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Feb. 26, 1859.

corporation.

Corporators.

CHAP. LX.-An Act to incorporate the Washington National Monument Society. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Purpose of in- States of America in Congress assembled, That, for the purpose of completing the erection, now in progress, of " a great national monument to the memory of Washington, at the seat of the federal government," Winfield Scott, Walter Jones, John J. Abert, James Kearney, Thomas Carbery, Peter Force, William A. Bradley, Philip R. Fendall, Walter Lenox, Matthew F. Maury, and Thomas Blagden (being the survivors of the persons mentioned in a certain grant bearing date on the twelfth day of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, by James K. Polk, then President of the said United States, in virtue of a joint Vol. ix. p. 333. resolution of Congress, approved on the thirty-first day of January in the same year, of an authority to erect a monument to the memory of George Washington, on reservation numbered three in the said city of Washington) and, also, Jonathan B. H. Smith, William W. Seaton, Elisha Whittlesey, Benjamin Ogle Tayloe, Thomas H. Crawford, William W. Corcoran, and John Carroll Brent, and their successors to be elected in the manner hereinafter directed, shall be, and [they] are hereby, created a corporaName and style. tion, and body politic, by the name and style of "The Washington National Monument Society."

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the easement, and all, and Rights, privi- singular the rights and privileges, conveyed in the aforesaid grant, shall leges, and property. be, and the same hereby are, vested in, and confirmed to, the corporation and body politic hereinbefore created; and that any and all property and right of property of any and every kind and description whatsoever, whether in possession, or in action, or in expectancy, which may at any time before the passing of this act have been acquired by the voluntary association heretofore known by the name of the Washington National Monument Society, or which may hereafter be acquired by the corporation and body politic hereinbefore created, shall be, and the same hereby are, vested in, and confirmed to, the corporation and body politic hereinbefore created; and that the said corporation and body politic may apply to its uses, and for the purpose of completing the erection of the monument aforesaid, according to such by-laws, rules, and regulations, as it may, from time to time, hereafter, make and ordain, any and all property, of any and every kind, and description whatsoever, which is now appertaining to said monument, or which the corporation and body politic hereby created may hereafter acquire, by purchase, gift, or other lawful

By-laws, &c.

vote.

means.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be competent for the persons hereinbefore named and described as constituting the corporation Any member and body politic hereby created, and their successors, to remove, by a may be removed by a four-fifths' Vote of four fifths of the said persons, any of their number; and the person so removed shall no longer be a member of said corporation and body Proviso. Quo- politic, nor have any authority therein: Provided, That for any other act within the legitimate objects of this corporation a quorum of five shall be Proviso. No- sufficient for the transaction of business: Provided, That notice of all tices of meetings meetings, which may not be provided for in the by-laws and ordinances not provided for in by-laws. of the corporation shall be given to all members thereof residing within the District of Columbia.

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ten days.

Vacancies in SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That when any vacancy shall hapmembership to be filled within pen in the said corporation and body politic, from death or resignation, or otherwise, the remaining members thereof shall elect and appoint a successor to fill the same, within ten days after the happening of such vacancy; and that on failure to fill the same within thirty days, it shall be the duty of the attorney of the United States for the District of ColumProceedings in bia to proceed against the said corporation and body politic, by a writ of case of neglect to scire facias, for a forfeiture of the charter hereby granted before the Cirwithin 30 days. cuit Court of the District of Columbia and the adjudication of that court

fill vacancies

thereon shall be conclusive. And should this charter be so adjudged forfeited, the monument and other improvements and property held under the same shall be placed by the President of the United States under the care and custody of the Commissioner of Public Buildings, or such other officer of the United States as he may designate or appoint for the time being.

If charter is forfeited.

May sue and

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Property.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That the said corporation and body Powers of corpolitic, herein before created, shall, by the name and style of the "Wash- poration. ington National Monument Society," have perpetual succession; shall be capable to sue or to be sued, to plead or be impleaded in any court of be sued. law or equity in the United States; may have and use a common seal, and the same may destroy, alter, and renew at pleasure, and shall have power to purchase, take, receive, and enjoy, to them and their successors, any and all property, of any kind and description whatsoever, for the purpose of completing the erection of said monument; to dispose of the same as they shall deem most conducive to the object of completing the erection, now in progress, of the monument aforesaid; to elect, so soon after the passage of this act as may be convenient, such officers as they may deem proper, and to make and ordain such constitution, by-laws, ordi- Officers and bynances, and regulations consonant to the objects of this charter as they may deem expedient and proper, and which shall not be repugnant to the constitution and laws of the United States; and to repeal, alter, and Proviso. Presamend the same: Provided, always, That the President of the United ident of the UnitStates, for the time being, shall be ex officio president; and the govern- ex officio presors, for the time being of the several States of the United States shall be ident, and govrespectively ex officio vice-presidents of the said society, corporation, and veers of States, vice-presidents. body politic, and that all meetings thereof shall be held, and all records and papers thereof kept at the said city of Washington.

SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That this act may at any time be altered, amended, or repealed by the Congress of the United States. SEC. 7. And be it further enacted, That all laws, acts, or resolutions, or any part of any law, act, or resolution, inconsistent with this act, shall be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

SEC. 8. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be in force from and after the passing thereof.

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Inconsistent provisions of law repealed.

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SEC. 9. And be it further enacted, That nothing in this act shall be so construed as to authorize this said corporation to issue any note, token, device, scrip, or other evidence of debt to be used as a currency. SEC. 10. And be it further enacted, That each of the corporators in Corporators insaid corporation shall be held liable, in his individual capacity, for all the for debts debts and liabilities of said corporation, however contracted or incurred, tracted since Octo be recovered by suit, as other debts or liabilities, before any court of tober 20, 1858. competent jurisdiction. Provided, however, That nothing herein contained Proviso. shall be so construed as to render said corporators in said corporation individually liable for any debt or liability contracted in the name, or behalf of, the Washington National Monument Society at any time prior to the twentieth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight. APPROVED, February 26, 1859.

CHAP. LXIV.—An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act authorizing Repayment for Feb. 28, 1859. Land erroneously sold by the United States."

1825, ch. 5.

Act of 1825,

p. 80,) amended.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the act of Congress, ch. (vol. 625. "authorizing repayment for lands erroneously sold by the United States," approved January twelfth, eighteen hundred and twenty-five, be, and the same is hereby amended, so as to authorize the Secretary of the Interior, upon proof being made to his satisfaction, that any tract of land has been erroneously sold by the United States, so that from any cause whatever, land by U. s.

Where sale of

cannot be con- the sale cannot be confirmed, to repay to the purchaser or purchasers, or firmed, purchasemoney to be re- to the legal representatives or assignees of the purchaser or purchasers to rethereof, the sum or sums of money, which may have been paid therefor, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

paid.

Where purchase-money is invested in

stocks, &c., stocks may be sold, &c.

Feb. 28, 1859.

SEC. 2. [And] be it further enacted, That, whenever any tract of land has been erroneously sold, as aforesaid, and the sum or sums of money which may have been paid for the same, shall have been invested in any stocks held in trust, or shall have been paid into the treasury of the United States, to the credit of any trust fund, it shall be lawful by the sale of such portion of the said stocks as may be necessary for that purpose, or out of said trust fund, for repayment of the purchase-money to be made to the parties entitled thereto.

APPROVED, February 28, 1859.

CHAP. LXV.-An Act giving the Assent of Congress to a Law of the Missouri Legislature for the Application of the reserved two per cent. Land Fund of said State. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Assent of Con- States of America in Congress assembled, That the assent of Congress be, gress given to an act of the legis- and the same is hereby, given to the act of the legislature of the State of lature of Mis- Missouri, entitled "An act supplemental to an act to amend 'An act to

souri.

secure the completion of certain railroads in this State, and for other purposes,"" approved on the nineteenth day of November, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, appropriating the two per centum of the net proceeds of sales of public lands in said State, reserved by existing laws to be expended under the direction of Congress, but hereby relinquished to that Accounts to be State; and that the proper accounting officers of the government are audited, &c. hereby authorized and required to audit and pay the accounts for the same, as in the case of the three per centum land fund of said State. APPROVED, February 28, 1859.

Feb. 28, 1859.

CHAP. LXVI.-An Act making Appropriations for the current and contingent Expenses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling Treaty Stipulations with various Indian Tribes, for the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty.

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 Appropriation. 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.

1850, ch. 15. 1850, ch. 82. 1851, ch. 14.

1853, ch. 104. 1854, ch. 167.

1855, ch. 204. 1856, ch. 128.

1857, ch. 90. 1858, ch. 155.

Sub-agents. 1854, ch. 167.

1846, ch. 34.

1852, ch. 11.

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

For the pay of superintendents of Indian affairs and of the several Indian agents, per acts of fifth June, eighteen hundred and fifty, twentyeighth September, eighteen hundred and fifty, twenty-seventh February, eighteen hundred and fifty-one, third March, eighteen hundred and fiftytwo, third March, eighteen hundred and fifty-three, thirty-first July, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, third March, eighteen hundred and fiftyfive, eighteenth August, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, third March, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, and twelfth June, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight, eighty-seven thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars.

For the pay of the several Indian sub-agents, per act of thirty-first July, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, ten thousand five hundred dollars. For the pay of clerk to superintendent at St. Louis, Missouri, per act 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 March, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, one thousand eight hundred dollars.

For the pay of interpreters, per acts of thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and thirty-four, twenty-seventh February, eighteen hundred and fifty-one, and eighteenth August, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, thirty-one thousand nine hundred dollars.

For presents to Indians, five thousand dollars.

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

Interpreters. 1834, ch. 162.

1851, ch. 14. 1856, ch. 128.

Presents. Provisions.

Buildings.

For insurance, transportation, and necessary expenses of delivery of Transportation, annuities, goods, and provisions to the Indian tribes in Minnesota, Michi- &c. gan, and Wisconsin, thirty thousand dollars.

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

For the employment of temporary clerks by superintendent of Indian affairs, on such occasions and for such periods of time as the Secretary of the Interior may deem necessary to the public service, five thousand dollars.

For fulfilling treaty stipulations with the various Indian tribes:

Blackfoot Nation.-For fourth of ten instalments as annuity, to be expended in the purchase of such goods, provisions, and other useful articles, as the President, at his discretion, may from time to time determine, per ́ ninth article of the treaty of seventeenth October, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, twenty thousand dollars.

For fourth 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.

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

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Calapooias, Molalla, and Clackamas Indians of Willamette Valley.-For Calapooias, Mothe last of five instalments of annuity for beneficial objects, per second article lalla, and Clackaof treaty twenty-second January, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, ten mette Valley. thousand dollars.

For last of five instalments for pay of physician, teacher, blacksmith, and farmer, per third article treaty twenty-second January, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, five thousand seven hundred dollars.

Chasta, Scoton, and Umpqua Indians.-For fifth of fifteen instalments Chasta, Scoton, of annuity, to be expended as directed by the President, per third article and Umpqua Intreaty eighteenth November, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, two thou

sand dollars.

dians.

For fifth of fifteen instalments for the pay of a farmer, per fifth article Vol. x. p. 1122. treaty eighteenth November, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, one thou

sand dollars.

For last of five instalments for support of two smiths and smiths' shops, Vol. x. p. 1123. per fifth article treaty eighteenth November, eighteen hundred and fiftyfour, two thousand one hundred twenty dollars.

For fifth of ten instalments for pay of physician, medicines, and expense of care of the sick, per fifth article treaty eighteenth November, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, one thousand five hundred dollars.

Chippewas of Lake Superior.

For fifth of fifteen instalments for pay of teachers and purchase of books and stationery, per fifth article treaty eighteenth November, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, one thousand two hundred dollars. Chippewas of Lake Superior.-For two thirds of eighteenth of twentyfive instalments in money, per fourth article treaty fourth October, eigh-vol. vii. p. 592. teen hundred and forty-two, and eighth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, eight thousand three hundred and thirtythree dollars and thirty-three cents.

For two thirds of eighteenth of twenty-five instalments for the pay of two carpenters, per fourth article treaty fourth October, eighteen hundred

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Chippewas of the Mississippi. Vol. vii.

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and forty-two and eighth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, eight hundred dollars.

For two thirds of eighteenth 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, seven thousand dollars.

For two thirds of eighteenth 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, one thousand three hundred and thirty-three dollars and thirty-three cents.

For two thirds of eighteenth of twenty-five instalments for the 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, six hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-seven

cents.

For two thirds of eighteenth 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 thirtythree dollars and thirty-three cents.

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

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

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

For third of twenty instalments for the seventh smith and assistant, and support of shop, per second and fifth articles treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, one thousand and sixty dollars.

For support of a smith, assistant, and shop for the Bois Forte band, during the pleasure of the President, per twelfth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, one thousand and sixty dollars.

For support of two farmers for the Bois Forte band, during the pleasure of the President, per twelfth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, one thousand two hundred dollars.

Chippewas of the Mississippi.-For one third of eighteenth of twentyfive 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, four thousand one hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-seven cents.

For one third of eighteenth of twenty-five instalments for the pay of two carpenters, per fourth article treaty fourth October, eighteen hundred and forty-two, and eighth article treaty thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, four hundred dollars.

For one third of eighteenth 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.

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