Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 13.djvu/789

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APPENDIX. 761 Second. That the Secretary of State proceed to put in force all laws of the United States, the administration whereof belongs to the State Department, applicable to the geographical limits aforesaid. Third. That the Secretary of the Treasury proceed to nominate for appoint· · ment assessors of taxes, and collectors of customs and internal revenue, and such other officers of the Treasury Department as are authorized by law, and put in execution the revenue laws of the United States within the geographical units aforesaid. In making appointments, the preference shall be given to qualified loyal persons residing within the districts where their respective duties are to be performed. But if suitable residents of the districts shall not be found, then persons residing in other states or districts shall be appointed. Fourth. That the Postmaster—General proceed to establish post—offices and post—routes, and put into execution the postal laws of the United States within the said state, giving to loyal residents the preference of appointment; but if suitable residents are not tbund, then to appoint agents, &c., iibm other states. Fmh. That the district jud e for the judicial district in which North Carolina is included proceed to hoId courts within said state, in accordance with the provisions of the act of congress. The Attorney·General will instruct the proper officers to libel, and bring to judgment, confiscation, and sale, property subject to confiscation, and enforce the administration of justice within said state in all matters within the cognizance and jurisdiction of the federal courts. Sixth. That the Secretary of the Navy take possession of all public property belonging to the Navy Department within said geographical limits, and put in operation all acts of congress in relation to naval atlairs having application to the said state. Seventh. That the Secretary of the Interior put in force the laws relating to the Interior Department applicable to the geographical limits aforesaid. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be aiiixed. Done at the city of Washington, this twenty-ninth day of May, in the [L. s.] year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-tive, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-ninth. ANTREW JOHNSON. By the President: Wn.L1AM H. Smwmzn, Secretary of State. No. 39. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Jung 13,136;-,_ A PROCLAMATION. WHEREAS the fourth section of the fourth article of the Constitution of the P1‘¤¤¤¤bl¤· United States declares that the United States shall guarantee to every state in the Union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them zggainst invasion and domestic violence; and whereas the President of the nited States is, by the constitution, made commander-in-chief of the army and navy, as well as chief civil executive officer of the United States, and is bound by solemn oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States, and to take care that the laws be faithfully executed ; and whereas the rebellion, which has been waged by a portion of the people of the United .States against the properly constituted authorities of the government thereofi in the most violent and revolting form, but whose organized and armed forces have now been almost entirely overcome, has, in its revolutionary progress, deprived the people of the State of Mississippi of all civil government; and whereas it becomes necessary and proper to carry out and enforce the obl1ga— tions of the United States to the people of Mississippi, in securing them in the engyment of a republican form of government : _ ow, therefore, in obedience to the high and solemn duties imposed upon me Provisional by the Constitution of the United States, and for the purpose of enabling the g0Y9l'¤°Ij_3Ph_ loyal people of said state to organize a state government, whereby justice ggggg °' ‘“` may be established, domestic tranquillity insured, and loyal citizens protected in ' all their rights of life, liberty, and property, I, ANDREW Jonsson, President 64*