor at Olcutt, N. Y..
For the improvement of the harbor at Oak Orchard, N.Y.,
For the construction of an additional pier in the ice harbor at New Castle, Del..
For the continuation of the construction of the United States pier at Lewes, Del ....
For the improvement of the barbor at Charlotte, N. Y .....
For the improvement of tbe harbor at Crisfield, Md ......
For the improvement of the harbor at Pultpeyville, N. Y..
For the improvement of the barbor at Great Sodus Bay, N. Y.
For the improvement of the harbor at Little Sodus Bay, N. Y...
For the improvement of the barbor at Oswego, N. Y........
For the improvement of the harbor at Ogdensburgh, N. Y ....
For the improvement of the harbor at Burlington, Vt......
For the improvement of the harbor at Swanton, Vt..
For the improvement of Otter Creek, Vermont....
For the improvement of the Falls of Saint Anthony, Minnesota, $100,000 : and $25,000 of said

amount may be expended for the improvement of the Mississippi River above the Falls of

Saint Anthony............ ...........................................
For the improvement of the Minnesota River......
For the improvement of the Upper Mississippi River....
For the improvement of the Illinois River....
For the improvement of the Des Moines Rapids, Mississippi River...
For the improvement of the Rock Island Rapids, Mississippi River .............
For the improvement of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Arkansas Rivers......................
For the improvement of the Mississippi River, between the mouths of the Illinois and Ohio

Rivers, $200,000 : $15,000 of said amount shall be expended between the mouths of the Illi

nois and Missouri Rivers; and $15,000 of said amount may be expended at Liberty Bar
For completing the improvement of the Falls of the Ohio River and Louisville Canal ........
For the improvement of the Ohio River....

That $100,000 of this amount shall be used for and applied toward the construction of a "movable dam," or a dam with adjustable gates for the purpose of testing substantially the best method of improving permanently the navigation of the Ohio River and its tributaries; the location of this work, with the plan of construction, and the application of the

amount hereby appropriated to be submitted to the Secretary of War, for his approval.
For the improvement of the Wabash River ....
For the improvement of the Upper Monongahela River, near Morgantown, W. Va .....
For the improvement of the Great Kanawha River, West Virginia....
For the improvement of the Tennessee River, above Chattanooga....
And below Chattanooga, including the Muscle Shoals.....
For the improvement of the Cumberland River, below Nashville...

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