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PROCLAMATIONS. 66 M into effect provisions of the treaties between the United States, China. M Persia and other countries, giving certain judicial powers to Ministers M and Consuls, or other fuuctionaries of the United States in those coun- “· tries, and for other purposes} he is hereby authorized to suspend the “ operations of said acts as to the dominions in which such tribunals may “ be organized, so far as the jurisdiction of said tribunals may embrace “ matters now cognizable by the Minister, Consuls, or other functionaries “ of the United States in said dominions, and to notify the Government “of the Sublime Porte, or that of Egypt, or either of them, that the “ United States, during such suspension, will as aforesaid accept for their " citizens the jurisdiction of the tribunals aforesaid over citizens of the "United States which has heretofore been exercised by the Minister, “ Consuls, or other functionaries of the United States." And whereas satisfactory information has been received by me that the Government of Egypt has organized other tribunals on a basis likely to secure to citizens of the United States in the dominions sub— ject to such government the impartial justice which they now enjoy there under the judicial functions exercised by the Minister, Consul or other functionaries of the United States, pursuant to the said Act of Congress approved June 22, 1860. Now, therefore, I, ULYSSES S. GRANT, President of the United States _ Jlldlcfel _*`_¤¤ ¤· of America, by virtue of the power and authority conferred upon me by T,;"‘1Q:*°f; the said act approved March 23, 1874, do hereby suspend during the Eg,-pt ,,u§,,,,u}i},a_ pleasure of the President the operation of the said Act approved J unc 22, 1860, as to the said dominions, subject to the Government of Egypt in which such tribunals have been organized so far as the jurisdiction of said tribunals may embrace matters now cognizable by the Minister, Consuls, or other fnnctionaries of the United States in said dominions, except as to cases actually commenced before the date hereof ln witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington this twenty-seventh day of March, [SFAL ] in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy- ’ ‘ six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundredth. U. S. GRANT. By the President: HAMILTON Frsn, » Secretary of State. N0. 4. A BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. MW 2%*876- __ A PHOCLAMATION. Whereas a Joint Resolution of the Senate and House of Bepresenta- Preamnie. tives of the United States was duly approved on the 13th day of March, last, which resolution is as follows: " Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Represemfatioes of the " United States of America in Congress assembled, That it be, and is " hereby, recommended by the Senate and House ofkepresentatives to the " people of the several States that they assemble in their several counties “ or towns on the approaching Centennial Anniversary of our National “ Independence, and that they cause to have delivered on such day an "historical sketch of said county or town from its formation, and that a " copy of said sketch may be filed, in print or manuscript, in the Clerk’s “ office of said county, and an additional copy, in print or manuscript, be " filed in the office of the Librarian of Congress, to the intent that a com- “ plete record may thus be obtained of the progress of our institutions i “ during the first Centennial of their existence!