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THIRTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 170, 171. 1856. 139 granted under the laws of the United States to the author or proprietor Drgigxghémgf of any dramatic composition, designed or suited for public representation, positions Shan shall be deemed and taken to confer upon the said author or proprietor, extend to Jivehis heirs or assigns, along with the sole right to print and publish the said “l';:;}0r:f composition, the solerright also to act, perform, or represent the same, or mms theme0L cause it to be acted, performed, or represented, on any stage or public place during the whole period for which the copgrrighl; is obtained ; and any manager, actor, or other person acting, par orming, or representing the said composition, without or against the consent of the said author or proprietor, his heirs or assigns, shall be liable for damages to be sued for and recovered by action on the case or other equivalent remedy, with costs .0l£g““l*Y f°' of suit m any court of the United States, such damages in all cases to be vi 0n' rated and assessed at such sum not less than one hundred dollars for the first, and fifty dollars for every subsequent performance, as to the court having cognizaucc thereof shall appear to be just: Provident, nevertheless, That nothing herein enacted shall impair any right to act, perform, or represent pmmo ,,_S M, admmatic composition as aforesaid, which right may have been acquired, or rights acquired shall in future be acquired by any manager, actor, or other persbu previous ;e£Q‘l;;°flfQ"gh° to the securing of the copyright for the said composition, or to restrict in` any way the right of such author to process in equity in any court of the United States ibn- the better and further enforcement of his rights. A1>1>R0v1~:1>, August 18, 1856. Cru?. CLXX.—An Act wumend an Act entitled "An Act requiring Foreign Regulations Aug. 18, 1858. of Commerce belazd annually before C'¢mgress," approved August sixteenth, eighteen hundred andjorty-two, and jbr other Purposes. VOLIL mi Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United _ States of America in Congress assembled, That in addition to the inforg;2;”;°;§;1 changes and modificamions in the commercial systems of other nations, municuted by now required by said acc, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State g°“S“‘S» Kgs; Eg to lay before Congress annually, within sixty days after the commence- Ginggggf ment of each ordinary session, as a part of said report, all other commercial information communicated to the State Department by consular and diplomatic agents of this government abroad, or contained in the official publications of other governments, which he shall deem sufficiently important. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That to enable the Secretary of State to make said report, it is hereby declared to be the duty of cousuls 0<>¤]S¤k=. Km-, and commercial agents of the United States in foreign countries, to pro- :g}1;";“c{l°in*};‘; cure and transmit to the Department of State authentic commercial iu- mation. formation respecting said countries, of such character, and in such manner 1856,ch. 127, and form, and at such times, as said department may, from time to time Hm prescribe; and it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State in said A”’“· P· °°• annual report, to specify the names of any of said officers who may have been rcmiss in their duty enjoined by this act. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of State be supergnqopam and is hereby authorized and required to appoint one clerk, who shall °f S"“°‘S“°*· have charge of statistics in said department, and shall be called “Superintendent of Statistics," and shall receive a. salary of two thousand dollars _ per annum, and shall be, allowed as an assistant, one clerk of the third A”‘“‘““· class, which clerk the Secretary of State is hereby authorized and required to appoint. A1>1>1z0v1:1>, August 18, 1856. CHAP. (`JLXXI.—-An Act making an Appm riaticn for the Survey of lhc Southern Boun- Aug. 18, 1856. deny Line of Iilausas Territory. —_‘""°" Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropriation States of America in Congress assembled, That. to enable the President f°*‘ S“"'°Y °*`