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Session 1 (1871)

Chapter 1 An Act to amend "An Act to establish the Smithsonian Institution for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge among Men," approved August 10, 1846. Mar 20, 1871 PDF, 76KB
Chapter 2 An Act relating to Moneys paid into the Courts of the United States. Mar 24, 1871 PDF, 160KB
Chapter 3 An Act relating to condemned Cannon for Cemetery at San Francisco. Mar 24, 1871 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 4 An Act to authorize the Commissioners to revise the Statutes to print their Reports. Mar 24, 1871 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 5 An Act to further regulate the Publication of the Specifications and Drawings of the Patent-Office. Mar 24, 1871 PDF, 170KB
Chapter 6 An Act authorizing the President to nominate R.H. Lamson a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. Mar 27, 1871 PDF, 86KB
Chapter 7 An Act to re-establish the Office of Surveyor at Eastport, Maine. Mar 30, 1871 PDF, 86KB
Chapter 8 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to divide the State of Virginia into two judicial Districts." Apr 4, 1871 PDF, 86KB
Chapter 9 An Act authorizing the President to appoint Commissioners to examine and report upon the Sutro Tunnel in the State of Nevada. Apr 4, 1871 PDF, 169KB
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Chapter 14 An Act relating to the Harbor at Buffalo, New York. Apr 15, 1871 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 15 An Act authorizing the Secretary of War to place at the Disposal of the Lyons Monument Association, of Missouri, certain condemned Cannon. Apr 15, 1871 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 16 An Act to authorize the Payment of duplicate Checks of disbursing Officers. Apr 19, 1871 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 17 An Act to create a Port of Delivery at Potomac, Virginia, and for other Purposes. Apr 19, 1871 PDF, 190KB
Chapter 18 An Act for the Restoration of Commander George A. Stevens, United States Navy, to the active from the retired List. Apr 19, 1871 PDF, 99KB
Chapter 19 An Act to enable the Leavenworth, Lawrence, and Galveston Railroad Company to relocate a Portion of its Road. Apr 19, 1871 PDF, 99KB
Chapter 20 Private Law    
Chapter 21 An Act making Appropriations to supply Deficiencies in the Appropriations for the Service of the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and for additional Appropriations for the Service of the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for other Purposes. Apr 20, 1871 PDF, 1080KB
Chapter 22 An Act to enforce the Provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and for other Purposes. Apr 20, 1871 PDF, 316KB
Chapter 23 An Act for convening the next legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico, and for other Purposes. Apr 20, 1871 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 24 An Act concerning the Compensation of the Collector of Customs for the District of Willamette, in the State of Oregon. Apr 20, 1871 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 25 An Act amending an Act to reduce internal Taxes, and for other Purposes, approved July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy. Apr 20, 1871 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 26 An Act to amend the Act approved June sixteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, entitled "An Act providing for the [S]election of Jurors to serve in the several Courts of the District of Columbia. Apr 20, 1871 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 27 An Act to establish certain Post-Roads. Apr 20, 1871 PDF, 53KB
Chapter 28 An Act to establish certain Post-Routes. Apr 20, 1871 PDF, 101KB
Chapter 29 An Act authorizing the Secretary of War to place certain condemned Cannon at the Disposal of "The Pennsylvania Military Legion of the City of Philadelphia." Apr 20, 1871 PDF, 59KB
Chapter 30 An Act to authorize the Secretary of War to give Wisewell Barracks to the Beulah Baptist Church. Apr 20, 1871 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 31 An Act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to convey the United States Branch Mint at Dahlonega, Georgia, to the Trustees of the North Georgia Agricultural College for educational Purposes. Apr 20, 1871 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 32 An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to change the Name of the Ship "William F. Storer." Apr 20, 1871 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 33 An Act to enable the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company to mortgage its Road. Apr 20, 1871 PDF, 169KB

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Session 2 (1871 - 1872)

Chapter 1 An Act to provide for a Deficiency in the Appropriations for the Expenses of taking the ninth Census of the United States. Dec 16, 1871 PDF, 75KB
Chapter 2 An Act relating to the Limitation of Steam Pressure on towing and freight Boats on the Mississippi River and its Tributaries. Dec 20, 1871 PDF, 75KB
Chapter 3 An Act making Appropriations for Expenses incurred under Articles twelve to seventeen, inclusive, of the Treaty between the United States and Great Britain, concluded at Washington, May eight, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. Dec 21, 1871 PDF, 108KB
Chapter 4 An Act making Appropriations for Expenses that may be incurred under Articles one to nine, inclusive, of the Treaty between the United States and Great Britain, concluded at Washington, May eighteen hundred and seventy-one. Dec 21, 1871 PDF, 110KB
Chapter 5 An Act for the Construction of a public Building at Chicago, Illinois. Dec 21, 1871 PDF, 158KB
Chapter 6 An Act to establish Post-roads. Jan 16, 1872 PDF, 165KB
Chapter 7 An Act to establish Post-roads. Jan 16, 1872 PDF, 71KB
Chapter 8 An Act making an Appropriation to supply a Deficiency in the Appropriation for Expenses of the joint select Committee on alleged Outrages in the southern States. Jan 16, 1872 PDF, 72KB
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Chapter 10 An Act to change the Times for holding Circuit and District Courts of the United States for the western District of Virginia. Feb 1, 1872 PDF, 168KB
Chapter 11 An Act for the Apportionment of Representation to Congress among the several States according to the ninth Census. Feb 2, 1872 PDF, 197KB
Chapter 12 An Act to authorize the Payment of duplicate Checks of disbursing Officers. Feb 2, 1872 PDF, 101KB
Chapter 13 An Act to admit certain Machinery imported from foreign Countries free of Duty. Feb 2, 1872 PDF, 106KB
Chapter 14 An Act to establish certain Post-routes in the State of Iowa. Feb 2, 1872 PDF, 93KB
Chapter 15 An Act in Relation to the Embassy from Japan. Feb 2, 1872 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 16 An Act to exempt the Iron Steam Ice-boats constructed by the City of Philadelphia from the Inspection required by the Act of February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, entitled "An Act to provide for the better Security of Life on Board of Vessels propelled in Whole or in Part by Steam, and for other Purposes." Feb 6, 1872 PDF, 95KB
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Chapter 18 An Act establishing certain Post-roads in Vermont. Feb 12, 1872 PDF, 93KB
Chapter 19 An Act for the Relief of Alexander Smith and Halcyon Skinner. Feb 20, 1872 PDF, 187KB
Chapter 20 An Act making Appropriations to supply a Deficiency in the Appropriations for Salaries and contingent Expenses of the Post-office Department for the current fiscal Year. Feb 20, 1872 PDF, 100KB
Chapter 21 An Act making Appropriations for the Payment of invalid and other Pensions of the United States for the Year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-three. Feb 20, 1872 PDF, 191KB
Chapter 22 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to provide a national Currency secured by Pledge of United States Bonds, and to provide for the Circulation and Redemption thereof," approved June third, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. Mar 1, 1872 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 23 An Act extending the Time for the Completion of the Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay and Lake Michigan Ship Canal, in the State of Wisconsin. Mar 1, 1872 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 24 An Act to set apart a certain Tract of Land lying near the Head-waters of the Yellowstone River as a public Park. Mar 1, 1872 PDF, 193KB
Chapter 25 An Act to constitute Shreveport, in the State of Louisiana, a Port of Delivery. Mar 1, 1872 PDF, 102KB
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Chapter 28 An Act to authorize the Construction of a Bridge across the Missouri River at or near St. Joseph, Missouri. Mar 5, 1872 PDF, 202KB
Chapter 29 An Act to provide for the Admission of Paintings, Statuary, and Photographs for Exhibition free of Duty. Mar 5, 1872 PDF, 99KB
Chapter 30 An Act transferring certain Powers and Duties to the Department of Justice and providing a Seal therefor. Mar 5, 1872 PDF, 100KB
Chapter 31 An Act supplementary to the Act entitled "An Act to prevent the Extermination of fur-bearing Animals in Alaska." Mar 5, 1872 PDF, 100KB
Chapter 32 An Act amending the Act approved July twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, entitled "An Act relating to Pensions." Mar 5, 1872 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 33 An Act to repeal the Paragraphs of Schedule C of the internal Revenue Acts imposing Taxes on canned Meats, Fish, and certain other Articles. Mar 5, 1872 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 34 An Act to amend Section thirty-five of an Act entitled "An Act to reduce internal Taxes, and for other Purposes." Mar 5, 1872 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 35 An Act to defray the Expenses of District Judges from other Districts while holding District or Circuit Courts in the southern District of New York. Mar 5, 1872 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 36 An Act to provide for the Survey of the Harbor and River at Washington, D.C. Mar 5, 1872 PDF, 178KB
Chapter 37 An Act to authorize the Issuing of a Certificate of Registry to the Brig "Michael and Anna." Mar 5, 1872 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 38 An Act authorizing an American Register to the British Brig "Isadora," owned by Edwin M. Fowle, of Newton, Massachusetts. Mar 5, 1872 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 39 An Act for the Relief of Lucas, O'Brien, Dickinson, and other Counties in the State of Iowa. Mar 5, 1872 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 40 An Act for the Relief of George W. Morse. Mar 11, 1872 PDF, 180KB
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Chapter 42 An Act to create an additional Land District in the State of Nevada. Mar 12, 1872 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 43 An Act to create an additional Land District in the State of Minnesota. Mar 12, 1872 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 44 An Act authorizing the Warren National Bank of South Danvers, in the State of Massachusetts, to change its Name to the Warren National Bank of Peabody, Massachusetts. Mar 12, 1872 PDF, 186KB
Chapter 45 An Act to authorize the Purchase of a Site for a public Building at Cincinnati, Ohio. Mar 12, 1872 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 46 An Act to authorize the Construction of a fire-proof Building at Albany, New York. Mar 12, 1872 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 47 An Act to provide for the Designation of a chief medical Purveyor. Mar 12, 1872 PDF, 89KB
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Chapter 49 An Act to authorize the Sale of public Property at Houlton, Maine. Mar 14, 1872 PDF, 89KB
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Chapter 53 An Act to issue an American Register to the Brig "A.L. Palmer." Mar 15, 1872 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 54 An Act authorizing the President of the United States to re-establish the Monroe Land District in the State of Louisiana. Mar 16, 1872 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 55 An Act to continue in Force a Grant to the State of Nevada for College Purposes. Mar 16, 1872 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 56 An Act to restore the Records of the United States Courts to the northern District of Illinois. Mar 18, 1872 PDF, 193KB
Chapter 57 An Act to amend Section thirty-five of an Act entitled "An Act to reduce internal Taxes, and for other Purposes." Mar 18, 1872 PDF, 105KB
Chapter 58 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to provide for a Building suited to the Use of the Post-office, the Pension and Revenue Officers, and the judicial Officers of the United States, in the City of Trenton, New Jersey," approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. Mar 18, 1872 PDF, 199KB
Chapter 59 An Act for the Construction of an Addition to the United States Courthouse and Post-office Building in Indianapolis, Indiana, and for the Purchase of additional Ground adjourning the Site of said Building. Mar 18, 1872 PDF, 101KB
Chapter 60 An Act to provide for a Building for the Use of the Post-office, Custom-house, Pension-office, United States Circuit and District Courts, and internal Revenue Offices, at Hartford, Connecticut. Mar 18, 1872 PDF, 195KB
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Chapter 62 An Act authorizing the Survey and Marking of the Boundary between the Territory of the United States and the Possessions of Great Britain, from the Lake of the Woods to the Summit of the Rocky Mountains. Mar 19, 1872 PDF, 102KB
Chapter 63 An Act for the Relief of Pre-emption Settlers in the State of California. Mar 22, 1872 PDF, 101KB
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Chapter 65 An Act appropriating Money for the Purchase of a suitable Site, and erecting a Building thereon, in the City of Saint Louis, Missouri, to be used for the Purposes of a Custom-house, Post-office, and other federal  Offices. Mar 27, 1872 PDF, 195KB
Chapter 66 An Act extending the Time for the Completion of the Portage Lake and Lake Superior Ship Canal. Mar 27, 1872 PDF, 101KB
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Chapter 72 An Act in Addition to an Act entitled "An act to amend an Act entitled 'An Act for the Removal of Causes in certain Cases from State Courts,' approved July twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-six," approved March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. Mar 30, 1872 PDF, 101KB
Chapter 73 An Act to authorize the Construction of a Bridge across the Mississippi River at or near the Town of Clinton, in the State of Iowa, and other Bridges across said River, and to establish them as Post-roads. Apr 1, 1872 PDF, 287KB
Chapter 74 An Act to authorize the Restoration of Gilbert Morton to the naval Service. Apr 1, 1872 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 75 An Act to change the Name of the Pleasure Yacht "Lois" to that of "Sea Witch," and to change the Name of the Yacht "William M. Tweed" to that of "Julia." Apr 1, 1872 PDF, 188KB
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Chapter 78 An Act to authorize the President to appoint George Plunkett a Paymaster in the Navy. Apr 2, 1872 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 79 An Act to provide for the Reporting and Printing of the Debates in Congress. Apr 2, 1872 PDF, 99KB
Chapter 80 An Act to establish a Port of Entry and Delivery at the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Apr 2, 1872 PDF, 191KB
Chapter 81 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to authorize Protection to be given to Citizens of the United States who may discover Deposits of Guano," approved August 18, 1856. Apr 2, 1872 PDF, 101KB
Chapter 82 An Act to provide for the Exchange and Transfer of two small Parcels of Land in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. Apr 2, 1872 PDF, 198KB
Chapter 83 An Act authorizing an American Register to the Dutch Bark "Alice Tarlton." Apr 2, 1872 PDF, 105KB
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Chapter 85 An Act to enable honorably discharged Soldiers and Sailors, their Widows and orphan Children, to acquire Homesteads on the public Lands of the United States. Apr 4, 1872 PDF, 199KB
Chapter 86 An Act to amend the thirty-second Section of an Act entitled "An Act to reduce internal Taxes, and for other Purposes," approved July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy. Apr 5, 1872 PDF, 102KB
Chapter 87 An Act to change the Location of the First National Bank of Seneca, State of Illinois, to the City of Morris, Illinois. Apr 5, 1872 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 88 An Act for the Relief of Sufferers by Fire at Chicago. Apr 5, 1872 PDF, 98KB
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Chapter 90 An Act defining the Rights of Part Owners of Vessels in certain Cases. Apr 9, 1872 PDF, 187KB
Chapter 91 An Act to settle and quiet the Titles to Lands along the Boundary Line between the States of Georgia and Florida. Apr 9, 1872 PDF, 97KB
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Chapter 96 An Act granting the Right of Way through the public Lands for the Construction of a Railroad from Great Salt Lake to Portland, Oregon. Apr 12, 1872 PDF, 97KB
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Chapter 99 An Act to change the Time for holding the Spring Term of the United States Circuit and District courts at Harrisonburg, Virginia. Apr 13, 1872 PDF, 187KB
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Chapter 102 An Act for the Relief of the Officers and Crew of the United States Steamer "Kearsarge." Apr 17, 1872 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 103 An Act to change the Boundaries of the Collection District of Brazos de Santiago, in the State of Texas. Apr 17, 1872 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 104 An Act to authorize William C. Jardine to make Application to the Commissioner of Patents for the Issue of a Patent for his Improvement in Brake and Rest for Carts. Apr 17, 1872 PDF, 95KB
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Chapter 111 An Act to erect two new Land Districts in the State of Nebraska. Apr 22, 1872 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 112 An Act to extend the Time for filing Claims for additional Bounty, under the Act of July twenty-eight, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. Apr 22, 1872 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 113 An Act authorizing the Secretary of War to deliver condemned Ordnance to certain Soldiers' monumental Associations. Apr 22, 1872 PDF, 179KB
Chapter 114 An Act in Relation to Bounties. Apr 22, 1872 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 115 An Act authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to make certain Negotiations with the Ute Indians in Colorado. Apr 23, 1872 PDF, 91KB
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Chapter 118 An Act to create the Linkton Land District, in the State of Oregon. Apr 24, 1872 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 119 An Act to extend the Time for the Completion of the military Road from Fort Wilkins, at Copper Harbor, in the State of Michigan, to Fort Howard, at Green Bay, in the State of Wisconsin. Apr 24, 1872 PDF, 108KB
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Chapter 125 An Act relating to Proposals and Contracts for Transportation of the Mails, and for other Purposes. Apr 27, 1872 PDF, 209KB
Chapter 126 An Act to amend the first Section of an Act entitled "An Act to provide for the Disposition of useless military Reservations," approved February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. Apr 29, 1872 PDF, 204KB
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Chapter 129 An Act to amend Section second, Act of August thirtieth, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, in Relation to the Transportation and Exportation of imported Goods, Wares, and Merchandise in Bond through certain Ports in the State of Texas. Apr 30, 1872 PDF, 103KB
Chapter 130 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to authorize the Construction of a Bridge across the Missouri River at or near St. Joseph, Missouri," approved March fifth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. May 1, 1872 PDF, 197KB
Chapter 131 An Act repealing the Duty on Tea and Coffee. May 1, 1872 PDF, 102KB
Chapter 132 An Act supplementary to an Act entitled "An Act to incorporate the Texas Pacific Railroad Company, and to aid in the Construction of its Road, and for other Purposes," approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. May 2, 1872 PDF, 296KB
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Chapter 139 An Act to amend an Act approved February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, amending an Act approved May thirty-one, eighteen hundred and seventy, entitled "An Act to enforce the Rights of Citizens of the United States to vote in the several States of the Union, and for other Purposes." May 3, 1872 PDF, 100KB
Chapter 140 An Act making  Appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial Expenses of the Government for the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other Purposes. May 8, 1872 PDF, 2201KB
Chapter 141 An Act to provide for the Removal of the Kansas Tribe of Indians to the Indian Territory, and to dispose of their Lands in Kansas to actual Settlers. May 8, 1872 PDF, 202KB
Chapter 142 An Act to fund certain Liabilities of the City of Washington, existing June first, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and to limit the Debt of and Taxation in the District of Columbia. May 8, 1872 PDF, 298KB
Chapter 143 An Act to change the Time for holding the Circuit and District Courts of the United States for the western District of Wisconsin, at La Crosse. May 9, 1872 PDF, 193KB
Chapter 144 An Act to extend the Time of Payment for their Lands by Persons holding Pre-emptions on the public Lands in the State of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, and Territory of Dakota. May 9, 1872 PDF, 193KB
Chapter 145 An Act for the Relief of Purchasers of Lands sold for direct Taxes in the insurrectionary States. May 9, 1872 PDF, 101KB
Chapter 146 An Act to perpetuate Testimony in the Courts of the United States. May 9, 1872 PDF, 194KB
Chapter 147 An Act to regulate Elections in Washington and Idaho Territories. May 9, 1872 PDF, 100KB
Chapter 148 An Act authorizing the Appropriation for the Employment of Surf-men at alternate life-saving Stations on the New Jersey Coast, for the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, to be expended in employing Crews at such Stations, and for such Periods, and at such Compensation, as the Secretary of the Treasury may deem reasonable, not to exceed forty Dollars per Month for each Person employed. May 9, 1872 PDF, 101KB
Chapter 149 An Act for the Relief of Settlers on the Osage Lands in the State of Kansas. May 9, 1872 PDF, 195KB
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Chapter 152 An Act to promote the Development of the mining Resources of the United States. May 10, 1872 PDF, 587KB
Chapter 153 An Act authorizing the Secretary of War to correct an Army Officer's Record. May 10, 1872 PDF, 97KB
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Chapter 156 An Act to authorize the Commissioners of Claims to appoint special Commissioners to take Testimony, and for other Purposes. May 11, 1872 PDF, 203KB
Chapter 157 An Act to carry out certain Provisions of the Cherokee Treaty of eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and for the Relief of Settlers on the Cherokee Lands in the State of Kansas. May 11, 1872 PDF, 184KB
Chapter 158 An Act to authorize the Construction of a Bridge across the Missouri River, at Boonville, Missouri. May 11, 1872 PDF, 180KB
Chapter 159 An Act to Establish certain Post-Roads. May 14, 1872 PDF, 941KB
Chapter 160 An Act to establish the Pay of the enlisted Men of the Army. May 15, 1872 PDF, 173KB
Chapter 161 An Act to establish a System of Deposits, to prevent Desertion, and elevate the Condition of the Rank and File of the Army. May 15, 1872 PDF, 99KB
Chapter 162 An Act to provide that Minors shall not be enlisted in the military Service of the United States without the Consent of Parents or Guardians. May 15, 1872 PDF, 191KB
Chapter 163 An Act to authorize the West Wisconsin Railway Company to keep up and maintain a Bridge for Railway Purposes across Lake Saint Croix, at the City of Hudson, in the State of Wisconsin. May 15, 1872 PDF, 101KB
Chapter 164 An Act relating to the Reform School of the District of Columbia. May 15, 1872 PDF, 188KB
Chapter 165 An Act declaring the Lands constituting the Fort Collins military Reservation, in the Territory of Colorado, subject to Pre-emption and Homestead Entry, as provided for in existing Lands. May 15, 1872 PDF, 101KB
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Chapter 169 An Act to regulate the Salary of the Consul at Tien Tien, China. May 17, 1872 PDF, 102KB
Chapter 170 An Act to authorize the Construction of certain Bridges across the Mississippi River, and to establish the same as Post-roads. May 17, 1872 PDF, 193KB
Chapter 171 An Act authorizing the Erection of a public Building in Rockland, Maine. May 17, 1872 PDF, 194KB
Chapter 172 An Act making Appropriations to supply Deficiencies in the Appropriations for the Service of the Government for the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for former Years, and for other Purposes. May 18, 1872 PDF, 1279KB
Chapter 173 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish and to protect national Cemeteries," approved February twenty-second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. May 18, 1872 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 174 An Act authorizing the Secretary of War to pay certain Certificates issued for Fortification Purposes in Lawrence, Kansas. May 18, 1872 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 175 An Act to allow the Pleasure Yacht "Red Hot," to take the Name of "Addie Parker," and be registered under that Name. May 18, 1872 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 176 An Act to fix the Times for holding United States Courts in the eighth Circuit. May 21, 1872 PDF, 189KB
Chapter 177 An Act regulating the Mode of making private Contracts with Indians. May 21, 1872 PDF, 197KB
Chapter 178 An Act to prohibit the Retention of Soldiers' Discharges by Claim-agents and Attorneys. May 21, 1872 PDF, 187KB
Chapter 179 An Act to establish an additional Land District in the Territory of Dakota. May 21, 1872 PDF, 93KB
Chapter 180 An Act to create an additional Land District in the State of Minnesota. May 21, 1872 PDF, 93KB
Chapter 181 An Act to authorize the Issue of a Supply of Arms to the Authorities of the Territory of Montana. May 21, 1872 PDF, 93KB
Chapter 182 An Act to reduce the Limits of the military Reservation at Fort Stanton, New Mexico. May 21, 1872 PDF, 90KB
Chapter 183 An Act relinquishing certain Wharf Property to the City of New Orleans. May 21, 1872 PDF, 90KB
Chapter 184 An Act to authorize the Construction of a Bridge over the Tide-water of Dunstan River, in the State of Maine. May 21, 1872 PDF, 90KB
Chapter 185 An Act to grant an American Register to the Hawaiian Bark "Florence." May 21, 1872 PDF, 90KB
Chapter 186 An Act to authorize the City of Buffalo, New York, to construct a Tunnel under Niagara River, and to erect and maintain an Inlet-pier therefrom, for the Purpose of supplying  the City of Buffalo with pure Water. May 21, 1872 PDF, 179KB
Chapter 187 An Act to enable the City of Denver to purchase certain Lands in Colorado for a Cemetery. May 21, 1872 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 188 An Act authorizing the Construction of a public Building at Fall River, in the State of Massachusetts. May 21, 1872 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 189 An Act to confirm the Action of the Board of Aldermen and Common Council of the City of Washington, designating a Depot Site for the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Company, and for other Purposes. May 21, 1872 PDF, 194KB
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Chapter 193 An Act to remove political Disabilities imposed by the fourteenth Article of the Amendments of the Constitution of the United States. May 22, 1872 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 194 An Act making Appropriations for the consular and diplomatic Service of the Government for the  Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other Purposes. May 22, 1872 PDF, 346KB
Chapter 195 An Act making Appropriations for the naval Service for the Year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other Purposes. May 23, 1872 PDF, 863KB
Chapter 196 An Act making Appropriations for the Support of the Military Academy for the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three. May 23, 1872 PDF, 277KB
Chapter 197 An Act defining and limiting the Appropriation of certain Moneys for the Preparation, Issue, and Reissue of the Securities of the United States, and for other Purposes. May 23, 1872 PDF, 186KB
Chapter 198 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform Time for holding Elections for Electors of President and Vice-President in all the States of the Union," approved January twenty-third, eighteen hundred and forty-five. May 23, 1872 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 199 An Act to establish the Collection District of Du Luth, and to create Saint Paul, in the Collection District of Minnesota, a Port of Delivery. May 23, 1872 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 200 An Act to create an additional Land District in the State of Kansas. May 23, 1872 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 201 An Act to provide for holding the United States District Court in the City of Toledo. May 23, 1872 PDF, 186KB
Chapter 202 An Act to regulate criminal Practice in the federal Courts. May 23, 1872 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 203 An Act giving the Assent of Congress to the Subscription of the District of Columbia to the Stock of the Piedmont and Potomac Railroad Company. May 23, 1872 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 204 An Act to withdraw from Settlement and Sale a certain Section of Land in Wyoming Territory. May 23, 1872 PDF, 190KB
Chapter 205 An Act relating to certain Lands in the State of Alabama. May 23, 1872 PDF, 102KB
Chapter 206 An Act to provide Homes for the Pottawatomie and Absentee Shawnee Indians in the Indian Territory. May 23, 1872 PDF, 200KB
Chapter 207 An Act to authorize the Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company to change their projected Line of Railway in the State of Michigan. May 23, 1872 PDF, 110KB
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Chapter 213 An Act to authorize the Construction of a Bridge, and to establish the same as a Post-road. May 25, 1872 PDF, 292KB
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Chapter 218 An Act to provide for the Abatement or Repayment of Taxes on distilled Spirits in Bond, destroyed by Casualty. May 27, 1872 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 219 An Act to authorize the Secretary of War to accept the Peninsula in Lake Erie, opposite the Harbor of Erie, in the State of Pennsylvania. May 27, 1872 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 220 An Act in Relation to the Dakota Southern Railroad Company. May 27, 1872 PDF, 188KB
Chapter 221 An Act to change the Name of the Schooner La Pette to La Petite. May 27, 1872 PDF, 100KB
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Chapter 226 An Act for the Relief of certain Officers of the Navy. May 28, 1872 PDF, 185KB
Chapter 227 An Act to restore Lazarus L. Reamey to the Navy of the United States as a Midshipman. May 28, 1872 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 228 An Act to provide for furnishing Trusses to disabled Soldiers. May 28, 1872 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 229 An Act to provide for the Completion of three Volumes of Wilkes's United States Exploring Expedition. May 28, 1872 PDF, 91KB
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Chapter 233 An Act making Appropriations for the current and contingent Expenses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling Treaty Stipulations with various Indian Tribes, for the Year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other Purposes. May 29, 1872 PDF, 2291KB
Chapter 234 An Act for the Relief of Albert W. Gray. May 29, 1872 PDF, 183KB
Chapter 235 An Act to increase the capital Stock and to extend the Works of the Washington Gas-Light Company. May 29, 1872 PDF, 90KB
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Chapter 239 An Act supplemental to an Act entitled "An Act for the Apportionment of Representatives to Congress among the several States according to the ninth Census." May 30, 1872 PDF, 90KB
Chapter 240 An Act fixing the Rank of Professors of Mathematics in the United States Navy. May 31, 1872 PDF, 90KB
Chapter 241 An Act relating to the Creation of new Land Districts. May 31, 1872 PDF, 180KB
Chapter 242 An Act authorizing the Construction of a Bridge across the Arkansas River, at Little Rock, Arkansas. May 31, 1872 PDF, 188KB
Chapter 243 An Act to provide for a Building for the Use of the Post-office, United States circuit and district Courts, and internal Revenue Offices, at Utica, New York. May 31, 1872 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 244 An Act to change the Location of the Railroad National Bank of Lowell, Massachusetts, to the City of Boston, Massachusetts. May 31, 1872 PDF, 178KB
Chapter 245 An Act conferring upon the Court of Claims Power to hear and determine the Claim of J.W. Parish and Company for Damages for the alleged Violation of their Contract with the United States for the Delivery of Ice. May 31, 1872 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 246 An Act for the Relief of John Potts, chief Clerk of the War Department.  Jun 1, 1872 PDF, 88KB
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Chapter 253 An Act to prescribe the Time for holding the Election for Electors of President and Vice-President in the State of Louisiana. Jun 1, 1872 PDF, 88KB
Chapter 254 An Act to provide for the Issue of Bonds in Lieu of destroyed or defaced Bonds of the United States. Jun 1, 1872 PDF, 106KB
Chapter 255 An Act to further the Administration of Justice. Jun 1, 1872 PDF, 376KB
Chapter 256 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-office Department for the Year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-three. Jun 1, 1872 PDF, 353KB
Chapter 257 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish and protect national Cemeteries," approved February twenty-second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. Jun 1, 1872 PDF, 103KB
Chapter 258 An Act granting the Right of Way to the Dakota Grand Trunk Railway Company. Jun 1, 1872 PDF, 189KB
Chapter 259 An Act relative to the Centennial International Exhibition, to be held in the City of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, in the Year eighteen hundred and seventy-six. Jun 1, 1872 PDF, 794KB
Chapter 260 An Act in Relation to the Construction of a new Jail for the District of Columbia. Jun 1, 1872 PDF, 196KB
Chapter 261 An Act granting a Right of Way to the Utah, Idaho, and Montana Railroad Company. Jun 1, 1872 PDF, 196KB
Chapter 262 An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to make Partition of the Reservation to Me-shin-go-me-sia, a Miami Indian. Jun 1, 1872 PDF, 190KB
Chapter 263 An Act to authorize the President of the United States to negotiate with the Chiefs and Head-men of the Shoshone and Bannock Tribes of Indians for the Relinquishment of a Portion of their Reservation in Wyoming Territory. Jun 1, 1872 PDF, 98KB
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Chapter 279 An Act to authorize the Appointment of certain Officers in the Quartermaster's Department. Jun 3, 1872 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 280 An Act relative to the Entry and Clearance of Ferry-boats and of bonded Cars passing from one State to another through foreign contiguous Territory. Jun 4, 1872 PDF, 188KB
Chapter 281 An Act further regulating the Construction of Bridges across the Mississippi River. Jun 4, 1872 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 282 An Act to establish a western judicial District of North Carolina. Jun 4, 1872 PDF, 287KB
Chapter 283 An Act amendatory of an Act entitled "An Act donating public Lands to the several States and Territories which may provide Colleges for the Benefit of agricultural and mechanical Arts," passed July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and Acts amendatory thereto. Jun 4, 1872 PDF, 193KB
Chapter 284 An Act to take away the Circuit Court Jurisdiction of the District Court of the United States for the northern District of Georgia, to create a Circuit Court in said District, and for other Purposes. Jun 4, 1872 PDF, 189KB
Chapter 285 An Act supplementary to an Act entitled "An Act to aid in the Construction of Telegraph Lines, and to secure to the Government the Use of the same for postal, military, and other Purposes," approved July twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. Jun 4, 1872 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 286 An Act to enable the President to appoint a Paymaster-General of the Army. Jun 4, 1872 PDF, 181KB
Chapter 287 An Act relating to Inventories and Accounts of the Property of the United States in Public Buildings and Grounds. Jun 4, 1872 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 288 An Act granting to the Davenport and St. Paul Railroad Company the Right of Way. Jun 4, 1872 PDF, 181KB
Chapter 289 An Act directing the Conveyance of certain Lots of Ground, with the Improvements thereon, for the Use of the public Schools of the City of Washington. Jun 4, 1872 PDF, 93KB
Chapter 290 An Act amending an Act entitled "An Act directing the Conveyance of a Lot of Ground for the Use of the public Schools of the City of Washington." Jun 4, 1872 PDF, 93KB
Chapter 291 An Act authorizing the Construction of a Bridge across the Missouri River opposite to or within the corporate Limits of Nebraska City, Nebraska. Jun 4, 1872 PDF, 206KB
Chapter 292 An Act authorizing the Construction of a Bridge across the Missouri River at Brownville, Nebraska. Jun 4, 1872 PDF, 198KB
Chapter 293 An Act granting the Right of Way through the public Lands for the Construction of a Railroad and Telegraph in Florida. Jun 4, 1872 PDF, 190KB
Chapter 294 An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act entitled "An Act for the Relief of certain Purchasers of Lands from the legal Representatives of Bartholomew Cousin," approved February eighteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. Jun 4, 1872 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 295 An Act to authorize the Issue of an American Register to the Brig Delphine. Jun 4, 1872 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 296 An Act to provide for the Sale of the Marine Hospital and Grounds at San Francisco. Jun 4, 1872 PDF, 176KB
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Chapter 305 An Act to correct an Error in the Act approved February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. Jun 5, 1872 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 306 An Act in Regard to the Commencement of increased Pay to promoted Officers in the Navy. Jun 5, 1872 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 307 An Act to fix the Pay of certain Rear-admirals on the retired List of the Navy. Jun 5, 1872 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 308 An Act to provide for the Removal of the Flathead and other Indians from the Bitter Root Valley, in the Territory of Montana. Jun 5, 1872 PDF, 179KB
Chapter 309 An Act to carry into Effect the fourth Article of the Treaty of February twenty-three, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, with the Seneca, Shawnee, Quapaw, and other Indians. Jun 5, 1872 PDF, 99KB
Chapter 310 An Act to confirm to the Great and Little Osage Indians a Reservation in the Indian Territory. Jun 5, 1872 PDF, 189KB
Chapter 311 An Act to provide for the Restoration of the Records of the Proceedings of the Court of Inquiry concerning the Operations of the Army under the Command of General Don Carlos Buell, in Kentucky and Tennessee. Jun 5, 1872 PDF, 176KB
Chapter 312 An Act for the Relief of George A. Stevens, of the United States Navy. Jun 5, 1872 PDF, 85KB
Chapter 313 An Act making a Transfer of a Pension Appropriation from one Fund to another. Jun 5, 1872 PDF, 85KB
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Chapter 315 An Act to reduce Duties on Imports, and to reduce Internal Taxes, and for other Purposes. Jun 6, 1872 PDF, 2544KB
Chapter 316 An Act making Appropriations for the Support of the Army for the Year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other Purposes. Jun 6, 1872 PDF, 360KB
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Chapter 321 An Act to continue the Act to authorize the Settlement of the Accounts of Officers of the Army and Navy. Jun 7, 1872 PDF, 99KB
Chapter 322 An Act to authorize the Appointment of Shipping-commissioners by the several Circuit Courts of the United States, to superintend the Shipping and Discharge of Seamen engaged in Merchant Ships belonging to the United States, and for the further Protection of Seamen. Jun 7, 1872 PDF, 1709KB
Chapter 323 An Act granting the Right of Way through the public Lands to the Jacksonville and Saint Augustine Railroad Company. Jun 7, 1872 PDF, 78KB
Chapter 324 An Act to provide for a Building for the Use of the federal Courts, Post-office, internal Revenue, and other civil Offices, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas. Jun 7, 1872 PDF, 161KB
Chapter 325 An Act to quiet the Title to certain Lands in Dakota Territory. Jun 7, 1872 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 326 An Act relating to a Site for public Buildings in Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania, and Sacramento, California. Jun 7, 1872 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 327 An Act authorizing the First National Bank of Annapolis to change its Location and Name. Jun 7, 1872 PDF, 173KB
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Chapter 332 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to regulate the diplomatic and consular Systems of the United States," approved August eighteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-six. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 333 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act regulating Proceedings in criminal Cases, and  for other Purposes," approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-five. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 334 An Act to provide for holding a Circuit Court of the United States in and for the western District of Missouri. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 181KB
Chapter 335 An Act to revise, consolidate, and amend the Statutes relating to the Post-office Department. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 4387KB
Chapter 336 An Act to authorize the Appointment of Deputies of Clerks of Circuit and District Courts. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 87KB
Chapter 337 An Act to provide for the Redemption and Sale of Lands held by the United States under the several Acts levying direct Taxes, and for other Purposes. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 277KB
Chapter 338 An Act to amend an Act relating to Soldiers' and Sailors' Homesteads. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 339 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish a Uniform System of Bankruptcy throughout the United States." Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 340 An Act to declare the true Intent and Meaning of Section Two of an Act entitled "An Act to establish a Uniform System of Bankruptcy throughout the United States," approved March two, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 93KB
Chapter 341 An Act concerning the Circuit and District Courts of the United States for the District of Kansas. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 342 An Act increasing the Rates of Pension to certain Persons therein described. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 343 An Act to create an additional Land District in Florida. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 344 An Act to provide for filling Vacancies in certain Offices in the several Territories. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 345 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to provide for the Disposition of useless military Reservations," approved February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 187KB
Chapter 346 An Act for the better Security of Bank Reserves, and to facilitate Bank Clearing-house Exchanges. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 101KB
Chapter 347 An Act to amend section five of an Act entitled "An Act making Appropriations for the civil and diplomatic Expenses of the Government for the Year eighteen hundred and forty-one," approved March three, eighteen hundred and forty-one, and to authorize the proper Construction thereof. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 101KB
Chapter 348 An Act to amend the fifth section of an Act entitled "An Act making Appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial Expenses of the Government for the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other Purposes. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 349 An Act relative to Homestead Settlers burned out in the States of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 350 An Act fixing the Salaries of the United States Attorney and United States Marshall for the District of Nebraska. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 188KB
Chapter 351 An Act to authorize an Appointment in the Inspector-General's Department. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 352 An Act for the Completion and Publication of the Medical and Surgical History of the Rebellion. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 353 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act supplementary to an Act to provide for furnishing Artificial Limbs to disabled Soldiers," approved June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 184KB
Chapter 354 An Act granting the Right of Way through the public Lands to the Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 355 An Act to grant an American Register to the British Brig Balear. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 356 An Act to reimburse United States Marshals for Moneys necessarily expended by them in taking the ninth Census in Excess of the Compensation allowed them under the Law in Force before the passage of this Act. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 182KB
Chapter 357 An Act to perfect certain Land-titles therein described. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 358 An Act in Relation to Settlers on certain Indian Reservations in the State of Minnesota. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 359 An Act granting the Right of Way through the public Lands to the Pensacola and Louisville Railroad Company of Alabama. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 178KB
Chapter 360 An Act donating condemned Cannon and Cannon-balls to certain Organizations for monumental Purposes. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 361 An Act for the Relief of the State of Connecticut and other States. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 179KB
Chapter 362 An Act authorizing the Construction of a public Building at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the Use of the Post-office and United States Courts in said City. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 363 An Act to authorize the Orange, Alexandria, and Manassas Railroad Company to run Trains and transport Freight and Passengers within the District of Columbia. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 191KB
Chapter 364 An Act to authorize the Building of the New Mexico and Gulf Railway, and for other Purposes. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 193KB
Chapter 365 An Act authorizing the Secretary of War to expend certain Moneys for the Purpose of sinking an Artesian Well on the Fort D.A. Russell military Reservation, in Wyoming Territory. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 100KB
Chapter 366 An Act to reimburse the State of Kansas for Moneys expended for the United States in enrolling, equipping, and provisioning Militia Forces to aid in suppressing the Rebellion. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 192KB
Chapter 367 An Act authorizing the Secretary of War to release twenty-five Acres of the Lands of the United States at Plattsburgh, New York, to the New York and Canada Railroad Company, and for other Purposes. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 100KB
Chapter 368 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish and to protect national Cemeteries," approved February twenty-second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 100KB
Chapter 369 An Act to reimburse the State of Kentucky for Moneys expended for the United States in enrolling, subsisting, clothing, supplying, arming, equipping, paying, and transporting Militia Forces to aid in suppressing the Rebellion. Jun 8, 1872 PDF, 98KB
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Chapter 414 An Act for the Relief of Sarah S. Trapp, Executrix of William Trapp, deceased. Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 415 An Act making Appropriations for sundry civil Expenses of the Government for the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other Purposes. Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 2007KB
Chapter 416 An Act making Appropriations for the Repair, Preservation, and Completion of certain public Works on Rivers and Harbors, and for other Purposes. Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 519KB
Chapter 417 An Act making Appropriations for the Construction, Preservation, and Repairs of certain Fortifications, and other Works of Defence. Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 157KB
Chapter 418 An Act for the Relief of John C. Beaumont. Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 419 An Act relative to retired Officers of the Army. Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 420 An Act to prevent and punish the Obstruction of the Administration of Justice in the Courts of the United States. Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 421 An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act entitled "An Act for the final Adjustment of private Land-claims in the States of Florida, Louisiana, and Missouri, and for other Purposes." Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 190KB
Chapter 422 An Act to authorize the Construction of a Bridge across the Mississippi River at or near the City of Red Wing, in the State of Minnesota, and to establish it as a Post-road. Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 288KB
Chapter 423 An Act to authorize the Sale of certain public Property. Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 104KB
Chapter 424 An Act for the Registration to Market of certain Lands in Michigan. Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 100KB
Chapter 425 An Act to refund Duties paid on Goods, Wares, and Merchandise remaining in Bond or Store on the first Day of August, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 156KB
Chapter 426 An Act to repeal so much of Section six of an Act entitled "An Act making Appropriations for the Support of the Army for the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy, and for other Purposes," approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy, and for other Purposes," approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, as prohibits Promotions in the Engineer Department of the Army. Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 65KB
Chapter 427 An Act to establish certain Post-roads. Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 303KB
Chapter 428 An Act for the Construction of a Custom-house, bonded Warehouse, and Post-office at Port Huron, Michigan. Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 66KB
Chapter 429 An Act appropriating ten thousand Dollars for a Statue of General John A. Rawlins. Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 430 An Act for the Relief of certain Indians in the Central Superintendency. Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 188KB
Chapter 431 An Act to authorize the President of the United States to appoint one or more Commissioners to represent the Government of the United States at the International Exposition of Agriculture, Industry, and Fine Arts, to be held at Vienna in eighteen hundred and seventy-three. Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 103KB
Chapter 432 An Act confirming and extending a Patent-right to Levi W. Pond and Eau Claire Lumber Company. Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 188KB
Chapter 433 An Act to provide for the Erection of a Building suitable for the Use of the United States Courts, Post-office, and other necessary Government Offices, at Raleigh, North Carolina. Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 434 An Act amendatory of an Act approved March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled "An Act amendatory of 'An Act to provide a temporary Government for the Territory of Montana,' approved May twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four." Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 190KB
Chapter 435 An Act to reimburse the State of Nevada for Expenses incurred while a Territory in Purchase of a Prison and in support of United States Courts. Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 99KB
Chapter 436 An Act for the Relief of certain Tribes of Indians in the northern Superintendency. Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 267KB
Chapter 437 An Act to grant the Right of Way through the public Lands to the Eastern Nevada Railroad Company. Jun 10, 1872 PDF, 78KB

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Session 3 (1872 - 1873)

Chapter 1 An Act making an Appropriation for the Repairs, Furnishing, and Ornamentation of the United States Custom-house and Post-office in Bath, Maine. Dec 10, 1872 PDF, 74KB
Chapter 2 An Act to authorize the Issuance of College Scrip to the State of Arkansas and for other Purposes. Dec 13, 1872 PDF, 161KB
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Chapter 4 An Act to authorize the Construction of Bridges across the Ohio River, and to prescribe the Dimensions of the same. Dec 17, 1872 PDF, 270KB
Chapter 5 An Act to fix the Salary of the Members of the Board of Health of the District of Columbia. Dec 17, 1872 PDF, 90KB
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Chapter 8 An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Navy to transport in a Government Vessel, free of Duty, a Monument designed by Admiral Porter to be erected in the Grounds of the Naval Academy at Annapolis, in Memory of the Officers, Seamen, and Marines of the Navy who fell in Defence of the Union. Dec 19, 1872 PDF, 90KB
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Chapter 12 An Act authorizing the Construction of Railroad-bridges across the Mobile River and other navigable Streams tributary to Mobile Bay, in Accordance with the Acts of the Legislature of the State of Alabama, and to establish them as Post-roads. Dec 24, 1872 PDF, 181KB
Chapter 13 An Act for the Reduction of Officers and Expenses of the internal Revenue. Dec 24, 1872 PDF, 277KB
Chapter 14 An Act to provide for holding adjourned Terms of the supreme Court of Arizona. Dec 24, 1872 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 15 An Act to authorize the National Bank of Lyons, Michigan, to change its Location and Name. Dec 24, 1872 PDF, 91KB
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Chapter 17 An Act to quiet the Title to certain Lands in the State of Missouri. Dec 27, 1872 PDF, 176KB
Chapter 18 An Act making Appropriations to supply Deficiencies in the Appropriations for the Service of the Government for the fiscal Year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other Purposes. Jan 8, 1873 PDF, 178KB
Chapter 19 An Act to provide for the Removal of the sunken Wreck which now obstructs the Channel-way off Sandy Hook. Jan 8, 1873 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 20 An Act to provide for the Expenses of the Commission to enquire into Depredations on the Frontiers of the State of Texas. Jan 8, 1873 PDF, 183KB
Chapter 21 An Act to amend the one hundred and thirty-third Section of an Act approved June eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, entitled "An Act to revise, consolidate, and amend the Statutes relating to the Post-office Department." Jan 9, 1873 PDF, 182KB
Chapter 22 An Act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to issue an American Register to the English-built, wrecked Schooner, N.J. Miller. Jan 9, 1873 PDF, 99KB
Chapter 23 An Act making Appropriations for the Payment of invalid and other Pensions of the United States for the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four. Jan 10, 1873 PDF, 278KB
Chapter 24 An Act supplemental to and amendatory of an Act entitled "An Act to prescribe the Mode of obtaining Evidence in Cases of contested Elections," approved February nineteen, eighteen hundred and fifty-one. Jan 10, 1873 PDF, 190KB
Chapter 25 An Act for the Extension of Time to the Winona and Saint Peter Railroad Company for the Completion of its Road. Jan 10, 1873 PDF, 97KB
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Chapter 32 An Act to release to the State of Indiana the Lands known as the Bed of Beaver Lake, in Newton County, in said State. Jan 11, 1873 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 33 An Act authorizing the East Chester National Bank of Mount Vernon to change its Location and Name. Jan 11, 1873 PDF, 173KB
Chapter 34 An Act to authorize the Employment of Keepers, and Crews of Surf-men for the life-saving Stations on the Coasts of Cape Cod, and Block Island, and for other Purposes. Jan 11, 1873 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 35 An Act to amend Section twelve of an Act entitled "An Act to authorize the Appointment of Shipping-Commissioners," &c., approved June seven, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. Jan 15, 1873 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 36 An Act to prevent certain Officers of the United States and Territories from practising as Attorneys or Solicitors in Courts of the United States in certain Cases. Jan 16, 1873 PDF, 88KB
Chapter 37 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act relating to Members of Congress, Heads of Departments, and other Officers of the Government," approved June eleventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. Jan 16, 1873 PDF, 88KB
Chapter 38 An Act to authorize the Erection of a public Building at Evansville, Indiana. Jan 16, 1873 PDF, 88KB
Chapter 39 An Act to authorize the Examination of certain Banks. Jan 20, 1873 PDF, 267KB
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Chapter 43 An Act to authorize the Examination of certain Banks. Jan 20, 1873 PDF, 99KB
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Chapter 45 An Act to incorporate the Loomis Aerial Telegraph Company. Jan 21, 1873 PDF, 190KB
Chapter 46 An Act to authorize the Washington City and Point Lookout Railroad Company to extend a Railroad into and within the District of Columbia. Jan 22, 1873 PDF, 280KB
Chapter 47 An Act to change the Name of the Pleasure-yacht Ellie, of Boston, Massachusetts. Jan 22, 1873 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 48 An Act regulating the Compensation of the Members and Officers of the legislative Assemblies of the several Territories of the United States, and limiting the Duration of the Sessions of said Assemblies. Jan 23, 1873 PDF, 93KB
Chapter 49 An Act establishing Post-routes in the State of Maine. Jan 23, 1873 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 50 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to amend the fifth Section of an Act entitled 'An Act donating public Lands to the several States and Territories which may provide Colleges for the Benefit of Agriculture and the mechanic Arts,' approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, so as to extend the Time within which the Provisions of said Act shall be accepted and such Colleges established," approved July twenty-third, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. Jan 23, 1873 PDF, 180KB
Chapter 51 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to incorporate a national military and naval Asylum for the Relief of the totally disabled Officers and Men of the Volunteer Forces of the United States," approved March twenty-one, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and for other Purposes. Jan 23, 1873 PDF, 99KB
Chapter 52 An Act authorizing the Removal of Restrictions upon the Alienation of certain Miami Indian Lands in the State of Kansas. Jan 23, 1873 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 53 An Act authorizing the First National Bank of Newnan to change its Location and Name. Jan 23, 1873 PDF, 179KB
Chapter 54 An Act authorizing the Secretary of War to contract for the Construction of a light-draught Snag-boat to ply on the Mississippi, Missouri, and Arkansas Rivers. Jan 23, 1873 PDF, 91KB
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Chapter 62 An Act to abolish the Grades of Admiral and Vice-Admiral in the Navy of the United States. Jan 24, 1873 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 63 An Act transferring the Control of certain territorial Penitentiaries to the several Territories in which the same are Located. Jan 24, 1873 PDF, 169KB
Chapter 64 An Act to fix the Time for holding the annual Session of the supreme Court of the United States, and for other Purposes. Jan 24, 1873 PDF, 86KB
Chapter 65 An Act to provide for the Erection of a public Building at Nashville, Tennessee. Jan 24, 1873 PDF, 86KB
Chapter 66 An Act to pay the County of Ontario, in the State of New York, the Sum of eighteen thousand Dollars. Jan 24, 1873 PDF, 90KB
Chapter 67 An Act to give to the Bark Jewess an American Register. Jan 24, 1873 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 68 An Act to provide for the Sale of a Part of the Light-house Reservation at Fort Gratiot, Port Huron, in the State of Michigan. Jan 24, 1873 PDF, 93KB
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Chapter 70 An Act to authorize the President to appoint Frederick E. Upton, of Bath, Maine, a Master in the Navy of the United States. Jan 27, 1873 PDF, 92KB
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Chapter 72 An Act making an Appropriation for the Erection of a marine Hospital at San Francisco. Jan 28, 1873 PDF, 170KB
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Chapter 82 An Act to abolish the franking Privilege. Jan 31, 1873 PDF, 85KB
Chapter 83 An Act to quiet the Title to certain Lands in the State of Iowa. Jan 31, 1873 PDF, 171KB
Chapter 84 An Act to aid in maintaining the Fire Department in the District of Columbia. Jan 31, 1873 PDF, 91KB
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Chapter 88 An Act to regulate the Employment of Engineer Soldiers on extra Duty. Feb 1, 1873 PDF, 96KB
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Chapter 105 An Act making an Appropriation to defray the Expenses of the American and British Claims Commission, and for other Purposes. Feb 5, 1873 PDF, 92KB
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Chapter 120 An Act to provide for the holding of additional Terms of the Circuit Court of the United States for the southern District of New York. Feb 7, 1873 PDF, 180KB
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Chapter 122 An Act making an Appropriation to defray the Expenses of the Investigations in Regard to Elections in Kansas, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Feb 8, 1873 PDF, 92KB
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Chapter 126 An Act to authorize the Construction of eight Steam Vessels of War, and for other Purposes. Feb 10, 1873 PDF, 91KB
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Chapter 131 An Act revising and amending the Laws relative to the Mints, Assay-offices, and Coinage of the United States. Feb 12, 1873 PDF, 1190KB
Chapter 132 An Act for a public Building at Atlanta, Georgia. Feb 12, 1873 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 133 An Act to provide for the Removal of the wooden Buildings on Judiciary Square. Feb 12, 1873 PDF, 94KB
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Chapter 135 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform System of Bankruptcy throughout the United States," approved March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. Feb 13, 1873 PDF, 178KB
Chapter 136 An Act to provide for the Appointment of a Commission to complete the Boundary Line between the Territory of the United States and the Possessions of Great Britain, not completed under the Act of August eleventh, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, to carry into Effect the first Article of the Treaty of fifteenth June, eighteen hundred and forty-six. Feb 14, 1873 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 137 An Act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to refund the differential Duty on Articles actually on Ship-board in French Vessels destined for the United States on the fifth of November, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. Feb 14, 1873 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 138 An Act making Appropriations for the current and contingent Expenses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling Treaty Stipulations with various Indian Tribes, for the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other Purposes. Feb 14, 1873 PDF, 2532KB
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Chapter 147 An Act to readjust the western Boundary of Dakota Territory. Feb 17, 1873 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 148 An Act prohibiting Gift Enterprises in the District of Columbia. Feb 17, 1873 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 149 An Act to confirm certain Entries of Lands therein named. Feb 17, 1873 PDF, 174KB
Chapter 150 An Act for the Erection of a public Building for the Use of the United States in Covington, Kentucky. Feb 17, 1873 PDF, 93KB
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Chapter 159 An Act in Relation to mineral Lands. Feb 18, 1873 PDF, 93KB
Chapter 160 An Act creating an additional Land District in the Territory of Arizona. Feb 18, 1873 PDF, 181KB
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Chapter 166 An Act to provide for obtaining Information of the Condition of Banks organized under State Laws. Feb 19, 1873 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 167 An Act to provide for the Sale of certain New York Indian Lands in Kansas. Feb 19, 1873 PDF, 175KB
Chapter 168 An Act authorizing the First National Bank of Watkins, New York, to change its Location and Name. Feb 19, 1873 PDF, 87KB
Chapter 169 An Act to provide for the Payment for certain Property taken by the Government for the Extension of the military Reservation at Camp Mohave, in the Territory of Arizona. Feb 19, 1873 PDF, 87KB
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Chapter 173 An Act to remit the Excise Taxes upon Alcohol used by Universities and Colleges for scientific Purposes. Feb 21, 1873 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 174 An Act authorizing the Nomination and Appointment to the retired List of the Navy of certain Volunteers on the active List of the Navy, who are disabled in Consequence of Wounds received during the late War. Feb 21, 1873 PDF, 93KB
Chapter 175 An Act making Appropriations for the Construction, Preservation, and Repairs of certain Fortifications, and other Works of Defence, for the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four. Feb 21, 1873 PDF, 165KB
Chapter 176 An Act for authorizing and directing the Secretary of the Treasury to cause Plans and Estimates to be made and a suitable Site provided for a public Building at Memphis, Tennessee. Feb 21, 1873 PDF, 167KB
Chapter 177 An Act to authorize the Construction of a Fire-proof Building at Lincoln, the Capital of Nebraska. Feb 21, 1873 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 178 An Act for the Construction of a Court-house, Post-office, and other Government Offices at Grand Rapids, Michigan. Feb 21, 1873 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 179 An Act to provide for the Erection of a Post-office Building at Dover, in the State of Delaware. Feb 21, 1873 PDF, 93KB
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Chapter 184 An Act making Appropriations for the consular and diplomatic Service of the Government for the  Year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other Purposes. Feb 22, 1873 PDF, 329KB
Chapter 185 An Act amendatory of an Act "setting aside certain Proceeds of internal Revenue, for the Erection of Penitentiaries in the Territories of Nebraska, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, and Dakota," approved January twenty-second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. Feb 22, 1873 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 186 An Act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to sell the Custom-house Property at Plymouth, North Carolina. Feb 22, 1873 PDF, 94KB
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Chapter 188 An Act for the Relief of Settlers on the late Sioux Indian Reservation, in the State of Minnesota. Feb 24, 1873 PDF, 94KB
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Chapter 198 An Act to define the Limits of the Collection District of the Teche, in the State of Louisiana, and for other Purposes. Feb 25, 1873 PDF, 187KB
Chapter 199 An Act for the Relief of S.P. Jocelyn. Feb 25, 1873 PDF, 99KB
Chapter 200 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to provide for holding a Circuit Court of the United States in the western District of Missouri," approved June eight, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. Feb 25, 1873 PDF, 192KB
Chapter 201 An Act to enforce the Stipulations of the Convention with Venezuela, of April twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and the Payment of adjudicated Claims. Feb 25, 1873 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 202 An Act to grant an American Register to the Propeller Oliver Cromwell. Feb 25, 1873 PDF, 95KB
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Chapter 207 An Act to authorize the Northern Pacific Railroad Company to construct and maintain a Bridge across the Saint Louis River. Feb 27, 1873 PDF, 275KB
Chapter 208 An Act to provide for the Expenses of the Investigation of the recent senatorial Election in Kansas. Feb 27, 1873 PDF, 95KB
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Chapter 210 An Act making Appropriations for the Support of the Military Academy for the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four. Feb 28, 1873 PDF, 259KB
Chapter 211 An Act to provide for the Disposition of that Portion of the military Reservation at Fort Ripley, Minnesota, which lies east of the Mississippi River. Feb 28, 1873 PDF, 181KB
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Chapter 213 An Act to carry into Effect the Provisions of the Treaty between the United States and Great Britain signed in the City of Washington the eighth Day of May, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relating to the Fisheries. Mar 1, 1873 PDF, 185KB
Chapter 214 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to promote the Development of the mining Resources of the United States." Mar 1, 1873 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 215 An Act to change and fix the Time of holding the Spring Terms of the United States Circuit and District Courts in the Cities of Covington and Paducah, in the State of Kentucky. Mar 1, 1873 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 216 An Act authorizing the President to appoint Frank M. Ashton a second assistant Engineer in the Navy of the United States. Mar 1, 1873 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 217 An Act to transfer the Control of certain Powers and Duties in Relation to the Territories to the Department of the Interior. Mar 1, 1873 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 218 An Act to provide for the Expenses of the Investigation of alleged Frauds in the recent senatorial Election in Kansas. Mar 1, 1873 PDF, 92KB
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Chapter 223 An Act relating to the Circuit and District Courts of the United States for the middle and northern Districts of Alabama. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 173KB
Chapter 224 An Act to provide for the better Care and Protection of Subsistence Supplies. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 88KB
Chapter 225 An Act to abolish the Office of Surveyor at the Port of Chester, in Pennsylvania, and for other Purposes. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 88KB
Chapter 226 An Act making Appropriations for the legislative, executive and judicial Expenses of the Government for the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other Purposes. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 2134KB
Chapter 227 An Act making Appropriations for sundry civil Expenses of the Government for the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other Purposes. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 1693KB
Chapter 228 An Act making Appropriations to supply Deficiencies in the Appropriations for the Service of the Government for the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other Purposes. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 1192KB
Chapter 229 An Act making Appropriations for the Support of the Army for the Year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-four. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 460KB
Chapter 230 An Act making Appropriations for the naval Service for the Year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other Purposes. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 910KB
Chapter 231 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-office Department for the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 360KB
Chapter 232 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to reduce Duties on Imports and to reduce internal Taxes, and for other Purposes," approved June sixth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for other Purposes. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 165KB
Chapter 233 An Act making Appropriations for the Repair, Preservation, and Completion of certain public Works on Rivers and Harbors, and for other Purposes. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 510KB
Chapter 234 An Act to revise, consolidate, and amend the Laws relating to Pensions. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 1176KB
Chapter 235 An Act to declare the true Intent and Meaning of the Act approved June eight, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, amendatory of the General Bankrupt Law. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 236 An Act to extend for four Years the Act establishing the Board of Commissioners of Claims, and the Acts relating thereto. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 237 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act making Appropriations for the Support of the Army for the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy," approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 93KB
Chapter 238 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish the Department of Justice, and for other Purposes." Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 93KB
Chapter 239 An Act fixing the Time for the Election of Representatives from the State of California to the forty-fourth Congress. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 184KB
Chapter 240 An Act to authorize the Unlading of Steamships at Night. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 99KB
Chapter 241 An Act to provide for the Preparation and Presentation to Congress of the Revision of the Laws of the United States, consolidating the Laws relating to the Post-roads, and a Code relating to military Offenses, and the Revision of Treaties with the Indian Tribes now in Force. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 190KB
Chapter 242 An Act to provide for the Appointment of the Territory of Wyoming for legislative Purposes. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 243 An Act to amend the Law requiring consular Officers to collect three Months' extra Pay for Seamen in certain Cases. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 244 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to prevent Smuggling, and for other Purposes," approved July eighteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 184KB
Chapter 245 An Act to regulate the Taking of Testimony in certain Cases. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 246 An Act to restore Absalom Kirby as second assistant Engineer in the Navy. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 247 An Act providing for the Payment to the Government of Japan the Sum due on Account of Rents for Lands and Buildings occupied by the diplomatic and consular Representatives of the United States to Japan, and for other Purposes. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 248 An Act authorizing the Secretary of War to furnish a duplicate Certificate of Discharge where the same has been lost. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 249 An Act to provide for the Establishment of a military Prison, and for its Government. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 278KB
Chapter 250 An Act restoring Captain Alonzo J. Marsh to his Position in the Army, and that he be honorably mustered out of the Service as of the Date of the Mustering-out of his Regiment. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 251 An Act to create a Port of Delivery at La Crosse, in Wisconsin, and to provide for a Surveyor of Customs thereat. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 252 An Act to prevent Cruelty to Animals while in Transit by Railroad or other Means of Transportation within the United States. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 187KB
Chapter 253 An Act to make San Diego, in the State of California, a Port of Entry. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 169KB
Chapter 254 An Act relating to the fractional Parts of a Barrel containing fermented Liquors. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 77KB
Chapter 255 An Act to establish certain Post-roads. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 678KB
Chapter 256 An Act to authorize the continued Employment of an Agent and Counsel of the United States. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 257 An Act supplemental to an Act entitled "An Act to incorporate the Texas Pacific Railroad Company, and to aid in the Construction of its Road, and for other Purposes," approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 258 An Act for the Suppression of Trade in, and Circulation of, obscene Literature and Articles of immoral Use. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 280KB
Chapter 259 An Act to establish a Board of local Inspectors of Steam-vessels for the Customs District of Michigan, in the State of Michigan. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 99KB
Chapter 260 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to provide for the Redemption and Sale of Lands held by the United States under the several Acts levying direct Taxes, and for other Purposes." Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 180KB
Chapter 261 An Act for the Creation of a Court for the Adjudication and Disposition of certain Moneys received into the Treasury under an Award made by the Tribunal of Arbitration constituted by Virtue of the first Article of the Treaty concluded at Washington the eighth of May, anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy-one, between the United States of America and the Queen of Great Britain. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 262 An Act to place colored Persons who enlisted in the Army on the same Footing as other Soldiers as to Bounty and Pension. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 263 An Act fixing the Time of holding the Fall Term of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 90KB
Chapter 264 An Act creating the Collection District of Southern Oregon. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 169KB
Chapter 265 An Act to provide for the Payment in Gold of certain Wages to Seamen in foreign Countries. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 88KB
Chapter 266 An Act to authorize Pre-emptors or Settlers upon Homesteads on the public Land to alienate Portions of their Pre-emptions or Homesteads for certain public Purposes. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 267 An Act to provide for the Care and Preservation of the Cemetery near the City of Mexico, purchased in Accordance with the Act of September twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and fifty. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 88KB
Chapter 268 An Act to establish the Custom-house Value of the Sovereign or Pound sterling of Great Britain, and to fix the Par of Exchange. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 265KB
Chapter 269 An Act to require national Banks to restore their Capital when impaired, and to amend the National-currency Act. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 189KB
Chapter 270 An Act to confer upon the Superintendent of the United States Military Academy the Power to convene general Courts-martial. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 271 An Act authorizing deputy Collectors and other Officers of the Customs to act as disbursing Agents in certain Cases. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 272 An Act to authorize certain Postmasters to deposit public Moneys in national Banks. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 273 An Act to fix the Compensation of the Deputy Collector of Customs at Saint Paul. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 175KB
Chapter 274 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to enable honorably discharged Soldiers and Sailors, their Widows and orphan Children, to acquire Homesteads on the public Lands of the United States," and the Amendments thereto. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 275 An Act for the Relief of the State of Connecticut and other States. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 276 An Act to authorize the Interment of honorably discharged Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the national Cemeteries of the United States. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 277 An Act to encourage the Growth of Timber on western Prairies. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 184KB
Chapter 278 An Act for the Protection of Owners of Saw-mills on the Mississippi River. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 191KB
Chapter 279 An Act to provide for the Sale of the Lands of the United States containing Coal. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 184KB
Chapter 280 An Act for the Relief of Howard F. Moffat. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 281 An Act to extend the Time for filing Claims for additional Bounty under the Act of July twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 282 An Act to authorize and direct the Secretary of War to distribute Arms and military Equipments under the Act of April twenty-three, eighteen hundred and eight, and the Acts amendatory thereof. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 283 An Act authorizing joint Entry by Pre-emption Settlers, and for other Purposes. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 284 An Act to sell a vacated Soldiers' Burial-ground near Cumberland, Maryland, to the Hebrew Congregation of that City, to enlarge their Graveyard. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 285 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act authorizing the Secretary of War to release twenty-five Acres of the Lands of the United States at Plattsburgh, New York, to the New York and Canada Railroad Company, and for other Purposes," passed June eight, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 187KB
Chapter 286 An Act to authorize the Construction of a Railroad and Drawbridge across the Genesee River, in Monroe County, New York. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 287 An Act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to change the Name of Steamer "New England," to "City of Portland." Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 288 An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to dispose of the old Post-office Property in Chicago. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 184KB
Chapter 289 An Act to provide for a Building suitable for a Post-office, for the Accommodation of the Revenue Officers, and the United States Courts and their Officers, in the City of Parkersburgh, West Virginia. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 290 An Act to authorize the National Bank of Springfield, Missouri, to change its Name. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 291 An Act granting the Right of Way through the public Lands to the Utah Northern Railroad Company. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 292 An Act supplemental to an Act entitled "An Act granting the Right of Way through the public Lands for the Construction of a Railroad from Great Salt Lake to Portland, Oregon," approved April twelfth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 293 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act granting the Right of Way to the Walla-Walla and Columbia River Railroad Company, and for other Purposes," approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 294 An Act to enable the Secretary of War to pay the Expenses incurred in suppressing the Indian Hostilities in the Territory of Montana, in the Year eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 295 An Act to provide for the Erection of a public Building for Post-office and other U.S. Offices at Jersey City, New Jersey. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 184KB
Chapter 296 An Act to provide for the Purchase, by the Secretary of War, of Lands for the United States in the State of Texas, for the Sites of Forts and Military Posts. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 297 An Act authorizing the Award to the Vincennes University of certain vacant and abandoned Lands in Knox County, Indiana. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 173KB
Chapter 298 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to authorize the Sale of certain public Property," approved June tenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 86KB
Chapter 299 An Act to aid in the Erection of a Monument to the Memory of Major-General George H. Thomas. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 87KB
Chapter 300 An Act to change the Name of Schooner "Andrew Stewart" and Steamer "Sleepy Hollow." Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 86KB
Chapter 301 An Act authorizing the Transfer of Safes from the War Department to the Post-office Department for Use in the Transportation of registered Mails. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 86KB
Chapter 302 An Act authorizing the Construction of a Bridge across the Mississippi River at Saint Louis in the State of Missouri. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 185KB
Chapter 303 An Act authorizing the Secretary of War to deliver condemned Ordnance to certain Organizations for monumental Purposes. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 304 An Act to confirm the Purchase by the Executive Department, on the eighth September, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, of a certain Tract of Land at Omaha, Nebraska. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 181KB
Chapter 305 An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Navy to convey to the City of Chelsea, Massachusetts, certain Land for the Use of a Street. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 306 An Act to authorize the President to ascertain the Value of certain Lands in the State of Iowa, north of the Raccoon Fork of the Des Moines River held by Settlers under the Pre-emption and Homestead Laws of the United States. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 184KB
Chapter 307 An Act to provide for the Establishment of life-saving Stations on the Coasts of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Virginia, and North Carolina. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 308 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act governing the colored Schools of the District of Columbia. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 182KB
Chapter 309 An Act donating condemned Cannon and Cannon-balls to the Wyoming County Soldiers' Monument Association Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 310 An Act to authorize the Secretary of War to survey, plat, and sell the present Cemetery Grounds upon the Fort Gratiot Military Reservation in Michigan, and for other Purposes. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 177KB
Chapter 311 An Act to purchase a Site for a public Building in Pittsburgh. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 312 An Act providing for the Completion of the military Road from Santa Fe to Taos, in the Territory of New Mexico. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 313 An Act to confer Jurisdiction on the Court of Claims to hear and determine the Suit of Carondelet versus the United States. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 177KB
Chapter 314 An Act to place at the Disposal of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue certain Copies of the new Compilation of Internal-revenue Laws. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 315 An Act authorizing the Kansas Valley National Bank of Topeka, in the State of Kansas, to change its Name to the First National Bank of Topeka. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 316 An Act to provide for a Board of Commissioners to report a System of Irrigation for the San Joaquin, Sacramento and Tulare in California. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 180KB
Chapter 317 An Act for the temporary Relief of the Indians at Camp McDermit, in Humboldt County, Nevada. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 318 An Act to amend the Charter of the Grülti Verein Association. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 319 An Act repealing an Act entitled "An Act for the Relief of certain Indians in the Central Superintendency" approved June tenth eighteen hundred and seventy-two. An Act supplemental to an Act entitled "An Act for the Relief of certain Indians in the Central Superintendency" approved June tenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and to settle by Commission all Rights and Equities respecting the Property to which said Act refers. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 275KB
Chapter 320 An Act authorizing the Secretary of War to have a Monument erected at Salisbury, North Carolina, to the Memory of the Soldiers who died in Prison and are there buried. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 185KB
Chapter 321 An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to negotiate with the Chiefs and Head-men of the Crow Tribe of Indians, for the Surrender of their Reservation or a Part thereof in the Territory of Montana. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 322 To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to negotiate with the Creek Indians for the Cession of a Portion of their Reservation, occupied by friendly Indians. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 323 An Act extending the Time for the Completion of the Portage Lake and Lake Superior Ship Canal. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 324 An Act to enable the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to purchase and pay for certain Improvements within the Nex Perce Indian Reservation in the Territory of Idaho. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 325 An Act to authorize the Construction of a Bridge across the Missouri River at or near the City of Lexington, in the State of Missouri, and to establish it as a Post-road. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 267KB
Chapter 326 An Act to extend the Works of the Georgetown Gas-light Company. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 86KB
Chapter 327 An Act to authorize Inquiries into the Causes of Steam-boiler Explosions. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 87KB
Chapter 328 An Act supplemental to the Act of February ninth, eighteen hundred and twenty-one, incorporating the Columbia College, in the District of Columbia. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 87KB
Chapter 329 An Act to authorize the Little Rock, Pine Bluff and Arkadelphia Southwestern Railroad Company to construct a Bridge over the Ouachita River at or near Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 190KB
Chapter 330 An Act donating condemned Cannon and Cannon-balls to the Gettysburgh Battle-field Memorial Association. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 331 An Act for the Extension of Time to the Saint Paul and Pacific Railroad Company for the Completion of its Roads. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 332 An Act to abolish the tribal Relations of the Miami Indians, and for other Purposes. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 290KB
Chapter 333 An Act to restore a Part of the Round Valley Indian Reservation, in California, to the public Lands and for other Purposes. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 199KB
Chapter 334 An Act to quiet the Title to the Lands of the Settlers on Lands claimed by the West Wisconsin Railway Company. Mar 3, 1873 PDF, 130KB

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