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cutters for service on the lakes; and for that purpose the sum of one million of dollars, or so much thereof as is necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved December 20, 1864.

AN ACT to establish the grade of vice-admiral in the United States navy. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized and empowered, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint one vice-admiral, who shall be selected from the list of active rear-admirals, and who shall be the ranking officer in the navy

of the United States, and whose relative rank with officers of the army shall be that of lieutenant general in the army.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the pay of the vice-admiral of the navy

shall be seven thousand dollars when at sea, six thousand dollars when on shore duty, and five thousand dollars when waiting orders.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the first section of an act approved December twenty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, entitled “ An act further to promote the efficiency of the navy,” shall not be so construed as to apply to any one holding a commission as a vice-admiral in the navy.

Approved December 21, 1864.

AN ACT to amend the act entitled "An act to provide internal revenue to support the gov

ernment, to pay interest on the public debt, and for other purposes," approved June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section fifty-five of an act entitled “ An act to provide internal revenue to support the government, to pay

interest on the public debt, and for other purposes,” approved June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, be amended by striking out the word “February," wherever it occurs in said section, and inserting, in lieu thereof, the word January

Approved December 22, 1864.

AN ACT to extend the time allowed for the withdrawal of certain goods therein named from

public stores. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in computing the three years allowed by the twenty-first section of the act entitled “ An act increasing temporarily the duties on imports, and for other purposes," approved July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, for the withdrawal of goods from any public store or bonded warehouse for exportation to foreign countries or transshipment to any port of the Pacific or western coast of the United States, if such exportation or transshipment of any goods shall, either for the whole or any part of the said term of three years, have been prevented by reason of any order of the President of the United States, the time during which such exportation or transshipment of such goods shall have been so prevented, as aforesaid, shall be excluded from the said computation.

Approved December 22, 1864.

AN ACT to repeal the provision of law requiring certain Regents of the Smithsonian In

stitution to be members of the National Institute.

Be it cnacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the act “ to establish the Smithsonian Institution, for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men," as requires that two of the Regents of said Institution shall be members of the National Institute, in the city of Washington, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

Approved January 10, 1865.

AN ACT making appropriations for the payment of invalid and other pensions of the United

States for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-six.

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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, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the payment of pensions for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-six.

For invalid pensions under various acts, four million dollars.

For revolutionary pensions, per act of March eighteenth, eighteen hundred and eighteen; May fifteenth, eighteen hundred and twenty-eight; June seventh, eighteen hundred and thirty-two; third section of act of July seventh, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight; March third, eighteen hundred and forty-three; June seventeenth, eighteen hundred and forty-four; February second and July twentyninth, eighteen hundred and forty-eight; and second section act of February third, eighteen hundred and fifty-three, two hundred and thirty thousand dollars.

For pensions to widows, mothers, children, and sisters, under the first section of the act of fourth July, eighteen hundred and thirty-six; act of July twentyfirst, eighteen hundred and forty-eight; first section of the act of February third, eighteen hundred and fifty-three; June third, eighteen hundred and fiftyeight; and July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, seven million dollars.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the present fiscal year:

For the payment of pensions under the acts of March eighteenth, eighteen hundred and eighteen ; May fifteenth, eighteen hundred and twenty-eight ; June seventh, eighteen hundred and thirty-two; third section of act of July fourth, eighteen hundred and thirty-six; July seventh, eighteen hundred and thirtyeight; January seventeenth, eighteen hundred and forty-four; March third, eighteen hundred and forty-three; February second and July twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and forty-eight; and second section of act of February third, eighteen hundred and fifty-three, sixty-five thousand dollars.

For the payment of pensions under the first section of the act of July fourth, eighteen hundred and thirty-six; act of. July twenty-first, eighteen hundred and forty-eight; first section of the act of February third, eighteen hundred and fifty-three ; June third, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight; and July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, three million five hundred thousand dollars.

Approved January 11, 1865.

AN ACT to amend an act entitled “An act for the punishment of crimes in the District of

Columbia,” approved March second, eighteen hundred and thirty-one. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the second section of an act entitled “An act for the punishment of crimes in the District of Columbia,” approved March second, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows: “That every person duly convicted of manslaughter, or of any assault with intent to kill, shall be sentenced to suffer imprisonment and labor, for the first offence, for a period not less than two nor more than eight years, and for the second offence, for a period not less than six nor more than fifteen years.

Approved January 13, 1865.

AN ACT to amend an act entitled “An act to provide for carrying the mails from the United

States to foreign ports, and for other purposes,” approved March twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the fourth section of an act entitled

An act to provide for carrying the mails from the United States to foreign ports, and for other purposes,” approved March twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, be so far amended as to insert in the proviso in said section, after the word “newspapers,” the words “periodicals, magazines, and exchanges,” so that it will read: Provided, That this section shall not be held to extend to the transmission by mail of newspapers, periodicals, magazines, and exchanges, from a known office of publication, to bona fide subscribers, not exceeding one copy to each subscriber from any one office.

Approved January 20, 1865.

AN ACT making appropriations for the consular and diplomatic expenses of the govern

ment for the year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress asssembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the objects hereafter expressed, for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, namely:

For salaries of envoys extraordinary, ministers, and commissioners of the United States at Great Britain, France, Russia, Prussia, Spain, Austria, Brazil, Republic of Mexico, China, Italy, Chili, Peru, Portugal, Switzerland, Rome, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Turkey, New Granada, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Sandwich Islands, Costa Rica, Honduras, Argentine Confederation, Paraguay, Japan, and Salvador, three hundred and eight thousand five hundred dollars. For salaries of secretaries of legation, thirty thousand dollars.

For salaries of assistant secretaries of legation at London and Paris, three thousand dollars.

For salary of the interpreter to the legation to China, five thousand dollars.

For salary of the secretary of the legation to Turkey, acting as interpreter, three thousand dollars.

For salary of the interpreter to the legation to Japan, two thousand five hundred dollars.

For contingent expenses of all the missions abroad, sixty thousand dollars. For contingent expenses of foreign intercourse, eighty thousand dollars.

For expenses of intercourse with the Barbary powers, three thousand dollars.

For expenses of the consulates in the Turkish dominions, namely: interpreters, guards, and other expenses of the consulates at Constantinople, Smyrna, Candia, Alexandria, and Beirut, two thousand five hundred dollars.

For the relief and protection of American seamen in foreign countries, two hundred thousand dollars.

For expenses which may be incurred in acknowledging the services of the masters and crews of foreign vessels in rescuing citizens of the United States from shipwreck, seven thousand dollars.

For the purchase of blank books, stationery, book-cases, arms of the United States, seals, presses, and flags, and for the payment of postage and miscellaneous expenses of the consuls of the United States, including loss by exchange, fifty-five thousand dollars.

For office rent for those consuls general, consuls, and commercial agents who are not allowed to trade, including loss by exchange thereon, fifty thousand dollars.

For salaries of consuls general, consuls, commercial agents, and thirteen consular clerks, namely:

I. CONSULATES GENERAL.

SCHEDULE B. Alexandria, Calcutta, Constantinople, Frankfort-on-the-Main, Havana, Montreal, Shanghai.

III. CONSULATES.

SCHEDULE B. Acapulco, Aix-la-Chapelle, Algiers, Amoy, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Aspinwall, Aux Cayes, Bahia, Barcelona, Bankok, Basle, Belfast, Beirut, Bergen, Bermuda, Bilbao, Buenos Ayres, Bordeaux, Bremen, Bristol, Brindisi, Boulogne, Cadiz, Callao, Candia, Canton, Cardiff, Chin Kiang, Clifton, Coaticook, Cork, Curaçoa, Demarara, Dundee, Elsinore, Erie, Foo-Choo, Funchal, Galatz, Gaspe Basin, Geneva, Genoa, Gibraltar, Glasgow, Goderich, Gottenberg, Guaymas, Halifax, Hamburg, Havre, Honolulu, Hong-Kong, Jerusalem, Kanagawa, Kingston, Kingston in Canada, La Rochelle, Laguayra, Lahaina, La Paz, La Union, Leeds, Leghorn, Leipsic, Lisbon, Liverpool, London, Lyons, Macao, Malaga, Malta, Manchester, Manzanillo, Maracaibo, Matanzas, Marseilles, Mauritius, Melbourne, Messina, Moscow, Munich, Nagasaki, Nantes, Naples, Nassau, (West Indies,) Newcastle, Nice, Odessa, Oporto, Palermo, Panama, Paramaribo, Paris, Pernambuco, Pictou, Ponce, Port Mahon, Prescott, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Revel, Rio de Janeiro, Rotterdam, San Juan del Sur, San Juan, (Porto Rico,). Santander, Santiago de Cuba, Santos, Port Sarnia, Scio, Singapore, Smyrna, Southampton, Stockholm, Saint John, (Newfoundland,) Saint John, (New Brunswick,) Saint Petersburg, Saint Pierre, (Martinique,) Saint Thomas, Stuttgardt, Swatow, Saint Helena, Tabasco, Tampico, Tangier, Tehuantepec, Toronto, Trieste, Trinidad de Cuba, Trinidad, Tripoli, Tunis, Turk's Island, Valparaiso, Valencia, Venice, Vera . Cruz, Vienna, Windsor, Zurich.

IV. COMMERCIAL AGENCIES.

SCHEDULE B.

Amoor River, Antigua, Balize, (Honduras,) Gaboon, Madagascar, San Juan del Norte, Saint Domingo, Saint Marc.

V. CONSULATES.

SCHEDULE C. Barbadoes, Batavia, Bay of Islands, Cape Haytien, Cape Town, Carthegena, Ceylon, Cobija, Cyprus, Falkland Islands, Fayal, Guayaquil

, Lanthala, Maranham, Matamoras, Mexico, Montevideo, Omoa, Payta, Payso del Norte, Piræus, Rio Grande, Sabanilla, Saint Catherine, Santa Cruz, West Indies, Santiago, (Cape Verde, Spezzia, Stettin, Tahita, Talcahuano, Tumbez, Zanzibar.

VI. COMMERCIAL AGENCIES.

SCHEDULE C. Apia, Saint Paul de Loando, (Loanda,) including loss by exchange thereon, four hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

For interpreters to the consulates in China, including loss by exchange thereon, five thousand eight hundred dollars.

For expenses incurred, under instructions from the Secretary of State, in bringing home from foreign countries persons charged with crime, and expenses incident thereto, twenty thousand dollars.

For salaries of the marshals for the consular courts in Japan, China, Siam, and Turkey, including loss by exchange thereon, nine thousand dollars.

For rent of prisons for American convicts in Japan, China, Siam, and Turkey, and for wages of the keepers of the same, nine thousand dollars.

For salaries of commissioners and consuls general to Hayti and Liberia, eleven thousand five hundred dollars.

For expenses under the act of Congress to carry into effect the treaty between the United States and her Britannic Majesty for the suppression of the African slave trade, seventeen thousand dollars.

For expenses under the act to encourage immigration, twenty-five thousand dollars.

For expenses under the neutrality act, twenty thousand dollars.

For expenses of the commission to run and mark the boundary line between the United States and the British possessions bounding on Washington Territory, thirteen thousand two hundred and fifty dollars.

Approved January 24, 1865.

AN ACT to provide for an advance of rank to officers of the navy and marine corps for

distinguished merit. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any officer of the navy or marine corps, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, may be advanced not exceeding thirty numbers in rank, for having exhibited eminent and conspicuous conduct in battle, or extraordinary heroism.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That any officer of the navy or marine corps, either of volunteers or otherwise, who shall be nominated to a higher grade by the provisions of the first section of this act, or of that of section nine of an act entitled “ An act to establish and equalize the grades of line officers of the United States navy," approved July sixteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, shall be promoted, notwithstanding the number of said grade may be full, but no further promotions shall take place in that grade, except for like cause, until the number is reduced to that provided by law.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all acts or parts of acts which are inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

Approved January 24, 1865.

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