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not been passed; and all penal clauses and provisions in existing laws relating to the subjects embraced in this act shall be deemed applicable thereto: And provided further, That so much of the first section of " An act making appro. Repealof part of

1870, ch. 296, s. 1, priations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the v. 16. year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and for other purposes," approved July fifteen, eighteen hundred and seventy, as provides that until after the completion and occupation of the branch-mint building in San Francisco, it shall be lawful to exchange, at any mint or branch-mint of the United States, unrefined or unparted bullion, whenever, in the opinion of the Secretary of the Treasury, it can be done with advantage to the government, is hereby repealed.

Approved, February 12, 1873.

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CHAP. CXXXVIII.-AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE CUR. Feb. 14, 1873.
RENT AND CONTINGENT EXPENSES OF THE INDIAN DEPARTMENT; Vol. XVII, p. 437.
AND FOR FULFILLING TREATY STIPULATIONS WITH VARIOUS
INDIAN TRIBES, FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE THIRTIETH, EIGHT.
EEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FOUR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, *

SEC. 3. That all authority now existing by the acts of Delivery of March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and March Choctaws sustbird, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, or otherwise, to Ante, p. 37. issue or deliver any bonds of the United States to the Choctaw tribe of Indians, is hereby suspended until the further action of Congress in the matter, and providing for such issue or delivery

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Approved, February 14, 1873.

CHAP. CCLXI.-AN ACT FOR THE CREATION OF A COURT FOR THE March 3, 1873.
ADJUDICATION AND DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN MONEYS RECEIVED
INTO THE TREASURY UNDER AN AWARD MADE BY THE TRIBUNAL

Vol. XVII, p. 601.
OF ARBITRATION CONSTITUTED BY VIRTUE OF THE FIRST ARTI.
CLE OF THE TREATY CONCLUDED AT WASHINGTON THE EIGHTH
OF MAY, ANNO DOMINI EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-ONE,
BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE QUEEN OF
GREAT BRITAIN.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That im. The money paid mediately upon the payment of the sum of money awarded States by Great to the United States by the tribunal of arbitration at Gene- by the tribunal at

Geneva, how to be va to be paid by the Government of Great Britain, the same used, &c.

Britain awarded 1876, 147.

See act of June shall be paid into the treasury, and used to redeem, so far 112, act of April as it may, the public debt of the United States, and the

amount equal to the debt so redeemed shall be invested in the five per cent. registered bonds of the United States to be held subject to the future disposition of Congress.

Approved, March 3, 1873.

PROVISIONS OF THE REVISED STATUTES RELATING

TO LOANS AND THE CURRENCY

“PROVISIONS RELATIVE TO THE GENERAL DUTIES OF THE SECRE

TARY OF THE TREASURY RESPECTING LOANS AND THE CUR-
RENCY."

THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY.

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General dnties SEC. 248. The Secretary of the Treasury shall, from time of the Secretary.

to time, digest and prepare plans for the improvement and management of the rerenue, and for the support of the public credit; shall superintend the collection of the revenue; shall, from time to time, prescribe the forms of keeping and rendering all public accounts and making returns; shall grant, under the limitations herein established, or to be hereafter provided, all warrants for moneys to be issued from the Treasury in pursuance of appropriations by law; shall make report, and give information to either branch of the legislature in person or in writing, as may be required, respecting all matters referred to him by the Senate or House of Representatives, or which shall appertain to his office; and generally shall perform all such services relative to the finances as be shall be directed to perform.

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Rules, regula- SEC. 251. The Secretary of the Treasury shall make and tions, and forms.

issue from time to time such instructions and regulations to 10 Feb., 1820, c. 11, ss. 14, 15, v.3. the several collectors, receivers, depositaries, officers, and

6 Aug., 1046, c. 81, s. 5, v. 9. others who may receive Treasury notes, United States notes,

30 June, 1864, c. 172, 8. č. v. 13, p. or other securities of the United States, or who may be in 221, ante, p. 67. 14 July, 1870, c. any way engaged or employed in the preparation and issue 11 May, 1856, of the same, as he shall deem best calculated to promote Res. 9, v. 11.

the public convenience and security, and to protect the United States, as well as individuals, from fraud and loss; he shall prescribe forms of entries, oaths, bonds, and other papers, and rules and regulations, not inconsistent with law, to be used under and in the execution and enforcement of the various provisions of the internal.revenne laws, or in carrying out the provisions of law relating to raising revenue

from imports, or to duties on imports, or to warehousing; be shall give such directions to collectors and prescribe such rules and forms to be observed by them as may be necessary for the proper execution of the law; he shall also prescribe the forms of the annual statements to be submitted to Congress by him showing the actual state of cominerce and pavigation between the United States and foreign countries, or coastwise between the collection districts of the United States in each year.

SEC. 254. The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to Deposits of gold. receive deposits of gold coin and bullion with the Treasurer 3 Mar., 1863, c. or any assistant treasurer of the United States, in sums not 711, ante, p. 57. less than twenty dollars, and to issue certificates therefor, in denominations of not less than twenty dollars, each, cor. 149.

See s. 1, pošt, p. responding with the denominations of the United States notes. The coin and bullion deposited for or representing the certificates of deposit shall be retained in the Treasury for the payment of the same on demand. And certificates representing coin in the Treasury may be issued in payment of interest on the public debt, which certificates, together with those issued for coin and bullion deposited, shall not at any time exceed twenty per centum beyond the amount of coin and bullion in the Treasury; and the certificates for coin and bullion in the Treasury shall be received at par in payment for duties on imports.

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SEC. 257. The Secretary of the Treasury shall make the following annual reports to Congress :

First. A report on the subject of finance, containing estimates of the public revenue and public expenditures for the fiscal year then current, and plans for improving and increasing the revenues from time to time, for the purpose of giving information to Congress in adopting modes of raising the money requisite to meet the public expenditures.

DEBTS DUE BY OR TO THE UNITED STATES.

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SEC. 3473. All duties op imports shall be paid in gold and Duties and othsilver coin only, (or coin certificates), or in demand Treasury United States, in

wbat currency to notes, issued under the authority of the acts of July seven- be paid. teen, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, chapter five; and brackets inserted February twelve, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, chapter 1877.

by act of Feb. 27, twenty; and all taxes and all other debts and demands than 6 Ang.. 1846, c. duties on imports, accruing or becoming due to the United 23 Dec., 1857, c. States, shall be paid in gold and silver coin, Treasury notes,

1, 8. 6, v. 11.

and upon

24, 25.

17 Jn!y: 1961, c. United States notes, or notes of national banks; 5, s. 1, v. 12, p. 259, ante, p. 38. every such payment credit shall be given for the amount of

, 46. 4. 5, v. 12, p. principal and interest due on any Treasury note (or notes ] not 313, ante, p. 43.

received in payment on the day wben the same are received. 12 Feb, 1862, c. 20, v. 12, p. 338, ante, p. 44; 25 Feb., 1862, c. 33, ss. 1, 5, v. 12, pp. 345, 346, ante, pp.44,46 ; 11 July, 1862, c. 142, s. 1, v. 12, p. 532, ante, p. 50; 3 March, 1863, c. 73, ss. 3, 5, v. 12, pp. 710, 711, ante, pp. 55, 57; 3 June, 1864, c. 106, 8. 23, v. 13, 106, post,

163; 30 June, 18ti4, c. 172, s. 2, p. 13, p. 218, cnte, p. 64. Amended and part repealed by act Feb. 27, 1877.

What coin re- SEC. 3474. No gold or silver other than coin of standard ceivable. 31 Aug., 1852, c.

fineness of the United States, shall be receivable in pay. 10%, 8.2, v. 10.

ment of dues to the United States, except as provided in 21 Feb, 1857, c. 56, 88; 2,3... , section twenty-three hundred and sixty-six, Title “PUBLIC ante, pp.

LANDS," and in section thirty-five hundred and sixty-seven,

Title “COINAGE, WEIGHTS, AND MEASURES. National bank SEC. 3475. The potes of national banks shall be received notes receivable for debts of Uni-at par for all debts and demands owing by the United States ted States, cept.

to any person within the United States, except interest on 03.00, 12001; 9: the public debt, or in redemption of the national currency. 106, post, p. 103.

[See 5182, post, p. 196.] Treasury notes

SEC. 3476. Treasury notes bearing interest may be paid parable for debts of United States. to any creditor of the United States at their face value, ex3 Mar., 1863, c.

cluding interest, or to any creditor willing to receive them 73, s. 12 : at par, including interest. 30 June, 1864, c. 172, s. 2, v. 13, p. 218, ante, p. 64.

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COINAGE, WEIGHTS, AND MEASURES. Enumeration SEC. 3495. The different mints and assay offices shall be of inints and ay. say-offices.

known as12 Feb., 1873, c. First. The mint of the United States at Philadelphia. 131, s. 66, ante,p.

Second. The mint of the United States at San Francisco.
Third. The mint of the United States at New Orleans.

Fourth. The mint of the United States at Carson.
Assay.cffice at
Helena establish.

Fifth. The mint of the United States at Denver.
ed b; act May 12,
1874, v. 18.

Sixth. The United States assay-office at New York.

Seventh. The United States assay-office at Boise City, Idaho.

Eighth. The United States assay-office at Charlotte,

North Carolina. Officers of mints. SEC. 3496. The officers of each mint shall be a superin

13. Feb. 1973, s. tendent, an assayer, a melter and refiner, and a coiner 3, ante, p. 89.

and, for the mint at Philadelphia, an engraver; all to be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and

consent of the Senate. Soperintendents SEC. 3497. The superintendents of the mints at Philadelof certain miuts to perform duties phia, San Francisco, and New Orleans shall be, and perform Ibid., s. 65.

the duties of, treasurers of said mints respectively. Salaries of offi.

SEC. 3498. The officers of the several mints shall be entiIbid., s. 12, ante, tled to the following salaries, to be paid monthly :

of treasurer.

cers of mints.

p. 92.

First. The superintendents of the mints at Philadelphia and San Francisco, to four thousand five hundred dollars a

year each.

Ibid.

Second. The assayers, melters and refiners, and the coio. ers of those mints, to three thousand dollars a year each.

Third. The engraver of the mint at Philadelphia, to three thousand dollars a year.

Fourth. The superintendent of the mint at Carson City to three thousand dollars a year.

Fifth. The assayer, the melter and refiner, and the coiner of the mint at Carson City, to two thousand five hundred dollars a year each. SEC. 3499. There shall be allowed to the assistants and Salaries of as

sistants, clerks, clerks of the several mints such annual salaries as the Direct- and laborers em

ployed in mints. or of the Mint may, with the approbation of the Secretary of the Treasury, determine, and to the workmen employed therein such wages as may be customary and reasonable according to their respective stations and occupations, to be determined by the superintendent, and approved by the Director of the Mint. The salaries provided for in this and the preceding section, and the wages of workmen permanently engaged, shall be payable in monthly installments.

SEC. 3500. Every officer, assistant, and clerk appointed Oath of office for any mint shall, before he enters upon the execution of ants, and é erks. his office, take an oath before some judge of the United Ibid., s. 10, ante, States, or judge of some court of record of the State in which such mint is located, faithfully and diligently to perform the duties thereof; in addition to other official oaths prescribed by law, such oath, duly certified, shall be transmitted to the Secretary of the Treasury. The superintendent of each mint may require such oath from any of the employés of the mint. SEC. 3501. The superintendent, the assayer, the melter Bonds of offi

cers, assistants, and refiner, and the coiner of each mint, before entering and clerks. upon the execution of their respective offices, shall become Ibid., s. 11. bound to the United States, with one or more sureties, ap. proved by the Secretary of the Treasury, in the sum of not less thon ten nor more than fifty thousand dollars, with condition for the faithful and diligent performance of the duties of his office. Similar bonds may be required of the assistants and clerks, in such sums as the superintendent shall determine, with the approbation of the Director of the Mint; but the same shall not be construed to relieve the superintendent or other officers from liability to the United States for acts, omissions, or negligence of their subordi.

p. 91.

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