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The Chief of Engineers may submit his views in writing on the subject of public printing in order that the same may be transmitted to the next session of Congress with a view to a modification of the law if he deems it necessary. By order of the Secretary of War.

JOAN TWEEDALE,

Chief Clerk, WAR DEPARTMENT, July 11, 1885.

At the second session of the Forty-ninth Congress the following con. current resolution was passed by the Senate and House of Representatives :

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatires concurring), That there be printed the usual number of copies of “A compilation of the laws of the United States, relating to the improvement of rivers and harbors," including the laws of the second session of the Forty-ninth Congress; and that there be printed, in addition to said usual number, 1,000 copies for the use of the War Departmeut, said compilation to be printed under the direction of the Secretary of War. And said compilation shall be accompanied by an appendix containing a tabulated statement of each annual appropriation and allotment for each improvement, by States when practicable, together with a statement giving the total annual amount for all the improvements by States, and also the aggregate of all the appropriations.-8., Feb. 24, 1887; H. R., Mar. 2, 1887.

The compilation has been brought down to the close of the Fortyninth Congress under the immediate direction of Maj. Jas. C. Post, Corps of Engineers, in charge of the River and Harbor Division, who acknowledges the same valuable aid of Mr. P. J. Dempsey as was rendered in the previous compilation, and is herewith submitted with a view to its being printed under the above-mentioned concurrent resolution. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. C. DUANE,

Brig. Gen., Chief of Engineers. Hon. WILLIAM O. ENDICOTT,

Secretary of War.

[First indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, September 24, 1887. Approved. By order of the Acting Secretary of War.

JOHN TWEEDALE,

Chief Clerk.

LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES

RELATLYG TO THE

IMPROVEMENT OF RIVERS AND HARBORS,

FROM

AUGUST 11, 1790, to MARCH 3, 1887.

(The volume and page of the Statutes at Largo (Little, Brown & Co.'s edition) containing the law are

indicated in the margin.)

until the 10th of

CEAP. 43.-An Act declaring tho assent of Congress to certain acts Aug. 11, 1790.

of the States of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Vol. 1, p. 184. Plantations.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of [Expired.) the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the 1792, cb. . consent of Congress be, and is hereby declared to the oper. 1796, ch. 26. ation of the acts of the several states hereinafter mentioned, several states so far as the same relate to the levying a duty on the ton that relate to the nage of ships and vessels for the purposes therein mentioned sels declared to

be in operation until the tenth day of January next—that is to say: an act of the General Assembly of the state of Rhode Island and January next. Providence Plantations, at their session held in January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety, intituled “An act to incorporate certain persons by the name of the River Machine Company, in the town of Providence, and for other purposes therein mentioned;" and also, an act of the Gen. eral Assembly of the state of Maryland, at their session in April, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three, intituled "An act appointing wardens for the port of Baltimoretown in Baltimore county;" as also, another act of the General Assembly of the same state, passed at their session in November, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, intituled “A supplement to the act intituled, An act ap. pointing wardens for the port of Baltimore-town in Baltimore county;" and also, an act of the state of Georgia, "for levying and appropriating a duty on tonnage, for the purpose of clearing the river Savannah, and removing the wrecks and other obstructions therein."

Approved, August 11, 1790.

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Jan. 10, 1791.
Vol 1, p. 189.

Expired.]

CHAP. 3.-An Act to continue an act intitoled "An act declaring the

assent of Congress to certain acts of the States of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations," so far as the same respects the States of Georgia and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

Act continued Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of as te Georgia and Rhode Island

for the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the another year, &c. act passed the last session of Congress, intituled "An act

declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of the

states of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island and Provi. 1790, ch. 43.

dence Plantations," shall be continued, and is hereby de1792, ch. 10.

clared to be in full force, so far as the same respects the states of Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, for the farther term of one year, and from thence to the end of the then next session of Congress, and no longer.

Approved, January 10, 1791.

Mar. 19, 1792. CHAP. 10.-An act declaring the consent of Congress to a certain act Vol. 1, p. 243. of the State of Maryland, and to continue for a longer time, an Act [Expired.)

declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of the States of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, so far as the same respects the States of Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

assent to certain

Act of May 12, SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep1796, ch. 26.

resentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of Congress be, and is hereby

granted and declared to the operation of an act of the genConsent of Con: eral assembly of Maryland, made and passed at a session the operation of begun and held at the city of Annapolis, on the first MonMaryland and day in November last, intituled “An act empowering the

wardens of the port of Baltimore to levy and collect the duty therein mentioned."

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the act, intituled acts, Maryland, “An act declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of and Rhode Island, the states of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island and

Providence Plantations," shall be continued, and is hereby 1791, ch. 3.

declared to be in full force, so far as the same respects the states of Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Plan. tations.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be and continue in force for the term of three years, and from thence to the end of the next session of Congress, and no longer.

Approved, March 19, 1792.

1790, ch. 43.

Limitation of this act to June 1, 1796.

May 12, 1796. Vol. 1, p. 463. (Expired.)

CHAP. 26.-An Act declaring the consent of Congress to a certain Act

of the State of Maryland, and to continue an act declaring the assent of Congress to certain Acts of the States of Maryland, Georgia and Rhode Island and Providenco Plantations, so far as the same respects the States of Georgia, and Rbode Island and Providence Plantations.

Consent of Con. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep. gress to a certain resentatives of the United States of America in Congress asempowering the sembled, That the consent of Congress be, and is hereby port of Baltimore granted and declared to the operation of an act of the Gen.

men

acts

eral Assembly of Maryland, made and passed at a session to levy and col. begun and held at the city of Annapolis, on the first Mon. therein day of November, in the year one thousand seven hundred tioned. and ninety-one, intituled An act empowering the wardens of the port of Baltimore to levy and collect the duty therein mentioned."

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the act intituled Part of the act “ An act declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of declaring the as the States of Maryland, Georgia and Rhode Island and to certain Providence Plantations," shall be continued, and is hereby Maryland, Geor declared to be in full force, so far as the same respects the gia, and Rhode states of Georgia and Rhode Island and Providence Planta-in force. tions.

1800, ch. 15. SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be, and continue in force for the term of three years, and from thence to the end of the next session of Congress thereafter, and no longer.

Approved, May 12, 1796.

1790, ch. 43.

CHAP. 21.–An Act declaring the consent of Congress to an act of the

Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Mar. 27, 1798.
Vol. 1, p. 546.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives ConsentofCon. of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That She the commant the consent of Congress be and hereby is granted and de. wealth of Massaclared to the operation of an act of the legislature of the commonwealth of Massachusetts made and passed the second day of February, one thousand seven hundred and ninetyeight, intituled “An act to incorporate Tobias Lord, Oliver Keating, Thatcher Godard and others for the purpose of keeping in repair a pier, at the mouth of Kennebunk river, and to grant them a duty for reimbursing the expense of erecting the same."

Approved, March 27, 1798.

CHAP. 15.-An act declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of Mar. 17, 1800. the States of Maryland and Georgia.

Vol. 2, p. 18.

[Expired.) SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep. The consent of resentatives of the United States of America in Congress assem. Congress granted bled, That the consent of Congress be, and hereby is granted State of Maryto the operation of an act of the General Assembly of the land mentioned state of Maryland, passed on the twenty-sixth day of De- of an act of the cember, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, enti- State of Georgia, tled “ An act empowering the wardens of the port of Balti- 1808, ch. 47. more to levy and collect the duty therein mentioned,” and 1822, ch. 29. also to so much of an act of the state of Georgia, passed February the tenth, one thousand seven hundred and eightyseven, entitled "An act for regulating the trade, laying duties on all goods, wares, liquors, merchandise and negroes

1861, ch. 11. imported into this state; and also an impost on the tonnage of shipping, and for other purposes therein mentioned," authorizes a duty of three pence per ton on all shipping en.

Act of Jan. 19,

as

tering the port of Savannah, to be set apart as a fund for

clearing the river Savannah. Limitation of SEO. 2. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be, this act to Mar. and continue in force until the third day of March, one thou

sand eight hundred and eight, and no longer.

Approved, March 17, 1800.

April 6, 1802.
Vol. 2, p. 150.

CHAP. 20.-An Act authorizing the erection of certain Lighthouses;

and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

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ware River.

Sum appropri SEC. 8. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful atedr Goin Bable for the Secretary of the Treasury, ander the direction of

the President of the United States, to cause to be expended, in repairing and erecting public piers, in the river Delaware, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars; and that the

same be paid out of any moneys in the treasury, not otheron what con- wise appropriated : Provided, that the jurisdiction of the

site where any such piers may be erected, shall be first ceded to the United States, according to the conditions in such case by law provided.

Approved, April 6, 1802.

ditions.

The assent of

Mar. 16, 1804. CHAP. 22.-An Act declaring the assent of Congress to an act of the Vol. 2, p. 269.

General Assembly of Virginia, therein mentioned.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of Congress to an act of Virginia the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the navigation of assent of Congress is hereby given and declared to au act of James River, &c. the general assembly of Virginia, intituled "An act for

improving the navigation of James River,” which act was passed on the twenty-third day of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and four.

Approved, March 16, 1804.

Mar. 1, 1805.
Vol. 2, p. 316.

CHAP. 21.-An Act making appropriations for the support of Gov.

ernment, for the year one thousand eight hundred and five. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That .

* the following sums be, and the same hereby are respectively appropriated; that is to say:

Reviving unex. For reviving so much of unexpended balances of appropended balances.

priations granted by an act passed the sixth of April, one Thousand eight hundred and two, and which have been car

ried to the surplus fund, to wit: Piers in Dela For erecting public piers in the river Delaware, five thou. ware River.

sand eight hundred and eighty-eight dollars, and seventynine cents.

Approved, March 1, 1805.

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