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544 THIRTY-NINTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 182, 183, 184. 1867. contract with tween said ports; and to contract with the lowest responsible bidder for 1°"°S* bidd°’· said service, for s. term of not more than ten years, to begin from the day the first steamship of the said line shall depart from the port of San Cert¤i¤ bids Francisco with the mails for the Hawaiian islands: Provided, That no

$;di° b° °°°s*d' bids shall be considered which shall amount to more than seventy-Evo

thousand dollars for the twelve round trips per annum, nor unless the same be from a citizen or citizens of the United States, and accompanied by an offer of good and suificient sureties (also citizens of the United States) for the faithful performance of such contract: And provided jhr- Sfeamshigs to ther, That before the acceptance of the said steamships by the Postmaster- ¥:r;"t?xfrc.b°' General, for the said service, they shall be subject to inspection any accepted for the [and] survey by an experienced naval constructor, to be detailed for that '°“'i°°· purpose by the Secretary of the Navy, whose report shall be made to the Postmaster-General. Contract un- Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That any contract which the Post- $f;£‘E)"‘;°·m0 master-General may execute under the authority of this act shall go into e53m, g effect on or before the first day of January, eighteen hundred and sixty- eight, and shall, in addition to the usual stipulations oF ocean mail steamship contracts, provide that the government of the United States shall be entitled to have transported, free of expense, on each and every steamer, a mail agent to take charge of and arrange the mail matter, to whom suitable accommodations for that purpose shall be assigned; that, in case stipulations of failure, from any cause, to perform any of the monthly voyages stipu- “’°'°°f‘ lated for in this contract, a pro rata deduction may be made from the compensation on account of such omitted voyage or voyages; that suit— able fines and penalties may be imposed for delays and irregularities in the performance of the service; and that the Postmaster-General shall have the power, at any time, to determine the contract in case of its being underlet or assigned to any other party. APPROVED, March 2, 1867. MBTOh 2, 1867- CHAP. CIJXXXIII.—An Act Z0 amend an Act entitled "An Act concerning the Fire

 Qeévagtnzent of Washington City," approved February ciglzteen, eighteen hundred and

, p- - $12 y- even. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the U5z2'z‘ed Righttouse Stale.; of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the act en- Q£géf;‘;P?; ;§° titled "An act concerning the fire department of YVashington city," qphouw ragga16d_ proved February eighteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven as provides for the use and occupation of the Union engine-house by the city of Whshington, is hereby repealed. Approved, March 2, 1867. March 2, 1867. CHAP. CLXXXIV. -An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act entitled "An Act jbr ‘—·*"—‘_‘ % fnal Adéu?meM private Jgand Claims in the States of Florida, Louisiana, and ISSOUTZ, l17L O1' PUTPOSGS. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives ey" the United Provisions of States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of the act ”°%f6£;fh·1gQ· entitled *‘Au act for the final adjustment of private land claims in the exmmied Qqgf ’ States 0i" Florida, Louisiana, and Missouri, and for other purp0ses,” apthree years- proved June twenty-second, eighteen hundred and sixty, be, and the same are hereby, extended, and the same shall continue in force for a period of three years from and after the passage of this act. Approved, March 2, 1867.