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140 FOR.TY—FIRST CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 113, 114. 1870. A¤‘l<¤¤¤*3¤ Wl- third correction line south; thence west on said line to the western i:yég{$,$:rl°t boundary of the Territory; thence south to the southern boundary of said Territory; thence east to the eastern boundary of said .[`erritory; thence not·th to the place of beginning; shall constitute a separate land Loeationof district, to be called the Arkansas Valley land district, the office of °m°°· which shall be located at such place in said district us the President of the United States may direct, which may be changed by him from time to time as the public interest may require. Register tmd Sec. 2. Am! be it further enacted, That the President shall appoint,

  • '°°°i"°‘“¥ by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, or in the recess of

the Senate, a register and receiver of public moneys for said district; their-asideiiee, and said officers shall reside in the place where said land office is lo- P¤Y»&°· cated, and shall have the same powers and lrecizigc the Fameh engoluments as the same officers now receive in the an istricts in the `tate of Nevada. Approved, May 27, 1870. I .- · ·"` 0 the nited lates to ein ———~““’“‘·‘”°‘— CHAR mv tiiftfnii[é*tLZ%g‘ZtZi§“ziiZ¥Zf, p.",Zw. S ""' Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reprasmtzztives of the United Race, colori_0r States of America in Congress assembled, That all citizens of the United E‘:::’;‘:°‘;$l¥Jd° States who are or shall ohe otherwise qu`altfied by law. to tote at any mgm ummm, election by the people in any btute, .[err1tox·y, district, county, city, 1%;*** *0 Y°*° M parish, township, school district, municipality, or other territorial sub- °"y°‘°°°°"* division, shall be entitled and allowed to vote at all such elections, without distinction of race, color, or previous condition of servitude; any constitution, law, custom, usage, ot· regulation of any Static or Territor ·, or b or under its authorit , to the contrary notwithstan ing. nor the per— gcc. 2.y And be ·itj2u·t}4er enabled, That if by or under the authority of f°"""""i°.°i ““Y the constitution or laws of any State, or the laws of any 'l`crritory, any iii2r3i:,?`;?- 2,;. act is or shall be required to be done as a prerequisite or qualification ing. for voting, and by such constitution or laws persons or officers are or shall be charged with the performance of duties in furnishing to citizens an opportunity to perform such prerequisite, or to become qualified to vote, it shall be the duty of every such person and officer to give to all citizens of the United States the same und equal opportunity to perform such prerequisite, and to become qualified to vote without distinlction of Pcnnlt for re- race, color, or revious condition of servitude; and i any su· person ’“*}'{K °ii *E"°"" or officer shallprefuse or knowingly omit to give full effect to this secgigciysifiiiizfig tion, he shall, for every such offence, forfeit and pay the sum of five this section. hundred dollars to the person aggrieved thereby, to be recovered by an action on the case, with full costs, and such allowance for counsel fees as the court shall deem just, and shall also, for every such offence, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, on conviction thereof, be fitted not less than five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not less than one month and not more than one year, or both, at the discretion of the court. The emu to Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That whenever, by or under the P°'f°'"‘.*!{‘Yt“°‘ authority of the constitution or laws of any State, or the laws of any gziifgriilgi {gn, Territory, any act is or shall be required to [be] done by any citizen g¤¤·bgé&<=·*¤ iw as a prerequisite to qualify or entitle him to vote, the ofier of any such fsfssncgfflixw citizen to perform the act required to be done as aforesaid shall, if it of such net, and fail to be carried into execution by reason of the wrongful act or omis-

  • °°¤*m°°°"°‘°· sion aforesaid of the person or oflieer charged with the duty of receiving or permitting such performance or offer to perform, or acting thereon,

be deemed and held as a performance in law of such act; and the person so offering and failing as aforesaid, and being otherwise qualified, shall be entitled to vote in the same manner and to the same extent as