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PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS
AND OF THE PROCLAMATIONS,
CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME
Acts of the Thirty-fifth Congress of the United States.
Land-office at Vincennes, Indiana. An act to continue the office of register of the land-office at Vincennes, Indiana.
December 21, 1858, ch. 1......
Land claims in New Mexico. An act to confirm the land claim of certain Pueblos and towns in the territory of New Mexico. December 22, 1858, ch. 5...... 374 Military Academy, annual appropriation for. An act making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty. January 12, 1859, ch. 6.....
Names of vessels, act authorizing Secretary of Treasury to change, repealed. An act to repeal an act entitled "An act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to change the names of vessels in certain cases," approved the fifth of March, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six. January 17, 1859, ch. 8......
Hiram Powers, advance payments to. An act to authorize the President to make advances of money to Hiram Powers. January 19, 1859, ch. 10..... 375 Steamers America and Canada, registers and change of names of. An act authorizing the issue of registers to the steamships America and Canada, and to change the names of said steamships. January 19, 1859, ch. 11......
Federal district courts in Alabama, provision for holding where district judge is sick, &c. An act to provide for holding the courts of the United States in the State of Alabama. January 25, 1859, ch. 13... Mechanics' liens in the District of Columbia. An act for the enforcement of mechanics' liens on buildings, and so forth, in the District of Columbia. February 2, 1859, ch. 17 .... ... 376 Gas in certain streets in Washington. An act to provide for the lighting with gas certain streets across the Mall. February 2, 1859, ch. 18..
Receivers and registers of land-offices, compensation of. An act to fix and regulate the compensation of receivers and registers of the land-offices under the provisions of the act approved April twentieth, eighteen hundred and eighteen. February 2, 1859, ch. 19
The schooner William A. Hamill, register for. An act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to grant a register for the schooner "William A. Hamill." February 2, 1859, ch. 20... 379 Investigating Committees of the House of Representatives, payment of expenses of. An act providing for the payment of the expenses of investigating committees of the House of Representatives. February 5, 1859, ch. 21.
Public documents, keeping and distribution of. An act providing for keeping and distributing all public documents. February 5, 1859, ch. 22
Military bounty-land warrants, &c., forging, counterfeiting, &c., made a felony, &c. An act for the punishment of the crime of forgery [of] or counterfeiting military bounty-land warrants, military bounty-land certificates, certificates of location, certificates of purchase and receivers' receipts. February 5, 1859, ch. 23.............
Fort Gratiot, right of way over, &c., military reserve at. An act granting the right of way over, and depot grounds on, the military reserve at Fort Gratiot, in the State of Michigan, for railroad purposes. February 8, 1859, ch. 26..
An act to provide for the payment of the claims of the incurred by that State in organizing a regiment of volunFebruary 9, 1859, ch. 27....
Maine, payment of certain claims of. State of Maine, for expenses teers for the Mexican war. Massachusetts and Rhode Island, suit between. An act to authorize the Attorney-General to represent the United States in the proceeding in equity now pending in the Supreme Court between the commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. February 9, 1859, ch. 28.......
Oregon admitted into the Union. An act for the admission of Oregon into the Union. February 14, 1859, ch. 33......
Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company. An act for the relief of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company. February 18, 1859, ch. 35....
Settlers upon sixteenth and thirty-sixth sections of public lands. An act to authorize settlers upon sixteenth and thirty-six[th] sections, who settled before the surveys of the public lands, to preëmpt their settlements. February 26, 1859, ch. 58....... School lands in Surpy County, Nebraska Territory. An act to protect the land fund for school purposes in Sarpy County, Nebraska Territory. February 26, 1859, ch. 59 .. Washington National Monument Society. An act to incorporate the Washington National Monument Society. February 26, 1859, ch. 60 ..
Payments for lands erroneously sold. An act to amend an act entitled "An act authorizing repayment for land erroneously sold by the United States." February 28, 1859, ch. 64...... 387 Two per cent. land fund of the State of Missouri. 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. February 28, 1859, ch. 65..
Indian appropriation. 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. February 28, 1859, ch. 66...
388 Buffalo and Lake Huron Railroad Company, certificates of enrollment, &c., to issue to vessels of. An act to authorize the enrollment, registry, and license of certain steamboats, or vessels, owned by the Buffalo and Lake Huron Railroad Company. March 1, 1859, ch. 68..... 402 Minnesota, terms of federal district courts in. An act supplemental to an act for the admission of the State of Minnesota into the Union. March 3, 1859, ch. 74 .. 402 Consular and diplomatic appropriation. An act making appropriations for the consular and diplomatic expenses of the government, for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty. March 3, 1859, ch. 75...
Naval service, appropriations for. An act making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty. March 3, 1859, ch. 76.. 404 China, convention between the United States and. An act to carry into effect the convention between the United States and China, concluded on the eighth of November, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight, at Shanghai. March 3, 1859, ch. 77 Timber on reserved United States' lands. An act to protect the timber growing upon lands of the United States reserved for military and other purposes. March 3, 1859, ch. 78.
Yancton and Tonawanda Indians, treaty with, and transportation of the mails. An act making appropriations for fulfilling treaty stipulations with the Yancton and Tonawanda Indians for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty, and for other purposes. March 3, 1859, ch. 79
Legislative, executive, and judicial appropriation. An act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty. March 3, 1859, ch. 80.... 410
Light-house, Light-boats, buoys, &c., appropriation. An act making appropriations for light-houses, light-boats, buoys, &c., and providing for the erection and establishment of the same, and for other purposes. March 3, 1859, ch. 81 ....
Civil expenses appropriation. An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the gov