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THIRTY-NINTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 61, 62, 63. 1867. 401 tively, of the appraised value, or in ease said owner or owners refuse or val;;; to 1; neglect for thirty days after the appraisement of the cash value of the EjMd‘§m°‘;_ said real estate or improvements by any of said courts to demand the same from the Secretary of W'ar, upon depositing the said appraised value in the said court, making such appraisement to the credit of said owner I or owners, respectively, be vested in the United States, and its jurisdic- Jyflédicigg tion over said real estate shall be exclusive and the same as its jurisdic- °x° °s"°’ tion over real estate purchased, ceded, or appropriated for the purposes of navy yards, forts, and arsenals. And the Secretary of War is hereby an- Qwner to b• thorized and required to pay to the several owner or owners, respectively, ;:£S;d°v¥\;°_ the appraised value of the several pieces or parcels of real estate, as specified in the appraisemeut of any of said courts, or to pay into any of said courts by deposit, as hereinbefbre provided, the said appraised value; and the sum necessary for such purpose may be taken from any moneys appropriated for the ur oses of this act.

 7. And be itgitrglzer enacted, That the sum of seven hundred and Appropriation.

fifty thousand dollars is hereby appropriated to carry out the purposes of this act out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. Approved, February 22, 1867. CHAP. LXII. -— An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to incorporate the National Feb- 22. }U67· Soldiers' and Sail0rs’ Orphan Home," approved Jitly twentyyfl/lh, eiglttwn hundred and 1856, 6h_ gg4g_ amy-six. Ante, p. 247. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the board of trustees of Board ot_tmsthe National Soldiers? and Sailors` Orphan Home shall hereafter consist ggzazhzggud of seven persons, a. majority of whom shall constitute a quorum to do 5,~,ii0,·s· Orphan business; and D. K. Carter, Henry D. Cooke, Amos B. Eaton, J. W. H¤m¤· Alvord, Horatio Bridge, Byron Sunderland, and Franklin A. Dick are hereby declared to be the trustees of said corporation, and they and their Names. successors shall have the entire control and management of all property, P°“’°"“· moneys, and other securities now held or used for the benefit of said corporation, or which shall hereafter belong to it ; and the said board of trustees shall have power to fill any vacancies occurring by death, resig- V¤°¤¤°l¤¤· nation, or otherwise. Sncc. 2. And be it further enacted, That immediately upon their organ- B0¤¤‘d of hd! ization the trustees shall elect a board of lady managers, consisting of mfg2g:;`,; thirteen persons, who shall have power to superintend and manage the in- Powers, by ternal aH'uirs of the asylum, and to fill vacancies in their own board, to 1“‘{’fyc*§;icS make their own by-laws, rules, and regulations, to hold their offices till the Tam, of 0;},0, second Wedncsday in January, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight; their successors to be elected annually by the board of managers in the manner which their by-laws shall prescribe. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the surviving parent or legal Parents, &e. guardian of any child placed under charge of said corporation may wit.h· m{,;;;;hd'”·" draw such child therefrom, and any minor over sixteen years of age, upon Llinoré Over his or her request in writing, shall be discharged therefrom, at the discre- Sixmn ¤> be di? tion of the managers. ;g?;g;1r;';,;’:;° Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That so much of the act to which Repeating this is amendatory as is inconsistent with this act be, and the same is °‘°“*°· ereby, repealed. Approved, February 22, 1867. CHAP. LXIII. — An Act to regulate Proceedings before Justices of the Peace in the Dls- Feb. 22, 1887. trict of Columbia, and jbr other Purposes. """" Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America. in Cbngress assembled, That justices of the peace in _CiVil_.l¤\‘l5m•• the District of Columbia shall have jurisdiction in all cases where thé mn °fJu°¤°°° v01.. xw. 26