Select Statutes and Other Documents Illustrative of the History of the United States, 1861-1898

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William MacDonald
Macmillan, 1903 - 442 páginas

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Supplementary National Loan Act August 5 1861
18
number Pagº 68 Act admitting Arkansas to Representation in Congress June
22
Act authorizing the Seizure of Railroad and Telegraph Lines January 31 1862
25
Act prohibiting the Coolie Trade February 19 1862
27
Act for an Additional Article of War March 13 1862
31
Act authorizing further Purchase of Coin March 17 1862
32
Joint Resolution on Compensated Emancipation April 10 1862
34
Act abolishing Slavery in the District of Columbia April 16 1862
35
Collection of Direct Taxes in Insurrectionary States June 7 1862
39
Abolition of Slavery in the Territories June 19 1862
42
AntiPolygamy Act July 1 1862
44
Oath of Office July 2 1862
45
Election of Representatives by Districts July 14 1862
47
Confiscation Act July 17 1862
50
Act to authorize Payments in Stamps July 17 1862
53
Militia Act July 17 1862
54
Act admitting West Virginia December 31 1862
56
Emancipation Proclamation January 1 1863
59
inumber pace 29 Act to punish Correspondence with Rebels February 25 1863
61
Act to provide Ways and Means for the Support of the Govern ment March 3 1863 e
62
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68
Act relating to Habeas Corpus March 3 1863
75
Act for the Collection of Abandoned Property March 3 1863
79
Resolution against Foreign Mediation March 3 1863
81
Proclamation of Amnesty December 8 1863
85
Supplementary Enrolment Act February 24 1864
88
National Bank Act June 3 1864
93
Repeal of the Fugitive Slave Law June 28 1864 II 3
113
Intercourse with Insurrectionary States July 2 1864 I
114
Enrolment Act July 4 1864
117
Act to encourage Immigration July 4 1864
120
Proclamation regarding Reconstruction July 8 1864
122
Electoral Count February 8 1865
128
Freedmens Bureau March 3 1865
129
Freedom for Soldiers Families March 3 1865
132
Proclamation of Amnesty May 29 1865
133
Proclamation appointing a Governor for North Carolina May
135
Thirteenth Amendment December 18 1865
138
Proclamation declaring the Insurrection at an End April 2 1866
139
First Civil Rights Act April 9 1866
141
Supplementary Freedmens Bureau Act July 16 1866
147
Restoration of Tennessee July 24 1866
151
Election of Senators July 25 1866
152
Franchise in the District of Columbia January 8 1867
154
Elective Franchise in the Territories January 31 1867
155
First Reconstruction Act March 2 1867
156
Tenure of Office Act March 2 1867
160
Act of Indemnity March 2 1867
164
Command of the Army March 2 1867
166
Abolition of Peonage March 2 1867
168
Payments to Disloyal Persons March 2 1867
169
Second Reconstruction Act March 23 1867
170
Treaty with Russia for the Cession of Alaska March 30 1867
174
Third Reconstruction Act July 19 1867
179
Act suspending Reduction of the Currency February 4 1868
183
Articles of Impeachment March 23 1868
184
Provisional Governments of Virginia Texas and Mississippi Feb ruary 18 1869
213
Extradition Act March 3 1869
214
Act to strengthen the Public Credit March 18 1869
215
Equal Rights in the District of Columbia March 18 1869
216
8o Amended Tenure of Office Act April 5 1869
217
Submission of the Constitutions of Virginia Mississippi and Texas April 10 1869
219
Reconstruction of Georgia December 22 1869
221
Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution March 30 1870
229
Act to enforce the Fifteenth Amendment May 31 1870
230
Redemption and Bank Note Act July 12 1870
235
Naturalization Act July 14 1870
238
Act for refunding the National Debt July 14 1870
242
Act for the Restoration of Georgia July 15 1870
246
San Domingo Commissioners January 12 1871
247
Supplementary Act to enforce the Fifteenth Amendment February 28 1871
249
Act to enforce the Fourteenth Amendment April 20 1871
262
Treaty of Washington May 8 1871
268
Act removing Political Disabilities May 22 1872
290
Supplementary Federal Election Law June 10 1872
291
Coinage Act February 12 1873
294
Act regarding United States Notes and National Bank Currency June 20 1874
296
Resumption of Specie Payments January 14 1875
301
Civil Rights Act March 1 1875
303
number pace 1oo Joint Resolution for the Issue of Silver Coin July 22 1876
306
Iol Electoral Count Act January 29 1877
308
Io2 Coinage of the Standard Silver Dollar February 28 1878
313
Io3 Act forbidding the further Retirement of Legal Tender Notes May 31 1878
316
Use of the Army at the Polls May 4 188o
317
Purchase of Bonds March 3 1881
318
AntiPolygamy Act March 22 1882
319
Act restricting Chinese Immigration May 6 1882
323
National Bank Circulation Bonds and Gold Certificates July 12 1882
328
Io9 Civil Service Act January 16 1883
332
11o Contract Labor Act February 26 1885
339
Presidential Succession Act January 19 1886
342
Act prohibiting Special Laws in the Territories July 30 1886
344
Electoral Count Act February 3 1887
347
Interstate Commerce Act February 4 1887
352
Allotment of Lands in Severalty to Indians February 8 1887
372
Ownership of Real Estate in the Territories March 3 1887
377
Retirement of the Trade Dollar March 3 1887
379
AntiPolygamy Act March 3 1887
380
Chinese Exclusion Act September 13 1888
389
AntiTrust Act July 2 1890
395
Silver Purchase Act July 14 1890
397
Original Package Act August 8 1890
401
AntiLottery Act September 18 1890
402
Immigration and Contract Labor March 3 1891
405
Repeal of the Silver Purchase Act of 1890 November 1 1893
411
President Clevelands Venezuelan Message December 17 1895
413
Alien Ownership of Real Estate in the Territories March 2 1897
419
Recognition of the Independence of Cuba April 20 1898
422
Declaration of War April 25 1898
424
Annexation of the Hawaiian Islands July 7 1898
426
I31 Treaty of Paris December 10 1898
429
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Página 350 - That in case any common carrier subject to the provisions of this act shall do, cause to be done, or permit to be done any act, matter, or thing in this act prohibited or declared to be unlawful...
Página 384 - States are hereby invested with jurisdiction to prevent and restrain violations of this act ; and it shall be the duty of the several district attorneys of the United States, in their respective districts, under the direction of the Attorney-General, to institute proceedings in equity to prevent and restrain such violations. Such proceedings may be by way of petition setting forth the case and praying that such violation shall be enjoined or otherwise prohibited.
Página 294 - That all persons within the jurisdiction of the United States shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of inns, public conveyances on land or water, theaters, and other places of public amusement; subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law, and applicable alike to citizens of every race and color, regardless of any previous condition of servitude.
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Página 390 - ... transported Into any State or Territory, or remaining therein for use, consumption, sale or storage therein, shall upon arrival In such State or Territory be subject to the operation and effect of the laws of such State or Territory enacted in the exercise of its police powers, to the same extent and in the same manner as though such liquids or liquors had been produced in such State or Territory, and shall not be exempt therefrom by reason of being introduced therein In original packages or...
Página 51 - That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free...
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