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Page Circuit Court in California. An act to alter and amend an act entitled “An act to establish a

Circuit Court of the United States in and for the State of California,” approved March

third, eighteen hundred and fifty-five. April 30, 1856, ch. 23.. Columbus made a Port of Delivery. An act creating Columbus, in Kentucky, a port of delivery. May 9, 1856, ch. 24..

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Roud in Illinois, surrendered to that State. An act to surrender to the State of Illinois

the Cumberland Road in said State. May 9, 1856, ch. 25.... Bounty Lund Law extended. Evidence in Case of. An act to amend the act in addition to certain acts

granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States, approved March third, eighteen hundred and fifty-five. May

14, 1856, ch. 26.. Grant to Iowa, for Railroads. An act making a grant of lands to the State of Iowa, in alternate

sections to aid in the construction of certain railroads in said State. May 15, 1856, ch. 28.. Deficiency Appropriation Bill. An act to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of

the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-six. May 15, 1856,

ch. 29... Voting in Washington. An act to provide for at least two election precincts in each ward in the city

of Washington, and for other purposes. May 16, 1856, ch. 30... Grant of Land to Florida and Alabama for Railroads. An act granting public lands, in alternate

sections, to the States of Florida and Alabama, to aid in the construction of certain railroads in said States. May 17, 1856, ch. 31.

15 Vincennes Lands, Duties as to, transferred. An act to transfer certain rights and duties conferred upon the trustees of the town of Vincennes, Indiana, to the common council of the city of Vin

June 2, 1856, ch. 36 Grant of Land to Alabama for Railroads. An act granting public lands, in alternate sections, to the

State of Alabama, to aid in the construction of certain railroads in said State. June 3, 1856, ch. 41....

17 Grant of Land to Louisiana for Railroads. An act making a grant of lands to the State of Louisiana,

to aid in the construction of railroads in said State. June 3, 1856, ch. 42....... Grant of Land to Wisconsin for Railroads. An act granting public lands to the State of Wisconsin,

to aid in the construction of railroads in said State. June 3, 1856, ch. 43. Grant of Land to Michigan for Railroads. An act making a grant of alternate sections of the public

lands, to the State of Michigan, to aid in the construction of certain railroads in said State,

and for other purposes, June 3, 1856, ch. 44.... Place of Session of Courts in Delaware. An act to change the place of holding the courts of the

United States in the district of Delaware. June 14, 1856, ch. 45.... Suspended Entries and Preemptions. An act to revive and continue in force the provisions of the act

of 1853, in relation to "suspended entries of public lands,” and the act of 1846, in relation to

suspended preëmption land-claims.” June 26, 1856, ch. 47.... Time of Session of Courts in West Virginia. An act changing the time of holding the District Court

of the United States at Wytheville, in the Western District of Virginia. June 26, 1856,

ch. 48.... Time of Sessions of Courts in Tennessee. An act to change the times of holding the United States

Courts in Tennessee. July 3, 1856, ch. 50... Entry of Land in Plattsburg District, (Mo.) An act granting to certain citizens of the State of Missouri

the right to enter certain lands in the Plattsburg district, in said State. July 3, 1856,

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Improvement of Mississippi River. An act to remove obstructions to navigation in the mouth of

the Mississippi River, at the Southwest Pass and Pass a l'Outre. July 8, 1856, ch. 54.... 24 Improvement of Chunnel over Flats of St. Mary's River, Mich. An act making an appropriation for

deepening the channel over the flats of the St. Mary's River, in the State of Michigan.

July 8, 1856, ch. 55.. Improvement of Channel over St. Clair Flats, Mich. An act making an appropriation for deepening

the channel over the St. Clair flats, in the State of Michigan. July 8, 1856, ch. 56.... Limits of Land District in Minnesota. An act to explain the act approved twelfth April, eighteen

hundred and fifty-four, entitled " An act to establish additional land districts in the Territory of Minnesota.” July 8, 1856, ch. 57......

26 Additional Land Districts in Minnesota, established. An act to establish two additional land-districts

in the Territory of Minnesota. July 8, 1856, ch. 58....... Kansas, survey of Southern Boundary of. An act to authorize the President of the United States to

cause the southern boundary line of Kansas Territory to be surveyed and marked. July 8, 1856, ch. 59....

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Appropriation for a Road from Fort Ridgley to South Pass. An act for the construction of a road

from Fort Ridgley in the Territory of Minnesota, to the South Pass of the Rocky Mountains, in the Territory of Nebraska. July 22, 1856, ch. 65....

27 Consular and Diplomatic Appropriation Bill. An act making appropriations for the consular and diplo

matic expenses of government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred

and fifty-seven. August 1, 1856, ch. 72... Ships Albany and Porpoise, when to be reckoned as lost: An act for the relief of the widows and or

phans of the officers, seamen, and marines of the United States sloop of war Albany,

and for other purposes. August 1, 1856, ch. 73........ Court of Claims, Quorum of ; Officers of. An act to amend an act entitled “ An act to establish a court

for the investigation of claims against the United States," approved February twenty-fourth,

eighteen hundred and fifty-five. August 6, 1856, ch. 81... Removal of Obstructions in Savannah River. An act to alter and amend, “ An act to appropriate

money to remove obstructions in the Savannah River, below the city of Savannah, in the State of Georgia," approved March third, eighteen hundred and fifty-five. August 7,

1856, ch. 82. Grant of Land to Mississippi for Railroads. An act granting public lands in alternate sections to

the State of Mississippi to aid in the construction of railroads in said State, and for other

purposes. August 11, .1856, ch. 83..... Georgetown, School Tax in; Voters in. An act to amend the charter of Georgetown, in the District

of Columbia. August 11, 1856, ch. 84 ... Prairie du Chien, Titles in, confirmed. An act to confirm to certain persons therein named, their titles

to certain lots in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. August 17, 1856, ch. 85..... Schools in Washington, General Act respecting. An act to provide for the public instruction of youth

in primary schools throughout the County of Washington, in the District of Columbia, with

out the limits of the cities of Washington and Georgetown. August 11, 1856, ch. 86...... 33 Running Boundary with British Possessions. An act to provide for carrying into effect the first article

of the treaty between the United States and Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, of the fifteenth day of June, eighteen hundred

and forty-six. August 11, 1856, ch. 87.. Settlement of Account of the Bank of the State of Missouri. An act to authorize and direct the settle

ment of the account of the Bank of the State of Missouri, for money advanced for the

subsistence and transportation of volunteers. August 16, 1856, ch. 118.... District Court in South Carolina, Sessions of ; Jurisdiction of. An act to alter the time for holding

the District Court in South Carolina, and for other purposes. August 16, 1856, ch. 119.. Payment to Vermont. An act to reimburse the State of Vermont the expenses incurred by her in

paying her militia called out in eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, and eighteen hundred

and thirty-nine, to preserve the neutrality of the country. August 16, 1856, ch. 120.... Improvement of the Patapsco River. An act for the improvement of the navigation of the Patapsco

River, and to render the port of Baltimore accessible to the war steamers of the United

States. August 16, 1856, ch. 121...... Navy Appropriation Bill. An act making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending

the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven. August 16, 1856, ch. 122... Compensation of Members of Congress. An act to regulate the compensation of Members of Con

gress. August 16, 1856, ch. 123.... Accounts for Fees; Courts in Territories. An act to amend the acts regulating the fees, costs, and

other judicial expenses of the Government in the States, Territories, and District of Co

lumbia, and for other purposes. August 16, 1856, ch. 124... Medical and Hospital Department in the Army. An act providing for a necessary increase and bet

ter organization of the Medical and Hospital Department of the army. August 16, 1856,

ch. 125.. Improvement of the Des Moines Rapids. An act for continuing the improvement of the Des Moines

Rapids in the Mississippi River. August 16, 1856, ch. 126.. Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Salaries of. Regulations as to. An act to regulate the diplomatic

and consular system of the United States. August 18, 1856, ch. 127.... Indian Affairs, General Appropriation Bill for. An act making appropriations for the current and con

tingent expenses 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.

August 18, 1856, ch. 128.... Certain Civil Expenses, General Appropriation Bill for. An act making appropriations for certain civil

expenses of the government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven. August 18, 1856, ch. 129

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Pust-Office Department, General Appropriation Bill for. An act making appropriations for the service

of the Post-Office Department during the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen

hundred and fifty-seven. August 18, 1856, ch. 130 ...

Light-house, &c., Appropriation Bill

. An act making appropriations for light-houses, light-boats,

buoys, &c., and providing for the erection and establishment of the same, and for other pur-

poses. August 18, 1856, ch. 160..

Ocean Steamer Appropriation Bill. An act making appropriations for the transportation of the Uni-

ted States mail by ocean steamers and otherwise, during the fiscal year ending the thirtieth

of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven. August 18, 1856, ch. 161....

General, Civil, and Diplomatic Appropriation Bill. An act making appropriations for the legisla-

tive, executive, and judicial expenses of government for the year ending the thirtieth of June,

eighteen hundred and fifty-seven. August 18, 1856, ch. 162.

Decree of Sale of Real Estate in District of Columbia authorized in certain Cases. An act to authorize the

Circuit Court of the District of Columbia to decree the sale of real estate in certain cases.

August 18, 1856, ch. 163.....
Guuno Islands. An act to authorize protection to be given to citizens of the United States who may
discover deposites of guano. August 18, 1856, ch. 164....

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Jurisdiction of Washington City extended over Navy Yard Bridge. Regulation of Travel over Benning's

Bridge. An act to extend the jurisdiction of the corporation of the City of Washington over

the lower Eastern Branch or Navy-yard Bridge, and to regulate travel upon the upper

Eastern Branch or Benning's Bridge, and for other purposes. August 18, 1856, ch. 165... 120
Graduation of Lands in Greensburg District, La. An act to fix the graduation periods for lands in the
Greensburg District, in the State of Louisiana. August 18, 1856, ch. 166....

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Fortifications, Appropriation Bill for. An act making appropriations for fortifications and other works

of defence, and for repairs of Barracks and Quarters, for the year ending the thirtieth

of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven. August 18, 1856, ch. 167...

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Post-Roads established. An act to establish certain post-roads. August 18, 1856, ch. 168........... 122

Copyright of Dramatic Compositions. An act supplemental to an act entitled "An act to amend the

several acts respecting Copyright,” approved February third, eighteen hundred and thirty-

one. August 18, 1856, ch. 169....

Commercial Information. An act to amend an act entitled “ An act requiring Foreign Regulations

of Commerce to be laid annually before Congress," approved August sixteenth, eighteen

hundred and forty-two, and for other purposes. August 18, 1856, ch. 170....

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Kansas, Appropriation for Survey of Southern Boundary of. An act making an appropriation for the

survey of the Southern Boundary Line of Kansas Territory. August 18, 1856, ch. 171.... 139
Land-Claims in Vincennes District. An act to continue the land

offices at Vincennes, Indiana, and
to ascertain and adjust the titles to certain lands in the States of Indiana and Illinois, for-
merly included within the Vincennes land-district. August 18, 1856, ch. 172

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JOINT RESOLUTIONS.

1. Appointment of Geo. E. Badger and C. C. Felton, as Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. A resolu-

tion for the appointment of Regents to fill the vacancies in the Board of Regents of the

Smithsonian Institution. February 27, 1856

2. Appropriation for Printing and Paper. A resolution to supply a deficiency in the appropriations

for printing for the second session of the thirty-third Congress. February 27, 1856....... 142

3. Appeals from Auditor of Post-Office Department. A resolution providing for the final adjust-

ment of certain cases of appeal from the decisions made by the Auditor of the Treasury

for the Post-Office Department. March 13, 1856.....

4. Public Buildings at Buffalo. Joint Resolution for enlarging the Custom-House, Post-Office,

and Court House at Buffalo, New York. April 5, 1856..

5. Sale of Lunds at certain Arsenals and Armories. Joint_resolution relating to the public lands

appertaining to the Springfield and Harper's Ferry Armories, and the North Carolina

Arsenal. April 23, 1856..

7. Public Buildings at Cleveland. Joint resolution for enlarging the Custom-House, Post-Office,

and Court-House at Cleveland, Ohio. May 9, 1856 ...

8. Improvement of Sheboygan Harbor. Joint resolution relating to the appropriation for the improve-

ment of the harbor at Sheboygan, Wisconsin. May 12, 1856.

9. Statistics of Coastwise Commerce. Joint resolution for the statistics of the coastwise commerce to

be included hereafter in the annual reports of the Secretary of the Treasury on Commerce

and Navigation. May 14, 1856....

STATUTE II.—1856.

JOINT RESOLUTIONS.

1. Ship Resolute, Purchase and Restoration of to the British Government. A resolution authorizing

the purchase and restoration to the British Government of the ship Resolute, late of the

British Navy. August 28, 1856.

2. T. Williamson, J. F. Harrison, and Lieutenant Maury authorized to accept Medals. A resolution

authorizing the acceptance of certain medals from Foreign Governments. August 30,

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Attendance of Witnesses before Congress. An act more effectually to enforce the attendance of wit-

nesses on the summons of either House of Congress, and to compel them to discover
testimony. Jan. 24, 1857, ch. 19. .....

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Reappropriation for John Guest and others. An act making a reappropriation from the surplus

fund for the relief of Lieutenant John Guest, United States Navy, and others. Jan. 26,

1857, ch. 24..

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Naval Depot at Blythe Island, Ga. An act authorizing the establishing of a navy depot on Blythe

Island, at Brunswick, on the coast of Georgia, and for other purposes. Jan. 28, 1857,

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Steam Revenue Cutter. An act to authorize the President of the United States to cause to be

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procured, by purchase or otherwise, a suitable steamer as a Revenue Cutter. Feb. 5,

1857, ch. 32..

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Insane Persons in District of Columbia, care of. An act supplementary to“An act to organize an in-

stitution for the Insane of the Army and Navy, and of the District of Columbia, in the

said district," approved March third, eighteen hundred and fifty-five. Feb. 7, 1857, ch. 36. 157

Terms of Circuit Court in District of Columbia. An act for regulating the terms of the Circuit

Court of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. Feb. 7, 1857, ch. 37... ..... 158

Consular Appropriation Bill. An act making appropriations for the consular and diplomatic ex,

penses of the government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred

and fifty-eight. Feb. 7, 1857, ch. 38...

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Military Academy Appropriation Bill. An act making appropriations for the support of the Mili-

tary Academy for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight.

Feb. 16, 1857, ch. 45....

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Columbian Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Institution incorporated. An act to incorporate the Columbian In-

stitution for the instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, and the Blind. Feb. 16, 1857, ch.46. 161

Wagon Roads, appropriation for. An act for the construction of a Wagon Road from Fort

Kearny via the South Pass of the Rocky Mountains and Great Salt Lake Valley, to the

eastern portion of the State of California, and for other purposes. Feb. 17, 1857, ch. 50. 162

Increase of Pay of Army Officers. An act to increase the pay of the officers of the Army. Feb.

21, 1857, ch. 55...

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Coins, New Cent. An act relating to Foreign Coins and to the coinage of Cents at the Mint of

the United States. Feb. 21, 1857, ch. 56.......

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Texas divided into two Judicial Districts. An act to divide the State of Texas into two Judicial

Districts. Feb. 21, 1857, ch. 57... ....

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Minnesota, authorized to form a Constitution. An act to authorize the people of the territory of

Minnesota to form a constitution and state government, preparatory to their admission in

the Union on an equal footing with the original States. Feb. 26, 1857, ch. 60......... 166

Military Roads in Oregon. An act making appropriations for the completion of military roads in

Oregon Territory. March 2, 1857, ch. 61....

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Augusta, (Ga.) made a Port of Delivery. An act to establish Augusta, in the State of Georgia, a

Port of Delivery. March 2, 1857, ch. 62...

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Prohibition of Importation of Obscene Books, 8c. An act to amend the twenty-eighth section of the

act of Congress approved the thirtieth of August one thousand eight hundred and forty-

two, entitled “An act to provide revenue from imports and to change and modify exist-

ing laws imposing duties on imports and for other purposes,"—prohibiting the importa-

tion of obscene and indecent articles, so as more effectually to accomplish the purposes

for which that provision was enacted. March 2, 1857, ch. 63........

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Indian Appropriation Bill. An act making appropriations for the current and contingent ex-

penses of the Indian department and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian

tribes, for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight. March 3,

1857, ch. 90...

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Chippewa Land District constituted in Wisconsin. An act to establish an additional land district in

the State of Wisconsin. March 3, 1857, ch. 91....

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Certain Graduation Entries confirmed. An act to confirm certain entries of land therein named.

March 3, 1857, ch. 92...

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Three additional Land Districts in Nebraska. An act to establish three additional land districts in

the Territory of Nebraska. March 3, 1857, ch. 93. .

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Three additional Land Districts in Kansas. An act to establish three additional land districts in

the Territory of Kansas. March 3, 1857, ch. 94. .....

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Atlantic Telegraph. An act to expedite telegraphic communication for the uses of the govern-
ment in its foreign intercourse. March 3, 1857, ch. 95.

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Post-Office Appropriation Bill. An act making appropriations for the service of the Post-office

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Fortification, &c., Appropriation Bill. An act making appropriations for fortifications and other

department during the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and

fifty-eight. March 3, 1857, ch. 96......

works of defence, and for repairs of barracks and quarters for the year ending the thir-

tieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight. March 3, 1857, ch. 97..

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Amended Tariff An act reducing the duty on imports and for other purposes. March 3, 1857,
ch. 98.

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Grants of Land to Alabama and Minnesota for Railroads. An act making a grant of land to the

territory of Minnesota, in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of certain railroads

in said territory, and granting public lands in alternate sections to the State of Alabama,

to aid in the construction of a certain railroad in said State. March 3, 1857, ch. 99. ... 195

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