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Feb. 27, 1877. 19 Stat. L., 240.
AN ACT TO PERFECT THE REVISION OF THE STATUTES OF THE UNITED STATES, (1) AND
OF THE STATUTES RELATING TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
Par. 43. R. S., & 1480. Grades of staff-officers of AMENDMENTS TO REVIBKD STATUTES.
Navy; how filled, &c. Par. 1. R. S., $ 197. Inventories for supplies in 44. R. S., 61602. Assistant quartermaster of departments not to include stationery,
Navy; rank. &c., for Congressional Library.
45. R. S., 2034. Verbal error corrected. 2. R. S., $ 215. Chief clerk of War Depart- 46. R. S. 2055. Salary of Indian agent. ment; his appointment and duties.
47. R. S., 2073. Verbal error corrected. 3. R. S., | 225. In settling accounts of com. 48. R. S., 92139. Sale of liquor in Indian manding officers of companies, affida
country. vit by officers of loss to be received, &c. 49. R. S., 2450. Suspended entries on publci 4. R. S., $ 252. Repeal.
lands to be decided by Secretary of In: 5. R. 8., 259. Reports of statistics.
51. R. S. 2504. Duty on sulphur-flowers. 7. R. S., $335. Bureau of Statistics.
52. R. S., 2505. – on skins, &c., repealed. 8-11. R. S. 99 354, 637, 702, 838. Verbal errors 53. R. S. 2508. Verbal error corrected. corrected.
54. R. S., 2514. Same. 12. R. S., $ 875. On letters rogatory from for- 55. R. S. $ 2517. Collection districts and eign countries, witnesses may be com
ports, alterations in. pelled to appear, &c.
56. R. S., $ 2518. Collector of port to reside 13, 14. R. S., 99 1094, 1097. Errors corrected.
at Bangor. 15. R. S., $ 1102. Surgeons to cavalry regi. 57. R. S., 82519. Collectors in Maine, how ments.
may agree upon boundaries of certain 16. R. S., 1110. Ordnance sergeants.
districts. 17. R. 8., 1118. Felons not to be enlisted in 58. R. S., 5 2527. Collection district of Fall Army.
River. 18. R. S., 91126. Chaplains.
59. R. S., $ 2530. Employés in appraiser's of. 19. R. S., $ 1131. Inspectors-general reduced
fice in Boston. to four
60. R. S., $ 2536. In New York district, sur20. R. S., $ 1132. Appointment in Quarter.
veyors for ports of Cold Spring and master's Department to be from Army.
Jefferson to be appointed.
fice in Philadelphia.
corrected. nished Attorney-General, and his opin. 65. R. S., 2582. Wilmington, Cal., instead ion had, &c.
of San Pedro, a port of delivery. 22. R. S., $ 1137. Forage and wagon masters' 66. R. S., 2585. vessels going to or from,
need not report at San Francisco. 23. R. 8., 1139. Quartermaster-General to 67, 68. R. S., I$ 2587, 2598. Typographical errors render accounts quarterly.
corrected. 24. R. S., 1162. Chief of Ordnance may en. 69. R. S., § 2619. Bonds of collectors, naval list what men.
officers, and surveyors; form of. 25. R. S., 1163. – to detail enlisted men to 70. R. S., 2659. Commissions of collectors
on hospital dues. 26. R. S., | 1167. Officers of Ordnance De- 71. R. S., 5 2660. Additional compensation to partment and those intrusted with
collectors of Plymouth, Gloucester, and stores, &c., to make returns to Chief of
72. R. S., ) 2675. Compensation of certain colChief of Ordnance to make rules.
lectors. 27. R. S., § 1174. Supervision of cooking in 73. R. S., $ 2691. Limit of pay of certain col. Army.
lectors. 28. R. S., $ 1191. Quartermaster-General not 74. R. S., $ 2702. Typographical error liable for money in hands of subordi.
75. R. S., 2720. Limit of pay of surveyors. 29. R. S., | 1207. Promotion of lieutenants 76. R. S. $2727. Geveral appraisers abol. of Engineer Corps.
isbed. 30. R. S., 1220. Clothing issued to regi. 77. R. S., 9 2742. Pay of gangers at Boston. ments may be altered to fit, and ex
78. R. S., 2746. Additional pay to deputy pense, how paid.
collectors and surveyors at San Fran. 31. R.-S., § 1221. Return of clotbing and camp
79. R. S., 2810. Verbal error corrected. 32. R. S., $ 1224. Officers of Army not to en. 80. R. S., $2819. Goods for Bayport may be gage in civil service, &c., interfering
entered at Cedar Keys, and not at Saint with military duties.
Marks. 33. R. S., $ 1259. Retired officers to receive 81. R. S., 92820. Verbal error corrected.
no extra pay when assigned to Soldiers' 82. R. S., 3 2821. Goods for Houston may be Home.
entered at Galveston. 34. R. S., 1260. — nor when detailed to serve 83. R. S., 8 2822. Goods for Natchez not to be as college professors.
entered at New Orleans. 35. R. S., g 1270. Commutation of forage. 84, 85. R. S., I9 2826, 2841. Verbal errors correct. mounted officers to receive pay of cav.
ed. alry oflicers.
86. R. S., 92865. Smuggling or using false, 36. R. S., 91279. Pay of artificers and wagon
&c., invoices; how punished.
87. R. S. 82909. Repeal of, additional duty, - of principal assistant in Ordnance Bu.
88. R. S., 2936. Verbal error corrected. 37. R. S., § 1280. Pay of enlisted men,
89. R.S., 2978. Esportation for draw back. 38. R. S. $ 1289. Travel pay of discharged 90. R. S., 2984. Verbal error corrected. officers.
91. R. S., 62988. Reports of goods in ware 39. R S., $ 1290. – of discharged soldiers.
bouses not to be published. 40. R. S. $ 1337. Pay of instructors of en. 92. R. S., 2989. Regulations of bond and gineers.
warehouse system. 41. R. S., 91342, Art. 26. Punishment for 93. R. 8., 9 3001. Remission of additional challenges by officers and soldiers.
duty on failure to transport goods in 42. R. S., § 1375. Pay of assistant in Bureau
bond from one district to another. of Medicine and Surgery in Navy. NOTE.--(1) The amendments, paragi hs 1-184, are corporated in the second edition of the Revised Statutes. See Wright's case, 15 C. Cls., 80.
SECTION 1. Par. 94. R. S., $ 3002. Goods at Brownsville for
- additional tax on vessels when any offi. export to Mexico.
cer is an alien. 95. R. S., 9 3003. Verbal error corrected. Par. 141. R. S., $4264. Space reqnired on vessels 96. R. S., 3005. Goods at Brownsville for
for steerage passengers on steam ves. export to Mexico.
sels; provisions concerning. 97. R. 8., 9.3009. Duties may be paid in coin 142-146. Verbal errors corrected. certiticates.
147. R. S., 54320. License of vessels for coast98. R. S., 9 3011. Duties not to be recovered
ing trade or fisheries not subject to six back without protest and appeal.
per ton duty. 99. R. S., 9 3083. Verbal error corrected.
148. R. S., 84347. Verbal error corrected. 100. R. S., 3090. Same.
149. R. S., 4381. Same. 101. R. S., 93100. Inspection of baggage and
Fees collected of masters of vessels; how articles of passengers, &c.
disposed of to surveyors, collectors, 102. R. S., $ 3105. Verbal error corrected.
and naval officers. 103. R. S., 3120. Regulations of coasting 150–161. Verbal errors corrected. trade on Lake Michigan.
162. R. S., 9 4575 Copy of shipping articles 104. R. S., 9 3140. In internal-revenue laws,
to be obtained of collectors.
164. R. 8., 4620. Special coansel in prize 105. R. S., $ 3141. Verbal error corrected.
cases; repeal. 106–116. Same.
165, 166. Verbal errors corrected. 117. R. S., 9 3433. Spirits for use in manufact- 167. R. S., § 4770. Repeal of provisions as to ure of medicine in bonded warehouses
duplicates of lost checks. for exportation not to be removed, &c. 168. R. S., $ 4787. Artificial limbs to be sup118. R. S., 3456. Verbal error corrected.
plied to what officers, &c. 119. R. S., 3473. Duties may be paid in coin 169. R. S., $ 4790. commutation for. certificates.
170. R. S., $ 4791. transportation to obtain. 120-122. Verbal errors corrected.
171-174. R. S., $$ 5020, 5174, 5211, 5225. Vorbal er123. R. S., 93618. Proceeds of sale of supplies
transmit certain public dispatches by 124. R. S., $ 3620. Disbursing officers to pay
telegraph companies; how recovered. only by check drawn in favor of cred. 176-180. R. S., 09 5291, 5202, 5293, 5309, 5413. Veritors.
bal errors corrected. 125. R S., 3622. Verbal error corrected.
181. R. S., S 5455. Enticing desertions from 126. R. S., 3625. Commissioner of Customs
military or naval service.
REVISED STATUTES OP DIBTRICT OF
corrected 130. R. S., $ 3692. Proceeds of sale of stores to 5. R. S., 9 322. Police commissioners to be Army officers, &c.; how disposed of.
appointed with advice of Senate. 131. R. S., $ 3714. Contractors for military or 6. R. S. 9445. Verbal error corrected. naval supplies to render accounts.
7. R. S., $ 467. Recorder of deeds to be ap. 132-134. Verbal errors corrected.
pointed with advice of Senate. 135. R. S., 9 3743. Certain contracts to be de- 8, 9. R.-S., 99 476, 717. Verbal errors corrected. posited with
Commissioner of Customs. 10. R. S., 754. Supreme court of District in 136. R.-S., 3772. Verbal error corrected.
general term. 137. R. S., 3802. Same.
11. R. S., $763. Jurisdiction of supreme 138. R.S., 3915. Special postal stamps or en.
court of District. velopes for departments.
12–18. R. S., 99.764, 765, 780, 811, 841, 843, 847. 139. R. S., 4203. Verbal error corrected.
Verbal errors corrected. 140. R. S., 4219. Tonnage duties; rates of.
19. R. S., 873. Compensation of jurors.
rors corrected. - rights under treaties not impaired. Be it enacted, &c. [SECTION 1), That for the purpose of correcting errorors and sup- Amendments to plying omissions in the act entitled “An act to revise and consolidate Revised Statutes. the Statutes of the United States in force on the first day of December, anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three,” so as to make the same truly express such laws, the following amendments are hereby made therein:(1)
(Par. 1.] Section one hundred and ninety-seven is amended by insert- Inventories of ing at the end of the section the words "except supplies of stationery supplies in departand fuel in the public offices and books, pamphlets, and papers in the clude stationery, Library of Congress."
&c., for Congressional Library.
R.S., Ø 197. (Par. 2.) Section two hundred and fifteen is amended by adding at Chief clerk of the end of the section the following:
War Department; There shall be in the said Department an inferior officer, to be ap; and anties.
his appointment pointed by the said principal officer to be employed therein as he shall R. S., V 215. deem proper, and to be called the chief clerk in the Department of War, 1874, March 4, and who, whenever the said principal officer shall be removed from ch. 44. office by the President of the United States, or in any other case of .91874, June 20, ch.
328, § 1, par. 14. vacancy, sball during such vacancy, have the charge and custody of all records, books, and papers, appertaining to the said Department."
NOTES.-(1) These amendments and corrections are incorporated into the second edition of the Rovised Statutes in their proper places. See Wright's case, 15 C. Cls., 80.
In settling ac- [Par. 3.) Section two hundred and twenty-five is amended by adding counts of com- at the end of the section the following: manding officers of
In settling the accounts of the commanding officer of a company for companies, affidavit by officers of clothivg and other military supplies, the affidavit of any such officer loss to be received, may be received to show the loss of vouchers or company books, or &c.
any matter, or circumstance tending to prove that any apparent defiR. S., 0 225.
ciency was occasioned by unavoidable accident or lost in actual service, without any fault on his part, or that the whole or any part of such clothing and supplies had been properly and legally used and appropriated; and such affidavit may be considered as evidence to establish the facts set forth, with or without other evidence, as may seem to the
Secretary of War just and proper under the circumstances of the case.” Repeal of. [Par. 4.] Section two hundred and fifty two is struck out. R.S., 252.
Reports of sta- [Par. 5.] Section two hundred and fifty-nine is amended by striking tistics.
out, in the fourth line, the word “ agriculture." R.S., 0 259.
Duties of Com- [Par. 6.] Section three hundred and seventeen is amended by adding inissioner of Cus- thereto the following: toms. R. S., Ø 317.
“ And shall perform all the acts and exercise all the powers, relating to the receipts from customs and the accounts of collectors and the other officers of the customs or connected therewith, devolved by sec.
tion two hundred and sixty-nine upon the First Comptroller in regard Bureau of Sta- to other receipts and other accounts." tistics.
[Par. 7.) Section three hundred and thirty-five is amended by striking R.S., $335. Verbal error.
out, in the fourth line the word “ agriculture.” R. S., \ 354. [Par. 8.] Section three hundred and fifty-four is amended by inserting
after the word "questions” in the second line, the word “of." R.S., \ 637. [Par. 9. Section six hundred and thirty-seven is amended by insert
ing after the word “circuit” in the niuth line, the word “court”. R.S., | 702. [Par. 10. Section seven hundred and two is amended by inserting,
after the word “cause” in the eleventh line, the word " when”. R. S., Ø 838. (Par. 11.] Section eight hundred and thirty-eight is amended by insert
ing after the word “be” in the first line, the word “the”. On letters roga
[Par. 12.) Section eight hundred and seventy-five is amended by adtory from foreign ding at the end of the section the following: (2) courts witnesses
" When letters rogatory are addressed from any court of a foreign may be compelled to appear, &c. country to any circuit court of the United States, a commissioner of
R.S.,'J 875, such circuit court designated by said court to make the examination of 4071.
the witnesses mentioned in said letters, shall bave power to compel the witnesses to appear and depose in the same manner as witnesses may
be compelled to appear and testify in courts." Verbal error.
[Par. 13.) Section one thousand and ninety-four is amended by strikR. S., 1094.
ing out the word “post”, in the twenty fifth line, before the words “ord
nance sergeant”. R. S., ( 1097.
(Par. 14.] Section one thousand and ninety-seven is amended by Surgeons to cav- inserting, in the second line, after the word “ who", the word “ shall”. alry regiments. R. S., Ø 1102.
[Par. 15.] Section eleven hundred and two is amended by striking out, after the word “majors”, in the second line, the words « one surgeon, one assistant surgeon”; and in the seventh line after the word “the”,
insert the words "seventh, eighth". Ordnance ser
[Par. 16.] Section eleven hundred and ten is amended by striking out geants.
R. S., § 1110. the word "post" before the words "ordnance sergeants” in the first line.
inserting a comma after the word "post", in the first line. Inspectors-gen. [Par. 19.] Section eleven hundred and thirty-one is amended by inserteral.
ing, after the word " cavalry” in the second line, the words provided R. S., 1131.
16 Opin. Att’y- no promotion shall be made until the number of inspectors-general is Gen., 638.
reduced to four”.
Note.-(2) The amendment here added to 9 875 has no connection with the subject matter of that section, but is supplementary to the provisions of $ 4071.
(Par. 20.) Section eleven hundred and thirty two is amended by ad- Appointments in ding at the end of the section the following:
Quarter master's "All appointments in the Quartermaster's Department shall be made from Army.
Department to be from the Army.
R.S , $ 1132. During the absence of the Quartermaster-General, or the chief of any In absence of military bureau of the War Department, the President is authorized to chiets of bureaus empower some officer of the department or corps whose chief is absent ment who to act. to take charge thereof, and to perform the duties of Quartermaster-Gen- R. S., § 178. eral, or chief of the department or corps, as the case may be, during such absence."
[Par. 21.) Section eleven hundred and thirty-six is amended by adding In purchase of at the end of the section the following:
property for public "It shall be the duty of all officers of the United States having any tle deeds to be fur
buildings, &c., tiof the title-papers (property purchased, or about to be purchased, for nished Attorneyerection of public buildings) in their possession, to furnish them forth. General and his with to the Attorney-General. No pablic money shall be expended until opinion had.
R. S., VÝ 355, the written opinion of the Attorney-General shall be had.”
1136. (Par. 22.] Section eleven hundred and thirty-seven is amended by Forage and waginserting, in the third line, after the word " service” the following: on masters' pay, “who shall be entitled to receive each forty dollars per month and three &c.
R. S., 1137. rations per day, and forage for one horse".
[Par. 23.) Section eleven hundred and thirty-nine is amended by adding Quartermasterat the end of the section the following: “And he shall account to the Secre. General to render
accounts quartertary of War at least once in three months for all property and money that ly. may pass through his hands, or the hands of his subordinate officers." R. S., Ø 1139.
[Par. 24. Section eleven hundred and sixty two is amended by strik- Chief of Ordivg out all after the word “many” in the first line and inserting the nance may enlist
what men. following: " sergeants of ordnance, corporals of ordnance, and first and
R. S., Ø 1162. second class privates of ordnance, as the Secretary of War may direct."
(Par. 25.] Section eleven hundred and sixty three is amended by strik: - to detail enlisted ing out, in the third line, the words “prirates of first class”, and insert- men to corps, &c.
R. S., 1163. ing the words “ordnance enlisted men”, in lieu thereof.
Par. 26. Section eleven hundred and sixty seven is amended by in- Officers of Ordserting at the end thereof the following words:
and those intrust"Every officer of the Ordnance Department, every ordnance-store ed with stores,&c., keeper, every post ordnance sergeant, each keeper of magazines, arsenals, to make returns to and armories, every assistant and deputy of such, and all other officers, Chief of Ordnance. agents, or persons who shall have received or may be entrusted with any
R. S., ( 1167. stores or supplies, shall quarterly, or oftener if so directed, and in such manner and on such forms as may be directed or prescribed by the Chief of Ordnance, make true and correct returns to the Chief of Ordnance of all ordnauce-arms, orduance-stores, and all other supplies and property of every kind, received by or intrusted to them and each of them, or which may in any manner come into their and each of their possession or charge.
“The Chief of ordnance, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Chief of OrdWar, is hereby authorized and directed to draw up and enforce in bis nance to make department a system of rules and regulations for the government of the rules, &c. Ordnance Department, and of all persons in said department, and for the sate keeping and preservation of all ordnance property of every kind, and to direct and prescribe the time, number, and forms of all returns and reports, and to enfoice compliance therewith."
[Par. 27.] Section eleven hundred and seventy-four is amended by in. Supervision of serting, after the word “lino” in the second line, the words "under such cooking in Army.
R. S., 1171. rules and regulations as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of War”.
[Par. 28.] Section eleven hundred and ninety-one is amended by add Quartermastering at the end of the section the following:
General not liable
for money in hands “But the Quartermaster General shall not be liable for any money or of subordinates. property that may come into the hands of the subordinate officers of his R. S., \ 1191. ilepartment."
(Par. 29.] Section twelve bundred and seven is amended by inserting Promotion of after the word “engineers” in the first line, the words "or Ordnance lieutenants of EnCorps”.
R.S., Ø 1207. Xore.-liee note on page 265.
Clothing issued [Par. 30.] Section twelve hundred and twenty is amended by adding to regiments may at the end of the section the following: be altered to fit;
"It shall be lawful for the commanding officer of each regiment, expenses how paid. R.S., s 1220. whenever it may be necessary, to cause the coats, vests, and overalls or
breeches which may from time to time be issued to and for his regiment to be altered and new-made, so as to better to fit them to the persons respectively for whose use they shall be delivered; and for defraying the expense of such alterations, to cause to be deducted and applied out of the pay of such persons a sum or sums not exceeding twenty five cents for each coat, eight cents for each vest and for each pair of over
alls or breeches." Returns of cloth. [Par. 31.] Section twelve hundred and twenty-one is amended by adding and camp ing at the end of the section the following: equipage.
“Said returns and vouchers, after due examination by the Quarter. R. S., 1221.
master General shall be transmitted for settlement to the proper ac
counting officer of the Treasury Department." Officers of Army (Par. 32.] Section twelve hundred and twenty-four is amended by not to engage in striking out the same and inserting in lieu thereof the following: civil service, &c., “No officer of the Army shall be employed on civil works or internal interfering witli military duty.
improvements, or be allowed to engage in the service of any incorpo. R. s., 10° 1224, rated company, or be employed as acting paymaster or disbursing-agent 2062.
of the Indian Department, if such extra employment requires that he 1875, March 3, shall be separated from his company, regiment, or corps, or if it shall
is Opix. Att'y- otherwise interfere with the performance of the military duties proper." Gen., 405. 16 Opin. Att'y-Gen., 499.
Retired officers (Par. 33.) Section twelve hundred and fifty nine is amended by addto receive no extra ing at the end of the section the following: pay when assigned to Soldiers' Home.
Provided, That they receive from the Government only the pay and R. S., \ 1259. emoluments allowed by law to retired officers.” - 1or when de- [Par. 34.] Section twelve hundred and sixty is amended by adding at tailed to serve as the end of the section the following: college professors. R. S., 1260.
“But while so serving, such officer shall be allowed no additional com
pensation." Commutation of [Par. 35.] Section twelve hundred and seventy is amended by adding forage.
at the end of the section the following: R. S., 1270. Provided, however, That when forage in kind cannot be furnished by 1878, June 18, ch. 26:3, 08.
the proper departments, then and in all such cases, officers entitled to 1881, Feb. 24, ch. forage may commute the same according to existing regulations: 79, ý 1, pars. 1, 3.
Mounted officers Provided further, That officers of the Army and of Volunteers asto receive pay of signed to duty which requires them to be mounted shall, during the time
R. T., 1261, they are employed on such duty receive the pay, emoluments, and allow1279.
ances of cavalry officers of the same grade respectively." Pay of artificers (Par. 36.] Section twelve hundred and seventy nine is amended by and wagoners. adding at the end thereof the following words: “Artificer of artillery R. S., 1279. and infantry, fifteen dollars per month; wagoner of cavalry, artillery,
and infantry, fourteen dollars per month. - of principal as
The principal assistant in the Ordnance Bureau shall receive a comsistant in Ord. pensation, including pay and emoluments, not exceeding that of a major nance Bureau.
of ordnance.” Pay of enlisted
[Par. 37.) Section twelve hundred and eighty is amended by strikingout R. S., 1280.
in the third line the word "conditions” and inserting the word “ additions” Travel pay of (Par. 38.] Section twelve hundred and eighty-nine is amended by strik. discharged officers, ing out in the first line, after the word "is" the word "honorably” and R. S., Ø 1289. insert after the word “service” the words “except by way of punish
ment for an offense”. - of discharged [Par. 39. Section twelve hundred and ninety is amended by striking soldicrs.
out in the first line, after the word “is” the word “honorably” and inR. S., Ø 1290.
sert after the word " service” the words “except by way of punishment
for an offense". Pay of instructor (Par. 40.] Section thirteen hundred and thirty-seven is amended by of engineering R.S. , 09 1336, the instructor of practical military engineering
striking out, in the second line after the word “ tactics" the words "and 1337.