Newspaper of The Washington Standard, September 24, 1864, Page 1

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated September 24, 1864 Page 1
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Washington Standard. VOL. IV. (The Washington Standard. 14 Ttftt IP EtlBT «4T* KblT IT jOIV MILLER lIRPIV, Kchtor and Proprietor. • • • fcabarrlptlaa Rates: annum r w •• tit nnnth 2 (rt *ujl( c»pi'«-... ISr.iRHBLT IS AUrAXCE. . • • Advertising Rates: Tine »<inare. on* in«ertinn.... f'.t.-h addition*! in«erti"n ' "O Business card«, per quarter 5 00 "[T \ liberal deduction will be naade in furor of those ■hi advertise four squares, or upward*, by the rear. YK will be charged to the attorney or n-fieer. authoriiing their insertion. XT Advertisements aent from a diitance, and tran sient notices, must be accompanied by the caHh. IT Notices of births, marriage* and deaths inscrte free of charge. IT All communications, whether on husinesi or for itiiHliratinn, must he addressed to the editor of the WASHINGTON STANDARD. XT Blank*. bill-head*, cards, bill* of fa.?, poster*, programmes, circulars, catalogues, pamphlets, etc., ex ri'iited at reasonable rates. OFFICE —In Barnes's building, corner of Main and First Streets near the steamboat landing. cr The Oregon Sentinel immediately upon receipt of the nows of McClellau's nomina tion, published the following colloquy, illus trating a rough wood-cut, in which an old Cop. and his son (Sam'vel, we presume,) arc con spicuous : Young Copperhead —Well, old man, we've got our foot into it by coining out so strong agin McClellan. Old Cop. —Well—yes—but Jeems Oineary was the whole cause of it—he come out agin him first. Young Cop. —What d'you think we'd bet ter do ? Old Cop. —'W-o-l-l, I guess we'd better jist keep mum, an* wait till we sec the plat form. Maybe they've made some comprom ise. An Eastern dispatch received but a few days ago says: McCUdlan's letter suits the war Democrats Lut the peace men are mum." It appears they hardly know whether the 44 compromise" is fair or not. They fear that McClellan having sold his party once will do so again, and his brazen-faced war speeches while professing to stand uponth'dr gc lot ions peace platform, fill them with dismay. The Eugene (Ogn.) Review, a few weeks ago in spe.ikingof McClellan, said : "At a cen'otaph dedication ceremony at West Point. June 15th, Gen. McClellan de livered the oration. In it he took strong grounds in favor of the war and its vigorous prosecution, and went about as far in his de fense and advocacy of it as Lincoln or Beast Bu ler would be apt to do. We hope to nev er hear again of Gen. McClellau's name being used by Democrats in connection with the Presidency, or any otberoffice they may want candidates or occupants for. According to his own expressed sentiments he belongs to Mr. Lincoln's party. Its last issue flaunts the name of this same McClellan. and contains a long article eulo gizing the Qhicago Convention. Oh, Con sistency ! thou art indeed a jewel. FKEMONT VS. FREMONT. —The following should be noticed : The property, real nnd personal, of all per sons in the State of Missouri who shall take up arms against the United States, or who shall he directly proven to have taken active part with their enemies in the field, is declared to be confiscate to the public use; nnd their slaves, if they have any, are hereby declared free men.— Fremont's Proclamation, Auguxt 1861. I do not believe that confiscation, extended to the property of rebels, is practicable; and if it were so, I do not think it a measure of sound policy. It is a question belonging to the people themaelvna to decide, and it is a pro per occasion for the exercise of their original and sovereign capacity.— Letter accepting the Cleveland Nomination. THEIR TERMS.—The Confederate organs state the following aa the tcrnu upon which th>*T will lay down their anna: Ist. The'war d-bt of btT.h partisa to be paid ty the Unitvd Stat**. 2d. The Calhoun doctrine of State'a rights be fullj recognised in reconstructing tbe I nioo. 3d. An amendment to the ('onstitntion •liitk shall iv-n'l-r any future intnfercnrc *-th slavery impoaaible. ty The town of PrwoCt haa be*-r. desig '* -4 u the K-at of Ooeernment for Anion*. *-4 a temporary pa'Jic building of hewn lug* * being meted for the accommodation of the Legislature of the Territory Re'urns indi r *'» tb«" election of the I'r.ioo nominee for ' -ogres*. by nearly 400 majority. I#" Tbe Iron Mountain of Niwwri i« ex a*in tkw geographical cent-* of th«« I'nited I' i« an almost solid max at specalai ■«♦. n» c- from a leerl plain tdO Ih. l'» ror«r« .'»00 arre«. TWe nee roafatna pt rtfrt ofir>a and yields ooe too of pig •"■a for two tons of ore. If Fam* is the advantage of U>ing known pi- of whom you ycunw-lf know nothing «K«n yon care aa little. Who First Urged a Draft? Tn a hiatory of the Administration of Mr. Lincoln, by Mr. Henry J. Raymond, ju*t puliiitbril in thi* ciiv, we find a letter which we commend to the attention of tbt adherent* of General McClellan who hare ao violently oppooed drafting to till th« artnie*. It wa* written to the I'residmt of the I'ntted Statea about a month after ths» battle of Bull Run, and at a time when citizen* were ru»hing to arm* all over the country, and when volun teers were pouring into Washington from ev er)' State. Hen- is the letter: WASHINGTON, Aug. 20. 1861. Sir : I have just received the enclosed dis patch iticjpher. Col. Marcy knows what he savs, and is of the coolest judgment. I rec ommend thai the Secretary of War ascertain at once, hy telegram, how the enrolment pro ceed* in New lork and elsewhere, and that, it'it is uot proceeding with great rapidity, drafts be made at ouce. We must have men without delay. Respectfully, your obedient servant, GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN, Major General U. S. A. The following is the dispatch of Col. Marcy alluded to: I urge upon you to make a positive and un conditional demand for an immediate draft of the additional troops you require. Men will not volunteer now, and drafting is the only successful plan. The people will applaud such a course , rely upon it. I will be in Washington to-morrow. R. B. MARCY. We do not find these dispatches in the re port of General McClellan. They were doubtless omitted through some inadvertence. But we cannot help thinkingit a pity that the General had uot, last July, made public this letter, and urged upon that portion of the peo ple with whom he is said to have some influ ence, as forcibly as ho did upon the President two years before, the necessity of a draft and its expediency. We hope ths war may bo closed without the necessity of another draft; but should it be required by the exigencies of the country, the public will, we presume, find Gen. Mc- Clellan among the first to urge it upon the peo ple and 'ho Government. — N. Y. Evening Post. Unfortunately for this conclusion, Littulmak can't do it. The peace men have it incorpo rated in the bill of sale that he shau'tdo any such thing. One resolution even pioposes Sending commissioners to " Lincoln"—not President Lincoln or even Mr. Lincoln —to ask him to suspend the draft! hat can the 44 Young NapoltW do amidst such break ers ? The peace men are growing daily more disgusted with their candidate, aud the " compromise" of placing a war man upon a peace platform. How do they know but what they will be fcohl in place of the war faction as they have been led to believe ? How ANDY JOHNSON WOULD DEAL WITH TRAITORS.— From the first outbreak of the rebellion, Andy Johnson placed himself on the side of the Union. When others proved false, he remained true; when others faltered he stood firm. He did not wait for " instruc tions." It was sufficient for him to know that traitors were endeavoring to overthrow the Government, and that .they must be met and crushed. In his famous reply to Senator Lane, of Oregon, when asked what he would do were he President of the United States, he said: " The distingnished Senator asks me what I would do with the rebels were I Pres ident of the United States. I would have them arrested, I would have them tried, and if found guilty* by the Eternal God I would have them executed." A mah pervaded by such a purpose can be safely trusted. His loyalty will stand any strain that circumstan ces caa subject it to. For the benefit of those who do not find Copperhead in the dictionary, we give the fol lowing analyst?: C onspiracy. O ppoaition to the war. P race on any terms. 1' iracy. Enmity to the Union. Recognition of the " C. S. A." II aired to tli* Government. K ariiest sympathy with traitors. A narchy. D ialoya'lty. A* ABOLITION LIS.—Ail over this State and t the Democrats, oo firat hekring of Mi CMlan'a nomination, denounced it a* an abolition lie ; bat now th.-ae chivalry of the Sunnv South are bowing down to MeCMlan aa Mitwrrrieat aa niggers to their masn-rs. O, Chiralry. talk no more about Yankee principle.— Yrrk* (I W ■) fy Hnsrham Young wa» Ut«ly applied to by a geutlraaaa who deain-d to eatablisk a billiard table and drinking saloon in the Moc m<>n City. Brigham informed him promptly that b« ootid not grant kia request, and that a* long aa he could ha intended to kaep tmcA *utUul,oms out mf tkmt cUf ! A acre re drouth i» prevailing ia Mia an nil Tka groaad is aaid la ka ariad aa»ar al teat kotow tka aarfaca. W4la aad CMtaraa •re dry. aad the stieama aad lakea alarmingly rrdaccd. |7Tli«c bolieriog that tho Cleveland Convention ia »iikoat a parallel, aae tka uii. chap. 2d ▼. I- Sanaa! OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON" TERRITORY, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 24, 1864. Official LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES. Pm**rd at tie Fir a# uf tkt Tiisty EigAM I —ar rr§». [ I'l HLI< No. 1»»9.] Ax ACT to s»tabli»h aalari.-a tor poetrnast.r* and for otb«r purp ><»-•. lie it enacted htt the Senate and Hom*r of R r pre ten ta 11 ret of the I'mtrd State* of America la Comgreiu atnemfJ'd. That the annual compensation of i<os'innsters shall bt> at a fixed salary, in lieu of commission*, to be divided into five tlasses. exclusive of the postmaster of the eity of New York. Postmasters of the first claw shall receive not more than four thousand dollars, nor less than three thousand dollars; postmasters of the second class shall receive less than three thou sand dollar* and not less than two thousand dollars; postmasters of the third class, hha'l receive more than two thousand dollars and not less than one thousand dollars; post masters of the fourth class shall receive less than one thousand dollars, and not less than one hundred dollars; postmasters of the fifth class ahall receive less than one hun dred dollars. The compensation of the post master of New York shall be six thousand dollars per annum, to take effect on the first day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-four ; and the compensation of postmasters of the several clashes aforesaid "shall be established by the Postmaster General under the rule hereinafter provided; Whenever the compen sation of postmaster of the sea-eral offices, (except the office of New York,) for the two consecutive years next prcceeding the first day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, shall have amounted to an average annual sum not less than three thousand dollars, such offices shall be assigned to the first class; whenever it shall have amounted to less than three thousand dollars, but not less than two thousand dollars, ouch offices shall be assigned to tho second class; whenever it shall have amounted to less than two thou sand dollar*, but not less than one thousand dollars, such office shall be assigned to the third class; whenever it shall have amounted to less than one thousand dollars, hut not less than one hundred dollars, MICII offices shall be assigned to the fourth el tss; and whenever it shall have amounted to less than one hundred dollars, such offices shall lie as signed to tla< (itill class. To offices of the first, second, and thid classes, shall he several ly assigned salaries, in even hundreds of dol lars, as nearly as practicable in amount the same as but not exceeding the average com pensation of the postmasters thereof for the two years next preceding; and to offices of the fourth class shall bo assigned seveially salaries, in even tens of dollars, as nearly as practicable in amount the same as, hut not exceding, such average compensation for the two years next preceding; and to offices of tho fifth class shall be severally assigned salaries, in even dollars, as nearly as prae- ticnlilu in amount tin* same ns, lxit not exceed ing, such average compensation for the two years next preceding. Whenever returns show ing the average of annual compensation of postmasters for the two years next proceed ing the first day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, shall not have been received at the Post Office Department at the time of adjustment, the same may be estimated by the Postmaster General for the purpose of adjusting the salaries of postmasters herein provided for. And it shall be the duty of the Auditor of the Treasury for the Post Office Department to obtain from postmasters their quarterly accounts with the vouchers necessary ton correct adjustment thereof, and •o report to the Postftiaster General all failures ot postmasters to render such re turns within a proper period after the close of each quarter. BeC. 2. And he it further enacted. That the Postmaster General shall review once in two years, and in special cases, upon satis factory representation, as much ofieucr as he may deem expedient, and - readjust, on the basis of the preceding section, the salary as. signed by him to any office; but anv change made in such salary shall not take effect until the first day of the quarter next following such order, and all order* made assigning or changing salaries shall be made in writing and recorded in his journal, and notified to to the Auditor for the Post < >tfice Depart ment. Sec. 3. And he it further enacted. That salaries of the first, second aud third classes shall be adjusted to take effect on the first day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and of the fourth and fifth classes at the same time, or at the commencement of a quar- ter aa early aa practicable thereafter. See. 4. And he it fmrtker rmmrted, That at ofices which have not been established far two years prior to the first dav of Julv, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, the salary may be adjusted upon a satisfactory return by the postmaster or postmasters, of the re ceipts, expenditures, and !SMIM* of the office : PrsruW. That fifty per centum of the gross revenue of soch offiee shall be in all ess isi the large t amount alios ed to snch postaaater far their aalaries, respect IT, IT. ex cept in cases where it shsll tie s separating or ditttibatingaftee.as provided tor in the sixth section of this act. Sec. 5. And Wit fmrlkcr ma, u<i, lThat •I (to paM after of New Yurk ami at of the fint un Mend flaw*. the I'mwiw Omntl ahoU allow to the pomMtit ■ j<i»t ■MI mmhUc mm far ibr DWn*afT co*t- in whole or ib pott, «W r»-nt tori, li»h»«, and cbfkl. to h« adjosud nrvn a aatintartury rX bibit of the facia. Aoa at oftwi ot tbe third, fourth, lad ftitb rlaaan, aocb tiymx ahall l«-pa-d by the p~tm»»ter. except a* in the •it'b "wun pr.»id.d : it U-iitjr in'cnd'-d that nidi *lio*accr. ahall bt made m acourdncr »l b rioting wzfn. Sec. 6. Adti Lr it fmrtkrr emmrtr, /. That Postmaster Iteniral tn«y ili-»ignite r-Ttain roii> . niriit others. at tin- intersection <>t* mail route*, aa di»trii>uting office*. and certain otb-r» a» separating office* ; and where anv «u 'h office in of the tliiid, fourth, or filth cl*s» of post offires, lie may make reasonable allowance to such p wtiMttH' l<>r tlm neees**. cos . ill whole or in part, of clerical mm vice* •rising from inch duties. • Sev. 7. And he it further eiuieted, That all |iostagc« ami box rent* hi p.«*t otlic< •». and all nthi't' receipts ami emoluments at a post office, shall b" received and accounted for as a part of the postal revenuoa; and any part thcieof which tin) post master ought to have collected but lias neglected to collect ahall be charged against him in his account, and lie shall be liable therefor in the name manner as if tlu< same bad been collected ; and lie shall receive 110 fees or perquisits beyond his sal ary. fee. S. And he it further enacted. That the uniform rate of United Slates postage, without reference to distance, upon letter." and other mailable matter addressed to or received from foreign countries, when forwarded from or received in the United States by steam ships or other vessels reguarly employed in the transportation of the mails, shall be ns follows, viz: ten cents per single rate of half an ounce or under, on letters; two cents each on newspapers; and other articles of printed matter sent, and collected oti matter received : Prorided, always. That the rates shall not apply to letters or other mailable matter, addressed to or received from any foreign place or country, to and from which different rates of postage have been or shall be established by international postial convention or arrangement already concluded or hereafter to be made. Sec. 9. And he it further enacted, That the Postmaster General is authorized to sell or cause to be sold to individuals, corportious and business firms, postage stamps, in quanti ties of not less tlfnn ono hundred dollars in value, at a discount not exceeding five per cvntuni from the face value of such stamps, ami to sell, or cause to he sold, stamped en vt lopes, in packages containing not less than five hundred envelopes, at a discount not ex ceeding five per centum from the current prices thereof when sold in less quantities. Sec. 10. And he it further enacted. That the twenty-i ight section of the act cntiilcd "An act to amend the laws relating to the Post Office Department," approved March three, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, be anil the same is hereby amended by tli- addi tion of the following clause, namely: And when any letter bearing a request for its re turn to the writer, in case of its non-delivery, shall have been so returned to the office at which it was originally mailed, then, and in that case, it shall be obligatory upon the person to whom such letter has been returned, to receive the same, and t*> pay therefore the postage specified by this section; and in default of said writer to receive and pay the letter so returned, lie shall bo subject to a penalty of ten dollars, to be recoveeed in anveourt of competent jurisdiction. Sec. 11. And he it further enacted, Tl.at if miy person, not autherized by the Post master General, shall set up or profess to keep any office, or any place of business bearing the sign, name, or title of post office, every such person shall forfeit and pay the sum of five hundred dollars for every such offence. Sec. 12. Ami he it further enacted. That if any person employed in any of the depart ments of the post office •establishment shall unlawfully d-tain, delay, or open any letter, packet, bug. or mail of letters with which he shall he intrusted, or which shall have come to his possession, and which are intended to be conveyed by post, or to be carried or de livered bv any mail carrier, mail messenger, letter carrier, route agent, or other peison em ploved in anv of the departments 01 the t'nited States, or to be forwarded or delivered through or 'rom any post office or branch post office establishd by nuthoritv of the Post master General of the I'ni'ed States, if any such person shall secrete, embezzle, or destroy any letter or packet intrusted to such person as aforesaid and which shall not contain'any security for or assurance relating to money as hereinafter described, every such offender, b>-ing thereof duly convicted, ahull, for every such offence, he tined not leas than three hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not less than six month*, or boib, according to the circumstances and aggravation* of the offence. And if any persou employed as aforesaid slmll secrete, cinbe/xle. «r destroy any leter. packet, hag. or mail of h tleis, witli *hich he or she shall be intrusted, or which sh.«ll have route to his or her po*««-e-i.>ii, aud aie intended to In. conveyed by p<>t', or to I* carried or de livered by any mail cairi-'r. mad letter carrier, or other per*-n empWed in anv of the d. pertinents o: the p*t nffire establish men < of the I niteJ or to be lor*irilctl ut iieli«einl tht»<i;h ui tr<«m ant post office or branch p >st othco e»tat>>)eh«-d bv authority of tb«- P.>»tnva»ter <•t neral of the I'nitel States, such letter, packet, hag. or mail of lett.fs containing any note, bowd. draft, cheek, revenue stauip. postage stamp, money order, ceitificate of »t-ck. or other pe. cnniary obliratiof.. or (iov, mm-nt securitv of any whatever, isened. •* that may hereafter be i»»u.-d by the I'nited Mate*, or by any offir.r or fiscal ag.-i.t thereof. any bank Hole or band |-osl hill, till ot exrbanje. warrant of the Treasury of the I'oiled >'a'o*. i note of aas'gntnent of stocks in the fund*, let- ' 'ir> 14 attorn* y for rwrtin» annua*-* nf 4i«- i lends. or forwllin- »*ock ia the toads, or for rtrfi»i»f the inter v thereof or any Irt | ittot credit, of Botf t«*. or r. lating t» |<armmt r»f uior.rj-, or any bond, or warrant, draft, bill or promi-aory no*«v covenant, contract! or «p"tm«t, whatsoever, for, or relating to. th»- payment of money or the delivery ol any »rti' le ot value, or the performance ot any, act, matter, or thing, or any receipt, release, acquittance. or discharge of. or from, any debt, covenant, or dcuiattJ, or any part there of. oi any ropy of any reeoid of any judgment, or decree, in any couit of law, or chancery, or any execution which mar bav« issued thereon, or any copy ot any other record, or any o'h'T article ot value, or any writing rep resenting the same; or if any such persons, employed as aforesaid, shall steal, or take, any of the same out of any letter, packet, bag or mail of letters, that shall cotne to hia or her possession, whether such letter or packet, bag or mail of letters, shall have come or been placed ill his or her possession to he forward or delivered in the regular course of his or her official duties, or shall have come or been placed in his or her possession in any other manner, and provided that such letter or packet, bag or mail of letters, shall not have been delivered to the person or persons to whom it is directed, such person-shall, on conviction for any such offence, be impris oned not less than ten years, nor exceeding twenty-one years; and the fact that any such letter or packet, bag or mail of letters, shall have been deposited in any post office or branch post office established by authority of the Postmaster General of the United States, or in any other authorized depository ot mail letters, or in charge of any postmaster, as sistant postmaster, clerk, carrier, agent, or messenger employed in the post office estab lishment of the United States, shall be taken and held as evidence that the same was " in tended to be conveyed by post" within the meaning of this statute; and if any person who shall have taken charge of the mails of the United States shall voluntarily quit or desert the same before such person delivers it into the post office kept at the termination of the route, or some known mail carrier, or agent of the General Post Office, authorized to re ceive the same, every such person, so offend ing, shall forfeit and pay a sum not ex ceeding live hundred dollars, for every such offence ; and il any person concerned in car rying the mail ot the United State 3 shall col lect, receive, or carry any letter, or packet, or shall cause or procure the same to be done, contrary to this act, every such offender, shall forfeit and pay tor every such offence a sum not exceding fifty dollars.— Section twenty one, Act of March three, eighteen hundred and hrmti/'Jice. See. 13. And he it further enacted. That d"ad letters containing valuable enclosures shall be registered in the department; and when it appears that they can neither bo de livered to their address nor to the writers, the contents thereof, so far as available, shall be used to promote the efficiency of the Dead Letter Office, according to the provisions of the seventh sections of net approved February itwenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty one, entitled "An act to establish certain post routes," and the amount thereof shall be shown in the annual report, and shall be subject to reclamation by either the party ad dressed or by the sender for four yeais from regis'ry thereof, careful count being kept of the same. All other letters deemed of value or of importance to the party addressed, or to the writer, and which it appears cannot be returned to cither destination, shall be disposed of as the Postmaster General shall direct. SEC. 14. And he it further enacted. That letter-carriers shall be employed, at such post offices as the Postmaster General shall direct, for the delivery of letters, in the places re spectively, where suclf post offices are estab lished ; and tor their services they shall sev erally receive a salary, to be prescribed by the Pustmastet General, not exceeding eight hundred dollars per year: Provided, That on satisfactory evidence of their dilligcnce. fid I'tv. and experience es carriers, the Post ina- t'-r General may increase their respective salaries from time to time to nny sum not ex ceeding one thousand dollars ; aud each of the said carriers shall give bond, with sureties to be approved by the Postmaster General, lor the Mle custody and delivery of all letters, packets, and money received by hiin. Sec. IS. And he it further enacted. That all expenses for the letter-carriers, branch offices, and receiving boxes, or incident there to, shall be entered aud reported in a separate arc. 'U nt from the ordinary pos'nl expenses of such jiost office, and shall he shown in cotn patison with the proceeds of the po*tag»-» on local mail matter at iaih office, in order that the P.srt master General may he guided in the expenditure for that branch of the pistal ser vice l>y into oe denvrd tin itiiMß- See lt>. Am J he 11 further emarted, That the eighth. ♦••urteeiith •■eventeenth. and eigh teenth see: ion "4 the act entitled "An net to am. nd the lus relating t i the l'i«t <Jit< IV pratnieiit." approved March three, eighteen hundred and sixty three. the provMtuas ot which ha*e tie. n trv wiihtd iiml mnupj.iated in thi« ait. be, aud the »*.u« are hereby re pealed. See 1? And he it further emmetmi. Thai the upsrul age«t Poet o#t» Depart iM-nt in tlie Pacific Mtates and Terrilooea ! sh U receive as compensation five dollar* per IUII Approved, July 1 IV»4. 'Pi tin —No. K»*.J Ax tiT t" r»-jrnl*t' tbr ro?n|*fiM | i"0 <drejp»- 1(f) aiivi irtrivefi of ib< land often is the i»«««l fttat** nd Territories, ta A« laca tiw ti Mi ky SttN mmi corporations and* grants im C«agre»«. nd for otWr Br it mmrteJ A* /ir Srmmte auJ Homm *f Rrprrtrmlahm ff tkr l'—tr4 Stmtn of A mmca Camgrm a—nmHcJ, That tram and after the p*a#age of this act, in tha location of lands ky State and corporations nnder grants from for railroads and Other purpose*, (except for •gricaltar*! college#,) the registers and receiver* of the land offices of tbe several States and Terri tories, in tha districts where such lands may 1 be located, for their services therein, shall ttt entiled to receive a fee of one dollar for oaek final location of one hundred and sixty acres to be paid by tlie State or corporation making snch location, the same to be accounted for in tbe same manner as feee and commissions on warrants and pre-emption locations, with limitations as to maximems of salary pre* scribed by existing laws, in accordance with such instructions as shall be given by the Commissioner of the General Land Office. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted , That the Burlington and Missouri lliver Railroad Company may so far change or modify thd location of the uncompleted portion $f its line, ns shown by the mnp thereof now on tile in tha General Land Office of the United States, so as to secure a better and more expeditious route to tbe terminus of said line on the Mis souri river, said new line to be located within the limits of the land grant made by the United States to aid in its construction; and snid change shall not impair the right to nor change the location of their pfesent land g*ant. A map of the change shall be filed with the Cemmissioncl: of tbe General Land within one year after the passage of this act. APPROVED, July 1, 1864. [PUBLIC —No. 167.] AN ACT for the sale of a lot of land in town* in the Fort Crawford reservation. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre»entatives of the United Statei of America in Conqresi assembled, Thai it shall be lawful for the Commissioner of the General I<and Office to cause to be sold, afte* Eublic notice, the tract described as lot nnm ered one. in township nlhetyifive north, of ■ auge three west, of the fifth principle inert dian, in the State of lowa, situated in what is known as the Fort Crawford Military reser vation, subject to such minimum price per acre as the said Commissioner may establish as fair and reasonable, net less than two dol lars and fifty cents per acre; and in tb« event of said lot not being disposed of at public sale, or after the second offering to dispose of said lot at such minimum as hd may establish, and tor the sale so made a patent shall issue as in ordinary cases. Sec. 2. And be it fwtker enacted , That if it shall appear that there aire any other lota in snid reserve not disposed of by the United States; it shall and may be lawful for the said Commissioner to dispose of the same in the manner provided in the foregoing sectioni APPROVED, July 1, 1864; [PUBLIC —No. 178.] Aw ACT to repeal the ac» of th<) of Jane, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, prohibiting the sales of gold and foreign exchange. Be it enacted by the • Senate and Haute of Representativet 6f the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the act entitled " An act to prohibit certain salt* of gold and foreign exchange," approved June seventeen, eighteen hundred and sixty four, be and the same is hereby repealed. Approved, July 2, 18G4. [PUBLIC —No. 180.] Ax ACT making appropriations for the con* struclion, preservation, nnd repairs of cer* tain fortifications and other works of de fence for the year ending thte thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and slxtyfive, and for other purposes. Be it enucted by the Senate tihd Ifomse r>f Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled , That the following sums be, and they are hereby* appropriated, out of any money in the Treas-t ury not otherwise appropriated, for the con' struct ion, preservation, and repair* of certain fortifications and other works of defence for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eigh teen hundred and aix'y -five: For Fort Montgomery, at outlet of Lake Champlain. New York, fifty thousand dollar*. For Fort Knox, at narrows of l'ettolwcoi river. Maine, one hundred thonsand dollars. F»r fort at entrance of Keon«b«r river, (Fort l'opham.) Maine, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. * For f»rt oa Hop lilud ledge, (Fort Utiw ip fort land Harbor. Hiiat, OM knM nd fifty thousand dollars. F«r Fort l*r*M, I'ortlaad karW, Maiwi OM bitdrrd and fifty tbomasd dollar*. Far Fort Srawad, I'onlaad harbor. Mawo. tmr hundred tbowaaad dollars. For Furt "n i^.H barbor. Now Hi—biro, one baaircd tkn> dollars. For Fart MeClary. Firtiwaalfc. K«w lla«p*bire, fifty tbtwaad dollars. F«r Fort Wiofbrop, Omnw'l Ukmi. dollar. fifty 1 For Fort Warn*, ITsrlso barbor, MMH cbaa-*tta, twenty mi i Inlloia For 000-wall of Oraat Brawalcr'a hhal, For rrfnir of oa Door ami oa Lmll'l ulroifa. tra tbooaand dailon. ' Stt ftmrt♦ p'f ) SO. 46. *

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