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"into effect provisions of the treaties between the United States, China, "Persia and other countries, giving certain judicial powers to Ministers "and Consuls, or other functionaries of the United States in those coun"tries, and for other purposes,' he is hereby authorized to suspend the "operations of said acts as to the dominions in which such tribunals may "be organized, so far as the jurisdiction of said tribunals may embrace "matters now cognizable by the Minister, Consuls, or other functionaries "of the United States in said dominions, and to notify the Government "of the Sublime Porte, or that of Egypt, or either of them, that the "United States, during such suspension, will as aforesaid accept for their "citizens the jurisdiction of the tribunals aforesaid over citizens of the "United States which has heretofore been exercised by the Minister, "Consuls, or other functionaries of the United States."

And whereas satisfactory information has been received by me that the Government of Egypt has organized other tribunals on a basis likely to secure to citizens of the United States in the dominions subject to such government the impartial justice which they now enjoy there under the judicial functions exercised by the Minister, Consul or other functionaries of the United States, pursuant to the said Act of Congress approved June 22, 1860.

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Now, therefore, I, ULYSSES S. GRANT, President of the United States Judicial funcof America, by virtue of the power and authority conferred upon me by tious of ministers, the said act approved March 23, 1874, do hereby suspend during the Egypt suspended. pleasure of the President the operation of the said Act approved June 22, 1860, as to the said dominions, subject to the Government of Egypt in which such tribunals have been organized so far as the jurisdiction of said tribunals may embrace matters now cognizable by the Minister, Consuls, or other functionaries of the United States in said dominions, except as to cases actually commenced before the date hereof.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington this twenty-seventh day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy[SEAL.] six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundredth.

By the President:

U. S. GRANT.

HAMILTON FISH,

Secretary of State.

No. 4.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas a Joint Resolution of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States was duly approved on the 13th day of March, last, which resolution is as follows:

"Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the "United States of America in Congress assembled, That it be, and is "hereby, recommended by the Senate and House of Representatives to the "people of the several States that they assemble in their several counties แ or towns on the approaching Centennial Anniversary of our National "Independence, and that they cause to have delivered on such day an "historical sketch of said county or town from its formation, and that a "copy of said sketch may be filed, in print or manuscript, in the Clerk's "office of said county, and an additional copy, in print or manuscript, be "filed in the office of the Librarian of Congress, to the intent that a com"plete record may thus be obtained of the progress of our institutions "during the first Centennial of their existence.'

May 25, 1876.

Preamble.

And whereas it is deemed proper that such recommendation be brought to the notice and knowledge of the people of the United States:

Publishing reso- Now, therefore, I, ULYSSES S. GRANT, President of the United lution of Congress States, do hereby declare and make known the same, in the hope that recommending general assemblies the object of such resolution may meet the approval of the people of of the people of the United States, and that proper steps may be taken to carry the each county in the same into effect. Union.

Given under my hand at the city of Washington, the twenty-fifth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundredth.

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By the President:

HAMILTON FISH,

Secretary of State.

U. S. GRANT.

No. 5.

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

A PROCLAMATION.

The Centennial Anniversary of the day on which the people of the United States declared their right to a separate and equal station among the Powers of the Earth seems to demand an exceptional observance.

The founders of the Government at its birth and in its feebleness invoked the blessings and the protection of a Divine Providence, and the thirteen colonies and three millions of people have expanded into a nation of strength and numbers commanding the position which then was asserted and for which fervent prayers were then offered.

It seems fitting that on the occurrence of the hundreth anniversary of our existence as a Nation a grateful acknowledgment should be made to Almighty God for the protection and the bounties which He has vouchsafed to our beloved country.

I therefore invite the good people of the United States on the ices recommended approaching Fourth day of July, in addition to the usual observances 4th of July, with which they are accustomed to greet the return of the day, further, in such manner and at such time as in their respective localities and religious associations may be most convenient, to mark its recurrence by some public religious and devout thanksgiving to Almighty God for the blessings which have been bestowed upon us as a Nation during the century of our existence, and humbly to invoke a continuance of His favor and of His protection.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington this twenty-sixth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy[SEAL.] six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundredth.

By the President:

HAMILTON FISH,

U. S. GRANT.

Secretary of State.

No. 6.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas the Congress of the United States did, by an Act approved on the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and seventyfive, authorize the inhabitants of the Territory of Colorado to form for themselves out of said Territory a State Government with the name of the State of Colorado, and for the admission of such State into the Union, on an equal footing with the original States, upon certain conditions in said act specified;

And whereas it was provided by said act of Congress that the convention elected by the people of said Territory to frame a State constitution should, when assembled for that purpose and after organization, declare on behalf of the people that they adopt the constitution of the United States, and should also provide by an ordinance, irrevocable without the consent of the United States and the people of said State, that perfect toleration of religious sentiment shall be secured, and that no inhabitant of said State shall ever be molested in person or property on account of his or her mode of religious worship, and that the people inhabiting said Territory do agree and declare that they forever dis claim all right and title to the unappropriated public lands lying within said Territory and that the same shall be and remain at the sole and entire disposition of the United States, and that the lands belonging to citizens of the United States residing without the said State shall never be taxed higher than the lands belonging to residents thereof, and that no taxes shall be imposed by the State on lands or property therein belonging to or which may hereafter be purchased by the United States;

And whereas it was further provided by said act that the constitution thus formed for the people of the Territory of Colorado should, by an ordinance of the convention forming the same, be submitted to the people of said Territory for ratification or rejection at an election to be held in the month of July, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, at which election the lawful voters of said new State should vote directly for or against the proposed constitution, and the returns of said election. should be made to the acting Governor of the Territory, who with the Chief Justice and United States Attorney of said Territory or any two of them should canvass the same, and if a majority of legal votes should be cast for said constitution in said proposed State, the said acting Governor should certify the same to the President of the United States. together with a copy of said constitution and ordinances; whereupon it should be the duty of the President of the United States to issue his proclamation declaring the State admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original States, without any further action whatever on the part of Congress;

And whereas it has been certified to me by the acting Governor of said Territory of Colorado, that within the time prescribed by said act of Congress a constitution for said proposed State has been adopted, and the same ratified by a majority of the legal voters of said proposed new State in accordance with the conditions prescribed by said act of Congress;

Aug. 1, 1876,

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And whereas a duly authenticated copy of said Constitution and of the declaration and ordinance required by said act has been received by me: Now, therefore, I, ULYSSES S. GRANT, President of the United States of America, do, in accordance with the provisions of the act of Congress claimed a State of aforesaid, declare and proclaim the fact that the fundamental conditions the Union. imposed by Congress on the State of Colorado to entitle that State to admission to the Union have been ratified and accepted, and that the admission of the said State into the Union is now complete.

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In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand, and have caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington this first day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six, and [SEAL.] of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and first.

By the President:
HAMILTON FISH,

Secretary of State.

U. S. GRANT.

No. 7.

Sept. 9, 1876.

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas by Article V of a Convention concluded at Washington upon the 30th day of January, 1875, between the United States of America and His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands, it was provided as follows, viz:

"The present Convention shall take effect as soon as it shall have Convention January 30, 1875, "been approved and proclaimed by His Majesty the King of the Hawith Hawaiian "waiian Islands, and shall have been ratified and duly proclaimed on "the part of the Government of the United States, but not until a law "to carry it into operation shall have been passed by the Congress of "the United States of America. Such assent having been given and "the ratifications of the Convention having been exchanged as pro"vided in Article VI, the Convention shall remain in force for seven "years from the date at which it may come into operation; and further, "until the expiration of twelve months after either of the high contract"ing parties shall give notice to the other of its wish to terminate the "same; each of the high contracting parties being at liberty to give "such notice to the other at the end of the said term of seven years, or "at any time thereafter."

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And whereas such Convention has been approved and proclaimed by His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands and has been ratified and duly proclaimed on the part of the United States, and a law to carry the same into operation has been passed by the Congress of the United States, and the ratifications of the Convention have been exchanged as provided in Article VI thereof:

And whereas the Acting Secretary of State of the United States and ference of Septem- His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Washington have recorded in a protocol a conference held by them at ber 9, 1876. Washington, on the ninth day of September, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, in the following language:

"Whereas it is provided by Article V of the Convention between the "United States of America and His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian "Islands concerning commercial reciprocity, signed at Washington on "the 30th day of January, 1875, as follows:

"ARTICLE V. The present Convention shall take effect as soon as it "shall have been approved and proclaimed by His Majesty the King "of the Hawaiian Islands, and shall have been ratified and duly pro"claimed on the part of the Government of the United States, but not "until the law to carry it into operation shall have been passed by the "Congress of the United States of America. Such assent having "been given, and the ratifications of the Convention having been "exchanged as provided in Article VI, the Convention shall remain

"in force for seven years from the date at which it may come into "operation; and further, until the expiration of twelve months after "either of the high contracting parties shall give notice to the other of "its wish to terminate the same; each of the high contracting parties "being at liberty to give such notice to the other at the end of the said "term of seven years, or at any time thereafter:'

"And whereas the said Convention has been approved and proclaimed by His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands, and has been ratified and duly proclaimed on the part of the Government of the United States:

"And whereas an act was passed by the Senate and House of Repre sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, entitled 'An act to carry into effect a Convention between the United States of America and His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands, signed on the thirtieth day of January eighteen hundred and seventyfive,' which was approved on the 15th day of August in the year 1876: "And whereas an act was passed by the Legislative Assembly of the Hawaiian Islands, entitled 'An act to carry into effect a Convention between His Majesty the King and the United States of America, signed at Washington on the 30th day of January, 1875,' which was duly approved on the 18th day of July, in the year 1876:

"And whereas the ratifications of the said Convention have been exchanged as provided in Article VI:

"The undersigned, William Hunter, Acting Secretary of State of the United States of America, and the Honorable Elisha H. Allen, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Chancellor of the Kingdom, Member of the Privy Council of State, and his Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States of America, duly authorized for this purpose by their respective Governments, have met together at Washington, and having found the said Convention has been approved and proclaimed by His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands and has been ratified and duly proclaimed on the part of the Government of the United States, and that the laws required to carry the said Treaty into operation have been passed by the Congress of the United States of America on the one part and by the Legislative Assembly of the Hawaiian Islands on the other, hereby declare that the Convention aforesaid, concluded between the United States of America and His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands on the 30th day of January, 1875, will take effect on the date hereof :"

Now, therefore, I, ULYSSES S. GRANT, President of the United States of America, in pursuance of the premises, do declare that the said

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of the Hawaiian Islands, and been ratified and duly proclaimed on the eration.
part of the Government of the United States, and that the necessary
legislation has been passed to carry the same into effect, and that the
ratifications of the Convention have been exchanged as provided in
Article VI.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done in the city of Washington this ninth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six, [SEAL.] and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and first.

By the President:

W. HUNTER,

U. S. GRANT.

Acting Secretary of State.

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