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THIRTY—·NINTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 129, 130. 1866. 69 CHAP. CXXIX. —A:n Act to establish a Hydrographic Office in the Navy Department. jug @Lil§§6._ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Uizited A h>’df¤s¤‘=*- States of America in Congress assembled, That there shall be a hydro- Eglgtgggzflo graphic office attached to the bureau of navigation in the Navy Depart- buiernrof paviment, for the improvement of the means for navigating safely the vessels of %)“;*;’;t;;8i;*"b’ the navy and of the mercantile marine, by providing, under the authority durposas ` of the Secretary of the Navy, accurate and cheap nautical charts, sailing thereoti directions, navigators, and manuals of instructions, for the use of all vessels of the United States, and for the benefit and use of navigators generally. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Navy Maps, charts, be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause to be prepared, at the hydro- f;fgé°az‘5 hgh graphic office attached to the bureau of navigation in the Navy Depart- uishgd to mw;- ment, maps, charts, and nautical books relating to and required in s=¤$0¤j¤ M ¢<§•= 0F navigation, and to publish and furnish them to navigators at the cost of gggfg “" printing and paper, and to purchase the plates and copyrights of such ex- Copyrights to isting maps, charts, navigators, sailing directions and instructions, as he be P“’°h”°d· may consider necessary, and when he may deem it expedient to do so, and under such rules, regulations, and instructions as he may prescribe. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the moneys which may be re- N<>¤6>’¤‘<>·— ceived from the sale of all such maps, charts, and nautical books shall be Qsfggiffrsffps returned by the Secretary of the Navy into the treasury of the United charts, &¤., td States, to be used in the further preparation and publication of maps, Charts, g;;`;;‘:’Q”;‘;$° navigators, sailing directions and instructions, for the use oi' seamen, and how ,_,Sg3_ to be sold at the rates as set forth in the preceding section. Approved, June 21, 1866. CHAP. CXXX.-An Act to incorporate the "H0ward Institute and Home " of the June 21, 1866. District of Columbia. ";" Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Dizited I TW ;'H°g“*'d States J America in Congress assembled, That James M. Edmunds, Iiigggifosi-nth, Sayles J. Bowen, Cordial Storrs, Augustin Chester, John R. Elvans, J. Disngnof Go- Sayles Brown, and Linus D. Bishop, and their associates and successors, are ;‘l;‘:,b‘“ ”‘°°‘"P°" hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, under the name and ` style of “The Howard Institute and Home " of the District of Columbia, and as such shall have perpetual succession, with power to receive, pur- Powers. chase, and hold real or personal property, and to be able to sue and be sued, and to plead and be impleaded in all courts of law and equity in the United States, and to ordain and establish such by-laws, ordinances, and regulations as may be deemed necessary to carry into effect this act, and promote the objects of the corporation hereby created. Sec. 2. And be it further enozctech That the object for which this cor- Objects. poration is created is declared to be the establishment of a charitable institution for the instruction of freedmen in the industrial pursuits of life and fit them for independent self-support, and to afford a temporary home for such freedmen as may, from sickness, misfortune, age, or iniirmity, require fostering care until otherwise relieved. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That James M. Edmunds, Sayles J. Board <>*` Bowen, Cordial`Storrs, Augustin Chester, John R. Elvans, J. Sayles 2;,?§§;f’ fe Brown, and Linus D. Bishop, are hereby appointed a board of managers of said “Howard Institute and H0me," for one year from and after the passage of this act; and that thereafter a. board of managers, consisting Bmfd *0 b° of seven persons, shall be elected from and by the contributors to the :f;{:frd° means to establish said institution, for such time and according to such rules as said corporation may establish. And said board of managers Power of shall have the exclusive control of all the property, real or personal, con- b°*“d‘ tributed or belonging to said corporation, and to appoint such officers as may be deemed requisite for the conduct of its business, for such time and at such salaries as they may determine, and to change either at pleasure.