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THIRTYJPIIIRD CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 213. 1855. 715 ninety-two, and ninety-three, of ranges seventeen and eighteen, are hereby attached to and made a part of the Dubuque land district, and townships _Dubnquo dissixty-seven, sixty-eight, sixty-nine, seventy, seventy-one, seventy-two, mm seventy-three, seventy-four, and seventy-five, of ranges thirty-two and Chmmm land thirty-three, are hereby attached to and made a part of the Charitan land district. district. Sec. 2. And be it farther enacted, That the President of me United ¤9si¤t<=¤=~¤<i States be and he is hereby authorized to appoint, by and with the advice ;,'f§§i;$ft°b° °'p` and consent of the Senate, a register and a receiver of the public moneys for each of the districts respectively hereby created, who shall each be required to reside at the site of the respective office to which he may be appointed, and who shall have the same powers, perform the same duties, and be entitled to the same compensation, as are or may be prescribed by law in relation to other land officers of the United States. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United Sales or land States is authorized to cause the public lands in said districts respectively, Q;*j‘g§;§‘;,;“BX_ (with the exception of sections numbered sixteen in each township, cept,-&¢. " reserved for the use of schools, or such lands as may be selected by law in lieu thereof, and such other tracts as may be selected for military or other purposes,) to be exposed to sale in the same manner and- upon the same terms and conditions as the other public lands of the United States. Sec. 4. And be it farther enacted, That the President of the United President may States is hereby authorized to designate the sites at which each of the gffsysh-f"d , ge si es. several otlioes shall be established, and to remove the same to any other places within said districts respectively, whenever in his opinion it may be deemed expedient. Sec. 5. And be it farther enacted, That any locations or sales of land, MGS <l§>¤¤ ef in either of the districts of land now subject to sale at Dubuque, Fort §£,;‘§?‘°°S’ ve Des Moines, or Kanesville, after the passage of this act, and before the receipt, by the land-ofiicers respectively, thereat, of instructions from[the] Commissioner of the General Land-Otiice, under this act, shall be as good and valid in law as if this act had not been passed. Approved, March 3, 1855. CHAP. CCXIII. -—— An Act to Regubzte the Carriage of Passengers in Steamshnzs and Merch Si 1855- other Vessels. '_""""‘"' Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That no master of any vessel _ owned in whole or in part by a citizen of the United States, or by a pa5;;,P;`g°¥0d citizen of any foreign country, shall take on board such vessel, at any tonnage, foreign port or place other than foreign contiguous territory of the United States, a greater number of passengers than in proportion of one to every two tons of such vessel, not including children under the age of one year in the computation, and computing two children over one and under eight years of age as one passenger. That the spaces appropriated for the use 1£1;g;’°*° b° d' of such passengers, and which shall not be occupied by stores or other ' goods, not the personal baggage of such passengers, shall be in the following proportions, viz: On the main and poop decks or platforms, and in the deck houses, if there be any, one passenger for each sixteen clear superiicial feet of deck, if the height or distance between the decks or platform shall not be less than six feet; and on the lower deck, (not being an orlop deck,) if any, one passenger for eighteen such clear superficial feet, if the height or distance between the decks or platforms shall not be less than six feet, but so as that no passenger shall be carried on any other deck or platform, nor upon any deck where the height or distance between decks is less than six feet, with intent to bring such passenger to the United States, and shall leave such port or place and bring