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FORTY—SECOND CONGRESS. Sess. H. Ch. 60, 62, 63, 65. 1872. 43 p thousand dollars; said building to be constructed with a fire-proof vault Fire-proof

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~ Treasury, who shall cause proper plans and estimates to be made, so that Plans and estii‘i expenditure shall be made or authorized for the full completion of said m““°°· T building beyond the sum of three hundred thousand dollars: Provided; Thatno money which may hereafter be appropriated shall be used or ex- No money to pended for the purposes herein mentioned until a valid title to the land for }1’g§f¥§';d°d the site of such building, which, it is understood, the city of Hartford pro- Seeiosi, p, 353. poses to donate for this purpose, shall be vested in the United States, nor until the State of Connecticut shall cede its jurisdiction over the same, and also duly release and relinquish to the United States the right to tax or in any way assess said site, or the property of the United States that may be thereon, during the time that the United States shall be or remain the owner thereofl Approved, March 18, 1872. CHAP. `LXII. — An Act authorizing the Survey and Marking of the Boundary between Much 19, 1872. the Territory of the United States and the Possessions of Great Britain, from the Lake "*"“””""’ qf the Woods to the Summit af the Rocky Mountains. Be it enacted by the Senate and H>zese of Re resentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United _J0i¤¤ wmmi? States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, he, and he is 3‘;“Q§u‘}1?;:;°’§)’;? hereby, authorized to co-operate with the government of Great Britain in tween the United the appointment of a joint commission, in accordance with the plan and $;”°* ““d.3*“’ estimates of Brigadier-General A. A. Humphreys, Chief of Engineers, Ec_p°sS°Ss1°nS’ submitted November twenty-third, eighteen hundred and seventy, for determining the boundary line between the United States and the British possessions, between the Lake of the Woods and the Rocky Mountains: Provided, however, That engineers in the regular service of the United Engineers iM States shall be employed exclusively as engineers in the performance of Qgeriggt? $6* the duties contemplated by this act, without any additional salary, and the Secretary of War is hereby directed to make the necessary details of engineers for that purpose. Sec. 2. That fifty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be Appropriation. required, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in S°° °”·P· 52** p_ the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to carry into effect the object of said joint commission. Approved, March 19, 1872. CHAP. LXIII. ·—— An Actjbr the ReliefofPre-emption Settlers in the State of CalM>rnia. March 22, 1872. Be it enacted by the Senate cmd Home of Jfepresentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all bona-fide pre-emptiou Certain preclaimants who may have filed their declaratory statements, prior to the f;"8g§R)€§§2‘;;’ passage of this act, upon any of the public lands in the State of California, have one yur shall have one year from and after the passage of this act in which to make *0**1, 8;, tgh _ proof and payment of their respective claims. °" m Approved, March 22, 1872. CHAP. LXV. — An Act appreprialing Moneyfar the Purchase of a suitable Site, and erect- March 27, 1872. ing rr Building thereon, in the City of Sav`nt Louis, Missouri, to be usedfor the Purposesqf ‘—_—_"" a Custom-/muse, Post-qfice, and other jederal Ojipes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the lhtted _ States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treas- S*g¤_¥<>g>€ 9:0- ury is hereby authorized and directed to purchase, at a private sale, or by f;`§$,`§I01‘¥m condemnation in pursuance of the statutes of the State of Missouri, 2. suit- buildinp for ‘ able lot in the city of Saint Louis, for the purpose of erecting thereon a cg“§é· building, to be used for the purposes of a. custom-house, post—office, United ’_ · State court, and other federal offices ; and that the sum of ive hxmdred Am>¤>v¤¤¤<>¤·