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PUBLIC ACTS OF THE FOR.TY—SECOND CONGRESS or run UNITED STATES, Passed at the Second Session, which was begun and held at the Citg of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Mznday, the fourth day of December, A. D. 1871, and was adfourned without dag on Jlhndag, the tenth dag of June, A. D. 1872. Umssss S. GRANT, President. Scnurman Commx, Vice-President and President of the Senate. HENRY B. Auruoxr was elected President of the Senate, pro tempore, on the twenty-third day of February, A. D. 1872, and so acted until the twenty-sixth day of the same month: he was again elected as such officer on the eighth day of June, A. D., 1872, and so acted until the end of the session. JAMES G. BLAINE, Speaker of the House of Representatives. CHAP. I.—AnAct to vide ora ei the` Dec. 16, 1871. ,..;;.2; ti.,.. teresa U.¢:rss:w"f" www ”———— Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, to supply a deficiency in Deficiency spthe appropriations for defraying the expenses of taking the ninth census Ig&§‘Q;;s';£"` of the United States, the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, viz. : -— For the payment of marshals and assistant and deputy marshals, the Marshals, &¤· sum of two hundred and ninety-three thousand dollars. For clerk-hire and miscellaneous expenses, the sum of one hundred and Clerks wd eighty-seven thousand dollars. "“”°°H°"°°"‘ A.PPROV.ED, December 16, 1871. CHAP. II.—An Act relating to the Limitation of Steam Pressure on towing and Dec- 20. 1871- _/reiglzt Boats on the Mississippi River and its Tributaries. U Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of an act S¤¤¤d¤1‘dSt¢¤¤ entitled “An act to provide for the better security of life on vessels pro- §;,Q°;$i:';;§‘:f;,d pelled in whole or in part by steam," &c., approved February twenty- boilers mcdided. eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, so far as they relate to the 5*7% °h· Wh limitation of steam pressure of steamboats used exclusively for towing and §V°1fXVi_ p_ 44; carrying freight on the lllississippi river and its tributaries, are hereby so far modified as to substitute for such boats one hundred and nity pounds of steam pressure in place of one hundred and ten pounds, as provided in said act for the standard pressure upon standard boilers of forty- two inches diameter, and of plates of one quarter of an inch in thickness; and such boats may, on the written permit of the supervising inspector of the district in which such boats shall carry on their business, for a period of six months from and after the passage of this joint resolution, be permitted to carry steam above the standard pressure of one hundred and ten pounds, but not exceeding the standard pressure of one hundred and fifty pounds to the square inch. APPROVED, December 20, 1871.