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"Liberty and Union, Now and; Forever, One and Ittsarables f Vol. II. RALEIGH, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1867. No. 6. I 1 C W. W. HOLDS J. W. HOLDBN. IW. W. HOLDER & SON, EDITORS OF THE STANDARD, .aHtfomaetl publisher of the Lavs of the United Slates, and of government advertisement. Rates of Subscription TERMS Cash is Advavck. Tri-Weekly paper, 1 year u u 6 months 6 09 3 50 2 00 3 CO 1 50 1 00 12 00 22 00 Weekly paper, 1 year " " 0 months 4 u 3 " 44 5 copies 1 year. io I " . To tliosc who get up clubs of five or more sub- icribcrs one copy, gratis, will be furnished. A cross X mark on the paper indicates the ex piration of the subscription. Rates of Advertising Ten lines or one inch space to constitute a Square. One square, one insertion, a Each subsequent insertion, 50 Liberal deduction made, by special contract, to argc advertisers. Court advertisements will be charged 2 per k-p.nt. hislier thau the regular rates. Spbciai, Notices charged 50 per cent higher than ordinary advertisements. For advertisements inserted irregularly, 35 per cent higher thau usual rates will be charged. No paper in the South bs advertising facilities superior to the Standard. Letters must be addressed to W. W HOLDEN A SON, Raleigh, N. C. Selections. A Romance of the War A Strange Narrative. On Tuesday last there arrived in Troy N. Y. a young man named Lewis who had been a Major in the 152(1 New York Volunteers, and was badly wounded several times during the war, besides being imprisoned a number of months at the boutli. lie was on uis way to Iowa, but was detained there by sickness. The Times of that city related the following interesting facts concerning nim as singular as they are romantic: The" father of young Lewis was a man of large property in the State of Iowa, was a Brigadier in the volunteer service, and fell mortally wounded whilst leading his brigade at the battle of Chattanooga. His only brother was Lieutenant Colonel ot the 21st Iowa infantry, and was killed at Antietam. His mother 'died during the war, and while her husband and her only children, the two boys, were in the service. While the yrng man was a prisoner at the South, Gen. ilalleck certified to aa uncle of Lewis; living in Iowa, that Wm. H. was among the killed at Fredericksburg. On the strength of this certificate, it is alleged, the uncle secured the necessary legal papers to administer upon the estate of his brother and deceased family. The uncle was declared the only heir', he immediately sold the property, receiving therefor over $150,000, and with this money at once left for Europe, where he now is. The first intimation that young Lew is had of the death of his father, mother or brother, was after his release from Southern prisons. Subsequently, he wrote to friends in Iowa, to look after his property and also to send him means ; and to his great surprise, then learned what his uncle had been doing, and that he had left the country. About a year ago, young Lewis resolvd to pursue the uncle, who was found living in Paris and a man of property. The whole facts of the case has been laid before General Dix, the American Minister at Paris; and a dwelling house in Paris owned by the uncle, and also a deposit in one of the banks, have been attached under legal proceedings. lie was on his way to Iowa for njore testimony. Papers in possession of Major Lewis include autograph recommendatory letters from Gen eral Grant, General bueriaan ana ttenerai Burnside. lie lias also letters from General Schenk, Governor Stone, of Iowa, Marshal Lefferts, "W. G. Hunt, of Xew York, and a number of other well known gentlemen who seem to have taken a warm interest in his case. Cattle Concerts. Every one knows what he is fit for, who has not music in his soul. And now according to the following, every one who raises cattle, sheep or goats can have, at all times, at little cost, sweet music in his barn-yard and in his fields ; that with sonorous notes, of every tune, mixed in confusion sweet the fields and fpr ests ring. It has often occurred to us that if the man ufacturers of cow-bells would make some of a superior quality of tone, not a few farmers would be glad to buy them for their herds. It would be a pleasant sound for the traveler to hear from a distance, as the animals wended their homeward way at night, and it woidd gladden the ear of the proprietor and his family. We have heard a few such "bolls. Within a short time, we have seen it stated that a certain English nobleman has sus pended a musical bell on the necks of all his cows, each bell tuned to a different note in the scale, and the whole running through several octaves. A visitor to this farm is charmed by the music. Sometimes he hears several notes in unison, then a slight discord, and then a sweet harmony, and all varied by distance, and by the rising and falling of the breeze. Such harmonic bells will add nothing to the weight of one's butter and cheese, but they will do something just as good. They will add a charm to farm life, and weave around it one more of these pleasing associa tions which serve to attach men to the coun try and to the culture of the soil. So tune up a first rate chime of bells for our herds. llilkmen who water their milk do not do It with such impunity in Europe as appears in America. At Zug, in Switzerland, a land owner was recently tried and convicted of putting water in the milk that he sold, and condemned to eighteen months' imprison ment, the payment of the costs of the suit nd a less of civil rights. Aa exchange tells us of an editor who went BoldicriHg, and was chosen Captain. One day at parade, instead of giving the orders, " front face, three paces forward," he ex claimed" Cash, two dollars and a half in advance. The flowers of speech spring from the roots or words. Official JAWSOF THE UNITED STATES. Putted at the Firtt Session, uhiek teat begun and held at the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the fourth day of December, A. D. 1865, and nd4don Saturday, the txctaiy-tighthday of July, A. D. 1866." RESOLUTIONS. 1 Andrew Joirxsox, President. LaFaybtte S. Foster, President of the Senate. La Fatette S. Foster was elected President of the Senate pro tempore on the seventh day of March, and so acted until the end of the Session. Schuyler Colfax, Speaker of the House of Representatives. No. 34. A Resolution extending the time for the Comple. tion of the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Di vision. Resolved by the Senate and House of Repre sentatives of the United States of America in Con gress assembled, That the lime for the comple tion of the first one hundred miles of rail road and telegraph line by the Leavenworth, Pawnee, and Western Railroad Company, (since called the "Union Pacific R ill way Company, eastern divi sion,") mentioned in the tenth scctionof the char ter of the Union Pacific Kailroad Company, of July first, one thousand .eight hundred and sixty two, and in the fifth section ot tlie amendment thereof, of July second, one thousand eight hun dred and sixty-four, be, and the same is hereby, exteuded until the twenty-seventh day ot June, oue thousand eight hundred and sixty-six ; and that the time for completing each succeeding section of one hundred miles shall be reckoucd from the said twenty-seventh day of June in said year. Sec. 2. And be It further resolved, That the time for commencing and completing the North ern Pacific Kailroad, and all its several section.:;, is extended for the term of two years. Approved, May, 7 1867. No. 34 Joint Resolution relative to the Courts and I'ost Office of New York City. Be it resolved by the Senate and flousc of."Rep resentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the mayor and -postmaster of the city of New York, the district at torney for the United States at New York city, the President of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York, and Jackson S. St nltz, Charles H. Eussell, and Moses Taylor, of New York city, be appointed a commission to select a proper'sitc for a building for a post olli-cc and for the accommodation of the United Status Courts in the city of New York; and that they report to the Postmaster-General and the Secre tary of the Interior, at their earliest conve irience. the s election upon wnicu tney, or a inaj irity or tbem, may agree, and the price at whi :h snch site can be purchased by the government for the purposes contemplated in tuis resolut.ou, it a new site should be selected; and mat i t said re port shall meet the approbation of the Post mas-ter-Geiierd and the beeretary of the Interior, they sh.ll 5onimnnicatc the same, with mich ad ditional suggestions as they msy think. prop;r to Congress. Approved, May IS, 1SC6. No. 39. A Resolution authorizing the Secretary of W r to grant the Use of certain Lumber for the Fair for the Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphan lions e. Resolved by the Senate and House, of E.epre sentativeof the United States ol America ii i Con gress assembled, That the Secretary of V'ar is hereby authorized to grant the use ot Luml ernot demanded by thje Department forimmedia te use, for the erection f temporary buildihgs in the city of Washington for the National Fair for the benefit of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphan Home. Approved, Xay W, 18fiC. No. 40. A Resolution to extend the Time for the Con struction of the first Section of the Western Pacific Railroad. Resolved by the Senate and House ot Represen tatives of the United Sta tes f Amer ica iu Con gress assembled, That the Time for the con struction of the first twenty miles of the "Wes tern Pacific railroad" be extended to- the first day of January, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven; but this extcusion is upon the condition to be accepted by said compan y, aud notice of such acceptance to be given by them to the Secretary of the Interior, that the hmd3 7nnown as the lands ot the ex-mission of San Jose as included in the map and survey thereof made October, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, by E. H. Dyer, Deputy United States Surveyor, shall not be included in the grant heretofore made to th said Western Paeifie Railroad Company. Approved, My 21, IS G6. N o. 41. A Resolution to author ize certain Medals to be distributed to Vetera ji Soldiers free of Postage. Resolved by the Sen- ate and House of Repre sentatives of the Uuif .ed States of America in Congress assembled, '. That the adjutant-general of the State of Ohio is 1 tereby authorized to dis tribute through the ma Us free ot postage, to vet eran soldiers re-enlistcc t in Ohio, certain medals furnished by the geners 1 assembly of that State, and in such case the en velope closing the same shall be franked by sm ;li adjutant-general in the mode prescribed by th c Postmaster-General. Approved, May 16, 18G6. TNo. 43. respecting Joint Resolution Quarantine and Health Laws. Be it resolvoe Jiy the Senate and House of Rep resentatives ot tfce Unitt 'd Sti ites of America, in Congress assembled, Thr.t the Secretaiy of the Treasury be, and he is he reby authorized to make and carry into effect such orders and regulations of quarantine as, in his o pinion may be deemed necessary and proper, in a id of State or munici pal authorities, to guard a gainst the introduction of the cholera into tbo ports of the United States ; and the Secretary of the Treasury is fur ther authorized to direct the revenue officers and the officers command! lg revenue cutters to aid in the executwn cf q. uarantine, and also in the execution of the health laws of the States re spectively in such a manne r as may to him 6eem necessary. And sneU aa amount of money as may be necessary to.earry into effect this joint resolution is herelry appr opriated out of any mouey in the treasury not otherwise appropria ted ; provided the authority ' herebv granted 6hall expire on the first Monda y in Jsnuary, anno Domini eighteen hundred ax id sixty-seven. Approved, May 26, HBSS. A Resolution providing for the Acceptance of a Collection of Plant tend ered to the United States by Frederick Peeit. Resolved bv the Senate in, 1 House of Repre sentatives of the UnUed&ta&ca of America in Con gress assembled, That tbe Co itcd States accept tne collection; ot plants tend erect oy JtreacricK Pech by his memorial of Marc h second, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. awS ttt at the same be de posited in the department ot : agriculture, to ena ble tbe commissioner of .agric ultnre to procure suitable cases for the prcaeeti ou of such plants. Approved, May 26, No. 44. A Resolution authorizing A Examiners to examine a ZiiH Basin for Iron-Clad Vaa e Appointment of for a Fresh-Water Is of the United House of Repre- States Navy. Resolved by the Senate and! entatives of the United Status Congress assembled, That tfete Navy be authorized and diretutt board of examiners to cxami&H: Portland, Maine, for a fresh-watH clad vessels of the United Stalest certain the advantages and eostt report to this Congress during: " ion. Approved, June 1, 1866. i of America iu Secretary of the d. to appoint a a site at or near r basin for iron navy, and to as of said site, and thA present ses- No. 45. Joint Resolution authorizing th Postmaster to Letter-Car- General to pay additional Salarj riers in San Francisco,. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Rep resentatives of the United States in Congress as sembled, That the Postmaster-General be author ized to pay such additional salary to letter-carriers in San Francisco, above that provided by law, as may be necessary to secure competent persons lor such service Approved, June 6, 18GG. No. 46. A Resolution respecting Bounties to Colored Sol diers, and the Pensions, Bounties, aud Allow ances to their Heirs. Resolved by tbe Senate and House of Repre sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the omission in the muster-rolls of the words "free on or before Ann I nineteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-one," shall not depjive any colored soldier of the boun ty to which he is entitled, and which is now or may hereafter be withheld by reason of fuch omission, but wheac nothing appears on tbe muster-roll or of record to show that a colored soldier was not a freeman at the date aforesaid, uuder the provision of the fourth section ot the "Act making appropriations ror the support of the army, lor the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-sive," the pre sumption shall be that the person was free at the time of his enlistment. Sec. 2. And be it further resolved. That in de termining who is or was the wife, widow, or heirs of any colored soldier, evidence that he and the -woman claimed to be his wife or widow were joined iu marriage by some ceremony deemed by them obligatory, followed by their living togeth er as husband and wife up to the time of enlist ment, shall be deemed sufficient proof of such marriage for the purpose ot securing any arrears . ot pay, pension or other allowances due any col ored soldier at the time of his death; aud the children born of anv such marriage shall be held and taken to be the lawful children and heirs of such soldier. Approved J unc 15, 1866. No. 47. A Resolution making an Appropriation to enabl the President to negotiate Treaties with certain Indian Tribes. Resolved by the Senate and House of Repre sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That one hundred and twenty-one thousand seven hundred and eighty live dollars and seventy-seven cents, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any mon ey in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to enable the President to negotiate treaties with the Indian tribes of the Upper Missouri, and the Upper Platte rivers; said sum to be expended by the commissioner of Indian aHUirs, under the di rection of the Secretary of the Interior. Approved June 15, 1S06. No. 48. Joint Resolution proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Rep resentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, (two thirds of both Houses concurring.) That the following article be pro posed to the legislatures of the several States as an amendment to the Constitution of the Uni ted States, which, when ratified by three-tourths of said legislatures, shall be valid as part of the Constitution, namely : Article XIV. Sec. 1. All parsons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall sbridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the Uni ted States; nor shall any State deprive any per son of life, liberty, or property, without due pro cess of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. Sec. 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their re spective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. Bnt when the right to vote at any elec tion for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, representa tives in Congress, the executive aud judicial offi cers of a State, or the members of the legisla ture thereof, is denied to any of the male inhab itants of such State, being twenty one years of age, and citizens of the linited States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebell ion or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number ol such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in 6uch State. Sec. 3. No person shall be a senator or repre sentative in Congress, orelectorof Presidentand Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or mili tary, under the United States, or under any State, who having previously taken an onth, as a mem ber of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or Judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have eugaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid and comfort there of. Bnt Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each house remove snch disability. Sec. 4. The validity of the public debt ol the United States, authorized bylaw, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebel lion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any deb or obligation incurred in aid of insur jection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss of emancipation of any slave ; but all such debts, obligations, and claims 6hall be held illegal and void. Sec. 5. The Congress shall have power to en force, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article. SCHUYLER COLFAX, Speaker of the Iowse of Jtepresentatives. LA FAYETTE S. FOSTER, President bf the Senate pro tempore. Attest : Edw. McPherson, Clerk of the House of Representatives. J. W. FORNKT, Secretary of the Senate. Received at Department of State Jane 16, 1866. No. 49. Joint Resolution relative to Appointments to the Military Academy of the United States. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Rep resentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the age for the admis sion of cadets to the United States Military Acad emy shall hereafter be between seventeen and twenty-two years ; but any person who has serv ed honorably and faithfully not less than one year as an officer or enlisted man in the army of the United States, either as a -volunteer or in the regular service, in the late war for the sup pression of the rebellion, and whe possesses the other qualifications prescribed by law, shall be eligible to appointment up to the age of twenty four years. Sec. 2. Aud be it further resolved, That cadets at the Military Academy shall hereafter be ap pointed one year in advance of tbe time of their admission, except in cases where, by reason of death or other canse, a vacancy occurs which cannot be thus provided for by such appointment in advance ; but no pay or allowance shall be made to any such appointee until he 6hall be reg ularly admitted on examination as now provided by law; nor shall this provision apply to appoint ments to be made in the present year. And in addition to the requirements necessary for ad mission as provided by the third section of the "Act making further provisions for the corps of engineers," approved April twenty-nine, eighteen hundred and twelv, candidates shall be required to have a knowledge of the elements of English grammar, of descriptive geography, particularly ot our own country, and the history of the Unf ted States. Sec. 3. And be it further resolved, That, in all appointments of cadets to the military academy after those who enter the present year, the per son authorized to nominate shall nominate not less than five candidates for ach vacancy, all of whom shall be actual residents of the Congres sional district, Territory, or District of Colum bia, entitled to the appointment; and the selec tion of one shall be made from the candidates according to their respective merits and qualifi cations, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of War shall from time to time pre scribe. And in like manner the President of the United States shall be authorized hereafter to nominate fifty at large each year, instead of ten as now provided by law, who shall be examined under like regulations, and of whom the ten who may be reported as most meritorious and best qualified shall be appointed : Provided, bow ever. That not more than two of these shall be appointed in anv year from one State. Approved, June 16, 1806. No. 50. Joint Resolution to extend to the Counties ot Berkeley and Jefferson, of West Virginia, the Provisions of the Act approAed July fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-lour, entitled "An Act to restrict the Jurisdiction of the Court of Claims, and to provide for the Payment of certain Demands for Quartermasters' Stores and Subsistence Supplies furnished to the Ar' my of the United States." Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in Congress assembled, That thepjovisions of theactof Con-i gress of July fourth, eighteen hundred and six tv-four. entitled "An act to restrict the jurisdic tion of the court of claims, and fer other puri poses," be and the same are hereDy construed to extend to the counties of Berkeley and Jefler son, ot the State of West Virginia, : .. Approved, June 18, 1666. . . . No. 51. : 'v-m Joint Resolution making an Appropriation for the Repair of the Potomac Bridge. Resolved by the Senate and House of Repr&V sentatives of the United States of America In Con gress assembled, That the turn of ten thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to enabie the commissioner of pub lic buildings to place the Potomac bridge in such repair as to render it permanently pasaable, the work to be done immediately after the approval of rhis joint resolution. , Approved, June 18, 1S66. No. 52. . A Resolution to provide for the Payment of Bounty to certain Indian Regiments. Resolved by the Senate and Honse of Repre sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to cause to be pnid to the enlisted men of tbe first, second, and third Indian regiments the bounty of one hundred dollars, uuder tbe same regula tions and restrictions as now determine' the pay ment of bounty to other volunteers in the ser vice of the United States. y Approved, June 18, 1SC6. No 53. "'f A Resolution explanatory of, and in Addition to, the Act of May fifth, eighteen hundred and Bixty-four, entitled "An Act granting Lands aid in the Constructisn of certain Railroads in Wisconsin." Resolved by the Senate and House of Repre sentatives ot the United States of America In Con gress assembled, That the words "in a norto western direction," in the third section of the vet entitled "An act granting lands to aid in the. construction of certain railroads in the State of Wisconsin," approved May fifth, eighteen hun dred und sixty-four shall, without forfeiture ,o said State, or its assigns, of any rights or bene fits under said act, or exemption from any of the conditions or obligations imposed thereby,; be coiittrncd to authorize the location of the line of said road, in said third sectior provided for.aiong Rnd upon the following route, that is to say: from the city of Portage, by way of the city, of Ripon, in the county of Fond du Lac, and the city of Barlin, in the county of Green Lake, to Steveu's Point, and thence to Bayfield, and thence to Superior, on Lake Superior. And the Legisla ture of the said State of Wisconsin, Laving,- in and by an act entitled " An act to incorporate the Portage and Superior Railroad Company, and to execute the trust created by section three of the act ot Congress entitled 1 An act granting lands to aid in the construction of certain railroads in the State of Wisconsin," approved May fifth, eighteen Hundred and sixty-four, approved April , eighteen hundred and sixty-sixty, authorized and required thd said Portage and Superior Rail road Company to constrect the line of road in the said third section of the said act of Congress provided for, upon and along the route hereinbe fore set forth and described,wtho Congress of the United States hereby gives its assent to the route ot the said raiilroad, as the same is hereinbefore described aud set forth, and consents to the se lection and application of the lands granted to the State of Wisconsin by the thii d section of the said act of Congress hereinbefore mentioned for and to the line of said railroad, as tbe same is hereinbefore defined and described, in the same manner and with the same effect a if the said railroad was located and constructed in strict conformity with and upon the route prescribed in the said third section ot the said act of Con gress, it being the lutention ot tins resolution to give the assent or the United states to tne dis position made by the Legislature of the State of Wisconsin of the land grant herein referred to. and the change of route for the railroad in aid of which tha same is granted, and not to make any other disposition, cnangc, or alteration of the grant aferesaid. . - Approved June si, looo. No. 55. f :;- A Resolution for the Restoration of Lieutenant- Commander Richard L. Law, United. 8tates Navy, to the Active List from the Reserved List. Resolved bv the Senate and nouse of Renrescn- tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the President of the United States be authorized to nominate, and by and with the advice and consent ot the Senate to appoint Richard L. Law to the Active Dist of the - Navy, and icstore him to his original rank in tha grade of lieu-tenant commander. " Approved, June 22, 1806. , -,: No. 57. Joint Resolution to authorize the Distribution of Surplus copies of the American State Papers in the Custody of the Secretary of the Interior. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Rep resentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, directed to distri bute bv mail or otherwise four hundred conies of the American state papers, second series, in sev enteen volumes, in the manner following, to-wit : To each member ot the Senate and House or Representatives of the present Congress, one copy of each of said seventeen volumes ; and to such public and college libraries as may be designated by tne joint committee ou tne liorajy, one copy each. Approved June 23, 1866. No. 58. Joint Resolution to pay the State of Vermont the Sura expended for the Protection of the Fron tier against the Invasion from Canada, in eigh teen hundred and sixty-four. ji Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Rep resentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and hereby is, authorized to pay the State ot Vermont any sum that may be found due, after the same shall have been audited by the proper officers of the Treasury Department, ex pended by the State of Vermont for the defence and protection ot the frontier from invasion from Canada, In eighteen hundred and sixty-four : Pro vided, That the amount to be audited and paid shall not exceed the sum of sisteen thousand four hundred and sixty-three dollars and eighty-one cents. Approved, June 32, 1866. No. 62. ; A Resolution for the construction of a Railroad Bridge across the Cuyahoga River,.' over and upon the government piers at Cleaveland, Ohio. Resolved by tbe Senate and House of Repre sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby authorized to permit the Cleaveland and Toledo Railroad Company and the Cleaveland and Pittsburgh Railroad Company jointly, or either of said comdaniesfoa their joint use or separate use, to erect a swing bridge over and upon the government piers, lor the passage of the cars across the Cuyahoga river at the city of Cleaveland in the State of Ohio, upon such plan as shall hereafter be approved by the City council of said city of Cleaveland and by the board ot trade of the same city, subject, however, to such conditions, restrictions, and limitations as said Secretary of War may see fit to impose at any period of time, whether prior or subsequent to the erection of said bridge : Provided, That this resolution and all acta done under it shall be subject to the future action of Congress. - Approved, July 1866. ; -:. , v t - v " " No. 63. ' ; A Resolution to authorize the Hiring of a build, ing or building, for the temporary Accommo dation of the Department of State. . Resolved by the Senate aud House of Repre sentatives of the United States ot America in A Congress assembled, That the Secretary of State r be authorized to hire a suitable building or build ' ings tor the temporary accommodation of the De fpartinentof State, and the such sum of money, not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, as ,may be neeessajy towards defraying the expense .;-of such hiring, the transfer of the public archives , and the fitting up of the building or buildings, be , and the same is hereby appropriated out of any vMeoey in the treasury not otherwise appropria- ? Approved, July 3, 1866. 'v'.- .-. "''.'; No. 66. tlokit Resolution to enable the People of the Uni ; ted gtates to participate in the Advantages of ',. the Universal Exhibition at Paris, in eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. -"Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Rep r resentatives of the United States of America in . Congress assembled, That in order to enable the people of the United States to participate in the .advantages of the universal exhibition of the pro ductions of agriculture, manufactures, and the 'fine arts, to be held in Paris, in the year eighteen . hundred and sixty-seven, the following sums, or . so much thereof as may be necessan for tbe pur--' pose severally specified, are hereby appropriated, out ot any money in the treasury not otherwise - appropriated : First. To provide necessary furniture and fix tures for the proper oxhibition of the productions of the United States, according to the plan of the ' imperial commissioners, in that part the building exclusively assigned to the use of the United States, forty-eigut thousand dollars. ; Secondly. To provide additional accommoda- tions in the park, twenty-five thousand dollars. Thirdly. For compensation of the principal agent of the exhibition in the United States, at , the rate of two thousand dollars a year : Provi ded, That tbe period of such service shall not ex tend beyond sixty days after the close of the ex hibition, four thousand dollars, or so much there of ns may be found necessary. . Fourthly. For office rent at New York, for fixtures, stationery, and advertising ; for rent of storehouse for reception of articles aud products ; for expenses of shipping, including cartages, &c.; for freights on the articles to be exhibited from New York to France, and for compensation of four clerks, in conformity with the joint resolu tion approved on fifteenth of January, eighteen hundred and 6ixty-six, and for contingent expen ses, the sum of thirty-three thousand seven hun dred dollars, or to much thereof as may be found neeessajy. Fifthly. For expenses in receiving, bonding, storeagc, cartage, labor and so forth, at Havre ; for railroad transpoatation from Havre to Paris ; for labor in the palace ; for sweeping and sprink ling compartments for seven months ; for guards and keepers for seven months ; for linguists (eight men) for seven months ; for storing, packing boxes, carting, and for material for repacking ; for clerk-hire, stationery, rent, and contingent expenses, the sum of thirty-five thousand seven hundred and three dollars, or so much thereof as may be found necessary. Sixthly. For travelling expenses of ten profes sional and scientific commissioners, to be ap pointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, at the rate of one thousand dollars each, ten thousand dollars, it being understood that the President may appoint additional commissioners, not exceeding twenty in number, whose expenses shall not be paid ; but no person interested, directly or indirectly, in any article exhibited shall be a commissioner ; nor 6hall any member of Congress, or any person holding an appointment or office of honor or trust under the United States be appointed a commis sioner, agent, or officer under this resolution. Sec. 2. And be it further resolved, That the governors of the several States, be and they are hereby requested to invite the patriotic people of their respective States to assist in the proper rep resentation of the handiwork of our artisans, and the prolific sources of material wealth with which our land is blessed, aud to take further measures as may be necessary to diffuse a knowledge of the proposed exhibition, and to secure to their respective States the advantages which it prom ises. Sec. 3. And be it further resolved, That it shall be the duty of the said general agent at New York, and the said commissioner-general at Paris to transmit to Congress, through the Depart ment of State, a detailed statement of the manner in which such expenditures as are hereinbefore provided tor are made by them respectively. Approved, July 5, 1866. . No. 67. Joint Resolution declaratory of the Law of Boun ty. Be it resolved by the Senate ai.d House of Rep rcscntatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That where any enlisted man has been or may be detailed for duty as a clerk or for any other duty in any executive bu reau, at headquarters or elsewhere, he shall not by such detail be deprived of any rights to boun ties now due or herealter to . become due, but shall be as fully entitled thereto as though no such desaii had been made. Approved, January 13, 1SC6. No. 69. A Resolution to authorize the President to place at the Disposal of the Authorities of Portland, Maine, Tents, Camp, and hospital Furniture and clothing, for the use of Families rendered houseless by the late Fire. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Rep resentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, the President of the United States is hereby authorized to place at the disposal, without charge, of the city authorities of Portland, Maine, such clothing, condemned or ordered sold, and such surplus camp and garrison equipage, bedding, and hospital furniture, on hand, as can be spared by the army, for the use of families rendered houseless and destitute by the recent contlagfation ; and that it 6hall be the duty of the quartermaster's department to deliv er these articles at Portland, and to take a receipt for the same of the mayor of the said city, and to receive and properly dispose of the same when no longer needed. Approved, July 14, 1866. No. 71. Joint Resolution restoring Tennessee to her Re lations to the Union. Whereas, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-one, the government of Tennessee was seized . upon and taken possession of by persons in hos tility to the United States, and the inhabitants of said State in pursuance of an act of Congress were declared to be in a state of insnrrection against the United States ; and whereas said State government can only be restored to its former political relations in the Union by the consent of the law-making power of the United States ; and whereas the people of said did, on the twenty second day of February, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, by a large popular vote, adopt and rat ify a constitution of government whereby slavery -was abolished, and all ordinances and laws ol se cession and debt contracted under tbe same were declared void ; and whereas a State government has been organized under said constitution which has ratified the amendment to the constitution of the United States abolfshing slavery, also tbe amendment proposed by the thirty -ninth Con gress, and has done other act proclaiming and denoting loyalty : Therefore, Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Rep resentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the State of Tennessee is hereby restored to her former proper, practical relations to the Union, aud is again entitled to be represented by senators . and representatives in Congress. Approved, July 24, 1866. No. 74. Joint resolution in ' regard to rations of Union Soldiers held as prisoners of War. Whereas by general order of the war depart ment of February fourteenth, eighteen hunnred and sixty-two, rations to Union soldiers held as prisoners of war in the rebel States,: were com muted at a cost price during the period of their of their imprisonment; and whereas a large num ber of the said prisoners have been paid under said order, but many equally worthy with tbem and who have suffered In rebel prisons, have not i A : j . rri i r - -I . Be it resolved by the 8enate and Honse of Rep resentatives of the United States of America ua Congress assembled, That all United States sold iers, sailors and marines who were held as pris oners of war in the rebel States, shall be paid commutation of rations at cost prices during the period of their imprisonment: Provided, That no person who bas sold or transferred any inter est in the claim for said commutation, - nor any purchaser or assignee of such claim or interest, shall be benefited by this resolution ; and the amount of such commutation shall be paid ont of any money in the treasury not otherwise ap propriated. Approved, July 25, 1866. No. 75. Joint Resolntlou in reference to the Dismal Swamp Canal Company. Whereas the United States are interested in the Dismal Swamp Canal, connecting the inland waters of the Chesapeake with the sounds of North Carolina, by holding eight hundred shares of the stock of the Dismal Swamp Canal Company ; and whereas the canal should he kept open as f navi gable highway without further delay on the part of the United StateB : Therefore, Be it resolved is the Senate and House of Rep resentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and hereby is authorized to sell Baid stock at auction, or otherwise, in such manner as will best protect the interest of the United States in said canal, and will insure that the same will be kept open as such navigable highway, without further expense to the government : Pro vided, That tbe instruments and papers effecting such sale, in the manner aforesaid, shall be ap proved by the Attorney-General before the de livery theeeof. Approved, July 25, 1866. No. 76. Joint Resolution authorizing the Commissioner of public buildings to employ three additional . watchmen in the Smithsonian grounds. Resolved by the Senate and House of Rep resentative of the Uhited States of America in Congress assembled, That the commissioner cf public buildings and grounds be, and the same is hereby authorized to employ three additional watchmen for the Smithsonian grounds. Approved, July 28, 1866. No. 77 A Resolution authorizing the purchase for tbe Library of Congress of the Law Library of James L. Petigru, of South Carolina. Resolved by the Senate and House of Represen tatives of the United States of America in Con gress assembled, That the joint committee on the library be, and they are hereby autorized to pur chase the law library belonging to the estate of the late James Louis Petigru, tor the use of the library of Congress ; and the sum of five thou sand dollars is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropria ted, to carry into effect the purpose of this reso tion, to be paid only to the use of the widow of said Petigru. Approved, July 25, 1866. No. 79. A resolution manifesting the sense of Congress towards the Officers and Seamen of the vessels and others engaged in the Rescue of the Offi cers and Soldiers of the Army, the passengers, and the Officers and Crew of the Steamship San Francisco, from perishing with the Wreck of that Vessel. Resolved by the Senate and House of Represen tative of the United States of America iu Con gress assembled, That the President of the Uni ted States be requested to procure three valuable gold nie.lals, with suitable devices, one to be pre sented to Captain Creighton, of the ship Three Bells, of Glasgow ; one to Captain Low, of the bark Kilby, of Boston ; and one to Captain Stouf tcr, of the ship Antarctic, as testimonials ot na tional gratitude for their gallant conduct in res cuing about five hundred Americans from the wreck of the steamship San Francisco ; and that the cost of the same be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. Sec, 2. And be it further resolved, That the sum of seven thousand five hundred dolars each is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the above named captains respectively, as a reward of their humanity and heroism in the rescue of the survi vors of said wreck, and iu either case of the said captains may have died, then amount- hereby ap propriated shall be paid to tbe widow of the de ceased captain respectively ; if no widow surviv ing then to the respective child or childreuof such deceased captain ; and in the event of their being no child or childred of such deceased cap tain surviving, then the amount hereby appropri ated shall be paid to the father, or if the father be not living, then to the mother of such deceased captain respectively. Sec. 2. And be it further resolved, Tbatthere shall be paid to each mate of tbe three above named vessels the sum of five hundred dollars, and to each man and boy tbe sum of one hundred dollars, and in case of the death of the respect ive mate or mates, or men or boys, that the said respecttve sums shall be paid in the same way and under he game conditions as the payment is to be made in case ot the death of the respective captains. Approved, July 26, 1866. No. 80. A Resolution to authorize the Use of certain Plates of the United States Exploring Expedi tion by the Navy Department. Resolved by the Senate and House of Rep resentatives of the United States ot America in Congress assembled, That the joint committee on the library be authorized and instructed to grant to the navy department the use of such of the engraved plates of the United States Explor ing Expedition under Captain Wilkes, now in charge of Baid committee, as may be desired tor the purpose of printing a supply of charts for the use of said department. Approved, July 26, 1866. No. 81. A Resolution for the benefits of the Illinois Sold iers' College and Military Academy. Resolved by the Senate and House of Re presentatives of the United States of America iu Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be authorized transferred to the Illinois Soldiers' College and Military Aaademy, from the surplus on baud and not needed for the public service, cots and bedding necessary to accomodate five hundred persons for the use of free students in in said institution disabled by the war. Approved, July 26, 1866. No. 82. A Resolution authorfzing the payment of certain Claims against tbe late Territory of Nevada. Resolved by the Senate and House of Repre sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Thut to enable the Secreta ry of the Treasury to settle and pay outstanding claims duly examined and allowed, and properly chargeable to the contingent expenses of the ex ecutive department of the territory ol Navada, so much of the unexpended balance of the appro priation for " compensation and mileage of mem bers of the Legislative Assemble, &c., of the ter ritory of Nevada," as may be found necessary for that purpose, be, and the same ishereby trans ferred to the credit of the fund for paying the contingent expenses of the executive department of that Territory, and that tha proper accounting officers ot the treasury are hereb, authorized ana directed, out of the said balance, herebv directed to be transferred, to pay the claims bo adjusted auuuuuweu. .. . . Approved, July 26, 1866. No. 83. A Resolution to provide for Codifying the Laws relating to the Customs. . Resolved by the Senate and House of Repre- BAntntlVAQ nf tht llnlol Rtatao e9 Amam.a :n l - " " J Vi .U Lll 1 11.4k JU VVU gress assembled, That the 8ecresary of the Treas ury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to cause to be prepared and submitted to Con gress at its next session, under the direction of one member of the Senate and one member ot tbe .uoiiHe o Jtepresentatives, each to be appointed by the presiding officer of the body to which he belongs,. a general customs revenue law, designed to aniwrcpAn all rfctViAi Iowa An th.t m. H; smbracing'all necessary provisions for regulating the foreign and coasting trades, the : assessment and collection of duties ou goods, wares, and merchandise imported from foreign countries, and other subject-matters immediately pertaining ' !-. " - n , ; v -: - .' thereto ; the expenses necessarily incurred In tbi preparation thereof to be paid from the approv priation for the expenseaof collecting tbe-revcnil . from customs. Provided,. That the said expeaie. ' shall not excefeld ten thousand dollars; ' Approved, July 86, UJrJtt.- -VV $ t. ; No! 84. T ! ' -l A Resolution providing for the Examination o( . , the Accounts of the State of Massachtntetta tor Moneys expended during the War' tor Coast : -Defenee. " ; 'V : Resolved by the Senate and House of Represen tatives of the Uninted States ot America in Con - . gress assembled, That, the President of the Uni ted States be, and he ia hereby, authorised and requested to appoint, by and with the advice and , consent of the Senate, two commissioners who ', shall examine into the claim of the State of Maa-"'- ' sachusctts for moneys expended for coaatdefenc-;; during the war,, and shall make a full and com- ... plete report thereon to Congress at lta autUe-, . sion. Approved, July 26, 1866. . ' No. 85. A Resolution granting the Right of Way throUfi Military Reserves to the Union Paeifla Railroad Company and its Branches. ' ' ' : " : . , ' ' :J'' ' " Resolved by the Senate and Honse of Repre- . sentatives of the United States of America is Cont gress assembled, That, subject to approval jr.-i::; the President, the right of way, one huudred UA in width, is hereby granted to the Union PacMHrh Railroad Company and the companies conatrM: -ting the branch roads connecting -therewith, Jbtt , the construction and operation of their roads ovf v and upon all military reserves through which tkav- same may pass; and the President u hereby - . thorized to set apart to the Union Pacific Ball waf-i; Company, eastern division, twenty acres of tha ' Fort Riley military reservation, for depot and other purposes, in the bottom opposite " Riley City"; also fractional section "one" on tht west' side of said reservation, near Junction City, tor j -the same purposes; and -tlso to restore, rra ;' time to time, to the public domain, anv- portloa-,: of said military reserre over which the Union Pa-, - ciflc railroad, or any of its branches, rafiy paaa, t . -and which shall not he required for military put i . poses; Provided, That the president shall not permit the location of any such railroad or &h - diminution of any such reserve in any manner so K .. as to impair its usefulness for military purpose: :. so long as it ahull be required therefor, : ; - ii Approved, July 26,1866. . ;, . No. 80Y .' Joint Resolution amendatory of a Joint Resoln ' tion entitled "A Resolution respecting Bonaf ties to Colored Soldiers,' and 'the Pensions '" Bounties, and Allowances to their Heirs,-' aa . proved June 15, 186. . :-. ( i-S.-: Be it enacted by the Senate and Honse of Rep resentatives of the United States of America in -Congress assembled, That the words-" at the time of his enlistment," at the end of section oaa v of the " resolution respecting bounties to colored ,- . soldiers, and the pensions, bounties,-, and allow-. -, onces to their heirs," approved Jnne fifteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, be, and the same are hereby, stricken out. Sec. 2. And be it fulther resolved. That when-" ever application shall be made by any claimenfc v tor bounty under the provisions of tbe joint res., olution aforesaid, by or through any agent or at . , . torney, such agent or attorney shall hereafter ba ' ,.. required to file with each claim his oath orafflr ,t mation that he has no interest whatever in said ' bounty beyond the fees for collection of the same J which are hereby fixed and established as follows, . viz : lor the preparation aud proseeution of claims .. for, and tbe collection and remittanqcof, all sums rot exceeding fifty dollars, the sum ot live doU . tor all sums exceeding fifty and less than one. , hundred dollars, the sum of seven dollars and flf- J ( ty cents ; and for all sums exceeding obe hun dred dollars, the sum of ten dollars; and said feea shall include nli expenses incident ' to the collec tion of said claims, except the expense of the nc- . cessary affidavits and notarial or other acknowl- . edgements, which shall be defrayed by the chU mant; and any agent or attorney who shall icharg, '' directly or indirectly, in any case, a greater-sum -for his services in preparing and prosecntingsaU . claims and collecting and remitting the amount .:. : due, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, - . and shall, upon conviction, be punisbed by flna not exceeding three thousand nor less than on -thousand dollars, and shall be forever excluded, from prosecuting military or naval claims again, the government. . ..-i. ';:;. Sec. 3. And be it further resolved. That In ease the payments shall be made in the form of a check, order, or draft upon any paymaster, ac tional bank, or government depository, it shall b'e necessary for the claiment to establish, by the affidavits of two creditable witnesses, that beta the identical person named therein; but In no . case shall such checks, orders, or drafts be made ' negotiable until after such indentification. ; . Sec. 4. And be it further resolved, That it shall not be lawful for any soldier to transfer, aaalgtv ; barter, or sell his discharge, for the purposavof ;. transferring, assigning, bartering, or selling any. . interest in any bounty under the provisions of . said resolution; and all such transfers, assiga ' ments, barters, or sales heretofore made ax herer . by declared null cud void as to any rights Inten ded so to be conveyed by any such soldier. ' -Approved, July 26, 1866. - - No. 87. Joint Resolution for the Relief of certain Officer of the Army. Be it resolved by the 8enate and Honse of Re presentatives of the United States of America -to' Congress assembled. That in every case in whlem r ' a commissioned officer actuallo entered on duty -as such commissioned officer, - but by reason of being killed in battle, capture by the enemor other cause beyond his control, and without fault ' or neglect of his own, was not mustered -within aV period of not less than thirty days, the pay -- -partment shall allow to such officer full pay and emoluments of his rank from tbe dateonwfelefe- ; 6uch officer actually entered on such doty aa ' aforesaid, deducting from the amonntpaid iaV :- cordance with this resolution all pay aetaaUs-r- ceived by such officer for such period. -; "' j., - 8ec. 2. And be it further resolved. That tha . heirs or legal representatives of any officer wtoosa ' " : muster into service has been or 6liall be amended' '-' hereby, shall be entitled to receive the arrears of i pay dne such officer or tbe pension provided: hy ; law for the grade into which such officer Is mha-' : tervd under the provisions ot the first section Of' this resolution. - v- Approved, July 26, 1866. . .. No. 90. ' " - .y A Resolution to change the Place of holding th Terms ot the Circuit Court for the Di'stl16V, : West Virginia. ' HsU-kt Resolved by the Senate and Honse of Represen tatives of the United States- of America- ia CM' ' gress assembled. That the terms of tha eiriruV. court for the district of West Virginia, neceta fore held at Lewisburg, In the county of Greedy ' brier, shall be hereafter held at the city of Eaf' kersburg, at the time now fixed by law. .." : " Approved, July 27, 186H. ; .' ; , No. 91. ; :: ,: .. A Resolution to provide for tbs Publication of tt OfficalHb.toryoftheRebelli6ri.r ".T-'vf' Resolved by tbe Senate and Hons of Bcprassa tatives of the United States of AmeriJC. -gres assembled, That the joint wsoiaitoa an titled "A resolution to provide for; the printing PL afilvir - cal renorts of the irmini of ihm TTniiud"iKa-tA :'. approved May nineteen, eighte huadreiL wlA-i:; sixty-four, be, aad. the same Is hereby, minad ' Sec. 2. And be it further resolved, That t2$" Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, amtuetUed ' a nA rpmiinvt tn unnAlnt. ffumnnlinl in ibiim tinr - , ..,r,'VB v vnunn W -MJVVWU W arrange and prepare for pubiictt ;tbner - documents relating to the reblUcasdthopeM: tions of tbe army of the United 8tates."whevtb&:' ' prepare a plan for said publication land estfcaatfcft i ! , of the coat thereof, to be jmbmlttcd,-tn Ctisasasa at its next session. -. " Sec. S. And be ft further resorred,' thai lbd? person whose appointment b htrsby .autMriaadW t shall receive a compensation for hisaerrisfcaaaiU to exceed to thonsand live bnndredVdeliaia per annum, to be paid monthTf try "the Secretary be : of the Treasury, ant of any moneys lathe trea-: '' , ury not otherwise appropriated : PrevhtedTb,' ' said compensation shall wt b tii tor a tAnirut' : period than two years from and after ttt vaas&xa, 1 . Ot this resolution. -TT?' . Approved, July !7, 1866. , . ..X , ,'