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Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company. An act to correct a clerical error in the act granting the
Public building at Topeka. An act to authorize the purchase of a site for a public building at Topeka,
Mackinac. An act to set apart a certain portion of the island of Mackinac in the Straits of Mackinac,
Mint building at The Dalles. An act to donate to the State of Oregon a public building-lot and ma-
Public buildings at Covington. An act to make an appropriation for public buildings at Covington,
School-district, Sault Sainte Marie. An act to donate a certain portion of the military reservation of
Holy Cross Mission. An act for the relief of the Holy Cross Mission, in the Territory of Dakota. 3, 1875...
Second National Bank of Jamestown, N. Y. An act to authorize the change of the name of the Second
"Free Young Men's Benevolent Association." An act to authorize the trustees of "The Free Young
First volume of Patent-Office Gazette. An act to provide for the republication of the first volume of the
Ponton wagon-bridge across the Mississippi River. An act to authorize the construction of a ponton wagon-bridge across the Mississippi River, at or near the city of Dubuque, in the State of Iowa. March 3, 1875....
Smithsonian Institution. Joint resolution filling an existing vacancy in the Board of Regents
Board of Audit of District of Columbia. Joint resolution to continue the board of audit to
[No. 3.] International Penitentiary Congress. Joint resolution authorizing the President to appoint
Army paymasters. Joint resolution explanatory of an act entitled "An act fixing the num-
[No. 8.] Lowell A. Chamberlain. Joint resolution for the relief of Lowell A. Chamberlain. March 3,
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No. 8.] Commanding turbulent and disorderly persons in Louisiana to disperse. September 15, 1874. No. 9.] Recommending Thursday, November 26, 1874, as a day of national thanksgiving. October 27, 1874....
No. 10.] [No. 11.]
Accepting for citizens of the United States the law conceding to foreigners, the right of
[No. 12.] Convening the Senate of the United States on March 5, 1875. · February 17, 1875 :.
PUBLIC ACTS OF THE FORTY-THIRD CONGRESS
Passed at the second session, which was begun and held at the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the seventh day of December, 1874, and was adjourned without day on Thursday, the fourth day of March, 1875.
ULYSSES S. GRANT, President. HENRY WILSON, Vice-President and President of the Senate. MATT. H. CARPENTER was elected President of the Senate, pro tempore, on the twenty-third day of December, 1874, and so acted from time to time until the first day of January, 1875. HENRY B. ANTHONY was chosen President of the Senate, pro tempore, on the twenty-fifth day of January, 1875, and so acted until the first day of February, 1875. He was again chosen on the fifteenth day of February, 1875, and so acted from time to time until the twenty-third day of February, 1875. JAMES G. BLAINE, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
CHAP. 1.—An act making an appropriation to enable the Postmaster General to carry Dec. 15, 1874. into effect the law requiring the prepayment of postage on newspapers, approved June twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four.
Scales for Post
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of thirty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same Office Department, is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not other- appropriation. wise appropriated, for the purchase of scales for the use of the PostOffice Department. Proposals for furnishing said scales shall be invited by seven days public notice given by the Postmaster General, and and contract. the contract shall be awarded to the lowest and best responsible bidder; the contractor to be allowed a reasonable time in the discretion of the Postmaster General to deliver the article contracted for.
Approved, December 15, 1874.
CHAP. 2.-An act to confirm an agreement made with the Shoshone Indians (eastern band) for the purchase of the south part of their reservation in Wyoming Territory.
Dec. 15, 1874.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the agreement entered into on the twenty-sixth day of September, in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, between Felix R. Brunot, commissioner on the part of the United States, and the chief, head-men, and men of the eastern band of Shoshone Indians, in the words and figures following, be, and the same is hereby, confirmed, satisfied, and approved by the Congress and President of the United States: Provided; That the cattle furnished under this agreement shall be good, young American cattle. cattle, suitable for breeding purposes.
Agreement with Shoshone Indians
Condition as to
Date of agree
Articles of a convention made and concluded at the Shoshone and Bannock Indian agency in Wyoming Territory, this twenty-sixth day ment, parties. of September, in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and seventytwo, by and between Felix R. Brunot, commissioner on the part of the United States, and the chief, head men, and men of the eastern band of Shoshone Indians, constituting a majority of all the adult male Indians of said band on tribe of Indians, and duly authorized to act in the premises, witnesseth:
Cession to the I. The Shoshone band or tribe of Indians (eastern band) hereby cede United States of to the United States of America that portion of their reservation in part of reservation. Wyoming Territory which is situated south of a line beginning at a point
on the eastern boundary of the Shoshone and Bannock reservation, due east to the mouth of the Little Papo-Agie, at its junction with the PapoAgie, and running from said point west to the mouth of the Little PapoAgie; thence up the Papo-Agie to the North Fork, and up the North Fork to the mouth of the canyon; thence west to the western boundary of the reservation.
Consideration for cession of land.
That whereas by article eleven of a treaty with the Shoshone (eastern band) and Bannock tribes of Indians, made the third day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, at Fort Bridger, Utah Territory, a reservation was set apart for the use and occupancy of said tribes of Indians in the following words: "The United States further agrees that the following district of country, to wit, 'commencing at the mouth of Owl Creek and running, due south, to the crest of the divide between the Sweetwater and the Papo-Agie Rivers; thence along the crest of said divide and the summit of Wind River Mountains to the longitude of North Fork of Wind River; thence due north, to mouth of said Nork Fork, and up its channel to a point twenty miles above its mouth; thence in a straight line to head-waters of Owl Creek, and, along middle of channel of Owl Creek, to place of beginning,' shall be, and the same is, set apart for the absolute and undisturbed use and occupation of the Shoshone Indians herein named;"
II. The United States agree to pay to the Shoshone (eastern band) or tribe the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars; said sum to be expended under the direction of the President for the benefit and use of said Indians in the following manner, viz: On or before the tenth day of August of each year, for the term of five years after the ratification of this agreement, five thousand dollars shall be expended in the purchase of stock-cattle, and said cattle delivered to the Shoshones on their Salary of chief reservation. Second. The salary of five hundred dollars per annum
shall be paid by the United States for the term of five years to Wash-akie, chief of the Shoshones.
And whereas, previous to and since the date of said treaty, mines have been discovered, and citizens of the United States have made improvements within the limits of said reservation, and it is deemed advisable for the settlement of all difficulty between the parties, arising in consequence of said occupancy, to change the southern limit of said. reservation:
Agreement subject to ratification.
Southern line of
III. Within the term of six months, and as soon as practicable after reservation to be the ratification of this agreement, the United States shall cause the southern line of the Shoshone reservation, as herein designated, to be surveyed, and marked at suitable points on the ground, and until said line has been so surveyed and marked, the United States binds itself Intrusion of not to permit the intrusion of any white persons upon any of the agriwhite persons. cultural or other lands within the limit of the district proposed to be ceded.
Dec. 19, 1874.
IV. This convention or agreement is made subject to the approval of the President and the ratification or rejection of the Congress of the United States.
Approved, December 15, 1874.
CHAP. 4.-An act to re-imburse the city of Boston for certain expenses incurred in the improvement of Chelsea street, (formerly Charlestown,) in connection with the United States navy-yard.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United City of Boston States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby approre-imbursed for priated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, paving Chelsea street, bordering the sum of one thousand six hundred and thirty-eight dollars and fiftyon navy-yard. three cents, to re-imburse the city of Boston for expenses incurred in
the improvement of Chelsea street, bordering on the United States navy-yard, in what was formerly known as Charlestown, Massachusetts. Approved, December 19, 1874.
CHAP. 5.-An act relating to the disposition of certain lands to be reclaimed in sections fourteen, twenty-three, and twenty-six, in township sixteen north, of range twenty, in the county of Sheboygan, in the State of Wisconsin.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the bed of the marsh or pond in sections fourteen, twenty-three, and twenty-six, in township sixteen north, of range twenty east of the fourth principal meridian, in the county of Sheboygan, in the State of Wisconsin, as shall or may be reclaimed by draining the water from the same, shall be owned and held, so far as any rights or interests of the United States are concerned, by the owners of the lands abutting upon said marsh or pond, and draining the same to the centre or thread thereof, and divided among the several owners adjoining and abutting said marsh or pond, according to the rules of law, upon payment by said adjoining owners into the treasury of the United States of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre for the amount of land that has been or may be so reclaimed. Approved, December 21, 1874.
CHAP. 7.-An act reserving for the use of Congress one hundred and fifty copies of the Revised Statutes authorized to be printed by the act of June twentieth eighteen hundred and seventy-four.
CHAP. 8.-An act to enable the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia to proceed with its jury-business.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That until the first day of February, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, it shall be lawful for the supreme court of the District of Columbia, in its various terms, to cause to be drawn by lot and impaneled from time to time the proper number of persons for grand and petit jurors in said court from those whose names are now deposited with the clerk of the said court in the general jury box as jurors of the District of Columbia; and such panels so drawn and constituted shall be deemed and held to be valid and legal: Provided, That nothing herein shall be construed to impair the right of challenge to individual jurors, as now existing by law.
Approved, December 28, 1874.
CHAP. 9.-An act providing for the authentication of the revised statutes of the
One hundred and
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the one hundred and fifty copies of the Revised Statutes of the United States bound and delivered fifty copies of the to the two houses of Congress by the Congressional Printer, under the Revised Statutes concurrent resolution agreed to on the eleventh of December eighteen to be part of numhundred and seventy-four for that purpose be taken and reserved from the number ordered by the Secretary of State under the act of Congress passed the twentieth day of June eighteen hundred and seventy-four. Approved, December 24, 1874.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the certificate to the printed volume of the revised statutes of the United States required by section two of "An act providing for publication of the revised statutes and
Dec. 21, 1874.
Release of certain
swamp lands in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, at $1.25 per acre, when drained.
Dec. 24, 1874.
Ante, p. 113.