FORTIETH CONGRESS. Sess. H. Ch. 139,140. 1868. 85 HAP. CXXXIX.——An Ac! re ° ° . I 8 . ° wmt,mt,;:,¢;;22$:zi,i$’r¢i€v;fi,2,.#·°,;i*:t:·;,f“’¤~·*# PWM ‘i* Be it enacted by the Senate and [base of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whenever any person F°"¤ °*°°°*h who has participated in the late rebellion, and from whom all legal dis- gl:£°;;°y°:h2:c abilities arising therefrom have been removed by act of Congress by a fxjomwhpmlegsl vote of two thirds of each house, has been or shall be elected or ap- g‘“bm°‘°’:;3"“ pointed to any office or place of trust in or under the government of the iiigriggi mi, United States, he shall, before entering upon the duties there0fQ instead V°!·!ii· P- 5**2 of the oath prescribed by the act of July two, eighteen hundred and Sw ML sixty-two, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation: I, A. B., Pom P- clo solemnly swear (or aihrm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true fhith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation Keely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. S0 help me God. Avrxovmn, July 11, 1868. CHAP. CXL.—An Act to incorporate the Gmnecticut Avenue and Park Railway Company in the District of Columbia. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United _ States of America in Congress assembled, That Augustus B. Stoughton, Ag;';';°;g§"t John Little, John L. Kidwell, George H. Plant, Le Roy Tuttle, G. W. Park Railway Hopkins, R. M. Hall, and their associates and assigns, be, and they are C°""P°“Y l“°°"" hereby, created a body corporate, under the name of the “Connecticut P °m°d` Avenue and Park Railway Company," with autifority to construct and lay down a single or double track railway, with the necessary switches and turnouts, in the city of Waxsliiiigton, in the District of Columbia, through and along the following avenues, streets, and highways: Com- R°“r° °f'°°’d' menciug at the intersection of Seventeenth Street west and Pennsylvania Avenue, along the west side of Seventeenth Street to its intersection with H Street north, thence along Seventeenth Street west to its intersection with Connecticut Avenue, thence along said Avenue to Boundary Street; also, from the intersection of Boundary Street and Connecticut Avenue along the county road from such intersection, thence on any road opened, or which may hereafter be opened, west of the Fourteenth Street road to within or through the proposed public park, or to the county line of Wnsliington County, with the right to run public carriages thereon drawn f by h0rse·p0wer, receiving therefor a rate of flue not exceeding six cents Rm °f m' a passenger for any distance on said road: Provided, That should a PT °£¤`°uWd majority of stockholders so elect, said mad, after reaching the inter- my °° mm section of Boundary Street and Connecticut Avenue, instead of continuing from said intersection up the county road now opened, may be constructed along Boundary Street in the direction of Meridian Hill to any county road opened, or which may hereafter be opened, west of Sixteenth Street west, and thence along said county road by the most practicable route to the terminus near, at, in, or through the proposed park, as hereinbefore provided. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That said road shall be deemed real Pdr<ip¢l;‘}¤y*t¤? estate, and, together with other real and personal property of said body QQ2m;;, gw? corporate, shall be liable to taxation as other real estate and personal property, and to license for their vehicles or ears in the city and county i afbresaid, except as hereinafter provided. , SEO. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said railway shall be laid la;g’£]°l;S§’Ul;°0f ` in the centres of the avenues and streets in the city (excepting Seven- 8mm_ &c_ ex, 4. teenth Street, there it shall be laid as hereinbefore provided for), as near cept, &e.
- as may be without interfering with or passing over the->_water or gas pipes,