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224 FORTIETH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 249, 250. 1868. Bc it enacted by the lgnatc and House of Representatives of the United Right of ex- States of America in ongress assemble , That any declaration, instruc- P’**"'°'*°” "°‘ tion, opinion, order, or decision of any officers of this government which °1"°d' denies, restricts, impairs, or questions the right of expatriation, is hereby declared inconsistent with the fundamental principles of this government. Protection tq Sec. 2. And be it jin ther enacted, That all naturalized citizens of the Zn2Q'}:;,;" United States, while in foreign states, shall entitled to, and shall states. receive from this government, the same protection of persons and property that is accorded to native-born citizens in like situations and circum stances. Relsaseofoiti- Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That whenever' it shall be made

°”,!°;'£P‘;'*°“:j‘ known to the President that any citizcu of the United States has been

egnmengtdtbs unjustly deprived of his liberty by or under the authority of any foreign dcm¤¤d¤d· government, it shall be the duty of the President forthwith to demand of that government the reasons for such imprisonment, and if it appears to be wrongful and inviolation of the rights of American citizenship, the Presi dent shall forthwith demand the release of such citizen, and if the release so demanded is unreasonably delayed or refiiscd, it shall be the duty of the President to use such means, not amounting to acts of war, as he may think necessary and proper to obtain or edectuate such release, and all Facts to be the facts and proceedings relative thereto shall as soon as practicable be <>¢¤¤m¤¤i¤¤*¤d communicated by the President to Congress. "’ °°”“'°”‘ Approved, July 27, 1868. Jul? ZW 18°8· CHAP. CCL. -—An Act to establish a. new Land District in the 67ate of Nebraska. Be it enacted ay the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Gngd island States of America in Congress assembled, That all that portion of the

'Q)?i;;;Q,"$I§f_ Omaha land district in the State of Nebraska included within the followbmsks. ing limits, to wit
On the east by the line dividing ranges six and seven

B°¤¤dM‘i°¤»&°· east; on the north by the line dividing townships twenty and twenty-one north; on the south by the south bank of the Platte River; and on the west by the west boundary of the State, shall constitute an additional land district, to be called the “Grand Island " district, the location of the otllce for which shall be designated by the President of the U nircd States, and shall by him, from time to time, be changed as the public interest may seem to require. Register and Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President be, and is

  • `°°°“’°*'· hereby, authorized to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the

Senate, a register and a receiver for said°land district, who shall be re— quired to reside at the site of their office, have the same powers, responsibilities, and emoluments, and be subject to the same acts and penalties wlgclé are or may be prescribed by law in relation to other land officers in sai tate. I-¤¤d¤ therein, Sec. 3. And be it futher enacted, That the President is hereby au- Qgt§;’gs":§'h0°° thorized to cause the public lands in said district, with the exception of sale. such as may have been or may be reserved for other purposes, to be exposed to sale in the same manner and upon the same terms and conditions P¤¤*i¤¤· as other public lands of the United States: Provided, That all sales and locations made at the office of the old district of lands situated within the limits of the new district which shall be valid and right in other respects, up to the day on which the new office shall go into operation, be, and the same are hereby, confirmed. Approved, July 27, 1868.