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Consular officers not citizens.

Marshals.

Interpreters, etc., in Turkey.

Loss by ex

change.

Contingencies.

Spanish Claims Commission.

Rent of prisons,

etc.

Rent of court

For salaries of the interpreters to the consulates at Hankow, Amoy,
Canton, and Hong Kong, at seven hundred and fifty dollars each, three
thousand dollars.

For salaries of the interpreters to twelve other consulates in China,
Japan, and Siam, at five hundred dollars each, six thousand dollars.
For consular officers not citizens of the United States, ten thousand
dollars.

For salaries of the marshals for the consular courts in Japan and China, Siam, and Turkey, including loss by exchange, seven thousand seven hundred dollars.

For interpreters, guards, and other expenses at the consulates at Constantinople Smyrna, Cairo Jerusalem, and Beirut in the Turkish dominions, three thousand dollars.

For loss by exchange on consular service, ten thousand dollars.

For contingent expenses of United States consulates, such as stationery, book-cases, arms of the United States, seals, presses, and flags, rent, freight, postage, and other necessary miscellaneous matters including loss by exchange, one hundred and fifteen thousand dollars.

For salaries and expenses of the United States and Spanish Claims Commission, namely: For commissioner, three thousand five hundred dollars; for counsel, three thousand five hundred dollars; for secretary, nine hundred and twelve dollars aud fifty cents; for messenger, three hundred dollars; for contingent expenses, seven hundred and fifty dollars; making in all, the sum of eight thousand nine hundred and sixty two dollars and fifty cents.

For rent of prisons for American convicts in Siam and Turkey, and for wages of keepers of the same, including loss by exchange, two thousand dollars.

For rent of prison for American convicts in China, one thousand five hundred dollars; for wages of keepers, care of offenders, and expenses, nine thousand five hundred dollars.

For rent of prison for American convicts in Japan, seven hundred and fifty dollars.

For wages of keepers, care of offenders, and expenses, five thousand dollars.

For rent of court-house and jail, with grounds appurtenant, at Yeddo, house, etc., Yeddo. or such other place as shall be designated, three thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars.

Rent of build

For rent of buildings for legation and other purposes at Peking, or ings, Peking, etc. such other place as shall be designated, three thousand one hundred dollars.

Bringing home persons charged

with crime.

Relief of American seamen.

Rescue from shipwreck.

Neutrality act.
R. S. 291, p. 248.

Cape Spartel light.

Widows and

For bringing home from foreign counties persons charged with crimes, and expenses incidental thereto, including loss by exchange, five thou

sand dollars.

For relief and protection of American seamen in foreign countries eighty thousand dollars.

For expenses of acknowledging the services of masters and crews of foreign vessels in rescuing American citizens from shipwreck, four thousand five hundred dollars.

To meet the necessary expenses attendant upon the execution of the neutrality act, to be expendend under the direction of the President, pursuant to requirement of section two hundred and ninety-one of the Revised Statutes, ten thousand dollars.

For annual proportion of the expenses of Cape Spartel light, on the coast of Morocco, two hundred and eighty-five dollars.

For allowance to widows or heirs of deceased diplomatic and consular heirs of deceased officers for the time that would be necessarily occupied in making the diplomatic and transit from the post of duty of the deceased to his residence in the consular officers. United States, five thousand dollars.

Approved, February 26, 1877.

CHAP. 66.—An act to provide for the sale or exchange of a certain piece of land in the Wallabout Bay, in the State of New York, to the city of Brooklyn. Whereas, the United States Government owns certain lands in the city of Brooklyn, in the State of New York, that are unoccupied, are partly under water, and are not needed for Government use; and Whereas the city of Brooklyn is without an available site for a public market for the accommodation of its inhabitants, and has appealed to its representatives in Congress to secure a site for such building on the lands of the United States at Wallabout Bay; Therefore,

Feb. 26, 1877.

Unoccupied lands of United

States in Brooklyn, N. Y.

Commission to

ance.

Description.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized, empowered, and directed to arrange conveyorganize a commission of three members. The commission when organized shall proceed to arrange equitable terms, conditions and considerations for the conveyance, to the city of Brooklyn, of all that certain piece or parcel of land partly under water, situate in Wallabout Bay, in the State of New York, and bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the northerly side of Flushing avenue with the westerly side of Washington avenue; running thence westerly along the northerly side of Flushing avenue five hundred and sixty feet to the westerly side of Clinton avenue; thence northerly in a straight line in continuation of the westerly line of Clinton avenue sixteen hundred and fifty feet to tide water; thence easterly along the water-front to the westerly side of Washington avenue; and thence southerly along the westerly side of Washington avenue fourteen hundred and seventy-five feet to the point or place of beginning, be any or all of the said several dimensions more or less; the land being bounded on the north by Wallabout Bay; on the east by Washington avenue; on the south by Flushing avenue; and on the west by Clinton avenue.

Report of commissioners, and of

Conveyance.

SEC. 2. That when the commission, or a majority of its members, shall have agreed on the consideration, terms, and conditions of sale, Secretary of Navy. they shall report their conclusions to the Secretary of the Navy, who shall lay them before Congress at the beginning of its next session, and if Congress shall ratify the same, and authorize it to be done, the Secretary of the Navy shall make, execute and deliver to the city of Brooklyn a good and sufficient deed of conveyance of the land above described, or such part thereof as the said commissioners may recommend the sale of, as soon as the terms agreed upon shall have been complied with. Approved, February 26, 1877.

CHAP. 67.—An act to refund to the mayor and city council of Baltimore certain moneys illegally assessed and collected for internal-revenue tax.

Feb. 27, 1877.

Appropriation.

To pay city of

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby authorized and required to pay to the mayor and city council of Baltimore the sum of thirteen thousand five hundred Baltimore. dollars, which sum, due the said mayor and city council as interest from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, was collected from said company illegally as an internal revenue tax, by Joseph J. Lewis, Commissioner of Internal Revenue, on the nineteenth day of January, eighteen hundred and sixty-four; the same to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. Approved, February 27, 1877.

CHAP. 68.—An act to provide for changing and fixing the boundaries of certain property ceded to the Government of the United States by the city of Memphis, Ten

nessee.

Whereas, the corporate authorities of the city of Memphis in the State of Tennessee, are desirous, in order to render the same more eligible and suitable for the purpose intended, of enlarging, changing,

Feb. 27, 1877.

Preamble.

1876, ch. 106, Ante, 55.

Acceptance of lot in Memphis for cus

tom-house, etc.

Retrocession to Memphis.

Proviso.

1876, ch. 106, Ante, 55,

and fixing in more definite terms the boundaries of the lot of land heretofore given and granted by the said corporate authorities to the Government of the United States for a site upon which to erect a customhouse, post-office, bonded warehouse, and United States district and circuit court rooms, in the said city of Memphis, and which said lot of land was accepted by the Government of the United States under and by virtue of an act of Congress approved March first, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, entitled "An act to provide for the further building of a custom-house, post-office, bonded warehouse, and United States district and circuit court rooms in the city of Memphis, Tennessee," and upon which said building is now being erected, in pursuance of the act of Congress aforesaid; and the Secretary of the Treasury being of the opinion that such enlargement and change in the boundaries of said lot of ground would greatly increase its value to the Government, make it more suitable for the location of a public building, and in no way interfere with the work already done in the construction of the custom-house, post-office, and so forth, aforesaid, nor increase the cost thereof: Thêrefore,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following described property or lot of land in the city of Memphis and State of Tennessee, namely, beginning at a point where the west line of Front street intersects the north line of the first alley south of Madison street, and running thence northward with the west line of Front street three hundred and sixty four and twenty five hundredths feet, to a stake; thence westward at right angles to Front street, and with the south line of the first alley north of Madison street, for a distance of three hundred feet, to a stake; thence southward parallel to the west line of Front street, three hundred and sixty four and twenty-five hundredths feet, to a stake; and thence eastward with the north line of the first alley south of Madison street to the beginning, given and granted by the said city of Memphis to the Government of the United States for a site upon which to erect a custom-house, post-office, bonded warehouse, and United States district and circuit court rooms, and upon a part of which said building is now being erected under and by virtue of the said act of Congress, approved March first eighteen hundred and seventy six, be, and the same is hereby accepted for the purposes aforesaid; and the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to use and cover such parts thereof in the continuation of said building as he may deem advisable.

SEC. 2. That so much of the property or lot of ground heretofore granted by the city of Memphis, to the Government of the United States for the purposes aforesaid as is not covered by, and included in the foregoing description is hereby ceded back to the said city of Memphis: Provided, however, That the foregoing provisions of this act shall not take effect unless the said city of Memphis shall execute to the Government of the United States a valid deed to the property herein before described.

SEC. 3. That so much of the act of Congress approved March first, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, entitled "An act to further provide Repealed in part. for the building of a custom-house, post-office, bonded warehouse, and United States court-rooms in the city of Memphis, Tennessee, as authorizes and directs the Secretary of the Treasury to sell certain property therein mentioned, be, and the same is hereby, repealed. Approved, February 27, 1877.

Feb. 27, 1877.

CHAP. 69.-An act to perfect the revision of the statutes of the United States, and of the statutes relating to the District of Columbia. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Correction of Re- States of America in Congress assembled, That for the purpose of correcting errorors and supplying omissions in the act entitled "An act to revise

vised Statutes.

and consolidate the statutes of the United States in force on the first day of December, anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy three," so as to make the same truly express such laws, the following amendments are hereby made therein:

Section one hundred and ninety seven is amended by inserting at the end of the section the words "except supplies of stationery and fuel in the public offices and books, pamphlets, and papers in the Library of Congress."

Section two hundred and fifteen is amended by adding at the end of the section the following: There shall be in the said Department an inferior officer, to be appointed by the said principal officer to be employed therein as he shall deem proper, and to be called the chief clerk in the Department of War, and who, whenever the said principal officer shall be removed from office by the President of the United States, or in any other case of vacancy, shall during such vacancy, have the charge and custody of all records, books, and papers, appertaining to the said Department."

Section two hundred and twenty five is amended by adding at the end of the section the following: In settling the accounts of the commanding officer of a company for clothing and other military supplies, the affidavit of any such officer may be received to show the loss of vouchers or company books, or any matter or circumstance tending to prove that any apparent deficiency was occasioned by unavoidable accident or lost in actual service, without any fault on his part, or that the whole or any part of such clothing and supplies had been properly and legally used and appropriated; and such affidavit may be considered as evidence to establish the facts set forth, with or without other evidence, as may seem to the Secretary of War just and proper under the circumstances of the case."

Section two hundred and fifty two is struck out.

Section two hundred and fifty-nine is amended by striking out, in the fourth line, the word "agriculture".

Section three hundred and seventeen is amended by adding thereto the following: "And shall perform all the acts and exercise all the powers, relating to the receipts from customs and the accounts of collectors and the other officers of the customs or connected therewith, devoled by section two hundred and sixty-nine upon the First Comptroller in regard to other receipts and other accounts."

Section three hundred and thirty-five is amended by striking out, in the fourth line the word "agriculture."

Section three hundred and fifty-four is amended by inserting after the word "questions" in the second line, the word "of".

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Section six hundred and thirty seven is amended by inserting after the word "circuit" in the ninth line, the word "court".

§ 637, p. 113.

Section seven hundred and two is amended by inserting, after the word "cause" in the eleventh line, the word "when".

§ 702, p. 131.

Section eight hundred and thirty eight is amended by inserting after the word "be" in the first line, the word "the".

Section eight hundred and seventy-five is amended by adding at the end of the section the following:

"When letters rogatory are addressed from any court of a foreign country to any circuit court of the United States, a commissioner of such circuit court designated by said court to make the examination of the witnesses mentioned in said letters, shall have power to compel the witnesses to appear and depose in the same manner as witnesses may be compelled to appear and testify in courts."

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Section one thousand and ninety four is amended by striking out the word "post", in the twenty fifth line, before the words "ordnance sergeant".

Section one thousand and ninety-seven is amended by inserting, in the second line, after the word "who", the word "shall".

Section eleven hundred and two is amended by striking out, after the

§ 828, p. 158.

§ 875, p. 165.

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§ 1097, p. 203.

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1110, p. 204.

§ 1118, p. 205.

◊ 1126, p. 205.

§ 1131, p. 206.

§ 1132, p. 206.

§ 1136, p. 206.

§ 1137, p. 206.

§ 1139, p. 207.

§ 1162, p. 209.

§ 1163, p. 209.

Ó 1167, p. 210.

word "majors", in the second line, the words "one surgeon, one assist-
ant surgeon"; and in the seventh line after the word "the", insert the
words "seventh, eighth ".

Section eleven hundred and ten is amended by striking out the word
"post" before the words "ordnance sergeants" in the first line.

Section eleven hundred and eighteen is amended by striking out the
any criminal offence" in the third line, and inserting the words
words"
"a felony ".

Section eleven hundred and twenty six is amended by inserting a
comma after the word "post", in the first line.

Section eleven hundred and thirty-one is amended by inserting, after the word "cavalry" in the second line, the words "provided no promotion shall be made until the number of inspectors-general is reduced to four".

Section eleven hundred and thirty two is amended by adding at the end of the section the following:

"All appointments in the Quartermaster's Department shall be made from the Army. During the absence of the Quartermaster General, or the chief of any military bureau of the War Department, the President is authorized to empower some officer of the department or corps whose chief is absent to take charge thereof, and to perform the duties of Quartermaster General, or chief of the department or corps, as the case may be, during such absence."

Section eleven hundred and thirty-six is amended by adding at the end of the section the following:

"It shall be the duty of all officers of the United States having any of the title-papers (property purchased, or about to be purchased, for erection of public buildings) in their possession, to furnish them forthwith to the Attorney-General. No public money shall be expended until the written opinion of the Attorney General shall be had."

Section eleven hundred and thirty-seven is amended by inserting, in the third line, after the word "service" the following: "who shall be entitled to receive each forty dollars per month and three rations per day, and forage for one, horse".

Section eleven hundred and thirty-nine is amended by adding at the end of the section the following: "And he shall account to the Secretary of War at least once in three months for all property and money that may pass through his hands, or the hands of his subordinate officers."

Section eleven hundred and sixty two is amended by striking out all after the word "many" in the first line and inserting the following: "sergeants of ordnance, corporals of ordnance, and first and second class privates of ordnance, as the Secretary of War may direct."

Section eleven hundred and sixty three is amended by striking out, in the third line, the words "privates of first class", and inserting the words "ordnance enlisted men ", in lieu thereof.

Section eieven hundred and sixty seven is amended by inserting at the end thereof the following words: "Every officer of the Ordnance Department, every ordnance-store keeper, every post ordnance sergeant, each keeper of magazines, arsenals, and armories, every assist ant and deputy of such, and all other officers, agents, or persons who shall have received or may be entrusted with any stores or supplies, shall quarterly, or oftener if so directed, and in such manner and on such forms as may be directed or prescribed by the Chief of Orduance, make true and correct returns to the Chief of Ordnance of all ordnancearms, ordnance-stores, and all other supplies and property of every kind, received by or intrusted to them and each of them, or which may in any manner come into their and each of their possession or charge. The Chief of ordnance, subject to the approval of the Secretary of War, is hereby authorized and directed to draw up and enforce in his department a system of rules and regulations for the government of the Ordnance Department, and of all persons in said department, and for the

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