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e 3 PUBLIC ACTS CF THE FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS { ‘ or rm; - TTNITED STATES, Passed at the third session, which was begun and held at the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the third day of December, 1878, and was adjourned without day on Tuesday, the fourth day of March, 1879. Rtrnnnronn B. HAYES, President. Wunum A. WHEELER, Vice·President and President of the Senate. THOMAS YV. FERRY was elected President of the Senate pro tempore on the fo1u·th of March, 1879. SAMUEL J. RANDALL, Speaker of the House of Representatives. CH AP. 2.-An act establishing the rank of the senior inspector-general. Dec. 12, 1878. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That trom and atter the passage I¤¤1w<=f¤r-G¤¤- of this act the rank of the senior inspector-general of the United States °"£·nk of army shall be brigadier-general ; but no pay or allowances shall be made ° ' to said officer other than from the date of appointment under this act: And provided, That nothing herein enacted shall authorize any increase in the number or the rank of the other officers of the Inspector·General’s Department as tixed by the first section of the act of June twenty-third, eighteen hundred and seventy-ibur. Approved, December 12, 1878. CHAP. 3.-An act for the relief of William Gibson Dec. 12, 1878. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United W. Gibson. States be, and he is hereby, authorized to restore \Villiam Gibson, now t.3*fF‘;’g‘t}1~$° *‘°‘ a commander, from the retired to the active list of the Navy: Provided, I ° *8 °vy' hozcever, In case of such restoration, the said Gibson shall be entitled to no higher rank on said active list than that held by him as a lieutenantcommander at the time of his transfer to the retired list: And provided further, That no claim for arrearages of pay shall accrue to said Gibson by reason of restoration under the provisions of this act Approved, December 12, 1878. CHAP. 4.-An act to aid in the protection of the public buildings and property Dec. 13, 1878. against loss and damage by fire ii Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United _ · States of America in Congress assembled, That a commission composed of P]g0*l<;¢_*l¤5>_¤ vf the Commissioner of Patents, the Supervising Architect of the Treasury E2; grow ‘“K° Department, and the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution is hereby ' constituted and authorized to examine such automatic signal telegraph systems as may be submitted to them by the owners and agents thereof, xx--17 (257)