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FORTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 9,10. 1876: 3 CHAP. 9.-—An act rovidiu for the payment of judgments rendered under section Feb. 15, 1876. eleven of chapter fgur hundred and fifty-nine of the laws of the first session of the ··———--——· forty-third Congress. Am,,p_ L Bc it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Pm’pp`6'32'96° States of America in Congress assembled, That the Court of Commission- 5 gk S21? 2;*,;% ers of Alabama Claims as soon after the twenty second day of January ’ °’ " ' anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy-six as may be practicable, report to the Secretary of State the several judgments, which before, or Judgments or on that day shall have been rendered by the said court pursuant to sec- C;”%"° °ftAl,*;·b**="’f* tion eleven of chapter tour hundred and Bfty-nine, of the laws of the Soggffto gm,:,;; forty-third Congress. " of sms. ` Sec. 2. That the said Court, after the twenty-second day of July Further reports. eighteen hundred and seventy-six, in like manner, report to the Secretary of State, the several judgments it shall render, pursuant to said · section eleven, from the said twenty-second day of January to, and including said twenty-second day of July. Sec. 3. That when a report is made under this act, to the Secretary How judgments of State he transmit the same or a copy thereof to the Secretary of the *0 b° PWI- Treasury, who shall without unnecessary delay proceed, pursuant to said {27% ch- 45*% chapter 459, to pay the judgments specified therein, with interest on the § ·1 S""°‘* 24** principal, at the rate of ibur per oentum per annum from the date of loss, as certided until the Secretary of the Treasury shall give notice for payment, as provided by section 14 of such act. ’ Approved, February 15, 1876. V CHAP. 10.-·Au act relating to the Centennial Celebration of American Independence. Feb. 16, 1876. Whereas, by the not of Congress entitled “An act to provide for the Preamble. celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of American independence _ Pm; ¥’P· 3*% 45» by holding an international exhibition of arts, manufacture, and products 211* 2m 2M' ‘ of the soil and mine, in the city of Philadelphia, and State of Pennsylvunia, in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-six," approved March 1871, cj]- we third, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, provision was made for the 16 S°“°‘·4'°· celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of the Declaration of American Independence by “ an exhibition of American and foreign arts, pro- · ducts, and manufactures," to be " held under the auspices of the Government of the United States, in the city of Philadelphia, in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-six;" and Whereas by the act of Congress entitled "An act relative to the 1872, ch- 259, Centennial International Exhibition to be held in the city of Philadelphia, 17 Smv 203* State of Pennsylvania, in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-six," approved June iirst, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, the Centennial Board of Finance was incorporated, with authority to raise the capital necessary to carry into effect the provisions of the said act of March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-one; and . ‘ Whereas the President of the United States, in compliance with a 1874, ch. 215, joint resolution of Congress, approved June fifth, eighteen hundred and 18 Sm-- 53- seven ty-iour, did “extend, in the name of the United States, a. respectful and cordial invitation to the governments of other nations to be represented and take part in the International Exposition to be held at ,,,00 ,873 Philadelphia, under the auspices of the Government of the United 18 g,m_,'g44_’ _States," and as the governments so invited, to the number of" thirty- _ eight, have so accepted such invitation, and many of them are making - extensive preparations to embrace the courtesy so extended to them, thereby rendering proper arrangements for the coming ceremonies on the part of the Government of the United States a matter of honor and good faith; and Whereas the preparations designed by the United States Centennial Commission, and in part executed by the Centennial Board of Finance, are in accordance with the spirit of the acts of Congress relating thereto,