152 FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. lI. Ch. 263, 264. 1878. Promo- Provided, That this limitation shall not apply to the line of the Army below the rank of captain. Comm l we on SEO. 14. That three Senators to be appointed by the President of the Z“:*f"" °f l”d""' Senate, and five Representatives, to be appointed by the Speaker of the " ""' House, are hereby constituted a joint committee who shall take into consideration the expediency of transferring the Indian Bureau to the War Department. Said committee shall be authorized to send for persons and papers, to employ a clerk and stenographer and to sit during Ixrpm. the recess of Congress. It shall be the duty of said committee to make iinal report to Congress on or before the first day of January eighteen Arvr<>rri¤¤io¤· hundred and seventy-nine. And the sum of five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to de ray the expenses of said committee, to be expended under the direction of the chairman thereof. Army as posse Sec. 15. From and after the passage of this act it shall not he lawful °°'""“’“'· to employ any part of the Army of the United States, as a posse comitatus, or otherwise, for the purpose of executing the laws, except in such cases and under such circumstances as such employment of said force may be expressly authorized by the Constitution or by act of Congress ; and no money appropriated by this act shall be n ed to pay any of the expenses incurred in the employment of any troops in violation of this section and any person wilfnlly violating the provisions of this " section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be punished by fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars or imprisonment not exceeding two years or by both such fine and impris- ‘ onment Repeals. Sec. 16. That all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provis- · ions of this act be, and they are hereby, repealed. Approved, June 1S, 1878. June 18 1g7g_ CHAP. 264.-—An act making appropriation for the construction, repair, preserva- .._...;__ tion, and completion of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other pH11i0S8B. I Be tt enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropriations- States of Amerika. in Congress assembled, That the following sums of b0R"'°'° ““d hal" money be, and are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money "' in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended, under the · direction of the Secretary of War, for the repair, preservation, construetion, and completion of the public works hereinafter named: chasm- Rgvm-_ For improving Chester River, at Kent Island Narrows, Maryland, three thousand dollars. g,,mm,,,,,_ For improving harbor at Baltimore, Maryland, seventy-five thousand dollars. xvsmmaca River, For improving Wicomico River, Maryland, five thousand dollars. James River, For improving James River, Virginia, seventy thousand dollars. Appomattox For improving Appomattox River, Virginian, thirty thousand dollars. Rldtbat Kanawha For improving Great Kanawha River, West Virginia, two hundred River- and twenty-two thousand dollars. New River. For improving New River, from Lead Mines in Wythe County, Virginia, to mouth of Greenbrier River, fifteen thousand dollars. Cap., pcm- Rivm For ilmprovilng Cape Fear River, North Carolina, one hundred and sixty thousand o lars. Occoquan River. For improving mouth of Occoquan River, Virginia: Completing the improvement, ten thousand dollars. Aqua;. Creek, f Lori impro§igguAquia Creek, Virginia: Completing the improvement, ive nousan ( dollars. · hRappahannock H Fd: ll]‘ll[)I`(;\’$llfi the Rappahannock River, Virginia, thirteen thousand I 'ver. V0 uu ree ol ars.