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THIRTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 183, 184. 1864. 325 snance of such laws, be regarded as within the [the] county of Delaware aforesaid. Aernovnn, June 30, 1864. Cmp. CLXXXIII. ·—An Ac! relating to the Ccmpensalion of Pension Agents. J¤¤¢ 30. 1864- Bc it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the [hailed Stagg.; of America in Congress assemolcd, That there shall be paid, over Cl¢rk·hif¤ and and above the compensation now allowed by law, to every pension agent :;;g°Q;°;gP°“` disbursing fifty thousand dollars annually, not exceeding five hundred dollars per annum for clerk-hire, rent of office, and office expenses; and to every agent disbursing one hundred thousand dollars annually, not exceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars per annum; and for every fifty thousand dollars additional, not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars per annum, for the purposes aforesaid : Provided, That in no case shall M¤Xi¤1¤m*°b° the amount of compensation to any one agent exceed the sum of four Mom' thousand dollars. Approved, June 30, 1864. c¤,n·.oLxxX1v.-An Ae: authorizing a Grant to the sm af cazyamm of uw June 80.186% " Yo-Semite Valley," and of the Land embracing the "Mariposa Big Tree Grove." i-"-`-"-'- Bc it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States ¢y" America in Congress assembled, That there shall be, and is T1ie“Yo— , hereby, granted to the State of California the “Cleft" or “Gorge " in the S°";P:dl£glg‘§;_ granite peak of the Sierra Nevada mountains, situated in the county of E,l?uga, Mariposa, in the State aforesaid, and the headwaters of the Merced River, and known as the Yo-Semite valley, with its branches or spurs, in estimated length fifteen miles, and in average width one mile back from the main edge of the precipice, on each side of the valley, with the stipu- conditions or lation, nevertheless, that the said State shall accept this grant upon the Emmexpress conditions that the premises shall be held for public use, resort, and recreation; shall be inalienable for all time; but leases not exceeding Leases and inten years may be granted for portions of said premises. All incomes °°m" *h”°f"’m· derived from leases of privileges to be expended in the preservation and improvement of the property, or the roads leading thereto; the bouncla- Boundgyigs, ries to he established at the cost of said State by the United States sur- how ¤St¤bliSl1¤d· veyor-general of California, whose official plat, when affirmed by the commissioner of the general land-office, shall constitute the evidence of the locus, extent, and limits of the said Cleft or Gorge; the Premises to be managed by the governor of the State with eight other commissioners, to be appointed by the executive of California, and who shall receive no compensation for their services. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall likewise be, and _"M¤rip<>S¤ ” there is hereby, granted to the said State of California the tracts embrac- g§n'g§°t;}S’£_ ing what is known as the “Mariposa Big Tree Grove," not to exceed the mais. _ _ area of four sections, and to be taken in legal sub-divisions of one quarter C°:d*¤°¤¤ °f section each, with the like stipulation as expressed in the first section of gm] ' this act as to the State’s acceptance, with like conditions as in the first section of this act as to inalienability, yet with same lease privilege; the income to be expended in preservation, improvement, and protection of the property ; the premises to be managed by commissioners as stipulated in the first section of this act, and to be taken in legal sub-divisions as aforesaid; and the oHicia1 plat of the United States surveyongeneral, when affirmed by the commissioner of the general land-office, to be the evidence of the locus of the said Mariposa Big Tree Grove. Arynovmi, June 30, 1864. von. xm. Pon.- 28