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Statutes at Large, Treaties,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
DECEMBER 1863, TO DECEMBER 1865.
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PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS
AND OF THE PROCLAMATIONS,
CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME.
Acts of the Thirty-eighth Congress of the United States.
STATUTE I. — 1863–4.
Page Chicago may erect Piers in Lake Michigan. An act declaring the assent of Congress to an act of
the Legislature of the State of Illinois therein named. January 16, 1864, ch. 1. ....... 1 Second Assistant Secretary of War. An act to authorize the President to appoint a Second As. sistant Secretary of War. January 19, 1864, ch. 2.......
1 Deficiency Appropriation. An act to provide for the deficiency in the appropriation for the pay
of officers and men actually employed in the Western Department, or department of Missouri. January 22, 1864, ch. 3....
1 Mail Matter. An act to amend the law prescribing the articles to be admitted into the mails of the United States. January 22, 1864, ch. 4.......
2 Circuit and District Courts in West Tennessee. An act to change the place of holding the cir
cuit and district courts of the United States for the district of West Tennessee, and for other purposes. January 26, 1864, ch. 5.......
2 Insane in the District of Columbia. An act relating to the admission of patients to the Hospital for the Insane in the District of Columbia. January 28, 1864, ch. 6...
3 Pensions Appropriation. An act making appropriations for the payment of invalid and other
pensions of the United States, for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-five. January 29, 1864, ch. 7........
3 Federal Courts in Indiana. An act authorizing the holding of a special session of the United States district court of Indiana. February 12, 1864, ch. 8..
3 Stable at the President's. An act making an appropriation for rebuilding the stable at the President's. February 13, 1864, ch. 9.....
3 Federal Courts in California and Oregon. An act amendatory of and supplementary to “ An act
to provide circuit courts for the districts of California and Oregon, and for other purposes," approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-three. February 19, 1864, ch. 11..
4 National Forces. An act to amend an act entitled "An act for enrolling and calling out the
national forces, and for other purposes," approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-three. February 24, 1864, ch. 13.....
6 Lieutenant-General. An act reviving the grade of Lieutenant-General in the United States army. February 29, 1861, ch. 14....
11 Withdrawal of Goods from Public Stores. An act to extend the time for the withdrawal of goods
from public stores and bonded warehouses, and for other purposes. February 29, 1864, ch. 15..
12 Warden of Jail in District of Columbia. An act to authorize the appointment of a warden of the jail in the District of Columbia. February 29, 1864, ch. 16...
12 Five-Forty Loun. An act supplementary to an act entitled "An act to provide ways and means
for the support of the Government,” approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty. three. March 3, 1864, ch. 17......
13 Overland Emigration. An act to provide for the protection of overland emigration to the states and territories of the Pacific. March 3, 1864, ch. 18..