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to enter the saine.

district allowed persons so having purchased the same, or their assignees, in case the

same shall have been sold and conveyed, shall be permitted to enter the

same at the proper land-office of the United States, at the price of one Where entry

dollar and twenty-five cents per acre: Provided, That in all cases where has been already entries of such lands have been permitted to be made at the proper made, it is to be United States land-office, at one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, by confirmed.

persons who had purchased the same from the State of Missouri, or their

assignees, such entries or sales shall be, and the same are hereby, conProviso. firmed: Provided, further, That nothing in this act contained shall be

construed so as to interfere with the rights of third parties.

APPROVED, July 3, 1856.

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July 8, 1856. CHAP. LIV.–An Act to remove Obstructions to Navigation in the Mouth of the Mississippi

River, at the Southwest Pass and Pass a l'Outre. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropriation States of America in Congress assembled, That for the opening and keep

ing open ship channels of sufficient capacity to accommodate the wants of structions in the Mississippi at

commerce through the Southwest Pass and Pass a l'Outre, leading from the S. West Pass the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico, the sum of three hundred and Pass a l'Outre.

and thirty thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated,

and to be expended under the superintendence of the Secretary of War. Contract to be Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Secmade.

retary of War to apply said moneys to the opening and keeping open

of the aforesaid ship channel by contract, and at an early day in the next Report thereon. session of Congress to report the progress of the work, the amount neces

sary to complete it, and an estimate of the annual cost of keeping said channels open ; and any contract made shall be limited to the amount hereby appropriated.

ate.

In the Senate of the United States, July 7th, 1856. Assent of Sen The President of the United States having returned to the Senate, in

which it originated, the bill entitled “An act to remove obstructions to navigation in the mouth of the Mississippi River, at the Southwest Pass and the Pass a l'Outre,” with his objections thereto, the Senate proceeded, in pursuance of the Constitution, to reconsider the same; and

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, two thirds of the Senate agreeing to pass the same. Attest:

ASBURY DICKINS.

Secretary of the Senate.

In the House of Representatives of the United States, July 8th, 1856. Assent of House. The House of Representatives having been notified by the Senate that

the bill entitled " An act to remove obstructions to navigation in the mouth of the Mississippi River, at the Southwest Pass and the Pass a l'Outre,” had been returned by the President with his objections to the Senate, in which it originated, and that the Senate having proceeded, in pursuance of the Constitution, to reconsider the same, had “Resolved, that the said bill do pass, two thirds of the Senate agreeing to pass the same,” the House of Representatives proceeded, in pursuance of the Constitution, to reconsider the said bill; and

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, two thirds of the House of Representatives agreeing to pass the same. Attest:

WM. CULLOM,

Clerk House of Reps.

CHAP. LV.-An Act making an Appropriation for deepening the Channel over the Flats of July 8, 1856.

the St. Mary's River, in the State of Michigan. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of one hun Appropriation dred thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated towards to deepen the deepening the channel of the St. Mary's River, in the State of Michigan, Mary's River, by the west channel through Lake George, according to the estimate of Michigan. Captain Macomb, of the topographical corps, communicated to the Senate in the report of the Secretary of War, dated January eighteen, eighteen hundred and fifty-five: Provided, That the dredging machine purchased Steam dredge. for the improvement of the St. Clair flats may be employed, when not required therefor, at the discretion of the Secretary of War, in the improvement of the St. Mary's River or strait.

In the Senate of the United States, July 7th, 1856. The President of the United States having returned to the Senate, in which it originated, the bill entitled "An act making an appropriation for deepening the channel over the flats of the St. Mary's River in the State of Michigan," with his objections thereto, the Senate proceeded, in pursuance of the Constitution, to reconsider the same; and

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, two thirds of the Senate agreeing to pass the same. Attest:

ASBURY DICKINS,

Secretary of the Senate.

In the House of Representatives of the United States, July 8th, 1856.

The House of Representatives having been notified by the Senate that the bill entitled “An act making an appropriation for deepening the channel over the flats of the St. Mary's River, in the State of Michigan," had been returned by the President, with his objections, to the Senate, in which it originated, and that the Senate, having proceeded, in pursuance of the Constitution, to reconsider the same, had “ Resolved, That the said bill do pass, two thirds of the Senate agreeing to pass the same," the House of Representatives proceeded, in pursuance of the Constitution, to reconsider the said bill ; and

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, two thirds of the House of Representatives agreeing to pass the same. Attest:

WM. CULLOM,

C'lerk House of Reps.

CHAP. LVI. — An Act making an Appropriation for deepening the Channel over the St. July 8, 1866.

Clair Flats, in the State of Michigan. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of forty-five Appropriation thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated for the purpose nel over the St. of deepening the channel over the St. Clair flats, in the State of Clair Hats in Michigan.

Michigan. In the Senate of the United States, July 7th, 1856. The President of the United States having returned to the Senate, in which it originated, the bill entitled “ An act making an appropriation for deepening the channel over the St. Clair flats, in the State of Michigan,” with his objections thereto, the Senate proceeded, in pursuance of the Constitution, to reconsider the same; and

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, two thirds of the Senate agreeing
to pass the same.
Attest:

ASBURY DICKINS,
VOL. XI. PUB.-4

Secretary of the Senate.

In the House of Representatives of the United States, July 8th, 1856.

The House of Representatives having been notified by the Senate that the bill entitled “ An act making an appropriation for deepening the channel over the St. Clair flats, in the State of Michigan," had been returned by the President, with his objections to the Senate, in which it originated, and that the Senate, having proceeded, in pursuance of the Constitution, to reconsider the same, had “ Resolved, That the said bill do pass, two thirds of the Senate agreeing to pass the same,” the House of Representatives proceeded, in pursuance of the Constitution, to reconsider the said bill; and

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, two thirds of the House of Representatives agreeing to pass the same. Attest:

WM. CULLOM,

Clerk House of Reps.

July 8, 1856. CHAP. LVII.-An Act to explain the Act approved twelfth April, eighteen hundred and

fifty-four, entitled " An Aci to establish additional Land Districts in the Territory of 1854, ch. 35.

Minnesota.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Certain islands States of America in Congress assembled, That the words “ west of the included in der Mississippi River,” employed in the description in the first section of the districts. act of twelfth April, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, entitled “ An act to 1854, ch. 35. establish additional land districts in the territory of Minnesota,” shall be

construed so as to embrace all the islands lying west of the middle of the main channel of said river, in the new districts created west of the same by said act.

APPROVED, July 8, 1856.

July 8, 1856. CHAP. LVIII.-An Act to establish two additional Land Districts in the Territory of

Minnesota.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

States of America in Congress assembled, That all that portion of the Two additional land districts es- Territory of Minnesota which lies north of the line dividing townships tablished. forty-five and forty-six, north of the base line east of the Mississippi

River, and north of the nearest township line, to be determined hereafter by the commissioner of the General Land-Office, west of said river, extending thence west to the Missouri River, be, and the same is hereby divided into and shall constitute two additional land districts, to wit: All that portion lying east of the line dividing ranges eighteen and nineteen west of the fourth principal meridian shall constitute a land district, to be called the northeastern land district; and all that portion west of the line dividing said ranges eighteen and nineteen shall constitute an additional land district in said territory, to be called the northwestern land district, the location of the offices for which shall be designated by the President of the United States, and shall by him from time to time be changed, as

the public interests may seem to require. Officers for said Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President be, and he is districts.

hereby authorized, whenever in his judgment the public interest shal require, to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, or during the recess thereof, and until the end of the next session of Congress after such appointment, a register and a receiver for each or either of the districts hereby created, who shall respectively be required to reside at the site of their offices, have the same powers, responsibilities, and emoluments, and be subject to the same acts and penalties, which are or may be prescribed by law, in relation to other land-offices of the United States.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President is authorized to

cause the public lands in said districts, with the exception of such as

Sale of lands

therein. have been or may be reserved for other purposes, to be exposed to sale, in the same manner and upon the same terms and conditions as other public lands

the United States. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That for the survey, at augmented. Appropriation rates, of meridian, standard parallel, township, and section lines, in the for surveys. districts hereby created, the sum of forty thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated.

APPROVED, July 8, 1856.

CHAP. LIX.-An Act to authorize the President of the United States to cause the July 8, 1866.

Southern Boundary Line of Kansas Territory to be surveyed and marked.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the

Survey of United States is hereby authorized and directed to cause the southern southern bounboundary line of the Territory of Kansas, between the State of Missouri dary of Kansas. and the Territory of New Mexico, to be surveyed and distinctly marked, and a plat of said survey shall be deposited in the office of the Secretary of the Interior, and another plat of said survey shall be deposited in the office of the Secretary of the Territory of Kansas.

APPROVED, July 8, 1856.

CHAP. LXV.-An Act for the Construction of a Road from Fort Ridgley in the Ter- July 22, 1856.

ritory of Minnesota, to the South Pass of ihe Rocky Mountains, in ihe Territory of Nebraska.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of fifty thousand Appropriation dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the for a road in Mintreasury, for the construction of a road from Fort Ridgley in the Terri- braska. tory of Minnesota, to the South Pass of the Rocky Mountains, in the Territory of Nebraska, the said road to be constructed under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to contracts to be made by him.

APPROVED, July 22, 1856.

CHAP. LXXII.-An Act making Appropriations for the Consular and Diplomatic Ex Aug. 1, 1866.

penses of the Government 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 Appropriations. the same are hereby appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the objects hereafter expressed, for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fiftyseven, namely:

For salaries of envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary of Salaries of enthe United States at Great Britain, France, Spain, Russia, Austria, voys and minis

ters plenipotenPrussia, Switzerland, Rome, Naples, Sardinia, Belgium, Holland, Portu- tiary. gal, Denmark, Sweden, Turkey, China, Brazil, Peru, Chili, Argentine Republic, New Granada, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Mexico, two hundred and sixty-seven thousand five hundred dollars.

For salaries of the secretaries of legation of the United States at Great Of secretaries Britain, France, Spain, Russia, Austria, Prussia, Switzerland, Rome, of legation. Naples, Sardinia, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Brazil, Peru, Chili, Argentine Republic, New Granada, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Mexico, forty-four thousand five hundred dollars.

Others.

For salary of the commissioner to the Sandwich Islands, six thousand dollars.

For salary of an interpreter to the mission to China, at the rate of five thousand dollars per annum, five thousand dollars.

For salary of a dragoman to the mission to Turkey, two thousand five hundred dollars.

For contingent expenses of all the missions abroad, seventy-five thousand dollars.

For contingent expenses of foreign intercourse, sixty thousand dollars.
For

expenses of intercourse with the Barbary Powers, six thousand

dollars. Seamen. For the relief and protection of American seamen in foreign countries,

one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars. Wrecks.

For expenses which may be incurred in acknowledging the services of the masters and crews of foreign vessels in rescuing citizens and vessels of the United States from shipwreck, three thousand dollars, to be expend

ed under the direction of the President of the United States. Miscellaneous. For the purchase of blank books, stationary, arms of the United States,

presses, and flags, and for the payment of postages for the consuls of the

United States, fifteen thousand dollars. Commissioner under reciproci

For compensation of the commissioner provided in the first article of ty treaty. the reciprocity treaty with Great Britain, two thousand dollars. Salaries of con For salaries of consuls and commercial agents of the United States at suls and com. London, Liverpool, Glasgow, Dundee, Newcastle, Leeds, Belfast, Hongmercial agents.

Kong, Calcutta, Halifax, Melbourne, Nassau, Kingston, (Jamaica) Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Aix La Chapelle, Paris, Havre, Marseilles, Bordeaux, Lyons, La Rochelle, Nantes, Cadiz, Malaga, St. Jago de Cuba, Matanzas, St. Johns, (P. R.,) Trinidad de Cuba, Ponce, (P. R.,) Havana, Lisbon, Funchal, Antwerp, St. Petersburg, St. Thomas, Elsineur, Trieste, Vienna, Leipsic, Munich, Bremen, Hamburg, Frankfort-on-the-Maine, including the Grand Duchy of Hesse Darmstadt, the electorate of Hesse Cassel, the Duchy of Nassau, and the Landgravate of Hesse Homburg, Stuttgardt, Carlsrue, Basle, Zurich, Geneva, Genoa, Leghorn, Naples, Palermo, Messina, Constantinople, Smyrna, Beirut, Jerusalem, Alexandria, Tangiers, Tripoli, Tunis, Canton, Shanghai, Amoy, Fouchow, Ningpo, Honolulu, Port au Prince, City of St. Domingo, Vera Cruz, Acapulco, St. Juan del Norte, St. Juan del Sur, Panama, Aspinwall, Laguayra, Rio de Janeiro, Pernambuco, Buenos Ayres, Callao, Valparaiso, Southampton, Bristol, Leith, Dublin, Cork, Galway, Bombay, Singapore, Gibraltar, Island of Malta, Cape Town, Port Louis, St. John's, (N. B.,) Pictou, Demarara, Sidney, Falkland Islands, Hobartown, Bermuda, Turk's Island, Barbadoes, Island of Trinidad, St. Helena, St. Christopher, Antigua, Ceylon, Odessa, Galatza, Martinique, Miquelon, Barcelona, Manilla, Macao, Mozambique, Fayal, St. Jago, Cape Verde, Hanover, Schwerin, Oldenburg, Santa Cruz, Gottenburg, Venice, Spezzia, Athens, Candia, Cyprus, Zante, Monrovia, Zanzibar, Bay Islands, Cape Haytien, Aux Cayes, Mexico, Paso del Norte, Tampico, Matamoras, Tabasco, Mazatlan, Tehuantepec, Minatitlan, Omoa and Truxillo, San Jose, Carthagena, Sabanillo, Ciudad Bolivar, Puerto Cabello, Maracaibo, Guyaquil, Maranham Island, Rio Grande, Bahia, Para, Montevideo, Talcahuano, Paita, Tumbez, Labaino Hilo, Apia, Tahiti, Lanthala, Batavia, Paramaribo, Pandang, St. Martin, and Curacoa, two hundred and seventy-one thou

sand seven hundred and fifty dollars. Consuls-general. For the salary of the consul-general at Simoda, in Japan, five thousand

dollars.

For the salary of the consul-general to the British North American

provinces, four thousand dollars. Exchange on For estimated loss by exchange on drafts of consuls and commercial consuls' draft.

agents for salary, forty-two thousand one hundred and twelve dollars and fifty cents.

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