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in the coin of the United States, or at its representative value in ex

change. Construction of Sec. 31. And be it further enacted, That in the construction, and for former acts about the purposes, of all other acts and parts of acts which shall remain in

force after this act shall take effect, defining any of the powers, declaring any of the rights, prescribing any of the duties, or imposing any penalty or punishment for any act of omission or commission of any consul, commercial agent, vice consul, or vice commercial agent, or allowing or enjoining the performance of any act, matter, or thing, with or before any such officer, all such acts and parts of acts shall in all these several respects, so far as may be consistent with the subject-matter and context of the same and with this act and the treaties of the United States, be deemed and taken to include and apply to all consular officers as though all such officers were specially named therein; and the said official desig.

nations in contemplation of all such acts and parts of acts, and of this Meaning of act, shall be deemed and taken to have the respective meanings hereintitles of consular after assigned to them—that is to say, “consul general," "consul,” and

“commercial agent,” shall be deemed and taken to denote full, principal,
and permanent " consular officers,” as distinguished from subordinates and
substitutes ; “ deputy consul” and “consular agent” shall be deemed and
taken to denote “consular officers” subordinate to such principals, exer-
cising the powers and performing the duties within the limits of their
consulates or commercial agencies respectively, the former at the same
ports or places, and the latter at ports or places different from those at
which such principals are located respectively; and “ vice consuls” and
“vice commercial agents” shall be deemed and taken to denote “ consular
officers,” who shall be substituted, temporarily, to fill the places of "consuls
general," " consuls,” or “commercial agents," when they shall be tempo-
rarily absent or relieved from duty; and the term “consular officer," as
used in this act, shall be deemed and taken to include all such officers as
are mentioned in this section, and none others; and the term “diplomatic
officer,” as used in this act, shall be deemed and taken to include all the

officers mentioned in the first section of this act, and none others. Penalties on Sec. 32. And be it further enacted, That if any consular officer shall consular officers wilfully neglect or omit to perform seasonably any duty imposed upon for violation or neglect of duty.

him by this or any other act, or by any order or instruction made or given in pursuance of this or any other act, or shall be guilty of any wilful malfeasance or abuse of power, or any corrupt conduct in his office, he shall be liable to all persons injured by any such neglect, or omission, malfeasance, abuse, or corrupt conduct, for all damages occasioned thereby; and for all such damages by any such officer, he, and his sureties apon his official bond, shall be responsible thereon to the full amount of the penalty thereof, to be sued in the name of the United States for the use of the person or persons so injured; Provided, That such suit shall in no case prejudice, but shall be held in entire subordination to the interests, claims, and demands of the United States, as against such officer, under such bond, for every wilful act of malfeasance or corrupt conduct in his office; and if any such officer shall refuse to pay any draft, order, or warrant, which may be drawn upon him by the proper officer of the Treasury Department for any public moneys of the United States in his hands, or for any amount due from him to the United States, whatever the capacity in which he may have received or may hold the same, or to transfer or disburse any such moneys promptly upon the legal require. ment of any authorized officer of the United States, he shall be deemed and taken to be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment not to exceed ten years nor less than one year, or by fine not to exceed two thousand dollars nor less than two hundred dollars, or both, at the discretion of the court; and

any officer so offending, may be charged; proceeded against, tried, convicted,

such

ent acts.

and dealt with in any district in which he may be arrested or in custody.

Sec. 33. And be it further enacted, That the fifth, sixth, and seventh Repeal of cersections of the act hereinbefore mentioned, approved July twentieth,

tain specified

parts of acts and eighteen hundred and forty, and all of the act entitled “An act to re- of all inconsistmodel the diplomatic and consular systems of the United States,” approred March first, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, and all acts and parts of acts whereby any such fees as are contemplated by the seventeenth 1840, ch. 48. section of this act are fixed or allowed, and any usage or law whereby 1855, ch. 133. any attache is or may be allowed to any legation other than such as are provided in this act, or requiring any secretary of legation to be employed otherwise than as provided by this act, and all other acts and parts of acts, so far as the same are inconsistent with this act, be and the same are hereby annulled and repealed; and no attache shall be allowed in any case, nor any secretary of legation, otherwise than as provided by this act.

Sec. 34. And be it further enacted, That this act shall take effect on the first day of January next, and not before.

APPROVED, August 18th, 1856.

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CHAP. CXXVIII.-An Act making Appropriations for the Current and Contingent Expenses Aug. 18, 1856. of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling Treaty

Stipulations with various Indian Tribes, for the year ending June thirtieth, one thousand eight 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 they are hereby appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of paying the current and contingent expenses of the Indian department, and fulfilling treaty stipulations with the various Indian tribes.

For the current and contingent expenses of the Indian department, viz:

contingent ex

penses. For the pay of superintendents of Indian affairs, and of the several Indian agents, per acts of fifth June, eighteen hundred and fifty, twenty

1850, ch. 15. eighth September, eighteen hundred and fifty, twenty-seventh February, 1850, ch. 82. eighteen hundred and fifty-one, third March, eighteen hundred and fifty- 1852 ch. 11. two, third March, eighteen hundred and fifty-three, thirty-first July, 1853, ch. 104. eighteen hundred and fifty-four, and third March, eighteen hundred and

1854, ch. 167. fifty-five, fifteen thousand dollars.

1855, ch. 204. For the pay of the several Indian sub-agents, per act of thirty-first July,

1854, ch. 167. eighteen hundred and fifty-four, ten thousand five hundred dollars. For the pay of clerk to superintendent at St. Louis, Missouri, per act

1846, ch. 34. of twenty-seventh June, eighteen hundred and forty-six, one thousand two hundred dollars. For the pay of clerk to superintendent in California, per act of third

1852, ch. 11. March, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, two thousand five hundred dollars. For presents to Indians, five thousand dollars.

Presents. For provisions for Indians, eleven thousand eight hundred dollars. Provisions. For buildings at agencies, and repairs thereof, ten thousand dollars, Buildings.

For contingencies of the Indian department, thirty-six thousand five Contingencies. hundred dollars.

For fulfilling treaty stipulations with the various Indian tribes :
Blackfoot Nation. For first of ten instalments as ánnuity, to be ex-

Blackfoot Na

tion. pended in the purchase of such goods, provisions, and other useful articles, as the President, at his discretion, may from time to time determine, Post, p-41. per ninth article of the treaty of seventeenth October, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, twenty thousand dollars.

For expenses of transportation and delivery of annuities in goods and provisions, seventeen thousand dollars.

VOL. XI. Pub.-9

For first of ten instalments, as annuity, to be expended in establishing and instructing them in agricultural and mechanical pursuits, and in educating their children, and promoting civilization and Christianity, at the discretion of the President, per tenth article of the treaty of seventeenth

October, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, fifteen thousand dollars. Camanches, Camanches, Kiowas, and Apaches of Arkansas River.—For third of &c.

ten instalments for the purchase of goods, provisions and agricultural imVol. x. p. 1014. plements, per sixth article treaty twenty-seventh July, eighteen hundred

and fifty-three, eighteen thousand dollars.

For expenses of transportation of the third of ten instalments of goods, provisions, and agricultural implements, per sixth article treaty twenty

. seventh July, eighteen hundred and fifty-three, seven thousand dollars. Chippewas of Chippewas of Lake Superior.-Fulfilling the treaty of thirtieth SepLake Superior. tember, eighteen hundred and fifty-four.

For two thirds of the last of twenty instalments in money, per second Vol. vii. p. 536.

article treaty twenty-ninth July, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, and Vol. x. p. 1109. eighth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four,

six thousand three hundred and thirty-three dollars and thirty-three cents.

For two-thirds of the last of twenty instalments in goods, per second article treaty twenty-ninth July, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, and eighth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, twelve thousand six hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-seven cents.

For two thirds of the last of twenty instalments for the purchase of provisions, per second article treaty twenty-ninth July, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, and eighth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, one thousand three hundred and thirty-three dollars and thirty-three cents.

For two thirds of the last of twenty instalments for the purchase of tobacco, per second article treaty twenty-ninth July, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, and eighth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, three hundred and thirty-three dollars and thirtythree cents.

For two thirds of fifteenth of twenty-five instalments in money, per fourth article treaty fourth October, eighteen hundred and forty-two, and eighth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, eight thousand three hundred and thirty-three dollars and thirtythree cents.

For two thirds of fifteenth of twenty-five instalments in goods, per fourth article treaty of fourth October, eighteen hundred and forty-two, and eighth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fiftyfour, seven thousand dollars.

For two thirds of fifteenth of twenty-fivé instalments, for the support of schools, per fourth article treaty fourth October, eighteen hundred and forty-two, and eighth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, one thousand three hundred and thirty-three dollars and thirty-three cents.

For two thirds of fifteenth of twenty-five instalments for the purchase of provisions and tobacco, per fourth article treaty fourth October, eighteen hundred and forty-two, and eighth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, one thousand three hundred and thirty-three dollars and thirty-three cents.

For second of twenty instalments in coin, goods, household-furniture, and cooking utensils, agricultural implements and cattle, carpenter's and other tools and building materials, and for moral and educational purposes, per fourth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fiftyfour, nineteen thousand dollars.

For second of five instalments in blankets, cloths, nets, guns, ammunition, and such other articles of necessity as they may require, to the Bois Forte band, per twelfth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, two thousand dollars.

For second of twenty instalments for six smiths and assistants, per fifth and second articles treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fiftyfour, five thousand and forty dollars.

For second of twenty instalments for the support of six smiths' shops, per fifth and second articles treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, one thousand three hundred and twenty dollars.

Chippewas of the Mississippi.--Fulfilling the treaty of twenty-second Chippewas of February, eighteen hundred and fifty-five.

the Mississippi, For one third of the last of twenty instalments in money, per second Vol, vii. p. 536. article treaty twenty-ninth July, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, and Vol. x. p. 1109. eighth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, three thousand one hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-seven cents.

For one third of the last of twenty instalments in goods, per second article treaty twenty-ninth July, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, and eighth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, six thousand three hundred and thirty-three dollars and thirty-three cents.

For one third of the last of twenty instalments for the purchase of provisions, per second article treaty twenty-ninth July, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, and eighth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, six hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-seven cents.

For one third of the last of twenty instalments for the purchase of tobacco, per second article treaty twenty-ninth July, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, and eighth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, one hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-seven cents.

For one third of fifteenth of twenty-five instalments in money, per Vol. vii. p. 592. fourth article treaty fourth October, eighteen hundred and forty-two, and Vol. x. p. 1109. eighth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, four thousand one hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-seven cents.

For one-third of fifteenth of twenty-five instalments in goods, per fourth article treaty fourth October, eighteen hundred and forty-two, and eighth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, three thousand five hundred dollars.

For one third of fifteenth of twenty-five instalments for the support of schools, per fourth article treaty fourth October, eighteen hundred and forty-two, and eighth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, six hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-seven cents.

For one third of fifteenth of twenty-five instalments for the purchase of provisions and tobacco, per fourth article treaty fourth October, eighteen hundred and forty-two, and eighth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, six hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-seven cents.

For one third of the last of twenty instalments for the establishment of three smiths' shops, supporting the smiths, and furnishing iron and steel, per second article treaty twenty-ninth July, eighteen hụndred and thirtyseven, and eighth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, one thousand dollars.

For one third of fifteenth of twenty-five instalments for the support of two smiths' shops, including the pay of two smiths and assistants, and furnishing iron and steel, per fourth article treaty fourth October, eighteen hundred and forty-two, and eighth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, six hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-seven cents.

For one third of fifteenth of twenty-five instalments for pay of two farmers, per fourth article treaty fourth October, eighteen hundred and forty-two, and eighth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, three handred and thirty-three dollars and thirty-three cents,

bands.

For second of twenty instalments of annuity in money, per third article treaty twenty-second February, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, twenty

thousand dollars. Pillager, &c. Pillager and Lake Winnibigoshish Bands.-For second of thirty instalVol. x. p. 1165. ments of annuity in money, per third article treaty twenty-second Febru

ary, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, ten thousand six hundred and sixtysix dollars and sixty-six cents.

For second of thirty instalments of annuity in goods, per third article treaty twenty-second February, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, eight thousand dollars.

For second of thirty instalments for purposes of utility, per third article treaty twenty-second February, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, four thousand dollars.

For second of twenty instalments for purposes of education, per third article treaty twenty-second February, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, three thousand dollars.

For second of five annual instalments for the purchase of powder, shot, lead, twine, and tobacco, per third article treaty twenty-second February, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, six hundred dollars.

For second of five annual instalments for the hire of six laborers, per third article treaty twenty-second February, eighteen hundred and fiftyfive, two thousand four hundred dollars.

For second of fifteen annual instalments for support of two smiths and smiths' shops, per third article treaty twenty-second February, eighteen

hundred and fifty-five, two thousand one hundred and twenty dollars. Chippewas,

Chippewas of Saganaw, Swan Creek and Black River. For first of &c. Post, p. 32. five equal annual instalments for educational purposes, under the direction

of the President, per second article of the treaty of second August, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, four thousand dollars.

For first of five equal annual instalments for agricultural implements and carpenter's tools, household furniture, and building materials, cattle

, labor, and necessary useful articles, per second article of the treaty of second August, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, five thousand dollars. For first of ten equal annual instalments in coin, to be distribut

per capita, in the usual manner of paying annuities, per second article of the treaty of second August, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, ten thousand dollars.

For first instalment for the support of one blacksmith shop, for ten years, per second article of the treaty of second August, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, twelve hundred and forty dollars.

For building a grist and saw mill, purchase of necessary fixtures and machinery, construction of dam, race, and other appurtenances, per second article of the treaty of second August, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, eight thousand dollars.

For purchasing a saw-mill, and repairs and fixtures to be erected and located, in pursuance of the first amendment of the Senate to the second article of the treaty of second August, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, four thousand dollars.

For payment of the present just indebtedness of said Indians, in pursuance of the second amendment of the Senate to the second article of the treaty of second August, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, twenty thousand

dollars. Chickasaws. Chickasaws.-For permanent annuity in goods, per act of twenty-fifth 1799, ch. 11. February, seventeen hundred and ninety-nine, three thousand dollars.

For payment to the Chickasaws in full consideration for their interest Post. p. 23. in the lease provided for in the ninth article of the treaty of twenty-sec

ond June, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, in conformity with the provisions of the tenth article of said treaty, two hundred thousand dollars.

For expenses of commissioners who signed the treaty on the part of

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