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4 FORTY-SECOND CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 9, 14-17. 1871. B°P°¤'* °Y¤°¤¤· construct the same ; the value of the bullion extracted from the lmineg on ”‘l‘Q;i°“Q”Q*° the Comstock lode; their present and probable future production; also Sm W L the geological and practical value of said tunnel as an- exploring wm-!;, and its general bearing upon our mining ·nnd other national interests m ascertaining the practicability of deep mining. Approved, April 4, 1871. April 16, 1871. CHAP. XIV. -·- An Act relating to the Harbor at Bufalo, New York. Bc it enacted by the Senate and [buss of Representatives of the United _ Coutmctfcr States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be Lffggfgfgghgfo authorized, when in his judgment he thinks it will be for the interest of may beaxtended the United States, to extend or continue the contract for the improvebV`$¤¤*°’·¤'>’ °*` ment of the liarboi at Bul’f*al_o, made and entered into upon the twentieth W"` day of January, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. Approved, April 15, 1871. APH! is- 1871- CHAP. XV.- Ain Act autlzora'z:'n_q the Secretary of War to place at the Disposal of the -_____-—— Lyons Monument Association, of llfisscuri, certain condemned Cannon. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the (/Tzited C¤¤d¤¥¤¤¤d States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, i°°"°R,R" th° and he is hereby authorized and directed to place at the disposal of the you onnment v _ _ _ _ Association of Lyon Monument Association, of the State of Missouri, twelve condemned m §'“° °f Mi" cannon, to be used for the purpose of erecting a monument in the city of mm` St. Louis, Missouri, to the memory of the late Brigadier·Genera.l Nathaniel Lyon. Armovzn, April 15, 1871.

 CHAP. XVI.-An Act to auihorizc the Pqqment of duplicate Checks of disbursing

Offccrs. Bc it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United °hR;(l;]¥;';‘;m_ {States q" America in Omzgress assembled, That in place of original checks ,,,0,,,, my be issued for pensions, when lost, stolen, or destroyed, disbursing officvrs inmqdjn place and agents of the United States are hereby authorized, after the expira-

f:;E':}n°t tion of six months from the date of such checks, to issue duplicate checks,

qvqygaouim m- and the treasurer, assistant treasurers, and designated depositories of d°¤**°¥°d· the United States are directed to pay such checks, drawn in pursuance of law by such officers or agents, upon notice and proof of the loss of the original check or checks, under such regulations in regard to their issue B•md¤¤fin· and payment, and upon the execution of such bonds, with sureties, to d°“‘““Y‘ indemnify the United States, as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe: Provided, That this act shall not apply to any check exceeding in amount the sum of five hundred dollars. Approved, April 19, 1871. éprllmlv, 1871. CHAP. KVIL——An Act to create a Port of Delivery at Potomac, Wrginia, and jbr other Purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the (/Fziied T Portllon of gm States of America in Congress assembled, That all the waters, shores, bays, cchmlowgx harbors, creeks, and inlets on the south side of the river Potomac, comma; .n.wmiw prelncnded between Boyd’s Hole and Cockpit Point, now a part of the 3*:: °? Al¤¤¤¤· collection district of Tnppahannock, Virginia, be, and the same are hereby, T annexed to the collection district of Alexandria, Virginia. a !:’%°g;_*:;9:d° Sec. 2. That Potomac, in the State of Virginia, shall be, and is hereby, °,§°,_ Hconstituted and created a port of delivery within the collection district of Alexandria, and there shall be appointed, at a compensation not exceeding the rate of one thousand dollars per annum, a deputy collector