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FORTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. L GH. 292, 293. 1876. `. 201 I CHAP. 292.-An act to provide for the publication of the report of the impeachment Aug. 15, 1876. trial of William W. Belknap. ;——·——— —* Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United _ States of America in Congress assembled, That five thousand additional F*]P°’f €’:_._‘,“‘;. copies of the report of the impeachment trial of William WV. Belknap ° be printed, of which iitteen hundred copies shall be for the use of the . Senate, three thousand copies for the use of the House of Representa- Distribirtivntives, three hundred and fifty copies for the use of the managers, and two hundred copies lor the use of the respondents counsel ; and the sum Arpr<>1>ri=¤ti<>¤. of five thousand and thirty dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated for the execution of the work, to be paid out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. Approved, August 15, 1876. CHAP. 293.—An act to encourage and promote telegraphic communication between Aug. 15, 1876. America. and Asia. _’—‘··*····—·—~— Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rqpreseietatioes of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That .(lelso Umsar Moreno, Al- _ Telegraph cable vinza Hayward, J 0h11 F. Miller, Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins, James lll P**°’**‘j O°°"“· C. Flood, William Irwin,James McM. Shai'ter,O. H. La Grange, Isaac C°”p°"t°"‘ Friedlander, Willie11n Alvord, Eugene L. Sullivan, John P. Jackson, Andrew J. Bryant, John B. Felton, Louis Sloss, Philip A. Roach, Nathaniel W. Spaulding, William Norris, Frank M. Pixley, and J. Craig, of the State of Caliiornia; Henry Failing and J ulins Friedman, of the State of Oregon, Henry O’Rielly, and William Barnet Phillips, of the State of New York; Dudley S. Gregory, of the State of New Jersey, shall have ` the right to construct, lay, land, and maintain a line or lines of telegraph or submarine cable or cables on the Pacific coast of the United States ot' America, to connect the American and Asiatic coasts by telegraph lines, wires or submarine cables: Provided, That said company shall begin to Proviso. lay said cable or cables within three years lrom the passage of this ` act. S1cc.2. That any telegraphdine or cable laid by said company shall C°¤<l*Fl°¤¤ ml be subject to the following conditions, sti pulations, and reservations, to '°“°"‘""°“”‘ wit: The Government of the United States shall be entitled to exercise and enjoy the same or similar privileges with regard to the control and use of such line or lines or cable or cables that may, by law, agreement, or otherwise, be exercised and enjoyed by any ioreign government whatever; secondly, citizens of the United States shall enjoy the same privileges as to the payment of rates lor the transmission of messages as are enjoyed by the citizens of the most favored nations; thirdly, the transmission of despatches shall be made in the following order: lirst, despatches of state, under such regulations as in ay be agreed upon by the governments interested; secondly, despatches on telegraphic service; and, thirdly, private despatches; fourthly, the lines of any such cables shall be kept open to the public for the daily transmission of market and commercial reports and intelligence, and all messages, despatches, and communications, shall be forwarded in the order in which they are received, except as hereinafter provided; fifthly, before extending and establishing any such line or lines or cable or cables in or over any waters, reefs, islands, shores, and lands within the jurisdiction of the United States, a written acceptance of the terms and conditions im posed by this act shall be tiled in the office of the Secretary of State by the said company. _ _ Sec. 3. But nothing in this act shall be construed to limit the G¤Q=m¢¤<>f¤¤mll¤¤* United States in granting to other persons or companies similar privi- P"‘"1°g°“· leges herein contained. . Sec. 4. That the right to alter, amend or repeal this act, at any time, _ Right tv ¤»m·~¤<i- is hereby reserved to Congress. Approved, August L5, 1876.