THIRTY—NINTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 140, 141. 1866. 75 force at the time such commissioners may make the final report of their doinvs. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, in performing this duty, the Dutiespf the commissioners shall bring together all statutes and parts of statutes which, °°“‘““”*°“°"· from similarity of subject, ought to be brought together, omitting redundant or obsolete enactments, and making such alterations as may be necessary to reconcile the contradictions, supply the omissions, and amend the imperfections of the original text; and they shall arrange the same under titles, chapters, and sections, or other suitable divisions and subdivisions, with head-notes briefiy expressive of the matter contained in such divisions; also with side-notes, so drawn as to point to the contents of the text, and with references to the original text from which each section is compiled, and to the decisions of the federal courts, explaining or expounding the same, and also to such decisions of the State courts as they may dee-m expedient; and they shall provide by 9. temporary index, or other expedient means, for an easy reference to every portion of their re ort. PSec. 3. And be il further enacted, That when the commissioners have Copy of their completed the revision and consolidation of the statutes, as aforesaid, they ;’g‘a‘gE§‘3u¥€;§ shall cause a copy of the same, in print, to be submitted to Congress, that to gongms m the statutes so revised and consolidated may be reenacted, if Congress PPM- shall so determine ; and at the same time they shall also suggest to Con- S“28°S*i°¤*· gress such contradictions, omissions, and imperfections as may appear in the original text, with the mode in which they have reconciled, supplied, and amended the same; and they may also designate such statutes or parts of statutes as, in their judgment, ought to be repealed, with their reasons for such repeal. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the commissioners shall be }Vcrk muy bo authorized to cause their work to be printed in parts, so fast as it may be P"““d ‘“ P”"`“‘ ready for the press, and to distribute copies of the same to members of Congress, and to such other persons, in limited numbers, as they may see fit, for the purpose of obtaining their suggestions; and they shall, from Reportto Contime to time, report to Congress their progress and doings. €'°“· Siac. 5. And be it further enacted, That the statutes so revised and con- Rmsiouwheu solidated shall be reported to Congress soon as practicable, and the to be completed. whole work closed without unnecessary delay. Sec. 6. And be it f2¢rzfher enacted, That the commissioners shall each Compensation receive as compensation for his services at the rate of Eve thousand °f “°’“"“*"' . . SIODQYS. dollars a year for three years, with the reasonable expenses of clerical Clgyicglsgyvicg service and other incidental matters, not to exceed two thousand dollars ¤¤<I i¤¤id<>¤f¤I annually for such expenses. °"p°""$' Aiwzzovma, June 27, 1866. CHAP. CX.LI.—An Act making further Provisions far the Establishment of an June 27, 1866. Arnwry and Arsenal q/' Construcuon, Deposit, and Ikpair on Md: Island, in the Stwte `§;1@ qf lllmozs. NW EL , _ _ Poet, p. 573. Be zt enacted by the Senate and House oflfepresentatzves ey" the United States of America in Cbngress asseméled, That the Secretary of War be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to change, fix, and establish the Position of position of the railroad across Rook Island and the bridge across the Mis- gilmd ¤°¤”°¤¤ sissippi river at and on the island of Rock Island, so as best to accord theiiugznfcjczg with the purposes of the government in its occupancy of said island for the riyer to be military purposes; and in order to efect this he is authorized to gram to °S§§‘:£g*;‘;ht M the railroad company a permanent location and right of way on and cation and right across Rock Island, to be fixed and designated by him, with such quantity of W¤Y~ of land, to be occupied and held by the company for railroad purposes, as may be necessary therefor; and that the said grant and change be made Terms and ou such terms and conditions, previously arranged, between the Secretary conditions.
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