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1. Joint Resolution ratifying the amendment to the Constitution of the

United States abolishing slavery....

163

2. To obtain bounties for the soldiers of the 37th Iowa Regiment.

163

3. Providing for the binding and disposal of public documents..

164

4. Memorial and Joint Resolution asking Congress for a grant of lands to

aid in the construction of the Iowa and Missouri State Line Railroad 164

5. A Joint Resolution relating to the Freedmen's Bureau bill..

166

6. Joint Resolutions in relation to lands granted to the State of Iowa to

aid in the construction of railroads...

166

7. Memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, asking for a

grant of land to aid in the construction of Iowa Central Railroad... 167

8. Memorial and Joint Resolution asking Congress to grant the same aid

to the Iowa branch of the Union Pacific Railroad as has been grant-

ed to the Kansas branch of the same road....

169

9. Joint Resolution relating to the plates on which Hall's Geological Re-

port was printed...

170

10. Joint Resolution for the relief of the county of Buchanan..

170

11. llemorial and Joint Resolution asking Congress for a grant of land to

aid in the construction of a railroad from the northern terminus of

the North Missouri Railroad, on the southern line of Iowa, to Cedar

Rapids, Iowa....

171

12. Relating to the Swamp Land Indemnity Fund..

172

13. Distribution of the Governor's Inaugural Address to Iowa Soldiers

in the field....

173

14. Relating to Turkey River.

173

15. Relating to Jefferson Davis...

173

16. Calling for a report from Commissioners appointed to collect moneys

due to the Permanent School Fund..

174

17. Authorizing distribution of Supreme Court Reports to Members of the

Legislature...

174

18. Donating certain Adjutant General's Reports to the Chaplains.. 175

19. Eighth Iowa Veteran Volunteer Infantry..

20. Giving Adjutant General's Reports to Examining Surgeons.

175

21. American Emigrant Company:

176

22. Railroad bridges across the Mississippi River at Clinton.

176

23. Escort for Colonel Sawyers....

177

24. The Draft....

178

25. Trustees of the Insane Asylum.

178

26. Trustees of the Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home..

178

27. Joint Resolutions asking additional Mail Facilities.

179

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[The following Resolution was &ccidentally omitted from its

proper place in this volume.]

Preamble and Joint Resolution relating to William T. Shaw,
late Colonel 14th Regiment Iowa Infantry Volunteers :

WHEREAS, We have learned with profound satisfaction that the

order from the War Department dismissing Wm. T. Shaw, late

Colonel 14th Regiment Iowa Infantry Volunteers, from the service

of the United States, has been revoked by an order directing that

he be honorably mustered out of said service; and,

WHEREAS, The many and meritorious services of Colonel Shaw,

of which the people of Iowa will ever be proud, entitle him and

the State which he so nobly represented on so many battle-fields,

to a more substantial reward for the services he has performed

therefore,

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, That as

a simple act of justice to a gallant soldier and an uncompromising
patriot; and, as a further mark of the esteem with which Colone
Shaw is held by the people of the State Iowa, that our Senators
in Congress be instructed and our Representatives be requested to
use their influence to secure the promotion of Colonel Shaw to the
rank of Brevet Brigadier-General of Volunteers, to date from the
8th day of April, 1864, the date of the battle of Pleasant Hill.

Resolved, That the Secretary of State be instructed to furnish
each Member of Congress from our State with a copy of these
resolutions, and also that the Adjutant-General be instructed to
publish the same in his next annual report.

CHAPTER 1.

MAKING APPROPRIATION FOR TWO HEATERS, &C., PUT UP

IN THE CAPITOL BUILDING.

AN ACT making appropriation for two Lawson heaters, pipes and

registers, furnished and put up in the capitol building by Fuller, Warren & Co.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, That there be, and is hereby appro- $1,902. priated out of any moneys in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated the sum of nineteen hundred and two dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to pay Fuller, Warren & Co. for furnishing and Fuller, War

ren & Co. patting up in the capitol building two Lawson heaters, pipes and registers.

SEC. 2. That upon the presentation of the bill for How paid. said services, sworn to by the said Fuller, Warren & Co., either of them or their agent, and the correctness thereof certified by the Secretary of State, the Auditor of State is herehy authorized to audit the amount of said claim, and draw his warrant for the amount thus audited.

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect and be in force Publication. from and after its publication in the Iowa State Register and Iowa Homestead.

Approved January 23d, 1866.

I hereby certify that the foregoing Act was published in the Iowa State Register on the 7th day of February, 1866, and in the Iowa Homestead on ths 13th day of February, 1866.

JAMES WR IT, Secretary of Iowa.

CHAPTER 2.

LEGALIZING ACTS

CITY

OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS OF THE

OF MUSCATINE.

AN ACT to legalize the action of the Board of Directors of the

Independent District of the City of Moscatine, in the County of
Muscatine, and State of Iowa.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Levying of the State of Iowa, That the action of the Board of Directax legalized.tors of the Independant District of the city of Muscatine,

in the county of Muscatine and State of Iowa, in levying, on the second Tuesday in April, A. D. 1865, a tax in said District for the support of schools therein, and also in levying, at the same time, a special tax in SubDistrict Number One of said District, to pay off old judg. ments against said Sub-District, be and the same is hereby declared legal and valid, as fully and completely as though the said taxes had been levied at the regular time by law required.

SEC. 2. This Act being deemed of immediate imPublication. portance, shall take effect and be in force from and

immediately after its publication in the Muscatine Journal and Muscatine "Courier, anything in the statutes of this State to the contrary notwithstanding; Provided, however, that such publication shall be at the expense of said District.

Approved January 23d, 1866.

I hereby crrtify that the foregoing Act was published in the Muscatine Journal on the 26th day of January, 1866, and in the Muscatine Courier on the 2d day of February, 1866.

JAMES WRIGHT, Secretary of State.

CHAPTER 3.

COMPELLING WITNESSES TO APPEAR BEFORE INVESTIGATING

COMMITTEES.

AN ACT providing for compelling witnesses to appear before in

vestigating committees.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly Committees of the State of Iowa, That whenever a committee, of

either branch of the General Assembly, or joint com

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mittee of both branches, is charged with an investigation requiring the personal attendance of witnesses for the purpose of giving testimony, or producing papers in evidence, any person may be compelled to appear May compel before such committee, as a witness, by serving upon witnesses

of him in the same manner that a subpoena is required by how. law to be served, in a civil case, in the District Court, an order naming the time and place he is required to appear, signed by the presiding officer of the House appointing the committee; or, if a joint committee, by the presiding officer of either House, and attested by the Secretary or Clerk of that branch of the General Assembly over which the officer presides who issues such order.

SEC. 2. Witnesses shall be entitled to the same com- Compensapensation, for attendance, in obedience to this Act, be- tion. fore an investigating committee, as provided by law for witnesses before the District Court, but shall not have the right to demand payment of their fees in advance.

SEO. 3. This Act shall be in force from and after its Publication. publication in the Iowa Daily State Register and Iowa Daily Statesman, newspapers published in Des Moines.

Approved January 29, 1866.

I hereby certify that the foregoing Act was published in the Iowa Daily State Register on the 8th day of February, 1866, and in the Daily Statesman on the 6th day of February, 1866.

JAMĚS WRIGHT, Secretary of State.

CHAPTER 4.

DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN LAWS.

AN ACT to provide for the early distribution of certain laws.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of State Printer. the State of Iowa, That the State Printer be required to print in quarto sheets two thousand [2,000] copies of 2,000 copies. each Act passed by this General Assembly and published in the Iowa State Register, immediately after the publication aforesaid; and transmit the same to the Transmit to Secretary of State; provided the aggregate cost of Sec. State. printing shall not exceed the sum of two hundred and exceed $250. fifty dollars ($250.00.] ŠEC. 2. The Secretary of State shall within ten distribute

Sec. State to days after the receipt of the printed sheets from the how.

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