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RALEIGH, N. C., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1866.
W. W. HOLDEN. J. W. HOLDEN.
W. W. HOXiDEN & SON,
EDITORS OF THE STANDARD,
Ad authorized publisher of the Lata of the United
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piration of the subscription.
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Ten lines or one inch space to constitute a
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Each subsequent insertion, 50
Liberal deduction made, by special contract, to
Court advertisements will be charged 25 per
cent, higher than the regular rates.
Special Notices charged 50 per cent higher
than ordinary advertisements.
For advertisements inserted irregularly, 25 per
cent higher than usual rates will be charged.
No paper in the South has advertising facilities
superior to the Standard.
Letters must be addressed to
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Raleigh, N. C.
ONLY AT THE
W FACT EVERY KIND OF
JOB PRINTING IS EXECUTED
G6LD AND SILVER BRONZES,
A Select Stoekrf tht Best Material for Printing
At She STANDARD OFFICE.
TJi.e Best Printing,
EXECUTED ON THE SHORTEST NOTICE,
CALL ASD SEE SAMPLES OF WORK,
LEARN OUR PRICES.
gtANKS FOR SALE.
WE HAVE JUST HAD PRINTED VARIOUS
7 Blank forms for cases in the Superior courts as fol
lows: ' . --
Indictmennt for Larceny,
Do ..Misdemeanor Altering Marks
4tr Do do Unlawful Fences.
Do do Fornication ai d Ado. tery
Do do Assault and Battery.
Do do Disorderly House.
Do do Unlawful Retailing.
Do do Forcible Entry.
Do do Affray.
Price of the above blanks SI per quire.
These, with various other Blanks, such as Land
' Deeds, Marriage License Bonds, and Indentures,
' are gotten up in superior style, with appropri?
ate blank endorsements on back, and printed on
good paper. They will be sold on reasonable
terms for cash.
Any Blanks, not on hand, will be printed to or?
der at the shortest notice, at the
OA BOXES ME8SINA LEONS, FPPS J
and ln Rood order. Just received, and
-wiu be sold low to close consignment. -'
" , , t , B. P. WILLIAMSON & CO. '
Baleigh, June 29, 1866. 45t
JXCHANGE OF N. C. BONDS.
STATE OF . J., XK.BA.BUtti vz.r x.,
Raleigh, June 27, 1866.
Under the authority of an ordinance of the
Convention, ratified June 16th, 1866, sealed pro
posals will be received by the undersigned until
the first day of November, 1866, for the exchange
of the principal of any bonds issued by the State,
prior to the 20th May, 1861, for certificates ot
stock and other interests held by the State in
various corporations. The principal of these
Stocks in the following Companies :
North-Ctrolina Railroad Company, $3,000,000
Raleigh & Gaston Railroad Company, $ 682,500
Atlantic & N. C. Railroad Company, $1,066,000
Western N. C. Railroad Company, $1,418,000
Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal Co., $ 350,000
2nd. Bonds, secured by mortgages on the en
tire property of the iollowing corporations:
Wilmington, Charlotte & Rutherford
Railroad Company, $2,000,000
Western Coalfield Railroad Company, $ 000,000
Atlantic & North-Caroliua R. R. Co., $181,164 8
The interest acquired by the purchaser of the
stock of any corporation will not be greater than
that of the holders of the like amount of the gen
eral stock of the same corporation.
The stocks belonging to the Literary Fund, e.
g. the stock in the Wflmington & Weldon, and
Wilmington & Manchester Railroad Companies,
and in various banks, are not included in this
Bids at less than the par value of the stocks or
, . . 1 -il X 1 1 : 1 inn
otner interests win uut u eiuci uuumi. J
premium realized will be applied iu payment of
past due coupons of the bonds delivered in ex
change. Copies of the law authorizing the exchange and
more detailed lists of the stocks, &c, will be for
warded by the undersigned to applicants.
It is made my duty to accept those terms
deemed most advantageous to the State, and the
option of rejecting any or all bids is reserved
KEMP P. BATTLE,
June 80 45-wts Public Treasurer.
MR. L. H. KELLOGG HAVING RETIRED
from our firm, tie business will hereafter be con
ducted in the name of EDWARD WHEELER
fe CO. Wc hereby tender onr thanks to the citi
zens of Raletgh and vicinity for past patronage.
KELLOGG, WHEELER & CO.
JRESS GOODS. CALICOES, &C.
WE HAVE JUST OPENED AN ENTIRE
new stock, embracing Grenadines, Muslins, Ging
hams, &c. Also, 3,000 yards Calicoes, of the la
test styles, all of which we will sell cheap. Call
early and secure bargains.
may 2i 28 tt. EDWARD WHEELER & CO
JgRANSON & FARRAR
HAVE REMOVED TO THE NORTH-CAROLINA
Book Store, the old and popular Book
stand so long kept by Mr. H. D. Turner, No. 1
Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, on the Corner near
the State House.
Mr. H. D. Turner, who, for thirty-three years
past, has been a large publisher and bookseller,
now retires trom active business, leaving his
entire stock in our hands.
The stock consists of an extensive selection of
English and Americnn Law Books, besides a great
variety of School and Miscellaneous Books. Mr.
H. D. Coley, so long Mr. Turner's representative,
will still be found at the old stand.
With this valuable addition to our former ex
tensive stock, we hope very greatly to enlarge
our usefulness to the trade. AVe will use our
best ettbrts to secure the continued good will of
our old customers, and those of the North-Carolina
June 14 tf BRANSON & FARRAR.
W. W. WEST,
MUSIC, BOOKS, STATIONERY,
Raleigh. N. C.
July 24, 1866. 54 tf
1-EROSENE OIIi AND LAMPS.
JUST RECEIVED A LARGE SUPPLY "
HAND, PARLOR, BRACKET and SWINGING
Also, the best Kerosene Oil, Lamp Wicks and
Chimneys. Dry Hop Yeast.
With Heartt & Lewis,
44 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
July 28 1866. 56-t
XNSURANCE AGAINST FIRE,
AND THE PERILS OF INLAND TRANS
portation. UNDERWRITER'S AGENCY,
Composed of the Oermania, Hanover, Jfagia
and Jiepublic Fire Insurance Companies, New
York. Capital over $3,000,000.
JOHN G. WILLIAMS, & CO..
oct 6 tf 10 Agents.
At 44 Fayetteville Street.
PATENT ICE CREAM FREEZERS.,
Oval and Round Wire Dish Covers,
Weeding Hoes and Trace Chains,
1 Ton Castings.
J. BROWN, with
Raleigh, June 9 tf Habt & Lewis.
Watson's Photograph Gallery,
RALEIGH, N. C.
PRICES LOWER THAN EVER.
The Sunbeam Art Improving.
fi REAT REDUCTION IN THE PRICES OF
VJT Ambrotypes, Ferreotypes and the larger
size Photographs. Porcelian pictures made with
all the beauty of an ivory painting. Photographs
of all sizes and styles, plain or colored to nature.
Persons wishing work in my line are invited to
call and examine specimens and be convinced
thai, there is no use going beyond Raleigh on ac
count of prices or quality of work.
Aug. &8, 1866 28 ly. J. W. WATSON.
HTATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, i
O Wake Coujitt. f
Superior Court of Law and Equity, Spring Term,
On motion, it is ordered by the Court, that the
Clerk give notice through the Standard, Sentinel
and JProgress, newspapers published in the City
of Raleigh, and also nt four or more public places
in the County of Wake, to all parties of Reeord
who have suits pending in the Superior Court of i
said County, and their witnesses, to appear at the
next Fall Term of the Court, to be held at the J
Court House, in Raleigh, on the g
First Monday after tfce fourth Monday jl
of September, 1866,
prepared to try their cases.
Parties having no counsel are notified to em
ploy on or before the day aforesaid, or their suite
win be tried without counsel.
J. N. BUNTING, Clerk.
Rfiloigh, July 10, 1866. 48 SUw-td
HARDWARE AND CUTLERY,
FALL) TRADE. 1866.
WE ARE RECEIVING OUR FALL STOCK,
and now in store,
Table and Pocket Cutlery.
Buggy and wagon tire from to 2 inches wide.
Sweeds Iron, cast and Blistro stub Band Iran.
6 dozen hand and tea Waiters.
Cooking Stoves various patterns.
. 50 sizes nails 3 to 60 penny.. -
With a general assortment of Tools and Build
ing materials. 1000 14 Hoopiron, 1 and 1 V inches.
' . J. BROWN,
, , J . . With Habt & Lewis.
Raleigh, Aug:. 80, 1866. . 70 tf '
The Stamp Act.
ONE OV THE TAX LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.
Acknowledgment of deeds, Exempt
(in suit or legal proceedings.) Exempt'
Agreement or Appraisement, for each
sheet or piece of paper, on which the
same is written, 5 cts.
Assignment or Transfers, of mortgage,
lease or policy of insurance, the same
duty. as on the original instrument of
patent right, 5 cts.
Bank Checks, Drafts or Orders, &c., at
sight, or on demand, 2 cts.
Bills of Exchange ; Inland drafts or order
payable otherwise than at sight or on
demand, and any promisory note what
ever, payable on demand or at a time
designated exoept bank notes issued
for circulation, and checks made and
intended to be, and which shall be,
forthwith presented for payment for a
sum not exceeding $100, 5 cts.
For every additional f 100 or fractional
part thereof, 5 cts.
Bills of Lading vessels for the ports of the
United States or British North America, Exempt
On receipt of goods on any foreign ports,10 cts.
Bills of Sale of any vessel, or part there- '
of, when the considerrtion does not ex
ceed $500, 50 cts.
Exceeding $500 and not exceeding $1,000, $1 00
Exceeding one thousand dollars for each
five hundred dollars fractional part
thereof, 50 cts.
Of personal property, other than ship or
vessel Bond personal, for payment of
money see mortgage. Official, 1 00
For indemnifying any person for the pay
ment of any sum of money, where the
money ultimately recoverable there
upon is one thousand dollars or less, 50 cts.
Where the money recoverable exceeds
one thousand dollars for every addi
tional one thousand dollars, or fraction
al part thereof, 50 cts.
Bonds, county, city and town bonds, rail
roads and other corporation bonds and
script, are subject to stamp duty. See
mortgage. Of any description, other
than such as are required in legal pro
ceedings, and such as are not otherwise
charged in this schedule, 25 cts.
Certificates ot deposit in bank, sum not
exceeding one hundred dollars, 2 cts.
Of deposit in bank, sum exceeding one
hundred dollars, 5 cts.
Of stock in an incorporated company, 25 cts.
General, 5 cts.
Of a qualification of a J nstice of the Peace,
Commissioner of deeds or Notary
public, 5 cts.
Of search of records, 5 cts.
That certain papers are on file, 5 cts.
That certain papers cannot be found, 5 cts.
Of redemption of land sold for taxet-, 5 cts.
Of birth, marriage and death, 5 cts.
Of qualifications of school teachers, 5 cts.
Ot profits of an incorporated company,
for a sum not less than ten dollars and
not exceeding fifty dollars, 10 cts.
Exceeding fifty dollars and not exceeding
one thousand dollars, 25 cts.
Exceeding one thousand dollars, for every
additional one thousand, or fractional
part thereof, 25 cts.
Of damage or otherwise, and all others
certificates or documents issued by any
port warden, marine surveyor, or other
person acting as such, 25 cts.
Certified Transcript of judgments, satis
faction ot judgments and of all papers
recorded or on file, 5 cts.
Check Draft or Order for the payment of
any sum of money exceeding $10,
drawn upon any person or other than a
bank, banker or trust company, at sight
or on demand. Sets.
Contract See Agreement Brokers, 10 cts.
Conveyance deed, instrument of writing,
whereby lands, tenements, or other
reality sold shall be conveyed, the ac
tual value which does not exceed $500, 50 cts.
Exceeding$500,andnotexceeding$l,000, $1 00
For every additional five hundred dollars,
or fractional part thereof, in excess of
one thousand dollars, 50 cts.
Entry of any goods, wares or merchandize
at any custom house, not exceeding one
hundred dollars iu value, 25 cts.
Exceeding one hundred dollars and not
exceeding live hundred dollars in value,50 cts.
Exceeding five hundred dollars in value, $1 00
For the withdrawal of any goods or mer
chandize from bonded warehouse, 50 cts.
Guager's return if for quantity not ex
ceeding five hundred gal. gross, 10 cts.
Exceeding 500 gallons, 25 cts.
Power of Attorney to sell or transfer
stock, or collect dividends thereon, 25 cts.
To vote at an election if an incorporated
company, 10 cts.
To receive or collect rents, 25 eta.
To. sell, or convey, or rent, or lease real
estate, $1 00
For any other purpose, 50 cts.
Probate of will or letters of administra
tion, where the value of both real and
personal estate does not exceed $2,000, $1 00
For every additional $2,000 or fractional
part thereof, in excess of $2,000, 50 cts.
Bonds of executor, administrators, guar
dians and trustees, are each subjected
to a stamp dnty of $1 0O
Protest upon bill note, check or draft 25 cts.
Promisory Note, (See Bills of Exchange,
inland,) Renewal of, subject to same
duty as an original note.
Receipt for" the yayment of any sum of
Bsoney, or debt due, exceeding twenty
dollars, or for the delivery of any pro
perty, 2 cts.
Trust Deed made to secure a debt to be
.stamped as a mortgage conveying estate
to uses, to be stamped as conveyance.
Warehouse Receipt for any goods, wares
or merchandise not otherwise provided
for, deposited or stored in any public
or private warehouse not exceeding
five hundred dollars in value, 10 cts.
Exceeding five hundred aud not exceed
ing one thousand dollars, 20 cts.
Exceeding 1,000 dollars, for every addi
tional 1,000 dollars or fractional part
thereof, in excess of $1,000, 10 cts.
SFor any goods, etc., not otherwise provi
ded for,storcd or deposited in any public
or private warehouse or yard, 25 cts.
Writs or Legal Documents, writ or other
legal process, by which any suit is com
menced in any court of record, either
of law or equity, 50 cts.
Writ or original process issued by a court
not of record, where the amount claim
ed is 100 dollars or over, 50 cts.
XJpon every confession of judgment or
cognovit for 100 dollars or over, except
in cases where the tax for a writ has
been paid, 50 cts.
"Writ or other process, appeals from jus
tices courts, or other courts of inferior
jurisdiction, to a court of record, 50 cts.
"Warrants of distress, when the amount of
rent claimed does not exceed 100 dol
lars, 25 cts.
When the amount exceeds 100 dollars, 50 cts.
Insurance, Marine, Inland and Fire.
Where the consideration paid for the
insurance, in cash, premium notes, or
both, does not exceed 10 dollars, 10 cts.
Exceeding ten dollars, and not exceeding
fifty, 50 cts.
Insurance, Life, when the amount insured
does not exceed 1,000 dollars, 25 cts.
Exceeding 1,000 and not exceeding 5,000
dollars, 50 cts.
Exceeding 5,000 dollars, $1 00
Lease or lease of lands or tenements
where the rents does not exceed 300 per
annum, 50 cts.
Exceeding 300 dollars, for each addition
al 200 dollars, or fractional part thereof,
in excess of 300 dollars, 50 cts.
Perpetual, subject to stamp duty as a
Clause ot guaranty of payment of rent
. incorporated or indorsed, five cents ad
ditional. Meusurers' Return, if for quantity not ex
ceeding 1,000 bushels, 10 cts.
Exceeding 1,000 bushels, 25 eta-
Mortgage, ; trust deed, bill of sales, or
personal bond for the payment of money
exceeding 100 and not exceeding 500
dollars, 50 cts.
Exceeding 500 dollars for every addition
al 500, or fractional part thereof, in ex-
cess of 500, 50 cts.
Pawner's Checks, Sets.
Passage Ticket from the United States to
any foreign port, costing not more than
; 85 dollars, 50 cts.
Costing more than 35. and not exceeding
50, - 1 00 ,
For every additional fifty or fractional
: part thereof, in excess of 50 dollare, 1 00, ?
Revenue Staines may be used indiscriminately
upon any of the matters or things enumerated in
schedule B, except proprietary and playing card
stamps, for which a special nse has been provided.
Postage stamps cannot be used in payment of
the duty chargeable on instruments.
n is tne auty oi me luu&cr ui u luBiruuiem io
affix and cancel the stamp thereon. H he neglects
to do so, the party for whom it Is made, may
stamp it before it is used ; and if used after the
80th of July, 1864, and used without a stamp, it
cannot afterwards be effectually stamped. Any
failure upon the part of the maker of an instru
ment to appropriately stamp it, renders him lia-.
ble to a penalty of two hundred dollars.
Suits are commenced in innny States by other
process than writ, viz : summons, warrants, pub
lication, petition, &c, in which case these, as the
original process, severally require stamps.
Writs of scira facias are subject to stamp duty
as original processes.
The jurat of an affidavit, taken before a Justice
of the Peace, Notary Public, or other officei duly
authorized to take affidavits, is held to be a cer
tificate, and is subject to a stamp duty of five
cents, except when taken in suits of legal proceed-
ftertificates of loan in which there shall appear
any printed or written evidence of an amount oi
money to be paid on demand or at any time de
signated, are subject to stamp duty as Promisory
The assignment of a mortgage Is subject to the
same duty as that imposed upon the original in
strument; that is to say for every sum of five
hundred dollars, or any fractional part thereof, of
the amount secured by the mortgage, at time ot
its assignment there must be affixed a stamp or
stamps,' denoting a duty of five cents.
When two or more persons join in the execution
of an instrument, the stamps to which this instru
ment is linbla under the law, may be affixed and
cancelled by one of the parties.
In conveyances of real estate, the law provides
that the stamp affixed must answer to the value
of the estate on interest conveyed.
No 6tamp is required on any warrant of attor
ney accompanying a bond or note, when such
bond or note has affixed thereto the stamp oi
stamps denoting the dnty required, and whenever
any bond or note is secured by mortgage, but one
stamp duty is required on such papers, such
stamp duty being the highest rates required for
such instruments, or either of them. In such a
case a note or memorandum of the value or de
nomination of the stamp affixed should be made
upon the margin or in the acknowledgement of
the instrument which is not stamped.
TAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.
P.ed -tt the Firt Saurian of the Thirty-seventh
Congress, which teas begun and held at the City of
Washington, in the District of Columbia, on
Thursday, the fourth day of July, A. D. 1861,
and mded on Tuesday ,the sixth day of August
A. D. 1861.
Abbaham Lincoln, President. Hannibal Ham
lin, Vice President, and President of the Sen
ate. Solomon Foote was eleetcd President
of the Senate, pro tempore, on the eightenth,
day of July, and continued so to act until the
close of the session. Galusha A Grow,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
CONTINUED FROM OUR LAST.
"Sec. 2. And be it further enacted. That, to
enable the Secretary of the Treasury to fund the
Treasury notes and floating debt of the United
States, he is hereby authorized to issue, on the
credit of the United States, coupon bonds, or
registered bonds, to an amount not exceeding
five hundred millions of dollars, redeemable at
the pleasure of tue United States after five years,
and payable twenty years from date,' and bearing
interest at the rate of six per centum per annum,
payable semi-annually. And the bouds herein
authorized shall be of such denominations, not
less thau fifty dollars, as may be determined up
on by the Secretary of the Treasury. And the
Secretary of the Treasury may dispose of such
bonds at any time, at the market value thereof.
for the coin of the United States, or for any of
tne Treasury notes tuat nave been or may Here
after be issued under any former act ot Congress,
or for United States notes that may be issued
under the provisions of this act ; aud all stocks,
bonds, and other securities of the United States
held by individrals, corporations, or associations,
within the United States, shall be exempt from
taxation by or under State authority.
Sec. 3. Aud be it further enacted, That the
United States notes and the coupon or registered
bonds authorized by this act shall be in sue! form
as the Secretary of the Treasury may direct, and
shall bear the written or engraved signatures of
the Treasurer of the United States and the Reg
ister of the Treasury, and also, as evidence of
lawful issue, the imprint of a copy of the seal of
the Treasury Department, which imprint shall be
made under the direction of the Secretary, after
the said notes or bonds shall be received from the
engravers and before they are issued ; or the said
notes and bond6 shall be signed by the Treasurer
of the United States, or for the Treasurer by such
persons as maj be specially appointed by the
Secretary of the Treasury for that purpose, and
shall be countersigned by the Register ot the
Treasury, or for the Register by such persons as
the Secretary of the Tre:isurv msy specially ap
point for that purpose ; aud all tiie provisions of
the act entitled " An Act to authorize the iasue of
Treasury notes," approved the twentj'-third day
of December, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven,
so far as they can be applied to this act, and not
inconsistent th therewith, are hereby revived and
reenacted; and the sum of three hundred thous
and dollars is hereby appropriated, out of any
money in the Treasury not otherwise appropria
ted, to enable the Secretary ot the Treasury to
carry this into effect.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the
Secretary of the Treasury may receive from any
Serson or persons, or any corporation, United
tates notes on deposit for not less than thirty
days, in sums ot not less than one hnndred dol
lars, with any of the Assistant Treasurers or de
signated depositaries of the United States au
thorized by the Secretary of the Treasury to re
ceive them, who shall issue therefor certificates
of deposit, made in such a form as the Secretary
of the Treasury shall prescribe, and said certifi
cates of deposit shall bear interest at the rate of
five per centum per annum; and any amount of
United States notes so deposited may be with
drawn from deposit at any time after ten day's
notice on the return of said certificates : Provi
ded, That the interest on all such deposits shall
cease and determine at the pleasure of the Secre
tary of the Treasury: Aud provided further, That
the aggregate of such deposit shall at no time ex
ceed Uie amount o; twenty-five millions Of dol
lars. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That all
duties on imported goods shall be paid in coin, or
in note payables on demand heretofore authorized
to be issued and by law receivable in payment of
public dues, and the coin so paid shall be set
apart as a special fund, and shall be applied as
First. To the payment in coin of the interest
on the bonds and notes of the United States.
Second. To the purchase or payment of one per
centum of the entire debt of the United States,
to bo made within each fil'cal year after the first
day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-two.
which is to be set apart as a sinking fund, and
the interest of which shall in like manner be ap
plied to the purchase or payment of the public
debt as the Secretary of the Treasury shall trom
time to time direct.
Third. The residue thereof to be paid into the
Treasury of the United States.
Seo. 2. And be it further enacted, That if
any person or persons shall falsely make, forge,
counterfeit, or alter, or cause or procure to be
falsely made, forged, counterfeited, or altered, or
shall willingly aid or assist in falsely making,
forging, counterfeiting, or altering, an note,
bond, coupon, or other security issued under the
authority of this act, or heretofore issued under
acts to authorize the issue of Treasury notes or
bonds; or shall pass, utter, publish, or sell, or
attempt to pass, utter, publish, or sell, or bring
into the United States from any foreign place
with intent to pass, utter, publish, or sell, or
shall have or keep in possession or conceal, with
intent to utters, publish, or sell, any such false
forged, counterfeited, or altered note, bond, cou
pon, or other security, with intent to defrauc-any
body corporate or politic, or any other person or
-nersons whatsoever, every person so offending
shall be deemed guilty of felony, and shall, on
conviction thereof, be punisnea oy nne uuu ex
ceeding five thousand dollars, and by imprison
ment and confinement lo hard labor not exceed
ing fifteen years, according to the aggravation of
- Sec. 7. And be it further enacted That if any
person, having the custody of any plate or plates
from which any notes, bonds, coupons, or other
securities mentioned in this act, or any part there
of, shall have been printed, or which shall have
been prepared for the purpose of printing any
such notes, bonds, coupons, or other securities,
or any part thereof, shall use snch plate or p.ates,
or knowingly permit the ame to be used for the
purpose of printing any notes, bonds, coupons,
or other securities, or any part thereof, except
snch as shall be printed for the nso of the United
States by order of the proper officer thereof; or
if any person shall engrave, or cause or procure
to be engraved, or shall aid iu engraving, any
plate or plates in the likeness or similtude of any
plate or plates designed for the printing of any
such notes, bonds, coupons, or other securities,
or any part thereof, or shall vend or sell any such
glate or plates, or shall bring into the United
tates from any foreign place any such plate or
plates, with any other intent or for any purpose,
in either case, than that such plate or plates shall
be used for printing of such notes, bonds, coup
ons, or other securities, or some part or parts
thereof, for the use of the United States, or shall
have in his custody or possession any mctalic
filate eugrayed after the similitude of any plate
rom which any such notes, bonds, coupous, or
other securities, or any part or parte thereof, shall
have been printed, with intent to use such plate
or plates, or cause or suffer the same to be used,
in forging or counterfeiting any such notes, bonds,
coupons, or other securities, or any part or parts
thereof, i66ued as aforesaid, or shall have iu his
custody or possession any blank note or notes,
bond or bonds, coupon or coupons, or other se
curity or securities, engraved and printed after
the similtude of any notes, bonds, conpons, or
other securities, issued as aforesaid, w.th inteut
to sell or otherwise use the same ; or if any per
son shall print, photograph, or in any other man
ner execute or cause to beprii ted, photographed,
or in any manner executed, or shall aid in print
ing, photographing, or executing any engraving,
photograpu, or other print, or impression, in the
likeness or similitude of auy such notes, bonds,
coupons, oi other securities, or any part or parts
thereof, except for the use of the United States
and by order of the proper officer thereof, or shall
vend or sell any such engraving, photograph,
pi int, or other impression, except to tin United
States, or shall bring into the United States from
any foreign place any such engraving, photograph,
print, or other impression for the purpose of
vending or selling the same, ercept by the direc
tion of some proper officer of the United States,
or shall have in his custody or possession any pa
per adapted to the making of such notes, bonds,
coupons, or other seaurities, and similar to the
paper upon which any such notes, bonds, cou
pons, or other securities shave been issued, with
Intent to use such paper, or cause or suffer the
same to be used, in forging or counterfeiting any
of the notes, bonds, coupons, or other securities,
issued as aforesaid, every such person so one nd
ing shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and shall,
on conviction thereof, be punished by fine not
exceeding five thousand dollars, and by impris
onment and confinement o hard labor not ex
ceeding fifteen years, according to the aggrava
tion of the otfence.
Approved, February 25, 1863.
An Act making Aporopriations ror sundry Civil
Expense4 of the Government for the Year end
ing the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and
sixty-three, and additional Appropriations for
the Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen
hundred and sixty-two.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re
prescntatives of the United States of America in
Congress assembled, That the following sums
be, and the same are hereby appropriated, ror the
objects hereafter expressed, for the fiscal year
ending the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and
Survey of the Cost For the survey of the At
lantic aud Gulf coasts of the United States, (in
cluding compensation of civilians engaged in the
work, and excluding pay and emoluments of offi
cers ot the army and navy, and petty officers and
men of the navy employed on the work,) one
hundred and seventy-eight thousand dollars.
For continuing the survey of the western coast
of the United States, (including compensation of
ci vilirns engaged in the work,) one hundred thous
For continuing the survey of the Florida reefs
and keys, (including compensation ot civilians
engaged in the work, and excluding pay and
emoluments of officers of the army and navy, and
petty officers and men of the navy employed on
the work,) eleven thousand dollars.
For publishing the observations made in the
progress of the survey of the coast of the United
States, (including compensation of civilians em
ployed in the work,) five thousand dollars.
For repairs of steamers and surveying schoon
ers used in the coast survey, five thousand dol
lars. To supply deficiency in the fund for the relief
of sick aud disabled seamen, two hundred thous
and dollars : Provided, That the Secretary of the
Treasury is hereby authorized to rent cither of
the several marine hospitals to the proper au
thorities of the cities, towns, or counties in which
said hospitals are located, and contract with such
authorities tor the relief of the sick and disabled
seamen entitled to relief under the act of third of
May, eighteen hundred anb two, and in cases of
infectious diseases to make such regulations for
their relief bs he deems expedient.
For the discharge of such miscellaneous claims,
not otherwise provided for, as shall be admitted
in due course of settlement at the Treasury, five
Eighthouse Establishment. For the Atlantic,
Gulf, and Lake coasts, viz :
For supplying the light-houses and beacon
lights with oil, glass chimneys, wicks, and other
necessary expenses of the same, repairing and
keeping in repair the lighting apparatus, one hun
dred aud fifty-four thousand six hundred and
ninety-eight dollars and eighty cents.
For repairs and incidental expenses, refitting
and improving all the lighthouses and buildings
connected therewith, one hundred and two thous
and two hundred dollars.
For salaries of five hundred and ninety-six
keepers of lighthouses and light-beacons and
their assistants, two hundred and thirteen thous
and ond hundred and ninety-three dollars and
For salaries of forty-three keepers of light
vessels, twenty-three thousand nine hundred dol
lars. For seamen's wages, repairs, supplies, and in
cidental expenses of forty-five light-vessels, one
hundred anc seventy thousand nine hundred and
sixty-seven dollars and seventy cents.
For expenses of raising, cleaning, punting, re
pair! i g, remooring, and supplying losses of bea
cons and buoys, aud for chains and sinkers for the
same, one hundred and twelve thousand three
hundred and fifty dollars.
For expenses of visiting and inspecting lights
and other aids to navigation, two thousand dol
lars. For the coasts of California, Oregon, and Wash
ington. For supplying nineteen light-houses and
beacon-lights with oil, glass chimneys, chamois
skins, polishing powder, and other cleaning ma
terials, transportation, expenses of keeping lamps
and machinery in repair, publishing notices to
mariners of changes ol aids to navigation, seven
teen thousand two hundred and seventy dollars.
For eepairs and incidental expenses of nineteen
lighthouses and buildings connected therewith,
ten thousand dollars.
Far salaries of forty-three keepers and assistant
keepers of lighhouses, at an average not exceed
ing eight hundred dollars per annum, twenty-five
thousand eighl hundred dollars.
For expenses of raising, cleaning, painting, re
pairing, remooring, and supplying losses ot float
ing buoys and beacons, ana for chains and sink
ers for the same, and for coloring and numbering
all the buoys, ten thousand dollars.
For maintenance of the vessel provided for by
the act of eighteenth August, eighteen hundred
and fifty-six,, for transportation ot supplies and
materials, and for repairs of lighthouses, and
buoys service, and for inspecting purposes, thirty
For communication of fuel and quarters for
officers of the army serving on lighthouse duty,
the payment ol which is no longer provided tor
by the quartermaster's department, five thousand
two hundred and thirty-nine dollars and seqenty
nine cents. - -
For compensation of two inspectors of customs
acting as superintendents for the life-saving sta
tloes on tee coasts of Long Island and New Jer
sey, three thousand dollars.
For compensation of fifty-four keepers of sta
tions, at two hundred, dollars, ten thousand eight
hundred dollrrs. . - :
For contingent expenses pf the life-saving sta
tions on the coasts of Long Island and New Jer
ey, twenty thousand dollars. ;
For hire of carts on the public grounds, one
thousand any ninety-five dollars.
For purchase and repair of tools used in the
public grounds, two hundred dollars.
For purchase of tree-boxes to replace, where
necessary, snch as have been planted by the Uni
ted States, to whitewash tree-boxes and fences,
and to repair pavements in front of the public
grounds, three thousand dollars.
For annual repairs of the Capitol, water-closets,'
public stables, water pipes, pavements and other
waius wiunn the liapitoi square, broken glass,
and locks, and for the protection of the building,
and keeping the main approaches, to it unencum
bered, six thousand dollars.
For annual repairs ot the President's house and
furniture, improvement of grounds, purchase of
l r i . . t I
jjiauut lur guruen, uau couungenii expcuscB inci
dent thereto, five thousand dollars.
For fuel, in part, of the President's house, two
thousand four hundred dollars.
For lighting the Capitol and President's house,
the public grounds around them, and around the
Executive offices, and Pennsylvania avenue,
Bridge and High streets in Georgetown, Four-and-a-half
street, Seventh, and Twelfth streets
across the mail, fifty thousand dollars.
For additional fixtures and lighting and repair
ing the building and footways of the custom
bouse and post office in Georgetown, in the Dis
trict of Columbia, two hundred and fifty dollars,
or so much thereof as may be necessary.
For purchase of books for library at the Execu
tive Mansou, to be expended under the direction
of the President of the United States, two hun
dred and fifty dollars.
For repairs of the Potomac, Navy Yard, and
Upper bridges, and the roads appurtenant there
to, six thousand dollsrs.
For repairs of Pennsylvania avenue, and water
ing the same, ten thousand dollars.
For public reservation number two and La
fa vet tee square, two thousand dollars.
For taking care of the grounds south of the
President's house, and keeping them in order,
one thousand dollars.
For repairs of water-pipes, five hundred dollars.
For cleaning out the sewer traps on Pennsyl-,
vania avenue, and repairing the 6ame, three hun
For repairs of all the furnaces under the Capi
tol, five hundred dollars.
For repairing Delaware avenue, north of C.
street north, one thousand dollars.
For paying one-half of the expenses of sewer
traps at the intersectian of Fourth street west
with E. street north, two hundred dollars.
Government Hospital for the Insane. For the
support, clothing, and medical treatment of the
Insane of the army and navy and of the revenue
service, and of the District of Columbia, at the
asylum in said District, forty thousand five hun
For finishing, furnishing, heating, and lighting
of additional accommodatious in the east wing,
five thousand dollars.
For improvements of the grounds about the
hospital and farms, two thousand dollars.
Patent Officr. For collection of agricultural
statistics, investigations for promoting agricul
ture and rural economy, and the procurement,
propagation, and distributing of cuttings and
seeds, of new and useful varieties, and for the in
troduction and protection of insectivorous birds.
and for investigations to test the practicability of
preparing nax ana nemp as a suostitute lor cotton,
sixty thousand dollars : Provided however, That
iu the expenditure of this appropriation, aud
especially iu the selection of cuttings and seeds
for distribution, due regard shall be had to the
purposes of general cultivation and the encour
agement of the agricultural and rural interests
of all parts of the United States.
For expenses of receiving, arranging, and tak
ing care of copyright books, charts, and other
copyright matter, one thousand six hundred dol
lars. Exploring Expeditions. For preservation ot
the collections of the exploring and surveying ex
peditions of the Government, four thousand dol
lars. Botanic Garden. For grading, draining, pro
curing manure, tools, fueL and repairs, purchas
ing trees ai d shrubs for Botanic Gardeu, to be
expended under the direction of the Library Com
mittee of Congress, three thousand three hun
For pay of horticulture and assistants in the
Botaniu Garden and sreen-honses, ta be expended
under the direction of the Library Committee of
Congress, five thousand one hundred ana twenty
one dollars and fifty cents.
Survey of the Public Lands. For surveying the
public lands, (exclusive of California, Oregon,
Washington. New Mexico. Kansas, Nebraska.
Utah, Dakota, Colorado, aud Nevada,) including
incidental expenses and island surveys in the in
terior, and all other special and difficult surveys
demanding augmented rates, to be apportioned
and applied ta the several surveying districts ac
cording to tne exigencies oi tne puuiic service,
including expenses of selecting: swamp lands, iu
addition to the unexpended balances of all former
appropriations tor the same object, which will be
absorbed by work under contract, ten thousand
For surveying the pnblic lands and private land
claims in California, to be disbursed at the rates
prescribed by law for the different kinds of work
ten toousand dollars.
For surveying the puWic lands and private land
claims in New Mexico, five thousand dollars.
For surveying ths public lands in Kansas and
Nebraska, also outlines of Iddian reservations,
ten thousand dollars.
For salary of the clerk detailed for the special
service in the General Land Office to attend to
the unfinished surveys in the States, where the
offices of the surqeyors general have been closed,
two thousand dollars.
For surveying the public lands in Oregon, to be
disbursed at the rates authorized by law, five
For surveying the public lands in W ashington
Territory, at the rates authorized by law, five
For surveying the public lands in Dakota Ter
ritory, live thousand dollars.
For surveying the public lands and private land
claims confirmed in Colorado Territory, five
For surveying the pnblic lands and private land
claims confirmed in Nevada Territory, five thous
For the necessary expenses in carrying into
effect the ret of seventeenth July, eighteen hun
dred and sixty-one, and the act of fifth August,
eighteen hundred and sixty-one, in addition to
the appropriations made by those acts one hun
dred and titty thousand dollars.
For support, care, and medical treatment of
forty transient paupers, medical and surgical pa
tients, in some proper medical institution in the
city of Washington, to be selected by the Com
missioner of Public Buildings, six thousand dol
lars. To supply a deficiency of appropriation for re
pairs of the Cepitol made by W. S. Wood, late
Commissioner of Public Buildings, nine hundred
and thirty-four dollars and seventy-eight cents.
To enable the Commissioner of Publie Build
ings to pay for the purchase and repair of plate,
and repair of gas-fittings for the President's house,
two thousand six hundred and thirteen dollars.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the
following sums be aud the same are hereby in
like manner appropriated for the service of the
year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hun
dred and sixty-two :
For the necessary expenses in carrying into ef
fect the act of seventeenth July, eighteenth of
July, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and the
act of fifth of August, eighteen hundred and sixty-one,
in addition to the appropriations made
by those acts for those objects, one hunured
For amount required for clerks, messenger,
in the office of the assistant treasurer at Boston,
from flrsr January to -thirtieth - June, eighteen
hundred and sixty two, one thousand five hun
For amount " required for clerks, messenger,
and watchmen, in the office of the assistant treas
urer at New York, from first January to thirtieth
June, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, five thou-
sana two nunarea aoiiars. - r
Por amount required for clerks and messenger
in the office of the assistant treasurer at St Louis,
from the first January to the thirtieth June, eigh-
teen hundred and sixty-two, eighteen hundred t
To enable the Commissioner of Pnblic Build
ings to pay for painting in the interior of the -;
Capitol, and for general repairs, three thousand
two hundred dollars. - . , , " s
To enable the Commissioner of Publie Build .
ings to havthe old furnace under the Library ol ',
congress removeo, ana a new one ereciea in its
place,-three hundred aud twenty-five dollars.
' For a deficiency on account ot papering and
painting the President's house in the autum of
eighteen hundred and . sixty-one, four- thousand
five hnndred dollars: ; - -' - c
To enable the Commissioner of : Public Build
ings to pay the bill of William H. Oarryl and
Brother for furniture lor the President's house,
six thousand eight hundred and fifty -eight dollars
and eighty cents.
To enable the Commissioner to pay ; oIU of P.
aud T. Berry for granite work ann materials for
the north front of the Patent Office building,
seven thousand ninety-three dollars and thirteen
cents. - .- - i - .
To enable the commissioner ' to pay five per
cent, on eight thousand seven hundred and fifty
eight dollars and ten cents, retained on that sum
due P. and T. Berry on granite work on the west
wing of Hie Patent Office building in eighteen
hundred and fifty, four hundred and thirty-seven
dollars and ninety-four cents. ; .
For support of patients in the Government
hospital, five thousand dollars.'
To pay J. B. Blake for work done by him when
Commissioner of Public Buildings, twentp-two
, dollars and eighteen cents. , : -i t w-i "
For expenses attending the removal to and oc
cupation ot building at corner of F. and Fifteenth
streets, for the Snrgeon General's and Paymaster
General's offices, for the six months ending thir
tieth of June, eighteen hundred, and. sixty -two,
seven thousand eight hundred dollars.
Sec. 3. And be. it farther enacted. That .the
following sum be, and the same is hereby appro
priated lor the service of the year ending thirtieth
of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three: For
expenses ot building corner of F and. Fifteenth
streets, ocsupied by the Surgeon General's and
Paymaster General's offices, eight thousand eight
hundred dollars. . : ' ' . f
Sec 4. And be it further enacted, That the
Secretary of the Treasury be, and hm is- hereby
authorized and empowered to lease the property
of the United States, in the city of Burlington,
Iowa, upon which is the United States -marine
hospital, first giving thirty days! notice thereof ;
or if he shall deem it more expedient lor the
Government to retain the title of said property,
that he be authorized to use it for. the . sick and
. wounded soldiers. ot the United States, or .to dis
charge all officers and servants of the Government
connected thernwith, and to close the .hospital.
Approved, March 1, 1862.
An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasu
ry to issue Certificates of Indebtedness to Pnb
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re
presentatives of the United States of America in
Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the
Treasury be, and he is hereby authorized, to caute
to be issued to any public creditor who may bo
desirous to receive the same, upon requisition of
the Head of the proper Department in aatisfaction
of audited and settled demands against the
United States, certificates for the whole amount
due or parts thereof not less than one thousand
dollars, signed by the Treasurer of the United
States, and countersigned as may be directed by
the Secretary of the Treasury ; which certificatu
shall be payable in one year from date or earlier,
at the option ot the Government, and shall bear
interest at the rate of six per centum per annum.
Approved, March 1, 1862.
An Act fixing the Number of the House of Repre
sentatives from and after the third March,
eighteen hundred and sixty-three. " . . .
Be It enacted by the Senate and House of Re
presentatives of the United States of America in
Congress assembled, That from and after th
third day of March, eighteen bundled and sixty
three, the number of members of the House of
Representatives of tho Congress of the United
States shall be two hundred and forty-one ; and.
the eight additional members shall be assigned
one each to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Illi
nois, Iowa, Minnesota, Vermont, and Rhode
Island Approved, March 4, 1862.
Chap. XXXVIII. '
An Act to provide for the Appointment pf addi
tional Clerks in the Office of the - Assistant
Treasurer at New York, and for other ' Pur
poses. ' . ' ' ,
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re
presentatives of the United Slates of America in
Congress assembled, That the' Assistant Treas
urer of the United States at New York be, and
he hereby is, authorized to appoint, from time to
time, by and with the consent and approbation
of the Secretary of the Treasury, such other clerks,
messengers, and watchmen, in addition to .those
already employed by him, as the exigencies of the
publie. business may require, at rates of compen
sation to be fixed by the Secretary of the Treasu
ry : Provided, That such rates shall in no case
exceed those now allowed by law for the several
persons similarly employed in the office of said
Assistant Treasurer. The compensation for such
additional clerks, messengers, and watchmen, for
the current and next fiscal year, shall be paid out
of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise ap
propriated. Estimates for compensation for snub,
additional clerks, messengers, and watchmen,
after the next fiscal year, shall be submitted by
the Secretary of the Treasury with his annual es
timates. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the
said Assistant Treasurer of the United States at
New York be, and be hereby is, further author
ized to appoint, with the approbation of the Se
cretary of the Treasury, a competent person from
among his clerks who shall be called the Deputy
Assistant Treasurer of the- United State? The
said Deputy Assistant Treasurer, in addition to
the duties performed by him and- any others
which he may be required to perform by the said
Assistant Treasnrer, is hereby -authorized to wit
ness the execution of any and all transfers of
Government stock and powers of attorney, and
signjall receipts for patent fees and bullion re
ceipts, with like effect as if the same were wit
nessed and signed, respectively, by the said As
sistant Treasurer in person. The said Deputy
Assistant Treasurer shall receive an - additional
compensation of one thousand dollars per annum,
to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not
otherwise appropriated : Provided, That the to
ral compensation received by him shall not ex
ceed three thousand dollars per annum. ' - ' -
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, "That the
sum of two thousand five hundred dollars be, and
the same is hereby appropriated, out of any mon
ey in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated,
for the purchase oi blank checks for the use of
the 8nb-treasury- -
Approved, March 6, 1862. ,
An Act requiring an Oath of Allegiance and to
support the Constitution ot the United States
to be administered to Masters of American Ves
sels clearing for Foreign or other Ports during
the present Rebellion. ; -v-' '.
He it enacted by the Senate and House of Re
presentatives ot the United States of America in
Congress assembled, That it shall be the duty of
the several collectors of the customs at the porta
of entry within the United States, during, the
continuance of the present rebellion, to cause to
be administered to each and every master ot any
American ship or vessel, steamship or steam ves
sel, which shall be about to clear for any foreign
port or place, or for any port or place within the
United States, the oath of allegiance -required by
chapter ssxty four of the acts of the year eighteen
oundred and sixty .one; which oath shall be duly
saken by such masters before snch vesselfs shall
be permitted to clear as aforesaid. .. . " -
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the
oath or affirmation aforesaid may be taken before
the collector of customs at the port from which
snch vessel isabont to clear, or before any justice
of the peace or notary public or other person who
is legally authorized to administer an oath in the
State or district where the same may be adminis
tered. - And that any violation of snch oath shall
subject the offender to all the pains and penalries
of wilful and corrupt perjury ,lwho shall be liable
to be indicted and prosecuted to conviction for
any such offence before any court having compe
tent jurisdiction thereof. . v
Approved, March a, 1863. ,
"Chap. XL.:- '' i ' ''
An Act to fulfil Treaty Stipulations -with Han
over. " ' :" " '.- -Be
it enacted by the Senate and House of Re
presentatives of the United States of America in
Congress assembled, That the following sums be,
and the same are hereby appropriated, out of any
money in the Treasnry not otherwise appropria
ted, to enable the president to ftuSl the stipula
tions contained in thejthird and fourth articles of
the treaty between the United States and Hano
ver, of the sixth of November, eighteen hundred
and sixty-one, vis: To carry out the stipulation
contained in the third article of said treaty, forty
-three thousand fourhuddredaod fifty-foar dollars
. and -sixteen cents. - To carry oat the stipulation
contained in the fourth article of said treaty, ten
hundred and forty-two dollars and ninety cents,
or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the
interest provided for in said article ; . . .
' Approved March 13, 1866. , .
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