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10. Public Buildings at Milwaukie. Joint resolution for enlarging the Custom-House, Post-Office, and Court-House at Milwaukie, Wisconsin. May 15, 1856 .......

144 14. Custom-House at Ellsworth. A resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to modify the plan of the Custom-House at Ellsworth, Maine. August 1, 1856.....

145 17. Teras Creditors, extension of Time for Claims of. Joint resolution extending the time for the creditors of Texas to present their claims. August 18, 1856....

145 18. Messengers in Department, Pay of Employees. Joint resolution giving an increased compensation

to all laborers in the employment of the executive and legislative departments of the government in the City of Washington. August 18, 1856...

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PROCLAMATIONS.-APPENDIX.

1. Respecting an apprehended Invasion of Cuba. April 25, 1851.
2. Call of a Session of the Senate. Feb. 25, 1853.
3. Privileges of Act of 1845, ch. 70, given to certain Places. Feb. 2, 1855.
4. Respecting an apprehended Invasion of Nicaragua. Dec. 8, 1855.
5. Newfoundland to have Benefits of Reciprocity Treaty. Dec. 12, 1855.
6. Respecting Disturbances in Kansas Territory. Feb. 11, 1856.
7. Respecting Boundary with Mexico. June 2, 1856.
8. Calling an Extra Session of Congress. August 18, 1856.

PUBLIC ACTS OF THE THIRTY-FOURTH CONGRESS

OF THE

UNITED STATES,

Passed at the first session, which was begun and holden at the City of

Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday the third day of
December, 1855, and ended Monday the 18th day of August, 1856.

FRANKLIN PIERCE, President. JESSE D. BRIGHT, President of the

Senate, pro tempore. NATHANIEL P. BANKS, Jun., Speaker of the
House of Representatives.

CHAPTER I. - An Act to relieve the Commissioner of Pensions from the Performance of Feb. 20, 1866.

certain clerical Duties. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Commissioner of Pensions is hereby authorized, with the approval of the Secretary of the Appointment Interior, to appoint such person as may from time to time be thought sign bounty land proper to sign the name of said Commissioner of Pensions to certificates certificates or or warrants for bounty land ; and all such certificates or warrants so warrants. signed shall be as valid to all intents and purposes as if signed by said commissioner.

APPROVED, February 20, 1856.

CHAP. IV. – An Act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to change the Names of March 6, 1856.

Vessels in certain Cases.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the
Treasury be, and hereby is, authorized to permit the owner or owners of

Authority for

change of names any vessel to change the name of the same, when, in his opinion, there of vessels. shall be sufficient cause for so doing; and he may establish such rules and regulations as he shall deem proper for that purpose.

APPROVED, March 5, 1856.

CHAP. VIII.-An Act to define the Jurisdiction of the District and Circuit Courts of the March 19, 1856.

United States for the District of East Tennessee. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the jurisdiction of the district and circuit courts of the United States for the eastern Extent of district of Tennessee be and the same is hereby declared to extend to district in Ten

eastern judicial and include the following counties of said State, to wit: Anderson, nessee. Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hawkins, Hamilton, Hancock, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, McMinn, Meigs, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Polk, Rhea, Roane, Sevier, Scott, Sullivan, Washington, Union, and Cumberland, and any new county which may hereafter be formed out of the territory of one or more of said counties shall be included in said jurisdiction. APPROVED, March 19, 1856.

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March 28, 1856.

CHAP. IX. An Act relating to Punishment in the Penitentiary.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Place of con:

United States of America in Congress assembled, That, where any finement for con- judicial district has been or may hereafter be divided, the circuit and victs where judicial district

district courts of the United States shall have power to sentence any has been or shall one convicted of an offence punishable by imprisonment and hard labor, be divided.

to the penitentiary within the State, though it be out of the judicial district in which the conviction is had.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said courts in the northern Place of con- district of Ohio, and in the northern district of Illinois, be authorized finement of con- to transfer to the penitentiary of the respective States any prisoner or trict of Ohio and prisoners who may now be confined in jail in either district, whose N. District of offence by law is punishable by confinement to hard labor in the Illinois.

penitentiary.

APPROVED, March 28, 1856.

continued at Kalama

200, Mich.

April 5, 1856. CHAP. XI. - An Act to continue temporarily the Land-Offices at Kalamazoo, in the State

of Michigan, and at Palmyra, in the State of Missouri.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Land-office and States of America in Congress assembled, That the offices of register and officers

receiver of the Land-Office at Kalamazoo, in the State of Michigan, and the office itself, shall be continued until such time as, in the opinion of the President, the same can be discontinued without prejudice to the public

interests. And that until that time, the act of Congress approved June 1840, ch. 36.

twelfth, eighteen hundred forty, shall not apply to the said office or

officers. Pay of officers. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the compensation of the said

register and receiver shall be allowed them agreeably to law, during

the time of discontinuance under the existing order. Same provis Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of sections one ions as to Pal- and two of this act are hereby made applicable to the Land-Office at

Palmyra, in the State of Missouri, and the register and receiver thereof.

APPROVED, April 5, 1856.

myra, Mo.

April 5, 1856. CAAP. XII. — An Act to constitute the Cities of Hannibal, Missouri, and Peoria, Illinois,

Ports of Delivery. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Hannibal, Mo., States of America in Congress assembled, That the city of Hannibal, in delivery in"col- the State of Missouri, shall be and is hereby constituted a port of delivery, lection district annexed to and made a part of the collection district of New Orleans, of New Orleans, and shall be subject to the same regulations and restrictions as other

ports of delivery in the United States, and all the privileges and facilities

afforded by the act of Congress of the second March, eighteen hundred Act of 1831; and thirty-one, entitled " An act allowing the duties on foreign merch. 87, extended to said port.

chandise imported into Pittsburgh, Wheeling, Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis, Nashville, and Natchez, to be secured and paid at those places,”

shall be and are hereby extended to said port. A surveyor of the cusSurveyor. His toms shall be appointed to reside at said port and perform the duties

prescribed by law, and shall receive in full compensation for his services

a salary of one thousand dollars per annum. Peoria, Ill., Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That Peoria, in the State of Illinois, made a port delivery in that

be and is hereby constituted a port of delivery within the collection district. district of New Orleans, and there shall be appointed a surveyor of the Surveyor. His customs for such port, who shall be resident thereat.

Said surveyor duties and pay.

shall perform the duties and receive the salary and emoluments prescribed

by the act of Congress approved on the second day of March, eighteen 1881, ch. 87. hundred and thirty-one, entitled “An act allowing the duties on foreign

pay.

of

merchandise imported into Pittsburgh, Wheeling, Cincinnati, St. Louis,
Nashville, and Natchez, to be secured and paid at those places.”

APPROVED, April 5, 1856.

CHAP. XIII.- An Act making Appropriations for restoring and maintaining the peaceable April 5, 1856.

Disposition of the Indian Tribes on the Pacific, and for other Purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of three hundred Appropriations
thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated, out of any Indians.

for peace with
monies in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended under
the direction of the President of the United States, for restoring and
maintaining the peaceable disposition of the Indian tribes on the Pacific.

„Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred and Appropriation twenty thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated, out of for purchase of any monies in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purchase the Pacific coast. of gunpowder for the Pacific coast.

APPROVED, April 5, 1856.

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CHAP. XIV.- An Act making Appropriations for the Payment of invalid and other April 5, 1856.

Pensions of the United States for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred
and fifty-seven.

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, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven:

For invalid pensions, under various acts, five hundred and three thousand three hundred dollars.

For pensions under acts of the eighteenth March, one thousand eight 1818, ch. 19. hundred and eighteen, fifteenth May, one thousand eight hundred and 1828, ch. 53. twenty-eight, and seventh June, one thousand eight hundred and thirty- 1882, ch. 126. two, one hundred and thirteen thousand six hundred dollars.

For pensions to widows of those who served during the revolutionary war, under the third section of acts of fourth July, one thousand eight 1836, ch. 362. hundred and thirty-six, seventh July, one thousand eight hundred and 1838, ch. 189. thirty-eight, third March, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, 1843, ch. 102. seventeenth June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-four, second 1844, ch. 102. February, one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, and second section 1848, ch. 8. act of third February, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, four 1853, ch. 41. hundred and sixty thousand dollars.

For pensions to widows and orphans, under act of twenty-first July, one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, first section act of third 1848, ch. 108. February, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, two hundred and 1853, ch. 41. four thousand dollars.

For half-pay pensions, payable through the second and third auditors of the treasury, thirty-eight thousand and forty-seven dollars and seven cents.

For navy invalid pensions, thirty thousand dollars.

For navy pensions to widows and orphans, under act of eleventh August, one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, one hundred and ten thousand dollars.

For paying pensions of invalids who were wounded on board of private armed vessels during the last war with Great Britain, in addition to the unexpended balance of former appropriations for the same object, thirteen hundred and fifty-seven dollars.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That so much of the first section of So much of the act entitled "An act for the relief of certain surviving officers and acts of 1828, sk. soldiers of the army of the Revolution,” approved fifteenth May, one part of 1848, ch!

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